Lineker calls on fans to unite behind 2018 World Cup bid

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London, May 19 (ANI): Former England star Gary Lineker has called on fans to unite behind the national squad in the run-up to next month's FIFA World Cup and to support the Football Association's bid for the 2018 World Cup.

"As one of the Back the Bid ambassadors, I fully support The Sun's campaign to keep the bid on track. Crucially, the people are right behind the bid, right across the country, from the Government to the people in the streets. Only time will tell how and if the Lord Triesman story will damage our bid to host the 2018 World Cup, but it has certainly not done us any favours," Linekar writes in an article for The Sun.

"The important thing now is that the bid moves on and that it is made clear that the views expressed are not the views of everyone involved. Everyone should concentrate on making sure that people understand how strong our bid is," he adds.

"It's a very safe bid. Economically, it is very sound and makes a lot of sense and we would naturally attract sponsors," he said. (ANI)

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