Betting: England to host 2018 Football World Cup

With the news that Gordon Brown, Chancellor and would-be Prime Minister, is supporting England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup, William Hill immediately installed England as favourites.

William Hill is offering 4/6 on England hosting the tournament and 11/10 on them failing to secure their first World Cup since the victorious year of 1966. If you think England can replicate that success, Hill’s are also offering 10/1 on England winning the World Cup that year.

“We've only just finished paying out to people who won money on the London Olympic bid, and would expect many of them to play up their winnings by reinvesting on England to host the World Cup,” said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

It is thought that Australia and Canada will be England’s main rivals as FIFA seek to improve the popularity of football in countries where it is a minority sport.

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