BRITAIN is aiming to host the World Cup, the Tour de France grand depart and another Rugby World Cup over the next 15 years. In a post-Brexit strategy, UK Sport has announced a list of 60 targeted events, with the Fifa World Cup top of the list, after missing out on the 2018 tournament. England bidded for the 2006 World Cup, which was awarded to Germany, and this year’s spectacle in Russia — but after a Fifa corruption clean-up the government are looking for a post-Brexit shot in the arm. UK Sport is being used to try and reinforce the idea Britain is “open for business” after Brexit. Theresa May is keen to use the success of the 2012 Olympics and the ongoing global popularity of the Premier League as examples that the UK is great at hosting top sport. Wembley is being used to stage major matches at Euro 2020, including the final, while matches will also be played at Hampden Park.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLPicturedCROWN JULES Ljungberg instantly promotes John-Jules, 18, into first team training squad YOU GOT A MIN? Mourinho leaves Son hanging over handshake in hilarious Spurs video GossipFEELING BLUE Chelsea loanee Baker ‘very annoyed’ to be warming… Read full this story
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