MK's World Cup Bid
14 May 2010, 12:43
A copy of England's bid to host the World Cup - came to Stadium MK today, just as David Beckham handed over the real thing in Zurich.
Milton Keynes is one of 12 cities selected to be part of the official bid for the 2018 tournament.
The final book contains full details of England's plan to host the event, plus training camps and fan parks.
The original left Wembley on Monday, and was handed over to FIFA president Sepp Blatter this morning.
Just moment's later by the Stadium MK pitch, 11-year-old Andi from the Langland School told Heart "I'm really excited because I'm a supporter of Milton Keynes, it would be really great if we won".
Panash who's 11 said, "knowing that England might be playing on this pitch (at StadiumMK) and I could be able to watch them, makes me really happy"
And Owen, 11, told Heart, "I hope we win, that would be SOOO cool!!"
The successful host country for the 2018 World Cup will be announced in December.
Meanwhile this year's tournament in South Africa starts in less than 4 weeks and it's thought 1-in-5 women will be watching this time around.