Liverpool and Milton Keynes celebrate being part of World Cup bid

By Andrew Warshaw in London

December 16 – Any doubts about whether Liverpool would miss out on staging World Cup matches in 2018 were swept away today when Anfield was named as one of 17 stadiums in 12 venues across the country that will form a critical part of England’s bid to host the tournament in nine years’ time.

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Beckham Academy set to go nationwide

December 14 – David Beckham’s football academy will continue to reach children across the UK despite the closure of its London venue, the managers have insisted, after pleas by parents to keep the site open, it has been claimed.

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