Date: 26th November 2009 at 10:28am
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Manchester’s Eastlands and Old Trafford stadiums are two of 15 cities hoping to be chosen as possible venues for England’s 2018 World Cup bid.

About 10 cities will be chosen from a list that includes London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Derby, Hull and Newcastle-Gateshead, Nottingham, Plymouth, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Sunderland and Bristol.

The chosen venues will be announced on 16 December and then in May 2010 England representatives will present their case to FIFA.

Countries bidding to host the World Cup

2018 or 2022: Australia, Belgium-Netherlands (joint bid), England, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal-Spain (joint bid), Russia, United States

2022: Qatar, South Korea

If you were around when England hosted the 1966 World Cup we would love to hear from you.

Did you go to any of the matches and if you did, what was the atmosphere like?

Did you see any famous players and if so, who?

Did the press blanket cover the event?

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