Coe joins bid team

Sebastian Coe has been appointed as a nonexecutive board member of England's 2018 World Cup bid team.

Sebastian Coe has been appointed as a nonexecutive board member of England's 2018 World Cup bid team.

Coe will continue to chair the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

But he has agreed a leave of absence from his position as chairman of Fifa's ethics committee.

"Winning the World Cup would be the hat trick in a golden era for the UK following the Olympics in 2012 and the Commonwealth Games in 2014," said Coe. - BBC

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