Indonesia and Mexico had also planned to bid, but Mexico withdrew last September citing a lack of funding, while Indonesia's bid to host the 2022 tournament was rejected in March, with Fifa stating that required documents and guarantees had not been received.
England's bid includes a plan to use 15 stadia in 12 cities, including an expanded Home Park in Plymouth and new Bristol City stadium.
Bidders must submit their final 'bid books' on 14 May ahead of Fifa inspections in August and September.
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