Warner can see David Beckham playing a big part in England's bid
Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has provided hope to England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup by claiming all other bids would be a "distant second".
Warner said on Saturday that England's "arrogance" could cost them and feels the Football Association has "a lot of work to do to win support in Europe".
But he added to BBC Radio 5 Live: "In 2006, England's bid was the best.
"I believe it's still the best. They must talk to their European colleagues and convince them not to bid."
Warner is viewed as one of the most powerful men in world football and his importance can be traced back to England's failed 2006 World Cup bid, when three of England's five votes came from him.
But the 65-year-old president of Concacaf, which covers North and Central America, and the Caribbean, has said his vote of confidence alone may not be enough.
Nobody in this part of the world will ever think they are arrogant again
Jack Warner on the English FA
"The catalyst of my support for England for the bid for 2018 is because I don't believe any country of England's football pedigree should not have a world cup for almost 50 years," he said.
"England, a country that invented the sport and with all the facilities England has, has not hosted a world cup and I think it is wrong.
"But I said to Tony Banks (leader of England's 2006 bid) then that they will not win the bid because they didn't have European support.
"Even now, if England gets support from outside, she still needs at least two or three people in Europe to give support."
However, Warner believes England's friendly against Trinidad and Tobago went a long way to convincing him that the men in charge of the FA and England's bid are capable of winning support for their bid.
"Nobody in this part of the world will ever think they are arrogant again," he said. "They were the most helpful, kind, considerate people, who fell over themselves to help anyone they could.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.