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Gill & Mawhinney join 2018 board

David Gill and Lord Mawhinney
David Gill and Lord Mawhinney will join England's 2018 World Cup board

Manchester United boss David Gill and Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney have joined England's 2018 World Cup board.

The Football Association confirmed the pair will be part of the team that hope to bring the 2018 World Cup to England.

"I am delighted we have established an outstanding team of board members," said FA chairman Lord Triesman.

World governing body Fifa will announce the timetable and bidding process to host the 2018 World Cup this month.

I am confident this team will put together a bid which exceeds FIFA's requirements

FA chairman - Lord Triesman

The recruitment for the England 2018 chief executive and chief operating officer is ongoing and those appointments will also sit on the board.

The Prime Minister's ambassador and former Minister for Sport Richard Caborn will provide support for the new board but will not have voting rights.

Lord Triesman said: "I am confident this team will put together a bid which exceeds Fifa's requirements and expectations by making the best possible case for a World Cup in England."

Meanwhile Triesman has come under criticism for refusing to invite Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore onto the board.

The criticism aimed at Triesman has come from Jack Warner, a Fifa vice-president and also head of Concacaf, the North, Central American and Caribbean federation.

"A guy like Richard Scudamore, with his knowledge, would be an asset," the 65-year-old told the Observer newspaper.

"And, if I was advising Lord Triesman, then there are also several others things I think he should have done some months ago."

Triesman openly criticised Scudamore at the Leaders in Football Conference held at Stamford Bridge recently.

The FA chairman is unhappy with Scudamore for the '3bn debt' he claimed is currently owed by the 20 Premier League clubs.

see also
FA chief fears '3bn' club debts
07 Oct 08 |  Football
Caborn upbeat over World Cup bid
29 Feb 08 |  Premier League
FA tells 2018 advisers to rebid
16 May 08 |  Internationals
Beckham interested in 2018 role
10 Jan 08 |  Internationals
FA hires big hitters for 2018 bid
21 Nov 07 |  Internationals
Fifa could shorten 2018 bid list
26 Nov 07 |  Internationals
England to bid for 2018 World Cup
31 Oct 07 |  Internationals

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