England reveal WC venues

Image: Wembley Stadium: One of the chosen venues

England World Cup bid chiefs have confirmed the 12 cities that are to form their campaign to host the 2018 finals.

Derby, Leicester and Hull all fail to make the cut

England World Cup bid chiefs have confirmed the 12 cities that are to form their campaign to host the 2018 finals. There had been speculation Liverpool could miss out but this has not proved to be the case, with Derby, Leicester and Hull the unfortunate cities. England 2018 deputy chairman Lord Mawhinney announced the successful candidates, which included Milton Keynes, Plymouth and several venues yet to be built. A total of 15 stadiums in England were proposed. London potentially has three venues, with Wembley, Emirates Stadium and New White Hart Lane Stadium or the Olympic Stadium those in the running to host games. After Fifa votes on the World Cup hosts for 2018 and '22 in December 2010, world football's governing body gets the final say on the venues. Mawhinney said: "England's fortunate to have so many good stadia and I would like to congratulate all of the applicant host cities for the seven months of really hard work they have put in. "We have chosen cities which present the lowest possible risk to Fifa and it's Fifa who will make the final decision. "There will also be a lot of disappointed football fans around the country I understand that - and if I was a fan of theirs I would be just as disappointed." List in full Sunderland - Stadium of Light London - Wembley Birmingham - Villa Park Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium Nottingham - New Nottingham Forest Stadium London - Emirates Stadium Leeds - Elland Road Sheffield - Hillsborough Newcastle/Gateshead - St James' Park Bristol - New Ashton Vale Stadium London - New White Hart Lane Stadium or Olympic Stadium Plymouth - Home Park Manchester - Old Trafford Liverpool - Anfield or New Anfield Milton Keynes - Stadium:MK

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