England '18 bid looking a Quinner; FOOTBALL.
Premier League club chairman Niall Quinn hosted the visit at his Sunderland side's Stadium of Light.
The former Arsenal and Republic of Ireland striker persuaded the six-strong team to whip off their jackets and lay them down as posts for a fun kickabout with local schoolchildren.
Quinn, 43, said: "There was a chance to kick a ball into a net and their eyes lit up."
The delegation was on a tour of English stadiums including Manchester United's Old Trafford and Newcastle's St James' Park.
Deputy PM Nick Clegg this week described England's case as "unbeatable".
KICKABOUT Niall Quinn
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 26, 2010|
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