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David Cameron offers invitation to Jack Warner

Prime Minister David Cameron has telephoned FIFA's vice-president Jack Warner to invite him to lunch in an effort to boost England's hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup.

Warner's support is perhaps the most crucial for England to capture and that is reflected by Cameron's invitation to lunch ahead of the vote in Zurich on December 2.

Warner is president of the CONCACAF confederation and could deliver three votes to England, and is also a government minister in Trinidad.

He told Trinidad newspaper Newsday: "He called to ask me for my support for the English bid and he asked me to join him for lunch next week, Thursday, and he hoped [David] Beckham was a good ambassador and said that if there was anything he can do for Trinidad and Tobago he will be prepared to do so."

Warner said he had still to decide which way he would vote but appeared to write off the chances of Spain/Portugal and Holland/Belgium, telling Cameron that Russia are England's main rivals.

"If he can overcome the Russian bid, which I think is gaining momentum, he doesn't have a problem," added Warner.

"I don't think he has to worry about the other countries too much."

Warner said he was certain England 2018 would present a compelling argument to FIFA's executive committee.

Cameron's call to Warner came as the works and transport minister was touring a non-functioning sewage plant in Trinidad, according to Newsday