Fabio Capello has thrown his weight behind the bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The England coach regards England as "the perfect country" as "the facilities and stadiums are really good".
Lets not, of course, forget the quality air and rail links in a land that doesn't know the meaning of the phrase "industrial action".
Many could think of at least one minority party (rearrange the letters PNB) that would willingly form the welcoming committee for the squads from African and Slavic nations.
And what self respecting fan from abroad could resist the opportunity to sample the rich cultural diversity on offer. Whether based in the north or south of the country, visitors from abroad will be able to witness and perhaps even participate in the quirky summer tradition of the drink fuelled street fight, followed by a night in the cells of one of the nation's state of the art police stations, topped off by a £200 fine for being "in the wrong place at the wrong time".
The arguments are compelling.