England win right to host 2021 World Cup

England win the right to host the 2021 World Cup, beating out the United States.

The Rugby League International Federation has announced that England have won the right to stage the 2021 World Cup.

The Rugby Football League were competing against a joint bid from the USA and Canada, but the organisers have opted to stage the 16th edition of the tournament on UK shores.

RLIF chief executive David Collier said: "The RLIF congratulates both England and MSI USA/Canada on outstanding bids. With specific reference to the England Bid, which is built upon achieving a spectator attendance in excess of one million and the delivery of a £10 million capital legacy programme, this will be of massive benefit to our sport.

"England staged an outstanding World Cup in 2013 and have clearly outlined their vision for the 2021 World Cup as a World Class event eclipsing the attendances, reach and legacy of 2013. The bid details that the Rugby League World Cup will be the highlight of the international sporting calendar in England that year and RLIF looks forward to a great tournament."

The RLIF has recommended that the USA stage the 2025 World Cup.

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