Adidas-sponsored David Beckham is set to play a key role in England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

He will join Princes William and Harry in supporting the bid and is set to present FIFA officials with the official documents in Zurich on Friday (May 14th).

"The great thing about David is that if he suddenly appeared in any village on the planet, everyone would know who he was," said Football Association chairman David Triesman.

He added that people love seeing Beckham and he will play a leading role in the presentation of the book.

Beckham is ruled out of this year's tournament with an Achilles injury but reports suggest he is set to play some role with the squad, possibly in a coaching capacity.

Men with an eye for fashion could wish to purchase items from Beckham's Adidas O By O range that was released in collaboration with the designer James Bond.