By Claire West

As part of London’s ongoing support for the England 2018 World Cup bid, the Mayor of London and Visit London are encouraging Londoners and businesses in the capital to wear their football shirts to work. The national day entitled ‘Wear Your Shirt To Work Day’ will take place on Tuesday 24th August 2010 and will see people from across the country swapping their regular work attire for their favourite football strip to demonstrate their support for England’s World Cup Bid.

The 24th August marks 100 days to go until England and London as one of the chosen cities will find out if England’s World Cup bid has been successful on the 2nd December.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: "The boys might not have brought the World Cup home this summer but we're right on track to bring the tournament here in 2018. In one hundred days time we could all be World Cup winners and surely nowhere in the world could host a better World Cup Final than our great capital. So whoever you support I'm urging you to get your kit on and back the bid."[i]

Londoner Ray Winstone has also been keen to support ‘Wear Your Shirt To Work Day’ added: [i]“I want to see everyone wearing their colours with pride and getting behind England’s World Cup Bid. “It’s not just 11 players who wear the shirt. It’s thousands of proud Englishmen…so wear yours.”

‘Wear Your Shirt To Work Day’ is supported by Candidate Host Cities and local counties across the country as well as England 2018 partners including Morrisons, BT and British Airways.