FIFA powerbroker Jack Warner says England deserve to host the 2018 World Cup.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown met Warner in Trinidad on Friday where he has travelled for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.
Warner, the president of the CONCACAF federation who controls three of the 24 FIFA executive committee votes, said: "It was an exceptionally good meeting - it was the best case I have heard for a long time about the World Cup being in England.
"I was very impressed by his humility, his sincerity his knowledge of the game, and most importantly he didn't feel England had any divine right. He felt that England's time had come - a point to which I subscribed.
"He said, and I agreed with him, that England has the best infrastructure to stage the tournament and that after a 52-year gap this is England's time."