Henin & Gevaert support bid for World Cup
Belgium and Netherlands are bidding to co-host the 2018 World Cup football competition.
Retired sports stars Justine Henin and Kim Gevaert were named as goodwill ambassadors for the Belgium and Netherlands bid to co-host the 2018 World Cup football competition.
The underdog bid by the two countries, which jointly hosted the 2000 European Championship, will face tough opposition from almost a dozen nations, likely to include England, China, Spain, Russia and Australia.
Belgian tennis star Justine Henin retired early this year after winning seven Grand Slam singles titles and spending more than 100 weeks ranked No. 1.
Track sprinter Kim Gevaert ended her career after leading the Belgian 4x 100-meter relay squad to a surprising silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.
The 2010 World Cup will be held in South Africa with the next edition in Brazil in 2014.