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USA manager and former Germany striker Jurgen Klinsmann has praised the "atmosphere" of English football and said that the "very special" FA deserved to host the next World Cup.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and UEFA President Michel Platini have congratulated the Football Association on its 150th anniversary.
From being formed in 1863 to the opening of St George's Park - here is a guide to the Football Association's 150 year history, presented by Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
What is the collective noun for a trio of past England managers? Fabio, Sven and Venables take their seats.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is the Football Association's President, said: "I consider it a huge honour to lead the FA.
"It is an organisation which reaches every community, bringing the simplest enjoyment to people of all ages and all abilities.
“Over 150 years, football has become part of the very fabric of our society and I hope the year ahead will allow us to celebrate every aspect of this great game.”
All of the Football Association major trophies on display ahead of the 150 year anniversary launch.
Jose Mourinho has sent his congratulations to "the English FA, congratulations to football, congratulations to everybody that loves football around the world."
Speaking to FA TV on the association's 150th anniversary he added that, "I feel also I should congratulate myself, on 150 years because as everyone knows I am completely in love with the game and to be in love with the game you must be in love with the FA also."