World Cup


The Truth Behind China's World Football Ambitions

Policy Forum

Is China already a soccer superpower? Lucrative corporate partnerships have more than picked up the slack for its 75th ranked men's national team.


Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach

Policy Forum

Chinese companies like Wanda and Vivo do not fear to tread in the footprints of scandal that have deterred Western sponsors.

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China's FIFA World Cup is Inevitable

Simon Chadwick

Despite their national team's defeats, China's influence over the world of soccer is on the rise.


The World Cup is a Global Political Football

Simon Chadwick

Will the 2022 World Cup need to find a new host country? Simon Chadwick takes a look at the controversial decision to host in the Gulf state, and those that would see it played elsewhere.


China’s World Cup Bid: Playing for Time

Simon Chadwick

Will China really have the patience to wait 20 years to realize its World Cup dream? Simon Chadwick takes a look at the bidding game.

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