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2018/07/09 | Policy Forum

The Truth Behind China's World Football Ambitions

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

2018/06/14 | Policy Forum

Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach

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

2018/01/05 | Simon Chadwick

China's FIFA World Cup is Inevitable

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

2017/06/24 | Simon Chadwick

The World Cup is a Global Political Football

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.

2017/04/29 | Simon Chadwick

China’s World Cup Bid: Playing for Time

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.