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Football power by 2050? China dream totters on shaky foundations

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SHANGHAI: Five years ago, China under President Xi Jinping pledged to become a football power by 2050. But the financial collapse of the newly crowned Chinese champions raises fresh questions over that lofty goal. Jiangsu FC on Sunday (Feb 28) said they had “ceased operations” – just three months …

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SHANGHAI: Five years ago, China under President Xi Jinping pledged to become a football power by 2050. But the financial collapse of the newly crowned Chinese champions raises fresh questions over that lofty goal.

Jiangsu FC on Sunday (Feb 28) said they had “ceased operations” – just three months …
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