Football has Chinese fans cheer during a Group C qualifier match of the AFC Cup between China and Saudi Arabia held in Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province on November 19, 2013. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

The View by David Dodwell

How China’s quest to become a football powerhouse is revamping the beautiful game

China has emerged as deep-pocketed investor in what amounts to a global power grab for influence in football

Football has Chinese fans cheer during a Group C qualifier match of the AFC Cup between China and Saudi Arabia held in Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province on November 19, 2013. Photo: AP
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