China's football authorities terminated the contract of Frenchman Alain Perrin as national coach last week. Photo: AFP

China must boost investment in grass-roots programmes to succeed at soccer World Cup

Even President Xi Jinping talks of glory on the world stage but it will take work from the ground up to turn the dream into reality

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2018

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China's football authorities terminated the contract of Frenchman Alain Perrin as national coach last week. Photo: AFP
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