China’s players greet spectators after a Fifa World Cup qualification match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 12, 2021. China have not played in the World Cup proper since 2002. Photo: Xinhua
China’s players greet spectators after a Fifa World Cup qualification match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 12, 2021. China have not played in the World Cup proper since 2002. Photo: Xinhua

Letters | For football’s sake: why China should host World Cup, even in face of defeat

  • Readers discuss how hosting the tournament will help Chinese football, Hong Kong’s strengths as an insurance hub, and why tourists are not flocking back to the city

China’s players greet spectators after a Fifa World Cup qualification match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 12, 2021. China have not played in the World Cup proper since 2002. Photo: Xinhua
China’s players greet spectators after a Fifa World Cup qualification match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 12, 2021. China have not played in the World Cup proper since 2002. Photo: Xinhua
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