Xi Jinping, then China's vice-president, kicks a football during a 2012 visit to Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Reuters

Beijing makes big play to realise Xi Jinping's dreams for soccer greatness

Capital aims to have thousands of youngsters take up the game to help realise the huge national hopes of the sport's fan-in-chief Xi Jinping

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Xi Jinping, then China's vice-president, kicks a football during a 2012 visit to Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Reuters
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