Xi Jinping’s hopes for China as a world footballing force begin with children such as pupils at the Central Kindergarten in Changxing county, eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: XinhuaXi Jinping’s hopes for China as a world footballing force begin with children such as pupils at the Central Kindergarten in Changxing county, eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping’s hopes for China as a world footballing force begin with children such as pupils at the Central Kindergarten in Changxing county, eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: Xinhua

Patriot games: Xi Jinping’s dream of Chinese World Cup begins with thousands of footballing toddlers

  • President wants China’s provinces to develop world-class talent from early age
  • Game’s national governing body revealed plans for 10,000 kindergartens

Topic |   China Society
Xi Jinping’s hopes for China as a world footballing force begin with children such as pupils at the Central Kindergarten in Changxing county, eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: XinhuaXi Jinping’s hopes for China as a world footballing force begin with children such as pupils at the Central Kindergarten in Changxing county, eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping’s hopes for China as a world footballing force begin with children such as pupils at the Central Kindergarten in Changxing county, eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: Xinhua
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