US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati speaks at a press conference to announce the unified bid, of the three nations, United States, Mexico and Canada to jointly host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Photo: EPA

Playing for time: will China try to score early or leave it late in its bid to host the Fifa World Cup?

A week is a long time in football, so will China really have the patience to wait 20 years to realise its World Cup dream?

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US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati speaks at a press conference to announce the unified bid, of the three nations, United States, Mexico and Canada to jointly host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Photo: EPA
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.