Carlos Tevez of Shanghai Shenhua in action during an AFC Champions League match against Brisbane Roar FC in Shanghai, China. Tevez said it will take China 50 years to catch up with the elite of European football. Photo: EPA

'Chinese football is 50 years behind Europe,' blasts Carlos Tevez

Despite the millions being ploughed into the Chinese game on the back of president Xi Jinping’s demand for China to become a world force, Tevez hasn’t been impressed with the quality of football he has seen.

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Carlos Tevez of Shanghai Shenhua in action during an AFC Champions League match against Brisbane Roar FC in Shanghai, China. Tevez said it will take China 50 years to catch up with the elite of European football. Photo: EPA
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