The football stadium and the organisation of the tournament in Nanning showed China’s second-tier cities are more than capable of hosting major football events. Photo: Handout

Despite woeful performance from the hosts, the China Cup is a huge success and shows the country is ready to host a World Cup

Track record with Beijing Olympics and existing infrastructure across the country means a bid looks increasingly likely

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The football stadium and the organisation of the tournament in Nanning showed China’s second-tier cities are more than capable of hosting major football events. Photo: Handout
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