China’s players react after losing to Iceland in the 2017 China Cup. Photo: XinhuaChina’s players react after losing to Iceland in the 2017 China Cup. Photo: Xinhua
China’s players react after losing to Iceland in the 2017 China Cup. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

Xi Jinping’s World Cup dream, tattoo bans and Carlos Tevez: Chinese football in the 2010s

  • From corruption scandals at the start of the decade to constant rule changes and military camps
  • Big money signings captured the global imagination but China’s national team still languish in the rankings

China’s players react after losing to Iceland in the 2017 China Cup. Photo: XinhuaChina’s players react after losing to Iceland in the 2017 China Cup. Photo: Xinhua
China’s players react after losing to Iceland in the 2017 China Cup. Photo: Xinhua
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