Xu Xin of China vies with James Jeggo of Australia during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers in Sharjah. Photo: Xinhua
Xu Xin of China vies with James Jeggo of Australia during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers in Sharjah. Photo: Xinhua

China set to launch new youth soccer league in a bid to foster young talent

  • China has long attempted to make its mark in world soccer, but has been let down by a lack of infrastructure and low participation at the grass roots level
  • Chinese Super League, which briefly attracted big-name players, has also suffered in recent times due to club closures and Covid-19 restrictions

Xu Xin of China vies with James Jeggo of Australia during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers in Sharjah. Photo: Xinhua
Xu Xin of China vies with James Jeggo of Australia during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers in Sharjah. Photo: Xinhua
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