Lionel Messi in action at Lusail Stadium, built by China Railway Construction Corporation. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lionel Messi in action at Lusail Stadium, built by China Railway Construction Corporation. Photo: EPA-EFE

Fifa World Cup: Big spending sponsors ensure China’s presence in Qatar remains strong

  • Some of China’s biggest companies from Wanda, Hisense, Vivo and Mengniu are spending millions to engage football fans around the world
  • But China’s response to Covid-19 has meant the country’s engagement with the World Cup has been limited

Lionel Messi in action at Lusail Stadium, built by China Railway Construction Corporation. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lionel Messi in action at Lusail Stadium, built by China Railway Construction Corporation. Photo: EPA-EFE
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