(L-R) Fifa Marketing Director Thierry Weil, Fifa Vice-President David Chung, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group in China Wang Jianlin and the first vice president of the Football Association of the People's Republic of China Zhang Jian attend an event announcing strategic partnership between Wanda Group and Fifa in Beijing March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Simon Chadwick
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Chadwick

Football has entered the Asian era – and the region is reinventing the global game

Over the last decade the sport has been shifting eastwards, and the rise of China and the Middle East will only cement that

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(L-R) Fifa Marketing Director Thierry Weil, Fifa Vice-President David Chung, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group in China Wang Jianlin and the first vice president of the Football Association of the People's Republic of China Zhang Jian attend an event announcing strategic partnership between Wanda Group and Fifa in Beijing March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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