Guangzhou Evergrande are the most successful club in China and have the world’s largest soccer academy that can accommodate 2,000 students. Photo: Xinhua

Why experts think China’s grand plan to develop football players through academies will fail

Former Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand says kids need to know the basic skills at a very young age even before they start formal training to make it work

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Guangzhou Evergrande are the most successful club in China and have the world’s largest soccer academy that can accommodate 2,000 students. Photo: Xinhua
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