China fans wave a giant flag during the Group A World Cup qualifying soccer match against Syria in Melaka, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

Chinese soccer success could be made in Germany, with national youth team set to play in country’s fourth division

Controversial plan has been met with bemusement by many, but seems set to be signed by none other than president Xi Jinping himself

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China fans wave a giant flag during the Group A World Cup qualifying soccer match against Syria in Melaka, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
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