Inside’s the world’s biggest football academy
How has a country of over 1.35 billion only managed to produce enough good footballers to qualify for just one World Cup?
It’s a question that continues to trouble football experts, with most theories suggesting that China have only managed one World Cup appearance – a dismal effort in 2002 that ended in exit for the dragons without a win, a goal, or a point – because of a perceived absence of genuine interest and facilities.
However, the Guangzhou Evergrande International Football - the recently-opened mega-academy – hopes to change all this by holistically producing China’s first generation of football stars.
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