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China cannot spend its way to soccer greatness

China’s leader Xi Jinping is one of the most powerful people on the planet. He is also a soccer fan. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has put soccer squarely at the center of his ambitious plan to turn China into a wealthy superpower. Xi has a “World Cup dream.” He wants China to qualify for, […]

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