China pours money into football academy

Investors hope to turn nation into world force and achieve future World Cup glory.

    There are many sports in which Chinese athletes excel, but football isn't one of them.
     
    The country failed to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil, the latest in a series of failures.

    Investors have now set up an academy to create a new generation of football stars.

    Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Guangdong province, southern China.

     

     

     

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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