Chinese fans' World Cup attendance under spotlight

Tens of thousands from China prove to be integral part of global fanbase in Russia.

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    Fans from around the world have descended upon Russia for World Cup 2018, even if their nations did not participate in the event.

    A huge portion of the international fanbase is from China, which has qualified for the World Cup just once in their history - back in 2002.

    More than 60,000 Chinese attending the event in Russia are looking forward to a time when their national team makes it back at the finals.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from Moscow.


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