China and football?

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  • #4337

    Sammy
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    Do the Chinese not play football?

    If not, any ideas why not?

  • #4338

    Fi
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    They do.

    • #4339

      Sammy
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      Given their population and India. Why don’t they win the world cup

      • #4340

        Fi
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        Because they’re not very good at it.

      • #4342

        tigg
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        Because you can only pick 11 men at a time. There just isn’t the passion for team sports in China from what I have seen and you need that passion to create the conditions where talented players can get to the top. It is no use having someone who makes Ronaldo look like a saturday morning part-timer if he spends his entire life assembling iPhones and contemplating suicide. Can’t say for India as I haven’t spent much time there but Cricket and Kabaddi seem to take the place of football there.

  • #4341

    skipper
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    They do and if you were VERY good you could pick up over £400 000 per week in their league.

    Limited history and exposure to the outdside world until recently.?

  • #4343

    mel
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    THere was an excellent documentary on BBC recently about one of their academies, not sure if it’s been still on iplayer but a fascinating insight in to how they’re applying their efforts to develop their national squad.

  • #4344

    nicola
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    This was pure farce:

    http://global.espn.com/football/china/story/3286751/china-u20s-return-home-from-germany-after-friendlies-postponed?src=com

    The Chinese U20 was accepted last year into the German 4th division (Southwest) for a season. The highest placed of the relegated German teams was understandably very pissed off. The experiment was stopped after one game (which China lost 3:0) for various reasons.

  • #4345

    Kelly
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    More generally, why aren’t these countries and the ones in between not good at any athletic sports?

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