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Is the Chinese football doomed to fail?

Popularity 6Viewed 3397 times 2018-7-23 09:23 |Personal category:Life|System category:News

Nowadays, Chinese people are generally optimistic. In their mind, there is a strong belief in great days ahead. The fact is that China is embracing the future at a very fast pace, building on technologies and a strong-willed policy. But there is one issue on which they sense deeply and perhaps unanimously that the prospect isn’t promising. That is: Chinese football is lousy and hopeless. There is no shortage of epithets to voice the discontent. As I have talked with people from every region, I collect an endless stream of fierce critics, more than that, a feeling of fatality and powerlessness. People are discouraged, disillusioned and fed up; they want to see action and results.

Quite frankly, I have heard too much that I decided to put it down on paper. I hasten to say to my Chinese friends that tomorrow isn’t already written and that many things may happen in the good direction.

What’s the current problem?

All indicators are apparently positive to make a successful China national team. Money flows on an unparalleled scale. Clubs have mostly unlimited financial resources. They contract at high cost pre-retired European stars. Chinese investors bought up large number of networks services and broadcasting rights all over the world. They acquired shares of overseas football team. Moreover, Chinese audience is increasingly large and ever more demanding. Stadiums are packed full. People are willing to pay heftily. This is a multiple-billion industry. To crown it all, President Xi Jinping, football fan since his early age, made it a national priority for the decade to come. By breaking with bad habits, egos and tricks, State council promulgated in 2015 a plan to expand football in China, among other things, by stimulating young people to engage themselves in this sport. There must be national heroes. In addition to that, China bid for the 2030 world cup is almost official.

No more reason to despair. This new policy should produce substantive results at the long run. To this end, money shouldn’t get the upper head. First of all, good team spirit, hard work, share experience and humbleness. Then, failure isn’t a foregone conclusion. Famous Internationally recognized team fail at the first round. Others, entirely unknown will emerge. The future looks auspicious. It is a question of time and personal commitment. So China can stand on the podium in 2022.

 

 

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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Reply Report HailChina! 2018-7-24 08:26
I think that Chinese should focus more on basketball because soccer is totally gay and boring. Chinese basketball is quite good and competitive. Its only the gay nations of the world that have soccer as their number one sport. It is very important that basketball remains the number one sport in China so that basketball can become the number one sport in the world rather than gay soccer. Europeans are totally gay and so are South Americans and Africans. I hope that the Team China basketball team has even more success and that the Chinese soccer team continue to struggle so China does not become so gay like the gay soccer loving nations of the world. But for the soccer fans of China - why should it matter so much if the Chinese soccer team does well in international competition anyway. The English never seem to do particularly well in international soccer competition but it doesn't hurt the premier league because the English are totally gay and they really love soccer. If Chinese really love soccer then it won't matter if the Chinese soccer team never stands on a podium.
Reply Report Swifty55 2018-7-25 10:53
HailChina!: I think that Chinese should focus more on basketball because soccer is totally gay and boring. Chinese basketball is quite good and competitive. Its o ...
Gayest country is the USA and they like China never win or play for a World Cup
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-7-25 22:59
Swifty55: Gayest country is the USA and they like China never win or play for a World Cup
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You know what? I like gridiron more than I like soccer. I can't think of anything I dislike more than soccer. I don't understand how people can watch it. I don't even think soccer lovers enjoy it - they watch it because of culture or something is what I think. They may believe that they enjoy it but I think there is something else going on.
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-7-25 23:04
Swifty55: Gayest country is the USA and they like China never win or play for a World Cup
Lawn bowls is far more exciting to watch than soccer. Lawn bowls is actually pretty good to watch on TV. Golf is more exciting to watch than soccer. Cricket. I would watch baseball before I would watch a game of soccer.
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-7-26 07:06
Swifty55: Gayest country is the USA and they like China never win or play for a World Cup
All the soccer players do is pass the ball to each other for a while and then lose the ball and then the other team passes it around and then every once in a while someone will try to score a goal but they never score many goals so its just passing. I have no clue how anyone could watch it. How could anything be more boring than that? It couldn't be. Lawn bowls is far more exciting. Like when someone does one of those straight fast bowls to know the other players ball away from the jack - that is awesome. There is nothing in soccer that is that exciting.
Reply Report 1626548377 2018-7-28 10:31
Soccer or football whatever you want to call it, it's the most ridiculous, I don't want to call it a sport, it's a show and I still can't decide which is the biggest show WWE or soccer.
About China soccer, someone said a few days ago FIFA agree on 48 teams for the next WC so that China get a chance to play, but what that someone forget is that there are 49 African teams and approximately 16 South American teams and a hole bunch of Europe teams who want to qualify. What is China's chance to qualify, just about zero.
Reply Report parcher 2018-7-28 20:36
1626548377: Soccer or football whatever you want to call it, it's the most ridiculous, I don't want to call it a sport, it's a show and I still can't decide which ...
That person was me, but what you don't understand is China is not competing with euro or south American teams in the qualifying groups. They are up against the likes of Syria and North Korea, and with more teams qualifying it should be with in their reach..
PS .....gayest sports out there/ basketball, American football, and baseball
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2018-7-28 22:19
To the OP, have to looked at how successful the Chinese women's football team is, or do you  ignore it because it is the women's team?
Reply Report 1626548377 2018-7-29 06:08
HailChina!: I think that Chinese should focus more on basketball because soccer is totally gay and boring. Chinese basketball is quite good and competitive. Its o ...
You "think that Chinese should focus more on basketball"
I think they should focus more on their woman's 7 a side rugby, at least they qualify and played in the WC last weekend.
Reply Report HailChina! 2018-7-29 12:11
Swifty55: Gayest country is the USA and they like China never win or play for a World Cup
I'm no fan of USA but let's be serious - Europeans are the gayest people on the face of the earth.
Reply Report parcher 2018-7-30 16:08
Its turned in to a gay conversation.  ...I'm out of here
Reply Report GreenNanning 2018-10-14 18:20
After 55 young players were gathered in an army camp, it can be said China's men football makes a big step toward self-destruction.

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