BEIJING (AP) - The head of the governing body of Chinese soccer says his country remains interested in hosting the World Cup.
Chinese Football Association chief Wei Di was quoted in the country’s leading sports newspaper Friday saying that Qatar’s winning bid for the 2022 World Cup had not shaken his determination to see China host the event.
By selecting Qatar, FIFA precluded a 2026 bid from China, since the same continent cannot host consecutive World Cups. That would seem to make 2030 the first year for which China has a realistic chance of winning a bid.
Wei told Titan Sports that a choice of date remained open and acknowledged differences of opinion over the matter within the country’s sports bureaucracy and society at large.
Having successfully hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and this year’s Asian Games, China brings considerable experience to holding major international sports events.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
News and reviews of notable museums, and exhibits, and art events.
Nobody likes to talk about dying quite as much as life insurance expert Liran Hirshkorn.
The stories of damaged Mac Books that had liquid spilled on them and how they were brought back to life by the Mac Experts at LiquidSpill.com
Viewing and reviewing the Los Angeles experimental and classic punk scene with a nod to Rodney's English Disco
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc