COULD CHINA TAKE WORLD CUP 2022 FROM QATAR AFTER XI’S FIFA MEETING

But Fifa’s announcement carried a notable paragraph unreported by state media: “the Chinese president expressed his hope, and the dream of many Chinese people, that the country would have the opportunity to host a World Cup.”


Given Xi’s famous proclamation that China must qualify for, host and eventually win the tournament, it would have been odd indeed had he not mentioned it.


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