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Thursday, 17 March 2016

IN POTOS: China builds World's Biggest Football Academy worth $185 million, set to win World Cup


Chinese real estate company Evergrande has finally completed its football academy project after turning an area of rural southern China into the biggest football school in the world in just 10 months and at a cost of $185 million. The school which is
owned by Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club has 2,600 boys and 200 girls from across the country.
 
 
Impressive Aeriel view of the school 
 
 China is currently 96th in the FIFA world ranking world having world's biggest population but China's President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his love for the "beautiful game." He's also made it clear he wants to see China qualify for, host and one day win, the World Cup in the nearest future.
Ronaldo pictured when he visited the school in 2011
 
About 20 Spanish coaches mostly from Real Madrid and Barcelona work at the school.
This 40-foot replica of the FIFA world Cup stands in front of the school's gate as a daily reminder
One of the Spanish coaches, Coach Sergio Zarco Diaz
 

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