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China set sights on hosting 2030 World Cup

Panaji (India) (AFP) – A top Chinese football official has urged FIFA to realise the “dream” of China’s fans by bringing the World Cup to the giant Asian nation in 2030 — or even sooner. Chinese Football Association vice-president Zhang Jian said FIFA’s rotation policy probably ruled out a return to Asia in 2026, after Qatar hosts the World Cup in 2022. Zhang told AFP that “it’s not very easy” for China to hold the World Cup in 2026.
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