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China’s professional men’s soccer team did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Ibrahem Alomari/Reuters

China cannot spend its way to soccer greatness

China want to win the World Cup by 2050. This year, its team didn't even qualify for the tournament. China has money, power and a dream – but that doesn't add up to soccer brilliance.
From 2026 onwards there will be 48 countries in the final FIFA World Cup tournament instead of the current 32. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

Is FIFA expanding the football World Cup for the good of the game?

The main objections raised to FIFA"s planned expansion of the World Cup are that the decision has been made on financial and/or political rather than footballing grounds.

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