China says still interested in World Cup bid

China`s football boss says his country is still interested in hosting a future World Cup. Chinese Football Association chief Wei Di said that Qatar`s winning bid for the 2022 WC had not shaken his determination.

China`s football boss says his country is still interested in hosting a future 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. China successfully hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Bureau Report

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