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Chinese Fans Expected To Flock To Russia For 2018 World Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 28 / 17

Chinese fans are expected to travel to the 2018 World Cup "in record numbers with the growing interest in football and a cordial relationship with hosts Russia seen as key factors, despite the national side's failings on the pitch," according to Michael Church of REUTERS. China has only played at on...

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