An acclaimed athlete from Argentina plays football for China

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Dario Conca. Dario Conca.

Dario Conca has joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as one of the highest-paid players in football. What’s the reason for the big increase in salary? He made the switch from his team in Brazil to play for China.

China recently set a goal to become a world football superpower by the year 2050.  President Xi Jinping hopes to win a World Cup within 15 years and with players like Conca, it could happen.  

Conca has made China his home and has become a role model on and off the field. He’s also achieving iconic status from Chinese fans.  The midfielder is originally from Argentina, played for Brazil and is now playing for his second Chinese team – Shanghai SIPG.  

Watch our interview with football sensation Dario Conca. He is this week’s Urban Voice on “Americas Now.” 

An acclaimed athlete from Argentina plays football for China

An acclaimed athlete from Argentina plays football for China

Dario Conca has joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as one of the highest-paid players in football. What’s the reason for the big increase in salary? He made the switch from his team in Brazil to play for China. China recently set a goal to become a world football superpower by the year 2050. President Xi Jinping hopes to win a World Cup within 15 years and with players like Conca, it could happen. Conca has made China his home and has become a role model on and off the field. He’s also achieving iconic status from Chinese fans. The midfielder is originally from Argentina, played for Brazil and is now playing for his second Chinese team - Shanghai SIPG. Watch our interview with football sensation Dario Conca. He is this week's Urban Voice on “Americas Now.”