The Heat: Leicester fairy tale win; China’s plan to become a football powerhouse

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A football fairy tale comes through in Leicester, England & China plans on becoming a world footballing power.

China recently unveiled a new plan it hopes will see about 50 million children and adults playing soccer by the end of the decade. That’s all part of the country’s goal to develop into a world football power by 2050.

Leicester City’s extraordinary journey from no-hopers to being crowned champions of Britain’s Premier League.

CCTV’s John Gilmore has this report.

For more on Leicester City’s fairy tale story:

The Heat: Leicester fairy tale win; China's plan to become a football powerhouse Pt 1

The Heat: Leicester fairy tale win; China's plan to become a football powerhouse Pt 1

Leicester City’s extraordinary journey from no-hopers to being crowned champions of Britain’s Premier League.

For years its national women’s team has been a highly rated side and it has done well in World Cup and Olympic tournaments. On the other hand, China’s men’s teams have struggled and they are fighting to qualify for the 2018 world cup in Russia. But China has recently unveiled an ambitious new plan to become a football world powerhouse by 2050.

For more:

  • Dong Jun, a sports commentator for CCTV News.
  • John Gubba, media entrepreneur who specializes in sports content.
The Heat: Leicester fairy tale win; China\'s plan to become a football powerhouse Pt 2

The Heat: Leicester fairy tale win; China\'s plan to become a football powerhouse Pt 2

China has recently unveiled an ambitious new plan to become a football world powerhouse by 2050.