Youth soccer programs need funding to meet growing popularity in China

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As soccer gains popularity in China, many communities in China are working to grow their football programs for the youngest enthusiasts. CCTV’s Lionel Donovan reported this story from Lijiang in Southwest China’s Yunnan province.

Many schools don’t have the funds to build even a soccer field, let alone a program to train promising youngsters. Much of that has to do with lack of capital.

Youth soccer programs in need of funding to meet growing popularity in China

As soccer gains popularity in China, many communities in China are working to grow their football programs for the youngest enthusiasts. CCTV's Lionel Donovan reported this story from Lijiang in Southwest China's Yunnan province.


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