first_img“Three of my players got chances to go to Football Club”Three of my players got chances to go to Football Club Copenhagen, Real Madrid and Chelsea. The problem is that they are way too important to their clubs here and they dont care about how big the transfer fee is,” he said.Chinas focus has turned on to football even though it excelled at the Olympics and Paralympics after its mens team have only qualified for one football World Cup, in 2002 mainly bogged down by corruption in the clubs.But Eriksson believes that record will change and says winning the tournament is a realistic target.According to an announcement released by the National Development and Reform Commission together with the sports and education ministries, by the end of 2013, China had around 10,000 soccer fields in “relatively good condition,” which is much fewer compared with major soccer nations.China has been prioritising soccer as part of the countrys physical education.The number of schools specialising in soccer will reach 20,000, and over 30 million primary and high school students will regularly play soccer by 2020.Another 20,000 public soccer fields will be built, the announcement said.The mens team, now ranked 81st in the world, qualified for one World Cup final in 2002, and the team recently qualified for the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers. PTI KJV AMS AKJ AMSlast_img