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February 20, 2017
China’s Football Buying Spree from Europe to the UAE

Last month, I wrote a piece in the Washington Post on what China’s soccer/football buying spree means to the world.

Here’s the two lead paragraphs of the piece:

When A.C. Milan took to the field against Inter Milan last November, the clash represented one of the great rivalries in all of European soccer, a battle between two of of Italy’s most storied soccer franchises, both with histories dating back more than a century.

The match also represented something else: a case study in the globalization of European soccer, with a decidedly Chinese flavor. Both teams were acquired in 2016 by Chinese investors for a total exceeding $1 billion, a capstone to a flurry of Chinese purchases of European soccer clubs over the past two years.

For the entire Post article, see the link here: Xi Jinping and the Chinese Soccer Dream

Then, I saw this piece from the National in the UAE about China’s Super League attracting top UAE stars as well.

And for more on all things China soccer, check out Cameron Wilson’s blog, Wild East Football.