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Dazzling but empty stadiums a symbol of China’s fading football dream

by Poornima Weerasekara Gleaming football stadiums built for the Asian Cup may turn into “white elephants” after China withdrew as hosts, experts say, with President Xi Jinping’s World Cup dreams more remote than ever. Ten cities across China have sunk billions of dollars to build eight new stadiums and renovate two others for the Asian Cup next summer. But […]