President Xi Jinping has set out to revamp China's football development system, which includes the goal of having over 100,000 new players by 2017.
The country of Brazil pumps out talent like it’s their job. Which perhaps it is.
We at The18 understand that not everyone is meant to play soccer (or sports in general for that matter) but, for some reason, parents all over the world sign their children up for soccer year after year.
On the surface, it makes sense. Kids have a lot of energy, soccer fields are the perfect outlet; soccer is a relatively safe sport; it is a great way for kids to meet friends.