Young players at the Evergrande International Football School
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China opens world's biggest football academy

14 July 2014 Last updated at 03:12 BST

China is the world's most populous nation and passionate about football, but has qualified for the World Cup competition only once, in 2002.

Now there is a plan to change all that. China has built itself the World's biggest football academy.

Shanghai correspondent John Sudworth reports.