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29th-Jun-2016

Hosting World Cup a dream for Chinese : Gao

By AFP, London


Hosting football's showpiece competition the World Cup is a dream for both the Chinese government and the people, said China's leading sports event organiser Eric Gao on Tuesday.
Gao, who had flown in to London from Nice having witnessed England's dire performance in the 2-1 defeat by Iceland in the Euro 2016 last 16 clash, believed a bid could be in place for the 2034 finals.
"The three targets the central government have with regard to the World Cup are to qualify for one," Gao told reporters at the fashionable Ivy restaurant in the West End of London on Tuesday.