China to Develop Soccer with the Help of Brazil
Brazil is planning to help China in reaching its goal of developing the game of soccer into a national sport. According to the head of Brazil’s Sports Ministry, the country is willing to lend all kinds of support to China and help it get into the World Cup finals and might even get the chance to win a tournament someday. Last 2011 Brazil and China teamed up and signed numerous agreements that deepen the cooperation between the two countries to help strengthen Chinese soccer.
And through the sports ministries, both countries can engage in an in-depth cooperation and one of the key elements in developing soccer in China is to promote and cultivate the interest of the game among the population and make the sport a daily part of life. Although it might take some time, the first thing to do is to construct and provide the residents with facilities for them to play on regardless on whether it will be placed on cities or villages. Also the government should build small or medium sized soccer grounds for children to play on.
According to the sports ministry of Brazil, every country wants to develop it soccer needs in order to train talented players in a very early age. This dream is impossible for a country to achieve and get a strong national team if they are not provided with a complete training system which involves different age levels. Residents should understand that in playing soccer is not only for professionals or for the rich, it should be open for all social classes. Furthermore China doesn’t need only professional teams but teams playing in different age levels coming from cities and other communities.
Brazil has already produced numerous generations of great soccer players and won the World Cup five times. One of the largest soccer club in Brazil the Corinthians have also signed Chen Zhizhao the first Chinese player to sign with a professional team in Brazil as well as many Brazilian players have played for Chinese clubs including Dario Conca who signed with Guangzhou Evergrande.
Such exchanges will also help in the advancing the development of soccer in China, and should remember that development cannot be achieve with the help of foreign players but the county needs to grow its own players and coaches as well.