Xi opens up on his hopes for football World Cup glory

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2013-10-02

China's President Xi Jinping said he hopes the Chinese and Indonesian football teams can edge their way into the World Cup finals in the not-too-distant future.  

Xi explained during his Indonesia visit that one reason he loves the sport so much is that it emphasizes team spirit even though individuals obviously play an important role, and concluded, "The really amazing thing about football is that anything can happen out on the field, and the results are unpredictable."


President Xi visits Indonesia, Malaysia, attend APEC summit

Oct 2 to 3: Pay State Visit to Indonesia

Oct 4 to 5: Pay State Visit to Malaysia

Oct 6 to 8: Attend the 21st economic leaders' meeting of APEC forum and meet with global leaders in Bali, Indonesia


Xi's visit historic

Xi makes a historic trip to the land where countless generations of Chinese have emigrated to, settled down, and melded into.

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