SOCHI, 14 JUNE 2018 – On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, official FIFA partner Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. released a new short film that tells the story of a group of young Chinese footballers who will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Russia.
In 2011, Wanda set aside RMB 600 million for the “China’s Future Football Star” program. Under the program, 30 outstanding young football stars have been sent to Spain every year. The first three batches of young athletes were sent to Atletico de Madrid, Valencia Football Club and Villarreal Football Club for three years of training. In 2014, the program was extended to six years...
With a longstanding heritage in the sports sector, Wanda has been committed to the development of football in China through a series of initiatives, including the China’s Future Star Program. Starting from 2017, Wanda has been co-hosting the China Cup, an international football A-level event, with the Chinese Football Association, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sports Bureau and the Nanning Municipa
From April 28th to May 2nd, Wanda Group initiated the selection for the 7th batch of future football stars who will head to Spain to receive a series of trainings. Youth training experts from Atlético Madrid, Villarreal Football Club and Real Sociedad participated in the selection and held in high regard these young football players and their great potential.