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    Why is Brazil still title favorite halfway through Qatar World Cup?

    Why is Brazil still title favorite halfway through Qatar World Cup?

    In this episode, we review the group stage action of the Qatar World Cup and pick the game highlights from the Chinese fans’ perspective. We also introduce what have been discussed among Chinese fans on the off-the-pitch stories, including Gavi’s popularity and a Qatari prince going viral on social media. We also list the most stand-out players so far in Qatar.

    • 25 min
    Do victories of Saudi Arabia and Japan mean Asia’s rise in international football?

    Do victories of Saudi Arabia and Japan mean Asia’s rise in international football?

    In this episode we touch on the highlights of the first week of action at the Qatar World Cup. We list our picks of the title favorites from the perspective of Chinese fans. We also analyze the two upsets triggered by Saudi Arabia and Japan, and how Team China could learn from the two stunning comeback wins. Finally, we introduce the Chinese elements of this year’s World Cup despite Team China’s absence from the event.

    • 25 min
    What’s unique to watch World Cup in winter?

    What’s unique to watch World Cup in winter?

    In this episode we talk about the special experience of watching the FIFA World Cup in winter in the northern Hemisphere nations. The Qatar World Cup is the first held in the November-December window. How will fans choose to watch the World Cup? What option could be particularly popular for Chinese fans? How will the unusual dates influence the players and the teams? Join us in the talk. We also discuss how Cristiano Ronaldo interview on his relations with Manchester United will potentially affect Portugal’s World Cup campaign?

    • 25 min
    Why do we love the World Cup and who can win it in Qatar?

    Why do we love the World Cup and who can win it in Qatar?

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup is only a week away. We discuss why it is a global celebration, even for those who are not football fans, or those whose countries didn't even qualify. Defending champions France lost a few key players to injuries, how will that affect their title defense? And are the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Portugal strong enough to challenge Les Bleus?

    • 25 min
    China Int’l Import Expo features high-tech sports product

    China Int’l Import Expo features high-tech sports product

    In this episode we touch on the innovations of the sports gear and equipment displayed at the 5th China International Import Expo and the growing Chinese market in sports industry.

    • 25 min
    Why should we expect new Finals teams in this season’s NBA?

    Why should we expect new Finals teams in this season’s NBA?

    In this episode we take a look at the NBA teams and players who look in good shape at the early stage of the season, and discuss which teams have the potentials to go all the way to the Finals.

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