Chinese Gambling & Soccer’s Coming ‘Truman Show’

Betting is everywhere in China — even under statues of Marx and Engels in Shanghai parks — and that can only mean rampant match-fixing everywhere else.”In the largely deserted stands at Dutch second-division games, Chinese with headsets report every corner-kick back to Shanghai…Traveling around China, I felt what I had previously only understood intellectually: that what is happening there will change most things that happen elsewhere. In football, the consequences could be terrible.” (Simon Kuper/FT.com)

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