FIFA boss Blatter recognises China as the birthplace of football

BEIJING: FIFA chief Sepp Blatter has acknowledged that football has its roots in China, declaring it the birthplace of the glorious game. 

At a football expo in Beijing, where he is attending the Asian Cup Finals, Blatter said FIFA concurs with the China Football Association (CFA) that the game originated in Zibo, in eastern Shandong province, the China Daily reported. 

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