megan rapinoe world cup jersey

The likes of 22-year-old Xu Wenbo have banked World Cup memories for a lifetime. Surging from 7,400 at the 2014 World Cup and 3,300 in 2010, the more than 40,000 tickets allocated to Chinese fans this time put China in the top-10 countries for sales. The world-shaking growth of China’s economy, second in size now only to that of the United States, means that jetting off for a packaged week of sought-after matches with good seats has become affordable for plenty of Chinese enthusiasts of the game.