International Relations and football: limits and possibilities for China to become a global football power by 2050

  • Carlos Pulleiro Méndez Sun Yat-sen University

Resumo

Com a liderança do presidente Xi Jinping, a revitalização do futebol se converteu em um objetivo estratégico essencial para China. Seus três desejos são se classificar regularmente, organizar e ganhar a Copa do Mundo FIFA para 2050. Considerando o estadismo do sistema esportivo internacional e a motivação política da China para alcançar objetivos tão ambiciosos, este artigo aplicará uma análise do futebol sob a perspectiva das Relações Internacionais. Nesse sentido, são identificadas três premissas básicas para a análise do futebol: 1. O interesse nacional no esporte é conquistar títulos. 2. O interesse nacional não é tão relevante quanto a habilidade e capacidade do Estado de vencer. 3. Mais recursos e investimentos podem garantir melhor desempenho, mas não necessariamente ganhar títulos. Concluindo, embora o futebol na China tenha tido um desenvolvimento considerável ao longo desta década, se considerarmos que a conversão de recursos em títulos não é a mesma para todos os países, a China pode enfrentar um paradoxo de poder, sendo incapaz de tirar proveito de suas habilidades extraordinárias. para obter títulos e se tornar uma potência mundial do futebol.

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Biografia do Autor

Carlos Pulleiro Méndez, Sun Yat-sen University

Research fellow at the European Research Centre of the School of International Studies (Sun Yat-sen University) email: pulleiro@mail.sysu.edu.cn Orcid ID: 0000-0001-5934-9862

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Publicado
10-01-2022
Como Citar
Pulleiro Méndez, C. (2022). International Relations and football: limits and possibilities for China to become a global football power by 2050. Estudos Internacionais: Revista De relações Internacionais Da PUC Minas, 9(4), 7-24. https://doi.org/10.5752/P.2317-773X.2021v9n4p7-24
Seção
Special Issue: China