"There are no miracles in football. You have to start to organize youth competitions before you can succeed at a higher level. There is hard work to be done. Where football is developed at youth
level, you have a good national team."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter
, saying China must develop youth soccer before it can achieve international
success. China has been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup and failed to reach the medal stage of the men's and women's soccer competitions at the Olympics.