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Teenager Football Players to Be Selected for Professional Training in Spain

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The selection of Hunan’s teen football players to participate in professional training in Spain was held at Hunan Sports Vocational College on Feb. 18, 2017.

Children could receive early professional football training, and more Hunan-born little athletes will compete in China League One, Chinese Football Association Super League, and even in European football competitions, expected Xiong Ni, deputy director of Hunan Provincial Sports Bureau.

The selection includes three sections, namely, special test of football skills, 4-on-4 game by group and 8-on-8 game by group. Over 400 teenagers from cities such as Changsha, Xiangtan, and Hengyang have registered the event. From Feb. 18 to 19, 60 candidates were selected out from the registered ones for intensified training. In this May, 24 outstanding candidates will be picked for a 15-day free training in Granada CF of La Liga in Spain.

The event was hosted by the Youth Sports Division of Hunan Provincial Sports Bureau, and co-organized by the Youth Football Club of Hunan Sports Lottery, and Changsha Helong Sports Center.

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Translator: Xiao Juan

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