China Players Make Million-dollar World Cup Pledge – AFP
After being offered more than one million dollars as a reward, China’s national football team players have vowed to play for their lives and qualify for the 2010 World Cup, state press said Wednesday.
In a New Year’s pledge, the national side gathered to read an oath to the country, vowing to take China through Asia’s “group of death” and into the World Cup finals for only the second time, the Beijing Youth Daily said.
“I pledge to advance to the World Cup, which is the professional goal that we strive for,” the players recited on Tuesday, according to the paper. [Full Text]