Zibo is fifth city to join AFC's Vision China program

China's Zibo city in Shandong province has entered the Asian Football Confederation's Vision China program. With a population of over over four million and claiming to be the birth-place of modern football, Zibo is the fifth Chinese city to join Vision China after Wuhan, Qingdao, Nanjing and Chengdu. Its inclusion in the football development program follows a visit by a high-level AFC delegation last September. The next step will be a joint AFC-China Football Association assessment visit to Zibo from 10-12 March.