China's underperforming national team have tested the patience of long-suffering fans, but club owners in the Chinese Super League have a lot more at stake. Photo: AP China's underperforming national team have tested the patience of long-suffering fans, but club owners in the Chinese Super League have a lot more at stake. Photo: AP
China's underperforming national team have tested the patience of long-suffering fans, but club owners in the Chinese Super League have a lot more at stake. Photo: AP

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China's underperforming national team have tested the patience of long-suffering fans, but club owners in the Chinese Super League have a lot more at stake. Photo: AP China's underperforming national team have tested the patience of long-suffering fans, but club owners in the Chinese Super League have a lot more at stake. Photo: AP
China's underperforming national team have tested the patience of long-suffering fans, but club owners in the Chinese Super League have a lot more at stake. Photo: AP
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