Soccer is hugely popular in China, but many fans are embarrassed by the performance of the national team and its lowly global ranking  - currently 83rd, between Guatemala and Angola. Photo: EPA Soccer is hugely popular in China, but many fans are embarrassed by the performance of the national team and its lowly global ranking  - currently 83rd, between Guatemala and Angola. Photo: EPA
Soccer is hugely popular in China, but many fans are embarrassed by the performance of the national team and its lowly global ranking - currently 83rd, between Guatemala and Angola. Photo: EPA

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Soccer is hugely popular in China, but many fans are embarrassed by the performance of the national team and its lowly global ranking  - currently 83rd, between Guatemala and Angola. Photo: EPA Soccer is hugely popular in China, but many fans are embarrassed by the performance of the national team and its lowly global ranking  - currently 83rd, between Guatemala and Angola. Photo: EPA
Soccer is hugely popular in China, but many fans are embarrassed by the performance of the national team and its lowly global ranking - currently 83rd, between Guatemala and Angola. Photo: EPA
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