Tianjin Teda’s Mirahmetjan Muzepper recently became the first ethnic Uygur footballer to play for the national team. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
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Jonathan White

Muzepper case hints at future of Chinese national team – multicultural, middle class and maybe not doomed to mediocrity

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Tianjin Teda’s Mirahmetjan Muzepper recently became the first ethnic Uygur footballer to play for the national team. Photo: AFP
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