Shanghai SIPG's Brazilian forward Elkeson celebrates after scoring a goal during the Chinese Super League match against Changchun Yatai in 2017. Photo: AFP

China names Elkeson to World Cup qualifiers list, making history as he becomes first player without Chinese heritage in line to represent nation

  • AFC confirmation ends weeks of speculation that Brazil-born striker would be eligible for Marcello Lippi’s side
  • Mixed reaction to the news that China will soon have a first player naturalised on residency
Topic |   Chinese Football Association (CFA)

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Shanghai SIPG's Brazilian forward Elkeson celebrates after scoring a goal during the Chinese Super League match against Changchun Yatai in 2017. Photo: AFP
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