Shanghai SIPG’s Brazilian forward Elkeson (No9) celebrates his team scoring in the 2017 AFC Asian Champions League. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
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Opinion

Jonathan White

Naturalised Elkeson ‘named’ in China’s World Cup squad but inclusion by Marcello Lippi kicks off debate online

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Shanghai SIPG’s Brazilian forward Elkeson (No9) celebrates his team scoring in the 2017 AFC Asian Champions League. Photo: AFP
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