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Wanted: Lots and lots of Chinese soccer players

By Tang Zhe | China Daily | Updated: 2013-03-08 07:34

You can't have good soccer teams unless you have a whole lot of soccer players.

With the image of Chinese soccer tainted by match-fixing scandals, the nation has experienced a dramatic decrease in its soccer-playing population over the past decade.

Chinese Football Association research in 2011 found only 8,000 players registered at local soccer associations nationwide.

Wanted: Lots and lots of Chinese soccer players

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