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The Chinese national soccer team is upset by Syria, dashing China’s hopes to qualify for the World Cup, and fans react with demands for the soccer association president to resign

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orty-thousand fans looked on in the city of Xi'an as the Syrian team scored to win 1-0 in a huge shock victory, setting back China's ambitious plans to build a national infrastructure to grow and recruit talent at home and abroad.
10 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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