Beijing - The Chinese Football Association announced on
Friday it chose former Lyon boss, Alain Perrin to lead China's troubled side
following a lengthy search.
It said Perrin arrived late Thursday at the national team's
southern training base at Qingyuan, where the team was preparing to face Iraq
in an Asian Cup qualifier in Dubai on Wednesday.
Perrin succeeds Jose Antonio Camacho, who was sacked in June
following a string of defeats, including a 5-1 loss to minnow Thailand.
Although football is wildly popular in China, the national
squad is a perennial underperformer that has qualified for only one World Cup,
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