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Soccer-Li Tie replaces Lippi as China head coach

HONG KONG, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Former Everton midfielder Li Tie is the new head coach of China’s national team, the country’s football association announced on Thursday afternoon.

Li takes over as the long-term replacement for Marcello Lippi, who quit following a surprise loss to Syria in November in a qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup.

editing by John Stonestreet

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