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Chinese football looks for boost from Nicolas Anelka

Nicholas Anelka is the biggest overseas name yet to play in China's football league - whose season kicks off on Saturday.

The Frenchman, who has played for Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, has signed for Shanghai Shenua.

As the BBC's correspondent John Sudworth reports, it is hoped that Anelka will bring renewed interest to a league badly tainted by bribery and corruption scandals.

  • 09 Mar 2012
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