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Chinese football fans' passion unparalleled in Asia

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07-15-2014 04:39 BJT

Full coverage: World Cup 2014

After a month of spectacular games, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is finally over. China was not represented in the tournament, but that didn’t discourage the legions of Chinese football fans from staying up until the early morning hours to watch the games.

Some say their passion for football is unparalleled in Asia. Case in point.

China’s football lottery market raked in over 900 million yuan during the tournament. Chinese football fans can now return to normal sleeping hours, but their dream of seeing China one day lift the trophy is as alive as ever.

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