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Jacob in limbo

HONG KONG – Three decades ago Liaoning FC were the standard bearers of Chinese football, sweeping aside all before them domestically and across Asia, but their 67-year history may soon be consigned to the scrap-heap as financial woes threaten to bring them down.
Six league titles in seven years, plus two Asian Club Championship final appearances, marked Liaoning out as one of the region’s top outfits but recent times have not been as kind.
Liaoning have dropped down to China’s second tier and now stand on the cusp of closure as financial issues start to affect the game outside the Chinese Super League, the top flight of the country’s professional pyramid.
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