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Chinese state TV pulls coverage of Japan clash

February 8, 2010
By Reuters
China's all-powerful state sports channel cancelled the broadcast of the national team's match against Japan at the weekend as Chinese soccer continued to reel from the ongoing match-fixing scandal. The CCTV 5 channel, which owns 85% of China's sports television market, had bought the broadcasting rights to the East Asian Championship tie and had scheduled it for a live broadcast from Tokyo on Saturday evening, local media said.

When fans tuned in for the clash with China's fiercest rivals, ...

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