Lippi said China need to shed their “underdog” mentality as they face a tough team.
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Lippi last month took charge of China, who need a lift after defeats to South Korea, Syria and Uzbekistan left them bottom in Group A with one point from four games.The world's most populous nation dreams of becoming a football superpower, but China have only reached one World Cup, in 2002, which they exited pointless and goalless.There are parallels to be drawn with ambitious Qatar, who will host the Middle East's first World Cup in 2022 but who are also floundering and lie second from bottom.In both groups A and B, only the top two of six teams are assured of a trip to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the third-placed sides going into a playoff series.
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