Camacho named new China coach
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Former Real Madrid and Spain manager Jose Antonio Camacho has been appointed as the new head coach of China PR, as the Asian nation sets its sights on qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

The 56-year-old replaces Gao Hongbo and will be tasked with improving China's performance on the world stage.

Camacho coached Spain's national team between 1998 and 2002, leading them to the quarter-finals of the 2000 European Championships and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.