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China's 23-man squad to tackle East Asia's big guns in Seoul this month has been finalised, with youngster Shi Ke tipped to star under coach Fu Bo

China have named their squad for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup, with Fu Bo set to lead the team following the sacking of head coach Juan Antonio Camacho last month.

Spaniard Camacho was given his marching orders in June following a 5-1 friendly defeat to Thailand, having failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as well as overseeing a losing start to China's 2015 Asian Cup qualifying campaign.

Fu, promoted from his role coaching China's youth teams, will take control of the senior team for the East Asian Cup, with China set to go up against South Korea, Japan and Australia at the tournament in Seoul, which starts on July 20.

Hangzhou Greentown defender Shi Ke, 20, has been tipped to star for China after impressing under Japanese coach Takeshi Okada at his Chinese Super League club.

China squad:

Goalkeepers: Zeng Cheng [Guangzhou Evergrande], Yang Zhi [Beijing Guoan], Geng Xiaofeng [Shandong Luneng]

Defenders: Zhang Linpeng, Sun Xiang, Rong Hao [Guangzhou Evergrande], Sun Ke, Liu Jianye [Jiangsu Sainty], Du Wei [Shandong Luneng], She Ke [Hangzhou Greentown]

Midfielders: Huang Bowen, Zheng Zhi [Guangzhou Evergrande], Wu Xi [Jiangsu Sainty], Zhang Xizhe [Beijing Guoan], Yang Hao [Guizhou Renhe], Li Xuepeng [Dalian Aerbin], Wang Yongpo [Shandong Luneng]

Forwards: Gao Lin [Guangzhou Evergrande], Qu Bo [Guizhou Renhe], Yu Dabao [Dalian Aerbin], Yang Xu, Han Peng [Shandong Luneng], Wu Lei [Shanghai East Asia]

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