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Football team of masseurs casts spotlight on China's blind

AFP China Aug 23, 2019, 06.35 PM (IST)

On a sweltering day in eastern China, a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, occasionally clattering painfully into each other. But Jiangsu province's blind football team hardly care -- even when they break the odd bone -- because the sport is a rewarding break from the massage parlours, where many of China's visually impaired population are employed.