China PR at the FIFA World Cup

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This article is People's Republic of China at the FIFA World Cup is on the record of China's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

History[edit]

The China national team was founded in 1924 and joined FIFA in 1931-58, and then from 1979. They have been perennial contenders for the Asian Cup, most recently finishing second in the AFC 2004. But China failed to score a goal in their maiden FIFA World Cup appearance in the Football World Cup 2002. Qualifying for the tournament has been considered the greatest accomplishment in China's football history. As football is widely followed in China, triumph by the national team is considered to be a source of national pride. Around 300 million people tuned into broadcasts of China's World Cup 2002 matches with a staggering 170 million new television sets being bought by citizens in order to watch their nation's first World Cup appearance. There were over 250 million viewers for the Asian Cup 2004 finals, the largest single-event sports audience in the country's history.[1] The team is colloquially referred to as Team China (中国队), the National Team (国家队) or Guozu (国足, lit. "national foot").

Records[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
France 1938 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1958 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
England 1966 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Argentina 1978 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Spain 1982 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 1986 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1990 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
South KoreaJapan 2002 Round 1 31 3 0 0 3 0 9
Germany 2006 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Did not Qualify
Brazil 2014 Did not Qualify
Total 1/19 - 3 0 0 3 0 9
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

China at Japan/South Korea 2002[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 9
 Turkey 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
 China PR 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
4 June 2002
15:30
China PR  0 – 2  Costa Rica
(Report) Gómez Goal 61'
Wright Goal 65'

8 June 2002
20:30
Brazil  4 – 0  China PR
Roberto Carlos Goal 15'
Rivaldo Goal 32'
Ronaldinho Goal 45' (pen.)
Ronaldo Goal 55'
(Report)
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 36,750
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

13 June 2002
15:30
Turkey  3 – 0  China PR
Hasan Goal 6'
Bülent Goal 9'
Ümit D. Goal 85'
(Report)
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 43,605
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ FootballAsia.com, Asian Cup final smashes viewing records, 12 August 2004.

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