Football in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Football is the main sport played in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The national football team has won the African Cup of Nations three times; in 1968, 1974 and in 2016. The national team has once qualified for the World Cup, namely in 1974 in the former West Germany.[1][2] In club level, TP Mazembe made history as the first ever African club- and team- to reach a FIFA tournament final, losing to European Champions Internazionale in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.[3][4][5][6]

See also[edit]

Fédération Congolaise de Football-Association


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  2. ^ Merrill, Austin. "Zaire, the Leopards, and the 1974 World Cup". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ "TP Mazembe beat Pachuca at the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Inter stunned as Mazembe reach final". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  5. ^ "TP Mazembe 0 - 3 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  6. ^ "TP Mazembe vs FC Internazionale Preview". 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-12-02.