Football in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Football in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg
Governing bodyCongolese Association Football Federation
National team(s)men's national team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

Football is the most popular sport played in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The national football team has won the African Cup of Nations twice: in 1968 and 1974 under the nations' former name Zaire. 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]

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  1. ^ "Africa Honors Its Soccer Past and Looks Forward". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  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.