Manchukuo national football team

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Manchukuo
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of the Manchukuo
First colours
Second colours
First international
Manchukuo 0 - 6 Japan 
(Xinjing, Manchukuo; 3 September 1939)
Last International
Manchukuo Unknown Republic of China Flag of the Republic of China-Nanjing (Peace, Anti-Communism, National Construction).svg
(Xinjing, Manchukuo; 9 August 1942)
Biggest win
Manchukuo 1 - 0 Republic of China Flag of the Republic of China-Nanjing (Peace, Anti-Communism, National Construction).svg
(Osaka, Japan; 19 June 1940)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 7 - 0 Manchukuo
(Tokyo, Japan; 7 June 1940)

The Manchukuo National Soccer Team(Chinese: 滿洲國國家足球隊; pinyin: Mǎnzhōuguó Guójiā Zúqiú Duì; literally: "Manchuria National Soccer Team") was an international soccer team from Manchukuo and Japanese-occupied eastern Inner Mongolia, created by former Qing Dynasty officials with help from Imperial Japan in 1932. Due to the Non-Recognition Policy of the United States and other countries towards Manchukuo, the team was not permitted to join FIFA, and was therefore not eligible to enter the World Cup. Manchuria played three international matches all against Japan during the late 1930s, losing each one of them, conceding 16 goals and scoring no goals.

The first two matches were held in September 1939 as part of the "Championship Games of Amity with Japan, Manchukuo, and China" ( Nichi-Man-Ka Kokan Kyogikai ), a Japanese-organized successor to the Far Eastern Championship Games which had fallen into dysfunction with the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The third match took place at the East Asian Games ( Toa Taikai ), which were held to both celebrate the 2600th Anniversary of the Japanese Empire, but also to celebrate the start of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.

List of games played by Manchukuo[1][2][edit]

All Scores lists Manchuria's goal tally first

Opponent Score Venue Date Competition
 Japan 6 – 0 Xinjing, Manchukuo 3 September 1939 3 Nations Games
Flag of the Republic of China (1912-1928).svg Republic of China Unknown Xinjing, Manchukuo ? September 1939 3 Nations Games
 Japan 7 – 0 Meiji Jingu Stadium, Tokyo, Japan 7 June 1940 2600th Anniversary Tournament
 Philippines 1 – 1 Koshien South ground, Nishinomiya, Japan 16 June 1940 2600th Anniversary Tournament
Flag of the Republic of China-Nanjing (Peace, Anti-Communism, National Construction).svg Republic of China 0 – 1 Osaka, Japan 19 June, 1940 2600th Anniversary Tournament
Mengjiang Unknown Xinjing, Manchukuo 8 August 1942 Manchuria 10th Anniversary Tournament
 Japan 3 – 1 Xinjing, Manchukuo 9 August 1942 Manchuria 10th Anniversary Tournament
Flag of the Republic of China-Nanjing (Peace, Anti-Communism, National Construction).svg Republic of China Unknown Xinjing, Manchukuo 10 August 1942 Manchuria 10th Anniversary Tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyung-Jin Yoon (28 Jul 2011). "Japan International Matches". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 28 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ Piet Veroeveren (29 Nov 2012). "2600th Anniversary of the Japanese Empire 1940 (Tokyo)". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 Nov 2012.