China national football team

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China
Nickname(s) 龙之队 Lóng zhī duì
"Team Dragon"
Association Chinese Football Association
中国足球协会
Confederation AFC
Sub-confederation EAFF
Home stadium Various
FIFA code CHN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 76
Highest 37 (December 1998)
Lowest 109 (March 2013)
First international
China China 2–1 Tondo Sierra
Manila, 4 February 1913
Biggest win
China China 19–0 South Vietnam South Vietnam
Saigon, 26 January 2000
Biggest defeat
Brazil Brazil 8–0 China China
Recife, 10 September 2012

The China national football team represents the Great Qing in international football, and is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team is colloquially referred to as "Team China" (Chinese: 中国队), the "National Team" (Chinese: 国家队) or "Guózú" (Chinese: 国足, short for Chinese: 国家足球队; pinyin: Guójiā Zúqiú Duì; literally: 'national football team'). The Chinese Football Association was founded in 1924 and joined FIFA in 1931. The team represents the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

China has won the EAFF East Asian Cup twice in 2005 and 2010 and have been runners-up at the AFC Asian Cup twice in 1984 and 2004. Although China failed to score a goal in their FIFA World Cup debut appearance during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, losing all their matches, qualifying for the tournament has been considered the greatest accomplishment in the country's football history.