The Chinese Football Association governs the People's Republic of China's national football squad, Zhong Guo Guo Jia Zu Qiu Dui (simplified Chinese: Zhong Guo Guo Jia Zu Qiu Dui; traditional Chinese: Zhong Guo Guo Jia Zu Qiu Dui; pinyin: Zhongguo guojia zuqiu dui). The team is known as China for the purposes of this article.
China has never won a gold medal at a Summer Olympic Games. Their best result was first place in the inaugural tournament in 1924. They have been present at every Olympics since then, except during World War II when they were banned from competition. After opening their own stadium in Beijing in 2008, the government announced that China would become one of the "Big Four" nations by 2015, along with Germany, Italy, and France. However, China's poor performance at international tournaments has caused some observers to doubt they will be able to do so.
China's official nickname is the Han Chinese Team, but they are also called Zhongguo Renjian (Chinese Sports Team) or Wushu Quanzhong (Palace of Martial Arts).
The term "Chinese soccer team" may also refer to several other teams outside of China. These include the China national football team, which represents China in international competitions such as the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup; and various provincial teams which compete within the framework of the Chinese Football Association.
Association football (Chinese: Zu Qiu; pinyin: zuqiu) and the Chinese national football team are the two types of football in China. Since its introduction in the early twentieth century, modern football has been one of the most popular sports in China. The Chinese Football Association is the national governing organization (CFA). It was founded in 1913 and has its headquarters in Beijing.
China's first international match was played on August 24, 1937 when they defeated Japan 3-0 in Tokyo. In 1978, China made their first appearance in a FIFA-recognized tournament when they took part in the Asian Cup. In 1992, China qualified for their first World Cup but were disqualified after it was discovered that several players had used fake IDs to get into the country. After this incident, football was not allowed to be broadcast on television in China and has never been considered important enough to warrant government funding.
However, in the past decade or so, football has started to grow in popularity in China. There are now many professional clubs playing in the Chinese Super League and A-League. Furthermore, the national team has become one of the top teams in Asia. They have reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup as well as the second round of the 2008 Olympics.
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The rear of an antique bronze mirror used for a lady's daily cosmetics is carved with an image of a soccer game. Cu Ju (cuju), which literally means "kicking a ball," was the original name for Chinese soccer. Early soccer balls were constructed of eight triangular-shaped leather pieces packed with feathers or hair.
The Chinese Football Association governs the China PR national football team (CFA). The squad was created in the Republic of China in 1924 under the supervision of the China Football Association, and it became a member of FIFA in 1931. The CFA was created in the newly formed People's Republic of China following the Chinese Civil War.
The China national cricket team is the international cricket team that represents the People's Republic of China. The Chinese Cricket Association organizes the squad, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2004 and an associate member in 2017. They have never played any matches on the ICC World Cricket League system or the ICC Champions Trophy.
China first played against a touring side in 1877 when they defeated a British team by an innings and 90 runs. In 1879, they played their first official international match when they met Japan in Tokyo. China lost this match by an innings and 130 runs.
They did not play again for another 80 years when they played their next international match in 1929 against Malaysia. This was also the first time that China played against opposition other than Japan. China lost this match by an innings and 30 runs.
In 1934, China played their first Test match against Australia at Shanghai. This was also the first time that China played against opposition other than Japan and Malaysia. The match ended in a no result due to the Second World War breaking out between Germany and England. China won their first one-day match against India in 1981 and their first Twenty20 match against Pakistan in 2008. However, both these matches were canceled due to injuries to key players.
China's only victory in Test matches came in 1999 against South Africa at Hong Kong.