The second time: 1982 World Cup in Spain
After nearly 20 years, the Chinese men’s football team finally stepped onto the stage of the World Cup qualifiers again. This time coincided with the first expansion plan in the history of the World Cup. At that time, 24 teams were able to enter the finals. Asia and Oceania share two promotion places, and the overall difficulty has dropped to a certain extent.
In the first round of the group stage, China was in the same group as China, Macau, and Japan. At that time, the powerful Chinese team won two consecutive victories with a score of 3.3336 million and 1.3336 million, respectively, ranking first in the group. Reached the semi-finals of the group stage. In the semi-finals, China played against Hong Kong and China, and finally won the penalty shootout with a score of 5:4 and successfully advanced to the group stage finals.
In the final, China fought a goal battle, defeating the North Korean team 4:2, and successfully advanced to the semi-finals. At that time, the opponents were Kuwait, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia in every game in this stage. The matches were very fierce. In the end, the Chinese team had a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, and had to enter the play-offs with New Zealand. In the end, they lost 1:2 to their opponents, and they were just one step away from entering the main match of the World Cup strong>
The third time: the 1986 World Cup in Mexico
This time the World Cup gave two to Asia The number of places that enter the main match will no longer be shared with other continents. This is all due to the good strength of the Asian teams from the qualifiers of the last World Cup and the huge football market. This group match, The Chinese team is divided into Hong Kong, China, Macau, and Brunei.
Of the three opponents, only Hong Kong, China has a very strong overall strength, and the other two teams are all commonly known as "Send Boys". Facing China The Chinese team scored 22 goals in Macau and Brunei. It is a pity that they have 1 draw and 1 loss in the face of Hong Kong, China. It is this loss that ultimately led to the failure of the Chinese team to qualify. It is worth a visit. What I'm mentioning is that facing Hong Kong, China is a familiar plot where you can qualify after a draw, but the Chinese team still ended in failure.
The fourth time: 1990 World Cup in Italy
This time Asia still got two places, but the qualifiers have reached 25 teams, and the competition is fierce. Obviously improving. In the first round of the preliminaries, the Chinese team was in the same group with Iran, Bangladesh and Thailand. In this group, Iran is the strongest opponent overall, and the Chinese team has won one victory and one loss against Iran at home and away. In the end, he won the first place in the group and successfully advanced to the next round.
In the end, there will be two promotion places among the six teams. The six teams are China, South Korea, UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. , North Korea. Unfortunately, in the match against the UAE and Qatar, the Chinese team was scored twice in the last three minutes by their opponents. The 2 wins and 3 losses made the Chinese team miss the World Cup finals. .
Fifth: 1994 World Cup in the United States
This time the number of participating teams in Asia has reached 29, and the competition is divided into six groups for competition. The first place in each group will enter the next round of competition. The Chinese team will compete with Jordan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Iraq. In the first stage of the group stage, the Chinese team got a record of 2 wins and 2 losses, and a team we are very familiar with appeared in this team. Shadow, Gao Hongbo.
In the second stage, although the Chinese team won 4 games, they still fell behind Iraq by one point and did not enter the final stage. The team that entered the World Cup that year was Saudi Arabia, South Korea.
Sixth: 1998 World Cup in France
1998 In the World Cup in France, FIFA decided to implement an expansion plan once again, and the number of participating teams was expanded to 32. The number of places in Asia has also increased to 3.5, sharing one promotion list with Oceania. In the Asian qualifiers, 36 teams participated in the competition.
In the first round of the game, the Chinese team was in the same group with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam. The three teams are all weaker teams in Asia. The Chinese team is the first in the group with 5 wins and 1 loss. Promoted smoothly. In the top ten stage, the Chinese team's opponents were Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, and Kuwait. Several teams are traditionally strong in Asia, and their physical confrontation and overall abilities are very strong.
The game of this group turned into a melee. Everyone had their own wins and losses. The Chinese team eventually won 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses and missed the promotion. It was also a very unfortunate loss, and it was just one step away. Can touch the door of the World Cup.
The seventh time: 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup
This is The most memorable time of all the Chinese team’s qualifiers. Because the host can directly qualify for the World Cup, when the two powerful enemies of Japan and South Korea are lacking in Asia, the Chinese men’s football team finally ushered in the most. Good opportunity.
In the first round of the group stage, the Chinese team was with the Maldives, Cambodia, and Indonesia fans. In the face of these few boys, the Chinese team showed no mercy. Almost every game was a big win. Successfully advanced first. Coming to the key top ten stage, the Chinese team is in a group with the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Qatar, and Oman. The first place can directly enter the World Cup.
The fiery Chinese team has already got the spot after 5 wins and 1 loss. The final two games are 1 win and 1 loss, but it does not affect the final result. The Chinese team finally ushered in its own His first World Cup trip, this has also become an eternal fond memory in the hearts of all fans.
Eighth: 2006 World Cup in Germany
2002 In the World Cup, the overall performance of the Asian teams was very good, and the South Korean team made a historic entry into the semi-finals (although the overall process is very shameful). In view of such excellent results, FIFA has also increased the number of places in Asia. At 4.5, the chance of appearing is even greater, and the number of teams participating in the qualifiers reached 39 that year.
The Chinese men's football team successfully advanced to the second round with a higher world ranking. At that time, the opponents in the same group were Kuwait, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. In the end, the Chinese team and Kuwait had the same points, but the disadvantage of the goal difference made the Chinese team miss the promotion.
The ninth time: 2010 South Africa World Cup
This time As many as 43 teams competed in the Asian region of the qualifiers. In addition to the familiar points-sending boys, there are more and more strong teams, and everyone's development has made great progress. After beating Burma in the two games, the Chinese team entered directly into the top 20 competition. But at that time the Chinese team was divided into Australia, Iraq, and Qatar. The three teams were the absolute strongest in Asia at the time. The luck of this draw was really very bad.
This round of the game, the Chinese team showed the same level as Duan Yu's six-pulse sword, able to capture the strong Australian team with 1 draw and 1 win, but it overturned the relatively weak Qatar. , And finally ranked last in the group, missed the promotion to the top ten competition.
Tenth: 2014 World Cup in Brazil
This may be The Chinese team played the most chaotic World Cup qualifier. The coach alone changed twice during the qualifiers. The Chinese team is in the same group as the Singapore, Jordan and Iraq teams in the top 20 matches. Facing Iraq, which was strong in Asia at that time, the Chinese team lost all two wars, about 1 loss and 1 tie.Find some factories in Singapore, and finally ranked third in the group, missed the promotion.
The most complaint this time is that under the leadership of Gao Hongbo, the overall performance of the national football team is pretty good. But no one expected a temporary change of coaching for Camacho to take over. The arrival of the latter did not change the situation of the Chinese team at all, and it still suffered a failure.
The eleventh: 2018 Russia World Cup
This time The coaching staff of the Chinese team was also very chaotic. From the top 40 qualifiers to the final top 12 games, a total of three head coaches were replaced. In the beginning, under the leadership of Peilan, the Chinese men's football team could say that they did not play at the level that they should have. After the emergency replacement of Gao Hongbo, they barely entered the top 12 competition with the best group second.
In the first four games, the Chinese team was hit with 3 losses and 1 draw. Gao Hongbo stepped down as the head coach and Lippi became a firefighter. In the subsequent games, the Chinese team went all out to defeat the powerful South Korean team, and also got a record of 2 wins and 1 tie in the last few games. However, due to the large pit in the early stage, the Chinese team finally missed the play-offs. At that time, it was only 1 point away from entering the play-offs, which was really a pity.
Now, the Chinese men’s football team is once again ready to go, and I hope they can play their own level in this year’s top 12 matches , Once again issued the most powerful impact towards the World Cup.
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