Chinese players and officials celebrate with national team coach Bora Milutinovic after China’s 1-0 victory over Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Shenyang on October 7, 2001. Photo: Reuters Chinese players and officials celebrate with national team coach Bora Milutinovic after China’s 1-0 victory over Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Shenyang on October 7, 2001. Photo: Reuters
Chinese players and officials celebrate with national team coach Bora Milutinovic after China’s 1-0 victory over Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Shenyang on October 7, 2001. Photo: Reuters

On this day: China qualified for its only Fifa World Cup

  • Reaching the finals in Japan and South Korea remains a high point for Chinese men’s football, despite government-backed spending
  • The 2002 players have not been kind about those that have followed them or Chinese Football Association policy since

Topic |   Fifa
Chinese players and officials celebrate with national team coach Bora Milutinovic after China’s 1-0 victory over Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Shenyang on October 7, 2001. Photo: Reuters Chinese players and officials celebrate with national team coach Bora Milutinovic after China’s 1-0 victory over Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Shenyang on October 7, 2001. Photo: Reuters
Chinese players and officials celebrate with national team coach Bora Milutinovic after China’s 1-0 victory over Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Shenyang on October 7, 2001. Photo: Reuters
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