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

On October 7, 2001, the Chinese men’s national football team made history. That was the night China took on bottom side Oman at Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang.The hosts knew that a win would secure them a place at the 2002 Fifa World Cup in Japan and South Korea.Oman were winless in their group, while China were unbeaten in five games, and it went to form despite the hosts missing their top scorer, Qi Hong, who was booked against UAE days beforehand.A 36th-minute goal from midfielder Yu Genwei was…

On this day: China qualified for its only Fifa World Cup
On October 7, 2001, the Chinese men’s national football team made history. That was the night China took on bottom side Oman at Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang.The hosts knew that a win would secure them a place at the 2002 Fifa World Cup in Japan and South Korea.Oman were winless in their group, while China were unbeaten in five games, and it went to form despite the hosts missing their top scorer, Qi Hong, who was booked against UAE days beforehand.A 36th-minute goal from midfielder Yu Genwei was…