Condition: 6/10 Fair. Heavy wear to the shoulder stripe motifs
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 46-48 Inches / 117-122 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Seasons: 2004 & 2005
Official Adidas China home football shirt from the 2004 international season.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 6/10 - Fair. Heavy wear to the shoulder stripe motifs (see photos).
China hosted the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, ultimately fell 1–3 to Japan in a final match. The match's outcome sparked anger among Chinese supporters, who rioted in response to bad refereeing. There were an estimated 250 million viewers for the match, the largest single-event sports audience in the country's history at that time.
After winning the 2005 East Asian Football Championship following a 2–0 win against North Korea, they started qualification for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. During this time, the team became the subject of immense criticism and national embarrassment in the media when they had managed to score only one goal, Shao Jiayi's penalty kick during injury time, against Singapore at home and only managed a draw with Singapore in the away game.
During preparations for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, the team spent the weeks leading up to the tournament on a tour of the United States. While the 4–1 loss to the United States was not unexpected, a 1–0 loss to Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake which finished bottom of the league in the 2007 season caused serious concern.
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