Football in Macau

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The sport of football in the country of Macau is run by the Associação de Futebol de Macau. The association administers the national football team as well as the national league.[1]

The national team has never qualified for the AFC Asian Cup or EAFF East Asian Championship, the team qualified for the 2006 AFC Challenge Cup, where they got one draw and two losses.

As the Sports and Olympic Committee of Macau, China is not recognized as a National Olympic Committee by the International Olympic Committee, the Macau national under-23 football team is unable to take part in the Olympic football tournament.

In November 2016, Macau finished second in the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup.[2] Due to the withdraw of Guam and suspension of Kuwait, Macau qualified for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying third round.[3]

There are three major FIFA standard 11 a side football fields in Macau, they are:

League system[edit]

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Primeira Divisão
10 clubs
↓↑ 2 clubs
2 Segunda Divisão
10 clubs
↓↑ 3 clubs
3 Terceira Divisão
12 clubs
↓↑ 4 clubs
4 Junior Divisão[4]
80 clubs divided in 20 series of 4 clubs

Domestic tournaments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting Club appalled at state of Macau Football". Macau Daily Times. 2012-03-27. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Nepal win AFC Solidarity Cup". Fox Sports Asia. 15 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "TEAMS FOR FINAL ROUND OF AFC ASIAN CUP UAE 2019 QUALIFIERS CONFIRMED". Asian Football Confederation. 13 January 2017. 
  4. ^ 7-a-side, 2x35 minutes.