Lebanon national football team

Lebanon National Football Team

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The Lebanon national football team is the national team of the Republic of Lebanon and is controlled by the Federation Libanaise de Football Association. It is affiliated with the Asian Football Confederation. They are yet to qualify for the World Cup finals. The closest they have come was the qualifying for the 2006 tournament, where a win against Vietnam in their last group match would have seen them progress to the group stage ahead of the much favoured Korea Republic. Lebanon also hosted the 2000 AFC Asian Cup, but failed to get past the group stages as the team lost 4–0 to Iran and tied Iraq (2–2) and Thailand (1–1).

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Early years

On April 27, 1940 the Lebanon national football team played their first international match, against the British Mandate of Palestine, which they lost 5–1. Since 1957 their home stadium has been the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium. Lebanon have qualified to six of the eight tournaments of the Arab Nations Cup, their best result being third place in the 1963 Arab Nations Cup which they hosted. They went on to finish fourth in each of the next two tournaments. Lebanon played in every West Asian Football Federation cup except for the 2008 edition in Iran from which they withdrew: their best performance was third place in the first event held in Jordan in 2000.

USA 1994 qualifying campaign

Half of the group's qualifying campaign was held in Lebanon. Its squad was a group of hopefuls who were only contracted to clubs...
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