Taipei City: Which Asian team - aside from host nation China PR - reached the quarter-finals of the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup? Those of you who immediately identified Chinese Taipei as the correct answer would be pretty handy at a women’s football trivia night.
It seems unlikely now, but Chinese Taipei were a major player in Asia a few decades back. More than that, they were a pioneer of women’s football in one of the game's traditionally strong regions.
Indeed, their continental record is matched by few teams globally. Three successive AFC Women’s Asian Cup wins between 1977 and 1981 headline their trophy cabinet. Regular semi-finals appearances followed, sandwiched by a pair silver medals, the most recent in 1999. Quirkily, they also won the OFC Women’s Championship twice during the 1980s......
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