- Address: Foshan
- Country: China
- Capacity: 36,000
- Opened: 2006
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Century Lotus Stadium
The Century Lotus Stadium opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Guangdong. It became one of the venues used by the national football team of China. They played their first-ever FIFA World Cup matches in 2002. The first FIFA World Cup game involving China took place in the Korean city of Gwangju. 27,000 spectators attended the match, which ended in a victory for Costa Rica. The Costa Ricans scored twice against China.
More FIFA World Cup games
The national football team of China also lost their second FIFA World Cup game, which took place in the Republic of Korea in front of a crowd of 36,000. They faced Brazil, the first team with five FIFA World Cup titles, in that game. The Brazilian football legends Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha, Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira and Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima all scored once in the first FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and China. The national football team of Brazil won the 2002 FIFA World Cup after defeating Germany in the Japanese city of Yokohama. China faced Türkiye in their third FIFA World Cup game. The match took place in the Korean city of Seoul in front of a crowd of 43,000.