- Address: Chengdu
- Country: China
- Capacity: 27,000
- Opened: 2004
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium
The construction of the Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium, which is also sometimes used for concerts, started in 2003. It opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Sichuan. The football stadium was one of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup venues. Four Chinese stadiums were used for the Asian championship for national football teams in 2004. Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing and Jinan were the 2004 AFC Asian Cup host cities.
AFC Asian Cup matches at the Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium
The first-ever AFC Asian Cup match at the Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium took place on 18 July 2004. The match between the national football teams of Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan ended in a 2-2 draw. 12,000 spectators showed up for the game. The second AFC Asian Cup match at the stadium was won by Uzbekistan after beating Iraq. That game also attracted 12,000 people. On 30 July 2004, the stadium hosted its first-ever AFC Asian Cup quarter-final. The national football team of Bahrain won the game against Uzbekistan after penalties in front of 18,000 people.
Japan versus China
The national football team of Japan won the Asian championship for national football teams in 2004 after defeating China in the final of the tournament. China reached the final after beating Iran and Japan reached the final after beating Bahrain. In 1984, China played their first-ever AFC Asian Cup final. The national football team of Saudi Arabia won the game, which took place in Singapore. Japan were crowned Asian football champions two times before they faced China in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup final. In 1992, they won their first-ever AFC Asian Cup title after defeating Saudi Arabia in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. In 2000, Japan won their second AFC Asian Cup title after beating Saudi Arabia again.