When it last played an Asian Cup match, Hong Kong was a British colony. After over half a century that included a shock World Cup qualifying victory and an abbreviated qualifying campaign, Hong Kong will return to the Asian Cup in 2023.
Admitted as a FIFA member in 2005, Comoros achieved its historic moment on Mar. 25, 2021, when it qualified for its first major tournament. In 2022, the Indian Ocean archipelago reached the Round of 16 in its first major tournament - the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
After being spared relegation, SV Darmstadt 98 hoped to take advantage of its second chance. In doing so, the club won the hearts of neutrals as the club completed successive promotions and returned to the Bundesliga in 2015.
SV Darmstadt 98 achieved successive promotions in 2014 and 2015 to cap a remarkable turnaround. Relive the early rocky road that included a low point when the club nearly went bankrupt.
After narrowly missing out on the 2014 World Cup, Iceland hoped to continue its ascent. What followed saw Iceland soar to new heights, including its historic achievement at Euro 2016.
In the 2010s, Iceland was one of football's biggest risers, having risen over 100 spots in five years. Relive Iceland's long struggle to get to prominence, including its worst ranking in 2012 before a near-miss at reaching the 2014 World Cup.
On its 33rd qualifying campaign across eight decades, Finland qualified for a major tournament, Euro 2020. Relive the nation's long journey that included a "golden generation" and its search for the manager who was a school teacher at one point.
No nation defied all odds to qualify for a major tournament other than Yemen did to reach the 2019 Asian Cup. Relive the journey away from home for this nation that culminated with the historic qualification.
Nearly 14 years after qualifying for the 2004 Asian Cup, Turkmenistan qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup. Revisit the Central Asian nation's rises and falls across the years since the 2004 Asian Cup.
The 2019 Asian Cup marked the first major tournament for the Central Asian Nation. Relive the journey from struggling within Central Asia to its historic qualification for the tournament.
After Uganda's return to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, another east African nation returned to Africa's premier tournament after a 39-year absence. In 2019, Tanzania capped off its best campaign in nearly four decades. Relive Tanzania's historic journey to Egypt.
Iceland stunned the footballing world with its quarterfinal appearance at Euro 2016 in its debut. Three years later, Madagascar emulated that feat in a more improbable fashion. Relive the journey that Madagascar undertook.
Mauritania was one of three nations that debuted at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Relive the West African nation's journey that revitalized a nation after surviving three footballing droughts.
No nation overcame all odds to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations more than Burundi in 2019. Relive this unprecedented qualification whose roots began with notable victories in the 1990s.
No nation shocked the footballing world in 2016 more than when Guinea-Bissau qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Relive the journey of this West African nation up to and including the tournament..
After years of gut-wrenching fails, Uganda ended a 39-year drought to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Relive the road that got Uganda back on Africa's global stage that included a chance to dethrone the African champions in 2012.
A Le Coq Arena hosted the 2018 UEFA Super Cup final, the first senior final contested in Estonia. Revisit all the people and moments of the stadium's history from clubs and country.
Did you know that Sweden and Denmark have a longtime football rivalry? Here's a look back at a century of moments that includes an infamous Euro 2008 qualifier in 2007 in Denmark and an epic draw in 2004 that caused some interesting controversy.
Latvia's football team achieved its most significant result in a playoff against Turkey that culminated with a berth at Euro 2004. Relive the road to the dramatic second leg in Turkey that spawned Latvia's golden generation.
Belarus became the first former Soviet republic to play in a Men's Olympic Tournament. We revisit the journey that began in 2004 after missing out on Athens eight years earlier and what happened following the 2012 tournament.
The Netherlands and France last met during the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League. We look back at the teams' previous meetings, including an emphatic 4-1 result by the Netherlands in 2008.
Seven European nations witnessed clubs winning their first league title in its histories, including a dramatic triumph in Turkey. We look back at these seven nations' roads to those titles.
Five European nations witnessed surprising league winners in 2011, including one that actually finished second in the overall standings. We look back at five nations that were a major story in 2011.
In 2008, Argentina successfully defended its Olympic title it won in Athens while 15 other nations participated in the month-long tournament. We look back at how each team did on that journey.
In 2012, seven European nations witness dramatic title races, from dynasties in the making to unheralded upstarts. Relive seven of these nations, including those in Russia, France and Bulgaria.
Nothing can be more special for a goalkeeper than scoring a goal in a match, especially when so much is as stake. We revisit notable goalkeepers whos scored the most pivotal goals - from club and country, regardless of gender.
The Asian Cup saw notable firsts, close calls, and a historic result. We look back at all that unfolded, beginning in Thailand and ending with Iraq's triumph.
We look at notable cup finals, domestic and international, that have been decided by stoppage time goals, including the epic in Barcelona in 1999.
Up until 2004, the golden goal was one method used to break ties in extra time. We look back at a decade of goals that shaped football and the many countries and players involved in them.
This Balkan nation was the smallest country to play at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. held its own before being narrowly eliminated in the dying minutes. Revisit Slovenia's journey to its second World Cup.
Revisit nearly nine decades of memorable matches, controversial moments, and even some karma at the 1966 and 2010 World Cups between England and Germany.
New Zealand was the story at the 2010 World Cup as it finished as the tournament's only unbeaten country, emerging from the doldrums of nearly three decades. Revisit the epic journey that included the 1-1 draw with then reigning World Cup champions Italy.
June 15, 2008 saw Turkey overcome a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the Euro 2008 quarterfinals. Relive the journey to this memorable match that even features the referee.
In 2012, African football began with Zambia's historic triumph and ended with 15 nations, including the Cape Verde Islands, qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Relive the year in review, which also featured a newcomer in South Sudan.
Berlin's Olympiastadion will be one of the 10 venues to host games at Euro 2024. Relive notable football matches that made this venue as renowned in football as it is in athletics.
San Siro Stadium hosted the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final. We look back at key games held here, beginning with notable matches featuring both AC Milan and Inter Milan
In 2009, Switzerland pulled off one of soccer's notable upsets when it capped off its debut at the FIFA U-17 World Cup by upsetting host Nigeria to win the tournament. We look back at that journey as a generation of football in the country emerged.
In 2016, Lerkendal Stadion hosted the UEFA Super Cup, the first time a Norwegian stadium hosted a major club final. We look at previous events that unfolded here, primarily since 1985.