|Chinese Taipei Football Association|
Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) is the governing body for football in the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). Its official name in Chinese is the Republic of China Football Association, but it is billed as the "Chinese Taipei Football Association" abroad and uses the English initials on its badge (see Chinese Taipei for details on the political reasons and issues related to the use of this sporting name for the Republic of China).
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|Jose Amarante||Futsal Coordinator|
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2008 in Taiwanese football.
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