Czechoslovakia women's national football team

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Association Československý fotbalový svaz/Československý futbalový zväz
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Home stadiumVarious
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First colours
First international
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 2 - 1 Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(Viareggio, Italy; 23 February 1968)
Last International
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2 - 2 Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(Italy; 12 September 1992)
Biggest win
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 3 - 0 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg
(Czechoslovakia; 23 October 1988)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 3 - 0 Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg
(Czechoslovakia; 29 September 1990)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 3 - 0 Poland  Flag of Poland.svg
(Czechoslovakia; 28 June 1992)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 5 - 0 Czechoslovakia Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(West Germany; 22 November 1989)
World Cup

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Czechoslovakia's first game was played on February 23 that year in Viareggio, Italy against the also debuting Italian team, and resulted in a 2–1 loss.[ citation needed ] In 1970 Czechoslovakia registered in the first unofficial attempt at a World Cup,[ citation needed ] and it was scheduled to make its debut on July 7 in Bologna against Denmark. However, the team was not granted a visa to travel to the Western Bloc and had to withdraw.[ citation needed ] The same happened the following year. [1]

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From October 1987 to November 1988 Czechoslovakia took part for the first time in the qualifying of the still unofficial European Championship. In the mid-time it took part in June 1988 in the China-based 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament, an essay for the first official World Cup three years later, where it failed to progress to the quarter-finals despite defeating Japan and drawing with impending powerhouse United States. [3] In the European Championship Czechoslovakia was defeated by West Germany in the last qualifying round.

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Through 1989 and 1990 Czechoslovakia played the first official European Championship's qualification, which also served as a qualifying for the 1991 World Cup. This time the team didn't make qualify past the first qualifying stage, ranking third in its group behind Germany and Hungary. In 1991–92 it didn't make it either, losing this time to Italy. This was the team's last appearance as Czechoslovakia was dissolved at the end of 1992. The following saw the foundation of the Czech and Slovak national teams, the former serving as the Czechoslovak team's successor.

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Competition record

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1988 FIFA Invitation Tournament Round 10–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2–1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan
0–0 Flag of the United States.svg United States 3 / 4
1989 European Competition qualification Round 11–1 0–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
1–0 2–0 Flag of Spain.svg Spain
1–0 3–0 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
2–2 0–0 Flag of France.svg France 2 / 5
Quarterfinals1–1 0–2 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1991 European Championship qualification Round 12–0 3–2 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
0–5 0–1 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
0–2 3–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 3 / 4
1993 European Championship qualification Round 12–1 3–0 Flag of Poland.svg Poland
0–3 2–2 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 2 / 3

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