The Chinese Taipei national football team represents the Republic of China (Taiwan) in international football and is controlled by the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, Traditional Chinese: 中華民國足球協會), the governing body for football in Taiwan.
It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Taiwan reached the semi-finals of the 1960 and 1968 AFC Asian Cups, finishing third in the former. The side also won gold in the football sector at the 1954 and 1958 Asian Games although the players in the team originated from British Hong Kong.
The Taipei Municipal Stadium (Chinese: 臺北田徑場 or 台北田徑場; pinyin: Táiběi Tiánjìng Chǎng) is a multi-purpose stadium in Taipei, Taiwan. The original stadium, built in 1956, was used mostly for track and field events. Entertainer Michael Jackson performed two concerts there during his Dangerous World Tour on 4 and 6 September 1993 in front of a crowd of 80,000.
The stadium was demolished and reconstructed for the 2009 Summer Deaflympics between December 2006 and July 2009. The new stadium is able to hold 20,000 people. On 3 July 2011, the stadium recorded its highest attendance for a football game when Chinese Taipei hosted Malaysia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC First Round second leg match, when 15,335 spectators attended the game. In 2013, 500 people showed up at the stadium for a domestic league match between association football clubs Taipower FC and Tatung FC.
The stadium is accessible from the Taipei Arena station of the Taipei Metro.