Qualification history
When tiny Macau entered Asia's opening round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, few gave them a chance of progressing beyond the first stage. To do so would have meant overturning history, with Macau having yet to progress beyond the opening stage in their six FIFA World Cup campaigns dating back to 1994. And while keen to break new ground, they were found lacking again in qualifying for Russia 2018, suffering an early exit after losing to Cambodia 4-1 over two legs.