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Can you name the national football (soccer) teams from a quote from their Wikipedia pages?

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They have only ever won one game, beating Liechtenstein 1–0 in a friendly match on 28 April 2004
the team was automatically advanced to play in the 1950 FIFA World Cup (all the other Asian teams withdrew), but they did not go to the tournament in Brazil due to the cost
[team] is the most successful national football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup
At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, they became the third African team in history to reach the World Cup quarter-finals
In 2006, [team] set a FIFA World Cup record by being eliminated from the competition despite not conceding a goal
[team] and France are the only two national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympics
Recently the team has been known or nicknamed as the 'Samurai Blue', while news media still refer it to by manager's last name, as 'Zaccheroni [team]'
The current headcoach is Sergey Dvoryankov
[team] won the World Cup in 1966
the first team other than Australia and New Zealand to win the competition [refers to the OFC Nations Cup]
[team] has a strong rivalry with neighbours Italy, and has historically also had important rivalries with Belgium, Brazil, England, Germany, and Spain
[nationality] hold the record for playing the most World Cup finals without ever winning the final
In 2009 they reached the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup, eliminating top-ranked Spain 2-0 in the semi-finals before losing to Brazil 3–2
[team] are the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England
[team] qualified for two World Cups (1994, 2002)
It is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup
Other notable prestations are their four victories over reigning world champions: 2–0 against West Germany in 1954, 5–1 against Brazil in 1963, 1–0 against Argentina in 1982
[team] applied for full UEFA membership and was accepted by the UEFA Congress in May 2013 and can therefore compete in the UEFA European Championship beginning with the 2016 Euros
they are neither a member of FIFA nor UEFA
[team] surprised with a good showing at their World Cup debut, reaching the quarter-finals in 1966
[team] is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region
the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup in terms of population
[team] have been as high as 9th in the FIFA World Rankings, making them the only Arab team and one of two African national teams to enter the world top ten
in 2010 they eventually turned out to be the only team not to lose a game during that World Cup
[team] currently holds the record for the most consecutive matches unbeaten with 29

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