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Sep 23 15 9:05 AM

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USA v Niue at rugby sevens
319 million versus 1.2 thousand (266,000:1)

Russia v Alderney at cricket
140 million versus 2 thousand - (70,000:1)

I can't find any others that come close to this.

China v Guam in football/rugby union is only around 8,000:1 in terms of population ratios, but has a much larger population difference (over 1.3 billion).

In terms of population ratio, if China/India has played a team with a population smaller than 5,000 in any sport, this would beat USA-Niue in rugby sevens.
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Sep 23 15 2:55 PM

The largest gap I could find in football was ~17000:1, China having faced Andorra in 2004 with their populations being ~1.3 billion and ~75 thousand respectively.

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Sep 23 15 3:43 PM

In 1962 the Republic of China (representing about 700m, supposedly) played vs Labuan (pop. approx 20k). So something above 30000:1. But obviously this doesn't count really.

Talking about other sports, there must be some sport in which China or India has encountered tiny teams. Most of them are in Europe or the Pacific. How about Palau in baseball?

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Sep 24 15 4:11 PM

China-San Marino still does not beat USA-Niue ;-)

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Jan 17 17 10:50 PM

20 Feb 1990 at Kuala Lumpur:
Brunei beat India 15-3, 15-4 in the preliminary round of the ASTAF (Asian Sepak Takraw Federation) category of the World Championship here today.  In the same category Singapore outmatched the defending champion Thailand, while in the international category China beat France and the United States defeated Australia.

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