Author Archives: Paul Brown

About Paul Brown

Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.

Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Bolivia take UFWC title from Argentina

Bolivia are the new unofficial football world champions following this fairly comfortable win over Argentina in a World Cup qualifier in La Paz. Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins Moreno scored the goals in Bolivia’s sixth all-time UFWC title match win, and their first since 1994.

Chile win China Cup and retain UFWC title

Chile retained the UFWC title and remain unofficial football world champions after this win over Iceland in the inaugural China Cup final. The four-team tournament, played at the Guangxi Sports Center in Nanning, had already seen China beat Croatia to finish in third place. Angelo Sagal’s first-half goal was enough to give Chile the win.

Chile beat Croatia in China to remain unofficial champions

Chile defeated Croatia on penalties in this unusual China Cup game to retain the UFWC title and remain unofficial football world champions. Both sides fielded unfamiliar teams in Nanning, but the game was classified as an “A” international, and therefore a UFWC title match. The inaugural China Cup tournament also features Iceland and China. Iceland beat China yesterday, so Chile and Iceland will face each other in the China Cup final on Sunday.

Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning
Chile resume UFWC defence at China Cup

Unofficial Football World Champions Chile open 2017 with a defence of their UFWC title at the inaugural China Cup competition in Nanning, Southern China. The four-team friendly tournament involves Croatia and Iceland alongside Chile and China, and Chile’s opening match, on 11 January, will be against Croatia. However, there is one important caveat…