Category Archives: Match Previews

Crystian Cruz
UFWC champions Brazil face Mexico and Honduras

Unofficial Football World Champions Brazil play two Copa America warm-up matches this week, against Mexico and Honduras. The Seleção face Mexico in Sao Paolo on Sunday 7 June, and then Honduras in Porto Alegre on Wednesday 10 June, before travelling to Chile for the Copa. The Mexico game is a UFWC title match and, should Brazil retain the title, the Honduras match will be, too.

Esprit Arena Düsseldorf by lackystrike
Germany vs Argentina: World Cup Final rematch

Less than two months after the World Cup Final, where Germany defeated Argentina to become official FIFA and unofficial UFWC champions, the two sides come together for a rematch. This friendly, at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, was arranged back in March, long before the World Cup took place in Brazil. The coincidental rematch gives Argentina the chance to gain some form of revenge. Although the FIFA title will remain with Germany for the next four years, the UFWC title is up for grabs as the winner-stays-on alternative football competition continues.

Photo: Estadio Centenario by ilkerender / Flickr
Uruguay vs Slovenia UFWC preview

Unofficial Football World Champions Uruguay face their final challenge before heading to Brazil in this World Cup warm-up / UFWC title match against Slovenia. If Uruguay win or draw, they will retain the UFWC title and take it with them into the World Cup Finals. If Slovenia win, they will become the new unofficial champions and defend their title against Argentina just three days later on 7 June.

Jonny Blair flying the Northern Ireland flag inside Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay vs Northern Ireland UFWC preview

Following on from our first article on the UFWC title match between Uruguay and Northern Ireland, and now the squads have been announced, here’s the second part of our preview of the big match, which takes place at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo next Friday, 30 May. Uruguay are the current UFWC champions, having most recently held off the challenge of Austria in March. Northern Ireland are contesting the UFWC for the first time since 1997, when they led Germany 1-0 in Belfast – but went on to lose 3-1.