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Jimmy Baikovicius
UFWC Review of the Year 2015

15 matches, 38 goals and 5 different champions. That’s the story in brief of the Unofficial Football World Champions in 2015. It was a year in which the UFWC title was held exclusively within South America, and was contested at the Copa America tournament. The year began with Brazil holding the title, and ended with Uruguay as unofficial champions. Welcome to the UFWC Review of the Year 2015.

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Jimmy Baikovicius
Colombia take UFWC title into Copa knockouts

The UFWC title has reached the knockout stage of the Copa America tournament in the hands of Colombia, the reigning Unofficial Football World Champions. Colombia took the UFWC title from Brazil in a 2-1 group-stage win, then drew with Peru to retain the title and scrape through into the Copa quarter finals – where they’ll face UFWC giants Argentina.

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UFWC Review of the Year 2014

15 title matches, 32 goals, six champions – that’s a summary of the Unofficial Football World Championships in 2014. In contrast to 2013, this year the UFWC was mostly dominated by some of international football’s biggest names, as the unofficial title was contested at the official World Cup, culminating in the creation of an ‘undisputed’ football world champion. But that undisputed championship didn’t last long, as the official and unofficial titles were separated by a resurgent football nation. And there were plenty of other surprises along the way.

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Birds Nest at Night, Beijing by Dimitry P
Argentina 0-2 Brazil: World Cup flops are UFWC champions

Brazil may have failed in their attempt to become official world champions this year, but they can now claim to be unofficial champions, after defeating Argentina 2-0 in China. This was a much more confident Brazil side than the one that flopped as host nation at the World Cup. Led by the brilliance of Neymar, and with two goals from new striker Diego Tardelli, the Seleção are the new UFWC champions. This so-called friendly match was the latest Superclásico de las Américas derby between Argentina and Brazil, this one played more than 10,000 miles away from South America in Beijing. The stunning Beijing National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest, was built for the 2008 Olympic Games.

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