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Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Wien by Markus Unger
Austria 1-2 Brazil: Seleçao end tough year as UFWC champs

Brazil secured their sixth straight post-World Cup victory, and their fourth straight UFWC title match win, to remain Unofficial Football World Champions. But this wasn’t as easy as previous wins, and challengers Austria did score a goal – the first Brazil have conceded since the World Cup. The result means Brazil will end 2014 as UFWC champions, an achievement that seemed highly unlikely following a wretched campaign as World Cup hosts. The turnaround achieved by Dunga and his players is remarkable, and they thoroughly deserve to end the year as Unofficial Football World Champions.

Photo: Uruguay fans by Jimmy Baikovicius
Austria 1-1 Uruguay

Austria threatened to snatch the UFWC title from unofficial champions Uruguay in this international friendly in Klagenfurt. The home side led for more than 50 minutes thanks to a goal from Marc Janko of Trabzonspor. But a scrappy equaliser saved Uruguay, with a draw on the night sufficient for them to retain the title, and continue the UFWC’s journey towards the World Cup Finals in Brazil.

Photo: Wörtherseestadion by Benutzer Steindy / Wikimedia
Austria vs Uruguay UFWC preview

Unofficial Football World Champions Uruguay travel to Austria on Wednesday for their latest defence of the UFWC title. Uruguay have been UFWC champions since October, when they took the title for Argentina. Austria haven’t been unofficial champions since 1968. Their last UFWC challenge was more than ten years ago, in October 2003. This World Cup warm-up friendly in Klagenfurt now attains much more significance as a UFWC title match.

Futebol by S. Reachers
Slovenia added to UFWC fixture list

A new potential UFWC title match has been added to the fixture list ahead of the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer. Current Unofficial Football World Champions Uruguay will play Slovenia on 4 June, ten days before kicking off their World Cup tournament. Of course, this match will only be a UFWC title match if Uruguay are still the title holders on 4 June. Ahead of that, Uruguay must see off a challenge from Austria…

The biggest ever UFWC title match wins

Japan’s 8-0 win over Tajikistan this week was the biggest UFWC title match win for more than 20 years. Mike Havenaar, Shinji Okazaki, and Shinji Kagawa scored two goals each, and Yuichi Komano and Kengo Nakamura also netted in the huge win that saw Japan retain the UFWC title. It wasn’t Japan’s biggest ever win […]