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Brazil 1-0 Chile: Below-par Selecao edge feisty game

A single goal from Roberto Firmino was enough to win this feisty match for Brazil in a rain-soaked London. A much-changed Brazil struggled for long periods against Chile, but eventually gained a narrow victory, retaining the UFWC title, and maintaining their 100-percent winning record since the World Cup. For all Brazil’s disappointment last summer, the Seleção did beat Chile – on penalties – in the Round of 16. This friendly was…

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France 1-3 Brazil: Oscar winning performance

Oscar, Luiz Gustavo and of course Neymar were all on target as Brazil won the first UFWC title match of 2015 to remain Unofficial Football World Champions. France scored first, and provided a dangerous challenge on their home turf, but few followers of the UFWC will have been surprised by this result, as Brazil’s free-scoring post-World Cup resurrection continued under the management of Dunga. France created the first good…

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Classic UFWC Title Match: Brazil vs France 1998

The greatest night in the history of French football began with confusion and controversy. Brazil’s official team sheet showed that mercurial striker Ronaldo, already the scorer of four goals in the tournament, had been replaced in the line up by Edmundo. Brazil fans and neutrals were united in disappointment, believing they had been robbed of a chance to see perhaps the world’s best player on the world’s biggest stage.

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How Brazil went from World Cup zeros to UFWC heroes

The 2014 World Cup was supposed to be a celebration of Brazilian football, but it ended in tears for the host nation. That’s not to say it wasn’t a great tournament, with wonderful hosts. Observers suggested Brazil 2014 was the best World Cup since at least France 98, or perhaps even Italia 90. But Brazilian fans might not agree. Many had expected their team to become FIFA World Champions for the sixth time. That didn’t…

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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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