Tag Archives: France

Classic UFWC Title Match: Brazil vs France 1998

Ahead of next month’s big Brazil versus France clash, we’re looking back at a classic UFWC title match involving the two teams. Brazil and France have met twice in the UFWC. The first occasion was in 1978, in Paris, where Brazil lost to an 86th-minute goal from Michel Platini. The second was in 1998, again in Paris. But while the first meeting had been a friendly match, the second was much more important – it was a World Cup Final.

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UFWC Top 50 Goals Part 1: 1948-1979

Many of the UFWC goals scored in the past 65 years or so can be viewed online. Watching the goals provides further proof of the brilliance of the UFWC – the competition has provided more than its fair share of special goals. I have chosen my favourite 50 goals from those I have seen, in chronological order, with my top ten highlighted along the way. Some of these goals are famous; however, many are not, and they are a treat for all UFWC fans. The numbers in brackets after the description correspond to the approximate time in the video that the goal appears – in each case start a few seconds earlier to enjoy the goal in all its glory.

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UFWC at the European Championship Final

The UFWC title will not be up for grabs during Sunday’s UEFA Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy, with the current Unofficial Football World Champions being the very un-European North Korea. However, the title has been contested at four previous European Championship finals, including matches involving this year’s finalists. The first occasion was in […]

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Michel Platini (France)

Elegant midfielder Michel Platini was perhaps the best passer of the ball the UFWC has ever seen, not to mention a deadly free-kick specialist, and an incredibly prolific goalscorer. ‘He could thread the ball through the eye of a needle, as well as finish,’ said Bobby Charlton, of a player who left an indelible mark […]

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France vs Japan 2001

In the build-up to the Japan vs J-League XI charity match, here’s a look back at a previous UFWC title match involving the current unofficial football champions, unfortunately for Japan ending in a heavy defeat: CLASSIC UFWC TITLE MATCH: France 5-0 Japan 24 March 2001 Friendly Stade de France, Paris Scorers: Zidane (pen), Henry, Wiltord, […]

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