Tag Archives: Italy

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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Italy 1-2 Argentina

Argentina defeated Italy to retain the UFWC title in an entertaining match in Rome. Unfortunately, two of football’s biggest stars weren’t involved. Mario Balotelli and Lionel Messi both missed out through injury. Instead it was Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega who grabbed the headlines as Argentina dominated the first half, then held off a strong Italy fight back.

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Can Italy become unofficial champions?

The UFWC resumes following a short summer break with a friendly match between Italy and current Unofficial Football World Champions Argentina. The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday evening, and has been arranged in honour of Pope Francis, the Argentine pontiff. Both teams will have an audience with the Pope on Tuesday. Oddly, despite describing him as an avid football fan, the Vatican say there are no plans for the Pope to actually attend the match. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli – who had the initial idea for the match – has said that he will try to invite him, “if he has nothing else to do”.

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Unofficial champs look to World Cup Finals

Will the Unofficial Football World Championships be contested at the 2014 World Cup? With just 12 months to go until the official final, the unofficial title remains in the hands of Argentina. The UFWC champions look certain to qualify for the FIFA tournament, sitting in prime position at the top of the CONMEBOL table. Should they qualify, Argentina will surely be among the favourites to win the World Cup. Can they emulate Spain in 2010 and consolidate the unofficial and official titles?

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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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