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Brazil 4-0 Japan: Neymar masterclass for UFWC champions

A brilliant four-goal performance from captain Neymar Jr helped Brazil move another step away from their World Cup embarrassment as they retained the UFWC title with a thoroughly impressive win over Japan. The best efforts of the challengers were simply no match for a fluid, fast-breaking Brazilian side. Dunga’s Seleção look a completely revived team following the disappointments of the summer, and can deservedly claim to be Unofficial Football World Champions.

Farewell Japan: 16 games as unofficial football world champions

Tuesday’s title match defeat for the Blue Samurai saw Japan lose the UFWC title, and saw North Korea crowned the new Unofficial Football World Champions. We’ll be dedicating plenty of time to the new champions over the next few days, but first we’re taking a look back over Japan’s exciting and memorable reign as champions. […]

North Korea 1-0 Japan

North Korea 1-0 Japan 15/11/2011, Pyongyang Scorer: Pak Nam-Chol Japan’s long reign as UFWC champions came to an end today in Pyongyang, as North Korea became the new unofficial football world champions. Midfielder Nam Chol Pak was the hero for the North Koreans, who fought hard for a deserved victory against an admittedly weakened Japan […]

North Korea ready to end Japan’s reign as UFWC champions

North Korea vs Japan 15/11/2011, Pyongyang The final UFWC title match of 2011 sees long-standing champions Japan travel to North Korea in one of the toughest tests of their reign. Japan have been champions for 16 games, since beating Argentina back in October 2010. Back-to-back high-scoring wins over Tajikistan (8-0 and 4-0) were impressive, but […]

Sorry England, but Japan are unofficial football world champions

England’s win over World Cup holders Spain yesterday kicked off a light-hearted debate, particularly on Twitter, regarding football’s unofficial champions. Some English fans, including journalists and TV personalities, suggested that the win over the official champions made England “unofficial champions”. Plenty of other fans chipped in to point out that, in fact, the unofficial champions […]