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Chile face Paraguay ahead of WC qualifiers

Unofficial Football World Champions and Copa America winners Chile will play Paraguay in a friendly match on 5 September 2015 ahead of the start of the World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign. As things stand, Chile vs Paraguay will be the next UFWC title match – although further friendlies could be announced. And, following the World Cup 2018 qualification draw in St Petersburg, Chile now know that the first opponent they will play in the qualifiers will be recent UFWC champions Brazil.

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.

Paraguay 2-5 Argentina

A reshuffled Argentina side breezed past Paraguay to retain the UFWC title and qualify for the 2014 World Cup. La Albiceleste were without the suspended Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Garay and Federico Fernandez. But Lionel Messi’s two penalties, plus goals from Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Maxi Rodriguez, were more than enough to secure the Unofficial Football World Champions a place in Brazil next summer.

Estadio Defensores del Chaco by yonolatengo / Flickr
Weakened Argentina face Paraguay

Unofficial champions Argentina take a weakened squad into this World Cup qualifier against Paraguay. Lionel Messi has been named in the squad, having recovered from a hamstring injury to score a brilliant hat-trick for Barcelona against Valencia. But La Albiceleste will be without the suspended Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Garay and Federico Fernandez.

Paraguay vs Argentina 1955

As Argentina begin their latest reign as UFWC champions, we look back at the very first of their 51 title match wins. CLASSIC UFWC TITLE MATCH: Paraguay 3-5 Argentina, 2 March 1955 South American Championships, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile Scorers: Rolon, Martinez, Villalba (Paraguay); Micheli (4), Borrello (Argentina) The 1955 South American Championships took place […]