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Chile defeat Paraguay to retain UFWC title

Chile survived a major scare against Paraguay to retain the UFWC title in Santiago. After taking an early lead, Chile were pegged back, and the fell behind. But Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez proved to be the difference between the two sides, as Chile fought back to win, and remain Unofficial Football World Champions.

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Chile vs Paraguay UFWC match preview

After a short summer break the UFWC is back, with current Unofficial Football World Champions Chile facing latest challengers Paraguay. The match, this Saturday 5 September, is a warm-up ahead of the World Cup qualifiers. It’s the first match Chile have played since winning the Copa America in July – when they took the UFWC title from Argentina in a penalty shoot-out final win.

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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.

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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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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.

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