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Unofficial Football World Championships vs the World Cup

We love the World Cup here at the UFWC, and are excitedly looking forward to Brazil 2014, which starts in just two months’ time. To add to the excitement, there’s a good chance that the Unofficial Football World Championships title will be contested at the World Cup tournament. Current UFWC champions Uruguay are on course to take the title to Brazil, although they have a couple of tricky title matches to negotiate first. If the UFWC title does go to Brazil, it won’t be the first time the unofficial and official tournaments have crossed over. The UFWC and World Cup lineages are very different, but they have come together several times during football’s long and entertaining history.

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Can Northern Ireland become UFWC champions?

The next Unofficial Football World Championships match is just over two months away on the 30 May, and it looks set to be a classic. Two teams with a proud and successful footballing history and plenty of passion will play each other. First ever World Cup winners Uruguay face reigning British Champions Northern Ireland in the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo – the venue where the World Cup began back in 1930. It will be the light blue of Uruguay against the shining emerald green of Northern Ireland.

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Austria 1-1 Uruguay

Austria threatened to snatch the UFWC title from unofficial champions Uruguay in this international friendly in Klagenfurt. The home side led for more than 50 minutes thanks to a goal from Marc Janko of Trabzonspor. But a scrappy equaliser saved Uruguay, with a draw on the night sufficient for them to retain the title, and continue the UFWC’s journey towards the World Cup Finals in Brazil.

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Austria vs Uruguay UFWC preview

Unofficial Football World Champions Uruguay travel to Austria on Wednesday for their latest defence of the UFWC title. Uruguay have been UFWC champions since October, when they took the title for Argentina. Austria haven’t been unofficial champions since 1968. Their last UFWC challenge was more than ten years ago, in October 2003. This World Cup warm-up friendly in Klagenfurt now attains much more significance as a UFWC title match.

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Northern Ireland line up for UFWC

Current Unofficial Football World Champions Uruguay will play Northern Ireland on 30 May, ahead of the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer. The fixture could offer Northern Ireland a chance to challenge for the UFWC title – if Uruguay are still the holders. As things stand, the next UFWC title match will see Uruguay play Austria in Klagenfurt on 5 March. If Uruguay avoid defeat, they will retain the UFWC title, and go on to defend it against Northern Ireland…

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