Unofficial football world champions Peru face Scotland later this month hoping to retain the UFWC title ahead of the FIFA World Cup, which starts in Russia on June 14. Peru play Scotland in a friendly at the Estadio Nacional de Lima at 8pm local time on Tuesday May 29 (2am on Wednesday May 30 in the UK). They then play Saudi Arabia on June 3 and Sweden on June 9, ahead of their first World Cup game against Denmark on June 16. But can the Peruvians retain the UFWC title all the way to the World Cup? And if so, who will be the top contenders for the World Cup, and for the Unofficial Football World Championships?Read More...
New for 2018, the latest edition of the official UFWC book, Unofficial Football World Champions by Paul Brown, is out now. This is the fourth edition of the book that has been published in every World Cup year since 2006.
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The Unofficial Football World Championships is an alternative international football tournament contested in a boxing-style title match format. Winners of UFWC title matches become title-holders, and Unofficial Football World Champions, and move up the rankings table. UFWC lineage stretches back to the very first international football match in 1872, 58 years before the World Cup. Read More…
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Teams ranked by number of title matches won.
Complete UFWC rankings
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According to the UFWC all-time rankings table, Scotland are unofficially the best team in the world. That’s because across the full lineage of the Unofficial Football World Championships, which stretches back to 1872, the Scots have won more UFWC title matches than any other nation. But they haven’t won a title match since 2007, more than a decade ago. The forthcoming game against current UFWC champions Peru gives Scotland gives them the opportunity to once again be crowned Unofficial Football World Champions.Read More...
Peru won their second UFWC title match in four days, beating Iceland 3-1 to retain the unofficial title and set up an much-anticipated title match against all-time unofficial champions Scotland. Backed by a large following of fans, Peru matched Iceland in the first half then dominated the second half in this World Cup warm-up in New Jersey. This was Peru’s 12th UFWC title match win. Iceland have never won a UFWC match.Read More...
Reigning Unofficial Football World Champions Peru retained their title and served a notice of intent ahead of the World Cup finals in this warm-up match against European qualifiers Croatia, played in the US, at the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Peru completely dominated against a strong Croatia side, and comfortably won 2-0, despite being reduced to ten men in the second half. André Carrillo and Edison Flores scored the goals. Next up for Peru is a match against Iceland, on Tuesday, in New Jersey.Read More...