Peru went into the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Unofficial Football World Champions. The first UFWC title match at Russia 2018 was Peru v Denmark at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk. Peru and Denmark are in World Cup Group C with France and Australia. Any of those sides could take the title during the group stage. If the title reaches the knock-out stage, any of 32 sides could win it, and a combined and undisputed unofficial and official UFWC and FIFA world champion will be crowned. You can find the latest updates here.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.
Expanded and updated to include new matches, teams, players and statistics, it’s a complete guide to the UFWC, including all 936 title matches played since 1872, and all 48 unofficial football world champions.
It’s available exclusively from Amazon stores worldwide, priced at £9.99 or $13.95 – click here.
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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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* = won on penalties. + = click for match report.
Teams ranked by number of title matches won.
Complete UFWC rankings
Are you a football fan? If so, our new book is about YOU.
Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans is the brand new book from UFWC creator Paul Brown, tracing the amazing evolution of the fan from the earliest origins of the game right through to the present day.
It’s available from Amazon stores worldwide at the sale price of £10 (
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia this week, and the UFWC title is up for grabs. Russia 2018 will be the 13th World Cup tournament that the Unofficial Football World Championships title has been contested at. This means there’s a good chance the UFWC and FIFA unofficial and official titles will be unified, which has happened at nine previous World Cups. So there are an exciting few weeks ahead, and this is your UFWC World Cup preview.Read More...
Peru took on Sweden in a UFWC title match that was also a World Cup warm-up. Peru have been UFWC champions since August 2017. Sweden are among the top ten most successful UFWC teams, and sit 7th in the all-time rankings with 28 title match wins. Both Peru and Sweden were looking to take the UFWC title to Russia 2018. A goalless draw means Peru retain the UFWC title, and they will be the Unofficial Football World Champions going into the World Cup.Read More...
Unofficial Football World Champions Peru continued their impressive form with this comfortable win over Saudi Arabia, in a World Cup warm-up that suggests La Blanquirroja are a team to watch, while Saudi’s Green Falcons will struggle at Russia 2018. This match saw the return of Peru captain and record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero, who netted twice in a 3-0 win. The next UFWC title match is another World Cup warm-up. Peru take on Sweden in Gothenburg on Saturday, 9 June.Read More...