It took the reigning UFWC Champion only 50 seconds to score the first goal in 2019 – Memphis Depay used a moment of surprise to make the belarussian defence look like still sleeping. Even though the Dutch didn’t keep the pressure on a high level, after 21 minutes Wijnaldum converted a assist from Depay with a close range shot, marking the 2:0 lead for Oranje.Read More...
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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…
* = won on penalties. + = click for match report.
Teams ranked by number of title matches won.
Complete UFWC rankings
As the Men’s UFWC is still paused until March 2019, the Women’s UFWC (WUFWC) already kickstarted the new year 5 days ago and had the 2nd title match already yesterday! But wait – who is the current title holder? Who is the current challenger? What happened last year? Let’s have a look… When 2018 started with its first WUFWC match on 20th January the odds seemed to be clear: title holders Netherlands faced challengers Spain in a international friendly.Read More...
Forget the summer’s achievements in Russia, forget 1966 and all that. England are closing in on their next chance at becoming the Unofficial World Champions with a Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands. It’s been over four years since one of these matches presented itself. This autumn, thanks to a remarkable performance in a Nations League group featuring Spain and Croatia, the England team once more qualified for a semi-final.Read More...