Uruguay 0-0 Tunisia (Uruguay win 3-1 on pens)
Tunis, 02/06/06

This LG Cup Final match was goalless at full-time, with neither UFWC title holders Uruguay nor tournament hosts Tunisia able to create many chances in a slow-paced game. A penalty shoot-out decided matters, and the hero was Uruguay goalkeeper Fabian Carini, who saved three penalty kicks to give his nation a 3-1 win. So Uruguay retained the UFWC title, moving up to 13th place in the overall rankings – and won the LG Cup. But there was some consolation for Tunisia – they will go to the World Cup finals, while Uruguay and the UFWC title will not.

Uruguay took the unofficial title from Romania in May, and subsequently held off challenges from Serbia & Montenegro, Libya and Tunisia in the run-up to the official World Cup. Twice World Cup winners, Uruguay narrowly failed to qualify for Germany 2006, losing on penalties to Australia. La Celeste, or La Olimpica, are coached by Oscar Tabarez, and star players include AS Monaco midfielder Diego Perez and Sinaloa striker Sebastian Abreu.

About Paul Brown

Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.