Wednesday 20 August 2008, Budapest

While the eyes of the sporting world might currently be on Beijing, the UFWC gets back underway after a summer break this Wednesday as title holders Hungary meet Montenegro.

In fact, the eyes of both Hungary and Montenegro might remain on Beijing – the two nations are battling it out for Olympic gold in the men’s water polo, having already met in a ‘stunning’ 10-10 qualifying match stalemate. There are unlikely to be 20 goals at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium on Wednesday.

Neither side can claim to be among world football’s elite – Hungary are FIFA ranked 50th in the world, while Montenegro are 143rd. But Hungary are just outside the top ten in the UFWC all-time rankings, having previously won 24 title matches, while Montenegro have never previously played in one.

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.

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