Mascot England NetherlandsNETHERLANDS vs ENGLAND, Amsterdam, 12/08/09

In one of the biggest Unofficial Football World Championship matches for several years, England will challenge the Netherlands for the UFWC title in Amsterdam in August.

The Netherlands are the current UFWC title holders, a 2-0 victory over Norway last week being their sixth consecutive successful UFWC title defence since taking the title from Sweden in November. The Dutch are currently ranked second in the world by FIFA, and were the first nation to qualify for World Cup 2010. They are ranked fifth in the UFWC all-time rankings, having won 37 title matches.

England have won a huge 74 UFWC title matches, and are ranked second in the UFWC rankings. But only one of those wins has come in the last 30 years – a 1-0 victory over Germany in 2000. However, England are playing well under coach Fabio Capello, like the Dutch enjoying a hundred-percent WC qualification campaign, and rising to sixth in the FIFA rankings.

Up for grabs is the UFWC’s CW Alcock Trophy. Officially the game is a friendly, but once again the UFWC title will add spice to the occasion.

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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.

3 thoughts on “England to play Netherlands in UFWC heavyweight clash

  1. David H

    If both teams are still in FIFA’s top 10 when this match happens, it will be the first time since March 26th 2008, when Greece (then ranked at 10th) defended the title against Portugal (then ranked 8th) by winning 2-1 in a friendly on neutral ground.

  2. Brunei

    oh, you are all right david, those teams are on top 10 in FIFA, but you remember that Italy (4th in the ranking) were defate by Egypt (40th) in confederation’s. May be England will win… or not

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