The build-up to the next UFWC title match has been completely overshadowed by the huge earthquake and resultant tsunami that hit Japan at 0546 GMT today. Japan, of course, are the current Unofficial Football World Champions. News is still emerging, but it seems likely that the country will be mourning many casualties.

The match between Japan and Montenegro is due to take place on Saturday 25th March at Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium. The Shizuoka province is south of Tokyo and is thought to have escaped the worst of the damage. However, on days like these football must take a back seat. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan, and others affected by this disaster.

You can find information on how to help those in need in Japan and elsewhere from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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.

One thought on “Japan earthquake

  1. Itsuro

    Thank you, Paul, for your warm words for us. I’m locatd in Tokyo and experienced yesterday’s awful quake. Still, I hope the next match with Montenegro will be played because we have 14 days for recovery and our Blue Samurai can encourage the whole nation in such a diaster. Shizuoka was not damaged at all. Anyway, I’d like to welcome New Zealand’s national team for the next match which should be played on March 29 at Tokyo. The match should be devoted to victims of quakes at Christchurch and Eastern Japan.

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