Good news for Japanese UFWC fans! The Japanese language edition of the official UFWC book, Unofficial Football World Champions, was published this week by Asuka Shinsha. It’s available from all good bookshops in Japan, including Amazon.co.jp. You can find more information (in Japanese, obviously) at the Asuka Shinsha website.
The book traces the history of the Unofficial Football World Championships from the very first international match in 1872 via more than 800 title matches, involving legendary teams and footballing minnows, classic finals and forgotten friendlies, celebrated players and unsung heroes. The Japanese edition features extra content specially written for Japan fans.
Of course, Japan are the current Unofficial Football World Champions, having taken the title from Argentina back in October and successfully defended it through the Asian Cup and beyond. Things could change on Wednesday, when the Japanese play South Korea in the latest UFWC title match. Can Japan retain the title, or will South Korea become the new champions? As always, we’ll be covering the match right here.
The English edition of Unofficial Football World Champions was published in January, and is available in paperback from all good bookshops, including Amazon.co.uk, and it’s also on Kindle. There’s more information about the English edition here, and you can order it using the links on the right.