Author Archives: Jacob Hunt


UFWC champs France prepare to face the Netherlands

Undisputed Official and Unofficial World Champions France aim to defend the UFWC title for a fifth time when they travel to De Kuip in Rotterdam to face a Netherlands side on mixed form, in the fifth round of Group Stage matches of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. Since failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Netherlands have found some success under Ronald Koeman, most notably a 3-0 thrashing of Germany earlier in the Group Stage. However, they have struggled to string together results, and the absences of Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder in the national team mean that this is a Dutch side with a mammoth rebuild to undertake if they are to return to their former status as European supergiants.