Author Archives: Paul Brown

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.


Unofficial football world champions Peru face Croatia in Miami

The UFWC gets back underway on Friday evening, as Unofficial Football World Champions Peru begin their World Cup warm-up campaign with a match against fellow WC qualifiers Croatia. The match is being played in the United States, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. It’s the first of two US-based friendlies for Peru. They play Iceland next Tuesday, at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. It’s the start of a series of matches that could see the UFWC title change hands several times, and perhaps be contested at Russia 2018.


The UFWC returns with Peru as reigning Unofficial Champions

The UFWC is back, after a four-month winter break, with unofficial football world champions Peru looking to defend their title, and take it into the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. Peru’s World Cup campaign kicks off on 16 June against Denmark. But before that the UFWC champions will need to avoid defeat in a series of World Cup warm-up matches, starting with a friendly against Croatia in Miami on 23 March.


Unofficial world champs Peru qualify for official World Cup

Peru defeated New Zealand in this winner-takes-all UFWC title match and World Cup qualification play-off second leg. The result means that Peru remain Unofficial Football World Champions and qualify for the World Cup finals. That doesn’t guarantee that the UFWC title will be contested in Russia next summer, however, with plenty of football to play before then.


New Zealand and Peru draw in first match of UFWC / WC clash

First-time UFWC challengers New Zealand held Unofficial Football World Champions Peru to a goalless draw in this first leg of the OFC–CONMEBOL World Cup qualification play-off. In a game of few chances, Peru had the majority of the possession, but couldn’t get an away goal. The second leg will be played in Lima on Wednesday, 15 November, with all to play for.