Category Archives: Match Previews


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.


Peru aim to retain UFWC title against all-time champions Scotland

Reigning Unofficial Football World Champions Peru begin their World Cup warm-up with a title match against all-time UFWC champions Scotland. The match, in Lima on Tuesday, 29 May, is the first of the warm-ups before Peru head to Russia. La Blanquirroja, managed by popular Argentinian Ricardo Gareca – assisted by former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano, will also play Saudi Arabia on 3 June and Sweden on 9 June. Their World Cup campaign gets underway on 16 June against Denmark.


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.