Tag Archives: Italy

 

Italy 1-2 Argentina

Argentina defeated Italy to retain the UFWC title in an entertaining match in Rome. Unfortunately, two of football’s biggest stars weren’t involved. Mario Balotelli and Lionel Messi both missed out through injury. Instead it was Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega who grabbed the headlines as Argentina dominated the first half, then held off a strong Italy fight back.

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Can Italy become unofficial champions?

The UFWC resumes following a short summer break with a friendly match between Italy and current Unofficial Football World Champions Argentina. The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday evening, and has been arranged in honour of Pope Francis, the Argentine pontiff. Both teams will have an audience with the Pope on Tuesday. Oddly, despite describing him as an avid football fan, the Vatican say there are no plans for the Pope to actually attend the match. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli – who had the initial idea for the match – has said that he will try to invite him, “if he has nothing else to do”.

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Unofficial champs look to World Cup Finals

Will the Unofficial Football World Championships be contested at the 2014 World Cup? With just 12 months to go until the official final, the unofficial title remains in the hands of Argentina. The UFWC champions look certain to qualify for the FIFA tournament, sitting in prime position at the top of the CONMEBOL table. Should they qualify, Argentina will surely be among the favourites to win the World Cup. Can they emulate Spain in 2010 and consolidate the unofficial and official titles?

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