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North Korea ready to end Japan’s reign as UFWC champions

North Korea vs Japan 15/11/2011, Pyongyang The final UFWC title match of 2011 sees long-standing champions Japan travel to North Korea in one of the toughest tests of their reign. Japan have been champions for 16 games, since beating Argentina back in October 2010. Back-to-back high-scoring wins over Tajikistan (8-0 and 4-0) were impressive, but […]


Sorry England, but Japan are unofficial football world champions

England’s win over World Cup holders Spain yesterday kicked off a light-hearted debate, particularly on Twitter, regarding football’s unofficial champions. Some English fans, including journalists and TV personalities, suggested that the win over the official champions made England “unofficial champions”. Plenty of other fans chipped in to point out that, in fact, the unofficial champions […]


Tajikistan 0-4 Japan

Tajikistan 0-4 Japan Dushanbe, 11/11/11 Scorers: Konno, Okazaki (2), Maeda Japan comfortably defeated Tajikistan once again to retain the UFWC title and reach the next qualification round for the 2014 World Cup. The Blue Samurai only scored half as many goals as they did last time out, but it was a strong performance in difficult […]