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Netherlands with perfect start into UFWC year 2019

It took the reigning UFWC Champion only 50 seconds to score the first goal in 2019 – Memphis Depay used a moment of surprise to make the belarussian defence look like still sleeping. Even though the Dutch didn’t keep the pressure on a high level, after 21 minutes Wijnaldum converted a assist from Depay with a close range shot, marking the 2:0 lead for Oranje.


England’s Next Attempt at Unofficial Football Glory

Forget the summer’s achievements in Russia, forget 1966 and all that. England are closing in on their next chance at becoming the Unofficial World Champions with a Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands. It’s been over four years since one of these matches presented itself. This autumn, thanks to a remarkable performance in a Nations League group featuring Spain and Croatia, the England team once more qualified for a semi-final.


Nations League comeback saves UFWC title for the Netherlands

The Netherlands staged a dramatic last-gasp fightback to retain the UFWC title and remain unofficial football world champions in this high-stakes match, which also saw the Dutch qualify for the Nations League Finals next summer. The Dutch were 2-0 down with just five minutes left on the clock, but late, late goals from Quincy Promes and Virgil Van Dijk stole a draw.