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Northern Ireland almost having their hands on the UFWC trophy after nearly 86 years again

There is no other team in UFWC which is waiting to win the Unofficial World Championships another time than Northern Ireland. Ahead of UFWC Match #961 versus reigning champion Netherlands the last time was on 14th October 1933 that a northern irish team went into a title match as the current champion, losing it to England at that time. And ahead of the encounter in Rotterdam nobody could have guessed how close the Green and White Army might come to that glorious feeling again …

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Uruguay 1-0 Northern Ireland

Uruguay retained the Unofficial Football World Championships title with a narrow 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo in what was a tightly contested match. It was Northern Ireland’s first chance to contest the UFWC since 1997, when they lost to Germany in Belfast. Uruguay have been holders of the UFWC since beating Argentina in October 2013. Uruguay are also the current Copa America Champions, and if you’re old enough to remember the British Championships you’ll know that Northern Ireland won the trophy in its final year in 1984, thus getting to keep it. These two teams, with a combined population of around five million have a history of “punching above their weight” and they produced a good World Cup warm-up match and another UFWC tie for the records.

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