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Reigning UFWC champions Peru defeat all-time champs Scotland

Peru remain Unofficial Football World Champions following a 2-0 win over all-time top-ranked UFWC side Scotland in Lima. But the win wasn’t as straightforward as had been predicted, with an understrength Scotland team making things difficult for La Blanquirroja. Peru needed a first half penalty, converted by Christian Cueva, to take the lead. A second half goal from Jefferson Farfan made sure of the victory. The win for Peru means that the UFWC title will definitely be contested at the FIFA World Cup, as subsequent challengers have all qualified for Russia 2018.

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Doubts over Peru v Scotland UFWC title match

Doubts have surfaced over the eligibility of the Peru v Scotland UFWC title match, which will be played tomorrow, 29 May, at the Estadio Nacional del Peru in Lima. Scotland will field an understrength team, and there have been suggestions that the game will not therefore be considered an international ‘A’ match. An ‘A’ match is a game in which both countries field their first national representative teams. Only ‘A’ matches can be UFWC title matches. So will this match between the reigning unofficial champions and the all-time unofficial champs be a UFWC title match?

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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.

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Scotland aim to regain unofficial football world champions title

According to the UFWC all-time rankings table, Scotland are unofficially the best team in the world. That’s because across the full lineage of the Unofficial Football World Championships, which stretches back to 1872, the Scots have won more UFWC title matches than any other nation. But they haven’t won a title match since 2007, more than a decade ago. The forthcoming game against current UFWC champions Peru gives Scotland gives them the opportunity to once again be crowned Unofficial Football World Champions.

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