2018 Lusophone Micronations World Cup

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2018 Lusophone Micronations World Cup
I Copa do Mundo de Futebol Micronacional
2018 CFM World Cup logo.jpg
2018 CFM World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryBugolavija
Dates11 - 29 April
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)0 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions{{country data Bugolavia flag.jpg Bugolavija

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Runners-up [[national football team|]]
Third place [[national football team|]]
Fourth place [[national football team|]]
Tournament statistics
Matches played19

The Lusophone Micronations World Cup was the 1st CFM World Cup, the championship for micronational football teams organized by micronations from the Lusophone Sector. It took place in People's Republic of Bugolavija from 11 to 29 April 2018[1], after the micronation created the MFC - Micronational Football Confederation[2].

Group stage[edit | edit source]

The group stage took place in Bugolavia from 11 to 17 April 2018: each team played two games[3][4][5].

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Bugolavia flag.jpg Bugolavija 2 2 0 0 6
Terranova-Flag2018.png Terranova 2 1 1 0 3
Mauricia.png Borgonha 2 0 0 2 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Band pcoc 200.jpg Porto Claro 2 1 1 0 4
FlagPathros.gif Pathros 2 1 1 0 4
D62659 415b852ea85b4b6e9d480636a23dd622.png Escorvania 2 0 0 2 0

Group C[edit | edit source]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Flag RUPA.png R.U.P.A. 2 1 1 0 4
Flag German Empire.png Reich 2 1 0 1 3
EmirateOfTakiaFlag.png Takia 2 0 1 1 1

Group D[edit | edit source]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
AsgardFlag.png Kingdom of Asgard 2 2 0 0 6
Karniarutheniaflag.png Karnia-Ruthenia 1 1 0 1 3
NacaoPelegrina1.png Kingdom of Italy 2 0 0 2 0

Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

On 19 April defined the teams that would play in the quarter-finals. With a victory, Bugolavija qualified for the quarter-finals in the first place in group A, followed by Terranova with 3 points. Pathros ranked first in group B with 4 points, followed by Porto Claro also with 4 points, but behind Pathros in goal difference. Escorvânia has been eliminated from the World Cup. RUPA was ranked first by group C with 4 points, followed by the German Empire with 3 points. Asgard secured first place in Group D with 6 points, followed by Karnia-Ruthenia with 3 points[6][7].

Group A[edit | edit source]

Porto Claro began dominating the play, but in a counter attack on 18 minutes, Lars Hansen fired and scored the first goal for Terranova. Despite the advantage on the scoreboard, Terranova continued to suffer pressure from Porto Claro, who managed to equalize on 30 minutes with a goal by Sancho Lopes. The rest of the first half was more balanced and both teams managed to make good plays, but without reaching the goal. The second half was also very fierce, but Terranova managed to find a gap in Porto Claro's defense and with 52 minutes Lars Hansen scored the second goal for Terranova. With 55 minutes played, Terranova's Lars Hansen fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. The match remained fierce, Porto Claro had a good chance to reach the goal but failed and ended up eliminated from the World Cup. The game ended in 3 to 1 with the victory of the team of Terranova.[8]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
Terranova-Flag2018.png Terranova 1 1 0 0 3
Band pcoc 200.jpg Porto Claro 1 0 0 1 1

Group B[edit | edit source]

In a controversial game, the Empire was forced to confront for the second consecutive time Asgard, being the only two teams that did not face teams of other keys in the World Cup by a gross mistake of the organization. The classic was repeated and within four minutes Asgard's team - which is one of the favorites for the title - managed to make their first goal. Phillip Schwarz was the scorer. The Karno-Ruthenian players spent the break getting a rerun of the team's tactical organization and regained a solid organization when the game started again. At 28 minutes Phillip Schwarz received the perfect pass and scored the second goal for Asgard. Asgard dominated the game and with 40 minutes Phillip Schwarz scored again, extending the score to 3 to 0. In the second half Karnia-Ruthenia did not miss the opportunity and with 46 minutes Mauricio Ussica scored a goal. Asgard continued to dominate the game, demonstrating more tactical organization than the Karno-Ruthenian team, but a failure in the Asgardian gap gave Guido Veracruz a chance to score with 88 minutes. Karnia-Ruthenia still tried a drawn, but failed. 3 to 2 for Asgard, who qualified for the semifinals.[9][10]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
AsgardFlag.png Kingdom of Asgard 1 1 0 0 3
Karniarutheniaflag.png Karnia-Ruthenia 1 0 0 1 2

Group C[edit | edit source]

Pathros and the Reich clashed in an electrifying match. The Reich's player Mark Baader scored after receiving assistance from Günter Schroder. After their first goal, the German team began to control the match and with 19 minutes Stefan Wessel scored the second goal. Pathros was organized in the match and began to maintain possession of the match, creating good chances of goal. In one of these opportunities, at 32 minutes Erick Kléber scored for the team of Pathros. In the second half the Reich came back more organized and were able to turn the game with a great goal from Stefan Wessel with 55 minutes and easily scored on more goal. After this, the players of the Reich were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals. Heinz Kastner increased the lead to 4 - 2. In the final minute of the match David Costa managed to score for Pathros but it was not enough and the Reich won by 4 to 3.[11]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
Flag German Empire.png Reich 1 1 0 0 4
FlagPathros.gif Pathros 1 0 0 1 3

Group D[edit | edit source]

Bugolavija team showed more technique during the match and after 3 minutes managed to score their first goal. Both teams tried to reach the goal with good chances of attack, but Friedrich Körtig was the one who managed to reach the goal and extend the Bugolavijan advantage with 21 minutes. The coach of R.U.P.A. changed tactics, but Bugolavija continued dominating the match. With 37 minutes Johannes Goldschmidt scored another and extended the lead to 3 - 0. At the end of the first half R.U.P.A. managed to sketch a reaction but failed to score. In the second half of the match Bugolavija scored again and with 49 minutes, Friedrich Körtig placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left. Dieter Nadel was responsible for Bugolavija's fifth goal with 58 minutes. R.U.P.A. began to appear more in the match after the fifth goal of the opposing team, setting up some attempts of attacks. But in a counter attack the Bugolavijan team widened the rout, Dieter Nadel scored the 6th goal in the last minute. Bugolavija won by 6 to 0 and qualified for the semifinals.[12]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
Bugolavia flag.jpg Bugolavija 1 1 0 0 6
Flag RUPA.png R.U.P.A. 1 0 0 1 0

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Once again without choosing tactics for the match, the Bugolavijan team faced the selection of Terranova, which started to score with only 4 minutes with a goal from Lukas Agesen. The coach Ander Batland made changes in the team, which brought a negative result as soon after Felix Kaufmann tied the game with 19 minutes. The game remained balanced until the last minutes of the first half, when Friedrich Körtig turned the game to Bugolavia. After 45 minutes Friedrich Körtig scored another and extended the score to 3 to 1. In the second half Terranova began to dominate the game, with Batland testing various strategies to score. 72 minutes into the game, Lukas Agesen's scored for Bugolavija. With 81 minutes, Lukas Agesen's draw the match. The game went for extra time and Bugolavija managed to turn the game with 94 minutes; Johannes Goldschmidt was the author of the winning goal of Bugolavija over Terranova.

Asgard faced the German Empire. Asgard began dominating the match but who scored first was the German Empire, with 7 minutes. The equalizer came with 39 minutes, Andre Bosch kicked from outside the area and draw the match. At the end of the first half Sven Glöckner scored to Asgard. Asgard's third goal came with 49 minutes. The game ended with Asgard's victory, which qualified for the final.

Final[edit | edit source]

The match started punctually at 4:00 pm. Asgard remained technically ahead of Bugolavija throughout the first half and proved more organized, once the Bugolavija once again entered the field without defining the tactic. The Asgardian team pressed throughout the first stage but failed to score the goal. The second half started with a goal, Willi Wurfel scored for Bugolavija in the 53rd minute. After 55 minutes, Rudolf Holtzmann equalized for Asgard. Asgard made some changes in the strategy but was not enough to prevent Dieter Nadel's 91th-minute goal from Bugolavija.[13]

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