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Okay, so I have just seen today that yesterday there was a friendly match between Mauritius and Seychelles that I totally haven't heard about before consulting the Facebook page of the Mauritius Football Federation (https://www.facebook.com/mauritiusfootballassociation). After the COSAFA Cup, I thought that the Seychelles would not have a match for a long time but I was wrong: Men's Africa Wooden Sp00n - 18/07/2022 Mauritius 2 - 0 Seychelles @ MFA Astro Pitch, Stateland Trianon, Quatre Bornes (MRI), Friendly Match 50'(p) Hans Patate (MRI) 87' Frédéric Sarah (MRI)
Seychelles fail to offload for the 40th time. Up next: to be announced...
Hello, just a quick question, just to be sure: the matches for the qualification for the African Nations Championship (and the African Nations Championship itself) don't count for the UFWC titles, right ? Because these are not matches played by the A-team of each national football team. These matches are only featuring national teams consisting of players currently playing in their respective local leagues.
The African Nations Championship must not be confused with the Africa Cup of Nations (where A-team national football team matches are played).
I would say no to the nations championship counting towards unofficial champions/sthingy. The simple reason for this is that as far as I'm aware they are not counted as full internationals, nor does it count towards a teams FIFA rankings. Theoretically a country is playing their best team possible in these competitions which is not possible in a squad restrictive competition such as the nations championship
Hi, I was trying to sum up all world and continental titles since it is the last day of 2022 and it's been a few months since there was a summary. What's more next matches that matter for world or continental titles are in February 2023 with the Women FIFA International Match Window in February. Please tell me/us if you have something different from this summary (I'm not 100% of everything...):
Current Holders Summary Men World: Argentina American Samoa Asia:Australia Brunei Africa: Mali Seychelles CONCACAF: Panama British Virgin Islands S America: Argentina Bolivia Oceania: New Zealand Tonga Europe: Croatia San Marino
Women World: England Gibraltar Asia: China Macau Africa: Zambia Mauritania CONCACAF: United States Turks & Caicos Islands S America: Brazil Peru Oceania: New Zealand American Samoa Europe: England Gibraltar
Hi max72. There are just 2 where my records differ to yours.
Men's African championship - annoyingly, FIFA count the African Nations Championship matches as full internationals, even though none of the teams are at anything like full strength as they can only use domestic-based players. But because they are seen as full internationals, I include them. That means that Zambia lost the title in a CHAN qualifier to Mozambique in July. Mozambique then lost in November to South Africa, who are the current holders.
Men's CONCACAF sp00n - Anguilla's win last January over the British Virgin Islands appears to have been a "B" international, so I still have Anguilla as sp00n holders. (https://www.footballdatabase.eu/en/match/overview/2348677-iles_vierges_gb-anguilla).
I use Soccerway (https://uk.soccerway.com/teams/national-teams/) as my basis for working out all the data.
But I agree it is complicated as there seems to be no proper agreement as to the status of some matches, hence the arguments over Algeria's/ Italy's world-record unbeaten runs (https://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/news/afcon-algeria-undefeated-streak-record-matches-fifa/d6c2qsspsnki1dwox55u6vwbz).