2015 MFA World Cup
The 2015 MFA World Cup will be the first installment of the Micronational Football Association (MFA)'s world cup, and will be hosted in London, England and will be organised by the MFA between July and August 2015. The tournement is to be the first all micronation tournament ever.
Logo of the 2015 World Cup
|Venue(s)||3-4 (in 1 host city)|
Between four and six teams will compete in the tournament, and will be played in three to four different venues across London. It is not determined yet as to whether the matches will be played in either 6-a-side or 11-a-side formats, this will be determined by the ability of the competing teams to organise the teams, this will also effect the number of referees required at matches. Non-FIFA organiser the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA) would go on to host the first major non-FIFA competition in the English competition in the Summer of 2018.
In 2008, shortly after founding the MFA, then President Joe Foxon announced a World Cup for 2013. Initially, Stigistan and Rukora bidded, and in 2009, Wyke (the successor nation of Stigistan) and Rukora were elected to co-host the World Cup. However, in early 2011 Wyke pulled out of hosting after dissolving, and during the summer of the same year, Rukora were expelled from the MFA, relinquishing their hosting rights. In late 2011, new MFA President Barnaby Hands announced the re-opening of bidding, with Senya and the Dale Republic both eventually bidding. On March 5, 2012, through a Facebook poll in MicroGroup, Senya won the rights to host the World Cup, receiveing 5 of the 8 votes. However, Senya cancelled the tournament after they were unable to finance it. It was later agreed between MFA President, Barnaby Hands and voluntary organiser, Danny Clarke to move the tournament to a more suitable, non-micronationalist host, later decided to be London, England instead of Norfolk, England.
Participants Confirmed by the MFA
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||MFA ranking|
Announced Interest in Participating
Italics indicate nation is not a MFA member.
All venues shown are unconfirmed and may not be an actual host stadium.
|Croydon Sports Arena|
|Pot 1 (Ranked)||Pot 2 (Unranked)|
The group stages will be either one group of four teams or two groups of three teams, depending on the number of teams competing.
|Summer 2015||A1||Match 1||A2||London, England|
|Summer 2015||A1||Match 3||A3||London, England|
|Summer 2015||A2||Match 5||A3||London, England|
|Summer 2015||B1||Match 2||B2||London, England|
|Summer 2015||B1||Match 4||B3||London, England|
|Summer 2015||B2||Match 6||B3||London, England|
|Winner Group A|
|Runner-up Group B|
|Winner Match 7|
|Winner Match 8|
|Winner Group B||Loser Match 7|
|Runner-up Group A||Loser Match 8|
|Summer 2015||Group A Winner||Match 7||Group B Runner-up||London, England|
|Summer 2015||Group B Winner||Match 8||Group A Runner-up||London, England|
Third place match
|Summer 2015||Match 7 Loser||Match 9||Match 8 Loser||London, England|
|Summer 2015||Match 7 Winner||Match 10||Match 8 Winner||London, England|
|Day||No. of Matches||Stage|
|Day 1:||2 Matches||Group Stage|
|Day 4:||2 Matches||Group Stage|
|Day 7:||2 Matches||Group Stage|
|Day 10:||2 Matches||Semi-Final|
|Day 13:||1 Match||Third Place|
|Day 14:||1 Match||Final|
The logo of the 2015 World Cup was designed by co-organiser, Danny Clarke, not long after the decision to hold the competition in London was made. While the logo states the the competition will be organised by the BUMFA, there has not been any offical news regarding this fact or how it will be done although Danny has been a strong advocate of using the member of the BUMFA when organising the competition.
The first video game of a Micronational Football Association competition was announced by Dale Gaming Interactive on February 23, 2014 using the title, 2015 MFA World Cup, although the game was never given licencing rights by the Micronational Football Association there has not yet been a challenge from the Micronational Football Association and rights could still be made ahead of its yet unspecified release expected in the coming months. Because of the yet unknown list of teams to compete in the actual tournament in 2015 the accuracy of the game can be easily disputed with not yet one team said to be included in the game confirming their participation in the tournament.