2013 MFA World Cup

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2013 MFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Senyaflag.png DES Senya
Dates July/August 2013
Teams TBC (from MFA confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)


The 2013 MFA World Cup will be the first installment of the Micronational Football Association (MFA)'s world cup, and will be organised by the Democratic Environmental Society of Senya between July and August 2013. The tournement is to be the first all micronation tournement ever.

Host Nation

The Facebook poll results deciding which nation would host the World Cup. The results are slightly off, as they include two invalid votes, which were submitted after the end of voting.

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.[1]

Venues

Aldiss Park, the home of Dereham Town could be used as an alternative stadium to Carrow Road for the final.

The Football Association of the Democratic Environmental Society of Senya (FADESS) has officially named eight candidate Stadiums in five host cities (Norwich, Lenwade, Reepham, Briston and Melton Constable). FADESS has stated that it is looking in to renting Carrow Road Stadium for the final. However, FADESS has also stated that if this does not happen, it will look instead to other grounds nearby, such as Dereham Town's Aldiss Park.

Venues
Norwich Norwich Norwich Reepham
Norfolk FA Stadium
Capacity: 1,000[2]
Mousehold Heath Stadium
Capacity: 5,000
Lavere Park
Capacity: 3,000
RHSC Field
Capacity: 3,000
Mousehold Heath.png OC Lavere Park.png
2013 MFA World Cup Senya bid stadium map.png
Lenwade Briston Melton Constable Norwich
Lenwade Playing Field
Capacity: 1,000
Lomax Park
Capacity: 2,000
Melton Rec
Capacity: 4,500
Carrow Road
Capacity: 27,033
The Rec, Lenwade.jpeg Carrow Road.jpg

Participants

Confirmed Participants

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer
Senyaflag.png DES Senya vacant Senyaflag.png Barnaby Hands JJB Sports

Announced Interest in Participating

italics indicate nation is not a MFA member.

References

  1. Senya to host World Cup - dessenya, March 5, 2012
  2. Norfolk FA pitch hire