2015 MFA World Cup

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2015 MFA World Cup

Logo of the 2015 World Cup
Tournament details
Host country EnglandFlag.png England
Dates Summer 2015
Teams 4-8
Venue(s) 3-4 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4-16


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.

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.

Host Selection

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

Participants Confirmed by the MFA

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer MFA ranking

Announced Interest in Participating

Italics indicate nation is not a MFA member.

Organisation

Venues

All venues shown are unconfirmed and may not be an actual host stadium.

London London London Surrey
Rectory Meadow
Capacity: 600
Wibbandune
Sports Ground

Capacity: 2,000
Mile End
Stadium

Capacity: 2,000
The Robert
Parker Stadium

Capacity: 2,550
Rectory Meadow stadium WC.jpg Wibbandune Sports Ground WC.jpg Mile End Stadium WC.jpg The Robert Parker Stadium WC.jpg
London London London London
The Vale
Capacity: 2,640
Champion Hill
Capacity: 3,000
Reynolds Field
Capacity: 3,000
Croydon Sports Arena
Capacity: 8,000
The Vale stadium WC.jpg Champion hill stadium WC.jpg Reynolds Field stadium WC.jpg Croydon Sports Arena WC.jpg

Group Draw

Pot 1 (Ranked) Pot 2 (Unranked)
TBD TBD

Matches

Group Stage

The group stages will be either one group of four teams or two groups of three teams, depending on the number of teams competing.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Knockout stage

  Semifinals Final
 Winner Group A    
 Runner-up Group B    
 
     Winner Match 7  
   Winner Match 8  
Third place
 Winner Group B    Loser Match 7  
 Runner-up Group A      Loser Match 8  

Semi-Final

Third place match

Final

Match Schedule

Day No. of Matches Stage
Day 1: 2 Matches Group Stage
Day 2: None
Day 3: None
Day 4: 2 Matches Group Stage
Day 5: None
Day 6: None
Day 7: 2 Matches Group Stage
Day 8: None
Day 9: None
Day 10: 2 Matches Semi-Final
Day 11: None
Day 12: None
Day 13: 1 Match Third Place
Day 14: 1 Match Final

Marketing

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.

Offical Logo
MFA 2015 World Cup Logo.png

Mascot

Tickets

Video game

The first video game of a Micronational Football Association competition was announced by Dale Gaming Interactive on February 23rd, 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.

See Also