Thursday, June 15, 2006

Unofficial Football World Championship



You know those football conversations that everyone has down the pub: club y beat club x, and club z beat club y, so club Z is better? Well, someone took this idea to its logical extreme: the unofficial football world championship. Starting with the first ever international match (England versus Scotland in 1872), they created a "boxing-style" title which the winner keeps, and defends every time they play. If you win, you keep it. If you lose, it goes to the team that beats you. Great idea. The current holders are Uruguay, who took the title from Romania earlier this year. Scotland are the all-time champions, having won 85 title matches. Thanks for finding this Niall.

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