Occitania national football team

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Occitania
Nickname(s) La Seleccion
Confederation ConIFA
Head coach Didier Amiel
Most caps Jordan Amiel (29), Boris Massaré (25), Christophe Mouysset (22)
Top scorer Mickael Bertini (10). Guillaume Lafuente (9), Boris Massaré (8)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Occitania 0 – 0 Monaco ;
(Béziers, France; 12 February 2005)
Biggest win
 Occitania 14 – 0 Chechnya ;
(Béziers, France; 3 September 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Occitania 0 – 7 Sápmi ;
(Hyères, France; 15 April 2006)
VIVA World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 2006)
Best result 3rd in 2006, 3rd in 2010

The Occitania national football team is the football team of Occitania, which is the name given to areas of southern France, westernmost Italy and a small valley in northern Spain where the Occitan language is spoken. It is controlled by the Associacion Occitania de Fotbol. As Occitania is not a recognised state it is neither a member of FIFA nor UEFA, and the team therefore is not eligible to enter either the World Cup or European Championship. They are members of the New Federations Board, and hosted the inaugural VIVA World Cup in November 2006 where they finished 3rd.

Since the Occitania team was established in 2004 they have played numerous friendly matches against sides such as Chechnya and Monaco as well as competing in 4 VIVA World Cup tournaments. In 2009 they finished 6th after their 5th-place match victory over Gozo was annulled, and a year later they completed their best-ever VIVA World Cup performance when they defeated Two Sicilies 2-0 to take 3rd-place. The Occitans were narrowly knocked out by hosts Kurdistan in the group stages of the 2012 VIVA World Cup, before eventually finished 5th.

Occitania also play in the Europeada, which is organised by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN). In the Europeada 2008 Occitania reached the quarter finals, being eliminated by eventual tournament winner South Tyrol. The Occitans again reached the quarter finals in the 2012 tournament.

Tournament records[edit]

VIVA World Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Occitania 2006 3rd place match 3rd 2 0 0 2 2 10
Sápmi (area) 2008 Did not enter
Padania 2009 5th place match 5th 3 1 0 2 2 6
Gozo 2010 3rd place match 3rd 4 2 0 2 9 3
Iraqi Kurdistan 2012 5th place match 5th 4 3 0 1 16 4
Total 13 6 0 7 29 23

Europeada record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Switzerland Europeada 2008 Quarter Final 5th 4 2 2 0 8 5
Germany Europeada 2012 Quarter Final 5th 4 3 1 0 11 5
Total 8 5 3 0 19 10

Results and upcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Venue Score
30 Dec 2014 Toulouse  Occitania Isle of Man Ellan Vannin 5-1
7 Jun 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football CupÖstersund  Abkhazia  Occitania 0-1
5 Jun 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football CupÖstersund  Iraqi Kurdistan  Occitania 2-2 (5-4)
4 Jun 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football CupÖstersund  Arameans Suryoye  Occitania 0-0 (7-6)
3 Jun 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football CupÖstersund  Sápmi  Occitania 0-1
1 Jun 2014 2014 ConIFA World Football CupÖstersund  Abkhazia  Occitania 1-1
28 Dec 2013 Lugo  Galicia  Occitania 1-7
7 July 2013 Tynwald Hill Tournament - Isle of Man Isle of Man St Johns United A.F.C.  Occitania 0-2
6 July 2013 Tynwald Hill Tournament - Isle of Man  Tamil Eelam  Occitania 0-5
5 July 2013 Tynwald Hill Tournament - Isle of Man  Occitania  Sealand 8-0
21 Jun 2012 Europeada 2012Lusatia  Occitania  South Tyrol 0–3
19 Jun 2012 Europeada 2012Lusatia  Occitania Germany Danes of Germany 1–0
18 Jun 2012 Europeada 2012Lusatia  Occitania Italy Cimbrians 5–0
17 Jun 2012 Europeada 2012Lusatia  Occitania Wales Welsh 5–2
9 Jun 2012 2012 VIVA World CupKurdistan  Occitania  Western Sahara 3–1
7 Jun 2012 2012 VIVA World CupKurdistan  Occitania  Tamil Eelam 7–0
6 Jun 2012 2012 VIVA World CupKurdistan  Iraqi Kurdistan  Occitania 1–0
5 Jun 2012 2012 VIVA World CupKurdistan  Occitania  Western Sahara 6–2
30 Mar 2012 Toulouse  Occitania  Sápmi 3–2
29 Dec 2011 Fontès  Occitania Campania Cilento 2-0
28 May 2011 Olargues  Occitania  Romani people 11–2
5 Jun 2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Occitania  Two Sicilies 2–0
4 Jun 2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Occitania  Iraqi Kurdistan 1–2
2 Jun 2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Occitania  Gozo 5–0
1 Jun 2010 2010 VIVA World CupGozo  Occitania  Padania 0–1
3 Apr 2010 Saint-Dalmas-De-Tende  Occitania  Monaco 5–1
26 Jun 2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Occitania  Gozo 2–1
23 Jun 2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Occitania  Iraqi Kurdistan 0–4
22 Jun 2009 2009 VIVA World CupPadania  Occitania  Padania 0–1
8 Nov 2008 Caraglio  Occitania  Monaco 2–2
5 Jun 2008 Europeada 2008Rhaetia  Occitania  South Tyrol 0–2
3 Jun 2008 Europeada 2008Rhaetia  Occitania Romania Croats of Romania 5–0
2 Jun 2008 Europeada 2008Rhaetia  Occitania Germany Lusatia Sorbs 1–2
1 Jun 2008 Europeada 2008Rhaetia  Occitania Italy Cimbrians 2–1
21 Nov 2006 2006 VIVA World CupOccitania  Occitania  Monaco 2–3
20 Nov 2006 2006 VIVA World CupOccitania  Occitania  Sápmi 0–7
17 Dec 2005 Monaco  Occitania  Monaco 1–2
3 Mar 2005 Occitania  Occitania  Chechnya 14–0
12 Feb 2005 Occitania  Occitania  Monaco 0–0

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup: link here

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Romain Ellien 20 December 1984 6 0 Olympique Girou FC
1GK Lucas Orditz 22 April 1990 3 0 CA Béglais
2DF Nicolas Dubois 27 April 1983 10 0 FC Pyramid Grande-Motte Littoral
2DF Gerome Hernandez 10 April 1979 15 3 FC Portiragnes
2DF Christophe Dalzon 15 April 1983 10 0 AS Fabrègues
2DF Vivian Dors 09 October 1978 8 2 ES Pezenas Paulhan
2DF Joel Congré 28 September 1987 6 0 Toulouse St Jo
2DF Sebastien Picard 6 January 1982 10 1 AS Bages Football
3MF Renaud Thomas 01 February 1980 15 2 Occitania US Le Pontet
3MF Amiel Jordan 31 March 1983 29 4 FC Portiragnes
3MF Nabil Moussi 04 March 1988 6 0 Toulouse AC
3MF Ronald Rodas 26 October 1976 10 2 Toulouse OAC
3MF Brice Martinez 03 June 1989 10 5 AS Puissalicon Magalas
3MF Bastien Cantier 19 January 1988 10 2 AS Montarnaud
3MF Giovanni Giraudo 17 January 1994 3 0 Italy A.C.D. Pro Dronero
3MF Boris Massaré 26 June 1986 25 8 Denmark Brabrand IF
4FW Guillaume Lafuente 11 February 1983 20 9 AS Fabregues
4FW Simon Delpech 21 February 1989 7 4 Auch Football
4FW Pierre Bru 27 April 1984 10 4 AS Canet
4FW Christophe Macia 28 October 1987 3 0 AS Montarnaud

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