FIFI Wild Cup
|Dates||29 May – 3 June|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Northern Cyprus (1st title)|
|Fourth place||Republic of St. Pauli|
|Goals scored||33 (3.3 per match)|
The FIFI Wild Cup was an alternative Football World Cup, held from 29 May to 3 June 2006 in Germany. It was run by Federation of International Football Independents (FIFI). FIFI was a body made up of countries not recognized by FIFA, and those whose logistics preclude them from playing representative football. The Millerntor-Stadion, in Hamburg, hosted all the tournament matches.
The tournament was sponsored by an online gambling consortium, who saw this tournament as a way to gain publicity for itself. Hosted in the Hamburg borough of St. Pauli, Germany, this tournament enabled disputed political entities to play in international competition.
According to organizer Jorg Pommeranz, FIFI had to overcome various obstacles, namely China and FIFA applying pressure to exclude Tibet, as well as visas for the Northern Cypriot players to enter Germany. The tournament winners were the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In June 2006, spectator attendance was reported as "relatively weak" with an average of four hundred, thus a second version was deemed unlikely.
- Greenland — an autonomous region of Denmark, and under the control of the Football Association of Greenland
- Northern Cyprus — an unrecognized state, under the control of Cyprus Turkish Football Federation
- Zanzibar — part of Tanzania, but member of CAF
- Gibraltar — a British Overseas Territory claimed by Spain. In May 2013, Gibraltar became a member of UEFA. In May 2016, the country became a member of FIFA.
- Tibet — an autonomous region of China
- Republic of St. Pauli — representing the St. Pauli area of Hamburg, the host city
|Republic of St. Pauli||4||2||1||1||0||8||1||+7|
|Republic of St. Pauli||7–0||Tibet|
|Abdul Yilmaz (4x)
Hakan Demirci (2x)
|Ali Oraloglu 55'
Team: Hasan Piro, Serhan Gönelli, Serkan Önet, Erdinç Borekci, Çagan Cerkez, Ayhan Demir (Coskun Ulusoy 25), Hamis Çakir (Rüstem Özmusalar 81), Ali Oraloglu, Derviş Kolcu, Kemal Uçaner (Ertaç Taşkiran 79)
Team: Anders, Niklas Kreutzmann, Anders Petersen, Antuuaraq Enoksen, Jim Degn (Brian Thomsen 25), Peri Fleischer, John Kreutzmann, Kaaza, Kristian (Otto 72), Pelle, Salamon Thomassen (Paul 75)
|Agrey Morris og 12'
Derviş Kolcu pen 20'
Çagan Cerkez 60'
Team: Hasan Piro, Ayhan Demir, Çagan Cerkez, Serhan Gönelli, Hüseyin Amcaoglu, Serkan Önet, Ertaç Taşkiran (Ali Oraloglu), Erdinç Borekci (Hamis Çakir 63), Çoskun Ulusoy, Derviş Kolcu, Hüseyin Kayalilar
|Salum Ussi 43'
Team: Salum Ali, Agrey Morris, Nadir Haraub, Jusuf Said, Soud, Ahmet Malik (Saud 30), Ally, Maulid, Masoud, Salum Ussi, Nassor
|Northern Cyprus||0 (4)|
|Republic of St. Pauli||1||Gibraltar||2|
|Zanzibar||2||Republic of St.Pauli||1|
|Ali Oraloglu 39'
Dylan og 90'
Team: Hasan Piro, Hamis Çakir, Serhan Gönelli, Serkan Önet, Derviş Kolcu, Coskun Ulusoy, Hüseyin Amcaoglu, Erdinç Borekci, Kemal Uçaner, Ali Oraloglu (Hüseyin Kürpeci 78 (Hüseyin Kayalar 86)), Çagan Cerkez
Team: Kevin, Matthew (David 45), Christian, Lee, Dylan, Daniel, Robert, Colin, Joseph (Robert 60), Lee Casciaro, Graham (Roy 52)
Third place match
Team: Hasan Piro, Çagan Cerkez, Serhan Gönelli, Hüseyin Amcaoglu, Serkan Önet, Ertaç Taşkiran, Erdinç Borekci, Hamis Çakir, Çoskun Ulusoy, Derviş Kolcu, Hüseyin Kayalilar (Kemal Uçaner 60)
|Northern Cyprus won 4–1 on penalties||
Team: Raahani, Agrey Moris, Nadir Haroub, Mwinyi, Soud Abdulla, Nassor Massoud, Salmin, Masoud Ali, Salum Ussi, Abdalla Juma (Ali Kani 70), Maulid Ibrahim
- (in German) Willkommen beim FIFI Wild Cup 2006 Official website of the tournament
- Also-rans find World of own New York Daily News article on the tournament
- The Clash of the Lilliputians Spiegel Online news article with detailed coverage of the tournament
- "Filip Bondy: Also-rans find World of own". www.nydailynews.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006.
- "Nordzypern feiert ausgelassen Triumph beim "Fifi Wild Cup"" (in German). welt.de. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 22 December 2013.