FIFI Wild Cup

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2006 FIFI Wild Cup
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates 29 May – 3 June
Teams 6
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Northern Cyprus (1st title)
Runners-up  Zanzibar
Third place  Gibraltar
Fourth place Republic of St. Pauli
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
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.[1] 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.[2]

Participants[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Republic of St. Pauli 4 2 1 1 0 8 1 +7
 Gibraltar 4 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5
 Tibet 0 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12
Republic of St. Pauli 1–1  Gibraltar
Hakan Demirci Lee Casciaro

Republic of St. Pauli 7–0  Tibet
Abdul Yilmaz (4x)
Hakan Demirci (2x)
Dennis Daube

Tibet  0–5  Gibraltar

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Northern Cyprus 6 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3
 Zanzibar 3 2 1 0 1 5 5 0
 Greenland 0 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
Northern Cyprus  1–0  Greenland
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)
Referee: Tobias Mayer, Germany

Northern Cyprus  3–1  Zanzibar
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
Referee: Peter Postel, Germany

Greenland  2–4  Zanzibar
Kaassannquaq Zeeb Alek Mohammed
Abdallah Juma

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
  Northern Cyprus  2  
  Gibraltar  0  
 
      Northern Cyprus  0 (4)
    Zanzibar  0 (1)
Third place
  Republic of St. Pauli  1   Gibraltar  2
  Zanzibar  2     Republic of St.Pauli  1

Semi-finals[edit]

Northern Cyprus  2–0  Gibraltar
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)
Referee: Markus Dahmas, Germany

Republic of St. Pauli 1–2  Zanzibar

Third place match[edit]

Republic of St. Pauli 1–2  Gibraltar

Final[edit]

Northern Cyprus  0–0  Zanzibar


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
Referee: Moritz Hermann, Germany

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filip Bondy: Also-rans find World of own". www.nydailynews.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  2. ^ "Nordzypern feiert ausgelassen Triumph beim "Fifi Wild Cup"" (in German). welt.de. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 22 December 2013.