FIFI Wild Cup

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2006 FIFI Wild Cup
Tournament details
Host country Republic of St. Pauli (official)
Germany Germany (location)
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 Goal ?' Lee Casciaro Goal ?'

Republic of St. Pauli 7–0  Tibet
Abdul Yilmaz Goal ?'?'?'?'
Hakan Demirci Goal ?'?'
Dennis Daube Goal ?'

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 Goal 55'
Referee: Tobias Mayer, Germany

Northern Cyprus  3–1  Zanzibar
Agrey Morris Goal 12' (o.g.)
Derviş Kolcu Goal 20' (pen.)
Çagan Cerkez Goal 60'
Salum Ussi Goal 43'
Referee: Peter Postel, Germany

Greenland  2–4  Zanzibar
Kaassannquaq Zeeb Goal ?' Alek Mohammed Goal ?'?'
Abdallah Juma Goal ?'?'

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Northern Cyprus2
 
 
 
 Gibraltar 0
 
 Northern Cyprus0 (4)
 
 
 
 Zanzibar0 (1)
 
Republic of St. Pauli1
 
 
 Zanzibar2
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 Gibraltar2
 
 
Republic of St.Pauli1

Semi-finals[edit]

Northern Cyprus  2–0  Gibraltar
Ali Oraloglu Goal 39'
Dylan Goal 90' (o.g.)
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
Northern Cyprus won 4–1 on penalties
Referee: Moritz Hermann, Germany

External links[edit]

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. 

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