Provence football team

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Provence
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFédération Provençale de Football
ConfederationNF Board
Top scorerEnnys Hammoud (5)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Provence 0–4 Catalonia 
(3 April, 1921)
Biggest win
 Provence 22–0 Tibet 
(Arbil, Iraq; 5 June, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Provence 0–6 Iraqi Kurdistan 
(Padania; 25 June, 2009)
VIVA World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2008)
Best result4th place (2009, 2012)

The Provence football team is the football team for the French territory of Provence, they do not have affiliation with UEFA or FIFA, but are an affiliate member of the NF-Board since December 2008.

In 2008 and for the first time since 1921, the Provence team played matches, competing in the 2008 VIVA World Cup where they finished in the last place after losing all of their four games. After a losing streak of six games, the team finally claimed a first win in the end of last year, when they beat Monaco 3–2 in a friendly.

Provence put in an improved performance at the 2009 VIVA World Cup when they topped Group B before finishing 4th. They once again finished last at the 2010 finals before surprising many at the 2012 tournament, where they finished above Northern Cyprus in the group-stages, eventually losing to hosts Kurdistan in the semi-finals.

Selected internationals[edit]

Date Venue Opponent Score
9 June, 2012 2012 VIVA World Cup, Kurdistan  Provence  Zanzibar 2–7
8 June, 2012 2012 VIVA World Cup, Kurdistan  Provence  Iraqi Kurdistan 1–2
6 June, 2012 2012 VIVA World Cup, Kurdistan  Provence  Northern Cyprus 2–1
5 June, 2012 2012 VIVA World Cup, Kurdistan  Provence  Darfur 18–0
4 June, 2010 2010 VIVA World Cup, Gozo  Provence  Gozo 1–2
2 June, 2010 2010 VIVA World Cup, Gozo  Provence  Iraqi Kurdistan 2–3
1 June, 2010 2010 VIVA World Cup, Gozo  Provence  Two Sicilies 0–1
11 March, 2010 Padania  Provence  Padania 3–1
26 June, 2009 2009 VIVA World Cup, Padania  Provence  Sápmi 4–4 (4–5)
25 June, 2009 2009 VIVA World Cup, Padania  Provence  Iraqi Kurdistan 0–6
23 June, 2009 2009 VIVA World Cup, Padania  Provence  Sápmi 2–1
22 June, 2009 2009 VIVA World Cup, Padania  Provence  Gozo 3–1
20 December, 2008 Monaco  Provence  Monaco 3–2
12 July, 2008 2008 VIVA World Cup, Sápmi  Provence  Sápmi 2–4
10 July, 2008 2008 VIVA World Cup, Sápmi  Provence  Arameans Suryoye 0–5
9 July, 2008 2008 VIVA World Cup, Sápmi  Provence  Iraqi Kurdistan 0–3
8 July, 2008 2008 VIVA World Cup, Sápmi  Provence  Padania 1–6
4 April, 1921 Catalonia  Provence  Catalonia 0–1
3 April, 1921 Catalonia  Provence  Catalonia 0–4

Tournament records[edit]

VIVA World Cup record[edit]

VIVA World Cup
Year Pos GP W D L GS GA
Occitania 2006 Did not enter
Sápmi (area) 2008 5th 4 0 0 4 3 –18
Padania 2009 4th 4 2 0 2 9 –12
Gozo 2010 6th 3 0 0 3 3 –6
Iraqi Kurdistan 2012 4th 4 2 0 2 23 –10
Total Best: 4th place 5 4 0 11 38 –46

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