2018 WAFO World Cup

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2018 WAFO World Cup
2014 2022
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Tournament details
Host country Ar045.png Ardencia
Dates 16 June → 17 July
Teams 32
Venue(s) 17 in 14 host cities
Final positions
Champions - ?
Runners-up - ?
Third Place - Reeland flag.svg Reeland
Fourth Place - ?
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 210 (3,3 per match)
Atendance 2 724 811 (42 575 per match)
Top scorer(s) placeholder (? goals)
Best player placeholder
Best young player placeholder
Best goalkeeper placeholder
Fair play award Final design.png Commonia

The WAFO World Cup 2018 was the 24th edition of the WAFO World Cup. It took place in Ardencia from 16 June to 17 July.

As with the 2014 tournament, each team's squad consisted of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Each participating national association had to confirm their final 23-player squad no later than 10 days before the start of the tournament. Teams were permitted to make late replacements in the event of serious injury, at any time up to 24 hours before their first game. During a match, all remaining squad members not named in the starting team were available to be one of the three permitted substitutions (provided the player is not serving a suspension).

Host nation

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Qualifying

Teams compete in groups within their regional football associations, with the winner gaining an automatic place and the runner-up entering a play-off group. The host qualifies automatically.

Participants

Host Ar045.png Ardencia
Archanta (5) Final design.png Commonia, Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States, FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
Uletha (6) GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya, Reeland flag.svg Reeland
Tarephia (4) 2band brasonia.jpg Brasonia, Latflag.png Latina, 2band lusland.png Luslandia
Antarephia (2)
Kartumia (4)
Ereva (5) N/A
Pelanesia (2) N/A
Orano (2) N/A

Host cities and venues

A total of 17 stadiums where chosen from 14 host cities throughout Ardencia.

The draw

The draw for the group stage team selection was held on the 28 November 2017 at 20:30 at the TBD in Saint Armand. The 32 teams were drawn into 8 groups of 4, by selecting one team from each of the 4 ranked pots. For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the official WAFO World Rankings of October 2017. Pot 1 contained the hosts Ardencia (who were automatically assigned to position A1) and the best seven teams, pot 2 contained the next best eight teams, and so on for pots 3 and 4. Unlike the previous editions, the 2018 edition allowed multiple teams from the same confederation to be drawn in the same group. This act brought a bit of controversy, and WAFO officially announced it will not repeat the process in the future editions of the World Cup.

The four pots included the following teams:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Ar045.png Ardencia
Latflag.png Latina
Reeland flag.svg Reeland
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FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya
Unknown Flag.png
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Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States
Unknown Flag.png
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Final design.png Commonia
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Group Stage

Group A

Group A
Ar045.png Ardencia FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
Unknown Flag.pngA3 Unknown Flag.pngA4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
16/06/2014 Ar045.png Ardencia 3-1 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
17/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngA3 1-0 Unknown Flag.pngA4
22/06/2014 Ar045.png Ardencia 1-1 Unknown Flag.pngA3
22/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngA4 0-4 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
27/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngA4 0-5 Ar045.png Ardencia
27/06/2014 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 4-3 Unknown Flag.pngA3
Final Ranking Group A
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Ar045.png Ardencia 7 Pts 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7
FLAGZYL.png Zylanda 6 Pts 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3
Unknown Flag.pngA3 4 Pts 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
Unknown Flag.pngA4 0 Pt 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10

Group B

Group B
Unknown Flag.pngB1 Unknown Flag.pngB2
Unknown Flag.pngB3 Unknown Flag.pngB4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
17/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB1 2-1 Unknown Flag.pngB2
17/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB3 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngB4
22/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB1 5-1 Unknown Flag.pngB3
22/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB4 2-2 Unknown Flag.pngB2
27/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB4 0-7 Unknown Flag.pngB1
27/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB2 4-4 Unknown Flag.pngB3
Final Ranking Group B
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.pngB1 9 Pts 3 3 0 0 14 2 +12
Unknown Flag.pngB2 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 7 8 -1
Unknown Flag.pngB3 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 5 9 -4
Unknown Flag.pngB4 2 Pt 3 0 2 1 2 9 -7

Group C

Group C
Unknown Flag.pngC1 Unknown Flag.pngC2
Final design.png Commonia Unknown Flag.pngC4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
18/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngC1 1-2 Unknown Flag.pngC2
18/06/2014 Final design.png Commonia 2-0 Unknown Flag.pngC4
23/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngC1 2-2 Final design.png Commonia
23/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngC4 1-0 Unknown Flag.pngC2
28/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngC4 4-1 Unknown Flag.pngC1
28/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngC2 0-0 Final design.png Commonia
Final Ranking Group C
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.pngC4 6 Pts 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2
Final design.png Commonia 5 Pts 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
Unknown Flag.pngC2 4 Pts 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Unknown Flag.pngC1 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4

Group D

Group D
Unknown Flag.pngD1 Unknown Flag.pngD2
Unknown Flag.pngD3 Unknown Flag.pngD4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
18/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD1 1-7 Unknown Flag.pngD2
18/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD3 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngD4
23/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD1 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngD3
23/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD4 0-4 Unknown Flag.pngD2
28/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD4 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngD1
28/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD2 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngD3
Final Ranking Group D
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.pngD2 7 Pts 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10
Unknown Flag.pngD3 3 Pts 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
Unknown Flag.pngD4 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 0 4 -4
Unknown Flag.pngD1 2 Pt 3 0 2 1 1 7 -6

Group E

Group E
Unknown Flag.pngE1 Latflag.png Latina
Unknown Flag.pngE3 Unknown Flag.pngE4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
19/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE1 2-0 Latflag.png Latina
19/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE3 2-0 Unknown Flag.pngE4
24/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE1 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngE3
24/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE4 1-4 Latflag.png Latina
29/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE4 0-3 Unknown Flag.pngE1
29/06/2014 Latflag.png Latina 1-2 Unknown Flag.pngE3
Final Ranking Group E
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.pngE1 7 Pts 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5
Unknown Flag.pngE3 7 Pts 3 2 1 0 4 1 3
Latflag.png Latina 3 Pts 3 1 0 2 5 5 0
Unknown Flag.pngE4 0 Pt 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8

Group F

Group F
Unknown Flag.pngF1 Unknown Flag.pngF2
Unknown Flag.pngF3 Unknown Flag.pngF4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
19/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF1 3-1 Unknown Flag.pngF2
19/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF3 0-1 Unknown Flag.pngF4
24/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF1 1-2 Unknown Flag.pngF3
24/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF4 1-1 Unknown Flag.pngF2
29/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF4 2-0 Unknown Flag.pngF1
29/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF2 1-5 Unknown Flag.pngF3
Final Ranking Group F
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.pngF4 7 Pts 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
Unknown Flag.pngF3 6 Pts 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
Unknown Flag.pngF1 3 Pts 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1
Unknown Flag.pngF2 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 3 9 -6

Group G

Group G
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States
Unknown Flag.pngG3 Reeland flag.svg Reeland


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
20/06/2014 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 2-5 Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States
20/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngG3 1-4 Reeland flag.svg Reeland
25/06/2014 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 0-0 Unknown Flag.pngG3
25/06/2014 Reeland flag.svg Reeland 1-1 Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States
30/06/2014 Reeland flag.svg Reeland 3-0 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya
30/06/2014 Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States 0-3 Unknown Flag.pngG3
Final Ranking Group G
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Reeland flag.svg Reeland 7 Pts 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6
Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States 4 Pts 3 1 1 1 6 6 0
Unknown Flag.pngG3 4 Pts 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 1 Pt 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6

Group H

Group H
Unknown Flag.pngH1 Unknown Flag.pngH2
Unknown Flag.pngH3 Unknown Flag.pngH4


Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
20/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH1 6-0 Unknown Flag.pngH2
20/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH3 1-1 Unknown Flag.pngH4
25/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH1 4-1 Unknown Flag.pngH3
25/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH4 2-2 Unknown Flag.pngH2
30/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH4 1-5 Unknown Flag.pngH1
30/06/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH2 3-3 Unknown Flag.pngH3
Final Ranking Group H
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Unknown Flag.pngH1 9 Pts 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13
Unknown Flag.pngH2 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 5 5 0
Unknown Flag.pngH3 2 Pts 3 0 2 1 5 8 -3
Unknown Flag.pngH4 2 Pt 3 0 2 1 4 8 -4

Knock-out Stage

Round of 16

Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
02/07/2014 Ar045.png Ardencia 1-0 Unknown Flag.pngB2
02/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngD2 2-2 (2-3 a.e.t.) Final design.png Commonia
03/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE1 0-2 Unknown Flag.pngF3
03/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngH1 5-1 Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States
04/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB1 3-2 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda
04/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngC4 0-0 (2-4 PK) Unknown Flag.pngD3
05/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF4 0-1 Unknown Flag.pngE3
05/07/2014 Reeland flag.svg Reeland 4-0 Unknown Flag.pngH2

Quarter-Finals

Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
07/07/2014 Ar045.png Ardencia 1-3 Final design.png Commonia
08/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF3 0-0 (2-1 a.e.t.) Unknown Flag.pngH1
09/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB1 4-0 Unknown Flag.pngD3
10/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngE3 1-3 Reeland flag.svg Reeland

Semi-Finals

Matches
Date Home Score Away Venue
12/07/2014 Final design.png Commonia 1-2 Unknown Flag.pngF3
13/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngB1 2-0 Reeland flag.svg Reeland

3rd place match

Match
Date Home Score Away Venue
16/07/2014 Final design.png Commonia 1-4 Reeland flag.svg Reeland

The Final

Match
Date Home Score Away Venue
17/07/2014 Unknown Flag.pngF3 0-2 Unknown Flag.pngB1

Statistics

Power rankings

Place Team Result
1 B1 Winner
2 F3 Runner-up
3 Reeland flag.svg Reeland Third place winner
4 Final design.png Commonia Fourth place
5 H1 Quarter-Finals
6 E3 Quarter-Finals
7 Ar045.png Ardencia Quarter-Finals
8 D3 Quarter-Finals
9 C4 Round of 16
10 D2 Round of 16
11 F4 Round of 16
12 FLAGZYL.png Zylanda Round of 16
13 E1 Round of 16
14 B2 Round of 16
15 H2 Round of 16
16 Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Round of 16
17 A3 Group Stage 3rd place
18 G3 Group Stage 3rd place
19 C2 Group Stage 3rd place
20 Latflag.png Latina Group Stage 3rd place
21 F1 Group Stage 3rd place
22 H3 Group Stage 3rd place
23 B3 Group Stage 3rd place
24 D4 Group Stage 3rd place
25 H4 Group Stage 4th place
26 D1 Group Stage 4th place
27 B4 Group Stage 4th place
28 C1 Group Stage 4th place
29 F2 Group Stage 4th place
30 GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Group Stage 4th place
31 E4 Group Stage 4th place
32 A4 Group Stage 4th place

Goalscorers

Awards

Controversy

Commonia's appearance

There was a huge debate over the question of the Commonia's place at the World Cup. Many thought that the "anarchic" and "unstable" nation should not play in such tournaments, in order to keep peace within the World Cup. However most players are from the regions that are stabler and richer than the rest (Altaville and Northern Commonia). Many players and teams, and most notably Unknown Flag.png Undecided decided to protest and sent a petition to remove Commonia from the World Cup and replace with another Archantan nation.

In a turn of events, Commonia played peacefully and reached the 4th place. The most surprising fact is that Commonia was awarded for fair-play. There was also Unknown Flag.png Undecided which was another possible fair-play winner, but WAFO decided to give it to Commonia, as an answer to the protestors.