The World Football Championship is a popular international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of wikinations, micronations and a few less-successful FIFA countries. The championship has been awarded every four years since 1964, though there were two preceding tournaments in 1952 and 1954. Starting 2000, it has reverted to being held biannually. The most recent tournament was WFC 2012, held in Brunant.
The current format of the tournament involves 16 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month this phase is often called the Micronations finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding year is used to determine the finalists.
FIFA had founded the World Cup in 1930 and the best nations in the world. There were still many nations and small territories who were not able to compete at that level. Various small nations sent delegates to the Micronations Congress, first held in Paris (1950) and Koningstad (1951). The nations agreeing to participate were Brunant national football team, Netherlands Antilles, Saarland and Hong Kong. The inaugural tournament was held in France and was won by Saarland in the finals, with a 2-1 win over the Netherlands Antilles. In 1954 a new tournament was held in Saarland, which was won by the hosts after a 4-1 thrashing of Brunant. After this tournament a few organizational issues and difficulties (the reintegration of Saarland into Germany and a Brunanter air disaster), the championship went on hiatus for ten years.
The tournament was historically only limited to small nations, but due to their lack of finances, football development it was decided to invite larger (and generally less-successful nations) while keeping a majority of smaller countries.
The teams with the most wins are Singapore and Brunant, with three wins. Saarland, Traspes and Kemburg are the next most successful with two wins. Brunant and the Insel Islands are the teams with most runner-ups, at 3. The next most is Trinidad and Tobago, with two runners-up.
|2000||Switzerland||Brunant||Trinidad and Tobago||1-0|
|2002||Caribbean||Singapore||Trinidad and Tobago||2-1|
|2008||Latvia||Singapore||Saint Kitts and Nevis||4-2|