Thursday, April 20, 2006

World rankings explained

Thanks to a forum called Expat in Turkey I found a site that our Scottish Kankas should love. The Unofficial Football World Championships

Basically, the site looks at who are the unofficial world champions going back to the first ever international played. It is all explained on their website but here is a snippet:

The very first international football match was played between Scotland and England on 30 November 1872. The score was a rather unexciting 0-0. On 8 March 1873, England and Scotland played again. England won 4-2, and became the very first Unofficial Football World Champions.

In 1874, Scotland beat England 2-1, meaning the Unofficial Football World Championship title was passed to the Scots. Following this lineage, we can trace how the UFWC title was passed between 40 different nations over the 132 years between 1872 and 2004. The UFWC philosophy embraces over 130 years of football, and reveals the REAL International Football Champions.

In other words, England beat Scotland, whoever beat England become world champions, whoever beat them take the title and on and on and on we go.

If you haven't actually clicked on the link then I can reveal that Romania are the current world champions. As far as I can see Turkey has never been world champions but Australia has been once, according to this index.

The really weird, and extremely disturbing thing is the index of world championshipness that they come up with.

Those who don't like Scotland (ie: the vast majority of sane people who are regular readers of this blog) should not click on the above link.


  1. This is just to confirm that I did NOT click on the site !!

    Are there any more kankas out there who DO love Scotland ??

    Show yourselves, stand up and be counted and show Oz Kanka that we will not tolerate bigotry !!!

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jock

  2. Sir Eski Kanka. You really should click on the site. You'd be happily surprised.

  3. Yesssss I like it, I like it !!!
    Sorry for doubting you Oz Kanka, and to compensate I will buy you a beer tonite. Actions speak louder than words !!!

    I hope lottsa Ingallish footie freaks visit this blog !!!!

    All the best from a Happy Eski Kanka Jim the Jock