Reverse FSFA Cup:

Introduction:

The Reverse FSFA Cup is a virtually simulated knock-out cup involving all FIFA members with a twist. The loser advances in the tournament and the winner is eliminated.

The tournament is done with a knockout format. There will be 1 match in a neutral venue that will end in extra time and penalties if necessary.

The tournament consists of a preliminary round featuring the 174 highest ranked teams on the FS ranking. The other 41 teams start in round 1.

There is an open random draw, so any team can draw anyone regardless of geographical location, FS ranking, FIFA ranking or political issues. Draws are done using http://www.random.org/

The preliminary round will feature 87 matches, after that round 1 will start with 64 matches and the tournament will then go on until we have 1 team left. That is the worst team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary round:

We had 4 hattricks in this round. Asamoah Gyan scored 3 times for Ghana. Zoran Tosic scored 3 for Serbia and Mexico had two hattrick scorers: Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Oribe Peralta.
3 matches had to go to penalties, one of those shoot-outs lasted for a very long time, Egypt beat Panama with 11 – 10. The biggest names still in the tournament are France and Italy.


Belgium 6 – 1 Oman
El Salvador 2 – 1 French Guiana
Algeria 1 – 3 Syria
Costa Rica 0 – 1 Estonia
Moldova 1 – 2 Ukraine
Azerbaijan 0 – 4 Sweden
St Kitts & Nevis 0 – 1 Austria
UAE 0 – 1 Germany
Bahrain 1 – 0 Hong Kong
Bulgaria 1 – 0 Italy
Northern Ireland 4 – 0 Faroe Islands
Tanzania 1 – 2 Georgia
Turkey 3 – 2 Nigeria
Burkina Faso 3 – 2 Namibia
Swaziland 2 – 1 Israel
Republic of Ireland 3 – 2 Afghanistan
Ecuador 4 – 1 Qatar
Ghana 5 – 0 Indonesia
Tahiti 1 – 4 Kazakhstan
France 0 – 1 Martinique
Lebanon 0 – 1 Uzbekistan
Sierra Leone 0 – 2 England
Libya 0 – 1 F.Y.R.Macedonia
Scotland 0 – 1 Latvia
Mali 2 – 1 Colombia
Thailand 1 – 3 Spain
Slovakia 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 1) Uruguay
Iran 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 1) Argentina
Guyana 3 – 1 D.R. Congo
South Korea 1 – 3 Finland
Cayman Islands 0 – 4 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Canada 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 2) Venezuela
Central African Rep. 1 – 1 (ET: 2 – 1) Kuwait
Singapore 0 – 1 Palestine
Honduras 1 – 0 Niger
Philippines 1 – 4 Jamaica
Greece 2 – 0 Equatorial Guinea
Fiji 0 – 4 Croatia
Gabon 4 – 1 Mauritius
Rwanda 2 – 1 Aruba
Kyrgyzstan 0 – 1 Mozambique
Guinea-Bissau 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 0) (PSO: 3 – 4) New Zealand
Chad 1 – 3 Hungary
Chile 3 – 1 Zimbabwe
Czech Republic 2 – 0 Mauritania
Botswana 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 4) Morocco
Cape Verde Islands 0 – 1 Barbados
Peru 1 – 2 Montenegro
Burma 0 – 1 Curacao
Tunisia 2 – 1 Russia
Guatemala 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 1) Paraguay
Benin 5 – 0 St Lucia
Poland 5 – 1 Surinam
Liechtenstein 1 – 2 Nicaragua
Wales 3 – 2 Malawi
Japan 0 – 1 Netherlands
Kenya 0 – 3 Norway
Uganda 1 – 2 Saudi Arabia
Congo 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 4 – 5) Cameroon
Albania 1 – 0 Cyprus
Belize 2 – 6 Mexico
Iceland 2 – 1 Australia
South Africa 2 – 1 Malta
Madagascar 0 – 4 Romania
Tajikistan 1 – 2 Papua New Guinea
Bolivia 3 – 1 Ivory Coast
Sudan 2 – 2 (ET: 2 – 3) New Caledonia
Egypt 0 – 0 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 11 – 10) Panama
Serbia 5 – 0 Bermuda
Togo 1 – 3 Brazil
Gambia 1 – 0 Iraq
Cuba 2 – 5 Guadeloupe
Haiti 0 – 3 Armenia
Jordan 1 – 0 Liberia
Slovenia 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 1) Senegal
China 3 – 1 Turkmenistan
Burundi 2 – 3 Lithuania
Angola 0 – 1 Switzerland
Luxembourg 0 – 4 Portugal
Belarus 3 – 0 Lesotho
Trinidad & Tobago 3 – 1 Puerto Rico
Antigua & Barbuda 1 – 0 Dominican Republic
Grenada 0 – 1 Zambia
Denmark 1 – 2 USA
Ethiopia 0 – 2 St Vincent
Vietnam 3 – 1 Comoros
North Korea 1 – 2 Guinea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 1:

Besides hattrick scorers we also had many 4 goal scorers this round. Reza Ghoochannejhad scored 4 times for Iran, Steven Fletcher scored 4 for Scotland, Marek Hamsik put in 4 for Slovakia and so did Gervinho for Ivory Coast. Among the hattrick scorers were: Ali Ashfaq from Maldives, William Jebor from Liberia, Massimo Luongo from Australia, Scott Brown and Ikechi Anya from Scotland, Kervens Belfort from Haiti and Max Gradel from Ivory Coast. The biggest name still in the tournament seems to be Japan.


Samoa 0 – 3 Equatorial Guinea
Bhutan 0 – 5 Nigeria
Turkmenistan 1 – 2 D.R. Congo
Madagascar 2 – 3 Ethiopia
France 6 – 0 Djibouti
Grenada 1 – 2 Sudan
Botswana 1 – 0 Vanuatu
Angola 0 – 3 Colombia
Israel 3 – 1 Yemen
Tanzania 0 – 1 Bangladesh
South Korea 3 – 1 Turks & Caicos Is
Hong Kong 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 4 – 3) Chad
Tahiti 1 – 4 Maldives
Burundi 2 – 1 Canada
US Virgin Islands 0 – 4 Tajikistan
San Marino 0 – 2 St Kitts & Nevis
Cayman Islands 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 0) (PSO: 4 – 5) Burma
Namibia 4 – 1 Pakistan
Cyprus 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 4) Liberia
Eritrea 2 – 1 French Guiana
Bermuda 0 – 6 Guatemala
Qatar 2 – 1 Comoros
Laos 0 – 5 Denmark
Guinea-Bissau 2 – 0 Iraq
Fiji 4 – 2 Afghanistan
Iran 6 – 1 St Lucia
Brunei 0 – 7 Australia
Dominica 0 – 2 Panama
Slovenia 1 – 0 Kenya
Congo 0 – 0 (ET: 1 – 3) Italy
Philippines 0 – 1 Puerto Rico
Gibraltar 2 – 0 Nepal
East Timor 0 – 1 Solomon Islands
Cuba 1 – 0 Malta
Oman 0 – 1 Bahamas
Scotland 16 – 0 Tonga
Macau 1 – 2 Somalia
Japan 1 – 2 Algeria
Thailand 1 – 2 Dominican Republic
American Samoa 0 – 1 Liechtenstein
Taiwan 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 2) Niger
Mongolia 1 – 8 Slovakia
Montserrat 4 – 0 Anguilla
Haiti 4 – 1 Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho 1 – 3 Luxembourg
Kuwait 1 – 0 Mauritius
Surinam 0 – 3 Russia
South Sudan 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 2) Bonaire
Cape Verde Islands 1 – 1 (ET: 2 – 1) Cambodia
Singapore 4 – 1 Faroe Islands
North Korea 0 – 1 Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka 0 – 1 Sierra Leone
Moldova 1 – 2 Peru
Seychelles 2 – 2 (ET: 3 – 2) Malawi
Ivory Coast 8 – 0 Cook Islands
Libya 1 – 0 Azerbaijan
Guam 0 – 1 Andorra
Malaysia 2 – 2 (ET: 2 – 5) Togo
Aruba 0 – 1 UAE
Lebanon 1 – 3 Costa Rica
India 0 – 2 British Virgin Islands
Mauritania 0 – 1 Uganda
Belize 1 – 0 Indonesia
Sao Tome e Principe 3 – 0 Saint Martin 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2:

3 people managed to score 4 goals in a single match. Ferebory Dore scored 4 times for Congo, as did Arslanmyrat Amanow and Guwanc Abylow for Turkmenistan. We had 4 extra hattrick scorers: Manucho Goncalves from Angola, Andre Schembri from Malta, Khoun Laboravy from Cambodia and Wellala Hettige Gunaratne from Sri Lanka, who actually lost that game 3 – 4 against Laos. Two games had to go to penalties. Canada surprisingly enough needed penalties to defeat Cayman Islands and North Korea defeated India after a shootout.

Angola 6 – 1 Saint Martin
San Marino 1 – 2 French Guiana
Thailand 1 – 0 Afghanistan
Lesotho 1 – 2 Madagascar
Macau 2 – 1 Samoa
Sri Lanka 3 – 4 Laos
Faroe Islands 5 – 0 South Sudan
Guam 0 – 1 Yemen
Congo 6 – 0 Aruba
Oman 2 – 0 Turks & Caicos Is
Mongolia 1 – 3 Chad
Azerbaijan 3 – 0 Pakistan
Tonga 0 – 13 Turkmenistan
Malaysia 1 – 2 Philippines
Cayman Islands 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 0) (PSO: 1 – 4) Canada
Moldova 2 – 1 Surinam
Grenada 5 – 1 American Samoa
Mauritania 1 – 0 Taiwan
Malta 5 – 0 Anguilla
India 1 – 1 (ET: 1 – 1) (PSO: 2 – 3) North Korea
Cyprus 4 – 2 Djibouti
Lebanon 1 – 2 Tanzania
US Virgin Islands 0 – 2 Comoros
Mauritius 4 – 3 St Lucia
Indonesia 1 – 0 Brunei
East Timor 1 – 5 Japan
Kyrgyzstan 0 – 1 Bermuda
Nepal 0 – 4 Iraq
Cambodia 4 – 1 Cook Islands
Dominica 1 – 3 Tahiti
Vanuatu 1 – 0 Kenya
Bhutan 1 – 3 Malawi

 

Round 3:

1 person scored 4 goals this round: Cliff Valcin for St Lucia. We also had 1 hattrick scorer, Hassan Chaito for Lebanon. Two games had to go to penalties. Guam defeated Dominica and the Cayman Islands defeated Saint Martin.

Afghanistan 1 – 3 Kyrgyzstan
Djibouti 2 – 0 Samoa
Guam 0 – 0 (ET: 0 – 0) (PSO: 5 – 3) Dominica
Anguilla 1 – 8 St Lucia
Turks & Caicos Is 0 – 4 Lesotho
Cook Islands 2 – 1 American Samoa
South Sudan 0 – 3 Sri Lanka
East Timor 1 – 1 (ET: 2 – 1) Nepal
Lebanon 6 – 0 Tonga
Malaysia 0 – 1 Pakistan
Surinam 2 – 1 San Marino
Mongolia 4 – 1 Bhutan
Aruba 0 – 1 Brunei
US Virgin Islands 3 – 3 (ET: 3 – 4) Kenya
Taiwan 0 – 3 India
Saint Martin 1 – 1 (ET: 2 – 2) (PSO: 3 – 5) Cayman Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 4/Round of 16:

Tournament favorites Tonga have been ‘eliminated’ they defeated Samoa after extra time. In that match Sione Ongo’i Uhatahi scored a hattrick for Tonga. Europe is the second continent (after South America) to entirely leave the tournament after San Marino defeated Dominica. For the quarter finals we are now left with 3 Asian teams, 2 North American teams, 2 Oceanian teams and 1 African team. Samoa are the new favorites to ‘win’ the tournament.

Saint Martin 3 – 2 Malaysia
Nepal 3 – 0 Bhutan
US Virgin Islands 3 – 2 Taiwan
Dominica 0 – 2 San Marino
American Samoa 0 – 2 Anguilla
Samoa 3 – 3 (ET: 3 – 4) Tonga
Aruba 2 – 0 Turks & Caicos Is
Afghanistan 2 – 1 South Sudan

Round 5/quarter finals:

Two matches had to go to extra time. Especially Malaysia – South Sudan was very noticeable, the match remained goalless for 90 minutes, but after 120 minutes Malaysia had won 3 – 1. The only confident victory was from Turks & Caicos Is who defeated American Samoa 4 – 0.

Dominica 2 – 2 (ET: 4 – 2) Taiwan
Malaysia 0 – 0 (ET: 3 – 1) South Sudan
Samoa 0 – 1 Bhutan
Turks & Caicos Is 4 – 0 American Samoa

Round 6/semi finals:

Samoa drew against their American counterpart. American Samoa were favorites but still lost 2-1 to Samoa making American Samoa the new favorites to ‘win’ the tournament. South Sudan lost surprisingly to Taiwan. They will be playing in the final as well, very surprisingly as well with an FS ranking of 178.

Samoa 2 – 1 American Samoa
South Sudan 1 – 3 Taiwan

Final:

The final was very convincing. South Sudan confidently defeated American Samoa making American Samoa the ‘winners’ of the Reverse FSFA Cup. South Sudanese goals were scored by: Isaac Mattia, James Joseph Saeed Moga, Mumin Watar Yor, Zachariah Benasio Adwin and Achuil Akure Juet. The American Samoan goal was from Ramin Ott.

American Samoa 1 – 5 South Sudan