Virtual World Championships


Men's Championship
Women's Championship
Both Titles in the Same Hands


The idea behind this list is basically the same as Unofficial World Championship and Nasazzi's Baton, with only some small differences:

1. To equalize the treatment given to knock-out, group and round robin matches, only the results obtained on the regular time are considered; all extra-times, golden goals or penalty shot-outs are ignored.

2. Many friendlies, even recognized as full "A" Internationals, are not played by the strongest players of one or both teams. So, I considered only matches valid for official continental and world competitions:

- Qualifying and final phases of World Cup;
- Qualifying and final phases of the official cup from each continental confederation;
- FIFA Confederations Cup;
- Olympic Games men´s tournament (only from 1908 to 1936, when the tournament was played by the main players from each country);
- Olympic Games women´s tournament;
- FIFA Women´s Invitation World Cup 1988


Men´s Championship

                                                                NUMBER OF MATCHES
DATE		MATCH				COMPETITION	HOLDING THE TITLE
20/10/1908      Great Britain 12-1 Sweden       Olympic Games            6
28/08/1920      Norway 3-1 Great Britain        Olympic Games            1
29/08/1920      Czechoslovakia 4-0 Norway       Olympic Games            2
02/09/1920      Belgium 2-0 Czechoslovakia      Olympic Games            1
29/05/1924      Sweden 8-1 Belgium              Olympic Games            2
05/06/1924      Switzerland 2-1 Sweden          Olympic Games            1
09/06/1924      Uruguay 3-0 Switzerland         Olympic Games            4
(Uruguay didn't defend their title in South American Championship 1925)
29/11/1925	Argentina 2-0 Paraguay		South American Champ.	 6
24/10/1926	Uruguay 2-0 Argentina		South American Champ.	 5
20/11/1927	Argentina 3-2 Uruguay		South American Champ.	 6
13/06/1928	Uruguay 2-1 Argentina		Olympic Games		 1
01/11/1929	Paraguay 3-0 Uruguay		South American Champ.	 1
10/11/1929	Argentina 4-1 Paraguay		South American Champ.	 6
30/07/1930      Uruguay 4-2 Argentina           World Cup                1
(Uruguay didn't defend their title in World Cup 1934)
11/06/1933	Sweden 6-2 Estonia		World Cup Qualifying	 3
31/05/1934      Germany 2-1 Sweden              World Cup                1
03/06/1934	Czechoslovakia 3-1 Germany	World Cup		 2
(Czechoslovakia didn't defend their title in Olympic Games 1936)
03/08/1936	Italy 1-0 USA			Olympic Games		 8
25/06/1950	Sweden 3-2 Italy		World Cup		 2
03/07/1950	Brazil 7-1 Sweden		World Cup		 2
16/07/1950	Uruguay 2-1 Brazil		World Cup		 2
01/03/1953	Chile 3-2 Uruguay		South American Champ.	 3
23/03/1953	Brazil 3-2 Chile		South American Champ.	 1
27/03/1953	Paraguay 2-1 Brazil		South American Champ.	 4
07/03/1954	Brazil 1-0 Paraguay		World Cup Qualifying	 5
27/06/1954	Hungary 4-2 Brazil		World Cup		 2
04/07/1954	West Germany 3-2 Hungary	World Cup		 5
24/06/1958	Sweden 3-1 West Germany		World Cup		 1
29/06/1958	Brazil 5-2 Sweden		World Cup		 8
12/12/1959      Uruguay 3-0 Brazil              Extra South Am. Champ.   6
02/06/1962	Yugoslavia 3-1 Uruguay		World Cup		 3
16/06/1962	Czechoslovakia 3-1 Yugoslavia	World Cup		 1
17/06/1962	Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia	World Cup		 3
17/03/1963	Paraguay 2-0 Brazil		South American Champ.	 2
24/03/1963      Bolivia 2-0 Paraguay            South American Champ.    3
25/07/1965      Paraguay 2-0 Bolivia            World Cup Qualifying     1
01/08/1965	Argentina 3-0 Paraguay		World Cup Qualifying	 7
23/07/1966	England 1-0 Argentina		World Cup		 5
15/04/1967	Scotland 3-2 England		Euro Cup Qualifying	 1
21/10/1967	Northern Ireland 1-0 Scotland	Euro Cup Qualifying	 1
22/11/1967	England 2-0 Northern Ireland	Euro Cup Qualifying	 4
05/06/1968	Yugoslavia 1-0 England		Euro Cup		 2
10/06/1968	Italy 2-0 Yugoslavia		Euro Cup		10
21/06/1970	Brazil 4-1 Italy		World Cup		 6
03/07/1974	Netherlands 2-0 Brazil		World Cup		 1
07/07/1974	West Germany 2-1 Netherlands	World Cup		16
21/06/1978	Austria 3-2 West Germany	World Cup		 3
15/11/1978	Portugal 2-1 Austria		Euro Cup Qualifying	 3
17/10/1979	Belgium 2-0 Portugal		Euro Cup Qualifying	 6
22/06/1980	West Germany 2-1 Belgium	Euro Cup		 9
16/06/1982	Algeria 2-1 Germany 		World Cup		 1
21/06/1982	Austria 2-0 Algeria		World Cup		 1
25/06/1982	West Germany 1-0 Austria	World Cup		 4
11/07/1982	Italy 3-1 West Germany		World Cup		 4
16/04/1983	Romania 1-0 Italy		Euro Cup Qualifying	 1
15/05/1983	Czechoslovakia 1-0 Romania	Euro Cup Qualifying	 1
21/09/1983	Sweden 1-0 Czechoslovakia	Euro Cup Qualifying	 3
12/09/1984	Portugal 1-0 Sweden		World Cup Qualifying	 2
14/11/1984	Sweden 3-1 Portugal		World Cup Qualifying	 3
16/10/1985	Czechoslovakia 2-1 Sweden	World Cup Qualifying	 6
09/09/1987	Finland 3-0 Czechoslovakia	Euro Cup Qualifying	 1
31/08/1988	West Germany 4-0 Finland	World Cup Qualifying	15
05/06/1991	Wales 1-0 Germany		Euro Cup Qualifying	 1
16/10/1991	Germany 4-1 Wales		Euro Cup Qualifying	 5
18/06/1992	Netherlands 3-1 Germany		Euro Cup		 2
23/09/1992	Norway 2-1 Netherlands		World Cup Qualifying	 8
10/11/1993	Turkey 2-1 Norway		World Cup Qualifying	 3
14/12/1994	Switzerland 2-1 Turkey		Euro Cup Qualifying	 2
26/04/1995	Turkey 2-1 Switzerland		Euro Cup Qualifying	 4
11/06/1996	Croatia 1-0 Turkey		Euro Cup		 2
19/06/1996	Portugal 3-0 Croatia		Euro Cup		 1
23/06/1996	Czech Republic 1-0 Portugal	Euro Cup		 5
10/11/1996	Yugoslavia 1-0 Czech Republic	World Cup Qualifying	 1
14/12/1996	Spain 2-0 Yugoslavia		World Cup Qualifying	 7
13/06/1998	Nigeria 3-2 Spain		World Cup		 2
24/06/1998	Paraguay 3-1 Nigeria		World Cup		 6
29/03/2000	Peru 2-0 Paraguay		World Cup Qualifying	 2
04/06/2000	Brazil 1-0 Peru			World Cup Qualifying	 2
18/07/2000	Paraguay 2-1 Brazil		World Cup Qualifying	 7
24/04/2001	Ecuador 2-1 Paraguay		World Cup Qualifying	 2
11/07/2001	Chile 4-1 Ecuador		Copa América		 2
17/07/2001      Colombia 2-0 Chile              Copa América             4
16/08/2001      Peru 1-0 Colombia               World Cup Qualifying     1
04/09/2001	Uruguay 2-0 Peru		World Cup Qualifying	 4
20/11/2001	Australia 1-0 Uruguay		World Cup Qualifying	 1
25/11/2001	Uruguay 3-0 Australia		World Cup Qualifying	 1
01/06/2002	Denmark 2-1 Uruguay		World Cup		 3
15/06/2002	England 3-0 Denmark		World Cup		 1
21/06/2002	Brazil 2-1 England		World Cup		 3
19/06/2003	Cameroon 1-0 Brazil		FIFA Confederations Cup	 8
08/02/2004	Nigeria 2-1 Cameroon		African Cup		 4
20/06/2004	Angola 1-0 Nigeria		Afr. Cup/WC Qualifying	 4
27/03/2005      Zimbabwe 2-0 Angola             Afr. Cup/WC Qualifying   4
08/10/2005      Nigeria 5-1 Zimbabwe            Afr. Cup/WC Qualifying   5
07/02/2006	Ivory Coast 1-0 Nigeria		African Cup		 2
10/06/2006      Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast       World Cup               10
15/07/2007      Brazil 3-0 Argentina            Copa América             5
15/06/2008      Paraguay 2-0 Brazil             World Cup Qualifying     1
18/06/2008      Bolivia 4-2 Paraguay            World Cup Qualifying     1
06/09/2008      Ecuador 3-1 Bolivia             World Cup Qualifying     3
15/10/2008      Venezuela 3-1 Ecuador           World Cup Qualifying     1
28/03/2009      Argentina 4-0 Venezuela         World Cup Qualifying     1
01/04/2009      Bolivia 6-1 Argentina           World Cup Qualifying     1
06/06/2009      Venezuela 1-0 Bolivia           World Cup Qualifying     4
10/10/2009      Paraguay 2-1 Venezuela          World Cup Qualifying     1
14/10/2009      Colombia 2-0 Paraguay           World Cup Qualifying     7
15/11/2011      Argentina 2-1 Colombia          World Cup Qualifying    12
15/10/2013      Uruguay 3-2 Argentina           World Cup Qualifying     2
Next match:
14/06/2013      Uruguay - Costa Rica            World Cup
TEAM 		MATCHES HOLDING THE TITLE
Germany			55  [a]
Argentina               49
Brazil                  35
Uruguay                 26
Paraguay                23
Italy			22
Czech Republic		17  [b]
England			16  [c]
Sweden			14
Colombia                11
Nigeria                 11
Norway			 9
Cameroon		 8
Belgium			 7
Spain			 7
Turkey			 7
Portugal		 6
Yugoslavia               6  [d]
Bolivia                  5
Chile                    5
Ecuador                  5
Venezuela                5
Angola			 4
Austria			 4
Zimbabwe                 4
Denmark			 3
Netherlands		 3
Peru			 3
Switzerland		 3
Croatia			 2
Hungary			 2
Ivory Coast		 2
Algeria                  1
Australia		 1
Finland			 1
Northern Ireland	 1
Romania			 1
Scotland		 1
Wales			 1
[a] Includes Germany pre-WWII and West Germany
[b] Includes Czechoslovakia
[c] Includes Great Britain
[d] both Yugoslavia SR and Yugoslavia FR/Serbia & Montenegro

Women´s Championship

Starting with the first ever official intercontinental competition, FIFA Women's Invitation World Cup 1988.

                                                                NUMBER OF MATCHES
DATE		MATCH				COMPETITION	HOLDING THE TITLE
01/06/1988	China 2-0 Canada		Invit. World Cup	 4
10/06/1988	Sweden 2-1 China		Invit. World Cup	 1
12/06/1988	Norway 1-0 Sweden		Invit. World Cup	 2
04/09/1988      Denmark 3-2 Norway              Euro Cup Qualifying      1
15/10/1988	Sweden 5-1 Denmark		Euro Cup Qualifying	 2
28/06/1989	Norway 2-1 Sweden		Euro Cup/WC Qualifying	 1
02/07/1989	West Germany 4-1 Norway		Euro Cup/WC Qualifying	15
21/11/1991	USA 5-2 Germany			World Cup		13
15/06/1995	Norway 1-0 USA			World Cup		15
06/07/1997	Italy 2-0 Norway		Euro Cup		 2
12/07/1997	Germany 2-0 Italy		Euro Cup		 3
13/12/1997	Netherlands 1-0 Germany		World Cup Qualifying	 1
02/04/1998	Germany 2-1 Netherlands		World Cup Qualifying	 1
17/06/1998	Norway 3-2 Germany		World Cup Qualifying	 6
04/07/1999	China 5-0 Norway		World Cup		10
20/09/2000	Norway 2-1 China		Olympic Games		 5
01/07/2001	Denmark 1-0 Norway		Euro Cup		 1
04/07/2001	Sweden 1-0 Denmark		Euro Cup		 6
09/06/2002	Denmark 2-1 Sweden		World Cup Qualifying	 1
23/08/2002	France 2-0 Denmark		World Cup Qualifying	 6
20/09/2003	Norway 2-0 France		World Cup		 1
24/09/2003	Brazil 4-1 Norway		World Cup		 2
01/10/2003	Sweden 2-1 Brazil		World Cup		 6
26/06/2004	Italy 2-1 Sweden		Euro Cup Qualifying	 4
06/06/2005	France 3-1 Italy		Euro Cup		 2
12/06/2005      Germany 3-0 France              Euro Cup                28
18/08/2008      Brazil 4-1 Germany              Olympic Games           15
31/07/2012      Great Britain 1-0 Brazil        Olympic Games            1
03/08/2012      Canada 2-0 Great Britain        Olympic Games            2
Next match:
??/??/????      Canada - TBD                    TBD
TEAM 		MATCHES HOLDING THE TITLE
Germany                 48 [a]
Norway			30
Brazil                  17
Sweden			15
China			14
USA			13
France			 8
Italy			 6
Denmark			 3
Canada                   2
Great Britain            1
Netherlands		 1
[a] Includes West Germany

Both Titles in the Same Hands

Only two times, both men's and women's titles were held by the same country:

02/07/1989 to 05/06/1991: (West) Germany
09/06/2002 to 15/06/2002: Denmark

About this document

Thanks to Bruno (bru.bra_1000@hotmail.com).

Prepared and maintained by Marcelo Leme de Arruda for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Marcelo Leme de Arruda (mlarruda@terra.com.br)
Last updated: 3 Jan 2014

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