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On February 1, 2009 the Staatsregeringministrie vir Sport en Atletiese van Transvaal (Department for Sport and Athletics of Transvaal) and the Transvaal Voetbalsvereniging (Transvaal Association Football Union) announced the decision to host the third annual Transvaal World Cup in March 2009.

The inaugural Transvaal Cup was originally hosted in the late spring of 2007 as the Nordreich Victory Cup of Soccer (or Nordreich Cup for short). After the collapse of Nordreich, the tournament resumed a couple of weeks later under the name of Transvaal Cup.

The second Transvaal Cup was held in March 2008. Thirty-two nations participated and the tournament was won by Paraganea.

The Transvaal World Cup has been sanctioned by various CN soccer federations, the United Cybernations Football Associations (UCFA), Liga Mundo, and FIFOB.

ChampionsEdit

Nordreich Cup / Transvaal World Cup
YearTournamentChampionRunner-UpScore
2007 Nordreich Cup / Transvaal CupReich ChancellorKing Christian I2-0
2008 Transvaal World Cup IIParaganeaMac Land3-0
2009 Transvaal World Cup IIIDeutschlandArcadian Empire1-0

ParticipantsEdit

Sign-up for the tournament was announced on February 2, 2009 and Transvaal, Franzharia, Arcadian Empire, Mac Land, Magna Roma, Killallippies, Sooners, Dragonia, MLW worldwide, Kevodia, Dun Carrig, Delta Omega, The Cheeselands, Prince Edward Island, Uralica, Neo Japan, and Tahoe all registered that day.

Cataduanes, Cainian Empire, J Andres, Avinyon, Melloria, Deutschland, and VolNation signed up during the following day to bring the number of teams to 24. The Children of Odin signed up on February 4, 2009 followed by Costa Libertad the day after.

Sarnungian Republic and Viniland signed up on February 7, 2009. Zelderex, Articuno Islands, Irlande, Asgard, Kelton, Quadonia, UDCR, and CaVala all signed up two days later to bring the number of entrants to 36.

Azerbaijani Republic signed up on February 11, 2009, Tritonia on February 15, 2009, Jutopia Land and Checors on February 18, 2009 with Voobaha following the next day. Valhalla signed up on February 20, 2009 and Arctica on February 21, 2009. Windhoek Welwitschia entered the tournament on February 27, 2009 as a filler team for the 44th and final entry.

Stadium FacilitiesEdit

  • Botha Stadium - Pretoria
  • Jake Felan Klingen Memorial Stadium - Johannesburg
  • Vrystaat Stadium - Bloemfontein
  • Unification Stadium - Kaapstad (Cape Town)
  • Gaborone Civic Field - Gaborone, Botswana

Pre-Tournament FriendliesEdit

Qualification Round ResultsEdit

March 1, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Prince Edward Island tied Sarnungian Republic 0-0; Voobaha defeated Viniland 2-1
  • POOL 'B': MLW worldwide defeated Jutopia Land 1-0; Checors tied Uralica 0-0
  • POOL 'C': Quadonia defeated Kelton 1-0; Zelderex defeated Valhalla 2-0
  • POOL 'D': Magna Roma defeated Kevodia 1-0; Tritonia defeated Windhoek Welwitschia 2-1

March 2, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Prince Edward Island defeated Viniland 1-0; Sarnungian Republic tied Voobaha 1-1
  • POOL 'B': Jutopia Land tied Checors 0-0; Uralica defeated MLW worldwide 2-0
  • POOL 'C': Kelton tied Valhalla 0-0; Zelderex defeated Quadonia 2-1
  • POOL 'D': Kevodia defeated Tritonia 2-0; Magna Roma defeated Windhoek Welwitschia 1-0

March 3, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Prince Edward Island tied Voobaha 0-0; Viniland defeated Sarnungian Republic 1-0
  • POOL 'B': Jutopia Land defeated Uralica 2-0; MLW worldwide tied Checors 1-1
  • POOL 'C': Zelderex defeated Kelton 1-0; Quadonia defeated Valhalla 2-1
  • POOL 'D': Kevodia defeated Windhoek Welwitschia 3-0; Tritonia defeated Magna Roma 1-0

Qualification Round StandingsEdit

TRANSVAAL WORLD CUP - March 2009
POOL A (Pretoria)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Voobaha31203215
Prince Edward Island31201015
Viniland310223-13
Sarnungian Republic302112-12
POOL B (Johannesburg)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Jutopia Land31112114
Uralica31112204
MLW worldwide311123-14
Checors30301103
POOL C (Bloemfontien)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Zelderex33005149
Quadonia32014316
Kelton301202-21
Valhalla301214-31
POOL D (Kaapstad / Cape Town)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Magna Roma32012116
Kevodia32015146
Tritonia32013306
Windhoek Welwitschia300316-50

Preliminary Round ResultsEdit

March 5, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Transvaal defeated Voobaha 2-1; Killallippies defeated Costa Libertad 1-0; Dun Carrig defeated Franzharia 1-0; The Cheeselands defeated Cainian Empire 2-0
  • POOL 'B': Sooners defeated UDCR 2-1; Mac Land tied Jutopia Land 0-0; Neo Japan tied Azerbaijani Republic 1-1; Arctica defeated Tahoe 2-1
  • POOL 'C': Deutschland defeated Zelderex 2-0; Arcadian Empire defeated Irlande 3-2; J Andres tied Delta Omega 3-3; VolNation defeated Asgar
  • POOL 'D': The Children of Odin tied Magna Roma 0-0; Cataduanes defeated Dragonia 1-0; Melloria tied CaVala 0-0; Articuno Islands tied Avinyon 1-1

March 6, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Cainian Empire tied Transvaal 0-0; Voobaha tied Costa Libertad 0-0; Killallippies tied Dun Carrig 0-0; Franzharia tied The Cheeselands 0-0
  • POOL 'B': Sooners defeated Arctica 3-1; Mac Land defeated UDCR 3-0; Jutopia Land defeated Neo Japan 3-1; Azerbaijani Republic tied Tahoe 1-1
  • POOL 'C': Deutschland defeated Asgard 2-0; Arcadian Empire defeated Zelderex 2-0; Delta Omega defeated VolNation 1-0; J Andres defeated Irlande 1-0
  • POOL 'D': Melloria defeated Dragonia 2-0; Articuno Islands defeated CaVala 1-0; Avinyon defeated The Children of Odin 1-1; Magna Roma defeated Cataduanes 1-1

March 7, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Transvaal defeated Costa Libertad 1-1; Dun Carrig defeated Voobaha 1-0; Killallippies defeated The Cheeselands 1-0; Cainian Empire defeated Franzharia 1-0
  • POOL 'B': Sooners defeated Mac Land 1-0; Neo Japan tied UDCR 0-0; Tahoe tied Jutopia Land 0-0; Azerbaijani Republic defeated Arctica 1-0
  • POOL 'C': Arcadian Empire defeated Deutschland 2-1; J Andres tied Zelderex 1-1; VolNation defeated Irlande 1-0; Asgard defeated Delta Omega 3-0
  • POOL 'D': The Children of Odin defeated Cataduanes 0-0; Melloria defeated Magna Roma 3-0; Dragonia defeated Articuno Islands 1-0; Avinyon defeated CaVala 2-1

March 8, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Franzharia tied Transvaal 1-1; Costa Libertad tied Dun Carrig 3-3; Voobaha tied The Cheeselands 1-1; Killallippies tied Cainian Empire 1-1
  • POOL 'B': Mac Land defeated Neo Japan 4-0; Azerbaijani Republic tied Sooners 0-0; UDCR defeated Tahoe 1-0; Arctica defeated Jutopia Land 1-0
  • POOL 'C': Arcadian Empire defeated J Andres 4-1; Deutschland defeated Delta Omega 4-1; VolNation defeated Zelderex 1-0; Irlande defeated Asgard 1-0
  • POOL 'D': The Children of Odin defeated CaVala 1-0; Cataduanes defeated Melloria 0-0; Magna Roma defeated Articuno Islands 1-0; Dragonia defeated Avinyon 1-0

March 9, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Transvaal defeated Dun Carrig 1-0; The Cheeselands tied Costa Libertad 0-0; Voobaha defeated Cainian Empire 1-0; Killallippies defeated Franzharia 3-0
  • POOL 'B': Jutopia Land defeated Azerbaijani Republic 1-0; Sooners defeated Neo Japan 2-1; Mac Land defeated Tahoe 1-0; Arctica defeated UDCR 1-0
  • POOL 'C': Arcadian Empire defeated VolNation 2-0; Zelderex defeated Asgard 2-1; Deutschland defeated J Andres 1-0; Delta Omega tied Irlande 1-1
  • POOL 'D': Articuno Islands defeated Cataduanes 1-0; Avinyon defeated Magna Roma 1-0; Dragonia defeated CaVala 1-0; The Children of Odin defeated Melloria 1-0

March 11, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Transvaal defeated Killallippies 3-1; Costa Libertad defeated Cainian Empire 1-0; The Cheeselands defeated Dun Carrig 1-0; Voobaha defeated Franzharia 1-0
  • POOL 'B': UDCR tied Azerbaijani Republic 0-0; Jutopia Land defeated Sooners 1-0; Mac Land defeated Arctica 4-0; Tahoe defeated Neo Japan 1-0
  • POOL 'C': Zelderex tied Delta Omega 1-1; Arcadian Empire defeated Asgard 3-2; Irlande tied Deutschland 0-0; VolNation tied J Andres 0-0
  • POOL 'D': Magna Roma defeated CaVala 1-0; Dragonia tied The Children of Odin 1-1; Cataduanes tied Avinyon 1-1; Melloria defeated Articuno Islands 1-0

March 12, 2009Edit

  • POOL 'A': Costa Libertad defeated Franzharia 2-0; Voobaha defeated Killallippies 2-1; Transvaal tied The Cheeselands 0-0; Dun Carrig tied Cainian Empire 3-3
  • POOL 'B': Azerbaijani Republic defeated Mac Land 1-0; Arctica defeated Neo Japan 1-0; Sooners defeated Tahoe 2-1; Jutopia Land tied UDCR 0-0
  • POOL 'C': J Andres tied Asgard 0-0; VolNation defeated Deutschland 1-0; Delta Omega tied Arcadian Empire 0-0; Irlande defeated Zelderex 1-0
  • POOL 'D': The Children of Odin tied Articuno Islands 0-0; CaVala defeated Cataduanes 1-0; Melloria defeated Avinyon 1-0; Dragonia defeated Magna Roma 3-0

Preliminary Round StandingsEdit

TRANSVAAL WORLD CUP III - March 2009
POOL A (Pretoria)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Transvaal734084413
Voobaha732265111
Killallippies732286211
The Cheeselands724175210
Costa Libertad724175210
Dun Carrig72328809
Cainian Empire713358-36
Franzharia702519-82
POOL B (Johannesburg)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Sooners7511105516
Mac Land74121221013
Arctica740369-312
Jutopia Land733152312
Azerbaijani Republic724143110
UDCR713326-46
Tahoe712447-35
Neo Japan7025312-92
POOL C (Bloemfontien)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Arcadian Empire76101661019
VolNation741253213
Deutschland7412104613
Irlande722356-18
Delta Omega7142712-57
J Andres714269-37
Zelderex712449-55
Asgard7115610-44
POOL D (Kaapstad / Cape Town)GPWDLGFGADIFPTS
Melloria742171614
Dragonia741274313
The Children of Odin725042211
Avinyon72326609
Magna Roma722338-58
Articuno Islands722334-18
Cataduanes714234-17
CaVala711526-44

Preliminary Round TiebreakerEdit

TWC001

Manfredini scores in extra-time to put The Cheeselands into the playoffs

MARCH 13, 2009

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: CHL 6; CLD 4; Shots on net: CHL 2; CLD 2; Tackles: CHL 14; CLD 15; Corners: CHL 1; CLD 0; Passing: CHL 88%; CLD 93%; Possession: CHL 53%; CLD 47%

GOAL SUMMARY: CHL Manfredini (MF) 112

Consolation PlacementEdit

The Worst of the WorldEdit

MARCH 13, 2009

VENUE: Gaborone Civic Field

GAME STATS: Shots: SAR 10; WWA 4; Shots on net: SAR 4; WWA 3; Tackles: SAR 14; WWA 12; Fouls: SAR 0; WWA 1; Corners: SAR 1; WWA 1; Passing: SAR 94%; WWA 91%; Possession: SAR 52%; WWA 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: SAR Arvindsson (F) 28; SAR Lantz (F) 82; WWA Schulp (F) 89

  • Valhalla 1, Checors 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Gaborone Civic Field

GAME STATS: Shots: VAL 3; CHE 2; Shots on net: VAL 2; CHE 0; Tackles: VAL 9; CHE 12; Fouls: VAL 2; CHE 0; Bookings: VAL 1; CHE 0; Corners: VAL 2; CHE 0; Passing: VAL 89%; CHE 86%; Possession: VAL 44%; CHE 56%

GOAL SUMMARY: VAL Craig (F) 30

MARCH 14, 2009

TWC004

Arvindsson of Sarnungian Republic sliding in on goal to tie up the match 2-2

VENUE: Gaborone Civic Field

GAME STATS: Shots: VAL 3; SAR 11; Shots on net: VAL 3; SAR 4; Tackles: VAL 21; SAR 22; Fouls: VAL 2; SAR 0; Corners: VAL 0; SAR 3; Passing: VAL 93%; SAR 92%; Possession: VAL 51%; SAR 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: SAR Rasmussen (F) 15; VAL Whelan (F) 34; VAL Whelan (F) 49; SAR Arvindsson (F) 63

PENALTY-KICK SHOOTOUT: VAL (4) 1-1-1-0-1; SAR (3) 0-1-1-1-X; winning goal VAL (M) Tosh

APRIL 9, 2009

TWC052

Checors and Windhoek Welwitschia make their entrance on to the pitch

  • Checors 1, Windhoek Welwitschia 1 (4-3 PK) (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Khomasdal Stadium, Windhoek

GAME STATS: Shots: CHE 7; WWA 4; Shots on net: CHE 3; WWA 3; Tackles: CHE 17; WWA 21; Fouls: CHE 0; WWA 2; Bookings: CHE 0; WWA 1; Corners: CHE 3; WWA 1; Passing: CHE 96%; WWA 90%; Possession: CHE 55%; WWA 45%

GOAL SUMMARY: CHE Baki (F) 37; WWA Schulp (F) 80

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: CHE (4) 0-1-0-1-1-1; WWA (3) 1-0-1-1-0-0; winning goal CHE Bastien (M)

Placement 37th to 40thEdit

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Skoubo of MLW worldwide scoring versus Kelton after the kick-off

MARCH 15, 2009

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: TRI 1; VIN 1; Shots on net: TRI 1; VIN 1; Tackles: TRI 12; VIN 14; Corners: TRI 0; VIN 2; Passing: TRI 92%; VIN 87%; Possession: TRI 55%; VIN 45%

GOAL SUMMARY: TRI Noonan (F) 44

  • MLW worldwide 2, Kelton 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: MLW 5; KEL 3; Shots on net: MLW 4; KEL 0; Tackles: MLW 11; KEL 10; Fouls: MLW 1; KEL 0; Corners: MLW 2; KEL 1; Passing: MLW 90%; KEL 84%; Possession: MLW 60%; KEL 40%

GOAL SUMMARY: MLW Skoubo (F) 2; MLW Skoubo (F) 83

MARCH 16, 2009

  • MLW worldwide 0, Tritonia 0 (4-1 PK) (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: MLW 9; TRI 3; Shots on net: MLW 2; TRI 1; Tackles: MLW 18; TRI 23; Fouls: MLW 1; TRI 1; Corners: MLW 1; TRI 0; Passing: MLW 90%; TRI 85%; Possession: MLW 47%; TRI 53%

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: MLW (4) 1-1-1-1; TRI (1) 0-0-1-X; winning goal MLW (F) Kahlenberg

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: KEL 5; VIN 4; Shots on net: KEL 4; VIN 0; Tackles: KEL 8; VIN 12; Fouls: KEL 2; VIN 1; Passing: KEL 87%; VIN 85%; Possession: KEL 58%; VIN 43%

GOAL SUMMARY: KEL Bojinov (F) 34; KEL Konan (F) 49

  • MLW worldwide finished in 37th Place
  • Tritonia finished in 38th Place
  • Kelton finished in 39th Place
  • Viniland finished in 40th Place

Placement 33rd to 36thEdit

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Quadonian keeper Cool makes a save against Jalland (#22) of Uralica

TWC009

Sutton scoring for Prince Edward Island during the last minutes

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Uralica goalkeeper Arason taking a goal kick

MARCH 18, 2009

  • Prince Edward Island 2, Kevodia 1 (1-1 at half)

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: PEI 2; KEV 3; Shots on net: PEI 2; KEV 2; Tackles: PEI 12; KEV 11; Fouls: PEI 1; KEV 1; Corners: PEI 1; KEV 1; Passing: PEI 91%; KEV 95%; Possession: PEI 56%; KEV 44%

GOAL SUMMARY: KEV Svensson (F) 19; PEI Lovell (F) 44; PEI Lovell (F) 52

  • Quadonia 1, Uralica 0 (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: QUA 5; URA 4; Shots on net: QUA 4; URA 1; Tackles: QUA 10; URA 9; Fouls: QUA 1; URA 0; Corners: QUA 3; URA 2; Passing: QUA 94%; URA 95%; Possession: QUA 52%; URA 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: QUA Kalou (F) 89

MARCH 19, 2009

  • Prince Edward Island 1, Quadonia 0 (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: PEI 3; QUA 3; Shots on net: PEI 2; QUA 1; Tackles: PEI 11; QUA 9; Passing: PEI 91%; QUA 92%; Possession: PEI 48%; QUA 52%

GOAL SUMMARY: PEI Sutton (F) 84

  • Uralica 1, Kevodia 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: URA 1; KEV 8; Shots on net: URA 1; KEV 4; Tackles: URA 9; KEV 10; Corners: URA 0; KEV 1; Passing: URA 96%; KEV 88%; Possession: URA 51%; KEV 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: URA Holm (F) 36

  • Prince Edward Island finished in 33rd Place
  • Quadonia finished in 34th Place
  • Uralica finished in 35th Place
  • Kevodia finished in 36th Place

Placement 29th to 32ndEdit

MARCH 22, 2009

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#77 Barsom of Franzharia

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Midfielder CK Park of Neo Japan

TWC018

Sjölund of Franzharia scoring against Neo Japan keeper YD Kim

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: CAV 8; FRZ 2; Shots on net: CAV 2; FRZ 2; Tackles: CAV 19; FRZ 26; Corners: CAV 1; FRZ 0; Passing: CAV 94%; FRZ 93%; Possession: CAV 54%; FRZ 46%

GOAL SUMMARY: CAV McDonald (F) 19; FRZ Barsom (F) 45

PENALTY-KICK SHOOTOUT: CAV (5) 1-1-1-1-1; FRZ (3) 1-1-1-0-X; Winning goal CAV (M) Leitch

  • Asgard 2, Neo Japan 1 ET (1-1 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: ASG 7; NJP 3; Shots on net: ASG 5; NJP 2; Tackles: ASG 27; NJP 14; Corners: ASG 2; NJP 0; Passing: ASG 95%; NJP 92%; Possession: ASG 48%; NJP 52%

GOAL SUMMARY: ASG Pinilla (F) 7; NJP Ahn (F) 40; ASG Pinilla (F) 105

MARCH 23, 2009

  • Asgard 1, CaVala 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: ASG 3; CAV 4; Shots on net: ASG 2; CAV 3; Tackles: ASG 8; CAV 12; Corners: ASG 1; CAV 2; Passing: ASG 95%; CAV 91%; Possession: ASG 51%; CAV 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: ASG Pinilla (F) 29

  • Franzharia 2, Neo Japan 0 (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: FRZ 3; NJP 4; Shots on net: FRZ 2; NJP 3; Tackles: FRZ 15; NJP 13; Fouls: FRZ 1; NJP 0; Corners: FRZ 0; NJP 1; Passing: FRZ 88%; NJP 89%; Possession: FRZ 54%; NJP 46%

GOAL SUMMARY: FRZ Sjölund (F) 74; FRZ Johansson (M) 85

  • Asgard finished in 29th Place
  • CaVala finished in 30th Place
  • Franzharia finished in 31st Place
  • Neo Japan finished in 32nd Place

Placement 25th to 28thEdit

MARCH 24, 2009

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Zelderex goalkeeper makes save on Tahoe cornerkick

  • Cataduanes 0, Cainian Empire 0 (3-1 PK) (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: CAT 4; CAI 8; Shots on net: CAT 2; CAI 2; Tackles: CAT 19; CAI 24; Corners: CAT 2; CAI 3; Passing: CAT 92%; CAI 89%; Possession: CAT 53%; CAI 47%

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: CAT (3) 0-1-0-1-1; CAI (1) 0-0-0-1-X; winning goal CAT Tiko (M)

  • Zelderex 2, Tahoe 1 ET (0-1 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: ZEL 5; TAH 7; Shots on net: ZEL 3; TAH 3; Tackles: ZEL 17; TAH 10; Fouls: ZEL 1; TAH 1; Corners: ZEL 2; TAH 4; Passing: ZEL 95%; TAH 95%; Possession: ZEL 53%; TAH 47%

GOAL SUMMARY: TAH Buddle (F) 22; ZEL Scotland (F) 46; ZEL Dodds (F) 102

MARCH 25, 2009

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Aguinaldo scoring for Cataduanes

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: CAT 9; ZEL 2; Shots on net: CAT 4; ZEL 0; Tackles: CAT 12; ZEL 15; Corners: CAT 2; ZEL 1; Passing: CAT 93%; ZEL 92%; Possession: CAT 52%; ZEL 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: CAT Aguinaldo (F) 87

  • Tahoe 2, Cainian Empire 1 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: TAH 7; CAI 4; Shots on net: TAH 3; CAI 2; Tackles: TAH 10; CAI 14; Fouls: TAH 2; CAI 2; Bookings: TAH 0; CAI 1; Corners: TAH 1; CAI 0; Passing: TAH 88%; CAI 91%; Possession: TAH 52%; CAI 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: TAH Buddle (F) 10; TAH Buddle (F) 49; CAI Ono (F) 89

  • Cataduanes finished in 25th Place
  • Zelderex finished in 26th Place
  • Tahoe finished in 27th Place
  • Cainian Empire finished in 28th Place

Placement 21st to 24thEdit

MARCH 26, 2009

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Dun Carrig’s midfielder Gray during warm-up

TWC022

Geovanni scores for J Andres

TWC023

J Andres midfielder Simão tries to get past Forrsell of Dun Carrig

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: DUN 4; ART 2; Shots on net: DUN 2; ART 0; Tackles: DUN 11; ART 19; Corners: DUN 0; ART 0; Passing: DUN 86%; ART 86%; Possession: DUN 57%; ART 43%

GOAL SUMMARY: DUN Gray (M) 45

J Andres 1, UDCR 0 (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: JAN 4; UDC 1; Shots on net: JAN 1; UDC 1; Tackles: JAN 18; UDC 13; Fouls: JAN 0; UDC 1; Corners: JAN 1; UDC 1; Passing: JAN 94%; UDC 95%; Possession: JAN 52%; UDC 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: JAN Aguair (F) 67

MARCH 27, 2009

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: JAN 3; DUN 11; Shots on net: JAN 3; DUN 5; Tackles: JAN 16; DUN 12; Fouls: JAN 1; DUN 0; Bookings: JAN 1; DUN 0; Corners: JAN 0; DUN 4; Passing: JAN 91%; DUN 98%; Possession: JAN 45%; DUN 55%

GOAL SUMMARY: JAN Geovanni (M) 49; DUN Forrsell (F) 66; JAN Sokota (F) 117

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: UDC 6; ART 2; Shots on net: UDC 2; ART 0; Tackles: UDC 15; ART 8; Corners: UDC 0; ART 1; Passing: UDC 93%; ART 95%; Possession: UDC 47%; ART 53%

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: UDC (5) 0-1-1-1-0-1-1; ART (4) 0-1-0-1-1-1-0; Winning goal UDC McAllister (D)

  • J Andres finished in 21st Place
  • Dun Carrig finished in 22nd Place
  • UDCR finished in 23rd Place
  • Articuno Islands finished in 24th Place

Placement 17th to 20thEdit

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Cipriani scoring against Costa Libertad from freekick

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Ralph scoring against Magna Roma’s keeper Frey to give Delta Omega the win in extra-time

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Defender De la Peña taking possession after a Costa Libertad throw-in

MARCH 28, 2009

  • Magna Roma 1, Costa Libertad 0 (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: MAG 9; CLD 2; Shots on net: MAG 2; CLD 0; Tackles: MAG 4; CLD 13; Fouls: MAG 0; CLD 2; Bookings: MAG 0; CLD 1; Corners: MAG 1; CLD 0; Passing: MAG 88%; CLD 91%; Possession: MAG 54%; CLD 46%

GOAL SUMMARY: MAG Cipriani (F) 56

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: DEL 8; AZR 7; Shots on net: DEL 4; AZR 5; Tackles: DEL 17; AZR 19; Fouls: DEL 0; AZR 1; Corners: DEL 1; AZR 1; Passing: DEL 87%; AZR 91%; Possession: DEL 44%; AZR 56%

GOAL SUMMARY: AZR Narimanov (F) 40; DEL Ralph (F) 81; DEL Ralph (F) 120; AZR Aslanov (F) 120

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: DEL (4) 1-1-1-1; AZR (1) 0-0-1-X; winning goal DEL Mapp (M)

MARCH 29, 2009

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: DEL 4; MAG 1; Shots on net: DEL 3; MAG 0; Tackles: DEL 30; MAG 18; Corners: DEL 1; MAG 1; Passing: DEL 92%; MAG 92%; Possession: DEL 42%; MAG 58%

GOAL SUMMARY: DEL Ralph (F) 97

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: CLD 3; AZR 3; Shots on net: CLD 3; AZR 2; Tackles: CLD 13; AZR 7; Corners: CLD 0; AZR 0; Passing: CLD 85%; AZR 90%; Possession: CLD 50%; AZR 50%

GOAL SUMMARY: CLD Tamudo (F) 24

  • Delta Omega finished in 17th Place
  • Magna Roma finished in 18th Place
  • Costa Libertad finished in 19th Place
  • Azerbaijani Republic finished in 20th Place

Playoff ResultsEdit

Championship PlayoffsEdit

MARCH 20, 2009

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Ricardo van Deinsen scores against Avinyon in the final seconds to lead Transvaal through to the quarter-finals

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: TRA 6; AVN 3; Shots on net: TRA 2; AVN 1; Tackles: TRA 15; AVN 12; Fouls: TRA 2; AVN 1; Bookings: TRA 2; AVN 0; Corners: TRA 1; AVN 1; Passing: TRA 87%; AVN 93%; Possession: TRA 50%; AVN 50%

GOAL SUMMARY: TRA Van Deinsen (F) 90

  • Voobaha 2, The Children of Odin 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: VOO 4; ODN 5; Shots on net: VOO 2; ODN 2; Tackles: VOO 14; ODN 18; Fouls: VOO 0; ODN 1; Bookings: VOO 0; ODN 1; Corners: VOO 1; ODN 0; Passing: VOO 96%; ODN 89%; Possession: VOO 58%; ODN 42%

GOAL SUMMARY: VOO Kirovski (F) 45; VOO Kirovski (F) 69

VENUE: Vrytsaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: MEL 5; CHL 3; Shots on net: MEL 3; CHL 1; Tackles: MEL 10; CHL 5; Corners: MEL 1; CHL 0; Passing: MEL 90%; CHL 93%; Possession: MEL 49%; CHL 51%

GOAL SUMMARY: MEL Cassano (M) 49

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: KIL 6; DRA 4; Shots on net: KIL 3; DRA 2; Tackles: KIL 22; DRA 22; Corners: KIL 1; DRA 0; Passing: KIL 89%; DRA 89%; Possession: KIL 47%; DRA 53%

GOAL SUMMARY: DRA Alberto (F) 45; KIL Shipperley (F) 64; KIL Johnson (F) 98

MARCH 21, 2009

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Gambino of Sooners working his way through the Irlande midfield

  • Sooners 2, Irlande 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: SOO 7; IRL 2; Shots on net: SOO 4; IRL 1; Tackles: SOO 14; IRL 14; Corners: SOO 0; IRL 1; Passing: SOO 89%; IRL 93%; Possession: SOO 51%; IRL 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: SOO Rosicky (M) 45; SOO Gambino (M) 48

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: DEU 5; MAC 7; Shots on net: DEU 2; MAC 5; Tackles: DEU 14; MAC 23; Fouls: DEU 1; MAC 1; Corners: DEU 0; MAC 1; Passing: DEU 89%; MAC 93%; Possession: DEU 51%; MAC 49%

PENALTY-KICK SHOOTOUT: DEU (4) 1-0-1-1-0-1; MAC (3) 0-1-0-1-1-0; winning goal DEU (M) Deisler

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: ARC 1; VOL 3; Shots on net: ARC 1; VOL 3; Tackles: ARC 8; VOL 14; Fouls: ARC 0; VOL 1; Corners: ARC 1; VOL 1; Passing: ARC 89%; VOL 91%; Possession: ARC 53%; VOL 47%

GOAL SUMMARY: ARC Wolyniec (F) 58

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: ARE 3; JUT 2; Shots on net: ARE 2; JUT 2; Tackles: ARE 17; JUT 15; Fouls: ARE 0; JUT 1; Corners: ARE 2; JUT 1; Passing: ARE 90%; JUT 88%; Possession: ARE 53%; JUT 47%

PENALTY-KICK SHOOTOUT: ARE (5) 1-1-1-1-0-1; JUT (4) 1-1-1-0-1-0; winning goal ARE (D) Zanetti

Quarter-finalsEdit

MARCH 22, 2009

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Totti scoring for Melloria a couple of minutes after kick-off

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Arcadian Empire vs. Killallippies; Pre-game view from Unification Stadium

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Shipperley scores for Killallippies in the last minute to force match into extra time

  • Transvaal 1, Sooners 1 (4-2 PK) (0-1 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: TRA 3; SOO 4; Shots on net: TRA 1; SOO 1; Tackles: TRA 21; SOO 10; Corners: TRA 2; SOO 1; Passing: TRA 89%; SOO 85%; Possession: TRA 49%; SOO 51%

GOAL SUMMARY: SOO Gambino (F) 4; TRA Rieger (M) 90

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: TRA (4) 1-1-1-1; SOO (2) 1-0-0-1; winning goal TRA (M) Witchge

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: DEU 4; VOO 1; Shots on net: DEU 2; VOO 1; Tackles: DEU 10; VOO 13; Corners: DEU 1; VOO 0; Passing: DEU 89%; VOO 82%; Possession: DEU 59%; VOO 41%

GOAL SUMMARY: DEU Makaay (F) 16; VOO Kirovski (F) 21; DEU Pizarro (F) 55

  • Melloria 1, Arctica 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: MEL 3; ARC 8; Shots on net: MEL 2; ARC 4; Tackles: MEL 10; ARC 8; Fouls: MEL 1; ARC 0; Bookings: MEL 1; ARC 0; Corners: MEL 0; ARC 2; Passing: MEL 86%; ARC 97%; Possession: MEL 50%; ARC 50%

GOAL SUMMARY: MEL Totti (F) 2

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: ARE 10; KIL 5; Shots on net: ARE 5; KIL 2; Tackles: ARE 14; KIL 16; Fouls: ARE 1; KIL 1; Corners: ARE 3; KIL 3; Passing: ARE 93%; KIL 89%; Possession: ARE 55%; KIL 45%

GOAL SUMMARY: ARE Adriano (F) 69; KIL Shipperley (F) 90; ARE Adriano (F) 105

Consolation Round - 9th to 16thEdit

MARCH 30, 2009

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Earnshaw of Irlande breaking through the Avinyon defense on goal

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Irlande cornerkick during extra-time

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Midfielder Barry of Mac Land clearing the ball

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Brattbakk scoring for The Children of Odin

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Mac Land’s Cole setting up to score against Johnsen of The Children of Odin

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The Cheeselands’ #11 Muzzi sneaks the ball past Avinyon keeper Sánchez-Broto

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Muff scores his second goal for Jutopia Land on a header from a cornerkick from Nuñez

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Cole heads the ball in for Mac Land

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Children of Odin and Irlande players make their way on to the pitch

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Eskandarian scoring for VolNation

  • Irlande 0, Avinyon 0 (4-3 PK) (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: IRL 6; AVN 1; Shots on net: IRL 2; AVN 0; Tackles: IRL 15; AVN 15; Corners: IRL 1; AVN 1; Passing: IRL 93%; AVN 85%; Possession: IRL 54%; AVN 46%

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: IRL (4) 0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1; AVN (3) 0-0-0-0-1-1-1-0; winning goal IRL Robinson (M)

  • The Children of Odin 1, Mac Land 1 (4-2 PK) (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: ODN 7; MAC 2; Shots on net: ODN 5; MAC 2; Tackles: ODN 20; MAC 19; Corners: ODN 1; MAC 1; Passing: ODN 89%; MAC 91%; Possession: ODN 46%; MAC 54%

GOAL SUMMARY: ODN Brattbakk (F) 69; MAC Cole (F) 88

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: ODN: 1-1-1-1; MAC: 1-0-0-1; winning goal ODN Winsnes (M)

MARCH 31, 2009

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: VOL 4; CHL 3; Shots on net: VOL 3; CHL 2; Tackles: VOL 13; CHL 13; Fouls: VOL 0; CHL 1; Bookings: VOL 0; CHL 1; Corners: VOL 1; CHL 1; Passing: VOL 88%; CHL 92%; Possession: VOL 51%; CHL 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: CHL Liverani (M) 11; VOL Eskandarian (F) 23; VOL Moreno (F) 44

  • Dragonia 2, Jutopia Land 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: DRA 4; JUT 2; Shots on net: DRA 2; JUT 1; Tackles: DRA 13; JUT 20; Fouls: DRA 0; JUT 1; Bookings: DRA 0; JUT 1; Corners: DRA 1; JUT 0; Passing: DRA 95%; JUT 91%; Possession: DRA 52%; JUT 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: DRA Fábio-Baiano (M) 5; DRA Alberto (F) 85

APRIL 1, 2009

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: DRA 5; IRL 5; Shots on net: DRA 1; IRL 1; Tackles: DRA 14; IRL 18; Fouls: DRA 0; IRL 1; Corners: DRA 1; IRL 0; Passing: DRA 89%; IRL 88%; Possession: DRA 48%; IRL 52%

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: DRA (4) 1-1-1-1-0; IRL (3) 1-0-1-1-0; winning goal DRA Fabinho (M)

  • VolNation 2, The Children of Odin 1 ET (0-1 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: VOL 4; ODN 2; Shots on net: VOL 3; ODN 2; Tackles: VOL 15; ODN 23; Corners: VOL 2; ODN 1; Passing: VOL 92%; ODN 88%; Possession: VOL 54%; ODN 46%

GOAL SUMMARY: ODN Braaten (F) 32; VOL Eskandarian (F) 68; VOL Eskandarian (F) 109

APRIL 3, 2009

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: CHL 5; AVN 3; Shots on net: CHL 2; AVN 2; Tackles: CHL 17; AVN 25; Corners: CHL 2; AVN 0; Passing: CHL 90%; AVN 90%; Possession: CHL 55%; AVN 45%

GOAL SUMMARY: CHL Muzzi (F) 42; AVN Pachón (F) 67

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: CHL (4) 1-0-1-1-1; AVN (3) 1-0-1-1-0; winning goal CHL Livrani (F)

  • Jutopia Land 2, Mac Land 1 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: JUT 4; MAC 3; Shots on net: JUT 4; MAC 1; Tackles: JUT 21; MAC 15; Fouls: JUT 2; MAC 0; Bookings: JUT 1; MAC 0; Corners: JUT 3; MAC 1; Passing: JUT 94%; MAC 88%; Possession: JUT 49%; MAC 51%

GOAL SUMMARY: JUT Muff (F) 21; JUT Muff (F) 51; MAC Cole (F) 69

APRIL 4, 2009

  • Irlande 1, The Children of Odin 0 (1-0 at half)

VENUE: Vrystaat Stadium, Bloemfontein

GAME STATS: Shots: IRL 1; ODN 3; Shots on net: IRL 1; ODN 1; Tackles: IRL 11; ODN 8; Fouls: IRL 1; ODN 0; Corners: IRL 1; ODN 0; Passing: IRL 91%; ODN 91%; Possession: IRL 54%; ODN 46%

GOAL SUMMARY: IRL Earnshaw (F) 4

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: VOL 3; DRA 4; Shots on net: VOL 2; DRA 1; Tackles: VOL 6; DRA 13; Corners: VOL 2; DRA 0; Passing: VOL 93%; DRA 87%; Possession: VOL 52%; DRA 48%

GOAL SUMMARY: VOL Eskandarian (F) 13

  • VolNation finished in 9th Place
  • Dragonia finished in 10th Place
  • Irlande finished in 11th Place
  • The Children of Odin finished in 12th Place
  • Jutopia Land finished in 13th Place
  • Mac Land] finished in 14th Place
  • The Cheeselands finished in 15th Place
  • Avinyon finished in 16th Place

Consolation Round - 5th to 8thEdit

APRIL 5, 2009

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Midfielder Gambino of Sooners

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Johnson tries unsuccessfully to score for Killallippies against goalkeeper Warmuz of Sooners

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Forward #8 Johnson and defender #6 Popovic of Killallippies

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Kirovski scoring for Voobaha in the last seconds to put the match into extra-time

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: KIL 7; SOO 4; Shots on net: KIL 3; SOO 0; Tackles: KIL 14; SOO 12; Fouls: KIL 0; SOO 1; Corners: KIL 2; SOO 2; Passing: KIL 96%; SOO 89%; Possession: KIL 48%; SOO 52%

GOAL SUMMARY: KIL Shipperley (F) 105

  • Arctica 2, Voobaha 1 ET (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: ARC 6; VOO 5; Shots on net: ARC 3; VOO 2; Tackles: ARC 16; VOO 17; Fouls: ARC 2; VOO 2; Bookings: ARC 1; VOO 1; Corners: ARC 0; VOO 2; Passing: ARC 88%; VOO 84%; Possession: ARC 53%; VOO 47%

GOAL SUMMARY: ARC Magee (F) 74; VOO Kirovksi (F) 90; ARC Magee (F) 116

APRIL 6, 2009

  • Sooners 1, Voobaha 0 (0-0 at half)

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: SOO 5; VOO 4; Shots on net: SOO 2; VOO 2; Tackles: SOO 20; VOO 8; Fouls: SOO 1; VOO 1; Bookings: SOO 1; VOO 0; Corners: SOO 0; VOO 1; Passing: SOO 90%;VOO 98%; Possession: SOO 42%; VOO 58%

GOAL SUMMARY: SOO Ewerthon (F) 67

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

GAME STATS: Shots: ARC 3; KIL 6; Shots on net: ARC 3; KIL 3; Tackles: ARC 23; KIL 18; Fouls: ARC 1; KIL 0; Corners: ARC 3; KIL 1; Passing: ARC 94%; KIL 87%; Possession: ARC 51%; KIL 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: ARC Wolyniec (F) 48; KIL Johnson (F) 90

PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT: ARC (4) 1-1-1-0-1; KIL (3) 1-1-0-1-0; winning goal ARC Lisi (M)

  • Arctica finished in 5th Place
  • Killallippies finished in 6th Place
  • Sooners finished in 7th Place
  • Voobaha finished in 8th Place

Semi-FinalsEdit

APRIL 7, 2009

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Arcadian Empire’s Vieri scores from a bicycle kick against Alderton of Transvaal while Baako and Brennan look on

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Maakay scored Deutschland’s second goal of the match

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: ARE 10; TRA 2; Shots on net: ARE 6; TRA 1; Tackles: ARE 13; TRA 17; Fouls: ARE 0; TRA 1; Corners: ARE 0; TRA 2; Passing: ARE 90%; TRA 92%; Possession: ARE 58%; TRA 42%

GOAL SUMMARY: ARE Vieri (F) 96

VENUE: Unification Stadium, Cape Town

GAME STATS: Shots: DEU 3; MEL 3; Shots on net: DEU 2; MEL 0; Tackles: DEU 14; MEL 9; Corners: DEU 0; MEL 2; Passing: DEU 95%; MEL 93%; Possession: DEU 51%; MEL 49%

GOAL SUMMARY: DEU Pizarro (F) 59; DEU Makaay (F) 86)

Third Place - Bronze MedalEdit

APRIL 9, 2009

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#18 Cassano of Melloria scoring against Alderton of Transvaal

VENUE: Jake Felan Stadium, Johannesburg

GAME STATS: Shots: MEL 7; TRA 2; Shots on net: MEL 3; TRA 0; Tackles: MEL 13; TRA 11; Corners: MEL 0; TRA 2; Passing: MEL 94%; TRA 95%; Possession: MEL 59%; TRA 41%

GOAL SUMMARY: MEL Cassano (F) 10; MEL Totti (F) 61

  • Melloria finished in 3rd Place
  • Transvaal finished in 4th Place

Transvaal Cup Championship - Gold MedalEdit

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Referee Collina

APRIL 5, 2009

COLLINA TO REFEREE GOLD MEDAL GAME

JOHANNESBURG FREE PRESS [JOHANNESBURG]: The Staatsregeringministrie vir Sport en Atletiese van Transvaal (Department for Sport and Athletics of Transvaal) and the Transvaal Voetbalsvereniging (Transvaal Association Football Union) have confirmed that world-famous Referee Collina will handle the Transvaal Cup Gold Medal Championship match to be played April 10 at Staatspresident Botha Stadium in Pretoria.

The Federal Government has also confirmed that Staatspresident Botha will be in attendance to watch the match and then present the the Breytenbach Memorial Cup, symbolic of the Transvaal World Cup, after its conclusion.

The championship cup is named after Hans Breytenbach, the Transvaal Minister for Sport & Athletics who instituted the inaugural Nordreich Cup in 2007 and then one month later was later tragically murdered in cold blood by then-Prime Minister Annetjie van Matteus on national television during a period of severe government unrest caused by FAN’s Operation Overlord.

APRIL 9, 2009

TRANSVALER DAAGLIKSE NUUS - Championship Final Preview: In their first TWC appearance last year, Arcadian Empire entered the tournament ranked 6th but ended up missing the playoffs by 2 points to finish 5th in Pool ‘C’. Arcadian Empire then had an easy time in the consolation round as they defeated PDSAR 4-1 and then Dun Carrig 4-0 to finish up in 17th Place.

This is Deutschland’s third appearance in the TWC, only one of four nations (along with Transvaal, Sooners, and Children of Odin) to have participated in all three tournaments. In 2007, playing in the then-called Nordreich Cup, Deutschland finished in 4th Place in Pool ‘A’ and made it as far as the quarter-finals before bowing out in 7th Place. In 2008, Deutschland was ranked in the top-six and won Pool C but then were upset in their opening playoff match after losing a player to an early red card. Deutschland finished in 9th Place – not before thrashing Melloria 4-0 in the first round of consolation placement matches.

Deutschland and Arcadian Empire have both competed in the same pool – Pool ‘C’ – in 2008 and 2009 in which they have split their head-to-head meetings: Deutschland defeated Arcadian Empire by the score of 2-1 in 2008 while Arcadian Empire won in 2009 with the scoreline reversed. Arcadian Empire goes into tomorrow's match as the last undefeated team of the tournament.

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Deutschland and Arcadian Empire squads entering Staatspresident Botha Stadium

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The view of the full house at Staatspresident Botha Stadium in Pretoria

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Deutschland goalkeeper Kahn on an early goal kick

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Arcadian Empire’s midfielder Davids tackling Deisler

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Makaay booting in the championship-winning goal for Deutschland

APRIL 10, 2009

VENUE: Staatspresident Botha Stadium, Pretoria

FIRST HALF STATISTICS:

  • Shots: DEU 3; ARE 4
  • Shots on net: DEU 2; ARE 3
  • Tackles: DEU 4; ARE 4
  • Fouls: DEU 0; ARE 0
  • Bookings: DEU 0; ARE 0
  • Corners: DEU 0; ARE 2;
  • Passing: DEU 91%; ARE 93%
  • Possession: DEU 43%; ARE 57%

FINAL MATCH STATISTICS

  • Shots: DEU 5; ARE 7
  • Shots on net: DEU 4; ARE 4
  • Tackles: DEU 7; ARE 11
  • Fouls: DEU 0; ARE 0
  • Bookings: DEU 0; ARE 0
  • Corners: DEU 0; ARE 2
  • Passing: DEU 91%; ARE 92%
  • Possession: DEU 45%; ARE 55%

GOAL SUMMARY: DEU Makaay (F) 59

MAN OF THE MATCH: DEU Kahn (GK)

COMMENTARY: In what has been regarded a shock upset, Deutschland won the third annual Transvaal World Cup after forward Makaay scored an opportune lone goal at 59 minutes to steal victory from the jaws of defeat from an obviously more dominant squad from Arcadian Empire.

“It was a matter of substance over style” said Transvaal Springboks midfielder Detlef Botha, who was handling the colour commentary on the international television broadcast feed. “Arcadian Empire by far looked the better team today – in my humble opinion they should have won – however they could not convert their whole host of early chances into goals. They looked too fancy and pretty at times while Deutschland only had one real attempt which I would have called dangerous – an open net rebound off the right post but the ball missing by mere inches. Makaay’s goal was simply one of those shockers which just came fast out of nowhere and caught Arcadian keeper Toldo flatfooted. He intercepted a clear from the Arcadian left back, I think he then had two or three defenders covering him – they should have been able to stop or block him. My guess would be that Toldo was screened on the shot because he was real slow to re-act”

Thurston Alderton, goalkeeper of the Transvaal Springboks, took in the match with his family and commented the following to the press when asked for his take on the match: “I thought it was a classic goalkeeper duel, in that Kahn saw a lot more action than his opposite Toldo but he held the fort down better. When Toldo had to make the one important save, he came up short. Arcadian Empire really challenged Kahn of Deutschland, while Toldo was never really put to the test. Sometimes the more pressure a keeper faces, the better he reacts and performs because his reflexes and timing are sharper and better tuned to the game.”

Arcadian Empire should have buried Deutschland in the first twenty minutes, but they didn’t and then tired out late in the second half when they needed to mount a comeback” was Springbok’s manager Bartnel Botha’s observation. “Arcadian Empire had the ball in Deutschland’s end for almost 25 minutes after the opening whistle but tried too hard for the perfect goal, if that makes any sense, when they should have just taken the easy shot. They wasted all their energy in the first half while Deutschland played a more reserved game, pacing themselves much better throughout.”

After the final whistle blew, both teams assembled at centre field as Staatspresident Botha and Prime Minister Jakob Hertzog appeared to present the Breytenbach Memorial Cup to goalkeeper Kahn, the captain of the Deutschland team. Botha then thanked all the teams and foreign supporters which had made the long journey to Southern Africa to participate in the annual event. He wished them all a safe journey home and expressed hope that everyone would return again next year to take part again in 2010 before he officially declared the tournament over for another year.

  • Deutschland won Transvaal World Cup III
  • Arcadian Empire finished in 2nd Place

Prize Money AwardedEdit

  • Deutschland 1st place = $3,000,000
  • Arcadian Empire 2nd place = $2,000,000
  • Melloria 3rd Place = $1,000,000
  • Arctica 4th place = $750,000
  • Killallippies 5th place = $500,000

Rankings & PlacementEdit

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RulesEdit

- Deadline to sign up is 11:59pm February 27, 2009 - Preliminary Pool Assignment and tournament schedule will be released February 28 - First matches start March 1

PRIZE MONEY The following prize money will be awarded by the Federal Government of Transvaal as foreign aid (any alliance surrender or war restrictions shall apply):

1st place = $3,000,000 2nd place = $2,000,000 3rd place = $1,000,000 4th place = $750,000 5th place = $500,000

ARBITRATION - Botha is the final arbitrator of all decisions regarding the tournament. - FIFA2005 is the AI platform for managing and playing out the tournament.

ENTRIES - entries are made under your in-game nation name; RP entities will not be accepted

TEAM ASSIGMENT - pre-set stock teams in FIFA2005 will be assigned to represent your national squads. - you pick one of the following nationalities to represent your team:

England, Scotland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Korea, USA, Brazil, or Mexico.

Team assigned will be determined by me based on your nationality selection as well as a couple of secret factors. Previous tournament participation will improve the quality of your team:

- new entrants will have a 3-star team assigned - nations that participated in one previous soccer tournament hosted by Transvaal shall have a 4-star team assigned - nations which participated in both the Nordreich Cup and Transvaal Cup I will have a 5-star team assigned

The identity of your assigned team will be revealed when the pools are announced

MATCH RULES - preliminary round-robin games can end in win, loss, or draw; 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.

- single-game knock out games are played under Transvaal Football Union rules for deciding draws: if both teams are drawn after 90 minutes, sudden-death overtime is played for 30 minutes (2 x 15 minute periods). If still drawn after extra-time, then a shootout will follow.

See alsoEdit

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