UENA Orioni 2018 World Cup

UENA Orioni 2018 World Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryOrioni
Teams16 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)15 (in 14 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sunset Sea Islands (1st title)
Runners-up Variota
Third place Iverica
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored65 (2.03 per match)
Attendance1,787,893 (55,872 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sunset Sea Islands Kevin Thu

The 2018 UENA World Cup was the 3rd running of the international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of UENA. It was scheduled to take place in Orioni throughout June and July 2018. It was the first World Cup to be held in Orioni.

The tournament involved 16 national teams from the three major confederations, which include 15 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. A total of 31 matches were played at venues located in 14 cities across the country. The opening match took place on June 14th at the Zuidmax Stadium in Zuidhaven and the final took place on July 14th at the New National Stadium in O'polis. Sunset Sea Islands won the World Cup, after beating Variota in a sudden death penalty kick shootout following the two teams tieing in regulation and neither team scoring during extended play.

The choice for the official World Cup anthem was made by the Androd Academy of Fine Arts. From half a dozen nominations, the preference went to L'Été Oriental by Baloji, a musician-refugee from the war-torn nation of Afropa.

Group Stage

The 16 teams that qualified for the World Cup were arranged into 4 groups on June 13th, the day before the commencement of the tournament, at the Palace of Arts in Andro, Orioni. At the conclusion of that ceremony, the groups were as follows:

  • Group A: Orioni (host), Derthalen, Shffahkia, Variota
  • Group B: Adaptus, Fulgistan, Iverica, Selayar
  • Group C: Asgeirria, Eurofuhrer, Gallambria, Mauridiviah
  • Group D: Cristina, Morheim, Prymont, Sunset Sea Islands

Group A

Key to colours in group tables
Team Advance to the Knockout Round
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Variota (A) 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Derthalen (A) 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 5
 Orioni 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
 Shffahkia 3 0 1 2 1 2 −1 1
14 June 2018
 Orioni 1–1  Derthalen Zuidmax Stadium, Zuidhaven
15 June 2018
 Shffahkia 0-3  Variota Vega Big Arch, Vega
22 June 2018
 Orioni 1-0  Shffahkia Green Stadium, Gruis
23 June 2018
 Derthalen 4-0  Variota New National Stadium, O'polis
30 June 2018
 Orioni 0-1  Variota Vega Big Arch, Vega
30 June 2018
 Derthalen 0–0  Shffahkia Green Stadium, Gruis

Group B

Key to colours in group tables
Team Advance to the Knockout Round
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Selayar (A) 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Iverica (A) 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
 Fulgistan 3 0 2 1 2 2 0 2
 Adaptus 3 0 2 1 0 2 −2 2
16 June 2018
 Adaptus 0–0  Fulgistan Breguet Stadium, Nordhaven
17 June 2018
 Iverica 3-1  Selayar Azadi Stadium, Perseus
24 June 2018
 Adaptus 0–0  Iverica Pontus Athletic Stadium, Pontus
25 June 2018
 Fulgistan 0-1  Selayar Breguet Stadium, Nordhaven
1 July 2018
 Adaptus 0–2  Selayar Vega Big Arch, Vega
1 July 2018
 Fulgistan 2-2  Iverica Sirius Savings Stadium, Sirius

Group C

Key to colours in group tables
Team Advance to the Knockout Round
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Gallambria (A) 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 9
 Asgeirria (A) 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Eurofuhrer 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Mauridiviah 3 0 0 3 4 7 −3 0
18 June 2018
 Asgeirria 1–0  Eurofuhrer CCC Arena, Corona Borealis
19 June 2018
 Gallambria 1–0  Mauridiviah Siena Fleet Park, Cygnus
26 June 2018
 Asgeirria 0–1  Gallambria Canvas Stadium, Dion
27 June 2018
 Eurofuhrer 3–2  Mauridiviah CCC Arena, Corona Borealis
2 July 2018
 Asgeirria 3–2  Mauridiviah Siena Fleet Park, Cygnus
2 July 2018
 Eurofuhrer 0–1  Gallambria Canvas Stadium, Dion

Group D

Key to colours in group tables
Team Advance to the Knockout Round
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Sunset Sea Islands (A) 3 2 1 0 4 4 0 7
 Cristina (A) 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
 Prymont 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Morheim 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
20 June 2018
 Cristina 2-1  Morheim Andro Arena, Andro
21 June 2018
 Prymont 2-2  Sunset Sea Islands MedPharm Dome, Meda
28 June 2018
 Cristina 2-1  Prymont Oris City Stadium, Oris
29 June 2018
 Morheim 1-2  Sunset Sea Islands Andro Arena, Andro
3 July 2018
 Cristina 1-3  Sunset Sea Islands Siena Fleet Park, Cygnus
3 July 2018
 Prymont 1-0  Morheim Oris City Stadium, Oris

Knockout Stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
6 December – Meda
 
 
 Variota 1 (4)
 
10 December – Andro
 
 Cristina 1 (3)
 
 Variota 2
 
6 December – Dion
 
Gallambria Gallambria0
 
 Selayar 0
 
20 December – O'Polis
 
Gallambria Gallambria1
 
 Variota 2 (4)
 
6 December – Nordhaven
 
 Sunset Sea Islands2 (5)
 
 Asgeirria 1 (4)
 
10 December – Zuidhaven
 
 Iverica 1 (5)
 
 Iverica 0
 
6 December – Sirius
 
 Sunset Sea Islands 1 Third place
 
 Sunset Sea Islands3
 
20 December – Sirius
 
 Derthalen 0
 
 Gallambria0
 
 
 Iverica 1