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2019 IFF Coupe du monde
Kupa Botërore e Futbollit Galëni dhe Pirëi '19
Qupa d'i Mond dè Futbàl Galeniǎ y Piriěa '19
Παγκόσμιο Κύπελλο Ποδοσφαίρου Γιβιάννη και Πειραική '19
Gibany and Piraea CdM 2019 Logo.png
Coupe du Monde 2019 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Galenia and  Piraea
Dates20 September - 26 October 2019
Teams32 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soravia (2nd title)
Runners-up Nuvania
Third place Etruria
Fourth place Caldia
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored201 (3.14 per match)
Top scorer(s)Caldia Yahli Benayoun
Soravia Modya Naumov
(8 goals each)
Best player(s)Soravia Modya Naumov
Best young playerEtruria Aurelio Silvestri
Best goalkeeperNuvania Jason Cooper
Fair play awardEldmark Eldmark
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The 2019 IFF Coupe du monde was the 18th edition of the IFF Coupe du monde, an international tournament held every four years that is contested by the men's national teams by members of the International Football Federation. It took place from September 20 to October 26, 2019. It was the first Coupe to be hosted by more than one nation, with the successful joint bid put forward by Galenia and Piraea.

The tournament was won by Soravia, and was their second title, the other coming in 1967. The Soravian side was led by Argun Khudu, who scored one goal and assisted two throughout the tournament. It also marked the first appearance of Amathia in the competition since 1999.

Host selection

2019 host bidding (majority 11 votes)
Country Round 1 Round 2
 Galenia,  Piraea 7 12
 Aucuria 5 2
 Rwizikuru 2 Eliminated

Teams

Participants

Asteria Inferior (3)

Asteria Superior (3)

Coius (10)

Euclea (16)

Venues

Stadion Invictus Monumental Mbresht Arena Independence Stadium
Galenia Kartha Galenia Mbresht Piraea Alikianos
Capacity: 54,990 Capacity: 51,137 Capacity: 42,000
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Stadiǎ Domèniq Antànrhys Giannis Amanatidis Stadium Hersonissos Stadium
Galenia Talax Piraea Kissamos Piraea Hersonissos
Capacity: 36,500 Capacity: 34,000 Capacity: 28,000
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Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Round of 16

Group 1

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Chistovodia Chistovodia 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Piraea Piraea 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
Kuthina Kuthina 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
Baekjeong Baekjeong 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0

Group 2

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Galenia Galenia 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12 9
Senria Senria 3 2 0 1 5 8 −3 6
Werania Werania 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
Padaratha Padaratha 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0

Group 3

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Sainte-Chloé Sainte-Chloé 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
Eldmark Eldmark 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
Maucha Masari 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
Chanda Chanda 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

Group 4

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Aucuria Aucuria 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
Estmere Estmere 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
Paretia Paretia 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
Gulbistan Gulbistan 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1

Group 5

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Caldia Caldia 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9
Nuvania Nuvania 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 4
Amathia Amathia 3 0 2 1 7 10 −3 2
Shangea Shangea 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1

Group 6

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Kirenia Kirenia 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
Cassier Cassier 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Azmara Azmara 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
Montecara Montecara 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

Group 7

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Gaullica Gaullica 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
Geatland Geatland 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
Rwizikuru Rwizikuru 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
Lavana Lavana 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3

Group 8

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Soravia Soravia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9
Etruria Etruria 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
Hennehouwe Hennehouwe 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
Alsland Alsland 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0

Knockout stages

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
10 October – Ailikianos
 
 
 Chistovodia0
 
18 October – Ailikianos
 
 Etruria1
 
 Etruria3
 
12 October – Hersonissos
 
 Galenia0
 
 Galenia1
 
22 October – Kartha
 
 Geatland0
 
 Etruria1
 
12 October – Ailikianos
 
 Nuvania5
 
 Sainte-Chloé1
 
19 October – Mbresht
 
 Cassier0
 
Sainte-Chloé Sainte-Chloé0
 
13 October – Kartha
 
 Nuvania1
 
 Aucuria0
 
26 October – Kartha
 
 Nuvania2
 
 Nuvania2
 
10 October – Talax
 
 Soravia3
 
 Piraea0
 
19 October – Kartha
 
 Soravia2
 
 Soravia2
 
12 October – Kissamos
 
 Gaullica0
 
 Senria1
 
23 October – Ailikianos
 
 Gaullica3
 
 Soravia2
 
13 October – Mbresht
 
 Caldia1 Third place
 
 Eldmark4
 
20 October – Ailikianos25 October – Ailikianos
 
 Kirenia1
 
 Eldmark2 (1) Etruria3
 
13 October – Kartha
 
 Caldia2 (3)  Caldia1
 
 Estmere1
 
 
 Caldia5
 

Round of 16

 Chistovodia0–1 Etruria
Altieri Goal 82'
Independence Stadium, Ailikianos
Attendance: 42,000
 Piraea0–2 Soravia
  • Khudu Goal 28'
  • Balabanov Goal 70'
Stadiǎ Domèniq Antànrhys, Talax
Attendance: 54,990
 Galenia1–0 Geatland
Shkorda Goal 109'
Hersonissos Stadium, Hersonissos
Attendance: 28,000
 Senria1–3 Gaullica
Tukuda Goal 16' Sartre Goal 23'59'84'
Giannis Amantidis Stadium, Kissamos
Attendance: 34,000
Sainte-Chloé Sainte-Chloé1–0 Cassier
Marcheur Goal 31'
Independence Stadium, Ailikianos
Attendance: 42,000
 Eldmark4–1 Kirenia
  • Ulfblad Goal 20'
  • Alfzelius Goal 38'
  • Xi'a Goal 60'
  • Bergman Goal 88'
Werner Goal 53'
Mbresht Arena, Mbresht
Attendance: 36,500
 Aucuria0–2 Nuvania
  • Cooper Goal 70'
  • Maritz Goal 90+1'
Sugyiama Arena, Drosnja
Attendance: 51,137
 Estmere1–5 Caldia
  • O Loingsigh Goal 27'68'
  • Benayoun Goal 41'80'
  • Mac Uidhir Goal 86'
Stadion Invictus Monumental, Drosnja
Attendance: 54,990

Quarter-finals

 Etruria3–0 Galenia
  • Altieri Goal 11'72'
  • Silvestri Goal 32'
Independence Stadium, Ailikianos
Attendance: 42,000
Sainte-Chloé Sainte-Chloé0–1 Nuvania
Maritz Goal 55'
Mbresht Arena, Mbresht
Attendance: 50,644
 Soravia2–0 Gaullica
  • Naumov Goal 22'
  • Balandin Goal 74'
Stadion Invictus Monumental, Drosnja
Attendance: 54,990
 Eldmark2–2 (a.e.t.) Caldia
  • Alfzelius Goal 13'
  • Hadwin Goal 110'
  • Mac Diarmada Goal 90+1'
  • Benayoun Goal 108'
Penalties
Dahlgren Penalty scored
Hopp Penalty missed
Alfzelius Penalty missed
Hadwin Penalty missed
1–3 Penalty scored Mac Diarmada
Penalty scored Ó Conaill
Penalty missed Mac Seáin
Penalty scored Benayoun
Independence Stadium, Ailikianos
Attendance: 42,000

Semi-finals

 Etruria1–5 Nuvania
  • Altieri Goal 28'
  • Meyer Goal 16'38'
  • van Wyk Goal 50'
  • Vosloo Goal 61'
  • van Heerdans Goal 84'
Stadion Invictus Monumental, Drosnja
Attendance: 54,990
 Soravia2–1 (a.e.t) Caldia
  • Lavrov Goal 30'
  • Naumov Goal 98'
  • Mac Uidhir Goal 43'
Independence Stadium, Ailikianos
Attendance: 42,000

Third place

 Etruria3–1 (a.e.t.) Caldia
  • Donnatella Goal 87'
  • Vida Goal 105+1'
  • Silvestri Goal 115'
  • Ó Fathaigh Goal 83'
Stadion Invictus Monumental, Drosnja
Attendance: 54,990

Final

 Nuvania2–3 Soravia
  • Meyer Goal 1'
  • van Wyk Goal 60'
  • Naumov Goal 32'80'88'
Independence Stadium, Ailikianos
Attendance: 42,000



Controversies

Amathian fan violence

Following the 28 September match between Caldia and Amathia in the group stage, violence broke out as Amathian fans expressed their rage at their teams defeat. Caldia beat Amathia 3-0 at Alikianos' Independence Stadium. At the end of the match, large group of Amathian fans invaded the pitch. Fans tried to overrun security in order to attack the Caldish team, and were intercepted by Amathia's own footballers, some of which were injured. In the stands, Amathian ultras attempted to attack Caldish fans before a crackdown by security. Outside of the stadium, the main groups of Amathian ultras began a riot, causing significant damages to buildings and automobiles nearby[1]. They also began to attack other fans and Piraean law enforcement. Riot police, which had been on call, ended up suppressing them with tear gas and rubber bullets. Hundreds were arrested, charged, and deported from Piraea.

The violence caused an international incident, with both the Caldish and Piraean governments petitioning the IFF to launch an investigation into the incident[2]. The Amathian government has apologized for the incident and has promised action within its national football association. An investigation was launched on 3 October by the IFF[3].

On 18 October, the International Football Federation announced that Amathia is banned from international football until further notice as a result of the violence. The Amathian national football association was also sanctioned by the IFF for racist abuse Caldish centre-forward Yahli Benayoun faced throughout the match. The association will have to pay €50,000 in fines. A spokesperson for the IFF said violence would "never be tolerated in football" and promised the organization was committed to ensuring "matches could go by without incident"[4].

Sartre's celebration

During the knockout stage match between Gaullica and Senria at Giannis Amanatidis Stadium, Kissamos, Max Sartre's three goal-scoring celebrations included Shangean imagery. Specifically the use of the 'Shangean military salute', noted as an enclosed fist pressed against a covering outstretch palm, caused immense outrage from the Senrian fans and players, as well as international media.

Sartre, Gaullica's star striker and one of the world's greatest forwards, expressed his 'disappointment' in Shangea's elimination earlier in the cup. Senria, who was in their group-stage, was the point of his frustration. His involvement and use of Shangean imagery stems from his parentage: both his parents were born in Jindao. His father was the son of a Gaullican Port Authority and his mother was a Shangean native. Numerous times before the coupe, and throughout his football career, he had expressed a connection to Shangea.

Whilst lambasted by his team and Gaullica's manager, Roland Varne, Sartre remained committed to his actions. He refused to apologise, stating "[he] had a right to celebrate how he liked."

The IFF ruled a suspension of the player for a match. They threatened a second match suspension if Sarte did not apologise. As of the 21st of October, 2019, Sartre has yet to apologise.

Gaullica was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Soravia, which fans attributed to in part to Sartre's suspension. Roland Varne stated that "this is a message to all players about their actions and consequences."

Murder of Prisco Lombardi

References

  1. "Football and violence in Piraea. Adevărul. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  2. "Caldish 3-0 victory over Amathia marred by fan violence. TRN News. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  3. "IFF to launch inquiry into Amathian fan violence after 3-0 Caldia loss.. To Bhma. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. "Amathia banned from international football contents over fan violence, IFF warns any violence is 'unacceptable'. To Bhma. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.