Nova English Korea national football team

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Nova English Korea Nova English Korea
FMF member 2007–08, 2008–
Confederation EMUFA
Home stadium Port Barret Stadium
FMF code NEK
First FMF intermicronational
Taesong Taesong 5–0 Nova English Korea Nova English Korea
Biggest win
Lucerne Lucerne 1–7 Nova English Korea Nova English Korea
Biggest defeat
Taesong Taesong 5–0 Nova English Korea Nova English Korea
FMF World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result Group stage
EMU Championships
Appearances 4 (First in 2007)
Best result Fourth place

The Nova English Korea national football team is the football team which currently represents the Mercurian autonomous territory of Nova English Korea, and previously represented the Riponian and Nova English territories of the same name. It is a member of the EMUFA.

The team has existed twice in the FMF's history; firstly between 2007 and mid-2008 as a territory of Riponia, and secondly since mid-2008 as a territory of Nova England and in its current form.

History

The team was founded in 2007 after Nova English Korea, which had existed on Micras since before the FMF's founding, applied successfully for FMF membership prior to co-hosting the inaugural EMU Championships with Nova England; at the time, an autonomous territory of Riponia. The team finished sixth in its seven-team group after drawing two of its games.

In mid-2008, Nova English Korea left Micras as a part of Riponia's death. However, it returned soon after as a territory of the newly-founded Nova England, to which it belonged prior to its Riponian annexation, but the national team was not included in that year's World Cup qualifiers due to a lack of internal organisation.

The following year, the team competed in their first qualifiers, finishing third in their group with twelve points.

In 2010, the team finished fourth in its five-team qualifying group without winning a match.

Nova English Korean fortunes improved the following year's qualification, with the team finishing second in their group behind Hamland after winning half of their games.

The team again improved in the 2012 qualifiers and only missed-out on winning their group after losing their final match to Interland. However, the team finished second on 17 points and secured a place in their first EMU Championships since co-hosting in 2007. Following qualification, Nova English Korea left Micras as part of Nova England's removal but the team was granted permission to remain playing due to Mercury's foundation of a non-successive autonomous territory of the same name soon afterwards. Soon afterwards, the team competed in the inaugural Zeeburg Tournaments, where they won the eight-team tournament unbeaten with 17 points. In EMU 2012, the team finished second in their group behind Craitland on goal difference. Later in the year, the team competed in the first Territories Cup, where they finished third in the football tournament.

In the 2013 qualifying, the team topped their group unbeaten with 14 points to reach their first ever World Cup and EMU 2013. In EMU 2013, the team topped their group with four points, before heavily losing their semi-final to Hamland and being beaten by Mercury in the third-place play-off. In the World Cup, the team finished bottom of their group, below Ashkenatza on goal difference, with only one point.

In the following year's qualifiers, the team finished second in their five-team group with 17 points, ahead of Uantir on goal difference, to reach EMU 2014. In the tournament, the team could only draw on of their matches and finished bottom of their group.

The team finished third in their five-team 2015 qualifying group with 14 points, and failed to appear in any finals tournament for the first time in four years as a result.

The qualifying rounds for EMU 2016 saw the team finish fourth in their five-team group with eight points.

In the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, the team finished third in their five-team group with 15 points.

Chronological competitive participation

Kit

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Honours

Flag

Nova English Korea has used the following flag during both of its FMF affiliations:

2007–08
2008–
Nova English Korea