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2020 Benacia Cup

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2020 Benacia Cup
Tournament details
Host country Batavia Batavia
Dates 1 – 15 Aug 2020
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sanama Sanama (1st title)
Runners-up Craitland Craitland
Third place Batavia Batavia
Fourth place Elwynn Elwynn
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 40 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Batavia Jeroen van Veen
Craitland Jan-Morteņ Juliaĵsen
Craitland Will Zóma
Sanama Mariolino Sonetti

The 2020 Benacia Cup was the sixth tournament of the Benacia Cup, and was held in Batavia between 1 August and 15 August 2020. The eight competing national teams all qualified successfully to be involved. The tournament's matches were played in six stadiums in five different cities around Batavia.

The tournament was won by Sanama, for their first ever title, who beat holders Craitland in the final in 's Koningenwaarde.


Batavia was chosen as the host of the tournament after submitting the sole application. The FMF Executives agreed that the bid was suitable for hosting and announced that the host's national team would receive an automatic berth in the tournament, as well as the winners of the previous tournament.



List of qualified teams


Following the announcement of Batavia as the tournament's host nation, the Unified Governorates announced that it would be boycotting the 2020 Benacia Cup finals as part of its anti-Vanic policies implemented against the Batavian Confederation, but confirmed its team's participation in the qualifying rounds. Shireroth and Elwynn subsequently aligned themselves with the Unified Governorates' statement in boycotting the finals due to the declaration of war between Francia, which shared its head of state with Batavia, and Elwynn. Both nations' teams were still to participate in qualifying, albeit with the conditions that any fixtures drawn against Vanic-associated national teams be played behind closed doors in neutral venues while the Second Amokolian War was ongoing. Sanama also aligned itself with the finals tournament boycott, on the provision that its team successfully qualified.

Calls for the creation of a "Free Benacian Championship" to be held as an alternative to the Benacia Cup were immediately popular among the boycotting nations, but were ultimately fruitless, though did somewhat pave the way for the later foundation of the Raspur Pact Nations League.

During the qualifying rounds, which had been drawn into groups designed specifically to limit the number of fixtures between boycotting nations, the boycott was lifted by the Unified Governorates, Shireroth and Elwynn after the signing of the Norfae Peace Treaty to bring an end to the Second Amokolian War. However, the subsequent Francia-led Froyalan Tribunal once again caused a rift between the Batavian monarchy and Elwynn, and Elwynn reinstated its boycott. In addition, Drak-Modan, which had not been part of the original boycott, instituted a ban on its team from travelling to Batavia, as well as other Vanic nations. Later during the qualifying rounds, following the confirmation that their national teams would finish in a position to otherwise qualify them for the finals tournament, both Elwynn and Sanama lifted their boycotts to allow their teams to compete, voicing their intention of using such an occasion as an opportunity to stand against and defeat Vanic culture.

Ultimately, only Drak-Modan's boycott of the finals was fully sustained, though its team finished outside of its group's qualifying positions and as such would not have competed regardless.


Teams were required to name a twenty-man squad for the tournament, with two goalkeepers, numbered 1 to 20.

Group stage

The group draw was made by FMF President Craitman H. Pellegrino and AEFA President Barnaby Rudolph.

Group A

Team Pld
W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Elwynn Elwynn 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 5 Advances to semi-finals
Batavia Batavia 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
Kasterburg Kasterburg 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3  
Shireroth Shireroth 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

1 August 2020
Batavia Batavia 2 – 1 Kasterburg Kasterburg
van Veen Goal 25'
Bach Goal 29'
Hilbers Goal 61'

1 August 2020
Shireroth Shireroth 0 – 0 Elwynn Elwynn

5 August 2020
Kasterburg Kasterburg 0 – 2 Elwynn Elwynn
Miskjalendzki Goal 14'
Emiri Goal 33'

5 August 2020
Batavia Batavia 1 – 1 Shireroth Shireroth
van Veen Goal 57' Lamberti Goal 28'

9 August 2020
Shireroth Shireroth 1 – 2 Kasterburg Kasterburg
Llwrran Goal 55' Frei Goal 24'
Baumann Goal 83'

9 August 2020
Elwynn Elwynn 0 – 0 Batavia Batavia

Group B

Team Pld
W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Craitland Craitland 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Advances to semi-finals
Sanama Sanama 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4  
Tellia Tellia 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1

1 August 2020
Craitland Craitland 4 – 2 Unified Governorates Unified Governorates
Juliaĵsen Goal 22'34'43'
Ólsen Goal 56'
A. Segler-1 Goal 15'
Forester Goal 64'

1 August 2020
Tellia Tellia 1 – 1 Sanama Sanama
Zajc Goal 35' Sonetti Goal 71'

5 August 2020
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates 1 – 1 Sanama Sanama
Merrick Goal 2' Andretti Goal 81'

5 August 2020
Craitland Craitland 2 – 1 Tellia Tellia
Iņvaärsen Goal 90'
Perryman Goal 90'
Özker Goal 42'

9 August 2020
Tellia Tellia 1 – 3 Unified Governorates Unified Governorates
Mahler Goal 14' A. Segler-1 Goal 18'
J. Majeed Goal 75'
M. Segler-1 Goal 82'

9 August 2020
Sanama Sanama 1 – 0 Craitland Craitland
Totti Goal 86'

Knock-out stages


12 August 2020
Elwynn Elwynn 1 – 1
Sanama Sanama
Lejlunai Goal 74' Sonetti Goal 25'
Miskjalendzki Scored
Emiri Scored
Lejlunai Scored
hin Ungi Missed (Over)
Sakhimzedeh Missed (Saved)
3 – 4 Scored Sonetti
Scored Totti
Missed (Saved) Picardie
Scored Kanti
Scored Walu

12 August 2020
Craitland Craitland 5 – 0 Batavia Batavia
Zóma Goal 34'70'
Jonmikeltsen Goal 53'
J. Degroot Goal 76' (o.g.)
Herä Goal 83'

Third-place play-off

15 August 2020
Elwynn Elwynn 0 – 1 Batavia Batavia
van Veen Goal 36'


15 August 2020
Sanama Sanama 2 – 2
Craitland Craitland
Sonetti Goal 78'
Andrettoni Goal 84'
Zóma Goal 10'
Alexis Goal 35'
Sonetti Scored
Totti Scored
Picardie Scored
Kanti Scored
Walu Scored
5 – 3 Scored Zóma
Scored Jonmikeltsen
Scored Juliaĵsen
Missed (Saved) Alexis

2020 Benacia Cup
First title


3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

See also