Hurmu national football team
|Association||Hurmu Football Association|
|FMF member||2007–10, 2010–13, 2020–|
|Home stadium||Hurmu Ground|
|First FMF intermicronational|
|Wachensburg 0–1 Hurmu|
|River Warriors 0–9 Hurmu|
|Hurmu 0–3 Mercury|
|FMF World Cup|
|Appearances||5 (first in 2007)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2012)|
The Hurmu national football team is the football team which currently represents the micronation of Hurmu, and previously represented The Dominioner constituent nation, Elwynnese constituent nation and Storish autonomous region of the same name. It is a member of the AEFA, and is run by the Hurmu Football Association.
The team has existed three times in the FMF's history; firstly between mid-2007 and 2010 as both an independent nation and an autonomous territory of Stormark, secondly between late 2010 and 2013 again independently and as a constituent nation of Elwynn and The Dominion, and thirdly since late 2020 once again as an independent nation.
The team was founded in 2007 after Hurmu was granted FMF membership after existing on Micras since before the organisation's founding. Later in the year, the team competed in their first qualifiers for the FMF World Cup, beating Wachensburg on aggregate before winning their three-team group to seal qualification. In the finals, the team unexpectedly beat World Cup holders Beaugium in their final group match to finish second and advance to the quarter-finals, where they were beaten 3–1 by co-hosts and eventual runners-up Tokidoki.
The following year, the team again qualified successfully from their group, winning all six of their matches. However, the team did not manage to advance to the knock-out stages, despite a draw against holders Craitland and a comfortable win over the United Empire, and finished third in their group with four points.
In late 2008, Hurmu was annexed by Stormark and became an autonomous territory, being permitted to retain its own FMF membership in the process. The team completed their 2009 qualifying campaign again without losing any games, before a less successful finals group, where they finished third with three points and failed to advance to the quarter-finals.
After regaining its independence from Stormark in late 2009, Hurmu left Micras in 2010 prior to the beginning of that year's qualifiers. During this time, the previous Hurmu players became eligible to represent Stormark, and many were involved in the team's successful qualification for, and quarter-final finish at, the 2010 FMF World Cup.
Hurmu returned to Micras in late 2010 as an independent nation. In their first qualifiers since returning, the team came second in their group behind Toketi, but this was not enough to seal qualification. During the latter stages of the qualifying rounds, Hurmu was annexed by Elwynn but retained its separate FMF membership.
In the 2012 qualifiers, the team missed-out on qualifying for the finals by virtue of goal difference to Mahoz HaSephardim after both teams finished on 19 points. However, the team competed in the first ever Copa Apollonia later in the year, where they topped their group before losing to Novatainia in the semi-final, but beating hosts North Antarctica in extra time in the third-place play-off.
In 2013, Hurmu's luck increased as they finished top of their qualifying group with 15 points to reach their first World Cup since 2009 and a second consecutive Copa Apollonia. During the qualifiers, Hurmu was annexed by The Dominion. In the Copa Apollonia, the team performed successfully as they topped their group with five points and beat Gerenia 2–0 in the semi-finals, before overcoming holders Novatainia 1–0 in the final to win their first ever title. The team were less successful in the World Cup, where they finished bottom of their group with two points to their name. Soon afterwards, Hurmu left Micras after The Dominion reduced its land claims.
In late 2020, following the merger of the Hurmu Trust Territory and the Craitish territory of Lakkvia, Hurmu returned to Micras. The team's first post-hiatus appearance was in the 2021 FMF World Cup qualification rounds, where they finished top of their five-team group with 16 points to qualify for a fifth World Cup finals. In the finals, the team were eliminated at the group stage after finishing with two points.
In the following year's Copa Apollonia qualifiers, the team topped their five-team group with twenty points, ahead of Antakia by virtue of goal difference, and secured their place in the finals. At the Copa Apollonia, they were eliminated in the group stage after finishing third in their group with four points, missing-out on a place in the semi-finals on goal difference.
The 2023 FMF World Cup qualification rounds saw the team finish third in their six-team group with twenty points, failing to qualify for a first finals since rejoining the FMF as a result.
Chronological competitive participation
- 2007 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2007 FMF World Cup
- 2008 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2008 FMF World Cup
- 2009 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2009 FMF World Cup
- 2011 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2012 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2012 Copa Apollonia
- 2013 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2013 Copa Apollonia
- 2013 FMF World Cup
- 2021 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2021 FMF World Cup
- 2022 Copa Apollonia qualification
- 2022 Copa Apollonia
- 2023 FMF World Cup qualification
Hurmu has used the following flags during its three FMF affiliations: