Nova English Korea national football team
|FMF member||2007–08, 2008–|
|Home stadium||Port Barret Stadium|
|First FMF intermicronational|
|Taesong 5–0 Nova English Korea|
|Lucerne 1–7 Nova English Korea|
|Taesong 5–0 Nova English Korea|
|FMF World Cup|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2013)|
|Best result||Group stage|
|Appearances||5 (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.
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 bottom of 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.
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.
In the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, the team finished third in their five-team group with 15 points.
The team competed in the 2018 EMU Championships qualification rounds, where they finished second in their five-team group with 14 points and qualified for the finals. At EMU 2018, the team finished third in their four-team group with three points and failed to advance.
In the following year's EMU qualifiers, the team finished second in their five-team group with 19 points to advance to the play-offs, where they were beaten on penalties by New Sussex after a goalless aggregate tie.
In the following year's EMU qualifiers, the team finished third in their five-team group with 13 points.
The 2023 FMF World Cup qualification rounds saw the team finish second in their six-team group with 23 points, leading to a place in the play-offs, where they beat Lostisland in the first round but lost to the Sovereign Confederation in the second.
Chronological competitive participation
- 2007 EMU Championships (co-hosts)
- 2009 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2010 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2011 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2012 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2012 Zeeburg Tournaments
- 2012 EMU Championships
- 2012 Territories Cup
- 2013 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2013 EMU Championships
- 2013 FMF World Cup
- 2014 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2014 EMU Championships
- 2015 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2016 EMU Championships qualification
- 2017 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2018 EMU Championships qualification
- 2018 EMU Championships
- 2019 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2020 EMU Championships qualification
- 2021 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2022 EMU Championships qualification
- 2023 FMF World Cup qualification
- EMU Championships: 0
- 2013 – Fourth place
- Zeeburg Tournaments: 1
- Territories Cup: 0
- 2012 – Third place
Nova English Korea has used the following flag during both of its FMF affiliations: