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Revision as of 20:48, 9 July 2019
2019 FMF World Cup
12 Jul – 18 Aug 2019|
20 (from 4 confederations)|
8 (in 7 host cities)|
The 2019 FMF World Cup will be the twelfth tournament of the FMF World Cup, and will be held in Birgeshir between 12 July and 18 August 2019. The twenty competing national teams have all qualified successfully to be involved. The tournament's matches will be played in eight stadiums in seven different cities around Birgeshir.
Vyktory was originally chosen as the host of the tournament after submitting one of four applications. However, Vyktory later left Micras, forfeiting the ability to host the tournament. As a result, a second vote was undertaken and Birgeshir was subsequently chosen as the host. The FMF Executives agreed that the Birgesh bid was more suited for hosting than the other applicants' 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.
, the tournament's official mascot.
Following Birgeshir's awarding of the hosting rights, the official tournament logo was unveiled on 31 December 2018. It features a stylised trophy design incorporating the colours of the Birgesh national flag and other colours representing unity with other nations around Micras.
On 1 January 2019, the tournament became the first FMF World Cup to unveil an official mascot; Tutandroidmon, an android child dressed in the colours of the Birgesh national flag who has a dream that one day even androids can play football. The mascot was chosen through a public vote over three other designs; a mummy, a Roman-like statue, and an anthropomorphic scarab. The winning mascot was chosen because of its metaphorical value; the child representing the small nation of Birgeshir, and the big dream reflecting the hosting of an FMF World Cup which was thought to be an impossible event for a nation of such size.
List of qualified teams
Teams were required to name a twenty-three-man squad for the tournament, with three goalkeepers, numbered 1 to 23.
The group draw was made by FMF President Craitman H. Pellegrino, Vice-President Joe Foxon and AEFA President Barnaby Rudolph.
Team of the Tournament
Italics signify the tournament's best player.