Birgeshir national football team

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Birgeshir Birgeshir
Logo of the Birgeshir national football team
Nickname(s) The Winged Scarabs
The Tsalojs
Association VFAB
FMF member 2012–
Confederation CTFA
Head coach Tayfur Sæltıkojk
Home stadium Büjük Birvij Stadium
FMF code BRG
First FMF intermicronational
Birgeshir Birgeshir 3–3 New Vaduz New Vaduz
Biggest win
Birgeshir Birgeshir 6–0 Lucerne Lucerne
Biggest defeat
Birgeshir Birgeshir 1–5 Senya Senya
FMF World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 2014)
Best result Third place
CiboTap Championships
Appearances 3 (First in 2014)
Best result Winners

The Birgeshir national football team (Birgesh: Birgeşir Nalrujal Futbol Tækıp) is the football team which represents the micronation of Birgeshir. It is a member of the CTFA, and is run by the VFAB.

The team is seen as a growing force on Micras since joining the FMF, having won the CiboTap Championships in 2016 and 2018, and the 2018 FMF Confederations Cup.

History

The team was founded in mid-2012 after Birgeshir's Micrasian claim was successful. Birgeshir competed in the following year's World Cup qualifying, where they finished third in their five-team group with ten points.

In the 2014 qualifiers, the team finished second in their four-team group to advance to the play-off, where they beat Greater Sangun 5–2 on aggregate to reach the 2014 FMF World Cup. The team also reached the 2014 CiboTap Championships, where they lost their semi-final to Alexandria and finished third by virtue of their qualifying group record. In their début World Cup, the team advanced from their group in second place by virtue of their 2–1 win over Taeland before losing 1–0 to Craitland in the quarter-finals.

The following year, the team were even more successful as they topped their five-team qualifying group with 24 points; winning all eight of their matches and conceding just one goal on their way to a second World Cup finals. Despite their strong qualifying campaign, the team were less successful in the World Cup, where they finished bottom of their group with four points, behind Gotzborg on goals scored, and did not advance.

The qualifying rounds for CiboTap 2016 saw Birgeshir win their five-team group unbeaten with twenty points to qualify for the finals. The team continued their success into CiboTap 2016, where they won their group without losing a match before beating Zandarijn in the semi-finals and overcoming holders Alexandria in the final, both 1–0, to seal their first ever championship title.

Birgeshir's success continued into the 2017 FMF World Cup qualification rounds, where they topped their four-team group unbeaten with 16 points to qualify for a third successive World Cup. In the finals, the team finished second in their group with seven points to advance to the play-off round, where they overcame Elwynn on penalties before losing their quarter-final 3–1 to hosts Senya.

As holders of the CiboTap Championships, Birgeshir automatically qualified for the 2018 edition, and instead participated in the 2018 FMF Confederations Cup, where they advanced from their group in second place with eleven points. After beating Mercury on penalties in the semi-finals, they defeated Senya 2–1 in the final to secure the title. At CiboTap 2018, the team's success continued as they topped their four-team group unbeaten with seven points before beating North Antarctica 1–0 and Vyktory on penalties in the semi-finals and final, respectively, to seal a second successive CTFA crown.

After Birgeshir successfully bid to host the 2019 FMF World Cup, the team received an automatic berth in the tournament. In the finals, the team topped their group unbeaten with ten points to advance directly to the quarter-finals, where they overcame Craitland 2–1. After being defeated by Mercury on penalties in the semi-finals, the hosts beat the Kingdom of Coria 3–2 to finish in third place.

Chronological competitive participation

Players

No. Pos. Player Age Club
1 1GK Iu-Senb Ercanojk 26 Birgeshir Otaq Röyal FK
2 3DF He-Pthah-Esis Pihorojk 22 Birgeshir Öturma FK
3 3DF Ærtaç Gündüz 23 Birgeshir Giriş Holü FK
4 3DF Osir-Hæpi Töpæl 26 Birgeshir Balkon Göyælær FK
5 3DF Har-m-ankh-amen Çolak 27 Birgeshir Vanya Suvan FK
6 5MF Har-Im-Hotep Aktöjk 24 Birgeshir Öturma FK
7 5MF Bebi Bælhara 22 Birgeshir Otaq Röyal FK
8 5MF Ken-Amen Ercænojk 23 Birgeshir Koridor Balan FK
9 7FW Çengiz Tahir 25 Mercury Cook Island FC
10 7FW Amam Karadeniz 23 Birgeshir Mëzal Birlæşňi FK
11 7FW Sarapou Lahar 22 Birgeshir Balkon Göyælær FK
12 1GK Sipthah Göthun 21 Birgeshir Balkon Göyælær FK
13 3DF Beşim Balbaykojk 29 Birgeshir Mëzal Birlæşňi FK
14 3DF Psametik Petisisojk 21 Birgeshir Mëzal Birlæşňi FK
15 3DF Erten Denizojk 21 Birgeshir Mutfak Şeflær FK
16 5MF Pthah-Mes Kaladцe 25 Birgeshir Giriş Holü FK
17 5MF Bakheperuneb Solak 22 Birgeshir Öturma FK
18 5MF Bцatur Örşurojk 24 Birgeshir Vanya Suvan FK
19 7FW Pnei-Hor Türanojk 22 Birgeshir Koridor Balan FK
20 7FW Nofre-Ka-U Pabasojk 22 Birgeshir Öturma FK
21 7FW Ton-En-Amen Türgutojk 24 Birgeshir Vanya Suvan FK
22 7FW Tëvrat Çıkthan 26 Birgeshir Otaq Röyal FK
23 1GK Evren Barbacojk 25 Birgeshir Öturma FK

Kit

Birgeshir's traditional kit colours are those used on the nation's flag. From 2017 the team's home kit changed to be predominantly all-white (despite no white appearing in the current national flag), with trim of blue, green and light blue. The team's away kits are now similar to their former home kits.

Kit history

2012–16
2017–18
2019–

Honours

Flag

Birgeshir has used the following flags during its FMF affiliation:

2012–15 2015–
Birgeshir
Birgeshir