Gotzborg national football team

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Gotzborg Gotzborg
Logo of the Gotzborg national football team
Association RFA
FMF member 2011, 2013–
Confederation AEFA
Home stadium Leichtathletik-Stadion
FMF code GTZ
First FMF intermicronational
Gotzborg Gotzborg 1–2 Toketi Toketi
Biggest win
Eklesia Eklesia 0–4 Gotzborg Gotzborg
Gotzborg Gotzborg 4–0 Saint Andre Saint Andre
Biggest defeat
Gotzborg Gotzborg 0–6 Craitland Craitland
FMF World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2015)
Best result Group stage
Copa Apollonia
Appearances 3 (First in 2014)
Best result Third place

The Gotzborg national football team is the football team which currently represents the Storish protectorate of Gotzborg, and previously represented the independent nation of the same name. It is a member of the AEFA and is run by the RFA.

The team has existed twice in the FMF's history; firstly between early and late 2011 as an independent nation, and secondly since early 2013 again independently and in its current form. It is seen as the spiritual successor of Holzborg in that the vast majority of its players originate from this nation's team, but it does not retain its records.

History

The team was founded in early 2011 after Gotzborg's Micrasian claim was successful. The team competed in that year's World Cup qualifiers, finishing third in their four-team group with nine points. Gotzborg left Micras in late 2011.

Gotzborg returned to Micras in early 2013. However, that year's World Cup qualifiers had already begun, and so the national team was unable to be involved.

In their first qualifiers since 2011, Gotzborg finished second in their six-team group with 19 points to secure a place in the 2014 Copa Apollonia, where they managed to draw all three of their matches to finish third in their group. Also in early 2014, Gotzborg became a founding association of the Triple Crown Championship and competed in the inaugural tournament later in the year, where they won the championship unbeaten with four points.

The team continued their good form into the 2015 qualifiers, topping their five-team group with 17 points and qualifying for the World Cup for the first time. In their début finals, the team were less successful as they finished fourth in their group with four points and failed to advance to the knock-out rounds.

The 2016 Copa Apollonia qualification rounds saw the team go unbeaten to top their four-team group with twelve points and advance to the finals. The team continued their success into the finals as they topped a difficult group with seven points before losing to Flanders 3–0 in the semi-finals, but beat Gerenia 2–1 to finish third.

Gotzborg's success continued into the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, where they topped their four-team group with 13 points, ahead of Neo Patrova on goal difference, and qualified for their second World Cup. In the finals, the team finished fourth in their group with four points, placing below Gerenia in the play-off spots by virtue of goal difference.

In early 2018, ahead of the year's qualifiers, Gotzborg was annexed by Stormark but maintained its separate FMF membership. In the qualifiers, the team topped their six-team group with 21 points, ahead of Arboria on goal difference, to qualify for the finals. At the Copa Apollonia, the team could only finish bottom of their four-team group with a sole point to their name.

In the 2019 World Cup qualifiers, the team finished second in their five-team group with 13 points, failing to advance to a tournament finals for the first time since returning to the FMF.

Chronological competitive participation

Honours

Flag

Gotzborg has used the following flag during both of its FMF affiliations:

2011
2013–
Gotzborg