Mahoz HaSephardim national football team

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Mahoz HaSephardim Mahoz HaSephardim
FMF member 2009–13
Confederation AEFA
FMF code MHS
First FMF intermicronational
Imperium Incognita Imperium Incognita 0–1 Mahoz HaSephardim MHS
Biggest win
MHS Mahoz HaSephardim 4–0 Réunion Réunion
Biggest defeat
Holzborg Holzborg 3–1 Mahoz HaSephardim MHS
Toketi Toketi 3–1 Mahoz HaSephardim MHS
FMF World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2012)
Best result Group stage
Copa Apollonia
Appearances 2 (First in 2012)
Best result Runners-up

The Mahoz HaSephardim national football team was the football team which represented the Ashkenatzi autonomous territory of Mahoz HaSephardim. The team was a member of the AEFA.

The team was seen as the spiritual successor of both Matbaa and Kefr Zeh in that the vast majority of its players originated from these two nations' teams, but it retained the records of neither.

History

Mahoz HaSephardim applied successfully to join the FMF after the territory was founded by Ashkenatza in mid-2009. The team competed in its first World Cup qualifiers the following year, and finished second in their group behind Novatainia by a point before losing 4–2 on aggregate to Holzborg in the play-offs.

In the 2011 qualifiers, the team finished bottom of its three-team group with Novatainia and Victoria. However, the group was so closely-fought that the team still only missed-out on qualification by virtue of goals scored.

The team's fortunes improved in the following year's qualifying, topping their group on goal difference ahead of Hurmu to seal their first ever FMF World Cup appearance. The team also competed in the inaugural Copa Apollonia later in the year. In the World Cup, the team finished third in their group with three points, missing-out on the quarter-finals on goal difference. The team was more successful in the Copa Apollonia later in the year, topping their group and beating hosts North Antarctica in the semi-final before losing 2–0 to Novatainia in the final.

The 2013 qualifiers continued the team's success as they qualified for a second World Cup and Copa Apollonia by topping their group five points ahead of Toketi. In the Copa Apollonia, the team failed to advance from their group, finishing below Gerenia by virtue of goals scored, with three points. The team was also unsuccessful in the World Cup, where they failed to advance from their group on goal difference despite winning two matches. Mahoz HaSephardim left Micras later in the year as part of Ashkenatza's death.

Chronological competitive participation

Honours

Flag

Mahoz HaSephardim used the following flag during the entirety of its FMF affiliation:

2009–13
Mahoz HaSephardim