Riponia national football team

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Riponia Riponia
Association RFA
FMF member 2006–08
Confederation EMUFA
FMF code RIP
First FMF intermicronational
Riponia Riponia 5–0 Natopia Natopia
Biggest win
Riponia Riponia 5–0 Natopia Natopia
Riponia Riponia 5–0 Hurdania Hurdania
Biggest defeat
Gaia Gaia 2–1 Riponia Riponia
Kataria Kataria 2–1 Riponia Riponia
Passas Passas 2–1 Riponia Riponia
FMF World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result Quarter-finals
EMU Championships
Appearances 1 (First in 2007)
Best result Runners-up

The Riponia national football team was the football team which represented the micronation of Riponia. The team was a founding member of both the FMF and EMUFA, and was run by the RFA.

History

Riponia was one of the founding members of the FMF when the organisation was created in October 2006 prior to the first FMF World Cup. The national team competed in the tournament, finishing second in their group behind eventual champions Beaugium on goal difference and reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost 2–1 to Gaia.

The following year, the team competed in the inaugural World Cup qualifiers, where they finished second in their group to advance to the play-off group, beating Col and drawing with Passas to qualify. In the finals, the team topped their group with seven points but were again beaten by Gaia in the quarter-finals, this time on penalties after drawing 1–1. Near the end of the year, the team also competed in the inaugural EMU Championships, winning their group without dropping any points. The team continued their success throughout the knock-out stages with wins over Taesong and Craitland, both thanks to penalty shoot-outs, before losing 2–1 to Passas in the final. Riponia left Micras in mid-2008 after being declared dead.

Chronological competitive participation

Honours

Flag

Riponia used the following flag during the entirety of its FMF affiliation:

2006–08
Riponia

See also