Valencia national football team

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Valencia Valencia
FMF member 2009–14, 2014–17
Confederation EMUFA
Home stadium Trévoux Stadium
FMF code VAL
First FMF intermicronational
Cyberia Cyberia 1–1 Valencia Valencia
Biggest win
Valencia Valencia 4–0 Maritime Free Republic MFR
Biggest defeat
Valencia Valencia 1–4 Flandria Secunda Flandria Secunda
FMF World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2010)
Best result Quarter-finals
EMU Championships
Appearances 3 (First in 2011)
Best result Group stage

The Valencia national football team was the football team which most recently represented the Alexandrian territory of Valencia, and previously represented the Victorian constituent nation and independent nation of the same name. It was a member of the EMUFA.

The team existed twice in the FMF's history; firstly between late 2009 and mid-2014 as an independent nation, constituent nation of Victoria and territory of Alexandria, and secondly between 2014 and mid-2017 again as an Alexandrian territory.

History

The team was founded in late 2009 after Valencia's Micrasian claim was successful. Prior to the following year's qualifiers for the FMF World Cup, Valencia was annexed by Victoria and became a constituent nation of the empire, but retained its separate FMF membership. In the qualifiers, the Valencian team topped their group by a point and sealed qualification to the 2010 FMF World Cup. They advanced from their finals group with two wins out of three before being comfortably beaten by eventual champions Craitland in the quarter-finals.

The 2011 qualifiers were less of a success for the Valencians, with the team finishing second in their group to Nova England, missing-out on qualification by a point. However, their placing qualified them for the 2011 EMU Championships, where they could only manage fifth place in a six-team group without winning any matches. Later in the year, Valencia was annexed by Alexandria following Victoria's death.

The Valencians' fortunes lessened again in 2012's qualifiers, where the team could only finish third in their five-team group with eleven points, missing-out on qualifying for any tournaments for the first time.

In the 2013 qualifiers, the team finished second in their group with 16 points, above New Vaduz by a point, to qualify for EMU 2013. In the finals, the team finished second in their three-team group with one point, above Austbard on goal difference.

The following year, the team finished third in their four-team qualifying group with eight points. Valencia left Micras soon afterwards after Alexandria reduced its land claims, but returned later in the year after Alexandria reëxpanded.

In 2015's qualifiers, the team finished second in their five-team group with 15 points to advance to the play-offs, where they beat Indokistan 4–0 on aggregate to reach the finals for the first time since 2010. In the World Cup, the team finished third in their group with six points; behind Tellia on goal difference, and advanced to the play-off round, where they were beaten 2–0 by their parent nation Alexandria.

The qualifying rounds for EMU 2016 saw Valencia win their five-team group unbeaten with 22 points to qualify for the finals. In the finals, the team was unable to continue their success as they finished third in their group with four points; missing-out on advancing by virtue of goal difference.

In the following year's World Cup qualifiers, the team finished second in their four-team group with eight points; ahead of Hoenn by virtue of their head-to-head record. Valencia left Micras later in the year as part of Alexandria's death.

Chronological competitive participation

Honours

Flag

Valencia used the following flag during both of its FMF affiliations:

2009–14
2014–17
Valencia