Victoria national football team

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Victoria Victoria
Logo of the Victoria national football team
Nickname(s) The Pack
Association VFA
FMF member 2010–12, 2013–
Confederation AEFA
Home stadium Murrayburn Stadium
FMF code VIC
First FMF intermicronational
Novatainia Novatainia 0–1 Victoria Victoria
Biggest win
Victoria Victoria 5–0 Phinbella Phinbella
Biggest defeat
Victoria Victoria 0–5 Craitland Craitland
FMF World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2011)
Best result Group stage
Copa Apollonia
Appearances 1 (First in 2014)
Best result Group stage

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

The team has existed twice in the FMF's history; firstly between 2010 and early 2012 as an independent nation, and secondly since late 2013 as a constituent nation of Gotzborg and in its current form.

History

The team was founded in 2010 after Victoria's Micrasian claim was successful. The team competed in the World Cup qualifiers the following year, finishing top of their tightly-fought three-team group, and qualified. The team finished with an identical record to Novatainia, but topped the group by virtue of their 4–3 aggregate head-to-head record. In the finals, the team finished third in their group with three points, ahead of fellow débutants Ashkenatza on goal difference. Victoria left Micras in early 2012 after being declared dead.

Victoria returned to Micras in late 2013 as a constituent nation of Gotzborg, and successfully reapplied for separate FMF membership in the process. In the following year's qualifiers, the team finished second in their six-team group with 19 points to reach the 2014 Copa Apollonia, where they finished third in their group with three points. Also in 2014, Victoria became a founding association of the Triple Crown Championship and competed in the inaugural tournament later in the year, where they finished second with three points.

In 2015's qualifiers, the team finished third in their five-team group with twelve points.

The 2016 Copa Apollonia qualification rounds saw the team once again finish third in their five-team group with twelve points; missing-out on a play-off spot by a point.

Victoria's fortunes improved in the following year's World Cup qualifiers, as they topped their four-team group on goal difference with nine points and qualified for a first World Cup finals in six years. In the finals, the team could only finish bottom of their group after losing all four of their matches.

In early 2018, ahead of the year's qualifiers, Victoria was annexed by Stormark but maintained its separate FMF membership. In the qualifiers, the team finished third in their six-team group with 15 points.

In the 2019 World Cup qualifiers, the team finished third in their five-team group with eleven points, ahead of Astaronia by virtue of goal difference.

Chronological competitive participation

Kit and badge

Kit

Badge

Victoria has used the following badges during both of its FMF affiliations:

Honours

Flag

Victoria has used the following flags during both of its FMF affiliations:

2010–12 2013–
Victoria
Victoria

See also