2012 Viva World Cup

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The 2012 VIVA World Cup was the fifth VIVA World Cup, an international tournament for football open to non-FIFA-affiliated teams, played in the Iraqi Kurdistan. It marked a new record in the competition's history, with nine teams competing for the Nelson Mandela Trophy, from 4 to 9 June.[1] Al Iraqiya signed a television rights agreement with the NF-Board and the Kurdistan Football Association to broadcast all the matches.

2012 VIVA World Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryIraqi Kurdistan
Dates4–9 June
Teams9 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Kurdistan Region (1st title)
Runners-up Northern Cyprus
Third place Zanzibar
Fourth place Provence
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored102 (5.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Northern Cyprus Halil Turan
Provence Christophe Copel (6 goals)
Gozo 2010
2014

Participating teamsEdit

Team 2012 Pos. Participation
  Kurdistan Region 1st 4th
  Northern Cyprus 2nd 1st
  Zanzibar 3rd 1st
  Provence 4th 4th
  Occitania 5th 4th
  Western Sahara 6th 1st
  Tamil Eelam 7th 1st
  Raetia 8th 1st
  Darfur[2] 9th 1st

VenuesEdit

City Stadium Capacity Event
Arbil Franso Hariri Stadium 40,000 Group stages and final
Duhok Duhok Stadium 20,000 Semi-finals
Sulaymaniyah Sulaymaniyah Stadium 15,000 Group stages
Arbil Brayati Stadium Group stages
Salahaddin Ararat Stadium Group stages

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kurdistan Region 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 6
  Occitania 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
  Western Sahara 2 0 0 2 2 12 −10 0
Kurdistan Region  6–0  Western Sahara
Mushir   12' (pen.)
Sherzad   16'33'
Halgurd   74'
Aziz   82'90'
Report
Attendance: 9,000
Western Sahara  2–6  Occitania
Budah   52'
Malum   56'
Report Flourens   6'
Bertini   12'14'
Amiel   67'
Quéré   72' (pen.)
Patrac   75'
Attendance: 200
Occitania  0–1  Kurdistan Region
Report Ismael   28'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Zanzibar 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 6
  Raetia 2 1 0 1 1 6 −5 3
  Tamil Eelam 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Zanzibar  6–0  Raetia
Mcha   33'41'52'
Kassim   51'
Juma   88'90'
Report
Raetia  1–0  Tamil Eelam
Dudler   83' Report
Tamil Eelam  0–3  Zanzibar
Mcha   22'
Omar   61'
Juma   90'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Provence 2 2 0 0 20 1 +19 6
  Northern Cyprus 2 1 0 1 16 2 +14 3
  Darfur 2 0 0 2 0 33 −33 0
Northern Cyprus  15–0  Darfur
Turan   11'17'23'44'50'90'
Çıdamlı   14'76'81'
Börekçi   21'
Kayalilar   34'
Güvensoy   46'61'63'
Yaşinses   87'
Report
Darfur  0–18  Provence
Report Mdahoma   4'
Zenafi   5'40'59'
Copel   19'32'59'68'75'
S.Abbes   23'49'50'77'83'
Y.Abbes   41'54'
Taba   47'
Lescoualch   66'
Provence  2–1  Northern Cyprus
Zenafi   28'
Lescoualch   35'
Tağman   26'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 June – Duhok
 
 
  Kurdistan Region2
 
9 June – Arbil
 
  Provence1
 
  Kurdistan Region2
 
8 June – Duhok
 
  Northern Cyprus1
 
  Northern Cyprus2
 
 
  Zanzibar0
 
Third place
 
 
9 June – Arbil
 
 
  Provence2
 
 
  Zanzibar7

9th Place MatchEdit

Western Sahara  5–1  Darfur
Budah   31'85'
Malum   80'
Maaruf   87'
El Mami   90'
Moubarak   46'

5th–8th Place Semi-finalsEdit

Occitania  7–0  Tamil Eelam
Martinez   30'51'
Patrac   49'
Dalzon   50'
Thomas   64'
Massaré   83'
Hernandez   89'
Western Sahara  3–0  Raetia
Moulay   59'
El Mami   83'
Boiah   87'

7th Place MatchEdit

Tamil Eelam  4–0  Raetia
Nagulendran   59'67'71'
Sri   79'
Report

5th Place MatchEdit

Occitania  3–1  Western Sahara
Thomas   35'
Bertini   55'
Amiel   86'
Bijah   90'

Semi-finalsEdit

Kurdistan Region  2–1  Provence
Ismael   2'59' Report Zenafi   36'
Attendance: 12,500
Zanzibar  0–2  Northern Cyprus
Report Yaşinses   58'
Kayalilar   69' (pen.)

3rd Place MatchEdit

Provence  2–7  Zanzibar
Taba   44'
Copel   57'
Suleiman   22'23'71'
Mcha   35'68'90'
Kassim   58'

FinalEdit

Kurdistan Region  2–1  Northern Cyprus
Halgurd   9' (pen.)
Siamand   32'
Report Mohamad   42' (o.g.)
Attendance: 22,000


 VIVA World Cup 2012 Winners 
 
Kurdistan Region
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arsalan Abdullah (31 May 2012). "2012 VIVA World Cup matches kick off Monday". AK News. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  2. ^ [1]

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