Northern Cyprus triumph in ELF Cup for nations that don’t exist

Ollie Irish

27th, November 2006

Cyprus_1You may not be surprised to know that the unofficial World Cup/tourism-boosting PR exercise taking place in Northern Cyprus we told you about has been won by… Northern Cyprus! The pre-tournament favourites narrowly defeated the mighty Zanzibar 5-0 in the semi-final before scraping past Crimea 3-1 to lift the trophy.

Perhaps less predictable and more interesting was the third-place playoff, which was eventually won 9-8 on penalties by Kyrgyzstan after a 2-2 draw with Zanzibar!

[Rob Parker]

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