4th FUBA World Cup will be organised 26th – 27th of August in Tampere, Finland. The event takes place in a local board game Cafe, Taverna. More information soon.
FUBA 2.0 rulebook is finally available as a free PDF version. Two major changes after the latest draft are the pressing rule and the order of action stages. If you find out some mistakes or some rules are difficult to understand please send us feedback at email@example.com. We will publish updated version on May if required.
The photos of the World Cup 2015 are now uploaded to the photos section.
After a thriller in the final match, Jaakko Uusitupa won the cup again after scoring a winning goal in extra time 120+2 min. Mikko Vasko from Germany (Karlsruhe) played an excellent tournament and gave a good challenge in the final match. Kimmo Ylinen improved his last year 4 th position and ended to the 3rd place after won against Aki Levonius in the match for 3rd place.
The top three players in FUBA World Cup 2015:
1. Jaakko Uusitupa (FIN)
2. Mikko Vasko (GER)
3. Kimmo Ylinen (FIN)
Full results will be published later.
The defending champion, Jaakko Uusitupa, played last year an excellent World Cup and was unbeaten in every match. With 3-4-3 formation he also scored most goals in the event. In the semi-finals it was really close, when Jaakko played a draw against Kimmo Ylinen, whose play style was really aggressive. After the penalty shoot-out Jaakko managed to survive to the final where his three forwards were too much for Jari Kemppainen. The final result was 2 – 0 for Jaakko.
But how about this year? Jaakko has been away from the local sport bar’s gaming tables. Meanwhile Kimmo has played more than well in the friendly matches. Does Jaakko has some new tricks to show in the event or do we get new name to the trophy?
Three matches, three wins. Kimmo Ylinen seems to have learned the new rules well. He finished in the 4th place in the previous FUBA World cup with 4-2-4 formation. Now he has used same 4-2-4 formation in all three matches and managed 1-0, 1-0 and 2-0 wins. The careful defensive play combined to the highly aggressive pressing with 4 forwards has kept his own goal clear.
In the previous World Cup Kimmo lost in the semi-finals against the Cup winner, Jaakko Uusitupa in penalty shoot-out. The luck was not better in the game for the 3rd place, when Kimmo lost against Lauri Vanhapiha in a penalty shoot-out after 1-1 draw.
FUBA World Cup 2015 poster is now released. Thank you for the artist, Kim Paqvalin.
The Blizzard football magazine sponsors FUBA World Cup by donating their excellent magazines as a prizes for the event. Read more about Blizzard at https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/ .
The issue number thirteen contains nice article about chess tactics in football, highly recommended to read for all FUBA players.