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The Hattrick World Cup is an international tournament for national teams held since Hattrick season 15.

A new World Cup starts as soon as has finished the previous one, which lasts exactly two seasons, one almost entirely dedicated to the qualifying stage and the other to the final stage.

The final stage of a World Cup campaign is hosted by one country, determined by the HT team. For example, the first World Cup ever was hosted by Nippon and Hanguk back in 2002, the year these countries also hosted the real-life FIFA world cup. The same happened again for 2006 (Germany), for 2010 (South Africa) and last time for 2014 (Brazil).

Format

The Continental Championships begins every second season (in even seasons to be precise). Depending on the results in the continental championships, some teams qualify directly for the World Cup, while others have to play an additional "wildcard" play-off. A total of 96 teams enter the next World Cup.

The first stage of World Cup, which kicks off in week 13 of the first season, starts with groups decided by a live draw based on seeding determined by regional tournaments ranking. The teams that do not qualify for the actual World Cup will play a consolation tournament called the Nations Cup, which takes place at the same time as the World Cup.

The World Cup continues through the whole second season. It is divided into 5 group stage rounds and it culminates in knockout playoff games with the semi-finals and the final. On summary:

Continental championship (on local ground) from Weeks 1 to 12 of the first season
Qualifier: all national teams in 4 tournaments (Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia-Oceania).
World Cup (on hosting nation ground) from Week 13 of the first season to Week 16 of the second season
Stage 1: 96 teams in 16 groups of 6 teams each, first four pass to next stage;
Stage 2: 64 teams in 16 groups of 4 teams each, first two pass to next stage;
Stage 3: 32 teams in 8 groups of 4 teams each, first two pass to next stage;
Stage 4: 16 teams in 4 groups of 4 teams each, first two pass to next stage;
Stage 5: 8 teams in 2 groups of 4 teams each, first two pass to next stage;
Knockout Stage: 2 Semi-finals and the Final, played on last sunday of season at 20:00 HT.

Old format

The long-lasting old format has remained unchanged from edition 5 to edition 32 and it was totally different It started with a round I or "qualification" to which all national teams from all countries in Hattrick took part in; only the first two passed to the next stage. Then there were three round-robin group stages, with 4 teams per group and with the first two teams qualifying for the next stage. The last two rounds were semi-finals and finals.
When no World Cup matches were scheduled, the national teams can play friendlies.

Editions

World Cup has been hosted twice by only one country which is Brazil. Only 2 nations won World Cup playing at home: Germany and Portugal.

The World Cup has visited, 3 African, 3 North American, 4 South American and 7 Asian countries. Plus, WC was hold in Oceania once and in Europe the other times.

World Cup Editions
Edition Host (Final Position) Season(s) Teams Champions Runner-up Semi-finalists Topscorer
WC 31  Ireland
(t.b.d.)
76-77 128  [[|]]  [[|]]  [[|]]
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WC 31  Cameroon
(65-81 Q)
74-75 128  China  Iran  Eesti
 Danmark
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WC 30  Bénin
(113-128 Q)
72-73 128  Österreich  Israel  Suomi
 Malta
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WC 29  Hrvatska
(56-64 Q)
70-71 128  Lëtzebuerg  Nederland  Polska
 Canada
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WC 28  Latvija
(65-81 Q)
68-69 128  România  Al Iraq  Bulgaria
 España
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WC 27  Oceania
(65-81 Q)
66-67 128  Italia  Uruguay  Venezuela
 Srbija
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WC 26  Guatemala
(113-128 Q)
64-65 128  Italia  Magyarország  Česká republika
 Chile
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WC 25  France
(17-32 R2)
62-63 128  Nederland  Rossiya  Polska
 Slovenija
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WC 24  Eesti
(17-32 R2)
60-61 128  Nederland  Italia  Suomi
 Česká republika
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WC 23  Indonesia
(33-48 Q)
58-59 128  Canada  Chile  Italia
 Srbija
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WC 22  Andorra
(97-112 Q)
56-57 128  Chile  Nederland  Türkiye
 Srbija
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WC 21  Brasil
(49-64)
54-55 128  Chile  Schweiz  Danmark
 España
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WC 20  Tounes
(121-128 Q)
52-53 128  Suomi  Schweiz  España
 Deutschland
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WC 19  Crna Gora
(25-32 R2)
50-51 128  Bulgaria  Magyarország  România
 Rossiya
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WC 18  Israel
(33-48 Q)
48-49 128  Polska  Slovenija  Österreich
 Italia
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WC 17  Trinidad & Tobago
(113-128 Q)
46-47 128  Chile  Schweiz  Sverige
 Suomi
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WC 16  India
(49-64 Q)
44-45 124  Danmark  Sverige  Malaysia
 Polska
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WC 15  South Africa
(33-48 Q)
42-43 124  Norge  Bolivia  Schweiz
 Sverige
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WC 14  Prathet Thai
(49-64 Q)
40-41 124  Hellas  Belgium  Chile
 USA
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WC 13  Hellas
(33-48 Q)
38-39 124  Deutschland  Danmark  España
 England
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WC 12  Colombia
(17-24 R2)
36-37 124  Rossiya  Hellas  Polska
 España
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WC 11  Belgium
(17-24 R2)
34-35 120  Česká republika  Ukraina  Latvija
 Magyarország
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WC 10  Portugal
(1st)
32-33 114  Portugal  Türkiye  Polska
 Eesti
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WC 9  Rossiya
(3rd)
30-31 112  Eesti  Česká republika  Rossiya
 Magyarország
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WC 8  Deutschland
(1st)
28-29 106  Deutschland  România  España
 Oceania
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WC 7  China
(25-32 R2)
26-27 96  Sverige  España  Polska
 Latvija
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WC 6  Brasil
(33-48 Q)
24-25 88  Sverige  Scotland  Polska
 Danmark
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WC 5  España
(33-48 Q)
22-23 76  Sverige  England  Suomi
 Norge
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WC 4  USA
(7-8 R3)
21 40  Norge  Sverige  România
 Danmark
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WC 3  Nederland
(3rd)
19 40  Sverige  Canada  Nederland
 England
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WC 2  Argentina
(13-16 R2)
17 40  Sverige  Polska  USA
 Norge
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WC 1  Nippon &  Hanguk
(25-40 PQ)
15 40  Sverige  England  USA
 Suomi
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Medals

The champion is awarded with the gold medal, the runner-up NT receives the silver medal, the losers of the semifinals both receive a bronze medal without a further playoff game.

The World Cup was won more than once only by Italy, Chile, Germany, Norway, Netherlands and Sweden that is also the most victorious NT, winning World Cups I, II, III and V, VI, VII (at the time, Sverige had a significant advantage in quality of players due to the age of their league and the number of teams in it).

updated: 20/09/2020

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Champion
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Runner-up
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Semi-Finalist
Total
 Sverige62210
 Chile3126
 Nederland2215
 Italia2125
 Norge2024
 Deutschland2013
 Polska1179
 Danmark1146
 Česká republika1124
 România1124
 Rossiya1124
 Canada1113
 Hellas1102
 Eesti1034
 Suomi1056
 Österreich1012
 Bulgaria1012
 China1001
 Lëtzebuerg1001
 Portugal1001
 Schweiz0314
 England0224
 Magyarország0224
 España0167
 Slovenija0112
 Türkiye0112
 Belgium0101
 Bolivia0101
 Al Iraq0101
 Iran0101
 Israel0101
 Scotland0101
 Ukraina0101
 Uruguay0101
 Srbija0033
 USA0033
 Latvija0022
 Malaysia0011
 Malta0011
 Oceania0011
 Venezuela0011

Finals

The first final was played on 28 April 2002 in Japan between Sweden and England. Only two times a final went on to extra-time and both times they ended at penalty shoot-out.

National teams that played more finals are Sweden (8 finals, 6 victories and 2 defeats), Netherlands (2 victories and 2 defeats), Italy and Chile (2 victories and 1 defeat both).

EditionDateWeatherChampionResult[1]Runner-upArena (Owner team)Attendance
Final 31 20/09/2020Overcast China1 - 0
( 0 - 0 )
 IranÁit Te
( Na Madraí Camarúnacha )
207 592
Final 30 09/02/2020Overcast Österreich2 - 1
( 2 - 0 )
 IsraelLa maison dorée de Samarkand
( Red Star Cotonou )
204 542
Final 29 30/06/2019Partially Cloudy Lëtzebuerg3 - 1
( 1 - 1 )
 Nederlandnaša ulica
( Marinko i Marija )
84 248
Final 2818/11/2018Overcast România2 - 1
( 1 - 1 )
 Al IraqFK Deep Arena
( FK Deep )
210 000
Final 27 08/04/2018Partially Cloudy Italia3 - 1
( 1 - 0 )
 UruguayOceania Arena
( FC Léchelle )
384 850
Final 26 27/08/2017Partially Cloudy Italia4 - 2
( 1 - 1 )
 MagyarországByteDom Colisseum
( C ++ )
202 844
Final 25 15/01/2017Rainy Nederland5 - 1
( 3 - 0 )
 RossiyaPOLSKA GOLA!
( yafi team )
177 929
Final 24 05/06/2016Partially Cloudy Nederland4 - 1
( 2 - 1 )
 Italiaorgaaniliselt filtreeritud sakuga kastetud
( JK isaac )
194 293
Final 23 25/10/2015Sunny Canada3 - 2
( 2 - 1 )
 ChileIndonesia Bersatu
( KI - Satu Indonesia FC )
148 943
Final 22 15/03/2015Partially Cloudy Chile7 - 5 pen.
2 2 (2) - (2) 2 2
 Nederland►Sexador de Pollos Stadium ◄
( Humanoides11 )
126 009
Final 21 03/08/2014Overcast Chile5 - 1
( 3 - 1 )
 SchweizCaldeirão Salompaz
( Salompaz FC )
141 144
Final 20 22/12/2013Partially Cloudy Suomi4 - 3
( 2 - 1 )
 SchweizZiaullah Khoury Stadium
( Sfax AC )
159 777
Final 19 12/05/2013Overcast Bulgaria8 - 7 pen.
2 2 (2) - (2) 2 2
 MagyarországBASTER
( sahmat )
141 589
Final 18 30/09/2012Sunny Polska2 - 1
( 1 - 1 )
 SlovenijaGivat Ada Arena
( Beitar Givat Ada FC )
143 883
Final 17 19/02/2012Partially Cloudy Chile1 - 0
( 0 - 0 )
 SchweizNational Soca Stadium
( Jokeymen FC )
120 000
Final 16 10/07/2011Partially Cloudy Danmark2 - 1
( 0 - 1 )
 SverigeSwatantra Hind Stadium
( Arsenal_1986 )
153 831
Final 15 28/11/2010Overcast Norge2 - 0
( 1 - 0 )
 BoliviaField of Dreams
( Ossi FC )
148 262
Final 14 08/04/2010Partially Cloudy Hellas2 - 1
( 1 - 0 )
 BelgiumThe City Of Berserk
( genocide united )
158 595
Final 13 06/09/2009Partially Cloudy Deutschland3 - 1
( 2 - 0 )
 DanmarkGyziakos Arena
( Gyziakos )
169 355
Final 12 25/01/2009Sunny Rossiya2 - 0
( 0 - 0 )
 HellasStadium Daniel Croitoru
( lños imbecil )
123 213
Final 11 15/06/2008Overcast Česká republika2 - 1
( 0 - 0 )
 Ukrainachampetters Arena
( de champetters )
77 997
Final 10 04/11/2007Partially Cloudy Portugal4 - 1
( 3 - 1 )
 TürkiyeThe Random Temple
( God Save The Random FC )
124 918
Final 9 25/03/2007Partially Cloudy Eesti4 - 0
( 3 - 0 )
 Česká republikaКуликово поле
( Golden Horn )
105 442
Final 8 13/08/2006Overcast Deutschland3 - 1
( 1 - 1 )
 RomâniaHolstein Stadion
( Sportfreunde Holstein )
118 961
Final 7 01/01/2006Sunny Sverige3 - 1
( 2 - 0 )
 EspañaStoeffler Arena
( barbapapa mafia )
150 000
Final 6 22-05-2005Sunny Sverige8 - 0
( 5 - 0 )
 ScotlandS.C. Internacional RS Arena
( S.C. Internacional RS )
36 000
Final 5 10/10/2004Partially Cloudy Sverige6 - 1
( 5 - 0 )
 Englanddongabis Arena
( dongabis )
94 644
Final 4 29/02/2004Partially Cloudy Norge4 - 2
( 1 - 2 )
 SverigeTruve FC Arena
( Truve FC )
66 337
Final 3 20/07/2003Partially Cloudy Sverige4 - 0
( 1 - 0 )
 CanadaDe Korenwolf
( Dronken Dudes United )
29 147
Final 2 08/12/2002Overcast Sverige5 - 0
( 3 - 0 )
 PolskaAntonio Vespucio Liberti -
El Monumental
( Super River Plate )
76 862
Final 1 28/04/2002Partially Cloudy Sverige4 - 1
( 4 - 0 )
 EnglandShirayuri Skydome
( Shirayuri Sky )
62 015


Legend:

^ 1 Click on match result to link to the Hattrick.org source page.
( ) = half time result
AET = after extra time
pen. = penalties


HT-Press

Interview with NT Golden coaches

Written by HPE-Flatron (26/12/2015 16:12)

One can say that, being the coach of a National Team, requests a lot of responsibility about touching your goal/limit and making sure the community is happy about their country's results. But, the real hero is the user who manages to receive the gold medal at the World Cup.
How does it feel to succeed? We asked it to the "Golden coaches", the managers who won the World Cup: the elite of the elite.

Here are the replies of the gold medal winning NT Coaches


WC V, Sweden, DrPOMO (57484)

After being assistant manager for the Swedish National Team for five seasons, I was persuaded to run for the National Manager position. When I was assisting DrDDD, Sweden won WC II and WC III. When Norway won WC IV, I knew that they have made a few smart decisions which made them entering the tournament with much higher team spirit than Sweden. I was convinced that I could learn from this and bring the WC back home again.

I remember it was tough protecting the Swedish players from being murdered. That took a lot of effort. When the WC V tournament started, Sweden had maximum Team Spirit and the best players. Anything but a victory would have been disappointing. Some of the matches required a lot of analysis before setting the match orders, but in the end one of the strongest feelings was relief. Everybody had expected Sweden to win WC V. I was though of course also very happy, but also exhausted.

After that, WC was never the same. No nation has ever been as dominating as Sweden were during the first five World Cups.


WC VII, Sweden, GM‑Tonkan (8062)

When we stood victorious for the last time after a long row of gold medals, the community was impressed and happy. But, to be honest, the Swedish community by this point only had a small interest in the national team, so it was not as big as I would have liked. Although it was a exciting championship with a lot of great and close game between a Swedish national team that no longer could been so unbeatable. So, I am sorry for all the users that was not interested because it was a great championship.


WC VIII, Germany, GM‑Rolli (185302)

I needed a few runs in the elections before I became the NT coach. I was elected during a campaign because the current coach had left Hattrick. It was very surprising to me that so many people believed in me and gave me their votes. After the final victory, I felt happy and I was also very proud. Also, I was grateful for all the people that helped me with the set up for final. It was a really tight game and I was happy to crown the World Cup with the gold medal.


WC IX, Estonia, kyps_ee (94872)

It was big responsibility while Estonia had a very active HT community. In that time, we had already team which was equal strong even against the bigger countries.

The feeling after winning the final was unbelievable. Whole community was full of joy.

At same time, I was morally exhausted because in campaign we had a lot of tight situations.


WC X, Portugal, brusque (staff member) (2119007)

At the time we wanted the challenge of playing Hattrick at its most difficult level the way we thought it should be played. We were able to do that quite well and, most importantly, were capable of immersing the Portuguese community in the whole process. It was hectic, loud and a lot of fun. It was also the realization that Hattrick, as a game, would never again be that rewarding for ourselves.


WC XI, Czech Republic, Ziky1 (1795287)

Leading National Team was a huge honor, challenge and simultaneously I saw it as a commitment. When I took over the team, I wanted to win WC (what many considered impossible according to the quality of our team) and because of this I gave maximal preparation to every single match. Detailed analysis of each opponent was matter of course. When I managed to win WC, it was indescribable feeling. I felt euphoric as if we won the real football WC.


WC XIV, Greece, cheetoss (3909171)

There isn't Hattrick without National Teams. The emotions we felt those days until the conquest of our gold medal can not be described in words. For all of us, the National team was our first team. It was our school for the game. Our passion to play.... We felt in love with the team and then we felt in love with the game :)


WC XV, Norge, HPE‑regia5 (911825)

To win the World Cup with Norge was something special. They're great people, and I love to be part of that community (I also attended 2 meetings in Oslo). To win the World Cup for them, was sublime. They had trust in me, and I repayed them with an unexpected success. And, on a personal point of view, it was the result of months/years of hard work. I'll always have Norge in my heart, and I'll always remember the players who won the Cup with me, and all the managers who helped me in the process.


WC XVI, Denmark, Junker (1540377)

For me it was a "must try" thing to be a national coach. And when the NT team went out in round two/tree in my first turn I was so disappointed. This was not what I wanted to do. Fortunate enough, the community elected me for the second turn. And this time it went much better. We won the final against Sweden. After this people always think that I must be knowing everything about Hattrick, and really: I do not.


WC XVII, Chile, TituladoBugnosSchool (4704242)

To be the Chile's NT Coach was the best experience in all my HT-life. I had a really good time leading my national team, thinking how to play and talking and joking with all the friends I knew beeing the coach. I think National Teams are my favourite part of HT, and when we won our 1st gold I was very happy and I thought: "mission accomplished".


WC XVIII, Poland, star‑ter (6896373)

The successful World Cup campaign with the Polish NT was the highlight of my career in Hattrick. It's not just because we won the most important trophy in the game, but also because we managed to do it as a community, where more than a hundred people contributed to the success. The interaction between people - the teamwork or cooperation on one hand and rivalry and competition on the other - is definitely my favourite aspect of the game.


WC XXIII, Canada, VsTheWorld (2525883)

Scouts, advisers and, of course, trainers deserve most of the credit. I'm happy for all that put any amount of work into the team, to have that work validated with a win. Being the leader was only a small part of it all.

As for how I felt when we won the gold medal, "shocked" sums it up nicely. Shocked that luck was finally on our side. :)

See also


World Cup

Japan & Korea 15 · Argentina 17 · Netherlands 19 · USA 21 · Spain 23 · Brazil 25 · China 27 · Germany 29 · Russia 31 · Portugal 33 · Belgium 35 · Colombia 37 · Greece 39 · Thailand 41 · South Africa 43 · India 45 · Trinidad and Tobago 47 · Israel 49 · Montenegro 51 · Tunisia 53 · Brazil 55 · Andorra 57 · Indonesia 59 · Estonia 61 · France 63 · Guatemala 65 · Oceania 67 · Latvia 69 · Croatia 71 · Benin 73 · Cameroon 75 ·

U-20 World Cup

Germany 16 · Oceania 18 · Romania 20 · Egypt 22 · Chile 24 · Italy 26 · Mexico 28 · Israel 30 · Malaysia 32 · Peru 34 · Finland 36 · Kenya 38 · Canada 40 · Iran 42 · Bosnia Herzegovina 44 · Poland 46 · Panama 48 · Finland 50 · Norway 52 · Italy 54 · Belgium 56 · Romania 58 · Faroe Islands 60 · Ivory Coast 62 · Pakistan 64 · USA 66 · El Salvador 68 · Sweden 70 · Kazakhstan 72 · Bulgaria 74 · Argentina 76 ·