Matabeleland – Home – 2018
Matabeleland is the western region of Zimbabwe. Despite playing some excellent football they finished 3rd in their group tanks to a win over Tuvalu. It is worth mentioning that the group contained both finalists Szekelyland and Padania. The placement rounds showed that Matabeleland could perhaps have progressed in a different group. They drew with Kabylia, had a walk-over after the team from the Isle of Man threw their toys out the pram, and earned a 1-0 win over Tamil Eelam in their final fixture.
Those fortunate enough to see Matabeleland play will not be able to forget the carnival atmosphere that they brought to the tournament. After each game there was an impromptu party in the carpark with players and fans of the opposition: