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Spain challenged to friendly by the 'world's worst football team'
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thinkSPAIN , Tuesday, June 11, 2013

THE 'worst football team in the world' has challenged the Spanish side to a friendly when they arrive in Brazil for the Confederations Cup.

Ibis Sport Clube, founded in 1938 when it was made up of cotton-trade workers from an inland community near Recife, in the state of Pernambuco on the north coast – between Salvador de Bahia and Fortaleza - is in fact in the Guinness Book of Records for being the most terrible team on the planet.

The second-division side has never played in a national championship match in its entire history, and it won its dubious honour 30 years ago after having gone three years and 11 months without winning a single game.

Now, Ibis has thrown down the gauntlet to what is arguably the best team in the world – 'the Reds', having won two consecutive Euro Cups and the World Cup in between these, unbeaten in the international field since 2008.

The players under manager Vicente del Bosque will soon be on their way to Brazil for the Confederations Cup, where they are favourites to win and have been paired in Group B with Uruguay, Nigeria and Tahiti.

They will start against Uruguay on Sunday in Recife, where Ibis is based.

Even if Ibis beats Spain – or, more realistically, improves its record generally and rises in the ranks – captain Ozir Ramos says they will keep the slogan 'Worst team in the world' (Pior time do mundo) on their coat of arms and shirts.

The club has earned this prestigious title and is proud of it,” Ramos told Brazilian webzine Universo On Line (UOL) in a recent interview.


 
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