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Town Draw Melbourne Victory in Global FIFA 20 Tournament
Tuesday, 17th Mar 2020 22:21

Town have been paired with Melbourne Victory in the Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup, an international FIFA 20 tournament organised on social media over the last few days as clubs and fans try to find something to fill the football-shaped hole in their lives.

The competition was instigated by Leyton Orient, who requested 63 other clubs to join them in the knockout tournament via Twitter on Monday, each nominating a player or a fan to represent them.

The number of teams involved quickly rose to 128 with the draw for the first round taking place this evening when the Blues were paired with the Victory in what’s been labelled the Jim Magilton derby, the Town legend having managed the A-League side in 2012.

The Blues are being represented by supporter Josh Blunden - @_Joshhhh9_ - a competitive FIFA player currently ranked 257th in the world. Town hope to live stream and live tweet all their games.

Orient have also set up a JustGiving page which aims to raise £50,000 with 75 per cent going to EFL clubs struggling financially due to the season’s suspension and 25 per cent split between Mind and the fight against Covid-19.

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Bennyboy83 added 22:53 - Mar 17
As a Ipswich fan who lives in Sydney and supports Sydney fc, I really hope we win even if it is a micky mouse thing.

midastouch added 23:09 - Mar 17
Do the teams with higher player ratings in FIFA have an advantage or is the tournament being organised in such a way where all the teams are given the same ratings? Does anybody know?

midastouch added 23:10 - Mar 17
And good luck Josh Blunden, do us proud! :-)

VanDusen added 23:38 - Mar 17
Incredible stuff. My wife is from Melbourne and we go and watch Victory every time we visit. Great atmosphere there.

But 100% behind Town on this one. Go Josh!

Doctor_Earman added 00:44 - Mar 18
Would rather win this than the Leasing.com Trophy to be honest.

SitfcB added 08:06 - Mar 18
All teams are going to be rated 85

midastouch added 08:54 - Mar 18
@ SitfcB, thanks for explaining that.
If you think our FIFA scores this season were bad, wait until next season!!! Although next season could be a prolonged wait for obvious reasons.

STATMAN added 10:13 - Mar 18
I bet the game will be played "BEHIND CLOSED DOORS".

im_marcacus added 11:47 - Mar 18
Typical Town getting drawn the furthest away game possible..

jonnysuave added 06:39 - Mar 20
Lets hope we take the cup seriously this time and put a proper team out.

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