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Montserrat at the World Cup

Montserrat have entered the World Cup qualifiers since 2002, but are yet to qualify. This is not surprising, as they are one of the weakest teams on the world.

On the same day when the two strongest teams in the world played in the 2002 World Cup Final in Japan, a specially-arranged match between Bhutan and Montserrat - the two weakest teams in the world - was played in Bhutan.

Montserrat, ranked 203rd, and Bhutan, ranked 202nd, were the lowest ranked countries in the world. It took the players five days for the trip from the Caribbean island of Montserrat to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Bhutan won 'The Other Final' on 30 June 2002, 4-0 in front of a crowd of 15,000 which was more than double the population of Montserrat. After the match, the players got together and watched the 'real' World Cup final on television.

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