In 2006 the first Viva world Cup was held in Hyeres, France. It was a football tournament that consisted solely of teams from countries that are not affiliated to or recognised by football's world governing body FIFA.
16 teams were supposed to compete for the cup, but due to a disagreement between organises and the original hosts Northern Cyprus, the tournament was switched to France with five teams competing.
The competing teams were the Sami from Lapland, Monaco and Occitania with the remaining two teams dropping out for unspecified reasons. The cup was eventually won by the Sami team after beating Monaco 21-1 in the finals.