The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is pleased to announce that German sporting manufacturer uhlsport will provide the official match ball for the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup.

Tournament-branded uhlsport balls will be used in all 48 matches of the 31 May – 9 June tournament in London. The uhlsport Golden Glove will also be awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament, who will receive a prize pack.

“uhlsport is a historic football company and CONIFA is proud to be partnering with such an iconic brand,” said CONIFA President Per-Anders Blind. “Like CONIFA, uhlsport has a presence around the world. We can’t wait to see the match ball kicked for the first time at the opening matches on Thursday 31 May,”

CONIFA is an international football federation for teams outside of FIFA, with members including states, de facto states, regions, minority groups and sports-isolated territories. CONIFA is a non-profit organisation registered in Sweden. Tickets for the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup are now on sale.