The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has been informed that Ellan Vannin has withdrawn from the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup.

Ellan Vannin’s withdrawal comes following a vote of the tournament management committee on Monday 4 June, which rejected a challenge by Ellan Vannin to the eligibility of a Barawa player. Details of that vote can be found here.

Ellan Vannin’s fixture at 3pm on Tuesday 5 June, against Tibet at Bromley FC’s Hayes Lane, will be fulfilled by the ‘London Turkish All-Stars’. Refunds will be available online or on the gate on request. Ellan Vannin’s remaining fixtures in the tournament will be fulfilled by other opponents – CONIFA will release further details shortly. For tournament bracket purposes, Tibet’s match today will be treated as a 3-0 win.

Further details will be released shortly.