CONIFA Announces First-Ever Women’s World Football Cup

CONIFA are delighted to confirm that Kernow FA, Northern Cyprus, Sapmi, Cascadia, Chameria and host member Székely Land will compete in this summer’s first-ever CONIFA Women’s World Football Cup (June 23-30).

Kristóf Wenczel, CONIFA Vice-President, said: “Székely Land is very proud to host the first ever CONIFA Women’s World Football Cup. It is a huge leap in the life of CONIFA, and a milestone in the history of Székely Land.

“Despite the extraordinary times, hopefully many of you may attend and may experience the warm hospitality of the Székely people and the breathtaking landscape. We have a strong hope that the vaccination may reach our athletes by the date of the tournament and it can be held safely.”

More detailed information will be presented during and following the competition draw ceremony, which will take place today (January 31; 12.00 pm CET) and be used to split the teams into two groups of three.

Please note, there is a full reserve list of teams (Quebec, Tamil Eelam, Zanzibar, Matabeleland, and Tibet) in case any of those qualified can no longer attend the competition. This list is also dependent on each team paying its CONIFA membership fee by the deadline, and signing a tournament contract, so may be subject to change.

Further information will be released in due course but, in the meantime, CONIFA looks forward to welcoming all our qualified teams to this historic Women’s World Football Cup in Székely Land later this year.

European Football Cup returns for 2021 in Nice

We are delighted to confirm that the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2021 will take place in Nice, France on June 9-19, 2021.

We also take great pride in announcing that the following members have qualified for the tournament and will be placed into four groups of three teams during Sunday’s draw ceremony (January 31; 1.00 pm CET):

Pot One: County of Nice, South Ossetia, Padania, Abkhazia

Pot Two: Sapmi, Western Armenia, Northern Cyprus, Artsakh

Pot Three: Szekely Land, Chameria, Sardinia, Kernow FA

 

CONIFA’s European President, Albert Rischio, said: “We have worked closely with the local committee in Nice month by month since CONIFA made their decision on a host in August. With covid-19, the competition has become like a game of Tetris and we are working on precautions to keep eveybody safe.

“All teams will have to take a test for covid-19 before they fly to Nice. After landing, they will take another test from the local organisation to check their health.”

He added: “The committee is proud of this massive tournament for Europe. For the first time we have 12 teams and we can see new federations like Cornwall and Sardinia who have never attended a previous tournament. We also have, in South Ossetia, our reigning European champions. I would like to say good luck to all the teams.

“The European Committee are also looking forward to working with supporters and launching a contest to find five multi-language commentators for our live match coverage on MyCujoo, to add even more colour to each and every game in the tournament.”

Please note, there is a list of reserve teams (Two Sicilies, Carpathia and Romani People) in case any of those qualified can no longer attend the competition. This list is also dependent on each team paying its CONIFA membership fee by the deadline, and signing a tournament contract, so may be subject to change.

CONIFA looks forward to welcoming all our qualified teams to the Sportsbet.io European Football Cup in Nice this summer.

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CONIFA Teams Up With Schiermacher Outfitters

CONIFA is pleased to announce a three-year-partnership that will see Scandanvian based, Schiermacher Outfitters, welcomed on board as official technical supplier.

The collaboration means, amongst other things, that all CONIFA representatives and staff at all official CONIFA events will use clothing and equipment exclusively supplied by Schiermacher, who will also supply official balls for matches at all CONIFA events.

CONIFA President, Mr. Per-Anders Blind, said: “We are delighted to welcome Schiermacher Outfitters to our network as official technical suppliers and to introduce them to our valued membership. Schiermacher’s expertise in the business is unrivalled and we look forward to developing our close partnership across the next three years.”

Schiermacher President, Mr. Henrik Schiermacher, added: “We are very proud to have this opportunity and we will do our utmost to fulfill all the demands coming from CONIFA and all their highly valued members.”

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