Matabeleland

CONIFA visits the Matabeleland Football Confederacy

CONIFA General Secretary Sascha Düerkop has recently returned from an official visit to the Matabeleland Football Confederacy (MFC), in south-west Zimbabwe. Düerkop engaged in discussions with MFC executives about ongoing CONIFA-MFC cooperation, and attended the inaugural Royal Cup. Matabeleland is a region of Zimbabwe predominantly inhabited by the Northern Ndebele people, who share a common…

CONIFA Euro 2017 Northern Cyprus

Teams announced for 2017 CONIFA European Football Cup in Northern Cyprus

World champions Abkhazia and continental champions Padania will be among the teams contesting the 2017 Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) European Football Cup, to be held in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus from 4-11 June. Following a recent vote by member associations, CONIFA announced that Abkhazia, Sapmi, County of Nice, Karpatalya, Ellan Vannin…

CONIFA

CONIFA Keeps Growing With Four New Members

CONIFA continues to grow in leaps and bounds following our Football World Cup in Abkhazia this spring. This time, we have four new members. From Africa: Western Sahara and Matabeleland. And from Europe, Délvidék and Karpatalya Délvidék and Karpatalya both represent Hungarian minorities, with Délvidék representing Hungarians in Northern-Serbia while Karpatalya represent Hungarians in Ukraine.…

Barawa

Barawa FA Joins CONIFA

On the heels of the success at the World Football Cup in Abkhazia, CONIFA has grown again. This time we are proud to announce our newest member, Barawa. Barawa, also known as Brava, is a port town in the southwestern Lower Shebelle region of Somalia. Barawa is the capital of southwestern somalia state. This expands…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 8

The 2016 World Football Cup concluded on Sunday, with home side Abkhazia lifting the trophy in front of a packed Dinamo Stadium in Sukhum. In the last remaining placement game, meanwhile, Northern Cyprus beat Padania 2-0 to claim third overall. Check out our full match wraps and video highlights below. Abkhazia 1 – 1 Panjab…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 7

The semi-finals of the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup were held on Saturday in Sukhum, while exciting two placement games took place in Gagra. Check out our full match wraps below. Panjab 1 – 0 Padania, Sukhum Panjab booked their ticket to the Final after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Padania in Sukhum. A large…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 5

The knock-out stage of the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup continued on Thursday, with two games in Sukhum. Gagra, meanwhile, hosted two placement games. Check out our full match wraps below. Kurdistan 2 – 2 Padania (Padania won 7-6 on penalties), Sukhum Padania upset tournament heavyweights Kurdistan in Sukhum following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out finish,…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 4

The knock-out stage of the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup began on Wednesday, with two games in Sukhum. Check out our full match wraps below. Northern Cyprus 1 – 1 United Koreans of Japan (Northern Cyprus won 4-2 on penalties), Sukhum There was heartbreak at Dinamo Stadium for the United Koreans of Japan, after they…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 3

The group stage of the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup continued on Tuesday, with four exciting games across two cities. Check out our full match wraps below. Northern Cyprus 7 – 0 Raetia, Gagra World Football Cup contenders Northern Cyprus maintained their unbeaten start to the tournament, routing Raetia at Daur Akhvlediani Stadium in Gagra.…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 2

The group stage of the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup continued on Monday, with four exciting games across two cities. Check out our full match wraps below. Padania 6 – 0 Raetia, Gagra Padania recovered from their opening game loss to Northern Cyprus with a dominant performance over Raetia in Gagra. The team from northern…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 1

The 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup began in style on Sunday, with four action-packed games providing plenty of excitement for local and visiting fans. Check out our full match wraps below. Padania 1 – 2 Northern Cyprus, Gagra Two heavyweight teams offered an excellent advertisement for the CONIFA World Football Cup, with Northern Cyprus overturning…

World Football Cup 2016 Draw

CONIFA World Football Cup 2016 Draw is Set!

April 1, 2016 The draw for CONIFA’s World Football Cup was completed today, featuring 12 international teams who will be battling for global supremacy in Abkhazia this May & June. The draw was completed online with an international flavour, featuring CONIFA Executive Committee members logging in from Sweden, Japan, Italy & Canada. The whole event…

#Abkhazia2016 participants

During the 3rd AGM in Bergamo, Italy, on the 09.01.2016 the members of CONIFA elected the 12 teams that will participate in the World Football Cup #Abkhazia2016. We congratulate the following 12 teams that will battle for glory in Sukhum: Abkhazia Chagos Islands Kurdistan Northern Cyprus Padania Panjab Raetia Romani People Sapmi Somaliland United Koreans…

ConIFA

Looking Back and Moving Forward!

During the European Football Cup 2015 the Executive Committee of CONIFA sat together to recap the preparations for the tournament and to decide on the next steps towards a bright future. After some silence following the tournament we now want to publish our views on the visa refusals to two of our honorable members, Abkhazia…