Cascadia take the honours in an 8-1 win

Photo credit: iACT Cascadia ran out the resounding victors in their friendly against Darfur United on Saturday 27 July on a day to remember for players Hamza Haddadi and Tyler Bjork. The duo both struck a hat-trick in the 8-1 victory, with Bjork’s treble coming in an impressive second-half display for the Evergreen Premier League’s…

Interview with Merfin Demir, Founder of the Romani People FA, a CONIFA member.

Image credit: Nihad Nino Pušija About Merfin Against the backdrop of the increasing signs of decay in the former Yugoslavia, Merfin’s family emigrated to Germany in 1988, where he completed his education. His employment since then has included the creation and implementation of projects offering advanced training in empowerment, anti-racism and integration with young Roma and…

Three of the best!

Image credit: David Ghahramanya We pick out 3 of the finest players from the CONIFA Sportbet.io European Football Cup 2019 final! No7 – Batradz Gurtsiev – One of the top scorers going into the game, Gurtsiev caused problems down the wing for his Western Armenian counterparts. The forward had scored five goals throughout the tournament…

Western Armenia 0-1 South Ossetia

Image credit: David Ghahramanya A cagey conclusion to the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 final was brought alive by two moments of high drama that saw South Ossetia emerge as champions. The final – perhaps predictably, but certainly disappointingly – began much as any other final does, cagey, lacking tempo and purpose. It took…

EFC 2019 Recap – Day 5 (June 08)

Image credit: Brad Merrett Click the links below or scroll down to view the Day 4 Match Reports: Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on penalties) Padania 0-2 Artsakh Sapmi 3-2 Szekely Land Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on penalties) MyCujoo Video Photo Gallery Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on…

Cultural Days Report

Image credit: Gevorg Ghazaryan The CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 has been a festival of culture as well as football. Every day in the host cities there have been events taking place, including large concerts in Stepanakert in the evenings. Organisers also took advantage of the two rest days to show off the best of…

CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 match officials: Saturday 8 June

Image credit: Brad Merrett CONIFA would like to express its gratitude to all match officials taking part in the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019. Today’s officials are: Match: Szekely Land v Sapmi Referee team: L. Artsakh/CoF/Sweden Referee: René Jacobi AR1: Petros Karapetyan AR2: Sedrak Akobyan 4th Official: Roger Lundbäck Match: Artsakh v Padania Referee team:…

CONIFA meet President Bako Sahakyan in Stepanakert

On Friday 7 June, a delegation from CONIFA met with Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan and members of his government. The meeting, which lasted for 45 minutes, was a chance for CONIFA President Per-Anders Blind to express his gratitude to the Artsakh government and people for their hospitality and generosity in hosting the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European…

Sapmi make inspirational trip to school

Image credit: Brad Merrett Participating CONIFA team Sapmi, visited a local school in Artsakh today, to help the children studying there take their minds off their end-of-year exams. The entire squad visited School Number 2 in Artsakh, where players, coaches and staff took time to speak to youngsters who all had their exam results in…