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January 27, 2020

CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020: the groups are announced!

The draw for the CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020 took place today (Sunday 26 January) on the beautiful island of Jersey.

Sixteen teams spanning the world’s six permanently inhabited continents will battle it out, in the spirit of football and friendship, to become world champions in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

The draw was made by Lucy Bostritski, from CONIFA lead sponsor Sportsbet.io; Jens Jockel, CONIFA Asia President; Hakan Kuorak, head of the Sapmi Football Association; and Roger Lundback, CONIFA Global Referee Director.

Group A: Parishes of Jersey, Panjab, Kurdistan, Chagos Islands

Group B: Karpatalya, Western Armenia, Tamil Eelam, Kabylia

Group C: Mapuche, Matabeleland, Kernow, Australian First Nations

Group D: South Ossetia, Cascadia, United Koreans in Japan, Darfur United

With four teams – Parishes of Jersey, Mapuche, Kernow and Australian First Nations – making their debut in a CONIFA tournament, the World Football Cup is destined to be a great occasion.

CONIFA and lead sponsors Sportsbet.io look forward to welcoming all players, coaches and support staff from all competing football associations to the tournament – and we look forward to welcoming fans from across the globe to celebrate football, culture, and friendship.

As a final note, we would like to thank Parishes of Jersey, Visit Jersey and the Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa for hosting the CONIFA 2020 AGM, where the draw for the 2020 World Football Cup took place.

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By Robin Toal

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