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The Chagos Islands is a group of seven atolls comprising more than 60 individual tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, situated some 500 km due south of the Maldives.
Officially part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Chagos were home to the Chagossians for more than a century and a half. The UK evicted them in the early 1970s and allowed the USA to build a military base on Diego Garcia, the largest of the Chagos Islands. Today the Chagossians live in diaspora mainly in the Seychelles and the UK.
The Chagos Football Association (CFA) was established in 2003 and is led by Mariesabrina Jean. Until today the Chagos Islands national team only played 3 friendly matches, all against Sealand (3-1, 2-4 and 1-1). The Chagos Islands national team now aims to step forward and play in their first international tournament in CONIFA as soon as possible.
World Football Cup 2016