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…

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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.…

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An Inspiring Underdog Story: Isle of Man Footballer Sets Sights on the Big Leagues

“Every underdog has its day” has been the inspiring and hopeful mantra of CONIFA since day one. Back in 2013, different teams’ heads created the Confederation of Independent Football Associations in order to give athletes of unrecognised states, stateless citizens, and micronations a chance to show their love for the game. In other words, it…

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