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…

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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…

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CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 match officials: Sunday 9 June

Image credit: Gevorg Ghazaryan CONIFA would like to express its gratitude to all match officials taking part in the final of the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019. Today’s officials are: Western Armenia v South Ossetia (final) Referee team: Donetsk Referee: Dmitrii Zhukov AR1: Vitalii Mazin AR2: Valerii Kravchenko 4th Official: Aleksandr Demenko 5th Official:…

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Sapmi 3-2 Szekely Land

Image credit: Karo Sahakyan Sapmi secured 7th place in the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup with a 3-2 victory over Szekely Land, their first win of the competition. Two teams who have endured disappointing campaigns brought them to a close at the Askeran City Stadium with an entertaining game. Despite failing to register a win…

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Padania 0-2 Artsakh

Image credit: Gevorg Ghazaryan Artsakh secured fifth place in the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup as a goal from Arsen Sargasyan and another for Malyaka secured the win for the tournament hosts in the national stadium in Stepanakert. The first half was a flat affair as both sides became accustomed to the conditions in the…

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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:…

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Padania 4-0 Sapmi

Image credit: Jacopo de Falco Padania’s dominant performance disguised a dreary placement match in which Sapmi were totally prevented from building any momentum. Padania scored after just 10 minutes, Niccolo Colombo driving a low shot through the hapless Sapmi defence. Although Sapmi managed to turn this last-ditch defending into a series of credible counterattacks, they…

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Artsakh 2 – 1 Szekely Land

Image credit: Karo Sahakyan In Martuni, Artsakh and Szekley Land played out their placement game at the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Cup 2019. Artsakh were looking to get back into winning ways – even if it was just to go through to fight for 5th place – in front of their home supporters. Szekley Land wanted…

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CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 match officials: Thursday 6 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: South Ossetia v Chameria Referee team`; Kurdistan Referee: Sabah Raza AR1: Diyar Zawetae ARa2: Ahmed Albarzanji 4th Official: Twana Osman Match: Artsakh v Szekely Land Referee team:…

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