CONIFA Tie Up A Partnership With Boots2Africa

CONIFA is proud to announce its partnership with Boots2Africa, providing football boots to CONIFA member teams in need – by Ola Bjerkevoll On the announcement of the partnership with CONIFA, Boots2Africa co-founder Iain Finch said: “We’re delighted to be working with CONIFA, supporting children, young adults and organisations across the independent football nation world to…

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CONIFA condemns Ukraine’s actions against Karpatalya

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) today condemns the reported actions of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and the Ukrainian government against the players of Karpatalya, 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup winners. CONIFA has been advised that Karpatalyan players with Ukranian citizenship have been banned for life from football by the FFU,…

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Sardinia joins CONIFA – with aims to build the Sardinian national football team

The Federatzione Isport Natzionale Sardu (FINS) will represent Sardinia in the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), it was announced in early October 2018. The board of CONIFA has approved the membership application from FINS, and the president of CONIFA Europe, Alberto Rischio, said: “We are very happy to count Sardinia as a member of…

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Stingz to create football kits for newly formed Darfur United women’s team

By Ola Bjerkevoll Darfur United originally began in 2012 in the refugee camp Djabal, located in Goz Beida, eastern Chad. In a joint effort with the Darfuri refugee community, the United Nations Refugee Agency and football fans, the humanitarian organisation iACT formed the Darfur United men’s team, giving the refugees living in the camp a…

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Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to host 2019 CONIFA European Football Cup

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) today announced that Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh), a de facto state in the Caucasus, will host the 2019 European Football Cup. The tournament will be held from Saturday 1st June – Sunday 9 June in Stepanakert, the capital. “This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the momentum of…

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Fejer, Boudia and Singh Scoop #WFC2018 Awards

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is pleased to announce the following individual awards following the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup: Goalkeeper Bela Fejer Csongor has been named the Paddy Power Player of the Tournament, following numerous impressive stints in goals for eventual champions Karpatalya including a match-winning save in the penalty shoot-out.…

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CONIFA Statement Regarding Karpatalya

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has been alerted to comments of the Sports Minister of Ukraine, Igor Zhdanov, regarding Karpatalya, winners of the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup. Minister Zhdanov posted on his official Facebook page: ‘I call on the Security Service of Ukraine to respond appropriately to such a frank act…

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#WFC2018 Final

#WFC2018 Final: KARPATALYA 0-0 NORTHERN CYPRUS (Karpatalya win 3-2 on penalties) Karpatalya have won the 2018 CONIFA Paddy Power World Football Cup on penalties after a cagey goalless draw with Northern Cyprus, who will rue several fantastic missed opportunities. As you’d expect from a major final, the opening stages were reserved and cagey. The first…

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