Welcome to Kernow!

This beautiful region is the latest member of CONIFA – find out more about Kernow FA here -written by Pat McGuinness / photo credit: Kernow Drone @ Lee Pascoe The English county of Cornwall is known the world over for its stunning scenery, its surfing, its fishing and its former tin industry, and the region has…

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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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