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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Barawa FA Joins CONIFA

On the heels of the success at the World Football Cup in Abkhazia, CONIFA has grown again. This time we are proud to announce our newest member, Barawa. Barawa, also known as Brava, is a port town in the southwestern Lower Shebelle region of Somalia. Barawa is the capital of southwestern somalia state. This expands…

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#Abkhazia2016 participants

During the 3rd AGM in Bergamo, Italy, on the 09.01.2016 the members of CONIFA elected the 12 teams that will participate in the World Football Cup #Abkhazia2016. We congratulate the following 12 teams that will battle for glory in Sukhum: Abkhazia Chagos Islands Kurdistan Northern Cyprus Padania Panjab Raetia Romani People Sapmi Somaliland United Koreans…

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CONIFA Visits Transnistria: “We Are Ready to Start a Great Common Journey with You”

The week just before the European Football Cup in Debrecen a CONIFA went on an official visit to Transnistria. Especially the future president of the Football Association, Evgheni Balaniuc, made it more than a pleasant trip. Our General Secretary, Sascha Düerkop, and our South America Director, Jens Jockel, were even welcomed by the Foreign and…

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Statement re #FIFAarrests

We have obviously seen through many media sources reports of an ongoing investigation of alleged corruption within FIFA, a situation we do not want to or should comment on. However we would like to stress that CONIFA has been incorporated and established with extreme corporate governance and very high moral values to ensure that neither…

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CONIFA visits Nice

CONIFA member County of Nice celebrated the free Monday on 25.05.2015 with the “Journée de La Selecioun” (engl: Day of the national team). The celebrations started early in the morning with a kid’s tournament to find the Under-11 County champion and ended in the first ever home match of the current World Champion, the Nice…

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