Euro Cup 2017 Padania

Padania Crowned Champions After European Football Cup in Northern Cyprus

Padania, a region of northern Italy, are champions of Europe after beating Northern Cyprus in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Ataturk Stadium in Lefkosa. The team’s win concluded a fantastic tournament, with CONIFA teams playing plenty of exciting football and enjoying wonderful hospitality from our Northern Cypriots hosts. Following an eventful group stage, Northern Cyprus…

Matabeleland

CONIFA visits the Matabeleland Football Confederacy

CONIFA General Secretary Sascha Düerkop has recently returned from an official visit to the Matabeleland Football Confederacy (MFC), in south-west Zimbabwe. Düerkop engaged in discussions with MFC executives about ongoing CONIFA-MFC cooperation, and attended the inaugural Royal Cup. Matabeleland is a region of Zimbabwe predominantly inhabited by the Northern Ndebele people, who share a common…

CONIFA Euro 2017 Northern Cyprus

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…

Skaneland Scania

CONIFA Heads North For Its Newest Member

As we enter a new year, a new member has joined the CONIFA family: we are extremely proud to welcome Skåneland (Scania) as a member of CONIFA. Skåneland was unanimously approved by CONIFA’s Executive Committee on January 11, 2017. Skåneland is situated on the southern part of the Scandinavian peninsula. Its area covers about 21,000…

CONIFA

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.…

Barawa

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…

#Abkhazia2016 Match Summaries – Day 8

The 2016 World Football Cup concluded on Sunday, with home side Abkhazia lifting the trophy in front of a packed Dinamo Stadium in Sukhum. In the last remaining placement game, meanwhile, Northern Cyprus beat Padania 2-0 to claim third overall. Check out our full match wraps and video highlights below. Abkhazia 1 – 1 Panjab…