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…

Cultural Days Report

Image credit: Gevorg Ghazaryan The CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 has been a festival of culture as well as football. Every day in the host cities there have been events taking place, including large concerts in Stepanakert in the evenings. Organisers also took advantage of the two rest days to show off the best of…

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…

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:…

Padania 4-0 Sapmi

Author: Olaf Jensen; 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…

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…

Sapmi make inspirational trip to school

Image credit: Brad Merrett Participating CONIFA team Sapmi, visited a local school in Artsakh today, to help the children studying there take their minds off their end-of-year exams. The entire squad visited School Number 2 in Artsakh, where players, coaches and staff took time to speak to youngsters who all had their exam results in…

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:…

Chameria 4 – 0 Sapmi

Image credit: Jacopo de Falco Chameria earned themselves a place in the knockout stages after a comfortable win over Sapmi. First half goals from Vilson Anzim and a brace from lively forward Edmond Hoxha saw the side comfortably progress to the finals. It was in the opening minutes when Chameria opened the scoring. A swift…

Artsakh 1-1 Abkhazia

Author: Olaf Jensen; Image credit: Brad Merrett Hosts Artsakh were eliminated from the tournament by a robust Abkhazia side after failing to capitalise on a dominant second half in front of a passionate crowd in Martuni. Artsakh needed a strong result to qualify, and they started the game full of intent – particularly their surprisingly nimble…

Padania 1-1 Western Armenia

Image credit: David Kagramanyan Western Armenia progressed to the semi-finals of the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup after a 1-1 draw with Padania, which sends the holders out of the competition at the group stage. This much-anticipated Group B encounter in Stepanakert was tantalisingly poised, with both sides level on points and goal difference heading…

South Ossetia 2 – 2 Szekely Land

Image credit: Gevorg Ghazaryan In the last game of their group, South Ossetia faced Szekely Land at Askeran. The sides were in two very different places; South Ossetia needed to win to secure a place in the semi finals; Szekely Land, after losing the first two games, only now have the placement matches to look forward…

CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 match officials: Tuesday 4 June 2019

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:   Padania – Western ArmeniaReferee team: KurdistanReferee: Twana OsmanLinesman 1: Ahmed AlbarzanjiLinesman 2: Diyar Zawetae4th Official: Sabah Raza Artsakh – AbkzasiaReferee team: DonetskReferee: Dmitrii ZhukovLinesman 1: Vitalii…

Artsakh 3 – 2 Sapmi

Image credit: Brad Merrett Artsakh opened their 2019 CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup in style with a 3-2 win over Sapmi. Goals from Karen Shakhkeloyan, Arsen Sagsyen and Dimitry Malyaka secured an historic win for Artsakh under the floodlights in Stepanakert. The tournament hosts opened the scoring early on through Karen Shakhkeloyan after a fantastic…

CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 match officials: Monday 3 June 2019

Image credit: Gevorg Ghazaryan 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: Sapmi – Abkhazia Referee team: Kurdistan Referee: Sabah Raza Linesman 1: Diyar Zawetae Linesman 2: Ahmed Albarzanji 4th Official: Twana Osman Match: South Ossetia – Padania Referee…

EFC 2019 Recap – Day 1 (June 02)

Image credit: Brad Merrett Click the links below or scroll down to view the Day 1 Match Reports: Abkhazia 3 – 1 Chameria Padania 4 – 0 Szekely Land Western Armenia 1 – 2 South Ossetia Artsakh 3 – 2 Sapmi Abkhazia 3-1 Chameria MyCujoo Video Photo Gallery Abkhazia 3-1 Chameria By Olaf Jensen Despite…

Abkhazia 3-1 Chameria

Author: Olaf Jensen; Image credit: Brad Merrett Despite a poor first half, former World Football Cup champions Abkhazia recovered to emerge as 3-1 winners in the first match of the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019, against the mountainous backdrop of Askeran. The match was a physical affair from the beginning, pitting the taller Chamerians…

It’s started! An official press conference kicks off the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019

Image credit: Liam Potter The CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 is set to begin its footballing action today. Prior to yesterday’s dazzling opening ceremony in Stepanakert, the official opening press conference for the tournament was held. The press conference took place at the new, dedicated media centre in Stepanakert, which will give the press…