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…

#WFC2018 Final

Author: Olaf Jensen #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…

Matabeleland v Tamil Eelam - CONIFA World Football Cup 2018

WFC 2018 Recap – Day 6 (June 9)

Click the links below or scroll down to view the Day 4 Match Reports: WORLD FOOTBALL CUP FINAL Northern Cyprus v Karpatalya 3rd/4th Final Padania v Székely Land 5th/6th Final Panjab v Cascadia 7th/8th Final Barawa v Western Armenia 9th/10th Final Kabylia v Abkhazia 11th/12th Final Tibet v United Koreans in Japan 13th/14th Final Tamil…

#WFC2018 Match-Day 6: Referees

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) would like to express its immense gratitude to the referees officiating the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup. The following referees are in charge during Saturday’s matches. Placement match G, Chagos Islands v Tuvalu, Bedfont Sports, 12pm Referee: Raymond Motumba (Zimbabwe) Assistant 1: Alan Martinez-Loyola (USA) Assistant 2:…

Cascadia v Western Armenia - CONIFA World Football Cup 2018

WFC 2018 Recap – Day 5 (June 7)

Click the links below or scroll down to view the Day 4 Match Reports: SEMIFINALS (1st-4th) Northern Cyprus v Padania Karpatalya v Székely Land 5th-8th PLACEMENT Barawa v Panjab Cascadia v Western Armenia 9th-12th PLACEMENT Tibet v Kabylia Abkhazia v United Koreans in Japan 13th-16th PLACEMENT Tamil Eelam v Tuvalu Matabeleland v Chagos Islands (friendly)…

Tamil Eelam v Abkhazia - CONIFA World Football Cup 2018

#WFC2018 Match-Day 5: Referees

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) would like to express its immense gratitude to the referees officiating at the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup. The following referees are in charge during Thursday’s matches. Placement match A: Chagos Islands vs Matabeleland, Aveley, 12pm Referee: Amitrano Massimo Assistant 1: Guastafierro Mario Assistant 2: Sasso Mariano…

CONIFA Statement Regarding Ellan Vannin

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) Executive Committee met on Wednesday 6 June to consider the recent actions of member team and 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup participant Ellan Vannin. CONIFA’s previous statements on this matter can be found here (regarding Ellan Vannin’s challenge to the eligibility of a Barawa player) and here…

Tibet v Turkish London Selects - CONIFA World Football Cup 2018

WFC 2018 Recap – Day 4 (June 5)

Click the links below or scroll down to view the Day 4 Match Reports: Upper Bracket (1st-8th) Barawa v Northern Cyprus Padania v Panjab Cascadia v Karpatalya Székely Land v Western Armenia Lower Bracket (9th-16th) London Turkish Select v Tibet (friendly) Matabeleland v Kabylia Tamil Eelam v Abkhazia Tuvalu v United Koreans in Japan Upper…

CONIFA Statement Regarding Ellan Vannin

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has been informed that Ellan Vannin has withdrawn from the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup. Ellan Vannin’s withdrawal comes following a vote of the tournament management committee on Monday 4 June, which rejected a challenge by Ellan Vannin to the eligibility of a Barawa player. Details of…

#WFC2018 Match-Day 4: Referees

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) would like to express its immense gratitude to the referees officiating the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup. The following referees are in charge during Tuesday’s matches. Quarter-Final A: Barawa v Northern Cyprus, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, 3pm Referee: Ivan Mrki (Germany) Assistant 1: Martin Heiland (Germany) Assistant…

CONIFA Statement Regarding Barawa and Ellan Vannin

Following an extraordinary meeting of the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup management committee, CONIFA wishes to announce that Ellan Vannin’s appeal against the progression of Barawa to the tournament quarter finals has been denied. Following the conclusion of Group A on Sunday 3 June, Ellan Vannin – who placed third – lodged an appeal…