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January 18, 2019

CONIFA European Football Cup 2019: live draw announced!

CONIFA are delighted to announce that the draw for the 2019 European Football Cup, taking place in June 2019 in Artsakh, is planned to take place at 11.30am CET on Sunday 27th January at CONIFA’s annual AGM. The AGM is taking place at the Hotel Witek in Krakow, Poland, over the weekend of 26th-27th January. For more information on CONIFA’s AGM, click here.

The 12 teams taking part in the European Football Cup are as follows:

  • Abkhazia
  • Artsakh
  • Chameria
  • County of Nice
  • Donetsk
  • Luhansk
  • Padania
  • Sapmi
  • Sardinia
  • South Ossetia
  • Szekely Land
  • Western Armenia

Seeded teams include Padania (the winners of the 2017 European Football Cup in Northern Cyprus) and Artsakh, as the hosts of the 2019 European Football Cup. Abkhazia and Szekely Land also go into the draw as top seeds in Pot 1, based on their CONIFA rankings.

The reserve team is Kernow, one of CONIFA’s newest member associations, located in the south-west of England. Teams will be drawn into four groups of three teams, with matches to be scheduled later on this year, ahead of the June 2019 kick-off date for the tournament.

The draw will be done by members of the CONIFA committee and representatives of the Artsakh government. It will be live streamed on CONIFA’s official Facebook page on Sunday 27th January at 11.30am CET, as well as by streaming partner MyCujoo.

Good luck to all teams taking part!

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By Robin Toal

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