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January 28, 2021

European Football Cup returns for 2021 in Nice

We are delighted to confirm that the CONIFA European Football Cup 2021 will take place in Nice, France on June 9-19, 2021.

We also take great pride in announcing that the following members have qualified for the tournament and will be placed into four groups of three teams during Sunday’s draw ceremony (January 31; 1.00 pm CET):

Pot One: County of Nice, South Ossetia, Padania, Abkhazia

Pot Two: Sapmi, Western Armenia, Northern Cyprus, Artsakh

Pot Three: Szekely Land, Chameria, Sardinia, Kernow FA


CONIFA’s European President, Albert Rischio, said: “We have worked closely with the local committee in Nice month by month since CONIFA made their decision on a host in August. With covid-19, the competition has become like a game of Tetris and we are working on precautions to keep eveybody safe.

“All teams will have to take a test for covid-19 before they fly to Nice. After landing, they will take another test from the local organisation to check their health.”

He added: “The committee is proud of this massive tournament for Europe. For the first time we have 12 teams and we can see new federations like Cornwall and Sardinia who have never attended a previous tournament. We also have, in South Ossetia, our reigning European champions. I would like to say good luck to all the teams.

“The European Committee are also looking forward to working with supporters and launching a contest to find five multi-language commentators for our live match coverage on MyCujoo, to add even more colour to each and every game in the tournament.”

Please note, there is a list of reserve teams (Two Sicilies, Carpathia and Romani People) in case any of those qualified can no longer attend the competition. This list is also dependent on each team paying its CONIFA membership fee by the deadline, and signing a tournament contract, so may be subject to change.

CONIFA looks forward to welcoming all our qualified teams to the European Football Cup in Nice this summer.

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By Robin Toal

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