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Tamil Eelam

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The North-East of the Indian Ocean Island of Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka) is the traditional homeland of Eelam Tamils, with Trincomalee serving as the cultural capital of the region.
The 3 million Tamil people constitute a distinct nation, and form a distinct social entity through their rich history, traditions, culture, and language. Tamileelam is home to the Tamils. The Tamil Eelam Football Association (TEFA) was established as a joint venture by Tamil Youth around the world through the Global Tamil Youth League (T-League). While football has been played in Tamil Eelam and the Diaspora for many years, the formation of a national team was only established in 2012. The same year Tamil Eelam participated in its first international tournament, the VIVA World Cup. In 2014 they ended 11th in the CONIFA World Football Cup.

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Tamil Eelam - Matabeleland FC 0-1

Tamil Eelam - Tuvalu 4-3

Tamil Eelam - Abkhazia 0-6

Ellan Vannin - Tamil Eelam 2-0

Barawa - Tamil Eelam 4-0

Latest News

February 25

Groups announced for first-ever CONIFA World Women’s Football Cup

Sapmi and Northern Cyprus, who played in CONIFA’s first-ever official women’s match in November 2018,...

July 08

Media Advisory: Major CONIFA Announcement July 9

Football fans, supporters and members of the press: CONIFA will hold a press conference, viewable...

January 27

CONIFA World Football Cup 2020: the groups are announced!

The draw for the CONIFA World Football Cup 2020 took place today (Sunday 26...

January 06

A perfect 10 for Tamil Eelam

West Papua score 2 to Tamil Eelam’s 10 in The Hague West Papua’s second international...