Statement | 2021 European Football Cup

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) can confirm that the 2021 European Football Cup (EFC), due to have been held in Nice, France, has been canceled due to new provisions dictated by the covid-19 emergency. CONIFA’s European Committee reserves the right to decide a new date for the competition but will delay any decision…

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Statement | No Limit Director, Francesco Zema

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is one of the transnational non-profit organizations to have an area dedicated to inclusion and innovative welfare through sport. No Limits today is: Football for all abilities Football and educational programs for youth in the 9-16 age group Futsal and cultural programs for ethnic minorities, national identities and…

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CONIFA European Football Cup Postponed

CONIFA can confirm that the 2021 European Football Cup (EFC), to be held in Nice, France, has been postponed from June 9-19 to July 7-17. In light of ongoing coronavirus guidelines, the conclusion was reached following positive dialogue between CONIFA officials and qualified members, plus the organizing committee both within the governing body and on…

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CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2021: The groups are announced!

Holders South Ossetia will meet 2019 hosts Artsakh and tournament newcomers Kernow Football Alliance in Group C of this summer’s fourth CONIFA European Football Cup.  Meanwhile, Western Armenia, beaten 1-0 by South Ossetia in the final at Stepanakert Republican Stadium, will face two-time champions Padania and Chameria in Group D. Group A features hosts County…

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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, have been kept apart in the draw for this summer’s first-ever World Football Cup. Northern Cyprus lineup in Group A alongside hosts Székely Land and Chameria, while Sapmi will face the Kernow Football Alliance and Cascadia in Group B.  Each…

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CONIFA Stories: Kernow FA

“The hunger remains the same. Cornwall doesn’t need permission to be at its best and I’m sure that will continue for years to come,” – Kernow Football Alliance chairman and co-founder, Jason Heaton. The spring sun shines upon Priory Park’s lush green surface. The gold and black of the host’s kit glistens in all its…

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CONIFA Teams Up With Schiermacher Outfitters

CONIFA is pleased to announce a three-year-partnership that will see Scandanvian based, Schiermacher Outfitters, welcomed on board as official technical supplier.  The collaboration means, amongst other things, that all CONIFA representatives and staff at all official CONIFA events will use clothing and equipment exclusively supplied by Schiermacher, who will also supply official balls for matches…

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CONIFA Sanctions Liga de Balompié Mexicano, Its First-Ever Professional League

News marks latest CONIFA expansion in North America and the Caribbean  To watch the live press conference please follow the links – https://www.facebook.com/CONIFA and https://www.facebook.com/SomosBalompie/ The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is proud to announce the sanctioning of Liga de Balompié Mexicano (LBM). The LBM is the first league to be sanctioned by CONIFA,…

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Media Advisory: Major CONIFA Announcement July 9

Football fans, supporters and members of the press: CONIFA will hold a press conference, viewable via www.conifa.org, on Thursday 9 July at 10 a.m. ET/3p.m. BST, regarding its activities in North America.  For more information about this event: Mexican media: Please contact Javier Levy, javier.levy@balompiemexicano.com  U.S. media: Please contact David Marino-Nachison, david.marino-nachison@conifa.org Global media: Please…

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Who is Francesco Zema?

CONIFA is keen to support players from all backgrounds as it celebrates inclusivity across the globe. In our latest feature, we catch up with Francesco Zema, the organisation’s Disabled Football Manager. Tell us a bit about you? I am a Non-Profit specialist working with vulnerable communities, young at risk and disabled people. I am family…

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The CONIFA global media team is seeking photography volunteers for the World Football Cup 2020!

Image credit: Pixabay The CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup is approaching quickly! And CONIFA global media will be in Skopje, North Macedonia from 30 May – 8 June 2020, covering every aspect of CONIFA’s biggest football tournament since London 2018. Sixteen teams will face off to decide who will be CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup…

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