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About Conifa

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), is a football federation to incorporate all associations that are not FIFA members.

CONIFA was founded on the 7th of June 2013, to act as a global non-profit organization, supporting officers and players of international football teams representing nations, de-facto nations, regions, minorites and sports isolated territories.


The organisation conducted the first edition of the World Football Cup for its members in June 2014 in Ostersund, Sweden. The tournament has been held biennially since. CONIFA is also the governing body of the European Football Cup, introduced in 2015.

“With high ethical standards and dedicated members, CONIFA is the world leading organization for people, nations and sportingly isolated regions whom share the joy of playing international football. CONIFA contributes to the enhancement of global relations and international understanding.

CONIFA aims to build bridges between people, nations, minorities and isolated regions all over the world through friendship, culture and the joy of playing football. CONIFA works for the development of affiliated members and is committed to fair play and the eradication of racism.”

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