The third edition of the CONIFA World Football Cup, hosted by the Barawa Football Association, is held in 10 stadiums in and around London (31st May to 9th June).
After the withdrawal of Kiribati, replaced by Tuvalu and Felvidék, replaced by Karpatalya, the final lineup of the tournament took shape. This is the first time that 16 teams compete for the World Football Cup.
WFC 2018 kicks off on the 31st of May with eight games including the hosts entertaining Matabeleland while title-holders Abkhazia clash with Tibet. The Group Stage concludes on 3rd June with an 8-side Knockout Stage being conducted from 5th June.
The final will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Enfield, home of the Enfield Town FC on 9th June. The opening game and the final will be refereed by former Premier League official Mark Clattenburg.
A new card type will be introduced for the tournament in addition to the red and yellow cards. The concept of green cards came from WFC 2018 title sponsors Paddy Power. Brandished for either dissent or diving, players receiving the green card must be substituted immediately.
In social media, follow the #WFC2018 and #CONIFA hashtags throughout the tournament to learn more about the World Football Cup!
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For more information, go to the site of CONIFA: WFC 2018