ConIFA World Football Cup

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ConIFA World Football Cup
Founded 2014
Region International (Confederation of Independent Football Associations)
Most successful team(s)  County of Nice (1 title)
2014 ConIFA World Football Cup

The ConIFA World Football Cup is an international football tournament organized by ConIFA, an umbrella association for states, minorities, stateless peoples and regions unaffiliated with FIFA, planned to be held every two years.

History[edit]

Sápmi 2014[edit]

In May 2013 ConIFA announced that Sápmi had been chosen to host the inaugural ConIFA World Football Cup in Östersund, Sweden. It will be an invitational tournament[1] played between 1 and 8 June 2014,[2] with all matches being held in the 5092-capacity Jämtkraft Arena.[3]

Twelve teams will take part in the tournament.[4][5][6][7][8][9] Catalonia[10] and Rapa Nui[11] were thought to be potential participants, but ultimately declined or withdrew. The format of the tournament and the scheduling of matches is yet to be announced.

In parallel with the tournament, a festival celebrating the cultural diversity of the teams involved will be held in Östersund.[12]

Participating teams[edit]

The twelve participating teams will be drawn into the three groups of four teams for the group stage. In preparation for this, the teams were organised into three pots.[13]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

Of the twelve invited teams, eight had previously participated at the Viva World Cup.

Withdrawals[edit]

The draw initially placed Quebec in Group C and Zanzibar in Group D. However, in May 2014, it was announced that both Quebec and Zanzibar had withdrawn from the tournament. The Quebec team had affiliated with the Fédération de soccer du Québec, with the intention that the FSQ eventually apply for membership of CONCACAF. To this end, the team will only play internationals against full national teams that are members of either CONCACAF or FIFA, and will no longer participate in Non-FIFA Football.[24] The Zanzibar team were unable to obtain visas to enter Sweden and were thus forced to pull out of the tournament.[25] Quebec's place was taken by South Ossetia, while Zanzibar were replaced by County of Nice.

Results[edit]

Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2014
Details
 Sápmi
County of Nice
0–0
(5–3 p)
Isle of Man Ellan Vannin
Arameans Suryoye
4–1
South Ossetia
12

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