ELF Cup

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ELF Cup
Official Logo
Tournament details
Host country North Cyprus
Dates 19 November – 25 November
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Northern Cyprus (1st title)
Runners-up  Crimea
Third place  Kyrgyzstan
Fourth place  Zanzibar
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 62 (3.88 per match)
Top scorer(s) Northern Cyprus Ertaç Taşkıran
6 goals

The ELF Cup (Equality, Liberty, Fraternity) was an international football tournament organised by the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation (KTFF), a member of the NF-Board. It was played only once in 2006. Among the participants were NF-Board teams, and FIFA member teams from the Asian Football Confederation.

ELF Cup 2006[edit]

The 2006 ELF Cup took place in the North Cyprus between November 19 and 25. Initially announced for non-FIFA teams only, the 2006 tournament also found places for three teams from the Asian Football Confederation - Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. However, under pressure from FIFA,[1] Afghanistan withdrew from the tournament and was replaced by Gǎgǎuzia. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan sent representatives from their futsal national teams.[citation needed]

Controversy[edit]

Initially, it was announced that the North Cyprus were to hold the inaugural VIVA World Cup tournament, organised by the NF-Board as a bi-annual competition for the best non-FIFA nations. However, a dispute between the NF-Board and a new regime at the KTFF led to the tournament being taken away and granted to Occitania. The NF-Board claim that the new government of the North Cyprus insisted on restricting which nations could and could not take part. The KTFF, however, claim that the NF-Board made unreasonable financial demands.[2]

In response, the KTFF announced that the ELF Cup would be held at the same time as the VIVA World Cup, and have promised to pay travelling expenses to the participants, which has attracted some NF-Board members. The KTFF hope that the tournament will bring North Cyprus further into the international arena.[3]

Competitors[edit]

 Crimea - representing the Crimean Tatars.

 Găgăuzia - an autonomous region of Moldova.

 Greenland - an autonomous region of Denmark, and nominally under the control of the Danish Football Association and is a NF-Board member.

 Kyrgyzstan - a member of the AFC and FIFA, represented here by their futsal team.

 Tajikistan - a member of the AFC and FIFA, represented here by their futsal team.

 Tibet - an autonomous region of China, fiercely independent in exile and is a NF-Board member.

 Northern Cyprus - the hosts, an internationally unrecognised state and is a NF-Board member.

 Zanzibar - historically a part of Tanzania, but with membership of the CAF and of the NF-Board, represented here by their under-20 national team.

Results[edit]

The eight participants were drawn into two groups of four, with the top two from each group progressing to the knockout stage. For details of the squads, see 2006 ELF Cup Squads.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kyrgyzstan 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
 Zanzibar 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Greenland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Găgăuzia 3 0 1 2 2 9 -7 1

November 19, 2006
12:00 EET
Găgăuzia  0 – 2  Greenland
Team: Arabadji, Braguta, Peretruhim, Marcov, Iabanji, Gulu, Deliperi, Bodiu, Ceavdari, Caraciot, M Trandafil Kristian Sandgreen 33'
Niklas Kreutzmann 68' (pen)

Team: Cortsen, Degn Olsvig, Birch, Enoksen, Sandgreen, Knudsen, Olsen, Kreutzmann, Petersen, Mortensen, Zeeb

20 Temmuz Stadium, Kyrenia
Referee: Fahim Dayı (TRNC)

November 19, 2006
14:00 EET
Kyrgyzstan  0 – 1  Zanzibar
Team: Hamrakulov, Bekbolotov, Kadyrov, Kondratkov, Ryskulov, Mendybaev, Tilikev, Abdyrazakov, Kanetov, Eshenov, Mamatov Suleiman Kassim Suleiman 9'

Team: Kirobo, H Khamis, Azan, Kheir, Salim, Ali, K Khamis, Muhammed, S Suleiman, Seif, A Suleiman

20 Temmuz Stadium, Kyrenia
Referee: Aziz Dayı (TRNC)

November 20, 2006
12:00 EET
Găgăuzia  1 – 6  Kyrgyzstan
Marcov 31'

Team: Arabadji, Braguta, Peterruhim, Marcov, Iabanji, Gulu, Deliperi (Copusciu 31'), Bodiu, Ceavdari, Caraciot, M Trandfil (F Trandifil 75')

Jenish Mamatov 14', 37'
Dilshat Kadyrov 19'
Mihail Sundeev 65', 90'
Ulan Ryskulov 75'

Team: Hamrakulov, Eshenov, Kadyrov, Kondratkov, Ryskulov, Mendybaev (Tilikev 61'), Djetybaev (Rasulov 88'), Abdyrazakov, Kanetov, Mamatov, Sundeev


November 20, 2006
14:00 EET
Greenland  1 – 1  Zanzibar
Pelle Mortensen 78'

Team: Cortsen, Degn Olsvig, Birch, Grønvold (M Petersen 67'), Knudsen, Høy (Olsen 63'), Kreutzmann, A Petersen, Mortensen, Zeeb, Enoksen

Omar 62'

Team: Kirobo, H Khamis, Azan, Abdala, K Khamis, Abdala Azim Duma, S Suleiman, Muhammed (Omar 24'), A Suleiman (Ussi 85')


November 21, 2006
12:00 EET
Greenland  0 – 1  Kyrgyzstan
Team: Cortsen, Degn Olsving, Birch, Enoksen, Sandgreen, Knudsen (Høy), Grønvold (M Petersen), Kreutzmann, A Petersen, Mortensen, Zeeb (Aminak) Vadim Kondratkov 24'

Team: Hamrakulov, Kadirov (Mendybaev), Kondratkov, Ryskulov, (Rasulov), Tilikev, Abdyrazakov , Kanetov, Eshenov, Sundeev, Mamatov, Djetybaev

20 Temmuz Stadium, Kyrenia
Referee: Cevdet Mertkaya (TRNC)

November 21, 2006
14:00 EET
Găgăuzia  1 – 1  Zanzibar
Denis Ceavdari 79'

Team: Ababadji, Braguta, Peretruhim, Deliperi, Iabanji, Gulu, Bodiu, Marcov, M Trandafil, Ceavdari, Caraciot

Muhammed Seif Muhammed 76'

Team: Kirobo, H Khamis, Azan, Machano, Kheir, Ali, K Khamis, A Muhammed, S Suleiman, Omar, A Suleiman

20 Temmuz Stadium, Kyrenia
Referee: Alkın Gedikoğlu (TRNC)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Northern Cyprus 3 3 0 0 20 1 +19 9
 Crimea 3 2 0 1 3 6 -3 6
 Tajikistan 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2 3
 Tibet 3 0 0 3 0 14 -14 0

November 19, 2006
12:00 EET
Tibet  0 – 3  Tajikistan
Team: Tsering, Wangyal, TT Bhutia, Tseten, Namgyal, Rinchen, Dhondup, Meyor (ND Lama), Kachoe, Meyor, LJ Lama Daler Aknazarov 59', 67'
Firdavs Faizullaev 65'

Team: Sharipov, Shishkov, Fa Faizullaev, Burov, Zahurbekov, Nuridinov, Aknazarov (Abdurazakov), Davlyatov, Jumaev (Murodov), Rizomov (Fi Faizullaev), Almukhamedov

Zafer Stadium, Güzelyurt
Referee: Abdullah Özsusuzlu (TRNC)

November 19, 2006
18:30 EET
Crimea  0 – 5  Northern Cyprus
Team: Osmanov, Mustafayev, Ebubekirov, Agabeyltarov, Golaydo, Ametov, Ablâmetov, Celâlov (Cemilev), Ablâkimov, Emiratli (Muhamacalov), Ablâtilov (Hayredinov) Hamis Çakır 16'
Ertaç Taşkıran 45'
Rizvan Ablitarov (o.g.) 65'
Kemal Uçaner 78'
Ekrem Keleşzade 87'

Team: Hasan Piro, Serdar Dural, Ekrem Keleşzade, Serkan Önet, Serhan Önet, Hüseyin Amcaoğlu, Erdinç Börekçi (İbrahim Çıdamlı), Tarık Tilki, Derviş Kolcu (Coşkun Ulusoy), Hamis Çakır, Ertaç Taşkıran (Kemal Uçaner)

Atatürk Stadium, Lefkoşa
Referee: Mehmet Malek (TRNC)

November 20, 2006
12:00 EET
Tibet  0 – 1  Crimea
Team: Tsering, Wangyal, Tseten, TT Bhutia, Namgyal, Kachoe, Rinchen, ND Lama, Dhondup, Cheyphel, Rampa Arsen Ablâmetov 41' (pen)

Team: Osmanov, Mustafayev, Ebubekirov, Abiltarov, Golaydo, Ablâmetov, Celâlov, Ablâkimov, Emiratlı, Cemilev, Ablâtifov

Zafer Stadium, Güzelyurt
Referee: Ulus Sediral (TRNC)

November 20, 2006
14:00 EET
Northern Cyprus  5 – 1  Tajikistan
Derviş Kolcu 34, 54'
Kemal Uçaner 65', 90+1'
Coşkun Ulusoy 71'

Team: Çağatay Gürler, Erdoğ Barkınay, Serkan Önet, Hüseyin Amcaoğlu (Ahmet Esenyel), Coşkun Ulusoy, Hasan Sapsızoğlu, Ayhan Demir, Derviş Kolcu (Atkun Arıkbuka), Kemal Uçaner, Yasin Kansu (Ertaç Taşkıran), Çağan Çerkez

Daler Aknazarov 12'

Team: Sharipov, Shishkov, Fi Faizullaev, Burov, Zahurbekov (Murodov), Nuridinov, Aknazarov, Davlyatov, Jumaev (Alisher), Rizomov, Almukhamedov

Zafer Stadium, Güzelyurt
Referee: Serkan Şimşek (TRNC)

November 21, 2006
12:00 EET
Tajikistan  1 – 2  Crimea
Sergey Almukhamedov 45'

Team: Sharipov, Fa Faizullaev, Aknazarov, Shishkov, Burov, Nuridinov, Jumaev, Almukhamedov, Rizomov, Zahurbekov, Davlyatov

İrfan Ametov 36'
Halil Hayredinov 87'

Team: Osmanov, Mustafayev, Ebubekirov, Fevziov, Golaydo, Ametov, Mustafayev, Celâlov, Cemilev, Cemilev (Hayredinov), Akimov


November 21, 2006
14:00 EET
Northern Cyprus  10 – 0  Tibet
Hamis Çakır 13', 30', 37'
Ediz Çukurovalı 14', 24', 43'
Sabri Selden 17', 29'
Atkun Arıkbuka 54'
Yasin Kansu 77'

Team: Ali Aydemir, Erdoğ Barkınay, Tarık Tilki (Yasin Kansu), Erdinç Börekçi (Atkun Arıkbuka), Serhan Önet, Ediz Çukurovalı, Hamis Çakır, Rüstem Özmusalar, İbrahim Çıdamlı, Sabri Selden (Ahmet Esenyel), Coşkun Ulusoy

Team: Tsering (LJ Lama), Rampa, Wangyal, Namgyal, TT Bhutia (Meyor), Tseten (Jurme), Rinchen, Dhondup, Cheyphel, ND Lama, Kachoe

Semi-Finals[edit]

November 23, 2006
15:00 EET
Kyrgyzstan  2 – 3 (AET)  Crimea
Mihail Sundeev 90+2'
Arsen Mustafayev 102'

Team: Hamrakulov, Baryktabasov (Tilekeev), Kadyrov, Kondratkov, Ryskulov, Menbdybaev, Abdyrazakov, Kanetov, Sundeev, Mamotov, Djetbaev

Ruslan Emiratlı 18'
Arsen Ablâmetov (pen) 94'
Marlen Akimov 97'

Team: Osmanov, Mustafayev, Ebubekirov, Abiltarov, Golaydo (Muhamacalov) (Cemilev), Ametov, Ablâmetov, Celâlov, Ablâkimov, Akimov, Ablâtifov (Hayredinov)

Atatürk Stadium, Lefkoşa
Referee: Mehmet Özbilgehan (TRNC)

November 23, 2006
17:00 EET
Northern Cyprus  5 – 0  Zanzibar
Ertaç Taşkıran 24', 34', 47', 83'
Coşkun Ulusoy 59'

Team: Hasan Piro, Serkan Önet, Erdinç Börekçi, Serhan Önet, Hüseyin Amcaoğlu, Coşkun Ulusoy, Ekrem Keleşzade, Ertaç Taşkıran, Hamis Çakır, Derviş Kolcu, Serdar Dural

Team: Kirobo, A Ali, Azan, Kheir, A Muhammed, Haji, K Khamis, Machano, S Suleiman, M Muhammed, A Suleiman
Atatürk Stadium, Lefkoşa
Referee: Savaş Tilki (TRNC)

3rd Place Playoff[edit]

November 25, 2006
14:30 EET
Kyrgyzstan  2 –2
(7– 6 PSO)
 Zanzibar
Jenish Mamatov 55'
Ulan Riskulov 65'

Team: Hamrakulov Shakir, Mamatov Jenish, Kadyrov Dilshat, Kondratkov Vadim, Ryskulov Ulan (Rasulov Erkin), Menbdybaev Azamat, Tilekeev Abek, Abdyrazakov Gulbek, Kanetov Emil, Eshenov Mirlan (Baryktabasov), Sundeev Mihail

Muhammed Seif Muhammed 28', 47'

Team: Muhammed Aboud Kirobo, Abdulahmid Hamoud Muhammed, Hussein Rashid Khamies, Abdullah Mwalim Kherir, Saleh Juma Machano, Khamis Mcha Khamis, Haji Ramadhan Ally Saleh (Awesu Maulid Suleiman), Suleiman Kassim Suleiman, Issa Othaman Ali, Ahmed Malik Muhammed (Rajabrahsid Omar), Muhammed Seif Muhammed


Final[edit]

November 25, 2006
16:30 EET
Northern Cyprus  3 – 1  Crimea
Hamis Çakır 1'
Hasan Sapsızoğlu 46'
Ertaç Taşkıran 55'

Team: Hasan Piro, Serkan Önet, Erdinç Börekçi, Serhan Önet, Hüseyin Amcaoğlu, Coşkun Ulusoy, Ekrem Keleşzade, Ertaç Taşkıran, Hamis Çakır, Derviş Kolcu, Serdar Dural

Marlen Akimov 90+3'

Team: Osmanov, Mustafayev, Ebubekirov, Abiltarov, Golaydo (Muhamacalov) (Cemilev), Ametov, Ablâmetov, Celâlov, Ablâkimov, Akimov, Ablâtifov (Hayredinov)


2006 ELF Cup Winners
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
North Cyprus
First Title

Golden Team[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Northern Cyprus Hasan Piro

Greenland Teller Mortensen
Tajikistan Eller Aknazarov
Northern Cyprus Hüseyin Amcaoğlu
Northern Cyprus Serhan Önet

Kyrgyzstan Ulan Riskulov
Northern Cyprus Hamis Çakır
Northern Cyprus Derviş Kolcu
Zanzibar Sale Juma

Northern Cyprus Ertaç Taşkıran
Zanzibar Muhammed Seyf Muhammed

Scorers[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Afghanistan has withdrawn from the tournament". Official ELF Cup website. Retrieved November 14, 2006. 
  2. ^ Steve Menary (October 2006). "Worlds apart". World Soccer Magazine. p. 105. 
  3. ^ "The alternative World Cup". BBC Online. November 7, 2006. Retrieved November 7, 2006. 

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