Football in Northern Cyprus

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Football is the national sport of Northern Cyprus.[1] It is governed by the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation (Turkish: Kıbrıs Türk Futbol Federasyonu, KTFF), which was set up in 1955. The KTFF oversees the national team and the league system.

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Football was introduced to Cyprus on 1878 with the arrival of British troops.[citation needed] There are 2,500 licensed players in Northern Cyprus.[2] The national team is currently ranked number one in the NF-Board standings,[3] and is ranked higher than all non-FIFA teams in the World Football Elo Ratings.[4]

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