Confederation of Independent Football Associations

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Confederation of Independent Football Associations
Confederation of Independent Football Associations (logo).png
Formation2013; 5 years ago (2013)
TypeFederation of associations
HeadquartersLuleå, Norrbotten, Sweden
52 Members
Per-Anders Blind

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is the international governing body for non-FIFA affiliated associations of Association Football. Currently, CONIFA is responsible for the organization of the ConIFA World Football Cup[1] and the CONIFA European Football Cup.



CONIFA was founded in 2013 to oversee international competition among the non-FIFA affiliated associations in the world. It is based in Luleå, Sweden.



Types of members[edit]

CONIFA expressly uses the term "members" rather than "countries" or "states". A football association may be eligible to apply for membership of CONIFA if it, or the entity (ethnic and/or linguistic minority, indigenous group, cultural organization, territory) it represents, is not a member of FIFA and satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

List of members[edit]

As of November 2018[2]

  • 1  Ellan Vannin were provisionally expelled from ConIFA in June 2018 after refusing to fulfil knock-out fixtures during the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup. In October, they were removed from the "Members" section of the ConIFA website. A decision on their future membership is due at the next AGM in January 2019.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Martyn-Hemphill, Richard (June 9, 2018). "In Alternative World Cup for Would-be Nations, Karpatalya Beats North Cyprus". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Members". CONIFA. Retrieved 2016-07-07.

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