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|Host country||North Cyprus|
|Dates||19 November – 25 November|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Northern Cyprus (1st title)|
|Goals scored||62 (3.88 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Ertaç Taşkıran|
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
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, Afghanistan withdrew from the tournament and was replaced by Gǎgǎuzia. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan sent representatives from their futsal national teams.
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 claimed that the new government of the North Cyprus insisted on restricting which nations could and could not take part. The KTFF, however, claimed that the NF-Board made unreasonable financial demands.
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.
- Crimea – representing the Crimean Tatars.
- Găgăuzia – Gagauzia, 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.
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.
|Kristian Sandgreen 33'
Niklas Kreutzmann 68' (pen.)
|Suleiman Kassim Suleiman 9'|
|Marcov 31'||Jenish Mamatov 14', 37'
Dilshat Kadyrov 19'
Mihail Sundeev 65', 90'
Ulan Ryskulov 75'
|Pelle Mortensen 78'||Omar 62'|
|Vadim Kondratkov 24'|
|Denis Ceavdari 79'||Muhammed Seif Muhammed 76'|
|Daler Aknazarov 59', 67'
Firdavs Faizullaev 65'
|Hamis Çakır 16'
Ertaç Taşkıran 45'
Rizvan Ablitarov 65' (o.g.)
Kemal Uçaner 78'
Ekrem Keleşzade 87'
|Derviş Kolcu 34', 54'
Kemal Uçaner 65', 90+1'
Coşkun Ulusoy 71'
|Daler Aknazarov 12'|
|Sergey Almukhamedov 45'||İrfan Ametov 36'
Halil Hayredinov 87'
|Hamis Çakır 13', 30', 37'
Ediz Çukurovalı 14', 24', 43'
Sabri Selden 17', 29'
Atkun Arıkbuka 54'
Yasin Kansu 77'
|Mihail Sundeev 90+2'
Arsen Mustafayev 102'
|Ruslan Emiratlı 18'
Arsen Ablâmetov 94' (pen.)
Marlen Akimov 97'
|Ertaç Taşkıran 24', 34', 47', 83'
Coşkun Ulusoy 59'
3rd Place Playoff
|Jenish Mamatov 55'
Ulan Riskulov 65'
|Muhammed Seif Muhammed 28', 47'|
|Hamis Çakır 1'
Hasan Sapsızoğlu 46'
Ertaç Taşkıran 55'
|Marlen Akimov 90+3'|
|2006 ELF Cup Winners|
- All the matches were played with Adidas Teamgeist balls.