N.F.-Board

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New Football Federations-Board[1]
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Formation12 December 2003
TypeFederation of associations

The N.F.-Board (Nouvelle Fédération-Board) was a federation of football associations established on 12 December 2003.[2] It is made up of teams that represent nations, dependencies, unrecognized states, minorities, stateless peoples, regions and micronations not affiliated to FIFA.

One of the founders is Luc Misson, a lawyer who represented Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman in a case that led to the Bosman ruling.[3]

VIVA World Cup[edit]

N.F.-Board organized five VIVA World Cups the inaugural games in November 2006. The events were as follows:

Since 2013, Non-FIFA international football is managed by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA).

Former members of the NF-Board[edit]

The teams in bold competed in at least one Viva World Cup.[4]

Europe
Football selection Region
 Gozo Gozo, Malta
 Monaco Principality of Monaco
 Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
 Occitania Occitania
(Spain, France, Italy)
 Padania Padania, Italy
 Provence Provence, France
 Raetia Raetia, (Rhaetian people)
 Sápmi Sámi people
(Norway, Sweden, Finland)
 Two Sicilies Two Sicilies, Italy
Flag of the Chechen Republic.svg Chechnya[5] Chechnya, Russia
 Greenland [6] Greenland
Flag of the Romani people.svg Romani People[7] Romani people
(Europe, Asia, The Americas)
 Sardinia [8] Sardinia, Italy
 Sealand [9] Principality of Sealand
Flag of the Principality of Seborga -v.svg Seborga [9] Principality of Seborga
Flag of Cilento national football team.png Cilento[10] Cilento, Italy
Asia
Football selection Region
 Arameans Suryoye Syriacs (Arameans)
(The Middle East, Syro-Aramean diaspora)
 Kurdistan Region Kurdistan Region, Iraq
 Tamil Eelam Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka
Flag of South Moluccas.svg South Moluccas[5] Republic of South Maluku
 Tibet[11] Tibetan people (in exile)
Morning Star flag.svg West Papua[5] Western New Guinea, Indonesia
Africa
Football selection Region
 Darfur Darfur, Sudan
 Western Sahara Western Sahara
 Zanzibar Zanzibar, Tanzania
Flag of Southern Cameroons.PNG Ambazonia[5] Ambazonia
(Southern Cameroons)
 Chagos Islands[12] Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean
Others
Football selection Region
Flag of Esperanto.svg Esperanto[13] International language

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "N.F.-Board Constitution". N.F.-Board. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ "That Other Football Association: From the NF Board to the CONIFA (Translation)". Staantribune (in Dutch). 19 May 2016. Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ Peter Stützer (15 December 2005). ""Winner yes, Winner no" (Translation)". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 15 December 2005.
  4. ^ "Account Suspended". www.nf-board.org. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "UNPO: South Moluccas Clinches 1st UNPO Football Cup Tournament". unpo.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. ^ "GBU storsnydt af Kurdistan". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Resultas associacion occitana de fotbòl". www.occitania-fotbol.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Nazionale di calcio Regno Due Sicile – Official Blog – NF-Board". nazionalecalcioduesicilie.blogspot.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  9. ^ a b Seborga.TV (1 November 2014). "Football / Calcio : Seborga – Sealand (10/08/2014)". Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Cilento". CONIFA. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  11. ^ Intetetnational, Ye-Rinne Park, The Tibet Post. "The Tibet's Football Team Invited to Join 2012 VIVA World Cup". www.thetibetpost.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  12. ^ James Baines (7 March 2014). "I Went to an International Football Match Between Two Non-Countries". vice.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  13. ^ Esperanto Futbalo (6 September 2015). "Resumen Selección de Esperanto vs Sahara Occidental (NF Board) Francia 2015". Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via YouTube.