N.F.-Board

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New Football Federations-Board[1]
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Formation 12 December 2003
Type Federation of associations
Website www.nf-board.org

The N.F.-Board (New Football Federations-Board) was a federation of football associations established on 12 December 2003 and defunct since January 2013[2] It was made up of teams that represent nations, dependencies, unrecognized states, minorities, stateless peoples, regions and micronations not affiliated to FIFA. One of the founders was Luc Misson, a lawyer who represented Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman in a case that led to the Bosman ruling.[3]

They organized the VIVA World Cup which took place for the first time in November 2006, in Occitania.The N.F.-Board organized its 5th and last VIVA World Cup in June 2012, which was hosted by Kurdistan. A record nine teams featured with the hosts defeating Northern Cyprus 2-1 in the final.

Since 2013 Non-FIFA football is managed by Confederation of Independent Football Associations.

Former member of the NF-Board[edit]

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

Europe
Team
 Gozo
 Monaco
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Provence
 Raetia
 Sápmi
 Two Sicilies
 Chechnya[5]
 Greenland [6]
Flag of the Romani people.svg Romani People[7]
 Sardinia [8]
 Sealand [9]
Seborga-flag.gif Seborga [10]
Asia
Team
 Arameans Suryoye
 Iraqi Kurdistan
 Tamil Eelam
 South Moluccas[11]
 Tibet[12]
Morning Star flag.svg West Papua[13]
Africa
Team
 Darfur
 Western Sahara
 Zanzibar
 Southern Cameroons [14]
 Chagos Islands[15]
Others
Team
Flag of Esperanto.svg Esperanto[16]

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