Tamil Eelam national football team
|Association||Tamileelam Football Association|
|Head coach||Ragesh Nambiar|
|Most caps||Gvinthan Navaneethakrishnan, Mahy Nambiar (10)|
|Top scorer||Gvinthan Navaneethakrishnan, Panushanth Kulenthiran (8)|
| Raetia 1–0 Tamil Eelam
(Erbil, Iraq; 5 June 2012)
| Tamil Eelam 10–0 Darfur
(Östersund, Sweden; 7 June 2014)
| Tamil Eelam 0–9 Iraqi Kurdistan
(Östersund, Sweden; 3 June 2014)
|ConIFA World Football Cup|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2014)|
|Best result||11th (2014)|
|Website||Tamileelam Football Association|
The Tamil Eelam national football team (Tamil: தமிழீழத் தேசிய காற்பந்து அணி) is the national team of Tamil Eelam. The team, which consists of semi-professional and amateur players drawn from the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora community in Canada, United Kingdom and Switzerland, was established in 2012 by the Tamileelam Football Association (TEFA). TEFA is affiliated to the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, an umbrella association for entities unaffiliated with FIFA therefore cannot compete for the FIFA World Cup and the AFC Asian Cup since they are not affiliated with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). As at 7 October 2012 the team was ranked 54th in the non-FIFA ranking.
The Tamileelam Football Association was established by the Global Tamil Youth League on 8 April 2012. The Tamil Eelam national football team made its international debut at the 2012 VIVA World Cup held in Iraqi Kurdistan, finishing in 7th place. The team took part in the Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament History held on the Isle of Man in July 2013, finishing in 3rd place. The team took part in the 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup held in the Sápmi region.
World Cup record
|VIVA World Cup|
|2006||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2008||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2009||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2010||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|ConIFA World Football Cup|
|2016||Did not qualify||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|World Cup History|
|VIVA World Cup|
|Round 1 (Group B)||5 June 2012||Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil||Raetia||1 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
|Round 1 (Group B)||6 June 2012||Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil||Tamil Eelam||0 – 3||Zanzibar||Lose|
|5th-8th Place Semi-Finals||7 June 2012||Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil||Occitania||7 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
|7th Place Match||9 June 2012||Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil||Tamil Eelam||4 – 0||Raetia||Win|
|ConIFA World Football Cup|
|Round 1 (Group A)||2 June 2014||Jämtkraft Arena, Östersund||Tamil Eelam||0 – 2||Arameans Suryoye||Lose|
|Round 1 (Group A)||3 June 2014||Jämtkraft Arena, Östersund||Tamil Eelam||0 – 9||Iraqi Kurdistan||Lose|
|Placement Round 1||5 June 2014||Jämtkraft Arena, Östersund||Tamil Eelam||2 – 4||Sápmi||Lose|
|Placement Round 2||7 June 2014||Jämtkraft Arena, Östersund||Tamil Eelam||10 – 0||Darfur||Win|
|Round 1 (Group A)||31 May 2018||Hayes Lane, Bromley||Barawa||4 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
|Round 1 (Group A)||2 June 2018||Colston Avenue, Carshalton||Ellan Vannin||2 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
|Round 1 (Group A)||3 June 2018||St Paul's Sports Ground, Rotherhithe||Tamil Eelam||0 – 6||Cascadia||Lose|
|Placement Round 9th-16th||5 June 2018||Parkside, Aveley||Abkhazia||6 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
|Placement Round 13th-16th||7 June 2018||Gander Green Lane, Sutton||Tamil Eelam||4 – 3||Tuvalu||Win|
|Placement Round 13th-14th||9 June 2018||Parkside, Aveley||Matabeleland||1 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament
|Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament|
|Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament History|
|Round 1 (Group 1)||4 July 2013||Mullen e Cloie, St John's||Sealand||3 – 5||Tamil Eelam||Win|
|Round 1 (Group 1)||6 July 2013||Mullen e Cloie, St John's||Occitania||5 – 0||Tamil Eelam||Lose|
|3rd/4th Place Match||7 July 2013||Mullen e Cloie, St John's||Raetia||0 – 5||Tamil Eelam||Win|
|4 May 2018 Non-FIFA Friendly Match||South Korea U23||4–1||Tamil Eelam||Nottingham, England|
|Stadium: Meadow Lane
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Umaesh Sundaralingam||20 September 1992||9||0||FC Supernova|
|12||GK||Robert Osman||30 June 1990||1||0||Epsom Athletic|
|13||DF||Kevin Nagendra||15 September 1993||9||0||East London Elite|
|2||DF||Nirunthan Sivananthan||13 October 1995||4||0||Alliance United|
|25||DF||Prasanna Premendra||9 June 1995||2||0||Loughborough University|
|5||DF||Piraburaj Jayabalakrishnan||20 August 1993||2||0||FC Bourget|
|23||DF||Jeyasiva Sivapathasundaram||23 March 1988||2||0||Harlow Town|
|22||DF||Santhosh Sornalingam||27 January 1987||0||0||MC United|
|16||MF||Mahy Nambiar||2 February 1995||11||0||MC United|
|8||MF||Panushanth Kulenthiran (captain)||26 July 1990||8||8||AC Senna Gloria|
|6||MF||Mayooran Chelliah||8 April 1991||6||0||CS Eelavar|
|17||MF||Johnath Chandran||30 September 1992||5||0||TSV Neuenstadt|
|15||MF||Janothan Perananthan||20 July 1994||3||1||Surbiton Sports|
|4||MF||Gonas Panneerselvam||12 January 1994||3||0||TuS Bilfingen|
|21||MF||Janojan Pathmanathan||17 January 1996||1||0||Santos FC|
|19||MF||Lathoosan Jeyathevan||28 December 1998||0||0||UK Tamil Students Union|
|10||FW||Gvinthan Navaneethakrishnan||28 March 1990||11||8||SV Kickers Büchig|
|7||FW||Prashanth Ragavan||21 August 1991||10||6||Drancy United|
|9||FW||Kasthuran Chelliah||9 August 1990||3||1||WDS'19|
|17||FW||Nitharshan Ratnam||12 March 1998||2||0||Santos FC|
|14||FW||Kabilan Sithamparasakthi||16 June 1995||1||0||SK Root|
|20||FW||Caliston Calistus||25 January 1997||0||0||Santos FC|
|18||FW||Dushiyan Sathiyaseelan||15 May 1999||0||0||UK Tamil Students Union|
- Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam
- Tamil Eelam national cricket team
- World Tamil Badminton Federation
- World Tamil Conference
- World Classical Tamil Conference 2010
- Palestine-Tamil Eelam relations
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- "Tournament attracts global media". Isle of Man Today. 26 June 2013.
- "Tamil Eelam gets set for Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament". Tamil Guardian. 3 July 2013.
- "Tamil Eelam celebrate 3rd place finish after stunning 5-0 victory". Tamil Guardian. 7 July 2013.
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- "Tamil Eelam football team gets ready for ConIFA World Championship". Tamil Guardian. 27 April 2014.
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- "Match Schedule". 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup.
- "Stadium and ticketing information for CONIFA's 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup". Confederation of Independent Football Associations.
- "Tamil Eelam edge eight-goal Tynwald Tournament thriller with Sealand". Isle of Man Today. 5 July 2013.
- "Tamil Eelam through to 3rd/4th place play-offs after losing to Occitania". Tamil Guardian. 6 July 2013.
- "Occitania win Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament". Isle of Man Today. 8 July 2013.