First of all: We may welcome a new face in the ConIFA-Cosmos: Welcome Aymara!
The South American team of “Aymara”, a minority of Chile,Peru and Bolivia, signed a contract with ConIFA South America Director Jens Jockel to compete in the ConIFA World Cup 2016.
In the following lines I (Jens) want to present you the travel report of my journey to Chile.
We from CONIFA are proud to announce that we overcome all hurdles we had in our way recently and can now publish plenty of informations about an action-packed summer season to come.
The main CONIFA event 2015 is surely the European Football Cup 2015 in Debrecen, which will see 8 of the best teams outside FIFA in Europe and will be played from 17.06. to 21.06.. Further info on the first ever European Championship to be played outside FIFA can from now on be found here. This page will be regularly updated and translated in several languages before the event kicks off.
In preparations to the European Football Cup 2015 many of the competing teams will play friendly matches and tournaments to test their squad and include the non-European CONIFA teams in the loop.
During the next week we will focus on the preparations and trainings of the teams and will try to analyze their current form in the series “Road to Debrecen”, to be published here.
General information about the two biggest friendly tournaments 2015 can be found on the page about the Benedikt Fontana Cup and the Niamh Challenge Cup. Both tournaments will also act as qualifier tournaments to the World Football Cup 2016.
Last but not least CONIFA is very happy to announce that it grew again lately, with the Football Federation of Western Armenia joining the family. We are very much looking forward to see this new member in action as soon as possible!
The European Football Cup 2015 will be played in less than 2 months in Hungary’s “second city” Debrecen!
Everyone within the ConIFA family and all of our teams are very much looking forward to meet each other in Debrecen and battle for the trophy of the European Champions outside FIFA.
In addition to the title ConIFA decided that the teams finishing top 3 will automatically qualify for the 2016 World Football Cup.
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ConIFA South American Director Jens Jockel is on a visit to Chile right now to strengthen the links between ConIFA and the CSANF (Consejo Sudamericana de Nuevas Federaciones)
The groups for the maiden ConIFA European Football Cup 2015 taking place in Budapest, Hungary are drawn. FC Liverpool Legend Robbie Fowler and ConIFA European Director Alberto Rischio were chose to draw the teams into the 4 groups of 3. The full draw can be seen as it happened on the Isle of Man here: Manx TV
The whole drawing procedure was perfectly organized by the Manx International Football Alliance and the ConIFA vice-president Malcolm Blackburn. We want to thank both parties for creating a great memory for all ConIFA teams. We are absolutely delighted that Malcolm Blackburn and MIFA were able to win a legend like Robbie Fowler for this important draw and we want to thank Robbie Fowler for supporting us and acting as a ConIFA ambassador this way! Read the rest of this entry