The week just before the European Football Cup in Debrecen a CONIFA went on an official visit to Transnistria. Especially the future president of the Football Association, Evgheni Balaniuc, made it more than a pleasant trip. Our General Secretary, Sascha Düerkop, and our South America Director, Jens Jockel, were even welcomed by the Foreign and Sport Ministries of the country. “Football has a huge tradition in Transnistria and we are looking forward to express that with our own national team very soon.”
ConIFA member County of Nice celebrated the free Monday on 25.05.2015 with the “Journée de La Selecioun” (engl: Day of the national team). The celebrations started early in the morning with a kid’s tournament to find the Under-11 County champion and ended in the first ever home match of the current World Champion, the Nice national team, against their local sporting rivals and close friends from Monaco.
We have obviously seen through many media sources reports of an ongoing investigation of alleged corruption within FIFA, a situation we do not want to or should comment on.
However we would like to stress that CONIFA has been incorporated and established with extreme corporate governance and very high moral values to ensure that neither now or in the future any allegations of corruption or misdemeanors could be levied at ourselves or our members.
Our organization is there foremost to provide the opportunity for Countries, Regions, Ethnic People outside FIFA to represent themselves on the International Stage in football.
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!