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Confederation of Independent Football Associations

Confederation of Independent Football Associations
CONIFA logo.png
Formation15th August 2013; 6 years ago (15th August 2013)
TypeFederation of associations
HeadquartersLuleå, Norrbotten, Sweden
Membership
54 Members
Official languages
English is the official language for minutes, correspondence and announcements. French, German, Spanish and Italian are additional languages [1]
President
Per-Anders Blind
Websitewww.conifa.org Edit this at Wikidata

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is the international governing body for association football teams that are not affiliated with FIFA.

History

Tournaments

World Football Cup

European Football Cup

Future Tournaments

  • 2021 CONIFA Women's World Football Cup
  • 2021 CONIFA Africa Football Cup
  • 2021 CONIFA America Football Cup
  • 2021 CONIFA Asian Football Cup
  • 2021 CONIFA Oceania Football Cup

National leagues sanctioned by CONIFA

Members

Types of members

CONIFA expressly uses the term "members" rather than "countries" or "states". A football association may be eligible to apply for membership of CONIFA if it, or the entity (ethnic and/or linguistic minority, indigenous group, cultural organization, territory) it represents, is not a member of FIFA and satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

List of members

As of August 2020[4]

Europe (31)
Team
 Abkhazia
 Artsakh
 Chameria
 Cornwall
 Crimea
 County of Nice
 Délvidék
 Donetsk
Bandiera Elba.svg Elba Island
 Ellan Vannin
 Felvidék
 Franconia
 Greenland
 Parishes Of Jersey
 Kárpátalja
 Lazistan
 Luhansk
 Monaco
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Raetia
 Romani people
 Sápmi
 Sardinia
 Skåneland
 South Ossetia
 Székely Land
 Transnistria
 Western Armenia
 Yorkshire
Asia (12)
Team
 Arameans Suryoye
 East Turkestan
Karen
 Kurdistan Region
Lezgians
 Panjab
 Rohingya
 Ryukyu
 Tamil Eelam
 Tibet
 United Koreans in Japan
West Papua
Africa (9)
Team
 Barawa
 Barotseland
 Chagos Islands
 Darfur
 Kabylia
 Matabeleland
 Somaliland
 Western Sahara
 Zanzibar
North America (3)
Team
 Cascadia
 Quebec
El escudo del Señorío de Kuscatan con símbolo de altepetl.png Kuskatan
South America (2)
Team
Mapuche
Flag of Rapa Nui, Chile.svg Rapa Nui
Oceania (4)
Team
Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii
 Kiribati
Mariya
 Tuvalu

Women's football

All members of CONIFA are encouraged to invest in women's football in their communities, and to create female national selections to play and compete against other CONIFA members.

CONIFA's first ever official women's football match took place on 10 November 2018 in Northern Cyprus, with Sápmi ladies beating their Northern Cypriot hosts 4-0 in the Women's Friendship Cup [5]

Men football in SA:1970 women football in SA :2010

Important personalities

Presidency

Presidents of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Per-Anders Blind  Sweden 7 June 2013 Incumbent

General Secretaries

General Secretaries of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Sascha Düerkop  Germany 7 June 2013 30 April 2020
2 Jason Heaton England England 30 April 2020 Incumbent

Africa President

Africa President of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Masoud Attai  Zanzibar 7 June 2013 2017
2 Justin Walley  England 2017 Incumbent

Asian President

Asian President of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Safeen Kanabe  Iraq 7 June 2013 2017
2 Jens Jockel  Germany 2017 2020
3 Motoko Jitsukawa  Japan 2020 Incumbent

European President

European President of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Alberto Rischio  Italy 7 June 2013 Incumbent

Latin America President

Latin America President of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Jens Jockel  Germany 2013 2017
2 Zam Gutierrez  Mexico 2017 2019
3 Rogelio Funes Mori  Mexico 2019 Incumbent

North American and Caribbean President

North American and Caribbean President of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Mark Dieler  Germany 2013 2017
2 Noah Wheelock  Canada 2017 2020
3 Aaron Johnsen  United States 2020 Incumbent

Oceanian President

Oceanian President of ConIFA
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
1 Charles Reklai Mitchell  Palau 2014 2017
2 Ben Schultz  Australia 2017 Incumbent

Directors of Women’s Football

Directors of Women’s Football
No. Name Country of origin Took office Left office
- Cassie Childers  United States 6 September 2017 2019
1 Kelly Lindsey  United States February 2019 28 February 2020

See also

References

  1. ^ "CONIFA Constitution" (PDF). Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Please find our latest update regarding several @CONIFAOfficial matters.pic.twitter.com/5nZXu4FC1p". April 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "CONIFA Sanctions Liga de Balompié Mexicano, its First-Ever Professional League". CONIFA. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Members". CONIFA. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  5. ^ "Sapmi Take Historic Win in First Women's Match". CONIFA. Retrieved 2018-11-25.

External links

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