Nf-board selects Sweden to host VIVA World Cup
KFA attempts to introduce Kurdish football to outside world countries
defiantly take part in it,"
Kurdistan Team placed third in last year's Nakba Cup and won the Idle Team award as well. Kurdistan's participation in the last year's Cup was regarded as a great and historical achievement not only for the team but for all the Kurdish people as well. The players were allowed to fly Kurdish flag and sing their national anthem before the matches
Aiming to build relations with outside would, Kanaby said many well-known sportspeople have been invited to visit Kurdistan Region. "We as Kurds intend to create opportunities for our footballers in order to participate in greater tournaments. I would like to reveal that people in Kurdistan will be able to see many famous sportspeople, who haven't visited Iraq before, in Kurdistan region in the near future." He explained
The N.F.-Board, unofficially Non-FIFA-Board, is a football association established on 12 December 2003. It is made up of teams that represent nations, dependencies, unrecognized states, minorities, stateless peoples, regions and micro nations not affiliated to FIFA. As an umbrella association for nations unaffiliated with FIFA, It organizes the VIVA World Cup which is an international football tournament. Competitions of VIVA are held every two years. Kurdistan Region has taken part in this tournament three times. In 2008, Kurdistan secured fourth place, but went on to become runners-up in 2009 and 2010. Kurdistan had the best chance to win the title last year playing in front of their home crowd and seized their opportunity in the limelight with both hands.
The KFA president, Safin Kanaby speaks in a conference in Erbil.