Kurdistan Competes in Conifa World Cup
Kurdistan will take on Székely Land in its first match in the Conifa World Football Cup, the tournament for unrecognized states, on Sunday afternoon.
Conifa represents millions of people around the world who are passionate about football but do not feel represented by any of the 209 teams that are members of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), which are selected on the basis of membership in the United Nations.
The teams playing in this year’s World Football Cup are a mix of unrecognized states, stateless peoples, disputed territories, and distinct cultural regions. “All of them play the beautiful game and use it to get together and keep their culture, history and community alive,” said Conifa on their website.