Kur­dis­tan Com­petes in Conifa World Cup

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS NEWS -

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.

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