About The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA)CONIFA


With high ethical standards and dedicated members CONIFA is the world leading organization for People, Nations and sportingly isolated regions whom share the joy of playing international football. CONIFA contributes to the enhancement of global relations and international understanding.

CONIFA is the international football confederation for teams not part of FIFA. Its members include states, partially-recognised states, regions, minority groups and sports-isolated territories. CONIFA is strictly politically neutral, and is run by volunteers.

The 2018 World Football Cup will bring together a diverse collection of CONIFA members from around the world. Participation was determined based on qualification games/tournaments, regional qualification spots and two wild cards.

CONIFA aims to build bridges between people, nations, minorities and isolated regions all over the world through friendship, culture and the joy of playing football. CONIFA works for the development of affiliated members and is committed to fair play and the eradication of racism.

  • Promote affiliated members and its people and contribute to their growth
  • CONIFA World Championship (the official World Championship for teams outside FIFA)
  • CONIFA Continental Championships in six continents
  • CONIFA International tournaments and Cups
  • CONIFA Friendly games
  • CONIFA Cultural events
  • CONIFA Youth exchanges