N.F.-Board

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New Football Federations-Board[1]
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Formation 12 December 2003
Type Federation of associations
Website www.nf-board.org

The N.F.-Board (New Football Federations-Board) was a federation of football associations established on 12 December 2003 and defunct since January 2013[2] It was made up of teams that represent nations, dependencies, unrecognized states, minorities, stateless peoples, regions and micronations not affiliated to FIFA. One of the founders was Luc Misson, a lawyer who represented Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman in a case that led to the Bosman ruling.[3]

They organized the VIVA World Cup which took place for the first time in November 2006, in Occitania. The N.F.-Board organized its 5th and last VIVA World Cup in June 2012, which was hosted by Kurdistan. A record nine teams featured with the hosts defeating Northern Cyprus 2-1 in the final.

Since 2013 Non-FIFA football is managed by Confederation of Independent Football Associations.

Former members of the NF-Board

The teams in bold competed in at least one Viva World Cup.[4]

Europe
Team
Gozo
 Monaco
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Provence
 Raetia
 Sápmi
 Two Sicilies
 Chechnya[5]
 Greenland [6]
Flag of the Romani people.svg Romani People[7]
 Sardinia [8]
 Sealand [9]
Seborga-flag.gif Seborga [10]
Asia
Team
 Arameans Suryoye
 Iraqi Kurdistan
 Tamil Eelam
 South Moluccas[11]
 Tibet[12]
Morning Star flag.svg West Papua[13]
Africa
Team
 Darfur
 Western Sahara
 Zanzibar
 Southern Cameroons [14]
 Chagos Islands[15]
Others
Team
Flag of Esperanto.svg Esperanto[16]

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://nfbwebsite.wix.com/nfboard#!i-general-provisions/c1fka
  2. ^ "Die andere Voetbalbond". Staantribune. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gewinner ja, Sieger nein". Die Welt. Retrieved December 15, 2005. 
  4. ^ http://www.nf-board.org/#!fa/casm
  5. ^ http://unpo.org/article/2710
  6. ^ http://sermitsiaq.ag/node/125666
  7. ^ http://www.occitania-fotbol.com/accueil/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=8
  8. ^ http://nazionalecalcioduesicilie.blogspot.com/
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyDyZSqp0Dw
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyDyZSqp0Dw
  11. ^ http://unpo.org/article/2710
  12. ^ http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/exile/1405-the-tibets-football-team-invited-to-join-2012-viva-world-cup
  13. ^ http://unpo.org/article/2710
  14. ^ http://unpo.org/article/2710
  15. ^ https://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/chagos-islands-sealand-football-match
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfFD57UNMS4
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