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The N.F.-Board (Nouvelle Fédération-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]

New Football Federations-Board[1]
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Formation12 December 2003
TypeFederation of associations
Websitewww.nf-board.org

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 international football is managed by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA).

Former members of the NF-BoardEdit

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]
  Romani People[7]
  Sardinia [8]
  Sealand [9]
  Seborga [9]
  Cilento[10]
Asia
Team
  Arameans Suryoye
  Kurdistan Region
  Tamil Eelam
  South Moluccas[5]
  Tibet[11]
  West Papua[5]
Africa
Team
  Darfur
  Western Sahara
  Zanzibar
  Ambazonia [5]
  Chagos Islands[12]
Others
Team
  Esperanto[13]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "N.F.-Board Constitution". N.F.-Board. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ "That Other Football Association: From the NF Board to the CONIFA (Translation)". Staantribune (in Dutch). 19 May 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ Peter Stützer (15 December 2005). ""Winner yes, Winner no" (Translation)". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 15 December 2005.
  4. ^ "Account Suspended". www.nf-board.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "UNPO: South Moluccas Clinches 1st UNPO Football Cup Tournament". unpo.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. ^ "GBU storsnydt af Kurdistan". Sermitsiaq.AG. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Resultas associacion occitana de fotbòl". www.occitania-fotbol.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Nazionale di calcio Regno Due Sicile – Official Blog – NF-Board". nazionalecalcioduesicilie.blogspot.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  9. ^ a b Seborga.TV (1 November 2014). "Football / Calcio : Seborga – Sealand (10/08/2014)". Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Cilento". CONIFA. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  11. ^ Intetetnational, Ye-Rinne Park, The Tibet Post. "The Tibet's Football Team Invited to Join 2012 VIVA World Cup". www.thetibetpost.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  12. ^ James Baines (7 March 2014). "I Went to an International Football Match Between Two Non-Countries". vice.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  13. ^ Esperanto Futbalo (6 September 2015). "Resumen Selección de Esperanto vs Sahara Occidental (NF Board) Francia 2015". Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via YouTube.