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Artsakh’s national team off to Sweden to participate in ConIFA World Football Cup 2014

The national football team of Artsakh has left for Sweden to participate in the first ever World Cup held for teams outside international soccer’s governing body, FIFA.

The tournament to be held in Ostersund, in central Sweden, will be hosted by the Sapmi people, also known as Laplanders. It is to be held under the aegis of ConIFA, a global umbrella organization for all the football teams outside FIFA.

Twelve teams that will participate in the tournament: Abkhazia, Countea de Nissa, Ellan Vannin, Nagorno-Karabakh, Padania, South Ossetia, Arameans Suryoye, Darfur United, Kurdistan, Association Occitania de Fotbol, Sapmi and Tamil Eelam.

The National team of Nagorno Karabakh has been drawn into Group D together with Ellan Vannin and Countea de Nissa FA.

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