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CONIFA World Cup comes to Sutton

7 February 2018

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) and Sutton United FC are pleased to announce that the Knights Community Stadium at Gander Green Lane will host games during 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup in London.

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.

Sutton will host six games during the  competition, which runs from Thursday 31 May to Saturday 9 June. The tournament will kick off at the Knights Community Stadium at 12pm London time on 31 May with a group A clash between Ellan Vannin (Isle of Man) and Cascadia.

At 3pm that afternoon, European champions Padania and African side Matabeleland will clash in group C. We will then host two quarter finals on Tuesday 5 June (3pm and 6pm), and two placement games on Thursday 7 June (12pm and 3pm).

We are pleased to be supporting the 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup. The tournament brings together teams from across the world to build international understanding and encourage cultural exchange. These are aims we can all get behind.

Tickets for the games at Sutton are now on sale via Eventim, the official ticketing provider for the tournament. Click here for further details.

We will have more details about the competition as we get closer to the start.

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