Liechtenstein Football Association

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Liechtenstein Football Association
UEFA
Liechtenstein Football Association logo.svg
Founded28 April 1934
FIFA affiliation1974
UEFA affiliation1974
PresidentHugo Quaderer
Website http://www.lfv.li
President Hugo Quaderer AUT vs. LIE 2015-10-12 (221).jpg
President Hugo Quaderer

The Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) (German : Liechtensteiner Fussballverband) is the governing body of football in Liechtenstein. [1] It was established on 28 April 1934, [2] and became affiliated to UEFA on 22 May 1974. [3] [4] The association organizes the Liechtenstein national football team and the Liechtenstein Football Cup. [5] Because Liechtenstein has fewer than 8 (only 7 not counting reserves) active teams, it is the only UEFA member without its own national league. [6] [7] This means the Liechtensteiner teams play in the Swiss Football League system. [8] The LFV is based in Schaan. [9]

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