N.F.-Board

Last updated
New Football Federations-Board [1]
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Formation12 December 2003
TypeFederation of associations
Website www.nf-board.org

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]

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

Jean-Marc Bosman is a Belgian former professional footballer, whose judicial challenge of the football transfer rules led to the Bosman ruling in 1995. This landmark judgement completely changed the way footballers are employed, allowing professional players in the European Union to move freely to another club at the end of their contract with their present team.

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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.

Occitania Nation in Europe

Occitania is the historical region and a nation, in southern Europe where Occitan was historically the main language spoken, and where it is sometimes still used, for the most part as a second language. This cultural area roughly encompasses the southern third of France, as well as part of Spain, Monaco, and smaller parts of Italy. Occitania has been recognized as a linguistic and cultural concept since the Middle Ages, but has never been a legal nor a political entity under this name, although the territory was united in Roman times as the Seven Provinces and in the Early Middle Ages.

Kurdistan Region in Middle East home to the Kurds

Kurdistan or Greater Kurdistan is a roughly defined geo-cultural historical region wherein the Kurdish people form a prominent majority population and Kurdish culture, languages, and national identity have historically been based. Kurdistan roughly encompasses the northwestern Zagros and the eastern Taurus mountain ranges. The territory corresponds to Kurdish irredentist claims.

Northern Cyprus limited-recognition state on the Island of Cyprus

Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a de facto state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey, Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community to be part of the Republic of Cyprus.

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

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is the international governing body for non-FIFA affiliated associations of Association Football. Currently, CONIFA is responsible for the organization of the ConIFA World Football Cup and the CONIFA European Football Cup.

Former members of the NF-Board

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

The VIVA World Cup was an international association football tournament organized by the New Federation Board, an umbrella association for teams unaffiliated with FIFA, held five times between 2006 and 2012. It is succeeded by the newly organized ConIFA World Football Cup, which was first held in 2014.

Europe
Team
Flag of Gozo.svg  Gozo
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg  Northern Cyprus
Flag of Occitania (with star).svg  Occitania
Flag of Padania.svg  Padania
Provence (alternate flag).svg  Provence
Flag of Raetia.svg  Raetia
Sami flag.svg  Sápmi
Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816).svg  Two Sicilies
Flag of the Chechen Republic.svg  Chechnya [5]
Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland [6]
Flag of the Romani people.svg Romani People [7]
Flag of Sardinia.svg  Sardinia [8]
Flag of Sealand.svg  Sealand [9]
Seborga-flag.gif Seborga [9]
Flag of Cilento national football team.png Cilento [10]
Asia
Team
Flag of the Syriac-Aramaic People.svg  Arameans Suryoye
Flag of Kurdistan.svg  Iraqi Kurdistan
Bicolor flag of Tamil Eelam.svg  Tamil Eelam
Flag of South Moluccas.svg  South Moluccas [5]
Flag of Tibet.svg  Tibet [11]
Morning Star flag.svg West Papua [5]
Africa
Team
Bandera Darfur.svg  Darfur
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Western Sahara
Flag of Zanzibar.svg  Zanzibar
Flag of the Federal Republic of Southern Cameroons.svg  Ambazonia [5]
Flag of CSSC.svg  Chagos Islands [12]
Others
Team
Flag of Esperanto.svg Esperanto [13]

See also

Footnotes

  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. 1 2 3 4 "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. 1 2 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.

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