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]

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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.

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

Former members of the NF-Board

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

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.