N.F.-Board

New Football Federations-Board[1]
Formation 12 December 2003
Type Federation of associations
Website www.nf-board.org

The N.F.-Board (New Football Federations-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]

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.

Former members of the NF-Board

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

Europe
Team
 Gozo
 Monaco
 Northern Cyprus
 Occitania
 Padania
 Provence
 Raetia
 Sápmi
 Two Sicilies
 Chechnya[5]
 Greenland [6]
Romani People[7]
 Sardinia [8]
 Sealand [9]
Seborga [9]
Asia
Team
 Arameans Suryoye
 Iraqi Kurdistan
 Tamil Eelam
 South Moluccas[5]
 Tibet[10]
West Papua[5]
Africa
Team
 Darfur
 Western Sahara
 Zanzibar
 Ambazonia [5]
 Chagos Islands[11]
Others
Team
Esperanto[12]

See also

Footnotes

  1. "N.F.-Board". wix.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. "Die andere Voetbalbond". Staantribune. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  3. "Gewinner ja, Sieger nein". Die Welt. Retrieved December 15, 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. 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.
  11. "I Went to an International Football Match Between Two Non-Countries". vice.com. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  12. 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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