Soccer: Nagorno-Karabakh to compete in… World Cup hosted by Laplanders

Soccer: Nagorno-Karabakh to compete in… World Cup hosted by Laplanders


Nagorno-Karabakh will be among a dozen teams participating in the first ever World Soccer Cup held for teams outside international soccer’s governing body, FIFA.

The tournament to be held in Ostersund, in central Sweden, in the first week of June will be hosted by the Sapmi people, also known as Laplanders. It is to be held under the aegis of CONIFA, a global umbrella organization for all the football teams outside FIFA.

According to the organization’s official website, the 12 teams will include: Abkhazia, Aramean Suryoye, Kurdistan, Tamil Eelam, Zanzibar, Darfur United, Ellan Vannin, Quebec, Nagorno-Karabakh, Padania, Sapmi and Occitania.