The Confederation of Independent Football Associations, or CONIFA, is a non-profit organization representing soccer associations that are not recognized by FIFA, and therefore don’t have any financial support from the sport’s main governing body. It’s World Cup takes place in London this year and the draw for the Group stages was made recently.
The tournament’s hosts are the Barawa Football Association, ran by Somali diaspora in London with the aim of redeveloping soccer in the Barawa region of south Somalia.
Barawa head up Group 1, along with Tamil Eelam, Ellan Vannin from the Isle of Man, and North America’s sole representative, Cascadia. The holders, Abkhazia, are in Group 2 with Northern Cyprus, Felvidek from the Hungarian highlands, and wildcard entry Tibet.
Kiribati are in Group 3 of the 2018 World Football Cup, along with Padavia, from northern Italy, Szekely Land from Romania, and Matabeleland.