By David Owen
December 3 – The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has announced that the 2020 edition of the World Football Cup will be hosted by Skopje.
The capital of the Republic of North Macedonia is to stage the sixteen-team tournament between May 30 and June 7. The draw will be held at the body’s annual general meeting next month on the island of Jersey.
Sascha Duerkop, CONIFA general secretary, described Skopje as a “fantastic city with great facilities”. Sportsbet.io has already signed on as premier sponsor for the competition. CONIFA describes itself as the football federation for all associations outside FIFA.
The third CONIFA World Football Cup last year was held in and around London. Kárpátalja in eastern Europe, also known as Carpathian Ruthenia, and regarded by some as the shortest-lived state in history, lifted the trophy, beating Northern Cyprus on penalties in the final.
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