Cascadia Underground is excited to share a video by Vice Magazine Video documenting their journey with the 2018 CONIFA Wolrd Cup in London this past summer. Cascadia sent a 32 person delegation including 23 players, four coach staff and a five person Cascadia Underground media team. The 16 team event took featured 48 matches at 10 stadiums over a 10 day window.
From the Vice Magazine Video description:
The CONIFA World Football Cup, a grassroots, non-profit, international football tournament for countries, de facto nations, regions and minority peoples. On seven non-league grounds across London over ten days, sixteen teams including Tuvalu, Matabeleland, Tibet and Barawa compete for a rare chance at glory.
With 47 members around the world representing over 334 million people, CONIFA celebrates the teams who can’t or don’t qualify for FIFA membership, and gives under-recognised countries a unique opportunity to take part in a World Cup.
In the tournament, every team has a story, every nation or region has a reason to be there, and every one of them has felt ignored or under-represented before. For many of them, CONIFA gives fans the first chance to ever see their team play – to sing their anthem and wave their flag and cheer for their own identity.