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Kurdistan

Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

13 Feb 2018, 11:29 #1

Kurdistan apparently preparing for CONIFA World Cup, even though they say it is "100% hopeless" that they will be able to go due to visa complications, and due to not even being included in the draw.

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/sport/6d7 ... c1eb0a9883

Despite announcement of the tournament’s group draws on January 6, Kanabi noted that the preparations of Kurdistan’s team for the tournament [CONIFA World Cup] will continue; adding that after the end of local football leagues a strong team will be formed.
Moreover, according to Kanabi, the Kurdistan team expected to fly to South Korea and Japan in December of this year to play two friendly matches there.

I wonder who they are scheduled to play in December?  Both CONIFA members in that area are based in Japan (Koreans in Japan AND Ryukyu).
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Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

13 Feb 2018, 11:49 #2

TheRoonBa wrote: Kurdistan apparently preparing for CONIFA World Cup, even though they say it is "100% hopeless" that they will be able to go due to visa complications, and due to not even being included in the draw.

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/sport/6d7 ... c1eb0a9883

Despite announcement of the tournament’s group draws on January 6, Kanabi noted that the preparations of Kurdistan’s team for the tournament [CONIFA World Cup] will continue; adding that after the end of local football leagues a strong team will be formed.
Moreover, according to Kanabi, the Kurdistan team expected to fly to South Korea and Japan in December of this year to play two friendly matches there.

I wonder who they are scheduled to play in December?  Both CONIFA members in that area are based in Japan (Koreans in Japan AND Ryukyu).
will they replace Kiribati? (I really do not see them fly to London....if they cannot play ik Yap)
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

13 Feb 2018, 12:08 #3

What position are Kurdistan in the "waiting list" ?
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

13 Feb 2018, 13:28 #4

pieter wrote:


will they replace Kiribati? (I really do not see them fly to London....if they cannot play ik Yap)
There is still no confirmation that Kiribati will not go to Yap.  The organisers are waiting for both Nauru and Kiribati to submit their team lists.

In any case, it's possible Kiribati may decide to play in one tournament, and if they have decided to go to London, then they wouldn't have money to go to Yap as well.
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

13 Feb 2018, 13:33 #5

It's a shame Occitania can't make it - they got the 3rd highest points total in qualification, and were the top-ranked team in CONIFA.  Did they not want to participate?  Within Asia, Ryukyu are ahead of Kurdistan (as the only other team in Asia apart from Panjab and Koreans in Japan that had any qualification matches).
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

13 Feb 2018, 17:02 #6

Does the replacement have to be from the same continent?  (at least, first dibs)
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