These Two African Football Teams Just Competed in the World Cup for Unrecognized Countries

Although knocked out of the competition early, Somaliland and the Chagos Islands played to show they existed at the 2016 ConIFA World Cup.

The second ConIFA World Cup, an international soccer tournament for stateless nations, unrecognized countries, and all of those who feel they deserve a national team, but can’t be accepted into FIFA—and world football—occurred last week in Abkhazia.

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