World Cup for rebel republics to be played in Abkhazia

From Darfur United to the Sámi national team, an alternative tournament of stateless, unrecognised or self-declared nations will be held in breakaway Georgian region. EurasiaNet reports

Football teams from rebel republics and separatist regions will gather in Abkhazia next year for an alternative world cup between sides not recognised by the sport’s governing body, Fifa.

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