"Come and join us!"
Founded on 2003, in Liège, Belgium, the N.F.-Board is a football association made up of teams that represent nations, dependencies, unrecognized states, minorities, stateless peoples, regions and micro nations not affiliated to FIFA.
We seek to be a complementary alternative to FIFA, stating a belief in the right to play competitive football. Therefore, Football Associations from all over the world are more than welcome to join us.
Our motto is to say “If a world that plays is beautiful, then it is even more beautiful if everyone plays".
The VIVA World Cup TM is an international football tournament open to non- FIFA-affiliated teams. With five successful editions behind us (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) the VIVA World Cup TM brings a message of peace through a ball, free from politics and religion.
This tournament represents an opportunity to return to the spirit of the game competing for the "Nelson Mandela Trophy". A celebration of peoples, nations and cultures for the sole pleasure of playing.
The VIVA World Cup TM
"Everyone can play!"
Since 15 years, the N.F.-Board is the main International Federation for legally registered Representative Football Associations non affiliated to FIFA. Respecting the standards of FIFA (only 1 Representative Football Federation per entity), and the Rules of IFAB.
The N.F.-Board handles the organization of the VIVA World Cup™:
the World Cup destined to those National Associations not admitted to play
in the FIFA World Cup™.
As of now, we have 53 members spread around the whole planet.
Our experience has allowed us to organize 5 high level VIVA World Cup™, the last VIVA World Cup 2012™ in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.