CONIFA have today announced that the 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup due to be held in North Macedonia has been postponed until further notice. The decision to postpone the tournament was made by the CONIFA Executive Committee due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision wasn’t taken lightly but the health and safety of CONIFA staff, teams, volunteers and supporters is paramount. This decision will also ensure that the North Macedonian emergency services and hospitals will not have to handle the additional pressure that the CONIFA World Football Cup would bring during this critical time.
CONIFA Global President, Per-Anders Blind, said: ‘We are all very sorry to have let everyone know that the CONIFA Sportsbet.io World Football Cup 2020 is not taking place in May-June 2020. But our priority right now is looking after the health and wellbeing of all our members, teams and volunteers. The COVID-19 outbreak has meant that teams cannot train, the organising committee has been unable to travel to North Macedonia to continue with preparations, and travel bans across the world make it uncertain that our teams would be able to reach the tournament.
We here at YPT fully endorse the decision to postpone the CONIFA World Football Cup, and we look forward to organising supporter travel for the rearranged tournament.
We will of course bring you updates on when the new dates are announced as soon as we can.