The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) can confirm that the 2021 European Football Cup (EFC), that should have been held in Nice, France, has been canceled due to new provisions dictated by the covid-19 emergency.
CONIFA’s European Committee reserves the right to decide a new date for the competition but will delay any decision until August 2021, in order to monitor the situation of the pandemic and vaccinations in the various European states.
CONIFA’s European President, Alberto Rischio, declared: “I am truly sorry and regret this decision but it was inevitable due to the new covid-19 restrictions. We all worked hard for the realization of this fantastic European Football Cup but the pandemic was a constant variable.”
Adil Echaoui, President of the EFC organizing committee, added: “I regret to announce that this magnificent event cannot take place this year due to health restrictions.
Meanwhile, the EFC commentators contest was a great success, receiving more than 50 applications. CONIFA intends to create a communication group with the applicants in order to involve them in future endeavours.