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ConIFA WFC: The main stories from the penultimate set of matches


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The ConIFA World Football Cup's penultimate set of matches has set up what should be a dramatic conclusion to the tournament. We sum up the action on the 7th June. 

Placement Round Two

Matabeleland's victory over Chagos Islands at Parkside, Aveley was featured on The National Student.

Gander Green Lane was the scene of a seven-goal thriller between Tuvalu and Tamil Eelam. Alopua Petoa, Tuvalu's all-time leading scorer gave the Tuvaluvians the lead after just three minutes. Prashanth Ragavan then got the equaliser. This was the side's first goal in the tournament.

Young striker Sosene Vailune put the Oceania side back in front before FC Tofaga forward Petoa got his second of the afternoon to put his side 3-1 up. 

In the last few minutes, Drancy United forward Ragavan got his second whilst strikes from Chelliah and Ratnam secured a dramatic 4-3 win. 

Tibet and Kayblia play each other in Enfield. Samir Baudia got Kabylia's first goal at the tournament before a Topgyal penalty would've meant the two sides went into half-time level but Hadid put the Kabylians in front.

The North African side then went ballistic in the second half with Enzo Mezaib scoring to make it 3-1 and 4-1 in quick succession against the run of play somewhat. 

Baudia would score three more in the space of ten minutes towards the end of the half, to earn the 18-year-old the match ball, Nadjim Bouabbas scored in between the second and third goals to give Kabylia an 8-1 in. 

Ruslan Akhvlediani and former Rostov man Aleksander Kongoniya gave still world champions Abkhazia a 2-0 victory over United Koreans in Japan at Bromley.

Vreden striker Kamaljit Singh scored four goals and Minhas the other as Panjab beat hosts Barawa 5-0 in Sutton.

Beaten quarter-finalists Cascadia and Western Armenia met in Bromley. In a somewhat surprising result, Cascadia won 4-0 with Elgin City's Callum Ferguson getting the only goal of the first half picking up the ball halfway up the pitch, knocking it past a defender and firing home.

In the second half, the excellent Oldham made it 2-0, before Ferguson nabbed his second after running onto a through ball, Hamza Haddadi would a fourth late on, just after the Western Armenians had Minasov sent off for violent conduct.


Northern Cyprus's 3-2 victory over Padania and Karpatalja's 4-2 victory over Szekely Land in Carshalton were both featured on The National Student.

The Final Matchday

All 16 teams are in action on the last day to determine final placing.

Friendly Match - Chagos Islands v Tuvalu, 1200, Bedfont Recreation Ground, Bedfont.

Tuvalu will finish 15th, Chagos Islands have taken the place of Ellan Vannin to fulfill the fixtures.

13th Place Play-Off - Matabeleland v Tamil Eelam, 1200, Parkside, Aveley

11th Place Play-Off - Tibet v United Koreans of Japan, 1200, St. Pauls Sports Ground, Rotherhithe

9th Place Play-Off - Kabylia v Abkhazia, 1500, Parkside, Aveley

7th Place Play-Off - Barawa v Western Armenia, 1500, Coles Park, Haringey

5th Place Play-Off - Cascadia v Panjab, 1500, St. Pauls Sports Ground, Rotherhithe

3rd Place Play-Off - Padania v Szekely Land, 1500, Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, Enfield

Final - Northern Cyprus v Karpatalja, 1800, Queen Elizabeth II, Enfield

The National Student will feature the 11th Place Play-Off, the 3rd Place Play-Off and Final with live Twitter updates and full match reports after the game. 

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