Micronational Football Association


Micronational Football Association
Micronational Football Association
Formation c. 2008
Type Football Association
Headquarters Barnabaristius, Aspergic Empire of Dian
Membership 11 [1]
President Barnaby Hands
Website micronationalfa.webs.com

Micronational Football Association (MFA) is a Non-FIFA international football organisation solely for micronations. It is the fourth largest organization in the world of it's kind, behind the International Island Games Association (IGA), N.F.-Board and FIFA. Its headquarters are located in Barnabaristius, Aspergic Empire of Dian, and its current president is Barnaby Hands, who took the presidency on September 8, 2011, after founder Joe Foxon stood down from the position. The MFA is responsible for the organisation and governance of football's major micronational tournaments, most notably the MFA World Cup, the first edition of which will be held in 2013 MFA World Cup in Rukora.
The MFA currently has 11 member associations from 6 macronations, of which just two (DES Senya National Football Team and Pambia National Football Team) have played a match.[2]


History

Micronational football had always lacked a governing body. Throughout the 1980's Vikesland and Molossia both expressed interest in playing football, although with the disestablishment of the North American Soccer League (NASL) in the mid-1980's, both nations abandoned plans. Sealand formed a football team in 2003, and joined the NF-Board in December 2003. The Micras sector founded the FMF in 2005, but this organisation only governed virtual fixtures between Micras nations. In 2008, the MFA was founded by Joe Foxon.[2]

The organisation grew on the Wikia, especially in 2009, when the host nation was announced for the 2013 MFA World Cup. In 2010, the organisation expelled several nations, notably Tiana and Libertaria for inactivity, and in 2011 after the dissolution of Prometheus, membership fell to 8. However, Fiharaya and Pambia joined in the spring of 2011, and in the summer the Dale Empire (now Dale Republic) joined, meaning membership rose to 11.[2]

On September 10, 2011, Joe Foxon was officially replaced as President of the MFA by Barnaby Hands, with Foxon siting personal reason for his unexpected departure. Hands quickly rolled out his first six-point annual plan, which would see the introduction of the VMFA and it's various competitions.[2]

Rankings

Current Rankings[3]
Rank Confederation Micronation
Current Rank Change (from last month) Points
1 steady 19 Oceanic Football Confederation (OCFC) Prometheus
2 steady 0 Oceanic Football Confederation (OCFC) Surfer's Dunnes
31 steady 0 European Football Confederation (EUFC) Bürgäria
31 steady 0 British Isles Football Confederation (BIFC) DES Senya
31 Fiharaya 0 Asian Football Confederation (ASFC) Fiharaya
31 steady 0 Oceanic Football Confederation (OCFC) Free Australia
31 steady 0 North American Football Confederation (NAFC) Fundy
31 steady 0 European Football Confederation (EUFC) Juclandia
31 steady 0 Asian Football Confederation (ASFC) Los Bay Petros
31 steady 0 British Isles Football Confederation (BIFC) Pambia
31 steady 0 British Isles Football Confederation (BIFC) Rukora
31 steady 0 European Football Confederation (EUFC) St.Charlie
31 steady 0 British Isles Football Confederation (BIFC) USLSSR
31 steady 0 Oceanic Football Confederation (OCFC) Woronora
31 steady 0 British Isles Football Confederation (BIFC) Wyke
31 steady 0 British Isles Football Confederation (BIFC) Dale Republic

NOTE: Prometheus & Surfer's Dunnes are ranked since they have both played. All other teams are ranked 31.[4]


World rankings[4]
Position Team Points +/- Pts +/- Pts
1 Prometheus 18 + 17 >
2 Surfer's Dunnes 0 0 >

Teams are ranked 31 if they have not played any matches.[4]

References

  1. ^ List of MFA Member nations as of August 2011
  2. ^ a b c d Micronational Football Association. MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ List of MFA Members. MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ a b c World Rankings Micronational Football Association. Retrieved 2011-11-11.

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