Eventim UK has been named the official ticketing partner of the 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup.

CONIFA is the international football confederation for teams that are not part of governing body FIFA. CONIFA is a volunteer-run non-profit organisation registered in Sweden, and during the 2016 World Football Cup tournament in Abkhazia, it reached more than two million followers online.

The 2018 World Football Cup will bring together members from around the world, including Tibet, Northern Cyprus, Ellan Vannin (the Isle of Man) and the United Koreans of Japan.

Dale Ballentine, director of development at Eventim UK, said: “The CONIFA World Football Cup is the perfect addition to our growing sports business here in the UK. We look forward to working with team on delivering such an exciting event.”

Eventim’s experience in ticketing sporting events is expansive, as the official ticketing partner for FC United of Manchester, and previously for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The firm also serves as the official ticketing partner for some of the biggest names in European football, such as Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund and Eredividie’s Ajax.

Per-Anders Blind, CONIFA president, said: “Given Eventim’s extensive experience ticketing major sporting events, and being the official ticketing partner for some of the biggest names in European football, they were the obvious choice to be our ticketing supplier.

“The 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup will be CONIFA’s biggest ever event, and we are confident that Eventim will help us make it a huge success.”

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