Paddy Power has continued its support for this summer’s CONIFA World Football Cup in London with a documentary series exploring some of the ‘rebel nations’ involved.
The latest episode of this series has seen Paddy Power himself make a trip to Portland, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, to get the inside line on team Cascadia.
The Cascadia Association Football Federation (CAFF) represents the Cascadia region of the US and Canada. The team, drawn in Group 1 alongside Barawa, Ellan Vannin and Tamil Eelam, is composed of players from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Speaking about the series, Paddy Power said: “I decided it was only right to get a first-hand perspective on what CONIFA means to the people who are part of it. By which I mean, I fancied an extended vacation away from the office and somehow convinced the money-men to sign off on it.”
Back in March, the Irish operator confirmed its sponsorship of the tournament organised by CONIFA, a confederation for teams not affiliated with FIFA, set up to provide millions of fans with the thrill of an international tournament that they might previously have been denied.
At the time, Paddy Power commented: “We love the idea of a global sporting event that champions the underdog. English fans have little or no incentive to go to Russia, so we thought we’d give them an alternative right on the doorstep. No millionaires, no prima donnas, just decent lads who are every bit as patriotic as every other international player.”
Featuring 16 teams and 48 matches, the 2018 tournament starts in London tomorrow and concludes with a final in the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium (Enfield Town FC) on Sunday 10 June. Matches will be streamed across Paddy Power’s social media network.
To watch the video of Paddy Power’s trip to Portland click below: