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Ellan Vannin's WFC withdrawal confirmed

Ellan Vannin vs Barawa. Photo: ConIFA's Twitter feed

Anger over appeal ruling

It's been confirmed Ellan Vannin have withdrawn from the ConIFA World Football Cup.

They decided to do so after a challenge lodged by the team about a player from Barawa was rejected by the tournament's organisers.

Ellan Vannin had been due to play Tibet in a placement match later today, after failing to make it through to the quarter-finals on goal difference.

Their place will now be taken by 'London Turkish All-Stars' for this afternoon's match, with ConIFA saying the rest of the team's fixtures will be fulfilled by other teams.

More on the background to this story can be found here

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