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The purpose of Tamil Eelam Football Association, TEFA, is to establish Tamil Eelam’s national football team among the international football community. TEFA was created by the Global Tamil Youth League (GTYL) in April 2012.


Tamil Eelam Football Association’s vision is to promote the development of the game amongst all ages, gender and abilities in terms of participation and quality within the Tamil community. This also involves promoting the availability of the sport to the greatest possible number of people. TEFA will strive to create a Tamil Eelam women’s team and a Tamil Eelam futsal team as part of its strategic plan to ensure the game is available to as many people as possible.

A strong professional game is fundamental to creating interest in football at the grassroots. The FA will ensure a strong relationship with other organisations that hold an interest in the development of football among the Tamil community and the wider community. TEFA is a member of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, CONIFA, and is currently 16th on the CONIFA world ranking.

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Tamil Eelam FA is a member of CONIFA, an umbrella organisation for Football Associations outside FIFA. Tamil Eelam FA provides an opportunity for the Tamil community to showcase their love for football on a global stage. TEFA believes that everyone deserves an equal opportunity.