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For all media inquiries related to Darfur United, please contact:

Katie-Jay Scott Stauring
i-ACT, Director of Operations and Community Involvement
Phone: 310.738.0285

Press Releases

Recent Press

Youth soccer club scores big with gift to youths in Darfur

Honolulu Star Advertiser, October 7,2016

The Goalden Times, January 2016

Like Soccer, but sick of FIFA? This is the World Cup for you
Global Post, July 21, 2015

World Cup for rebel republics to be played in Abkhazia
The Guardian, July 14, 2015

Darfur United Pure I Profughi Hanno Un Team
La Gazzetta dello Sport, December 23, 2014

From Genocide to the World Cup: The amazing Story of Darfur United
Haaretz, October 22, 2014

From Genocide to the World Cup: The amazing Story of Darfur United (Hebrew Print version)
Haaretz, October 22, 2014

Conifa, United for the Game
In Bed With Maradona, August 10, 2014

Dedication to the Stateless
TIFO Magazine, July 29, 2014

Darfur Re-United
TIFO Magazine, July 29, 2014

Tre berättelser från krigets Darfur
OP., July 28, 2014

Despite Winless Showing, Team of Darfur Refugees Turns Heads at Alternate World Cup
National Catholic Reporter, July 18, 2014

Coach Mark’s BBC World Football Interview (Starts at 20:55)
BBC World Football Podcast, July 17, 2014

The Other World Cup Final: Unrecognized Nations Compete for Glory
NBC News, July 13, 2014

L’autre Coupe du monde
NEON Magazine, July 2014 (Issue 20)

Refugee Football Players Seek Asylum in Sweden
The Local: Sweden’s News in English, July 8, 2014

Här är spelarna som aldrig åkte hem till Darfur
OP., July 7, 2014

World Cup Soccer, In the Land of The Hungry
The Huffington Post, July 3, 2014

Gioco, quindi esisto
Internazionale, July 3, 2014

An Alternative World Cup
The New York Times, July 2, 2014

i kick, therefore I am
Lavinia Parlamenti Photography, July 2, 2014

i.k.t.i.a./The Presidents
Lavinia Parlamenti Photography, July 2, 2014

Darfur United: Your New Second Favourite Team
Pundit Arena, June 30, 2014

Nagorno Karabakh Beat Darfur United in the World Cup for Countries that don’t Exist
Quartz, June 27, 2014

The Strange Story of How Darfur Got its Own Soccer Team
LA Weekly, June 26, 2014

A Cup For Another World
The Telegraph, June 25, 2014

In Pictures: The ‘Unrecognised World Cup’
Al Jazeera English, June 23, 2014

Sweden Hosts World Cup Tournament for Unrecognized Nations
Eurasianet.org, June 12, 2014

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup
French Football Weekly, June 11, 2014

This World Cup was for national teams without a country
Digital Journal, June 9, 2014

Sex spelare från Darfur United försvunna
Sverigesradio.se, June 9, 2014

Darfur United honoured for Fair Play at ConIFA World Football Cup
Radio Dabanga, June 8, 2014

Nice wins stateless World Cup in Sweden, refugees vanish
Yahoo News, June 8, 2014

[VIDEO] Darfur United thanks Ellan Vannin
Isle of Man News, June 7, 2014

[VIDEO] Team Ellan Vannin at Darfur event
Isle of Man News, June 7, 2014

Genocide survivors, stateless compete in non-FIFA World Cup
The West Australian, June 7, 2014

Genocide survivors, stateless compete in non-FIFA World Cup
Gulf Times, June 7, 2014

Darfur United and the alternative world cup
BBC, June 6, 2014

Soccer: Karabakh thrashes in ConIFA World Cup
Armenianow.com, June 6, 2014

For These Small Teams, Playing at the World Cup Isn’t Just About Soccer
PolicyMic, June 6, 2014

Sudan: Darfur Refugees’ Soccer Team to Play for 11th Place in Sweden
All Africa, June 6, 2014

Genocide Survivors, Stateless Compete in Non-FIFA World Cup
Soccerly, June 6, 2014

Genocide survivors, stateless compete in non-FIFA World Cup
AFP, June 6, 2014

Stateless ‘World Cup’ kicks off in Sweden
The Local, June 6, 2014

Ellan Vannin Reach ConIFA World Cup Semi After Shootout
BBC Sport, June 5, 2014

[PHOTOS] Ellan Vannin Photos: Darfur United vs. Nagorno Karahakh FC
Ellan Vannin, June 5, 2014

Artsakh Beats Darfur 12–0, But Fails to Make Play-offs
Asbarez Armenian News, June 5, 2014

ConIFA – Coach Mark Hodson – Darfur United
EuroMan, June 5, 2014

Sudan: Darfur United Refugee Soccer Team Travels to Sweden
All Africa, June 5, 2014

Ellan Vannin Make Waves at First International Tournament
BBC Sport, June 5, 2014

[VIDEO] #NewHeroes – Interview with Darfur manager Mark Hodson
NordicBet, June 5, 2014

This Summer’s Other World Cup
These Football Times, June 5, 2014

Die Bruderschaft der Heimatlosen
WESER-KURIER, June 5, 2014

Darfur United på ConIFA för att vinna uppmärksamhet
Radio Sweden på svenska, June 5, 2014

Genocide survivors, stateless compete in non-FIFA World Cup
Bangkok Post, June 5, 2014

Darfur United refugee soccer team travels to Sweden
Radio Dabanga, June 5, 2014

Accrington man leads alternative World Cup defeats
The Citizen, June 4, 2014

[VIDEO] #NewHeroes – EP6 – Darfur United
NordicBet, June 3, 2014

Från flyktingläger till världscup
Sweden TV, June 3, 2014

[VIDEO] Ellan Vannin & Darfur United
Isle of Man News, June 1, 2014

Um Mundial para quem anda à procura de um país
Desporto, May 31, 2014

The World Cup for Outsiders: From Genocide to Glory
CNN International, May 30, 2014

Accrington Coach Hopes for World Cup Glory
Lancashire Telegraph, May 30, 2014

Radio Interview with Katie-Jay Scott of i-ACT
CBS/KCBS Radio in San Francisco, May 24, 2014

Football’s Other World Cup is also Upon Us
The Roar, May 22, 2014

Face2Face Africa, May 21, 2014

Refugee soccer team from Darfur hopes to compete in Sweden
Christian Science Monitor, May 20, 2014

Support Darfur United, a Refugee Soccer Team
Enough Project, May 18, 2014

Nations play for the love of the game
Football.co.uk, May 15, 2014

[VIDEO] #NewHeroes, Teaser
ConIFA, May 7, 2014

[VIDEO] Budweiser Rise As One Modern Stories Ep. 4: “Darfur United”
VICE, April 30, 2014

Darfur United Home Shirt
No FIFA, No Problem, March 21, 2014

[VIDEO] Budweiser Rise As One Modern Stories: Trailer
VICE, March 17, 2014

Hang Up and Listen
Slate Internet Radio, March 6, 2014

Sara-Christine Dallain: Girl Power for Darfur United and ConIFA
ConIFA, February 17, 2014

Can Soccer Save the World, August 5, 2013

Darfur United Latest Hope, Joy, and Tolerance
These Football Times, June 27, 2013

The Peace and Sport Awards 2012: heroes of peace through sport rewarded
SportsFeatures.Com, November 1, 2012

Former Women’s Tennis Player Involved in Humanitarian Efforts
UNC-Greensboro Blog, October 18, 2012

“I’m here as a humanitarian”
National Athletic Trainers Association, October 2012

World Class Underdogs
New York Times Magazine, 6th Floor, August 28, 2012

Vice Magazine, August 28, 2012

Mini Documentary on 2012 Viva World Cup
Canal+ French TV

Now We Are Part of the World
Our World Today, June 26, 2012

Darfur refugees beat odds to play football in Iraq
Kahleej Times, June 12, 2012

In Bed with Maradona, June 5, 2012

VIVA World Cup kicks off in Kurdistan
Kurdish Globe, June 4, 2012

Darfur United: The feel-good soccer story of the year
Can Soccer Save the World, June 4, 2012

Pat’s Football Blog, June 4, 2012

Darfur Refugees Close In on Viva World Cup
Voice of America, June 2, 2012

Darfur United: A True Underdog Story
Corrie Hulse, June 2, 2012

The Darfur Debut
Outcasts, June 1, 2012

i-ACT Raises $25,000 at “One Strong Kick” Fundraiser
Pasadena Independent, May 24, 2012

Ben’s a world cup manager
HartelPool Mail, May 23, 2012

Americans Support Darfur Refugee Soccer Team
Voice of America, May 22, 2012

WATCH: Darfur United – Kicking Off
Enough Project, May 22, 2012

‘One Strong Kick’ Yields Powerful Returns
Crescent Valley Weekly, May 17, 2012

i-ACT Raises $25,000 at “One Strong Kick” Fundraiser, 5/12
BroadwayWorld.com, May 14, 2012

Macy Gray Supports Darfur United
Looking to the Stars, May 9, 2012

What is Darfur United???
Soccer Speak USA, May 7, 2012

Hermosa Beach group hopes to send all-refugee soccer team from Darfur to VIVA World Cup
The Daily Breeze, May 4, 2012

United We Play
The Beach Reporter, May 3, 2012

i-ACT To Present ONE STRONG KICK Fundraiser in Manhattan Beach, 5/12, to Benefit The 2012 Darfur United All-Refugee Soccer Team
BroadwayWorld.com, May 1, 2012

NBA Star And Adidas Support Refugee Soccer Team
Look to the Stars, April 30, 2012

Can the Beautiful Game of Football Pave the Way to Peace?
SoccerNews.com, April 30, 2012

All-Refugee Soccer Team Darfur United Announces Its Roster and the Opportunity for People to Sponsor Players’ Journey to the 2012 Viva World Cup
Yahoo Finance, April 23, 2012

Seymour Man Coaches Refugee Soccer Team In Africa
Valley Independent Sentinel, April 18, 2012

Darfur United Update: Meet the team
Soccer Can Save the World, April 15, 2012

Soccer Team Darfur United Announces Fifteen Player Roster that Will Compete at the 2012 Viva World Cup in Iraqi Kurdistan
Athlebrities, April 14, 2012

Darfur United: Can a people recover via the Beautiful Game?
All Voices, April 12, 2012

Palladino: 12 days in Africa a game-changer for Seymour coach
Republican American’s Goal Zone, April 11, 2012

SOCCER: Seymour’s Brian Cleveland lends helping hand to Darfuri players
New Haven Register, April 11, 2012

MB Soccer Coach in Chad
Manhattan Beach Patch, April 3, 2012

An Update on Darfur United
Aid Still Required, April 2, 2012

Humanitarian Creates Dream Team: An Interview
Athlebrities, January 25, 2012

Aid Still Required Honorary Coach for iAct’s Darfur United Soccer Team
Aid Still Required, January 1, 2012

Gift of Hope: Darfur United
Athlebrities, December 4, 2011

Darfur United
Can Soccer Save the World, November 22, 2011


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