In a little over one month, the Darfur United Men’s Team will travel to London to compete in the first World Unity Cup.
Help us amplify the voices of refugees and their journey to the World Unity Cup 2016. Your contributions will sponsor: training the team, air and ground transportation to the UK, uniforms and shoes, team travel gear, and supplies for the team including medical provisions, ice, food, water, and sports drinks for the games.
By co-sponsoring and competing in the World Unity Cup, Darfur United will inspire the thousands of displaced Darfuris by representing and connecting them to the world; the players will be given a global platform to amplify the voices and needs of their people; and they will garner much-needed support for education, sports, and nutrition for children in the camps.
Get a closer look at the team! Check out this video of Darfur United at the 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup in Ostersund, Sweden.
Darfur United Media Coverage
The 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup in Sweden gave stage for the players to share their story and advocate for themselves, as the tournament reached 300 million people across 61 countries through TV, radio, and newspaper coverage and live reporting. Check out some of the media coverage below.
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
Coach Mark’s BBC World Football Interview (Starts at 20:55)
BBC World Football Podcast, July 17, 2014
World Cup Soccer, In the Land of The Hungry
The Huffington Post, July 3, 2014
An Alternative World Cup
The New York Times, July 2, 2014
The Strange Story of How Darfur Got its Own Soccer Team
LA Weekly, June 26, 2014
Darfur United and the alternative world cup
BBC, June 6, 2014
The World Cup for Outsiders: From Genocide to Glory
CNN International, May 30, 2014
[VIDEO] Budweiser Rise As One Modern Stories Ep. 4: “Darfur United”
VICE, April 30, 2014