Football Tournament for Unrecognized States, Minority Groups Gains Traction

Dmitry Kortava, a 26-year-old striker, who plays in Russia's first division, waves an Abkhaz flag in celebration of the breakaway region’s victory in the ConIFA World Cup 2016. (Photo: Monica Ellena)

June is a big month for football. The Copa America tournament is underway in the United States, and the European Cup kicks off in a few days in France. But a third international tournament of sorts has already wrapped up in the separatist entity of Abkhazia.
 

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Monica Ellena is a Tbilisi-based freelance journalist.

Football Tournament for Unrecognized States, Minority Groups Gains Traction

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