FSFA Vase 2021
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FSFA Vase 2021

The FSFA Vase is a virtual international football tournament for 'non-league' countries that are not affiliated to FIFA or any of the six continental confederations. The competition features teams from the Island Games, the various alternative world cups and a couple of other sides that have appeared in neither but do appear in certain international competitions.

The FSFA Vase also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FSFA Cup which we have been running since 2007. The 4 teams that progress to the Semi-Finals or beyond will qualify automatically for the 1st Round of the FSFA Cup 2021. The 4 teams that are eliminated in the Quarter-Finals will qualify for the final Preliminary Round of the FSFA Cup 2021.

Format. All games are best of 1 and will be have a home team where this is possible. In reality many games, particularly in the early rounds will be staged at neutral venues. There will be 7 Preliminary Round ties featuring the 14 lowest ranked entrants. After that the competition is straight knockout without seeding advantage.

Format of the ties. Home and away where possible. Should a game be drawn after 90 minutes, the game will proceed to a replay which can feature extra time. If a game is still drawn after a replay, there shall be a second replay, with extra time if necessary, at a neutral ground.

Changes for 2021. The 'non-league' teams have been split into Trophy and Vase sections. Each section gets 4 automatic qualifiers for the FSFA Cup and 4 entries in the final preliminary round. The 15 teams in the Trophy are either independent countries non in FIFA or large subregions of major countries and are, thus, too strong for the Vase teams. The 71 Vase teams are largely in CONIFA, the Island Games or the Pacific.

Debutants.West Papua