ENFIELD is set to be in the global limelight when its Queen Elizabeth II Stadium plays host to a series of CONIFA World Cup football matches – including the final.

Teams from around the world are set to battle it out at north London grounds between May 31 and June 9 with squads from countries that do not officially exist - as well as nations threatened with extinction - competing for the coveted CONIFA trophy.

Enfield Town's home will see Hungary's Felvidek take on Northern Cyprus on the opening day of the tournament after Tibet have faced Abkhazia earlier on the same day. A further nine matches will be played out in the following week.

CONIFA – an umbrella association representing 330 million people living as minorities or stateless peoples in countries unaffiliated with FIFA – prides itself as a politically neutral, charitable organisation aiming for “everyone in the world to be able to enjoy and play football – no matter their race, religion, gender or politics".

Tibet’s team – a 16-strong squad made up of refugees living in countries as far afield as India, Australia and the USA – are set to arrive in the UK in mid-May and will then go head-to-head with Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus and Felvidek.

"This is going to be a high-octane, high-spirited sporting event which may also serve to highlight the plight of the Tibetan people who have lived under a brutal Chinese military occupation for 70 years," said John Jones from the Free Tibet Campaign.

Tickets for the matches – which will be played at venues across the capital - are now on sale priced £10, with £1 going to funding team-boosting efforts across the globe.

For further information, visit www.conifa.org/en/