Ellan Vannin prepare for World Football Cup semis

Ellan Vannin face Arameans Suryoye in the semi-final of the ConIFA World Football Cup this evening Photo: Gary Weightman

Ellan Vannin face Arameans Suryoye in the semi-final of the ConIFA World Football Cup this evening Photo: Gary Weightman

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Ellan Vannin’s ConIFA World Football Cup odyssey continues tonight, Friday, with a mouth-watering semi-final tie against Arameans Suryoye in Sweden.

The Manx International Football Alliance’s have exceeded expectations at the 12-team competition, beating strong sides from County of Nice and the Nagorno Karabakh on their way to topping the tournament’s initial group stages.

Chris Bass Sr’s 250-1 outsiders then took the prized scalp of pre-tournament favourties Kurdistan, who won the similar VIVA World Cup in 2012, in a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Wednesday evening, to set up the last four tie with the Arameans.

This evening’s semi-final kicks off at 6pm and can be streamed live at http://worldfootballcup.org/. Jaks bar will also be showing the match and a large crowd is expected there to cheer on the Manx as they look to secure a place in Sunday’s final against either Nice or South Ossetia.

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