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Sicily is rebooting the conversation on independence - starting with football

The perfect paradigm of the dynamics between politics, linguistic and cultural identity, and sport.

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Sports can be "a vehicle of cultural identity," according to Salvatore Mangano, president of the newly formed Sicilian national team on the occasion of its first official competition. Along with five other teams representing as many other "nations without a state," the team is competing for the Mediterranean Futsal Cup 2021 in Sanremo.

The event has been coordinated by Francesco Zema of Conifa. This organisation brings together the representatives of communities and people who want to voice their cry for representation through sport and football, in particular. Sicily is Conifa's newest member, welcomed into the fold last June, and is the perfect paradigm of the dynamics between politics, linguistic and cultural identity, and sport.

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