Ellan Vannin announced ConIFA warm up plans

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The Conifa World Cup was Ellan Vannin's first international tournament

The Ellan Vannin football team will start their build-up to the ConIFA European Football Cup 2015 with two matches against Alderney.

The Manx International Football Alliance (MIFA) said the matches will be played on the 30 and 31 May 2015 at the Bowl in Douglas.

A MIFA spokesman said they were "thrilled" to announced the fixtures.

The sides will also face each other at the Island Games in Jersey this summer, having been drawn in the same group.

Ellan Vannin leave for the ConIFA European Football Cup in Hungary in early June where they face Countea de Nissa, their opponents in

The Manx side, who were given odds of 250-1 to win the tournament in Sweden, lost 5-3 on penalties after the match finished goalless in normal time.

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The Manx team were given odds of 250-1 to win last year's tournament in Sweden

It was the inaugural World Cup for non-FIFA nations.

The Alderney matches will be the team's first games on home soil since the tournament.

Manager Chris Bass said he hopes the public will support the match and give Ellan Vannin a great send off to the Euros.

The Ellan Vannin squad will be announced at the end of April.

All players representing Ellan Vannin - Manx for Isle of Man - were Manx either by birth or grandfather rights.

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