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FIFA Members NOT Independent Countries

Name the national soccer teams that don't represent a completely independent country.
Last updated: July 26, 2016
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AFC
Guam
Hong Kong
Macau
Palestine
CONCACAF
Anguilla
Aruba
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Curaçao
Montserrat
Puerto Rico
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands
OFC
American Samoa
Cook Islands
New Caledonia
Tahiti
UEFA
England
Faroe Islands
Gibraltar
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
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level 71
Sep 28, 2014
Nice quiz! You can try the flip-side at Independent Countries NOT FIFA members.
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level 77
Oct 10, 2014
Interesting... New Caledonia is the only french overseas territory to have a team.
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level 62
Oct 11, 2014
On this quiz it is not the only one
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level 67
Nov 1, 2014
Don't forget Tahiti (i.e. French Polynesia), which is still French, and the place where I happen to live...
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level 68
Jul 26, 2016
Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Saint-Martin also have teams. All of them are members of the Concacaf (the confederation of North & Central American and Carribean Football associations), but not of FIFA.
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level 59
Jan 17, 2017
I tried some of those!
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level 77
Jan 17, 2017
I don't know why I said that two years ago, of course, there is Tahiti too. I guess I was thinking about Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guiana.
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level 80
Nov 1, 2014
Almost 70% of other countries recognise Palestine as an independent country.
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level 57
Nov 1, 2014
Actually sillie...The large portion of countries that the arabs of palestine claim to have recognition from are from countries that were forced to offer recognition by the Soviets. These countries (Hungary, Poland for example) no longer recognized Palestine once they reinstated democracy in their countries.
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level 71
Nov 1, 2014
135 nations recognise Palestine, including Sweden just last week. I think it's a bit of a stretch to give credit to the Soviet Union, which dissolved in 1991, for that level of diplomatic recognition in 2014.
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level 75
Nov 1, 2014
I'm writing from "Palestine" as I type this... I crossed no border to get here, went through no customs, didn't get a stamp in my passport, did not have to change currencies, the same police in the same uniforms are walking the streets as they did on the other side on the non-existent border. Doesn't feel like I'm in a different country. Though the above does not apply to some areas nominally controlled by the PNA, which I also visited a couple days ago.
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level 75
Jul 14, 2016
politics and wishful thinking do not a country make.
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level 65
Jul 27, 2016
According to your criteria, most of the EU would be one country. No borders, no passport control, same currency...
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level 75
Jan 17, 2017
If they could ever get their act together and stop being so petty and tribal maybe some day they could be but it seems like they are going in the opposite direction of that currently. Anyway, are you saying that there is some equivalency here? "Palestine" just likes having the IDF in their "country?" It's by mutual agreement? Some kind of economic pact between these two sovereign independent nations?
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level 77
Jan 17, 2017
spot on, kal...just because a majority says up is down doesn't make it so...
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level 67
Feb 19, 2017
I'm in Australia and I say UP is DOWN!
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level 20
Nov 1, 2014
What about Sint Maarten? It's in an almost Identical Situation as Aruba and Curaçao
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level 62
Nov 1, 2014
Sint Maarten is member of CONCACAF (North American Association) but not FIFA member
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level 49
Nov 1, 2014
Was trying Chinese Taipei for so long...
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level 59
Jan 17, 2017
me to. FIFA, the UN, and almost every nation on Earth does not recognize the Republic of China as a sovereign state. At least not officially.
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level 72
Jan 19, 2017
Similar to Palestine, just opposite. Taiwan is completely independent, despite mostly not being recognized.
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level 65
Nov 3, 2014
Tahiti separate from French Polynesia?
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level 62
Nov 3, 2014
Tahiti is official name used by FIFA for French Polynesia
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level 66
Nov 3, 2014
I got Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. So how did I forget England? :(
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level 77
Nov 4, 2014
I did exactly that. Made me laugh!
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level 48
Nov 4, 2014
Gibraltar is missing.
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level 30
Nov 4, 2014
This needs updating for Gibralter
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level 68
Jun 20, 2015
Great quiz, but shouldn't chinese taipei be included?
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level 59
Aug 7, 2016
Taiwan or Republic of China is not recognized to be independent by most nations and has to compete in international competition under the name "Chinese Taipei"
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level 37
Jan 17, 2017
Great quiz man!
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level 59
Jan 17, 2017
Chinese Taipei should be on the list. Taiwan does have an independent government and its own currency but can not compete as the Republic of China. Athletes from Taiwan can not compete under the flag of their nation. That means FIFA recognizes Chinese Taipei as a province of the People's Republic of China and not the independent Republic of China.
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level 72
Jan 19, 2017
It's still independent, regardless of what FIFA thinks.
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level 75
Jan 17, 2017
Why don't all these tiny little island countries just try out forand participate with the national teams of the countries they are territories of? Seems kind of pointless having all these other teams. It's not like Guam is ever going to win a World Cup.
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level 68
Jan 17, 2017
For them it may be more important to have a team, they can identify with, due to being there friends, neighbours, etc., than to have a team that may be succesfull, but whose players have nothing to do with their home. In the end, thats also the reason for people to chose a club of the local city over the most succesfull team of the country.
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level 75
Jan 17, 2017
yeah but they can still have local teams. FIFA is about international country-to-country competition, though. yes? The fact that Germany fields a national football team doesn't require that Munich disband their club.
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level 72
Jan 19, 2017
I'm pretty sure in most cases it's not too difficult to be(come) eligible to play for the mother nation if you're good enough. But most of Guamanian football players could play for a local club and dream and fail to once play for the US team – or play qualifiers all around Asia. They beat India and Tukmenistan in the last world cup qualifications.

Not everyone is Brazil to see anything but World Cup victory as a failure.
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level 59
Jan 17, 2017
Kosovo in NOT independent country. It shouldn't be here.
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level 45
Jan 17, 2017
It is recognized by the US Government
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level 35
Jan 17, 2017
Look at his username. He's probably Serbian so... slightly biased?
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level 75
Jan 17, 2017
it's not here. Did you mean to say that it should be?
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level 76
Jan 17, 2017
Fun fact for the day. Montserrat has fewer people on it's entire island than a lot of larger American high schools. I imagine they would have a hard time winning a 6A state championship in Texas much less qualifying for the World Cup.
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level 67
Feb 19, 2017
It may come as a shock to most Americans, but it is taking part that is important, not the winning.
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level 51
Feb 23, 2019
Montserrat has a population of around 5,000.
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
You should add Kosovo, because it also became a FIFA member.
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level 71
Dec 6, 2018
No
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level 39
Jan 17, 2019
How is England 4th?
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level 51
Feb 23, 2019
Why did fewer people get England than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, although it constitutes 84% of the UK's population and its flag is shown in the thumbnail?
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level 28
Apr 9, 2019
Kosovo is missing
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level 32
Apr 9, 2019
Catalonia?
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level 62
Apr 10, 2019
Not part of FIFA, and not part of UEFA. They are not affiliated with any federation