Geography of association football

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The following article gives a list of association football confederations, sub-confederations and associations around the world. The sport's international governing body is FIFA, but those associations not affiliated to FIFA are also included in this article.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

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Most European, African, and Asian countries have two principal competitions: a more prestigious league which is typically a double round-robin tournament restricted to the elite clubs, and a cup which is a single-elimination tournament open to both the elite and lesser clubs. In the Americas, leagues are often organised as either multi-stage tournaments or separate Apertura and Clausura stages.

Europe Continent in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

Africa The second largest and second most-populous continent, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.

Asia Earths largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

By continent

Affiliated to FIFA

World map of FIFA's six intercontinental governing bodies. World Map FIFA.svg
World map of FIFA's six intercontinental governing bodies.
ContinentGoverning bodyAbbr.No.FIFA membersMain international competition(s)
Club competition(s)National competition(s)
Africa      Confederation of African Football CAF5654 Champions League Africa Cup of Nations
Confederation Cup Nations Championship
Super Cup N/A
Asia      Asian Football Confederation AFC4746 Champions League Asian Cup
AFC Cup Solidarity Cup
Europe      Union of European Football Associations UEFA55All Champions League European Championship
Europa League Nations League
Super Cup Regions' Cup
North, Central
America
and
the Caribbean
     Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football CONCACAF4135 Champions League Gold Cup
CONCACAF League Nations League
Oceania      Oceania Football Confederation OFC1411 Champions League Nations Cup
South America      Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol CONMEBOL10All Copa Libertadores Copa América
Copa Sudamericana
Recopa Sudamericana

Other governing bodies

Governing bodyFull nameMember associationsMain international competition(s)
ConIFA Confederation of Independent Football Associations53 ConIFA World Football Cup
IGA International Island Games Association24 Island Games
MFA Micronational Football Association24 MFA World Cup
N.F.-Board Nouvelle Fédération-Board50 Viva World Cup

By sub-region

Africa

Map of CAF's five regional federations. Out of 22 members, the Union of Arab Football Associations (green dots) hosts 10 CAF associations. Carte Afrique CAF.png
Map of CAF's five regional federations. Out of 22 members, the Union of Arab Football Associations (green dots) hosts 10 CAF associations.
Sub-regionGoverning bodyAbbr.No.Main international competition(s)
Club competition(s)National competition(s)
North Africa      Union of North African Football Federations UNAF5 UNAF Nessma Cup N/A
West Africa      West African Football Union WAFU / UFOA16 West African Club Championship WAFU Nations Cup
Central Africa      Central African Football Federations' Union UNIFFAC8 CEMAC Cup N/A
East Africa      Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations CECAFA12 CECAFA Club Cup CECAFA Cup
Southern Africa      Council of Southern Africa Football Associations COSAFA14N/A COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Arab World      Union of Arab Football Associations UAFA10 UAFA Club Championship Arab Nations Cup

Asia

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Map of AFC's five regional federations.
Sub-regionGoverning bodyAbbr.No.Main international competition(s)
Club competition(s)National competition(s)
West Asia      West Asian Football Federation WAFF12N/A WAFF Championship
Central Asia      Central Asian Football Association CAFA6N/A CAFA Championship
South Asia      South Asian Football Federation SAFF7N/A SAFF Championship
East Asia      East Asian Football Federation EAFF10N/A East Asian Cup
South-East Asia      ASEAN Football Federation AFF12N/A ASEAN Football Championship

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Sub-regionGoverning bodyAbbr.No.Main international competition(s)
Club competitionNational competition
North America North American Football Union NAFU3N/A
Central America Central American Football Union UNCAF7N/A Copa Centroamericana
Caribbean Caribbean Football Union CFU31 CFU Club Championship N/A

By country

The football associations listed in this section are members of FIFA-affiliated confederations.

Africa

CountryCodeFIFANational associationTop divisionDomestic cupSuper cup
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria ALGGreen check.svg Algerian Football Federation Ligue Professionnelle 1 Algerian Cup Algerian Super Cup
Flag of Angola.svg Angola ANGGreen check.svg Angolan Football Federation Girabola Taça de Angola SuperTaça
Flag of Benin.svg Benin BENGreen check.svg Benin Football Federation Premier League Benin Cup None
Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana BOTGreen check.svg Botswana Football Association Premier League FA Challenge Cup None
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso BFAGreen check.svg Burkinabé Football Federation Premier League Coupe du Faso SuperCup
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi BDIGreen check.svg Football Federation of Burundi Premier League Burundian Cup None
Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon CMRGreen check.svg Cameroonian Football Federation Elite One Cameroon Cup Super Coupe Roger Milla
Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde CPVGreen check.svg Cape Verdean Football Federation Campeonato Nacional None
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic CTAGreen check.svg Central African Football Federation C.A.R. League Coupe Nationale None
Flag of Chad.svg Chad CHAGreen check.svg Chadian Football Federation Premier League Chad Cup None
Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros COMGreen check.svg Comoros Football Federation Premier League Comoros Cup None
CODGreen check.svg Congolese Association Football Federation Linafoot Coupe du Congo None
CGOGreen check.svg Congolese Football Federation Premier League Coupe du Congo None
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire CIVGreen check.svg Ivorian Football Federation Ligue 1 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire Coupe Houphouët-Boigny
Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti DJIGreen check.svg Djiboutian Football Federation Premier League Djibouti Cup None
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt EGYGreen check.svg Egyptian Football Association Premier League Egypt Cup Super Cup
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea EQGGreen check.svg Equatoguinean Football Federation Premier League Equatoguinean Cup None
Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea ERIGreen check.svg Eritrean National Football Federation Premier League None
Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini SWZGreen check.svg Eswatini Football Association Premier League Swazi Cup Charity Cup
Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia ETHGreen check.svg Ethiopian Football Federation Premier League Ethiopian Cup Super Cup
Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon GABGreen check.svg Gabonese Football Federation Championnat National D1 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs None
GAMGreen check.svg Gambia Football Federation GFA League First Division Gambian Cup None
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana GHAGreen check.svg Ghana Football Association Premier League Ghanaian FA Cup None
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea GUIGreen check.svg Guinean Football Federation Championnat National Coupe Nationale None
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau GNBGreen check.svg Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau Campeonato Nacional Taça Nacional None
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya KENGreen check.svg Football Kenya Federation Premier League President's Cup Super Cup
Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho LESGreen check.svg Lesotho Football Association Premier League Independence Cup None
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia LBRGreen check.svg Liberia Football Association Premier League Liberian Cup None
Flag of Libya.svg Libya LBYGreen check.svg Libyan Football Federation Premier League Libyan Cup SuperCup
Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar MADGreen check.svg Malagasy Football Federation THB Champions League Coupe de Madagascar Super Coupe
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi MWIGreen check.svg Football Association of Malawi Premier Division FAM Cup None
Flag of Mali.svg Mali MLIGreen check.svg Malian Football Federation Première Division Malian Cup None
Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania MTNGreen check.svg Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Ligue 1 Coupe du Président None
Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius MRIGreen check.svg Mauritius Football Association Mauritian League Mauritian Cup None
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco MARGreen check.svg Royal Moroccan Football Federation Botola Coupe du Trône None
Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique MOZGreen check.svg Mozambican Football Federation Moçambola Taça de Moçambique None
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia NAMGreen check.svg Namibia Football Association Premier League NFA Cup None
Flag of Niger.svg Niger NIGGreen check.svg Nigerien Football Federation Championnat National Coupe de Niger None
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria NGAGreen check.svg Nigeria Football Federation Premier League Nigerian Cup None
Flag of France.svg Réunion REUDark Red x.svg Réunionese Football League Premier League Coupe de la Réunion None
Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda RWAGreen check.svg Rwandese Association Football Federation National Football League Rwandan Cup None
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe STPGreen check.svg São Toméan Football Federation Campeonato Santomense Taça Nacional None
Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal SENGreen check.svg Senegalese Football Federation Premier League FA Cup None
Flag of the Seychelles.svg Seychelles SEYGreen check.svg Seychelles Football Federation First Division FA Cup None
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone SLEGreen check.svg Sierra Leone Football Association National Premier League FA Cup None
Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia SOMGreen check.svg Somali Football Federation Somali League Somalia Cup None
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa RSAGreen check.svg South African Football Association Premier Soccer League Nedbank Cup None
Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan SSDGreen check.svg South Sudan Football Association Championship National Cup None
Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan SDNGreen check.svg Sudan Football Association Premier League Sudan Cup None
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania TANGreen check.svg Tanzania Football Federation Premier League Nyerere Cup None
Flag of Togo.svg Togo TOGGreen check.svg Togolese Football Federation Championnat National Coupe du Togo None
Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia TUNGreen check.svg Tunisian Football Federation Ligue Professionnelle 1 Tunisia Cup None
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda UGAGreen check.svg Federation of Uganda Football Associations Super League Ugandan Cup None
Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia ZAMGreen check.svg Football Association of Zambia FAZ Super Division Mosi Cup None
Flag of Zanzibar.svg Zanzibar ZANDark Red x.svg Zanzibar Football Association Premier League Zanzibari Cup None
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe ZIMGreen check.svg Zimbabwe Football Association Premier Soccer League Cup of Zimbabwe None

Asia

CountryCodeFIFANational associationTop divisionDomestic cupSuper cup
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan AFGGreen check.svg Afghanistan Football Federation Premier League None
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia AUSGreen check.svg Football Federation Australia A-League FFA Cup None
Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain BHRGreen check.svg Bahrain Football Association Premier League King's Cup None
Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh BANGreen check.svg Bangladesh Football Federation Premier League Federation Cup Super Cup
Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan BHUGreen check.svg Bhutan Football Federation A-Division None
Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei BRUGreen check.svg Football Association of Brunei Darussalam Super League FA Cup Super Cup
Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia CAMGreen check.svg Football Federation of Cambodia Cambodian League Hun Sen Cup None
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China, People's Republic CHNGreen check.svg Chinese Football Association Super League FA Cup FA Super Cup
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei TPEGreen check.svg Chinese Taipei Football Association Intercity Football League None
Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor TLSGreen check.svg East Timor Football Federation Super Liga Copa Timor None
Flag of Guam.svg Guam GUMGreen check.svg Guam Football Association Soccer League FA Cup None
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong HKGGreen check.svg Hong Kong Football Association Premier League Senior Shield and FA Cup Community Cup
Flag of India.svg India INDGreen check.svg All India Football Federation Indian Super League Federation Cup Super Cup
I-League
Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia IDNGreen check.svg Football Association of Indonesia Super League Piala Indonesia Community Shield
Flag of Iran.svg Iran IRNGreen check.svg Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran Persian Gulf Pro League Hazfi Cup Super Cup
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq IRQGreen check.svg Iraq Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Flag of Japan.svg Japan JPNGreen check.svg Japan Football Association J1 League Emperor's Cup Super Cup
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan JORGreen check.svg Jordan Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Flag of North Korea.svg Korea, Democratic People's Republic PRKGreen check.svg DPR Korea Football Association DPR Korea League Republican Championship None
Flag of South Korea.svg Korea, Republic KORGreen check.svg Korea Football Association K League 1 FA Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait KUWGreen check.svg Kuwait Football Association Premier League Emir Cup Super Cup
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyz Republic KGZGreen check.svg Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan League Kyrgyzstan Cup Super Cup
Flag of Laos.svg Laos LAOGreen check.svg Lao Football Federation Premier League Prime Minister's Cup None
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon LIBGreen check.svg Lebanon Football Association Premier League FA Cup Super Cup
Flag of Macau.svg Macau MACGreen check.svg Macau Football Association Liga de Elite Taça de Macau None
Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia MASGreen check.svg Football Association of Malaysia Super League FA Cup Charity Cup
Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives MDVGreen check.svg Football Association of Maldives Dhivehi Premier League FA Cup FA Charity Shield
Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia MNGGreen check.svg Mongolian Football Federation Niislel League Mongolia Cup Super Cup
Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar MYAGreen check.svg Myanmar Football Federation National League MFF Cup None
Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal NEPGreen check.svg All Nepal Football Association A-Division Aaha! Gold Cup None
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg Northern Mariana Islands NMIDark Red x.svg Northern Mariana Islands Football Association M-League Northern Mariana Cup None
Flag of Oman.svg Oman OMAGreen check.svg Oman Football Association Pro League Sultan Qaboos Cup Super Cup
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan PAKGreen check.svg Pakistan Football Federation Premier League Challenge Cup None
Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine PLEGreen check.svg Palestinian Football Association Gaza Strip League Palestine Cup None
West Bank Premier League
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines PHIGreen check.svg Philippine Football Federation Philippines Football League None
Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar QATGreen check.svg Qatar Football Association Qatar Stars League Emir of Qatar Cup None
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia KSAGreen check.svg Saudi Arabian Football Federation Pro League Crown Prince Cup Super Cup
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore SINGreen check.svg Football Association of Singapore S. League Singapore Cup Charity Shield
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka SRIGreen check.svg Football Federation of Sri Lanka Premier League FA Cup None
Flag of Syria.svg Syria SYRGreen check.svg Syrian Arab Federation for Football Premier League Syrian Cup Super Cup
Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan TJKGreen check.svg Tajikistan Football Federation Tajik League Tajik Cup None
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand THAGreen check.svg Football Association of Thailand Premier League FA Cup Kor Royal Cup
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan TKMGreen check.svg Football Federation of Turkmenistan Ýokary Liga Turkmenistan Cup Super Cup
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates UAEGreen check.svg United Arab Emirates Football Association Pro-League President's Cup Super Cup
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan UZBGreen check.svg Uzbekistan Football Federation Uzbek League Uzbekistan Cup Super Cup
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam VIEGreen check.svg Vietnam Football Federation V. League National Cup Super Cup
Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen YEMGreen check.svg Yemen Football Association Yemeni League President Cup Super Cup

Europe

All UEFA associations are affiliated with FIFA.

CountryCodeNational associationTop divisionDomestic cupSuper cup
Flag of Albania.svg Albania ALB Albanian Football Association Albanian Superliga Albanian Cup Albanian Supercup
Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra AND Andorran Football Federation Primera Divisió Copa Constitució Supercup
Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia ARM Football Federation of Armenia Premier League Independence Cup SuperCup
Flag of Austria.svg Austria AUT Austrian Football Association Bundesliga Austrian Cup Supercup
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan AZE Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Premier League Azerbaijan Cup Supercup
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus BLR Football Federation of Belarus Belarusian Premier League Belarusian Cup Super Cup
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium BEL Royal Belgian Football Association Belgian First Division A Belgian Cup Belgian Super Cup
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria BUL Bulgarian Football Union First Professional Football League Bulgarian Cup Supercup
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia CRO Croatian Football Federation Prva HNL Croatian Football Cup Super Cup
Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus CYP Cyprus Football Association First Division Cypriot Cup Super Cup
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic CZE Football Association of the Czech Republic Gambrinus Liga Czech Cup Supercup
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark DEN Danish Football Association Superligaen Danish Cup Supercup (defunct)
Flag of England.svg England ENG The Football Association Premier League FA Cup FA Community Shield
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia EST Estonian Football Association Meistriliiga Estonian Cup Supercup
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands FRO Faroe Islands Football Association Premier League Faroe Islands Cup Super Cup
Flag of Finland.svg Finland FIN Football Association of Finland Veikkausliiga Finnish Cup None
Flag of France.svg France FRA French Football Federation Ligue 1 Coupe de France Trophée des Champions
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia GEO Georgian Football Federation Erovnuli Liga Georgian Cup Super Cup
Flag of Germany.svg Germany GER German Football Association Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar GIB Gibraltar Football Association Premier Division Rock Cup Pepe Reyes Cup
Flag of Greece.svg Greece GRE Hellenic Football Federation Superleague Football Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary HUN Hungarian Football Federation Nemzeti Bajnokság I Magyar Kupa Szuperkupa
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland ISL Football Association of Iceland Úrvalsdeild karla Icelandic Cup Super Cup
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland IRL Football Association of Ireland Premier Division FAI Cup President's Cup
Flag of Israel.svg Israel ISR Israel Football Association Premier League State Cup Super Cup
Flag of Italy.svg Italy ITA Italian Football Federation Serie A Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan KAZ Football Federation of Kazakhstan Premier League Kazakhstan Cup Super Cup
Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo KOS Football Federation of Kosovo Superleague Kosovar Cup Superkupa e Kosovës
Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia LVA Latvian Football Federation Higher League Football Cup Supercup
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein LIE Liechtenstein Football Association Swiss Super League Football Cup None
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania LTU Lithuanian Football Federation A Lyga Football Cup Supercup
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg LUX Luxembourg Football Federation Division National Luxembourg Cup None
Flag of Malta.svg Malta MLT Malta Football Association Premier League FA Trophy Super Cup
Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova MDA Football Association of Moldova National Division Moldovan Cup Super Cup
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro MNE Football Association of Montenegro 1. CFL Montenegrin Cup None
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands NED Royal Dutch Football Association Eredivisie KNVB Cup Johan Cruyff Shield
Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland NIR Irish Football Association Premiership Irish Cup Charity Shield
Flag of North Macedonia.svg North Macedonia MKD Football Federation of Macedonia Macedonian First Football League Macedonian Football Cup Supercup
Flag of Norway.svg Norway NOR Football Association of Norway Eliteserien Football Cup Superfinalen (defunct)
Flag of Poland.svg Poland POL Polish Football Association Ekstraklasa Polish Cup Polish SuperCup
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal POR Portuguese Football Federation Primeira Liga Taça de Portugal Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
Flag of Romania.svg Romania ROU Romanian Football Federation Liga I Cupa României Supercupa României
Flag of Russia.svg Russia RUS Russian Football Union Premier League Russian Cup Super Cup
Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino SMR San Marino Football Federation Campionato Sammarinese Coppa Titano Super Coppa
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland SCO Scottish Football Association Premiership Scottish Cup None
Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia SRB Football Association of Serbia SuperLiga Serbian Cup None
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia SVK Slovak Football Association Super Liga Slovak Cup Super Cup
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia SVN Football Association of Slovenia 1. SNL Football Cup Supercup
Flag of Spain.svg Spain ESP Royal Spanish Football Federation La Liga Copa del Rey Supercopa de España
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden SWE Swedish Football Association Allsvenskan Svenska Cupen Svenska Supercupen
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland SUI Swiss Football Association Swiss Super League Swiss Cup Super Cup (defunct)
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey TUR Turkish Football Federation Süper Lig Turkish Cup Super Cup
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine UKR Football Federation of Ukraine Premier League Ukrainian Cup Super Cup
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wales WAL Football Association of Wales Premier League Welsh Cup None

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

CountryCodeFIFANational associationTop divisionDomestic cupSuper cup
Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla AIAGreen check.svg Anguilla Football Association Anguillian League None
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda ATGGreen check.svg Antigua and Barbuda Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba ARUGreen check.svg Aruba Football Federation Division di Honor Copa Betico Croes None
Flag of the Bahamas.svg Bahamas BAHGreen check.svg Bahamas Football Association Senior League FA Cup None
Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados BRBGreen check.svg Barbados Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Flag of Belize.svg Belize BLZGreen check.svg Football Federation of Belize Premier League None
Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda BERGreen check.svg Bermuda Football Association Premier Division FA Cup None
Flag of Bonaire.svg Bonaire BOEDark Red x.svg Bonaire Football Federation Bonaire League None
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands VGBGreen check.svg British Virgin Islands Football Association BVIFA Football League None
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada CANGreen check.svg Canadian Soccer Association Major League Soccer Canadian Championship None
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands CAYGreen check.svg Cayman Islands Football Association Cayman Islands League FA Cup None
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica CRCGreen check.svg Costa Rican Football Federation Primera División Costa Rican Cup Supercopa
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba CUBGreen check.svg Football Association of Cuba Campeonato Nacional None
Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao CUWGreen check.svg Curaçao Football Federation Sekshon Pagá None
Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica DMAGreen check.svg Dominica Football Association Dominica Championship Dominica Knock-Out None
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic DOMGreen check.svg Dominican Football Federation Primera División None
Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador SLVGreen check.svg Salvadoran Football Federation Primera División Copa Claro None
Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana GYFDark Red x.svg Ligue de Football de la Guyane Championnat National Coupe de Guyane None
Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada GRNGreen check.svg Grenada Football Association Grenada League None
Flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg Guadeloupe GPEDark Red x.svg Guadeloupean League of Football Division d'Honneur Coupe de Guadeloupe None
Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala GUAGreen check.svg National Football Federation of Guatemala Liga Nacional Copa de Guatemala None
Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana GUYGreen check.svg Guyana Football Federation National Super League Mayors Cup None
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti HAIGreen check.svg Haitian Football Federation Ligue Haïtienne Coupe d'Haïti None
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras HONGreen check.svg National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras Liga Nacional Honduran Cup (defunct) Super Cup (defunct)
Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica JAMGreen check.svg Jamaica Football Federation National Premier League JFF Champions Cup None
Snake Flag of Martinique.svg Martinique MTQDark Red x.svg Ligue de football de la Martinique Championnat National Coupe de la Martinique None
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico MEXGreen check.svg Mexican Federation of Association Football Liga MX Copa MX Supercopa
Flag of Montserrat.svg Montserrat MSRGreen check.svg Montserrat Football Association Championship None
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua NCAGreen check.svg Nicaraguan Football Federation Primera División Copa de Nicaragua None
Flag of Panama.svg Panama PANGreen check.svg Panamanian Football Federation Liga Panameña de Fútbol None
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico PURGreen check.svg Puerto Rican Football Federation Liga Nacional Copa de Puerto Rico None
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis SKNGreen check.svg St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association Saint Kitts Premier Division National Cup None
Nevis Premier Division
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia LCAGreen check.svg Saint Lucia Football Association Gold Division FA Cup None
Flag of France.svg Saint Martin SMTDark Red x.svg Football Committee of Saint Martin Saint-Martin Senior League Coupe de Noël None
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VINGreen check.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation NLA Premier League None
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg Sint Maarten SXMDark Red x.svg Sint Maarten Soccer Association Sint Maarten League None
Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname SURGreen check.svg Surinamese Football Association Hoofdklasse Surinamese Cup President's Cup
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago TRIGreen check.svg Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation TT Pro League FA Trophy Charity Shield
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg Turks and Caicos Islands TCAGreen check.svg Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Premier League None
Flag of the United States.svg United States USAGreen check.svg United States Soccer Federation Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup None
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands VIRGreen check.svg U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Federation USVI Championship None

Oceania

CountryCodeFIFANational associationTop divisionDomestic cupSuper cup
Flag of American Samoa.svg American Samoa ASAGreen check.svg Football Federation American Samoa FFAS Senior League FFAS President's Cup None
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands COKGreen check.svg Cook Islands Football Association Cook Islands Round Cup Cook Islands Cup None
Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji FIJGreen check.svg Fiji Football Association National Football League Fiji FA Cup Champion vs Champion
Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati KIRDark Red x.svg Kiribati Islands Football Association Kiribati National Championship None
Flag of FLNKS.svg New Caledonia NCLGreen check.svg New Caledonian Football Federation Division Honneur Coupe de Calédonie None
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand NZLGreen check.svg New Zealand Football Football Championship Chatham Cup None
Flag of Niue.svg Niue NIUDark Red x.svg Niue Island Soccer Association Niue Soccer Tournament None
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea PNGGreen check.svg Papua New Guinea Football Association National Soccer League None Overall Championship
Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa SAMGreen check.svg Football Federation Samoa Samoa National League Samoa Cup None
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands SOLGreen check.svg Solomon Islands Football Federation S-League None
Flag of French Polynesia.svg Tahiti TAHGreen check.svg Tahitian Football Federation Tahiti First Division Tahiti Cup Coupe des Champions
Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga TGAGreen check.svg Tonga Football Association Major League Tonga Cup None
Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu TUVDark Red x.svg Tuvalu National Football Association Tuvalu A-Division NBT Cup None
Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu VANGreen check.svg Vanuatu Football Federation Port Vila Football League Vanuatu Cup None

South America

All CONMEBOL associations are affiliated with FIFA.

CountryCodeNational associationTop divisionDomestic cupSuper cup
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina ARG Argentine Football Association Primera División Copa Argentina Supercopa Argentina
Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia BOL Bolivia Football Federation Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Copa Aerosur None
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil BRA Brazilian Football Confederation Série A Copa do Brasil None
Flag of Chile.svg Chile CHI Football Federation of Chile Primera División Copa Chile None
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia COL Colombian Football Federation Categoría Primera A Copa Colombia Superliga Colombiana
Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador ECU Ecuadorian Football Federation Serie A None
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay PAR Paraguayan Football Association Primera División Copa Paraguay None
Flag of Peru.svg Peru PER Peruvian Football Federation Primera División Copa Inca Copa Federación
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay URU Uruguayan Football Association Primera División None
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela VEN Venezuelan Football Federation Primera División Copa Venezuela None

Non-FIFA associations

Countries

The football associations in this section represent fully or partially recognized sovereign states or dependent territories, but are not part of FIFA or a FIFA confederation.

Sovereign state political organization with a centralized independent government

In international law, a sovereign state, sovereign country, or simply state, is a nonphysical juridical entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area. International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, defined territory, one government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states. It is also normally understood that a sovereign state is neither dependent on nor subjected to any other power or state.

A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside the controlling state's integral area.

Africa

TerritoryCountryNational associationN.F.ConIFAIGA
Flag of Ogaden National Liberation Front(2).svg Barawa Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Barawa Football Association Dark Red x.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Mayotte (local).svg  Mayotte Flag of France.svg  France Ligue de Football de Mayotte Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Saint Helena.svg  Saint Helena Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Saint Helena Football Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgGreen check.svg
Flag of Somaliland.svg  Somaliland Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Somaliland Football Association Green check.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Western Sahara Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Sahrawi Football Federation Green check.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg

Asia

TerritoryCountryNational associationN.F.ConIFAIGA
Flag of Artsakh.svg  Nagorno-Karabakh Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Artsakh Football Association Dark Red x.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg

Europe

TerritoryCountryNational associationN.F.ConIFAIGA
Flag of the Republic of Abkhazia.svg  Abkhazia Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Football Federation of Abkhazia Dark Red x.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco Monégasque Football Federation Green check.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg  Northern Cyprus Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Cyprus Turkish Football Association Green check.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Transnistria.svg  Transnistria Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova NoneDark Red x.svgGreen check.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City Federazione Vaticanese Giuoco Calcio Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg

North America, Central America and the Caribbean

TerritoryCountryNational associationN.F.ConIFAIGA
Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Football Association of Greenland Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Flag of Saint Barthelemy (local).svg Saint Barthélemy Flag of France.svg  France Saint Barthélemy Football Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.svg  Saint Pierre and Miquelon Flag of France.svg  France Fédération de Football de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg

Oceania

TerritoryCountryNational associationN.F.ConIFAIGA
Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  F.S. Micronesia Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  F.S. Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Football Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Soccer Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru Nauru Amateurish Soccer Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau Flag of Palau.svg  Palau Palau Football Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Tokelau.svg  Tokelau Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Tokelau Amateurish Soccer Association Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Flag of Wallis and Futuna.svg  Wallis and Futuna Flag of France.svg  France Wallis and Futuna Soccer Federation Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg

South America

TerritoryCountryNational associationN.F.ConIFAIGA
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg  Falkland Islands Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Falkland Islands Football League Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgGreen check.svg

Regional

Beneath the national level, governance of football may be divided up into regional or territorial associations. Other non-national associations represent stateless populations, diasporas or micronations. Details of these are listed at non-FIFA international football.

Diaspora dispersion of ethnic communities

A diaspora (/daɪˈæspərə/) is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. In particular, diaspora has come to refer to involuntary mass dispersions of a population from its indigenous territories, most notably the expulsion of Jews from the Land of Israel and the fleeing of Greeks after the fall of Constantinople. Other examples are the African transatlantic slave trade, the southern Chinese or Indians during the coolie trade, the Irish during and after the Irish Famine, the Romani from India, the Italian diaspora, the exile and deportation of Circassians, and the emigration of Anglo-Saxon warriors and their families after the Norman Conquest of England.

Micronation small, unrecognized country

A micronation, sometimes referred to as a model country or new country project, is an entity that claims to be an independent nation or state but is not recognized by world governments or major international organizations.

FIFA is the international governing body of association football, charged with overseeing football globally and with running international representative matches. However, some international football takes place outside its ratification. This often consists of matches involving sub-national entities such as islands, colonies or autonomous regions. Representative matches also occur involving states with limited international recognition who are unable to qualify for FIFA membership. There are also a limited number of states whose representative teams are not affiliated to FIFA. Historically, a number of competitions occurred outside FIFA's auspices.

See also

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