List of FIFA country codes

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FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigramme or trigram) to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.

Asian Football Confederation governing body of association football in Asia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries, are also members of the AFC.

Confederation of African Football governing body of association football in Africa

The Confederation of African Football or CAF is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.


FIFA member codes

There are currently 211 FIFA members, each one with its unique country code. [1]

Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan AFG
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania ALB
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria ALG
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa ASA
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra AND
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola ANG
Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla AIA
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda ATG
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina ARG
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia ARM
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba ARU
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia AUS
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria AUT
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan AZE
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas BAH
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain BHR
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh BAN
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados BRB
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus BLR
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium BEL
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize BLZ
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin BEN
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda BER
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan BHU
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia BOL
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana BOT
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil BRA
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands VGB
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei BRU
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria BUL
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso BFA
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi BDI
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia CAM
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon CMR
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada CAN
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde CPV
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands CAY
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic CTA
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad CHA
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile CHI
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR CHN
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei TPE
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia COL
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros COM
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo CGO
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands COK
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica CRC
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia CRO
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba CUB
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao CUW
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus CYP
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic CZE
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark DEN
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti DJI
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica DMA
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic DOM
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo COD
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador ECU
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt EGY
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador SLV
Flag of England.svg  England ENG
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea EQG
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea ERI
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia EST
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini ESW
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia ETH
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands FRO
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji FIJ
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland FIN
Flag of France.svg  France FRA
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon GAB
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia GAM
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia GEO
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany GER
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana GHA
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar GIB
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece GRE
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada GRN
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam GUM
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala GUA
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea GUI
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau GNB
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana GUY
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti HAI
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras HON
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong HKG
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary HUN
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland ISL
Flag of India.svg  India IND
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia IDN
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran IRN
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq IRQ
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel ISR
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy ITA
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast CIV
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica JAM
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan JPN
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan JOR
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan KAZ
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya KEN
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo KVX
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait KUW
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan KGZ
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos LAO
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia LVA
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon LIB
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho LES
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia LBR
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya LBY
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein LIE
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania LTU
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg LUX
Flag of Macau.svg  Macau MAC
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar MAD
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi MWI
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia MAS
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives MDV
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali MLI
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta MLT
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania MTN
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius MRI
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico MEX
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova MDA
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia MNG
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro MNE
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat MSR
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco MAR
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique MOZ
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar MYA
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia NAM
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal NEP
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands NED
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg  New Caledonia NCL
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand NZL
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua NCA
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger NIG
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria NGA
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea PRK
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia MKD
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland NIR
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway NOR
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman OMA
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan PAK
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine PLE
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama PAN
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea PNG
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay PAR
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru PER
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines PHI
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland POL
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal POR
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico PUR
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar QAT
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland IRL
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania ROU
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia RUS
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda RWA
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia LCA
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa SAM
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino SMR
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe STP
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia KSA
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland SCO
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal SEN
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia SRB
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles SEY
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone SLE
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore SIN
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia SVK
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia SVN
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands SOL
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia SOM
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa RSA
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea KOR
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan SSD
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain ESP
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka SRI
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan SDN
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname SUR
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden SWE
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland SUI
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria SYR
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti TAH
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan TJK
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania TAN
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand THA
Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste TLS
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo TOG
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga TGA
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago TRI
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia TUN
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey TUR
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan TKM
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands TCA
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda UGA
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine UKR
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates UAE
Flag of the United States.svg  United States USA
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay URU
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  U.S. Virgin Islands VIR
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan UZB
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu VAN
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela VEN
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam VIE
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales WAL
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen YEM
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia ZAM
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe ZIM

Non-FIFA member codes

The following codes refer to countries or dependent areas that are currently not affiliated with FIFA, but whose codes either appear in the FIFA results database, or are used regularly by confederation websites.

Flag of Artsakh.svg  Artsakh NKR
Flag of the Basque Country.svg  Basque Country BSQ
Flag of Bonaire.svg  Bonaire BOE CONCACAF
Flag of Catalonia.svg  Catalonia CAT
Flag of French Guiana.svg  French Guiana GUFCONCACAF
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain GBR
Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland GRL
Flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg  Guadeloupe GLPCONCACAF
Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati KIR OFC
Snake Flag of Martinique.svg  Martinique MTQCONCACAF
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg  Northern Cyprus TRNC
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands NMI AFC
Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion REU CAF
Flag of France.svg  Saint Martin SMNCONCACAF
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg  Sint Maarten SMACONCACAF
Flag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu TUV OFC
Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Vatican City VAT
Flag of Zanzibar.svg  Zanzibar ZANCAF

Irregular codes

The following codes refer to countries or dependent areas that are currently not affiliated with FIFA. Even though they are members or associate members of their regional confederations, these codes are not regularly used in communications of FIFA.

Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Micronesia FSM
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco MCO
Flag of Niue.svg  Niue NIUOFC
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau PLW

Obsolete country codes

The following codes are obsolete because a country has ceased to exist, changed its name, changed its code, or has become part of another country.

Flag of British Guiana (1955-1966).svg  British Guiana BGU
British Raj Red Ensign.svg  British India BIN
Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia BOH
Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg  Burma BUR
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic CAF
Flag of Ceylon.svg  Ceylon CEY
Flag of the CIS (UEFA Euro 1992).svg  Commonwealth of Independent States CIS
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia TCH
Flag of Benin (1975-1990).svg  Dahomey DAH
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Dutch East Indies INH
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany GDR
Flag of the Gold Coast (1877-1957).svg  Gold Coast GOC
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland EIR
Flag of Malaya.svg  Malaya MAL
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles ANT
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands HOL
Flag of New Hebrides (1969).svg  New Hebrides HEB
Flag of North Vietnam (1955-1975).svg  North Vietnam VNO
Flag of North Yemen.svg  North Yemen NYE
Flag of Northern Rhodesia (1939-1964).svg  Northern Rhodesia NRH
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mandatory Palestine PAL
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania ROM
Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979).svg  Rhodesia RHO
Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar SAA
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro SCG
Flag of Thailand.svg  Siam SIA
Flag of Southern Rhodesia (1924-1964).svg  Southern Rhodesia SRH
Flag of South Vietnam.svg  South Vietnam VSO
Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen SYE
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union URS
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan SUD
Flag of Suriname (1959-1975).svg  Suriname NGY
Flag of Tanganyika (1961-1964).svg  Tanganyika TAA
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan TAI
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic UAR
Flag of Upper Volta.svg  Upper Volta UPV
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany FRG
Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa WSM
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia YUG
Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire ZAI

FIFA, IOC and ISO differences

For most countries, FIFA codes are the same as both the International Olympic Committee country codes used for the Olympic Games and the ISO 3166 country codes. When these two are different, FIFA usually choses one of the two, and for a few countries FIFA uses a distinct code:

ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes are three-letter country codes defined in ISO 3166-1, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. They allow a better visual association between the codes and the country names than the two-letter alpha-2 codes. They were first included as part of the ISO 3166 standard in its first edition in 1974.

Antigua and Barbuda ATGANTATG
Bangladesh BANBANBGD
British Virgin Islands VGBIVBVGB
Burkina Faso BFABURBFA
Central African Republic CTACAFCAF
Equatorial Guinea EQGGEQEQG
Guinea-Bissau GNBGBSGNB
Kosovo KVXKOS [2]
Netherlands NEDNEDNLD
Netherlands Antilles ANTAHO [3]
State of Palestine PLEPLEPSE
Saudi Arabia KSAKSASAU
South Africa RSARSAZAF
Switzerland SUISUICHE
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)TPETPETWN
Trinidad and Tobago TRITTOTTO
U.S. Virgin Islands VIRISVVIR

There are also some countries that are affiliated to FIFA and not to the International Olympic Committee, and vice versa:

International Olympic Committee Non-governmental ruling body of the Olympic Movement

The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Anguilla British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 16 miles (26 km) long by 3 miles (4.8 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The territory's capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 35 square miles (91 km2), with a population of approximately 17,400.

Curaçao Island country in the Caribbean, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Curaçao is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

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Country code alphabetic or numeric geographical codes that represent countries and dependent areas

Country codes are short alphabetic or numeric geographical codes (geocodes) developed to represent countries and dependent areas, for use in data processing and communications. Several different systems have been developed to do this. The term country code frequently refers to international dialing codes, the E.164 country calling codes.

ISO 3166-2 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and defines codes for identifying the principal subdivisions of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 2: Country subdivision code. It was first published in 1998.

CONCACAF International sport governing body

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is one of FIFA's 6 continental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 members include nations and territories in North America, including Central America and the Caribbean. Three geographically South American entities are also members — Guyana, Suriname, and the French overseas department of French Guiana and Martinique. CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.

ISO 3166-1 numeric codes are three-digit country codes defined in ISO 3166-1, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), to represent countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest. They are similar to the three-digit country codes developed and maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division, from which they originate in its UN M.49 standard. They were first included as part of the ISO 3166 standard in its second edition in 1981, but they were released by the United Nations Statistics Division since as early as 1970.

National Olympic Committee national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee, NOCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Olympic Games. They may nominate cities within their respective areas as candidates for future Olympic Games. NOCs also promote the development of athletes and training of coaches and officials at a national level within their geographies.

International Softball Federation international softball governing body

The International Softball Federation is the international governing body for the sport of softball with its world headquarters and training centre at Plant City, Florida. The ISF is a non-profit corporation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and SportAccord.

This is a comparison of the IOC, FIFA, and ISO 3166-1 three-letter codes, combined into one table for easy reference. Highlighted rows indicate those entries in which the three-letter codes differ from column to column. The last column indicates the number of codes present followed by letters to indicate which codes are present and dashes when a code is absent; capital letters indicate codes which match; lower case letters indicate codes which differ.

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) and National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for South Africa, and the responsible body for South Africa at the Commonwealth Games. It is also responsible for high-performance sport in the country and coordinates the relationship with various international sports federations.

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is the international governing body for association football teams that are not affiliated with FIFA. Currently, CONIFA is responsible for the organization of the ConIFA World Football Cup and the CONIFA European Football Cup.

This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international association football, futsal and beach soccer tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.


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  2. Kosovo has not officially been assigned an ISO trigramme, however the placeholder code XKX is used by several organisations for the country
  3. Used ANT until 10 October 2010, removed after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles