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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.

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FIFA member codesEdit

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

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

Non-FIFA member codesEdit

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.

Country Code Confederation
  Artsakh NKR
  Basque Country BSQ
  Bonaire BOE CONCACAF
  Catalonia CAT
  French Guiana GUF CONCACAF
  Great Britain GBR
  Greenland GRL
  Guadeloupe GLP CONCACAF
  Kiribati KIR OFC
  Martinique MTQ CONCACAF
  Northern Cyprus TRNC
  Northern Mariana Islands NMI AFC
  Réunion REU CAF
  Saint Martin SMN CONCACAF
  Sint Maarten SMA CONCACAF
  Tuvalu TUV OFC
   Vatican City VAT
  Zanzibar ZAN CAF

Irregular codesEdit

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.

Country Code Confederation
  Micronesia FSM
  Monaco MCO
  Niue NIU OFC
  Palau PLW

Obsolete country codesEdit

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.

Country Code
  British Guiana BGU
  British India BIN
  Bohemia BOH
  Burma BUR
  Central African Republic CAF
  Ceylon CEY
  Commonwealth of Independent States CIS
  Czechoslovakia TCH
  Dahomey DAH
  Dutch East Indies INH
  East Germany GDR
  Gold Coast GOC
  Ireland EIR
  Malaya MAL
Country Code
  Netherlands Antilles ANT
  Netherlands HOL
  New Hebrides HEB
  North Vietnam VNO
  North Yemen NYE
  Northern Rhodesia NRH
  Mandatory Palestine PAL
  Romania ROM
  Rhodesia RHO
  Saar SAA
  Serbia and Montenegro SCG
  Siam SIA
  Southern Rhodesia SRH
Country Code
  South Vietnam VSO
  South Yemen SYE
  Soviet Union URS
  Sudan SUD
  Suriname NGY
  Tanganyika TAA
  Taiwan TAI
  United Arab Republic UAR
  Upper Volta UPV
  West Germany FRG
  Western Samoa WSM
  Yugoslavia YUG
  Zaire ZAI

FIFA, IOC and ISO differencesEdit

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:

Country FIFA IOC ISO
Algeria ALG ALG DZA
Antigua and Barbuda ATG ANT ATG
Aruba ARU ARU ABW
Bahrain BHR BRN BHR
Bangladesh BAN BAN BGD
Barbados BRB BAR BRB
Belize BLZ BIZ BLZ
British Virgin Islands VGB IVB VGB
Burkina Faso BFA BUR BFA
Central African Republic CTA CAF CAF
Costa Rica CRC CRC CRI
Croatia CRO CRO HRV
Denmark DEN DEN DNK
El Salvador SLV ESA SLV
Equatorial Guinea EQG GEQ EQG
Eswatini SWZ ESW SWZ
Germany GER GER DEU
Greece GRE GRE GRC
Guinea-Bissau GNB GBS GNB
Indonesia IDN INA IDN
Iran IRN IRI IRN
Kosovo KVX KOS [2]
Latvia LVA LAT LVA
Lebanon LIB LBN LBN
Libya LBY LBA LBY
Malawi MWI MAW MWI
Mongolia MNG MGL MNG
Netherlands NED NED NLD
Netherlands Antilles ANT AHO [3]
Niger NIG NIG NER
Nigeria NGA NGR NGA
Paraguay PAR PAR PRY
State of Palestine PLE PLE PSE
Portugal POR POR PRT
Saudi Arabia KSA KSA SAU
Singapore SIN SGP SGP
Slovenia SVN SLO SVN
South Africa RSA RSA ZAF
Sudan SDN SUD SDN
Switzerland SUI SUI CHE
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) TPE TPE TWN
Trinidad and Tobago TRI TTO TTO
Togo TOG TOG TGO
U.S. Virgin Islands VIR ISV VIR
Vietnam VIE VIE VNM

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Associations". FIFA.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  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

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