Overview. Greenland is not a member of FIFA (as of February 2023) and therefore cannot play in the FIFA World Cup. In addition to FIFA, Greenland is neither a member of CONCACAF (although they have put in an application to join) or UEFA.
In total there are 134 countries who have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.
In total, FIFA recognizes 211 national associations and their associated men's national teams as well as 129 women's national teams; see the list of national football teams and their respective country codes.
Of all the countries that have appeared in the World Cup, Indonesia has played the least number of matches – just one in 1938. Mexico has the most World Cup losses (27), though they do also have 16 wins and 14 draws.
FIFA has lifted an 18-months-long ban on the Zimbabwe Football Association, officials confirmed Monday. The global governing body had suspended Zimbabwe in February 2022 due to government interference in the sport. As a result, the team missed out on playing in the African Cup of Nations preliminaries in 2023.
The Suspension of AIFF by FIFA
Recently, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The sudden suspension came after FIFA suspected undue third-party interference in the management of the AIFF, a breach of FIFA's statutes.
Brazil is the only team to have appeared in all 22 tournaments to date, with Germany having participated in 20, Italy in 18, Argentina in 18 and Mexico in 17.
Iceland is the smallest nation to reach the World Cup Group Stage, breaking the record set by Trinidad and Tobago.
Top Countries Playing FIFA 20United States – 24.74%Germany – 5.36%United Kingdom – 5.27%Russia – 4.32%Brazil – 4.04%
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Brazil is the only team to have appeared in all 22 tournaments to date, with Germany having participated in 20, Italy in 18, Argentina in 18 and Mexico in 17. To date, eight nations have won the tournament.
What is the smallest country to reach a FIFA World Cup final Qatar wouldn't have been the smallest country to pull off the feat. As host of the inaugural 1930 World Cup, Uruguay reached the final with a population of about 1.5 million.
Fifa removes Indonesia as host of 2023 Under-20 World Cup amid Israel row. Indonesia has been stripped of the right to host the Under-20 World Cup, Fifa has announced.
FIFA banned Indonesia from playing in international events in 2015 over government meddling. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
The ban was a major blow to Indian football as India was due to host the U-17 Women's World Cup later in the year and the ban would mean that the tournament would have to be shifted to a different host nation. However, the ban was eventually lifted after changes were made to the administrative hierarchy of the AIFF.
China has only qualified for the World Cup once, in 2002. They did not make it past the group stage.
As of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, 22 final tournaments have been held since the event's inception in 1930, and a total of 80 national teams have competed. The trophy has been won by eight national teams. Brazil, with five wins, are the only team to have played in every tournament.
Finland was still then a Grand Duchy part of the Russian Empire, and became independent in 1917. Finland have played in a few Olympic Games, finishing fourth in 1912, but have so far never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Finland qualified to UEFA European Championship for the first time in 2020.
Qatar is the smallest nation to ever host the World Cup, a complex international sporting event that draws huge numbers of visitors and requires the infrastructure to accommodate them. At just 4,471 square miles, Qatar is smaller than the state of Connecticut by about 20%.
Qatar is the smallest country ever to host the FIFA World Cup. It is dwarfed by recent hosts Russia and Brazil and by the 2026 host — the entire continent of North America.
Brazil. The world's most fabled footballing nation, Brazil have some of the most, if not the most passionate and demanding fans.
The main differentiation between FIFA and UEFA is that the former is in charge of overseeing football and soccer on a global scale, while the latter is in charge of overseeing the sports in Europe. FIFA has 211 member nations, however, UEFA only has 55.
Which is bigger UEFA or FIFA FIFA. UEFA is a federation governed by FIFA, which is the top governing body in the world for football.
Italy went on to win it and were thus the only team not to lose.
Rummenigge had no more joy than Neeskens or the Dutch. He played in two World Cup finals, 1982 and 1986, losing both of them.