List of FIFA country codes

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 member codes

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
 East Timor 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 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.

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 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.

Country Code Confederation
 Micronesia FSM
 Monaco MCO
 Niue NIU OFC
 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.

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 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:

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 ESW 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 also

References

  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

External links

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