Major Football Competitions of the World

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(Last Updated On: July 16, 2014)

Today we are going to know about all major football competitions of the world which is accredited by FIFA (Federation of International Football Associations) and in which the nations compete with each other and not the clubs. As we all know that football is an international sport and it has been followed by at least 55% of the global population. So let us have a look at all those major football competitions of the world.

Major Football Competitions of the World

FIFA organized competitions

  • FIFA World Cup (Men’s)
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: An international event between all six winners of continental football competitions.
  • Summer Olympic Games (Not an authorized FIFA event)
  • FIFA U-20 and U-17 World Cup (Men)
  • FIFA U-20 and U-17 World Cup (Women)
  • Summer Youth Olympics (Not an authorized FIFA event)

Asian Football Confederation Competitions

Participating Nations: Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China PR, Chinese Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

  • Asia Cup

Confederation of African Football Competitions

Participating Nations: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo DR, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • Africa Cup of Nations
  • All-Africa Games (U-23)
  • African Youth Championship (U-20)
  • African U-17 Championship
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CONCACAF (North American, Central American and Caribbean Competitions)

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, USA.

  • CONCACAF Gold Cup (Men)
  • CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup
  • UNCAF Nations Cup
  • Caribbean Cup

CONMEBOL (South American Competitions)

Participating Teams: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

  • Copa America (CONMEBOL)
  • Superclasico de las Americas

OFC (Oceanian Competitions)

Participating Teams: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu.

  • OFC Nations Cup

UEFA (European Competitions)

Participating Teams: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales.

  • UEFA European Football Championship (EURO)
  • UEFA Women’s Championship
  • UEFA U-21 Football Championship
  • UEFA U-19 Football Championship
  • UEFA U-17 Football Championship
  • UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship
  • UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship

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