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Day: 11 July 2021

NON-FIFA Organizations

Types of members
CONIFA expressly uses the term “members” rather than “countries” or “states”. A football association may be eligible to apply for membership of CONIFA if it, or the entity (ethnic and/or linguistic minority, indigenous group, cultural organization, territory) it represents, is not a member of FIFA and satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

The football association is a member of one of the six continental confederations of FIFA, which are: AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC, UEFA.
The entity represented by the football association is a member of the International Olympic Committee.
The entity represented by the football association is a member of one of the member federations of Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF).
The entity represented by the football association is in possession of an ISO 3166-1 country code.
The entity represented by the football association is a de facto independent territory. A territory is considered de facto independent if it meets all of the following criteria: (a) a well-defined territory; (b) a permanent population; (c) an autonomous government, and (d) diplomatic recognition by at least one of the member states of the United Nations.
The entity represented by the football association is included on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
The entity represented by the football association is included in the directory of countries and territories of the Travelers’ Century Club.
The entity represented by the football association is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and/or the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN).
The entity represented by the football association is a minority included in the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, maintained and published by Minority Rights Group International.
The entity represented by the football association is a linguistic minority, the language of which is included on the List of ISO 639-2 codes.

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