Template talk:UEFA teams

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Ok, I wanted to move Republic of Ireland national football team from [[Category:European national football teams]] to [[Category:European national football teams|Ireland Republic]] because I hate seeing Republic of Ireland listed under R rather than I. (Go to Category:European national football teams and tell me that's not crap). Imagine my surprise and horror when yadda yadda yadda. So how can I do this with <includeonly>[[Category:European national football teams]]</includeonly>? I'm afraid to experiment here.. Joestynes 19:04, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

While I have some sympathy with your point (we don't have Kingdom of the Netherlands or Republic of France, or Principality of Wales listed under K, R and P respectively) an encyclopedia does not operate according to my taste or yours, but follows authoritative publications, and the authoritative body here, FIFA, lists Republic of Ireland between Qatar and Romania. Kevin McE 00:46, 12 August 2006 (UTC)


Anyone have a reference forthe dissolution of 'Serbia and Montenegro'? This change seems to have come about very quickly —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fasach Nua (talkcontribs) 21:46, 25 May 2006

The Serbian National Team page has the details, and also clarifies that the Montenegrins are not yet members of FIFA nor UEFA. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:27, 11 July 2006

Recognised as defunct[edit]

This phrase cries out for explanation, although an Infobox isn't the right place for that type of footnote. As it stands, it looks as though UEFA think that Yugoslavia might announce a match against the Soviet Union next month, and we on WP are so much better informed than them, because we know it won't happen. I understand what the distinction means (other national sides are recognised as being a continuation of Czechoslovakia, USSR and Yugoslavia) but the casual reader might not. Kevin McE 14:36, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

I think a definition of defunct is required, why mention USSR, but ignore the football teams of imperial russia, and the commonwealth of independent states, the process seems quite aribitrary Fasach Nua 18:30, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


There have been recent changes to reorder the teams alphabetically per their FIFA codes rather than by the names of the actual countries. Seeing as we don't even list the FIFA codes, this is unnecessarily confusing. I think we should just stick with basic alphabetical order. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 08:29, 22 April 2009 (UTC)