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The [[Union of International Football]], or the UIF, is a federation of football associations, predominantly those of micronations, established in July 2015 to compete against the [[Micronational Football Association]] that UIF members consider to have failed on fulfilling on its role to organise teams effectively and its apparent inactivity, denied by the MFA president.
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The '''Union of International Football''', or the '''UIF''', is a federation of football associations, aimed predominantly towards micronations, microstates and regions that operate representative football teams and are ineligible for other non-FIFA governing bodies such as FIFA and ConIFA, established originally in July 2015 to compete against the [[Micronational Football Association]] that UIF members consider to have failed on fulfilling on its role to organise teams effectively and its apparent inactivity, denied by the MFA president. Following its establishment the UIF fell into a state of inactivity before being revitalised in late September 2016 with the goal of being more restrictive to attract more active 11-a-side teams and considers itself more of a forum for non-FIFA teams looking for fixtures and competitions rather then a competitor to the like of ConIFA to which it seeks a friendly relationship.
  
 
==Structure==
 
==Structure==
The UIF is a registered company limited by guarantee (non-profit organisation) under UK law. The organisation is governed primarily by the UIF Congress consisting of its member FAs, and the UIF Congress was formed to provide the governing body with an increased amount of democracy and transparency then that exercised by the President governed MFA. Each full UIF member as well as the President of the UIF who is also given 1 vote in the UIF Congress while observer members are given no voting powers but can participate in UIF Congress discussions.
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The organisation is governed primarily by the UIF Congress consisting of its member FAs, and the UIF Congress was formed to provide the governing body with an increased amount of democracy and transparency then that exercised by the President governed MFA. Each full UIF member as well as the President of the UIF who is also given 1 vote in the UIF Congress while observer members are given no voting powers but can participate in UIF Congress discussions.
  
 
As well as this organising committees are formed in order to plan and prepare for upcoming competitions. However, because competitions are organised by the UIF, and not a single host FA, the organising committee is made up of a number of local FAs and other micronations to participate and increase interest and participation in competitions and supporting fans.
 
As well as this organising committees are formed in order to plan and prepare for upcoming competitions. However, because competitions are organised by the UIF, and not a single host FA, the organising committee is made up of a number of local FAs and other micronations to participate and increase interest and participation in competitions and supporting fans.
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When the organisation was revived it ditched the tiered structure, simplifying it to Full members and Observer members. Full members have competed in at least 1 11-a-side fixture, while observer members are yet to complete a fixture.
  
 
==Presidents==
 
==Presidents==
The MFA has a President who oversees the running of the organisation. The president is elected by the UIF Congress annually with both all members entitled to vote in the election. However, members from tiers 2 to 5 votes are counted as 2 votes, will tier 1 votes are only counted as 1 vote. The standing president is also unable to operate as the delegate of a member FA if they are elected as president of the UIF.
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The UIF has a President who oversees the running of the organisation. The president is elected by the UIF Congress annually with both all members entitled to vote in the election.
  
 
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==Members==
 
==Members==
The membership of the UIF is a tiered structure, dividing teams between 5 catagories, based on a team's history and ability to play fixtures, however a minimum requirement for all members above tier 2 is also included, these requirements are;
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The membership requirements are;
 
#All Nations applying must submit  
 
#All Nations applying must submit  
 
#All nations applying must submit an FA logo (this can be COA)
 
#All nations applying must submit an FA logo (this can be COA)
#All nations applying must submit at least a named real life 5-a-side squad
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#All nations applying must submit at least a named 11-a-side squad
 
#All nations applying must submit a national anthem, and should send us a link to the music of it (without vocals) to us
 
#All nations applying must submit a national anthem, and should send us a link to the music of it (without vocals) to us
 
#All nations applying must submit a flag
 
#All nations applying must submit a flag
 
#All nations applying must submit a named UIF delegate
 
#All nations applying must submit a named UIF delegate
#All nations applying must play at least 1 5-a-side fixture in a 1 year period, or be demoted to observer status
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#All nations applying must play at least 1 11-a-side fixture in a 1 year period, or be demoted to observer status
#Any nations applying to participate in a UIF competition must play 1 11-a-side fixture at least 6 months prior to the competitions start date
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#Any nations applying to participate in a UIF competition must play 1 11-a-side fixture at least 12 months prior to the competitions start date
  
===Tier 5===
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===Full Members===
Tier 5 FAs are those that have competed in at least UIF recognised 1 competition, either organised by the UIF or another body, ConIFA, NF-Board or single FA, but only those approved by the UIF.
 
===Tier 4===
 
Tier 4 FAs are those that have competed in at least 5 friendlies, both home and away, but not a competition.
 
===Tier 3===
 
Tier 3 FAs are those that have competed in at least 1 friendly, either at home or away, fewer than 5 and no competitions.
 
 
 
===Tier 2===
 
Tier 2 FAs are those that have not competed in any friendly but do have the player numbers to do so. (Because UIF rules require members to play at least 1 fixture a year, excluding Tier 1, members can only remain in Tier 2 for 1 year)
 
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! {{tooltip|Code|UIF country code}} !! Nation !! Association !! class="unsortable"|National teams !! Founded !! UIF<br/>affiliation !! Continent
 
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| VRT ||style="text-align:left"| {{Flaglist|Vertigo}} || [[Federat Vertigan de Futbol]] || [[Vertigo national football team|Men's]] || 2015 || 2015 || Asia
 
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| VYK ||style="text-align:left"| {{Flaglist|Vyktory}} || [[Vyktoryan Football Association]] || [[Vyktory national football team|Men's]] || 2014 || 2015 || Oceania
 
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===Tier 1===
 
Tier 1 FAs are those that are unable to compete in a fixture of any format, but are capable of participating in UIF organising committees
 
 
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{|class="wikitable sortable hlist" style="text-align:center; font-size:95%"
 
! {{tooltip|Code|MFA country code}} !! Nation !! Association !! class="unsortable"|National teams !! Founded !! UIF<br/>affiliation !! Continent
 
! {{tooltip|Code|MFA country code}} !! Nation !! Association !! class="unsortable"|National teams !! Founded !! UIF<br/>affiliation !! Continent
 
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| DAR ||style="text-align:left"| {{Flaglist|Dale Republic}} || [[Dale Republic Football Association]] || [[Dale national football team|Men's]] || 2011 || 2015 || Europe
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| SRY ||style="text-align:left"| [[file:Surrey IFA Flag.png|25px]] Surrey || [[International Surrey Football]] || [[International Surrey Football|Men's]] || 2014 || 2016 || Europe
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| NDL ||style="text-align:left"| {{Flaglist|Nedland}} || Football Association of Nedland || [[Nedland national football team|Men's]] || 2015 || 2015 || North America
 
 
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* [[UIF International Cup]]
 
* [[UIF International Cup]]
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
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{{UIF Nav}}
  
 
[[Category:Sport]]
 
[[Category:Sport]]

Latest revision as of 16:35, 23 April 2021

Union of International Football
Formation16 July 2015
TypeFootball Association
HeadquartersWoking, United Kingdom
Membership4
PresidentDanny Clarke
Websitehttps://uifofficial.wordpress.com/


The Union of International Football, or the UIF, is a federation of football associations, aimed predominantly towards micronations, microstates and regions that operate representative football teams and are ineligible for other non-FIFA governing bodies such as FIFA and ConIFA, established originally in July 2015 to compete against the Micronational Football Association that UIF members consider to have failed on fulfilling on its role to organise teams effectively and its apparent inactivity, denied by the MFA president. Following its establishment the UIF fell into a state of inactivity before being revitalised in late September 2016 with the goal of being more restrictive to attract more active 11-a-side teams and considers itself more of a forum for non-FIFA teams looking for fixtures and competitions rather then a competitor to the like of ConIFA to which it seeks a friendly relationship.

Structure

The organisation is governed primarily by the UIF Congress consisting of its member FAs, and the UIF Congress was formed to provide the governing body with an increased amount of democracy and transparency then that exercised by the President governed MFA. Each full UIF member as well as the President of the UIF who is also given 1 vote in the UIF Congress while observer members are given no voting powers but can participate in UIF Congress discussions.

As well as this organising committees are formed in order to plan and prepare for upcoming competitions. However, because competitions are organised by the UIF, and not a single host FA, the organising committee is made up of a number of local FAs and other micronations to participate and increase interest and participation in competitions and supporting fans.

When the organisation was revived it ditched the tiered structure, simplifying it to Full members and Observer members. Full members have competed in at least 1 11-a-side fixture, while observer members are yet to complete a fixture.

Presidents

The UIF has a President who oversees the running of the organisation. The president is elected by the UIF Congress annually with both all members entitled to vote in the election.

Name Country Term Notes
Danny Clarke Surrey IFA Flag.png Surrey 16 July 2015 to Present

Members

The membership requirements are;

  1. All Nations applying must submit
  2. All nations applying must submit an FA logo (this can be COA)
  3. All nations applying must submit at least a named 11-a-side squad
  4. All nations applying must submit a national anthem, and should send us a link to the music of it (without vocals) to us
  5. All nations applying must submit a flag
  6. All nations applying must submit a named UIF delegate
  7. All nations applying must play at least 1 11-a-side fixture in a 1 year period, or be demoted to observer status
  8. Any nations applying to participate in a UIF competition must play 1 11-a-side fixture at least 12 months prior to the competitions start date

Full Members

Code Nation Association National teams Founded UIF
affiliation
Continent
SRY Surrey IFA Flag.png Surrey International Surrey Football Men's 2014 2016 Europe

UIF structured tournaments

See also