Fast Midfielder wrote:
We would considered it international but I don't believe it is deemed an international friendly officially.
As we are not yet a member of UEFA so they can not be international friendlies.
is that a critereon? England were i.e. no FIFA member until 1910 and from 1928 to 1956. Yet they count the international matches they played at the time as official.
Hungary i.e. became FIFA member in 1907, but Hunagrian FA regard all their matches played from 1902-1907 as official.
They cannot be international friendlies in the eyes of UEFA as we are not a member of the UN, we do play teams form nation states, it is subjective to the individual some people see us a independent state others not. My knowledge of the subject is some what lacking, but I would conclude by saying its an individual perspective.
I agree about your criterion: a Football Association should have the right to decide whether a match is of "A" category or not, regardless of its belonging to FIFA or to UEFA.
But what about this point? The Scottish FA counts also the games played before the foundation of its Football Association. I have a different opinion about this point: the matches played outside the jurisdiction of a Football Association should not be recognized, otherwise anyone can form a personal "Football Association" and a personal "national team". I am sure that not only the Scottish FA, but other countries, recognize some matches played before the foundation of their FA, but at this moment I can't remember which ones.