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Feb 17 13 10:42 PM

Well, if you look at the Faroe Islands FA website, you will see that the team is already in Thailand.  


Thai news seems to suggest it will be Thailand's U-23 (SEA Games) team, not the national team:

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Feb 18 13 12:56 PM

it is a pity they won't play the national team, seems more a holliday for the players; a full international would be good: a top team from SE Asia against a European minnow....

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Feb 18 13 4:18 PM

pieter wrote:
it is a pity they won't play the national team, seems more a holliday for the players; a full international would be good: a top team from SE Asia against a European minnow....

I think the match would be close.  The Faroes would even have a chance of winning.  It seems Thailand do not think Faroe Islands is a good enough team to play against, so they will use the U-23 team instead.  In reality, Thailand is probably about the same level as teams like Luxembourg and Malta.

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Feb 20 13 11:24 PM

Thailand's FA "declared" that it was their first team, even though it clearly isn't... Oh well. There is no such thing as a false claim by those in authority... it becomes truth inherently.  Provided that your definition of truth is pretty loose.

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Feb 21 13 1:04 PM

Yet, on the Thai FA homepage, it clearly states that this is a buildup match for the (U-23) SEA Games in December.  The team is entirely U-23 and the U-23 coach is in charge.  Luckily, Thailand won 2-0 today.  I was hoping the Faroes would win by 3 or 4 goals to see if the Thai FA would ask for the match to be removed...



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Mar 5 13 12:49 PM

Fast Midfielder wrote:
Well, the only importance of FIFA ranking is the position is decisive in which pot countries will be seeded in case of a drawing. For the rest, let's forget the FIFA jojo-list.

It raises only one question: which is the proper pot for the FIFA rankings? The pot ..., which is traditionally under the bed!

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Mar 5 13 1:22 PM

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This match is again gone from fifa.com. However it seems it will remain "A" for FSF.

That doesn't mean anything except:

The FSF:

1) - doesn't know that Thailand used their U-23 team
2) - doesn't want to admit that they lost 2-0 to an U-23 national team
3) - doesn't know that FIFA have removed the match from their list (after FIFA originally being so sure that it was an "A" match).

Number 3 is quite likely - how many people know that this match was removed?

As for the facts, we all know that it was a match between an official 'A' team and an official U-23 team preparing for an official U-23 event.  Let FIFA or the FSF consider it how they wish.  The fact remains the same.

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Mar 6 13 10:56 AM

No it means the match is official for FSF regardless of oposition. Same case with Sweden when they played Qatar u23. SvFF was well aware that it wasn't A team for Qatar but chose to include the match anyway. Norway did the same in the last King's Cup they played.

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Mar 6 13 5:07 PM

The Faroe Islands doesn't count matches against non-FIFA members as official, and it doesn't count matches v Sweden Olympic and Iceland U-21 in 1991 as official. So, in this case, FSF has made an inconsistent decision.

But that is particular to each FA. Some FAs count matches against clubs as 'official' matches, and Malta counts matches v Italian Serie C selects, for example. It doesn't mean anything other than the fact that the team counting it as official played with their national team. In the case of the FSF, this is true for this match. They used their own national team, so obviously it is an official national team match. It doesn't make the match an 'A' match. 'Official' and 'A' are different.

Technically, any match that is authorised by the FA of that country is official. If the Swedish FA authorises a match for the national team against "Rest of Scandinavia", then this match is official, as it has the authorisation of the pertinent organisation.

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