Fast Midfielder wrote:
What criteria FIFA will have? IFFHS site explains a lot about how FIFA recognizes matches as full A-internationals, but IFFHS list does not equal FIFA's list if we compare both websites.
Select a country in the 1921-1930 period on following IFFHS site http://www.iffhs.de/?c003e8f0a3ccdc42ec70a61534cd413ccdc07ccac5bb05 and you will see in that era apart from Austria, England and Hungary also Austria amateurs, England amateurs and Hungary amateurs played matches recognized bij FIFA/IFFHS as full A-international matches. Unfortunately there is no list available with matches played in this period but it seems FIFA (who cooperates with IFFHS) recognize matches played by Austria, England and Hungary amateur teams as official A-internationals. Czechoslovakia amateurs are not mentioned, even though according to Czech FA from 1925 Czechoslovakia has an amateur team as well as you can read elswhere on this forum http://roonba.20.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?p=15371#15371.
I think that we have to wait for. When IFFHS website will publish all the matches of the period 1921-1930, we can compare the IFFHS list with FIFA list. But now it's impossible. Anyway, there is another discrepancy between IFFHS and FIFA. On this page:
IFHHS declare that they recognize as "A" matches also the matches played over 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games, while FIFA, on this press kit http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/stats-centclub/52/00/59/fifacenturyclubmen.pdf declare that they recognize only matches played up to and including 1948 Olympics...