World national teams on December 31st, 1956

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AFC - The Asian Football Confederation18 teams

Afghanistan
Burma
Cambodia
Ceylon
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Japan
Malaya
Pakistan
Philippines
Republic of China
Singapore
South Korea
South Vietnam
Thailand

CCCF - Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol8 teams

Costa Rica
Cuba
Curaçao
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

CONMEBOL - Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol10 teams

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

NAFC - North American Football Confederation4 teams

Canada
Mexico
United States

UEFA - Union of European Football Associations29 teams

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
East Germany
England
Finland
France
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Scotland
Soviet Union
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Wales
West Germany
Yugoslavia

Other FIFA members15 teams

China
Cyprus
Dutch Guiana
Egypt
Ethiopia
Haiti
Ireland
Jordan
Lebanon
New Zealand
Saar
South Africa
Sudan
Syria
Turkey

Unaffiliated teams49 teams

Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia
Barbados
Belgian Congo
British Guiana
Cameroon
Dominica
Faroe Islands
Fiji
French Congo
French Guiana
French Somaliland
French Togoland
French Togoland
Gambia
Gold Coast
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Jamaica
Kenya
Libya
Macau
Madagascar
Martinique
Mauritius
Mongolia
Montserrat
New Caledonia
New Hebrides
Nigeria
North Korea
North Vietnam
Northern Rhodesia
Palestine
Portuguese Guinea
Puerto Rico
Reunion
Ruanda-Urundi
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Southern Rhodesia
Tahiti
Tanganyika
Trinidad and Tobago
Ubangi-Shari
Uganda
Zanzibar

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