World national teams on December 31st, 1972

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AFC - The Asian Football Confederation29 teams

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Brunei
Burma
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Khmer Republic
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Republic of China
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
South Vietnam
South Yemen
Sri Lanka
Syria
Thailand

CAF - Confédération Africaine de Football35 teams

Algeria
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Dahomey
Egypt
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritius
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Upper Volta
Zaire
Zambia

CONCACAF - Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football22 teams

Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
United States

CONMEBOL - Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol10 teams

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

OFC - Oceania Football Confederation4 teams

Australia
Fiji
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea

UEFA - Union of European Football Associations33 teams

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

Other FIFA members7 teams

China
Malawi
Mauritania
North Korea
North Vietnam
Qatar
Rhodesia

Unaffiliated teams34 teams

Aruba
Botswana
British Honduras
Cape Verde
Cook Islands
Dominica
Faroe Islands
French Guiana
French Somaliland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Macau
Martinique
Mongolia
Montserrat
New Caledonia
New Hebrides
North Yemen
Northern Cyprus
Oman
Palestine
Portuguese Guinea
Reunion
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Swaziland
Tahiti
Tibet
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Zanzibar

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