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GrimRob
November 17, 2014, 11:44am

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In a sequel to Old Football Grounds how many of these old nations have you seen England play (on TV). I reckon I have seen at least five.

Aden      
British Guiana      
British Honduras      
British India      
Bohemia      
Burma      
Central African Republic      
Ceylon      
Commonwealth of Independent States      
Congo-Kinshasa      
Congo-Brazzaville      
Czechoslovakia      
Dahomey      
Dutch East Indies      
East Germany      
Gold Coast      
Ireland (not ROI)
Netherlands Antilles      
New Hebrides      
North Borneo      
North Vietnam      
North Yemen      
Northern Rhodesia      
Palestine, British Mandate      
Romania      
Rhodesia      
Saar      
Serbia and Montenegro      
Siam      
Southern Rhodesia      
South Vietnam      
South Yemen      
Soviet Union      
Sudan      
Suriname      
Tanganyika      
Taiwan      
United Arab Republic      
Upper Volta      
West Germany      
Western Samoa      
Yugoslavia      


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November 17, 2014, 12:14pm
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Christ Rob,

The England v North Borneo game would have been a sell out...

BTW Why is Romania in there?


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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November 17, 2014, 12:14pm

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Pretty sure we have played only a handful of those so I doubt anyone could beat your five Rob!
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Christ Rob,

The England v North Borneo game would have been a sell out...

BTW Why is Romania in there?


Because we used to spell it Rumania?



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Anyone we played in the World Cup or Euros will have been on TV so my list would include

W Germany
USSR
E Germany
Czechoslovakia
Serbia&Montenego
Romania?
Yugoslavia

There was also a Rest Of The World international that I think was broadcast in 1963 as part of the FA Centenary.


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November 17, 2014, 12:59pm

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Christ Rob,

The England v North Borneo game would have been a sell out...

BTW Why is Romania in there?


Why are Sudan and Central African republic in there also?


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November 17, 2014, 1:02pm

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As an avid viewer of Pointless I can confirm Central African Republic is definitely an existing nation!


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As an avid viewer of Pointless I can confirm Central African Republic is definitely an existing nation!


I would hazard a guess that it was supposed to be Central African empire, a nation that no longer exists


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GrimRob
November 17, 2014, 1:30pm

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The list came from here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FIFA_country_codes

It says:

"The following codes are obsolete because a country has ceased to exist, changed its name, changed its code, or has become part of another country."

I guess some of them have changed their code


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Anyone we played in the World Cup or Euros will have been on TV so my list would include

W Germany
USSR
E Germany
Czechoslovakia
Serbia&Montenego
Romania?
Yugoslavia

There was also a Rest Of The World international that I think was broadcast in 1963 as part of the FA Centenary.


Also being an old git, I have seen all of the above,

I might have seen more but can not remember,

BUT

I do watch a lot of football.



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