In total, FIFA recognises 211 national associations and their associated men's national teams as well as 129 women's national teams; see the list of national football teams and their respective country codes. FIFA has more member states than the UN as FIFA recognises 23 non-sovereign entities as distinct nations, such as the four Home Nations within the United Kingdom and politically disputed territories such as Palestine.
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Bots are having a bit of an image problem right now. Sure, some bots aren’t great, but most range from innocuous to delightful. Twitter is full of purposefully good (and sometimes even pretty funny) bots. There’s a bot that replaces the word “blockchain” in headlines with “Beyoncé,” another one that shares surreal memes from Reddit, and one that just tweets out random verbs followed by the phrase “me daddy.”
FIFA Football 2002 was the final game in the main series to feature the Japanese national team, as the Japan Football Association would sell its exclusive rights to Konami during 2002, thereby depriving not only FIFA, but all other football games in the market (with the exception of EA's World Cup spin-offs), from using its lineup and likeness (Japanese players in foreign markets continued to be featured in the series, though) until FIFA 17.
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Calling it “the slickest, most polished and by far the most popular football game around”, and “football [video] games’ equivalent of the Premier League”, The Guardian praised the game’s FIFA Ultimate Team, which “encourages you to purchase Panini-sticker-like player packs to build up a dream team”, adding the series has “an excellent Journey mode that lets you control an aspiring pro and build him up to an international superstar, and a Career mode that lets you control your favourite team on and off the field.” One of the best-selling video game franchises, by 2018, the FIFA series had sold over 260 million copies.