Does Vatican participate or ever participated in any international sports as a country ?

If participated I would like to know the details of some recent events.


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Vatican City has both a national football and cricket team. However, as neither are members of the appropriate international governing body (FIFA and the ICC respectively) they don't compete in any form of regular competition, but instead play friendlies against other teams.

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    They are not members of ICC and FIFA means , Vatican does not want to be a part ? or ICC/FIFA wont allow Vatican to join them ? Mar 2, 2016 at 3:53
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    I see no evidence that FIFA or the ICC wouldn't accept an application, so I suspect it's that they don't want to join.
    – Philip Kendall
    Mar 2, 2016 at 6:35
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    wiki about Vatican's FIFA Membership. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:14

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