TovKirov wrote:In 1971 Soviet Union League XI played four matches against Bulgaria "A" (1:1), Algeria "A" (7:0), Poland League XI (1:1) and India "A" (5:0). Now only matches against Bulgaria and India are considered full A-internationals for Russia. Soviet FA wanted to include the match against Poland into the list and asked Polish FA about it. Polish FA had no objection if this match would be included together with three matches played in 1969 and 1970 by the Olympic sides (USR-POL 0-4, POL-USR 0-1, USR-POL 1-2). Soviet FA had refused this suggestion.
So, sometimes it is possible to ask the opponent's FA about the match status.
This implies that if one of these countries wants to regard the matches USSR played in the 1952-1955 era against Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Finland, Czechoslovakia and Egypt as official A-internationals, these matches will be official A.TovKirov wrote:It's my mistake. Vladimir (VlArShar) said me that Polish FA wanted to include the 1971 match together with TWO ANOTHER matches:
31-08-1969. Moscow. USSR League XI - Poland League XI - 0:0
23-04-1970. Moscow. USSR League XI - Poland League XI - 0:2
The 1970 match was played on the next day after the Vladimir Lenin's 100th Anniversary (Lenin was born on 22-04-1870) and IT WAS LOST. The defeat on the Lenin Stadium during the Lenin's Anniversary was the very, very serious reason to refuse the Polish suggestion.