Greenland was under the full control of Denmark until 1979 years as a colony and had limited autonomy. But since the early 1980s, Greenland is trying to get more independence and be recognized as an independent state. One way to accomplish this is sport.
For example, Greenland federation taekwondo, badminton, handball, volleyball, table tennis and biathlon gained full membership in the International Federation of the sport. But unfortunately, the Football Federation of the island are still unable to obtain membership. The thing is that the "green island" is not enough green. FIFA Executives argue that the lack of suitable grass and weather conditions on the island make it unsuitable for the proper practice of the football team, so membership in FIFA can not be granted to Greenland.