The Mercury national football team is the football team which represents the micronation of Mercury. The team is the official successor of Barrington and Wyke, the latter of which played in no FMF-affiliated matches, and as such retains their records. It is a member of the EMUFA and is run by the MeFA.
Having qualified for their first FMF World Cup in 2012, the team is seen as a major prospect in Micrasian football, with many of its players being aged under 21 years-old.
The Mercury national team was founded with the successful transition of Wyke's lands to Mercurian rule in early 2011. Wyke's national side was the successor of Barrington's but played no matches. Barrington first competed in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. Not much attention was paid to the national team during this first attempt at qualifying, and the team finished in second-last place, failing to win a single game.
In preparation for the 2011 qualifiers, the renamed Mercury team took on Craitland in a two-legged friendly match. In the away leg, Mercury showed an impressive amount of promise, but were defeated 3–2. They lost the return leg two weeks later 1–0, but this result was a kick start for a vastly improved qualifying campaign, in which Mercury finished third in their group, qualifying for the 2011 EMU Championships. Mercury drew their opening game against Passas, before an unfortunate 1–0 defeat to Hamland. They then held out for three consecutive 0–0 draws, to finish fourth in the six team group.
Prior to the following year's qualifiers, the team took part in the inaugural friendly Four Nations Internationals tournament, beating North Antarctica in the two-legged final. The team continued their run of form into the qualifiers, where they won their five-team group without losing a match to qualify for their first World Cup, in which they finished third in their group, losing out to Craitland on goal difference. In the fourth EMU Championships, which Mercury hosted, the team won their group and beat Interland in the semi-final, before losing to Hamland on penalties in the final. Later in the year, Mercury organised and competed in the first Territories Cup, where the team won the football tournament by beating Nova England in the final.
Chronological competitive participation
FMF World Cup record
EMU Championships record
Mercury has used the following flag during the entirety of its FMF affiliation: