OOC: For complete newcomers, please see the Guide to Sports Roleplaying. If you need to ask anything of the host or your opponents, arrange RP angles or generally chat about the goings-on, please use the World Cup Discussion Thread.
Timeline note: I consider the DBC to take place in between the Finals of one World Cup and the Qualifiers of the next, so the DBC would also take place after the Cup of Harmony. So for those of you worrying about timeline clashes and young players in two places at once, be at peace thanks to the wonders of fluid time.
The Citiz Football Association presents:
The Twenty-First Di Bradini Cup
The 42nd Under-21 World Cup
The Citiz Football Association presents, for the twenty-first time, the latest edition of the Under-21 international tournament, recognized as the direct successor to the old Under-21 World Cup. This will mark the forty-second edition of the Under-21 World Cup and, as always, we're all hoping for a great edition this time around.
This tournament is now named after Starblaydia's most-famous player, the first person to score for Starblaydia's own Under-21s, currently the fifth-highest goalscorer in Starblaydia's history, World Cup winner, member of the World Cup Hall of Fame and one-time President of the World Cup Committee: Simeone Di Bradini. We present, for your participation: The 21st Di Bradini Cup, a.k.a. The 42nd Under-21 World Cup!
With all matches played in Civil Citizenry, and the final at the premier 82,500-capacity stadium Red Circle Arena, there's everything to play for to be crowned the number one Under-21 team in the world as the future stars of tomorrow compete to be the best!
40 teams are participating, matching the highest total in this tournament's history. For the first time ever, the DBC is coming to Civil Citizenry, and for the second time to Rushmore! Good luck to all nations!
For now, post your rosters and any other pre-Cup RPs - rule number one, enjoy!
DBC2. Candelaria And Marquez
DBC3. Candelaria And Marquez
DBC6. Elves Security Forces
DBC10. Candelaria And Marquez
DBC11. Sorthern Northland
DBC12. Sorthern Northland
DBC16. Queer Poco el Mono Ara
DBC20. Polar Islandstates
DBC21. It could be you!
The first listed match will be played at Insuracare Field (32,000), Baker; a multi-purpose arena, it is home to Lord's League club Baker Fief, and hosted the final of the fourth Rugby Union Champions' Trophy. The second listed match will be played at Portsdan Municipal Field (13,000), Portsdan; though not a large stadium, High Groth Athletic, which finished sixth in the King's League last season, plays there.
The first listed match will be played at the Street Shack (24,600), Athenstoft; the name "shack" is apt for a club (Tasterson Road) that was relegated from the King's League in the inaugural season and has failed to earn promotion since then. The second listed match will be played at Smacky Snack Arena (20,850), Merrilin; it is the home of the defending league champions, Merrilin FC, and consistently sells out all home games.
The first listed match will be played at Doman Field (43,000), Briarshaw; the fourth-largest football stadium in the country, it is where Briarmore FC plays its home games. The second listed match will be played at the DebitDown Center (15,750), Sherwood; the arena recently expanded by 4,000 seats, but these seats are called temporary and are not listed in the official tally.
The first listed match will be played at Bay Forest Stadium (29,000), Bartewick; located in the southeastern portion of the capital, it will play host to two King's League teams this season, North Woodlands and Hill Lane. The second listed match will be played at North Mill Road (12,105), Skyanter; a grant from the Norfolk County government means the stadium will have over three thousand more seats for these games.
Dorian and Sonya
The first listed match will be played at The Barn (58,100), Comesby; this may be the most exciting stadium to play in, as the fans are always rabid and loud. The second listed match will be played at the History Grounds (23,500), Briarshaw; located in Comesby's sister city, it is home to FC Dark Alley.
The first listed match will be played at Coastal Citiz Stadium (37,000), Kyle of the Isle; the field is actually on the campus of Coastal Citiz University, making the area a hotbed of excitement and fun. The second listed match will be played at Salutin City Arena (26,300), Salutin; a rundown city with an antiquated field could use the economic boom of hosting a few games.
The first listed match will be played at KheapKopier Stadium (22,000), Kent; home to recently-relegated East Kent Professional, it is sponsored by a printing company that is generally pronounced "cheap copier," despite the spelling. The second listed match will be played at Westwold CB Complex (14,250), Thugfield; the strange name is because the stadium is owned by Westwold County, and of course bureaucratic names must be unimaginative.
The first listed match will be played at Internacionála Stadium (31,025), Eastern Chase; built just four years ago, it is completely modern, just like its club (TFC Lannymore) and its city. The second listed match will be played at Goosegear Stadium (16,825), Kyle of the Isle; fans who plan to come here must be equipped to stay at a good hotel with stupendous views of the Goose Sea and nearby beaches.
MD1 (Tuesday, March 6): 2 v 5, 3 v 4, 1 Bye
MD2 (Wednesday, March 7): 5 v 3, 1 v 2, 4 Bye
MD3 (Thursday, March 8): 3 v 1, 4 v 5, 2 Bye
MD4 (Friday, March 9): 1 v 4, 2 v 3, 5 Bye
MD5 (Saturday, March 10): 4 v 2, 5 v 1, 3 Bye
Round of 16 (Sunday, March 11)
Quarterfinals (Tuesday, March 13)
Semifinals (Thursday, March 15)
Final (Saturday, March 17)
Please note that stadiums will be edited in later. For more information, including a (low-quality, sorry) map, please see the Civil Citizenry wikipage. If you are not acquainted with sports roleplaying, please read the Guide to Sports Roleplaying. You may now begin posting rosters and roleplays!