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Newmanistan
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Postby Newmanistan » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:06 pm

NEWMANISTAN ROCKETS

OFFICIAL ROSTER FOR WORLD CUP 87


Starters:
GK: #1- Matthew Costner (26, Centralia Firebirds)
-- Playing with defensively minded Centralia, Costner was able to raise his national profile quickly, enabling him to appear as the starter for this team in World Cup 86. He performed well at home, and with that experience, he looks forward to his first qualifying campaign.

LB: #2- Shannon Stefansson (27, Loudon Leopards)
-- Manager Michael Starre made an effort to be all inclusive when it came to gender when announcing the last roster, and that paid dividends with the brilliant performance of the tall blonde fullback. Don’t fall for her appearance, though, because she is also is tall and swift on her feet, and incredible awareness overall. She is tough enough to play this position, but the most physical defender is right next to her.

LCB: #4- Eric Trotman (29, Dover City Mountaineers)
-- Tall and physical. Holds his position very well, and opposing forwards will have a tough time dealing with him. If there is an issue with him, it is that he can sometimes take fouls and cards out of frustration late in a game if the team is behind, which happens in Dover City a little more than he would like. The fans there love the physical element more than most, so they do not mind it.

RCB: #5- Brian Conlin (24, North Charlotte Wildcats)
-- The most promising young defender in the Empire, who has all of the tools that you want in this position, and when he reaches full development maturity, he may become a hall of famer. It was not a surprise that he was named to the team, but giving him this role is a tremendous vote of confidence. Domestically, he is frustrated playing with lowly North Charlotte and hopes to sign with a better club within Newmanistan, or better yet, sign an international deal. It didn’t happen after World Cup 86. Perhaps, now.

RB: #3- Nick Blades (25, Springfield Thoroughbreds)
-- Blades enters the starting lineup for the first time, after appearing on the roster as a reserve. He never played in any of the action, so this will be his first game action at this level. Blades has all the defensive awareness that you want from this position, but also has excellent speed. Some joke that he would be a forward if he knew how to shoot.

LM: #6- Parnell Addington (30, Jessicaville Millionaires)
-- Addington has thrived since signing a huge contract with the Millionaires, and he has not sat on his bank account afterwards. He has only continued to get better, and is still in his prime here. He is listed as a midfielder on paper, but Michael Starre likes to be aggressive with him, so expect to see him up front quite often.

CM: #8- Paul Lombardi (30, Pocono City Capitals) (TEAM CAPTAIN)
-- He is a complete player, in any third of the field. Named the captain of the team after having that role for two seasons with the Capitals, something that is a special honor. Like Addington, he is more of a playmaker than a shooter. His size allows him to win most one on one battles at home. Comes off a fantastic campaign during the last World Cup, and his leadership will help the team through the qualifying aspect.

RM: #7- Madison Desalvo (26, Southport Tigers)
-- The second female in the starting lineup, Madison is the leading female scorer in the Empire, which is impressive considering that she does not play up front. Her shot is powerful, but the fact that she delivers it with pinpoint accuracy is what makes her a great one. Scored clutch goals at big moments in the last World Cup, so the team hopes for that to continue.

LS: #9- Garrett Sarniak (20, Loudon Leopards)
-- A newcomer to the starting lineup this year, and it’s a gutsy call for Starre, given Sarniak’s age. Garrett has impressed in Loudon with his shot accuracy while also adding the element of speed. He is a more complete player than the person he replaces in the lineup, Tyrone Baxter.

ST: #10- Allister Levy (27, Putnam Lake Eagles)
-- Originally named McAllister, after Jeremy McAllister, but he opted to drop the “Mc” from his first name when he turned 16. The parallels to Newmanistan’s greatest ever soccer player did not stop when he was drafted by Putnam Lake, and he immediately became a fan favorite. He is a goal scorer, trying to pattern his game off of Jeremy. He’s not at that level, but he is coming off a great World Cup 86.

RS: #11- Vinny Donaldson (25, South Tier Seagulls)
-- Speedy and creative with the ball. Can create plays and also get accurate shots on net. Could be a more dangerous goal scorer if he were a little taller, but what he lacks in size he makes up for in heart. This young player is another one quietly hoping a well known international side is paying attention for him to consider moving to.

Regular Substitutes:
GK: #21- Masahiro Kawasaki (21, Daytopia Racers)
-- Promoted from reserve to starter. Is best known for his agility, and they are excited in Daytopia for where he may take them. The small market team insists that they will not let him get away, and will open up the checkbook for him, if necessary.

CB: #24- Davis Browne (20, Centralia Firebirds)
-- Top young player in the deep Centralia defensive system. More likely to get playing time against Brenecia or The Sarian.

CB: #22- Alexander Carson (23, Loudon Leopards)
-- A complete newcomer to this lineup, comes off a career year in Loudon, and that has been helped by the way that he clicks with Shannon Stefansson.

MID: #13- Ashley Norton (26, Southport Tigers)
-- Creative playmaker, lacking in size but makes up for it in skill.

MID: #12- Jarrell Connolly (32, Putnam Lake Eagles)
-- The only player on the team who played in a World Cup before number 86. He is a hard worker, and an accurate shooter, which Starre likes.

ST: #14- Kenzie Miller (29, Springfield Thoroughbreds)
-- Gave up playing soccer after high school to pursue a baseball career in college. That went okay, but after not getting drafted, she joined an independent soccer club, and was a woman among girls (and boys). At 24, she signed with Springfield, and her career has continued to improve.

ST: #15- Ryan Singletary (26, Tundra Falls Mariners)
-- Shorter than most strikers, but possesses plenty of strength. This is the first time he has appeared on the roster.

Reserves:
GK: #25- Michael Hopkins (23, South Charlotte Condors)
CB: #23- Javier Chavez (24, Jessicaville Millionaires)
CB: #26- Damian Andrews (20, Seminole Bay Gators)
MID: #16- Kevin Hynes (25, Olympia Gladiators)
MID: #17- Samantha Ellis (21, Penthoria Rivermen)
ST: #19- Jason Cefalo (20, South Charlotte Condors)
ST: #18- Phillip Ambler (24, Pocono City Capitals)

Manager- Michael Starre (Drawkland)
Michael enters his first full cycle as the manager of the Rockets after replacing Miguel Hernandez after matchday 8 in World Cup 85 qualifying. Starre did well, but it was a tough adjustment for him to bring immediate results. He was brought here to bring in someone who had experience in getting a team to qualify for the World Cup, something that he was able to do with Drawkland. In World Cup 77, he got Drawkland to qualify on their first attempt, and managed to do so in the next three World Cups as well. In World Cup 86, he got the free pass into the World Cup, but the team won the group, and reached the round of 16 for just the second time in Newmanistanian history.

Modifier: +3
Formation: 4-3-3


Uniforms: Home- Sky blue with white trim Keeper- Yellow with sky blue trim.
We will only wear our home uniforms this time out, if a conflict (which is unlikely), the opponent is expected to change.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but only say they are hurt. I will determine the severity.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out Yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out Red cards to my players: Yes, but no more then one more then you give yourself.
Godmod Other Events: No

Home Game Schedule:
MD1- vs Khytonya @ Tundra Falls Proving Grounds, Tundra Falls
MD3- vs Balqia @ Empress Jessica I Stadium, Jessicaville
MD5- vs State of Trinity @ Gladiator Stadium, Olympia
MD7- vs Tikariot @ Keisler Stadium, Southport
MD8- vs Hebitaka @ McAllister Stadium, Putnam Lake
MD11- vs Vilita @ The Firepit, Centralia
MD13- vs Zeta Reka @ Emperor Michael I Stadium, Pocono City
MD15- vs Tequilo @ The Jungle, Loudon
MD18- vs Widaya @ Tundra Falls Proving Grounds, Tundra Falls

Feel free to utilize this post for information about Newmanistan and stadiums.


Interested in a Newmanistanian player to transfer to your domestic league?
– The Empire of Newmanistan Soccer League (ENSL) provides an opportunity for our best soccer players to make a good living and pays them fairly enough, so it’s not as if these players are not making good money and living a good life with good enough fan support. However, soccer, or as you may say, football, is not as big in Newmanistan in comparison to other sports. Therefore, they are likely to be convinced and interested in the prospects of playing in a league with a higher profile. Ones that do those domestic club competitions. If you are interested in a player, simply TG me and it is highly likely I will say yes as long as I consider your league to be at least equivalent to the ENSL. If you’re just developing your league and are interested, I ask that you target subs and reserves first. Those transfers will probably be accepted.
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Six-time World Baseball Classic Champions
NEWMANISTAN SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS:
CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4, 5, & 29; CE 26; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, 14, & 45; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, 5, & 35; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, 38, 44, & 46; CoH 33, 35, & 39; CE 25, WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Multiple NSCAA Basketball Tournaments, and a horse racing series

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Postby Hampton Island » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:08 pm

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World Cup 87



You may recall that in World Cup 86, Hannah Sanders ended up winning the bet with the CEO and is now the owner of the national soccer team. Due to this role, she is no longer coaching, but has put her assistants in charge of co-managing the team. She could not decide on which of the Carter twins to choose, so is calling both Brittany and Brianna the co-managers. They really have very little soccer knowledge in reality, so feel free to question coaching decisions in any RP involving us, and to have them make odd decisions. The players are happy to be representing the country, and while they have no respect for them as coaches, they know that they must deal with it while Sanders owns the team).

Campionato Esportiva 28 was the first competition for Sanders in this role, and the team went on to win the tournament! That led to some questions as to whether or not Hannah would bring back the “old guys”, or allow the same roster to play that did in the CE. There will be controversy on the Island with this decision, certainly, especially if the team struggles.

Official Roster:
Co-Managers- Brittany and Brianna Carter, 24 (twins)

Starters:
GK: #1- Alexander Watson, 27
LB: #2- Trevor McGrady, 28
LCB: #4- Greg Paulick, 24
RCB: #5- Darius Brody, 29
RB: #3- Chase Walstrom, 25
LM: #6- Jason Lyzenga, 26
CAM: #9- Shane Williams, Jr., 24
CDM: #8- Chris Crowe, 28
RM: #7- Tyler Wentworth, 30
LS: #10- Daquan Perlino, 22 (C)
RS: #11- Lukas Coffelt, 29

Subs:
GK: #20- Tanner Lloyd, 25
FB: #18- Nick Lyons, 23
FB: #19- Curtis Miller, 29
MID: #13- Bryan Compton, 29
MID: #14- Mark Cominsky, 31
ST: #12- Francis Myles, 30
ST: #15- Jack DeSario, 26

Reserves:
GK: #21- Vince Pacheco, 24
Wherever they fit: #23- Eduardo Olivares, 21
Wherever they fit: #24- John Mitchell, 28
Wherever they fit: #22- Kyle Acton, 22
Wherever they fit: #17- Scottie Herrington, 22
Wherever they fit: #16- Peter Wolters, 24

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
Note that the nation will ignore any pandemic RP's posted by others.

Style Mod: -5
Campionato Esportiva 28 Champions
Two-time World Cup Qualifier (85, 86)
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‘ere we go again

Postby Omerica » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:06 pm

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United Republican Soccer Federation
6 Jacques la Rouge Road
Port Alexandre, MS 18-A40
UNITED REPUBLICS OF OMERICA


About Omerica
National anthem: “Hymn of the Avonian Martyrs” (Anglian versionGallic version)
Association code: OME
KPB ranking: 61st (13.73)
All-time record: 155–80–134 (42.0% win rate; 1.48 points per game)
World Cup qualification record: 95–47–83 (42.2% win rate; 1.48 points per game)
Record under Alexis Stephanidis: 14–6–7 (51.9% win rate; 1.78 points per game)

After the recent farce that has brought Omerican football’s civil war to a head, pitting clubs and players against the Federation and supporters, Omerican football desperately needs some good news and—cycles 74, 83 and 86 aside—World Cup qualifying is usually not associated with “good news” in the United Republics. The draw ultimately brought the lowly ‘ome realm into a group with one of the top ten teams in the world and one of the second seeds who will doubtlessly be aiming for direct qualification rather than fighting just to hang on to top two, leaving expectations muted for Alexis Stephanidis’s Incorrigibles.

Furthermore, this cycle will officially mark the end of an era, with longtime captain Red Bolton announcing his intention to hang up the boots before the start of the next regionals cycle. The final midfield survivor from Omerica’s IAC win back in Drawkland, Bolton is merely the eldest of an aging team that the Stephanidis needs to find replacement for ASAP, lest the Omerica team fall into legitimate mediocrity. Up and down the park, if this team cannot qualify for the World Cup finals this cycle, these players might never get the opportunity to play in the most prestigious football tournament in the multiverse before passing the torch to the next generation and with the future direction of Omerican football and its strained relationships with the independent associations at-large in serious question, time will tell what will become of the national team.
Staff
Manager: Alexis Stephanidis (age 53; b. Brétolles-de-l’Ouest, Westavon)
Former manager of Malavan Club de Romainbourg, Alexis Stephanidis is a tactician in the traditional vein of Omerican football, searching for redemption in light of her ignominious exit from the now-reigning Omerican champions. Stephanidis is a managerial idealist who believes in the time-honoured tradition of “the best defence is a good offence” and whose sides are known for their flair and (outside trips to Cobrio) for coming in “clutch”. Rebuilding Malavan from their failed campaign to qualify for the OPSL Premier Division—winning an OPSL Second Division title, a Federation Cup and a OPSL Challenge Cup in the process—and winning Andreaskruis promotion in the Second Division playoffs cements her place as the manager to rebuild confidence in the national team.

Assistant Manager: Christina Tedesco (age 47; b. Kingsmouth, Mespalia)
A close associate of previous Omerica manager George Kostas, Christina Tedesco survived the mass staff cull that ensued after Omerica’s home soil collapse at IAC X. Tedesco took over from Kostas during the second half of World Cup 85 qualifying, managing the Incorrigibles to a better-than-expected 4–4–4 record, giving Stephanidis and the Federation the confidence to keep her around. Rumour had been swirling that she would have a second stint as interim manager if the qualifying group stage stretched for more than eighteen matchdays, but they have officially been put to bed with the expansion of the qualifying field and the resulting contraction of group sizes. Rumours that she might be the second coming of Ryan Pritchard are considered more dubious.

Fitness coach: Jean-Pierre Marchetti
Goalkeeping coach: Stéphane Rousseau
Medical lead: Tahira Bousaid
Physical therapists: Alexandria Stavros and Christiane Michaud

Players
Per Omerican custom, the number 12 is reserved to supporters and will be not worn by any player.
№12—Incorrigibles Supporters (X, age ∞; b. Everytown, Everyrepublic)

Goalkeepers
GK Valentine Augustin (F, age 32; b. Carthagène, North Provence); Saint Anne Athletic
GK Antoine Vicario (M, age 29; b. Montzieu, Braganza); Malavan Romainbourg
GK Alexandra McGuire (F, age 30; b. Londontown, Coleraine); Londonderry FC
GK Annelise Betancourt (F, age 24; b. Cougoule, Marche Rouge); Athéna Levanin

Defenders
RD Alphonse Notley (M, age 28; b. Bunnes, Coleraine); Ever Grande
RD Darcy Francis (F, age 27; b. Alconbury, Free State); Malavan Romainbourg
CD Charity Kayode (F, age 32; b. Williamsbridge, Mespalia); Nassau FC — Second vice-captain
CD Anna Charles (F, age 27; b. Saint Anne, Seafoam Islands); Saint Anne Athletic
CD Frédérique Marquetti (F, age 25; b. Montebras, Altomare); AS Républicains
CD Jacques Laurent (M, age 23; b. Ville-de-la-République, East Calaverde); Corona Christiana
CD Justin Thyme (M, age 27; b. Alston, Free State); Nassau FC
CD Raphaël Martin (M, age 28; b. Auffrac-les-Congères, Alleos); Ever Grande
CD Noah Clement (M, age 26; b. Forestia, Westavon); Forestia Cricket
LD Sacha Sepulveda (F, age 28; b. Lacédémone, South Provence); AS Républicains
LD Lauren Kerry (F, age 29; b. City of Fire, Emerald Isles); Saint Anne Athletic
LD Felix Zanetti (M, age 25; b. Saint-Jacques, New Vaucluse); Londonderry FC

Midfielders
CM Red Bolton (M, age 35; b. Rathmark, Coleraine); Londonderry FC — Captain
CM Maxime Fournier (M, age 30; b. Unionpolis, Alleos); Londonderry FC
CM Alphonse Fontaine (M, age 27; b. Romainbourg [Champs-Floréals]); AS Républicains
DM Soraya Archambault (F, age 30; b. Les Aigles, Bridgecastle); Ever Grande — Vice-captain
DM Paige Boyce (F, age 27; b. Williamstown, Free State); Corona Christiana
DM Fearchar Mac Cléirich (M, age 25; b. Londontown, Coleraine); Londonderry FC
CM Thom Magalhaes (M, age 28; b. Whitestone, Mespalia); Corona Christiana
CM Nadiya al-Hashim (F, age 29; b. Romainbourg [Port-Saint-Denis]); Malavan Romainbourg
CM Christian Marts (M, age 24; b. Borg-an-de Gränse, Saltstead); AS Républicains

Forwards
RW Jessie Beckett (F, age 29; b. Falconbarrow, Strathavon); Falcon United
RW Maïa Bustos (F, age 29; b. Bâle, South Provence); United Philibiscostal
ST Alexis Chrysanthos (X, age 29; b. Saint-Christophe, East Calaverde); AS Saint-Christophe
ST Jean-François Fernand (M, age 29; b. Altmance, East Calaverde); Club du 28 Mars
ST Malcolm Beauchesne (M, age 23; b. Queenstown, Northavon); Forestia Cricket
ST Jean-Lucas Babineaux (F, age 22; b. Sablonrose, Westavon); Andreaskruis
LW Jamal Ahmad (M, age 31; b. Romainbourg [Rue-Ventôse]); Malavan Romainbourg
LW Wesley Sawyer (M, age 27; b. Southfield, Mespalia); Sassari Trailblazers
LW Adélaïde Argyris (F, age 25; b. Romainbourg [Port-Louis]); Corona Christiana
Note: Labels reflect most likely position in the lineup.
Formation
From striker to goalkeeper:
Chrysanthos/Fernand/Beauchesne/Babineaux
Ahmad/Sawyer/Argyris . Beckett/Bustos
Magalhaes/al-Hashim/Marts . Bolton/Fournier/Fontaine
Archambault/Boyce/Mac Cléirich
Sepulveda/Kerry/Zanetti . Thyme/Martin/Clement . Kayode/Charles/Marquetti/Laurent . Notley/Francis
Augustin/Vicario/McGuire/Betancourt

Kits (expertly crafted by ediraf)
The Incorrgibles will display one bronze star on the back collar to symbolise their triumph at IAC 7 in Drawkland; any theoretical future World Cup or Cup of Harmony titles would likewise be worn on the collar instead of the usual position above the crest.
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Home venues
Per tradition, Omerica has no single designated national stadium and instead rotates home qualifiers between several venues across the country. For the World Cup 87 cycle, the United Republican Soccer Federation will use the “Tour de la Romanique” concept: Omerica’s home qualifiers will be played across four different venues, all of which are located in one of the country’s Gallophone republics.

Stade des Marins, Republic of the City of Romainbourg | Capacity: 68,000 | Occupants: Malavan Romainbourg
Hosting: Mexi Catcha (matchday 1), Starblaydia (matchday 3), Equestria (matchday 5)

Stade International, Bayonnette, Republic of New Vaucluse | Capacity: 41,000 | Occupants: Inter Bayonnette
Hosting: Darkmania (matchday 7), Lorrana (matchday 8​)

Stade Saint-André, Brétolles, Republic of Westavon | Capacity: 50,000 | Occupants: Andreaskruis
Hosting: Grearish Union (matchday 11), Transvolcanic (matchday 13)

Stade Rue de la Victoire, Éternare, Republic of Alleos | Capacity: 55,000 | Occupants: Ever Grande
Hosting: Beepee (matchday 15), Yuezhou (matchay 18)
Who we are
The United Republican Soccer Federation is the national football association of the United Republics of Omerica. The URSF is organised as a federation of twenty-six republican and seven regional football associations, with special membership status for the Omerican Professional Soccer League, Omerican Amateur Football Association and Omerican University Sports Association. The URSF responsible for overseeing association football in Omerica, organising Omerican representative teams and—with the cooperation of the Federal Anti-Doping Authority and Omerican Council for Sporting Integrity—ensuring the integrity of Omerican football.
Conformément au droit fédéral omericain, ce document est disponible en gaulois sur demande. — In accordance with Omerican federal law, this document is available in Gallic upon request.


Style modifier: +π (or +3.14 if you can’t fit all the digits)
RP permissions: Your RP permissions are mine, short of death, disease or career-ending injuries. In case of reciprocal “no u” permissions, you may do anything short of death, disease or career-ending injuries.
Pandemic exception: I do not recognise the existence of any international pandemics, which will be construed as a series of unrelated outbreaks and will not under any circumstances extend to or from the United Republics of Omerica. Any attempt to introduce new disease outbreaks to Omerica will be immediately nullified by the Federal Secretariat for Defence’s “Instantaneous Godmode Neutralisation by Optimised Revision of Events” (I.G.N.O.R.E.) system.
TLA: OME, HUClavia
iTLD: .or
Demonym: Rubbish Omerican
Every Omerica football match
This nation does not necessarily reflect my actual political views
Discontinue use if rash develops
Don’t ⬋ play ⬋ with ⬋ fire
Omerica – 27/09/2017
Any further and our feet will probably be in our stomachs
Kanoria - 27/09/2017
I for one love the reflux uniquely generated by self-gluttony of limbs, where the flesh meets the acid
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Postby Saltstead » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:07 pm

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The Royal Saltsteadish Football Association proudly presents
Såutsteides näsjonal Footballsplug


Country code: SAL
Nickname: The Stallions
National anthem: Risen from Ruins

Notable matches
First international:
Saltstead 0–2 Loynn (Bellator, DRK; BoF 65 matchday 1)
First win: Finland 0–1 Saltstead (Bellator, DRK; BoF 65 matchday 2)
First loss: Saltstead 0–2 Loynn (Bellator, DRK; BoF 65 matchday 1)
First draw: Saltstead 4–4 Acapais (Bellator, DRK; BoF 65 semifinal)
Biggest win: Makhnovia 0–6 Saltstead (Unknown City, MAK; WCQ 80 matchday 17)
Biggest losses: Saltstead 0–4 Starblaydia (Maneapolis, EQS; AOCAF LVI matchday 3); Equestria 4–0 Saltstead (Freeport, FPT; AOCAF LIX round of 16)

The temporal anomaly has deeply scarred the reputation of Saltsteadish football, with Saltstead now fighting to make up significant lost ground. With the “Qusma revolution” long past, the Stallions have returned to their defence-oriented, “anti-football” roots, but not exactly in the most graceful of ways. The Rosencrants era has been one of firsts: first ever finish in the bottom half of World Cup qualifying, first ever group stage elimination at the Cup of Harmony, first AOCAF Cup group stage elimination in more than a decade and—a good first for a change—a silver medal finish at the Stallions’ début Rabastor Unity Trophy appearance. The head coach has preached a message of patience in the face of Saltsteadish football’s “dork age”, as the Näsjonal Elven grapples with a much changed international football stage.

Personnel
Head coach:
Heir John Nicholas Rosencrants [OME]
Assistant coaches: Heir Thomas de Vricht [OME] and Heir Aleksänder van den Bergen
Fitness coach: Heir Clement Kolen | Medical lead: Frue Annelise Prinsen | Physio: Frue Johanne Angelshus
The grandson of Saltsteadish republican dissidents, Rosencrants played as a forward for the Omerica national team before retiring to coach his hometown club Saint Anne Athletic. Achieving stability at the club and guiding them through an unexpected relegation battle, the Saltsteadish-Omerican’s appointment is seen as providing a safe pair of hands to transition Saltstead back into international football after its unexpected interruption. Rosencrants brings along another Saltsteadish-Omerican in former Omerica midfielder and longtime confidant Thomas de Vricht, while employing native Saltsteader Aleksänder van den Bergen to act as a cultural liaison between the Omerican duo and the rest of the Saltsteadish team structure.

Squads
All forty-six players called up for the first stage of the “nations league” AOCAF and for the Rabastor Unity Trophy will play in the qualifiers for De Hegsten. Barring injuries or suspensions, the former will play all of Saltstead’s home matches and the latter will play all of Saltstead’s away matches.
Goalkeepers
№1 Frue Kathrinita Äsħes (age 26; SIS FC)
№12 Heir Adam van Middelkamp (age 22; Ōtachi Audfort)
№13 Frue Julij Kåler (age 23; Saint George University)

Defenders
№2 Heir Gunner Stepħenssen (age 24; Royal Michaeltown)
№3 Heir Rokus Michahels (age 26; Königlik Veelheim)
№4 Heir Dijter Ackerdiħ (age 21; Königlik Veelheim)
№5 Heir Tobias Thomassen (age 25; Ōtachi Audfort)
№6 Heir Yorg Handel (age 25; Ōtachi Audfort)
№14 Heir Frans Richard (age 23; SIS FC)
№15 Heir Sebastien van Can (age 21; Cherrygrove City)
№16 Frue Anne Hodmaker (age 20; Sänt-Claudie)
№17 Heir Johan van Tilborg (age 22; Cherrygrove City)
№18 Heir Constantijn Kåler (age 22; Cherrygrove City)

Midfielders
№7 Frue Marina Jager (age 22; SIS FC)
№8 Frue Violeta Igesleven (age 23; Saint George University)
№9 Frue Margaretha Wilheumssen (age 25; Ōtachi Audfort)
№10 Heir Nico Joxepħssen (age 23; Cherrygrove City)
№19 Frue Johanne Geuberts (age 21; FC Heilig Krösħ)
№20 Heir Nico Swart (age 24; Saint George University)
№21 Heir Theodor Felicianus (age 26; Königlik Veelheim)
№22 Frue Aleksa le Duc (age 21; Königlik Veelheim)

Forwards
№11 Frue Stepħanie Withöüf (age 24; Royal Michaeltown)
№23 Heir Edvard Rothås (age 21; SIS FC)
Goalkeepers
№1 Heir Robert-Jan van Daal (age 27; Königlik Veelheim)
№12 Frue Christijn Sänt-Andreas (age 21; Cherrygrove City)
№13 Frue Marianne Åudershof (age 24; Royal Michaeltown)

Defenders
№2 Heir Micħäl Aurelius (age 21; Sant-Claudie)
№3 Heir Johannes-Peter “Jan-Pijr” Åudenberg (age 20; Ōtachi Åudfort)
№4 Frue Maxime Crabshaas (age 27; Sħip-in-Straxe FC)
№5 Frue Victoria Rothöüf (age 23; Sħip-in-Straxe FC)
№14 Heir Richard Christopħe (age 29; Saint George University)
№15 Heir Pijr Josefssen (age 22; Royal Michaeltown)
№16 Frue Serena van Middelkamp (age 20; Union Orange)
№17 Frue Catharine de Vriħt (age 26; Cherrygrove City)

Midfielders
№7 Frue Wilheumina “Mina” Ratmaker (age 25; FC Vengelo)
№8 Heir Constantijn van Bleck (age 27; Cherrygrove City)
№6 Frue Aleksändra “Aleksa” Pascal (age 23; Royal Michaeltown)
№10 Heir Zacharias van den Slåp (age 23; Cherrygrove City)
№9 Frue Natasħa Aħterop (age 25; Sħip-in-Straxe FC)
№19 Heir Nicholas Tiberius (age 22; FC Heilig Krösħ)
№20 Heir Benjamin “Benni” Sħåul (age 23; Grandstrasse)
№18 Heir Thomas Lions (age 25; Saint George University)
№22 Frue Adelaide de Jong (age 27; Union Orange)
№21 Heir Wilheum “Wim” Amistad (age 21; Ōtachi Åudfort)

Forwards
№11 Heir Haråud Haråudssen (age 24; Sħip-in-Straxe FC)
№23 Heir Reinhard Åubreħtssen (age 23; Ōtachi Åudfort)
Note: All ages are correct as of the start of qualification; add one year for the second half of qualification.

Most likely to …:
Foul:
Gunner Stepħenssen/Maxime Crabshaas
Be fouled: Margaretha Wilheumssen/Zacharias van den Slåp
Be subbed out: Tobias Thomassen/Anne-Elisabeth Smid
Be subbed in: Jån van Tilborg/Catharine de Vriħt
Shoot: Stepħanie Withöüf/Haråud Haråudssen
Score from close range: Stepħanie Withöüf/Haråudssen
Score from long range: Nico Joxepħssen/Zacharias van den Slåp
Attempt the spectacular: Edvard Rothås/Natasħa Aħterop
Player roles:
Captain:
Kathrinita Äsħes/Catharine de Vriħt
Vice-captain: Tobias Thomassen/Robert-Jan van Daal
Second vice-captain: Rokus Michahels/Constantijn van Bleck
Left corners: Nico Joxepħssen/Thomas Lions
Right corners: Marina Jager/Natasħa Aħterop
Direct free kicks: Dijter Ackerdiħ/Zacharias van den Slåp
Indirect free kicks: Dijter Ackerdiħ/Zacharias van den Slåp
Penalty taker: Violeta Igesleven/Zacharias van den Slåp

Formation and tactics: (5-4-1/4-5-1)
Withöüf/Rothås
Joxepħssen/Le Duc . Wilheumssen/Felicianus . Igesleven/Swart . Jager/Geuberts
Handel/Kåler . Thomassen/Van Tilborg . Ackerdiħ/Hodmaker . Michahels/Van Can . Stepħenssen/Richard
Äsħes/Van Middelkamp/Kåler
Haråudssen/Åubreħtssen
Lions/Pascal . Ratmaker/Tiberius . Van den Slåp/De Jong . Van Bleck/Sħåul . Aħterop/Amistad
De Vriħt/Rothöüf . Maxime/Van Middelkamp . Åudenberg/Josefssen . Christopħe/Aurelius
Van Daal/Sänt-Andreas/Åudershof
The default Saltsteadish strategy can be summed up in one phrase: “the best offence is a good defence”. The Stallions play a highly opportunistic attack, lying in wait for an opportunity rather than charging head-on, with possession mostly confined to the midfield. Saltstead prefer to play a passing game in possession, while attempting to pry the ball away from the opposition when not, either by intercepting a pass or tackling players. The Stallions will attempt to frustrate and infuriate the opposition and are unashamed of playing for draws and advancing via penalty shoot-outs.

Home stadium:
King William VII National Park, Ashwell
(König Wilheum VII Näsjonalpark, Asħwell; capacity: 77,000)
Located in the heart of Romanesque city of Ashwell in the borough of Grandstraxe, UICA Champions’ Cup 70 final venue de Näsjonalpark is at the centre of de Näsjonalplaat, the sporting mecca of the realm and home to the Royal Saltsteadish Olympic Federation, the Royal Saltsteadish Football Association and several of the most important venues in Saltsteadish sport. The surrounding city is an ancient city in the modern era and home to the royal family and some of the nation’s biggest attractions, giving visitors plenty of sightseeing to do before and after the game.

The stadium—which takes its name from the father of Saltsteadish democracy, longest-reigning Saltsteadish monarch and great-grandfather of the Reigning King—is the largest in the country, features amenities such as a retractable roof, air conditioning, sports museum and full Wi-Fi access and is readily accessible to fans through the capital’s bus network and Ondergrundtrein metro system. A venue owned and operated solely by the Royal Saltsteadish Football Federation, de Näsjonalpark serves as the usual home of the Saltsteadish national football team, the host venue of Silver and Bronze Division promotion play-off finals and the final of the annual Saltsteadish Royal Cup.

Kits:
Home: Red-and-black-hooped shirt with black shorts and socks
Away: White shirt with blue shorts and white socks
Goalkeeper: All gold


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Postby Rangers FC » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:24 pm

‘MON THE GERS!
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Starting XI:
Alanis Gregorikis - GK
Giannis Taverianakis - RB
Konor Aurisorikis - CB
Flora Helanderikis - CB
Boronis Baranasikis - LB
Yanis Giakos - CM
Iani Hagiriakis - CAM
Septis Davidikis - CM
Yanis Kentis - LF
Freud Morelikis - ST
Kiamar Roofikis - RF

Substitutes:
Giannis Maklimnopoulos - GK
Leonidas Balokun - CB
Bonkanis Zunkulikis - CDM
Giannis Ariboakis - CM
Lankada Kamariskis - CM
Germanis Dephoas - ST
Cedriki Ittenis - ST

Reserves:
Nicolis Katiciskis - CB (injured)
Giorgios Entmonsonas - CB (suspended due to rule breakage)
Cotis Arfieldizikis - RF (injured)
Kalvinius Bassikis - LB/CB
Nathanius Pattersonas - RB/CB
Kai Kennedakis - LF


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Alanis “Shagger” Gregorikis is Rangers’ number one keeper who is also a veteran of the game. At the age of 39, Shagger might not have many years left in his playing career, but he’s still in tip top shape to be playing between the sticks for the Gers!

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Giannis “Tav” Taverianakis is Rangers’ main right back and the captain of the squad. Like his fellow fullback Boronis Baranasikis, Tav is also fantastic at free kicks, and has recently began going forward during attacks more often and assisting the players upfront.

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Konor Aurisorikis is one of Rangers’ main centre backs and the vice-captain of the squad. While not being the best at tackles, Konor is fantastic at headers and interceptions, though he is prone to own goals.

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Flora Helanderikis is the other one of Rangers’ main centrebacks. Fantastic at tackling and putting his body on the line, Flora is always a dependable defender.

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Boronis Baranasikis is Rangers’ main left back and a free-kick specialist. Boronis isn’t your typical defender, as he loves to join in on attacks and swing crosses into the box with aplomb. Arguably the best player on the pitch at most times.

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Yanis Giakos is one of Rangers’ main central midfielders. He is one of the most beloved players in the squad, giving 100% in every game he plays. Tackling and passing are part of his skills.

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Iani Hagiriakis is Rangers’ main centre attacking midfielder and one of the stars of the squad. Iani made his impact in the squad by scoring a free kick that deflected against the wall, winning the game for Rangers. Since then, he has shown that he is fantastic at dribbling, passing, and shooting in general.

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Septis Davidikis is the other of Rangers’ main central midfielders. At his age, he won’t last too long in the squad, but he still has games to play and goals to score!

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Yanis Kentis is Rangers’ main left forward and the fastest player in the squad. Only god is quicker than this guy, as Yanis uses his pace and skill to dribble through defences and put cross after cross into the box.

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Freud Morelikis is Rangers’ main striker and one of the highest scorers in the squad. His ego and aggression may be high, but so is his ability. Red cards and goals galore will mainly be attributed to our boy Morelikis.

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Last but not least, we have this guy. Kiamar Roofikis is Rangers’ main right forward and one of the new additions to the squad since WC86. Due to Cotis’ injury, he is now a first-team player - and he has a knack for scoring goals from long range.


Rangers’ kit manufacturer for this cycle will be Castorikis, a relatively new manufacturer who have been with Rangers FC since WC86.

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Iani Hagiriakis wearing the home kit

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Kalvinius Bassikis wearing the away kit


Home Ground:
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Stadio Ibrosikis. Home of the Gers. With a capacity of around 50,800, Ibrosikis is always filled to the brim with home fans (often thought of as part of the ‘Blue Sea of Ibrosikis’) who love to chant and sing all about their beloved Rangers. Fans can eat and drink at the bars located close to Ibrosikis, and the in-stadium catering located in every stand shall provide an assortment of pies (raw steak, undercooked steak, decently cooked steak, overcooked steak, charcoal) along with non-alcoholic drinks.

Rank: 138th
Formation: 4-3-3
Style: +2
Manager: Stevenakios Gerardikis

Tidbits of Info:
Fanbase - Rangers FC are known for having a passionate and loud fanbase, usually draped in red, white and blue. They will belt out chants and sing songs everywhere they go, be it their home, the streets, or the stadium. Expect a large turnout of fans when Rangers FC play in other countries, and expect rowdiness and overconfidence.

Location - Rangers FC is a football club, but to participate in the World Cup as a ‘country’, the city of Glaskopolis is ceremoniously ceded to Rangers FC before the start of each tournament they participate in.

Players - The moustaches are natural, and the glasses cannot be taken off. Don’t even try taking them off. These players are totally residents of Glaskopolis and henceforth Rangers FC. Do not question their origin, for you do not have to. They are, in fact, Rangers born and bred.

Accent - Och, ye’ll find thit there’s an awfy lot ae letter-droppin an’ slurrin’ when ye try an’ listen tae the Gers fanbase. Dinnae even think ae tryin’ tae unnerstaun them, just nod yer heid an’ go along wi’ whit they’re sayin’.

Nickname - There are plenty of nicknames for Rangers FC, the main ones being the ‘Gers’, the ‘Teddy Bears’, the ‘Gallant Few’, the ‘Boys in Royal Blue’, and just ‘Rangers’. Opposition fans, however, have different ideas, such as ‘Glaskopolis’ Shame’, ‘Shitebags’, and ‘Proddie Scum’. Charming, eh?

Religion - DON’T. EVEN. GO. THERE.

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Postby Squornshelan Remnant States » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:33 pm

Squornshelan Remnant States Black-and-Reds Roster
and shiny new uniforms!
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Trigram: SRS
Captain: Jirar Lomidan
Vice Captain: Rudi Dalso
Manager: Anne-Sophie Groothuis (OME)
In the conversation among Omericans as her homeland's most successful national team manager, Groothuis has gotten off to a respectable start with the Black-and-Reds. It's obviously far too early to talk about her place in the history of this national team's history of managers, with just six competitive matches on her resume so far. With three wins, a draw (won in the penalty shootout) and two losses on the record, together with one friendly victory, she helped this team reach their first quarterfinal since IAC 8. While she never managed to get Omerica to the World Cup finals, something the SCFA would dearly like to see her accomplish with the Black-and-Reds, even merely raising them to the level that she reached with Omerica would be a welcome change from the disorder and decline the team has gone through under Zaman and Tamela. To this point, her version of the Black-and-Reds has displayed a sturdy back line, and a fluid, creative attack, though the latter still has yet to show the consistency she would surely like to see. A flexible and disciplined tactician, Anne-Sophie is known to favor a moderately attack-minded approach, but is unafraid to mix things up from time to time in order to keep opponents guessing.
Long Form Name: The Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States
Short Form Names: Squornshelan Confederacy, The Confederacy
If You Don't Mind Losing Some Teeth: West Squornshelous
Demonyms: Confederate (political); Squornshelan (cultural, not always PC)
Ethnicites in the Confederacy include Squornshelan, Molvanian, Brantid, Algolian, Sivolvian, and Han. If you are curious about a particular player's ethnicity you can send me a TG or message me on discord
Team Nickname: Black-and-Reds (never Red-and-Blacks)
Team Colors: Confederate Red (#EE0000) and Black (#000000)
Formation: 4-2-3-1

World Cup 87 Qualifying Player Pool
Lineups for each two-match scorination will be posted in my most recent RP

Goalkeepers
Stovar Krieven - ImageNorth Laithland - 34 y/o - Male
Of the many Confederates who have taken their talents abroad, Krieven is definitely one of the success stories. Leaping from floundering Interblag to the Nepharim Premiership, he spent two years with Bishop, being relegated the first, and earned himself an offer from North Laithland, who have established themselves as a consistently mid-table club of late. As a keeper, he is known for his athleticism and, increasingly, his *ahem* enthusiastic and outspoken communication with his defense. If nothing else, the back line will be very clear on what his expectations of them are.

Dagmund Zarek - ImageJaglan Royals - 31 y/o - Male
Zarek, after a long stretch warming the bench at Traal, Zarek got his break in season five with a move to Royals, where he has been the starter ever since. With some other standard inclusions in the goalkeeper corps starting to get on in years, he gets his first chance to play internationally, as Jaglan has consistently been a stingy team with regard to goals allowed during his tenure.

Paiva Shimski - ImageSporting Jaglan - 21 y/o - Female
Shimski has emerged over the past two seasons as a talented young shot-stopper on a team that has not, historically, put great emphasis on defense. Her distribution needs some work, but her instincts are good and her booming goal kicks allow plenty of time for attackers to get under them.

Marzanna Furnadjiev - ImageInterblag FC - 26 y/o - Female
Furnadjiev has been a big part of Interblag's recent resurgence, and Groothuis looks to be trying her out as a potential goalkeeper of the future for the national team. She didn't see any playing time during the IAC, but with at least 18 matches of qualifying to come, she should find her first cap at some point. One can hope her career might follow a similar trajectory to that of her fellow Interblag product, Krieven.

Left Backs
Jaylene Kazarov - ImageSyneca AC - 26 y/o - Female
Kazarov is a strong wingback with an excellent workrate. After helping Syneca follow up their shocking Superleague title with a third place finish in Season 5, she gets the callup to the national team. She put up enough of a showing in qualifying despite limited opportunities to justify being named to the CoH roster, though she will likely spend the majority of her time on the bench.

Valda Harkhan - ImageSouth Laithland - 25 y/o - Female
The less famous twin sister of center back Walda Harkhan, Valda has made her own mark on Brasta's back line. A small team from a small market that has been making a few waves in the Superleague amongts much bigger clubs. Harkhan is developing into a well-rounded fullback, as capable defending against opposing wingers as she is carrying the ball forward and joining the attack. She shares her sister's surprising strength in a small frame, and adds to it a serious case of chip-on-the-shoulder.

Jirar Malgos - ImageGalatica - 24 y/o - Male
One of a cadre of talented defense prospects to come out of Brantisvogan's academy in recent years. Malgos has developed into a solid fullback, and only just missed out on IFCF qualification with Galatica this past season.

Prijat Vodsavo - ImageInterblag - 24 y/o - Female
The latest in a long line of excellent youth products to come out of Interblag, Vodsavo muscled her way into the first team for her club, and has done enough to impress Groothuis. She is quick, and deft with her touches, but might not be able to ballhandle her way out of trouble at an international level.

Right Backs
Reuter Storsjo - ImageTraal Athletics - 28 y/o - Male
Storsjo, unlike a series of center backs, has stuck around at Traal, and now into his prime, will be an excellent option for the national team Delu continues to age. He is a two-way player, but tends slightly conservative, careful to get back and defend when necessary. His performance was one of the bright spots during WC85 qualifying, earning him a spot on the CoH77 roster, and his continued good form since then sees him return for IAC10.

Taisiya Achthoven - ImageYassaca - 25 y/o - Female
Emerged over the course of the season as Yassaca's new first-choice right back, replacing an injury-plagued Escarano. While there were a few growing pains, her entry to the first team was generally pretty smooth, and the Tigers will have a dilemma on their hands if Escarano chooses to return for another season. She's used to playing in a pretty conservative back line at Yassaca, but has the skill set to move up the field when needed.

Janar Delu - ImageSyneca AC - 33 y/o - Male
Hoping to reinvent himself somewhat after his move from Algolia to Syneca, Delu returns to the national team to lend some experience to the back line among the many new faces. He is primarily a defensive player, all the more so as his speed slowly fades.

Bruenna Savo - ImageAFC Corvistone - 31 y/o - Female
Savo has been a capable depth defender with Corvistone for a few seasons now. Her capability of playing on either side of the back line makes her an excellent resource either on the bench or on the field.


Center Backs
Walda Harkhan - ImageYassaca - 25 y/o - Female
SCFA Season 5's Defender of the Year, and a runner up for the awared in Season 6, Harkhan (not to be confused with her twin sister Valda, who plays for Brasta), enjoyed a strong debut campaign through qualifying, despite the team falling short of their ultimate goal. Harkhan is a complete defender, wise beyond her years, with a strength on and off the ball that belies her small stature. Her vertical leap leaves taller players astonished. If she can be faulted for anything, it's being a bit overeager on challenges and too hopeful on outlet passes trying to launch counterattacks. She looks to be a fixture on the Black-and-Reds backline for years to come.

Svenja Baste - ImageStahlburg City - 26 y/o - Female
Right alongside Ystrad on the First Division team of the season, Baste was also a key player on a promoted side, second place Creed. Her club turned in a 100-point season that probably would have been good for the top spot any other year.

Rudi Dalso - ImageJaglan Royals - 32 y/o - Male
One of a growing number of bright spots on a Royals team that has been mired in mediocrity for years, Dalso has also been a steady contributor for the national team for some time now, supplanting Zemen Ystrad and Dymek Raktsov as the successor to Tervi Oleb on the back line. He is a prototypical, if unimaginative, center back, though his briefly undisputed reign as best Confederate defender has been challenged by Harkhan.

Aryel Ciernik - ImageAlgolia - 25 y/o - Female
Not quite the same level of precocious that Harkhan has been, Ciernik still had a solid year with Algolia, and is developing a reputation as a fearless tackler. Despite her penchant for collisions, she has thus far shown just enough restraint to avoid picking up as many cards as you might expect. The two of them playing as defense partners for years to come is a prospect that should give some hope to weary Confederate fans.

Svardo Vrboska - ImageInterblag - 27 y/o - Male
Joining Interblag on the cheap from Bardjov five seasons ago, and sticking with the Blue when they went down to the second tier, Vrboska has quietly emerged as a very competent center back. He is a tireless worker, and nearly always opts for the smart, unspectacular play rather than risky ones.

Rian Marko - ImageTraal Athletics - 20 y/o - Male
Already crowned by many as Traal's future captain of defense, Marko is still a very young player, but shows an instinctive understanding of the game that eludes many older players.

Defensive Midfielders
Shrike Hagaz - ImageLeichhardt - 32 y/o - Male
Prior to IAC10, Hagaz had not appeared for the Black-and-Reds since World Cup 83 Qualifying. An unapologetic midfield enforcer, his style of play, though it served him well in Westpike's midfield setup, did not suit the more fluid 4-3-3 that manager at the time Bethany Donnell employed, nor those of her successors. With the shift to Groothuis's favored 4-2-3-1, however, Hagaz's skills are needed once again.

Selvala Tabur - ImageTorpedo Pavlograd - 26 y/o - Female
Like Hagaz, Tabur is most at home in a holding role. Unlike his brute force approach to the position, Tabur plays with finesse, making containing and dispossessing opponents into something more like a ballet step than a tackle. Don't get things wrong though, she's no pushover, and can bring the physicality when needed.

Baishya Zangeste - ImageAC Valanari - 29 y/o - Female
Zangeste is more in the mold of Hagaz. Solidly built, her detractors have sometimes joked that she is nearly as wide as she is tall, but it's unlikely many of them would care to say it to her face.

Center Midfielders
Iuri Takala - ImageMegabrantid SC - 29 y/o - Male
While Takala now has considerable competition for the title of best center mid in the SCFA, his main rivals for that title are not in the running to play for the Black-and-Reds. He is primarily an attacking-minded player, and figures to be one of the favored players to fill the spot just behind the striker in the new formation implemented by Groothuis.

Mithya Hashemi - ImageAnomalies - 22 y/o - Female
Hashemi was regarded as a good prospect coming out of Jaglan, but not a world beater. She surprised a lot of people by putting in a very classy performance with Anomalies, winning the Red League, and being named a runner up for both Young Player of the Year, and outright Player of the Year. That kind of performance from someone so young promises great things to come.

Jirar Lomidan - ImageIbini FC - 33 y/o - Male
Another player, like Vladcik, highly regarded in the infancy of the Confederate international program. Lomidan also had to look abroad for an opportunity to prove his quality. Establishing oneself as top-choice center mid anywhere is difficult, but Lomidan managed to do so in the Eternal Empire no less. While Ibini suffered some setbacks in their most recent season, Lomidan's proven ability to lead a team at a high level has finally seen him get the recognition he richly deserved from his home country.

Isperia Marrish - ImageAFC Corvistone - 24 y/o - Female
With Season 5 Young Player of the Year and a spot on the corresponding Young Galacticos longlist to her name, Marrish is a definitely a rising star in Confederate football. A clever, crisp passer, she has yet to establish herself as a significant scoring threat, though on a team as stacked with finishers as MSC, playing that role has been largely unnecessary. Whether or not she'll be content to stay at MSC, where emerging from Iuri Takala's shadow will be a tall order, remains to be seen.

Damnagoras - Listed(Han Dold City) - 19 y/o - Male
After a breakout showing for the U21 team at the Twicetagrian invitational and a solid debut season in the league, the one-named wonder gets his first senior callup. He is a dynamic dribbler and shooter, if a little raw when it comes to decision making.

Viordar Rebljeten - ImageAlgolia AC - 30 y/o - Male
Rebljeten is an attacking mid, through and through, most at home sitting just a bit deeper than the striker. It's become a crowded position of late though, and he perhaps needs to do a bit more to establish himself as a top-level player independent of Eisenhauer, whose prodigious talent makes everyone in the Algolia attack look good.


Left Midfielders
Jzeovak Vladcik - ImageAdmiral Storevik - 29 y/o - Male
Also comfortable playing at left forward or striker, Vladcik is enjoying a career renaissance of sorts. Having won the SFS with Admiral, he's back in vogue with the national team, and still has many years of football ahead of him. He scores goals and crosses in the air or along the ground. The main thing he doesn't do as well is defend.

Lavanya Naqvi - ImageMâ Âlâmëómë - 29 y/o - Female
A natural left midfielder, Naqvi is a superb technician, but perhaps hangs on to the ball a little too long for Confederate tastes, something her new club don't mind in the slightest. So far, playing out right has been a mixed bag for Naqvi, but as a player who's always been comfortable ranging inside from the wing, there's no reason why Naqvi can't excel on either flank.

Izoni Hocij - ImageChalesm FC - 27 y/o - Female


Vrenz Tambura - ImageBrasta - 33 y/o - Male



Right Midfielders
Oliwer Starosta - ImageDamogran FC - 27 y/o - Male
Born in Soute, Starosta did not come to the Confederacy until the age of 22, when he joined Damogran for a then SCFA record fee of 5 million. Since his arrival, he has been a scoring machine for the Eagles, and has made their attack one of the most dangerous in the league year after year. While IFCF football has eluded them, Starosta's completion of his naturalization process will finally allow him to compete internationally, giving some badly needed star power to the right midfield position.

Naiva Storrev - ImageNewrook City - 29 y/o - Female
Storrev spent three seasons confounding fullbacks with Orient in Brenecia, and earned herself a big move and a payday from Newrook in Nephara. They're not about to be making a run for the Premiership, but if she can stick around as a first teamer in the best league in the world, even for a mid-table side, that's definitely something.

Meaza Teklu - ImageMegabrantid SC - 30 y/o - Female
Right mid is something of a thin position for the Black-and-Reds at present. Teklu is a good starter for the Firm, but nothing spectacular. Passes well and gets a lot of crosses in, even if they aren't all exactly made with pinpoint accuracy.

Keala Drunau - ImageInterblag - 31 y/o - Female
Drunau got a couple callups back around season 5 when she led Hensha to promotion, but that first cap eluded her. Now with Interblag, she is part of a much better team, but still regarded as the leader of the midfield. Makes a lot of smart passes, but also some not so smart. More of a scoring threat than Teklu, but also more likely to get impatient and give away possession.


Strikers
Lyzolda Petrov - ImageSabrefell Moths - 28 y/o - Female
Petrov is a complete striker with no major weaknesses, unless one were to fault her on a possible lack of sheer physical bulk. Fast, accurate, with good instincts and a nice turn of skill on the ball. She might not be the best in any one area, but she's the complete package.

Kaalia Gerstlauer - ImageBlacklake Blues - 27 y/o - Female
Falling out of national team consideration after being mired mid-table with Royals, Gerstlauer's star is back on the rise after establishing herself as a reliable goalscorer with freewheeling Blacklake, culminating in winning the TPL Golden Boot. In that striker's paradise, Gerstlauer has been able to refine her dribble-heavy style quite a bit, and is definitely a much more well-rounded player than when she first came on the scene at the tender age of 19.

Damaris Nebojsic - ImageBaskita FC - 29 y/o - Female
Nebojsic and Baskita made big strides last season, earning a spot in the Challengers' Cup. She's a big, powerful striker who, in her days at Olympia, very nearly kept the team's attack alive single-handed.

Jeska Verhulst - ImageYassaca - 28 y/o - Female
While Yassaca's ascendancy has been built indisputably on defense and midfield possession, at some point you need someone to put the ball in the net. That's Verhulst's job, and one she's gotten pretty good at. At Yassaca, of course, no one is exempt from helping out defensively, and Verhulst has been molded into a high-effort, backtracking striker. The furthest thing from a poacher imaginable.

Lumia Autenrieth - ImageInterblag - 32 y/o - Female
Autenrieth, having requested an exit from Algolia in search of an opportunity to prove her quality, found just that in Viltvodle of all places. After City's relegation, she's fetched up with an Interblag team that have staged some significant upsets.

Zoban Ajao - Listed (Eivora Athletic) - 32 y/o - Male
Ajao is a seasoned international veteran, having played through times of plenty and lean years both. His imposing presence at the center of the attack, coupled with the experience to use height and strength effectively, are something that opposing defenses will ignore to their peril. His stats in WC85 qualifying were his best yet, though his high shooting percentage suggests that his goalscoring numbers are not sustainable in the long term and he, along with the rest of the team, was much quieter in the Cup of Harmony.

Oleg Kaidanov - ImageJaglan Royals - 22 y/o - Male
Kaidanov is a promising young player, still easing his way into the lineup with Royals, but apparently judged ready enough by Groothuis to get his first callup. If he can fulfil his potential, his lowkey signing could turn into a real coup for his club.



SRS Home Qualifying Schedule with Venues:
MD2  SRS v KRY @ Megabrantid Financial Field (cap. 69,245), Brantisvogan, Megabrantis, SRS
MD4 SRS v CRY @ New Rudlit Arena (cap. 31,200), Rudlit, West Flania, SRS
MD6 SRS v FFD @ Bridger Lane (cap. 72,406), Damogran, Algolia, SRS
MD8 SRS v BGJ @ Synesoft Arena (cap. 38,600), Syneca, Sivoliva, SRS
MD10 SRS v SWE @ Reinallt Arena (cap. 41,230), Golgafrincham, Megabrantis, SRS
MD12 SRS v PFA @ Slavnarzeczpospolitastadion (cap. 61,230), Lublova, Molvania, SRS
MD14 SRS v WZA @ Olympiastad (cap. 47,550), Arkintoofle, Megabrantis, SRS
MD16 SRS v GKI @ Castle Street (cap. 57,300), Jaglan, Algolia, SRS
MD18 SRS v SNB @ Ralph Wilson Memorial Stadium (cap. 48,700), Han Dold City, Han Dold, SRS
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Postby Barunia » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:59 am

Barunia Suns
World Cup 87 Squad

Coach Barrios had said the goal for Barunia in World Cup 86 was to break back into the world 100. Now ranked 92nd, the Suns have a renewed sense of belief. Their goal now is to finish in the top 4 of their ten-team group. There is only one new face on the team, with Mercedes Collins coming in as backup goalkeeper. The rest are the same team that have been described as the best Barunia has fielded in over 10 cycles. Fan favourite Neville Swan retains the captaincy, while other big names include Louise Cartwright, veteran Antonio Mendoza, striker Sara Moorhouse, and Emmanuel Carter, the inner of last year's Sun Trophy for best performance by a Barunian player at a World Cup.

Goalkeepers
#1 John Taylor
#23 Bradley Warren
#24 Mercedes Collins

Defenders
#2 Travis Adlington
#3 Ronald Moreno
#4 Nick Bentley
#5 Fiona Brayshaw
#12 Debbie Elliot
#16 Tyler Stevenson
#13 Simon Thompson
#20 Bailey McAndrew

Midfielders
#8 Louise Cartwright
#14 Melissa Hunt
#9 Neville Swan (c)
#15 Antonio Mendoza
#7 Rebecca Thomas
#6 Stefani Obando
#18 Adam Starc
#19 Juliette Whistler

Forwards
#11 Emmanuel Carter
#10 Sara Moorhouse
#16 Pablo Saurez
#17 Rachael Cross

Coach:
Rafael Barrios (Sargossa)


Formation: 4-3-1-2
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Stadium and Hosting Information

Sun Stadium (National Stadium of Barunia), Porthaven - Capacity: 95,000. Location: Porthaven, Havenia
Sun Stadium is the national stadium of Barunia, and the home of the national team, the Barunian Suns. In honour of these illustrious tenants, the stadium has a strong sun motif. This includes the seat patterning, which represents a yellow sun in a blue sky, and the golden "sunburst" roof. The stadium is multi-purpose too, creating a vibrant sports hub for the capital. It was the obvious choice to hold the grand final of the 66th Baptism of Fire.

Will Host: Tornado Queendom (MD5); Kelssek (MD6); Valanora (Md11)


Bayview Stadium - Capacity 70,000. Location: Bayview, Tildos
Bayview Stadium is home to the West Bay Mariners, one of the powerhouses of Barunia's domestic league system. It is located in the town of Bayview, in the West Bay area of Tildos. The stadium is situated on a mountain overlooking Morgan Bay, and is considered to have one of the best views of any stadium in Barunia. Only a recent addition to Barunia’s World Cup tour, where it replaced Newland’s Blackrock Stadium, Bayview has proven a popular destination for both local and foreign fans.
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Will Host: Frestovenia (MD3); Squidroidia (MD16)


Memorial Stadium - Capacity: 100,000. Location: Edwardton, Marion
Home to both the Marion Hawks and the Edwardtion Eagles, the box-shape and grille-like cladding of Memorial Stadium has earned it the nickname of “The Birdcage”. The largest football stadium in Barunia, Memorial Stadium is named in honour of those who fought in the civil war. Memorial stadium was built by Kytlerian company BNW Varin and features a retractable roof, 90,000 seats plus terraces, plenty of room for foreign media and large movable screens at the back of the top tier.
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Will Host: Wreckeria (MD8); Darmen (MD18)


Sam Garcia Field (Northport Sports Complex) - Capacity: 43,000. Location: Northport-San Baptiste, Northern Isles
Located in the city of Northport-San Baptise in the Northern Islands, this ground is the sacred heart of Barunian football. Often considered to be the place where football in Barunia originated, it's a ground known for firsts, hosting all home matches during the Suns inaugural World Cup campaign (due to it being the only safe ground during the civil war) and is the home of the San Baptiste Sea Lions, the first Barunian Football League championship team. Named in memory of former Sea Lions and Suns goalkeeper Sam Garcia, the main pitch at the Northport Sports Complex is ready to once again provide plenty of firsts.
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Will Host: Jabal Akhdar (MD1); Icecliff (MD13)



My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes (no own goals please)
Godmod scoring events:No
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, 1 per match at most
Godmod other events: No


[b]Style: +2
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RE: Electrum Roster [SEC=SENSITIVE]

Dear Whom It May Concern,

Please find attached this roster of Electrum's national football team.

All errors made in this roster are completely intentional.

We make no apologies for the blatant copy-and-paste job for this roster.

We make no apologies for the repetitious list of names in this roster.

We make no apologies for making you read additional text that is not relevant to the information that you need.

This is a copy of the roster that has been previously circulated and approved by The Computator, Electrum's five-dimensional saviour.


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Electrum National Football Team
presented by Electrum Football


General Information
The sentient creatures from the country of Electrum take part in a competitive endeavour called football, where the objective is to use feet (the bottom two limbs) to move the ball into the opposing team's netted zone, scoring one goal. The most goals wins the match. Electrum's performance in this tournament, can be objectively described as being "okay" with a win in the "World Cup 78" competition. The state of football, has recently fallen by the wayside in recent years, due to the catastrophe that required your (The Computator) intervention. As you may recall, you saved Electrum from a time freeze, which had frozen the country in time while time moved inexorably forward in the fourth dimension across the rest of the multiverse. Because Electrum's players were stuck in a time freeze, their muscles have atrophied to the point of no return, so we've had to throw out the old team and start fresh with new players who didn't have a large base to lose to begin with. We've really only kept the captain on board.

Of course you recall, with your fifth dimensional neural network, we embedded some of your inter-dimensional friends from other worlds, to assist the team. Unfortunately, this arrangement has not worked out for certain creatures, so we have replaced some of them with the native sentient creatures. You will be happy to note that we have continued to keep Einarsson, King of the Armoured Bears as well as Seb on the team. The Electrumite National Team are not expected to make great success in this competition, and this trend is expected to continue for some time.

Style: 0

Statistical Information

Best World Cup record: Champion (WC78)
Worst World Cup record: We don't talk about that

Coaching Staff
Manager: Tyler Fernando
Assistant Manager: Jemima Bryant
Development Manage: Risa Shigaraki

We have terminated the contract with sentient creature Lboaisa Akarelm at the conclusion of the previous World Cup qualification. A new contract is now in effect with the procurement of services from Tyler Fernando, sentient creature. Fernando has previously captained the Electrumite National Team to the victory in World Cup 78. Jemima Bryant is noted for her use of technology in decision making and could prove useful in other capacities for The Computator.

Roster
Starting XI
#1 Ralph Mills - 24 - GK - Image Hamilton Sandstorm
#4 Elenora Sapper - 20 - DF - Image Taeshan City Miners
#5 Bayden Forest - 25 - DF - Image Hamilton Sandstorm
#7 Roland McCourtney - 28 - FW - Image Grenville Sailors
#9 Sentient Energy Ball (Seb) - ?? - FW
#12 William Stewart - 22 - DF - Image University
#13 Julius van Buren - 27 - MF - Image Grenville Sailors
#18 Alan Moore - 31 (c) - DF - Image Directus
#20 Nindethana Nindethana (vc) - 26 - MF - Image Eastal Lunar
#22 Einarsson, King of the Armoured Bears - ?? - MF
#24 Android X3-TU in the shape of a flightless bird - ?? - MF

Substitutes
#11 David Patterson - 23 - FW - Image NextGen
#14 Deborah Garcia - 21 - MF - Image NextGen
#15 Marcus Renshaw - 26 - FW - Image FC Fairleigh-Warburton
#16 Alex Xiao - 24 - FW - Image Somer City and Surrounds
#19 Pete Westtcott - 26 - MF - Image Ventura Bay
#21 Christine Bayer - 22 - DF - Image Agri Foodbowl
#26 Cindy Torvald - 22 - MF - Image Pinkerton FC
#27 Crystal Le - 29 - DF - Image Kale Island Dwarfs
#28 Ian Kravitz - 25 - DF - Image Burnton 1963
#30 Peyton Nix - 27 - GK - Image Prescott Wolves
#32 Sarah Archer - 25 - GK - Image Centralis Heart

Formation
4-4-2
Style: 0

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McCourtney Seb

Android Einarsson van Buren Nindethana

Stewart Forest Moore Sapper

Mills


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All Electrum home matches will be in Centralis Arena (capacity: 40,000).

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WC87 Roster

Postby Squornshelous » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:00 am

Imperium of Squornshelous
World Cup 86 Roster


My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers:           Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: Y
Give yellow cards to my players: Y
Give red cards to my players: Y
Godmod other events: Y

Anything goes, I'll roll with it


The Imperium of Squornshelous is a proud and ancient nation, extant for an indeterminate number of years (early records being largely lost to the mists of time), and participating in its 41st World Cup qualifying attempt, albeit just its fourth in the modern era. At present, the Imperium exists at a cyberpunk tech level in a pocket dimension consisting solely of itself. It is not wholly unlike the Dreamed Realm, except for the part where it is wholly unlike the Dreamed Realm. More of a nightmare, really. A history of inexplicable temporal and spatial phenomena suggests that this may not be a permanent situation. At present, the Imperium has been unable to find a way to coax its technology into functionality when beyond the bounds of its pocket dimension. As a result, the national team was initially assembled from members of a fringe group within Imperial society. This Luddite religious sect consider cybernetic implants to be anathema, and as a result, suffer no ill effects from the abrupt cessation of function of such implants when leaving the country. While certainly not up to the standards of old, this hastily assembled team during World Cup 84 qualifying and at the ensuing Cup of Harmony were respectable enough that the team was brought back intact for the following cycle with one notable exception. Striker Lyyti Vang, who led the team in goals during qualifying, vanished following the team's final match at the Cup of Harmony. No information on her current whereabouts has been made public in the Imperium, though some media outlets introduced the notion that she was abducted by a terrorist organization. (ooc:those in the wider multiverse may be aware that she fled the country and was granted asylum in the Squornshelan Remnant States, where she is now playing club football for Sporting Jaglan)
Since the conclusion of Cycle 86, continuing work by Imperial neurosurgeons and cyberneticists has still yet to yield the secret which will allow Squornshelan tech to function outside the Imperium. They have, however, developed therapies to lessen the withdrawal affects on those who employ such implants, opening the door to the possibility that implanted players might realistically be able to participate. This would present an obvious advantage for the Imperium at home matches, and the legality of such under the WCC is uncertain at best. Still, an expanded player pool for qualifying has been named for the first time, and the Ministry of Sport has released more information on the players than ever before. Hopefully this will quiet the plaintive mewling of foreign journalists.
Trigram: SQU
Competitive Record: 473-133-145
First International: Audioslavia 0-4 Squornshelous (WC5 Qualifying, Matchday 1)
Biggest Win: Spaamanian Plijous 0-8 Squornshelous (WC27 Qualifying, Matchday 16)
Worst Loss: Turori 7-1 Squornshelous (WC33 Qualifying, Matchday 14)


Style: +5
Manager: Teresa Lagerkron
Assistant Managers: Timofei Sobol, Kaja Frisk
Team Doctor: Aagot Gren
Formation: 4-3-3


First Team in Bold:
Goalkeepers:          AGE   GEN
#1 Hege Vogdahl 32 F
#13 Embla Keltteri 27 F
#14 Eerika Zima 29 F
#31 Guro Anthonsson 24 M
Left Backs:
#3 Iosif Chaika 28 M
#15 Else Breiner 31 F
#17 Reino Cherenkov 25 M
#32 Vasilii Nyberg 21 M
Right Backs:
#2 Dorthe Storvoll 30 F
#18 Gunilla Rinne 29 F
#33 Bengt Korolyov 24 M
#29 Pirjo Loefgren 18 F
Center Backs:
#4 Mirjami Sykko 27 F
#5 Anselmi Voronin 31 M
#19 Indridi Almberg 28 M
#20 Juhani Ljungman 26 M
#34 Radmir Pertin 22 M
#35 Halvar Skovgaard 23 M
Midfielders:
#22 Berit Rapp 26 F
#7 Natalia Berglund 27 F
#8 Alla Kirylenko 29 F
#21 Vilde Martikainen 25 F
#37 Tyra Volam 20 F
#23 Danila Sokolov 28 F
#36 Eystein Lidster 23 M
#6 Yngve Nikandrin 18 M
Left Wingers:
#9 Lucia Krupin 28 F
#24 Vladislava Berkoff 27 F
#27 Thorgnyr Bondarov 19 M
#38 Varlaam Kyrylov 20 M
Right Wingers:
#10 Havard Popov 26 M
#26 Tyyne Hult 28 F
#25 Agner Holub 25 M
#39 Karina Randrup 22 F
Strikers:
#11 Tove Anker 27 F
#40 Snorre Fridtjofs 20 M
#16 Lisbet Naumov 19 F
#30 Halstein Utkin 24 M
#28 Nicklas Bykov 30 M


All home matches will be played at the Imperial Arena in Vogsphere (cap. 85,000)
Visitors must have visas in order to enter the Imperium. Please note this will apply to all teams and support staff as well as spectators. All visitors are advised to contact Imperial Border Control at least six (6) months before their intended arrival to ensure completion of visa processing in time. Anyone arriving without a valid entry visa will be refused entry and may be detained indefinitely. Please note in addition that visa applications made by any individual who has visited West Squornshelous (also referred to as the Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States) within the past twelve (12) months will be denied without exception.

Biometric identity verification will no longer be required of foreign journalists requesting information on the team. They must still, however submit their certified press credentials as well as Imperial Records Requisition form 733B-2, notarized, and in triplicate to the Imperial Ministry of Sport, Department of Information Management, 1 Sporting Plaza, Suite B310, Vogsphere, Squornshelous. Please note that any requests for information determined to be related to national security may be denied without explanation. Allow six to eight (6-8) weeks for processing.
The Imperium of Squornshelous
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Trigram: SQU
KPB Ranking: 22.41 (32nd)
World Cup 31 Champions
Runners Up: WC15 & WC38
Third Place: WC20, WC25
Semifinalist: WC18, WC27
Quarterfinalist: WC5, WC11, WC12, CoH6, WC22, WC30, WC32, WC33, WC34, WC40, CoH77
Second Round: WC6, WC7, WC9, WC16, WC21, WC23, WC24, WC28, WC36, WC37, WC39
Group Stage: WC8, WC10, WC13, WC17, WC19, WC26, WC29, WC35, WC41, CoH76
Worst Day of My Life: WC14
Other days that were not the absolute worst, but when we also didn't qualify: WC84, WC85, WC86

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Postby Cassadaigua » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:44 am

TEAM CASSADAIGUA- World Cup 87


Coach- Stephanie Sweeney (62)- 10th World Cup
It is now safe to say that Sweeney has been around for a while, and following World Cup 86, where the Fillies finished third overall, she has twice brought the team to the semifinals. She is well liked throughout the country, and has complete job security.

Assistant- Hannah Shanley (38)
Starting defender from World Cups 80-83, and then served as a regular substitute in World Cup 84. In World Cup 85, she was named to the post she holds here again, but was still active as a player at that time. Here in World Cup 87, she is an assistant again, and is retired as a player.

Brittany Byers (48)
Brittany was a part of the national team roster as a defender in World Cups 78 and 79, and served as the captain of those teams. She was already in her 30's at that time, so she was unable to have a longer career with the team. Those leadership qualities helped her become a success as a coach domestically. Byers has managed the youth teams at varying times, and is the coach of choice when Sweeney focuses on a separate tournament. This is the first time that Byers will be an assistant to Sweeney, though she has played for her.

Starters in Green
Subs in Blue
Reserves in Red

Goalkeepers:
#21- Tiffany Nelson (31)- Starter WC 86, Sub WC 85, Reserve WC 83 & 84, Starter DBC 44 & CR 34 & 35
#41- Danielle Cotter (25)- Reserve WC 85 & 86, Starter DBC 47, CR 34 & 36.
#31- Kelsey Morgan (37)- Starter WC 83-85, Sub WC 81, 82 & 86, Reserve WC 80 & CR 30-31, Starter in DBC 41 & 42, Sub CR 29 & CR 35

In World Cup 86, Tiffany Nelson was the undisputed starter at this position as Kelsey Morgan finally handed over the starting reins. Her success in that World Cup only amplified her chances to start here, even though some will point out that Nelson was not really the reason for our long run. Cotter figures to be the keeper of the future, and played well in the last Copa Rushmori, where the Fillies again made the semifinals (and if you weren’t paying attention, again lost to Nephara). Kelsey Morgan? What more can you say. She’s becoming ageless as she continues to perform at a very high level. She probably won’t play, but don’t rule her out from making an appearance. Katie Schnapper, a 23 year old, is also considered part of our future, and will be traveling with the team to be a part of the experience, though not formally listed on the roster.

Defenders:
#3- Brooke Sutter (31)- Starter & Captain DBC 44, Starter WC 84-86, SWC 6, DBC 43 & CR 34-36, Reserve CR 31, WC 82 & 83
#6- Kimberly Carson (31)- Starter WC 84-86, DBC 43, CR 34-36
#4- Katie Standish (27)- Starter WC 85 & 86, Reserve DBC 44 & CR 34-36
#2- Michelle Graves (26)- Starter WC 86, Sub WC 85, Starter CR 35 & 36, DBC 47 & Sub CR 34

#24- Sierra Swift (25)- Sub WC 85 & 86, CR 35 & 36, Starter DBC 47
#26- Amanda Clayton (25)- Sub WC 86, CR 36; Starter DBC 47

#32- Summer Speers (25)- Reserve DBC 47, CR 35 & 36, WC 86
#39- Shelby McNair (24)- Starter & Captain DBC 48, Reserve WC 86 & CR 36


The entire group of defenders return for World Cup 87, because there is no reason to change anything up. This had been a young group, and now they are just entering the prime of their careers, or beginning to see the end of it. Brooke Sutter is the leader of this group and seen as potential coaching material when she hangs them up. That is not going to be for a while, though. One thing the unit lacks is an aggressive physical presence like we had with Lupe Enriquez. Though Katie Standish has bulked up a little bit and might assume that role a little more than she did in the last World Cup/

Midfielders:
#9- Morgan Rosenblatt (22)- Starter DBC 48 & 49, CR 36
#16- Meghan Wolcott (29) (Herzegovina City FC, Banija)- Starter WC 84-86, CR 34-36, DBC 44
#19- Preston Newfeld (29)- Sub WC 84-86, Starter CR 34, 36 & DBC 44
#8- Courtney Graham (27)- Starter WC 86, Reserve WC 84 & 85, Starter CR 34, 36

#34- Danielle Porter (26)- Sub WC 86, Reserve WC 84 & 85, Sub CR 34-36
#25- Allison Rice (21)- Starter DBC 49

#36- Tyler Reynolds (21)- Starter DBC 49
#37- Sarah Giles (25)- Reserve WC 86; Starter DBC 47, Sub CR 36, Reserve CR 35


The leader of this group will continue to be Meghan Wolcott. In World Cup 85, she emerged as an elite goal scorer, finishing behind only Rachel Schanke on the team in qualifying for a unit that scored a total of 102 goals. That did not let up in World Cup 86, at all. Additionally, Wolcott is a flamboyant player, so she is also known for some crazy celebrations, as well as trash-talking with opponents. This doesn’t escalate into fights or anything and is intended to be good natured. The surprising news is Morgan Rosenblatt being thrust into the starting role for her first World Cup appearance. That is only surprising if you weren’t following the Copa Rushmori, however. It is unlike manager Sweeney to put a player into a big role like that without any World Cup experience, though Sweeney managed the Copa Rushmori side too, and is a believer. We might be talking about Rosenblatt for a real long time. She inherits the #9 from Zack Pierce, who was a leader on this team, and while he still is only 33, his play has slipped a little and he was not named to the team.

Forwards:
#71- Rachel Schanke (29)- (Granddaughter of Jessica, who #17 is retired for. Hence the #71)- Starter WC 84-86, & DBC 44, SWC 6, Sub DBC 43 & WC 82, 83, Reserve WC 81, CR 30, 34 (Captain of CR 34) *** TEAM CAPTAIN***
#27- Madison McClain (27) (Jinja City, Banija)- Starter WC 86, Sub WC 84 & 85, Starter CR 34, 35

#23- Taylor Russo (25)- Reserve WC 84 & 86, Sub CR 34, 35
#28- Loreen Hazen (25)- Sub WC 86 Reserve WC 85; Sub DBC 47, CR 35

#12- Ashley Dahlin (32)- Starter DBC 44, Reserve WC 83, Sub CR 34, 35 & WC 85-86
#29- Kelsey Whitman (24)- Reserve WC 86, Starter DBC 47


The nation is excited about another year of Rachel Schanke leading the team. In her first World Cup as the captain, she played a major role in getting the nation’s third place finish, and that certainly made her grandmother proud. She has been playing very well over the last two years, and there is no reason to think that she can’t get it done this time around. McClain, for the second time, will be beside her, and playing in Banija has only helped her grow as a player. Moving into the sub role is Taylor Russo, which is not controversial. However, assigning her the #23 seemed to be, as it seems to imply that CASE has chosen to not retire the number of Sierra Mattison. However, with #22 not being assigned, maybe Lupe Enriquez will be? There has been no announcement of such, yet. Ashley Dahlin could still see steady work, but will not be a featured player.


Team Info:
Style Mod: +2.2
Formation: 4-4-2
People from Cassadaigua are referred to as Cassadagans.
Team nickname: Fillies. Also, we are commonly referred to as the Dagans

Home Stadium & City information:
Dagan Airways Stadium (Capacity: 83,000), Concord Heights

Concord Heights is the capital of Cassadaigua and hosted many international championships in the past (and even the title game of WC 84). This includes the World Cup, as well as several editions of the World Baseball Classic. The city, which is also the most populous in the country, has a lot that one can do, whether sports themed, or not. Chances are, you are coming here for sports, so feel free to visit the Cassadaigua National Sports Hall of Fame. Here you will learn the stories of the legends of Cassadagan sport, including those who have their numbers retired from the soccer team on monument wall in the north end zone of the stadium (the concept here is like Monument Park at Yankee Stadium). While at the Hall of Fame, you can also learn about other Cassadagan legends and earn new or greater appreciation for those who helped us become the first nation to win a title in the five greatest sports in the World.

Those wishing to do something non-sports themed can find additional museums across the city, including the national museum which pays homage to the past leaders of the nation. You can also take a guided tour of the grounds of the Palace itself where the Queen resides, though access to the Palace itself is not open to the public. The city is also home to prestigious learning institutions, such as the University of Concord Heights, and Concord Heights Beauty School (because looking good is important too).

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Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, no more then one more then you give yourself.
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Kits:
(Pink= home, White= away, Black= keeper or third. Thanks Donnacona!)
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If there is a conflict with the white kit, the team will wear pink.

Retired Kit Numbers:
#1 is retired in honor of Allison Salamida
#5 is retired in honor of Michelle Fuller
#7 is retired in honor of Shannon Myers
#10 is retired in honor of Brittany Lawton
#11 is retired in honor of Courtney Ferguson
#13 is retired in honor of Meaghan Bateman
#14 is retired in honor of Stacie Kerrigan-Fraser
#15 is retired in honor of Erica Lambert
#17 is retired in honor of Jessica Schanke
#18 is retired in honor of Taylor Connolly
#33 is retired in honor of Hannah Ranucci
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, 19 & 50; WB 8, 22, & 40; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13, 15, 47 & 48, DBC 21. 3rd Place @ WC 86
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-86.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 45 & 50, Some NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Sargossa » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:54 am

World Cup 87


Sargossa - 'The Corsairs'


Head Coach

Brian McAllister (Tikariot)
Brian McAllister is the new face in the dugout and is calling the shots. A key part of the backroom team that masterminded Tikariot’s highly impressive arrival onto the world stage, McAllister is bound to bring new ideas and impetus. Which is exactly what the FFS wanted. Led Sargossa to fourth place at the Cup of Harmony and the Copa Rushmori quarter final.

Backroom Staff

Assistant Head Coach: Gregory Wallen (Tikariot)
Assistant Head Coach: Miguel Marí
Defensive Coach: Iker Conde
Attacking Coach: Jordi Suárez
Goalkeeping Coach: Dario Almirón
Fitness Coach: Luis Miguel Sacristán
Team Doctor: Dr Carla Segura

Talent

GK: 1. Alejandro Martínez (25) – Sportivo Soluca
GK: 13. Sergio Arrabal (25) – Alianza Jucaro
GK: 25. Tomás Gaos (35) – Sportivo Cordova

As a teenager Martínez was touted as a future star by no less a luminary as former Corsairs’ keeper and coach Martín Tejera. He’s know showing exactly why he earned that praise. Sergio Arrabal spent his formative years as a hugely talented understudy to Penedo at Ciudad. He had to move to Alianza to finally prove he had what it takes to be a number one. Gaos provides a more experienced back-up option.

DR: 2. Carlos Carter (29) – Sporting San Marquez
DC: 5. Juan Esnáider (30) – Oriannor Mountaineers (Tikariot)
DC: 6. Valentín Alarcón (28) – Ciudad Soluca
DL: 3. Saúl Escribano (33) – Sportivo Soluca
DLC: 12. Josué Ruiz (30) – Ciudad Soluca
DRC: 14. Máximo Moya (23) – Sporting San Marquez
DR: 19. Tobías Figueroa (20) – El Nacional
DC: 21: Hugo Galán (27) – Yaton FC (Taeshan)

With a brand new coach in the dugout it’s a blank slate for the this group of players. Brian McAllister has had barely a chance to bed so the World Cup squad have a tournament in which they could well be playing for their future places. Fallbacks driving forward have been a key component of the Tikariot attack so McAllister will probably be delighted to find three wide players in Carter, Escribano and the youngster Moya who revel in going forward. Juan Esnáider has already impressed Tikariotian eyes, having embarked on a new career chapter in Oriannor. Who partner’s him in a new look back four is a question waiting to be answered.

DMC: 4. Esteban Pomar (28) – El Nacional
AMR: 7. Édgar Elvira (23) – Dínamo Maturín
MC: 8. César Goyoso (33) – Sporting San Marquez
AML: 11. Esteban Leguizamo (28) – Blacklake Blues (Taeshan)
AMRC: 15. Agustín Soria (21) – Sportivo Soluca
MC: 16. Adrián Fonseca (31) – Ciudad Soluca
DMC: 18. Marcos Águila (22) – El Nacional
MC: 22. Juan Sebastián Varela (25) – Alianza Jucaro
AMLC: 24. Mauro Pereira (29) – Sportivo Cordova

There was no one happier at the new appointment than Édgar Elvira and Esteban Leguizamo. Finally they had a national coach for whom wingers weren’t just something used in Plan C or D. Midfield battler Esteban Pomar’s lack of creative nous may count against his chances of a start. Which could see veteran César Goyoso drop deeper or the introduction of the talented Marcos Águila. Elvira will battle Agustín Soria, fresh from some impressive cameos off the bench, on the right. While Esteban Leguizamo will surely get the run in the side he’s been so craving.

FLC: 9. Mauricio Sainz (26) – Ciudad Soluca
FRLC: 10. Diego Alejandro Costa (28) – Ciudad Soluca
FC: 17. Mateo Manzanares (20) – Dínamo Maturín
FRC: 20. Diego Cazalla (25) – Miruan City (Tikariot)
FL: 23. Alonzo Bienvenida (28) – Sportivo Cordova
FC: 26. Tomas Murillo (31) – Sportivo Soluca

Six forwards could well be a luxury we see much less of in future, with the new coach favouring just a single front runner. Diego Alejandro Costa will no doubt provide strong interplay with his accurate range of passing but the strength and power of Mauricio Sainz may yet get the nod. And waiting in the wings is the talented Mateo Manzanares. Diego Cazalla provides another option both up front and on a pretty stacked right hand side. Alonzo Bienvenida adds depth on the left.


Style

Brian McAllister, alongside Stuart Ekstrom, implemented an attractive, fluid, attacking style on their Tikariot side. Expect more of the same here. With a formation that is 4-3-3 in possession and 4-5-1 without it and plenty of movement, both on and off the ball. Swift, short passing and forwards switching positions to confuddle the opposition are also hallmarks of the Tikariot approach. If it comes off it should be very exciting indeed. But it remains to be seen whether the new coach has had enough time to fully integrate his ideas.

The SuperLiga is quite a physical league so challenges can often be described as 'uncompromising' and cards are pretty common. Gamesmanship, while never encouraged, is also not entirely uncommon. But diving is considered particularly stigmatic so Sargossan players are unlikely to be found doing it.

Style Modifier = (+4)

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Venues

Estadio Generalissimo Joaquín Delgado
City: Soluca
Capacity: 108,879
Tenants: Ciudad Soluca, Sportivo Soluca
Opponent(s): Audioslavia, Mytanija

The centrepiece of a major beautification development in the capital, the stadium sits within the Parque De Los Vencedores and alongside the Corazal River. Designed by Nethertopian architect Gert Naamloos and part financed by two SuperLiga clubs, the Sargossan government and Starblaydi sportswear giants ediraf it is a truly magnificent sporting arena. The Estadio Generalissimo Joaquín Delgado, as the ediraf Arena was rechristened when the naming rights deal expired, is the epitome of a modern football stadium. Consequently, it is the national side’s most commonly used venue. Unfortunately, the glamourous surroundings are marred somewhat by the Soluca crowds’ reputation for being both fickle and moody.

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Independienté
City: Goza
Capacity: 119,354
Tenants: El Nacional
Opponent(s): Northwest Kalactin

The very antithesis to the modern Estadio Generalissimo Joaquín Delgado, and revelling in that fact. The internal facilities may have been kept relatively up to date at the Independienté but little has changed at the vast open bowl since its construction. The nation’s largest sporting venue and one that prides itself on the genuine carnival atmosphere produced on matchdays.

Ciudad Deportiva
City: Maturín
Capacity: 52,000
Tenants: Dínamo Maturín
Opponent(s): Damukuni

Although the name has come to refer to the stadium alone the Ciudad Deportiva is actually a whole site devoted to sporting excellence. Constructed as part of a government drive to boast sport, the site is also home to the national Track and Field Centre of Excellence, an aquatic centre, basketball and volleyball facilities and a state-of-the-art sport science clinic. The stadium itself is an impressive venue that is regularly voted as the top matchday experience by fans in the SuperLiga. The Sargossan record there too is very strong, having dropped points only three times in the eighteen matches played in Maturín over the years.

Estadio Silva
City: San Marquez
Capacity: 62,543
Tenants: Sporting San Marquez
Opponent(s): Huayramarca

Like the Independienté the Estadio Silva is one of the older venues used by the national side. Set within one of the poorer districts of the eclectic southern city of San Marquez, in amongst the brightly coloured favelas and street vendors, a trip to the stadium is more a cultural experience than a sporting one for the foreign visitor. Some famous nations have taken to the Estadio Silva turf in the past, names such as Sorthern Northland, Candelaria And Marquez and Cassadaigua.

Bonilla Arena
City: Jucaro
Capacity: 74,475
Tenants: Alianza Jucaro
Opponent(s): Ibixa

The quintessential rich man’s play thing, Alianza Jucaro are the nearly men of Sargossan domestic football. Bankrolled by the mega-wealthy Bonilla family the club have won three national cup competitions in recent years but have never claimed the league title they so crave. While the Bonillas have thrown money at the playing staff they’ve also invested heavily in infrastructure, including the stadium that bears their name. Set in the South Quays district of the port city, right on the waters of the Bay of Carrasco, it’s an imposing venue for visiting sides.

Petro Dome
City: Mercada
Capacity: 42,511
Tenants: Petro Mercada
Opponent(s): Cirrus Azale

In a city so synonymous with Petro National, the Sargossan national oil and gas company, it’s no surprise to find both the local football team and the stadium in which they play blazoned with the Petro name. Oil wealth has yet to equal success on the pitch for the Incan side but that wealth may have played some part in the city replacing island rivals Torreón in the World Cup rotation.

El Torrigal
City: Torreón
Capacity: 30,000
Tenants: Estrella Torreón
Opponent(s): Critical Operations

One of the nation's oldest and most picturesque venues returns this time around. Nestled in the mountain fastness of Torreón, high amongst the Chalaco Mountains, El Torrigal is the smallest of the venues but one in which Sargossa enjoys a formidable record. In the eleven previous fixtures held in the University city the Corsairs have won nine and drawn two.

Estadio Bolero
City: Daroca
Capacity: 44,866
Tenants: Daroca Marinos
Opponent(s): Emastalia

World Cup football returns to Daroca for the first time since World Cup 81. Laying on the edge of the port city’s historic market district a matchday experience can get cultural if you’re not careful.


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Champions: Cup of Harmony 41 / Di Bradini Cup 13 / Copa Rushmori V / Copa Rushmori XIV / Copa Rushmori XX
Sargossa at the Olympics


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Postby United Pink States » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:49 am

United Pink States Roster


Location- SE Sonnel
Trigramme- UPS (if it's used by someone else, I'll alter it in an applicable tournament)
Denonym for Citizens- Pinksters
Sports Team Nickname- The Couriers

About the Nation- Despite the nation's name, and the user behind the nation's master nation, the UPS is a normal nation with traditional gender roles. It should not be considered as equivalent to Cassadaigua in that regard.

Starters In Green
Subs In Blue
Reserves in Red

Manager- Oliver Campagna (47)

Goalkeepers:
#1- Logan Hughes (25)
#20-Sophia Murray (26)
#21- Noah Bell (23)

Defenders:
#2- Alex Casler (29)
#3- Brian Tucker (26)
#4- Lyle McGrady (25)
#5- Ashley Crossman (27)

#22- Hannah Girard (22)
#23- Kelsie Kingman (26)

#24- Stevie McCord (25)
#25- Javier Cervantes (28)


Midfielders:
#6- Donnie Price (30)
#7- Ellis Spiers (23)
#8- Jose Nieves (29)
#9- Jason Kinzey (23)

#13- Missy Palmer (28)
#14-Amy Palmer (26)

#16- Wilson Vanora (21)
#19- Kylie Donaldson (21)



Forwards:
#10- Byron Smith (28) ***CAPTAIN***
#11- Jordan Irvine (23)

#12- Ava Brookdale (23)
#15- Caitlyn Snyder (24)

#17- Erica Sizemore (26)
#18- Daisee Santana (27)


Team Info:
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Formation: 4-4-2

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Godmod other events: TG idea first. If it fits the theme of my team, I probably will allow it.

Stadium- Brown Logistics Group Stadium, Jamestown. Capacty- 48,023
Puppet of Cassadaigua

A nation of 27 states existing in SE Sonnel with a democratic form of government.
Despite its name and the master nation, the gender roles are traditional here.

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Postby Port Ember » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:42 pm

Republic of Port Ember National Football Team - Official World Cup 87 Qualifiers Roster


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Nation Name: The Republic of Port Ember
Trigramme: PE
Demonym: Port Emberian(s)
Nickname: The Dragons
Sponsors: Gudfrey's Trading Company; Hydra Industries; Reaver Industries
Style Modifier: +3
Formation: 4-4-2
Team Colors: Primary - Blue & White; Secondary Black & Red.
OOC: Logo & Kit supplied by the awesome Brusseldorf


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Primary Kit


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Secondary Kit


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Port Ember: A Brief Overview

The Republic of Port Ember is a nation comprising a tropical archipelago within the Northern Ocean and is considered as a regional superpower and international economic giant. The tropical nation is governed as a constitutional democracy in the form of a Republic. The nation considers itself as a champion for personal liberty and economic freedom, and is seen as one of the most free and wealthiest nations in the world. The two billion citizens are considered to be world wise and innovative, considering the art of world trade & travel, making money and engaging in bar brawls as the foundation of their national culture. The nation also possesses two colonies - Braziliztan and Port Arthur which they gained during bloody wars to uphold international freedom and human rights.

Port Ember: A Brief Football History

Prior to World Cup 83, Port Ember had a very limited football culture and infrastructure, with interest and development on par with international amateur leagues. The sport slowly gained interest within the Republic due to the widespread media coverage the sport received within the nation, and slowly but surely, the masses started calling for Port Ember to enter the international football scene. The people's voices were heard and the Port Ember Football Association (PEFA) received a massive financial injection with which to kick start the road to enter the international scene. PEFA established the "Port Emberian Youth Football Project", which saw a large group of 14-year old children chosen to become the future of Port Emberian football - training together and being developed into future stars. Four years later the team was finally ready to storm the world - and they did so by participating in the Baptism of Fire 70 tournament. Although they failed to win the tournament as hoped, they won Bronze for finishing in third place. Although only achieving third place, this tournament was a massive victory for PEFA since it managed to wake a sleeping giant- the entire nation rallied behind the national team and the team turned into national heroes and idols overnight. Modern, state of the art stadiums jumped up across the nation, quickly filled by passionate fans supporting the newly formed domestic clubs. Children and adults alike took to the streets and local stadiums to kick ball - creating a massive pool of new potential players on a scale never seen before in any sport in Port Emberian history. Next, the inexperienced but passionate Dragons entered the qualification campaign for World Cup 83, meeting true professional giants in the footballing world. Although failing to qualify for the World Cup proper, the team managed to make a massive wave on the international stage - showing the world that they had the capability to cause upset after upset, relying on pure passion, fitness and youth despite their inexperience. Their strong showing in the qualifier campaign earned them an invitation to the esteemed Cup of Harmony 75 tournament. Once again the young team was seen as complete underdogs against the giants of the tournament. Again the young Port Emberian squad managed to cause spectacular upsets, finally being knocked out in the Quarterfinals of the Cup. Returning home, the new heroes joined the newly formed domestic league and laid the foundation of a modern and professional football league and infrastructure.

The Qualification campaign for World Cup 84 commenced, with the Dragons once again being considered underdogs in the face of very strong and established teams. After a rocky start, the team shocked the world as they took their group by storm, winning 10 consecutive matches, qualifying for the World Cup proper by grabbing the runner up spot in their group - becoming one of few teams who could manage to qualify for the grandest stage of them all, on only their second attempt. The lowest ranked side of the tournament celebrated a bit too soon as they were torn back to humility in the World Cup, losing all their World Cup games, failing to enter the Knockout Stages. The team continued to build and hone their technical skills whilst retaining their passion and fitness in an attempt to prove that they were not lucky - they were here to stay.

They managed to prove to the world and themselves that they belonged on the international stage during the Independent Association Cup 9, grabbing Bronze in the end.

The peak of the Port Emberian 'Golden Era' seemed to have come to a grizzly end after the constant morbid events which took place during the World Cup 85 Qualification Season. Firstly, fame and success finally caught up with the young orphans of the squad, leading the squad to overindulge in extreme parties, with an emphasis placed on the consumption of alcohol, recreational rugs - and the attention from the fairer sex. This led to constant arguments and brawls between the team members, both in public, during practice sessions - and even on the pitch during matches. This period of unrest quickly reached boiling point as one player, Frazer Murray, brutally murdered the team's captain and star player, Ray Reddington in a local coffee shop. Frazer pleaded guilty to the murder charges, and was executed by lethal injection one day before the last match day of the Qualification Season. The man who established and led the team from the very start - the Head Coach & Manager, Stuart Baxter, resigned with immediate effect when Reddington was murdered. The national hero was found dead by suicide a few days before the end of the last season.

This emotionally broken team reluctantly entered the 77th rendition of the Cup of Harmony, in hopes that they could restore the name of the 'Dark Horse Underdogs' - and perhaps regain some faith within the world which has so crushed them. This was not to be however, as they were knocked out of the knockout rounds before they could reach the Quarterfinals.

Following this disaster, the domestic leagues grew ever larger and more successful, drawing legions of new talent, new money and new supporters to the new and modern stadiums. Despite this evolvement, PEFA remained stubborn and steadfast in their ways - refusing to select new players or staff members for the national squad, choosing to rely on the original heroes who have build the sport into the legend it was currently - yet who have mostly passed their prime, and have succumb to the depression of the morbid events which have marked their team.

The error of PEFA's choices were highlighted when the Dragons faltered at the Independent Association Cup 10, and continued to yet again fail to qualify for the World Cup 86 proper.

With a new Chairman, PEFA has changed its ways completely, and have selected an entire new squad - staff members included - to attempt to relive the Golden Days of the past.

This new squad faced their symbolic baptism of fire during the Independent Associations Cup 11, in a bid to test their new squad prior to the World Cup 87 qualification campaign. Despite being knocked out in the Quarterfinals, the team proved to be filled with talent, skill and determination.

Staff Members



Team Manager: Valentine Oliver

Assistant Head Coach: Danny Nicovic

Attacking Coach: Leon Moult.

Defensive Coach: Daryl House.

Goalkeeping Coach: Peter Smith

Fitness Coach: Dusty Russel

Team Doctor: Dr Toby Curtiss

Massage Therapist: Jessica Day

Physiotherapist: Dr Jolene Michels


Starting XI



Backline

#1 (GK) || Ilbert Moses || Age 22 || Greenfield Bulls

#2 (CB) || Craig Ramsey || Age 22 || Waterstad Pirates

#3 (CB) || Jason Lee || Age 34 || Greenfield Bulls

#4 (LB) || Adam Reynell || Age 22 || Greenfield Bulls

#5 (RB) || Elihu Frost || Age 22 || Amanaki FC

Midfield

#6 (AM) || Jason Chamberlain
|| Age 22 || Thurston FC

#7 (DM) || Steven Packard || Age 34 || Eden FC

#8 (LM) || Tàmhas Savage || Age 22 || Real Beras

#9 (RM) || Finnbar Cox || Age 22 || Gold Coast Raiders

Strikers

#10 (CF) || Donald Vroomen || Age 22 || Lilly Black Kings

#11 (CF) || Charlton Townsend || Age 22 || Lilly Black Kings


Reserves



Backline

#12 (GK) || Floris Shepard || Age 22 || Eden Fc

#13 (GK) || Claud Hanson || Age 22 || Thurston FC

#14 (CB) || Dominick Mclean || Age 22 || Blacklake FC

#15 (CB) || Rowland Mclean || Age 22 || Beras FC

#16 (LB) || Brantley Heimans || Age 22 || Beras FC

#17 (RB) || Tracy Paddon || Age 22 || Blacklake FC

Midfield

#18 (AM) || Devon Campbell || Age 22 || Nirvana FC

#19 (DM) || Jozefo Van Dalen || Age 22 || Amanaki Coast

#20 (LM) || Gib Aaldenberg || Age 22 || Amanaki Coast

#21 (RM) || Maoilios Priestley || Age 22 || Nirvana FC

Strikers

#22 (CF) || Collin Cockburn || Age 22 || Blacklake FC

#23 (CF) || Conall Stevens || Age 22 || Blacklake FC


Typical Gameplan

The team has quite an unique play-style, reflecting much on the genetics of the average Port Emberian. They prefer a fast, aggressive and hard game, playing to their benefits of being an athletic and powerful people. Their 'Signature Play' is an interesting one, which can almost be seen as a gamble. A possibly effective gamble however. They would bait the opposition to push far ahead to their goal area hard, to lure most opponent players into their half of the field. Thereafter the strong and aggressive defense would steal the possession from the opponents, and powerfully kick the ball deep to the other side of the field, where the Port Emberian strikers would use their athleticism to chase down the ball in a counter attack, outrunning the majority of the opponents, and pushing hard until a goal is scored. It is due to this play-style that the local sports-wires have dubbed it a "Aggressive Counter Attack Style".

The Fans

The national team enjoys a very large supporter base, with fans being nearly fanatical in their support.

When matches are being played, most businesses closes down for the duration of the derby, allowing their employees to watch the match at a local stadium, home or a local pub.

For the duration of the Qualifiers, thousands upon thousands of fans are expected to flock towards both the local stadiums, and those of the hosting nation, depending on where the match is to be played.

The official fanclub of the squad is known as "The Traveling Buccaneers", and can be identified at the games due to being painted completely blue with body paint, and some wielding trumpets.

The Home Stadium

Name: Lilly Black Memorial Stadium
Nickname: The Dragon's Lair
Capacity: 94,736
Executive Suites: 195
Location: Lilly Black Borough; Port Ember Megalopolis; Republic of Port Ember

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Godmod other events: Yes
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Postby Astograth » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:20 pm

The Astograthian National Football Team


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All white away, all olive green home, all blue third


Style: -2
Formation: 4-2-3-1, see below for potential variations
Nickname: Olibondeka (The Olives)
Captain: Indartsu Lekea
Vicecaptain: Mogel Doyenard
Free Kick Taker: Azeari Duarte
Penalty Kick Taker: Azeari Duarte

Manager - Image Louis Vaudrail (Sicoutimont) - Age 68
Louis Vaudrail has had a storied managerial career, and as his last job before retirement has taken charge of the Astograthian national team since the start of World Cup 85. Once manager of Nordique Val-Maurice in his homeland of Sicoutimont, Vaudrail's first experience in Astograth was many years ago with Gesterlake FC, where a talented squad that included Sicoutian NT forward Georges Allonts took the club to heights never seen before or since, including qualification to the UICA Globe Cup. In the relaunched Astograthian First Division, his success at Athletic Club Olarria landed him the job at the powerful Royal Rumiatzi where, in 4 seasons at the club, he won a Royal Cup and a long-awaited league title.

Vaudrail is Astograth's third foreign manager history, after the successful tenure of World Cup Hall of Famer Powell Pieran, from Civil Citizenry, and the less successful spell of Sir James Handel, from Yesopalitha. The team's performance in World Cup 85 qualifying, coming out of Pot 11 to finish 4th and nearly qualified, followed by a semi-final run at Cup of Harmony 77, branded Vaudrail's tenure an early success, with pundits and players attributing their game to the manager's meticulous, months-in-advance preparation for fixtures. What followed was a poor showing at Copa Rushmori 35, held in Astograth itself, and a lacklustre WC86 qualifying campaign that saw the team finish fourth despite being the third seed. A run to the final of Cup of Harmony 78 rekindled hope in the national team, though Vaudrail’s relationship with assistant manager Ibai Kiriano fell apart in the strain and the team subsequently dropped out of Copa Rushmori XXXVI in the group stage. Vaudrail will be hoping that third time’s the charm – whether for qualifying or for winning the Cup of Harmony.

In terms of squad selection, about three-fourths of the squad is foreign-based, with 5 players from Audioslavia, 3 each from Farfadillis, Nephara and Eura, and one from each of Kelssek, Vilita, and Siovanija and Teusland. Changes from the Copa Rushmori include the return of forward Anartz Salayeta and the first call-ups for Echepare Rospide, Eskuin Nekol and Eriz Mugiro; unfortunately, this has necessitated the dropping of long-time stalwarts Iraunkor Berdesagar, Yokin Arana and Cheru Lizarza.
Vaudrail will most likely line up with a flexible 4-2-3-1 formation, with two defensive midfielders and wingers that can be shifted up or down the pitch as the situation demands. Though Astograth continue to climb up the rankings, this defensive-focused game plan has borne fruit and looks set to be iterated upon. Therefore, Vaudrail will be maintaining Olibondeka’s conservative, possession-minded approach. If facing opposition against whom possession can't be achieved, then the plan will likely be to fall back into a 4-2-3-1 diamond and play for counter-attacks. If feeling adventurous, the team may change into a standard 4-4-2 or 4-4-2 diamond may be deployed - Vaudrail has plenty of talented players on the bench which to experiment with.

Assistant Manager - Image Carsten Thunder (Nephara) - Age 38
Long-time starting goalkeeper for Royal Rumiatzi, including the whole of Louis Vaudrail’s tenure at the club, Thunder is a second-generation veteran of the Astograthian game and well respected across the nation. Taking his first steps into management, he managed to land this assistant manager position just before the Copa Rushmori and will be continuing there for World Cup 87 qualifying.

Starting XI:

#1 - GK – Gentza Bedigax - Age 32 - Image FC Felsenkirchen 1879 (Siovanija and Teusland) - 40 caps, 1 goal, 18 clean sheets
Bedigax initially impressed in the Astograthian First Division by being one of the reasons that the unfancied Erribe United remained in the top flight during their début season, and continued that form at Urbizania Wanderers by winning the league and consistently being one of the least-beaten keepers in the competition. Now playing for one of Siovanija and Teusland's top teams, he has established himself as a fine, reliable starting goalkeeper for Astograth – and the first to score an international goal, freak accident as it may have been.

#5 - LB – Marko Martel - Age 25 – Image Lajuno (Eura) - 49 caps, 2 goals
Martel is one of Astograth's most exciting players. Bursting onto the scene at just 18 years old, he was part of Sporting Ibarguren's Royal Cup-winning team, beating Urbizania Wanderers in the final despite being a second-tier side. Swiftly transferred to giants Sporting Iturributa, he was part of a league-winning squad but, frustrated at the lack of playing time, forced his move to Athletic Club Olarria, where more strong performances earned him a place on the national team and on the famous Galácticos shortlist. Nothing if not ambitious, he further secured a move to the Euraleague and displaced Remondegi as starter for Olibondeka - how much farther can he go?

#2 - CB - Mogel Doyenard (VC) - Age 31 – Image Sporting Iturributa - 84 caps, 6 goals
Doyenard is, by conventional wisdom, the best Astograthian defender currently playing. The key to Sporting Iturributa’s unprecedented First Division threepeat was their impenetrable defense, from which they build and control the match. Doyenard has been the core of that defense for nearly a decade, and commands respect throughout the league. Measuring 193 cm, he's also a valuable asset in attacking corners, especially when the opposition proves hard to beat in open play.

#18 - CB - Ugaitz Leskerre - Age 32 - Image Lajuno (Eura) - 67 caps
Despite a low public profile, Leskerre has established himself in one of the best leagues in the world at Eura's Lajuno, which has a proud tradition of sourcing Astograthian talent. Having also played for Pasarga's Paulinthal FC, Leskerre's length and quality of experience earns him a starting place on the team. His partnership with Doyenard has been credited as the core component to Astograth’s defensive excellence.

#16 - RB – Ixaka Echeberz - Age 29 - Image AC Izotz Zubia (Audioslavia) – 43 caps, 1 goal
Echeberz is a solid, reliable player who can stay in defense or move forward into a more modern wing-back role. An important player for Urbizania Wanderers, his performances for the national team caught the eye of the powerful Izotz Zubia, securing him an unexpected transfer to the Audioslavian National League. Coming off a title-winning season, Echeberz is bursting with confidence.

#14 - DM – Indartsu Lekea (C) - Age 32 - Image Iron City (Nephara) - 78 caps, 4 goals
Lekea has had a successful career away from Astograthian shores, after departing from Athletic Club Rumiatzi while still a teenager. Previously at Apox's Barbury Town and Nephara’s AFC Corvistone, he is one of three national team players plying his trade in the highly-ranked Nepharan Premiership – or Zenith, now. With his extensive, first-rate international experience Lekea has the squad’s, the public’s and the manager's confidence to serve as captain of the team. He generally acts as the primary agent in stopping attacks through the middle and will be backing up Bergara in controlling possession through the middle of the pitch.

#15 - DM – Domiku Bergara - Age 28 - Image AC Izotz Zubia (Audioslavia) - 18 caps
Hardworking Bergara was spotted as a sharp talent at a young age, and Urbizania Wanderers shelled out a big wad of cash to sign him from Iturributa United at age 21.With Wanderers he got his hands on a league title and a Royal Cup before striking out to join Audioslavia's AC Izotz Zubia, where he has enjoyed great success and earned a place on the national team. An elegant, patient player skilled in both defense and with the ball, he’ll have the pressure of being the main connector between the back and front lines of the team.

#11 - LM - Koldo Ibargengoitia - Age 29 - Image Usmer (Eura) - 37 caps, 2 goals
An exciting winger who can be played out wide, made to cut inside or, in a pinch, deployed in centre midfield. Capable of scoring but far better as a creative outlet. Signed for Eura's Usmer after dazzling at Oyardo FC, Astograth University and Ituraitz FC, but has yet to truly shine for Olibondeka despite establishing himself as a reliable hand on the left wing.

#10 - RM – Ihazintu Malkorra - Age 30 - Image Aries Chariots (Nephara) – 63 caps, 12 goals
Malkorra, voted three times best right winger in the First Division, was a youth product of Miners FC before signing with Royal Association and eventually cross-town rivals Sporting Iturributa, emerging as one of Astograth's brightest talents - his dribbling is mesmerising, and can flow freely from center midfield to the back to up on attack as the situation requires. In the Nepharan Premiership, he has shined for both Vermillion Wanderers and Aries Chariots, leading the latter to a runner-up finish in the latest (and final) Premiership season.

#8 - AM – Azeari Duarte - Age 33 - Image Royal Rumiatzi – 69 caps, 14 goals
Duarte is widely recognised as the best creative player in the Astograthian league and chief architect of Royal Rumiatzi's successes over the past decade. Over the years he has demonstrated immense vision in providing assists and occasionally get himself on the scoresheet as well. Duarte is one of the team's most media-present faces and carries enormous pressure on his back, his every move analysed and dissected. Is coming off his personal best season of all time, scoring a whopping 20 goals for Royal Rumiatzi as he dragged the team to a title challenge – to no avail, as they ultimately finished 3rd.

#9 - CF - Aire Epherra - Age 32 - Image Urbizania Wanderers – 29 caps, 16 goals
A regular in the Astograthian First Divisions' top scorer charts, Epherra is a tall, burly, clinical target man skilled at spearheading counter-attacks and holding up the ball to play in his teammates, and will do all he can to solidify himself as the premier Astograthian forward. With an impressive record of 16 goals in 29 caps (baby), Epherra is undoubtedly Vaudrail’s most impactful innovation in the national team so far.

Substitutes:

#13 - GK – Aurre Laurnagaray - Age 29 - Image Stahlburg Rovers (Nephara) – 1 cap
Aurre Laurnagaray has featured in a few of Vaudrail’s call-ups before, and returns to the list largely because he’s a known quantity and due to the prestige of the Nepharan league. Laurnagaray’s form leaves something to be desired, given that Stahlburg Rovers sank to 24th out of 24 in the Premiership, and although he’s nominally the second keeper, there’s a strong chance he’ll be passed up for Rospide if Bedigax ever requires a substitution.

#23 - GK – Echepare Rospide - Age 23 - Image KT Itzalovalle (Audioslavia) – Uncapped
A low-profile product of Garitzeta Racing Club’s academy, Rospide was snapped up at 21 by the eagle-eyed scouts of Audioslavia’s KT Itzalovalle. They evidently saw something that local coaches did not, because Rospide, in a few short years, has taken over as starter and performed admirably, this season overseeing Itzalovalle as they finished 6th and qualified for the IFCF Challengers Cup. Although on paper Rospide is the third keeper, there is a strong expectation that he’ll be the preferred substitute for Bedigax if it becomes necessary.

#4 - LB - Urre Remondegi - Age 32 - Image Urbizania Wanderers - 47 caps, 1 goal
Three-time best left-back of the First Division, Remondegi first caught the eye playing for Oyardo FC, later making his way to Ituraitz FC. Gorriaka went on to clinch the club's record-breaking ninth league title and the Royal Cup in their centenary year, prompting Wanderers to make a big-money bid for Remondegi, where he's continued to perform at a high level. Resilient and dynamic, he's a versatile player that can play from the back, further up the wing or even shifted to defensive midfield if required. Displaced to the bench in favour of rising star Marko Martel, but still a quality option.

#3 - CB - Alarabi Labeaga - Age 24 - Image Mâ Âlâmëómë (Farfadillis) - 16 caps
An impetuous young talent, Labeaga came through the youth ranks of Urbizania Wanderers, rapidly making his way to the first team at age 18 and featuring in their title-winning run of 680. Vaudrail, then manager of Royal Rumiatzi, arranged their purchase of Labeaga but was unable to control the centre-back's ego and demands for a starting spot. Forcing a move abroad, he was able to land at the renowned Mâ Âlâmëómë of Farfadillis and immediately won a league title. Now believes himself to be God's gift to defending and truly is too talented to be denied a call-up by Vaudrail, but starters Doyenard and Leskerre are strongly entrenched in the team. Labeaga could prove a disruptive influence if he isn't brought to heel.

#12 – CB/RB – Eriz Mugiro - Age 29 - Image Urbizania Wanderers - Uncapped
Voted to the Astograthian First Division team of the season as Urbizania Wanderers ran out champions for the second year in a row, Mugiro is a dependable centre-back who knows his limits and how to play around them. You won’t see him dazzling the fans with playmaking passes, but he has the calm and composure to not complicate things and compromise the team. In a pinch he can also play as a very defensive right-back, which may be necessary due to Vaudrail not calling up a proper replacement for Echeberz.

#6 - DM/CM - Gaitzka Gurina - Age 28 - Image Sporting Iturributa - 57 caps, 4 goals
Gurina, together with Servet Misidjan, is the ticking engine of Sporting Iturributa, and previously filled the same role for Astograth before the rise of Domiku Bergara. Coming out of the youth system of Ituraitz Victory, Gurina is dogged in defense and cerebral in attack, and in his favour has significantly more experience with WCC football than Bergara or Muhaburu.

#21 - CM/DM - Baraxil Muhaburu - Age 24 - Image Rülândéá Kôstä (Farfadillis) – 13 caps, 1 goal
A youth product of Garitzeta Racing Club, Muhaburu was set to break into the first team when Racing took a deep dive into the Second DIvision. Setting his sights elsewhere, Muhaburu landed in Farfadillis, signing for Rülândéá Kôstä and integrating quite seamlessly into the squad as they marched to Challengers' Cup qualification. Despite his reputation for a poor attitude and off-pitch antics, including a fondness for drink, Vaudrail has been eager to take advantage of Muhaburu’s excellent vision, passing technique, and ability to threaten goal or take set pieces. One of the manager’s go-tos when looking to shake things up.

#17 - LM – Eskuin Nekol - Age 22 - Image AC Izotz Zubia (Audioslavia) - Uncapped
Nekol is perhaps one of the most shocking comeback stories in Astograthian football. A product of Royal Association’s academy, he transferred to Sporting Iturributa while still a teenager and quickly found himself in the first team of a club that was a on a roll, winning three league titles in a row. The following season was disastrous for Sporting, dropping down to 7th, but Nekol’s career was on the rise as a clever winger that could shoot from range, catching the eye of international scouts. Then, in the cup final that could save the season, Nekol was subbed on and stupidly punched the opposition captain in extra-time; Sporting would lose on penalties to the lowly Gesterlake. This effectively ended his career at Iturributa, allowing AC Izotz Zubia to swoop in for cheap. The rest is history – a National League title and an incredible, 45-yard goal to his name.

#19 - RM – Zilar Galharretborde - Age 24 - Image Langlois Océanic (Kelssek) – 10 caps
Galharretborde came through the youth ranks of Royal Arexa, and thanks to a wily agent and a leap of faith, he managed to land a move to Kelssek's Langlois Océanic. In his first season he impressed, earning the league's Young Player award and catching the eye of the national team in the process. He may not be the fastest or most technical player, but he is very good at stretching the field of play by building up moves from the wing, playing fluid football with his full-back and centre midfield. A markedly different style to Malkorra, providing some tactical flexibility.

#22 - AM – Xuban Morua - Age 22 - Image Rammsissil (Vilita) – 2 caps
Morua got his first taste of the Astograthian national team at the XIV Summer Olympiad, starting there for Ikatz Alberro’s U23 squad. A product of Sporting Arkamo, he got himself signed to the V-League at an early age and has since gained some notoriety playing from Rammsissil’s bench. A classic no. 10, Morua doesn't move much but serves as fulcrum for the attack, playing defense-splitting passes and occasionally making his way into the box with a burst of speed. His every play seems calculated for minimum effort with maximum impact. Vaudrail seems desperate for someone that can eventually succeed Azeari Duarte, and Morua is the latest of these candidates – can he deliver?

#7 - CF – Olentzaro Karazatorre - Age 25 - Image KT Moreazerua (Audioslavia) - 26 caps, 9 goals
Karazatorre, one-time winner of the First Division's Young Player award, became known to the Astograthian public at age 20 with aplomb. He banged in 13 goals in a season for the modest Antiguoko FC as they finished in 10th place, then 15 as they climbed to 8th, then 19 goals, before signing with Ituraitz FC and Pyathora Mariners of Tikariot, where he never quite clicked. It’s been said for quite a while now that Karazatorre has all the makings of the next great Astograthian forward, but the clock is ticking and everyone’s waiting.

#20 – CF – Anartz Salayeta - Age 23 - Image La Querida (Farfadillis) – 3 caps, 1 goal
Anartz Salayeta, affectionately nicknamed ‘the Tree Trunk’, is a fan favourite at the punching-bag club of the Shango-Fogoa Premier League, La Querida. Responsible for the lion’s share of the club’s goals, Salayeta is a very tall, very strong, very slow target man and just about the only thing La Querida have going for them, provoking a level of adoration rarely seen even among the football-mad Astograthians. Pundits are divided on whether he’s good enough for the national team, with many arguments on whether it’s best to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond, or a tree-sized fish in a tiny pond in a massive, kraken-infested stretch of open sea. Played a handful of minutes across three matches at Cup of Harmony 78, scoring the final goal in a 3-1 victory over Electrum.

Home grounds
The national team will play at different venues depending on the match. The assignments are as follows:
MD3 vs. Mriin - at Grand Duke's Stadium (90,000), Rumiatzi
MD5 vs. Squornshelous - at Old City Stadium (72,000), Iturributa
MD7 vs. Rangers FC - at Goyaingerua Stadium (45,596), Arexa
MD9 vs. Lisander - at North Point Stadium (61,316), Olarria
MD10 vs. Acastanha - at Sovereignty Stadium (14,110), Kala
MD11 vs. Euran Oceania Territories - at Silanes Park (55,140), Echegoyan
Md13 vs. Fjorsz - at New Beltzura Stadium (46,000), Basabe
MD15 vs. The H Corporation - at The Bells (43,505), Arkamo
MD17 vs. United Australasian Commonwealth - at Grand Duke's Stadium (90,000), Rumiatzi

Team records
Year founded: 636 (pre-World Cup 55)
All-time record: 544 matches played: 251 wins, 136 draws, 157 losses
All-time goal difference: +202
Most caps: Soter Sarlange (200)
Most goals: Soter Sarlange (89)
Most clean sheets: Zernin Aira (39)
First international: Astograth 1–2 Eastfield Lodge (pre-World Cup 55)
Largest win: Astograth 10–1 Melbergia (World Cup 58 qualifying)
Worst loss: Eura 7–0 Astograth (pre-World Cup 85)
World Cup finals appearances: 6 (first at World Cup 57)
World Cup best result: 4th place, World Cup 61
Highest KPB ranking: 9th, post-World Cup 61
Tournaments won: Cup of Harmony 50, Copa Rushmori XII

RP Permissions are yes to everything that isn't career-ending. I encourage TGs for questions or collaborative RP.
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Postby Ibixa » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:49 pm

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Manager – Antoni GUELL, Age 48

THE SQUAD

Goalkeepers

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Didac MARINES
Age: 28
Position: Goalkeeper



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Aleix TRIAS
Age: 25
Position: Goalkeeper



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Bartomeu ROSAS
Age: 27
Position: Goalkeeper



Defenders

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Roderic ESCUTIA
Age: 29
Position: Right-back



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Mateu NADAL
Age: 30
Position: Left-back



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Andreu VALENCIA
VICE-CAPTAIN
Age: 29
Position: Centre-back



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Llorenç RADO
Age: 27
Position: Centre-back



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Pau SABATER
Age: 24
Position: Right-back



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Josep SAMPER
Age: 23
Position: Left-back



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Esteve PORTES
Age: 22
Position: Centre-back



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Aleix GALVIS
Age: 24
Position: Right-back



Midfielders

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Jordi GODINA
CAPTAIN
Age: 32
Position: Central midfield


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Ximeno FIGUERAS
Age: 28
Position: Right midfield



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Francesc PERNA
Age: 29
Position: Left midfield



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Pau CERA
Age: 24
Position: Left midfield



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Hèctor MOYA
Age: 22
Position: Central midfield



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Pere SEGARRA
Age: 26
Position: Right midfield



Forwards

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Adrià MOLLET
Age: 27
Position: Forward



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Gonçal ORIOL
Age: 30
Position: Forward



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Sergi SOLER
Age: 28
Position: Forward



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Josep FARRAN
Age: 25
Position: Forward



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Guifré PAIS
Age: 27
Position: Forward



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Xavi MAIA
Age: 23
Position: Forward



LIKELY STARTERS – Formation: 4-3-3
1. D Marines
2. R Escutia - 5. L Rado - 4. A Valencía - 3. M Nadal
7. X Figueras - 6. J Godina (c) - 8. F Perna
9. A Mollet - 10. G Oriol - 11. S Soler

THE KITS – courtesy of JMC

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Languages: Catalan, English

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THE HOLY EMPIRE WC 87 SQUAD

While the nation took a long break from WCs 8 through 24, the Holy Empire is proud to be the only active nation to have participated in WC 1.

Though it pretends not to be, the nation is equally proud to have won 4 World Cup titles


This World Cup the Holy Empire is fielding a squad consisting solely of ... Juan Tzimisces.

While Tzimisces is one of the most famous players and managers in World Cup history, a quick recap for new participants might be helpful: he's a world cup legend who played in central midfield for World Cups 1-4, and has been the team manager since it returned to action in World Cup 25 after its early break. He's won four cups as manager, and has very occasionally taken the field in significant finals matches.

Now, some of you are probably wondering 'how can all the positions be filled by the same person - who's also the manager?' Simple. Time is not necessarily linear in the Holy Empire, the Dreamed Realm exists outside of ordinary reality, and imperial citizens are functionally immortal. While the entire squad consists of the genuine Juan Tzimisces, the individual players are not from the same point in Ordinary Reality time. So one Juan Tzimisces might be a from subjective time millennia in the past; another from millennia in the future. Two might just be from consecutive days next subjective week. One might be a legendary figure from your nation's past; another might just enjoy sharing a nice cup of tea with Emperor Boston of Bostopia. Some players might have travelled through subjective Ordinary Reality time and have played multiple roles. I hope to develop the specific timelines - and roles that Tzimisces might have played in those timelines - as the tournament develops.

I welcome suggestions from teams in my qualifying and finals groups as to whether Tzimisces might have played some role (important, minor, sensible, or slightly silly) in your nation's past, present, or future - potentially anonymously or incognito if you'd prefer.

And while Tzimisces is best known for playing in central midfield - and scoring with thunderous shots from range - given enough practice he can play any position; though he's likely weakest in goal (feel free to use that point).



The Squad
OOC RP point: The team does not consist of monks or holy men. Monks are from the Archregimancy, not the Holy Empire.

Goal:
Juan Tzimisces {A long time ago, in a galaxy far away....}

Defence:
Juan Tzimisces {the dawn time before the current multiverse}
Juan Tzimisces {The One in Tequilo}
Juan Tzimisces {the seven cyber-samurai in Banija}

Midfield:
Juan Tzimisces {'Regency' Bostopia}
Juan Tzimisces
Juan Tzimisces [CAP] {Tzimisces the Barbarian}
Juan Tzimisces {the space battle between Vil'Turor and Slavia in the Atlant'Oc galaxy}
Juan Tzimisces {Once upon a time in the Xannerian West}

Forwards:
Juan Tzimisces {an Al Quds folk song dating to a period shortly before World Cup 1}
Juan Tzimisces {Chromatika's Rainbow Revolution}

Substitutes:
Juan Tzimisces[g]
Juan Tzimisces[d]
Juan Tzimisces [m]
Juan Tzimisces[m]
Juan Tzimisces[f]


Coaches:

The team coach remains World Cup Hall of Fame legend Juan Tzimisces; the coach is the 'present' Tzimisces who has managed the team since World Cup 25, and whose core (though not necessarily only) current point in time is the World Cup 87 timeline.

The assistant coach remains Starblaydi World Cup Hall of Fame legend Simeone Di Bradini - the only player or official in the squad not to be Juan Tzimisces


Style Modifiers / formation

Frosty football is attacking football. The Holy Empire always plays a 3-5-2 formation using overlapping wingers that turns into 3-3-4 on the counterattack.

[OOC'ly, for the purposes of scorination, the team uses the maximum attacking style modifier permitted by each cup's hosts.]


Kit
The team will wear famous Imperial Gold and Red, as worn by the Holy Empire since WC1...

(home top, away bottom)
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OOC'ly, the kits were designed by Red Blackiland, and the crest by Audioslavia - and I'm entirely grateful; I'm very happy for RB and Audio to take OOC credit. IC'ly, HEFA deny the Mundies had anything to do with it.



Stadium
The Holy Empire plays its home matches in the bejewelled, platinum-domed, and purple stone-walled Imperial Hippodrome, the oldest World Cup venue still in use, and one of the most famous - and impressive - stadiums in the multiverse.


RP instructions:
Have fun and use your imagination - but don't kill anyone, and don't try and launch attacks on the Dreamed Realm; largely because you can't.



Some basic Dreamed Realm RP rules:
Remember that the Dreamed Realm lies entirely outside of Ordinary Reality, and is utterly impervious to harm from what we charmingly call 'mundies'.

Some points to remember about travel to, and playing in, the Dreamed Realm:

1) We control the nature of reality in the Dreamed Realm; reality and time are malleable within the Realm. This isn't used to cheat - all normal rules of football are strenuously followed - but it does have two major side effects:
A) Any injuries to either team in Imperial home matches are immediately healed.
B) No violent or riotous behaviour by visiting fans will be tolerated, unless permission is received in advance (please file applications for violent rioting in triplicate). Any such behaviour undertaken without appropriate permission will find those responsible immediately transported back to Ordinary Reality.

2) Direct travel from ordinary physical reality to the Dreamed Realm is impossible. Some 72 hours before your away qualifier in the Empire, a team of Archregimancy [Eastern Orthodox Christian] monks will arrive in your home stadium and construct a portal to the Dreamed Realm. You may then use this to travel to the Empire at your convenience.
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Postby Siovanija and Teusland » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:45 pm

Siovanija & Teusland National Football Team


Facts

Nation Name: United Republics of Siovanija and Teusland
Short Names: Siovanija and Teusland, the United Republics
Demonyms: Siovanijan, Teus
FA: Siovanija and Teusland Football Association (STFA)
Colours: Blue and gold
Anthem: ‘High Mountain Skies’
Capital City: Borograd
Other Major Cities: St. Jakob, Stelburg, Vlaikograd, Chernovets, Felsenkirchen
Highest Domestic Youth League: Republikaliga
Nicknames: The Goldhorns
Style Modifier: +2.5

Manager: Gavin Hughes (APX)

Gavin Hughes returns for his fifth campaign behind the bench for the Goldhorns, the Apoxian manager having surpassed the 150 games mark in WC86 Qualifiers, and having led the team to a third straight World Cup Finals qualification. However, his job has never been in more danger. The disastrous showing at AOCAF 62, in which the Goldhorns won just 1 of 9 games, means that the stakes are clear here: qualification is the bare minimum. But even qualification may not be enough - there’s a pressure on Hughes to get this team out of the group stage and into a knockout match. This World Cup, then, could be a bit of a turning point for the national team - even more so with numerous players from the next generation looking to make a break into the main squad. There’s a greater competition for places this year than ever before, and it’s seen in 15 players with fewer than 10 senior caps. Even places that have been previously near-assured should be up for grabs - the Ribbeck vs Ilev duel for the #9 shirt should be absolutely incredible. It’s a 4-3-3 as always, a midfield triangle, although Hughes has said he’ll be more willing to try a 4-4-2 this time around.

Extended Squad - Qualifiers

Caps and goals as of AOCAF 62. Players with NSSWiki articles will have them linked.

Goalkeepers

GK -- Ewald Heuser -- Brinemouth (NPH) -- 27y/o -- 62 caps, 12 clean sheets
GK -- Anatoli Sveteikov -- Olympia Borograd -- 33y/o -- 21 caps, 6 clean sheets
GK -- Lino Kaberle -- Sporting Iturributa (ASG) -- 20y/o -- Uncapped
GK -- Dennis Eulenberg -- FC Teussen Stelburg -- 30y/o -- 3 caps, 1 clean sheet


Ewald Heuser has proven himself one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world, the #1 for his club, Brinemouth, and a key part of their march to the Premiership title last season. A sweeper-keeper, Heuser is one cap from tying Viktor Venev’s all-time appearances record for goalkeepers, and two away from holding the record on his own. It’ll be a certainly deserved accomplishment for him. Anatoli Sveteikov is ever-reliable, and probably deserved more than his 21 caps to date in his career - but he’s managed to always be the second-best keeper, never the best. Lino Kaberle had an excellent season in Astograth, as the young player of the year in the league, and the prodigy gets his first-ever senior chance here. Strong and agile, Kaberle has the strange distinction of being incredible at penalties - dating back to his time as a forward in the TSV Marzig youth academy. Don’t be surprised if at some point in his career he gets a chance from the spot. Dennis Eulenberg made a great start to life at FC Teussen Stelburg, but he might find himself on the outside looking in here: behind Heuser and Sveteikov, and struggling for minutes against a player who is more likely to have a bigger role with the team in the future.

Left Backs

LB -- Edgar Steimle -- 1912 Stelburg -- 28y/o -- 87 caps, 2 assists
LB -- Lyubomir Dimitrov -- FK Metropola Borograd -- 31y/o -- 62 caps, 2 assists
LB -- Axel Richter -- FC Teussen Stelburg -- 26y/o -- 25 caps
LB -- Bastian Mendel -- SW Stahlberg -- 25y/o -- 2 caps, 1 assist


Edgar Steimle is the main man for the Goldhorns here on the left side, the quick fullback being likely to break the 100 caps mark in these Qualifiers. Concerns that he may have been losing some of that pace at the last AOCAF were thrown out after a brilliant season in the league with 1912 Stelburg, and he’s hoping to find his form again at the international level. Lyubomir Dimitrov was once a very similar player, but through injuries and a loss of pace thanks to age, he’s transformed into a very solid defensive fullback, and found a home once again in the national team. Axel Richter is a similar player to Steimle, and now that he’s a bit more mature there’s some talk that he might pose a challenge to Steimle for that #3 shirt. Bastian Mendel, meanwhile, is a solid defensive player who is still finding his role in this team, the hope is this tournament might be a bit of a break-out for him.

Centre Backs

CB -- Karl-Heinz Jager -- Raynor City United (VAL) -- 28y/o -- 116 caps, 9 goals, 2 assists
CB -- Erich Thierse -- FC Teussen Stelburg -- 31y/o -- 58 caps, 1 goal
CB -- Raphael Klopfer -- 1912 Stelburg -- 35y/o -- 154 caps, 5 goals, 4 assists
CB -- Taras Maksimov -- Energija Chernovets -- 24y/o -- 15 caps
CB -- Tristan Niedermayer -- AFC Corvistone (NPH) -- 26y/o -- 23 caps, 1 goal
CB -- Niklas Kronthaler -- AS Bezieres (VLD) -- 32y/o -- 6 caps, 0 goals


It’s the beginning of a changing of the guard here. Karl-Heinz Jager, of course, retains his spot as a key member of the squad. The centre back won the Premiership again with the Rockers last season, and is on track to be the most-capped defender in national team history by the end of his career. Good on the ball, and strong on the tackle, Jager is a leader on this team. Partnering him - at least at the start of qualifiers - will be Teussen defender Erich Thierse, who is a similar player and also has good chemistry with Jager. Niels Kronthaler is back in the squad after an incredible year in Valladares where he was Defender of the Year, as his Bezieres side captured the Liga-1 title. Raphael Klopfer is winding down a storied career, announcing this will be his last World Cup Qualifying campaign before retiring from internationals altogether. Taras Maksimov had an incredible season with Chernovets in a title-winning campaign, and he’s expected to get a few more looks here - he might even be the consensus pick beside Jager by the end. Tristan Niedermayer will want to impose himself in that conversation too, however, and the Corvistone defender will have every opportunity to do exactly that.

Right Backs

RB -- Darijen Vesele -- Rene Skae (FFD) -- 26y/o -- 41 caps, 1 goal, 2 assists
RB -- Pierre-Louis Lotbiniere -- 1912 Stelburg -- 27y/o -- 61 caps, 4 assists
RB -- Trude Spitz -- Parrhesia United (NPH) -- 30y/o -- 8 caps, 1 assist
RB -- Thorsten Helmke -- FC Felsenkirchen 1879 -- 34y/o -- 53 caps, 3 assists


Darijen Vesele is arguably the best right back in the world right now, and was recognized as such in the Galacticos XI. He’s an incredible piece for this team to have, so fast down the wing and with an excellent cross. It’s made him a standout for his club team, too, where he was one of the best players in the new Shango-Fogoa Premier League. He was a bit of a late bloomer on the international level, though, and now that he’s really in his prime, it’s time for him to dominate. He’s come at exactly the right time - Pierre-Louis Lotbiniere slumping a bit, and a core of players that aren’t getting any younger - Trude Spitz and Thorsten Helmke both over 30. For now, it’s the Darijen Vesele show, and we’re all just along for the ride.

Centre Midfield

CM -- Thorsten Kramer -- 1830 Cathair (AUD) -- 31y/o -- 190 caps, 61 goals, 74 assists
CM -- Todor Mihailov -- Revolutionaries (EUR) -- 27y/o -- 91 caps, 4 goals, 10 assists
CM -- Heinrich Bahr -- FC Teussen Stelburg -- 26y/o -- 45 caps, 5 goals, 2 assists
CM -- Vsevolod Hristov -- Energija Chernovets -- 25y/o -- Uncapped
CM -- Henrik Martin -- Di Maozoxe (FFD) -- 22y/o -- Uncapped
CM -- Jesper Porsche -- Busembe Timberwolves (BNJ) (on loan) -- 18y/o -- Uncapped


Thorsten Kramer is the greatest player in our nation’s history, and his legend continues to grow as he helped 1830 Cathair to another league title and an AOCL title last season. He’s still missing, however, more international success - having played such a massive part in bringing this team to the World Cup Finals, he would like to see them go a bit further now. Tipped as the next captain of the national squad, Kramer is undoubtedly the face of football in this country. Todor Mihailov was excellent at his new club, helping Revolutionaries to a Euraleague title, and hopes to continue his excellent career beside Kramer here. Heinrich Bahr has always been reliable as well for the national team. The real story in midfield may be the players that are tipped to make debuts here. Vsevolod Hristov was dominant in Chernovets’ midfield en route to a title win, and gets his first international opportunity here. Henrik Martin had an incredible season in Farfadillis, one of the top players in the new Shango-Fogoa Premier League, and he gets the opportunity to make his name at the highest possible level here. Jesper Porsche is a star renowned across the nation, having already been compared with new international teammate Thorsten Kramer, and he might just get a chance to make his first appearance for his country at this tournament.

Left Wing

LW -- Mario Kogler -- Chromatik (CMT) -- 30y/o -- 82 caps, 14 goals, 18 assists
LW -- Lojze Kokalj -- Olympia Borograd -- 25y/o -- 39 caps, 6 goals
LW -- Linus Segert -- FC Felsenkirchen 1879 -- 28y/o -- 8 caps
LW -- Andrey Bunev -- FK Metropola Borograd -- 24y/o -- 1 cap, 1 goal


This is another position where the succession plan is becoming evident. Mario Kogler is still the dominant winger he’s been for many years for this team - and a strong first year in Chromatika helps his case to keep the #7 shirt. But behind him lurking are Lojze Kokalj and Andrey Bunev, two young and hungry wingers who want to be the guy for their country. Kokalj has had the most success - and was arguably the Goldhorns’ second-best player at the disappointing AOCAF. Bunev, however, is coming off a better year for his club. Both should see plenty of opportunities - while Felsenkirchen’s Linus Segert is here, too. Segert, however, suffers from the rivalries he has developed with many of the core squad members at the domestic level - there’s fears he may disrupt the dressing room. His talent is enough, however, that he’ll get the odd chance here and there.

Centre Attacking Midfield

CAM -- Leopold Bliznakov -- Zvezda Vlaikograd -- 25y/o -- 34 caps, 5 goals, 14 assists
CAM -- Kurt Witzel -- FC Teussen Stelburg -- 28y/o -- 29 caps, 5 goals, 8 assists
CAM -- Viktor Dimitrov -- Energija Chernovets -- 34y/o -- 140 caps, 10 goals, 64 assists
CAM -- Julian Werner -- FC Rotmunde 1932 -- 25y/o -- 11 caps, 2 goals, 4 assists


Leopold Bliznakov suffered a nagging ankle injury that kept him out of most of the last Republikaliga season for Zvezda, leading them to a very disappointing season. He came back just in time to help salvage a bit for them, and looked like his old self - the smart, quick-thinking #10 for club and country. It’s his job now, and despite a poor performance at the AOCAF, there’s a confidence he can turn it around. Kurt Witzel is the main back-up option now, the Teussen midfielder being a very solid option for his county across 29 appearances. Viktor Dimitrov can still be relied on for a good game, but at 34 years old, he’s winding down his involvement for his country, and this might just be his final go in the gold. Julian Werner gets the other spot on the extended list, the smart Rotmunde midfielder a dark horse candidate to supplant Werner by the end of Qualifiers.

Right Wing

RW -- Lukas Tauscher -- Brinemouth (NPH) -- 26y/o -- 80 caps, 23 goals, 16 assists
RW -- Ivo Romanov -- Olympia Borograd -- 37y/o -- 137 caps, 57 goals, 35 assists
RW -- Gerold Tegeler -- 1912 Stelburg -- 29y/o -- 6 caps
RW -- Florian Krukenberg -- FC Felsenkirchen 1879 -- 21y/o -- Uncapped


Lukas Tauscher is the dominant player here, and maybe the best attacking player in the team. His move to Brinemouth proved fruitful, the club winning the Nepharim Premiership title in his first season, and Tauscher won the Iron Fist as debutant of the year. He’s a true star, and one the Goldhorns can count on. Ivo Romanov announced this will also be his final qualification campaign, at age 37, Romanov has been one of the Goldhorns’ best-ever players, and he will retire a true legend of this team - one of the 4 remaining players in this squad (Romanov, V. Dimitrov, Kramer and Klopfer) who started the first-ever international. Gerold Tegeler is back in the squad after a strong year in 1912 Stelburg, but eyes are really on Florian Krukenberg. He had an excellent debut year for Felsenkirchen, and has been a star at the youth level as well. His break-out, alongside Vanorian Young Galactico Lothas Ludwig, helped lift Felsenkirchen to second in the league - and Krukenberg could make an incredible impact here.

Centre Forward

CF -- Stanimir Ilev -- CA Paulinthal (PAS) -- 31y/o -- 25 caps, 19 goals, 1 assist
CF -- Michael Ribbeck -- Kingsgrove (BRE) -- 30y/o -- 118 caps, 96 goals, 3 assists
CF -- Krasimir Kynev -- Ibini FC (VAL) -- 31y/o -- 99 caps, 49 goals
CF -- Ludwig Reichwein -- FC Teussen Stelburg -- 30y/o -- 43 caps, 13 goals
CF -- Denis Dezelac -- Olympia Borograd -- 22y/o -- 4 caps, 1 goal
CF -- Erik Moselle -- 1830 Cathair (AUD) -- 22y/o -- Uncapped
CF -- Marian Hovlak -- Soldarian FC (VAL) -- 19y/o -- Uncapped


There are many, many battles going on here, and each should hopefully inspire some great play from those leading the line for the Goldhorns. Firstly, it’s Stanimir Ilev and Michael Ribbeck for the #9. Ilev has been absolutely lethal in the Pasargan league, unplayable on his day, and winning the Golden Boot each year he has been in the league. Ribbeck, meanwhile, is the country’s all-time leading goalscorer, and its most-capped forward. After a strong AOCAF, Ilev has the advantage coming in, but both men will get plenty of opportunities to show their class. Next, it’s the battle for the main third option between Krasimir Kynev, Ludwig Reichwein and young Denis Dezelac. Kynev and Reichwein have each proven reliable throughout their international careers, while Dezelac has made a big start to his career, winning trophies everywhere he’s gone, and scoring, too. Dezelac, Moselle and Hovlak are also in a bit of a battle to see who the future leader of the line will be. Dezelac is in the driver’s seat, surely - but big moves by Erik Moselle to 1830 Cathair and Marian Hovlak to Vanorian side Soldarian could see either of them really develop their careers.

Starting XI: Heuser; Steimle, Jager, Thierse, Vesele; Kramer, Mihailov, Bliznakov; Kogler, Tauscher, Ilev

OOC: Prior to each matchday, a 23-man squad will be selected for the two Qualifying games. I’ll make note of this in RPs, however, if you have any lineup questions feel free to TG me or message me on Discord. Thanks.

Set Pieces:

Free Kicks: Lukas Tauscher, Leopold Bliznakov, Thorsten Kramer
Penalties: Stanimir Ilev, Lukas Tauscher, Thorsten Kramer, Mario Kogler, Todor Mihailov

Captains

Captain: Raphael Klopfer
Vice Captains: Thorsten Kramer, Karl-Heinz Jager

Kits

The home kit will be gold with black lettering and a black collar. It will feature black shorts as well as gold and black socks. The away kit will be white with gold lettering and a gold collar. It will feature gold shorts as well as white and gold socks. The goalkeeper kit will be green with gold lettering and a gold collar. It will feature green shorts as well as green and gold socks.

RP Permissions

Choose my goalscorers: Y
Choose Scoring Events: Y
Godmod Scoring Events: N
RP injuries to my players: Y, I determine length/severity
Godmod injuries to my players: N
Hand out Yellow cards to my players: Y
Hand out Red cards to my players: Y
Godmod Other Events: N (TG me if you want to discuss something, however)

Schedule

Matchday 1: Siovanija & Teusland vs Al-Qurija, @ Nationalstadion, Stelburg, Teusland (75,000)
Matchday 2: Siovanija & Teusland vs Natanians and Nosts, @ Olimpski-Stadion, Borograd, Siovanija
Matchday 3: Eura vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 4: Siovanija & Teusland vs Pemecutan, @ Draistadion, St. Jakob, Teusland (60,000)
Matchday 5: Kohnhead vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 6: Siovanija & Teusland vs United Pink States, @ Olimpski-Stadion, Borograd, Siovanija (60,000)
Matchday 7: Savigliane vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 8: Siovanija & Teusland vs Port Ember, @ Olimpski-Stadion, Borograd, Siovanija (60,000)
Matchday 9: Mapletish vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 10: Al-Qurija vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 11: Natanians and Nosts vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 12: Siovanija & Teusland vs Eura, @ Nationalstadion, Stelburg, Teusland (75,000)
Matchday 13: Pemecutan vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 14: Siovanija & Teusland vs Kohnhead, @ Franz-Gorz-Stadion, Stelburg, Teusland (70,000)
Matchday 15: United Pink States vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 16: Siovanija & Teusland vs Savigliane, @ Nationalstadion, Stelburg, Teusland (75,000)
Matchday 17: Port Ember vs Siovanija & Teusland
Matchday 18: Siovanija & Teusland vs Mapletish, @ Nationalstadion, Stelburg, Teusland (75,000)
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Mrii National Team
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For competition in the 87th World Cup Qualifiers
Right: An artist's rendition of Solara Vol, Mrii legend (in her Sabrefell Moths duds).
Style: 4-4-2, +1.5
Nickname: the Reavers

Note that most players are satyrs, as pictured, though with a variety of skins tones--mostly in various shades of blue, purple, and red. They're on average very tall, along the lines of human professional basketball players, and specialize in aerial play thanks to the elevated header control courtesy of their horns. Their stature also lends itself to a fast and aggressive attacking game, leveraging long strides, high stamina, and imposing presence to pressure and wear down the opposition. While there are certain Mrii who show a phenomenal amount of dexterity on the ball, they're generally the strikers; small, quick humans that can "get under" Mrii backs have been a problem spot for the team, though under Tailtiu Brennan's tutelage they've become much more adept at punishing mistakes with brutal counterattacks.

POSITION - NUMBER - GENDER - AGE - NAME - TEAM

M - - F - 57 - Tailtiu Brennan - Image
AS - - M - 35 - Omuul Alkiina - Image

Sample XI
GK - 1 - M - 32 - Dun Mekeus - Image Chromatik
LB - 2 - F - 24 - Filia Draaken - Image Vidial Alchemists
CB - 3 - F - 26 - Yngriit Kalabaan - Image North Hall
CB - 4 - M - 29 - Paarsimer Jaan - Image North Laithland
RB - 5 - F - 32 - Karii Bruun - Image Sabrefell Moths
DM - 7 - F - 24 - Winabæn Kevaarsen - Image Aries Chariots
CM - 6 - M - 24 - Idi Mboge - Image New Bremen FC [Human]
CM - 8 - F - 25 - Shiida Roesler - Image Sabrefell Moths [Rushmori Half-satyr] (long story, see below)
AM - 9 - F - 29 - Otalia Kasmiir - Image Brinemouth <Captain>
ST - 10 - F - 28 - Istria Saara - Image Coret Hawks
ST - 11 - F - 27 - Äzyr Fæwin - Image AFC Hosingr <Set Pieces>

ALTERNATES
GK - 12 - F - 27 - Hadrii Tiaant - Image Jlinal Cove FC
GK - 23 - F - 37 - Dinii Eduun - Image Northern Stallions
LB - 13 - F - 35 - Pia Levaani - Image Rozelle
CB - 14 - M - 36 - Maas Halder - Image Oljestaden IF
CB - 15 - M - 27 - Tayaaga Romneir - Image Osarese Marcadia
RB - 16 - F - 28 - Kiora Moor - Image AFC Hosingr
LM - 17 - M - 32 - Popo Tevainen - Image Bruul Skewers
CM - 18 - F - 27 - Ÿya Tuuvyr - Image La Nueva Avenida
CM - 19 - F - 28 - Lavinia Riitsi - Image Marque
CM - 24 - M - 24 - Alkrÿ Bren - Image Dí Maozöxê
RM - 20 - F - 24 - Älita Nomii - Image Prei Dragonriders
ST - 0 - M - 25 - Manahaal Brimorii - Image Iron City
ST - 21 - F - ?? - Tali’raia - Image Crystopolis City [dryad]
ST - 22 - M - 27 - Beiren Reiger - Image Harbor

POSITION - NUMBER - GENDER - AGE - NAME - TEAM

KEEPERS

GK -  1 - M - 32 - Dun Mekeus        - Image Chromatik
GK - 12 - F - 27 - Hadrii Tiaant - Image Jlinal Cove FC
GK - 23 - F - 37 - Dinii Eduun - Image Northern Stallions

While Dun hasn't quite brought glory to Chromatik like he'd have liked in his time there, he's doing a fair bit better than than Hadrii who's had her confidence take a major hit after an abjectly terrible season saw Jlinal Cove finish dead last in the Stellar Division. Dinii continues to be a stalwart veteran presence on the bench, and a reliable option should the opportunity arise.

DEFENDERS
LB -  2 - F - 24 - Filia Draaken     - Image Vidial Alchemists
LB - 13 - F - 35 - Pia Levaani - Image Rozelle
CB - 3 - F - 26 - Yngriit Kalabaan - Image North Hall
CB - 4 - M - 29 - Paarsimer Jaan - Image North Laithland
CB - 14 - M - 36 - Maas Halder - Image Oljestaden IF
CB - 15 - M - 27 - Tayaaga Romneir - Image Osarese Marcadia
RB - 5 - F - 32 - Karii Bruun - Image Sabrefell Moths
RB - 16 - F - 28 - Kiora Moor - Image AFC Hosingr

Filia Draaken honed her skills in the Hinodijen league system, a lithe and athletic back who pressed forward with vigor and occasionally arrogance. She’s joined on this (relatively) young Reavers side by another prospect, Yngriit Kalabaan--a brawler by trade and tracker by training, having studied under “Mr. Anger Management Issues” Maas Halder and gaining a good measure of the restraint he had eventually learned. Paarsimer has stellar coverage and is perhaps the cleanest tackling satyr there is. He’s balanced out on the right side by Karii, a shorty by satyr standards--a mere 6’3”--who managed to overcome the chip-on-the-shoulder mentality she grew up with but kept the weaponized malice. She’s the squad’s bruiser and will be coming after your cocky striker.

MIDFIELDERS
DM -  7 - F - 24 - Winabæn Kevaarsen - Image Aries Chariots
LM - 17 - M - 32 - Popo Tevainen - Image Bruul Skewers
CM - 6 - M - 24 - Idi Mboge - Image New Bremen FC [Human]
CM - 8 - F - 25 - Shiida Roesler - Image Sabrefell Moths [Rushmori Half-satyr]
CM - 18 - F - 27 - Ÿya Tuuvyr - Image La Nueva Avenida
CM - 19 - F - 28 - Lavinia Riitsi - Image Marque
CM - 24 - M - 24 - Alkrÿ Bren - Image Dí Maozöxê
RM - 20 - F - 24 - Älita Nomii - Image Prei Dragonriders
AM - 9 - F - 29 - Otalia Kasmiir - Image Brinemouth <Captain>

For perhaps the first time in Reavers history, midfield is the most clogged position. Brennan has a wide variety of choice to build her lineups from, with young hotshots Idi (the half-Banijan human wunderkid) and Winabæn proving themselves in the grueling gauntlet that was a dozen-game-long AOCAF. They both share an ability to dictate the pace of the match that is something to be reckoned with on a good day. Popo remains an indefatigable asset that can run for 120 minutes at the drop of a hat; Lavinia is an astoundingly well-rounded talent who can take some of the creative pressure off Otalia in front of her. Otalia, for her part, is the cog the team revolves around thanks to both her distribution skills and 'marauding switch.'

Then we've got The Umlaut Gang. Fittingly, two of whom are currently playing in Farfadillis. Ÿya has been a solid cog whenever she's been called to play for the NT, and has been a solid if unspectaluar cog in a chronically-slightly-under-performing La Nueva Avenida following her jilted development in the inconsistent late Schottic league. In her stead, Alkrÿ has gotten a lot of talk thanks to Dí Maozöxê taking the inaugural SFPL title--and many people wondering if his midfield partner Ton Ylkaanas should have also been brought up. Even if they aren't stars for the team, being a part of that history-making squad says a lot. Finally, Älita notably only just pushed her way out of the Lower with the Dragonriders, but at Omuul's behest that she's "the real deal" her spot on the bench has been preserved.

There's also rumors swirling that Nepharan half-satyr Shiida Roesler may be the target of a last-minute call-up if the MNL can get its papers in order--that'd be bringing on another headliner talent to make Brennan's headache of choice that much better/worse. And she's been confirmed! The first half-satyr of any breed to make it into the national team after impressing for a Moths side that just narrowly missed out on Champion's League play from an unfancied start. With the skillset to play both CM and AM for a top team in the Premiersh—er, sorry, the Zenith—Shiida's entrance seems to strip Lavinia of both her starting spot and the shirt off her back.

For those not on the up-and-up of the latest discoveries in interspecies breeding research coming out of Quebecois universities, half-satyrs have a curious property where their anatomy seems to change depending on if they're born in Rushmore or Atlantian Oceania. The ones raised in Nephara grow tall and strong, with the trademark colored satyr skin--but otherwise physically resemble a human. Could easily be confused for a Drawkian in body paint... aside from their penchant for clubbed feet. Meanwhile, Atlantian half-satyrs are nigh-on indistinguishable from a standard human with a pair of horns taped on—from the waist up. Their legs are behooved and are shaped in an appropriately ungulate fashion, matching the more "classical" idea of a satyr some other nations feature in their mythology.

STRIKERS
ST - 10 - F - 28 - Istria Saara      - Image Coret Hawks
ST - 11 - F - 27 - Äzyr Fæwin - Image AFC Hosingr
ST - 0 - M - 25 - Manahaal Brimorii - Image Iron City
ST - 21 - F - ?? - Tali’raia - Image Crystopolis City [dryad]
ST - 22 - M - 27 - Beiren Reiger - Image Harbor

The Reaver's striker situation is largely a mix-and-match skills puzzle. Istria is towering and imperious in front of goal; Äzyr is blazing fast with an elite technicality that’s hard to find in satyrs; Tali’raia brings a subtler touch than any of their behooved teammates, capable of losing markers and phasing through blockers seemingly at will but liable to be just as invisible to their teammates on a bad day. Beiren is the prototypical satyr marauder, a go-to for when the match calls for a certain level of directness and murderous intent. Manahaal rounds out the pack as a steady target man, who'll likely feature in some fun lineups alongside Istria and a wider midfield--for when "just keep crossing it in until one lands" seems viable against a given opponent.



Stadia:
Kapytaal, Maal (75 000)
The new glimmering jewel of the MNL, purpose-built for the World Cup 85 hosting effort. Located in the heart of
the capital's biggest entertainment districts, surrounded on all sides by fine theatre, raucous nightlife, and fine dining.
No expense was spared to provide the ultimate spectator experience by leveraging the minds of the University of Architecture
to create a high-capacity stadium that retains a measure of the intimacy football fanatics so dearly crave. Not to mention
unparalleled crowd flow patterns--guaranteed to get you to the concourse vendors and back in your seat as fast as possible.
Kits fabulously provided by Aer!
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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes (minor, out-for-the-game max)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes (no plagues pls)
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Official Roster for the 87th World Cup


About Huayramarca: The Plurinational State of Huayramarca, also known as ”Huayramarca Mamallaqta” in Quechua and ”Huayramarca Suyu” in Aymara (literally: Windy Country), is an extraordinarily diverse nation in terms of geography that’s located up north Atlantian Oceania. Crossing three time zones, from the coasts to the jungle, passing massive cordilleras such as the Andes and Sierra, a nation with 36 million inhabitants that belong to 9 different ethnical groups.

Huayramarca as such is a relatively new nation for the traditional standards of it, since it was constituted on 1822 (currently, we sit on 1981 according to the Inca Calendar), the main focus of building this nation was to help different ethnic groups to gather force into the region, in order to be recognized multiversally as a nation, hence, may gather some international protection in case their rights would be abused all of a sudden by an external force.

Being completely ignorant on what was happening on the neighborhood, the Aymara, Quechua, Shuar, Guarani, Montubio, Tsáchila, Huaorani, Andoa and Candoshi ethnics decided to form the Republic with the support of neighboring nations such as the Royal Kingdom of Québec. Migration from Québec happened in the late XIX century, mostly peoples known as ”Guayabalenses” decided to move in order to seek a stable place for their families, considering that their home soil was apparently brushed off the map by a dictator called “Gregory”. That last point forced the Huayramarcans into a stronger union in order to survive.

Until the middle XX century, Huayramarca managed to survive economically from llama, alpaca and vicuña herding, since its skins are highly valuable in neighboring Québec due to their strong winters; also, coffee production helped Huayramarca to build some solid institutions that promoted national expansion near the neighboring Cocoabo Forest, that place is “La Selva”, a lush but quite dangerous forest with hundreds of rivers that come from the Andes. After some years of exploration, the authorities met the first indigenous peoples of the zone, which were exploited in order to produce rubber for tires and some mysterious chickens that were provided in order to even more mysterious sacrifices to a deity, which the local people and even the rest of Huayramarca wasn’t able to understand how she works, granted, it’s not even a part of the Incan Mythology which includes Inti (the Sun god) and others.

Said abuses committed against the jungle inhabitants caused a heavy political turmoil around 1950, which formed a divide in the nation that still remains until today: Serranos (highlanders), Costeños (coastals) against selváticos(jungle inhabitants); Those divides weren’t noticeable in economic terms but politically, with constant attempts of coup ‘d etat against the government. That situation caused some issues with the neighboring Québec, who neglected to support financially any of those groups if they don’t manage to cooperate between themselves in order to provide prosperity to a heavily hunger-suffering nation back in the time.

Aymara and Quechua peoples took the power during the remaining part of the 50’s until 1969. On that period, Huayramarca suffered a lot of “huaycos” (mudslides) caused by heavy rain storms near the Andes and Sierra, those events killed at least 300,000 people and urged for an attempt to reincorporate Huayramarca back into normality, but, how? The main bet of the government was to aim for the tourism industry, spamming the developed nations of Atlantian Oceania in order to make some tourists visit sacred places such as Illimani (a mountain that’s devoted as god for the Aymara folk), Huayna Picchu (the royal Incan palace for Quechua) and the sun drenched coast ranging from Guayaquil to Lima (specially Montañita, the best beach par excellence in northern Atlantian Oceania).

The formula was working decently, since the economy was reporting high growth numbers, but seemed to cause some lack of satisfaction on certain zones of the country, specially on the Jungle. Their inhabitants decided to support the Costeño elite in order to beat the Serrano government. 1969 election would be marked for the Huayramarcan history by the magnitude of the sabotage made against the current government, to the point of bribery or killings for their supporters, those incidents made the Costeño elite take control of government and focus even more on the Coast and Jungle, leaving aside the Sierra.

Currently, Huayramarca has a huge wealth gap between zones, the coast boasts the fact of being the economical engine of the nation despite the fact that the capital city is in the Sierra Region, while the Jungle is slowly developing with some cities such as Ormeño, Madre Santa, Virú and several others boosted by oil findings and rubber production. Sierra may be in disadvantage, but recent developments in neighboring nations may make them turn relevant once again in the nation, since lithium batteries demand is growing up and Huayramarca’s Sierra possesses one of the biggest lithium reserves of the entire multiverse.

Basically, Huayramarca is a nation of contrasts and never—ending conflicts that’s well into the deep borehole named “the natural resource course” a hard situation to overcome due to the lack of proper education, critical thinking and result-focused mindset on the population, that constantly seeks for shelter in entertainment industries such as soap operas, music, and now football. Right now, power struggles between the Costeño government led by Hugo Mina and leftist pro-Serrano social movement “Ñucanchi Ñan”made people more fond into football, since they really needed an oxygen supply inbetween a lot of crisis and turmoil that could lead to the radicalization of this conflict, to the point of seeing Ñucanchi Ñan turning into a guerrilla and killing Hugo Mina in 1981 after he wanted to exploit minerals in the Aymara holy land of Mount Illimani, located at the outskirts of Huayramarca Metropolitan District.

Since that, Huayramarca has breathed some fresh air, since Ñucanchi Ñan took power with Marta Mamani as the first woman president of the Plurinational Republic, and Augusto Buendía as VP, Huayramarca is enjoying some social transformations that may cause some shakings on what Huayramarcans were knowing as their daily life laws. Focus in sustainable economic growth, taking care of the environment and visibilization of minorities are the main topics on the political agenda, something that is being well received by many people in the nation. This environment has led to an increase in nationalism, since the national unity is being fostered as a State Policy, sports, specially football, is being the main vehicle to promote that sense, as now, the Huayramarcan Football Federation budget has been increased tenfold in order to aim for success in short-term, also aiming to send players overseas and developing techniques to enhance the player's physical and technical shape.

Facts about the nation

Official Name: Estado Plurinacional de Huayramarca - Huayramarcan Plurinational State.
Motto: Unión y Libertad - Union and Freedom.
National Anthem: Noble Huayramarca, tu hermosa bandera.
Capital City: Huayramarca D.M. (Distrito Metropolitano) - Huayramarcan Metropolitan District.
Highest Point: Nevado Inti (7,920 masl)
Currency: Inti (I$ 1 = N$ 0.33)
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara (main); Six other indigenous languages.


Football-wise Information: As a society, Huayramarcans enjoy sports a lot, specially when politics may turn the nation into a chaos every second, they just want to run away from that horrible and desperate situation and may try luck on football.

Considering the levels of poverty on Huayramarca, many young people may give a shot for football in the chaotic Liga 1 or lower tiers, with the hopes of achieving a decent salary that may help their families to get away from poverty and huayco-prone neighborhoods. Liga 1 has fourteen teams from different parts of the country, mostly focused on the Sierra and Costa regions since those are the most heavily populated ones.

In the last year, the president of the Plurinational State, Hugo Mina (Costeño), thought it would be a great idea to form a fringe squad for the AOCAF and then try to make it into Baptism of Fire or World Cup Qualifiers, hence he asked for Eliezer González (head of the Huayramarcan Football Federation) to try and apply for said tournaments. He sent notes in order to sign-up for those events, but he sent them incorrectly, at AOCAF, he sent it to a grandmother living up near the Andean Organization for Coffee, Agriculture and Forests (located at Cumbayá) instead of sending it to the proper AOCAF tournament organizing committee, which turned González into laughing stock for several weeks in Huayramarca. Despite that, González managed to sign-up properly for the WC, despite he was rejected for BoF because he applied to the “Burger of Fire” and not the Baptism of Fire.

After all, the HFF managed to convince 25 players from the amateur-ish Liga 1 sides to build the National Team, whose nickname is resumed to “Kuntur” (The Condors), all those players range from being high school students, to chemists, bus drivers, and even people from the local tavern, whose preference is revealed on how they named their team “Real Ebriedad”, which was later supported by Cristalina, the main brewery firm from Huayramarca. Those 25 players decided to investigate some football techniques and decided to apply them at the different games they played on the inaugural Liga 1 season that was won by Real Ebriedad (in a game where corruption was noticeable as how the referee was given beer instead of an energetic beverage).

Nothing that would be possible without the support of Omar Caicedo, a Costeño who migrated to Québec and decided to learn some football techniques while managing Beyreuth University, where he won three national titles out of eight seasons on his span with them. Caicedo is a fan of high-pressure football, known as “gegenpressing” or “El Huayco” as Huayramarcans may call if (specially Serranos, since they might be quite shy or sometimes plain dumb that doesn’t like to attack) Anyways, Caicedo’s strategy proved right on some matches played by Huayramarca against their northern neighbor, the Royal Kingdom of Québec, beating them 5-1 at Huayramarca’s Estadio Nacional (located at 4,012 masl only?!…) and tying 2-2 at Iqaluit’s Ice Hockey Rink (that’s what the players thought at playing in a frozen city… ¡Achachay!) If you wonder what’s ¡Achachay! Well, figure out you’re on top of the mountain receiving wind and gelid weather right into you, if you did it, welcome to Huayramarcan’s sense of cold shivering!

Well, coming back to football, Caicedo’s devotion for 4-2-3-1 is unquestionable, he always loves to boast of having a neat defense, two defending mid fielders that may aim to recover possession when needed, or even having one of them switching to creative duties in support of the team’s brain, Ian Mamani, then, two wingers feeding the sole striker up in the middle of the box. That striker may often go back and try to recover balls and make a power play from himself with support of a winger and then seek for a goal. He did demonstrated a lot during the first part of the World Cup Qualifiers, earning some mixed results during it, but it failed for a part of the second half, where the team accumulated an 11 winless game streak added that they weren't capable to snatch a win during their first eight local games, in fact, their first home win came at the 9th home game, after that, they won three out of their four last home games, earning a 8 games unbeaten streak to finish off the Qualifiers, which was a quite impressive recovery after having their morale smashed on the floor and some players even considered suicide, since they were considered to be a mediocre living fail walking through their home cities streets.

Said streak wasn’t a mere happening, it was somehow a confirmation on how the Huayramarcan National Team had turned into a squad that tried to consolidate themselves as a hardworking team, with limited chances to put some squads in troubles but capable enough to defend well and to avoid harm being done against them. The Cup of Harmony 77 was an interesting test for the team, to see if they are capable to handle out the nerves of what it implies to be struggling for a knockout spot until the last second of the last match, which is what happened to the Condors, since they tied their first three games, they had a chance to get into the last rounds but they had to face Port Ember, the top seed of their group. Huayramarca succumbed to the nerves and wasted a 2-0 lead to see how Port Ember scored five goals in quick succession, nothing more to do for a Huayramarcan squad that seemed capable to pull off a decent feat.

The AOCAF 60 saw how a somewhat forged squad perform against the top dogs into their region, a path that won’t show immediate results and may fuel some anger amongst the Huayramarcan populace and media, but, the patience of Omar Caicedo and his pupils is being determinant in order to see if this generation profiles themselves to be somehow relevant. A 1-7 against Equestrian States, followed by draws and a win, helped the team to gather some confidence, despite the terrible beginning on said championship.

A spectacular beginning on World Cup 86 Qualifiers helped the Condors to finish 4th in the first half of qualifiers, being two points below the second placed squad, but defeats against top dogs such as Ko-oren and Tequilo killed the desires of this national team to qualify, also, instigated by poor performances against low and other mid-ranked nations boosted that debacle. The Cup of Harmony wasn't different to the end of the World Cup Qualifiers, it was in the same shape, defeats, defeats and pressure on the squad due to the fact that they were worried on what was happening on Huayramarca, due to the death of Hugo Mina, uncertainty arosed and caused the players to have a subpar performance in the tournament, despite a late win that turned to be the first ever one for Huayramarca in the Cup of Harmony.

With the latest investments made by the Huayramarcan Government to the Huayramarcan Football Federation, by multiplying tenfold their budget, the HFF has now sent the managerial staff of the Condors to other nations, in order to gather new ideas and apply those in order to build a competent side in tactical terms, with the main purpose to achieve World Cup qualification for the first time as soon as possible and provide that joy to the Huayramarcan folk.

Something that makes Huayramarcan football so distinguishable is that they are prone to do long range shots, due that they are used to play at significant heights, the lack of oxygen may make the ball travel further without applying a lot of strength during the mechanics of kicking the football, that is known as the “Andean Effect” and may cause serious troubles for visiting sides on Huayramarca, adding the main fact that breathing might be harder for those used to low altitudes.

Without further ado, the starting XI and substitutes are presented in the following tables:

Starting Eleven

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Substitutes

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Summary


Nota bene: Only official matches are taken into consideration for current record, caps and goals – Updated after AOCAF 61.

Nickname: The Condors.
Current Record: 18-17-22 (W-D-L)
Most Caps: 10 players tied at 57.
Most Goals: Bryan Tello (28)
Biggest Win: 4-1 (vs. Welzat, Iles Rougieres / WC 85, MD 3; WC 86, MD 6)
Most Important Game: 3-1 (vs. Greater Lausitz / WC 85, MD 18 - First home win) / 2-2 (vs. Nephara / WC 85, MD 4 - Tying a top-10 ranked nation while being UR).
Biggest Defeat: 1-7 (vs. Equestria / AOCAF 61, MD 1)

Captain: Ian Mamani.
Second Captain:Kevin Quispe.
Third Captain: Nicolás Allauca.
Most likely to score: Bryan Tello
Most likely to get red carded: Kevin Quispe.
Prone to get injuries: Gabriel Sayritupac.
The genius: Ian Mamani.
The motivating soul: Santiago Chumacero.

Manager: Omar Caicedo. (40)
Assistant: Rubén Condori. (54)
Physio: Lautaro Huamán. (61)
GK Trainer: Martín Zubeldía (43)
Doctor: Luciano Zambrano. (53)


Team mentality: Huayramarcans, per se, are bold and quite diverse between the team due to the regional contrasts among them: You might note some surnames such as: Condori, Mamani, Quispe, Sayritupac, etc. Those are Serrano surnames. Serranos as such are quite shy people with non-serranos, between them, great footballing societies may be made due to their complete understanding of each other, they are quite homogenous on how they act and may be predictable for each other. But, for the non-expert eye, Serranos are one on their kind and could result unpredictable for them, since they love to do things at fast pace between them, without doubt one could send a 60 meters cross with complete confidence that they might find their teammate, with this, you can notice that Serranos are overconfident on themselves and somewhat dubious with Costeños and Selváticos. Other characteristic of Serranos is that they are quite easy to intimidate, being shy and short-sized doesn’t helps, but in that situation, they might opt to act even better than they do for the sake of shutting your mouth.

Costeños and Selváticos (jungle) in the other hand are confident with everybody, even if they might not receive the same treatment by their Serrano fellows. Those two groups conform the rest of the team and might do good societies on field, declining the quality of their chemistry when trying to connect with Serranos, due to the latter shy mood. Physically speaking, Costeño and Selváticos are people who boast being the tallest overall in the team, also, their mania for body preparation at gyms make them suitable to defensive duties and running on the wings since they love running crazily (they usually do that, since they are used to run away from police or a mob of angry Serranos after robbing).

Overall, the team has some issues while trying to build chemistry, since there are two well-marked groups with some issues, but may try to join forces when needed or when they are being heavily massacred (football-wise) such as it happened on World Cup Qualifiers, when they were 3-2-6 on the first half of Qualifiers, they managed to comeback decently with a 5-6-2 sheet for the second leg, turning it into an overall 8-8-8, which is nothing bad for the usual accountability of unranked nations. Leaving aside those issues, the team boasts some decent characteristics for running on the wings, the team itself is fast paced but may have problems while struggling physically (especially if a Serrano is trying to mark) since they aren’t so strong to do that, albeit, the consequences of it may be noticeable only with high-ranked teams.

Cup of Harmony and AOCAF weren't precisely the best participation that Huayramarca could've done, at least they put some decent opposition on the CoH with three tied games and losing the final one, despite they had the chance to get into the knockouts had they won the game against the top seeded side of Port Ember, but two goals were the nail into the coffin for the Condors. Equestrian States, the hosts of AOCAF were the ones ready to face Huayramarca for its debut, a shameful and one that Huayramarca will be likely to skip the page since the hosts drove over the Condors with an astounding 7-1, then, some defeats were complicating Huayramarca and left the side without chance to reach the playoffs, one tied game and the first victory ever of this side against Yesopalitha were the games that somehow let Huayramarca with some dignity and not being able to be the worst team of the tournament.

For the second cycle in World Cup Qualifiers, things will not change and the same squad with the same managing team will try to do a somewhat decent participation in a group that looks as complicated as the last WCQ one did seemed. There's some experience for this side right now, also, their skills might be improving since they are getting the real professional experience rather than the one they could find this year in the inaugural season of the Huayramarcan Liga-1|2|3 system. Caicedo had some hard time during the AOCAF, his head would be on risk in another nation, but being the only one able in Huayramarca to manage a team like this one is a point on his favor, still, he does know that patience won't be eternal, hence, the need to recover the path will be fundamental, specially on home where there could be a lot of advantage, even more in the capital city, perhaps one of the most difficult venues in the multiverse. Risks have been taken, Caicedo decided to take the team into a series of high-performance camps all across Huayramarca instead of taking friendlies, since he considers that chemistry and tactics need a new breeze, specially an adaptation to a new physical stamina level that he does want to apply to the players, hence, a lot of physically-demanding activities have been done by the team during the New Year holidays.

To finish with this part, Huayramarca is that kind of team that may be overconfident sometimes, but if you press them to their limits, they might react in unsuspected ways, be those positive or negative for their interests, you don’t know what would happen in the Serrano, Costeño or Selvático mindset. As they do on the local league, they might try to do some antics to their rivals, be it: providing beer instead of water to their rivals, or the classiest one, giving distillated “ayahuasca” (vodka-like alcohol) and pass it like water and make their rivals be drunk, taking advantage of their influence to beat the rival team. Of course, they might not abuse of this resource, Serranos might ask Inti for it.

Game Scheme: Caicedo aims to use always a 4-2-3-1 scheme that he dubs it as “El huayco” (the mudslide) due to an analogy he made of his team with such a devastating natural phenomena: “We aim to build a fast team, aiming to be unpredictable for the others while using our regional paradigms in our favor. The less known we are, the more lethal we could be and that’s why I love not having a specific plan.” That’s what Caicedo wants to use, but in reality, there are some hints to analyze what he loves to do with his teams, especially on Beyreuth University of Québec.

El Huayco is a style of play in which you look to win back the ball as soon as you lose it, and you try to win it back as high up the pitch as possible; that means you’re closing down a lot to put pressure on the player that's just won the ball back.

The idea is that the player who just won the ball will be vulnerable and won't have time to think about his first pass. You just close him down to win the ball back quickly as high up the pitch as possible, and then you initiate a counter attack. You're likely already half way there and ready to go past into space and score a goal.

You can also use this tactic to target specific weak players, if you have noticed a weakness in a certain team. Maybe central defenders or full backs aren't comfortable on the ball, and you can look to press and close down certain individuals to try and make the most out of this game pressing style.

For the last purpose mentioned, Serranos are heavily important, they might be the analogue of a dog felling your fear and then attacking, they as collective love to use their different point of views and implement them as one while attacking, then fast passes and maybe a long range shot may happen, especially if the team is playing on the highlands. If the team is playing on the coast or jungle, they might seek to control the ball and make the rival team run behind the ball for some time, in order to cause climatic exhaust on them, since coast and jungle are hot and terribly humid in this part of Atlantian Oceania, so it may pose a real challenge for teams not used to play in such conditions.

To achieve Caicedo’s main goal, there are several prerequisites for successful counterpressing. The decisive factor is the overall positioning of the team and their playing style right before attempting to counterpress. The players must play as close to one another as possible so that they can press together as a unit right after the ball is lost – which is a given in short passing football. At the same time, they should not stick so close to one another that they neglect to cover enough space. Usually, a good layout in possession and a good shape behind the lost ball go hand in hand.

Some trainers use the basic rule of thumb to “occupy the fewest possible zones with individual players, but the greatest possible distance between the players within those zones so that they don’t occupy the same space” to make the positioning simple to understand; although, with a rule of thumb like this, some aspects are lost in terms of complexity.

Many teams also have problems deciding when to stop pressing, for example, when we stop pressing if we can’t win the ball back? When should we retreat? How long should you press and with how many players? This is particularly problematic because the position of the ball is always changing. Therefore, there is a theory created by Caicedo – the five second rule. Immediately after losing the ball the team should press at top speed and with maximum intensity for five seconds.

If the team hasn’t recovered the ball within five seconds and there is no chance of immediately winning it, they should fall back into their defensive formation. Depending on the team, the number of seconds may vary. It is recommended that the strategic basics of “El Huayco” be coached in order to develop a flexible, situation-specific length of time for counterpressing.


For scorination purposes, set the style modifer of Huayramarca at +1.

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The Kits: Huayramarca’s social mindset is to aim for local consumption in the long term, hence the HFF decided to hire “eva Sportswear” to manufacture the kits for the national team. “eva” decided to take the ball out of the park with some unique designs for Huayramarca, reflecting the national identity and adding up some motivational phrases on them for mere sake of marketing. Those kits are based on the geography of this nation, from the coast, to the highlands and jungle in order to promote a sense of national unity, especially on a stage that the national team might try to do something decent in their first World Cup Qualifiers venture.

As backgrounds, you might notice some decent spots that Huayramarca has to offer, such as Huayna Picchu, the mythical castle built in the Andes and thought to be built for the Incaic Emperors some centuries ago. On the second kit, the sacred Illimani, a mountain located just outskirts Huayramarca’s Metropolitan District, this 6540 masl mountain is believed to be an angel sent my Inti to protect the city against any disaster. On the third kit, the gigantic Guayas River is displayed, with some Guayaquil neighborhoods in it (Guayaquil is the third biggest city in Huayramarca), also possible home for some World Cup Qualifier games.

As for the goalkeeper kits, in their main kit, the second largest city of Huayramarca, and the main coastal city, Lima is featured, this city is known for their gorges near the coast, something like a potential protection against disasters as the so frightening tsunamis. To finish with, the magnificent Chimborazo mountain is featured in the background for the away goalkeeper shirt, with some important animals for the Huayramarcan folk such as the wild vicuñas, known for their weird habit of flesh-eating (Beware if you go there and see one of those, they might not be friendly if meat isn’t given to them).

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Players description - Starting XI.

Nota bene: Caps considered before World Cup 87 Qualifiers - For national purposes, friendlies are never taken into consideration for official registries.

N°1 - Juan Mamani - GK - 24 yrs - Team: Ate FC - Height: 1.88 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 1

Mamani is an individual that believes he always is right, he tends to be creative when saving balls of creating some innovative ideas to take the ball forward, based so much in the fact that he is protective, spontaneous and loves to be independent in his actions. Currently, he is sad because he broke up with his girlfriend. Despite his relationship failure, he might seek some attention as the goalkeeper of the national team, forming decent bonds with his teammates in order to leave the baby steps soon in terms of footballing level. Also, he's brother with the creative mid of this team, Ian Mamani. He also has the curious record of scoring a free kick goal against Greater Lausitz, that goal helped Huayramarca to get their first ever victory at home soil on World Cup 85th, matchday 18th.

N°2 - Kevin Quispe - RCB - 20 yrs - Team: Fadrön Flight (Taeshan) - Height: 1.75 mts - Caps: 56 - Goals: 3

A pretty average guy in terms of intelligence that has no life plan, hence he left studies in order to make a living with football. He is very secretive, doesn't likes even to tell his teammates what will be his next movement because he knows we will be wrong, Quispe has serious issues with anger management and may be rebellious, he is cold and ignores what the others might feel or think about him, he doesn't gives a fu*k of anything. Anyways, he's flabbergasted by the fact of being called to the national team, even more by the fact of being part of the starting XI. Quispe is now an historical player by the fact of being the first Huayramarcan player to move to another country to play football, being at Taeshan will help this useful defender to innovate his tactics and improving the odds for the Huayramarcan National Team to get better at defense.

N°4 - Carlos Vilca - LFB - 25 yrs - Team: Valnohar Rovers FC (Tikariot) - Height: 1.78 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 7

Vilca exemplifies the stereotype of a Serrano, he is overly analytical and optimistic, with some patience when a player might approach to him, he might take some minutes to make a mental profile of who he will face and how to block him in its right side. Despite being coordinated and loving to be the center of attention, he loves to be quiet and solitary with his own personal code of conduct, he might be extremely fair while robbing balls and could try to be the surprise factor, since he tends to react when needed, his two goals to equalize the match against Darmen (both first and second leg) helped Huayramarca to snatch vital points against a superior rival. Right now, he's is hyped by the fact of being called, with Gabriel Sayritupac, to Valnohar Rovers FC of Tikariot, in what it seems to be an incredible experience for both players, who might support themselves during their adaptation time on said club.

N°6 - Felipe Fernández - RFB - 20 yrs - Team: Club Atlético Lima - Height: 1.85 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 3

Pipe, as known by his teammates is an extremely intelligent right fool back that adapts quite quickly to any situation he might face, he loves being orderly and hates mess. When playing, he is straight-forward and might argument with rivals, referee and even his teammates, he rarely praises others and values learning from experience, hence why he has a promissory future in football. Right now, he's kind by the chance given by the HFF to play for the national team.

N°14 - Santiago Chumacero - LCB - 24 yrs - Team: FC Atahualpa - Height: 1.81 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 8

Chumacero's perception of things might be out of this world, his mind might be some steps forward the others and might help to anticipate to some movements that may be done by the rival. For that purpose, he's always flexible, active and plays like he would be killed if he does a mistake, he's loyal with his team, faithful and gentle, hence he might be the motivator of the squad. Chumacero's right now really sorry with his mom, because he robbed her I$ 100 Intis to get a room and go with his girlfriend to a hotel and experience some intimacy. Also, he feels inspired by the fact of scoring 6 goals during the whole World Cup Qualifier process, four of those goals came on two consecutive matches, basically, a polyvalent when needed.

N°17 - Orlando Mina - CM - 21 yrs - Team: Sporting Club El Alto - Height: 1.95 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 4

One of the two defensive mid of the team, being the classical Costeño out there, Mina is the tallest and strongest player of the squad. Mina's attitude is being original and stubborn, giving you some classical Costeño vibes, consistent in his performance and devoted to God, he cares a lot about what he does, since he tries always to correct his mistakes and not suffering on them, instead, he uses them as feedback to improve his game and abilities. Mina's sad right now because his mother was fired from the job, although, he might provide some food for his family while playing with The Condors.

N°11 - Ian Mamani - CF - 21 yrs - Team: Illimani FC - Height: 1.65 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 10

The second of the Mamani brothers in this team, along with Juan, Ian has what Juan might lack sometimes, creativity and brightness, although they play in totally different positions and roles in the team. This creative mid and captain of the team is one of the big things among this team, a fast-paced and fussy person with lots of potential, euphoria that drives him to perform as what he can do, being the best of the entire nation in his role. Large crosses are his specialty, including long-range shots when playing on the highlands. Right now, his euphoria level has increased a lot, considering he got called to the national team, the fact of being called captain and being on the international TV screen for WCQ.

N°8 - Nicolás Allauca - CF - 26 yrs - Team: Huayramarca FC - Height: 1.80 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 8

Nico was a bus driver until the last three weeks prior to WC 85 Qualifiers, when he decided to enter to the amateur football world of Huayramarca, he was in luck that Caicedo watched him plat and fell in love on how he performed. Allauca is spontaneous and may not like to do training, he is a fast-moving and extremely practical (hates theories) defensive mid, that may mutate to a second creative mid with Ian Mamani and has also a decent capability to score goals while going to attack. Allauca is blunt, might hurt you with his eyes and ignores rules, he might be dramatical when somebody tackles or fouls him, in order to make that player get sent off of at least yellow carded. Nico is pleased with Caicedo for being called up to the team once again.

N°7 - Abraham Mendoza - LF - 22 yrs - Team: Huayramarca FC - Height: 1.63 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 5

The smallest of the entire team, Mendoza is a mentally strong individual who loves to work hard, play hard and also be a strong leader inside the team in terms of order. A competent but realistic player who may not be spectacular while playing on the wings, but pragmatical and effective when achieving his purposes. Perhaps, on his personal life he is the best positioned of all the group, since he's currently studying Industrial Engineering at the Huayramarcan Technical University and he's scoring some of the best grades ever in that institution. You might notice how Abraham's personal discipline is, and this is translated even to football, where he tries to compliment some weaknesses that he may have as his height, but he tries to compensate with some decent body-building routines. He might not be a prolific scorer for the standards of a winger, but he has at least a 35% of assists for the total of Huayramarcan goals scored during the Qualifiers, hence, somebody to take care of.


N°21 - Gabriel Sayritupac - RF - 22 yrs - Team: Valnohar Rovers FC (Tikariot) - Height: 1.75 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 17

Sayri as he's known by many people in his native Tulcán (near the Québécois-Huayramarcan border) is an artistic person in all senses of his life. Usually he makes a living by painting portraits of people visiting the Chimborazo National Forest Reserve, sometimes working on a local brewery or doing some football for fun. He doesn't stands being alone and might be that easy-going Serrano (which is weird, if we come to think it). He has some genetic problems that makes him quite prone to injuries, and when those occur, Sayri decides to get inebriated to let frustration go away. A dirty antic he has is that he's well known for giving alcoholic beverages to the rivals instead of water, he has developed modified ayahuasca in order to make it feel and look like water, which has fooled some teams. Keep an eye on him!

Despite that, Sayritupac is a well skilled winger, an antithesis of Mendoza, since he loves to be artistical while dribbling and doing a cross, he might try to do rabonas while shooting or passing and will keep attacking, even more than the usual for a winger like him, he always loves to risk it all. Right now, his mood is high and confident, his departure to the Tikariot Premier League has made him achieve his dream to play abroad and help his family.


N°21 - Bryan Tello - ST - 27 yrs - Team: Club Sport Cumbayá - Height: 1.86 mts - Caps: 57 - Goals: 28

A decently heighted Costeño as forward is always a neat solution for your goal needs, with good pace, stride and also physic abilities Tello is what every team may need for up front. He's factual since he studied Philosophy at the University of Cumbayá, a committed and self-confident man who might be extremely traditional to his striker role, he might seek for some space in order to go front, use his strength and move towards the goal. Tello is a somewhat strong leader among the shadows of the Huayramarcan national team, an outgoing and straight-forward person that could sometimes aggressive since he's prone to be insensitive. He's right now interested in evolving as a legend for Huayramarcan football, something that he is slowly building up, and those key goals against Nephara and Jeruselem prove it.

Substitutes:

Nota bene: In order to have a deeper understanding of Huayramarcan players, take in consideration the following list of personalities for the substitutes. For a better understanding of said list, take time to watch the substitute players list posted again down here and follow the order of said list. The first player on this list, has his mindset reflected in the left of the first row, the second in the right of the first row and then, so on until the last one:

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Useful Information and Stadia: Before introducing the stadia, there’s some handy information for away fans who might visit Huayramarca. As said before, this nation has a quite complex geography and some long distances to travel for away fans, since there are only two airports: Huayramarca International Airport, located near Huayramarca Metropolitan District at the highlands, and the Jorge Guerra International Airport in Lima, on the coast. You might need to go up mountains or driving through them which is a complete odyssey due to the risks caused by the Andean geography itself.

People in Huayramarca might be passional about football pretty much everywhere, but more hostile when you go down the mountains, driving to the coast. Down there, if people don’t attack you, weather might do due to the offensive humidity, mosquitoes and heat that may occur there. In Lima, despite being in the coast, the weather is mild and great to play football, but there might be some sandstorms due to the deserts located south of said city. Coastal teams usually play at afternoon, when humidity may suffocate those not used to deal with it.

Same happens at the jungle, but the mosquito issue multiplies thousand-fold, also as humidity caused by constant rains that pass there in their transit to the highlands. Water absorption made by trees cause severe issues with an extremely humid weather, hence jungle teams decide to play often at noon, in order to torture rival teams.

On the Sierra things get worse, since the main problem up there is respiration. For a physical activity like football, people might need some weeks to acclimatize altitude and get an efficient breathing pattern that might supply their physical effort needs. Several cities are above the 2500 masl, even the capital city, which is located at 4000 masl, it doesn’t matters at which time they decide to play, if a team isn’t acclimatized, they will even faint during the game if they don’t have with them oxygen tanks to breathe before the game or if they don’t get some treatment into an hyperbaric chamber.

Stadia are distributed in order to have an equal distribution for regions, considering that there will be twelve local games at Huayramarca, Sierra, Costa and Jungla will receive three matches each one. Each region will receive a high tier rival and then a randomized sort of two other teams in other matchdays. You might contact the Huayramarcan Football Federation (OOC: TG me or shout me at Discord!) in case of more information or solving some needs for your team and fans.

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Estadio Nacional de Huayramarca - Capacity: 45,500 - Huayramarca Metropolitan District.


Tenants: Ministry of Culture and Sports of Huayramarca.
Built in: 1968.
Altitude: 4012 meters above sea level.
Local teams: Illimani FC, Real Ebriedad, Huayramarcan National Team.
Data: Built in 1968, the Estadio Nacional is the jewel in the not so well-shaped crown of the Huayramarcan sport venues, an olympic stadium that might be a nightmare for visiting teams due to the altitude and weather of the city, which tends to be somewhat hostile everyday, even more if it's played at noon due to the sun's radiation at that altitude. Despite being an olympic stadium, people tends to set a lot of pressure in it, especially from the neighboring appartment blocks which tends to be crowded for the matches being held there (they might aim lasers from there, take care!).

Also, the walls near the dressing room have some curious messages as such: "Welcome to Huayramarca D.M. At 4,000 meters above sea level "is one of the first things the visiting teams will read upon entering the dressing room, perhaps to make clear the conditions to which they will be subjected throughout the game. It is still somewhat intimidating the following warning that is issued when they leave the visiting dressing room "Caution, if you have the following symptoms: Headache, vertigo, fatigue, tachycardia, nausea or vomiting, wheezing, dyspnea or inappetence, go to the medical staff, we are at your disposal."
Will host:
  • Huayramarca vs Ibixa. Matchday 5 - 19:30 - Weather conditions: Cold and dry, 0% humidity, 9°C.
  • Huayramarca vs Audiosavia. Matchday 7 - 21:30 - Weather conditions: Cold and foggy, 55% humidity, 0°C.
  • Huayramarca vs Mytanija. Matchday 13 - 19:30 - Weather conditions: Dry, 0% humidity, 5°C.


Jungla:

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Estadio Olímpico del Oriente - Capacity: 26,000 - Sechura.


Tenants: MuniSechura - Municipality of Sechura.
Built in: 1945.
Altitude: 560 meters above sea level.
Local teams: Sociedad Petrolera, Huayramarcan National Team.
Data: One of the biggest stadia in Huayramarca, the main hub of sports in the Jungle region is located at Sechura, a city of about 300,000 inhabitants which serves as logistical hub for operations of rubber production and for explorations into the dense jungle nearby. Sociedad Petrolera is a modest Liga 1 side, but one that tends to attract almost ticket sell outs every game, since people in that region tends to be quite passionated of football in order to forget their not so good daily life. At that city, one should take care of humidity, which tends to be quite strong at times, hence teams usually play there on afternoon or night, since heat might be something difficult to stand even for locals.
Will host:
  • Huayramarca vs Critical Operations. Matchday 3 - 20:00 - Weather conditions: Heavy rain, 100% humidity, 25°C.
  • Huayramarca vs Emastalia. Matchday 9 - 20:00 - Weather conditions: Clear skies, 45% humidity, 24°C.
  • Huayramarca vs Northwest Kalactin. Matchday 17 - 15:00 - Weather conditions: Heavy rain, 100% humidity, 30°C.


Costa:

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Estadio Metropolitano del Guayas - Capacity: 62,000 - Guayaquil.


Tenants: Autoridad Guayaquileña de Deportes - Guayaquilean Sports Authority.
Built in: 1980.
Altitude: 15 meters above sea level.
Local teams: Guayaquil Wanderers, Barcelona Sporting Club, Huayramarcan National Team.
Data: A kettle pot, that's the definition for the biggest stadium in all of Huayramarca. "El Metropolitano" is the most recently built stadium in the nation and will make the debut for international football in Huayramarca. Hosts two teams and the fan athmosphere in Guayaquil is perhaps one of the most intimidatory ones in the multiverse, fans throwing you stones while receiving, throwing flares, extremely noisy people all around and the incredibly hot and humid weather that dominates the city may be lethal for some teams when trying to visit. Rescuing a tie from here may be considered something great, since you survived the "Guayaco" hell. Hence that, teams often love to play at the afternoon, specially at 3:00 P.M. in order to squeeze out the rivals in exhaust.
Will host:
  • Huayramarca vs Cirrus Azale. Matchday 1 - 20:30 - Weather conditions: Clear skies, 65% humidity, 26°C.
  • Huayramarca vs Damukuni. Matchday 11 - 15:00 - Weather conditions: Cloudly, mildly hot, 55% humidity, 33°C.
  • Huayramarca vs Sargossa. Matchday 15 - 12:00 - Weather conditions: Sunny and oppressively hot, 80% humidity, 38°C .


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Nota Bene: Do not RP a pandemic on Huayramarcan soil, if done, it will be ignored and a complaint will be raised to the hosts due to invalid godmodding.


Population: 36 million, demonym: Huayramarcan, capital city: Huayramarca D.M. Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara.


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Postby Blouman Empire » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:56 pm

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FOOTBALL FEDERATION OF BLOUMANY


The Football Federation of Bloumany (FFB) wishes to advise all interested parties of the final roster for the 87th World Cup Qualifiers has been finalised.

Manager: Lewis Parry: Lewis is continuing to head the International side after taking the team through on the 85th and 86th World Cup Qualifiers and 77th Cup of Harmony after 5 successful years at Lewis Atlayda United winning 7 titles over his itme with the club. Lewis’ appointment comes at a time of rebuilding the international game and the FFB is confident of Lewis’ ability to do that

Goalkeepers

1. Henry Polinoir
Age: 30
Club: AC Willton

22. Rory Flinn
Age 33
Club: Old Road

31. Jack of the Meer
Age: 26
Club: Jollipville Athletic

Defenders

2. Rhys Lornet
Age: 25
Position: RB
Club: Old Road

3. David Parson
Age: 27
Position: CB
Club: Northport

4. Jason Potts
Age: 22
Position: CB
Club: Hartley United

5. Michael Relston
Age: 24
Position: LB
Club: Grinstead-Linkon United

13. William Dressen
Age: 21
Position: CB
Club: Hellstom

12. George Laner
Age: 20
Position: RCB
Club Woodstork

15. Jack Cooper

Age: 27
Position: LB
Club: Baxon City

Midfielders

6. John Miller
Age: 26
Position: DM/CM
Club: Kings Court

8. Isaac Cupstran
Age: 29
Position: CM/AM
Club: Jollipville Athletic

10. Ty Freltron
Age: 28
Position: AM
Club: Lytson FC

16. Max Fox
Age: 24
Position: DM
Club: Wests

18. Liam Peach
Age 18
Position CM
Club: Salton United

20. Nathanial Launzel
Age: 19
Position: AM

Forwards

7. Brad Hunter
Age: 24
Position: RW
Club: Junction Athletic

9. Luke Cousins
Age: 26
Position: ST
Club: Jollipville Athletic

11. Paul Credab
Age: 23
Position: LW
Club: St Bridget

17 James Tinkery
Age: 29
Position: RW
Club: Bruschoken

19 Oliver Eastall
Age: 29
Position: ST
Club: Jollipville United

21. Lincoln Zilva
Age: 24
Position: LW

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Style Modifier: +2
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Starters listed above, if different will be notified

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Postby Bluecliff » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:06 pm

We know everyone's top priority was gaining an encyclopedic knowledge of the seventy-fourth Baptism of Fire, so here's a bunch of information all you foreign sports department researchers already know
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Just five months ago now, the fourteen free cities (and urban areas, if we're really insisting on being particular) of the Bluecliff League came together in an unprecedented political union, of the type unheard of before or since or, to be perfectly frank, during.

In the fourteen free cities, life goes on much as it always has. The newly-added top layer of bureaucracy and the veneer of union between the highly diverse cities has mostly sufficed for international goings-on, but an inhabitant of Kahiang wouldn't be caught dead sharing a "nationality" with some random from Vosohodo Dreki, and the sentiment is shared among all one hundred and ninety-six such combinations you can create between cities (and some that you can't).

The union has done its job, though. While nobody from any of the free cities would ever consider themselves to be a Bluecliffian or Bluecliffese, nor is demonym creation a political priority, Bluecliff as an entity has begun to be perceived as actually existent on the world stage. The prevailing opinion is that the Bluecliff League was formed to present some semblance of a unified front to the outside community, and it's done its job. In international football, Bluecliff is the entity that bungled their way to an unlikely Baptism of Fire final, before being duly eliminated by Treekidistan. In international politics and foreign policy.. well, it's really just the Baptism of Fire success (?) so far.

That success has triggered a new round of political jockeying. While the Baptism of Fire was utterly irrelevant in Bluecliff, and while the World Cup doesn't look likely to command a sliver of ten per cent of the viewership that the Bluecliff Championship between the Fourteen Free Cities will, the presence of a player from one city or another might be seen as a point of political prestige now, rather than a liability. As such, the priority here isn't talent, per se, nor is it victory, a winning record, or even the bare minimum of competence demanded from a team of international caliber. Rather, as with everything in the political life of the new union, Bluecliff's participation in international football tournaments is used as a vehicle to score personal political prestige at home.

It's hard to explain just how overshadowed the World Cup qualifiers and World Cup proper will be by the Bluecliff Championship. This is the draw in Bluecliff, the reason to turn on the television, the reason to consider football at all, and for many, the reason to live. That's where the players are going and where the talent can be found. Not only is the Football Federation busy, day in and day out, with plans and plots and ideas for the championship, not only do they need to design uniforms and put together team sheets for all fourteen free cities, not only do they need to book stadiums and sort out schedules, now the Fourteen Free Cities of the Bluecliff League must present their roster for the Qualifiers to the Eighty-Seventh World Cup. Sorry. I mean *ahem*

the Fourteen Free Cities of the Bluecliff League
must
Present

Their Roster for the Qualifiers to the Eighty-Seventh World Cup


The Squad at a Glance

Look, we get it. You just took some shitty internship in the research department of the sports department of a government bureaucracy you just started rebelling against. If it's not an unpaid gig, the pay could be a whole lot better. You just sat through three or four paragraphs about not just one new country to file, but fourteen? And what the hell is a "free city?" Well, you're not obligated to care. We don't really care about you either, pal. You have a job to do, you can't be bothered to sift through the biographies and political ramifications behind the presence of every last backup defender on the team. So here they are, laid out nice and simple. Leave the office a couple minutes early today, you deserve it, and let us know if you ever need a reference or anything.

Position	Name					Free City

Staff
Manager Bedvir Makdevân Image Ruvaslâna
Assistant Ninyan Makkak Image Ruvaslâna
Assistant Makara Keho Image Kahiang

First Team
Goalkeeper Fridèk Hòjak (c) Image Beryèzia
Left Back Fiak Bunir Image Belesad
Center Back Mātusupa'ulīno Palamē'iloteletāto Image Īlasatasēva
Center Back Radoslaf Lànik Image Beryèzia
Right Back Himeno Rosadyo Rayes Image Ila Vardeda
Left Wing Sumāne Éloi Dubois Image Colhaut
Midfield Olegärjo Damjôn Lukas Roča Image Grenďtera
Midfield Vasit Acram Nur Addin Ajme Image Alfoda Aljodillu
Right Wing Zul Buru Image Belesad
Striker Mark Cota Ramire Image Ila Vardeda
Striker Korneelyo Iizayas Gutyeeres Image Piinos Valdiios

Reserves
Goalkeeper Fernando Sedvonte Zapatedo Image Ila Vardeda
Goalkeeper Maacaryo Poraas Cantuu Image Piinos Valdiios
Defense Saompaorn Bonag Image Kahiang
Defense Fabɣis Eɣbeɣ Image Zwazu
Defense Apourfa Saralh Das Image Nialabade
Defense Parapākara Kotori Image Anatarīpatuhianata
Midfield Whirun Kotori Image Anatarīpatuhianata
Midfield Ratão Lachmi Tchôdri Image Nialabade
Midfield Luwik Leɣan Image Zwazu
Midfield Tumas Ukyaqa Image Ruvaslâna
Attack Sua'ili Po'ipelo Salamono Image Colhaut
Attack Setefana Yakota Image Vosohodo Dreki


They play in a 4-4-2 Formation, they have a style of -2. That means they're a bit defensive, but I'm sure you already knew that.

Substitutes tend to come on in the order they're listed here, honestly, that should be all. You can stop reading now unless you really need to kill some time, in which case, carry on.

The Fourteen Free Cities


During the Baptism of Fire, we mentioned that the Bluecliff League had spent, essentially, the first two months of its existence nearly at blows with one another, trying to agree on an order in which to present a list of the Fourteen Free Cities. Nothing has changed but the length of time that the furious debate has been raging.

Alphabetical order was previously deemed unacceptable because "Alfoda Aljodillu has never deserved to come first anywhere." However, after the previous team sheet gave bits of information on the free cities in order of appearance, things nearly got very messy. As such, for the purpose of this document, we're presenting the cities in alphabetical order, but please don't tell anyone.

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The Republic of Alfoda Aljodillu (ALA), which straddles one of the many straits separating Bluecliff's myriad islands and archipelagos from its mainland. The city is a major player in the Bluecliff economy because of its gateway positioning and the lack of the isolationist streak found in some of its neighbors.
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The Constitutional Monarchy of Anatarīpatuhianata (ANA), on the tip of one of the peninsulas that forms Grenďtera's bay, is a large and historically powerful seafaring city that has a shrinking urban core but booming suburbs as immigrants, no longer forced to make a living seaside, settle down the peninsula.
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The Procterate of Belesad (BLS), which was either built into a deep, fertile valley or has been in place since before the mountains rose around it. Nobody remembers why this Free City is not nominally independent, but everyone knows it's a matter of most important tradition.
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The Beryèzian Federation (BER), a city which grew from, then monopolized, then came to define the trade, culture, and commerce of Beryèz, a massive lake in Bluecliff's interior. The settlements, cities, and trade towns ringing the gargantuan shore forge allies and govern each other and themselves with fluidity, but federate themselves respectably to deal with outsiders.
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The Republic of Colhaut (COL), which is high in the rugged mountains near the isthmus of Ruvaslâna. The city embraces the mountains, and the thin air generally means that when the Colhautois come down to earth, they find themselves to be comparatively strong sportsmen.
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The Democratic Republic of Grenďtera (GRT), a wealthy port city built on a shattered peninsula bay in the mild areas of Bluecliff's north. Because of the nomadic traditions of its inhabitants, the Free City of Grenďtera controls a vast swath of the surrounding area - outside the Grenďteran sphere of influence, we call them "suburbs."
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The Republic of Ila Vardeda (ILV), which takes up the rest of the archipelago and island chain it shares with Īlasatasēva. It's nearly impossible to tell where the roads, bridges, and buildings end and the ocean begins - the Ila Vardedans learned from Kahiang how to play fast and loose with the concept of "land."

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The Procterate of Īlasatasēva (IST), a lush metropolis which sprawls across bridges and claims the alternate skyscrapers and jungles of half a peninsula and 7.38 sizeable islands in Bluecliff's south. Also not nominally independent, they call themselves a Free City despite technically being a colony of a disgusting historically-circumstantial mess of competing thrones, principalities, chartered estates, and corporations.
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The Constitutional Monarchy of Kahiang (KHN), a tiny single island a bit removed from the rest of Bluecliff, which has used every tiny bit of land avaliable to it to construct a booming, sleek, modern metropolis. When they ran out of land but kept booming, reclaimed land and some open ocean development allowed the population to continue to thrive.
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The Republic of Nialabade (NLB) consists of almost all of Bluecliff's sparsely-populated inland, and is the closest thing in the League to a conventional "country." From mountains in the west to beaches in the south and north, and with more than one urban center, Nialabade is a CINO (City in Name Only).
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The Republic of Piinos Valdiios (PII), a landlocked marshland and pine forest that somehow has supported a large population, clustered in sporadic high-density urban cores with city-sized barrens between them. Highly isolationist and hard to get to, they are nonetheless dominant in sport.
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The Republic of Ruvaslâna (RUV), which lays claim to an entire eponymous isthmus with terrain that is utterly uninhabitable save for a narrow strip of coastline on its western shore, where the thriving Free City, hundreds of times longer than it is wide, bustles.
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The Free Land of Vosohodo Dreki (VHD) controls vast amounts of desert, vast amounts of tundra, and two cities of notable size, who are so locked in a perpetual cycle of power struggle to power-sharing agreement to power struggle that the vast terrain is an excellent spot to live free from government interference. In the cities and away from the politics, though, things are sleek, modern, and egalitarian.
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The United States of Zwazu (ZWA), a tropical mainland enclave with a robust economy, is as notable for its federated, self-governing neighborhoods as it is for its comparatively restrictive politics. Opening the city up was a condition of the League's creation, and it was agreed to. In principle.


Staff

Names in ALL CAPS are what will be on the back of the jersey, how they're referred to in the media, et cetera. Some Īlasatasēvan players tend to have double-barreled last names that are written as a single word. Thus Mātusupa'ulīno Palamē'iloteletāto is listed as "Mātusupa'ulīno PALAMĒ'ILOteletāto," as his shirt says Palamē'ilo and he would be referred to as Mr. Palamē'ilo. There is no need to preserve the capital letters when writing about the players, and in the team sheet above you can find all player's names written in lower case, for the copy-pasting pleasure of all those unfortunate journalists in nations where government-issued keyboards with every diacritic in all fourteen official languages are not the norm.

Image Manager: Bedvir MAKDEVÂN (RUV)

To understand why the inexperienced Makdevân is taking the reins of the first team in their first ever world cup, and why Ninyan Makkak has earned a demotion despite guiding Bluecliff to the final of the Baptism of Fire despite only having ten competent players, you need to understand the internal politics of Ruvaslânan club Oregân Novâna. If you do not wish to understand the internal politics of Ruvaslânan club Oregân Novâna you can stop reading right here and we will never know.
Essentially, Ninyan Makkak was the mediocre manager of storied-but-mediocre Oregân Novâna. They were actually the first ever champions of Ruvaslâna, back when that city had the only league in Bluecliff, but now they've fallen a bit off their former glory. Nothing drastic, they still tend to make the playoffs, but they're certainly not an elite team. And if you know anything about Ruvaslânan football, you know the playoff qualification criteria are all too generous. Makkak's success at the Baptism of Fire turned him into something of a commodity within the club - no longer another name on a sheet of people they might like to fire or blame. Makkak is now in line to manage Ruvaslâna at the Bluecliff Championship - why would he give that up for World Cup qualifiers? Still, he's loathe to toss away even the tiniest shred of influence, so it's no coincidence that the first team manager for the World Cup is Ninyan Makkak's old assistant, Ninyan Makkak's protégé, playing what tend to be Ninyan Makkak's tactics, who even kind of looks like Ninyan Makkak. Oh, and guess who Makdevân brought on to assist him, sometimes over the phone, sometimes in person?
That's right,

Image Assistant Manager: Ninyan MAKKAK (RUV)

It is still, as it was months ago, worse than the normal malpractice to have Ninyan Makkak near the top of the best managers in Bluecliff. They're all off preparing for the Bluecliff Championship. What Makkak has done, however, is established himself as the man to go to for WCC football in Bluecliff. Not many come to him, but still. He has his little fiefdom, he has his people installed in the top jobs, and he has a shot at managing Ruvaslâna in the Bluecliff Championship. Not a bad career trajectory for him.
He's still a decent tactician, though, and still supports the union, a strange position to take. The more competent decisions made by Bedvir Makdevân will most likely be the result of Makkak whispering in his ear.

Image Assistant Manager: Makara KEHO (KHN)

This guy has no clue.
Seriously, no clue at all. He was stuck on the list of staff for the Baptism of Fire because the Football Federation didn't just want to send a manager. Now, they have no idea how to get rid of him. Makara Keho has no clue, no job description, and no reason to affiliate with the squad, yet he can and will be found pretty much everywhere at all times.
It's not like he has some major problem or anything. He's just a perfectly ordinary guy who does not get it at all.
Makara Keho has no clue.

Starting XI


Image Goalkeeper: Fridèk HÒJAK (BER) (captain)

It really can't be overstated how much the players on this team do not consider themselves to be Bluecliffians or representatives of the Bluecliff League in any shape or form. Not only do they dislike their comrades and have no sense of the political legitimacy of the League they claim to represent, they do not understand or care about WCC competition. It's an afterthought, a little bonus tour for the best players in the Bluecliff Championship.
Fridèk Hòjak got the captain's armband and the call back from the Baptism of Fire for rejecting all of that. He is gung-ho about returning some victories, silverware, and legitimacy to the nascent union, to the great annoyance of his teammates. He's a staunch supporter of a joint parliament that convened last week to regulate "the growth and sale of the noble plantain" and came to blows over the differences in regional identity inherent in the formatting of the second page of the regulation. He understands and follows the WCC events, knowing what a KPB ranking is and the basic premise of the Cup of Harmony.
He's also damn good at his job. There's a reason Bluecliff barely conceded in the Baptism of Fire. While he knows that they'll be conceding plenty this time around (again, because he understands the premise of the competition), he remains the first-choice keeper until he bungles something worse than a stop or two.

Image Left Back: Fiak BUNIR (BLS)

Bunir is likely the best player on the team. He's quite happy to claim the title of "best player," it's the "on the team" he takes issue with. Belesad sent two players to the national team, ostensibly because their footballing prowess and wealth of talent entitled the Procterate to a larger allocation of players. Those masochists who are in the know about the internal politics of the Fourteen Free Cities (and urban areas), however, will be quick to tell you that the allocation wasn't based on sporting merit so much as it was based on the Belesadian government neglecting demonym duty to demand, then beg for, then plead for, a high profile. Bunir is fuming at being included, and would much rather be at home focused on club and national glory. Once the high profile the Belesaders craved was granted, however, they immediately ordered their top talent to the team, meaning the Belesadis will be overrepresented in both footballing skill and personal resentment.
Happy to stay back and defend or even play up the wing a bit, Bunir is more agressive than Rosadyo, his counterpart on the right, and plays further to the outside. Anything to leave the left open and go the hell home.

Image Center Back: Mātusupa'ulīno PALAMĒ'ILOteletāto (IST)

Palamē'ilo's main claim to fame in the Baptism of Fire was his personal feud with his countryman and fellow defender Tīnisivitolīno Vīlalatonosatānatino, a completely incompetent footballer who left the team in the middle of the tournament to become a politician. Now, Palamē'ilo is back in position (having played for a bit as a defensive midfielder due to the back line's incompetence) and intent on starting off some goalscoring moves and actually playing coherent, undistracted football.

Image Center Back: Radoslaf LÀNIK (BER)

Lànik's agent, friends, family, and inner circle are all giddy at the prospect of him claiming the starting job in the center of the back line. After he got the start on Tīnisivitolīno Vīlalatonosatānatino's departure, and held it during the reshuffling for world cup qualifying spots, people were downright giddy, people nearly rioted. His entourage hangs off his every word, but Radoslaf Lànik really could not care less. He was cursed with being a good footballer, so what?

Image Right Back: Himeno ROSADYO Rayes (ILV)

Rosadyo is so goddamn sick of everything that's described above and below that when he was asked by the Ila Vardeda sporting authorities to represent them on the team, he said yes before hearing the details just to shut them up. In his early thirties, he sees himself as a bit past getting all excited about sporting novelties like, well, any of this. He was selected because he's a solid defender, point final, deal with it. Old-school in his approach and his philosophy, he is perfectly content to simply stop attacks, leaving the innovation to Bunir on his left. He's also perfectly happy to not talk politics, not deal with his teammates, and get the damn tournament over with - the only thought or skin he has in the game is a vaguely-formed inkling that maybe he should have been chosen to wear the armband, but he has neither the motivation nor the Ruvaslânan language skills to take it up with anyone.
That's another key note that may have been glossed over with all the talk of political anger and banana regulation. Precious few of the players here representing Bluecliff share a language with each other, much less a common goal, and barely even an appreciation for the game.

Image Left Wing: Sumāne Éloi DUBOIS (COL)

Colhaut is generally regarded as one of the best footballing cities in the league, so much so that some in the Football Federation, desperate to slack off their jobs, suggested simply sending the full Colhautois team to the Baptism of Fire. This was eventually whittled down to just the two attackers, who have taken it as their duty to bang in at least more than Zul Buru scores for Belesad.
Dubois, for his part, is a pacy left winger who is more than happy to both cover and pass into the midfield, but stays to the outside on attacks. His endurance is the best on the team, and, coming from the rare Bluecliffian city where the government concerns itself with the quality of its international athletes, he regularly defeats the rest of the squad, save Bunir, in skill competitions.

Image Midfield: Olegärjo Damjôn LUKAS Roča (GRT)

The quick 19-year-old Grenďteran, in addition to hailing from a free city and urban area that has actually figured out a decent demonym for itself, has actually earned his spot on the team through sporting merit after a rigorous selection process. This is something so clearly in line with the right way to form a Bluecliff League national team from players representing all fourteen free cities that, sensing something was wrong, the fledgling union government opened a criminal inquiry into Lukas' grandfather, a banking executive. The claims that the spot on the national team was purchased don't seem very credible when considering the fact that nobody cares about the national team, and by all accounts this gentleman isn't particularly fond of his grandson. The case actually may define the terms of the Bluecliff League, as Grenďtera alternates between defying and cooperating with the hapless League authorities.
Internal politics is the last thing anyone wants to discuss, as much as some of Lukas' teammates would love to pay their way out of the team sheet. Despite the drama, Lukas is a decent left midfielder and a spot of promising talent, and because of the drama, absolutely nobody cares. He was drawn away from the Baptism of Fire for a match to testify in the case, and the air of mystery has only added to the crazed speculation.

Image Midfield: Vasit Acram Nur ADDIN AJME (ALA)

In the most diplomatic way possible, the government and relevant government departments of Alfoda Aljodillu made it explicitly clear that they wanted to play absolutely zero part in the union's project of chasing such lofty goals as "international recognition." As the Aljodillan economy is one of the major keystones to the entire Bluecliff League project, they expected to be understood. We know by now that that is ridiculous. The fledgling union government had much more important, nation-creating things to do than accept the full report of the Subtleties Committee. When they came to the Aljodillans looking for players, Vasit - a solid midfielder in his mid-20s who's always looking for opportunities to develop his distribution and attacking streak - accepted, learning a couple hours too late of the official policy.
If Addin Ajme played well in the Baptism of Fire, though, and the Aljodillans were only too happy to take credit. The star of the young union! Learning that that might mean Addin Ajme returns to the squad for qualifying was less pretty.

Image Right Wing: Zul BURU (BLS)

Zul Buru and Sumāne Éloi Dubois have a friendly rivalry. They often push each other to do better, and their relationship is undoubtedly a good thing for the Bluecliff team and for each of them individually. This needs to be made explicit, because the only other personal relationship of any note on the team was the one between the two Īlasatasēvan defenders last Baptism of Fire. God, did they ever hate each other. Let's not get into it.
Buru is a bit older than the other attackers and is also more likely to cut inside from the right and score rather than send in a cross. He is also more likely to act civilly and play to win. You'd think that didn't need to be said.

Image Striker: Mark COTA Ramire (ILV)

Ila Vardeda isn't a particular goal-scoring powerhouse, nor is Cota a particularly prolific scorer in the Vardedan league. He would, in fact, be forgiven for assuming that his role in the team is to fire off shots so that his teammates on the attack can finish off the rebounds. Ila Vardeda stacked up their representation in the team more than any other Free City and urban area, though, and they chose their players meticulously. Many scouts in the local scene think the Cota is about to break into his prime, and it appears a stint on the road playing with no-name nations in the World Cup instead of under the bright lights and heavy pressure that we all know define the Vardedan domestic league is exactly what he needs.
Cota was, by most accounts, the top scorer in the Baptism of Fire, and poaches his own goals as often as he sets up poaching opportunities for others. The decision to leave him on the squad is a calculated one for the Vardedans. It's free development for someone who could be one of their best, not any sense of patriotism.

Image Striker: Korneelyo IIZAYAS Gutyeeres

Iizayas is the Piinian answer to their underrepresentation at the Baptism of Fire. They thought they had played things perfectly, keeping their players to themselves and sending just a third-string keeper to play the Baptism, but the unprecedented success caught the Piinos Valdiios sporting authorities, who consider themselves among the best in Bluecliff, off guard.
Overcompensating tremendously, they've sent Korneelyo Iizayas Gutyeeres, who is as much an unprecedented goalscoring talent as he is, well, a dick. One of the top strikers in all of Bluecliff, he is nevertheless known to hog the ball tremendously, and doesn't entertain with his media antics back home so much as he simply annoys. He's also taken the starting lineup spot from one of the two Colhautois who teamed up so successfully during the Baptism of Fire, meaning before the first plane lands or the first ball is kicked, he's already stirred up a bit of resentment.

Reserves

Image Goalkeeper: Fernando SEDVONTE Zapatedo (ILV)

Sedvonte primarily is interested in domestic opportunities in Ila Vardeda. He's opposed to the union and opposed to the choice of starting keeper, but a chance for playing time is a chance for playing time. In the Baptism of Fire, he didn't do anything, didn't catch anyone's eye, but also didn't give anyone a reason not to select him for the World Cup team. If and when he gets called up for the Bluecliff Championship, the man will leave quicker than you can say "Fourteen Free Cities and Urban Areas of the Bluecliff League."

Image Goalkeeper: Maacaryo PORAAS Cantuu (PII)

If you want to keep your players home in the domestic system and reinforce your standing in the upper echelon of Bluecliff football, eagerly volunteer one single third-string keeper rather than snub the Football Federation outright. Piinos Valdiios thought they had it all planned out, and avoided dealing with the Baptism of Fire nonsense. Poraas doesn't get it, doesn't want to, and doesn't care, leading the Piinian players to focus on the Bluecliff Championship, which they seek to dominate. The problem, though, is that there was no Piinos Valdiios representation in the Bluecliffian success at the Baptism of Fire. Poraas may no longer be the only man from the barrens.

Image Defense: Saompaorn BONAG (KHN)

Bonag, unlike a certain other member of the delegation from Kahiang, gets it. Adept on the right flank, he was sent to the Baptism of Fire by the Kahiang national team, which is using the WCC events as a training camp for all the young prospects they can pack a plane with. He didn't completely blow it, but he's not even close to ready for the Bluecliff Championship, so he's back on the qualifying squad, at least until some new Kahiangese wonderkid needs development.

Image Defense: Fabɣis EƔBEƔ

The Government of Zwazu is pleased to make your acquantance and wishes to inform you that it's called the "Latin Gamma" and is pronounced like a "gh", or, if you know the IPA, exactly how it looks in lower-case form.

It's far too convoluted to go into now, but there was a legitimate scandal that resulted in Zwazu being cheated out of a spot on the team for the Baptism of Fire. Thanks to the hard lobbying work of midfielder Luwik Leɣan, this was rectified. Though neither of them are on the first team, Eɣbeɣ has more than a decent shot of getting there.

Image Defense: Apourfa Saralh DAS

Das is a bit outshined by his countryman, and prefers to keep his head down and do his defensive duties. This is, of course, doubly outshined by the fact that Nialabade is simply not a very strong footballing nation.

Image Defense: Parapākara KOTORI

Of no relation to the midfielder, P. Kotori made a name for himself blocking shot after shot after shot in the Anatarīpatuhianatan league. He is a rare pearl among the hideous slimy oysters of the Bluecliff team: he requested off for the qualifiers, and won't play in the Bluecliff Championship.

Image Midfield: Whirun KOTORI (ANA)

The Free City of Anatarīpatuhianata, of course, considers it the height of insult that their man isn't on the starting 11, at least until someone accidentally slips a couple centimeters into their port without authorization. The players were submitted with no information but their position. It's only because of Wh. Kotori's solid backup play in the Baptism of Fire that P. Kotori is even listed here.

Image Midfield: Ratão Lachmi TCHÔDRI (NLB)

Tchôdri sees himself as a sort of standard-bearer for Nialabade and the local football scene there, often thought of as less than relevant. He sees the fact of his selection for the Bluecliff team as proof that Nialabade is taken seriously when it comes to football. Problem is, nobody takes the Bluecliff team seriously.

Image Midfield: Luwik LEƔAN (ZWA)

The Government of Zwazu is pleased to make your acquantance and wishes to inform you that it's called the "Latin Gamma" and is pronounced like a "gh", or, if you know the IPA, exactly how it looks in lower-case form.

Leɣan stands out from the rest of the players in that he has a legitimate complaint to raise regarding the treatment of his nation. In a scandal far too convoluted and mind-numbingly boring to teach you about, Zwazu was cheated out of representation on the League's team. Leɣan will tell anyone who'll listen two things - every detail about the intricacies of this scandal, which might be something to do with doping, and that the Government of Zwazu is pleased to make your acquantance and wishes to inform you that it's called the "Latin Gamma" and is pronounced like a "gh", or, if you know the IPA, exactly how it looks in lower-case form.

Image Midfield: Tumas UKYAQA (RUV)
The compatriot of the manager has a major problem for his first team ambitions: the manager has never heard of him, and neither has anyone else. Unable to score or play in the Baptism of Fire, he's moved from attack to midfield, and nobody's noticed.

Image Attack: Sua'ili Po'ipelo SALAMONO (COL)

In Colhaut and in the Baptism of Fire, Salamono and Dubois teamed up for goals and strikes aplenty. Having been muscled off the first team by Iizayas, however, Salamono will look to come off the bench to bang in some of his trademark rebounds. He'll likely come on early, depending on how well the linkup between Dubois and Iizayas is going.

Image Attack: Setefana YAKOTA (VHD)

The veteran wing man from Vosohodo Dreki is as versatile as he is slow, and his club was glad to be rid of him for a month or so in the Baptism of Fire. When he was asked to come back in the Qualifiers instead of retire, eh, hey, what the hell. Good way to see the world. While the Drekian national team has seen better days, they were all under Yakota's captaincy, and on a good day he's still got plenty to give the new union, which he is oddly enthusiastic about.

Kits

The general consensus (a rare thing to find in Bluecliff) is that, while the football federation went a bit overboard by splashing the fourteen-diamond ring from the flag everywhere they possibly could, the outfits are the best part of the squad. Purchasing and wearing the jersey will likely do more for League unity than watching the matches will, especially with the players making no effort to hide their animosity towards each other.
Copy-pasting from a hastily-written press release here:
The home colors are a clean black-and-blue with white and gray pinstripes, and the elegant splash of a half-ring of seven diamonds on the right shoulder is an ingenious element of design. It allows everyone in Bluecliff to insist that their free city and urban area is represented by one of the seven diamonds, while their neighbors or latest scapegoats were deservedly dropped. Over the heart is the full ring of fourteen diamonds on the flag, which serves as the League's crest, and of course represents the union of the fourteen free cities. The away colors are alternating stripes of white and gray, with the crest in blue enlarged and in the middle of the chest, and blue trim on the sleeves. Also on the sleeves of both shirts can be found the flag of the Free City from which a given player hails.


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Bluecliff's home and away shirts, the only two redeeming factors we've managed to scrounge up.


There is no third kit, and producing one would take up so many negotiation and committee rooms that the Football Federation formed a committee to decide, in a marathon session of heated debate that lasted well into the night, not to bother. If an opponent has color clashes with both kits, however, the Federation has appointed a standing committee to resolve the matter, and they will issue a decision on whether or not to assemble a task force to define the issue to be addressed shortly.

They're the same strips as were worn in the Baptism of Fire. The Football Federation tends to like a bit of consistency through the cycle, at least in the shirt.

Tactics


The Baptism of Fire tactics raised more than a couple eyebrows, but the slapdash nature of that nonsense was a product of its time, and not indicative of Bluecliff football. Seriously, not indicative, stop saying that. The 4-4-2 formation and defensive style preferred by Makdevân are not only in vogue at Oregân, they're indicative of the minnow status Bluecliff has carved out. The team is perfect content to sit back and look like they're delivering success.

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Bluecliff's 4-4-2. How it always used to be. You don't see it quite so often these days though, but it's a very deadly formation and has the potential of being a real danger this cycle.



Stadiums and Schedule


Now. Here's a problem nobody ran into at all during the Baptism of Fire. Fourteen Free Cities, packed full of stadiums ready to be used. Nine home matches, begging to be played on a decent pitch. Five Free Cities are about to face a greivous insult. Not only that, quite a few of the biggest, best, prettiest, and most structurally sound of the arenas on offer will be commandeered for the Bluecliff Championship, leaving some last minute paperwork gravely needed. Stadiums will be verified, double-stamped, approved, and explained before each home game, but here's the rough outline:

MD1		vs Regmotto			Novâna Stadium, Image Ruvaslâna
MD2 @ U-Koro
MD3 vs Hampton Island Novâna Stadium, Image Ruvaslâna
MD4 @ Garifunya
MD5 vs South Newlandia TBA-1
MD6 vs The Gothanita Isles TBA-1
MD7 @ Tumbra
MD8 vs Pasarga TBA-2
MD9 @ Valladares Alexander I National Stadium, Swangard, Metropolis, Image Valladares

MD10 @ Regmotto
MD11 vs U-Koro TBA-3
MD12 @ Hampton Island
MD13 vs Garifunya TBA-3
MD14 @ South Newlandia
MD15 @ The Gothanita Isles
MD16 vs Tumbra TBA-4
MD17 @ Pasarga Stade de Torgos, Image Pasarga
MD18 vs Valladares TBA-5


Obviously, the two managers have managed to pull their home ground for the first two matches. The 37,892-seater Novâna Stadium in the suburbs isn't exactly a temple of football, but it's sleek, it's modern, it's in a gentrified area, it's about what you picture.

OOC and RP Permissions


If it can happen in your nation or an RL game of football, it's fair game. I'd prefer it if you didn't break with your own or my canon.

RPing any sort of pandemic, COVID-19 or otherwise, is in terrifically poor taste and I will ignore it if you do. As others have said, I am here specifically to get away from that. Do not, and I mean do not, introduce, mention, or acknowledge any sort of disease outbreak in the Fourteen Free Cities or related to the Fourteen Free Cities in any way.

The same goes for direct parallels of whatever RL political horrors come our way

I tend to paradoxically both not write direct match-report style RPs, and also want detailed stats. If match reports are your style, I encourage and frankly implore you to choose my goalscorers, assists, throw-ins, dribbles, cards, injuries, whatever you please, as long as it conforms to the above.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:13 pm

Football Association of the Commonwealth of Baker Park


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The FAC was founded in 1901 and currently has 128 full member clubs, 304 associate member clubs and approximately 23,000 registered players--male & female--between the ages of 11 to 65+ as well as approximately 3,200 registered officials, both male & female. It sponsors competitions across all age groups, genders and ability levels, including 12 National Championships and 6 domestic cup competitions for men and women.

Major Multiverse Honors

AOCAF LXII Champions
SWC 5 & SWC 9 Under-18 Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runners-up
AOCAF LVIII & LX Third Place
World Cup Mriin/Farfadillis 85 Fourth Place
DiBradini Cup 42/63 Quarterfinalists
DiBradini Cup 43/64 Round of 16
World Cup Baker Park/Cassadaigua 84 Round of 16
World Cup Banija/Equstria 83 Round of 16
World Cup Apox/Valanora 82 Round of 16
World Cup Banija/FFR81 Round of 16
World Cup EqueStar80 Group Stage


All time match record—365 wins, 223 losses, 112 draws (current through beginning of WCQ 87)
NS Record—186 wins 61 losses 43 draws (290 matches)


National Anthem--"Hear Our Voices Commonwealth"

Region—Atlantian Oceania

Nickname--since the end of the 1960's the National Team has been known as "The Bees", a period when the team's uniforms consisted of alternating black and gold hoops. While the bee is an element on the coat of arms of the Commonwealth—a long accepted heraldic symbol of industriousness--the association was actually a reference made in an Italian newspaper game story when the senior team was wearing the hooped shirts, referring to the BP team as il Bombi (the bumblebees) for their perseverance and swarming tactical play.

Colors--Black & Gold (while they are just 2 of the 5 main colors on the flag of Baker Park--Blue, Red and White are the others--black & gold have been closely associated in the nation's consciousness as representative of the country since its founding.)

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers Y
Godmod scoring events Y
RP injuries to my players Y duration of match only.
Godmod injuries to my players N
Hand out yellow cards to my players Y
Hand out red cards to my players Y
Godmod other events Y

A TG would be an appreciated courtesy if you wish to send someone off or have an unorthodox RP angle you'd like to pursue.


style--+2.10
Formation--3-4-1-2
KPB—38.06 (9th, current to beginning of WCQ 87)

The Commonwealth of Baker Park National Team prepares for their eighth World Cup qualifying campaign, seeking to maintain their perfect record that began in WC80. There will be a different feeling this time around as several stars who have played integral roles during previous cycles have retired, in addition to the NT now holding the AOCAF title won in Banija. Although this could be considered a transitory stage for the FAC, optimism remains high that the remaining squad who have been part of Baker Park's Golden Generation can go as far as luck & destiny will take them.

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This cycle see the unveiling of a new national team kit, with an alternate away strip to be introduced at a future point.

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The FAC will return to a split squad concept for the qualifying process, with the player pool divided equally into separate squads. The 'Gold' team will be led by NT Manager Ichi Tuzzio, while women's NT Manager Jen Prescott will take charge of the 'Black' team (although both sides will wear the same kit).

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Numerical rosters:
GoldBlack
1 Gaines 1 Coffey
22 Johnston22 Vickers
23 Kelley 23 McCormack
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3 Bartok 3 O'Connell
5 N Underwood4 Rasanamira
4 Wiseman5 Onikambe
2 Jordan 2 Harrison
24 Hutchins 26 Ackerman
18 Bauer 18 Brooks
26 Edmonds 24 Monaghan
27 Freeman
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16 Porter 6 Stone
13 Westmoreland8 Sotolongo
8 Bozeman7 Ngoba
12 Taborn 17 Aguilar
15 Fernandez 11 Rizzo
17 Delgarro 14 Vuckovic
11 Grimaldi 15 Guitierrez
6 D'Amico 12 Nolan
7 Buxton 16 Eichorn
14 Milton 13 Reynolds
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9 Wadsworth 9 Jones
10 Simmons 10 Laing
20 West 19 A Underwood
19 Craig21 Garvey
21 LeClair 25 Cassell
25 Pryor 20 Mack


Venues:
MD 2 versus Vdara
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Historic President's Park in Shirley will be the site for the opening home fixture of WCQ87. Has hosted more international matches than any stadium in the Commonwealth (40)


MD 4 versus Bonbokh u Pieche
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Old College Park in Southend will host it's first senior NT fixture since a friendly against Siovanija & Teusland prior to WCQ83. The NT have never lost in 10 appearances (9 wins and a draw).


MD 6 versus Quakmybush
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Falcon Stadium hosted matches during the Under 18 World Championship but has only welcomed the NT once, way back in 1996.


To Be Updated
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AOCAF LXII Champions
2x Under-18 World Cup (SWC 5&9) Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runner-Up
AOCAF LVIII (co-hosts), LX Third Place
World Cup 85 Fourth Place
World Cup 84 Co-hosts
World Cup 81/82/83/84/86 Round of 16
World Cup 80 Group Stage
Basketball
AOBC 5 Champions
Football
NSCF 21 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff semi-finalists
NSCF 18 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff quarterfinalist
NSCF 19 & 20 Mineral Conference Champions

Lacrosse
WLC Vice President
WLC 34 Fourth Place
WLC 30/31(host)/32/33/35 Quarterfinal
WLC 29 Playoff Round

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Postby Gyatso-kai » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:31 pm

Gyatso-kai Men's National Football Team,
凯海洋国家足球队
Kaihaiyáng Guójia Zúqiú Duì
Gyats'kai Tsad droten Taab’rugam


Official Name: Gyatso-kai Men’s National Football Team
凯海洋国家足球队 (Kaihaiyáng Guójia Guójia Zúqiú Duì)
Gyats'kai Tsad droten Taab’rugam
Official Nation Name: The Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai
凯海洋降世神通共和国 (Kaihaiyáng Jiàngshì Shéntong Gònghéguó)
Tsad Gyats'kai Jettise
Country Code: GKI
Officiating League: The Republic Premier Football League (RPFL)
Founded: 1876 (228 AKy)
Regional Officiating Body: The Atlantian Oceania Confederation of Association Football (AOCAF)
Year of Membership: 2019.2 (63 AAg)
Record (Post Silence):
World Cup: 18-14-30 (WDL)
AOCAF Cup: 8-6-15 (WDL)
Titles: 0 (Eleven World Cup Appearance)
Rank: 109th (After WC 85)
[b]Nickname:
Bisons


After a miserable seven multiverse campaigns – three World Cups, three AOCAF Cups, and one Cup of Harmony – all ending in early elimination and middle-to-bottom-of-the-group finishes, the Avatarian National Team is set to enter the Eighty-Seventh Edition of the World Cup after, by our standards, a victorious AOCAF campaign. In the Sixty-Second Edition of the regional tournament for Atlantian Oceania, the Bisons made their way out of the group stages and into the playoffs. However, in what is a regular occurrence whenever our two nations compete, it was the Dragonflies of Ko-oren who took us out of the tournament in a 1-nil shutout.

However, just making it out of the Group Stage does not mean we can consider the team a success under Head Coach Kad’e Tay’haai. Now in his eighth with just two left, the pressure is on for the former Son of Avatarian Football to make his mark on the team or to accept defeat. Our last head coach, the incomparable Vhett Boba was able to bring success in his fourth tournament and continued to coach the Bisons into eight consecutive World Cup Proper stages. Something that Tay’haai, in nearly twice that time has yet to do...

One has to wonder... How much longer will the 'Tay'haai Experiment' continue to drag on...


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The Roster
When RP'ing, the name of my players in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS AND BOLD are the player's family names. These are the names on their jersey and the name professional commentators would call out when making observations. Also, do not write the names in all capital letters, as this is somewhat annoying when reading; I just imagine someone reading calmly along then suddenly SHOUTING the player's name. For example, if writing about FENG Shaoli making a long shot, one would write "Feng made a long shot..." as opposed to "FENG made a long shot..." If you have any further questions regarding names, please feel free to telegram me.
Players age ONE YEAR in-between cups.


Starting players will have their names in GREEN type
Alternate players will have their names in BLUE type
Reserve Players will have their names in STANDARD type.
Travelling Players will be in tables.


1- ZHAO Baoli
Height: 187cm - Weight: 84kg – Age: 28 years old - Team: Enceri FC

Withhis first starting tournament having been the somewhat-lackluster AOCAF LXI, Zhao Baoli[/i] has returned as the starting keeper for the Bisons. Fast and agile, as most keepers are, Zhao has a tendency to play medium-range passes incredibly accurately, as opposed to the short-range clears that were made common by Kio’los; this change in style is set to give the Bisons a bit more room to make plays on the offense, breaking up the opponent’s momentum, as well as preventing short-range clears from becoming odd-man rushes on the net. All of this is seen as a welcomed change by Head Coach Tay’haai, as the Bisons move to make their game more offense-driven and rely less and less on good defence to outlast an opponent.

Rating: A - Team Relationship: A - Morale: B - Form: A
CAPS: 32 :: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

[b]22- ARMOK Hikari

Height: 177cm - Weight: 80kg – Age: 27 years old - Team: Southern AFC

Coming off a successful fourth season with Southern AFC, Armok Hikari has continued to develop rather nicely when compared to his style back at his alma mater, University of Omashu. After two rough tournaments, many are hoping to find Armok having moved solidly into his role as backup and shaken off the nerves of his first few caps.

Unlike Zhao and his sniping mid-range clears, Armok tends to favor the long-range kicks out to midpitch so as to clear as much action from the back end as possible. Also, Armok is a much more traditional goalkeeper when compared to the very ball-heavy play styles of the first two men in the corps; he firmly believes that his primary goal is to stop balls from getting to the net, and by clearing out the attacking zone quickly, it gives him a chance to set the team up more defensively as he does tend to hand over possession often, but that allows him to focus on the main job of stopping balls and not worrying about diving out of the box and going for more ‘flashy’ plays.

At just a year younger than Zhao, Armok is comparable in experience on a professional level, and after last World Cup garnishing eight caps for the Bisons, is set to become a fixture on the national team roster for some time so long as he proves to be successful.

Rating: B - Team Relationship: B - Morale: B - Form: B
CAPS: 20 :: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 61-62,[ WC 85-86

44- HAMADA Roshi
Height: 181cm - Weight: 88kg – Age: 21 years old - Team: Royal Fire Nation University

The newest blood to be added to the Goalkeeping Corps, Hamada Roshi is one of the first players to be promoted from the Travelling Corps to the main roster. A young player in his final semester at one of the most prestigious universities in Gyato-kai, it is unlikely that Hamada will ever step foot between the pipes this tournament. However, one can never be certain of what lays beyond tomorrow, and as such, Hamada is preparing for this spot as if he were the starter.

A player who developed an odd style in the Fire Nation, Hamada is known for stepping way in front of the net and attempting to use his physique to stop an offensive player before getting to the ball. Many attribute this odd quirk to Hamada and his twin brother Yoshi having grown up playing ice hockey; whereas Roshi would go on to find his love in football, his brother Yoshi continues to attract scouts on the ice at the University of Kyoko in the Fire Nation. Equally adept at his position as a younger Kio’los, many see Hamada as an eventual stopgate between Zhao/Armok and the next generational keeper for the Bisons.
Rating: B- - Team Relationship: B - Morale: B - Form: C
CAPS: 2 :: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 62

Travelling With the Team

Name		Age		Team					Nation              .
PAO Lishin 23 Mando FC Earth
LEE Fendao 19 Academy of South Kibago Mandalore
TSUTSAMA Yen 20 University of Adirolf Fire


As had been done under Vhett, Head Coach Tay’haai has instituted a Travelling Corps so as to bring young and upcoming players along with the Bisons to show them what Multiverse Play is all about. Pao, having been passed up for the promotion to Alternate, has found himself distant from the other keepers on the Travelling Corps; maybe a bit bitter, maybe a bit more driven to one day take Hamada’s spot. Lee is a much younger player, brought in from a developmental academy in KIbago Province, who is somewhat of a star in the Avatarian Soccer circle; having not let in a single goal in three seasons and representing his Academy at the national level. The newest addition, Tsutsama Yen, is a relative newcomer to the multiverse; having a somewhat average season at UA, he came to the National Team tryouts and put up some impressive physical numbers through the Combine, and thus found his way into the third spot.


Left Defenders:
16- TERCAR Shuajo
Height: 180cm - Weight: 84kg – Age: 23 years old - Team: Mando FC

Auranaq Itawaku, “The Beast of the North” has decided to hang up his jersey for the last time, and with his departure, there are no players on The Bisons from before The Silence. In his place, a somewhat smaller Mandalorian finds himself on the left side of the pitch.

Tercar Shuajo, who signed a four-year contract with Mando FC after graduating from Northern University, has added 8kg to his frame in muscle, yet still retains his speed. A very quick and agile defender, Tercar uses his feet and agility to outmaneuver most other players instead of relying on sheer mass to take away a ball, a tactic he learned from pairing with Itawaku during exhibition games prior to World Cup 86.
Rating: B- - Team Relationship: B - Morale: B - Form: C
CAPS: 22 :: GOALS: 1 :: TOURN. PLAYED: WC 86, AOCAF 62

12- PAM Kai
Height: 183cm - Weight: 86kg – Age: 24 years old - Team: Senlin Timbers

Formerly the backup to the Beast of the North, Pam Kai spent five tournaments in the shadow of Itawaku, hoping to one day earn the starting spot from him or to replace him. However, at the tryout camp, it was Tercar Shuajo who shined, and received the Starting Spike from Tay’haai. Following another lackluster season in Senlin, Pam has shown himself to be a perennial backup defender; though this time, he has been kicked out of the limelight by a former classmate and teammate of his from Northern University… One has to wonder how that will play out during the tournament.
Rating: B+ - Team Relationship: B - Morale: B - Form: A
CAPS: 26 :: GOALS: 3 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59, 62,WC 84-86

26 – Khánh KA’LOMI
Height: 190cm - Weight: 94kg – Age: 20 years old - Team: Island FC

A young Southern Watertribesman who signed a professional contract with Island FC at just 20-years-of-age, Khánh Ka’lomi is already making waves in the Avatarian sports community. With an impressive size for such a young player, many see him as the next Itawaku, and some have already started calling him “The Beast of the South”. In his first season at Island FC, Ka’lomi put up impressive numbers for a defencemen; ending his season with the highest involvement in goals by a defender with 2 goal and 7 assists to go with 6 clean sheets. Given the way the Bisons have been playing in tournaments prior, don’t expect Ka’lomi to find himself sitting in the press box too much, with a late series call-up likely should Pam or Tercar start to tire or fail to produce.
Rating: B- - Team Relationship: B - Morale: B - Form: C
CAPS: 2 :: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 62

Central Defenders
5- HASHIMOTO Isamiru
Height: 178cm - Weight: 75kg – Age: 31 years old - Team: Ba Sing Se UNITED

One of the most highly-rated player for the Bison defence, Hashimoto Isamiru, or “Hashi” as he is loving called by fans, has shown himself to be a very valuable asset to the team. A strong defensive player who often falls in to a full-back position, Hashimoto has made great strides in improving his passing and marking skills since he was traded to Ba Sing Se UNITED from Keldabe FC after a very disappointing season which saw Kelabe not advance to the playoffs for the first time in five years.
Rating: A – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: A
CAPS: 78 :: GOALS: 11 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

15- UTHAN A’den
Height: 185cm - Weight: 83kg – Age: 24 years old - Team: FC She Pass

A large and physically imposing player, Uthan A’den does not play a very physical game like Auranaq or Hashimoto, but instead proves himself to be one of the fastest players on the team; one who uses that speed to outpace and overtake many of his opponents. Less prove to tackle and trip, and more likely to simply run up from behind and steal the ball mid-dribble, expect to see Uthan engaging opponents closer to the net than you will be comfortable with from previous Bisons campaigns.
Rating: A- - Team Relationship: B - Morale: A - Form: A
CAPS: 76 :: GOALS: 14 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59- 62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

15- Ganham Ri’om
Height: 175cm - Weight: 70kg – Age: 25 years old - Team: Concord Dusk AFC

Though not as fast as Uthan, Ganham Ri’om is a full-back more focused on the offence, who uses his skill with the ball to often drive the offence from the backfield. Though Ganham can have some minor difficulties when tasked with defence (given that he played his entire career at Hatsu State as a offensive midfielder before switching to defence when drafted), he is a very dedicated player and works hard to improve where he knows there are weakness.
Rating: B+ - Team Relationship: B - Morale: A - Form: B
CAPS: 20 :: GOALS: 5 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-60, 62,WC 84-86

Right Defenders:

3- SOMCHAI Kikwan
Height: 187cm - Weight: 83kg – Age: 31 years old - Team: Itakawai City

While certainly not the oldest player in the defence, Somchai Kikwan does serve as the counterpoint to Uthan’s youthful excitement. Having graduated from Kyoshi State, Somchai is very familiar to the style of play Uthan is used to, and the two of them communicate very well on the side of the field. Very adept at playing the middle of the field, when pushed to the right side, Somchai is quick to adapt and has the endurance and stamina to keep up with the demands.

Having made his multiverse debut in World Cup 85, Somchai has continued to play through a nagging lower body injury. While he has shown signs of improvement – as well as the additional reports of him seeing a Northern Healer for therapy, he continues to play a On-Off schedule; starting one game, resting the next. Many felt he should be taken out of the starting line-up, however, after being the only player to score in four of the Bisons’ five World Cup 86 victories he seems to have garnished a bit of faith from the ASPN team of commentators.
Rating: A – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: A
CAPS: 21 :: GOALS: 8 :: TOURN. PLAYED: WC 85-86, AOCAF 62

23- HUANG Aodhán
Height: 183cm - Weight: 84kg – Age: 25 years old - Team: Makapu ERUPT

With Mi’rez Yiman retiring, Huang Aodhán would find himself moving up on the list of right defenders. Signed onto a Taap-A team right out of college, Huang was quick to mature and found his way onto the Makapu ERUPT just two season ago. A quick study, he adapted well to his new team and soon made it to their starting eleven. Huang is a natural athlete, with impressive speed and stamina to match, and we can expect to see that natural athleticism on display as the tournament wears on and fatigue sets into the Starting Eleven.
Rating: C – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B – Form: C
CAPS: 18:: GOALS: 1 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 60-62, WC 84-86

15 – Tarou ADEEN
Height: 189cm - Weight: 90kg – Age: 21 years old - Team: Royal Flames

With the retirement of a couple of the Bisons’ core defenders, the Travelling Corps has produced another potential feature player in the form of Tarou Adeen. A product of both the Royal Fire Developmental Programs as well as serving under the tutelage of Fujimoto Zhong at Omashu State, Adeen is sure to see his number called in future tournaments. Much like his counterpart on the left, Tay’haai seems to be wanting to bring size into the game; Adeen stands at just under 190cm and weighs a little under 90kg. Combine that size with his speed and vision on the pitch, and you have a defender who can knock an opponent off course and redirect a ball to a forward without even lifting his head from his target. As with others in the lower levels of the team, expect to see Adeen as the tournament progresses.
Rating: C – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B – Form: C
CAPS: 0:: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: **None**

Travelling With the Team

Position	Name		Age		School				Nation                |
RD KATO Zhao Ling 21 Enceri State University Mandalorian
RD YAMADA Goro 20 Republic City State University Fire
CD ZHOU Hiroto 20 Kibago University Earth


The Travelling Corps for Defense is a mixed group of under-21s who are all potential future Bisons. Kato, from Enceri, is coming off a All-Star season in the Southern Islands Conference, having been credited with the most goals by any defenseman in season. Yamada stays on the travelling squad, while his future linemate Ka’lomi was called up; though you can expect to see Yamada in the future should he continue to show promise in his last semester at RCSU. Zhou, still riding the high of his previous season at Kibago, looks to repeat his selection to the Coaches Poll All-Star team with another resounding performance.


Defensive Midfielders:

7- TAKAHASHI Hikaru
Height: 178cm - Weight: 76kg – Age: 34 years old - Team: Northern AFC

A strong defensive midfielder. Takahashi Hikaru’s strength lies in his kicks; easily able to send a ball soaring across the pitch with surprising accuracy, Takahashi is known for feeding the ball to the strikers and catching many opposing defences off-guard. He often has great vision, and he is easily able to read the play and can adapt accordingly.

Now, Takahashi has to step into a new role, as the oldest player on the team. With the retirement of so many of his fellow over-30 players, some feel the pressure is on Takahashi to produce more in this lengthened tournament, or find himself warming the bench while the young ones sharpen their teeth.
Rating: S – Team Relationship: S – Morale: A – Form: A
CAPS: 80 :: GOALS: 25 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

6- MA Haijiang
Height: 187cm - Weight: 85kg – Age: 31 years old - Team: Northern AFC

Head Coach Tay’haai made the unusual selection of having both of his defensive midfielders come from the same team, for reasons most can ascertain. A proven veteran on the pitch, Ma Haijiang complements Takahashi’s strong kicks and accuracy with the speed to overcome most opponents; if he can not strike a ball deep, Takahashi will often send a volley up to Ma who will then run it into the offensive zone before lasering the ball to an open forward. Expect to see either Ma or Takahashi in the assist column for plenty of goals.

Though, now with both players into their 30s, and many calling for younger blood to take the reigns, one has to wonder how much longer the ‘Northern Duo’ will continue to play together… or worse, who will be the first to retire…
Rating: A- – Team Relationship: A – Morale: B – Form: A
CAPS: 78 :: GOALS: 17 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-61,WC 84-86, CoH 76

17- YOSHIDA Arata
Height: 177cm - Weight: 80kg – Age: 28 years old - Team: Royal Flames

Yoshida Arata is a dedicated player who has worked incredibly hard to make his way to the national team; having spent several months training with one of the greatest Avatarian midfielders to ever play the game, Bralor Kotyc’e. Time spent with Bralor has proven to greatly improve his game, seeing Yoshida climb up the ranks during the Trials for the national team.

Though, Yoshida is not a player you will often notice. He is not one for showboating, and very rarely makes a goal or garnishes an assist. Instead, he focuses his time on the pitch by setting up the offense for a great pass, a decisive tackle that often swings the game’s momentum, or just being able to intercept the ball at the most opportune time. One of the best midfielders in the Southern Conference of the RPFL, Yoshida is sure to see time on the pitch by relieving Takahashi or Ma in the later games of the competition.

Rating: B+ – Team Relationship: A – Morale: B – Form: B
CAPS: 30 :: GOALS: 4 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59, 60, 62,WC 84-86

Neutral Midfielders:

18- HISAKAWA Si Woo
Height: 183cm - Weight: 84kg – Age: 31 years old - Team: Senlin Timbers

An extremely technical midfielder, Hisakawa Si Woo is not one to shy away from trying for goals. More adept at reading the play and setting up his forwards, Hisakawa is a bit more impatient than one would like, and he possesses the speed and agility to run through a good defence and find the back of the net on occasion. He is also the only player on the Bisons who is currently unsigned; his contract with the Taap-A team Omashu Athletic ended after AOCAF LX, and with nothing really to showcase his worth, Omashu Athletic chose to not sign Hisakawa; a fact that has certainly hurt his morale going into the last World Cup. However, an impressive showing, including four goals at WC 85, saw Hisakawa sign a two-year contract with the Senlin Timbers just days after the completion of the group stage.
Rating: B+ – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B – Form: A
CAPS: 50 :: GOALS: 11 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84, 86, CoH 76

Attacking Midfielders:

8- YU Shichiro
Height: 183cm - Weight: 85kg – Age: 26 years old - Team: Keldabe FC

With a very offensive-minded footballing style, Yu Shichiro works as the last link between the midfield and the offence. Much like Hisakawa, Yu has been known to even advance from the midfield to score quite a few key goals in pivotal games, including the 2019.2 Ve’vut Cup winning goal against Concord Dusk AFC. He has a powerful long shot and is exceptional at heading, both of which are aided by his height. However, as skilled as he is in offense, Yu still prefers to pass the ball up to forwards for an assist in a goal as opposed to being the star player.
Rating: A- – Team Relationship: A – Morale: B – Form: A
CAPS: 54 :: GOALS: 3 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86

11- GUANYU Jun
Height: 185cm - Weight: 81kg – Age: 24 years old - Team: Omashu Athletic (Taap-A)
A very creative midfielder, Guanyu Jun is very capable of making plays on the fly; with great vision and quick feet, he often can set up his forwards for a great goal or keep the ball moving through the middle. Though having graduated from Heibai University right after AOCAF 59, Guanyu, who managed to only appear in a single game during that AOCAF, started in the next two World Cups as well as AOCAF 60, before being knocked off his starting position by Yu Shichiro going into AOCAF 61. Now, with World Cup 87 on the horizon, who knows how that will play out for the only player on the team who does not play for the premier league in Gyatso-kai. Many would like to see Guanyu gain more time on the pitch, seeing as how he is more of a playmaker than Yu and a bit more skilled despite being three years his junior…

Rating: B+ – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B – Form: A
CAPS: 24 :: GOALS: 4 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59, 60,WC 84-85

14 – Fei’kao SONG
Height: 185cm - Weight: 81kg – Age: 23 years old - Team: FC Mando

Relatively young when compared to his teammates, Fei’kao Song chose to forgo his collegiate career, getting drafted by FC Mando the day before his twentieth birthday. Despite all the fanfare of his first season behind him, Song has not had a promising start to his sophomore season. Given his still-developing skills in midfield, his is seen as a comparatively weak player and often spends more time with the coaching staff than other more-seasoned players. Song, much like Hisakawa, is a technical player by nature whose greatest asset is not in his aim or power, but in the art of dribbling which he uses at every opportunity. While more prone to provide assists on plays as opposed to goals, Song has proven himself through Trials to Tay’haai and earned a spot on the National Team, albeit in a reserve position.

Rating: B- – Team Relationship: A – Morale: B – Form: C
CAPS: 2 :: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 60, CoH 76


Travelling With the Team

Position	Name			Age		School					Nation
DM INOUE Anernerk 23 Uni. of the Northern Tribes Water
DM Kal ITOWA 23 Uni. of the Southern Tribes Water
NM Penlu SAITO 20 Chomain State Academy Fire
OM SHAO Mi’ka 22 Univeristy of Kibago Water
OM DIK Up’lis 21 Omashu State University Earth


Mostly comprised of Water Tribesmen, the Midfield Travelling Corps is a grabbag of talent. From the University of the Northern Tribes come home-grown Inoue Anernerk, who at just like his father, the famed Inoue Kuruk, completed back-to-back double-digit scoring seasons in his last two seasons of college; impressive for a man who is supposed to be on the defensive midfield. From UST, Kal Itowa mirrors the success of Inoue, though a career less filled with goals and more with assists. Penlu Saito, a young player from the developmental Chomain State Academy, hopes to see a professional contract within the year, and with such a great season in the ADFL, you can be sure he will at least entertain some good offers. Out of the University of Kibago, Shao Mi’ka is a relatively quiet player who has had offers from both Gaoling Union and Senlin Timbers. Dik Up’lis rounds out the Travelling Corps, bringing from Omashu State a drive for excellence many teams would love to have, even if it comes with a bit more maturing to be fostered.


9 - Dag’da SKIRATA
Height: 185cm - Weight: 85kg – Age: 23 years old - Team: University of Adirolf

From the fabled and illustrious Skirata family, Dag’da Skirata continues to show why the Skirata’s are the most famous Avatarian family in sports; from his grandfather Kad coaching the Men’s National Ice Hockey Team to his father A’den’s 59 goals in 190 caps for the Bisons, Dag’da has some massive shoes to fill. Though his youthful energy often times shows itself in classic mistakes, Skirata is able to power his way through many the defender and be it by foot or by head, he finds the net more often than not. In his first season with the Adirolf Gators, A’den went for 19 goals in 10 caps, including the last game before AOCAF where he received his first hattrick in a stellar 4-0 victory of their rivals from Adirolf State.

Rating: S – Team Relationship: S – Morale: S – Form: A
CAPS: 80 :: GOALS: 35 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

10 - SONG Kaoru
[i]Height:
178cm - Weight: 74kg – Age: 26 years old - Team: FC Mando

Much like Skirata, Song Kaoru comes from a sports-centric family; with his father a coach in the RPFL, his mother a third-line winger for the Ice Bisons and his younger brother the star goalkeeper for Itakawai City, fans and critics have come to expect nothing but greatness from Song. They have certainly not been disappointed in domestic play, with Song showing a near-effortless game on the pitch. Dodging defenders as if they were standing still, sniping balls past nets which might as well have been empty, Song has quickly become the media’s favorite player... especially with how he loves to be interviewed.

Rating: A – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: A
CAPS: 77 :: GOALS: 23 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

21- LI Yuuta
Height: 185cm - Weight: 85kg – Age: 27 years old - Team: Island FC

Older than both of the starting forwards, Li Yuuta also fins himself the oldest member of the Forward Corps. Playing the last five seasons in Island FC, Li has continued to develop as a well-rounded secondary striker; able to shield the ball from the other team and hold them off long enough for either of the Bisons’ primary stikers to get into position for a great shot. Li is very adept at striking himself, having led Island FC in Goals Scored last season.

Rating: A – Team Relationship: A – Morale: B – Form: A
CAPS: 14 :: GOALS: 1 :: TOURN. PLAYED: AOCAF 59, 60, 62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

19 - KIM Vinh Lành
Height: 185cm - Weight: 80kg – Age: 25 years old - Team: Island FC

A seasoned pivot man through five seasons at Island FC, Kim Vinh Lành is known for his ability to read the pitch and place himself ahead of a ball to bring in an attempt --- even if the pass is terrible --- through his excellent ball-handling skills. Albeit not the most conditioned player, with stamina that often finds him at the back of the pack during running exercises, Kim makes up for his endurance with incredibly fast bursts to the goal.

Rating: B – Team Relationship: A – Morale: B – Form: A
CAPS: 4 :: GOALS: N/A :: TOURN. PLAYED: WC 86




Captain: TAKAHASI Hikaru
Vice-Captain: HASHIMOTO Isamiru
Third Captain: MA Haijiang

Kick Takers (in order of ability)
Free kicks: SONG Kaoru
Right corners: GANHAN Ri’om, UTHAN A’den
Left corners: TAKAHASHI Hikaru, UTHAN A’den
Penalties: Dag’da SKIRATA, TAKAHASHI Hikaru, MA Haijiang, GUANYU Jun, HASHIMOTO Isamiru, YU Shichiro, SOMCHAI Kikwan




Head Coach: Kad’e TAY’HAAI
Height: 182cm – Weight: 76kg – Age 59 years old – Team: University of Adirolf, Head Coach

With 253 caps in Multiverse Play, and originally having been dubbed “The Next One” as a player, it only seemed right when Vhett Boba, the esteemed Head Coach of the Natonal Team since World Cup 57, stepped down that Kad’e Tay’haai would step into his boots. After such an illustrious career in football, Tay’haai found himself retiring from the sport in 2016.2 and moving on to become an assistant coach for the University of Adirolf for three cycles, before stepping into the role of Head Coach in 2018.3. While Adirolf has not quite enjoyed great success through the ACSA, it has begun to turn itself around; after boasting their first losing record in 32 years, the Adirolf Gators came out of 2019.2 with a 17-7-0 record and a second place finish in the National Championships.

However, with all of this domestic success, Tay’haai has struggled to convert it to the multiverse. After what was seen by many as a successful run in AOCAF 62, the pressure is on for Tay’haai to prove the limited success in Banija and Northwest Kalactin was not a fluke.

Rating: B- - Team Relationship: B - Morale: A - Confidence: C
Tourn. Coached: AOCAF 59-63,WC 84-86, CoH 76

Assistant Coach: WONG Haru
Height: 185cm – Weight: 88kg – Age 48 years old – Team: FC Itakawai, Assistant General Manager

Once a star defender for the Bisons, following his retirement from national and multiverse play, Wong Haru made a name for himself with a brief stint in coaching professionally; first as a Defensive Coach for Solus FC for two years and then FC She Pass for another four. However, when Wakahisa Hikaru – whose infamous knee injury in the championship game for the Republic Chalice brought the nation to tears and ended his professional career – called Wong to bring onboard FC Itakawai when they shifted ownership, it was a call he could not pass up. Being the head coach of one of the RPFL’s best teams for nearly 8 years truly honed his knowledge of the game as well as his abilities to analyze and coach players to greatness. Of course, it was an easy decision for Tay’haai to bring an old teammate on-board to be his assistant coach, who then filled out his coaching staff wth even more veterans of the Bisons...

Rating: B - Team Relationship: A - Morale: B - Confidence: B
Tourn. Coached: AOCAF 59-62,WC 84-86, CoH 76

Coaching Assistants: KUSONAGI Batou, PHAM Vinh Lành, KRYSE Pre (Forwards), NAKAMURA Batou and MAKI LI (Defence), KITA Bai’a, NISHIMURA Kenshin (Goalkeeper)

Head Medical Officer: Doctor FONG Jintao
Height: 190cm – Weight: 82kg – Age 33 years old
Following the retirement of Wen Wuchin after the 85th World Cup, the much-younger Doctor Fong Jintao replaced the “Ol’Doc” as he was so lovingly referred to as by the team. Having served through the Grand Army of the Republic, Doctor Fong is a veritable successor to the Ol’Doc’s history as the last member of the Old Guard – all staff appointed by former-Head Coach and now Director Boba Vhett. When not travelling with the team, Fong carries the rank of Captain, First Class and serves in the 501st Legion in the First Territorial Army, stationed in Republic City; specifically, he is a resident Surgeon within the Third Avatarian Guard, and is seen as a competitor for the soon-to-be-vacated position of Head Assistant Surgeon in the Capital Medical Facility, thanks to another former member of the Old Guard retiring from that post.
Rating: A - Team Relationship: A - Morale: A - Confidence: A
Medical Assistants: HU Haicheng, HONG Sujin, LEE Jiabao

Security Chief: Captain AKAAN (RC-4868)
Height: 183cm – Weight: 81kg – Age: 45 years old CHRONOLOGICAL (48 years old BIOLOGICAL)
A clone officer within the Grand Army of the Republic, RC-4868 was appointed Chief of Security for the National Team in 2011.1. Each time the team travels abroad --- so long as he is not engaged in a mission --- RC-4868 is pulled from service and placed into the spotlight of security. He is battle-hardened, having been raised since birth for war and combat, and as such often views these assignments with true boredom. The seven men he brings with him on assignment share the same sentiments of the ‘mission’, however, their ‘unwaivering loyalty’ to the Republic prevents any negative speak during the assignment. Each is a member of the Avatarian Guard, whose sole responsibility is to defend the Avatar at both home and abroad; this protection then extends to all sports teams travelling beyond the borders of the Five Nations.
Rating: A – Strength: A – Tactics: A – Skill: A
Security Assistants: CT-2234, CT-45-9934, CC-8341, CT-2401, CC-75-3341, RC-1346, RC-4321, RC-4555


President of the ALAF: HIS RIGHT HONOURABLE VHETTBoba
Age: 73 – Time in the job: 8 Years (31 )

Once the longest serving Head Coach in Avatarian History – with a record spanning 261 games, ten World Cups and multiple other multiverse competitions – it was only right for Vhett to step into the role of President of the Avatarian Leagues of Association Football. Having brought a team from nothing to the quarterfinals in 8 World Cups is not something to look away from, and although his career was tarnished slightly by the final performances of the Bisons – going 5-7-1 in his last World Cup – Vhett is confident that soon glory will be returned to the Avatarian Republics, although initial performances in all seven tournaments to date have been far from promising.
Rating: S - Influence: A - Morale: A - Confidence: A – History: S





Kits

For the Eighty-Seventh Edition of the World Cup, the Bisons will be wearing a slightly different uniform, previously unseen. The THIRD Kit shall be worn whenever the Bisons face off against an Atlantian Oceania regional neighbor, be it home or away.

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::: GROUP STAGE:::
<<< Group 7 >>>


Matchday 01 vs ImageCaryton300
Matchday 02 at ImageFarfadillis3
Matchday 03 vs ImageBongo Johnson170
Matchday 04 at ImageSouthwest Eastnorth142
Matchday 05 vs ImagePoafmersia48
Matchday 06 at ImageWest ZirconiaNR
Matchday 07 vs ImageSquornshelan Remnant States66
Matchday 08 vs ImageSocialist New Britain355
Matchday 09 at ImageKrytenia39
-----Mid Break-----
Matchday 10 at ImageCaryton300
Matchday 11 vs ImageFarfadillis3
Matchday 12 at ImageBongo Johnson170
Matchday 13 vs ImageSouthwest Eastnorth142
Matchday 14 at ImagePoafmersia48
Matchday 15 vs ImageWest ZirconiaNR
Matchday 16 at ImageSquornshelan Remnant States66
Matchday 17 at ImageSocialist New Britain355
Matchday 18 vs ImageKrytenia39


NOTE: All matches played at Home shall be played at one of the three Class IV Stadiums in the Avatarian Republics. All games will be ticketed in such a way to keep the stadium 60% Gyatso-kai and 40% Opposition, with lower level seats near the opposing side’s bench and entry reserved for opposing fans. Upper Levels will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Official Name: Stadium of the Republics
Local Name: The Bowl
Seating Capacity: 83,686
Location: Republic City, Republic Capital Territory, Gyatso-kai
Games Hosted:MD 01, MD 11, MD 15

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Official Name: Stadia Capital
Local Name: The Stadia
Seating Capacity: 78,050
Location: Beijing, Jing Prefecture, Earth Kingdom, Gyatso-kai
Games Hosted: MD 03, MD 07, MD 08

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Official Name: Meshgeroya'yaim
Local Name: [i]Mesh'yaim
Seating Capacity: 79,890
Location: Keldabe, Keldabe Autonomous Province, Mandalore, Gyatso-kai
Games Hosted: MD 05, MD 13, MD 18



Style: +4.0 out of 5.0
Choose my goal scorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events:[\/b] Yes
[b]Injure to my players:
Yes for minor, one-game-out injuries. I will decide and RP any further inactivity for a player caused by your injury.
Godmod injuries: Yes for minor, one-game-out injuries
Hand out Yellow cards to my players: Yes, within reason
Hand out Red cards to my players: Yes (1 MAX PER GAME)
Godmod Other Events: Yes, within reason. Please telegram me if you’re in doubt.


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The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
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Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
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Vilita Roster Pool for World Cup 87 Qualifying

Postby Vilita » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:46 am

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The Football Association of Vilita is based at the Tivali-Ring Stadium (87,000 Seating Capacity) in the capital city of Alikki-Corra, Vilita and many National Team training sessions take place on the grounds of the Tivali-Ring. The Tivali-Ring complex was constructed as part of the Vilitan bid to host the World Cup 14 Cup of Harmony as a replacement to the former National Stadium in Lopinka that was destroyed during a regional conflict. 'The Ring' has since hosted countless international matches including high profile matches such as the World Cup 31 Final and the 40th Series 'B' Champions Cup Final.

Despite being based at the Ring, The Football Association of Vilita regularly schedule matches at arenas throughout Vilita, especially bigger matches as many of the stadiums that host Stellar Division and UICA competition matches have expanded far beyond the 87,000 capacity of the National Stadium at Tivali-Ring, which is used only for the National Team, and, domestically for the Vilitan Cup Final and Tropical Trophy matchups. The Football Association typically releases a stadium schedule when applicable.

Note: The Home match against Krytenia on Matchday 7 will be played at the Lirai Asku Castle in Yeaddin, Vilita. Other venue changes will be announced in the RP thread as they are finalized.


The coaches will select the squad from the National Player pool. Players are listed below, grouped by position and sorted by projection 'Depth Chart' position where the top player listed is most likely to be named the first player selected for that position, and so on. Depth chart positions are determined by performance in pre-cup training sessions, as well as performance and average ratings in the Vilitan League competition and previous appearances for the National Team.

Vilita will often play in a traditionally Vilitan 3-1-4-2 formation with a style modifier of +3.14. Against weaker opposition they may instead play a 3-4-3.

Press Note: The Vilita National Team Official Roster Sheet was overhauled prior World Cup 82 to include both Caps, Goals & Clean Sheets for the Vilitan National Team as well as Caps, Goals & Clean Sheets accrued while playing for the Vilita & Turori unified team as a separate statistical category. For many players, only Caps, Goals and Clean Sheets earned since AOCAF 50 are included amongst the Vilita & Turori statistics. If a player's information is misrepresented or incomplete we are confident the error is only typographical. Please submit any corrections to the Vilitan National Sports Desk.

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GOALKEEPERS:
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Mako Canopii [ - Yeaddin Owls AFC - ]
GK ( AGE: 32 :: [ NT CAPS: 83 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 21 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 6 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ]
A member of the Canopii family of Vilitan Goalkeepers, Canopii broke through during World Cup 77 and quickly became known as the 'Shutout King' helping lift the Jungle Cats to the World Cup 77 title. Like his namesake Jungrii Canopii who spent many seasons at Eastal Lunar before finishing out their career with the Yeaddin Owls; Mako Canopii also helped guide the Yeaddin Owls back into relevance in the Vilitan League backstopping the team to a 4th place finish in Season 52 as well as Semi-Final appearances in the Vilitan Cup.

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Vernasa Sanamun [ - Jungle Strike FC - ]
GK ( AGE: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 23 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 6 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 26 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 5 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : Stellar Division : Tropical Trophy : Tropicorp Cup :
Sanamun came through the academy at Kiiarana and was promoted to the senior squad at the age of 15 after the departure of Super-Llamaland netminder Lukas Bernholm following the clubs relegation from the Vilitan League. Made two group stage appearances for Vilita & Turori in AOCAF 56 at the age of 17 as the Eel-Cat Things eventually earning first ever regional silverware as a player. The youngster impressed helping Kiiarana City to the Tropicorp Cup title and promotion back to the Vilitan League and became a regular fixture with the Vilitan National Team after making their internationstatal debut in goal for the Jungle Cats as they opened up their World Cup 81 Qualifying campaign against Kernovi and Rewgwlas. Sanamun appeared twice in World Cup 81 Qualifying for the Jungle Cats without conceding a goal earning the young netminder the gloves as Vilita competed in the 7th Cup of Champions competition, ultimately conceding their 1st international goal against in the fourth match of their career, the Cup of Champions semi-final against Banija. The impressive performances earned Sanamun trust and a place on the team for the World Cup 81 finals. Sanamun would start two matches - a group stage defeat to Cassadaigua and the Round of 16 victory over Sargossa as Vilita would go on to win the World Cup. Sanamun was an unused substitute during the World Cup 82 Finals. After seeing their talents wasted in the Tropicorp Lower League with Kiiarana City, Sanamun became a surprise choice to lead Jungle Strike FC back into relevance after the team had a crisis in net following the retirement of Lafayette Tifoxe. Sanamun now shares the position in net for Strike as a 1B Goalie to Banijan Wanda Kayoute.

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Striitca Virahat [ - Alikki-Corra Academy - ]
GK ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 7 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 1 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 9 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : ]
Virahat is the latest goalkeeping prospect to come out of the Alikki-Corra Academy behind such former Vilitan National Team netminders such as Kalek Intafel. Was part of the roster for Vilita & Turori's AOCAF 56 championship team but did not appear in any matches. Made their internationstatal debut for the Vilitan National Team as a substitute during World Cup 81 Qualifications in a 2-0 victory over Mercedeni.
:: Reserves ::
Hanauma Ranbomahi (28 yo) [ - Tropicorp FC - ] ;; Zelkki Milake (43 yo) [ - Eastal Lunar - ] ;; Maratopa Inita-Arua (34 yo) [ - Makosile FC - ] ;;

DEFENDERS:
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Jirak Trikala [ - Jungle Strike FC - ]
D C ( AGE: 29 :: [ NT CAPS: 64 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 30 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Vilitan Cup : Tropicorp Cup :
Although born in Vilita, Trikala moved to Tropicoast at a young age and could always be found on the footsport pitch. Trained briefly at the Obaiobao Academy on Turoki Isle before returning to Tropicorp and joining Tropicorp FC. Scored 3 goals in Tropicorp's Season 54 Tropicorp Cup Championship campaign. Trikala's first season in the Vilitan League wasn't especially impressive but the defender provided solid performances as Tropicorp finished impressively in 4th place in the Declasse table. These performances caught the eye of the scouts at Jungle Strike FC who snapped up the young defender as part of their rebuilding project after two consecutive finishes outside the top 5. Trikala got their first taste of triumph with Strike FC during Season 57 as Vilitan Cup Champions. Scored the winning goal for Vilita & Turori in the AOCAF 56 final against Mriin. Was Vilita’s starting central defender in their World Cup 81 Final victory over South Covello.

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Rojara Tiones [ - Yeaddin Owls AFC - ]
D RC ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 39 :: NT GOALS: 1 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 31 :: V&T GOALS: 7 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Rojara Tiones progressed through the training programme at the Owls Castle Academy before getting a call to train with the senior team at Yeaddin Owls AFC for Vilitan League Season 58. Tiones was a member of Vilita’s World Cup 82 Championship winning team, having watched the final from the bench as an unused substitute. Tiones was recognized as the Top defensive player in the Vilitan Stellar Division for Vilitan League Season 64.

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Lohani Riiyaaw [ - Directus (EUR) - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 20 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 42 :: V&T GOALS: 3 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 82 : ] Tropicorp Super Cup :
Riiyaaw was trained at the Tivali City Academy until the age of 16 when they had the opportunity to sign their first professional contract. Instead of staying local with Declasse side Tivali City, Riiyaaw took the opportunity to move internationally. After attracting the attention of foreign bidders, Riiyaaw eventually signed a deal with Internationstatal high-flyers Cassandra City of Cosumar where they earned Runner-Up medals in both the UICA Champions Cup and Atlantian Oceania Champions League in their first season of competition. After the Cosumar League was unable to designate teams to the IFCF, Riiyaaw transferred to back-to-back IFCF Champions Directus of Eura.

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Inteali Koranjo [ - Cazadores Cathair (AUD) - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 21 :: [ NT CAPS: 13 :: NT GOALS: 1 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 17 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: The National League (AUD) :
Koranjo was a product of the Jlinal Cove Academy before relocating to the Under-21 Squad training ground in Tivali City. The impressive prospect became one of the youngest defenders to start a Vilitan NT matchup when they made their debut against Vartugia during World Cup 83 Qualifying and would score their first career goal for the NT later that cycle in a 5-1 victory over Mattijana. With Jlinal Cove FC mired in the Declasse Division as they had been for much of their existence, and with the club retaining Koranjo’s rights in the Vilitan League, the player decided to seek an international transfer during the 26th Transfer Window. Koranjo would ultimately sign with Cazadores Cathair after being impressed with the teams performance in the 6th Vilitan Cove Invitational tournament which Cazadores shared a training ground with the Vilita & Turori Under-21 Squad. Koranjo got their Audioslavia based career off to a flying start helping Cazadores Cathair to the National League Title during the 3rd IFCF Cycle and finishing runner up to Istria City in the Atlantian Oceania Champions League.

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Inbekira Ajhabekk [ - Iskara Daii (STR) - ]
D C ( AGE: 33 :: [ NT CAPS: 52 :: NT GOALS: 2 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 16 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Not much is known about the defender who was born in Vilita to Starblaydi parents. Coming up through the academy system and being capped for the Vilitan National Team, Ajhabekk eventually returned home to Starblaydia when Iskara Daii put out a call of players. Ajhabekk occasionally answers the call to join up with the Vilitan National Team in Alikki-Corra.

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Linkat Cjinder [ - Lonngeylin Coast - ]
D RC ( AGE: 34 :: [ NT CAPS: 125 :: NT GOALS: 20 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 5 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : UICA Champions Cup : UICA Super Cup : : Vilitan Cup : Vilitan Declasse : Tropical Trophy :
A product of the Turoki Isle academy system, Cjinder was snapped up by Turorian giants Mliona-Lpaka for a professional contract and made his debut during V-League Season 48. Cjinder established himself both in the Vilitan National Team and the Mliona-Lpaka first team, becoming a critical cog in the team that would lift the UICA Champions Cup 68 title. Cjinder has shown the ability to play both a central defender and as a wing back, preferably on the right hand side where the Turoki-born player frequently gets involved in the attack – notably recorded 8 goals and 10 assists from open play during the previous four seasons with Mliona-Lpaka

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Mileke Drokasorna [ - Colonial Sile - ]
D RC ( AGE: 34 :: [ NT CAPS: 75 :: NT GOALS: 7 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 5 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
After a strong debut season after graduating from Marine Coast's Crosaibi Academy, Drokasorna earned a move to the Stellar Division after transferring to Colonial Sile, helping the club to the Season 54 Vilitan Cup Title. Drakasorna had the biggest game of their international career on the big stage during the Group Stage of the World Cup 79 Finals scoring a pair of goals in a 4-0 victory over Sargossa on Matchday 2.

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Rintala Sekagaya [ - Lonngeylin Coast - ]
D RC ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 44 :: NT GOALS: 10 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 3 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup :
Born in Makosile, Sekagaya moved to Alikki-Corra to join the Alikki-Corra Academy and ultimately graduated to the Main Squad. After Alikki-Corra were relegated to the Declasse, Sekagaya ultimately made the leap to the Stellar Division joining Lonngeylin Coast during Season 55 and being a part of the Vilitan Cup winning squad. Sekagaya would be an important part of the transformation at Lonngeylin Coast ultmately winning back-to-back Stellar Division titles with the club.
:: Reserves ::
Monner Vileai (36 yo) [ - Eastal Lunar - ] ;; Kamarela Dzzara (17 yo) [ - Yutzie Sorma - ] ;;

MIDFIELDERS:
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Limu Katarakhna [ - Eastal Lunar - ]
M/F ( AGE: 27 :: [ NT CAPS: 82 :: NT GOALS: 17 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 49 :: V&T GOALS: 14 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
Limu Katarakhna came through the academy system at Colonial Sile and impressed greatly upon making their debut midway through Season 54. After Colonial Sile failed to qualify for UICA competition in Season 56, the young athlete able to step in anywhere on the field made the switch to Eastal Lunar FC. Katarakhna made their international debut during AOCAF 45 for the Eel-Cat Things but did not commit immediately to playing for Vilita or Turori internationally. After the success of the Cocoabo Squad during World Cup 79 however, the highly touted prospect acceped an invitation to be apart of Vilita's World Cup 80 Qualifying playing pool. The decision would prove to be a good one as Katarakhna was part of Vilita’s World Cup 81 and World Cup 82 championship squads including their first career World Cup Finals goal during the World Cup 82 Quarter Final against Apox. On the domestic side, Katarakhna was a critical member of the squad that elevated Eastal Lunar to complete domestic trifecta over the course of 3 seasons winning the Vilitan Cup during Season 59, the Tropical Trophy for Season 60 and the teams first ever Stellar Division Title during Vilitan League Season 61.

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Kudii Davasarii [ - Rammsissil - ]
M LC ( AGE: 28 :: [ NT CAPS: 34 :: NT GOALS: 6 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 23 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : AO Champions League : Vilitan Cove Invitational : : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy : Tropicorp Cup :
Davasarii was one of the first players brought up through the Tropicorp system and helped the club earn their second Tropicorp Cup title and subsequent promotion to the Declasse Division for Season 55. Davasarii's four goals during Season 55 helped the team to an impressive 4th place finish in the table. Davarsarii's strong play earned a transfer to Cednia Beach AFC for Stellar Division season 57. Won the 31st Atlantian Oceania Champions League title with Cednia Beach AFC. Davasarii was a part of the Rammsissil side that won the 63rd Vilitan Cup, the first ever major trophy for the team. Davasarii would go on to win back-to back Vilitan Cove Invitationals as well as the Tropical Trophy with the Ramms.

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Cywrenta Vlintejni [ - Colonial Sile - ]
M LC ( AGE: 31 :: [ NT CAPS: 69 :: NT GOALS: 12 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 6 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ]
After being trained in the Crosaibi Academy and playing a first professional season at Marine Coast United, Vlintejni made a switch to Eastal Lunar for V-League Season 54 becoming a main stay in the center of mid field until a switch to Rammsissil for Season 58

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Polaox Torerun [ - Turoki Tide - ]
M LC ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 142 :: NT GOALS: 34 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 6 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : UICA Globe Cup : UICA Super Cup : : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
Started Career at Venom Youth Academy, Joined Tropicorp FC and earned promotion to Vilitan Declasse. Transferred to Turoki Tide AFC and won Stellar Division Title during Season 49 and Season 52. Torerun would establish themselves as an international star winning the 77th World Cup with the Vilita National Team and then cemented their legacy at the Turoki Tide winning back to back championships during Vilitan League 54 and 55. On the heels of the V-League 55 title the midfield duo of Torerun and Aquafek would be the engine that drove the Turoki Tide to the 66th UICA Globe Cup title.

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Jyuola Mtalata [ - Mliona-Lpaka AFC - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 36 :: [ NT CAPS: 58 :: NT GOALS: 11 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 1 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Spent 6+ Seasons at Eastal Lunar before switching to Arcticala Inlet for Season 54.

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Lentali Purama [ - Marine Coast United - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 21 :: [ NT CAPS: 11 :: NT GOALS: 1 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 21 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: : Vilitan Cup :
Recruited by Rammsissil AFC at school age to train with the RammsBank Sissil Academy to be evaluated as a potential Rammsissil player in the future. Was a member of the Vilita and Turori squad that finished as runners-up to Cosumar during the 45th Di Bradini Cup. Purama transferred to Marine Coast United for Vilitan League Season 61 and helped the team to back to back appearances in the Vilitan Cup final at the Tivali Ring Stadium, winning the 62nd Vilitan Cup title.

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Jurzen Devmiko [ - Lonngeylin Coast - ]
DM C ( AGE: 34 :: [ NT CAPS: 116 :: NT GOALS: 25 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 5 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ]
Trained at Marine Coast United's Crosaibi Academy, Devmiko impressed in his first season and earned a switch to Stellar Division side Colonial Sile. Spent 5 seasons at Colonial Sile before earning a switch to Cednia Beach AFC becoming Colonial Sile's largest transfer. The switch did not pay off for Devmiko, however as while Sile climbed the Stellar Division table, Cednia Beach descended into a relegation fight. After two seasons in Cednia Beach, Devmiko became the most expensive incoming transfer in Inland Peaks history as he joined the newly promoted Declasse Champions for V-League Season 56. The journeman midfielder would then have a spell at Rammsissil before landing with Lonngeylin Coast just after they had won the Stellar Division.

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Intikko Kuhilana [ - Makosile - ]
DM C ( AGE: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 30 :: NT GOALS: 8 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 33 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Kuhilana was perhaps too young when being called into the squad at Jlinal Cove on an emergency basis to cover squad gaps as they struggled to keep fit during Vilitan League Season 55. Strong performances did catch the eye of Makosile United, however, who snapped up the youngster in order to fill their own gaps left by departing players following their relegation from the Stellar Division.

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Trezisi Rokopolis [ - Jlinal Cove - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 17 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 0 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Trezisi Rokopolis was one of the youngest players in Vilitan Stellar Division history to play a full season for their club as a member of FC Almintora’s ill-fated side that won just two games during Season 63. After Almintora’s relegation to the Declasse, Rokopolis jumped ship to return to Vilita and join forces with Jlinal Cove FC, the side that had pipped FC Almintora to avoid relegation. With Jlinal Cove, Rokopolis helped lead the team to the Vilitan Cup Semi-Finals and scored their first career Stellar Division goal against the Kionao Locals.

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Cavuna Aquafek [ - Turoki Tide - ]
M C ( AGE: 40 :: [ NT CAPS: 132 :: NT GOALS: 31 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 0 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : UICA Globe Cup : UICA Super Cup : : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
Aquafek was brought up through the youth system in Turoki and has served as a loyal Turoki Tide player for the duration of his career becoming the clubs second all-time appearance leader behind former goalkeeper Hooizo Nuakoi. Aquafek has earned four Stellar Division Titles and 2 Vilitan Cup titles with the Tide. On the heels of the V-League 55 title the midfield duo of Torerun and Aquafek would be the engine that drove the Turoki Tide to the 66th UICA Globe Cup title.
:: Reserves ::
Va'a-Rio Kiwavn (34 yo) [ - Unattached - ] ; Imauka Lkomorak (17 yo) [ - Turoki Academy - ](!- Available on Transfer List -!) ;;

FORWARDS:
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Nii'arala Milaaso [ - Eastal Lunar - ]
F C ( AGE: 27 :: [ NT CAPS: 79 :: NT GOALS: 48 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 49 :: V&T GOALS: 23 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
Born in Vilita to a Turorian and a Starblaydi, Milaaso came through the Eastal Lunar Jr. Academy winning the Tropicorp Youth challenge with the Jr. Astronauts and was adjudged to have the 'DNA of Champions' based on their multi-cultural upbringing. Milaaso had a breakout season during Vilitan League 57 as the 18 year old netted 11 goals in all competitions and was widely regarded as the third best forward in the league behind National Team duo Sipke Tarala and Berali Tzufarei. Miilaaso made their international debut at the end of World Cup 79 qualifying against The Steel Coast, scoring late to net their first international tally on their debut. Was named Galacticos Youth Player of the Season at the age of 18 and was later nominated again as a finalists at the age of 21. Miilaso scored their first ever World Cup Finals goal in World Cup 80 against Banija then was a key part of Vilita’s World Cup 81 Championship winning squad scoring three goals during the World Cup Finals. When Vilita won the World Cup 82 Final against rivals Turori, Miilaso did one better scoring a goal in the World Cup Final. After helping define a new generation of the Vilitan National Team, Milaaso turned their infetious influence to the Vilitan League helping lead Eastal Lunar FC to their first Stellar Division title during the 61st Vilitan League campaign.

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Sipke Tarala [ - Sabrefell Athletic (NPH) - ]
F C ( AGE: 36 :: [ NT CAPS: 142 :: NT GOALS: 64 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 7 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup :
A trainee at Makosile, Tarala was smartly snapped up by scouts at Lonngeylin Coast shortly after turning pro. The Striker has led the Stellar Division on multiple occasions and became a top choice striker for the Vilitan National Team including their World Cup 77 Championship side. Tarala leveraged that success and transferred it to the domestic leagues earning the Vilitan Cup title with Lonngeylin Coast during Season 55 then back-to-back Stellar Division Championships while being named Lonngeylin Coast's player of the season. Tarala was a top goalscorer for the Vilitan National Team during their World Cup 81 title winning campaign and capped off a memorable cycle with the Vilitan Stellar Division title followed by a high-profile transfer to UICA Champions Sabrefell Athletic of Nephara in the highest value transfer of the 24th UICA Transfer Window.

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Enzoril Alabonni [ - Marine Coast United - ]
D/F C ( AGE: 26 :: [ NT CAPS: 50 :: NT GOALS: 28 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 41 :: V&T GOALS: 13 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ][ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Vilitan Cup :
A young prospect originally from Mavaloiao, Enzoril Alabonni moved with their family to the main Island to be trained by Marine Coast United at the Crosaibi Academy. The Mavaloier has height well above the others in their age group and as such often switches between a center-back role and a role as an aerial target in attack. Alabonni, playing mostly in defense, would help lead Marine Coast United to their first domestic silverware in over 40 seasons lifting the Vilitan Cup trophy during Season 62.

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Tenziki Kulakao [ - Yeaddin Owls - ]
F C ( AGE: 33 :: [ NT CAPS: 81 :: NT GOALS: 24 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 5 :: V&T GOALS: 4 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ]
Kulakao was promoted from Owls Castle Academy as a symbol of the future of footsport in Yeaddin, quickly becoming a fan favorite at the Lirai Asku Castle and being named Yeaddin Owls Player of the Season during V-League Season 50 and repeating the feat multiple times from then. Kulukao has been a solid 8-10 goal per season striker in all competitions for the Owls throughout their career but really shone during the Owls memorable Vilitan Cup run during Season 57 leading the competition with 7 goals although the Owls fell just short of the ultimate prize, losing to Jungle Strike FC on penalty kicks in the Vilitan Cup final.

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Clarana Refiami [ - Spartangrad (EUR) - ]
F C ( AGE: 20 :: [ NT CAPS: 7 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 19 :: V&T GOALS: 4 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Made their internationstatal debut appearing in four matches during the 7th Cup of Champions competition for Vilita. Scored first career International Goal during against Kita-Hinode in 7th Cup of Champions Semi-Finals. Attracted interest from Eura league teams during AOCAF tournament and made transfer to Euran side Spartangrad prior to the 85th World Cup Cycle

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Fishtii Blikala [ - Marine Coast United - ]
F C ( AGE: 34 :: [ NT CAPS: 92 :: NT GOALS: 29 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 6 :: V&T GOALS: 4 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : Vilitan Cup : Vilitan Declasse :
After being trained and promoted to the Main Squad at Marine Coast United, Blikala put in 4 seasons and netted 36 goals before the allure of the Stellar Division called, switching to Makosile United during Season 53 and scoring 11 goals in their debut season. Blikala scored 31 goals in three seasons with the Makos but when the former champions were relegated after Season 55, Blikala left the club and re-joined Marine Coast United. Blikala had a breakout campaign with the Vilitan National Team during World Cup 80 Qualifying, scoring 6 goals in 9 matches to lead all Vilitan players. Was a member of World Cup 81 and World Cup 82 winning sides scoring once in both Finals campaigns. Blikala scored their first career World Cup Finals hattrack on Matchday 3 of the World Cup 83 Group stage against The Macabees with all three goals coming less than 10 minutes apart late in the match.

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Berali Tzufarei [ - Rammsissil - ]
F C ( AGE: 39 :: [ NT CAPS: 123 :: NT GOALS: 57 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 1 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : World Cup 77 : World Cup 81 : World Cup 82 : ] : Vilitan Cove Invitational : : Vilitan Cup : Vilitan Declasse : Tropical Trophy :
Tzufarei made their debut for the Vilita National Team at the Eagle's Cup V tournament. Tzufarei was a loyal Eastal Lunar FC player for the majority of their playing career and became the second highest goalscorer in club history behind Astronauts legend Mauro Baraza. Tzufarei's goalscoring prowess has made them a fan-favorite in Seraai and has also earned the forward the Stellar Division's Golden boot award for three straight seasons from Season 53-55. The arrival of younger talent in Nuola Brenzil and Nii'arala Milaaso during Season 56 however encouraged Tzufarei to seek a new challenge, landing in the Declasse with Rammsissil and becoming the Golden Boot winner while propelling the Ramms to the Declasse Title. Tzufarei re-claimed the Vilitan Stellar Division's Golden Boot award during Season 57 helping Rammsissil to a 5th place finish in the table. The long-time Vilita National Team striker secured their post-career statue at SissilBank by lifting the club to their first ever major Silverware in the 63rd Vilitan Cup Final. Tzufarei scored the opening goal in the Ramms 4-1 victory over Eastal Lunar.
:: Reserves ::
Linvoi Warazil (34 yo) [ - Raynor City United (VAL) - ](!- Available on Transfer List -!) ;; Tyoasi Klipark (17 yo) [ - Marine Coast United - ] ;;





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Stevid
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Postby Stevid » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:06 am

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Stevidia National Football Team
Eu Quadrigis Stevidia



BACKGROUND

Stevidia is arguably the most successful national team of any composite state or dominion of the Holy Empire. Since its inception in 1901, Stevidia has never competed on the world football stage and has only ever competed regionally in the Dienstadi Cup. This year marks the team's first foray into those most hallowed of competitions, the Baptism of Fire Cup and the World Cup. Seeing as they had never competed in either competition (until the BoF recently, making it all the way to the quarter-finals in their first attempt) before there is great trepidation among the players and staff but thankfully no pressure - for any result this year is better than last year's!

The Stevidia team are well loved for their flamboyancy in attack and usually prefer a wide direct approach. But they are also adaptable and so are comfortable at narrow tikki-takka short play.

MANAGEMENT

Head Coach: Davidicus Asper
Assistant Coach: Marcus Meridius
Goalkeeper Coach: Lucius Proclus
General Coach: Maximus Matho
Medical Director: Francessa Certus

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Formation : 4-1-2-3

PLAYER ROSTER

Goalkeepers

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Defence

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Midfield

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Attack

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JERSEYS


First Kit

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Alternate

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Goalkeeper

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PREFERED LINE UP

FIRST TEAM


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Godmod other events: Y (TG)

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