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Trolleborg
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Postby Trolleborg » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:22 am

TROLLEBORG NATIONAL TEAM

Nickname: Trolls
Total official games balance: +59=24–30 249 goals for and 189 against.
In the World Cup Qualifications +33=15–13 144 goals for and 102 against.
In the World Cup proper +0=1–2 with 2 goals scored and 8 conceded

Football is a prime sport for a country, with a national league just ended preparations for 130th season right now. Trolleborg national team exist, on other hand, only four years, altought in that time Trolleborg won Baptism of Fire, took part in three qualifying tournaments for the World Cup, and once go to the World Cup itself, having won qualifying group in the recent edition. Officials urge fans to seriously moderate expectations.

NATIONAL TEAM


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Out of it’s outfits, team usually used green or red.

COACH

Before the first campaign coach was selected by the vote of specialists, coaches and fans. And Morten TROGHIL continue to rule team. He was 55 at the moment.

PLAYERS


Morten Troghil recently begin add new players to the squad, altought things looked like not very promising, newcomers performance usually looked rather unconvincing. So we safely bet that he put his hopes into the old guard, who play from the beginning, with addition one or two new players every game.

Goalkeepers
Tomas Kot Kotsson (30). Flexible and agile, quick-thinking, he was one of the best Trolleborg league goalkeepers of the last decade, altought his performance on the international scene is rather substandard for his usual level. But he was undoubtely best goalkeeper in the league.
Klemens Gould (28). When he was called into the squad year ago, some pundits predicted him moved Kotsson out of net, but he continued to be number two. It’s not entirely clear, though, if he will keep this place for next season.

Defenders
Nikolaas Laste (31). He was reliable left back, who has a tendency going forward, but in the recent years prefer to concentrate on his defensive duties, which he does very successfully in the local championship, and only recently began to show something like that in the international games. In the last games it was seen that years already taken their toll, and he was not as fast as must be on that position, altought looked like he find a right pace in the last games.
Kasper Wolters (28). One of the team brightest stars, he is right back by default, but he is very strong, very fast, have a very good shot and even better crossing skill. Having all this, he very often make a lighting runs to the opposition box and sometime substitute right midfielder.
Sheltern Torquelli(25) Right defender, who due to his great strenght and stamina he can constantly push up and pull back along the touchline.
Torgeir Dushegub (31). Known as a Column, this tall and strong player usually dominates a box both in the air and at the grass. Being always calm and confidence, he projected aura of them around. Age advanced on him, but he was trying to live up to the fan expectations
Aien Troger (28). He is fast, strongly build and extremely good in tackling. It’s very challenging to move into the box past him.
Torben Bagger (28). He was distinguished by composure and the right choice of position in the games of domestic championship, and he was called up to the national team due to the breakdown of the two key defence players, proved to be solid choice, and recently he managed shouldered some established players out of lineup.
Heiko Aldekamp (28). Useful addition to the team, can play both right and left defender, preferably first one, moving fast and tackling hard. Probably he will have much more time than usual on the tournament due to the less-than-brilliant conditions of Nikolaas Laste.
Morten Levenkrans (33). Full left back in the beginning of his career, he than move to the center, having considered almost impassable in both positions. Albeit right now not the fastest man on the field, he is very good man-marker, having excellent header, and, being intelligent clever player, can be very useful when attacks began. He make a lot of goal-scoring passes.
Joran Du Riis(26). Recent addition to the squad, fits perfectly into it, showing himself as a cold-blooded fighter, hard, but fair defender. His positional sense is practically prefect, and in addition he is one of the fastest central defenders in the Trolleborg.

Midfielders
Rolf Valgren (31). Quick-thinking, with a perfect understanding of game, seeing everyone and everything in the field, and with brilliant passing skills, this man can bring ball everywhere he wants. He definitely add something from international experience, but it will be seen, how much and how good it compensated for age-related changes.
Hendrick Groningen (29). The defensive midfielder, probably the best in his generation, he was not selected to play in BoF and joined team by way, proved himself worthy of a place in the team, caused a lot of problems to the attacking players of the opposing teams. His talent of intercepting ball in the middle and using every possibility to begin attacks was fully appreciated by everyone – apart, probably, of his opponents. Recent season was not his best ever, but he remains most convincing player available to Morten Troghil in this position.
Finn Finnsnes (31). Playing usually attacking midfielder or free forward, he is swift, smart, good dribbler with a great sense of goal possibilities. He was one of the creators of the victory in the BoF.
Morten Troll (27). He is a brightest star amongst midfielders in the whole country. Genius of game, with a wonderful dribbling, beautiful technique, excellent pass and extremely good shot, he won many games for his local team single-handedly, but also a great team player. Highly probably, he will be a player of generation, and very probably, best player Trolleborg ever had. He brilliantly justified all the positive reviews even when team performance was rather uninspiring.
Ruud Kolding (30). Left midfielder, he, despite his age, covering lot of ground with his unbeliveable stamina, can press forwards or go back as team need.
Brutil Mogrin (30). Can play either in the center or as a right midfielder, with a nerves of steel and cold mind he will continue be a useful backup for any of the midfielders if need arise. Usually he was used as a sub for Groningen.
Alexander Bornitse Zach “Zhita” (28). Originated from the far-flung north part of the country, not well-known for a excellent players, he was an idol for his compatriots and find a place in the hearts of other fans. Almost devoid of what was known as classical football tecnique, have rather unusual style of play and often creates goal opportunities from nowhere. His career n the national team are full of ups and downs, but right now he was called in.
Kenneth Pathmoor (25). Recent addition to the team, Kenneth already play in the WCQ cycle, altought coach don’t selected him for the World Cup itself. But looked like everything is ahead for this versatile and clever midfielder, who can cover a lot of space and conjure goal opportunity for his forwards from nothing. With his pace, agility and an eye for goal he probably has a bright future.

Forwards
Stuart Kerr (30). Quick, brave, skillful, and having ability shot from everywhere in the box right despite defenders best efforts. Brilliantly confirmed his reputation as a prolific scorer, winning a prize for the topgoalscorer of BoF and add to his tally not a few goals in the other tournaments.
Torfinn Skaloed (29). Intelligent forward as it was, he can move very quickly, constantly ahead of the defenders, successfully escapes from markers, and in case of need he often going back and successfully acquire ball here to begin attacks. But in the international game his performance, unfortunately, usually not very consistent.
Tom Gulbranden (29). Build like a very tall stone wall, he easily can tramp defenders if he wish to do so, but his strong shot, without any preparation at all, give him other opportunity to have a points of popularity with fans other ways. It is looked impossible, that a man of such a stature can bring himself in the air at all, but nevertheless he is – strongly jumping and struck the ball by the head with deadly precision. He was author of some of the best goals of the team.
Karsten Severin (28). This fast forward, who can conjured goal from nothing, are quite impressive in the last five seasons, altought place in the team attack usually goes to the one of the three players listed before him.
Torgeir Berglund (25). Another recent addition to the squad, classical power forward, and trying to use his physical attributes to the full.
Henrik Heggheim(26). One of the players, whom Troghil taken into the team to see, if they can do what Trolleborg will need after BoF winners aged. This forward showed great promise from an early age and demonstrate a very decent performance in the last two seasons of Trolleborg league.

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Team in the brand new red uniform

TEAM GAME


Team traditionally practiced fast attacking football with a mighty pressure applied when ball is not on our side.

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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but I estimate injury severeness
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes only for a last ditch fouls or two yellows, any other variants must be discussed with me
Godmod other events: No, but if you have something interesting in mind, let me know and we try to find a middle ground.

National psyche tell players to put everything even if odds are heavily against, so almost every match in the league played with high determination, and national team shirt oblige one who wore it for even more. Unsportsmanlike behavior is highly discouraged even if in the interests of the cause, and national team players are required to meet the highest standards possible, so it is completely impossible to imagine a player of the Trolleborg national team faking injury or begging for a penalty. But players are not easily bullied, though, and more than able to stand up for themselves both as individuals and as a team, and have a strong inclination to go tit-for-tat in case of excessive brutality on the opponent’s part.

STADIUM

All Trolleborg’s home games, bar anything unusual happened, will be played in the capital, Trolleborg City, on a “1th December” Stadium, which have a recently upgraded and having capacity of 100000.

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This stadium was built by the voluntary labor of ordinary citizens in the honour of the sacred 1th December, Trolleborg Day of Victory. And due to that tickets to all games taken place here is always free, altought in the cases there are high demand (like in the WCQ games) they are arranged by lottery. It’s located in the beautiful place – in the middle of a forested area on a peninsula protruding into the sea near the capital. Three stations of subway transport and stops of two bus routes located within two kilometers, and this allow fans arrive and leave stadium quickly and troubleless. Specially designed climate system provides around the stadium constant sunny weather with t +18C, with, maybe, occasional gusts of winds from the sea.

OUR FANS

Fans is a pride of Trolleborg and almost part of the team, having already earning themselves a name and a good reputation at every place where national team playing.

Trolleborg Republic will organize trips for a fans and they wil arrive in the host countries in a very big batches, by thousands.

VISITING FANS

Of course, we expect fans from other countries.
The question of transportation to and from country arises, though. Trolleborg International Airport recently open it’s gates for a international flights, and our flag international airline “Trolleborg Wings” having a decent route networks and a lot of code-sharing agreements. But they are not of much help. We have a direct links with a Megistos, and Holy Empire usually provide means to reach their country, but other countries are not too well connected with our hubs. Trolleborg FA already made arrangements for a charter flights, and we are open to any proposals that will make our nations literally closer.

For fans of the guest teams, all possible facilities will be created. An art-of-science integrated payment system has been launched, which allows guests of the country to use their own credit cards, payment systems and banknotes directly, without resorting to currency exchange operations. The fans will benefit from the artificial intelligence system “Keith”, free for connection, which acts as a translator, transport planner, leisure organizer, hotel search engine, and a ticket service for cultural events. Volunteers in costumes of saber-toothed cats, which was a mascot of our team, are placed at key points in the transport network, starting with the huge international airport, in order to help if something goes wrong.

How things looked like on the ground you can find in these long series. Travelling to the country covered in parts 2, 3 and 4. Ideas of how city looked like and which attractions it have can be found in parts 7, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23. Stadium and game atmosphere are covered in parts 23 and 24.

MEDIA

Recently opened Trolleborg TV-Sport channel try to do it best to provide everyone with a 3D broadcasting of every game, altought you must understood limitations of technology, which was in their first steps. Problems with color shades, difficulties with communication channels and so on are rather often happens. We already see changing the colors of the uniforms, the appearance of the stadium, women on the field replaced by the men and much more. But these are the inevitable costs of implementing such a progressive innovation in the so fast pace.

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Postby Pays den haut » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:50 pm

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Thanks to Kirola Sports from Audioslavia for the crest and kits


Pays d'en Haut National Soccer Team


OOC: I stopped RPing as Pays d'en haut because I felt like I was annoying people with this backward nation, but now I don't give a shit if I'm annoying anyone.
Basically, life in Pays d'en Haut is similar to Game of Thrones without the sex.


Nation Info:
Nation: Les Peuples Nordiques des Pays d'en Haut (The Nordic Peoples of Pays d'en Haut)
Trigramme: PHT
Demonym: Habitants
National Animal: Brown Bear (Ours Brun in French)
Nicknames: Ours, Bears, Bruins, Habitants, Habs, Nordiques
Colours: yellow, light blue & white
Formation: 4-5-1
Style Modifier: +1

Travel in les Pays d'en Haut:

Pays d'en Haut is a medieval nation ruled by a tribal oligarchy. The country is ruled by the 13 ruling clan leaders. There is no elections and to become one of the ruling clan leader, a clan leader must kill (preferably by sword) a ruling clan leader and take his place. And to become a clan leader, one must kill the clan leader of his own clan. If a clan leader is killed by the leader of another clan, his son becomes the clan leader if he's over 12. If he has no son or if his son is under 12, one of his brother becomes the clan leader.

Pays d'en Haut is a backward nation with no technology. Women can only work as a teacher or as a nurse, most women stay at home all day, doing housework and cooking. They don't have much rights, they aren't allowed to become clan leaders. Pays d'en Haut is a catholic nation and all other religions are banned. French is the only spoken language and all other language are banned. People not complying to these laws are executed. If you read further, there's a list of things passible of death penalty.

So we have no technology, that means we have no computers. In fact our population don't use computers, but we have build a technology center for foreign journalists. The foreign journalist goes at soccer games, take hand written notes and then goes to the technology center and use a computer with a dial up internet to send his article. Or he can bring his laptop to the stadium, but we have no wifi in the stadium, write his article on his laptop, go to the technology center and use an usb key to transfer the article to a computer connected with a dial up internet (because we have no wifi for his laptop). That's if our computers has an usb port, it's not sure. It's really hard to televise games played in Pays d'en Haut, but if you absolutely want to broadcast a game played in Pays d'en Haut, we can arrange something with the help of Terre Septentrionale, who launched a satellite in our area.

We also don't have the technology to have cars. When arriving at the airport, your players and fans will travel to their hotel and the stadium using a carriage. They can also ride a horse if they have a valid horse driving lisence, it's faster than with the carriage.

Pays d'en Haut is a medieval nation and our population don't like travelling to other nations. In fact they're affraid of "evil machines up in the sky". So if you RP first, please don't say 10 000 of our fans travelled to your country, it's impossible.

List of crimes passible of death penalty:

-Speaking another language than French
-Following another religion than catholicism
-Being atheist
-Fornication
-Adultery
-Rape
-Sexual assault
-Prostitution
-Homosexuality
-Incest
-Bestiality
-Public Nudity
-Having Sex in public
-Doing drugs
-Being an elf
-Being a sapient pony
-Being a sapient whatever else (other than human)

Who is enforcing the law?

Pays d'en Haut does not have a modern police. So the National Guard, Morality inspectors and any citizen of les Pays d'en Haut is enforcing the law. If a citizen suspects someone of being an homosexual, he can kill him and the law will be enforced. If our citizens doesn't likes your country, there could have a crowd of thousand people armed with swords waiting for your players at the airport just to kill them. By the way murder is legal in Pays d'en Haut, providing the murderer has a good reason.

So what to do to not have your players, coaches, journalists and fans be beheaded?

Well it's simple, don't break a law. But don't worry if your players don't speak French. Tourists are required to have a valid passport, and when they enter in Pays d'en Haut an orange card is given to them. They must carry the orange card around their neck at all time if they wanna be excluded from this law (speaking French) but the orange card must be viewable at all time. If your players practices another religion than catholicism, they must not pray in public or they will be executed, even if they carry their orange card. Same. Being a different species than human is prohibited and passible of death penalty, however an exception can be made for players, coaches, officials and journalists for the duration of the Qualifications but they need to carry their orange card around their neck at all time.

National team's background:

Soccer has been played for about 20 years in les Pays d'en Haut on an amateur level in a pyramidal system, teams consisted of clans. Clan Tremblay and Clan Gagnon were the two best team. The first professional league was created two cycles just before the World Cup 70. The Première Ligue de Soccer (PLS) now consists of 6 teams.

On an international level, Pays d'en Haut's first competition was the baptism of Fire 57. Pays d'en Haut finished 4th in its group with a 1-3 record. It was clearly the group of death with 3 nations out of 5 being puppets and returning managers plus Abanhfleft. Abanhfleft won this group and made it to the quarter finals if I'm correct.

At the qualifications for the World Cup 70, Pays d'en Haut finished 6th in it's group with a 5-3-8 record. Our most memorable game was a 2-2 draw against Nephara, one of the best nations in soccer. Pays d'en Haut fell short to qualify for the World Cup 71 with a 7-1-6 record in the qualifications. We were invited at the Cup of Harmony 63 but didn't have much success being in a group with San Jose Guayabal, Vermark and Gregoryisgodistan.

Incomplete.

Team records:

All Time record: 26-17-43
Baptism of Fire 57: 1-0-3
World Cup 70 qualifications: 5-3-8
Runner Cup 4: 0-1-2
World Cup 71 qualifications : 7-1-6
Cup of Harmony 63: 0-2-1
Friendlies: 0-0-1
World Cup 72 qualifications: 4-7-3
Global Cup of Soccer 1: 3-0-2
Global Cup of Soccer 2: 3-0-1
World Cup 79 qualifications: 0-3-15
Cup Missers' Cup: 3-0-1

First game ever played: 2-1 loss vs Abanhfleft @ Baptism of Fire 57
First loss: 2-1 loss vs Abanhfleft @ Baptism of Fire 57
First win: 1-0 win vs North Britonisea @ Baptism of Fire 57
First draw: 2-2 draw vs Nephara @ World Cup 70 qualifications MD2
Biggest win: 4-0 win vs The Oaklands @ World Cup 70 qualifications MD9
Worst Loss: 5-1 loss vs The Calanian Union @ World Cup 71 qualifications MD2; 5-1 loss vs Legalese @ World Cup 72 qualifications MD8
Greatest Game: 2-2 draw vs Nephara @ World Cup 70 qualifications MD2; 1-1 draw vs Valanora @ World Cup 71 qualifications MD13
Highest Scoring Game: 4-2 loss vs Yttribia @World Cup 70 qualifications MD8; 5-1 loss vs The Calanian Union @ World Cup 71 qualifications MD2; 4-2 loss vs Darvale @World Cup 71 qualifications MD10; 5-1 loss vs Legalese @ World Cup 72 qualifications MD8; 3–3 draw vs Jeru FC @ World Cup 72 qualifications MD12; 3–3 draw vs The Royal Barangay @ World Cup 72 qualifications MD14;

National Stadiums:

Parc Blainville (capacity: 200 seats)

Parc Blainville is located on 22nd Avenue East close to road 117 in Blainville.

Hotels and Inns

The closest hotel is Days Inn Blainville by Wyndham located at the corner of Road 117 and 84th Avenue, however I do not recommend this one.

Other hotels in the area:

-Imperia Hotel & Suites St-Eustache
-Best Western St-Jérôme
-Comfort Inn & Suites St-Jérôme
-Super 8 by Wyndham St-Jérôme
-Motel Boisé (located in Blainville)
-Motel Au P'tit Sapin (located in St-Janvier)

However, I don't recommend any of the motels.

OOC: Please note that Pays d'en Haut is a middle age nation and these hotels are a middle age version of actual hotels.

Airport: The Mirabel Airport is located in Mirabel, 3 hours away from Blainville by carriage and 4 hours away from both St-Jérôme and St-Eustache by carriage. The technology center for foreign journalist is located whitin the airport.

Kits:

Home kit: blue & yellow striped shirt (pictured below), blue short
Away kit: yellow shirt (pictured below), yellow short
Goalkeeper kit: Either all black or all red shirt and shorts depending on the opposite team's colors.
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Thanks to Kirola Sports from Audioslavia for the crest and kits.

The Coaching Staff:

Head coach: Jean-Claude, clan Beauchemin
Ass coach: Gilles, clan Choquette
Ass coach: Paul-Antoine, clan Simard
Goalkeeper coach: Simon, clan Gauthier

Roles:

Captain: Vincent, clan Turcotte
Ass captain: Samuel, clan Chartrand
Penalties: Jean-Guy, clan Francoeur
Left corner: Jean-François, clan Brouillard
Right corners: Jean-François, clan Brouillard
Free kicks: Samuel, clan Chartrand or Xavier, clan Mailhot

Formation (4-5-1):

S--------------------------FRANCOEUR--------------------------
ACM-------------CHARTRAND---------LAVIGNE----------------
SM---MAILHOT-------------------------------------CLAVEAU---
DCM----------------------BROUILLARD--------------------------
SD-----LAMONTAGNE-----------------------------BEAUDRY-----
CD-----------------DARAÎCHE-------GRENIER-------------------
GK---------------------------GUÉRIN-----------------------------


Key Players:

S Jean-Guy, clan Francoeur: Currently the best player on the team, he has a really good shot and scores 50% of the team's goals.

SM Xavier, clan Mailhot: Mailhot is a speedy winger, a great passer and a good shooter. He can also retreat fastly and defend well against attacking side defenders.

GK Pierre-Luc, clan Guérin: Not the best goalkeeper who ever played for Pays d'en Haut, but still a good one. Because our defense is relatively weak, he receives a lot of shots and stops most of them. However he's not infallible.

Samuel, clan Chartrand: A good attacking central midfielder, good passer and good shooter.

Jean-François, clan Brouillard: A good defensive central midfielder, defends well, a good passer too.

Attackers: very good
Midfielders:Good
Defenders: Weak
Goalkeepers: Good

The Team (Starting XI in bold):

Note: Soccer is semi professional in Pays d'en Haut and players have a real job to make ends meet.

Pos	Num	Player	                        Age	Team	                        Occupation

GK 31 Pierre-Luc, clan Guérin 28 A.S. Mascouche Swordsmith
GK 41 Mario, clan Groleau 22 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Apprentice Weaver
GK 51 Yanick, clan Dastous 26 F.C. L'Assomption Vagabond

SD 2 Yan, clan Beaudry 27 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Cook
SD 4 Pierre-Luc, clan Cousineau 22 Dynamo de Saint-Eustache Apprentice Merchant
SD 77 Loïc, clan Lamontagne 35 F.C. L'Assomption Horsebreeder

CD 5 Félix-Antoine, clan Grenier 30 Dynamo de Saint-Eustache Monk
CD 6 Marc-André, clan Lévesque 25 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Apprentice Stonemason
CD/SD 16 Richard, clan Pelchat 24 A.S. Mascouche Apprentice Butcher
CD 33 Jean-Sébastien, clan Daraîche 26 A.S. Mascouche Blacksmith
CD 99 Jean-Philippe, clan Villeneuve 21 Dynamo de Saint-Eustache Apprentice Beekeeper

SM 7 Xavier, clan Mailhot 29 A.S. Mascouche Pig Breeder
SM 22 Simon-Pierre, clan Clément 34 C.S. Terrebonne Carpenter
SM 61 Philippe, clan Thivièrge 30 F.C. L'Assomption Tanner
SM 70 Alexis, clan Bélanger 32 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Tavern Keeper
SM 88 Bruno, clan Claveau 24 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Apprentice Winemaker

CM 10 Nicolas, clan Levasseur 25 A.S. Mascouche Apprentice Carriage Driver
CM 11 Jean-François, clan Brouillard 26 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Miller
CM 13 Samuel, clan Chartrand 32 A.S. Blainville Brigand

CM 18 Félix, clan Plouffe 29 F.C. L'Assomption Shepherd
CM 71 Marc-Olivier, clan Pépin 30 A.S. Mascouche Farmer
CM 90 Serge, clan Lavigne 23 Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme Apprentice Morality Inspector

S 8 Vincent, clan Turcotte 36 F.C. L'Assomption Cheesemaker
S 9 Jean-Guy, clan Francoeur 27 A.S. Mascouche Innkeeper
S 25 Rodolphe, clan Giroux 35 A.S. Blainville School Inspector


Retired numbers:

1 - Simon, clan Gauthier



I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Choose My Goalscorers: Yes
Godmod Goalscoring Events: Yes
Injure Players: Yes
Godmod Injury Events: No
Red Card Players: Yes**
Yellow Card Players: Yes**
Godmod Other Events: Yes*

Note 1: Please do not give the coronavirus or any other virus
or illness to my players, coaches, journalists and fans.
And please do not introduce any pandemic to my nation.

Note 2: Pays d'en Haut plays a physical style and our
players sometimes lose their temper especially
if the team is losing. So don't hesitate to give
them yellow cards or even eject them.
But if we won and have yet to score, don't eject our key players.
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Zwangzug
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Postby Zwangzug » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:20 pm

Style: -2

Manager: as of the halfway point, Kate DiMarini is the interim manager. Originally from Baker Park and an assistant to the national team there, she has since been at the helm of Trebuchet Cham for several seasons, most recently reaching the Champions' League group stage. (Contact Zwangzug if you have a candidate for the new manager!)

Previously: Brandon Sonnabend. Can be quick to substitute players out after perceived injuries; his critics say he has some double standards and is less willing to let women potentially play through the pain than men. Led the team to the quarterfinals in WC85, his international debut. While mostly grounded in reality, occasionally waxes poetic in ye olde fantasy novel prophetic jargon, to his charges' increasing frustration.

Goalkeepers:
1. Fedya Troy-Vee (102d Jr.s) (m) (first tournament: WC87 Q)
12. Itzhak Canterbury (Spenson Suburbia) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)
23. Laurel Tinker-Witt (Strathcona Internationals, Kelssek) (f) (first tournament: WC84 Q)

Defenders:
2. Tova Miovuku (Trebuchet Cham) (f) (2 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
3. Lissa Crain (Baraldhur AFC, Tikariot) (f) (first tournament: WC85 Q)
4. Simon Gannett (Canbix Muses) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
5. Akhil Sibal (Energija Chernovets, Siovanija and Teusland) (m) (2 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
13. Javier Drouet (Spenson Suburbia) (m) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
14. Randall Saitta (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (13 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
15. Jenna Kowalski (Arlington City) (f) (first tournament: WC87 Q)
16. Kausalya Vizirani (Namiri Forest) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

Midfielders:
6. Edwin Cherenkov-Nguyen (Trebuchet Cham) (m) (22 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
7. Riley Kivrin (Arlington City) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
8. Nora Kent-Maner (Sporting Esper) (f) (3 goals) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
9. Sophie Munshi (Mierton Manatees, Taeshan) (f) (8 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
10. Jonah McCollins (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (25 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q) (captain)
17. Hanna Suzuki (Eintracht Trink) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
18. Junia McCue (Arlington City) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
19. Esther Axelrod-Conway (Mâ Âlâmëómë, Farfadillis) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
20. Amos Noile-Murne (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (7 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
21. Jaclyn Burkhart (Ephesian FC) (f) (9 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)

Forwards:
11. Johan Idmar (Keppal Cosmos) (m) (28 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)
22. Gordon Blum (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (15 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

Numbers 1-11 are the most likely starting eleven, but do whatever.

MD1 vs. Sharktail: Pacific Field, Bassabook
MD3 vs. Netop: Palloci Pagoda Park, FTC
MD4 vs. Savojarna: Wayr Stadium, Rackham Range
MD6 vs. Abanhfleft: Stelladome, Fulpog
MD8 vs. Koniglich Wasserstein: Ayathen Arena, Keppal City
MD11 vs. Ancherion: City Athletic Venue, Arlington
MD14 vs. Saint-Domingues: ZS^3, Zwischen
MD16 vs. Chartistan: Eglantine Park, FTC
MD18 vs. Hafamarimet: Eagles' Club, Forbridge
Playoff first leg: Wayr Stadium, Rackham Range

Stadium information here

We have a wiki page where I am slowly migrating information about the team. (Subpage with player details)

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Postby Gouvanarch » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:30 pm

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Kevredigezh Gouvanarchais de Mell-Droad
Gouvanarch Football Federation


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After decades of international dormancy the Kevredigezh Gouvanarchais de Mell-Droad has decided to bring Gouvanarchais football to the international stage. Football is the by far and wide biggest sport in Gouvanarch, yet there is no benchmark as to its strength. This is about to change. Tactically Gouvanarch is fairly conservative, sticking to a solid 4-4-2, but they are trying to learn from this tournament to potentially gain more tactical flexibility. They managed to get past the group stages of both Wonder Cup and Baptism of Fire, but both times failed to advance in the knock-out stages, but their performances in both tournaments have been taken note of by the international footballing community

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Cadhoiarn de Rely - 47
As first national team coach of the international era of Gouvanarchais football, the federation chose one of the few candidates that have some international experience. Cadhoiarn de Rely interned at the academy of Tikariotian powerhouse Oriannor Mountaineers and has gained valuable insight into the inner workings of a strong team, trying to emulate this for the national team as well. While playing a 4-4-2 formation, he puts great emphasis on pressing the opponent, trying to force them into making mistakes in their own half.

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G Eudon Rocque - 21 - The Wolves Club (MUR) - 11 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
Rocque is showing great potential, but still suffers from inexperience in most areas of his play. He possesses excellent reflexes and is using his height very well for high balls, but he still is insecure when coming out of the goal and sometimes still mistimes his jumps.
LB Judoc Tanet - 28 - AS Plourafel - 15 caps, 0 goals, 3 assists
One of the older players in the squad, Tanet is the calm rock in the Gouvanarchais defense. He does not play flashy and also does not contribute a whole lot to the offense, but he is extremely dependable against oncoming attackers and also does not lose his calm under pressure.
CB Alanig Quiviger - 23 - Morannon Athletic FC (TKT) - 14 caps, 0 goals, 1 assist
Quiviger has been likened to a terrier, following his opponents wherever they go and not letting go. While unnerving his opponent(s) and often preventing them from getting to the ball to begin with, he also concedes too many free kicks close to his own team's box and the coaches hope that some additional international experience will help him become calmer. His physical presence, however, already is impressive.
CB Guimand de la Verdure - 18 - Parakleion Firebirds FC (TKT) - 13 caps, 0 goals, 3 assists
A very modern defender, de la Verdure possesses surprising technique for a centre back, but he is capable of winning the ball and then immediately initiating the counter attack with great long passes into the other half, capable of seeking out offensive midfielders and strikers alike. He is quick, but is lacking aerial play, which requires him to have a strong, tall defender to complement.
RB Domard Prudhomme - 32 - Olympique Sarantec - 14 caps, 0 goals, 1 assist
The oldest player in the starting lineup, Prudhomme is maybe the weakest point in the Gouvanarchais team, lacking speed and offensive contribution, even though he is a dogged contender in any challenge. The defensive right side is a problem area and some experts call Prudhomme the "least likely to commit a fatal mistake".
LM Jagu de Vandes - 19 - Nottingham County United (MUR) - 15 caps, 3 goals, 4 assists
Part of the championship winning team of FC Carnoël 84, de Vandes is one of the biggest raw diamonds in Gouvanarchais football. He has the speed, the technique and a good tactical acumen, but is severely lacking the physical robustness modern football requires and he also has to work on his decision making. His talent, however, is great and several international teams have already expressed interest in signing de Vandes in the upcoming offseason.
CM Jacut Desesprechin - 27 - Morannon Athletic FC (TKT) - 12 caps, 0 goals, 2 assists
Desesprechin is the central presence in Gouvanarch's defensive midfield and has speed, physicality and a mean streak when it comes to chasing down his opposition. A tireless worker he is known to get stuck in and do (almost) whatever it takes to capture the ball, often toeing the line of what is allowed in the rules, making him a potential red card risk in the more intense games. His freekicks are feared throughout Gouvanarch with some players refusing to go into the wall when he is ready to shoot.
CM Waleran Bracquaval - 27 - US Laorivoaré - 15 caps, 2 goals, 1 assist
Waleran Bracquaval is the midfield motor for Laorivoaré and hopefully also the national team. He is a virtual ball magnet that attracts it and he also has a great eye to redistribute it. The tendency for almost every attack going through him, however, also poses the risk of predictability, which is one thing coach de Rely is trying to instill into the team to avoid. He also possesses a great shot from a distance, making him one of the more dangerous midfielders in this sector as well.
RM Jodoc Gane - 17 - Port Tacassam FC (TKT) - 15 caps, 5 goals, 1 assist
Another one of the unpolished gems, Gane played a surprisingly large role in Carnoël's road to the championship. He is all speed and offense, creating a sometimes dangerous vacuum between him and the extremely defensive Prudhomme, but his defensive play leaves a lot to be desired. He has strokes of brilliance that can open up the game, but also is still prone to horrendous mistakes, which then put his defensive teammates in trouble.
FW Adhémar Desreaulx - 24 - Morannon Athletic FC (TKT) - 15 caps, 13 goals, 4 assists
Tall and wide, Desreaulx is a very powerful, physical attacker, whose nickname "4x4" is program. He does not have the best technique, but once he gets rolling it is very hard for any defender to get him off the ball without committing a foul. Equipped with a powerful shot he is capable to tear down a defense on his own if he can survive the first touch that still has a tendency to bounce too far.
FW Barthelemy de la Cormeilles - 18 - Vilharady Owls FC (TKT) - 15 caps, 9 goals, 10 assists
Widely regarded as likely the biggest talent in Gouvanarchais football, Barthelemy de la Cormeilles already is playing for the Tikariot City FC Academy (on loan to the Vilharady Owls for the new season) and has all the tools to become a complete striker. He has speed, technique and a decent robustness which is the main point of criticism for now. He possesses a great scoring instinct, but still has to learn to have a better eye for his teammates as he has a tendency to try too much on his own.

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GK - Conomor de la Ruelle - 25 - AS Plourafel - 4 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
LB - Tilio de Lorraine - 17 - Stade Saint-Joadoc - 3 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
CB - Agenet Boisivon - 32 - AS Plourafel - 6 caps, 1 goal, 1 assist
CB - Cedric Lefebvre - 21 - Stade Olympique Carhaix - 1 cap, 0 goals, 0 assists
RB - Goneri Le Seigneur - 26 - Kyethas Rivermen FC (TKT) - 8 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
LM - Paol Damours - 21 - AS Plourafel - 4 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
CM - Gwenaël Decottignies - 27 - Pyathora Mariners FC (TKT) - 11 caps, 0 goals, 2 assists
CM - Nolwenn Le Houérou - 27 - AS Douarnac'h - 3 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
RM - Tudon Bleuzen - 18 - US Deaclan-Gavorique - 6 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
CF - Eon de Hattes - 22 - FC Vaouënnec - 4 caps, 1 goal, 0 assists
CF - Brocardo de Vymont - 18 - Anhedron Wanderers FC (TKT) - 3 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
GK - Gervese Desmares - 22 - Olympique Sarantec - 0 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists

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Postby Mytanija » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:56 pm

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: MYTANAR NATIONAL POOL FOR WORLD CUP 87 QUALIFYING


##  Pos.    Name                 Age  Caps/Goals  Club               
01 GK Pedja Kasun 27 46/0 Ararat Severyan
02 DL Srdan Vukovic 27 49/1 1896 Ebor
03 DC Mojmir Anac 27 58/3 Olympic Thessia
04 DC Kamil Jernejec 26 22/0 Olympic Thessia
05 DR Petr Isaev 29 71/2 Crvena Zvezda
06 MC Alen Hrdaljko 23 24/1 CDSA
07 MC Tahir Fejzuli 28 64/6 Atletik Thessia
08 AML/C Dalibor Vlahovic 25 12/1 Ararat Severyan
09 ST/AMC Jezdimir Ocokoljic 25 65/35 Atletik Thessia
10 AMC Jasno Odonelec 25 54/20 Atletik Thessia
11 AMR/L Boris Kalinic 29 28/4 Workers Union [EUR]

12 GK Lazar Obradovic 24 1/0 Liria Prizren
13 DL Tihomir Feric 29 34/0 Atletik Thessia
14 DC Niksa Obadko 29 39/1 Liria Prizren
15 DC Grigorij Savicevic 21 0/0 Atletik Thessia
16 DR Branko Nikolov 28 10/0 Liria Prizren
17 DMC Branko Brkljacic 28 41/0 Atletik Thessia
18 MC Vilim Kupresak 25 27/3 Olympic Thessia
19 AML/R Brajko Gavrilovic 25 25/5 1896 Ebor
20 AMC Maks Shishkin 20 4/1 Energija-Nuklearna
21 ST Zlatan Andrijasevic 23 13/5 Atletik Thessia
22 ST Nebojsa Aleksic 29 35/7 Tekstil Ibon
23 GK Zafer Muminovic 24 4/0 Tekstil Ibon
24 GK Jasmin Savic 31 31/0 Atletik Thessia
25 DL/R Patrik Odonelec 20 7/0 Atletik Thessia
26 DC Zelimir Apostolov 30 22/0 Ararat Severyan
27 DC Osman Muhic 27 7/0 Liria Prizren
28 DR Isaija Yanev 27 6/0 Olympic Thessia
29 DMC Predrag Vukomanovic 25 14/0 Energija-Nuklearna
30 DMC/DC Rudi Prosenik 27 0/0 Nyva Zvornik
31 MC Radovan Pogaenik 22 9/0 Liria Prizren
32 MC Mateja Stojkovic 32 24/0 Ararat Severyan
33 MC Sefir Ajanovic 19 0/0 Stade Yvelines [PRH]
34 AML Sasa Zebic 22 0/0 Olympic Thessia
35 AMC Ermin Drzic 28 10/0 Carsby [EUR]
36 AMR Kemal Gajic 20 0/0 Arka Snezhnaya
37 AMR Sinisa Nikic 28 9/0 Marianne [PRH]
38 ST Josip Brajdic 24 4/1 1896 Ebor
39 ST Anton-Dusan Straka 27 7/2 Liria Prizren
40 ST/AMC Dejan Zgela 23 6/2 CDSA


PLAYER INFORMATION
GK: Pedja Kasun, 27, Ararat Severyan [MYT]
46 caps, 0 goals
He's been the best goalkeeper in Mytanija for years now and it is getting to the stage where people will begin to worry about having to replace him one day as there isn't anyone currently who comes close to him. The Ararat goalkeeper has won the Golden Glove three years in a row domestically and last season he only conceded 19 goals in 30 games. He's a great shot-stopper and communicator; possessing good reflexes and speed in order to rush out towards oncoming forwards too. He stands at 195cm so is an imposing presence between the posts whilst also being useful with his distribution of the ball, something which is especially important in Repin's team.

GK: Lazar Obradovic, 24, Liria Prizren [MYT]
1 cap, 0 goals
Obradovic has been selected as substitute goalkeeper ahead of Zafer Muminovic and that is due to his superior form in the Top League last season. Obradovic finished second in the running for the Golden Glove and conceded only 26 goals in 30 games. He's a thoroughly modern goalkeeper, with excellent distribution - some argue the best of any Mytanar goalkeeper - but sometimes his communication can be a little lacking and he can be prone to the odd eccentric moment. Generally a good shot-stopper and never afraid of making an acrobatic save when a simple one would do.

GK: Zafer Muminovic, 24, Tekstil Ibon [MYT]
4 caps, 0 goals
A slightly controversial choice due to Tekstil's defensive record not being anywhere near as good as some other team's last season, with some commentators believing that the 17 year old Olympic goalkeeper Semir Besak should have been selected ahead of Muminovic because of his better record and so that he could gain experience of being with the national team. Repin gave this idea short shrift, however, explaining that he needs players who have been at this level before and that Besak's time would come. He doesn't have the advantage of one of the top defences in the Top League in front of him domestically and that may mean he's been a little unfairly penalised by being dropped down to third choice, but he's a solid back-up option to have with the squad.

GK: Jasmin Savic, 31, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
31 caps, 0 goals
Repin has gone with experience rather than youth with his final goalkeeper selection for the national pool. Savic has been there and done it with the national team, having amassed over thirty appearances and he has years of goalkeeping with Atletik to call upon too. It's unlikely he'll get too much playing time given the options ahead of him, but he will be a useful goalkeeper to call upon should Repin need to go this far down the pecking order at any point.


DL: Srdan Vukovic, 27, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
49 caps, 1 goal
Probably the most comprehensively skilled full back in the squad, Vukovic was a left-sided midfielder early on in his career and that means he's equally adept when marauding forward as he is when fulfilling his defensive responsibilities. He's an extremely important player in the formations where the full backs are required to provide width when the team is in possession (so the 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-1-2), and opponents may often find that attacks flow down his side of the pitch because of his skill going forwards. A fine crosser of the ball and good link-up play mean he is an integral cog in the teams attacking play, with his on-field relationships with the likes of Fejzuli, Hrdaljko, Gavrilovic and Odonelec likely being crucial to the team's fortunes. He was named in the unofficial team of the tournament in the most recent Copa Rushmori by the Græntfjaller public.

DC: Mojmir Anac, 27, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
58 caps, 3 goals
Olympic's inspirational captain who led them to their first ever Mytanar Top League title in the 27/28 season, being named the Player of the Season in the process. Anac is definitely the best Mytanar centre-back around at the moment and is pretty much undroppable when fit. He's a really solid all-rounder, great in all aspects of his defensive work - heading, tackling, marking, you name it - but also good at bringing the ball out from the back and finding passes to break through the lines of the opposition's formation. He must be a dream to manage for Repin and will be an important player for Mytanija for the foreseeable future.

DC: Kamil Jernejec, 26, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
22 caps, 0 goals
Repin has decided to go with Jernejec to play alongside his domestic colleague, a choice borne out of their familiarity playing alongside each other and mutually assured performances throughout the last domestic season. He joined Olympic from Arka a couple of seasons ago and hasn't ever looked back. Jernejec isn't as quick as Anac is but he's really good in the air and boasts solid mental attributes as well as being good at distributing the ball. He can drop a long pass over the top for a forward to run onto or play a ball through a press to bring his team up the pitch and this could be useful in games against more defensive opposition (that are prepared to sit deep and only press the player on the ball) or those that operate a high press to try and win the ball in the Mytanar half.

DR: Petr Isaev, 29, Crvena Zvezda [MYT]
71 caps, 2 goals
The captain of the national team, Isaev has been a real stalwart over the years for both club and country. He enjoyed a short spell at Brenecian side Northern Stallions but returned to his boyhood club and has continued to be Mr. Reliable for them since. When he was younger few would have predicted he'd be able to motivate his team mates the way he can now. Isaev is an old-fashioned full-back, good at defending and perhaps not the most adventurous when going forwards. He's not that quick, but he makes up for that with good anticipation, he reads the game very well. He's been pretty much ever-present since Mytanija returned to the international scene and that serves to demonstrate his reliability and consistency. He's quiet off the pitch and a metronomic presence on it and capable enough of putting the occasional decent cross in from deep.

DL: Tihomir Feric, 29, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
34 caps, 0 goals
An extremely experienced campaigner at left-back, Feric is perhaps a good symptom of the lack of depth Mytanija has beyond its twenty-three or so best players. He's solid enough defensively at Top League level but Repin probably would have hoped to have been able to move on from the Atletik man by this point, but a really good young left-back hasn't come through in recent years (even promising youngster and third-choice left-back Patrik Odonelec is more comfortable on the right side of the defence). Feric won't set the world alight going forwards but should be a serviceable back-up, Mytanija are paying the price for not playing the top teams from around the multiverse enough because it means okay players aren't improving to be good players at international level.

DC: Niksa Obadko, 29, Liria Prizren [MYT]
39 caps, 1 goal
A hugely experienced centre-half, Obadko was once touted as a potential national team captain, but his on-field disciplinary issues with the national side have seemingly curtailed any hopes of him achieving that particular goal. He's been sent off once the national team, but it arguably could have happened on more than just that occasion and although his disciplinary record for Liria isn't poor, he has never really seemed to inspire confidence in Lev Repin ever since that dismissal. He's the same height as Pedja Kasun at 195cm, but wiry when compared to the goalkeeper, although that wiriness shouldn't be mistaken for weakness as Obadko is a strong guy. He's a tough tackler and a limpet-like marker, but a little lacking for pace.

DC: Grigorij Savicevic, 21, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
A real thoroughbred of a footballer Savicevic initially came through the Crvena Zvezda youth system before being bought by Atletik Thessia and he's someone who has long promised to figure in the full national team set-up and now here he is. He's a tall ball-playing central defender, as comfortable using his pace and strength to shrug someone out of possession as he is playing a pass to break through the opposition's defensive lines. He has an excellent attitude to the game too, something which cannot always be said of some players who end up at Atletik and believe that they have made it and they no longer need to put in 100%. He will be blended into the team throughout this two-year qualification cycle and will hopefully become an important player in the next few years for his country as well as his club side.

DR: Branko Nikolov, 28, Liria Prizren [MYT]
10 caps, 0 goals
Nikolov possibly thought his national team career was over given that the much younger Patrik Odonelec - the cousin of Mytanija vice-captain Jasno Odonelec - was selected ahead of him the last time Mytanija were at the 32nd Copa Rushmori. However, Repin recalled Nikolov for the 36th edition (ed: curiously the next one after the 32nd in Mytanar time, weird I know) following an excellent season domestically for the Liria man. Nikolov will be an adequate replacement for Petr Isaev if called upon.

DL/R: Patrik Odonelec, 20, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
7 caps, 0 goals
Patrik Odonelec is a member of the famous Odonelec footballing clan, he's the cousin of brothers Jasno and Usten and he plays alongside the former with his club side Atletik Thessia (Patrik born in Thessia, unlike his cousins who were born in Prahecq). He is as good on either foot and that is a useful skill as a defender as it means he can play on either side of the defence. He also boasts good physical attributes as well as being an intelligent player. His anticipation and positioning are good at such an early age. Going forward he can be a little hit and miss, sometimes lacking a final ball and that will be something he looks to work on as he progresses.

DC: Zelimir Apostolov, 30, Ararat Severyan [MYT]
21 caps, 0 goals
Apostolov has had a rather slow and steady career and perhaps doesn't get the credit that he deserves, perhaps in part because he has been something of a late bloomer. He's a part of the incredible defence that Ararat have put together and he's arguably the key man in the back-line (it helps having Kasun behind them, naturally). He's an extremely robust defender and thoroughly prepared to put his body on the line to ensure opponents don't get a clean shot on goal. He was a starter the last time Mytanija were at the 32nd Copa Rushmori, but the emergence of Anac and Jernejec as such a strong partnership domestically as well as Obadko and Savicevic's consistency has meant he has fallen down the pecking order.

DC: Osman Muhic, 27, Liria Prizren [MYT]
7 caps, 0 goals
Muhic has learned alongside Obadko domestically in the formative years of his career after leaving boyhood club Litala '93. He's now a reliable centre-half and will be used a few times during qualifying as a rotation player. He's perhaps not as brilliant in possession as a few of his colleagues, but he's good at the defensive side of the game and his relationship with Obadko could see the pair play together if necessary. Lev Repin is known for trying to pair together centre-backs who have played together before, believing it helps them when they have someone next to them that they know how to play alongside.

DR: Isaija Yanev, 27, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
6 caps, 0 goals
He's quick, but under-sized (only 170cm). He's known to be quite aggressive and can pick up yellow cards, but he's also smart enough to know the boundaries of what is acceptable and has never been sent off. Yanev's coming off the back of the second Top League title of his career, one with Olympic and one when he was back at Ararat. He has plenty of experience to call upon now and will be a reasonable back-up should it be necessary to use him.


MC: Alen Hrdaljko, 23, CDSA [MYT]
24 caps, 1 goal
A central midfielder who has grown in stature over the past few years - we should note figuratively rather than literally, he's still only a dimunitive 170cm - he's toned down his outspoken side whilst retaining the tough-tackling, all-action side to his game. He was talked up as the future of the national team's midfield and now he is very much the present, there's a reason why he captained his boyhood club, the national under-21 squad and the senior national side by the age of 22 and the trust Repin has in him is immense. A terrier of a player on the pitch he is crucial in the team winning the ball back from the opponent quickly and has mastered the art of tactical fouls if it isn't possible to do so fairly. Also an excellent passer of the ball, off both his left and right foot and a useful set-piece taker. He's also CDSA's designated penalty taker, something which is especially useful to have in international football.

MC: Tahir Fejzuli, 28, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
64 caps, 6 goals
A slightly under-par domestic season but Fejzuli remains the best creative central midfielder Mytanija has. He is excellent in possession, both when passing and dribbling. He can beat a defender with a fine piece of footwork and then play a killer pass to split a defence straight after. He's also a great threat from set pieces, both when shooting and crossing. His top-class vision makes him really difficult to defend against as he may not even be looking where he is going to put the ball and he often seems a step ahead of everyone else on the pitch. He's not great out of possession and intelligent opponents may target him as a weak link defensively. Returned to Mytanija from a spell with Nepharim side Sabrefell Moths.

AML/C: Dalibor Vlahovic, 25, Ararat Severyan [MYT]
12 caps, 1 goal
Although he's nominally expected to play in either a left-wing or attacking midfield role, Vlahovic's greatest skill is his versatility and Repin may see fit to use him in central midfield or as an auxiliary left-back if necessary. Vlahovic has played in all those positions and more and he's proven to be equally adept in pretty much all of them, whatever task he is assigned he generally completes adequately and that makes him a useful player for a national team to have. Given this versatility it is clear he is an all-rounder, there isn't really any particular aspect of his game that is lacking, though it is often difficult to pick one as standing out - he isn't as quick as the likes of Kalinic or Gavrilovic but he's technically solid, able to dribble past an opponent and an excellent passer and crosser of the ball. Look for him to hit the occasional venomous long shot on goal too. Repin is looking to give him a chance ahead of Gavrilovic to start the qualification cycle off, but there should be plenty of rotation between the two over the course of the campaign.

AMC: Jasno Odonelec, 25, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
54 caps, 20 goals
The national team vice-captain and designated penalty taker, Jasno Odonelec has taken some huge strides forward in recent seasons. His itinerant career has seen him compete in three countries by the age of 25 and he's a revered competitor in all three, having turned out for his local team in Clichy-sous-Bois, Prahecq (he was born there to Mytanar immigrants); before moving to 1912 Stelburg in Siovanija and Teusland; before finally moving to boyhood club Atletik Thessia following a one-year move back to Prahecq - finishing third in the Top League Player of the Season award last season. Odonelec boasts a fierce shot, quick feet, solid aerial ability and he also isn't afraid of a physical confrontation. He earned the nickname «le fantôme» in Prahecq for his ability to find space and not be noticed by opposition defenders. He's an icon in the multicultural banlieue Clichy-sous-Bois after growing up there and playing for the club, taking them to UICA competitions and Coupe Prahecqoise victory in his time at the club. Arguably Mytanija's player of the tournament on their way to 4th at the most recent Copa Rushmori, he was the other Mytanar player named in GTV's unofficial team of the tournament.

AMR/L: Boris Kalinic, 29, Workers Union [EUR]
28 caps, 4 goals
Long ignored by the national set-up, Kalinic is now a regular and one of only a handful of foreign-based players selected for the national pool. He's an extremely direct player, always looking to dribble at defenders when he's in possession and a useful goal scorer as proven by his output in the Euraleague down the years. His finishing with the national team has perhaps not been to the same standard but he has the ability to improve his scoring record for his country. He's not known for his desire to track back and get involved in the defensive side of the game but he's mostly being used to come inside and create issues for defenders with the national team so Repin will hope that that tendency isn't exploited too much.

DMC: Branko Brkljacic, 28, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
41 caps, 0 goals
The defensive option who will be called upon if the team requires a switch to either a 4-3-3 or 5-3-2 formation. Brkljacic is a solid ball-playing defensive midfielder. He has solid technical ability, with a good eye for a pass and it's something he utilises regularly, spraying balls all over the pitch to stretch defences from his deep-lying midfield position. He also does the dirty side of the game effectively, able to win possession back through a combination of strength and dogged determination. He's a tough tackler and not averse to leaving one in on an opponent or tactically fouling if he feels it necessary.

MC: Vilim Kupresak, 25, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
27 caps, 3 goals
Kupresak was seen as one of Mytanija's great young hopes, a veteran of the Di Bradini Cup side that won the tournament and was touted as a potential 'golden generation' for the country. He's begun to repay that faith with exceptional performances last season as a part of Olympic Thessia's title-winning squad. He's a big talent and offers everything you would want in a modern offensively-minded central midfielder. He's a lot like Fejzuli, but with a little bit more pace and more conviction when finishing. He's also someone who motivates those around him, never afraid to shout at his team mates and give them instructions. Doesn't have the same tendency as Fejzuli to kind of fade-out of games if the going gets tough, which may lead to him being selected ahead of the Atletik man on occasion.

AML/R: Brajko Gavrilovic, 25, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
25 caps, 5 goals
A tall, pacy winger who opponents will find difficult to deal with due to his unusual combination of attributes. Gavrilovic is a good crosser of the ball and quick, whilst also being a threat aerially, look for diagonal balls to him against smaller full-backs to be utilised when the 1896 Ebor man is on the pitch. He wasn't noted for his finishing when he was younger but he has been improving and managed 10 goals in 30 games in the Top League last season, his aerial ability particularly helping him out in that regard. He has a great relationship with Srdan Vukovic on the field, both being 1896 Ebor players and knowing each other's game inside-out. He's a tactically intelligent player and Repin values that enormously, along with his versatility in being able to play on either wing. Repin is looking to give Vlahovic a run of games, believing his technical ability may be better suited to the 4-6-0 formation he's trying to instil in this team - Gavrilovic may feel a little hard done by given his 3 goals in 6 games at the Copa.

AMC: Maks Shishkin, 20, Energija-Nuklearna [MYT]
4 caps, 1 goal
A big moment for the youngster as he's selected ahead of some much more established players, he had a really solid season domestically with a mid-table Energija-Nuklearna squad, managing 10 goals as they finished 7th. Shishkin had a slow start to the season as he returned to Mytanija from Energija Chernovets in Siovanija and Teusland but he improved drastically as the season went on and became a real pest for opposition defences, his excellent dribbling ability making it very hard to dispossess him. He's bulked up a little, but stands at a mere 167cm so can be at a disadvantage physically against some opponents but he has a insatiable desire to get on the ball and is extremely unwilling to give it up easily. He seems to have grown out of a tendency which saw him sometimes keep hold of the ball for too long or try to 'over-play' certain situations and he's becoming a better player for it.

DMC: Predrag Vukomanovic, 25, Energija-Nuklearna [MYT]
14 caps, 0 goals
A rather unexpected recall to the national pool for Vukomanovic, it's unlikely he'll see much game-time given that even Brkljacic can't get into the starting line-up with the change of system over the past few years, but he's played at this level before and Repin will be hoping he can do the job if called upon. He's useful in a double pivot at the base of midfield and well-schooled in the art of tactical fouls designed to break-up opposition attacks.

DMC/DC: Rudi Prosenik, 27, Nyva Zvornik [MYT]
Uncapped
If Vukomanovic's recall was unexpected, Prosenik's introduction to the national pool at the age of 27 is even more so. He was once touted as a potentially excellent prospect in either the centre of defence or as a defensive midfielder and he has never quite reached those heights. He's a useful player though, good in two positions and he's coming off the back of a first ever National Cup triumph for Nyva Zvornik so is full of confidence.

MC: Radovan Pogaenik, 22, Liria Prizren [MYT]
9 caps, 0 goals
Another creative presence in the centre of midfield, but Pogaenik isn't really in the mould of a Fejzuli or a Kupresak. He's a tall midfielder who is excellent on the ball and boasts a fearsome shot. He can glide past opponents with the ball at his feet whilst holding off those that are able to get close to him due to his size and strength.

MC: Mateja Stojkovic, 32, Ararat Severyan [MYT]
24 caps, 0 goals
Stojkovic is a less mobile version of several of the players above, he's a great passer of the ball and a tenacious competitor, but he's not going to beat an opponent with a piece of skill or any speed. His experience will make him important as a fringe player.

MC: Sefir Ajanovic, 19, Stade Yvelines [PRH]
Uncapped
Ajanovic is growing into a really tidy footballer, he still needs to work on the defensive side of his game but in possession he will take the ball and move it on and help to recycle possession all game long. There are shades of Alen Hrdaljko's game in the way Ajanovic plays, with really precise passing and quick feet, he's beginning to add more to his game in the way of an end product too as he pops up with more goals for his club side. He's becoming slightly more combative in the Hrdaljko mould and if he can continue down that route he may be a true all-rounder in the centre of the park. He works well in a midfield three as his defensive shortcomings can be mitigated, with licence to be creative going the other way. Ajanovic is a member of that Mytanar diaspora in Prahecq and he has been the subject of overtures from the FPF to represent Prahecq, so far he has declined those and continues within the Mytanar set-up and once he is capped during this qualification cycle he will be locked-in for Mytanija.

AML: Sasa Zebic, 22, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
Zebic is an interesting player, he's a tricky winger but he hasn't seemingly shook off the inconsistency of youth by the age of 22 - still young for a footballer no doubt, but usually by that point the better players are consistently demonstrating their superiority. He has good feet and likes to drive at defenders with his dribbling ability, sometimes lacks that final ball whether it be a shot or a pass and he needs to develop consistency in that area and more generally across his performances if he wants to reach the top-level. He did win the Top League last season with Olympic and was employed in a fairly defensively responsible role, he's prepared to work hard for the team and it benefited Olympic last term.

AMC: Ermin Drzic, 28, Carsby [EUR]
10 caps, 0 goals
Drzic is a versatile player, having played as a striker, second striker and attacking midfielder in his career. He seems to have settle as an attacking midfielder whilst in Eura, first with Workers Union and now with Carsby. He's also an excellent passer, known for his flicked through balls when he has his back to goal. He's a useful depth option for Repin given his versatility, knowledge of different systems and his technical ability.

AMR: Kemal Gajic, 20, Arka Snezhnaya [MYT]
Uncapped
A true speedster down the right flank for his club side Gajic returned from a spell in Eura at Farrenton Athletic and was expected to be a huge part of an Arka team that is in transition at the moment. He flattered to deceive at times sadly and despite his obvious talent many will already be wondering if he might not ever live up to expectation. His pace will worry any defender though - it is always the hardest thing to defend against after all - and he's still only 20, so he has time on his side to make sure he fulfils his obvious potential.

AMR: Sinisa Nikic, 28, Marianne [PRH]
9 caps, 0 goals
Moved to Marianne in Prahecq for a change of scenery, Nikic is a more defensively responsible option down the right-hand side, whilst also being a solid crosser of the ball and having some pace to beat an opponent if necessary. Kalinic and Gajic will be first and second choice respectively, but Nikic will be a solid deputy should he need to be called upon.


ST/AMC: Jezdimir Ocokoljic, 25, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
65 caps, 35 goals
His unbelievable early career at hometown club Crvena Zvezda brought two league and cup doubles to the Tsrvena based team, he then went to Nephara and became a club icon at Newrook City before returning to his hometown club and scoring 23 goals in 30 games for them last season, winning the Golden Boot and cementing his legend. He's now moved to Atletik Thessia for a big fee as the biggest club in Mytanar football look to wrest back what they see as their league title from local rivals Olympic. Many Mytanar supporters see it as Ocokoljic taking the easy option, going to the biggest and most powerful team domestically, but his fellow Crvena Zvezda supporters wished him well as he left and that is all that mattered to him. His strike rate for the national team is at a clip not seen since Kristian Haugen played for the Hoops, a fact which identifies Ocokoljic as the country's top marksman and means he's a danger for all opposition defences. A good dribbler, he'll embarrass any opponents that look to give him particularly rough treatment with his quick feet and trickery. His finishing is pinpoint precise too and he's decent from free kicks for this reason as well. He's extremely adept at finding space, his off-the-ball movement makes him a nightmare to defend against. Ocokoljic will take on even more tactical importance with Repin in charge too, with his role as a false nine in the 4-6-0 being crucial to the way the team plays. Expect his excellent relationship with Jasno Odonelec to bear fruit for both club and country in the coming years.

ST: Zlatan Andrijasevic, 23, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
13 caps, 5 goals
A relatively impressive goalscoring record with the national team for Zlatan Andrijasevic, he may not get all that many chances to score but when he does he invariably puts the ball in the net. A valuable skill as a striker. He's a towering (196cm) centre forward who can more or less do everything. He's good in the air, has excellent composure and finishing and his movement can make him a menace for defenders. He's not too shabby with the ball at his feet, with some centre-halves being surprised how quickly he can move the ball when dribbling. He's also not frightened of moments of ingenuity either, something which is invaluable in top-level football and he's scored several improvised and acrobatic goals for club and country. Coming off the back of a good season domestically, scoring 16 goals in 30 games and sharing third in the Golden Boot award. Ideal for the 4-3-3 formation due to his hold-up play.

ST: Nebojsa Aleksic, 29, Tekstil Ibon [MYT]
35 caps, 7 goals
Aleksic offers height along with his pace and is a very good finisher at domestic level, his goal scoring record with the national team isn't quite as good and he hasn't scored for the national team for a while either. He won't bring as much to the build-up play as some of the others, Aleksic is a player that has played lower-league football for his hometown club Tekstil in the past and this means he is fully prepared to get involved in the dirty side of the game and he can often be seen clipping at the heels of opponents and generally being a pain to play against. He has an excellent disciplinary record despite this, something of an oxymoron. Finished second in the Top League Golden Boot race with 20 goals in 30 games last season. A useful option if Repin wants a additional forward on the pitch or to shift to a lone striker set-up in the 4-3-3 formation, although he's less good than Zlatan Andrijasevic at holding the ball up meaning he may be second choice for that particular role.

ST: Josip Brajdic, 24, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
4 caps, 1 goal
Brajdic was the only uncapped player called-up for the Copa Rushmori and he managed to play 4 times and score once whilst there following an exceptional season domestically for a Litala ’93 team who were eventually relegated from the Top League. Despite that fact he managed 16 goals in 30 games, sharing third place in the Golden Boot award and impressing everybody. He was thought of as a bit of a goal poacher in the same vein as Anton-Dusan Straka (who he was selected ahead of), but he added more to his game last season and made himself a real handful to defend against. Adept at bringing others into play it is possibly his link-up play which convinced Repin that he had the ability to be a part of the national team. He'll be useful in two striker systems (ie. the 4-3-1-2 and 5-3-2 formations) and very few domestic commentators would be shocked if he were to cause foreign opponents problems given his track record domestically. He earned a big move to 1896 Ebor off the back of his performances last season and it will be interesting to see if he can continue to make the step up to international level, Repin was impressed with his pressing ability and tireless energy at the Copa and will look for more of the same from him through this qualification cycle.

ST: Anton-Dusan Straka, 27, Liria Prizren [MYT]
7 caps, 2 goals
Straka is a striker who operates amazingly well either in the penalty area - an old-fashioned fox in the box - or on the last man as he tries to break the offside trap. He will be caught offside regularly (one opposition coach described him as being 'born offside'), but his speed and determination to keep trying make him a danger to play a high defensive line against. He wasn't always a composed finisher, but he has done a lot of work on it in the past few seasons and his composure and accuracy are now up there with the best Mytanija has.

ST/AMC: Dejan Zgela, 23, CDSA [MYT]
6 caps, 2 goals
Zgela is a more squat, stocky version of Jezdimir Ocokoljic. He likes to drop deep in order to receive the ball and then turn and dribble at pace at defenders and he's excellent at linking-up play between midfield and attack as a result. Useful tactically due to his education at CDSA, renowned as one of the best academies when it comes to that side of the game. Zgela is versatile and able to play as an old-fashioned striker, a false nine, a trequartista or in several other roles and that's why he's a favourite of Lev Repin.


Mytanija employ a wide-range of formations dependent on different situations within each game, players are taught different tactical ideas from an early age in Mytanar academies and it leads to flexible players who can slot into a wide-range of systems fairly comfortably. During this World Cup qualification cycle Mytanija's default formation will be the 4-6-0 used to good effect in the previous Copa Rushmori, but they may switch to a 4-2-3-1, a 4-3-1-2, 4-3-3 or 5-3-2 dependent on the opposition and the game state. I shall try to detail here the different scenarios which will lead to a change of formation. Please don't hesitate to either TG me on here or direct message me on the NS Sports Discord if you have any questions about Mytanija's tactics, whether it be the underlying principles/theory for each one; personnel for different formations; or just if you want to shoot the breeze about different tactical ideas.

Mytanija's default formation is a 4-6-0, playing without a recognised striker, to do this they would employ one or two 'false nines' (ie. a player who may take-up positions which a conventional striker usually would but regularly drops deeper into midfield to join-in the build-up play and move opponents around to create space for others), this is designed to try to move the opposition centre halves up the pitch to create space for the team's wingers to attack in behind. This usually uses two false nines, Ocokoljic and Odonelec who will rotate who is dropping deep and who is moving in behind (with Shishkin, Zgela and Drzic as back-ups). When using the 4-6-0 the team's full backs would be much more conservative than in the 4-2-3-1. The 4-6-0 is something the team may switch to mid-match with the usual starting eleven if Mytanija starts in a 4-2-3-1 and the opponent is easily dealing with it. If Mytanija find themselves ahead in the game they may also stay in the formation or switch to it as it allows the team's four defenders to focus purely on the defensive aspect of their game as Mytanija's variation of the formation doesn't demand much of the full backs offensively.

The team's secondary formation is the 4-2-3-1 and it relies upon width provided by the team's full backs when in possession - although only the full back on the side the team is attacking will go forward. Wide midfielders (Vlahovic and Kalinic to start with), will relentlessly move inside in order to give the opposition's full backs a decision to make with regard to staying with the winger or moving to cover the full back (the tactic works with the intention of creating overloads in these wide areas if the opposition defend zonally and to disrupt them with constant movement if man-marking). The team's attacking midfielder and striker will often interchange between dropping deep to provide a passing option and running in behind to try and stretch the defence - the underlying theory to this again is to try and move opponents around and create spaces for team mates to exploit. The two central midfielders will stay in deeper positions about a third of the way inside the opposition's half in order to recycle possession and prolong attacks, but also acting as a defensive shield for the centre halves and the non-attacking full back. This means that in possession Mytanija should resemble something close to a 3-2-4-1 formation, with the 3 denoting two centre halves and a full-back; the 2 denoting two central midfielders; the 4 denoting the left-sided midfielder, attacking midfielder, right-sided midfielder and the other full-back providing width on either side; and the 1 being the striker.

If Mytanija find themselves behind in a game they may switch to a 4-3-1-2, taking the wingers off for an additional striker and a more offensively minded central midfielder. This would usually mean Vlahovic and Kalinic coming off for one of Andrijasevic, Aleksic, Brajdic or Straka; and one of Kupresak, Pogaenik or Ajanovic. When switching to the 4-3-1-2 Hrdaljko will become the most defensive of the 3 central midfielders and allow the other two more freedom when in possession. Again, in this formation the width will be provided by the team's full backs and given the lack of defensive protection when the team has possession (ie. just the two centre halves and Hrdaljko/Brkljacic), this could leave the team open to counter attacks. Generally the 4-3-1-2 will only be used when a couple of goals down or when really chasing the game late on. There are some scenarios where it may be used in a defensive manner but these would be rare, this would involve using two defensively minded central midfielders and instructing the full backs to stay back. It is possibly more likely that a 4-3-3 or 5-3-2 would be used in these scenarios.

The 4-3-3 would be used when ahead in the game and trying to defend a lead, usually this would mean the withdrawal of the attacking midfielder for a defensive midfielder (Odonelec off for Brkljacic, Vukomanovic or Prosenik with the current starting line-up) and also the substitution of Ocokoljic for the more physical Zlatan Andrijasevic or Nebojsa Aleksic. Again, the full backs would maintain their defensive position even when in possession, whilst the defensive midfielder and one of the central midfielders - on most occasions this would be Hrdaljko - would also shield the defence. Generally only the wingers and striker would have any attacking responsibilities, with the striker being instructed to hold the ball up as far away from the Mytanar goal as possible and then dump passes off to either of the wingers in order to keep possession/generate chances.

Finally there's the 5-3-2 which would pretty much only be used were the team really hanging on in a game and this would involve the introduction of an additional centre-back for one of the wingers, a defensive midfielder for the other and either moving Odonelec into a centre forward position or substituting him off for another striker (usually it'd be the pacy Josip Brajdic or Anton-Dusan Straka). As this usually requires two or three substitutions it is the least likely of the tactical shifts and would be used extremely sparingly.

If you have any questions or queries regarding Mytanija's tactics or in-game substitutions because you want to include information about them in an RP, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will endeavour to respond to clear them up.


TEAM ROLES
Captaincy: Petr Isaev is the team's captain and most-capped player. Following a string of influential performances Jasno Odonelec has been elevated to the position of vice-captain, a decision which has been welcomed by much of the squad given his popularity. If neither of them are on the pitch the captaincy would pass onto the likes of Pedja Kasun or Mojmir Anac, beyond them it will usually be the player with the most caps on the pitch.
Penalties: Odonelec is now the team's first-choice penalty taker, after than the responsibility would fall to Ocokoljic. In a penalty shoot-out the order would be something like: Odonelec, Ocokoljic, Fejzuli, Brkljacic, Anac; then the likes of Aleksic, Andrijasevic, Hrdaljko, Kupresak, Vlahovic would come after or replace those they are substituted for if they are on the pitch.
Corners: Essentially anyone I've noted as a good passer or crosser of the ball: Fejzuli, Kalinic, Odonelec (who will begrudge taking them due to him being a reasonable aerial threat), Vukovic etc.
Short free kicks: Ocokoljic or Fejzuli, basically. Ocokoljic is more likely to take them from the left as he's right-footed and Fejzuli more likely from the right as he's left-footed. Odonelec would be next choice and Branko Brkljacic would offer a different method of taking it which mainly involves just hitting the ball as hard as he possibly can. If none of those are on the pitch, the likes of Kalinic or Kupresak are options. Failing that pick someone at random.
Long free kicks: Usually whoever's playing at left-back or right-back will take our long free kicks and try and punt it into the box and take advantage of having quite a tall team.




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NOTES:
• Lev Repin (aged 49), is the Mytanar national team manager and has been in the role for one World Cup cycle and a Copa Rushmori. Repin is a Mytanar footballing legend (as is Hjik!), and played for the national side 177 times, scoring 14 goals from full back, winning Copa Rushmori XVII and Cup of Harmony 56 and 59 along the way. He managed the under-21 squad at the Di Bradini Cup and took them to a runners-up finish. Repin is known as a bit of a schemer tactically and this was evidenced during qualification for World Cup 82; he also led the team to a 3rd placed finish at the 32nd Copa Rushmori in Qusmo and a 4th placed finish at the 36th Copa Rushmori held in Græntfjall and Tikariot.

• Mytanija has qualified to 11 World Cups, reaching the quarter finals in World Cup 68. Mytanija has won the Copa Rushmori once (XVII), to go with two victories in the Cup of Harmony (56 and 59); and a Di Bradini Cup win (DBC40). Some of these achievements were made under the names Mytannion/the Mytanar Region, Mytanija is ICly the exact same place.

• Mytanars are renowned for being passionate and therefore will not be afraid of confrontation if they feel they're on the end of a particularly rough tackle. At the same time Mytanars are not afraid of gamesmanship and may perform some questionable tackles of their own, along with tactical fouls to prevent the opponent from gaining momentum. Furthermore, diving, crowding referees and even intentional handballs (OOC: so Maradona's Hand of God and Suarez for Uruguay versus Ghana, that sort of stuff), to influence the game are not beyond Mytanar players. They will argue that winning is the most important thing and will do anything they can to achieve victory. Some might call it dirty, Mytanars don't, that won't stop them complaining when things go against them naturally.

• Mytanar fans are well-known for being hooligans, causing problems wherever they go and being prone to violence. They also make outstanding choreographies for their domestic sides and occasionally the national team (if they aren't fighting each other), so pyrotechnics, flags and lots of noise and alcohol are common place. Corteos (organised marches from a specific place to the stadium), are also common, these can lead to areas being shutdown as the sheer numbers of fans walking along roads block traffic and can lead to issues as police attempt to marshal supporters too. Given the ongoing political situation in Mytanija, whether ultra groups are able to put aside differences regarding politics, ethnicity etc for the national side is a pertinent question and the answer to it may change even from game to game.

HOME SCHEDULE
Here is a list of Mytanija's home games and information about where they will be played. A relatively comprehensive two-part travel guide compiled for the 31st Copa Rushmori which was hosted in Mytanija should provide you with plenty of information about the country (part one); and information about the stadiums where games will be played (part two). The FSM have a habit of trying to send big teams/rivals to more hostile or provincial locations within Mytanija in order to give them a taste of some of the most fierce atmospheres Mytanija has to offer (or alternatively to try and limit the embarrassment as much as possible with less people seeing thrashings unfold in the stadium), this should be clear in the scheduling:

MD2: vs Audioslavia (at Novi Zavej Park, Arsika; capacity 30,000)
MD4: vs Huayramarca (at Radnika, Esca; capacity 60,000)
MD6: vs Damukuni (at Novi Kaunostadion, Thessia; capacity 50,000)
MD9: vs Ibixa (at Westfalenstadion, Prizren; capacity 84,000)
MD10: vs Sargossa (at Novi Atletskistadion, Thessia; capacity 67,000)
MD12: vs Northwest Kalactin (at Miagostadion, Miago; capacity 50,000)
MD14: vs Cirrus Azale (at Kotrba, Esca; capacity 55,000)
MD16: vs Critical Operations (at Olujastadion, Ebor; capacity 42,500)
MD17: vs Emastalia (at Radnika, Esca; capacity 60,000)




RP PERMISSIONS
If my opponent role-plays first they may:

Choose my goalscorers: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y, you may comment on severity although I shall have final say
Godmod injuries to my players: N
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Y, Mytanars are notoriously passionate and prone to gamesmanship so may accumulate these at an extremely high rate
Hand out red cards to my players: Y, see above, although no more than two in one game please
Godmod other events: Y

Style modifier: +1.0
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FEDERATIVNA REPUBLIKA MYTANIJA
Federal Republic of Mytannion

Capital: Esca
Population: c. 49,600,000
Demonym: Mytanar


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Postby Havynwilde » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:16 pm

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Composed of the mainland, stretching from the dense forests of Southern Gallo way to the island archipelago of Kinnland, Havynwilde is a Nordic-styled nation of nearly five million people situated mainly in the northern parts of the nation. A nation with a strong, crazed obsession over football -called fooligbol domestically - Havynwilde is noted for its short-running sports seasons which run from late Góa to early Gormánudr. Havynwilde’s domestic league, LygaHaven is successful in the Melayu Archipelago, producing two champions in the CMFA Champions League in the past three cycles, meanwhile, its national team hasn’t fare nearly as well - and the team constantly has hope and has produced some interesting prospect, but still has no trophy (or WCC tournament qualification) to show for. There are mounting expectations on all sides for this national team to prove itself, it what's needed at minimum, it's too good to settle for another quiet qualifier.

The Nordslaget has brought together players of both arenas - both domestic and international - for this tournament; with a focus on expanding the youth structure and of course, formalizing the starters and key players on the national team ahead of the qualifiers. The national team draws players mainly domestically, front runners were of course expected: Avante Leipreachán will represent, as will Advernians, Bawall Athletic, and the other favorites. Surprisingly, it a lot of the ragtag bunch that underperformed at the MAC and also failed hugely at home at IAC-11, however, it seems Gudlbrandsen has trust in them and is looking to rely on them if he does manage to produce something of quality for this team, then it will show Havynwilde's improved, but there's so much to be accomplished.



Quick Facts
  • Nation Name: State of Havynwilde
  • Trigamme: HVY
  • Population: 4,629,301 million
  • Language: Havyish

Team Info
Basic info:
  • Preferred formation: 4-4-2 (high)
  • Style mod: +5
  • Home stadium: Nordstadion - cap. 41,402 (32,202 all-seater) - Formerly called Bellymn Stadium, Nordstadion is one of the oldest stadiums in Havynwilde, built in the capital to host the Kopahaven’s precursor, the Kogenkopa.
  • Manager: Runar Guldbrandsen - He won the league with the Wanderers a few seasons back since then has taken over the national team and has been largely lackluster in performances fro the Nordslaget, there are concerns over whether or not he's the right mane for the job, but he's also highly-respected, especially for what he did on the domestic scene - turning a bottom dweller into a league champion - granted, he did it in the Second Closed Era, but there's hope he'll succeed. He''s a quality mate, but if he doesn't get the team to a Cup of Harmony bid at minimum, will there be a place for him next season? Coupled with the disaster that was the MAC 6 and a failed opportunity at the IAC-11, there are many questioning his abilities.
  • Nickname: Nordslaget (The Northerners)
    Home Stadium: Uvenstadion Superparc, Iyes, Keflavɨk, Havynwilde - The new stadium was unveiled for the Havyish hosts at the finals for the IAC-11, made to hold 50,000, the temporary seats to the stadium have since been removed to support a smaller fooligbol scene in Keflavɨk and the region as a whole; home of Alleůve side, Keflavɨk Bølsklub - the stadium seats 4,600 with room for another 3,000 standing capacity, a beautiful stadium with intimate feeling and heated seats for the cold. The region is known for its gray, stormy nights, and coming here, football will be bold, exciting, rough and challenging, free-flowing games and weather will give opposing teams a rough feel, and fast, attacking football - a trademark of Havynwilde.
    Team Record:
    UoH era: 10-15-18
    SoH era: 5-0-4

Reserves
Name Pos. Age Club Nation

Lucas Ross GK 25 Baywall Athletic HVY
Harley Kaur GK 26 Wildeport Wanderers HVY
Liam Barker L/WB 27 Union Forge HVY
Jack Kaur CB 17 Baywall Athtlethic HVY
Eillis Davidson CB 27 Virtus Advernians HVY
Todd Mcdonald R/WB 24 Virtus Advernians HVY
Quinn Workman L/AM 17 Avante Leipreachán HVY
Tyree Flowers CM 24 Baywall Athlethic HVY
Hezekiah Flores CM 28 Union Forge HVY
Gabby Dickerson R/AM 17 Avante Leipreachán HVY
Jacob Saunders CF 18 Avante Leipreachán HVY
Spencer Patel CF 17 Wildeport Wanderers HVY

Management
Name Years Nationality Record

Shane Newman 758-769 CBP 10-15-18
Runar Guldbrandsen 769-present HVY 5-0-4 +5

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RP Permissions
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 nothing career-ending
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes, within reason


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UNION OF ACRONIAN KINGDOMS -- WORLD CUP 87 QUALIFICATION ROSTER

FIRST ELEVEN


GK — Michael ROWLAND • #2 • 25 years old • Image Stillingfleet
RB — Ibrahim OBENG • #20 • 22 years old • Image AS Montecristo
LB — Samuel NJOKU • #3 • 23 years old • Image Wilberforce
CB — Roger MEYO • #4 • 25 years old • Image Sierre 1903
CB — Jérôme KARAM • #5 • 27 years old • Image Palame
CDM — Marin TRÉSOR • #6 • 32 years old • Image Stade Défense
CM — Michael FROMME • #17 • 27 years old • Image Mithril & Mumford Rovers
CM — David GARNER • #16 • 20 years old • Image Sovereign Square
RW — Antony SAINT-SAËNS • #11 • 28 years old • Image Olloix Grand-Nord
LW — Loïc TAUBIRA • #7 • 23 years old • Image Palame
CF — David PASCALE • #10 • 30 years old • Image Stade Défense

SUBSTITUTES

GK — Elton GRANCARIC • #1 • 23 years old • Image Marquess of Darlington
GK — Paul MONTPETIT • #12 • 19 years old • Image Eure-Belmond
RB — Gabriel MILTON • #33 • 30 years old • Image RC Montélimar
LB — Alex GRÉMILLON • #18 • 32 years old • Image AS Montecristo
CB — Augustin SANI • #26 • 20 years old • Image Palame
CB — Dimitri BUNIA • #17 • 28 years old • Image Sovereign Square
CM — Léo GRAVELINES • #8 • 25 years old • Image Oxborough City
CM — Hichem MONCEF • #15 • 25 years old • Image AS Montecristo
CM — Ahmed TRAORÉ • #13 • 28 years old • Image Bastille Thégra
RW — Victor PAX • #14 • 19 years old • Image Sovereign Square
LW — Matthew HURST • #25 • 24 years old • Image Admiralty
ST — Paul EGAN • #27 • 19 years old • Image Stillingfleet

TACTICS
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KPB: 9.06 (100th) • Style Modifier: +4.25 • Formation: 4-3-3 (DM) • Manager: James Weaver • Captain: Marin Trésor
Vice-Captain: David Pascale • Third Captain: Jérôme Karam • Free Kicks: Marin Trésor • Penalties: David Pascale • Corners: Antony Saint-Saëns

KITS
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HOME -- AWAY -- THIRD
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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes (1 max. per game)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out Yellow cards to my players: Yes (3 max. per game)
Hand out Red cards to my players: Yes (1 max. per game)
Godmod Other Events: Yes
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THE UNION OF ACRONIAN KINGDOMS
President Jules Patry · Vice-President César Villeneuve · Minister of Internal Affairs Angus Moss
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Pierre Marceau · Head of Parliament Michel Lancolf · Chief Justice George Proudfoot

AbCo · ADS · Atlas · IATA · IFC · IIWiki

Champions: Emperor's Cup II
Fourth: Cup of Harmony 65, Di Bradini Cup 36/U21 World Cup 57
Semifinals: NationStates Chess Classic I
Quarterfinals: Emperor's Cup I
Playoffs: World Cup 73

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Waisnor
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Postby Waisnor » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:37 am

Waisnorian football team roster
Formation - 4-4-2

The main team:
GK - Dmitry Samoilov - 25 - Gazovik
LD - David Shavlokhov - 31 - Atom
CD - Nikolay Vaneev - 23 - Energetik
CD - Alexey Tiunov - 29 - Neman
RD - Arseny Bratkov - 21 - Viliya
LM - Timur Skvortsov - 24 - Energetik
CM - Svyatoslav Piatigorets - 30 - Gazovik
CM - Arthur Shuteyko - 25 - Gazovik
RM - Prokhor Golovnov - 20 - Atom
ST - Vitaly Butin - 17 - Ozertsy
ST - Alexey Bolotov - 24 - Neman


Substitutions:
GK - Vsevolod Gromyko - 23 - Kolos
LD - Pavel Burtsov - 25 - Atom
CD - Konstantin Nikrevich - 32 - Energetik
CD - Alexey Bastanov - 21 - Ozertsy
CM - Vyacheslav Grigoriev - 28 - Gazovik
CM - Anatoly Makovsky - 19 - Lida
RM - Fyodor Sipyagin - 28 - Desna
ST - Danila Neverov - 28 - Energetik
ST - Alexey Irkha - 22 - Neman


Home kit and guest kit:
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Kits Credit to Givova)

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: No
Godmod other events: No
Last edited by Waisnor on Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
83 = 27th/41
84 = 15th/27
85 = 20th/28
86 = 14th/32
87 = 14th/36
88 = 24th/32

51 = 10th/20
52 = 19th/24
53 = 11th in the semifinal/33

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Tikariot
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Postby Tikariot » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:55 pm

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Going into their second WC cycle, Tikariot is no longer the dark horse they were when they emerged on the international scene just before World Cup 86. Taking many by surprise, they were in contention for a playoff spot until the very last day of qualification, where they went into what basically was a playoff in itself against TJUN-ia as a win would have meant Tikariot qualifying for the final playoffs, but it was not meant to me. Still it was a tremendous success for the young team and one that planted them firmly onto the world stage of football. They made a name for themselves with their brand of attacking football that would shoot first and then ask questions later, which backfired a few times, but overall proved to be an equally successful and attractive tactic that also brought some neutral fans on their sides throughout the tournaments. Now for the WC87 campaign the pressure on the team was a lot higher than before as they were facing certain expectations, but despite having been drawn into one group with Vilita, Newmanistan, Tequilo and Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom, they managed to reach the playoff stage, just one point behind favourites Vilita, where they beat Huayramarca to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in their history!

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The same the fans of the senior team, the fans of the Owlets also deserve particular mentioning. Not only are they renowned for their chants, but they are also bringing the Thunder Clap (Click here for example) to the stadium, something that the players join in as a pre-game ritual that has left an impression on the opponents and opposing fans more than once (OOC: similar to the Haka of the New Zealand All Blacks). The players will form a triangle near the kick off circle and lift their arms, which the fans do as well. Then a long drum will start to signal the rhythm and both players and fans alike will move in unison, each clap accompanied with a loud cry, the claps (and cries) speeding up, creating an overwhelming sense of impending doom.

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Going into his second WC cycle, Stuart Ekstrom is still very high in popularity polls both among fans and federation officials. A wily tactician that prefers an offensive game, but with the ability to fluidly switch systems by pulling back the wingers to give a sudden defensive man advantage. He is a proponent of the offense-heavy 4-3-3, with only few adjustments compared to previous tournaments and all of Tikariot hopes that he is able to find the right balance between young and old for another successful campaign.

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G Romain Chatelet - 28 - Baraldhur AFC - 51 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
Chatelet has not had an outstanding season personally for Baraldhur, but he still played his role in a late resurgence to clinch an IFCF spot. His reflexes on the line are phenomenal, but he has shown some issues with high balls, but with centre backs with strong aerial skills this should be a negligible issue.
LB Zion Grimes - 32 - Pyathora Mariners FC - 58 caps, 5 goals, 8 assists
A veteran wing back that has limited technical abilities, but with an impressive physique and stamina, able to run and run and run and whip in precise crosses. Also can be a rock in the raging sea, if needed. Despite his age getting up there, his physical abilities do not seem to decline.
CB Eren Knox - 33 - Kingston FC (QUE) - 37 caps, 2 goal, 2 assists
After two years in Banija, Eren Knox is now moving on to Kingston FC in Quebec. Uncompromising, yet fair, in his tackles, he also has a great opening game, able to quickly distribute balls from out back.
CB James Coronello - 30 - Port Tacassam FC - 76 caps, 4 goals, 4 assists
While not the tallest central defender, Coronello has been the epitome for consistency when it comes to performance, more than making up for his lack in physical stature it with speed and an uncanny ability to time tackles perfectly, unnerving his opponents.
RB Anil Al Hak - 27 - Port Tacassam FC - 43 caps, 2 goals, 5 assists
Very solid right back that does not get rattled easily. Strong defensively he does not go forward much, but has a great eye to read the game and his passes out the back are renowned throughout the TPL, gaining him more assists than a lot of more offensive wing backs. Through outstanding performances in both club and national team he has firmly clinched ths starting spot.
LM Nicholas van Haar - 27 - Port Tacassam FC - 35 caps, 5 goals, 11 assists
Once Rory McNair's understudy, Nicholas van Haar has moved to the left side and has had an absolutely outstanding season in the TPL, playing an instrumental role in Port Tacassam becoming runners up in this year's title race. He is still very physical and able to disrupt opponents, but he has toned down his hotheadedness a lot, instead discovering tremendous passing skills and unleashing his hard shot more than before, with devastating consequences for the opponents.
CM Rory McNair - 30 - Alnio (CMT) - 67 caps, 20 goals, 15 assists
Despite a somewhat grey season in Chromatika, Rory McNair is still the lynchpin of Tikariot's midfield, as the epitome of physical play. Uncompromising, physical with a knack for monstrous tackles, McNair is there to disrupt, to destroy, but when he captures the ball, he also has the talent to distribute it, short or long, being instrumental in switching from defense to offense. He also has a cannon of a shot that has made some opposing players reconsider their spot in the wall during freekicks.
RM Stian Askebrand - 23 - Baraldhur AFC - 18 caps, 1 goal, 1 assist
One of the biggest surprises in the Baraldhur team, Askebrand stepped up big time in their campaign to qualify for the IFCF. He is a dynamic, technically adept player that can cut through almost any defense, with a great eye for the team mates. His biggest weakness is a lack of scoring instinct, but his workmanship more than makes up for it and compared to some of his positional rivals, he also is very alert defensively, using his technical prowess to dispossess players without having to resort to fouls.
LW Morris Nighthorse - 20 - Baraldhur AFC - 64 caps, 34 goals, 26 assists
After winning the Golden Cannon the season before, Morris Nighthorse had a rough start to the season, including an injury-induced break, but he came back with a vengeance, barely missing a repeat of his feat from the season before, but still clinching the Player of the Year award for two years running - still only at 20 year old. He is still widely considered one of the hottest prospects in world football today. He is one of the fastest players in the TPL, making him a nightmare for opposing defenders. He is not the most physical player, but his sheer speed allows him to avoid tackles easily and he will shoot from any position possible.
CF Jardel Connolly - 26 - Port Rhovanyon AFC - 42 caps, 14 goals, 18 assists
Co-Golden Cannon winner Jardel Connolly was likely the main reason why the now dethroned champions of Port Rhovanyon managed to stay in the TPL to begin with. He has once more proven to be a ball magnet up in the centre, using his physical stature to shield the ball and then his agility to disengage from the defender to score with deadly precision.
W Adrian Grimaud - 25 - Port Tacassam FC - 37 caps, 14 goals, 8 assists
To push as accomplished forward such as Xasthur Fredriksson out of the starting eleven is no small feat and Adrian Grimaud has managed just that. While not the fastest player in the squad, he has the technique to tie knots into defenders' legs while maintaining a remarkable scoring touch as well. He is a very difficult player to defend against because you never know which trick he is going to unleash next. He also is feared for his goalline runs and razor-sharp crosses to feed his team mates in the centre.

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GK Brian Merson - 29 - Kitara AA (BNJ) - 19 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
GK Colt Skirving - 19 - Avanaroch White Wings FC - 3 caps, 0 goals, assists
LB Ximon Bergstrand - 21 - Port Rhovanyon AFC - 13 caps, 0 goals, 2 assists
CB Walter Thomas - 20 - Anhedron Wanderers FC - 35 caps, 0 goals, 3 assists
CB Caleb McKinley - 19 - Dhun Lagarr FC - 11 caps, 1 goal, 0 assists
RB Stephen Mhor - 28 - Anhedron Wanderers FC - 14 caps, 0 goals, 0 assists
LM Raymond Mattheiss - 31 - Dhun Lagarr FC - 7 caps, 2 goals, 0 assists
CM Celyn Monaghan - 27 - Oriannor Mountaineers FC - 13 caps, 3 goals, 1 assist
RM Dairon Noles - 19 - Tikariot City FC - 15 caps, 3 goals, 3 assists
W Hamish Stainthorpe - 20 - Dhun Lagarr FC - 12 caps, 4 goals, 3 assists
RW Xasthur Fredriksson - 26 - Oriannor Mountaineers FC - 17 caps, 4 goals, 4 assists
CF Ellis Wagstaff - 27 - Tikariot City FC - 21 caps, 5 goals, 4 assists

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Home Jersey:
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Away Jersey:
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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes-ish (TG me and I can give you the names, but we'll figure this out one way or another)
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes (just please be reasonable)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes (again please be reasonable)
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes (same deal)
Godmod other events: Maybe? (Please TG in this case)
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Tikariot - Rushmore - Trigramme: TKT
Sporting achievements:
Football (27th): Ro16 (and group winner) WC87 | Winner - IFC 1 | Quarter final - BoF 73 | 3rd in group WCQ86
Baseball (16th): Winner - International Baseball Slam XI | Round of 16 - World Baseball Classic 49/50
Lacrosse (25th): Round of 16 - World Lacrosse Championships 34
Hosting: IBS XII, Copa Rushmori 36

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Chromatika
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Postby Chromatika » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:50 pm

Choose my Lineup: No. I will be listing the starting lineup for each match at the end of each RP. You can choose my subs, though.
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, I choose the severity.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes, 3 max.
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, 2 max. Please TG me.
Godmod other events: No

ROSTER FOR WORLD CUP 87 PROPER
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Kits Credit: Kirola, Logo Credit: Vulpine Sportif


TEAM INFORMATION
World Ranking: 27
WC Record: 181-44-63 (wins/draws/losses), 659 scored, 386 conceded
Overall Record: 224-64-92 (wins/draws/losses), 901 scored, 570 conceded
Formation: 4-3-1-2
Style Modifier: +2
Denonym: Chromatik
Nickname: The Anomalies
Venue: Capitalizt Dome, Chromia, Capital District, Chromatika (144,000) and as listed

CURRENT TEAM INFORMATION

MANAGEMENT

MANAGER: Image Richard Valens, 46 WC Record: 29-5-7 Overall Record: 43-12-14 Debut Cycle: AOCAF 61

ASSISTANT MANAGER Image Tim Landers, 59 Debut Cycle: AOCAF 61

TEAM PHYSICIAN Image Zoe "Z" Benne, 38 Debut Cycle: 80

MEDIA RELATIONS COORDINATOR Image Shelby Arling, 23 Debut Cycle: 87
Records:
Italics indicate still active
Most Caps:
Keira Andisori - 181
Luuk Aart - 164
Rachel Hellion - 162
Erika Morningstar - 155
Kaytlyn Victoriane - 152
Meagan Kelly - 143
Alyss Montague - 130
Zlastica Ellen - 127
Gabriella Antonio - 125
Trenn Rien - 123
Sandra Sybill - 122
Lucjusz Stef - 121
Jazmin Dragana - 115
Aysu Damjana - 111
Carrol Liam - 110
[ui]Enigma Armageddon - 103[/i]
Player with under 100 caps not listed

Most Goals:
Keira Andisori - 137
Kaytlyn Victoriane - 92

Olimpia Vidal - 48
Gabriella Antonio - 43
Ki Niro - 33
Trenn Rien - 30
Rowena Sierra - 32
Beaunia Andisori - 29
Rachel Hellion - 24
Alyss Montague - 23
Jazmin Dragana - 23
Miranda Gail - 22
Victorina Bird - 22
Meagan Kelly - 20
Players with under 20 goals not listed

Goalkeepers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GA    Debut Cycle
01. Mia Ria 32 Kingsgrove Brenecia 5 ft 10 in 81 117 77 VICE CAPTAIN
12. Ferret Tioux 28 Oakstone Eura 6 ft 3 in 47 74 84
23. Juxon Fillar 23 Cazadores Cathair Audioslavia 6 ft 1 in 13 11 AOCAF 62

Right Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
02. Kai Xiao 28 Farrenton Athletic Eura 6 ft 2 in 60 1 84
13. Dina Chapman 27 FK Torpedo Pawlograd Savojarna 6 ft 4 in 21 0 AOCAF 61

Center Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
03. Henri de Aea 27 Holdenberg Eura 6 ft 7 in 97 3 80
04. Cierra Anderson 31 Vermillion Rage Nephara 5 ft 4 in 57 0 79
14. Kattie Will 30 Raynor City United Valanora 5 ft 2 in 67 0 79
15. Giles Ken 28 Montreal Koreana Quebec 6 ft 3 in 45 1 84

Left Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
05. Valence Ilya 31 Northern Union Brenecia 6 ft 5 in 80 1 79
16. Nina Pomeroy 28 Oakstone Eura 6 ft 2 in 17 1 AOCAF 61

Right Wingers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
06. Molly Thorben 32 Crystal Fair HC Crystal Empire 5 ft 10 in 77 12 79
17. Kaytlyn Victoriane 34 Falourr Eura 5 ft 8 in 152 92 77

Defensive Midfielders
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle 
07. Enigma Armageddon 28 Energija Chernovets Siovanija and Teusland 6 ft 2 in 103 17 80 CAPTAIN
18. Kateryna Zuniga 26 Sabrefell Moths Nephara 6 ft 2 in 38 2 85

Left Wingers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
08. Retta Conrad 32 Ephesian FC Zwangzug 5 ft 9 in 56 16 83
19. Vasiliy Marten Kuznetsov 24 Crossroads Chromatika 6 ft 1 in 38 13 85

Attacking Midfielders
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
09. Hermaeus Mora 29 Club Stein-los Pasarga 5 ft 10 in 92 15 79
20. Haley Hauser 24 Falourr Eura 6 ft 7 in 18 10 AOCAF 62

Strikers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
10. Olimpia Vidal 30 Bastion Eura 5 ft 5 in 78 48 79
11. Rowena Sierra 33 Aries Chariots Nephara 5 ft 7 in 57 32 79
21. Alicia Gainsbourg 26 Molding Graintfjall 6 ft 4 in 19 13 AOCAF 62
22. Keira Andisori 36 Falourr Eura 5 ft 3 in 181 137 75
Goalkeepers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GA    Debut Cycle
01. Mia Ria 32 Kingsgrove Brenecia 5 ft 10 in 78 109 77 VICE CAPTAIN
12. Ferret Tioux 28 Oakstone Eura 6 ft 3 in 43 68 84
23. Juxon Fillar 23 Cazadores Cathair Audioslavia 6 ft 1 in 9 9 AOCAF 62
34. Jacob Descombes 26 Metropolis Alligators Valladares 6 ft 3 in 0 0 87
45. Marseille Alexander 27 Bikarish Poafmersia 6 ft 5 in 4 7 AOCAF 61

Right Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
02. Kai Xiao 28 Farrenton Athletic Eura 6 ft 2 in 56 1 84
13. Dina Chapman 27 FK Torpedo Pawlograd Savojarna 6 ft 4 in 16 0 AOCAF 61
24. Victoire De Saint-Pierre 26 Royal Rumiatzi Astograth 5 ft 11 in 14 0 86
35. Lina Watt 26 Anomalies Chromatika 5 ft 10 in 13 0 86

Center Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
03. Henri de Aea 27 Holdenberg Eura 6 ft 7 in 93 3 80
04. Cierra Anderson 31 Vermillion Rage Nephara 5 ft 4 in 53 0 79
14. Kattie Will 30 Raynor City United Valanora 5 ft 2 in 61 0 79
15. Giles Ken 28 Montreal Koreana Quebec 6 ft 3 in 40 1 84
25. Theodore Rondeau 30 Franscisca Orient Brenecia 5 ft 9 in 23 0 84
26. White Baugh 28 Myana Chromatika 6 ft 11 in 22 0 84
36. Nadezhda Odling 27 René Skaé Farfadillis 6 ft 8 in 10 0 AOCAF 61
37. Damon Ingram 24 Avanaroch White Wings FC Tikariot 6 ft 5 in 9 0 AOCAF 62

Left Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
05. Valence Ilya 31 Northern Union Brenecia 6 ft 5 in 76 1 79
16. Nina Pomeroy 28 Oakstone Eura 6 ft 2 in 12 1 AOCAF 61
27. Miles Austic 32 Pikemouth Brenecia 6 ft 2 in 33 0 80
38. Derron Nocturne 29 Jaglan Royals Squorn. Remnant States 6 ft 3 in 23 1 84
46. Jarret Rowles 29 Diamondqueen Nephara 6 ft 4 in 40 0 84

Right Wingers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
06. Molly Thorben 32 Crystal Fair HC Crystal Empire 5 ft 10 in 74 11 79
17. Kaytlyn Victoriane 34 Falourr Eura 5 ft 8 in 146 87 77
28. Orianne Marc 27 AFC Serpentine Nephara 6 ft 4 in 35 6 85
39. Whitney Kelly 33 Alexandria City Xanneria 5 ft 11 in 48 13 79
47. Augustus Humphreys 27 Hondo FC Valanora 5 ft 11 in 14 3 AOCAF 61

Defensive Midfielders
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle 
07. Enigma Armageddon 28 Energija Chernovets Siovanija and Teusland 6 ft 2 in 99 17 80 CAPTAIN
18. Kateryna Zuniga 26 Sabrefell Moths Nephara 6 ft 2 in 33 2 85
29. Kai Dias 32 Herzegovina City FC Banija 6 ft 3 in 46 2 83
40. Min-Seok Kim 28 Condottiere Freeport 5 ft 9 in 36 1 84
48. Kaia Larriet-Cortes 19 La Nueva Avenida Farfadillis 6 ft 5 in 5 1 AOCAF 62

Left Wingers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
08. Retta Conrad 32 Ephesian FC Zwangzug 5 ft 9 in 53 16 83
19. Vasiliy Marten Kuznetsov 24 Crossroads Chromatika 6 ft 1 in 32 11 85
30. Ga-yeong Han 33 Alnio Chromatika 5 ft 3 in 44 10 79
41. Sylvie Reynolds 29 Galatica Pasarga 6 ft 2 in 19 3 84
49. Andréa Croix-Pierre 28 Falourr Eura 6 ft 7 in 51 9 80

Attacking Midfielders
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
09. Hermaeus Mora 29 Club Stein-los Pasarga 5 ft 10 in 89 14 79
20. Mimi Kuzami 31 Cedina Beach AFC Turori 5 ft 2 in 70 9 79
31. Mi-Jung Kim 28 Condottiere Freeport 5 ft 11 in 29 4 84
42. Haley Hauser 24 Falourr Eura 6 ft 7 in 9 4 AOCAF 62
50. Baillaire Fillar 17 CdF Celtade Audioslavia 6 ft 3 in 7 1 AOCAF 62

Strikers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
10. Olimpia Vidal 30 Bastion Eura 5 ft 5 in 73 44 79
11. Rowena Sierra 33 Aries Chariots Nephara 5 ft 7 in 54 30 79
21. Kristian Non 29 Anomalies Chromatika 5 ft 9 in 29 14 84
22. Beaunia Andisori 32 Rozelle United Brenecia 5 ft 2 in 39 27 84
32. Alicia Gainsbourg 26 Molding Graintfjall 6 ft 4 in 10 7 AOCAF 62
33. Ignace Thibodeaux 28 FC Rotmunde 1932 Siovanija and Teusland 6 ft 8 in 16 6 AOCAF 61
43. Keira Andisori 36 Falourr Eura 5 ft 3 in 177 133 75
44. Paskal Toussaint 23 Elephant Valley FC South Newlandia 5 ft 11 in 2 0 AOCAF 62

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The Rebel Headquarters Building
Chromia, Capital District, Chromatika


Jordan Lawless, Shelby Arling, Sandra Sybill

THE FIFTY


"Welcome, one and all, to the first edition of The Fifty - the show where we discuss the fifty players that have made it to the Chromatik roster, some of the rumors and news going around the CFF, and look forward to the next World Cup. Chromatika has been drawn into an interesting, yet favorable, group. We will also answer some of the most asked questions from fans of the team and of the show. It'd be boring if you had to listen to me the whole time, though...So with me, the newest member of Chromatika's staff: Ms. Shelby Arling!

"Thank you, Jordan. You're a legend, and it's an honor to be here. This is my first time addressing the Chromatik public, so let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Shelby Arling. I grew up in Eyrods, near The Jungle, and attended Eyrods Central High School. I got a scholarship to go to Kizza I College in Busukuma, Banija, where I graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Media Relations. I was surprised when I got a call from Tim Landers to be the Media Relations Coordinator, but that's what I specialize in."

"Welcome, Shelby. My first question to you is... What does a Media Relations Coordinator do, exactly?"

"My job is to be the point person in scheduling interviews with the media regarding the Chromatik National Team, and in some aspects the U-21 Team and the U-18 Team as well. We have some people looking at all social media platforms to see what terms and rumors are trending, and what news items might be coming. When not working for the National Team, I'm working for the Chromatik Football Federation at large, making sure the teams of the Rainbow League System are communicating to each other and the Federation. It's a lot of communicating, a lot of meeting, a lot of data gathering, and a bit of politics. But it is worthwhile to be at the heart of Chromatik football."

"Thank you for that introduction, Shelby. Shall we get to it then? This will be the fourth cycle (since World Cup 84) that the Chromatik National Team for the Qualifiers will feature fifty players. In the past, we've seen Chromatik Management start first stringers against the first and third seeded teams in the Group, second stringers against fourth and fifth, and so on. We've also seen them decide which players will start in the next two matches, making sure to mix in players from all across the depth chart. What do you think Landers and Valens will do in their second Qualifiers at the helm?

"With the AOCAF now being cemented as a U-25 testing ground for the Anomalies, I think Valens and Landers are likely to stick to picking a twenty-three man squad every few matchdays and making sure that everyone gets some caps. The schedule will also have something to say about that - more on that later - but it's the best way to foster talent in the face of good competition. Players will not have a chance to show that they can go above and beyond what they've shown already if they don't have the opportunity."

"Splendid. Then, shall we go position by position and speak about talk about the players that made it to the fifty, what we can expect from each player, and those that just barely didn't make it?

"Let's go!

"First, the Management Staff. Richard Valens, the Krytenian, has now been in charge of the Chromatik National Team for a full cycle, having finished his second AOCAF. How do you think the man from Shanton Town is doing these days? How is the relationship with Tim Landers going?

"All indications show that the two have learned to complement each other nicely. Landers remains the day-to-day operations guy, making sure to keep tabs on all the goings-on, while Valens focuses on the big picture, player evaluations, and the like. It's a system that works. Every player feels respected and heard, and the mood in the locker room is very upbeat. They've really made this team their own in these past two years, and deserve all the accolades."

"And what of Zoe Benne? She used to be quite a distraction, you know. Is it really that important for the squad to have a Head Physio?

"Absolutely. Zoe makes all the shots on the field whenever a player goes down for whatever reason and has to come off. As to her beauty and her personality, she and Urrheddiao Manager and former Chromatik superstar Erika Morningstar are actually engaged now, the wedding is supposed to happen at the mid-qualifying break. She's free to be the doctor that the team needs without distractions."

"And with you to round out the team, that's the Management staff. More tightly knit than ever, with new life thanks to you. Any last words on the staff?"

"I just want to shout out Mirielle Baum, my Social Media expert, and the Lara Gideon/Pierce Gideon twins, experts in looking at world footballing news to see what is being said about Chromatiks. Lara is an expert on Atlantian Oceania and Esportiva while Pierce focuses on Rushmore and the nations that participate in the Independent Association Championships. Without them, I wouldn't be able to do my job."

"Very well. Before we move onto talking about Goalkeepers, let's address one of the top questions of these Qualifiers: Will games be hosted in other venues than the Capitalizt Dome during the qualifying cycle?

"I can answer that, yes. There will be nine home games this cycle. Three of them will be hosted at the Capitalizt Dome - the games against the first, third, and fourth seeds. The games hosting the fifth, seventh, and ninth seeds will be held at the Islander Dome in Myana, while the games hosting the sixth, eighth, and tenth seeds will be held at Z'ai'ai Field in Z'ai'ai. So, the Capital District, Mountain District, and Myana Island will all host three games apiece - giving fans all across the country a chance to attend at one of the venues without traveling too far."

"That sounds great! After the break, we talk about the Goalkeepers that will be guarding the Anomalies' net this qualifying cycle... And answer some questions regarding Group 10.

Cut to break

"Welcome back to The Fifty, where we talk about the fifty Chromatiks who will be representing the Anomalies this upcoming Qualifying Cycle, with our guest, Shelby Aarling. Shall we get going, then?"

"Very well, Jordan. Leading off the Chromatik keeper list is Mia Ria, longtime player for the Anomalies, having had her first start in World Cup 77. The only reason she's only at seventy-eight caps is because of the qualify of the keepers that were before her - we are, of course, speaking of Nikolai Thorben and Jillian Nier. She is still Chromatika's best keeper, and has the veteran's experience to go along with her history of great intangibles to go along with her reflexes despite being a bit short for a keeper. The biggest question surrounding her is if she'll get a chance to hit a hundred caps before she retires, with the AOCAF being a U-25 tournament and all now. She really wants to lead the Chromatiks to that Round of Sixteen berth before she goes - and I wouldn't like to be the one to bet against her."

"Good ole' Mia. Makes me feel old that I'm saying that now. Do you reckon she'll get too many starts in the Qualifiers, though?"

"At least four starts, I'd reckon. More if things get a bit close in terms of securing qualification near the end. She'll be there for both games against Drawkland and Mavinet, we can be sure of that."

"That'll be good for her to get warmed up before approaching the Propers where she will be counted upon to perform more. Next on the list is Ferret Tioux, fresh off a neat debut season in Oakstone of Eura. The twenty-eight year old has forty-three caps to his name, but seems to be just getting started. What's the latest on him?"

"The film looks really good on Ferret since his switch to Eura. He is the #2 for now, and it is his spot to lose. He has great anticipation and reflexes, and his field vision has filled out quite a bit, leading to there being less breakaway chances allowed for opposing strikers to catch him flat-footed. He just needs a challenge in facing tougher competition, and is getting that in full force in the Euraleague. Now, it's time to see how much he's learned."

"The first real surprise in this roster comes behind Ferret. Juxon Fillar, the youngster, as the third-choice keeper? I mean we all know what kind of a star he was at Chromia Central College University, but is he really that good?"

"Why, yes, Jordan. He is really that good. He not only won three straight Chromatik Collegiate Football Association titles, he won the last two Player of the Year awards as well. Then, he had a solid AOCAF in which he really established himself as his own keeper. Now, knowing where he will play his professional ball - Cazadores Cathair will be a great challenge for him - he is free to devote himself to the craft. He's spectacular in one-on-one situations and set pieces, and just needs to sharpen his skills in transition, but this may actually be the keeper of the future, and the main rival to Ferret Tioux once Mia Ria hangs up her gloves."

"Then we have Jacob Descombes, and Marielle Alexander to round things out. Any reason why they're in this order?

"First, we want to give thanks to Nova Williams, who was a huge presence in the locker room for many a season. However, the CFF have decided to call up Descombes, who's quietly been rising up the ranks in Valladares. He's now one of the better keepers in the Valladar League for Metropolis Alligators, and thrust himself into the conversation. He's cool under pressure, earning the nickname of Iceman, and up to any challenge. As for Marielle Alexnander, she was the original record breaker in the Red League, and her trip to Bikarish has only made her shrewder."

"Only four keepers this time around. Do you know of any that just missed the cut?"

"Maela Ran has been doing well in Nephara's First Division, while Finn Nichols deserves a shout-out from Tyrysier in Pasarga. Domestically, there's Kimi Herrington, but the Urrheddiao keeper is in a bad spot due to her age and the quality of the Red League. Ran barely missed the cut, but Alexander has more experience."

"And that was a roundup on the netminders for Chromatika's qualifying campaign. Before we move onto the Defenders, and specifically the Right Backs, our audience would like your thoughts on the Group. Eastfield Lodge, Mavinet, ZSeparatists, Freechi, Smosh Games, Logano Fraza, Drawkland, United States of Devonta, and Arklanda. What are your initial thoughts?"

"As many of you have probably heard, it's a comparatively easy group. Drawkland isn't that far from us in the rankings, and having Mavinet and Eastfield Lodge isn't that bad. In terms of international relations, the only nation we've previously played is Eastfield Lodge, and we have a 2-0-0 record against them. There will be a lot of first-time matchups, and that should lead to interesting watching. As long as we limit the number of upsets and points lost to anyone ranked less than fourth, we shouldn't have too much of an issue, I think."

"It's exciting, that's for sure. Next, we'll talk about the Right Back position, which was occupied for a long time by Erika Morningstar and then lost in transition for a while. However, with the emergence of Kai Xiao, the position looks to be in solid hands now, wouldn't you say?"

"That is true. Once Erika retired, there was a bit of a time of wondering who the next right back would be. Xiao has emerged to be the man. He's big though not particularly tall, and just physically imposing. He doesn't mind using that body of his, and he just has this relentless motor and aggression to him. It helps that Farrenton Athletic is not one of Eura's elite, meaning that he has to play stiffer competition all the time. This has hardened him into a hammer of a defender, one that the Chromatiks will wield happily."

"I wouldn't want to face him, that's for sure. The rest of the right backs aren't of any surprise to Chromatik fans - the trio of Dina Chapman, Victoire De Saint-Pierre, and Lina Watt return. Any reason why De Saint-Pierre and Watt haven't moved abroad? How is Chapman doing in Savojarna?

"FK Torpedo Pawlograd had a better season than expected in Savojarna, and Chapman was a part of their seventh place finish. She's one of the better backs at going up the pitch, too. As for De Saint-Pierre the energizer bunny and Watt the all-rounder, they're happy to be playing for IFCF contenders in Chromatika, and enjoy their status as some of the biggest domestic names in the League. In fact, when asked about it directly, Victoire admitted that being a known player in a smaller league was okay as long as she got to wear the black and white once in a while. It's a closely knit group in terms of age and playing style, the right backs. The four get along pretty well for a position group, and it really makes up Chromatika's backbone with the other three."

And that was a quick breakdown of the Right Backs. Before another commercial break, here's the next question: Will some of the records set by the likes of Keira Andisori, Luuk Aart, and the legends ever have a chance to be broken with the new fifty-person pool system? If not, what of the idea that the records should be redone since the fifty-person pool era?"

"Records are records. We don't get to redo them because the infrastructure got better and we got to have more players in the system. If anything, it means that every hundredth cap and every twentieth goal will be celebrated even more given the scarcity of appearances available. In fact, Chromatik footballers have far better opportunities to take care of their bodies and their families while playing the sport that they love now, and the fact that they get far less starts in qualifiers is not as important as that. Yes, the appearances and the goalscoring records of Keira Andisori may last for a long time or even ever as long as the fifty-man pool system continues; however, I think that that just means that Chromatika the nation just became that much better and learned to take care of its footballers."

Cut to break

"Now that we've talked about the Goalkeepers and the Right Backs, let's round out the defense... Starting with the Center Backs, the cornerpiece of the Chromatik defense. Henri de Aea is in the prime ages for a center back, and the Holdenberg player remains at large as an aerial defender and a sure tackler. He will hit 100 caps sometime this cycle."

"It has been fascinating to follow Henri's career, that's for sure. Now, there remains a razor thin margin between Cierra Anderson and Kattie Will. Who is de Aea's backfield mate, and what is that margin between them?"

"Honestly, that margin is so very slim. Anderson, as many know, is a great crosser, while Will is more of an in-your-face defender. What mattered between them was whom de Aea preferred. There is better chemistry between Henri and Cierra, and that's why Cierra gets the starts next to him. It's a bit of a sore spot for Kattie, but what can she do when it's a matter of personality and playing style and not skill?"

"That is a shame. How is the chemistry between Will and Giles Ken?"

"Giles Ken is very much like Henri de Aea. Solid in the air, great intangibles. He and Will are a good pairing. That leaves the rest of the center backs to play specific roles."

"What do you mean by that? They aren't paired up like de Aea - Anderson or Will - Ken?"

"No. Theodore Rondeau, White Baugh, Nadezhda Odling, and Damon Ingram all play different roles. Rondeau is stocky and mean, Baugh someone who seeks contact, Odling a diehard enforcer, and rounding out the group is Damon Ingram, who specializes in clearing headers. Ingram is the first player to be in the pool that plays in Tikariot.

"A good pool of them, indeed! Any right backs or center backs that barely didn't make the roster?"

"Mickie Antonucci that plays in the Red League's Anomalies gets a shout-out from the center back position. There aren't too many notable right backs out there, though some of those CCFA graduates may warrant a second look after a season or two."

"And now, to finish out the defenders: the Left Backs. We all know Valence Ilya is the man of the hour, but is there any surprises behind him?"

"No. It's the usual suspects just in a different order behind Mr. Consistent, Valence Ilya. He remains tall, coachable, and an in-game leader who knows how to tackle, pace, communicate... you name it. Nina Pomeroy takes the second spot, Tioux's teammate in Oakstone. She is quick and great at tackling, and most importantly, young. Miles Austic, the veteran, takes the third spot with a decent pace, a good head, and solid jumping skills. Pomeroy's rise has been coming and time in the Euraleague has done her good."

"What of Derron Nocturne and Jarret Rowles?"

"Jarret Rowles remains the master of microaggression and a inspiration in being a colorblind player, while Derron Nocturne is just at the right place at the right time. There is no denying the way Pomeroy has bettered herself, and she definitely has earned the spot behind Ilya."

"That rounds out the defense! Any last thoughts on the five players that will be doing all they can to keep the ball out of the Chromatik goal?"

"Don't forget Brisara FC's Marietta Adams - she's coming up. As for the defense as a whole, they're getting experience under their belt and a knack of playing together. I think they have a chance of being special."

"Before we head into the midfielders, let's tackle a big one: The Residency Rule. Your thoughts on the possible power disparity the rule may encourage?"

"If you look at it from the foreign player's perspective, the Residency Rule is amazing. It allows them to know that their place in Chromatika is secure. From the business perspective, it means getting better players into the league, which can lead to higher viewing numbers. From the competition perspective, it means that Chromatik teams can have a better chance against the teams in the multiverse. Where it hurts the most is in domestic talent development and in the promoted teams staying in the league for the five years it needs to get someone qualified for residency. That will be where the League will need to work on to get the rule ratified. I think it is a good rule, as long as enough is done to help the other teams."

Cut to break

"We are halfway through, and as we head into talking about the Wingers, or side midfielders, and the Defensive Midfielders, we have a surprise guest: Chromatik legend and Real Azuris legend Sandra Sybill!"

"Thank you for having me. It's nice to see you again, Jordan, and nice to meet you, Ms. Arling. Sorry I couldn't be here for the beginning, but I wanted to make sure I was here before we talked about the midfielders."

"The honor is mine, Ms. Sybill. You were active from World Cup 74 to World Cup 81, before the missed cycle of World Cup 82. What can you tell us is the biggest difference between now and then?"

"The formation, for sure. We ran a 5-2-3 for a while, and then a 3-5-2 for a long time. I used to form a triangle with Alyss Montague and Rachel Hellion, and I would be the shooter from range. I guess I played what the current administration would call the Attacking Midfielder position, but our formation back then had five midfielders so you can say that I know a bit about the position."

"What have you been doing lately? We haven't heard too much from the Harlighet Ligen in a few years. Are you still living in Cosumar?"

"Yes. I'm still the Midfielders Coach for Real Azuris, and loving it there. I live with two cats and a dog, and am perfectly happy living single while keeping tabs on some of the more adventuresome people."

"Good to hear that. Shall we, Jordan?"

"Very well. Right Wingers. Molly Thorben leads the list, slightly ahead of Kaytlyn Victoriane. Has she really lost that much of a step?"

"No, not at all. The better explanation is that this is the prime cycle for Molly, and Kaytlyn knows to let others have the spotlight. Don't worry, Victoriane is as sharp, fast, and deadly as ever - while Molly remains the possessive midfielder who prefers to run around and by people. It's a good partnership."

"I remember being on a few teams with both of those women. Kaytlyn could almost outrun Meagan Kelly, and Meagan Kelly was perhaps the fastest woman that I ever knew. As for Molly, she's grown into a fine player after her brother's departure with the Surisians... Ah, what memories that brings. Chromatika is lucky to have both of them still."

"That leaves Orianne Marc looking in at third, and Whitney Kelly behind him. What do you make of how the younger Kelly has been, and the emergence of Marc, Sandra?"

"Whitney is quite fast, too - it's in her blood. A lot has been said about the rivalry between Molly and Whitney, but to me, they're just younger siblings of two teammates that I treasure very much. It fills me with such joy to see them do so well. As for young Orianne? I like the way that he is so selfless. He is a scorer's best friend, and doesn't mind not getting the limelight. It's good to have a team player on the squad."

"And Augustus Humphreys rounds out the group of Right Wingers. The well-rounder listens well and has a positive presence on the squad. The rest of the pool at right wing remains a bit young and untested, so we are sending the five best players."

"Before we move to the Defensive Midfielders - the anchor of the squad - here's a question from both of you: Which past player, if they were in their prime right now, would make the biggest impact? You obviously cannot select anyone who's on the roster still, like Kaytlyn or Keira."

"Provided I can't pick myself... Gabriella Antonio. I've always wondered what kind of a career she'd had if she hadn't gone off to get married and have kids at such a young age. She played from WC 73 to 78 and then left. Nobody had the work ethic and the sheer willpower like Gabriella. I think she'd fit in well."

"I am also biased. One of my favorite players to watch growing up was Erika Morningstar. A big physical presence that makes sure every opponent knows where she is at all times can be utilized in any age of football, and she would have a blast working with Kai and the other Right Backs."

"I'll throw in my vote for Nikolai Thorben. Wish he'd stayed and helped along the next generation."

"To shift gears to Defensive Midfielders, the role that plays a key part in Chromatika's scheme that will often times see both wingers and both side backs help out on the attack. This position always stays back with the center backs while communicating with everyone. Leading the charge is the One-Eyed General, Enigma Armageddon, fresh off of winning the Republikliga with Energija Chernovets and a cap away from 100. Enigma is really thriving, and he will also wear the Captain's Armband this next cycle. He is the leader of the squad, and respected amongst all."

"I saw him the last few cycles of my career. I have never seen a young man carry so much presence in a room, regardless of how many veterans where there. It's unsurprising to see him do well. He's the next great leader on the squad after having Goalkeeper-led teams for a while."

"The switch-up happens behind Armageddon, where Kateryna Zuniga is now the second choice. She has youth, she has tenacity, and she just flat-out annoys people. Kai Dias, the wily veteran, rounds out the top three."

"Does anyone want any piece of those three? I sure don't. Enigma just has that one-eyed stare, Kateryna will flat out come at you, and Kai is a patient taker who'll outlast anyone. It's a great trio for this important position."

"Kateryna Zuniga reminds me at times of how Alyss Montague played. Alyss was a more in your face, but they both make sure their opposition knows who's on them."

"Min-Seok Kim is past the stage of working on fundamentals and now in the phase of his career where he's just a solid addition to any roster. Then, young Kaia Larriet-Cortes completes the position. What would you say to the pundits who claim that the only reason Kaia is on this team is because of her name?"

"I'd say to go watch her games. She has great awareness, above average conditioning for her age, and a fearless spirit. You can't teach spirit."

"She is Chromatik football royalty. She may be the niece of Franscesca, but she's also a hell of a player. Never doubt that."

"That rounds out the Defensive Midfielders. A quick question before we go to the Left Wingers: What is the public perception of how the team will do this qualifying cycle?"

"Our Social Media experts and Data Analysts tell me that the populace are very optimistic about qualifying, with more than half the population actually thinking that the Anomalies have a decent shot at getting the top place in the group. Anything short of qualification would be a disaster, as most of the country is still thirsting for the Second Round of the World Cup Proper. Before that, though, eighteen matches await, and the Chromatiks will have to take care of business."

"Players should take games one at a time, but so should fans. They'll need you."

"And now, to round out the three midfield players: the Left Wing position, now being vacated by Jazmin Dragana. What's your fondest memory of Jazmin, Sandra?

"I remember in her Brinemouth days when she had to go against Keira twice a year they'd bet steak dinners against each other for their matches. Whomever lost the match had to buy dinner but whomever had more missed shots on goal had to buy drinks. Not more goals, you know, because Keira as a striker had a better chance to score. They told me some wild stories about those dinners. For me personally? Jazmin had the cutest laugh when she was nervous. It's the small things you remember, you know?"

"That leaves Retta Conrad to be the first choice player, albeit maybe only through the qualifiers. Her instinct is to attack the ball all the time, leading to a lot of shots taken; most of them on target and a fair few actually scoring goals."

"You can't talk about Retta without talking about Vasiliy Marten Kuznetsov, who's right behind her and will likely surpass her soon. Kuznetsov is a star in the making who can do it all - drop back and defend, counter, cross, and shoot from range. The sky is the limit for him... or is Crossroads?"

"You can't fault the kid for being loyal to the club that singed him out of University. I'm sure that when it's time, they'll agree to part ways amicably."

"Exactly. It's not like he has a lot of competition, anyway. Ga-yeong Han, though still fiery, has lost a step due to age, and Sylvie Reynolds and Andréa Croix-Pierre are a few levels below Vasiliy."

"Croix-Pierre's ambidextrousness helps her out immensely, while Reynolds just has no holes. It is true, though, that everyone knows Vasiliy is the future, and nobody knows what will come after that."

"I do believe that rounds out the midfielders. Thank you for having me, guys. Go Anomalies! Be responsible while cheering on our team!"

"It's been a privilege, Sandra. As we cut to break, we present to you a five minute highlights video of Sandra Sybill's Chromatik career."

"Bye, Ms. Sybill!"

Cut to Break

"Thank you for sticking around this entire show. We're almost done, with only two positions left to cover: Attacking Midfielders and Strikers, the two positions that will, as usual, be counted upon to score. Let us start with the most creative position on the pitch: Attacking Midfielders."

"Hermaeus Mora is the unquestioned leader in the position, having accrued 89 caps in his career. He always plays on the edge of overcommiting, and those that don't know how to meet him simply fold. Mimi Kuzami is the security blanket of the position, being blazingly fast even at this point in her carreer."

"Mora, Kuzami. Then, Mi-Jung Kim, the other Kim twin, who is more of a lurker who hides behind bodies before striking lightning-fast. It's after these three usual suspects that things take an interesting turn. Shelby?"

"Yes, that is very true. Gone are Miranda "Lightning" Gail and Herlinda Sterling. Say hello to miss Haley Hauser and young Baillaire Fillar, the youngest player on the team. Hauser is the perfect story of waiting out the post-CCFA rush, having a solid season at Chromatik in the Red League, and now being bid for on the Transfer Wire. She'll either end up in Vermillion Rage of Nephara or join Silian Parker's squad of Falourr in Eura, and with all the upside that she has in terms of flair, creativity, and field vision, she could be the next star. Baillaire Fillar, on the other hand, is the second oldest Fillar behind Juxon. She has a striking figure, a deceptive smirk, and simply chaotic playmaking that leaves opponents in the dust. Between Hauser and Fillar, this position is in good hands in the future to come, and with Mora and Kuzami, it's in good hands in the present as well."

"That sounds amazing! What a group! Now, before we wrap up the discussion by going through the team's Strikers, What do you think Chromatik football's brand is?"

"Tough question. I think Chromatiks are hardy, dependable, stoic, and have a presence about them. We aren't flashy, we aren't the most creative, but we're probably the most persistent."

"An honest answer. Now, for the Strikers..."

"For the Striker pool, I'll discuss them two by two. Olimpia Vidal and Rowena Sierra are the undisputed first pair, with Vidal coming off of a brilliant debut season playing for Bastion in Eura and the Chariots' rise in the Nepharan Premiership. Whether it be Vidal finishing goals or Sierra just being at the right place at the right time, they'll get the job done. Did you know that Rowena has fashion deals lined up already? She's playing the game because she loves the game. That's it. Period."

"Then, it's Kristian Non and Beaunia Andisori. Non has never been the fastest guy, but he's a cunning guy, and just ambitious enough to keep playing. The younger Andisori, ranked ahead of her sister for the first time ever, is the dependable striker."

"Making her debut is Alicia Gainsbourg, now enjoying life in Graintfjall. She has a good head and an even better left foot, while Ignace Thibodeaux isn't afraid to just bulldoze people and initiate contact for the deciding goal. That leaves the legend Keira Andisori and Paskal Toussaint who is good at counterattacks, tap-ins, and getting past the last defender to force a one-on-one."

"Why is Keira Andisori in this pool? I thought she was done?"

"There weren't many more strikers that could've been called up. So, we asked Keira if she would come back, play a few games, and lead from the locker room. She agreed."

"And that concludes the Strikers, and the discussion of all of the fifty players on this extended roster. Let us finish the show by talking about the schedule that Chromatika will face:

(27) Chromatika's Qualifying Schedule for World Cup 87
Matchday 1: vs. (16) Drawkland @ The Capitalizt Dome, Chromia, Central District, Chromatika
Matchday 2: @ (83) United States of Devonta
Matchday 3: vs. (111) Eastfield Lodge @ The Islander Dome, Myana, Myana Island, Chromatika
Matchday 4: @ (60) Mavinet
Matchday 5: vs. (328) Arklanda @ Z'ai'ai Field, Z'ai'ai, Mountain District, Chromatika
Matchday 6: vs. (121) ZSeparatists @ Z'ai'ai Field, Z'ai'ai, Mountain District, Chromatika
Matchday 7: @ (199) Freechi
Matchday 8: vs. (365) Smosh Games @ Z'ai'ai Field, Z'ai'ai, Mountain District, Chromatika
Matchday 9: @ (355) Logano Fraza
Matchday 10: @ (16) Drawkland
Matchday 11: vs. (83) United States of Devonta @ The Capitalizt Dome, Chromia, Central District, Chromatika8
Matchday 12: @ (111) Eastfield Lodge
Matchday 13: vs. (60) Mavinet @ The Capitalizt Dome, Chromia, Central District, Chromatika
Matchday 14 @ (328) Arklanda
Matchday 15 @ (121) ZSeparatists
Matchday 16 vs. (199) Freechi @ Islander Dome, Myana, Myana Island
Matchday 17 @ (365) Smosh Games
Matchday 18 vs. (355) Logano Fraza @ Islander Dome, Myana, Myana Island

"All the games against the top seeds are in the first four, and then the latter five are all games the Chromatiks should win. Honestly, it'll come down to how many points they drop out of those ten matches, especially given how they are all in a row."

"To face Drawkland first and then have warmup games against Devonta and Eastfield Lodge before taking on the challenge of Mavinet will be a tone-setter. We should know a lot about how this cycle will go after those initial four games. Well, Shelby, it was an honor to have you join us today. Any final thoughts?"

"Just wanted to remind everyone that not one person made the decisions of who should be on The Fifty. It was a decision by the brass. Also, none of the players got to pick who they are on the squad with. I'd like to ask everyone to be cordial to the players that made it on the squad and to cheer them on as much as you can. Thank you!"

"Tomorrow, we will return to our regularly scheduled programming, where we will be discussing the final merits of the Residency Rule, and what provisions the Chromatik Football Federation could provide to the promoted teams to even out the potential effects. Until then, go Anomalies, and a good night to all."
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Bruised, busted, and completely anew, the Qasden Association Football Association (QAFA) is excited to showcase, for once, an entirely fresh team of individuals to represent the principality for the 87th World Cup Cycle!

In the span of time since you've last seen us, things have sorta become a rollercoaster. With Kandorith's victory over Ancherion on the last day of the World Cup 86 Qualifiers, the Qasden National Team failed to qualify for the proper tournament for the first time since World Cup 80, bringing about not only the end of David Bjarnasson's time as manager, but also served as the final showcase for our OG team, whose ages had finally caught up to them in the form of mass expulsion.

Aye, from the ashes of a worn out national team that had been through thick and thin for eleven cycles came the rise of a completely revamped Qasden, spearheaded by the first female manager in association history, Sylvia Zimari. Despite initial concerns with her promotion prior to AOCAF 62, Zimari and her team of complete newbies shocked the world when the 3-stage tournament ended with its first ever championship to feature the Vans, elevating the young leader to a status nearly equivalent to Jon Merritt. Of course, like Merritt, even Zimari's best efforts couldn't overcome the Commonwealth we co-unleashed onto the multiverse with Banija, as Baker Park would take the crown in a narrow 1-0 fight to the finish, earning the final a Belle Haven-esque nickname, Busukuma. Regardless, the events there sent shockwaves across Qasden, whose dulling athletic fanbase began to glow for the first time since the 70th Cup of Harmony. Other sporting teams began to pick up where they left off, jersey sales were starting to skyrocket, and most impactfully, the association's former president, Zachary Sedsten, was elected to the highest office under Prince Franz-Pierre. To say the enthusiasm wasn't there would be an absolute lie, but as the excitement and energy from AOCAF began to settle, a new mountain appears in front of Zimari and her team, even more daunting than that of her first managerial bout.

As we had mentioned, the World Cup is something many Qads hold dearest to them, and when a once brilliant Bjarnasson team crumbled at 86, people were, well, less than happy. Of the 3 managers before Sylvia, 2 lost their jobs thanks to the very qualifiers she will be destined to face. Yet, of all the cycles that Qasden has competed, this year's qualifiers couldn't be anymore daunting. Turori, Mercedini, Cosumar, Juvencus, all these storied teams and more will be waiting for the Vans in Group 6, the Undercard Group of Death. For 18 matches, Zimari and the Vans will need to push through as many forces as possible if they want one of only two opportunities to qualify out of the group. Can the manager who gave us a silver at the AOCAF be able to get us back on track for a gold at the World Cup? We can't wait to find out (well, we'll have to, but you get the gist), so stay tuned, stay updated, and stay alert for the Qasden National Team's triumphant return to the international stage right here at the 87th World Cup, hosted by Taeshan and Ethane!

KPB: 16.67 (47th)
Style: -4
Preferred Formation: 4-4-2
Nicknames: The Turkish Vans/Vans | The Calicos (Used only for Away Matches) | The Qads
Manager- Sylvia Zimari|37
Co-Assistant Manager- Icarus Darsten|39
Co-Assistant Manager- Gaston Rolf (CCN)|59

Goalkeepers
GI- Zinnia Thurstan|21
GII- Tommy Waluigi|23
GIII- Chalice Callaghan|24

Defenders
DI- Joanna Rigby|25
DII- Kerri Morris|21
DIII- Alva Simmons|20
DIV- Cora Varnham|24
DV- Pace Crawford|19
DVI- Kaitlyn Cecil|17
DVII- Aristide Quickley|21
DVIII- Emy Darwin|24
DIX- Rufus Lester|25
DX- Aude Yap|28

Midfielders
MI- Michelle McCracken|23 (C)
MII- Osmund Blackbourne|25
MIII- Aldous Greene|27
MIV- Shug De La Fontaine|24
MV- Maxen Giroux|29
MVII- Lori Way|24
MVIII- Paige Homewood|21
Forwards
FI- Ike Sexton|26
FII- Jaylyn Bone|20
FIII- Archibald|19
FIV- Willow Harland|25
FV- Vin Pryor|23

*Due to an incident involving the team responsible for ordering the kits and several blunts, all numbers have been replaced with the first letter of the position (G for Goalkeeper, etc) and a roman numeral. While initially meant to be changed after AOCAF 62, the team's performance, combined with increased sales for Rufus Lester's jersey, have led the association to keep the kits for the duration of the qualifiers, with official numbered kits to be revealed and first worn at the QasCup Charity Match against the bandits Bees of Baker Park.

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Venues

Royal T.V. Stadium, T.V. City (95,000) - Cosumar & Treekidistan
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New Qad Field, Qad City (75,000) - Mercedini & Savigliane
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Stade de Solis, Fyre (70,500) - Gouvanarch & Turori
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Merellin Park, Elder (55,000) - Freeport & Juvencus
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Hotchskarth Cabin, Destiny (35,750) - San Ortelio & Sannyamathland
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World Cup Ranking: 58th; KPB: 15.55; Style: -4
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Postby PotatoFarmers » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:52 am

Poafmersia's squad for WC87

Other name: The Red Panjias (Panjia is the Poafmerian equivalant of a horse)
Kit Colours: Red, Orange

Poafmersia will present the following 23 players for the 87th World Cup.
Num  Player Name         Age Pos(s)      Sex  Current Club                 Caps        Goals   Assists
1 Sandi Jaliaha 32 GK M Fiskadaha FC 100 (0) 0 0
12 Nicole Potts 24 GK F Dalaris City 13 (1) 0 0

2 Ariel Casey 25 LB, RB F Dalaris Sports FC 13 (0) 1 0
3 Natalia Abbott 25 RB, DM F Dury FC 38 (0) 0 0
4 Nasri Sanchez 28 CB, LB, LM M Bikarish 47 (5) 2 0
5 Alex Hoboson 31 CB M Dury FC 77 (19) 4 0
13 Mitchel Rosales 25 CB, LB M Olympique de Rimouski (QUE) 20 (0) 0 0
14 Hollis Stephenson 26 CB M ISC Catalan City (XAN) 18 (4) 0 0
15 Simone Gori 28 CB M Mancodas City 11 (3) 0 0

6 Gisiik Moonar 31 CM, AM M Fiskadaha FC 96 (14) 9 34
8 Ftiks Wariq 32 CB, DM M Mancodas City 35 (12) 0 0
10 Daas Taisg 33 CM, AM M Dalaris City 88 (15) 6 20
19 Woden Sweet 27 CM, DM F Trimidau Rukiya 32 (2) 1 2
16 Dargis Walshor 30 LM M Sarim Potato FC 67 (9) 0 11
17 Arnold Shwentin 29 CM M Dalaris City 27 (3) 0 2
21 Nero Wood 26 CM M Bayern Phoenix (TAE) 22 (12) 0 10

7 Joel Haodao 31 LW, CF M Tihon (CMT) 106 (13) 79 16
9 Shakira Handris 35 CF M 1830 Cathair (AUD) 105 (8) 88 10
11 Pete Carisa 32 RW, CF M Mancodas City 100 (7) 61 19
18 Hansel Tang 33 CF, LW, LM F Advance Alara (KOR) 49 (21) 55 9
20 Makana Tuft 27 CF M Dalaris City 27 (10) 20 7
22 Aubrey Mayer 32 CF, RW, RM F Trimidau Rukiya 13 (5) 12 2
23 Iulianus Innocenti 28 CF M Kistina Galaxy 7 (2) 12 3

Note:
*Caps, goals and player stats do not include results from CoH78.
*Player ages are as though the qualifiers are held before the 8th IFCF cycle, as it is in our calendar.


Captain: Shakira Handris
Vice-Captain: Joel Haodao
Penalty Taker: Shakira Handris (1st), Joel Haodao (2nd)
Free Kick Taker: Pete Carisa, Aubrey Mayer
Corner Takers: The prevailing LB/RB (in the case of a 4-3-3) or LM/RM (in the case of a 3-4-3)

Head Coach: Adnan Suliaha, 56
Assistant Head Coach: Katiri Hedge, 61
General Playing Style: Being a nation which emphasises on fast paced attacking football, Poafmersia would prefer to attack rather then defend. The players can be quite aggressive in getting back the ball, yet they do not keep high amounts of possession and they are very good at making use of mistakes by the opposition team to punish the opponents. Although this team has a weakness in defending set pieces, they are more fond of scoring through set pieces. Another way of scoring is often pressuring opponents through high defensive lines. This team, however, is likely to push forward even more attack, going even further to try to score more goals. The more goals, the better.

Formations: 3-4-3, 4-3-3
Style Modifier: +2.781
Note: Please refer to preview before match to know the predicted lineup for the day. If one is not posted, you may utilise the last posted lineup, and make any enforced changes as you like. (due to injuries, suspensions, etc.)

Recent International Records
BoF 71: 3rd place, with a W-D-L ratio of 9-0-1, GF/GA of 34/12
WCQ 84: 3rd in Group 5, with a W-D-L ratio of 10-4-6, GF/GA of 45/36
CoH 76: Group Stage (3rd in Group 7), with a W-D-L ratio of 2-12, GF/GA of 14/12
IAC 9: 4th place, with a W-D-L ratio of 5-1-1, GF/GA of 22/13
WCQ 85: 5th in Group 15, with a W-D-L ratio of 13-6-5, GF/GA of 62/43
CoH 77: Round of 16, with a W-D-L ratio of 2-2-2, GF/GA of 10/11
IAC10: Champions, with a W-D-L ratio of 6-1-1, GF/GA of 18/9
WCQ 86: 3rd in Group 6, with a W-D-L ratio of 9-5-4, GF/GA of 36/30
CoH 78: Round of 32, with a W-D-L ratio of 2-3-2, GF/GA of 11/11
IAC 11: Champions, with a W-D-L ratio of 7-1-0, GF/GA of 19/9
WCQ 87: 2nd in Group 7 + PO Winners, with a W-D-L ratio of 13-4-3, GF/GA of 55/36
Overall (including friendlies): W-D-L ratio of 100-36-45, GF/GA of 440/321

First Match: Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
First Win: Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
Biggest Win:
(Only WCC-sanctioned) Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
(All) Poafmersia 7-0 Lorrana, Friendly @ Poafmersia
Heaviest Defeat:
(Only WCC-sanctioned)
Farfadillis 5-0 Poafmersia, WCQ 87 @ Farfadillis
(All)
Poafmersia 2-8 Commonwealth of Baker Park, International Friendly @ Poafmersia
Baker Park 6-0 Poafmersia, International Friendly @ Baker Park
Highest Scoring:
(Only WCC-sanctioned)
Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
Shokpos 3-7 Poafmersia, WCQ 85 @ Shokpos
(Everything else)
Poafmersia 2-8 Commonwealth of Baker Park, International Friendly @ Poafmersia
Qasden 4-6 Poafmersia, International Friendly @ Qasden

Fans
Poafmersian fans are crazy about football, and their loud cheers ring about in the stadiums they visit. They are very willing to disturb the peace in the area to celebrate their win after matches, so matches are best held in the afternoon or early evenings. You can spot Poafmers booking large meeting rooms in hotels, going to bars in groups. Apart from that, they do pick up after themselves, and prevent causing much trouble apart from celebrating. You can be assured, however, that they would be travelling around to support their team, so do reserve half the spots in stadiums for them because they would pack it to the brim.

As Poafmers are very excited about coming to the World Cup to watch their team play, many Poafmers would make the trip to Taeshan (and Ethane) to watch the World Cup and watch their team play. As a result, fans would be a huge part of each and every game held in Taeshan.

RP Permissions
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers - Yes
Godmod scoring events - Yes (Realistic events only, such as long range shots)
Roleplay injuries to my players - Yes (You determine what happened, I decide the severity.)
Godmod injuries to my players - Yes (As above)
Hand out yellow cards to my players - Yes
Hand out red cards to my players - Yes (1 more than what you give yourself)
RP any pandemic-related events - No pandemic exists in Poafmersia, or on Poafmers.
Godmod any other events - Yes (TG/Inform me before hand)
Note: If your RP permissions are more restrictive than mine, then I will take your RP permissions. (With the exception about the pandemic events)
I am very open to cooperative RPs, such as joint press conferences, match-side drama, out-of field events, etc. Do drop me a Telegram in-game (to this account or Poafmersia) or a DM on Discord (You can find me on the NS Sports Discord - Freg#7085).


Poafmersia's squad for WCQ87

Other name: The Red Panjias (Panjia is the Poafmerian equivalant of a horse)
Kit Colours: Red, Orange

Poafmersia will present the following 33 players for the 87th World Cup Qualifiers. The squad is a preliminary one, meaning that there is likely to be changes throughout the qualifiers, and will definitely be reduced to 23 players in the event of qualification for the World Cup Proper.

Num  Player Name         Age Pos(s)      Sex  Current Club                 Caps        Goals   Assists
1 Sandi Jaliaha 30 GK M Fiskadaha FC 83 (0) 0 0
12 Nicole Potts 22 GK F Dalaris City 10 (1) 0 0
23 Suzanne Trengove 25 GK F FC United of Mancodas 6 (0) 0 0
24 Shirou Amatore 21 GK F Kistina Galaxy 0 (0) 0 0

2 Ariel Casey 23 LB, RB F Dalaris Sports FC 5 (0) 1 0
3 Natalia Abbott 23 RB, DM F Dury FC 24 (0) 0 0
4 Nasri Sanchez 26 CB, LB, LM M Bikarish 30 (4) 0 0
5 Alex Hoboson 29 CB M Dury FC 67 (15) 3 0
13 Mitchel Rosales 23 CB, LB M Olympique de Rimouski (QUE) 0 (0) 0 0
14 Hollis Stephenson 24 CB M ISC Catalan City (XAN) 6 (1) 0 0
15 Simone Gori 26 CB M Mancodas City 7 (1) 0 0
25 Zak Kaloyanov 20 RB M Bikarish 0 (0) 0 0
26 Mac Rojas 22 LB, RB M Sarim Potato FC 0 (0) 0 0

6 Gisiik Moonar 29 CM, AM M Fiskadaha FC 82 (10) 9 27
8 Ftiks Wariq 30 CB, DM M Mancodas City 30 (9) 0 0
10 Daas Taisg 31 CM, AM M Dalaris City 77 (12) 6 19
17 Emma Conner 29 LM, CM, LW F Trimidau Rukiya 7 (5) 0 2
19 Woden Sweet 25 CM, DM F Trimidau Rukiya 19 (2) 1 2
21 Donk Mason 31 CM M Dury FC 28 (9) 0 6
16 Dargis Walshor 28 LM M Sarim Potato FC 61 (9) 0 10
27 Josef Gentry 26 RM, RB M Dury FC 8 (0) 0 1
28 Arnold Shwentin 27 CM M Dalaris City 17 (1) 0 0
29 Nero Wood 24 CM M Bayern Phoenix (TAE) 13 (7) 0 0

7 Joel Haodao 29 LW, CF M Tihon (CMT) 90 (12) 66 13
9 Shakira Handris 33 CF M 1830 Cathair (AUD) 92 (6) 79 10
11 Pete Carisa 30 RW, CF M Mancodas City 89 (7) 53 18
18 Hansel Tang 31 CF, LW, LM F Advance Alara (KOR) 45 (17) 52 9
20 Makana Tuft 25 CF M Dalaris City 20 (8) 14 6
22 Aubrey Mayer 30 CF, RW, RM F Trimidau Rukiya 11 (5) 9 1
29 Aleka Dufour 24 CF F Dalaris City 7 (2) 5 1
30 Monesty Erdos 25 RW, RM F Bikarish 5 (3) 0 0
31 Iulianus Innocenti 26 CF M Kistina Galaxy 0 (0) 0 0
32 Whitney Rios 27 RM, RW F Fiskadaha FC 15 (5) 0 1
33 Kirsti Nieminen 24 CF, AM, CM F Dalaris City 1 (0) 0 0

Note:
*Caps, goals and player stats do not include results from Pre-WCQ87 friendlies or CoH78.
*Player ages are as though the qualifiers are held before the 7th IFCF cycle, as it is in our calendar. To bid for any of these players, you can reduce the age by 2 when putting it on the current Transfer Window.

The players are here to give it their all - with some new fresh faces getting places on the squad, anything and everything would be possible for the team. The old backline with former captain Danzik Hoboson is gone, but in its place a new backline has stood up to showcase its ability. The front 3 of Joel Haodao, Shakira Handris, Pete Carisa are also starting to give way to younger talents like Makana Tuft, Aleka Dufour, and Iulianus Innocenti, a player who has rose to power after Kistina Galaxy's meteroic rise to join the big teams of Poafmersia. The midfield backups are also available to push for an even more fast-paced and aggressive playstyle.

Captain: Shakira Handris
Vice-Captain: Joel Haodao
Penalty Taker: Shakira Handris (1st), Joel Haodao (2nd)
Free Kick Taker: Pete Carisa, Aubrey Mayer
Corner Takers: The prevailing LB/RB (in the case of a 4-3-3) or LM/RM (in the case of a 3-4-3)

Head Coach: Adnan Suliaha, 55
Assistant Head Coach: Katiri Hedge, 60
General Playing Style: Being a nation which emphasises on fast paced attacking football, Poafmersia would prefer to attack rather then defend. The players can be quite aggressive in getting back the ball, yet they do not keep high amounts of possession and they are very good at making use of mistakes by the opposition team to punish the opponents. Although this team has a weakness in defending set pieces, they are more fond of scoring through set pieces. Another way of scoring is often pressuring opponents through high defensive lines. This team, however, is likely to push forward even more attack, going even further to try to score more goals. The more goals, the better.

Formations: 3-4-3, 4-3-3
Style Modifier: +2.781
Note: Please refer to preview before match to know the predicted lineup for the day. If one is not posted, you may utilise the last posted lineup, and make any enforced changes as you like. (due to injuries, suspensions, etc.)

Recent International Records
BoF 71: 3rd place, with a W-D-L ratio of 9-0-1, GF/GA of 34/12
WCQ 84: 3rd in Group 5, with a W-D-L ratio of 10-4-6, GF/GA of 45/36
CoH 76: Group Stage (3rd in Group 7), with a W-D-L ratio of 2-12, GF/GA of 14/12
IAC 9: 4th place, with a W-D-L ratio of 5-1-1, GF/GA of 22/13
WCQ 85: 5th in Group 15, with a W-D-L ratio of 13-6-5, GF/GA of 62/43
CoH 77: Round of 16, with a W-D-L ratio of 2-2-2, GF/GA of 10/11
IAC10: Champions, with a W-D-L ratio of 6-1-1, GF/GA of 18/9
WCQ 86: 3rd in Group 6, with a W-D-L ratio of 9-5-4, GF/GA of 36/30
CoH 78: Round of 32, with a W-D-L ratio of 2-3-2, GF/GA of 11/11
IAC 11: Champions, with a W-D-L ratio of 7-1-0, GF/GA of 19/9
Overall (including friendlies): W-D-L ratio of 85-31-41, GF/GA of 372/281

First Match: Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
First Win: Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
Biggest Win:
(Only WCC-sanctioned) Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
(All) Poafmersia 7-0 Lorrana, Friendly @ Poafmersia
Heaviest Defeat:
(Only WCC-sanctioned)
Poafmersia 0-3 Nephara, WCQ 84 @ Poafmersia
Monso 3-0 Poafmersia, WCQ 84 @ Monso
Delaclava 3-0 Poafmersia, WCQ86 @ Delaclava
(All)
Poafmersia 2-8 Commonwealth of Baker Park, International Friendly @ Poafmersia
Baker Park 6-0 Poafmersia, International Friendly @ Baker Park
Highest Scoring:
(Only WCC-sanctioned)
Poafmersia 8-2 Barfleur, BoF 71 Group Stage Matchday 1 @ Zwangzug
Shokpos 3-7 Poafmersia, WCQ 85 @ Shokpos
(Everything else)
Poafmersia 2-8 Commonwealth of Baker Park, International Friendly @ Poafmersia
Qasden 4-6 Poafmersia, International Friendly @ Qasden

Home Stadium
For the duration of this qualifiers, Poafmersia's home matches will all be held at Libira National Stadium. The Libira National Stadium is a 68,000 seater stadium, located in Fiskadaha City, capital of Poafmersia. It serves as the national stadium of the Poafmersia Football Team, and is also a multi-purpose stadium that can be used to organise other sporting and non-sports events, such as concerts. The venue features, among other things, a retractable roof, which allows for games to be held even under heavy downpour.

Fiskadaha City is the most well connected among many cities in Poafmersia. To get into Fiskadaha City, you can take a plane, operated by many airlines including Potato Airlines and Phoenix Airlines, the nation's 2 biggest airlines, into Fiskadaha International Airport, located 30 minutes outside the city. There is an underground express train between the airport and the city centre. As Poafmersia practices a "NO private transport" policy within major cities, travelling around Fiskadaha City would require the use of bicycles, trains, or buses that are prevalent around.

Fans
Poafmersian fans are crazy about football, and their loud cheers ring about in the stadiums they visit. They are very willing to disturb the peace in the area to celebrate their win after matches, so matches are best held in the afternoon or early evenings. You can spot Poafmers booking large meeting rooms in hotels, going to bars in groups. Apart from that, they do pick up after themselves, and prevent causing much trouble apart from celebrating. You can be assured, however, that they would be travelling around to support their team, so do reserve half the spots in stadiums for them because they would pack it to the brim.

RP Permissions
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers - Yes
Godmod scoring events - Yes (Realistic events only, such as long range shots)
Roleplay injuries to my players - Yes (You determine what happened, I decide the severity.)
Godmod injuries to my players - Yes (As above)
Hand out yellow cards to my players - Yes
Hand out red cards to my players - Yes (1 more than what you give yourself)
RP any pandemic-related events - No pandemic exists in Poafmersia, or on Poafmers.
Godmod any other events - Yes (TG/Inform me before hand)
Note: If your RP permissions are more restrictive than mine, then I will take your RP permissions. (With the exception about the pandemic events)
I am very open to cooperative RPs, such as joint press conferences, match-side drama, out-of field events, etc. Do drop me a Telegram in-game (to this account or Poafmersia) or a DM on Discord (You can find me on the NS Sports Discord - Freg#7085).


Fixture and Result List
MD1 - vs Bongo Johnson @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia Win (3-1)
MD2 - vs Southwest Eastnorth @ Capital Athletic Complex, Virginia City, Southwest Eastnorth (cap. 20,000) Win (4-2)
MD3 - vs Squornshelan Remnant States @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia Win (3-2)
MD4 - vs West Zirconia @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia Win (2-1)
MD5 - vs Gyasto-Kai @ Meshgeroya'yaim, Keldabe, Keldabe Autonomous Province, Mandalore, Gyatso-kai (cap. 78,050) Win (4-3)
MD6 - vs Socialist New Britain @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia Win (1-0)
MD7 - vs Krytenia @ New City Stadium, Avidia, Krytenia Loss (2-5)
MD8 - vs Caryton @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia Win (6-1)
MD9 - vs Farfadillis @ Farfadillis Loss (0-5)
MD10 - vs Bongo Johnson @ Bongo Johnson Win (2-0)
MD11 - vs Southwest Eastnorth @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia Win (5-2)
MD12 - vs Squornshelan Remnant States @ Slavnarzeczpospolitastadion, Lublova, Molvania, SRS (cap. 61,230) Draw (2-2)
MD13 - vs West Zirconia @ STORMGroup Stadium, Mort Park, West Zirconia Loss (3-4)
MD14 - vs Gyasto-Kai @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia
MD15 - vs Socialist New Britain (away)
MD16 - vs Krytenia @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia
MD17 - vs Caryton (away)
MD18 - vs Farfadillis @ Libira National Stadium, Fiskadaha City, Poafmersia
Last edited by PotatoFarmers on Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:54 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Sportswire. Achievements: BoF 71 Bronze; IAC X and IAC XI Champions
WCC Football (Pre-WC87) - 48th, KPB=17.74, Style: +2.781

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Koniglich Wasserstein Roster

Postby Koniglich Wasserstein » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:19 am

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Koniglich Wasserstein 21 Man Roster Roster
Goalkeepers
Hans Heiko (Vice Captain) (First Team Provisional XI) (Number 1) (Age 26)
Albert Meyer (Number 66) (Age 28)
Hermann Weber (Number 28) (Age 19)

Defenders
Alex Lange (Captain) (First Team Provisional XI) (CB) (Number 5) (Age 28)
Kurt Keller (First Team Provisional XI) (CB) (Number 4) (Age 29)
Karl Brandt (First Team Provisional XI) (CB) (Number 2) (Age 26)
Kaspar Seidel (LB) (Number 4) (Age 27)
Magnus Haas (RB) (Number 5) (Age 22)
Christof Martin (CB) (Number 44) (Age 31)

Midfielders
Lothar Böhm (First Team Provisional XI) (CM) (Number 6) (Age 31)
Ludwig Dietrich (First Team Provisional XI) (CM) (Number 12) (Age 26)
Diederich Ziegler (First Team Provisional XI) (CAM) (Number 10) (Age 25)
Lukas Horn (First Team Provisional XI) (LM) (Number 11) (Age 24)
Konrad Lorenz (First Team Provisional XI) (RM) (Number 7) (Age 23)
Vincent Hahn (CM) (Number 21) (Age 26)
Reinhart Petersen (CDM) (Number 39) (Age 34)

Forwards
Marius Schreiber (First Team Provisional XI) (ST) (Number 9) (Age 26)
Marco Fuchs (First Team Provisional XI) (ST) (Number 14) (Age 22)
Timo Franke (CF) (Number 21) (Age 20)
Simon Nowak (LW) (Number 47) (Age 26)
Valter Voigt (RW) (Number 44) (Age 24)
Vinzenz Piesch (CF) (Number 56) (Age 18)

Manager: Thomi Vogel
Assistant Manager: Manuel Berger

Style Modifier: +2
Style of Play: Play out from the back and try to get the ball up the field as quickly as possible only lifting it when necessary. Fast build up with plenty of through balls. However, Böhm plays as a holding midfielder and Keller and Lange only ever come far up the field for corners. During these corners, two players remain behind the halfway line and a further two outside of the box, excluding the corner taker.

Home Stadium
The Schöneberg Arena is located just outside of the centre of the city, and with a capacity of 82,500 it is the country's largest stadium. It is a twenty to thirty minute drive from the Schöneberg International Airport (SBI) depending on traffic.

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World Cup 87
Tequilo National Team
Qualification Squad

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Team kits by Natty kit.
Home - agave blue shirts with charcoal & white trim; agave blue shorts; white socks
Away - 'kirola vintage' style white shirts with agave blue fractal; white shorts; charcoal socks


Often referred to by the nicknames Agave-Blues on account of their kit or Los Pitxileros [Transl. The Footballers], the Tequilo national team set-up approaches it's third cycle of the World Cup with some moderately impressive showings at all age groups but no real honours on the board as yet. Third-placed finishes in Baptism of Fire 72 and runners-up at the last under-18 World Cup are the pinnacle of achievements so far, with a fourth-placed finish in their debut IAC also signalling some promise. The feeling is it may be time to start delivering on that promise for fear of settling in the bracket of good-ish, but not great or even simply never quite good enough - something most Tequiloa, a very relaxed kind of people, would be perfectly happy with but the Tequiloan FA, the Unión, having made such a fuss over the last few years and publishing so much about their great plans for world dominance, could not settle for, politically speaking.

A Brief History of Los Pitxileros

It has been a time of huge upheaval for the national team - a reckless visit to the Land of Gibberish to play badly-organised pitxi under toxic conditions led to the death of a promising young player, Esâ Neá, infected with a viral brain-eating disease and drowned in a pool whilst imitating a crack-addled hairy river dolphin; other players and coaches forced to retire with ongoing effects of the auto-imitation disease Kipolalia; a national scandal right to the very top of government; the firing of the national team director, resignation of the Unión de Pitxi (that's FA to you and me) President Señor Lepe, and the jump-before-he-was-pushed quitting of national team head coach Isaac Martí... not to mention revelations of the ongoing disaster at the eight-year-old building site that is meant to be the City of Football - it has been an eventful year in Tequiloan football. But don't worry, Audioslav legend Ooóoos Skueri, ably assisted by Juvencan Cup of Harmony-winning manager August Toset, will steady the ship; whilst coaching pair Ramiro Paredo and Genaro Rodis, fresh from winning Liga-TQ with SC Pedregal, take over as head & assistant coaches in a rapidly reshaped national team set-up.


BACKROOM STAFF
WORLD CUP 87

Team Director: Ooóoos Skueri (AUD), 57; former star defender at Tenth Star Hasiera, KT Moreazerua and Raynor City United and 3-cap Audioslavia international, Ooóoos had a successful post-football career in mask-making whilst unknowingly rising to god-like status in Tequilo without even visiting the country. Many still don't believe the real Ooóoos Skueri is even still alive, rather preferring that he is a wight in the Shambolic Pantheon, and the Man In The Mask at the Unión is an imposter.
Assistant Director: August Toset (JUV), age unknown; won a Cup of Harmony as the first manager of the Juvencus national team and took the nation to a second final as runner-up. Employed to further develop the Unión's plan to create multiversally-dominating pitxi tactics.

Head Coach: Ramiro Paredo, 56; Liga-TQ winning head coach with SC Pedregal, he likes his teams to play 'athletic' football - which means extreme fitness, high pressing and fast-moving, penetrative possession play.
Joint Assistant Head Coach: Genaro Rodis, 50; was assistant to Ramiro at The Whistlers, a quiet man who was instrumental in developing and bringing through so many young talents at the club.
Joint Assistant Head Coach: Juan Manuel Botín, 39, former retired player for Motozintla, learned his coaching trade with former national team coaches Isaac Martí (resigned) and Luka Entenza (retired through ill-health), apparently destined for moderately good things. Coached the under-18 national team to 3rd and 2nd place finishes in the youth world cup, and replaces Luka as the under-23 head coach.

Coach: Haize Apeiztegui, 35, a professor of the game and brilliant defender coming to the last of his playing days at Unuiĝinta, recently retired from playing for the national team as a supporter’s favourite, and still Tequilo’s most-capped player (60 caps). Also assistant to Juan Manuel with the under-23s.
Coach: Terenzio Ramon, 45, much-admired coach at national champions Pitxi-Pitxi 77, enjoyed a secondment to the national set-up in the last World Cup cycle and now joins full time; he is also head coach of the under-21 national team.
Coach:Callañuapa, 37, quiet and confident defensive midfielder at Equipo Caimán, recently retired from the national team as a supporter’s favourite and returning in a tracksuit as part of his coaching development - he has also recently been appointed under-18 national team head coach replacing the promoted Juan Manuel Botín.

Team Captain: Vilca Hualla, AML, 24; former Índigo Huayna winger, he moved to KT Itzalovalle in Audioslavia for a national record transfer fee of ₸8m (₸=chèlinpesos). Despite some injury problems early in his career, he has been very highly rated since the Baptism of Fire days and was appointed captain of the national team in quick succession to his vice captaincy in the last World Cup, his leadership qualities shining through as he replaces the legendary (in Tequilo) Mateo Tafalla.
Vice Captain: Oscar Bienvenida, GK, 21. Recently completed a record-breaking run of consecutive caps for his country, starting 30 games in a row for Los Pitxileros - the young goalkeeper has years ahead of him but is already a mature and experienced figure around the national camp. Also captains his club team, Motozintla, where he signed for a then record domestic transfer fee of ₸3.75m from Tumuloa Xico.


TOURNAMENT SQUAD
PLAYING STAFF

Late winger Esâ Neá had made all his appearances for the national team wearing the number 23 shirt, and this has been retired in perpetuity following the tragedy at Camp Kippo where he was being treated for the infectious auto-imitation disease Kipolalia. Three further aspiring internationals will not be included after their grapples with the same infection - Tomás Alemán has been forced to retire with permament affectations from 'Long Kip', while Diego Nores and Alex Gallo are expected to need a year or more to make a full recovery.

Apart from the scandalous and tragic cases of our young Kip-jammed heroes, the new management team's squads offer plenty of new opportunities; yet the First XI has a very familiar feel to it. Antton Machinena and Niño Pinto step up as expected to take the place of retirees Haize Apeiztegui and Mateo Tafalla, while Roxelio Toran and Ricardo Bailén, around since the beginning of the national team, will be rewarded for fine domestic form with starting slots. Losing out are Leyton, who surprisingly doesn't even make Ramiro Paredo's extended squad, and star striker Tlacolotl, the nation's top scorer, who is recovering from a season of disastrous injuries and will have to begin this campaign in the back seat, while he builds his fitness. No doubt he will be back to bang in the goals as his rehabilitation progresses.

The former SC Pedregal head coach Ramiro will bring in two of his lads from his club days, with keeper Kai Sidiki hardly a surprise after such a terrific domestic season, winning the Golden Glove award and really having a very big pair of hands in The Whistlers' title charge. Veteran defensive midfield Aleixo Claver also makes the squad, and Ramiro obviously has an eye for Eolo Sorazar - the rightback hasn't played for him but he did recently sign him for SC from Unuiĝinta for a sizeable 2.7 million chèlinpesos just before leaving to take up the national team coaching role, and plumps for him again for his first national team squad.

Along with Roxelio and Ricardo getting recalls to the First XI, second chances seems to be a common theme with Xaime Medal, Tutayan and Turbolito all seeing their international careers take a turn for the better after falling out of favour with the last regime, while new opportunities go to Moto's impressive fullback Blêxu and young starlet Pedro Rôa, who is making waves in the chilly northern climes of Græntfjall with Altendalur where he has become a surprise cult favourite.

Finally, speaking of second chances, the head coach shows some faith in young Jaïr Iscla, once feted as the brightest young thing in Tequiloan football. Sent off in the first four minutes of his international debut in the under-18 World Cup three years ago, and then the victim of online terrorism from the rogue state of Cassadaigua which saw his confidence plummet, he quickly faded from the limelight, partly shielded by his club Peru Urzagui and partly losing his very considerable mojo. But on the back of an improved domestic season last year, the new coaches have invited him back into the national set up to give him another go at being the once and future king of Tequiloan pitxi.

First XI

# Name Pos. Age Cps/Gls Av.R Club Paeips

1. Oscar Bienvenida (VC) GK 21 56/17* 7.06 Motozintla Leader
2. Patrick Zambo DL 34 47/4 7.05 Resplendiente Reliable
3. Antton Machinena DC 27 3/- 4.97 Florentino Stylish
4. Huracan DC 26 49/7 7.08 Jaguar Itxacomitán Dynamo
5. Huachalla DR 27 29/3 7.42 Acacoyagua Flamboyant
6. Ixtub Tün DMC 20 41/2 6.98 Olympia Borograd (SLT) Beast
7. Vilca Hualla (C) AML 24 33/6 7.22 Mar Sara FC (VAL) Leader
8. Niño Pinto AMC 20 35/13 7.11 Indigo Huayna Predatory
9. Roxelio Toran ST 30 21/10 6.90 Haïtiens Resilient
10. Ecuador ST 25 20/11 7.36 Real Gardaresso Orthodox
11. Ricardo Bailén AMR 24 21/4 7.46 Fábrica Tapalupé Eccentric

Team sheets are usually published between cut-offs; otherwise default to this line-up

Reserve

12. Blêxu DL 26 - - Motozintla Flamboyant
13. Noxochinoch DC 30 36/2 7.06 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 Grafter
14. Tol Chicote DC 21 16/1 7.08 Fábrica Tapalupé Leader
15. Eolo Sorazar DR 28 - - SC Pedregal Extrovert
16. Aleixo Claver DMC 32 - - SC Pedregal Stylish
17. Isidoro Artechevarria AML 23 36/8 6.72 Motozintla Bulldozer
18. Xaime Medal AMC 25 12/2 6.38 1830 Cathair (AUD) Outspoken
19. Alexandro Calvoecheaga ST 21 18/6 7.39 CF Frantxizko-A Professor
20. Tlacolotl ST 22 59/37 7.39 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 Warhorse
21. Kai Sidiki GK 31 - - SC Pedregal Trickster
22. Tutayan AMR 31 35/7 7.03 Cazadores Cathair (AUD) Cavalier
23. Retired
24. Pedro Rôa ST 20 - - Altendalur (GRF) Laid Back
25. Turbolito AMR 23 2/- 7.45 Sporta Ibaeta Unpredictable

B-Team

31. Tepin Mecatl-Rubió GK 24 4/- 7.73 Resplendiente Determined
32. Jatsu Cañaverri DL 21 3/1 7.23 Acacoyagua Beast
33. Vincent Okila DC 23 15/1 7.29 Benemérito Unpredictable
34. Ochoa Abril DC 21 - - Anhedron Wanderers FC (TKT) Resilient
35. José Tavia † DR 22 8/- 6.51 Atlás Ciuredor Laid back
36. Lorenzo Pero DMC 21 - - CF Frantxizko-A Athletic
37. Jaïr Iscla AML 20 - - Peru Urzagui Stylish
38. Çenturion AMC 19 13/2 7.00 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 Stylish
39. Gavriel de Astudillo ST 26 - - Atlás Ciuredor Predatory
40. Masango Sukè AMR 20 11/3 6.88 Argón Tacranza Predatory

Youth Reserve

41. Abas Juanarena GK 19 - - Haïtiens Predatory
42. Ostando Bertendona DL 21 11/- 7.01 CF Frantxizko-A Reliable
43. Osò Mëssî DC 18 - - Juventoyan Athletic
44. Connor Londo DC 19 - - Telégrafo Dynamo
45. Emmanuel París DR 18 - - Hornchurch (EUR) Unpredictable
46. Nicolas Cano DMC 21 - - Real Gardaresso Determined
47. Juan José Aguayo AML 22 - - Resplendiente Beast
48. Hector Hurtado AMC 19 - - Haïtiens Determined
49. Jonatan Torrubiano ST 22 - - Xicoa Outspoken
50. Urbano Noboa AMR 18 - - SC Pedregal Stylish

† José Tavia is dual national; Tequilo-Tamarindia (TAM)
*clean sheets


TEAM GUIDE
FIRST ELEVEN

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LOS PITXILEROS FIRST XI


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1. Oscar Bienvenida
GK | Motozintla | Age 21 | 56 caps, 17 clean sheets
The rise and rise of baby goalkeeper Oscar Bienvenida, who had barely been heard of outside of his nursery club Tumuloa Xico but today stands on the brink of international stardom thanks to his cat-like exploits for the national team in the last two world cup cycles. Getting a dream move from Tumuloa to domestic big-shots Motozintla, who are good at spotting a great young talent, he is maturing well, has strengthened up considerably since his early days as a skinny beanpole and more than holds his own in the box. Not only can he stand up to overbearing forwards, he also marshalls his box confidently, can actually kick a ball and has all the ingredients to become a natural captain for club and country. Was the only ever-present in the last qualifying cycle and set a record of 30 consecutive appearances for his country; he is surely in the rare group of players who will break the 100-cap barrier.

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2. Patrick Zambo
DL | Resplendiente | Age 34 | 47 caps, 4 goals
A marauding full back, Patrick planned to play his final tournament for the national team in the last Cup of Harmony before bowing out to concentrate on his domestic duties - but he has had a change of heart, thankfully. A reliable and intelligent fullback, was an obvious first choice for coach Mauricio Nores for the first ever unified Tequilo national team at the Baptism of Fire where he chipped in with four goals in ten games from the back. From there he has retained his place through two cycles of the World Cup and into this tournament as the first choice for the left side of a stable and experienced back line. A tall and strong defender, he has a good turn of pace, doesn't mind getting forward a bit to link up with attacking wingers, and is comfortable on the ball. He can tackle too and has strong positional sense, and is known in the squad as Mr. Reliable. Probably entering his final World Cup cycle as one of the BoF generation veterans.

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3. Antton Machinena
DC | Florentino | Age 27 | 3 caps
The cornerstone of defence at one of the most successful clubs of the era in Tequiloan domestic football, Antton Machinena found himself outside of selection in the early days of the national team, and with a solid back four of Patrick, Haize, Huracan and Chicchan developing such an excellent understanding together it was very difficult for anyone to break into that line-up. But as the older ones retire from the national team, spaces have opened up and finally Antton has got his chance to shine in the centrehalf role where he stars for his club. Three appearances at the last Cup of Harmony were promising and the new management of the national team have kept faith with this stylish ball-playing defender, who reads the game so well and commands the back line with both steel and elegance. He could easily move up into the midfield with his vision and reading of the game, and is comfortable high up the pitch when his teams press forward. Forming a good partnership with Huracan will be key to his success in this team, and if that happens, there is longevity in the pair that could see them through a couple more cyles as Los Pitxileros plot to rise to the top of the international game.

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4. Huracan
DC | Jaguar Ixtacomitán | Age 26 | 49 caps, 7 goals
Another of Tequilo's classy defenders, who really impressed in the Baptism of Fire tournament as Tequilo’s best player. The young centre back Huracan, of the Ixta people, is a surprisingly slight fellow for a player tasked with holding up the last line of defence. But don't be deceived; to the pitxi fans of Tequilo, this talented defender seems to have already been around for an age, having made his league debut for Jaguar Itxacomitán at only 15 years old. Full name Patzin Cihuacoh Xihuidira-Nogue, his needle-point tackling and boundless energy made him a fans favourite early on, and at Jaguares he is well on the way to being a club legend. He established himself as a fixture in the first days of the national team alongside Haize Apeiztegui and Patrick Zambo; while Haize has already quit playing for the team and Patrick is into his last cycle, Huracan knows he could be leading the defensive line for years to come.

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5. Huachalla
DR | Acacoyagua | Age 27 | 29 caps, 3 goals
Since the formation of the national team, flamboyant young right back Huachalla had been the understudy to Chicchan and in getting playing time in about a third of the national team games proved one of the understated heroes of Tequilo’s rise from obscurity to comfortable mediocrity, and now boasts one of the best average ratings of the whole national team database. That impressive stat alone was enough to win Huachalla Nuccu-Huaxtenautl, to use his full name, a place in the first XI for the current cycle. A player comfortable with playing out from the back, happiest on the front foot and always ready to overlap with the midfield, he will also run all day long and can drop back faster than antarctic quicksilver. There is nothing understated about Huachalla, who will often frighten the bejesu out of his coaches with elaborate turns, dummies and backheels in his own box when defending a corner; and he will be guaranteed to infuriate opposition supporters with his less than magnanimous approach to team successes. All of which makes him a most-loved player with his own fans at Acacoyagua, where he came through the youth ranks and has been a first team regular since the age of 18.

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6. Ixtub Tün
DMC | Olympia Borograd (SLT) | Age 20 | 41 caps, 2 goals
One of Tequilo’s undisputed great prospects of our time, the young man they call El Tren - The Train: Ixtub Tün. Second youngest national debutant after Niño Pinto, at sixteen the Pitxi-Pitxi 77 defensive midfielder was still a baby when he made the national team and is still a toddler in age terms now, but you wouldn’t call him that if he was stood in front of you - at 199cm and weighing in at 112 kilos he really is a beast already. On the field of play he is no slouch despite the weight he has to pull, and it takes two men to knock him down. He is a giant. But it is not all about his physique and throwing his considerable weight around - Ixtub is an impressive reader of the game already, calm on the ball, he does the simple things well and his presence is reassuring both to the defence behind him and to the attackers in front. His apprenticeship served over the last two cycles, he has stepped up as one of the youngest of the starting XI, though already with plenty of experience. The success and recognition brought a club move to foreign fields, with the near-unlimited funds and regular Champions League football of Olympia Borograd proving a draw for the ambitious young man.

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7. Vilca Hualla
AML | Mar Sara FC (VAL) | Age 24 | 33 caps, 6 goals | Team Vice Captain
Identified as a prospect back at the Tequilo entry into the Baptism of Fire for cycle '85, Tzoma Cactzina Vilca Hualla, familiarly known as Vilca Hualla, was hit by early injury and has twice had to fight back into contention for the national team first XI, competing with Isidoro Artechevarria and Xaime Medal. But the boy from Huayna has shown his mettle to come through both challenges, whilst enjoying a glamour move from his hometown club Índigo to KT Itzalovalle in Audioslavia, and a Tequilo record transfer switch this season the Mar Sara FC in - gulp - Valanora. A marauding left winger, he has had to overcome a reputation for being a little flaky, which largely means he's been unfortunate with injury, and has demonstrated his inate leadership abilities to win the captain's armband. An intelligent footballer with a good eye for a killer pass and the ability to take players on, though he doesn't score many from his wide positions he is nothing if not generous with his forwards - he has the highest assists per game ratio for the national team. With boundless energy he will also track back all day long and makes a perfect partner for a raiding fullback, happy to assume a defensive position with the back pushing on, or providing the overlap if needed.

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8. Niño Pinto
AMC | Índigo Huayna | Age 20 | 35 caps, 13 goals
Holding the records for youngest debut, youngest starter and youngest goalscorer for the national team, all before his 17th birthday, the impish midfielder secured several high-profile modelling contracts and is quite the heartthrob of young Tequiloan society. Declining the approaches of more successful Huayna-Comitán cross-town rivals Acacoyagua, the lad signed for traditional Huayna people’s favourite Índigo before his tenth birthday, and has been watched intently ever since by envious rival clubs. A hit at every level of youth football, he broke into his club’s first team at 15 and has not looked back. A stylish midfielder with an eye for goal and a great reader of the game, he is the natural candidate to replace legend and former national team captain Mateo Tafalla in the attacking pinnacle of the midfield. Niño Pinto impressed throughout the last two cycles as back up and gets his reward for patience as the youngest of this cycle's First XI. With the veteran Mateo stepping down, he will join his young midfield colleague and good friend Ixtub Tün as the beating heart of the national team for years to come.

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9. Roxelio Toran
ST | Haïtiens | Age 30 | 21 caps, 10 goals
The first player to score a brace and a hattrick for the nation, and the only one to score four in a game, the gifted striker has always garnered plenty of attention from Tequilo’s big clubs - and after loyally serving distinctly mediocre Ciupa Azul for most of his career, he finally made the big jump to moneybags Haïtiens as their first marquee signing. His appearances in Tequilo's Baptism of Fire, cut short at the end of the group stage through injury, suggested that he should have gone sooner rather than later, and sticking at Ciupa may have been to the detriment of his national position - where he fell down the rankings somewhat. But the fans still love him and he kept faith with his team - this cycle, with young Tlacolotl ravaged by injury and with two consecutive top-scoring seasons in the league, Roxelio has returned to the top of the tree - the new head coach Ramiro Paredo rewards him with a not-so-surprising recall to the First XI. A piece of useless trivia on Roxelio - if you think he looks a lot like famous Tequiloan comic poet Bermúdez (full name Iago Bermúdez), well, you would be right - they are cousins!

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10. Ecuador
ST | Real Gardaresso | Age 25 | 20 caps, 11 goals
Füçê Phiá Eqato, a tribal Uiaiey native of the Antivadoro islands, had been quietly impressing at his second-tier home club Gallandaires for a number of seasons as a young orthodox number 10, winning the club top scorer three seasons in a row and state division top scorer and best player in his final year before mighty Real Gardaresso took a punt on him. With three or four young strikers looking for a spot alongside Real stalwart Raimi Dokunanga, it was ‘Ecuador’ who won his manager’s favour as the team stormed to a spot in the Liga-TQ Primera division, eventually finishing third and qualifying for IFCF competition. Winning a call-up to IAC-10 he stepped up once more to win Tequilo’s player of the tournament as top-joint goalscorer and highest rated player, showing a natural calm and quiet leadership whilst at the same time proving a deadly finishing touch. His quiet character is reflected in the way he plays, often drifting unnoticed into dangerous positions with his sublime movement and reading of the game, providing space for others too as he did so well in his debut season for Real as Dokunanga had his highest scoring return in six years, thanks largely to Ecuador’s running off the ball. A serious injury midway through last World Cup qualifying cut short his international progress but he is back and we all hope he's back to his best. Potentially one of the most naturally gifted number 10s in Tequilo.

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11. Ricardo Bailén
AMR | Fábrica Tapalupé | Age 24 | 21 caps, 4 goals
The young winger from Fábrica has been on the fringes of the national team since it's inception, and is perhaps the most underrated of all the most regular players - spectacularly good in the domestic leagues since his debut a few years ago, he has been impossible to ignore completely, and yet it is clear that previous national team managers Mauricio Nores and Isaac Martí were never wholly convinced by him, and he has about half the caps that some of his contemporaries have. Despite that, he has always performed well when he's had the chance and remains one of the highest rated players per game. With a new head coach he is perhaps the key beneficiary, immediately being marked for the First XI and perhaps looking forward to an extended run in the team. An enigmatic gentleman off the pitch, he has an eccentric turn of style on it, a precision passer and crosser who uses guile rather than speed to get past fullbacks. Has performed consistently at domestic and national level his whole career, never overawed by the occasion; but consistency does not mean predictability in Ricardo's case - defenders have a hard time reading what he is going to do next.



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18. Xaime Medal
AMR | 1830 Cathair | Age 25 | 12 caps, 2 goals
A natural leader and self-publicist, Xaime has been bleating on about his own rising star since he emerged out of the minor second tier Florenio club, Llaro Marín, and at the age of 17 allegedly told his manager he was too big for the club before joining Marín’s glamorous neighbours Florentino. Things did not develop there as quickly as he probably expected, as he was forced to work his way through the ranks to earn his place in La Violeta’s fabled first team. Missing out on any recognition for the early national teams, he finally hit form in his last contracted season with Florentina, and a star was finally born. Too late, his club offered new terms, but he walked away on a free in search of greener pastures - and he certainly found them, in Audioslavia. Signing for one of the multiverse’s bonafide giants in 1830 Cathair, albeit as understudy to the legendary Rickson Marañón, he stunned everyone with this move and irritated his former club who missed out on any form of sizeable fee that he is now surely worth. Recognition by his own team came finally with selection to the IAC-10 under-23 squad, and being awarded the captain’s armband. Leading Los Pitxileros to an impressive fourth-placed visit in their debut tournament, he earned a place in coach Isaac Martí’s last World Cup cycle squad but was largely disappointing and missed selection for the Cup of Harmony - he will be hoping to triumph over adversity again to win back his place in the fold.

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20. Tlacolotl
ST | Pitxi-Pitxi 77 | Age 22 | 59 caps, 37 goals
One of 77os prodigios, striker Tlacolotl went to Delaclava as an untried reserve and finished leading the line into the semi-finals and third place playoff of the Baptism of Fire. He went on to become Tequilo's leading striker through the World Cup and Cup of Harmony for the next two cycles, and has already accumulated some impressive stats at the spearhead of the national team. Full name Hunaphu Ah-Kuhmix-Unicob Tlaco Xumucane, Tlacolotl is a striker in the old-fashioned hooligan mould, a fearsome competitor, never afraid to mix it up, physically and mentally able to intimidate much bigger defenders through sheer force of will, and also technically competent. No-one will match him in the air and if you put him down on the ground - no mean feat, well done - be warned he will never stay down for long and when he gets back up, he will be coming for you. At domestic giants Pitxi-Pitxi 77 he has made the number 9 shirt his own, and looks set for a glittering career scoring goals and busting noses. Already the nation's leading scorer by some margin, and needing only a couple more caps to become the most-capped player, all at the tender age of 22, he now faces something of an unprecedented challenge - devastating injuries last season in the domestic league have left him outside the First XI for the first time since he exploded onto the scene in that Baptism of Fire. Like then, he finds himself on the bench, waiting for his chance... shouldn't be a problem.


STADIA
WHO PLAYS WHERE DURING QUALIFYING

Where will your national team be playing, if they perchance get drawn to compete in Tequilo during this World Cup cycle? A national stadium? No, not yet, unfortunately…

If you take the Tonorobos Rápido expressway out toward the suburb of Quezaldad, in the sprawling capital city of Tapalupé, Tequilo, you will eventually come upon the massive construction site of La Ciudad de Pitxi - The City of Football emerging from the mud and rubble of this once poor and crowded district. It is not much of an appealing site right now - but then Quezaldad never was much, and knocking most of it down has certainly been an improvement; but one day, a shining monument to the ambition of the Unión de Pitxi Tequilo - that’s the FA to you and me - will stand proud on this site; 2.5 square kilometres of prime football development location including the brand new national stadium.

You can learn more about this extraordinary project here, but the City of Football is not yet ready to host, so the UPT is once again putting the national team on tour, and this is the schedule:


Match Nation Stadium City State Capacity Age/Condition Home Club(s)

MD-1 Vilita Arenamoto Tirinto Maranco 77,200 4 yrs; 20/20 Motozintla
MD-3 Zeta Reka H. El Mesperuza * Iragartze Puezan 76,505 66 yrs; 17/20 CF Frantxizko-A
MD-5 Tikariot Estadio 77o Ixta-Comitán Chazapa 66,309 9 yrs; 20/20 Pitxi-Pitxi 77
MD-6 Newmanistan Palacios de Cristal Gardaresso Antivador 81,000 103 yrs; 8/20 Real Gardaresso
MD-8 Widaya Estadio San Raí Raití Guastenango 66,810 42 yrs; 10/20 SC Raití & Inter Raití

MD-11 Balqia Estadio Metrópoli Tapalupé Ocotapa 61,900 72 yrs; 19/20 Independiente & Haïtiens
MD-13 St./Trinity Estadio Cuahtémoc Huayna-Comitán Guastenango 72,305 114 yrs; 11/20 Acacoyagua & Indigo Huayna
MD-16 Hebitaka Nido de Cuervo § La Conon Maranco 62,800 22 yrs; 19/20 Resplendiente
MD-18 Khytonya El Volcán † Tapalupé Ocotapa 53,523 74 yrs; 5/20 Fábrica Tapalupé & Cuba Tapalupé

* aka. Estadio Florenzio Mesperuza
§ (The Crow's Nest) aka. Estadio Grajo Resplandeciente
† aka. Estadio Pablo Invocador


QUICKSTART RP GUIDE
PERMISSIONS & OTHER NOTES

Have fun. Maybe don't kill everyone. At least not all at once.

I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Do Absolutely Anything: YES*
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*RRR: the Right to Reciprocity Reserved


The ‘Paeips’ (‘peeps’) system - as noted in the squad listing - is there to assist your RP, if you need it. Full description ‘Personality As Expressed In Playing Style’, it uses a single word to sum up how the person plays, and/or how they are off the ball, off the field, off the clock and off piste… feel free to interpret that one word how you wish, or ignore it.

Most likely to get…

Poacher's tap in: Niño Pinto
20-metre screamer: Ecuador
Applauded for fancy panenka: Huachalla
Laughed at for bungled panenka: Turbolito
Jeered for over-exuberant celebrations: Eolo Sorazar
First minute booking: Xaime Medal
Last minute winner: Roxelio Toran
Early bath for handbags: Isidoro Artechevarria
Stretcher to the tunnel: Vilca Hualla
Blood-covered rag around head: Ixtub Tün
Tackle of the season: Huracan
Book of tactics for extra-curricular homework: Alexandro Calvoecheaga
A packet of sweets, a pat on the head, and excused from doing his homework for the night: Çenturion
Working on nomination for legend status: Patrick Zambo

The average Tequiloan has an exceedingly high SQ (shambolic quotient) meaning they are really very good at creating and thriving in chaos… they generally get things done in a very roundabout and often nonsensical way, usually with an unbelievably high portion of luck (either good or bad). They are happy to lose, and prefer it in chaotic fashion - it's all about the journey, not the result. 0-7 is much more interesting than 0-1. Apparently.

For the purpose of media marketing, the PR company attached to the UPT has decided the national team will take the nickname Los Pitxileros - the imaginative epithet translates as ’The Footballers’ - although the press and fans mostly prefer to use ’the agave-blues’ on account of their shirt colour.

OOC: Always happy to collaborate - drop me a TG or call me out in RP (but maybe still drop me a TG in case I miss it…)
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Fjorsz
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Posts: 6
Founded: Nov 25, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Fjorsz » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:15 am

Fjorsz Polares National Squad


STYLE MOD: +2.5

PRESIDENT: Joseff Barion
MANAGER: Angel Nickolas
FORMATION: 3-4-3
CAPTAIN: Ivan Vaard

Thomas Keep
He literally has Keep in his name. A great 'Keep', Keep is pretty fast and has great reflexes, often dubbed 'The Ice Barrier'. He sometimes even shows flair against strikers, knowing that he was a midfielder before he was a goalkeeper

Tristan Kennard
A sturdy defender, Kennard is tall and a great LCB. He is quick to the ball, and is sometimes the head that puts it into the back of the net; the opposition's net, of course, what were you thinking? He mostly clears the ball in danger.

Jaxx Turner
The main stronghold in the defense, Turner is the right man for the role of pressure. Quick, and good with stealing balls while not catching fouls, Turner is maybe a little soft, but he can still get the ball in 1v2 situations.

Ryker Harding
The aggressive guy in the back, Harding has got a pretty big gut to go for the slidetackle when outran. He is pretty slow, but is tall and his long legs makes up for his slowness.

Patrik Malone
Quick with his feet, and a great option if you want to play an attacking ball, the left mid is super quick and shows a high amount of flair. So high, in fact, that he's been argued to be more of a freestyler. He's hit back on these claims with more goals and more passing plays, and finally, making it to the national team.

Edison Dillon
Dillon is a great pass-and-move player, who is the main defensive anchor in the midfield. Usually the one to start the attacks, and not finish, he is blessed with a great foot that makes him the one who takes corners.

Sky Pearson
Pearson is the main attacking anchor of the midfield, going up a lot. Small but quick, he is an expert at quick plays and through balls.

Ralph North
North is a simple player - attack, cross and score. He shows a lot of flair, but also uses this flair against defenders to bag goals or assists.

Ivan Vaard (C)
The captain of the team, Vaard, the left-winger, is a great attacker, but shows less skill. However, he bags literally every goal in the game, with him breaking the Fjorszian record on goals in a season (61). He also holds the role of taking penalties

Krystofir Mandel
A amazing striker, Mandel is usually the one to take long shots. His accuracy and power is literally pitch-perfect, earning him the role to take free-kicks.

Niko Mac
The final player on the squad, the right-winger (both politically and athletically) is a great dribbler, getting past players with ease. The young Fjordi will be looking to make a name for himself in the national team.

Kits:

Home FjorszFjorsz
Away FjorszFjorsz


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
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, only 2permatch
Godmod other events: TG

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Ancherion
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Founded: Sep 08, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Ancherion » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:42 am

Ancherion's National Football Team

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Main Formation is 4-2-3-1 with two CMs
Secondaries include, 4-3-3 with two CMs and one AMC, 4-1-3-1 with one CDM or 4-4-2 with two CMs


Captain Order: Arts, Haynes, Zenin


RP Permissions
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Choose my scorers: Y
Choose my scoring events: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y (Nothing Too Serious)
Godmod Injuries to my players: Y (Nothing too Serious)
Give Yellow Cards to my players: Y (max 5 including double yellows)
Give Red Cards to my players: Y (No more than two players, max 2 match suspension)
Godmod other events: Y

Style Modifier: 2.4
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Last edited by Ancherion on Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:25 am, edited 1 time in total.

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TJUN-ia
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Founded: Oct 04, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Boot It!: Talk To Your Kids About Pot 3 TJUN-ia!

Postby TJUN-ia » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:59 am

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Name: TJUN-ia
Trigram: TJU
Football Association: FA-TJUN-ia
Nickname: Jaguars (official)/Jags (short form)/Blue and Orange (commonly-used informal)/Draw Masters (satirical)
WCC Ranking: 56th (14.99 KPB)

Here we go again. After a mildly confusing IAC11 in Havynwilde, the Jaguars of TJUN-ia return to the World Cup itself in its highest position of all time of 56th in the ranking and Pot 3 for this WCQ. That means that may expect this Jags team to challenge the dominance of the Top 2 in our group as we did as a Pot 4 team last time around and after reaching the playoffs in our best campaign ever, many now want to see just as good from here on out.

The WC is all about the past in the present as we head towards the future. 19 Groups of 10 this time around but that still means 18 games will be played, plus a 2-legged playoff, to determine who will join Taeshan and Ethane in this tournament of giants. Banija are the defending champs and were the holders of the 3rd Interim UWC title before the Commonwealth of Baker Park took it away in their conquest of AOCAF. But in another group, we find an unranked but storied nation named Al-Quirja - who hold the original UWC title, created when the first WC was won long ago. For the first time in a long time, we have 2 UWC belts in contention and considering who holds them, we may see both of them in the Finals. The question is, can TJUN-ia join the belts up there?


TEAM
Of course, the gang is all back together. David Seems and her sweetheart Li Xiu Ying may be a year older than where they were at IAC11, but the determination to reach the promised land hasn't diminished in the slightest. Not much change has happened just yet in terms of squad size but the influence of Levi Jackson-Holt's 3-Step Plan can clearly be seen in this team selection. Now, all players not in the starting 11 have been given a designation - either Tier 1 or Tier 2 - with Tier 1 Subs more likely to be brought into the game the Tier 2's, though Tier 2 players can be brought on if required. This means that Starters+T1 now equal to the magic 23 number the head of the FA-TJUN-ia wants to make a permanent fixture in due course. It means that new player Peter von Krjker, who came up from the U21s, will not be assured of game time unless if Seems makes the call, which should add an interesting layer to tactical assessments in key moments in a game.

STARTERS
Manager: David Seems (JB TJUN-ia, 37)
Assistant Manager: Li Xiu Ying (CEA, 29)
Formation: 4-3-3
Style Modifier: +1.5
Free KIcks: Pedro Vasquez
Corners: David Johnson (R)/ Pedro Vasquez (L)
Position: Name (Number, Age, Current Region of Residence, Club Side [if applicable])

GK: Harold Gylfisson (#1, 27, NAU, Port James Athletic, Schottia) (VC)
LB: Aron McKenna (#2, 26, UO, Shamrock Cathair, Audioslavia)
CB: Mohammad Kallah (#3, 27, ArU, Dursten Easterners, Xannaria)
CB: Nicolas Umkala (#13, 28, AU, Ratzupalfu Rhinos, South Newlandia)
RB: Jeff Donaldson (#4, 29, JB TJUN-ia, King's Park, Schottia) (C)
LM: Pedro Vasquez (#7, 28, UAC, Kohnhead City FC, Kohnhead)
CAM: Peliniho (#8, 27, UAS, Royal Arupura, Eraman)
RM: David Johnson (#9, 25, CU, Jecken Newport, South Newlandia)
ST: Vladimir Podolov (#10, 26, CSTO, Inland Peaks, Vilita and Turori)
ST: Joe Green (#11, 26, NAU, Ausharmuj Marusi, Farfadillis)
ST: Kepo Ulawaya (#18, 26, AU, Straudum VV, Ko-oren)

SUBSTITUTES (Blue indicates a former Galarian, Bold indicates players with U21 experience)

Tier 1
GK: David N'kude (#12, 24, AU, Turoki Tide, Vilita and Turori)
GK: Maximilian Robertson (#19, 23, JB TJUN-ia, Pyathora Mariners FC, Tikariot Ratzupalfu Rhinos, South Newlandia)
LB: Leighton Labe (#23, 25, JB TJUN-ia, Luton City United, Murphtannia)
CB: Axel Pearson (#21, 25, JB TJUN-ia, Walstreim Lions, South Newlandia)
CB: Mohammad Malsharma (#30, 23, ArU, Mancodas City, Poafmersia)
RB: Orion Reynolds (#20, 24, NAU, Leicester Village, Murphtannia)
LM: Preston Chapman (#26, 25, NAU, Tikariot City FC, Tikariot)
LM: Nick James (#16, 28, JB TJUN-ia, Oriannor Mountaineers FC, Tikariot)
RM: Ruben Gibson (#25, 25, UO, Ruditown Guards, South Newlandia)
CAM: Prince Carter (#28, 24, JB TJUN-ia, Branvon CD, Ko-oren)
ST: Carlos Pique (#17, 25, NAU, Luton City United, Murphtannia)
ST: Archer Andrews (#29, 24, JB TJUN-ia, Shamrock Cathair, Audioslavia)

Tier 2
LB: Peter von Krjker (#32, 22, NAU, Real Gardaresso, Tequilo)
CB: Nico Aquinio (#14, 27, UAC, Bikarish, Poafmersia)
CB: Percy Pearson (#22, 25, JB TJUN-ia, AFC Brentford United, Murphtannia)
LM: Marshall Barry (#24, 25, AU, Bikarish, Poafmersia)
LM: Manu Kepelewako (#31, 23, UO, Hanai Breakers, Chromatika)
RM: Mason Watts (#27, 26, NAU, Xanark City FC Veriasod Lakers FC, Tikariot)
RM: Vijay Palalele (#5, 27, UO, Dalaris City, Poafmersia)
CM: Pedro dos Santos (#15, 27, UAS, Kistina Galaxy, Poafmersia)
CM: Kim Won-an (#6, 26, CEA, Luton City United, Murphtannia)



KITS
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STADIUMS
Stadium: National Stadium
Location: TJUN-ia City, JB TJUN-ia
Capacity: 74,000
Team Competative Record (Total/WQ85): 6W-5D-9L/1W-0D-3L
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The hallowed halls of TJUN-ian football have always tried to be a fortress for the Blue and Orange but to no avail. The National Stadium in TJUN-ia City hasn't seen its team have a good record here, losing 9 times overall 3 last time out - including that Playoff first leg against Chomatika. Still, many hope that the home base of the FA-TJUN-ia can one day become the fortress it is destined to become. Crowds here are usually welcoming to their opponents unless rumours of foul play start to emerge. The main stadium of not just the JagBase, but all of TJUN-ia, it will host 3 matches once again and a 4th if we reach the playoffs again.

Stadium: Beregozera Stadium
Location: Szensky, CSTO Zone
Capacity: 81,000
Team Competative Record (WQ85): 1W-4D-1L/1W-2D-0L
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The largest stadium in use for the football once again, "The Lakeside" Stadium and Krasnaya Stena looked for blood after an abysmal WC85. It certainly delivered, with TJUN-ia not losing a single game here in Szensky - although 2 of those games were ties. Many people, especially members of TJUN-ia's ultra-like KS, will be hoping that form continues and Beregozera can be TJUN-ia's fortress once again. It is a tough place to play in if you're the opposition as the KS try their best to make the main stadium of the CSTO Zone a living hell in all 3 games they will host.

Stadium: Tiankong Stadium
Location: Tiankong, CEA Zone
Capacity: 57,000
Team Competative Record (WQ85): 3W-1D-2L/2W-0D-1L
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Nicknamed by many as "the People's Stadium", Tiankong Stadium has seen TJUN-ia win football games in both WC's its had hosting duties - the only stadium in the land that can claim this stat. The people of Tiankong have had the bragging rights ever since, but they know the other 2 stadiums will surely have more success in the near future. The smallest stadium in use once again and with a crowd that loves football above all else, many hope for more wins out of the 3 games scheduled to play in the CEA capital. When will the magic of Tainkong end? Many in this city hope that day never comes...



RP PERMISSIONS
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
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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4th: WBC50, IBC31
Quarterfinals: IAC9, ARWC1, RLWC19, IBC30, ARWC2, WB41, IAC12
Ro16: BoF71, CoH77, WBC49, IACX, IAC11, DBC49, WCoH42
Ro32: CoH78, CoH79
Other: Bowl Winners (AVBF6)
NSSCRA - Jaguar Racing: #07 Michael Stefan (2 Wins)/#64 Alfonso Mercado/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/3 T2 Wins)
WGPC: #11 Lane Carter
NSTT: 3 Singles Titles (2 Runners-up)/1 Doubles Title (1 Runner-up)

UN - You all know what this is (U1)
TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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Frestovenia
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Founded: May 06, 2016
Father Knows Best State

Frestovenian national football team roster

Postby Frestovenia » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:38 pm

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Frestovenian national football team

Squad for the 87th World Cup Qualifiers


TEAM & NATION INFORMATION

TEAM:

Head coach: Alrik Valatanen
Assistent coach: Jonat Rasve
Captain: Olaf Artvikker
Stadium: Asvard National Stadium, Asvard
Capacity: 58.200
formation: 4-3-2-1

KPB Ranking: UR
Style modifier: +3

NATION:

Nation name: Republic of Frestovenia (Frestovenian: Republikk av Frestovenia)
Capital: Asvard
Population: 8.1 million (2020)
Language: Frestovenian
Code: FRE

SQUAD

A list of 26 players has been published today. The head coach of the Frestovenian national football team decided to select the following players:

01  GK  Vantur Ormut
24 GK Jort Rarogsson
25 GK Ernat Alst
26 GK Harn Bokhus

02 DF Arent Karlsson
03 DF Peter Berdere
04 DF Sigmot Egartsmun
05 DF Klaus Vage
06 DF Rup Halard
07 DF Joran Tannunen
08 DF Harrald Hutemarken
13 DF Kars Uldorg

14 MF Gunter Palrikken
15 MF Artur Sagort
16 MF Erart Vulku
17 MF Runert Jartute
18 MF Ber Hallert
19 MF Martius Haaglut
20 MF Jaldrik Arbutter
21 MF Rot Norvatse

09 FW Olaf Artvikker (C) (Pen.)
10 FW Sven Ogson
11 FW Tonas Gajetser
12 FW Robert Kotvanur
22 FW Carl Ersson
23 FW Tuur Molur


STARTING LINE-UP

4-3-2-1
09 FW Olaf Artvikker (C)

4-3-2-1
10 FW Sven Ogsen
11 FW Tonas Gajetser

4-3-2-1
14 MF Gunter Palrikken
17 MF Runert Jartute
21 MF Rot Norvatse

4-3-2-1
02 DF Arent Karlsson
03 DF Peter Bedere
05 DF Klaus Vage
07 DF Joran Tannunen

Goal
01 GK Vantur Ormut


TEAM KITS (WIP)

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HOME: Orange/White
AWAY: Black/Blue
ALTERNATIVE: Green/Black

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

All yes. Please keep it clean and don't RP crazy things (It's a football match not a war!!!). If you have any questions feel very free to send me a TG.


MESSAGE FROM ME

I wish you all the best of luck!
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World Cup
No appearances
Best result: 5th in qualifying (WC87)
Cup of Harmony
Debut in CoH 79
KPB Ranking
#132 | 6.00

Hosting
Copa d'Aeia 2018 as Salborga (puppet)

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A cat or dog may steal your heart, a ferret steals your socks

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Busoga Islands
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Busoga Islands » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:31 pm

Busoga Islands National Team

Information
Country code: BUS
Denonym: Busogans/Busoga Islanders/Islanders(Busoga Islanders is the formal term; many Banijans call them Busogans, while locals refer to themselves simply as Islanders, which will be the terminology used by the journalists of this country)
Association: Busoga Islander Soccer Association(BISA)
Manager: Bethany Donnell, 66, female, native of Brenecia. A very down-to-earth manager who drills humility and discipline into her players, making sure they do the hard yards and don't get carried away with their status. That lead to turning Pikemouth into one of the larger second-tier sides into a consistent UICA challenger. Unfortunately, she lost her way somewhat at Northern Union. With the SRS, she consistently lived up to expectations for four years, but rarely exceeded them. She was let go in her fifth year after a poor start to WC84 qualifying, but a third place finish at IAC8 the year before remains a feather in her cap. She began in AOCAF LX with this squad- and while they regressed in World Cup 85 Qualifying, and utterly tanked to an 8th place finish in World Cup 86 Qualifying, she has been asked to steady the ship. A first ever quarterfinal appearance at AOCAF LXII has given her some breathing room, as she looks to start their long climb back up the rankings here in World Cup 87 Qualifying.
Senior Assistant Manager: Xavier Mosobo. 44 years old, male, native of Banija.
Captain: Kamu Jacobs
Alternate Captain: Jay Khano
Home Kits: Red
Away Kits: Black
Alternate: White
KPB Rank: 79th


RP Permissions
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
RP Injuries to my players: Yes(please state what injury they have suffered and how many games they will miss).
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes(please state what injury they have suffered and how many games they will miss).
Godmod other events: Yes(However, all Busogan nationals, players or fans or whoever, are banned from catching a pandemic).
Style modifier: -2

Do whatever you want besides godmodding the actual goals, or give my players a pandemic(I prefer the actual goals to be real). If anybody dies, please TG me who so I can replace them.

Roster for World Cup 87 Qualifying

http://lineupbuilder.com/?sk=vy8ty3

Starters: 4-3-3.
The six professional clubs on the Busoga Islands are all part of the Banijan soccer pyramid.
Players who received their first call-up during AOCAF LXII are italicized.
Players who do not play within the Banijan soccer pyramid are bolded.
BSL = Banijan Soccer League, the second from top-flight for Banija & the Busoga Islands.
S-FPL is the Shango-Fogoa Premier League, the joint top flight for Banija, Busoga Islands, and Farfadillis.
GK #1 Mustafa Taal. 25 years old. Banija/Busoga Islands dual-national who is now cap-tied to Busoga. Plays for the Herzegovina Phoenix in the BSL. First ever tournament as a starter.
RB #16 Abdullah Guennoun. 29 years old. Plays for the Hawabark Boulders in the BSL. Male.
CB #5 Govind Nigam. 28 years old. Plays for Lakiska SC in the S-FPL. Male.
CB #3 Hassan Thiaw. 27 years old. Plays for Aissa United in the BSL. Male.
LB #4 Mohammed Gassama. 27 years old. Banija/Busoga Islands dual national, chose to play for the Busoga Islands. Plays for Workers Union in Eura. Male.
CDM #6 Delbin Kasekende Jr. 19 years old, free agent. Son of former NT captain and the present President of the country, Delbin Kasekende. Male.
RCM #10 Jay Khano. 31 years old. Plays for Dukuma SC in the BSL. Male. More of an attacking midfielder by trade.
LCM #8 #23 Cicek Aga. 21 years old. Plays for Ausharmuj Marusi in Farfadillis. Female. First tourney as starter.
LW #11 Kamu Jacobs. 31 years old. Plays for Anomalies in Chromatika. Male. Captain.
ST #9 Sarika Birla. 24 years old. Plays for Suwawa FC formerly in the Northwestern League, now in the BSL. Female. First tourney as starter.
RW #17 Upanshu Paramartha. 33 years old. Plays for Rukunbi FC in the BSL. Male.
Bench
GK #35 Kylian Jawara. 29 years old. Plays for the Tripoli Foresters in the Northwestern League. Male.
GK #23 Izgul Avan. 24 years old. Backup for Suwawa FC in the S-FPL. Female.
RB #2 Yashpal Gopaal. 30 years old. Plays for The Isipongo Flash in the BSL.
CB #18 Ami Biri. 29 years old. Plays for Bwubanza City SC in the Southern League. Female.
CB #19 Azzoz Tahir. 21 years old. Backup for Lakiska SC in the S-FPL. Male.
LB #14 Ibrahim Karakaya. 24 years old. Plays for Lakiska SC in the S-FPL. Male.
CM #6 Ilke Akgun. 20 years old. Plays for Lakiska SC in the S-FPL. Female.
CM #14 Osman Baykal. 23 years old. Plays for the Nezrouch Rovers in the Northwestern League. Male.
CM/CAM #23 Kara Yesilnil. 24 years old. Plays for the Busukuma Force in the BSL. Female.
RW #7 Yengi Uzer. 20 years old. Comes off the bench for Dukuma SC in the BSL. Male
LW #20 Barkha Visariya. 25 years old. Starts for Lakiska SC in the S-FPL. FEmale.
ST #12 Servet Ornet. 24 years old. Comes off the bench for Istria S-FPL in the BSL.


Notes:
- Our free kicks and penalty kicks are taken by Kamu Jacobs.
- In terms of substitutions, anybody is OK to substitute off the pitch besides Kamu Jacobs. He has ascended to his status as the team's best player since his move to Chromatika, and attacks do seem to generate through him.

Lakiska City Field
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The stadium is located in the nation's capitol, and the largest city on the South Island of Lakiska. It has a capacity of 31,000, and is host to Lakiska Sporting Club, the only team from the Busoga Islands in the Banijan Soccer League.

Orange Field
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The stadium is located in the country's largest city, Dukuma, and is on the North Island. it has a capacity of 17,000, and it is host to Dukuma Sporting Club, who competes in the Banijan Northwestern League, one of four regional leagues in the second tier of the Banijan/Busogan pyramid, and who are the reigning champions of the RBSA Cup.

Dukuma Oval
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Capacity of 63,000, located in Dukuma, North Island

This is primarily a cricket stadium. It is also located in Dukuma, on the North Island. It is most famous for being the host of the World Twenty20 X Final. However, it will be converted for use for football during World Cup Qualifying, to host exactly one game, due to its significantly superior capacity in comparison to any other stadium on the North Island. It will host the Squornshelous Remnant States match due to both their status as a serious competitor for one of the group's two qualifying spots, and the intrigue of hosting their manager's previous squad.

Lakiska City Cricket Park
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Capacity of 54,000, located in Lakiska, South Island

This park is also primarily a cricket ground. This is in the nation's capitol, Lakiska, on the South Island. The stadium has hosted exactly two World Cup Qualifiers, hosting a game against Vilita in World Cup 83 Qualifying, and a game against Chromatika in World Cup 84 Qualifying. Thanks to its superior capacity, it will be used for a pair of designated 'big games' in the second half of Qualifying, as BISA look to increase their home field advantage during the stretch run.


Group 3 World Cup Qualifying Schedule
Matchday 1: Busoga Islands @ TJUN-ia(56)
Matchday 2: Busoga Islands @ Acronius(100)
Matchday 3: Busoga Islands v. Hispinas(315) @ Orange Field in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 4: Busoga Islands @ Nacaltora(UR)
Matchday 5: Busoga Islands v. Central Shaneville(UR) @ Orange Field in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 6: Busoga Islands @ Cassadaigua(4)
Matchday 7: Busoga Islands v. Flavovespia(41) @ The Dukuma Oval in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 8: Busoga Islands @ Muralos(259)
Matchday 9: Busoga Islands v. Havynwilde(126) @ Lakiska City Field in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 10: Busoga Islands v. TJUN-ia(56) @ The Dukuma Oval in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 11: Busoga Islands v. Acronius(100) @ Lakiska City Field in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 12: Busoga Islands @ Hispinas(315)
Matchday 13: Busoga Islands v. Nacaltora(UR) @ Lakiska City Field in Lakiska, South Island
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Banija National Team- The Kadongo Kamu

Information
Country code: BNJ
Denonym: Banijan(s)
Association: Royal Banijan Soccer Association(RBSA)
Nickname: The Kadongo Kamu
Manager: Marcus Waters, 56 years old, native of the Equestrian States. Took over the interim manager role after Matchday 9 of World Cup 80 Qualifying; became the full-time manager at the end of that World Cup Qualification campaign.
Senior Assistant Manager: Kausu Gassama. 46 years old, Banijan native. George Wangolo, the former assistant manager, has left after the team's World Cup 86 title to go and become the senior manager for the Royal Kingdom of Quebec. That will leave Kausu Gassama hired as the new senior assistant manager. He started in this position ahead of AOCAF LXII. It is a prestigious position in Banija- the RBSA traditionally chooses the Senior Assistant manager, to be the head coach/manager for the youth national teams, and there is no exception in this case. He was the senior assistant manager at Istria City FC the past two seasons, where the club in Banija's biggest city reached new heights, winning the League and then following that up by winning the AOCL.
Captain: Kuma Bultum
Alternate Captain: Namakula Kawesa
Home Kits: Green
Away Kits: White
Alternate: Orange

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Brief National Team History
The Kadongo Kamu have played in exactly 422 games, as of the beginning of World Cup 87 Qualifying. This will be mark the beginning of our 12th World Cup Qualifying campaign, and our 14th World Cup cycle overall. We have entered in 11 previous World Cup Qualification campaigns(WCQ73, WCQ74, WCQ75, WCQ76, WCQ77, WCQ79, WCQ80, WCQ82, WCQ84, WCQ85, and WCQ86), and have made 7 World Cup Finals appearances(WC80-86). We have also participated in Baptism of Fire 60, and been a participant in three different Cup of Harmonies(CoH 66, CoH 67, and CoH 71). In three Cup of Harmonies, Banija has never once moved past the group stage in the competition, and in their lone Baptism of Fire, they earned a lone point.

After not competing at all during the World Cup 78 Cycle due to the RBSA's bankruptcy, they re-entered the world of international football in World Cup 79 cycle. A shocking World Cup 79 Qualification campaign saw them on the brink of qualifying, but the team simply ran out of gas and lost 4 of their final 5 matches to not make it to Ceni/Drawkland. Since then, the U21 team got 3rd place at the 42nd Di Bradini Cup, and the national team advanced to the quarterfinals of AOCAF LV, AOCAF LVI, and AOCAF LVII, establishing themselves as a strong regional side, falling to the eventual champs in the latter two tournaments. They stunningly qualified for World Cup 80, after starting poorly by losing 5 of their first 9, to going unbeaten in the second half of qualifying, where they won 7 of those games. In the World Cup 80 Qualification playoffs, a 3-0 first leg victory in Montreal, Royal Kingdom of Quebec, powered the team through to their first ever appearance in the World Cup Finals, advancing to sport's pre-eminent competition 5-3 on aggregate over Mercedini. While a pair of one goal losses saw them eliminated after two games, they earned their first ever victory at the World Cup Finals in a 2-0 win over New Gazi in their final group stage game. As they hosted World Cup 81, they went directly to the tournament, and went to their first ever knockout stages, winning Group A before falling, 1-1(2-1 AET) to Turori in the Round of 16. They cruised to qualification in World Cup 82, maintaining a top two spot in their World Cup Qualification group behind Brenecia for the entirety of the World Cup 82 Qualification campaign, getting to the tournament with relative ease before bowing out in the group stages.

The World Cup 83 cycle was their strongest yet. Starting with AOCAF LVIII on home soil, co-hosted with the Commonwealth of Baker Park, the Kadongo Kamu won 6 consecutive matches to open the tournament, taking their winning streak all the way to the final. Unfortunately, they were felled, 4-2, at home to their archrivals, the Equestrian States. Co-hosting World Cup 83 as well, the Banijans made a miraclous run at the World Cup, upending 5th ranked South Covelllo on penalties, and defeating the then two-time defending world champions Vilita in the quarterfinals, before falling, 3-2, at the national stadium to Starblaydia. They added to the trophy case, however, earning a bronze medal after defeating Cassadaigua in the 3rd place playoff game.

The World Cup 84 cycle, the first with real title expectations for the Banijans, was a disappointment in the regionals, as we fell 1-0 to Ko-oren in the AOCAF Round of 16, although we advanced to the quarterfinals of World Cup 84 before dropping to Eura in extra time. The World Cup 85 cycle seems to be a promise of hope for the Banijans. Although AOCAF LX was a rough tournament for the Banijans, it was surrounded by two excellent tournament performances for the Banijans. We won the U21 World Cup(DBC 47), and are just coming off earning our first ever senior-level trophy, by winning the 8th Eagle's Cup to be admitted as a full, permanent member of the Eagle's Club right before the beginning of World Cup Qualifying. Following that, the Banijans dominated World Cup 85 Qualifying, going wire-to-wire as the first place team in their World Cup Qualifying group, as well as earning more points in World Cup Qualifying(67) than any other team did throughout the entire campaign. Those strong performances both in the Eagle's Cup and World Cup Qualifying have caused fans to put an up and down AOCAF behind them, and heighten the standard for World Cup 85. While they escaped the group stages with four points, strong wins over Vilita and Zwangzug in the knockouts put them on course for a medal, as they eventually beat allies Baker Park in the bronze medal match, after falling 3-2 to the eventual champions Free Republics in the semifinal.

After a return to the AOCAF LXI Quarterfinals, their first quarterfinal appearance in the last 3 editions of the regional championships, they fell to Chromatika on penalties. The World Cup 86 Qualification campaign went rather swimmingly- the national team went a perfect 18-0-0 in World Cup Qualifying, the first time that had happened in well over 10 cycles. The multiverse's #1 ranked squad was brimming with confidence, the two-time bronze medalists entering World Cup 86 trying to win the biggest trophy in all of sports for the first time.

Marcus Waters has always preached the following- "you've got to win at home before you can win the World Cup." It's always meant you've got to win in Atlantian Oceania before you can expect to win the World Cup. And while we've never won the AOCAFs, our group was all Atlantian Oceania sides- Ko-oren, Chromatika, and Mriin. We finished in first place with a 1-0 win over Ko-oren, a 2-2 draw against Chromatika, and a 0-0 draw against Mriin being enough to earn 5 points. Then, we faced a gauntlet of former World champions. A 1-0 win over them put us in our fourth consecutive World Cup Quarterfinal, against 5 time World champions Valanora. A thrilling 4-3 win put us in the semifinal, again facing a GSW rival- World Cup 84 winners Farfadillis. In one of the wildest World Cup semifinals ever played, Banija came out on top 7-6, with a stoppage time winner to put them in the Final against the World Cup 85 winners Nephara. It was a true game of the century- neither team had lost a competitive match since the start of World Cup Qualifying, neither losing during Qualifying or the Finals. And in that thriller, it would be the Banijans who would win, taking a lead and holding onto it, winning by 3 goals to 2 against Nephara to lift the trophy and declare themselves World Cup Champions.

The ensuing AOCAF was strong, but not as strong as they wanted it to be. After starting slowly and losing their opening two games, they finished well done the stretch of group play, and even won a pair of knockout stage games before eventually falling to the champions, Baker Park, in the Semifinals. The Banijans redeemed themselves by earning a bronze medal against Sarzonia. The team took a B squad to Eagle's Cup IX, but a strong performance there landed them a silver medal, losing in the final to Valanora. It leaves them confident as they look to add silverware during this Qualification cycle.

Statistics(All up to date as of the beginning of World Cup 87 Qualifying, including pre-WCQ friendlies):
All-Time Record: 235-132-55(W-L-D)
All-Time Winning Percentage: 55.69% (Wins over total games played)
All-Time Points Percentage: 60.03% (Wins plus 1/3rd of draws over total games played)
Current WCC Rank: #1
Current AOCAF Rank: #1
Top 10 All-Time Leading Goal Scorers: Italicized players are retired from international duty.
1. Gitonga Kahara(109 goals)
2. Ilman Jawara(90) goals)
3. Namakula Kawesa(59 goals)
4. Chibuzo Afolayan(54 goals)
5. Idai Uster(44 goals)
T6. Madu Okparra(43 goals)
T6. Kiggwe Mavuto(43 goals)
8. Toyuwa Okafor(37 goals)
T9. Assefa Yitebarke(35 goals)
T9. Nwabudike Ugonna(35 goals)



World Cup Appearances: 7- World Cup 80, World Cup 81(co-hosts), World Cup 82, World Cup 83(co-hosts), World Cup 84, World Cup 85, World Cup 86
Times Ranked #1 in the KPB- World Cup 86 Qualifying, World Cup 86 Finals, World Cup 87 Qualifying

Trophy Cabinet:
Senior-Level
Champions of World Cup 86
Champions of Eagle's Cup VIII
Winner of the Afro-Carribean Heritage Festival
2nd Place at AOCAF LVIII
2nd Place at Eagle's Cup IX
3rd Place at World Cup 83
3rd place at World Cup 85
3rd Place at AOCAF LXII
3rd place at the United Valhaven Regional Football Championships

Youth Level
3rd place at 42nd Di Bradini Cup
Champions of the 8th Sporting World Cup
Champions of the 47th Di Bradini Cup

World Cup Hall of Famers
Adama Sowe(former RBSA Chairman, current WCC Vice President)
GItonga Kahara(all-time leading goalscorer, World Cup winning captain, all-time cap leader)
Marcus Waters(Banija's winningest manager, has led Banija to 100% of our World Cup Qualifications, and has never failed to qualify for the Finals)

List of National Team managers
1. Kizza Kabila(Banija). Manager for Baptism of Fire 60 and the World Cup 73 Qualification Campaign. Overall record of 0-14-1(W-L-D).

Kizza Kabila is the only Banijan to have ever managed the national team. Hired for Banija's first foray onto the international scene in this sport, his reign was universally derided as a disaster. Managing 15 games, he drew his first game in the Baptism of Fire, and not only lost the next two, he then lost ever single match in the 12 game World Cup Qualification campaign for World Cup 73, with the side only scoring 5 goals across the entire campaign. Unceremoniously fired after becoming one of few managers to go through an entire World Cup Qualification campaign without earning a single point, he, alongside the entire board of the RBSA, resigned after the last game. He was disgraced in the sport after the campaign, and, to this point, has never returned to top-level soccer.

2.Jan Cassallerus(San Llera): Hired before the start of the World Cup 74 Qualification Campaign, managed through the World Cup 77 Qualification Campaign. Overall Record of 27-32-16(W-L-D).

Banija put its eyes abroad, searching for a foreign manager before the World Cup 74 Qualification campaign, and found Jan Cassallerus. He is Banija's longest ever serving manager, being at the helm for four entire World Cup cycles, and being at the helm for 75 total games, a kind of longevity unheard of in the modern game, especially managing the national team. He started winning a game at the Coupe D'Esquarium, in what was known as the group of death. He was largely celebrated for bringing the team into relevancy. The expectations were through the floor, following Kizza Kabila, but he brought the team to Cup of Harmony 66 and Cup of Harmony 67, as well as advancing in Olympic Qualifying and getting third place at the United Valhaven Regional Football Championships. He was forced into retirement after the World Cup 77 Qualification campaign, when the RBSA declared bankruptcy, and could not participate in the World Cup 78 Qualification Campaign due to their inability to compensate players and staff.

3. Randolf Cherry(Drawkland): Hired before the start of the World Cup 79 Qualification Campaign. Overall Record of 20-24-2(W-L-D)

Randolf Cherry, after the RBSA got its act together, was hired- controversially- as the manager of the national team. Not that his own hire was controversial, it was applauded across the sports spectrum here at home. He was given a 3 cycle contract, and everyone knew what the goal was- to make the World Cup Finals at least once over the course of the contract. They understood that it would take time to climb the rankings, and they were willing to give him the leash. However, he came in a very awkward situation. Adama Sowe, the Chairman of the RBSA, allegedly first offered the job to Sarah Owens, out of the Equestrian States. Of course, it is illegal in Banija for women to coach men's professional teams, and that caused controversy. And yet, here he was- the manager of the national team.

His own home country of Drawkland is, of course, very progressive in that area, where the sport is dominated by the ladies. Regardless, he had an excellent start to his reign as a manger, and was initially extremely popular. He won his first game, in a special Eagles Club match, against Aggrey-Fynn Land. He lost his first few qualifiers, but he went on a dear through the middle of qualifying, which included a 7 game winning streak on home soil. Big wins against then 4th ranked Chromatika at home and then 32nd ranked Eshan, put them in the conversation of World Cup Qualification, though they were simply not strong enough.

The Cup of Harmony was considered a disaster, finishing in dead last in their group. The competition maybe simply isn't for the Banijans, eh? But they were strong throughout the offseason, making a surprising quarterfinal run in AOCAF LV and bringing high hopes to the squad going into World Cup 80 Qualification. Hopes were through the roof for the national team, maybe even bordering unrealistic. They struggled, and the campaign got worse as the pressure built, as the squad lost their final four qualifiers of the first half of qualifying. With the campaign seemingly in free-fall, he was fired, as the RBSA said they wanted time to conduct "an open, thorough, search."

4. Marcus Waters(Equestrian States): Hired after the 1st half of World Cup 80 Qualifying, present manager of the national team. Overall record of 188-62-36(W-L-D). All-time winning percentage of 65.73%. All-time points percentage of 69.93%.

Marcus Waters was the national team's assistant manager with Randolf Cherry above him, and the manager of the youth national teams. He first gained notoreity in Banija after successfully leading the U21 team to a 3rd place finish at the 42nd Di Bradini Cup. With his abilities clear, it made sense to move onto him as the interim manager as they searched for a permanent manager ahead of the second half of World Cup Qualifying. However, he was able to complete a stunning turnaround of this team. His first game in charge, he changed nearly the entire backline, and had a massive upset, away to Qasden, by a score of 3-2. A 3-0 victory over Razenthuria in the other mid-qualifying friendly got high hopes for him.

Marcus Waters went out with an intent to keep his team focused, despite everything going on at home. He has proven adept at navigating the political minefield that is this job, especially with his own country of origin essentially at war with Banija. He didn't lose a single game in the second half of qualifying, winning 7 games to get to the playoffs, including when the team was forced to play home games in Montreal due to ongoing violence within Banija. He was widely applauded for getting the team ready to play in Montreal, and winning 1-0 against Turori, the group's top seeded squad, and a 3-0 win in Montreal in the Qualification playoffs. While the RBSA interviewed four other candidates, his successful push through the World Cup Qualification playoffs and into Banija's first-ever World Cup Finals essentially clinched the job for him, as he put pen to paper to take the interim tag off of his title ahead of the 80th World Cup Finals.

Since then, of course, he has done a lot to garner the confidence of the higher-ups, and of the fans. Falling to the eventual champions in the quarterfinals of both AOCAF LVI and AOCAF LVII was widely seen as a positive. As well as, of course, a surprising Fourth Place finish in the Cup of Champions Six, highlighted by a surprising point earned in their matchup against Nephara, while also pushing through to the Round of 16 of World Cup 81, pleasing the home fans. A different sort of pressure faces him this campaign, however.

For the first time in his reign, you could say that Banija had a disappointing tournament, failing to advance in World Cup 82 beyond the group stages. It might be harsh to say that- on paper, advancing from a group with both Pasarga and Farfadillis is a tall order if your team is not Pasarga or Farfadillis. They responded well, however, winning six consecutive games at AOCAF LVIII, and knocking off major nations including Cosumar and Mriin at the tournament, before being felled in the final, in their own capitol of Busukuma, to Equestria. Following up with a World Cup on home soil, they continued that momentum forward from AOCAF LVIII, as the Banijans took on the role of giantslayers on home soil. They beat the 5th ranked South Covello side, and the then two-time defending world champions Vilita, before eventually falling to Starblaydia in the semifinals, though they still earned a bronze medal. Although momentum was blunted after a tough 1-0 defeat to Ko-oren that secured an early exit from AOCAF LIX, they followed that up with their second straight appearance in the World Cup Quarterfinals, where they fell to Eura in extra time.

The last two cycles he really got the team to rise above themselves. The last two World Cup Qualification cycles, Banija has finished as the best team in World Cup Qualifying by points earned. And he has the silverware to match- a bronze medal earned in World Cup 85, followed by a gold medal in World Cup 86. Having risen from basically nowhere in Equestria to household name status in Banija, he has truly made a name for himself as one of the world's premier international managers. He looks to build upon Banija's success in World Cup 86 during this upcomign cycle.


1. The Equestrian States. All time Banijan record against opponent- 0-7-2(W-L-T).

The Equestrian States are easily Banija's biggest rival, and by a country mile. It has all the makings of a good international sporting rivalry- plenty of matches played, history of competitive matches, geopolitical rivalry, player familiarity, and, of course, geographical proximity- all those boxes are checked. They've played each other 5 times, and Banija has come out on the losing end each and every time, most recently a 4-0 clobbering at the hands of the Equestrian States during Banija's final friendly before this qualification tournament began.

Three times have they played in competitive competition, and three times Banija has fallen. The Equestrian States eliminated Banija from Cup of Harmony 71 in group play, while also defeating the Banijans in both the opening match of World Cup 80, and the final group stage match of AOCAF LVI, though the Banijans still advanced to the quarterfinals of that tournament. The familiarity of players between each other is strong. Banija's present and most successfull all-time manager, Marcus Waters, is Equestrian. A number of players in each country play in leagues in the other. Famous Equestrian NT players like Aaron Aiza, Rosie Tyler, and Josef Lawrenz, ply their trade in the Banijan Soccer League, with Aiza particularly growing to superstar status while winning league titles at Herzegovina City FC.

Banija's first ever major final in this sport, at the senior level, was against none other than Equestria at the national stadium, with the winner to be crowned champions of AOCAF LVIII Final. In front of a decidedly pro-Banijan crowd, it was the Equestrians who dashed Banijan dreams of glory on their home turf as they picked up their first ever major international silverware, with a 4-2 victory. That victory has made the Banijans just that much hungrier to defeat their bitter rivals, and though the history is lopsided in favor of Equestria, that has just fueled the fire on this side of the matchup. The two sides co-hosted World Cup 83 together, and almost had a rematch of their AOCAF LVIII Final in the World Cup Final, though Banija could not fulfill its end of the bargain as they fell to a stronger Starblaydia side in the semifinals. Equestria, of course went on to win the World Cup, and the next AOCAF to boot, establish a fully fledged dynasty. The Banijans, in pre WOrld Cup 84 Qualification friendlies, got their first ever result against the Equestrians, a 0-0 draw in Everfree.

Equestria and Banija were in the same group at AOCAF LXII, with the opening match of the tournament being a repeat of the AOCAF LVIII Final. Banija, we thought, rising high and champions. But Equestria came to rain on the parade. They won on Matchday 1, by a score of 2-1 in Busukuma, and we could only manage a return draw. Our fiercest rivals, and yet, we've still never managed to have beaten them, in a competitive or a friendly match. That search for the elusive win against Equestria continues.

2. Farfadillis. All time Banijan record against opponent- 2-5-0(W-L-T)

What makes a good international rivalry? You need a mixture of history and luck. Luck, to have played in plenty of high stakes matches against each other on the biggest stages- World Cups, AOCAFs, and the like. But you also need nearness. What makes these two know each other so well? We've played in twice as many competitive matches against Chromatika as we have against Farfadillis.

Well, let's go with the political intrigue. Of course, there's geography- Farfadillis is the closest nation to Banija that does not share a land border with Banija. Their former capitol, is on the northern tip of their island, which is just south of Busukuma, the Banijan capitol city. So of course, there's that familiarity. And when the Farfadillis national government fell apart and they fell into some sort of a controlled chaos, many refugees fled Farfadillis for the stability of Banija. Busukuma became the natural landing place. There are no official numbers, but there an estimated 100,000 or so Farf refugees across the country, but with over half of them, around 60,000, residing in Busukuma.

So there's that familiarity on an intimate level, especially in Banija, and especially in Banija's capitol. Especially in the capitol, it's always a huge deal when these two meet. And besides that? Well, of course, we dropped a few nuclear warheads on Farfadillis, where Banija's nuclear weapons got both hacked and stolen by operatives. While, surprisingly, it didn't cause as much damage as one would expect, 5 nuclear weapons are still quite a bit to get hit by. Farf citizens weren't exactly appreciative, and that is fresh in everybody's mind.

Lastly, look at the integration of our footballing systems. We have a combined league. With the combination of our top flights in the Shango-Fogoa Premier League, Banijan footballing fans and Farf footballing fans interact every single week. Sometimes peacefully, sometimes violently, always loud and passionately. For two seperate nations(plus Busoga), they have a very integrated league system. And that, of course, will mean that the rivalry is played out every week. Banijan teams v. Farf teams. Farf teams got the better of their Banijan opponents, by and large, throughout the inaugural season, but there is still plenty left to say on the subject.

This is Banija's clear #2 rival, ahead of anybody else, besides Equestria. And as the S-FPL continues, this rivalry will continue to be competitive for years to come. Not to mention, the two have played a pair of thrilling World Cup Finals matches against each other- Farfadillis being victorious in World Cup 81, and then being victorious again in World Cup 84, where they went on to win that World Cup. What'd be more fun than another Finals matchup between these two juggernauts, right?

3. Chromatika. All time Banijan record against opponent- 6-2-2(W-L-T)

This is, admittedly, not the first nation you think of when you think of Banija's rivals. But There is a long-time history between these two nations. These two have more shared history than Banija and any other opponent, at least in competitive matches. Banija and Chromatika have faced off a grand total of 9 times competitively- all in the modern era of Banijan soccer, which is WCQ79-present. It was that first campaign back, after the RBSA bankruptcy, where it was established.

Banija had one of their biggest ever all-time wins in that Qualifying campaign, our first ever win over a top 5 opponent, when we beat then #4 Chromatika 2-1 in Jinja City. It's a night that has gone down in Banijan history. Looking back, many see it as Banija's first true launch towards where we are now- from a consistent middle of the pack nation in Qualifying, who couldn't do anything in the Cup of Harmony, to demanding a seat at the table by being an elite squad.

And we've played plenty of times since, as well. AOCAF LXI- we beat them in the group stages, only to fall to them in the Quarterfinals, on penalty kicks. We each got clean sheet victories over the other team at Eagle's Cup VIII, a tournament that we ended up winning. And we played them twice in World Cup Qualifying for 86, beating them twice en route to a perfect 18-0-0 Qualifying record. We played them again at the Finals, and we battled out a 2-2 draw.

They're a tough opponent, and considering the frequency of our matches in recent years, meeting up in the Finals would not be that unexpected. We know each other well, have played with plenty of stakes on the line. And, of course, there's those cultural and political connections that make the greatest international rivalries- a Banijan delegation, led by present Banijan Ambassador to Chromatika and former Banijan Minister of Justice, Xolile Lubabalo, helped shepherd Chromatika's transition to democracy. It's friendly, but there's plenty of history to make it interesting.

Honorable Mentions
Nations mentioned here are considered key rivals, but there is not enough competitive match history to really define it as a rivalry. Nations are not listed in order.

- Siovanija & Teusland(Geographic proximity, cultural + political ties)
- Valanora(geographic proximity)
- Royal Kingdom of Quebec(general history and close political/cultural ties- Banija is a former colony of Quebec and they have been close ever since)
- Sarzonia(General sporting rivalry, history with 3 AOCAF matches against each other, 2 World Cup Qualifying matches, and a World Cup Finals match)
- Baker Park(cultural plus political ties)



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Roster for World Cup 87 Finals

Starters: 3-4-1-2
Players who are based in a foreign league are bolded.
Players who have their first ever competitive callup received in this tournament are green.
BSL = Banijan Soccer League, Banija's second tier. National league. S-FPL is the joint first tier soccer league for Farfadillis, Banija, and the Busoga Islands.
GK #35 François Tantoh. Age 28. Plays for Herzegovina City FC in the S-FPL.
RCB #2 Alanso Tibamba. Age 29. Plays for Hondo FC in Valanora.
CB #3 Kuma Bultum. Age 29. Plays for Raynor City United in Valanora. Captain.. Former Galactico.
LCB #20 Samba Ogunsola. Age 24. Plays for Holdenberg City in Eura.
RM #22 Madu Okparra. Age 29. Plays for Raynor City United in Valanora.
RCM #6 Mzukisi Nzo. Age 27. Plays for Crisisbless in the Nepharim Premiership.
LCM #14 Cyper Corr. 24 years old. Plays for the Northern Stallions in Brenecia.
LM #18 Babaja Mboob. Age 26. Plays for Herzegovina City FC in the S-FPL.
CAM #10 Namakula Kawesa. Age 34. (Female). Plays for Sporting Iturributa in Astograth.
LS #17 Ilman Jawara. Age 29. Plays for Soldarian FC in Valanora. Present member of the Galaticos Starting XI.
RS #9 Idai Uster. Age 24(Female). Plays for AFC Treason in the Nepharim Premiership. Formerly wore #19 until this tournament.
Bench:
GK #23 Wanda Kouyaté. Age 27(Female). Plays for Jungle Strike FC in Vilita. Only player on this team to be a world champion at every level- U18 World champion(Sporting World Cup 8), U21 World Champion(DBC 47), and World Cup Winner(World Cup 86).
GK #39 Akabueze Okparo. Age 30. Plays for Istria City FC in the S-FPL.
CB #62 Chiokie Uchie. 25 years old. Plays for Marine Coast United in Vilita.
LB #4 Lama Nyang. Age 26. Plays for Jinja City FC in the S-FPL.
CB #5 Demba Kinteh. Age 25. Plays for Dí Maozöxê(Farfadillis) in the S-FPL. Captain of the U18 Sporting World Cup 8 championship squad.
CM #15 Immaculate Kaba(Female). 24 years old. Plays for Kitara AA in the S-FPL.
CM #8 Musa Gaye. 26 years old. Plays for Jinja CIty FC in the S-FPL.
CAM #49 Abigail Admassu. 25 years old. Plays for Energie Thorsborg in Savojarna.
CAM #29 Momodou Sene. 25 years old. Plays for 1912 Stelburg in the Republikgaliga.
LW/LM #17 Adama Coote. Age 27. Plays for Busukuma AC in the S-FPL.
RW/RM #12 Anwar Dawit. Age 24. Plays for René Skaé(Farfadillis) in the S-FPL. Captain of the DBC 47 Championship team.
ST #19 Cyper Baldeh. Age 27. Plays for Busukuma AC in the S-FPL.

Notes:
- Our free kicks are taken by Idai Uster. Our corner kicks are taken by Madu Okparra.
- Our penalty kicks are taken by Ilman Jawara.

Extended Player Pool
These members of the player pool were invited to camp, and will take part in World Cup 87 Qualifying as well as friendlies throughout the cycle. They will make changes to the 23 from this day pool 'every so often', with Waters bringing up players from this pool for lower level Qualifiers.

RM #40 Theresa Lubalo. 28 years old. Plays for Ibini FC in Valanora.
CM #51 Tamba Kama. 24 years old. Plays for Umbazi Metropolitan SC in the S-FPL.
RB #27 Uzoma Iruka. Age 27(Female). Plays for Hoima Warriors in the S-FPL. World Cup winner, started in the World Cup 86 Final.
ST #47 Kamara Touré. 18 years old. Plays for Mar Sara FC in Valanora.
ST #59 Kausu Dione. 24 years old. Just signed for CdF Celtade in Audioslavia. Starter on both the DBC 47 and SWC 8 Championship Teams.
CAM #21 Enyinnaya Jideofor. Age 30. Plays for Lhor in Chromatika.

1. CAM Namakula Kawesa

Namakula Kawesa is one of the most interesting players to follow on this team. She is the first woman to ever put on the green and white for the senior national side, the first beneficiary of the repeal of the gender segregation law within the country. Implementation has been slow, as there are only a handful of female players in the BSL right now, but the rise in change of culture is always slow. Still, she has smashed that glass ceiling on her own, and Kawesa is looking to ensure that she is well respected on the national and international stage.

With her platform comes great expectation, and with great expectation comes great pressure. So far, she has been able to handle it. She scored crucial goals at AOCAF LVIII en route for the Banijan run to the final of that tournament, as she came off the bench behind Okparro. She did the same at World Cup 83, playing crucial minutes there as well. She was able to earn herself attention in the transfer market, and now she plays for the Gwinevra Barbarians. She has shown her talent for the Barbarians, scoring seven goals in the league and 11 in all competitions in her first season for the Barbarians, where she was a regular fixture in their starting XI, and helped the team get 2nd in the league and earn a Champions Cup berth, as well as scoring in the Marshall Cup Final, which is Apox's major domestic cup competition. She has performed at expectation in Apox.

And now, of course, she'd held the #10 jersey for a number of cycles, and she is assuredly one of the first players every week whose name goes down onto the team sheet. The World Cup champion is in an interesting place, though. Kawesa was pregnant- she has conceived a child, and of course the timetable of her pregnancy will caused her to miss almost the entirety of World Cup Qualifying. She is back for the World Cup Finals- will she continue to work wonders for the Kadongo Kamu?

2. CB Kuma Bultum

Kuma Bultum is one of the most accomplished Banijans to ever play this sport. Of course, the all-time most accomplished one is Gitonga Kahara- the leading goalscorer, captaining the World Cup side. But of course, Kahara is gone, and although there were a number of intriguing options- Kawesa, Francois Tantoh, and Madu Okparra, just to name a few, it would be Kuma Bultum who would be awarded the armbanded after the retirement of the long-time captain.

Bultum is the first national team captain to be a defender since George Wangolo, the team's former assistant manager, first ever Banijan Galactico long-lister, and the now senior manager for the Grim Repears(Royal Kingdom of Quebec NT). Aka, back in the 70s. Ever since the RBSA's bankruptcy-induced hiatus that caused the squad to miss World Cup 78, the national team has had four captains. George Wangolo for World Cup 79 cycle, Kiggwe Mavuto for the World Cup 80 Cycle, Chibuzo Afolayan for cycles 81-83, and then Gitonga Kahara for cycles 84-86. All left their mark.

And now Bultum is the next in that prestigious list. He has long been an anchor on the back line for this national team. Playing at what many consider to be the biggest club in Atlantian Oceania, he is a starter for Raynor City United in Valanora. They bought him from Bunyoro RSC in the BSL for a stunning $22 million NSDs- far and away a record transfer fee for any Banijan ever. But he has been worth the funds. Week in, week out, he is a dominant force on the back line for club and country. He rarely gets beaten on the dribble, and is excellent in the air.

His excellent performances have been recognized- He has reached the Galaticos long-list for the third consecutive season, as close to an authoritative document that you can find on the top 100 players in the multiverse. He is the only Banijan to long-list three times. He is the first Banijan to ever appear in the Galaticos Starting XI, and remains the only Banijan to short-list on that prestigious list twice. He will lead the switch from a back 4 to a back 3, as his ability to command a backline makes the gaffer believe that this team can indeed switch to a back 3. He will look to solidify his reputation as one of the multiverse's top defenders while wearing the armband throughout the World Cup 87 cycle.

3. ST Idai Uster

One of the national team's two star strikers who play up top. Idai Uster is unique among her teammates for this- instead of playing for a club and going professional at such a young age, she is the only Banijan(And remains so) in the post bankruptcy era(World Cup 79 forward) to play college soccer. Having played at Loyola-Istria for a single season, she was dominant as a freshman, meaning many thought that she made a foolish decision to play for them and not go play for a paycheck immediately. However, she got noticed by Marcus Waters, and got her first national team callup at AOCAF LIX.

Ever since then, she has been a fixture for the national team coming off the bench. No matter- the young female striker was quickly lapped up to go and play in the Schottic Premier League, and she had strong performances there. After playing in Schottia, she eventually hit the transfer market to go play for a massive club in the world's best league- and she was signed to wear the #9 jersey for AFC Treason in Nephara. To say that the signing paid off is an understatement.

Increasingly, of course, there is all sorts of competitiveness for spots on the national team. But as Ilman Jawara had a stranglehold on the starting striker role, Uster chose this past season to really explode onto the scene. 24 league goals in the last season of the Nepharim Premiership- good for third in the league, and more importantly, helped lead her team to a double, as they won both the Premiership and the Copa de Campeones. She played a starring role their as well, scoring a hat trick in the CdC Final to put them over the top.

Coming to the national team in top form, Marcus Waters faced a question- how could he not play her? But he didnt' dare mess with the lineup that he had. She was the first person off the bench, playing in all 7 games in World Cup 86 without recording a start. But no matter- even in limited time, she made her presence felt. She scored three goals, including the game-winning goal on Matchday 1 against Ko-oren, and scoring in the World Cup final against Nephara. But it begged the question more- for someone who was clearly hitting their prime, how could he afford to leave her on the bench?

Her performances caused Banija to full-time switch to a Back 3 for the first time ever. With players like Gitonga Kahara retiring, Marcus Waters knew that he'd have an opportunity to play his strikers together, and he is doing just that. For the first time ever, she's a member of the Banijan starting XI. While the team will have to get used to the new formation, she had already done her talking on the pitch- Waters simply couldn't afford to leave her out. Her ride as a starter during the AOCAFs was a success, and she's excited to get back to the pitch for World Cup Qualifying.

4. ST Ilman Jawara

And now, for the other starting striker. Ilman Jawara has been with the national team for quite a while now. In terms of club football, he leads the starting line for Soldarian FC, in Valanora. You'll notice a pattern- the pipeline from Valanora to Banija is ever-flowing for this sport. Many of our best players play in Nephara, for reasons due to proximity and wealth, and it is a pipeline that is expected to continue for a while. And Ilman Jawara is one of the many beneficiaries of that pipeline.

He has done well for Soldarian FC, leading the strikeline as they are as competitive as ever in the Elven Premiership, chasing RCU. He has helped lead them to a league title, alongside almost leading them to the promised land in the IFCF, helping take the squad to the IFCF Champions League semifinals on one occasion. But what has he done at the national team level? The long time contributor has been around for a while, coming off the bench at World Cup 83. This wasn't his first goal, but his most famous goal before he became a starter was when he scored the winning goal against Vilita in the World Cup 83 Quarterfinals. Considering the success we've seen since then, many see that game as a turning point, from Banija being simply a good team who has the occasional great day, to vaulting itself to elite status.

While Waters would never fully commit to him at the position, he has had a vice grip on the #9 spot for the national team ever since World Cup 83. Assefa Yitebarke retired, and Ilman Jawara has been leading the frontlines. And he has fulfilled his end of the bargain, scoring goals- scoring loads and loads and loads of goals. He is the second all-time leading goalscorer for the Banijans, and many believe that he has a chance to pass Gitonga Kahara and become the second Banijan to hit the century mark in terms of international goals.

His routine excellence at the Banijan has helped make Banija's attack one of the most feared in the multiverse. Even as Idai Uster started her play for his spot, he has continued to put in good performances. As she became known as a star in Nephara, he continued to raise his level of play, and became the second ever Banijan to be named to the Galaticos Starting XI, and now is the only player on this team who has the right to be called a present Galactico. He will look to continue to excel for the national team as he tries to chase down Gitonga Kahara's goal record.

Matchday 1: Banija @ Stevidia(259)
Matchday 2: Banija v. The Belacian States(350) @ Star Field(capacity of 62,600) in Herzegovina City, Moravica
Matchday 3: Banija @ Melbergia(152)
Matchday 4: Banija v. Saltstead(113) @ Istria Olympic Stadium(capacity of 80,000) in Istria, Moravica
Matchday 5: Banija @ Vangaziland(288)
Matchday 6: Banija @ Oberour Ar Moro(87)
Matchday 7: Banija v. Thibaea(UR) @ BCEL Stadium(capacity of 52,400) in Jinja City, Hangaza
Matchday 8: Banija @ Jeruselem(54)
Matchday 9: Banija v. New Lusitania and the Algarves(44) @ The Stadium of the Restoration(capacity 91,835) in Busukuma, National Capitol Region
Matchday 10: Banija v. Stevidia(259) @ Electra Stadium(capacity of 41,000) in Mynda, Aksum
Matchday 11: Banija @ The Belacian States(350)
Matchday 12: Banija v. Melbergia(152) @ Tiones Lumber Field at the Wolf's Den(capacity of 43,000) in Busembe, Kitara
Matchday 13: Banija @ Saltstead(113)
Matchday 14: Banija v. Vangaziland(288) @ Keystone Stadium(capacity of 47,000) in Sisone, Kitara
Matchday 15: Banija v. Oberour Ar Moro(87) @ Mavuto Field(capacity of 75,000) in Hoima, Ankole
Matchday 16: Banija @ Thibaea(UR)
Matchday 17: Banija v. Jeruselem(54) @ The Stadium of the Restoration(capacity 91,835) in Busukuma, National Capitol Region
Matchday 18: Banija @ New Lusitania and the Algarves(44)


World Cup 87 Group F Schedule
Matchday 1: Banija v. Geektopia @ The Marianne Detreux Stadium on the Isle of Lowe, in Ethane
Matchday 2: Banija v. Baker Park @ The Marianne Detreux Stadium on the Isle of Lowe, in Ethane
Matchday 3: Savojarna v. Banija @ The Marianne Detreux Stadium on the Isle of Lowe, in Ethane
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Savojar Roster for WCQ 87


TEAM

STAFF
Coach: Mikaela Rangren
Age: 51 // Coach since: Copa Rushmori 34
Mikaela Rangren has been working as an assistant coach to Lise Asbeck in the legendary World Cup 81 run, and has served two more national managers in the NT, and as head coach since the sacking of Rune Zackrisson. She plays with a direct approach to the game, relying on Savojarna’s physical culture and passionate, fighting spirit. Rangren has shown a particular strength in keeping the team together, and is considered a “people’s coach” rather than a tactical mastermind like some of her predecessors. While Rangren has not won any silverware, she is already the most successful coach of Savojar history, leading the Northlights to a World Cup and three consecutive Copa Rushmori finals.

Coaching Team: Johan Andreassen, Alexey Jotanov, Lasse Tjoer
Ages: 49, 51, 41 // Special functions: Main assistant, Video coach, Physical trainer
Andreassen is an old friend of Rangren who has gone through coaching education together with her. He now supports her as an all-round assistant, although he will probably focus more on leading the team on the pitch rather than supporting tactics and preparation.
Jotanov is a rather creative tactical mind and one half of the U-21 co-coaching team. He has been brought on board as part of the WC90 project to create a more unified approach across the three Savojar national teams (adult, U21, U18). He will be here mainly to support Rangren off the pitch with video trainings and tactics briefing.
Lasse Tjoer is the new physical coach after the retirement of the previous conditional trainer Asgeir Rundberg, and has previously worked for multiple SFS teams. He places a lot of emphasis on discipline, but gives the players a large amount of freedom to tune their practice regime to their own tastes as long as they stick to the targets. He is quite popular in the team, and a good motivator.

Goalkeeper Coach: Valtteri Andersson
Age: 50
Andersson was a long-term goalkeeper for Energie Thorsborg and got directly transferred into the club's youth department when he retired at age 33. Following some good work with the club's youth department, he got trained as a GK coach and worked with the first team and the U21 of Energie for a while before being brought onto the squad of the NT early on. He still works with Energie on the side and is reputed to be very good at developing a goalkeeper's weaknesses.

Doctor: Dr. Christer Ljungberg
Age: 56
Christer is the head of the medical team of the Savojar NT and generally has a reputation of being the team’s good soul. Many players have come to him over the years to discuss their insecurities or physical problems, to the point that many consider Ljungberg to essentially be a second mental coach.

SQUAD
Ages reflect the age at the beginning of the qualifying campaign; players will age one year until the World Cup proper.

Goalkeepers

#1 Iiro Pakanen
Position: GK // Age: 29 // Height: 194 cm // Club: Jinja City FC (BNJ)
#12 Thomas Larsen
Position: GK // Age: 33 // Height: 195 cm // Club: CASK Thorsborg
#22 Aleksandra Virulainen
Position: GK // Age: 25 // Height: 181 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn

Pakanen is a pretty strong goalkeeper with good reflexes on the line and a very calm behaviour, helped by his experience on the international stage with Jinja City. In two national team campaigns, he has taken over the leadership role from Viktorija Petrova.
Larsen is quite athletic and assumes control of his box. Especially at standards and in crossing situations, he likes to use his height to pluck the ball out of the sky, but he is a bit slow on the line. Has a very good read of strikers, and is almost Pakanen’s equal.
Virulainen uses a great awareness and control of the box to counter-act her comparatively lower height and has shown brilliant oversight. She is among the best goalkeepers in Savojarna, and by far the best of her age, when it comes to ball-on-foot skills.

Fullbacks

#2 Matts Pedersen
Position: LB // Age: 27 // Height: 187 cm // Club: Tanrısal (PAS)
#5 Flemming Skov
Position: RB // Age: 28 // Height: 185 cm // Club: Admiral Storevik
#17 Bjarne Thorvaldsson
Position: LB // Age: 30 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn
#21 Alexey Nurkanen
Position: RB // Age: 32 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Libertas Bergheim
#24 Eino Kiivälä
Position: LB // Age: 25 // Height: 173 cm // Club: FC Felsenkirchen 1879 (STL)
#33 Milla Viipuri
Position: LB // Age: 22 // Height: 179 cm // Club: Swanguard Athletic (QUE)
#34 Anja Loeseth
Position: RB // Age: 25 // Height: 176 cm // Club: CASK Thorsborg

Pedersen is a fast, aggressive fullback who is extremely persistent, but joins the offence aggressively. This leads to him being vulnerable to counters over the left side, where he might not be able to react in time if he was too advanced before. He has excellent 1v1 skills on both sides of the ball, but is a bit lacking in passing accuracy.
Thorvaldsson is a physically strong and defensively minded player with relatively high likelihood of fouls. Hard to pass, but also rarely moving forward, he is somewhat of a polar opposite to Pedersen. When he has the ball, chances are he tries to get rid of it as fast as possible, even if it means smacking it into the stands. Behind those two wait two young talents.
Viipuri, playing in Quebec, can play on both sides and is defensively solid with very few sparkles, but a lot of solidarity and discipline. Received some attention for her precise tackles and good positional play. On the ball, she is likely to play a solid pass, but is very conservative.
Kiivälä is a fullback with a good defensive conscience who is very fast and keen to join the attack when the situation allows. However, when he attacks he is often among the first ones back, and hard to deal with on a counter due to his high speed and workrate.

On the right side, Skov is an aggressive fullback who will provide offensive pressure, and is known for both speed and stamina. He runs up and down the line a lot and has an excellent pass and cross, although he is sometimes caught out of position or bypassed on an overly eager tackle.
Nurkanen is similar, very fast and a precise tackler with good judgment in building up plays. He often overlaps dangerously as well, having a great cross that can find the head of his teammates in the box. Nurkanen's stamina used to be lauded, but as he aged, it suffered; he can also be a bit out of the water when challenged in a fast counter.
Loeseth is a fast and offensively minded player. She is sometimes even used as a more defensive RM if required, as she has a good cross and a good ability to take the ball away from an opponent in running. Formerly sometimes over-eager, she has improved her judgment and can be dangerous.

Centre-backs

#3 Trent Ullqvist
Position: CB // Age: 29 // Height: 184 cm // Club: Lokomotive Jarnstad
#4 Dmitri Dmitriev
Position: CB // Age: 23 // Height: 204 cm // Club: Admiral Storevik
#13 Polina Zirkova
Position: CB // Age: 26 // Height: 182 cm // Club: Ulsa (EUR)
#16 Vidkun Nymark
Position: CB // Age: 22 // Height: 193 cm // Club: Laketown Rangers (TAE)
#23 Roman Forsberg
Position: CB // Age: 28 // Height: 188 cm // Club: Olympia Borograd (STL)
#25 Lauri Anttakari
Position: CB // Age: 25 // Height: 186 cm // Club: CASK Thorsborg
#26 Tristana Palsdottir
Position: CB // Age: 23 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Lokomotive Jarnstad

Ullqvist has shown at his club that he can be a versatile defender, winning balls with physical strength as well as with positioning. On the ball, he lacks the creativity of a Zirkova, but is technically adept enough to play short passes to a wingback or a central midfielder, who can then construct play.
Dmitriev is extremely tall, and has improved his physique since his last DBC appearance two years ago. He is a towering presence in the box, and a strong header, which made him a threat on both sides in the past. When on the ball, he is limited, often relying on a quick pass to the side or a clearance.
Zirkova is defensively solid, although not impassable. Her value comes from the abilities in building up the game, as she often moves up to assist the midfielders or plays long balls from the back to one of the wingers hanging back or even all the way to the playmaker. She also is confident on the ball herself, occasionally dazzling the audience with a good dribble.
Nymark is a Savojar centre-back straight from a picture book: Strong and tall, heading out every cross coming his way and making strikers intimidated by sheer presence. He often looks a bit wooden, but manages to compensate with physical prowess.
Forsberg is another one of the Savojar ball-secure, modern CB's, but shows some nerves at times and is still prone to occasional over-aggressive positioning or similar faults. His best skill is his heading, as he is a very strong jumper and tall player. He will often join the attack on standards.
Anttakari is a classical centre-back who will be the last man very often. He is physically strong and tall, and likes to advance for corners, but not very fast or agile. On the ball, he is confident to play short passes, but knows his limitations and doesn’t try to construct play much.
Palsdottir has good chemistry with her teammate Ullqvist, and compensates her physical weaknesses against strong opponents with extremely precise tackling. She is often going into difficult situations and emerging on top, rarely giving up fouls; however, on the ball she has been lacking and will often opt for long balls.

Central midfield

#6 Otso Ilkkanen
Position: DM // Age: 25 // Height: 183 cm // Club: FC Rotmunde 1932 (STL)
#8 Victoria Maersk [C]
Position: CM // Age: 32 // Height: 157 cm // Club: Vermillion Rage (NPH)
#10 Morten Poulsen
Position: OM // Age: 27 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn
#14 Rika Lundell
Position: OM // Age: 25 // Height: 167 cm // Club: North Laithland (NPH)
#27 Victor Loeseth
Position: CM // Age: 27 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Lokomotive Jarnstad
#30 Denis Arkanin
Position: OM // Age: 26 // Height: 183 cm // Club: Libertas Bergheim
#31 Adrian Klaebo
Position: DM // Age: 18 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Lokomotive Jarnstad U21
#36 Birkir Evaldsson
Position: DM // Age: 21 // Height: 189 cm // Club: Admiral Storevik
#38 Jesper Gyldenstjerne
Position: CM // Age: 23 // Height: 179 cm // Club: AFK Savojagrad
#39 Lovisa Tedenby
Position: CM // Age: 22 // Height: 176 cm // Club: Galatica (PAS)

Ilkkanen is a physical, defensive player with little ball-handling skills. He has a very strong shot, making him a dangerous threat from the back line. Not incredibly aggressive despite his physical skills, and a bit weak in the air, but a strong anchor player.
Maersk is a classical box-to-box allrounder who is strong in most tasks, besides her aerial inferiority due to height, and has a high stamina and speed. While not excelling at anything, she is considered a versatile player for various positions and roles, and a splendid leader.
Poulsen grew from shaky prospect to bona-fide playmaker at Parti, and has enjoyed the love of their fans for a while now. He is a creative player that has a large stamina and a good shot, but defensively lacks caution sometimes and is vulnerable to form swings.
Rika Lundell has become one of the stars of Savojarna with her move to Nephara. She is an extremely agile player with dazzling technique, and a good eye for openings and passing lanes. Her defensive capabilities and her physique are a bit lacklustre, but she often finds ways to compensate by thinking ahead and using her speed to her advantage.
Loeseth is more defensively oriented and has a good talent for calming down the match, but rarely creates any flashy plays. His secret weapon is his heavy shot which can score from a long distance, and his extensive stamina allowing him to go box-to-box for a full game.
At 20 years old, Adrian Klaebo has taken on a starting role in Lokomotive’s central midfield. He is an incredibly smart defensive midfielder aiming to distribute balls in a deep-lying regista fashion, and works best with a physical, utility-focused player like his clubmate Loeseth.
Denis Arkanin is a creative midfielder with a great eye; although he is a strong athlete, his true strength lies in his game sense. He is very good at finding gaps in a defence as well as finding the passing lanes of the opponent off the ball; as a little extra, his free kicks are a dangerous weapon.
Evaldsson is a no-nonsense DM and an incredible workhorse in defence. His game sense is very sharp, and he often stands where an opponent tried to go almost instinctively. Physically extremely strong and hard to get past, but he is lacking on the ball and often plays unimaginative passes.
Gyldenstjerne lacks any particular strengths, but has been shown to be comfortable in almost all midfield positions, although occasionally lacking in terms of decision-making. He is particularly strong in speed and stamina, and has a patient air that belies his young age.
Tedenby is a natural leader and a teamplayer. On the field, she is a technically gifted and calm player with an extremely strong work ethic and high energy reserves, but easily beaten in physicality.

Wingers

#7 Mikhail Jashkin
Position: RF // Age: 25 // Height: 176 cm // Club: Directus (EUR)
#15 Steinar Aarsoy
Position: LM // Age: 28 // Height: 179 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn
#19 Krister Voynov
Position: LF // Age: 29 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Raynor City United (VAL)
#28 Ivan Grivoshenko
Position: RM // Age: 30 // Height: 178 cm // Club: Lokomotive Jarnstad
#32 Juhamatti Rajala
Position: LF // Age: 25 // Height: 190 cm // Club: Brisara FC (CMT)
#23 Göran Jaerbyn
Position: RM // Age: 21 // Height: 174 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn
#37 Finn Östberg
Position: LM // Age: 22 // Height: 182 cm // Club: Real Chinchinhua (TAE)
#39 Kristina Midtjaer
Position: RF // Age: 24 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Rockridge Phoenix (BRE)

Jashkin is a fast and technically gifted hybrid winger who is known for a deadly eye and his laser-like passes. While he has decent crossing skills, he tends to opt for a flat pass into the box or a dribbling instead, acting almost as a false nine that plays wide on the right.
Steinar Aarsoy is a more traditional winger than the likes of Voynov, but has a good eye and is very fast. He also often passes back to the edge of the box or into the midfield if there is open space, and isn’t shy of working backwards if required.
Mellin is a hybrid winger, aiming for the goal more than for the cross, and can also be used in a striker position. He is a physical player breaking through the lines and likes using his height to position himself at the far post, aiming for any spare balls.
Voynov loves to swing inside to challenge an opposing defender directly and is extremely good in 1v1 situations. He also scores many goals with a strong and precise shot, and has accurate passing skills as well. His main weakness is a lack of defensive work, forcing the left side to cover for his roaming.
Grivoshenko is a fast and technical player who is a constant threat on the right side, primarily due to his tendency to play pinpoint crosses that find the head of a striker with deadly reliability. A team-oriented player, who will look for passes and make his teammates better.
Rajala is extremely hard to contain because of his explosivity and the fact that despite his height and weight of 92 kg, he accelerates extremely fast. His top speed is actually not that great, and he is somewhat limited in dribbling, but he can be a good utility player to disrupt the opponents.
Jaerbyn is a fast and spectacular player. His crosses are very accurate and well-played, but he doesn’t (yet) pull to the centre all that much, contrary to most other Savojar wingers. If he is in position, he is actually also quite good at defending, but he often overreaches.
Östberg is a defensively responsible two-way player. He has a decent speed and is a superb crosser, but rarely ever seeks the way to the goal or a 1v1 with a defender. Can also play in the centre or as a leftback in a pinch, but will likely stick to the sidelines.
Midtjaer is a fast winger who runs up and down the sidelines, but cuts in at sharp angles regularly. She almost always runs down the right line and shows very late whether she will aim for a cross or a cut towards the goal. Technically brilliant, but still a bit lacking in defence.

Forwards

#9 Jekaterina Smolov
Position: ST // Age: 24 // Height: 176 cm // Club: CASK Thorsborg
#11 Simon Jacobsen
Position: ST // Age: 26 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Alnio (CMT)
#18 Sergey Nweke
Position: ST // Age: 24 // Height: 184 cm // Club: Unioneers (EUR)
#29 Ola Lapanen
Position: MS // Age: 25 // Height: 171 cm // Club: Capetown Crocs (TAE)
#32 Sven Ehlers
Position: ST // Age: 22 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn

Smolov has been Savojarna’s shooting star in the past years, going from playing as a joker at Traktor St. Andrei to a starting position at CASK, and it’s easy to see why. Smolov is fast and technical, brilliant at finding a gap in the defence and positioning herself to pounce on passes. She is also used to playing with dominant wingers, making her well-suited for the NT.
Jacobsen is a fast striker using his positioning and speed as a key weapon, working best in conjunction with another, more physical striker who can open gaps for him. Profited from a more speed-based tactic of the national team. Defensively, he runs a lot and has good pressing skills, but sometimes lacks in ball-winning ability.
Half-Banijan striker Sergey Nweke has played his youth football in Savojarna and has multiple SFS seasons under the belt. He is a solid, physically strong and quick player with good finishing capabilities and a nose for dangerous openings.
Lapanen is a short player that can play either as a playmaker or a striker. In either case, he lurks between the lines and has a brilliant eye for through passes or dribblings. He is an excellent dribbler and has a very precise shot, but lacks a bit in killer instinct as well as in height, making him a weak header.
Ehlers is a slim and quick striker excels at lurking in the back of the midfield for a quick run, and enjoys swapping places with a winger or a playmaker. An absolute pressing monster as well, as he can use his speed across the entire game.

ROSTER SELECTION

There will be an 21-man-roster announced for each scorination in RP’s. Please refer back to the last RP to ensure the most recent roster is used. If no roster is given for any scorination, the following can be assumed to be the call-up for the match in question (changes due to injury or suspension can occur according to RP), with starters in bold:

System: 4-2-3-1
GK: Pakanen - Larsen
LB: Pedersen - Viipuri
CB: Zirkova, Forsberg - Nymark
RB: Skov - Nurkanen/A. Loeseth
DM: Ilkkanen, Maersk - V. Loeseth, Klaebo/Gyldenstjerne
LM: Voynov - Aarsoy
OM: Lundell - Poulsen
RM: Jashkin - Midtjaer
ST: Jacobsen - Nweke/Smolov

TACTICS

STYLE: -1

ROLES
Captain: Maersk - Voynov - Forsberg - Pedersen
Free Kicks (direct): Voynov (left, centre), Jashkin (right)
Free Kicks (long): Maersk
Corners: Pedersen (left), Jashkin (right)
Penalty Kick: Maersk, Jacobsen, Poulsen, Nweke, Voynov, Lundell, Jashkin [also progression for shooutouts]

KITS
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HOME STADIUM

All matches are played in Sjoedrhavn. Sjoedrhavn is the capital of Savojarna and the biggest city of the country, with just shy of two million inhabitants in its city limits. It is located around a bay that served as a natural harbour for centuries, and although Sjoedrhavn’s industrial harbour - still an important economic part of the city - has been moved outwards, the ferries to Russica and Sumanen still depart in the old harbour, and it still shapes the city. The capital boasts many cultural institutions, but also a thriving bar scene in the Docklands quarter and in the cellars of its mediaeval old town. Sjoedrhavn is also the home to Savojarna’s main international airport, and thus likely to be the first place for visitors to land.
The stadium used in Sjoedrhavn is the Nationalstadion Carl Gustaf Bjurman, or “The Bjurman” for locals, the home stadium of the Savojar national team, and not used by any club side. It fits 76’800 people in an all-seater arrangement, and is located in Revolutionsparken (Park of the Revolution), a large green area in Northwestern Sjoedrhavn, next to a canal. The recently renovated stadium is reached easily via metro (station “Nationalstadion”).

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RP PERMISSIONS
Choose Goalscorers: Y
Godmod Scoring: N
Injure Players: Y (I determine severity)
Godmod Injuries: N
Yellow Cards: Y
Red Cards: Y - not more than one
Godmod other events: N

I am open to discussing all RP permissions via TG or Discord, if you have a specific plan.
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MT socialist (mostly) island state - Cultural mixture of Scandinavia, Finland and Russia -Exports iron, steel, silver and wood - Low fantasy in terms of animal species - Sports-loving - 22.8 million inhabitants.

The adjective is Savojar; Savojarnan is not a word!
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Vdara » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:27 pm

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Squad
POS - Player Name - No. - Club - Nation of Club
Lineup 1:
Formation: 5-3-2

GK - Markos Moustakakos - 1 - Heraklion - Image
LWB - Tryfon Vlahiades (CAPTAIN) - 2 - 1830 Cathair - Image
CB - Nestoras Galanatos - 3 - Marionville - Image
CB - Valentinos Giannakos - 4 - Chenoworth Rovers - Image
CB - David Xeniadis - 5 - Avenida Principal - Image
RWB - Manousos Athanas - 6 - Ierapetra - Image
CM - Kimon Karalas - 7 - Veriasod Lakers - Image
CDM - Vangelis Mavroglou - 8 - Paphos - Image
CM - Anargyros Stamatelis - 9 - Kyrenia - Image
ST - Chirstoforos Lazelis - 11 - North Laithland - Image
ST - Alexis Fotellis - 10 - Agios Nikolaos - Image

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Substitutes
GK - Zaharias Frangoglou - 13 - SW Stahlberg - Image
CB - Trifonas Tolakis - 21 - Valnohar Rovers - Image
CB - Stamatios Christakos - 27 - National Team Academy - Image
CDM - Lambros Tantalopoulos - 32 - Walstreim Lions - Image
LWB/CDM - Apollon Kairakos - 59 - Al Haxire - Image
ST - Andrianos Petras - 69 - Veriasod Lakers - Image
ST - Nik Cosmidis - 15 - Atlantea Hurricanes - Image

Lineup 2:
Formation: 3-2-5

GK - Zaharias Frangoglou - 13 - SW Stahlberg - Image
CB - Anargyros Zerveas - 23 - Moresville FC - Image
CB - Trifonas Tolakis - 21 - Valnohar Rovers - Image
CB - Stamatios Christakos- 27 - National Team Academy - Image
CDM - Akakios Demotis - 35 - Al Haxire - Image
CDM - Lambros Tantalopoulos - 32 - Walstreim Lions - Image
LW - Alkiviadis Manolakis - 37 - Project Olimpo Jutsii - Image
LF - Themistoklis Muleas - 78 - Blackfields - Image
ST - Andrianos Petras - 69 - Veriasod Lakers FC - Image
RF - Mathaios Makrotsis - 36 - Unama'kik-Inverness 1877 - Image
RW - Manousos Scafididis - 34 - Real Atlantea - Image
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Substitutes
GK (player-manager) - Markos Moustakakos - 1 - Heraklion - Image
LWB - Tryfon Vlahiades - 2 - 1830 Cathair - Image
CB - David Xeniadis - 5 - Avenida Principal - Image
RWB - Manousos Athanas - 6 - Ierapetra - Image
CDM - Vangelis Mavroglou - 8 - Paphos - Image
CM - Kimon Karalas - 7 - Veriasod Lakers - Image
ST - Chirstoforos Lazelis - 11 - North Laithland - Image


Lineup 1:

Markos Moustakakos - We start with the first team goalkeeper who is technically also a player manager. Markos is a fantastic shot stopper who can command his players very well, as shown in the Sporting World Cup and Campionato Esportiva, where the Vdaran Under-18s won the former and reached the quarter-finals of the latter, all with Markos in charge.

Tryfon Vlahiades - A wondrous wing back who always puts 100% effort into every match, Vlahiades has shown his greatness internationally, with his pace being used to get to wide areas further down the pitch. The 29-year-old is a skilful crosser and free-kick taker, and is usually the penalty-kick taker. The wing back earned a move to 1830 Cathair in Audioslavia after WC85, where he’s shown his worth as a great full-back by scoring the winning goal in 1830’s title-winning season.

Nestoras Galanatos - Mathaios Pardakis’ retirement at the age of 41 paved the way for Nestoras Galanatos to enter the squad, and he’s certainly proven himself. While many people believe he should be benched in favour of younger players, the still-youthful Galanatos believes he has what it takes to start in this lineup.

Valentinos Giannakos - Giannakos is not the most well-known player in the squad, but he is certainly a fantastic defender. At 28, Giannakos doesn’t have much time left in his career to grow and develop, hence why you may hear less about him in future World Cups. He gave away a penalty against Xanneria in a 4-3 loss and gained a red card for it, so you may see less of him as more talented players rise through the ranks. His form hasn’t seem to have gotten better in Nephara either, as Chenoworth Rovers continue to finish just above the relegation zone each season.

David Xeniadis - A decent defender who was the youngest player in the National Team at WC84, Xeniadis - who is now 24 - has certainly solidified as a defender since he gained his first international cap as an 18 year old.

Manousos Athanas - A fantastic wing back with more pace than sense, Athanas has been known to race past opposition midfielders and defenders with a smirk on his face and his few brain cells rattling about in his head. Now 29, Athanas seemed to have finally peaked, but he’s still as quick and as unbeatable as ever.

Kimon Karalas - A midfield maestro who is great at crosses and corners, Karalas is a player who could impress many at this World Cup. His ability to pass the ball is one that has bamboozled many opposition players before, and the 27-year-old has been known to perform skill moves such as the rainbow flick and McGeady spin relatively often, which is odd for a central midfielder. Goals aren’t uncommon for this lad either, but his form seems to have dried up drastically in Tikariot - he’ll be looking to reinvigorate his career in this tournament.

Vangelis Mavroglou - A central defensive midfielder, who takes the ‘defensive’ part of his position very seriously, Mavroglou has been a centrepiece in the Vdaran midfield. The 30-year-old isn’t exactly fast, but he makes up for it with his incredible bursts of adrenalin which only seem to pop up when it seems destined that the opposition are going to score.

Anargyros Stamatelis - Not much is known about this midfielder, but he is quite good. Performing decently at the last World Cup, the 29-year-old has shown critics that he is more than just an average midfielder, at least by Vdaran standards. A decent crosser, Stamatelis usually sits back in the midfield when people go forward, and he’s wary of counter attacks.

Chirstoforos Lazelis - A young, quick striker who can zoom past defenders faster than every other player in this squad, Lazelis rose through the Vdaran football pyramid straight from the Gamma League to the Alpha League following the 24-year-old’s incredible performances in the 4th tier. His performances both internationally and domestically later earned him a move to Nepharan club North Laithland, whose fans will be eagerly awaiting to see how he does in this World Cup.

Alexis Fotellis - Most famous for his ongoing feud which had both of his boots ending up in the face of Nate Ellis of Hapilopper, this striker is better at shooting than he is running, being more used to receiving crosses and passes while he’s inside the box. Now 40, Fotellis doesn’t have much longer to play in the National Team, with younger players - such as Andrianos Petras - rising through the ranks. He scored 10 goals in the WC85 Qualifiers, second only to Chirstoforos Lazelis, but was left on the bench in WC86. He returns to the strike force in this edition, however, ready to see off his career with a bang.

Lineup 2:

Zaharias Frangoglou - A product of the national team’s recent dive into forming their own academy rather than snatching their players from established sides, 18-year-old Zaharias has impressed many with his reflexes and diving ability, and at 6’4” he towers over most of his teammates. In the last Sporting World Cup, Frangoglou saved two penalties in the final which gave Vdara their first ever trophy - even if it was just a youth tournament. In his one season in Sylestone, he helped Avondale Beach FC finish 5th in a division where they were expected to finish 12th, which earned him a move to SW Stahlberg.

Anargyros Zerveas - Following Vdara’s disappointing last place finish in Sporting World Cup 10, Anargyros earned himself a move to Taeshan in an attempt to prove that he was in fact still a solid player with great potential. The move boosted his confidence and helped him grow as a player, and at 18 he ended up being an integral part of the Vdaran defence during Under-18 World Cup 11.

Trifonas Tolakis - Cool names are an oddly effective way of making your way into one of the national team, and Trifonas Tolakis has managed to capitalise on that opportunity fully. Another product of the national team’s academy, the youth scouts predict that he’ll go far, and that commentators will enjoy saying his name out loud. It’ll be mainly Tikariotan commentators that enjoy saying his name, however, as Valnohar Rovers snapped the young defender up as soon as they heard how cool his name was.

Stamatios Christakos - How many academy graduates can you have in one squad? The answer is six, and Stamatios is the third one in this list. This lad has never skipped leg day, and could probably crush a watermelon with his thighs - if he could be bothered. His sheer strength allows him to make great tackles and clearances, all while striking fear into more scrawny opponents.

Akakios Demotis - Here’s another player who moved to Taeshan after a disastrous performance in SWC 10. Amazingly, his move to Taeshan helped him a lot, and he was an integral part of the midfield duo which dominated games at times.

Lambros Tantalopoulos - What do you know, it’s academy graduate number four, and the second of the midfield duo! As the name implies, Lambros is quite pacey, which is quite odd for a central-defensive midfielder. However, this helps him be a deadly force in counter attacks, and he also helps maintain the 2-man midfield with Akakios Demotis. After an amazing performance in the Sporting World Cup in which he scored a hat trick against Megistos to send Vdara to the finals, he earned himself a move to the Walstreim Lions in South Newlandia for an academy-record $350,000! Ever since then, Lambros has had a key impact on his new team, helping them to a two consecutive league titles!

Alkiviadis Manolakis - A fantastic performance in U-18 WC 11 showed that Manolakis has the potential to break into the senior team. He’s got pace and passing ability, which he used to his and the squad’s advantage during the team’s trophy-winning performances.

Themistoklis Muleas - Not the most standout player in the squad, but definitely not a bad one. He is overshadowed by most of the other attackers - and other players in the squad - but he is still definitely one to watch during this tournament. His impact on the squad was finally noticed by Euran club Blackfields, who have decided to take a punt on the young Vdaran.

Andrianos Petras - Following the advancement of Nik Cosmidis to the first team, Petras was called up from the Academy to replace him. This worked amazingly well, as he scored goal after goal after goal during Vdara’s Under-18 World Cup 11 adventure. This caught the eye of scouts in Tikariot, who snapped him up on the cheap so that he could show his skills. Since then, Andrianos has scored quite a few goals in the Tikariot Premier League, and has proven himself to be one of the best Vdarans youngsters out there.

Mathaios Makrotsis - The last academy graduate of this lineup, Makrotsis will be looking to perfect his abilities in this tournament. At the very young age of 15, Makrotsis has plenty time to perfect his abilities at his new club in Quebec - and he has a winners’ medal from the Under-18 World Cup 11.

Manousos Scafididis - Last but not least, we have Manousos Scafididis. Yet another remnant of the Sporting World Cup 10 squad, Manousos has been looking to improve ever since. Amazingly, he has, and his pace and agility have only gotten better with time. He showed this in Under-18 World Cup 11, where he whipped in cross after cross, and used his skills and quick feet to score quite a few goals. Now plying his trade in Taeshan, Manousos won a league title with Yaton FC before moving to Real Atlantea.


To see which lineup your squad your lineup will be playing against, please see here:

11th - MD1 - Vdara vs Norish Jeia Repa - Lineup 2
13th - MD2 - Baker Park vs Vdara - Lineup 1
MD3 - Vdara vs Xanneria - Lineup 1
15th - MD4- North Japan vs Vdara - Lineup 2
MD5 - Vdara vs Hapilopper - Lineup 1
17th - MD6 - Vdara vs Cascadia - Lineup 2
MD7 - Bonbokh u Piche vs Vdara - Lineup 2
19th - MD8 - Vdara vs Electrum - Lineup 1
MD9 - Qwakmybush vs Vdara - Lineup 1
22nd - MD10 - Norish Jeia Repa vs Vdara - Lineup 2
MD11 - Vdara vs Baker Park - Lineup 1
24th - MD12 - Xanneria vs Vdara - Lineup 1
MD13 - Vdara vs North Japan - Lineup 2
26th - MD14 - Hapilopper vs Vdara - Lineup 1
MD15 - Cascadia vs Vdara - Lineup 2
28th - MD16 - Vdara vs Bonbokh u Piche - Lineup 2
MD17 - Electrum vs Vdara - Lineup 1
30th - MD18 - Vdara vs Qwakmybush - Lineup 1




Information
Manager:
Lineup 1: Lükækš Væñøœrëñbérghüïś
Lineup 2: Markos Moustakakos

Home Stadium:
VdarArena
Trigramme:
VDR
Rank:
49th (up from 62nd in WC86)
Best result:
4th in WC86 Group Stage
First International:
Hapilopper 2 - 1 Vdara
Largest Wins:
Vdara 5 - 1 Acapais
Vdara 5 - 1 Monglechabagd

Largest Loss:
Equestria 6 - 1 Vdara
Captain:
Lineup 1: Tryfon Vlahiades
Lineup 2: Lambros Tantalopoulos

Oldest Player:
Alexis Fotellis (aged 40)
Youngest Player:
Mathaios Makrotsis (aged 17)
Style Modifier:
+3


Permissions
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes.
Godmod scoring events: Yes, and I encourage it. :3
RP injuries to my players: Yes.
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes, and please make it interesting :3
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes, but only 3 per game.
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, but only 1 per game.
Godmod other events: Yes, absolutely.
The Republic of Vdara
An idyllic archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea consisting of the islands of Malta, Cyprus, Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes, Thera, and Kasos.

Factbook | Vdaran Airlines | National Anthem | Royal Family (dead) | Political Parties | Vai News 24
World Cup:
WC84: 7th in qualifying
WC85: 5th in qualifying
WC86: 4th in qualifying
WC87: 1st in qualifying, 4th (last) in group stage

Cup of Harmony:
CoH 76: 6th (last) in group stage
CoH 77: Round of 16
CoH 78: Quarter-finals

U-18 World Cup
U-18 WC10: 4th (last) in group stage
U-18 WC11: CHAMPIONS (1st ever title)

Campionato Esportiva:
CE27: Quarter-finals (lost 2-0 to Esportivan Darmen)
CE28: can’t be arsed checking (lost to Esportivan Darmen)
CE29: [REDACTED]

AOCAF:
TBD

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New Lusitania and the Algarves
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Posts: 397
Founded: Nov 02, 2016
Democratic Socialists

Postby New Lusitania and the Algarves » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:39 pm

FEDERAÇÃO LUSITANA DE FUTEBOL
A Selecção
World Cup 87 Qualifying | Qualificação para o 87º Mundial
Road To Taeshan and Ethane


SQUAD
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In a jade colour, the Default Starting Eleven
In blue, rest of the twenty-three

BACKUP PLAYERS
GK Cláudio Rocha (Belém)
DF Diogo Domingues (Sporting CL -> on loan UD Tomar)
MD Ricardo Oliveira (SCUT)
MD Luís Miguel (União Leiriense <- Bemfica)
FD Ricardo Pinhel (CD Marítimo)
FD Mateus Pragal (Sporting CL -> on loan to União Leiriense)

Style: +1

VENUES
Estádio Nacional do Jamor (70 000): Banija
Estádio de Nervião, Sevilha (55 000): Jeruselem
Estádio da Anta do Dragão, Porto (55 000): Oberour Ar Moro
Estádio da Palma, São Jorge do Mar, Colónia de S.Jorge (60 000): Saltstead
Estádio do Mondego, Coimbra (50 000): Stevidia
Estádio do Conquistador, Guimarães (40 000): Belac
AlgarveArena (40 000, after additional seating): Melbergia
Estádio Dom Dinis, Leiria (40 000): Vangaziland
Estádio da Ilha Verde, S.Miguel, Açores (30 000): Thibaea

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Within moderation
RP injuries to my players: Yes, within moderation, consider also giving a heads up.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes, within moderation
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, once or twice
Godmod other events: No.
Basically have fun, don't overdo it on the exaggeration bit and best of luck
Last edited by New Lusitania and the Algarves on Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
NEW LUSITANIA AND THE ALGARVES


PROUD MEMBER OF THE IDU
Champions! of IAC9
Trigramme: NLA
Embassy Program - Closed
Champions of IAC9, 3rd IAC6
3G, 2S, 2B at the IDU Olympics'19
Semi-finalist of the WPIC 3 [Water Polo]
Almost made it to World Cup 80 (3rd in Group) as well as World Cup 81 (lost playoff)

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Balqia
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Founded: Jun 17, 2018
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Balqia » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:01 pm

Balqia Fusba Komanda (Balqia’s National Football Team)

Staff

Manager:
Tristanus Vecoviq. An old fox from balqese sport, he retired last year only to return now. His old age (78) may seem like a hindrance to many people, but the wise leadership of Balqia knows that there’s nothing better to run a Football Team than someone who did this for the last fifty years of his life.

Vice-Manager:
Lena Anastazi. A young political star, she is well known in the country for being the spearhead of a generation of innovative women that is eager to help the country to grow. As such, she was moved from the Balqese League of Water Polo, where she worked for twenty years, to become the Vice-Manager of the National Team in her forty-sixth year of life.

Coach:
Emilius Seroviq. Well know for his work in the Novorina Middle-school Football Championship as the coach for the 2nd place team of youngsters, he is now going to put his brilliant strategic mindset to work in the World Cup.

Coach Assistant:
Gregori Perkoviq: Having worked as a janitor for the Orsav Football Arena for thirty years of his life, Gregori was selected for his mastery in fantasy football and nutrition. He is a proof that political connections, or a degree, aren’t necessary for reaching high places in Balqia

Doctor:
Ivan Kaganoviq. The country most famous cardiologist is joining the National Team in the highest moment of his life long career as the chief doctor of the Nergi Asylum.

The Main Team


Goalkeeper:
Andrev Zanos (1). After being expelled from the Balqese Federation of Pugilism, Andrev found his new career as a goalkeeper for a local team. Now he is joining the National Team, ready to show that his quick moves are perfect for defending the team. He is famous for his strong uppercut, used both during and after matches.

Forward:
Janus Topolin (3). The young Topolin, with only eighteen years old, is debuting in the professional football scenario in the World Cup. Being recognized as the best player of his neighborhood in Orsav, he was quickly recruited to the National Team so his talent is not wasted in minor teams.

Eugen Kesgailus (4). A professional player of the Army’s Team, Kesgailus won several Prizes for his participation in the games of the National League. Now he is going to show the world the balqese discipline in the fields.

Midfield:
Ugo Rotnoviq (7). A twenty year old player from the rural south, Rotnoviq was chosen for his performance during several matches of the regional league. Hardened by his work as a farmer he promises a challenge to the rival teams.

Paul Iagonoviq (8). Born and raised in the suburbs of Orsav, Iagonoviq found a career in track-and-field. His dreams of performing in the Olympics, however, never came true as Balqia refuses to send delegations. The leadership, never letting it’s citizens down, took note on that and offered this chance to Paul so he can finally realize his dream of being recognized internationally.

Balto Kareli (9). Being sentenced twenty years of prison for manslaughter, Kareli soon found a new life in the prison’s popular matches. Now, with a chance in the judges heart, he is going to play for the nation as a mean to shorten his sentence.

Markus Alboviq (10). His football carer started in junior school, where he came to the teachers eyes as naturally talented. Soon he went from being the captain of his College Team, to Orsav F.C. and now to the National Team, fulfilling his life-long dream.

Back:
Boreas Ratnik (13). With twenty one years Ratnik rose to fame for winning the National Championship of Chess. Now, after defending the title for five years, he found his way to Football, eager to prove that the balqese don’t know a limit to glory.

Sara Ptoloviq (14). The star from the Balqia’s Women Football League, she broke records by filling entire stadium with more than two hundred watchers during her teams matches. She eagerly accepted the invitation to play in the National Team and anxiously waits to perform in the World Cup.

Ipocres Elioviq (15). Also known as the moving mountain, Ipocres plays in the Dead Eagles F.C., a local team formed of his colleagues from the steelworks at Rostni. His enormous size and well groomed muscles make him the perfect defense.

Lukas Vargas (16). A proud veteran, Lukas is accused of several crimes against humanity by NGO worldwide. Even under so heavy accusations he decided to join the National Team, not only to prove his meekness, but to prove to the world that every one has a second change.

Reserve:
GK Sugarcane (2). Winner of several races, Sugarcane is considered the faster horse in Balqia.

FC Kamil Gobeliq (5). Played for three years as a reserve in North Orsav F.C.

FC Aristus Rodoniq (6) . Secretary of Rodni F.C. and football enthusiast.

MF Oto Tianoviq (11). A twenty year old from the swimming team of Orsav’s University.

MF Ana Komeniq (12). A ballet dancer from western Balqia, very quick and flexible.

BC Dunklen Romanoviq (17). A factory worker in Orsav, he plays football in the weekends with his friends.

BC Rodni Mikliviq (18). He was the only to volunteer during recruitment of civilians.

BC Anastaci Luriviq (19). A retired Sargent of the army, played in two internal matches.

Other Info:
Style: 0
Typical Formation: 4-4-2
Uniform:
A black shirt with yellow details, the name and number of the player is white, the teams logo stands in the chest; shorts are black with yellow stripes as well as the socks; the boots are yellow with a black sole. The alternative uniform switches black and white colors. They may appear to just be common clothing with the details snitched in it, but the Sports Ministry guarantees their quality.
RP Permission: Yes for everything, surprise me!
69th Baptism of Fire - 2nd Place;
82th World Cup - 5th place of group 6;
83th World Cup - 4th place of group R;
84th World Cup - 5th place of group 11;
85th World Cup - 4th place of group 6.


English isn't my native language. If you see any gramatical error in my RPs, please let me know.

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