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Postby Bongo Johnson » Sat May 01, 2021 7:42 pm

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Official World Cup 88 Roster

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Head Coach - Jean-Claude Benoit
Asst. Coach - Jean-Baptiste Benoit

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Formation: 4-2-3-1

Starting Eleven

GK: Adam Jones
LB: Frederick Frick
CB: Bolzak Teebaghar
RB: Jordy Nelson
DM: Hands McGurkin
LM: Michael van Bichael
CM: Kiplet Hurston
RM: Chaplain Crabtree
LW: Speedy Wheels
CF: Bongald
RW: Schnitzer Longmont

Bench

GK: Spobe Rogers
LB: Rudy van Zant
CB: Paul Creenis
CM: Walter Puterbaugh
RM: Bob Graff
LW: Danny Provolone
RW: Balthazar

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Postby Nephara » Sat May 01, 2021 8:43 pm

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NEPHARA
World Ranking:
1st
Preferred Formation: 4-4-2
Secondary Formation: 4-3-3
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Home Stadium: The Farham Arena in Sabrefell is reserved for the biggest games, but Nephara is a large enough country that it spreads its matches across the nation.
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Nickname: the Cormorants

What is the word for a group of cormorants? Herd, flock, murder? Apparently, it's a dynasty. Kendra Ramsey has added the final pieces to the puzzle, and now Nephara look unstoppable, at least for another cycle. They've made it to three straight World Cup finals, won three straight regionals, and with a hard-nosed defensive core look nastier than ever.

This is a qualifying roster. As a result, this is just a summary of the overall team situation, and will be updated in the event of qualification. For full player biographies, refer to the last tournament roster posted.

Overall Record
562 wins - 100 draws - 128 losses
1832 scored - 929 conceded

Trophies
Baptism of Fire 51
Cup of Harmony 61
World Cups 74 and 87
Eagle's Cup 5
4 Cope Rushmori - 30, 35, 36, 37
5 Campionati Esportiva - 6, 8, 10, 15 and 18
Only the second nation in history to achieve the 'Triple Crown' of WCC titles - represented by three stars on the crest.
Second in footballing ability only to 6PupperFunnerRunnies.


Most Caps
172 - Hadrian Belfast
162 - Rowena Strongbow
155 - Elaine Ashdown
153 - Chimera Moxham
150 - Estrella Hawke
149 - Roxelana Thorn
143 - Dieter Konoval
141 - Tosca Marlowe
137 - Cathy Stokes
136 - Tanith Rainsford
134 - Michael Brandon
129 - Adnan Szalai
128 - Tawny Shone
126 - Anna Shrike, Malachite Scharner
120 - Kurtis Bastable
116 - Dale Brightley, Diandra Ballard, Sasha Christener, Penumbra Amokachi
114 - Monako Saroszi
112 - Konrad Gosforth
111 - Calliope Katskalidis
108 - Gerhard Thunder
107 - Marcin Close
106 - Hesterine Mercator
104 - Rook Cathar
103 - Keith Rowland, Sieglinde Lohengrin, Ilyana Brosch
100 - Leona Rafford

Most Goals
91 - Estrella Hawke
68 - Kurtis Bastable
65 - Penumbra Amokachi
63 - Chimera Moxham
57 - Gerhard Thunder
55 - Rook Cathar, Rowena Strongbow
50 - Elaine Ashdown

Most Clean Sheets
44 - Diandra Ballard
33 - Hesterine Mercator
30 - Apostolos Tsattalios
28 - Portia Thrift, Kieron Riordan
24 - Reece Coleman, Andreas Swoboda


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Tactics
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Nepharan football is based around playing hard, pressing aggressively, playing for keeps. Occasionally this leaves gaps behind the high defensive line, though most Nepharan goalkeepers are in the sweeping mould these days to compensate. Marchers are, by and large, a physically imposing folk, and eager to throw their size around. The footballing culture is intensely competitive, and those that survive to make their way to the top are hellbent on winning at any cost. Elbows to the face. Subtle digs in the ribs. Diving is dishonest when opponents do it but streetwise when Nepharim do it. In short, Nephara are the bully from two years above who picked you, specifically, out as a natural target.

That is often the foreign perspective, but it overlooks a key fact; Nepharan football can honestly be beautiful to watch. Generations of players brought up on dry plains or asphalt play the ball quickly and fearlessly along the ground, never sideways when there's a forward option open, always looking to stretch and probe and stay one really good pass away from a goal. Nepharim are undoubtedly physical, even cynical, but their success has been built off the backs of ruthless, fast-paced passing football.

The Godhead
For home matches, and during international tournaments, Nephara wheels out the 'Godhead', a giant boulder with an eerie resemblance to Gethin Ramsey, first manager of the Cormorants in the modern era and by now long dead. Nepharim have a superstitious streak, and while nobody's saying it is, in fact, the mystic reincarnation of their most iconic leader, nobody's quite not saying it, either. The Godhead is traditionally 'walked' to the stadium by Nepharan ultras using an intricate series of ropes, and often a flare is wedged into its 'mouth' to simulate a smoking cigar.

Staff
Manager - Triffid Ramsey - Age 47
Assistant Manager - Catherine Sedgwick - Age 58
Daughter of the legendary Gethin Ramsey, Nephara's Baptism of Fire manager and (probably) the first manager to take three different nations to the World Cup, but Triffid's eager to get out from under that shadow. A very good but not excellent player, Ramsey took naturally to management and pursues a more modern version of the elder Ramsey's ideals - industry backed by data, athleticism backed by sport science, pace backed by skill. Catherine Sedgwick is a former national team player and formidable manager in her own right, here to offer a steady hand at the tiller and keen tactical mind. Together, they won the World Cup. What else is there to say?

Goalkeepers
Core
GK - Fasolt Senninger (Image AFC Treason) - Age 30 - 13 caps, 4 clean sheets
GK - Alexandra Markgraf (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 30 - 2 caps
GK - Aranea Provost (Image Spartangrad) - Age 27 - 45 caps, 26 clean sheets
GK - Raluca Garamond (Image Sabrefell Athletic) - Age 27 - 8 caps, 4 clean sheets
GK - Fiona Hartnett (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 27 - 2 caps
GK - Katerina Olexander (Image Myana) - Age 23 - 2 caps, 1 clean sheet

Aranea Provost has the spot locked down, and is not about to let go. Believes herself to be the world's greatest goalkeeper, and is very possibly correct; she saves the impossible, routinely, and expertly sweeps behind the line while also offering flawless distribution. The other goalkeepers are 'merely' exceptional, with Senninger and Garamond the two closest.

Defenders
RB - Rovena Stride (Image AFC Treason) - Age 29 - 92 caps, 8 goals
RB - Linde Rostock (Image Stahlburg City) - Age 28 - 34 caps, 1 goal
RB - Pristina Soeringer (Image Stein-los Turkish) - Age 24 - 16 caps, 1 goal
RB - Syrene Fischer (Image Crisisbless) - Age 24 - 4 caps
CB - Cedella Verlander (Image AFC Corvistone) - Age 30 - 33 caps
CB - Bersant Sale (Image AFC Treason) - Age 28 - 7 caps, 1 goal
CB - Miska Brabanzon (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 25 - 18 caps
CB - Shosanna Bruhn (Image Belgrave) - Age 25 - 3 caps
CB - Reniira Clevinger (Image Sabrefell Athletic) - Age 24 - 33 caps, 5 goals
LB - Vivica Muscadin (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 28 - 64 caps, 4 goals
LB - Jess Seselja (Image Lhor) - Age 27 - 12 caps, 2 goals
LB - Visca Konrad (Image Bastion Lions) - Age 24 - 3 caps
LB - Radeka Lind (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 21 - 8 caps

Any fear that the breakup of Thorn and Brosch would lead to the defence being easily breached evaporated when Clevinger and Brabanzon helped Nephara to concede just two goals last CR. Clevinger in particular is a brilliant and dynamic defender. On the flanks, Stride and Muscadin are among the first names on the team-sheet, the former having scored the goal that won the last Final. There are a bevy of strong, serviceable rightbacks, but stocks on the left are thinner, though Lind is a legitimate wunderkind blossoming to fruition. Futures are a little less secure in the centre, though more than adequate.

Midfielders
RM - Anselm Koerner (Image 1830 Cathair) - Age 27 - 35 caps, 9 goals
RM - Janna Sauthier (Image CASK Thorsborg) - Age 27 - 13 caps, 4 goals
RM/LM - Ysabet Belgrade (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 26 - 41 caps, 10 goals
RM - Severine Reed (Image Raynor City United) - Age 23 - 12 caps, 3 goals
HM - Rashica Horvath (Image La Nueva Avenida) - Age 29 - 25 caps
HM - Arysa Hensser (Image Southfell United) - Age 27 - 4 caps
HM - Annika Miller (Image Rozelle) - Age 24 - 6 caps
HM - Rook Timekeeper (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 24 - 15 caps
CM - Ilia Mueller (Image AFC Treason) - Age 29 - 12 caps, 1 goal
CM - Lothaire Cromwell (Image AC Izotz Zubia) - Age 27 - 52 caps, 13 goals
CM - Danica Marshall (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 27 - 11 caps, 3 goals
CM - Exene Fletcher (Image Hellinic Rouge) - Age 25 - 21 caps, 6 goals
CM - Thalassa Fletcher (Image La Nueva Avenida) - Age 25 - 7 caps, 1 goal
LM - Sonya Latimore (Image Soldarian FC) - Age 28 - 10 caps, 2 goals
LM - Chantal Kalevi (Image Stein-los Turkish) - Age 26 - 16 caps, 5 goals
LM - Kendra Considine Ramsey (Image AFC Treason) - Age 25 - 19 caps, 4 goals

The muscular, functional combination of Cromwell and Horvath remains the anchor of the squad, players capable of physically punishing their opponents even while outnumbered and working the ball well in tight spaces. The wings, meanwhile, are... kind of sickeningly overflowing with talent. Ramsey seems to favour a 4-4-2 in her current approach with no set clear playmaker, in the way that Chimera Moxham was in years past.

Forwards
RM/ST - Traudl Mrdja (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 27 - 27 caps, 8 goals
ST - Konrad Lovelace (Image Revolutionaries) - Age 30 - 79 caps, 43 goals
ST - Voska Avetisyan (Image Istria City FC) - Age 29 - 32 caps, 12 goals
ST - Danica Marinkovic (Image Royal Rumiatzi) - Age 28 - 7 caps, 4 goals
ST - Ruby Gjasula (Image Bastion) - Age 27 - 10 caps, 4 goals
ST - Bastet North (Image Jungle Strike) - Age 26 - 6 caps, 2 goals
ST - Latona Basilisk (Image Mâ Âlâmëómë) - Age 26 - 33 caps, 17 goals
ST - Roanna Murin (Image Southfell United) - Age 26 - 5 caps, 1 goal
ST - Renira Schanzer (Image Urrheddiao) - Age 26 - 1 cap
ST - Gareth Pawnbroker (Image AFC Mayville) - Age 23 - 3 caps, 2 goal

With Konrad Lovelace building into a rich vein of form in the last tournament and Latona Basilisk finally bursting into life on the domestic scene, the Cormorants look in good shape to finish their chances with an athletic, fast-paced forward line. Who will back them up? It's hard to say. Danica Marinkovic is a surprise bolter whose form in the Eagles Cup was electric, with Bastet North, Ruby Gjasula and the lucky charm Traudl Mrdja all in the mix to join them. What they lack is a target man in the purest sense, though Avetisyan and Pawnbroker both fit that mould.
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Postby Igratia » Sat May 01, 2021 9:44 pm

World Cup 88

Igratia National Team


STAFF
Head Coach: Ted Burton, age 45
Assistant Coach: Albie Hayes, age 51
Goalkeeping Coach: Jim Wesley, age 47
Fitness coach: Jake Reid, age 38
Medical lead: Olliver Clifford, age 56
Physical therapists: Finn Eaton, age 42 and Maisie Everleigh, age 39

STARTING 11
GK 1 Daniel Emsworth, age 31
CB 20 James Sheldon, age 31
CB 17 Mason Start, age 22
LB 7 Dylan Reid, age 25
RB 3 Noah Cott, age 23
DM 6 Nathaniel Bloodworth, age 27
DM 14 David Bircher, age 23
AM 11 Ben Shipley, age 25
AM 21 Jack Skelton, age 26
AM 10 Jake Keene, age 23
FW 18 Ellis Fawcett, age 28

BACK-UPS
GK 23 Hugo Tindall, age 30
GK 18 Caleb Ryley, age 24
CB 13 Riley Wordsworth, age 26
CB 15 Blake Lincoln, age 25
LB 8 Ollie Merton, age 24
RB 4 Arlo Ainsworth, age 29
RB 12 Tommy Hayden, age 22
DM 22 David Brandon, age 26
AM 8 Thomas Adley, age 28
AM 16 Finley Weld, age 31
FW 12 Matthew Shirley, age 30
FW 21 Jacob Yarbrough, age 22

Formation: 4-2-3-1, 0 Style Modifier

Home Stadium: Memorial Stadium (seating 25,239) in Aurimead

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Postby Sargossa » Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 am

World Cup 88


Sargossa - 'The Corsairs'


Head Coach

Brian McAllister (Tikariot)
It’s a little while now since Brian McAllister swapped the relative comfort of being a number two for the crucible of international head coachery. A key part of the backroom team that masterminded Tikariot’s highly impressive arrival onto the world stage, McAllister led Sargossa to fourth place at the Cup of Harmony 78 and a couple of quarter final places. The last World Cup was disappointing but it was a transitional side. This time around expectations will be higher.

Backroom Staff

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

Talent

GK: 1. Alejandro Martínez (27) – Sportivo Soluca
GK: 13. Sergio Arrabal (27) – Alianza Jucaro
GK: 25. Tomás Gaos (36) – Sportivo Cordova

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

DR: 2. Tobías Figueroa (22) – El Nacional
DC: 5. Juan Esnáider (32) – Oriannor Mountaineers (Tikariot)
DC: 6. Raúl Dengra (27) – Alianza Jucaro
DL: 3. Alfonso Barrueco (23) – Ciudad Soluca
DLC: 12. Víctor Miralles (29) – El Nacional
DRC: 14. Máximo Moya (25) – Sporting San Marquez
DL: 19. Juan Manuel Martí (28) – Sportivo Soluca
DC: 21: Sebastián Cáceres (18) – Sporting San Marquez

At times during the last World Cup campaign the Corsairs were woeful at the back, conceded forty times in eighteen fixtures. A reversion to a back three seems to have stemmed the tide and the side looked much harder to break down at the Copa Rushmori in Eura. The experienced Juan Esnáider remains the leader at the back but the coaching staff have been searching around for real quality at centreback. Miralles and Dengra have the nod for now but Máximo Moya is waiting to step in. The youngster Cáceres looks to be an absolute gem dug from the barrios of San Marquez and could get some international experience under his belt. Figueroa and Barrueco are both comfortable ranging forward, potentially at the expense of their defensive duties.

DMC: 4. Esteban Pomar (30) – El Nacional
AMR: 7. Édgar Elvira (25) – Dínamo Maturín
MC: 8. Enrique González (25) – Ciudad Soluca
AML: 11. Esteban Leguizamo (30) – Blacklake Blues (Taeshan)
AMRC: 15. Agustín Soria (23) – Sportivo Soluca
MC: 16. Adrián Fonseca (33) – Ciudad Soluca
DMC: 18. Marcos Águila (24) – El Nacional
MC: 22. Juan Sebastián Varela (25) – Alianza Jucaro
AMLC: 24. Mauro Pereira (31) – Sportivo Cordova

If the wingbacks don’t push forward in support, there’s a danger in the midfield duo becoming overwhelmed. So a pairing with plenty of lung capacity is a must. Enrique González proved a revelation at the Copa and is likely to continue partnering Juan Sebastián Varela, with Marcos Águila pushing both hard for a starting berth. Fonseca remains a class act but probably now lacks the legs to compete for a full ninety minutes. He and midfield destroyer Esteban Pomar will likely see plenty of action from the bench. The initial delight shown by the wingers at the appointment of a coach who might actually use them in the preferred roles has worn off since the recent tactical tweak, having found themselves as plan Bs once again.

FLC: 9. Mauricio Sainz (28) – Ciudad Soluca
FRLC: 10. Diego Alejandro Costa (30) – Ciudad Soluca
FC: 17. Mateo Manzanares (22) – Dínamo Maturín
FRC: 20. Diego Cazalla (27) – Miruan City (Tikariot)
FL: 23. Alonzo Bienvenida (30) – Sportivo Cordova
FC: 26. Tomas Murillo (33) – Sportivo Soluca

No team in the group scored more than Sargossa in the last World Cup campaign so personnel in the offensive third are likely to remain largely unchanged. Mateo Manzanares has made the central striking role his own but Diego Alejandro Costa’s dip in form in the second half of qualifiers may have counted against him. Although an impressive Copa Rushmori should see him in the starting eleven. Mauricio Sainz provides a more agricultural option through the middle if necessary. Alonzo Bienvenida and Esteban Leguizamo are more conventional wide options and both have impressed when coming on from the bench.


Style

Brian McAllister, alongside Stuart Ekstrom, implemented an attractive, fluid, attacking style on their Tikariot side. With a formation that was 4-3-3 in possession, 4-5-1 without it and plenty of movement, both on and off the ball. Swift, short passing and forwards switching positions to confuddle the opposition were also hallmarks of that Tikariot approach. The coach hasn’t quite been able to bring that tactical blueprint to bear in Sargossa. Unfortunately, while effective going forward, the Corsairs have been slightly woeful at the back. Which has led to something of a tactical rethink. In response McAllister has moved to meld a defensive form his charges are comfortable with, namely a back three, but still keeping the attacking flourish his own favoured system has displayed. Creating something akin to a hybrid 5-2-3.

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

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Venues

Estadio Generalissimo Joaquín Delgado
City: Soluca
Capacity: 108,879
Tenants: Ciudad Soluca, Sportivo Soluca
Opponent(s): The Holy Empire, The Licentian Isles

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

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Independienté
City: Goza
Capacity: 119,354
Tenants: El Nacional
Opponent(s): Independent Athletes from Quebec

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

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

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

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

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

Bonilla Arena
City: Jucaro
Capacity: 74,475
Tenants: Alianza Jucaro
Opponent(s): Islands of Ventro

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

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

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

El Torrigal
City: Torreón
Capacity: 30,000
Tenants: Estrella Torreón
Opponent(s): Siapa ya

One of the nation's oldest and most picturesque venues returns this time around. Nestled in the mountain fastness of Torreón, high amongst the Chalaco Mountains, El Torrigal is the smallest of the venues but one in which Sargossa enjoys a formidable record, largely thanks to the altitude. Dropped from hosting duties to accommodate the Petro Dome in nearby Mercada, but reinstated following a vocal public outcry.

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

Having dropped out of the rotation for several World Cup cycles, the Bolero returns again and looks to becoming a regular fixture. Laying on the edge of the port city’s historic market district a matchday experience can get cultural if you’re not careful.


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Squornshelan Remnant States Black-and-Reds Roster
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Trigram: SRS
Captain: Iuri Takala
Vice Captain: Walda Harkhan
Manager: Anne-Sophie Groothuis Image
While she is in the conversation among Omericans as her homeland's most successful national team manager, consistent success with the Black-and-Reds has eluded Groothuis's sides. Over the past three cycles, the Black-and-Reds have only a single knockout victory, in the second round of IAC 10. They have reached the knockouts more consistently than prior to Groothuis's arrival, yes, but the overall story has been one of mediocrity. Many have openly wondered how much longer the SCFA will be content to employ the Omerican, should this trend continue, and perhaps more to the point, how much longer Groothuis will be content to manage a team that puts in this sort of performance year in and year out. Groothuis's tactics employ a moderately attacking, but flexible 4-2-3-1, with an emphasis on possession, and fluid, creative attacking movement.
Long Form Name: The Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States
Short Form Names: Squornshelan Confederacy, The Confederacy
If You Don't Mind Losing Some Teeth: West Squornshelous
Demonyms: Confederate (political); Squornshelan (cultural, not always PC)
Ethnicites in the Confederacy include Squornshelan, Molvanian, Brantid, Algolian, Sivolvian, and Han. If you are curious about a particular player's ethnicity you can send me a TG or message me on discord
Team Nickname: Black-and-Reds (never Red-and-Blacks)
Team Colors: Confederate Red (#EE0000) and Black (#000000)
Formation: 4-2-3-1

World Cup 88 Qualifying Player Pool
Selected Lineups for upcoming matches will be posted in my most recent RP
Time has gotten a bit weird, try not to worry if ages don't match what you have in your league records.


Goalkeepers:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
1 Stovar Krieven Image North Laithland 35 He/Him
13 Hekima Drenel Image Lublova Reds 29 She/Her
25 Paiva Shimski Image Newrook City 22 She/Her
37 Dagmund Zarek Image Jaglan Royals 32 He/Him
40 Helaia Sivitri Image Guilder 31 She/Her
Krieven is still the presumed #1, even at his age. Certainly not as athletic as he used to be but reads the game as well as any keeper, and is always keen to share his insights with his defense. Loudly. Drenel is coming off a very strong season with the Reds, and trying to show that Shimski should have to wait a bit longer before being named heir apparent. Further down the depth chart, Zarek is a dependable shot stopper, and will fill in capably if any of the front runners is unavailable. Sivitri getting a callup seems like a bit of a stretch, but she's still no slouch in net.

Left Backs:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
3 Valda Harkhan Image South Laithland 27 She/Her
15 Jaylene Kazarov Image Belgrave 28 She/Her
23 Darya Macar Image ESK Storevik 29 She/Her
38 Bruenna Savo Image WSR AFC 34 She/Her
Harkhan and Kazarov are a study in contrasts. Where Harkhan is hard, strong, physical, Kazarov is long, lithe, precise. Kazarov is more of a wingback, while Harkhan stays back a bit more. Macar gets her first invitation to NT camp after several seasons under the radar in Storevik. Savo will want to prove she still has something to contribute after moving on from Corvistone.

Right Backs:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
2 Taisiya Achthoven Image Yassaca 27 She/Her
14 Jirar Malgos Image Galatica 25 He/Him
28 Reuter Storsjo Image Traal Athletics 30 He/Him
39 Burung Geremek Image FC Kohnface City 28 He/Him
Achthoven's play with Yassaca has established her as the clear first choice out right, as a complete player that can do everything the position needs. Behind her the competition for the other spot on the roster is very tight. Storsjo for a while the starter at this position, faces a big challenge from Malgos, who's been putting in some quite respectable performances in Pasarga for a while now, and the newcomer Geremek, who recently earned team of the season honors in Kohnhead.

Center Backs:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
4 Walda Harkhan Image Yassaca 27 She/Her
5 Ljuba Bucvarov Image René Skaé 24 She/Her
16 Rudi Dalso Image Jaglan Royals 33 He/Him
24 Aryel Ciernik Image Algolia 27 She/Her
29 Svenja Baste Image Stahlburg City 28 She/Her
32 Jozica Szimon Image Lublova Reds 22 She/Her
41 Ayli Galdra Image Porter City 25 She/Her
Center back was by far the toughest position at which to make the qualifying pool this cycle, and some very deserving players, including Nakhutin, Orzhova, Barkaan, and Marko were all left off. At the top of the depth chart, the choice is easy. Harkhan has won Best Defender four of the past five SCFA seasons and with good reason. Behind her though, it's a logjam. Bucvarov, after taking a couple seasons to adjust to life in Farfadillis, has emerged as a very good center back in a league packed with attacking talent. Dalso is a wily veteran, and still more mobile than some attackers might think. Ciernik and Baste are both solid defenders in their prime, while Szimon arrives as the first representative of the youth movement driving Lublova forward. Galdra edges out the other contenders for the final spot by virtue of the vital role she's played in making Porter City perennial contenders in Kohnhead.

Central Midfielders:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
6 Isperia Marrish Image AFC Corvistone 25 She/Her
8 Mithya Hashemi Image Anomalies 24 She/Her
10 Iuri Takala Image Megabrantid 31 He/Him
19 Jirar Lomidan Image Ibini FC 34 He/Him
22 Damnagoras Image 1093 CF Atlantea 21 He/Him
30 Nurullah Arslan Image Kirkenes 25 She/Her
36 Larel Sonari Image Condottiere 23 She/Her
42 Selvala Tabur Image Torpedo Pavlograd 27 She/Her
The numbers assigned lay out the general roles for the three starters, with Takala forward and Hashemi and Marrish in more holding roles, but all three will freely switch places as the situation warrants. Lomidan, Sonari, and Arslan can easily slot into any of those roles, as both have well-rounded skill sets. Damnagoras is an attacker, often functioning more as a raumdeuter than a traditional CAM. Tabur, by contrast, is most at home defending, and will always play a holding role. She's no enforcer though, and employs a great deal of finesse in her approach to the position.

Left Midfielders:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
11 Lavanya Naqvi Image Mâ Âlâmëómë 31 She/Her
21 Jzeovak Vladcik Image Admiral Storevik 31 He/Him
27 Maiev Feidhlim Image Burnaby SC 25 She/Her
33 Chiranjivi Dast Image Megabrantid 22 He/Him
Preferring to cut inside more than to cross, Naqvi is still probably the shiftiest player on the team when on the ball, though Dast might give her a run for her money soon. Vladcik is more a traditional winger, as is Feidhlim.

Right Midfielders:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
7 Ikra Yonte Image Burnaby SC 24 She/Her
18 Naiva Storrev Image Newrook City 31 She/Her
26 Oliwer Starosta Image Damogran 28 He/Him
35 Jelena Aravit Image Chenoworth Rovers 24 She/Her
Yonte's play has really taken off the past couple seasons, and she's developed into a complete player with Burnaby. Storrev and Starosta are both dangerous shooters who are also adept when running at the defense with the ball.

Forwards:
#  Player            Club                  Age  Pronouns
9 Lyzolda Petrov Image Sabrefell Moths 30 She/Her
17 Kaalia Gerstlauer Image Blacklake Blues 29 She/Her
20 Brion Stienno Image Shearwater 29 He/Him
31 Jeska Verhulst Image Yassaca 31 She/Her
34 Damaris Nebojsic Image Baskita 29 She/Her
Some would say that Petrov has come down a bit from the high of being named to the Galacticos Best Eleven a season ago, but not by much. She was again a force with Moths, and is the unquestioned first choice at striker. Gerstlauer right behind her continues to push for her spot though, and the competition between the two for playing time at striker has precluded nearly everyone else in the pool from seeing significant time on the field. Of the remaining three, Stienno is cut in a fairly traditional striker mold, while Verhulst is an astonishingly athletic blend of strength and workrate. Nebojsic, on the other hand, is a bit more of a technician.


Home Schedule and Venues:
MD1:  SRS  v  VIL @ Radlov Arena (cap. 76,800), Brantisvogan, Megabrantis, SRS (home of Brantisvogan FC)
MD3: SRS v SEN @ Killough Grove (cap. 31,400), Han Wavel, Han Dold, SRS (Home of Wavel Rangers)
MD5: SRS v SVJ @ Overburg Arena (cap. 46,222), Damogran, Algolia, SRS (Home of Athletic Damogran)
MD7: SRS v LIS @ Flanoil Arena (cap. 50,350), Traal, East Flania, SRS (Home of Traal Athletics)
MD8: SRS v TFS @ Smolak Systemy Stadion (cap. 31,200), Sjerezo, Molvania, SRS (Home of FC Sjerezo)
MD11: SRS v USD @ Sunergy Field (cap 37,550), Hunian, Algolia, SRS (Home of FC Hunian)
MD13: SRS v PSI @ Old Flamarion Stadium (cap. 26,405), Flamarion, Megabrantis, SRS (Home of UFC Flamarion)
MD15: SRS v HTK @ Pheldagriff Stadium (cap. 45,620), Yassaca, Sivolvia, SRS (Home of Yassaca FC)
MD18: SRS v ESH @ Chernov Stadium (cap. 57,600), Viltvodle, Megabrantis, SRS (Home of Viltvodle United)
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The Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States
True Democratic Successor to the nation of Squornshelous
Trigram: SRS
KPB Ranking: 15.10 (60th)
World Cup:
Did not Qualify: WC81, WC82, WC83, WC84, WC85, WC86, WC87
Cup of Harmony:
Quarterfinalist: CoH73, CoH75
Round of 16: CoH74
Round of 32: CoH79
First Round: CoH76, CoH77
IAC:
Third Place: IAC8
Quarterfinal: IAC10
Second Round: IAC6, IAC7, IAC12
First Round: IAC9, IAC11
Other:
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Postby Zwangzug » Sun May 02, 2021 4:32 pm

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Manager: Kate DiMarini. Originally from Baker Park and an assistant to the national team there, she then took over at Trebuchet Cham for several seasons, leading them to the Champions' League group stage before she took this job. Named interim manager halfway through WC87 qualifiers, and steadied the course, as Zwangzug qualified to the proper after a rocky start, now full-time.

Goalkeepers:
1. Fedya Troy-Vee (102d Jr.s) (m) (first tournament: WC87 Q)
12. Laurel Tinker-Witt (Strathcona Internationals, Kelssek) (f) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
23. Helen Pimbura (Canbix Muses) (f) (first tournament: WC88 Q)

Defenders:
2. Tova Miovuku (Trebuchet Cham) (f) (3 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
3. Lissa Crain (Baraldhur AFC, Tikariot) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: WC85 Q)
4. Simon Gannett (Canbix Muses) (m) (1 goal) (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. Jesse McWhorter (Ephesian FC) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
15. Jenna Kowalski (Arlington City) (f) (first tournament: WC87 Q)
16. Kausalya Vizirani (Namiri Forest) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

Midfielders:
6. Kayla Haugen (Trebuchet Cham) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
7. Junia McCue (Arlington City) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
8. Nora Kent-Maner (Sporting Esper) (f) (8 goals) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
9. Sophie Munshi (Mierton Manatees, Taeshan) (f) (12 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q) (captain)
10. Amos Noile-Murne (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (8 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
17. Hanna Suzuki (Eintracht Trink) (f) (2 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
18. Aimee Ginoud-Sachs (Twineur Bugs) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
19. Esther Axelrod-Conway (Mâ Âlâmëómë, Farfadillis) (f) (2 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
20. Corey Richardson (Advance Alara, Ko-oren) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
21. Jaclyn Burkhart (Ephesian FC) (f) (12 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)

Forwards:
11. Johan Idmar (Keppal Cosmos) (m) (42 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)
22. Gordon Blum (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (28 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

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

Stadiums:
MD2 vs. Talkasa: Stabb Field, Cham
MD4 vs. Trolleborg: Eagles Club, Forbridge
MD6 vs. North Japan: ZS^3, Zwischen
MD8 vs. Bollonich: Simplex 3, 102d
MD10 vs. Rangers FC: Stelladome, Spenson
MD12 vs. Al Qurija: Groth Park, Canbix
MD14 vs. Sannyamathland: Janaki Gardens, Guariday
MD16 vs. Tequilo: City Athletic Venue, Arlington
MD18 vs. Sylestone: Wayr Stadium, Rackham Range

Click here for more information about these stadiums--if yours isn't listed, send me a TG or poke me on Discord and I'll come up with some background info.

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

Colors: White with black stripes. Or black with white stripes. We go for the basics.

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Postby Brenecia » Sun May 02, 2021 7:18 pm

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BRENECIA
World Ranking:
9th
Preferred Formation: 4-2-3-1
Backup Formations: 4-3-3, 4-4-2
Style Modifier: -1
Home Stadium: Kingsgarden - a 58,000 all-seater in the capital of Rozelle.
Kit Supplier: ediraf
Nickname: the Patriots

Brenecia's greatest enemy ahead of the coming qualifiers isn't any threat on the pitch, but rather budget constraints. The fact is, Brenecia's been broke for decades, but the shining pride of the nation has been its football team and rival governments have both sought to keep it in as good a state as possible. But the good times are over, there's a (talented) novice manager at the helm, the league is being out-thought and outshone by emerging rivals and there is still a cultish reliance on Lauren Cheney to get the job done. And, yeah, they'll be flying economy-class to every game.

This is a qualifying roster. As a result, this is just a summary of the overall team situation, and will be updated in the event of qualification. For full player biographies, refer to the last tournament roster posted.

Honours
Campionato Esportiva 14, 17, 19, 22 and 25 champions.
World Cup 80 champions.
Casaran round participation award.

Overall Record
413 wins - 117 draws - 137 losses
1346 scored - 773 conceded

Most Caps
187 - Mathis Woodgate
162 - Catherine Gryphon
157 - Catherine Purrington
126 - Orson Faulkner, Anaximander Scrivener
121 - Miriam Spitfire, Squire Trevelyan
119 - Ursula Rankin
118 - Gethin Quill
117 - Sam Allbeck, Corby Wheeler
112 - Isadora Cullen
108 - Brandon Duguid, Ceridwen Fletcher
103 - Roisin Carroll
100 - Elsie Drover, Niko Szubanski

Most Goals
67 - Ursula Rankin
50 - Catherine Purrington
48 - Cheney Scherzer
43 - Kara Ciogach
39 - Squire Trevelyan

First Team and Tactics
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Sienna Fallon's national pool is physical, disciplined and tough to break down, but lacks out-and-out goal threat with the exception of the aging egomaniac Lauren Cheney. Fallon's way of dealing with this is basically to accommodate Cheney to do whatever she wants, aided by a solid core behind her; in fact, the spine of the team is genuine world-class. Brenecia will not be prolific, aiming mostly to break teams down in the centre of the park and spring quick counters down the flanks, with a conservative approach and a deep defensive line.

I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Choose My Goalscorers: Y*
Godmod Goalscoring Events: N
Injure Players: Y**
Godmod Injury Events: N
Red Card Players: Y***
Yellow Card Players: Y
Godmod Other Events: N
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* Cheney takes most free-kicks, corners and penalties
** I'll have the final say on severity.
*** One per match without prior agreement.

Staff
Manager - Sienna Fallon - Age 43
Asst. Manager - Eloisa Motherford - Age 52

Sienna Fallon did not imagine this as her career trajectory. She was briefly North Hall manager, her home club, the only club she ever played for ,before they brought the far more experienced Charles Hunter in to supplant her. Still, she's highly-rated, and far more ambitious than she ever was as a player. Former assistant Jess Curtin took the job at Rockridge Phoenix, replacing the fired Eloisa Motherford... who replaces her as assistant.

Goalkeepers
GK - Scanlan Pritchard (Image Marque) - Age 31 - 4 caps, 1 clean sheet
GK - Scathach Wright (Image Raynor City United) - Age 30 - 87 caps, 39 clean sheets
GK - Anthea Finnan (Image Brigham) - Age 28 - 2 caps
GK - Tiarnan Cove (Image Rozelle) - Age 28 - 4 caps
GK - Cairbre Dundalk (Image Chenoworth Rovers) - Age 27 - 1 cap

Brenecia lean heavily on having one of the world's best goalkeepers. You would, too, don't judge. There's capable backup for Scathach Wright - Cove's close to her equal as a sweeping progressive, Dundalk close to her equal as a shot-stopper - but not realistic competition.

Defenders
RB - Caithe Shepherd (Image Brinemouth) - Age 28 - 36 caps
RB - Clovette Bravender (Image Ulsa) - Age 25 - 39 caps, 2 goals
RB - Felice Lovibond (Image Kingsgrove) - Age 24 - Uncapped
CB - Finn Leadbetter (Image Holdenberg) - Age 29 - 78 caps, 11 goals
CB - Rhea Henderson (Image Northern Union) - Age 27 - Uncapped
CB - Celeste Taunton (Image Marque) - Age 25 - Uncapped
CB - Casey Giltanan (Image Workers Union) - Age 24 - 14 caps, 2 goals
CB - Georgia Halloran (Image Bastion Lions) - Age 24 - Uncapped
LB - Triss Roscommon (Image Revolutionaries) - Age 28 - 45 caps, 2 goals
LB - Deimne Watermark (Image Northern Stallions) - Age 28 - 37 caps, 1 goal
LB - Grey Merritt (Image North Hall) - Age 26 - 3 caps
LB - Ophelia Haywood (Image Umbar) - Age 24 - Uncapped

Like Wright in goal, the back four are set in stone. Leadbetter and Giltanan are birds of a feather, muscular, athletic brawlers, classic defenders who love defending. Shepherd and Roscommon will play cautiously for the Patriots - both are eminently capable of more attacking play, as displayed for their clubs, but have the experience, awareness and energy to play more conservatively. There's capable stand-ins, and a weird glut of rightbacks in particular.

Midfielders
DM - Finn Townsend (Image Shamrock Cathair) - Age 32 - 87 caps, 3 goals
DM - Tethys Ondrejko (Image Farrenton Athletic) - Age 27 - 18 caps
DM - Murgen Conrad (Image Marque) - Age 27 - 1 cap
DM - Ronan Schofield (Image Raynor City United) - Age 25 - 19 caps
CM - Cheney Deal (Image Northern Stallions) - Age 29 - 22 caps, 3 goals
CM - Esther Caitiff (Image Ulsa) - Age 28 - 75 caps, 17 goals
CM - Tanya Messenger (Image North Hall) - Age 25 - 1 cap
CM - Consaidin Garrard (Image Lotus Park) - Age 21 - Uncapped
RW/AM/ST - Lauren Cheney (Image Spartangrad) - Age 32 - 131 caps, 60 goals
RW - Linoan Waters (Image Brookford Otters) - Age 28 - 33 caps, 11 goals
RW - Mathgamain Fife (Image Rozelle) - Age 24 - 16 caps, 4 goals
RW - Kendra Carpenter (Image Wirr Tsi) - Age 23 - Uncapped
AM - Dreigiau Parrish (Image KT Itzalovalle) - Age 27 - 35 caps, 12 goals
AM - Gaheris Archer (Image North Hall) - Age 27 - 13 caps, 2 goals
AM - Felicia Brind (Image South Laithland) - Age 26 - 10 caps, 2 goals
LW - Fortune Russell (Image AC Izotz Zubia) - Age 27 - 6 caps, 3 goals
LW - Constance Stroud (Image Workers Union) - Age 27 - 4 caps, 1 goal
LW - Katua Byrne (Image KT Itzalovalle) - Age 18 - Uncapped

Two of Brenecia's best players are defensive midfielders, Schofield and Townsend. But that's okay, really, because they'll pick up cautions anyway. Expect to see Schofield, tidier on the ball, against weaker opposition, with captain and former Galactico Townsend deployed to shut games down. One of them, along with Caitiff, will lock down the midfield to allow Lauren Cheney, former the Galactico, to do her thing. A number of largely interchangeable 7/10 or 8/10 wingers jostle for position in the most open question of the side, to which teenager Katua Byrne hopes to provide an unlikely answer.

Forwards
ST - Kitty Hazeldean (Image Marque) - Age 28 - 9 caps, 2 goals
ST - Mhacha White (Image Farrenton Athletic) - Age 26 - 43 caps, 23 goals
ST - Rogue Lyrick (Image Lotus Park) - Age 24 - 3 caps, 1 goal
ST - Danand Tristram (Image Northern Stallions) - Age 22 - Uncapped

The weak point of the squad. Mhacha White does not deserve to be maligned, particularly as her club career finally starts to hit its stride. She's fast, athletic, intelligent and a fair finisher, an excellent leader of the line, but people aren't usually as attracted to complete forwards as they are to one-note goal machines. Tristram or Lyrick may someday become that.
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Recuecn » Sun May 02, 2021 11:45 pm

Reçueçn Roster & National Information

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Sporting History

Reçueçn had just barely been in the World Cup long enough for people recognize the name, when it began to slip once more toward irrelevancy. The nation has had fewer opportunities than most to make forays into the world of international football. It Reçueçn debuted in the 59th Baptism of fire, before the 72nd World Cup, but accomplished very little before disappearing from international football for 10 cycles. However on its return, it made the most out of the chances it got.

During Reçueçn's absence from national sport in the interim, domestic sport in Reçueçn fell into disarray as well. Only semi-recently did things change, when a young legislative staffer named Jean-Luc Lassalle began an initiative to resurrect organized sport in the country with the government's assistance. The result of this push was the creation of the brand new Reçuecian Ministry of Sport, which promptly reorganized domestic association football leagues throughout the country and got things moving once more. Lassalle himself became the new Minister of Sport, despite his young age.

For the national team, this meant involvement once more in international competition. Reçueçn's first chance to declare its return came at the 7th Independent Associations' Championship. To the surprise of everyone, including its own fans, the unranked Reçuecian national team managed to win 3rd place, taking home its first silverware of any kind. The team itself largely consisted of the same squad that had partaken in the Baptism of Fire and World Cup qualifiers all of 10 World Cup cycles ago.

The team had struggled back then, due to the rivalries within Reçuecian domestic football, and those old wounds came back with the reestablishment of the national team. During the Baptism of Fire and Reçueçn's first international competitions, the players hadn't really had enough experience playing with each other to develop the necessary camaraderie or team spirit. Hopes were high that the creation of the Ministry of Sport would herald in a new era. Since the team was largely the same, some of the rivalries came back at first, but the team's performance at IAC 7 smoothed over its troubles and the team gelled.

Riding high on their third place finish in the IAC, the Reçuecians launched into their first qualification attempt since World Cup 73. This time, things were different: still officially unranked, Reçueçn miraculously managed to qualify for the world cup in its first attempt, even making it as far as the Round of 16. Reçueçn's first-time qualification and its consistent qualification since then is most likely the sporting accomplishment for which the nation is most known. The nation returned to the IAC even stronger and more confident; this time it knew what it was capable of, and it was hosting to boot. In its second IAC, Reçueçn got everything it could want: victory at home.

After that, the Reçuecians held steady but failed to make any meaningful advances. The nation didn't advance past the round of sixteen in either the IAC or the World Cup in either of the next two cycles. However, during IAC 11, things fell apart. With only a single victory in the first round, Les Licornes finished second-last in their group, a result that was dubbed a 'national embarassment' by Reçuecian news outlets. It was only the beginning of a downhill tumble: after coming second in its WC 87 group and losing its playoff to Pasarga, Reçueçn failed to make it to the World Cup for the first time since its return to soccer. National Coach Jacques Tremblay announced his retirement at the end of the cycle, and the next IAC was only another disappointment. Each tournament, the goal has been to 'turn things around,' but this is more important now than ever. That's been said before, but this is really the last chance to prove that missing the 87th World cup was just a fluke. Otherwise we will be able to conclusively say that the only thing to match Reçueçn's historically fast ascension to World Cup qualification was its equally fast descent.

All time record: 106-48-48

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National Team Information

L'Équipe Nationale de Reçueçn de Football is still in the process of making a name for itself, but if it's known for anything, it would be for its defensive style. This is partly due to the large influence of Reçueçn FC on the team—the most popular domestic club in Reçueçn plays about as defensive a game as you can imagine. This is balanced out to some extent by the players from other teams with more attacking philosophies, but the league as a whole tends towards defense, and it shows in the national team. Furthermore, Gerauld Firaut, the team's #1 goalie, is the best player on the team by a solid margin—without a doubt, Reçueçn's first world-class player. He and his defense form the foundation for the team as a whole.

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National Team Logo
The team plays in a 4-3-3 formation, but sometimes the wings drop back, almost making it a 4-5-1. In general, the team's strategy and tactics are solid. However, the team is in managerial upheaval at the moment after the shock resignation of its head coach, Jacques Tremblay. Tremblay had guided the team ever since its Baptism of Fire, but was also very old. He had prepared for stepping down by appointing Bonheur Relié as assistant coach, whose fiery personality contrasted Tremblay's gentler wisdom. Tremblay was always more popular with the players than Relié, and now that he is gone, the team may once again struggle to coalesce.

The Reçueçian National Team's mascot is the unicorn; thus another name for the team is "les licornes". The fantastical creature has been a symbol of Reçueçn for almost two millennia and is also the national animal, appearing as the supporters in the national coat of arms.

The team's kit represents the colors of the flag in a quite literal fashion. The jersey was redesigned a few cycles ago, replacing the first one les licornes ever wore, dating back to the 59th Baptism of Fire. Fans who thought the old outfit ugly are excited to see the team play wearing its new uniforms, and feel that they are now represented much more professionally.

Reçueçn has only one stadium in which its national team plays, located in the capital city (also named Reçueçn). Never having been given an official title, the national stadium is usually simply referred to just that: The National Stadium, or in French, the local language, the Stade Nationale. Capacity: 30,000.
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Roster
Name               	#	Pos.	Age	Club                 	TGM
Coaching Staff
Bonheur Relié M Manager 49 National Team
Ägidius Heissler AM Asst M. 39 National Team
Starters
Gerauld Firaut 1 GK 29 Reçueçn FC RCN
Emanuele Cutrona 2 CB 25 Mierton Manatees TAE
Paulin Bourguignon 3 LB 26 Dhun Lagarr FC TKT
Lukas Kayserling 4 CB 25 Herzegovina City FC BNJ
Oliver Spencer 5 RB 29 Brinemouth NPH
Raoul Lavigne 6 LM 26 Monmouth Park FC CBP
Harold Saunders 7 AM 32 Association Genève RCN
Maynard Hebron 8 RM 30 Assalto Alpino RCN
Per Tegeler 9 LW 28 Oakstone EUR
Frank "Franky" Adams 10 CF 24 Association Genève RCN
Freeman Lebo 11 RW 31 Pelethas United COS
Reserves
Estienne de Chefderue 12 GK 25 FC Harrim RCN
Hagen Groos 13 SW 28 Reçueçn FC RCN
Jayson Compton 14 LB 26 Col-de-Môse RCN
Quirino Lucian 15 CB 26 Ville-sur-Rivière RCN
Barnabus Mercer 16 RB 30 Heldingen 1919 RCN
Robert Chéreau 17 LM 25 FC Zimmerich RCN
Grégoire Leclair 18 DM 33 Dynamo Sjoedrhavn SVJ
Quentin Gouin 19 RM 23 Inland Peaks VIL
Marc Schöner 20 LW 27 Stomford 1904 RCN
Ly Nasser 21 CF 27 FC Zimmerich RCN
Jean-Baptiste Brochard 22 RW 31 Lampadaires Associés RCN
Calanico Di Martino 23 GK 28 Renwyll RCN

Apologies for any inconsistencies concerning ages or current clubs for Reçuecians currently playing abroad; refer to information from their respective leagues if it differs.

Coaching Staff
Bonheur Relié: Passionate and motivated, Relié had all the youthful energy you'd hope for in the assistant coach of a side whose manager was pushing three quarters of a century. Sometimes his energy was a bit much and he's had some friction with the players in the past. Now that he's head manager that will have to be resolved.

Ägidius Heissler: Used to play as a left wing for Itrino. After retiring as a player he signed for the National Team as Paraclete, taking a promotion to Assistant Manager in the wake of Tremblay's resignation. If Relié was the bad cop to Tremblay's good cop, with Tremblay gone, Heissler fills the good cop role.

Starters
Gerauld Firaut: The face of Reçuecian football. Mature, talented, humble. Firaut, team captain, provides the leadership on the pitch that les licornes need, and the fact that he's such a nice guy when he's not playing soccer helps cement him as the nation's favored son. As some of his Reçueçn FC have retired or not been called up for this tournament, his exceptional goal-tending skills combined with Tremblay's strategy has preserved the team's defensive nature.

Emanuele Cutrona: Cutrona was in the first batch of call-ups for the National Team after the original Baptism of Fire squad, and he's still one of the younger players on the team. Until Di Martino's call-up, he was the only Italian-speaking player on the team (although others are from Italian-speaking clubs). He's developed a strong friendship with Franky Adams, which often leads to the pair of them getting in trouble.

Paulin Bourguignon: Bourguignon is the kind of defensive player who is always trying to clear the ball with long shots and score goals at corner kicks. Big on counter-attacks, he sometimes outpaces the mid-fielders, usually to his coach's dismay.

Lukas Kayserling: Very tall. Calm and controlled. Sometimes has difficulty communicating as he doesn't speak English or French as well as most of the other team members.

Oliver Spencer: Annother star defensive player, now playing for Brinemouth, Spencer is often outshone by Firaut, and for a long time Spencer couldn't decide whether the rivalry he thought they had was more important than team spirit or not. By now he has found his groove as part of the all-important back line.

Raoul Lavigne: No relation of the slightly more well-known Hippolyte Lavigne, Raoul is the second sophomore of the team: not one of the original squad but not a brand-new call-up either. He caught the NT's scouts' eyes after helping Bonneville Sportif to a couple good seasons. (He now plays in Baker Park.) Playing outside the nation has given him new things to worry about, namely, if his teammates leave him out of things since he's not a 'local' anymore. He doesn't realize how ridiculous his fears are, but fortunately they push him to prove himself every time he steps onto the field.

Harold Saunders: Saunders is synonymous with an aggressive style of play, especially in the midfield. He seems to always be able to find a way to give the ball to Franky. On and off the field he is emotionally well-balanced, usually rather stoic and unmoved.

Maynard Hebron: The unsung hero of the Assalto Alpino, Hebron is a great proponent of football development across Recuecn, especially on behalf of the smaller amateur teams that have recently joined the FNRF. Hebron often gets lucky with long shots from the edge of the box when the strikers are unable to really get open right in front of goal.

Per Tegeler: Good at receiving the ball from the defense or mid-field, trapping it in general, and taking it into the 18-yard box and shooting. Possible weakness is passing: either he doesn't, or it's long air balls. Per is the big change to the line-up since the world cup—the aging Hippolyte Lavigne was not called up again, and so now Tegeler is starting.

Frank "Franky" Adams: Young, extremely talented, and rather cocky, Franky, who plays for Association Genève in the LNRF, really makes their team. When he has a bad shooting streak, his team has a losing streak, and vice versa, and he knows it. At Association Genève, the team and the fans love him. At the national team, they tolerate him—his rivalries with Reçueçn FC's players cause tension which Coach Tremblay must try to defuse. Tremblay, incidentally, thinks Franky is a bit conceited, although he is still one of the most aware of his talent. Franky is definitely the second most famous player on the team, at least to Reçueians. His role up front helps with that, obviously.

Freeman Lebo: Lebo can score goals, is highly motivated, and persevering. He's comfortable in the striker role. However, he is high-strung and not too difficult to offend, traits which, when combined with his overestimation of his own skill, can make him difficult to get along with. Has lots of potential when a manager can get him to swallow his pride, and Tremblay usually can. Lebo and Franky got off to a rocky start but since then they've really meshed well, and they give each other great service often leading to one of them scoring.

Reserves
Estienne de Chefderue: Both of les licornes' reserve goalies were recently replaced, and de Chefderue got the number one number two spot. A couple seasons ago at FC Harrim he did well, and he got some practice in the Eagles Cup when Tremblay subbed him into a lot of matches. It remains to be seen how he'll fare in a tournament that means a bit more as since then he still hasn't seen a lot of time on the pitch.

Hagen Groos: A Reçueçn FC representative, yet again: Groos is sweeper for the club, which is supposedly the best in the country. It's probably confusing for him then why the starting sweeper position is handed to the younger Cutrona rather than him.

Jayson Compton: Not a ton to say about Jayson Compton. He's a mysterious fellow and we don't quite know what he's up to ourselves.

Quirino Lucian: Lucian has the look of a rugby player, and he'll take all the intimidation he can get from that: he needs people to know he's not afraid to muscle them down as they approach his goal—because he's not. He'll mess you up.

Barnabus Mercer: Called up for the first time at twenty-seven years old after doing very well in le championnat, some people questioned this decision of Tremblay's. Certainly it was the strongest on paper, so we'll see how it pans out. If you can believe it, Mercer played for a San Lleran club team more than ten world cups ago.

Robert Chéreau: Chéreau's biggest issue is that he tends to drift toward the center when he shouldn't, yet he ironically seems to have a very good idea of space and where to be in it, which is good for a player in his position.

Grégoire Leclair: Leclair almost never plays at the same time as Saunders. Usually, one is subbed for the other depending on whether more defensive or offensive tactics are called for at the moment. Leclair's specialty is going back and clearing the ball in difficult situations. There were thoughts Leclair wouldn't be called up this year, which would've been major news, but I guess he's been doing well enough in Savojarna for Tremblay.

Quentin Gouin: The team's new youngest player, he has breath and speed and agility. The stamina is sometimes lacking.

Marc Schöner: Schöner is the latest call-up, replacing Tegeler on the bench now that Tegeler is starting. He's fresh from winning le championnat with his club (Stomford 1904), so he's got all the energy and drive you could ask for, along with all the pride and self-assuredness.

Ly Nasser: Loves to shoot from far out, and often shoots high. Despite this, he makes up for it with his sheer number of shots. Incredibly aggressive, and loved by Zimmerich fans. Thinks he is one of the best strikers in the world, and he certainly is a good player. Weirdly he gets put on the Reçuecian reserves, you'd expect him to be playing with Lebo and Franky.

Jean-Baptiste Brochard: Immensely fast, especially with the ball, Brochard is weaker in set pieces and organized attacks. His strength is the counter-attack and the breakaway.

Calanico Di Martino: Unfortunately Di Martino's given name doesn't quite just mean 'soccer,' although it is close. His parents must have known there was something special about him. He has a toe that moves with wings—useful for delivering powerful goal kicks but perhaps wasted on a player who never gets to shoot.

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Reçuecian History and Culture

The nation of Reçueçn was created in the first half of the XIVth century, when Carl Blancpic, Duke of the Duchy of Reçueçn, launched a breakneck military campaign invading and annexing many of his neighbors to the east. Before this time, Reçueçn had been only a city, built on the heights overlooking the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. These heights had been settled by Carl Blancpic's distant ancestor, Ifheda Rcuecn, near the end of the IInd century a.d., and had born his name ever since. The area at that time belonged to the Roman Empire, who had established their regional administrative center, Lugdunum, on the other side of the river.

In 197 a.d., a decisive battle was fought near Lugdunum in one of the civil wars for the throne of the empire. The victor, Septimius Severus, razed the city of Lugdunum and destroyed it, stripping from it all imperial privileges in punishment for supporting his rival. This was the end for Lugdunum, but it was the beginning for Reçueçn. Refugees flocked across the river to join the settlement, and the city of Reçueçn grew to become a smallish regional center. Rcuecn's descendants (who changed the spelling to Reçueçn) maintained control over what became the Duchy of Reçueçn for 700 years, until it was inherited by their cousins the Blancpics who reigned for another 300 years.

At the beginning of the XIVth century, power passed into the hands of Carl Blancpic, who was partially insane and a megalomaniac. Thus he declared his duchy to be a kingdom and singled out weak neighbors who he invaded with audacity. Over an incredibly short period of time beginning in the spring of 1337, he had carved out for himself a sizable dominion.

Carl, who styled himself "Carl III of Reçueçn", was violent, unstable, and petty. He was also wildly unpopular with the populations of the various states he had conquered. Although the central power structure helped the economy of the new Kingdom of Reçueçn to some extent, it did not bring with it all the stability that might have been expected. This was mostly due to the decrees of Carl III, who, among other things, began a campaign to persecute and kill all "heretics" within his new realm. Most historians agree that this was in fact a thinly veiled purge of his political rivals. This and other policies he enacted on his whims finally drove the people into open revolt sometime around 1352.

Carl managed to hold on to power for a couple years by hiring mercenaries, but in 1254 lost two key battles and was captured by the rebels. By this time, the rebellion was led by feudal lords throughout the country who had sided with the people against their tyrant king. Carl III was executed, and the kingdom dissolved into a mess of tiny, independent feudal holdings.

No sooner had the various states that had been in the Kingdom of Reçueçn won their independence, than infighting broke out among them. The feudal lords squabbled over power and influence, trying vainly to imitate Carl's meteoric rise to power. This new violence, combined with the economic downturn associated with the rebellion and the breakup of the nation, clearly displayed how poorly things were turning out. More sensible minds came to the decision that the solution was to once more unify Reçueçn.

On November 19, 1356, therefore, The Allied States of Reçueçn came into being. The leaders of all the petty states, duchies, bishoprics, free cities, etc., came together and signed what are known as "The Treaties of the Alliance," a document just powerful enough to classify Reçueçn as a single nation by most people's definition, rather than a group of independent entities. The treaties also established a rough form of democracy, with each state represented (although typically by its aristocracy). Thus Reçueçn lays claim to being one of the oldest democracies in the world.

The treaties defined much of Reçuecian history to come. Provisions were made to establish freedom of religion, in order to avoid another scenario similar to Carl III's persecution of his opponents. The treaties also gave Reçueçn an isolationist bent. The nation had been burned before, and wouldn't soon try to meddle in external affairs, especially when its composite nature made creating a foreign policy so difficult.

Reçueçn, then, has managed to avoid many of the crises of European history. It's darkest moment came when Napoleon invaded, proclaiming himself emperor (although he allowed Reçueçn's government to continue to function under his reign). The allied states have drawn closer together, although cultural differences remain among them; they don't even all speak the same language.

Reçueçian culture has also been shaped by its location, nestled in the center of the Alps. The difficulty of travel among mountain valleys ensured the cultural diversity of the nation and preserved local customs. Although rural communities did center around agriculture—especially dairy production—many Reçuecian were forced by the lack of arable land to find other work. This led to a culture of innovation that continues today: Reçueçn is now known for its luxury products and technological exports. This has additionally led to a focus on science and education. The relatively diverse nature of Reçueçn's culture means that some areas are culturally more time-oriented while others are more task-oriented, but this fusion has given the country a uniqueness, especially in art. Reçueçn, perhaps thanks to its inland, mountainous location, or the fact that it was never a colonial power, has seen little immigration or emigration. Recently, however, the diversity of language spoken in the country has made it attractive to refugees from other areas where those languages are spoken.

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Visiting Reçueçn

Reçueçn is a small nation, but it's got a lot to see. If you're visiting for World Cup qualification, you may want to extend your stay to see the sights.

Travelling to and in Reçueçn
Most travelers to Reçueçn will fly into Reçueçn city. As the capital and largest city, it will definitely have the flight connection you need. Genève, the nation's second city, will also accommodate you in this regard, but all the games will be happening in Reçueçn. If you are travelling from a nearby country, arriving by rail is also a possibility, and many more Reçuecian cities have international rail connections than have international airports.

For travel within the country, taking the train is probably the way to go. Car rentals are fairly expensive, and many cities restrict downtown access to pedestrians and public transport. When travelling through the countryside, you will find that autoroutes have high tolls, and smaller roads are typically wind annoyingly through steep mountain terrain. However, there is an extensive rail and tunnel network, and taking the train is fairly cheap between most places in the nation. Bus routes also connect most larger towns. Within cities themselves, public transport is always very high quality and usually very affordable or in some cities, even free. A few bus lines are temporarily free to travel during the tournament, in a government-led effort to promote tourism and encourage visitors to explore the country beyond just the soccer matches.

What to See
Presumably if you're reading this, the main attraction that has brought you to Reçueçn is World Cup qualification. All the games will be played just a short bus ride away from Reçueçn International Airport at the National Stadium in Reçueçn's inner suburbs. But if you want to see a bit more of the nation, consider taking a ride up to a cute alpine village and hiking along a mountain ridge to appreciate the amazing views we have to offer. Or take a swim in a mountain lake and cool off in the shadow of the peaks. If you really are looking to ditch the heat, check out the ice tunnels at the Écho glaciers. Or, if you come during the winter, you can hit the slopes—our skiing's the best in the world.

If the mountains aren't for you, consider visiting our world-famous cheese museum - free samples! Or visit the Genève Cathedral if the culture you're looking for isn't bacterial. Genève, Reçueçn, Zimmerich and other cities each have a beautiful downtown historic district worth the walking tour. Check them out if your idea of a good time means wandering through medieval fortifications or strolling down cobbled alleys. If what's up your alley is shopping, then we've got that too - check out Genève's luxury district for high end jewelry, fashion, watches, and more. Exchanging your money should be no problem: the Reçueçian guilder is very stable and worth just a bit more than the NSD.

Where to Stay, What to Eat
If you are on the search for the perfect hotel for your stay in Reçueçn, worry not. Plenty of all kinds abound in and around each major city, whether you're looking for the four star experience, or just want to save a buck. If you'd rather have the personal, local touch, then we've still got you covered: a quick look online will reveal plenty of family-owned bed & breakfasts, as well as short-term rentals with people trying to make some money off the empty spare room one night or week at a time. Hostels are also very popular in Reçueçn, and are a great way to stay near the city center for a very low cost.

What'll you have for dinner? Reçueçn's food is what will make you want to come back for another visit. We love our cheeses, and our national specialty is raclette, melted cheese scraped over small potatoes, cornichons, and salami. Try it at a restaurant where each table is provided with its own small oven so each diner can melt their own. Another local specialty is tartiflette, essentially a casserole of potatoes, onions, and lardon (thick-cut bacon) served with a slab of, you guessed it, more melted cheese cooked right over it.

If rather than in a seat at a fine dining establishment, you find yourself in an alpine pasture hankering for a pique-nique, don't worry. Cheese is great for a basket-lunch too. Bring along a baguette and a saucisson, and you've got yourself a meal.

No meal in Reçueçn is complete without a glass of wine, and the local product is certainly worth the connoisseur's time. Reçuecian wine varies immensely depending on whether you're south, west, or north of the Alps, so try a few varieties and pick your favorite. If you need a pairing for your meal, it just so happens that every single person you meet on the street in the country is a self-proclaimed expert ready with helpful advice. Just don't stop them on their way home for dinner.

Do's and Don't's

Do say "Bonjour" to those you pass in a small town. Don't block the the metro in the city. Do take your time to enjoy a meal or a conversation in western Reçueçn. Don't be late in eastern Reçueçn. Do greet people with a kiss on each cheek. Don't actually let your lips touch them. Do cheer loudly for your team! Don't go too crazy with the victory party. Do take a selfie with your head on the block at execution square in downtown Reçueçn. Don't miss out on your visit because you're on your phone the whole time. Do rent a bike and pedal around to see the sights. Don't be unprepared to parallel park if you've rented a car. Do make eye contact during a conversation. Don't stare at people. Do be ready to share gossip with perfect strangers. Don't expect people to open up to you right away. Do keep your hands above the table at dinner. Don't yawn during a conversation. Do offer to help your host with cleaning up. Don't ask for seconds until offered. Do speak your mind and be straightforward. Don't bank on too much personal space.

Do have the time of your life.

Essential Information
RP Permissions

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Please (subs too)
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, 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, but never
Firaut, Saunders, or Kayserling
Godmod other events: Yes
Style Modifier: -π | Trigram: RCN
Quick Facts
Capital: Reçueçn
Official Languages: French, German, Italian
Non-official Languages: Arpitan
Demonym: Reçuecian
Population: 5,252,000 (regional censuses 1999-2011)
Area: 43,116 sq km
GDP: $340,000,000,000 (2019 Estimate)
Currency: Guilder
All photos taken by me in locations that would be in IC Reçueçn.
All logos and graphics created by me.
Starting XI
1 - GK - Gerauld Firaut
2 - SW - Emanuele Cutrona
3 - LB - Paulin Bourguignon
4 - CB - Lukas Kayserling
5 - RB - Oliver Spencer
6 - LM - Raoul Lavigne
7 - DM - Harold Saunders
8 - RM - Maynard Hebron
9 - LW - Per Tegeler
10 - CF - Franky Adams
11 - RW - Freeman Lebo
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Postby Acastanha » Mon May 03, 2021 12:31 am

Federação de Futebol Acastanhada
Acastanha Football Federation
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Acastanha Male Senior Football Team

Acastanha or Federation of Acastanha is a country located in northeast part of Melayu Mainland in Melayu Archipelago. It has a land border with Kayangan to the southwest and Sendhang to its south. And another maritime border with Freechi to the southeast. The country is just recently participated in Melayu Archipelago sports competition notably in football. Entered at 5th edition of Melayu Archipelago Cup for their international competition debut in which they were able to reached quarterfinal. Their second attempt in 6th Melayu Archipelago Cup makes them reached semifinal for the first time. They are being defeated by Sharktail. In 7th edition, they are lost to Ziwana in quarterfinal. Begin their international career at Baptism of Fire 74th, this World Cup is their second participation. In their first participation, they are ended in 6th placed of the Qualification Group Stage.

For the national team, Head Coach, Manuel Archanankar have called several new players. This moved is coincided with the progress of each clubs in the domestic competition. Archanankar will select the best players possible for each position to make a better squad. The selection involves 32 teams in the 2 top level of Acastanhada domestic leagues and also the cup competition.

Management Team
Manager : Jorge Garbano
Head Coach : Manuel Archanankar
Assistant Coach : Igor Padvalo
Goalkeeper Coach : Santiago Travolusha
Medical Director : André Dravade

Style Modifier : +3.73
Formation : 4-4-2

Team Line Up
Starting Line Up in bold
Goalkeeper
  • Santiago Karba (29) - Sporting Arrachai
  • Demetrio Kalpa (27) - Athletic Golfinho
  • Gaspar Sagarin (30) - Gadhga FC.
Defender
  • Manuel Savalor (24/LB) - Sporting Arrachai
  • Andre Gajhipar (26/CB) - Varsayith SC.
  • Tiago Pakka (24/CB) - Athletic Golfinho
  • Jorge Vidshav (29/RB) - Siasari, Eraman
  • Bernardo Urakan (25/LB) - Sporting Cabo
  • David Erunde (24/CB) - Sporting Arrachai
  • Javi Lamnakkar (27/CB) - Gadhga FC.
  • Márcio Barvando (29/RB) - Porto Espinhosa FC.
Midfielder
  • Pedro Ustankar (24/LM) - Sporting Cabo
  • Achmad Samali (26/CM) - Penshar FC.
  • Manuel Tiehl (29/CM) - Porto Espinhosa FC.
  • David Gothrado (24/RM) - Siasari, Eraman
  • Lisandro Turtapa (26/LM) - Sporting Arrachai
  • Rubens Cesavo (28/CM) - Madeira FC.
  • Pedro Rampubaki (23/CM) - FC. Radchai
  • Henrique Otanko (21/RM) - FC. Pescadores
Forward
  • Cezar Tipag (23/AT) - FC. Radchai
  • Oscar Hurula (26/ST) - Gadhga FC.
  • Ivan Gutna (23/AT) - Penshar FC.
  • Bruno Dillakar (24/ST) - Campo de Libelula SC.
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Personnel Kits
Home Jersey
Away Jersey
Goalkeeper
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Home based
Estádio Nacional de Arra
Estádio Estadual de Pálidas
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Location: Arrachai Federal City
Capacity: 65,000
Owner: Government of Arra Republic
User: Sporting Arrachai
Location: Amarelda Federal City
Capacity: 44,000
Owner: Government of Pálidas Republic
User: FC. Amarelda


Schedule
Group 9
MD  1: Acastanha vs Newmanistan @ Estádio Nacional de Arra, Arrachai Federal City
MD 2: Darkmania vs Acastanha
MD 3: Acastanha vs Flavovespia @ Estádio Estadual de Pálidas, Amarelda Federal City
MD 4: Omerica vs Acastanha
MD 5: Acastanha vs The Gothanita Isles @ Estádio Nacional de Arra, Arrachai Federal City
MD 6: The Hainan Union vs Acastanha
MD 7: Acastanha vs Osarius @ Estádio Estadual de Pálidas, Amarelda Federal City
MD 8: Acastanha vs Bunkaiia @ Estádio Nacional de Arra, Arrachai Federal City
MD 9: South Covello vs Acastanha
MD 10: Newmanistan vs Acastanha
MD 11: Acastanha vs Darkmania @ Estádio Estadual de Pálidas, Amarelda Federal City
MD 12: Flavovespia vs Acastanha
MD 13: Acastanha vs Omerica @ Estádio Nacional de Arra, Arrachai Federal City
MD 14: The Gothanita Isles vs Acastanha
MD 15: Acastanha vs The Hainan Union @ Estádio Estadual de Pálidas, Amarelda Federal City
MD 16: Osarius vs Acastanha
MD 17: Bunkaiia vs Acastanha
MD 18: Acastanha vs South Covello @ Estádio Nacional de Arra, Arrachai Federal City


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Postby Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom » Mon May 03, 2021 12:44 am

National Football Team of Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
Fudbalska reprezentacija Zeta Reka i Hugeltaldom, Rekadom-hügeltaldom Fussballnationalmannschaft
World Cup 88
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Infoboxes

Basic info
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom National Football Team
Federation: Football Federation of Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
Colors: Red, yellow, white
Home Stadium: Zeta Reka National Sports Complex (rarely others)
Association: Federal Football Federation of Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
Country Code: ZRH
Most Caps: Bartolomej Wladmirowić (89)
Top scorer: Bogdan Rawić (48)


Notable Games
First International
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom 1-2 Northwest Kalactin
-Zeta Reka National Sports Complex, Aleiusia, Image Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
-Friendly before Baptism of Fire 72
First Win
Ethane 0-1 Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
-Kompleks Olahraga Yogyakulta, Yogyakulta, Image Filindostan
-Campionato Esportiva 26, Group B
Biggest Victories
Sabalonia 0–4 Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
-Knox Global Stadium, Knoxville, Image Appalachian Nation
-Baptism of Fire 72, Group C
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom 4–0 South Charlia
-Coastal Waters Stadium, Erie, Image Appalachian Nation
-Baptism of Fire 72, Group C
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom 4-0 Jerauuk
-Zeta Reka National Sports Complex, Aleiusia, Image Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
-World Cup 85 Qualifying, Group 12
Oberour Ar Moro 2-6 Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
-Parade Grounds, Regium, Image Oberour Ar Moro
-Friendly before WC88 Qualifying
Biggest Defeats
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom 0-4 95X
-Zeta Reka National Sports Complex, Aleiusia, Image Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
-World Cup 85 Qualifying, Group 12
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom 3-7 TJUN-ia
-The Bay Reserve, Betham Image Sylestone
-Cup of Harmony 78, Group D
Highest Scoring
Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom 6-6 Starblaydia
-Zeta Reka National Sports Complex, Aleiusia, Image Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
-World Cup 86 Qualifying, Group 16


Tournament Stats
World Cup
Appearances: 0 (Three qualifying campaigns)
Best Result: Qualifying Group, 3rd place (World Cup 85)
Ranking: 69/70* (peak of 69/70*, nadir of 200)
Cup of Harmony
Appearances: 3
Best Result: Round of 32 (78, 79)
Campionato Esportiva
Appearances: 4
Best Result: Fourth (28)
Ranking: 8 (Post CE 29)
Awards
Baptism of Fire 2nd place (72)
*ranking information as of the date of the world cup draw differs from numbers published by other sources. The Federal Football Federation chooses to remain neutral and has published both numbers.

Roster
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Main XXIII
Num: Name — Age — Height (cm) — Caps — Goals/Assists (if applicable) — Club
Keepers
01: Zlatko Wukowić                             — 26 — 186 ½ — 60 —         Lonngeylin City (Vilita)
12: Dejan Wasić — 29 — 193 — 12 — Montreal Koreana (Quebec)
23: Branislaw Mucić — 20 — 184 ½ — 5 — DD Porto Nowi

Defenders
02: Wlad Wlad (Center)                         — 26 — 192 ½ — 58 —   2/1 — Lhor (Chromatika)
13: Ali Faruq (Center) — 26 — 185 ¼ — 5 — 0/0 — Di Maozöxê (Farfadillis)
04: Zaur-Luka Igorić (Left) — 22 — 177 ¼ — 36 — 4/7 — Ogroven Vanguardi FK
05: Yuri Kewić (Right) — 26 — 172 ½ — 29 — 0/8 — DD Porto Nowi

48: Anubis Zlatkowić (Center) — 21 — 181 — 3 — 0/0 — Bergsteiger FK
16: Damjan Protić (Center) — 21 — 190 — 26 — 1/1 — Avanaroch White Wings FC (Tikariot)
15: Hermann Hamppe (Left/Right, Central Mid) — 25 — 179 ⅓ — 19 — 0/1 — Aleiusia Capital
26: Steffanow Kostessen (Right) — 28 — 181 — 26 — 0/1 — Aleiusia Capital

Midfielders
06: Stani Gröss (Defensive/Holding)            — 27 — 174   — 66 —  0/11 — AK Stanimir (on loan from 1830 Cathair in Audioslavia)
10: Stanimir Rekawić (Center) — 23 — 174 ½ — 39 — 7/7 — Coret Hawks (Nephara)
11: Želmir Kolarowić (c) (Center/Attacking) — 31 — 190 — 84 — 25/23 — Kven FK

17: Nikola Branić (Defensive/Holding) — 23 — 170 — 23 — 1/0 — DD Porto Nowi
21: Tomislaw Radowić (Center) — 23 — 180 — 6 — 0/3 — Inkopolis FC (Squidroidia)
22: Marko Zup (Attacking/Center) — 19 — 173 ¼ — 8 — 2/3 — Myana (Chromatika)

Forwards
08: Arnald Gal (Left/Center)                   — 23 — 177   — 44 —  15/3 — CSKA Quebec (Quebec)
09: Bogdan Rawić (Center) — 24 — 166 — 76 — 48/3 — Lokomotiv Jarnstad (Savojarna)
07: Jad (Right/Left) — 29 — 184 ¼ — 87 — 6/22 — Aleiusia Capital

42: Adam Wladić-Hermann (Center) — 23 — 172 ½ — 9 — 0/1 — Avanaroch White Wings FC (Tikariot)
18: Stojan Heiden (Left/Center) — 27 — 162 ½ — 51 — 13/3 — AK Stanimir
20: Miloš Simeoniwić (Versatile) — 27 — 178 — 70 — 8/4 — Northern Stallions (Brenecia)
Combined Age: 569

Reserves (ordered by position and likelihood of use)
Reserve Keepers
34: Ratimir Ljajić (Keeper)                    — 25 — 183 ½ —  0 —         Port Rhovanyon AFC (Tikariot)
45: Julius Markowić (Keeper) — 22 — 190 — 0 — Blasters (Hebetika)

Reserve Defenders
03: Tito Jankoslawić (Center)                  — 25 — 180   — 15 —   1/0 — Luton Town United (Murphtania)
14: Bartolomej Wladmirowić (Versatile) — 32 — 171 — 89 — 3/2 — KT Moreazerua (Audioslavia)
27: Denis Pretchel (Left) — 20 — 184 ¼ — 2 — 0/0 — Platinastigrade
57: Marka Krušlin (Center) — 26 — 177 — 1 — 0/0 — Brookford Otters (Nephara)
61: Wukdrag Nikowić (Right) — 25 — 179 — 14 — 0/0 — AFK Imperialismus
37: Nikola Djordjewić (Left) — 21 — 180 — 1 — 0/0 — DD Porto Nowi
47: Yousef Iwanić (Center) — 20 — 196 ¼ — 1 — 0/0 — DD Porto Nowi
24: Lukabor Illić (Center) — 23 — 180 ½ — 6 — 0/0 — Real Gardaresso (Tequilo)

Reserve Midfielders
39: Lazar Macek-Leibberman (Def/Holding)       — 20 — 175   —  0 —         Aleiusia Capital
33: Marko Opština (Attacking) — 20 — 183 ⅔ — 1 — 0/0 — Sanford Der Berg PREMIER FK
54: Zedeslaw Markowić (Center) — 25 — 174 — 2 — 0/1 — St Astons City FC (Flavovespia)
44: Marko Ratmirić (Attacking) — 22 — 177 ⅔ — 0 — Kven FK (Tequilo)
43: Ratko Ivančir (Center) — 22 — 183 — 0 — Advance Alara (Ko-Oren)

Reserve Forwards
29: Wladmir Imilić (Versatile)                 — 22 — 179 ¾ —  6 —   3/1 — Kven FK
18: Josip Jorowić (Right/Center) — 24 — 182 — 10 — 0/1 — Ogroven Vanguardi FK
64: Fen Schwartzhammer (Center/Left) — 22 — 181 ¾ — 1 — 0/0 — Aleiusia Capital
30: Petar Karić (Left) — 21 — 175 ¾ — 9 — 1/2 — Ribar PRD
19: Konstantina Popowić (Left, Center Mid) — 19 — 148 ⅔ — 5 — 0/1 — Newmarket Ladies SC (Baker Park)
31: Milan Leitz (Center) — 23 — 189 ¾ — 5 — 0/0 — Harkdown (Eura)
66: Albertow Nowak (Right) — 29 — 175 — 37 — 6/5 — Brisara FC (Chromatika)
52: Branislaw Djurašewić (Center) — 22 — 175 — 1 — 0/0 — VZRH Matov-Uri
Combined Age: 530
Total Age: 1,099

Staff
Jowan Stanimirić (head coach)                  – 42
Bosko Nowak (assistant coach) – 42
Alek Klopp (keeping coach) – 55
Andrijana Protić (trainer) — 50


Tactics
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Formation
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On Ball
  • Pass short and keep possession
  • Play out of the back via distributing to the center backs
  • Work upwards to not waste time
  • Overlaps and crosses are welcome
  • Work the ball into the box to shoot close
  • Counter attack if the opposition is confused
  • Overcrowd the box during set pieces
Off Ball
  • Press and counter press aggressively
  • Rough up the opposition
  • Defend with a high line ("Keeper is street sweeper" ~Jowan Stanimirić)
  • Encourage distribution mistakes
  • Use offside traps
Set Piece Depth Chart
  • Penalties: Rawić, Kolarowić, Gal/Heiden (if playing)
  • Free Kicks: Kolarowić, Jad, Rekawić
  • Corners: Jad, Kolarowić, Gal
The roster and formation is not too different from the one in CE29, or other line ups in past world cups. The personnel are trending young in key positions with twenty three years the average age of all players, and an average age of around twenty four and three quarters when just counting the best twenty three. The Rekan team looks to plow forward with the ball progressively. Attacking starts with ball playing center backs. The tight midfield will pass until they can work the ball into the box. If the possession happy trio of Stani Gröss, Stanimir Rekawić, and veteran captain Želmir Kolarowić can’t control the action on their own, they will look to the wingbacks for assistance. Scoring threats include the ever quick and instinctual Bogdan Rawić and the always courageous Arnald Gal, sometimes at just the right microsecond. Of course any attacking midfielder will also be able to get on the scoring sheet as the center forward dips back a decent amount of times each match. Kolarowić already does so a lot, and Marko Zup has been involved in a scoring play in almost every matchup he’s been capped in so far.

Should the side lose control of the game, they’ll look to quickly regain the ball and apply physical pressure at every moment of the match. The players of the defensive line high while the forwards play deep to unbalance the opponents structure. Off-ball play will be a mix of graceful positioning and brutal tackles. Some cards may be handed out, but Stanimirić hope they won't deal with any bad suspensions without some kind of gain. Over the course of pre tournament friendlies writers at RekanSport who covered the matches noticed a strength in executing offside traps. Prime defender Tito Jankoslawić was not selected for the national team's main twenty three in protest of his decision to sign for a league ranked far below Zeta Reka in the IFCF rankings. Youngster Anubis Zlatkowić will get a chance to prove himself, as will Hermann Hamppe who is still trying to earn a prime spot in the depth chart. The last line of defense is the keeper, and three solid sweeping goalies have been selected as Wukowić and Wasić continue to battle for the starting role.

The team will look to crowd the box in set pieces such as corners, starter Jad is a known corner threat, even winning a Campeonato matchup with a ninety degree goal. Other key kickers are Rawić and Kolarowić. Players like those two, plus Wlad Wlad, Jad and Arnald Gal have a good chance to score off other players' work. When defending, a lot of players will duck inside the box, but Rawić will be kept out to increase the chance of a breakaway.

Kits
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Again the top sportswear manufacturer headquartered in Zeta Reka Čast was commissioned for the World Cup. Čast defeated bids from other companies to be the kit makers for the Federal Football Federation. This time, Čast incarnated Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom’s colors into the national team’s wears, but also the country itself. former national team starter Mullow Dorboslawić commented on on twii.tur that “It is hard to notice on the red" in reference to the outline of Zeta Reka affixed onto the home shirt. Čast’s new CEO Iwana Filipić stated in a company press release the business was “More than pleased” with the accepted contract and that, “A bright future was ahead for both Čast and its national team in Zeta Reka.”

OOC:
Style mod: +0.66
If my opponent RPs first they may...
Choose goalscorers: Y
Godmod scoring: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: Y (I'm deciding all injury lengths, but you may incapacitate players pre/mid/post game)
Card my players: Y
Godmod other events: Y
Last edited by Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom on Tue May 04, 2021 8:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Graintfjall » Mon May 03, 2021 6:29 am

Choose Your Own Adventure: Græntfjall!

You are roleplaying against me, and you want to…




That’s fine. Three basic requests, then:
  1. My team’s name is Græntfjall. The adjective/demonym is Græntfjaller.
  2. Please do not use photographs of RL players and say they are my characters.
  3. Please do not commit acts of violence in my country or against my people, or have my people responsible for such.
Otherwise, you may do as you please.

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You’ve won 3 – 0 and want the match account to reflect that. Or you’ve lost 3 – 0 but want to make it seem like the scoreline wasn’t a fair reflection. Or you’re determined that you got the better of a 0 – 0 draw. All perfectly fine! Here are some guidelines:
  • Your players are probably faster and more skilful than mine. Clever tricks, smooth attacking moves, and sheer pace may often be successful.
  • My players are probably bigger and stronger than yours. I’d prefer you didn’t RP your team physically dominating mine, but of course you’re welcome to have some exceptions to this and win various match-ups.
  • If we didn’t score much, maybe Jason had an off-day and spent the game sulking in your penalty box. We’re very dependent on set-pieces: maybe Hanne or Amanda were way off target with their shots and crosses.
  • If we conceded lots of goals, there may have been some howlers from the goalkeeper. Playing it out from the back usually misfires for us. Feel free to have an own goal or seven.
  • If you want your star player to do really well against us, that’s fine! My players should not be portrayed as miserably incompetent but otherwise you can construct any narrative you like around beating us – or deserving to do so.
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You’re down in the doldrums after a defeat and decide you want to portray us as much better. You feel guilty for winning and want to provide some balance. You like being the underdog and want to set up us being better so that when we meet again your victory will be all the sweeter. Or you’re just a masochist. Again, completely fine! Here are some suggestions:
  • My players are probably bigger and stronger than yours. We may have won the physical battle. Please don’t play us as brutally violent, but if you want to have us getting away with some rough stuff, especially from the center backs or defensive midfielders, that’s cool.
  • My players are probably not quicker or more skilful than yours. It’s unlikely we won through implementation of the beautiful game. Maybe Jason or Amanda or Sara had a crazy good day, but most of the time we’ll win through grind, determination, and sheer brute force.
  • If we scored a lot of goals, a lot of them probably came from set-pieces. Direct or indirect free-kicks, big fellas heading in corners.
  • If we kept a clean sheet, it was more likely a good collective defensive effort than a great day for our keeper.
  • We won’t blatantly cheat, but things like home crowd favoritism influencing the referee are acceptable.
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You’re burned out on RPing 0 – 0 draws. You’re not that interested in football and mainly participate in the World Cup for world-building. You’re interested in my country and want to interact in a different way. Or you’re just up for a different type of RP. Very welcome! Here are some pointers:
  • Græntfjall is currently in the midst of a general election campaign. This will be developed in greater detail through my own RPs. If you’d like, you can have your media commenting on the election, your expat citizens debating the issues, or your government offering an opinion. You can submit some issues in your own country for the politicians to comment on. So long as you don’t try to actively rig my election, feel free to get involved!
  • Græntfjall is a modern, commercial trading nation with three very busy port cities. We’ve also recently built a new cosmodrome. Perhaps you’d like to negotiate a trade deal, buy some commercial spaceflight time, or arrange tourist visa reciprocity?
  • Græntfjall is currently engaged in military operations in two countries [OOC: both my puppets]. In Jabal Akhdar, they’re supporting a rival claimant to the throne in order to protect their oil rights; in Montaña Verde, they’re trying to destabilise the leftist government and fight off a Marxist insurgency. Want to lend us a hand? Or get involved on the other side? Or do you have something in your own sphere of influence that needs the trademark brand of unsubtle Græntfjall force?
  • Your tourists might visit our country for the football match, but that only lasts 90 minutes. During the rest of their stay, they might enjoy music: Græntfjall has a strong operatic tradition while in more modern music, metal is massively popular, there’s a big folk revival, and G-pop, dream-poppish synth-influenced baroque pop, has its audience. Perhaps some different sports appeal more: basketball is surging in popularity and ice hockey remains the main national winter sport. To the south, the mountains offer year-round skiing, climbing and kayaking. Or check out the GS SuperSports+ thread for some minor sports opportunities.
  • Failing that, just make a joke about krakens.
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Team name: Græntfjall
Trigram: GRÆ [GRF when not available]
Demonym/adjective: Græntfjaller
Team nickname: Snow Wolves

Coach: Image Kang Guilin
Assistant coach: Image Torsten Oliversson
Translator: Image Xieren Fusdóttir

Kang has been in the role for two years, and while his home country of Yuezhou has seen great change in that time, the Snow Wolves haven’t progressed that much, failing to advance past the Round of 16 of the Copa Rushmori yet again, finishing in the upper half of their World Cup group yet again. Reaching the Cup of Harmony quarterfinals is his best result to date and that run probably saved his career for another World Cup cycle, but a failure to at least challenge for the playoffs here would probably mean curtains for the experiment with him at the helm. More attacking than his predecessor, he’s utilized the Snow Wolves’ fitness and positional versatility to emphasize a hard-pressing, counter-attacking style that’s not always pretty but can be frustratingly effective. Under him, the team have played in a variety of formations with 3 or 4 at the back, but appear to be settling in to 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 or 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 as their natural defaults. Former national U-18 coach Oliversson remains as assistant and Fu Xieren, an immigrant of Yuezhouese extraction hired to provide translation when needed, remains as blatant Græntfjaller intelligence services plant.

Style modifier: 0

The team has adopted a slightly more fluid, attacking identity of late, reflecting a shift to a more balanced, less negative system. Defensive substitutions, such as bringing on defensive midfielders and center backs late on in games with a narrow lead, can still be expected some of the time.

Squad: This is a longlist squad pool, from which each matchday a 23-person squad will be drawn. In practical terms, the player listed first at each position is most likely the starter, second the substitute, third and lower the non-playing reserve, etc. However, if I have not specified the squad or lineup, you may choose from this squad as you see fit in terms of RPing the team you play against. Græntfjaller teams usually start those wearing 1-11, but there are a couple of exceptions: if Hanne starts, she will wear 14; Tom 17; and Álfar 19. No numbers are retired and the starting goalkeeper will always wear 1.
  • The Græntfjaller Premier League is gender-mixed and it is seen as uncontroversial for men and women to play alongside each other. -son names are men, -dóttir names women, -bur names gender-neutral (they/them/their). If you find female players immersion breaking, you have my permission to choose an all-male side from the squad.
  • The financial status of football in Græntfjall is improving, and million+ NS$ contracts are increasingly common. Because the GPL isn’t especially strong, most NT players and hopefuls ply their trade abroad. I normally conduct transfers through the Transfer Window but if you have a desire to sign a player and a particulary storyline in mind I may be open to arranging a transfer outside that; send a TG/DM.
  • In general, Græntfjaller players are athletic and have excellent whole-match fitness, disciplined, and not prone to violence or emotional outbursts. They are, however, not tremendously skilled. The stereotypical Græntfjaller player is a BFG, Big Fucking Græntfjaller, with big referring to their body, not their brain. The main exceptions are Jason (strong and fit but also fairly skilled, but a bit headstrong and moody); Amanda (skilful, emotionally balanced, but lacking in size and strength), and Sara (incredibly fast and athletic, with every skill and then a few she invented herself, but a completely wild, mercurial temperament).
  • Græntfjall did not traditionally appoint a designated captain, and instead had the starting XI elect a captain before each captain, but this tradition has largely been abandoned, with Hrærekur Jvarsson serving as captain on a permanent basis. Should he be injured, suspended, or otherwise absent, they will default to an elective model, and if I have not specified a captain, you may pick should you wish.
  • Timing note: In my timeline this occurs 2 years after the last WC/CoH, 1 year after the CR, and a few months after the Eagle’s Cup, Under-18 World Cup and Di Bradini Cup. It occurs after the completion of Transfer Window 31 and during the next season of the GPL; any players on foreign teams will be assumed to be given leave.

Goalkeepers

GK: Kauko Jorgesson – Image Gunzlach (caps: 33)
GK: Björnólfur Ernestisson – Image AK Stanimir (8)
GK: Christian Einvarðursson – Image GT Molding (11)
GK: Gabríella Hárlaugsdóttir – Image Mokofen (5)

Kauko is more or less the man in possession of the #1 jersey, but Græntfjall’s goalkeeping plans have been unsettled for some time. Christian seems the stronger keeper but has a horror show every few games that has led to trust in him eroding; Björnólfur is the brightest prosect but still deemed a bit raw for full internationals. That leaves Kauko as the default option: a capable shot stopper but not the best at managing his defensive lines. He has a huge boot and powerful throw but zero footballing skills; in general playing it out from the back is not a common tactic in Græntfjall and all keepers are far more likely to hoof it upfield and hope the BFGs get to it first than risk playing with their feet.

Defenders

RB: Elektra Lúthersdóttir – Image Yeaddin Owls (34)
RB: Michelle Matteosdóttir – Image Estdal (3)
LB: Emeli Vilbertsdóttir – Image Altendalur (74) (goals: 2)
LB/CB: Arinbjörn Markusson – Image Maigburg (7)
CB: Hjörleifur Reynarsson – Image Steinaux (44) (7)
CB: Vigfús Bensson – Image Bavingtor FC (11)
CB/RB/DM: Tom Ernestisson (25) – Image SW Stahlberg (33) (2)
CB: Mathias Kristersson – Image GT Molding (18)
CB: Stefan Jokulsson – Image Folte (7)
CB: Frederik Thorleifsson – Image GT Molding (4)
CB/DM: Reidar Rögnvaldursson – Image Sanford Der Berg PREMIER FK uncapped
CB: Arinbjörg Björnsdóttir – Image Gunzlach (8)

Center back is the team’s traditional strength, led by the increasingly assured Hjörleifur Reynarsson, who serves as a virtual co-captain with his Steinaux teammate. A strong season in the Flavovovovovovovovespian league has seen Vigfús Bensson – also formerly of Steinaux; what do they feed them there!? – emerge as first-choice partner ahead of Tom Ernestisson, who’s sufficiently versatile to still see plenty of playing time. Fullbacks Elektra Lúthersdóttir and Emeli Vilbertsdóttir return after their controversial omission from the Copa Rushmori, but expect the team to still try out formations with 3 center backs and 0 fullbacks at some point; Mathias Kristersson is the most likely to come in then. There’s huge competition at the center back position and lots of talented youngsters are likely to be given a chance to shine; Reynarsson played every minute of World Cup 87 qualifying and that certainly won’t be the case this time after complaints from his club.

Central midfielders

DM: Álfar Ásvaldursson – Image Marlesee 97 (43) (3)
DM: Kalle Bjørnsson – Image Busukuma AC (41) (2)
DM: Hæming Tronsson – Image Hofvinger (18) (1)
DM/RM/CM: Tinni Grímólfursson – Image Atlás Ciuredor (1)
CM: Hrærekur Jvarsson – Image Steinaux (85) (21)
CM/AM: Johanna Álvgeirsdóttir – Image Megabrantid (12)
CM/DM: Jade Miansdóttir – Image Porter City (17) (1)
CM/AM: Natasja Hólmarsdóttir – Image Grande Mountain (12) (2)
AM: Amanda Guttisdóttir – Image Holdenberg City (82) (21)
AM/CM/LW/SS: Sara Kristoffersdóttir – Image Wirr Tsi (12) (4)

Græntfjall have settled into a pattern of using three central midfielders: a defensive/holding player, typically manned by the physically powerful Álfar Ásvaldursson or the downright scary Kalle Bjørnsson; a hustling box-to-box central man, usually Hrærekur Jvarsson; and an attacking distributor in a more forward role, which has suited Amanda Guttisdóttir much better than the deep-lying role she was consigned to under the previous coach. A triumvirate of promising young women – Johanna, Jade and Natasja – all are increasingly fighting for places, without any of them quite fitting into those pre-defined roles. The wildcard in the pack is Sara Kristoffersdóttir: picked as a teenager, she was too callow for full internationals then, but leadership of the U-21 team and a standout performance at the Eagle’s Cup have suggested an improvement in her maturity levels. If she’s ready for the top, then she’s a creative dynamo; if not, she’s a combustible disaster-in-waiting.

Note #1: Johanna is suspended for MD1.


Wings

RW/LW: Lana Mensdóttir – Image Dí Maozöxê (29)
RW: Bríana Noahsdóttir – Image Association Ariddienne (55) (7)
RW: Robin Harrysson – Image Urbizinia Wanderers (10)
LW: Hanne Heikkisdóttir – Image Holdenberg City (33) (4)
LW: Ari Hlynursbur – Image Laketown Rangers uncapped

Wingers zipping up the lines and whipping in crosses for assorted big targets have been key to Græntfjall’s system in recent years, and remain so here. Lana, quicker and more versatile than Bríana, has been preferred on the right after breaking through in the S-FPL, while on the left Hanne has become an important player not only for her skills from open play but also her dangerous free-kicks as an alternate to Amanda. The team may occasionally use a system without wingers, relying instead of fullbacks pushing forward.

Forwards

CF: Jason Þórhallursson – Image Herzegovina City (68) (46)
SS/CF: Justiina Dannysdóttir – Image Crossroads (44) (8)
CF/SS/RW: Eiríka Jonathansdóttir – Image Starling (21) (3)
CF: Ásvarður Bergmundursson – Image Parakleion Firebirds FC (17) (6)
CF: Lyngar Rögnvaldursson – Image Hofvinger (28) (6)
CF: Rato Guðmannsson – Image Estdal (5) (1)

Jason has adapted well to the move to a lone striker system. Tall and powerful, he’s not the quickest or more skilful striker in the world but he’s probably one of the strongest, and can hold an attacking role without needing a second striker to play off. A natural goal scorer, the main knock is his tendency to hot-headed aggression or sulking apathy when things aren’t going his way. Less of a prima donna is Justiina, who’s dealt with losing her starting role as 10 as the system no longer fits her with admirable grace, regularly featuring off the bench or deputizing at 9. Eiríka has played in a variety of roles even if 9 suits her best; Ásvarður, Lyngar and Rato are all big-bodied target men without Jason’s touch. Expect lots of rotation among the forwards.

Home arena and country

Unless otherwise stated, national games happen at the Grand National Arena (cap.: 50,000) in north Háttmark, or the Grander International Arena (cap.: 50,001), also in north Háttmark. The stadiums will alternate hosting rights, beginning with the GNA. Games in Græntfjall will be played in the summer so expect cool weather, but not heavy snow. The qualifying games overlap with the GPL season and with a national general election. I will happily provide extra world-building information if you have any questions about what to expect when visiting Græntfjall.

RP permissions:

Choose My Scorers: Y, see note below.
Choose My Scorers From Free-Kicks/Penalties: Y-ish. The team has an increasingly large roster of free-kick specialists: you can pick from Amanda, Hanne, Bríana, Tinni, Tom or Sara for free-kicks. Jason, Hrærekur or Amanda tend to take penalties.
Godmod Scoring Events: N
Hand Out Yellow/Red Cards: Y, but be sensible; I use a self-enforced rule of a 1 match suspension for red cards, but I won’t apply this to your players without your permission.
Injure My Players: Y, you can say they are injured but let me decide the severity and consequences.
Godmod Other Events: N, but if you ask first I’m open to any roleplay angles you have in mind.
Additional permissions:
  • Please don’t have my players, staff, or fans engaging in violence without my permission.
  • If you use non-photoshopped photographs, please don’t say they’re my players without asking.
  • In general I’m open to most things so long as you ask. TGs or DMs always open.
MD1: @ Suimede
MD2–3: v Pius Desurongcrandis @ Grand National Arena, @ Poafmersia
MD4–5: v Sharktail @ Grander International Arena, @ Galeanna
MD6–7: v Murphtannia @ Grand National Arena, @ Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom
MD8–9: v Audioslavia @ Grander International Arena, @ Ziwana
MD10–11: v Suimede @ Grand National Arena, @ Pius Desurongcrandis
MD12–13: v Poafmersia @ Grander International Arena, @ Sharktail
MD14–15: v Galeanna @ Grand National Arena, @ Murphtannia
MD16–17: v Zeta Reka and Hügeltaldom @ Grander International Arena, @ Audioslavia
MD18: v Ziwana @ Grand National Arena

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Father Knows Best State

Postby Brookstation » Mon May 03, 2021 6:54 am

Formation: 4 - 3 - 3
Style modifier : +4
Home Stadium: The Highest room , Octopus' Garden
Jerseys:
Home: Light green with white borders.
Away: Cyan with dark blue diamonds.

Management:
Manager: Mohammad Avdol (69 Y/O)
Head Coach: Jojo Cooper (63 Y/O)
Assistant Coaches:
Brendan Timlin (58 Y/O)
Kane North (35 Y/O)

Most Likely To:
Make the First Goal: Dwayne Onfroy
Start an Attack: Jean Pierre Polnareff
Receive a Red Card: Oskar Graves
Get an Injury: Mohammed Kashi
Save the Game from Losing: Leon Michael Robes
Create the most Attacking Chances: Alexis de la Vega

Players:
Goalkeepers:
1 Joel Latibeaudiere (Starter, 24 Y/O)FC Tevatuktoo Brevarara
23 Mohammad Mandrea (32 Y/O)Other side of paradise Brookstation
47 Brandon Murphy (18 Y/O) Halebid Warriors Brookstation

Defenders:
35 Oskar Graves (Starter, 35 Y/O, CB) Dreamland City Brookstation
42 Mohammad Kashi (Starter, 31 Y/O, CB) Artiana Galaxy Brookstation
16 Cristian Luengo (Starter, 19 Y/O, LB) Other side of paradise Brookstation
41 Denys Trubin (Starter, 23 Y/O, RB) Vreton City Bollonich
53 Frederico Rocha (26 Y/O, CB)Blich Bollonich
52 Demarlio Evans (29 Y/O, LB/RB)Grofen City Jeanus
47 Claudio Gomes (32 Y/O, LB/CB/RB) Clube de Norwegian wood Brookstation
24 Ewerton Custodio (21 Y/O, CB) Dreamland City Brookstation

Midfielders:
36 Andreas Roles (Starter, 30 Y/O, LM)(third captain) Other side of paradise Brookstation
85 Jean Pierre Polnareff (Starter, 35 Y/O, CM) AC Dason Brookstation
41 Alexis de la Vega (Starter, 19 Y/O, RM) Other side of paradise Brookstation
64 Nesta Dixon (16 Y/O, MF)Lumiose City Promius
74 Luke Aribo (24 Y/O, CM)Hogsmeade Shirefton
66 Jason Dieng (25 Y/O, LM/RM)Space Coast Rockets Brookstation

Strikers:
16 Alexander Cust (Starter, 33 Y/O, CF)(vice captain) Halebid Warriors Brookstation
44 Leon Michael Robes (Starter, 27 Y/O, LW)(captain) Other side of paradise Brookstation
104 Dwayne Onfroy (28 Y/O, RW) Dreamland City Brookstation
73 Sebastian Reimann (32 Y/O, CF) Vreton United Bollonich
55 Remo Janjicic (23 Y/O, LW) Hogsmeade Shirefton
88 Johannes Kehr (21 Y/O, RW) Strange City FC Brookstation

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: No
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but no fatal injuries.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
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Newmanistan
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Postby Newmanistan » Mon May 03, 2021 7:38 am

NEWMANISTAN ROCKETS

OFFICIAL ROSTER FOR WORLD CUP 88


Starters:
GK: #1- Matthew Costner (28, Centralia Firebirds)
-- Playing with defensively minded Centralia, Costner was able to raise his national profile quickly, enabling him to first appear as the starter in World Cup 86. He is in prime of his career right now, and after finishing 3rd with the Rockets in the last Cup of Harmony, followed by finishing second in the Campionato Esportiva, many hope that he can carry this momentum into World Cup 88 qualifying.

LB: #2- Shannon Stefansson (29, Starksville United, Cassadaigua)
-- Manager Michael Starre made an effort to be all inclusive when it came to gender when announcing the last roster, and that paid dividends with the brilliant performance of the tall blonde fullback. Don’t fall for her appearance, though, because she is also is tall and swift on her feet, and incredible awareness overall. Expected to assume more of a leadership role than she has had in the past. Recently signed on with Starksville United, based in Cassadaigua.

LCB: #24- Damian Andrews (22, Seminole Bay Gators)
-- Damian is one of the newcomers to the starting lineup for World Cup 88. He appeared in World Cup 87 as a reserve and did get into one game for a brief period of time, but this is his first time in this role. He was a sub in CE 29. Has great speed and also adds a physical element to the team. If this does not work out well, then Eric Trotman could return to the starting lineup, but right now Andrews is be given the opportunity.

RCB: #5- Brian Conlin (26, Walstreim Lions, South Newlandia)
-- This is the best defender on the team, with all of the tools that you want in this position. He has also been able to elevate his game when playing for the Rockets at this level in the past. Initially a member of the North Charlotte Wildcats, he recently signed on with the powerful Walstreim side, based in South Newlandia. This will only serve to make him an even better player.

RB: #3- Nick Blades (27, Springfield Thoroughbreds)
-- This is the first time that Nick will be in the starting lineup for the World Cup, but he has started in the Campionato Esportiva in the past. Blades has all the defensive awareness that you want from this position, but also has excellent speed. Some joke that he would be a forward if he knew how to shoot.

LM: #6- Parnell Addington (32, Jessicaville Millionaires)
-- Addington has thrived since signing a huge contract with the Millionaires, and he has not sat on his bank account afterwards. He has only continued to get better, and will be making the most of this opportunity because once you get to this age, you can never be certain if you will be back for another one. He is listed as a midfielder on paper, but Michael Starre likes to be aggressive with him, so expect to see him up front quite often.

CM: #8- Paul Lombardi (32, Pocono City Capitals) (TEAM CAPTAIN)
-- He is a complete player, in any third of the field. Named the captain of the team after having that role for two seasons with the Capitals, something that is a special honor. Like Addington, he is more of a playmaker than a shooter, and also knows that this could be his last World Cup. His size allows him to win most one on one battles at home. Was brilliant during World Cup 86 and Cup of Harmony 79.

RM: #7- Madison Desalvo (28, Southport Tigers)
-- The second female in the starting lineup, Madison is the leading female scorer in the Empire, which is impressive considering that she does not play up front. Her shot is powerful, but the fact that she delivers it with pinpoint accuracy is what makes her a great one. Not the leading scorer of the team, but has a reputation of getting the goals that she does score in clutch situations.

LS: #9- Garrett Sarniak (22, Loudon Leopards)
-- Despite his age, Sarniak impressed Michael Starre enough to put him on the last World Cup team, and he did well in both World Cup 87 and Cup of Harmony 79. That continued in the Campionato Esportiva, so the hope is that it will only continue to trend in the right direction. Of the three forwards, he has the most speed.

ST: #10- Allister Levy (29, Putnam Lake Eagles)
-- Originally named McAllister, after Jeremy McAllister, but he opted to drop the “Mc” from his first name when he turned 16. The parallels to Newmanistan’s greatest ever soccer player did not stop when he was drafted by Putnam Lake, and he immediately became a fan favorite. He is a goal scorer, trying to pattern his game off of Jeremy. He’s not at that level, but not many people will be.

RS: #15- Ryan Singletary (28, Tundra Falls Mariners)
-- Sometimes, if you continue to play well, the coaches will have no choice but to give you a more common chance. Ryan, is a little shorter than most strikers will be, but he still has plenty of strength, and plays with a lot of heart. He was known as super-sub for us in the last World Cup, and then in the CE. With Vinny Donaldson being a little inconsistent, Starre is giving Singletary an opportunity. This could be a short leash, for now, the job is his.

Regular Substitutes:
GK: #21- Masahiro Kawasaki (23, Daytopia Racers)
-- Promoted from reserve to starter. Is best known for his agility, and they are excited in Daytopia for where he may take them. The small market team insists that they will not let him get away, and will open up the checkbook for him, if necessary.

CB: #4- Eric Trotman (31, Dover City Mountaineers)
-- Tall and physical. Holds his position very well, and opposing forwards will have a tough time dealing with him. If there is an issue with him, it is that he can sometimes take fouls and cards out of frustration late in a game if the team is behind, which happens in Dover City a little more than he would like. The fans there love the physical element more than most, so they do not mind it. He’s been a starter, and is downgraded for this World Cup. Still, expect him to see a lot of playing time.

CB: #22- Alexander Carson (25, Loudon Leopards)
-- In Loudon, he clicked well with Shannon Stefansson in the back, prior to her moving on to Cassadaigua. This is the first time that he has ever appeared on a World Cup roster, though debuted with the national team in the CE.

MID: #13- Ashley Norton (28, Southport Tigers)
-- Creative playmaker, lacking in size but makes up for it in skill. The first choice sub for the midfield position.

MID: #16- Kevin Hynes (27, Olympia Gladiators)
-- This is his first World Cup. Debuted in CE 29 as a reserve.

ST: #14- Kenzie Miller (31, Springfield Thoroughbreds)
-- Gave up playing soccer after high school to pursue a baseball career in college. That went okay, but after not getting drafted, she joined an independent soccer club, and was a woman among girls (and boys). At 24, she signed with Springfield, and her career has continued to improve.

ST: #12- Tyler Callaway (20, North Charlotte Wildcats)
-- Tall and speedy, but needs to bulk up to fully reach his potential. Fortunately, he is only 20, so there is time to do this. Tyler has never appeared on the international roster at any point previously.

Reserves:
GK: #25- Michael Hopkins (25, South Charlotte Condors)
CB: #23- Javier Chavez (26, Jessicaville Millionaires)
CB: #26- Thomas Carlton (21, Centralia Firebirds)
MID: #17- Samantha Ellis (23, Penthoria Rivermen)
MID: #15- Jacob Newhouse (20, Centralia Firebirds)
ST: #19- Jason Cefalo (22, South Charlotte Condors)
ST: #18- Phillip Ambler (26, Pocono City Capitals)

Manager- Michael Starre (Drawkland)
Michael enters his first full cycle as the manager of the Rockets after replacing Miguel Hernandez after matchday 8 in World Cup 85 qualifying. Starre did well, but it was a tough adjustment for him to bring immediate results. He was brought here to bring in someone who had experience in getting a team to qualify for the World Cup, something that he was able to do with Drawkland. In World Cup 77, he got Drawkland to qualify on their first attempt, and managed to do so in the next three World Cups as well. In World Cup 86, he got the free pass into the World Cup, but the team won the group, and reached the round of 16 for just the second time in Newmanistanian history. Despite not qualifying out of the Group of Death in World Cup 87, he led the team to a third place effort in the Cup of Harmony, and because of that, there was never a question as to whether or not he would be back. Helping his cause further was the recent runner up performance in CE 29. For World Cup 88, he probably has to have the team qualify in order to keep his job, especially with us not being in the kind of qualifying group that we were in last time.

Modifier: +3
Formation: 4-3-3


Uniforms: Home- Sky blue with white trim; Away- Black with sky blue trim; Keeper- Yellow with sky blue trim.
If conflict- Newmanistan will wear the non-conflicting version of the home or away.

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


Interested in a Newmanistanian player to transfer to your domestic league?
– The Empire of Newmanistan Soccer League (ENSL) provides an opportunity for our best soccer players to make a good living and pays them fairly enough, so it’s not as if these players are not making good money and living a good life with good enough fan support. However, soccer, or as you may say, football, is not as big in Newmanistan in comparison to other sports. Therefore, they are likely to be convinced and interested in the prospects of playing in a league with a higher profile. Ones that do those domestic club competitions. If you are interested in a player, simply TG me and it is highly likely I will say yes as long as I consider your league to be at least equivalent to the ENSL. If you’re just developing your league and are interested, I ask that you target subs and reserves first. Those transfers will probably be accepted.

Home Game Schedule:
MD2- vs Bunkaiia (335) @ Tundra Falls Proving Grounds, Tundra Falls
MD5- vs Darkmania (94) @ McAllister Stadium, Putnam Lake
MD7- vs Omerica (40) @ The Jungle, Loudon
MD9- vs The Hainan Union (UR) @ Empress Jessica I Stadium, Jessicaville
MD10- vs Acastanha (144) @ Mountaineer Stadium, Dover City
MD12- vs South Covello (63) @ Emperor Michael I Stadium, Pocono City
MD13- vs Osarius (245) @ The Firepit, Centralia
MD15- vs Flavovespia (58) @ Keisler Stadium, Southport
MD17- vs The Gothanita Isles (108) @ Gladiator Stadium, Olympia
Six-time World Baseball Classic Champions
NEWMANISTAN SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS:
CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4, 5, & 29; CE 26; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, 14, & 45; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, 5, & 35; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, 38, 44, & 46; CoH 33, 35, & 39; CE 25, WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Multiple NSCAA Basketball Tournaments, and a horse racing series

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Abanhfleft
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Abanhfleft » Mon May 03, 2021 7:56 am

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ABANHFLEFT
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL TEAM - WOMEN


Abanhfleft's always trying to go back to the same level of relevancy to the greater multiverse of football that they had back in the 70s (of World Cups, that is). Here's yet another attempt to do it through the World Cup qualifiers. But, if the Independent Associations Championships is any indication, we're all going to have to get used to the feeling of losing all over again.

BASIC INFORMATION
Name of nation: Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Demonym: Fleftic
Team colors: Blue, orange, and green
Style modifier: +3.00
Formation: 4-2-3-1
Manager: Ginny Katesmar (54 y/o, North Prarie)

STARTERS
GK: Bronwyn CHURCHILL 28 y/o, Rosenpfelblatz City Women Image
Bronwyn is the daughter of Rosenpfelblatz City's new manager Joseph "Joe" Churchill, one of the most decorated managers in the sport within the Fleftic sphere of influence. Bronwyn came with her dad to Rosenpfelblatz and immediately settled in well with the Lady Sky Blues' academy. She is a traditional keeper who prefers to keep close to goal and catch or slap away shots from that position, although she is learning to become a more athletic keeper now that she's training with the likes of Yannie Redborne, Marfa Kirilenko, and Blaze Chrzanowska. She's been elevated to starting goalie because Stephanie Bryan is off playing for the over-35 national team in the World Cup of Masters in Sarzonia.

RB: Colleen ADAMS 32 y/o, Sporting Ceneisis Women Image
There was a time when people wondered what Colleen can offer to the national side. Seven years on and now we know what it is: defensive solidity in the back four. What more can a team ask for then? Well, maybe less yellow and red cards from Colleen. She's had her fair share of those at club level and the SFA is not really keen on her starting up a new account with the referees at the Independents Cup.

RCB: Christy SHEPLEY 29 y/o, Rosenpfelblatz City Women Image
At 6 feet 2 inches, Christy is already one of the tallest 17-year-old Fleftic central defenders ever in the Democratic Republic and its sphere of influence. Coupled with a supernatural defensive ability, it's a wonder why she's still on the bench and not starting, until one realizes that Christy is quite the thin and willowy girl. She's a good defender and good in aerial and dead-ball situations, there's no doubt about that, but it's still very much child's play to get her off of the ball, and applying the slightest amount of pressure turns Christy into a headless chicken.

LCB: Miranda SULLINS 32 y/o, Sporting Ceneisis Women Image
There's a reason why Sporting Ceneisis were interested in keeping Miranda Sullins in their academy and eventually their team, and that's the fact that she's just a rock-solid ball-playing defender. Miranda could have gone anywhere else she wanted, but she chose to stick it out with the Blues, and they repaid her with a place in their starting eleven. Regular call-ups to the national team also didn't hurt her stock one bit.

LB: Georgine BAUM 28 y/o, Pascal Mashu Image (Kita-Hinode)
Another player with foreign roots playing for the Democratic Republic. This time, Georgine's parents are immigrants, or rather expats, from Pridnestrovia, who escaped the country after her father said a few things that were not to President Field Marshal Stepan Stepanenko's liking. For a long time she was forced to play on the right but now she's back to her preferred left back position after some years being hung out to dry by the SFA. Surprisingly enough, her time playing in right back hasn't turned her into an ambidextrous threat. Maybe it was never meant to be.

RM: Trinidad KLEIST 30 y/o, Xemlice Rovers Ladies Image
Trinnie Kleist was always tipped to become a hard, no-nonsense midfielder who doesn't let the opposition get past her, and for once she actually developed into one such player. She's also matured to the point where she now times her tackles wisely and does them only when necessary. Still doesn't stop some referees whipping out the cards on Trinnie just because her reputation precedes her.

LM: Cecily SEGOVIA 30 y/o, Riuwiee United Women Image
CeCe Segovia is the creative foil to Trinnie Kleist's defensive midfielder. The Oontaz-born central midfielder is the creative outlet for the midfield, setting up passes and long balls to initiate the attack. But that doesn't mean she shirks from her defensive responsibilities. Still, like Trinnie, CeCe is still a bit enthusiastic with the sliding tackles and will get her name on the referee's notebook a fair few times.

RW: Elene LINER 28 y/o, Sarvusdalamoive Ladies Image
Even at her young age, Elene already has the look of a future fantastic keeper. Well, what else can be said about the Sarvusdalamoive Football Academy, which has turned out great Fleftic keepers like Maksim Varamoninov and Victoria Carter? Unfortunately, she's slipped down the pecking order, but only because Brook Arzate deserves the chance to start this time. She had a lot to make up for after that emotionally devastating penalty shootout loss against Schottia in the 9th Under-15 World Cup and she ended up not having the mental strength to get over the disappointment of the shootout so she decided to become a striker instead. This way she hopes to emulate some of Abanhfleft's star forwards like Matthew Cave and Ruud Akinfenyor who started off as goalkeepers and then decided to make the move up to the top of the pitch.

CAM: Prudence WOODWARD 28 y/o, Duhblakk Aztecs Image
Prudence Woodward is the third and final player of Panemian descent to represent the blue, orange, and green for the Sporting World Cup after Guildenstern Cardew and Poppaea Fleet-Street. Prudence has a taste for clever through-balls and occupying pockets of space in which she could create chances and even score a few goals herself. She became a mother after a one-night stand with fellow under-18 teammate Prince William Luckless, but she wants to emulate her fellow single mother footballer in Claudine Samaniego in having both a stable family and a good football career.

LW: Amelie RUSEV 28 y/o, Ludogorets Markovsky Ladies Image
Amelie Rusev is definitely the complete winger package now. Not only is she both quick and light on her feet and strong in the air and during challenges, she is ambidextrous, able to use both feet to send in long balls and crosses into the box when she wants. With that added crossing ability, Amelie has already cemented her place in the first team of Ludogorets Markovsky Ladies. As for being the next Miss Ludogorets though, for some reason the fans are reluctant to give her that unofficial title. Who knows why?

ST: Kelly McGINNIS 28 y/o, Hoventon & Corlington Town Image (Mercedini)
Kelly McGinnis could very well be the next Chelsea Stuart, and not just because she's become the starting striker for the Fleftic women's national football team. Kelly moved abroad to Mercedini's Hoventon & Corlington Town to continue her development as a striker, but almost a decade later and she's not won much with the Mercedinian side. She wants more, and if moving away from Hoventon & Corlington Town is the way to get it, then she'll just have to make the move.

RESERVES
GK: Deanna HERRING 20 y/o, Arsenal de Releinthi Women Image
Abanhfleft and Ginny Katesmar are taking a risk bringing two under-23 goalkeepers for this tournament as backup to Bronwyn Churchill, but then again, this is supposed to be a bunch of tune-up games after all. Deanna was rated enough by Kate Bernanos to be the starting goalkeeper for what could be Abanhfleft's last Di Bradini Cup for a while, but for the Mike Sarzo Memorial Trophy she's only good enough to warm the bench for Rona Churchill.

GK: Mihaela HRISTOVA 20 y/o, Rosenpfelblatz City Women Image
Mihaela was the third-string goalkeeper for the under-21 side in Di Bradini Cup 49 for Abanhfleft. She's still third-string here in Muralos, but now it's for the senior women's team itself. It's like a promotion but also not really one.

RB: Queen YARNALL 25 y/o, Admiral Porcusces Women Image
A quiet and sturdy defender who for her age is already making waves not only in the youth leagues but also in her handful of appearances for the Admiral Porcusces Women senior team. Still needs some work obviously but she could have a very high ceiling indeed.

CB: Brooke AUGUSTYN 29 y/o, Dinamo Bender Women Image (Pridnestrovia)
Augustyn didn't exactly become one of the best fullbacks to come out of Abanhfleft, but at least her career wasn't sidelined by too many injuries either. After a decent showing with Eielo Sunlight Women, she made the leap to Pridnestrovia and Dinamo Bender Women where she did well enough to make her way back to the national team.

CB: Tiera WALRATH 27 y/o, Ogovlich Medusas Image
One quarter of the Ogovlich backline that won them the Youth Premier League title this season. Like Wilton Kaba beside her in the under-18 team, Tiera's main purpose is to win balls inside the box and then kick it right out of the danger area. Accuracy needs a bit of work though.

LB: Tien GOODLETT 26 y/o, Ogovlich Medusas Image
The second quarter of the Ogovlich backline that won the Youth Premier League. Tien is more of an attacking fullback who likes to maraud further up the pitch and assist in the attack. She still gets back in defense more times than not but a particularly quick counterattack could still leave her stranded where she can be of no help to her fellow defenders.

RM: SIBUSIZWE Kiggwancha 26 y/o, Athletic Motonou Image
SIbusizwe's greatest strength lies in the fact that she can win the ball in midfield more times than not. Of course, most of this is against girls and boys on or nearly the same age as she is, but when she turned out for Athletic Motonou's senior side in the last few matchdays of the Ladies' Third Division season (with the title already wrapped up for Motonou) Sibusizwe looked capable of doing much the same thing against players who were much older and much more experienced than her. Now, she may be older but she's still no closer to being able to show this side of her game regularly because of manager philosophies and better players becoming available for call-up to the national team.

CM: Poppaea FLEET-STREET 29 y/o, Ogovlich Medusas Image
Poppaea is a rock-solid midfielder with decent ball distribution skills but still has a tendency to go all in on tackles, especially sliding ones. She came out as a lesbian at a young age and has been a pillar in the local LGBTQ sporting community, so when she got dropped from the national team for other midfielders who are better at playing in midfield than her, there was an outcry. The situation calmed down through the years though, and now she's back in the national setup.

LM: Charlene WILLIAMSON 29 y/o, Admiral Porcusces Women Image
Charlene Williamson is the overlooked twin sister of Gareth Williamson. The reasons why she's been overlooked is because her main assets in football are mostly pace, acceleration, physicality, and a good long ball. Charlene can also run with the ball or chase it for 90 minutes and anyone stupid enough to try to take the ball away from her would find themselves on the ground almost immediately. Strangely though, Charlene's physicality tends to vanish during set pieces and Charlene could now count herself lucky if she doesn't end up kissing the grass while trying to get a touch on a corner or a free kick. Perhaps that's why Sporting Ceneisis allowed her to go to their provincial rivals Admiral Porcusces. Now that's one transfer the Blues regretted deeply.

RW: Sohaila MAGOMEDOVA 30 y/o, Exiles FK Image (Pridnestrovia)
Sohaila is one of Heinrich Wurzmann's latest finds from the Alternative Football Program. Her idols growing up were tricky players like Finn Jameson, Ruud Akinfenyor, and Matthew Cave, and Sohaila certainly has the feet to emulate them. She has indeed turned into one of the best right wingers Abanhfleft has to offer, but her decision to move to lower league Pridnestrovian side Exiles FK has cost her many a call-up with the national team. Until now, that is.

LW: Claudia ROOS 29 y/o, Arsenal de Releinthi Women Image
Claudia finally made the move from left back to left winger, a move that worked out well in the end for her, what with her pace, crossing ability, and incisive runs into the box. However, injuries have plagued her career and forced her out of contention for a call-up for much of what should have been the best years of her career, but now it looks like she's about to turn the whole thing around and become a late bloomer along the lines of a certain Tristan Lee.

FW: Hiroko KELLERMAN 22 y/o, Rosenpfelblatz City Women Image
Kellerman won the Golden Boot in the Fleftic Premier Development League 1 with a 23-goal haul in the 2028-29 season, earning her a promotion up to the senior women's team where she continued her goalscoring form with 21 goals for 2029-30, making her the highest goalscorer of the Citizens that season. She earned a call-up to the under-21 team for the 48th Di Bradini Cup, where she was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disastrous campaign which once again convinced the SFA to boycott the Di Bradini Cup for real and permanently this time.

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The Grearish Union
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Posts: 186
Founded: Apr 20, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Grearish Union » Mon May 03, 2021 8:31 am

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B L A C K L I L I E S


GREARISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
21-Player Squad


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Nation Name: The Republic of The Grearish Union
Short Names: The Grearish Union, Grearish Union, Grearia
Demonyms: Grearish
Colours: Black, Gold and White
National Anthem: 'All Hearts for Grearia'
Capital City: Atheburn
Other Major Cities: Plibury, Forsho, Edgenorth

FA: Grearish Football Association
Highest Domestic League: None (All footballers are on central contracts.)
Nickname: The Black Lilies
Home Stadium: The Atheburn Park, in the capitcal city of Atheburn is the usual home stadium due to the high capacity and is therefore given greatest preference. This, however, does not mean that the GFA will host it's matches in one stadium only, and will rotate matches as and when needed.
Ultras Group: Grand Street Heroes
Formation: 4-4-2
Style Modifier: +2
Manager: Sigtryggur Brynjólfursson, 65, GRF Image Former manager of the Græntfjaller and Garbelian national teams.
Captain: Joanna Rodrigues, 27
Vice Captain: Avery McAuley, 22
Recent retirees: Alexander Allman, 38, who is now manager of Kinetic Islanders (SNL).
Recent call-ups: Linda Taylor, 15


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Susanna Schaefer, 21, #1, Female, Goalkeeper
Umnama'kik-Inverness 1877, QUE Image

Schaefer is known around the country to be a prodigy in the Grearish football ranks, with what they call the safest hands in the entire land. Having grown up a few miles outside Plibury, the rural background meant that she had to do a lot of the heavy lifting (literally as well) for her family, being the eldest in her generation. Her performance will be heavily scrutinised in the 88th World Cup, with her position becoming increasingly more competitive.
Joanna Rodrigues, 27, #2, Female, Left Back, (Captain)
Cranequin City, NPH Image

Some say, that being named captain of the football side has worked in the favour of Grearish skipper Rodrigues, as the 24-year-old is expected to stand stall to defend the opposition's right wing attacks and overlaps, while making sure our own left-wing is well-fed with a regular supply of deliveries from the back four. A charismatic showing of leadership and an intelligent style of gameplay, coupled with impeccable vision and a sense of innate empathy justified her being adjudged the skipper of the Grearish national team. The entire nation is now rooting behind her.
Lydia Radcliffe, 23, #3, Female, Left Centre Back
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Lydia has taken up responsibility of the Grearish backline ver since the retirement of the evergreen Alex Allman. A cool head under pressure, Radcliffe is known to be nifty on the ball but is strictly no-nonsense when it comes to dealing with the threats from the opposition. Keen eyes will be on her display.
Mateo Elliott, 24, #4, Male, Right Centre Back
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The young Mateo Elliott was known to be a bit of a wonderkid ever since he burst on to the national scene when he stood immovable in front of his goal, defending to the end. This well-built right centre back will be one to watch out for, if the pundits are to be believed!
Callum Frank, 31, #5, Male, Right Back
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Jersey number 5 goes to Callum Frank, who has transitioned from a bench-warmer to a proper starter these days. There will be room for like-for-like replacement, however, and Frank will have to earn his spot on the NT every match.
Fergus Sloan, 27, #6, Male, Left Wing
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Sloan is undoubtedly one of the best left wingers for the national team, this cycle, as the Shamrock Cathair star has been making waves in the Audoslavian leagues for quite some time now. He will be indispensable in the national team plans going forward.
Chance Benton, 21, #7, Male, Central Midfielder
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Chance Benton, named by his parents after he was born in one of the most difficult times the family had seen in terms of financial and social stability, Chance has definitely taken every chance he could get up until this point to get the coveted central midfielder position in the fairly new Grearish national team. Ball distribution being one of his key assets, will have keen eyes overlooking it, as he tries to help his comrades out to work every inch of space available in the midfield, or wherever his team needs him.
Layla-Mae Potts, 20, #8, Female, Central Midfielder
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Adding to what some might call the youthful boiling blood of the Grearish midfield, comes Layla-Mae Potts, renowned for her pinpoint passing precision, and ability to pick up teammate runs as they occur around her every second. A timid girl when not on the field, Potts shows the greatest of transformation to convert into the fierce central midfielder that Grearia has been blessed with.
Janet Daly, 19, #9, Female, Right Winger
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Completing the 4-player midfield formation is another young gun out of Bradwick in the south. Janet, otherwise completing her 10th standard examinations back in school, decided to try out for the Grearish national team when news spread that the BoF was upon us and the nation needed youngblood who were hungry for victory. This tactful right winger knows most tricks of the trade to fool her opposition, but a rather short-tempered teenage mentality might prove to be her greatest foe.
Avery McAuley, 22, #10, Female, Striker, (Vice-Captain)
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Number 10 and probably one of the most sought-after players for the Grearish NT, Mc Auley is also the vice captain for the national team we take such pride in. The Black Lilies' premier striker will be on the lookout for a prolific goal-scoring season as a poacher up front, relying on her immense shooting force and gargantuan willpower.
Willis Kline, 27, #11, Male, Striker
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We round off the starting eleven with the inclusion of Kline, the deep lying forward, who prevents the supply chain from the midfielders to McAuley from getting blocked up. Kline, however, is not expected to be rigid in his role, and that the Grearish public can expect to see a flurry of goals from him as well.



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Summer-Rose Stuart, 27, #12, Female, Goalkeeper
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The second goalkeeper of the 21-player squad is Summer-Rose Stuart, who despite being the elder of the two, finds herself on the bench. The gaffer seems to be quite firm about the first XI choices hat he makes, but one cannot rule out the possibility of a change in the guardian under the sticks once Grearia finds itself in a suitable position.
Jasmine Gardener, 28, #13, Female, Left Back
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In what some pundits are claiming could be only a possibility under a major injury condition, Gardener is seen as an eclipsed player by the Grearish community, shadowed by the all-pervasive charisma of Rodrigues as the skipper. Preparing for the worst, Gardener may as well be blooming flowers of success for Grearia in times of grave crisis.
Linda Taylor, 15, #14, Female, Left Centre Back
GFA Central Contract

Being an ardent dog-lover hailing from the port city of Paethsmouth, Linda had to choose between rugby and football. We’re all blessed she chose the beautiful game, because the Black Lilies will depend on her in the near future.
Lilah Buchanan, 23, #15, Female, Right Back
GFA Central Contract

Buchanan's quick rise to the national scene was propelled by her blistering right leg, and her sturdy build, making her a fearsome barrier for most opposition wingers. The tall Grearish defender had caught the eyes of national team scouts in the wake of the announcement of the Grearish participation in the World Cup spectacle, and the performance of this young workhorse has never disappointed since.
Theia Golde, 20, #16, Female, Right Centre Back
GFA Central Contract

The 16-year-old wonder in Theia Golde sees herself on the bench accounting for her lack of domestic experience in inter-city clashes, and her injury proneness. The selection at a young age, however, shows some promising signs for the years to come!
Dionne Blackmore, 33, #17, Female, Right Wing
GFA Central Contract

The senior right winger will most likely not see action until some injury occurs, as there seems to be no valid reason to change two fact paced young guns for a player into her thirties. In the belief that she might be able to slow down the tempo of game with her intelligent passing, however, may be the deal maker if she does get a few minutes on the field.
Ruby Houghton, 24, #18, Female, Central Midfield
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Houghton is our reserve central midfielder for the cycle, with impressive performances in intra-Grearish levels. The youthful CM might as well have to see out a few matches for Grearia as the midfield job is predicted to be rather tough, and substitutions would not surprise a lot of people.
Cassandra Preston, 27, #19, Female, Left Winger
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Fondly known to the public by the name of Cassandra "Pacey" Preston, the speedy left winger has a vicious left foot in her arsenal that has caught many eyes in the course of the selection process for the Grearish national team. The onus will be on her in the upcoming international season to prove her might, as she will face off against some of the best in the world in battles to assume control of the midfield.
Aaron Murphy, 23, #20, Male, Attacking Central Midfielder
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The 20-year-old number 20 of the Grearish NT, Aaron Murphy is one-of-a-kind. With no other ACMs in the team and the gaffer preferring a rather traditional 4-4-2 approach, Murphy finds himself on the bench. However, if pundits are to be believed, a Murphy substitution in a game could turn it on its head and will thus be a key player for the side, tactically.
Gia Knott, 27, #21, Female, Striker
GFA Central Contract

Another prolific striker in the Grearish ranks, Knott is seen as an out-and-out striker, who is believed to be a perfect replacement for Kline who likes to play in a slightly withdrawn role, in case the gaffer wants to go on the attack mode with the pedal to the metal.


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1 Susanna Schaefer 21 F GK
2 Joanna Rodrigues 27 F LB
3 Lydia Radcliffe 23 F LCB
4 Mateo Elliott 24 M RCB
5 Callum Frank 31 M RB
6 Fergus Sloan 27 M LW
7 Chance Benton 21 M CM
8 Layla-Mae Potts 20 F CM
9 Janet Daly 19 F RW
10 Avery McAuley 22 F ST
11 Willis Kline 27 M ST

Subs:

# NAME AGE SEX POS
12 Summer-Rose Stuart 27 F GK
13 Jasmine Gardener 28 F LB
14 Linda Taylor 15 F LCB
15 Lilah Buchanan 23 M RB
16 Theia Golde 20 F RCB
17 Dionne Blackmore 33 F RW
18 Ruby Houghton 24 F CM
19 Cassandra Preston 27 M LW
20 Aaron Murphy 23 M ACM
21 Gia Knott 27 F ST


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The 4-4-2 is the most widely used formation in the highly nationalised Grearish academy structure for football, where most players grow up playing the 4-4-2, hardly wavering to any other formation.


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Home - Away - GK
These fantastic kits were provided to us by the Donnaconan sportswear brand, Infinite. These will be worn with pride by the national football team of The Union for the foreseeable future.


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Atheburn Park, Atheburn (60,000)

Atheburn Park is widely known as the national home ground for the Black Lilies. This tag, however, is now on the verge of being snatched from the capital city, as the other three of the major four cities in the country are now vying for marquee matches in the qualification campaign for World Cup 85.

To reach the venue, a flight to the international airport at the capital and then a subsequent mode of road transport through the city should suffice.

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Dream Games Arena, Plibury (55,000)

Recently taken over by the Dream Games Inc. to support sports in the home nation, the capacity of the stadium has been ramped up to 55,000 for the World Cup qualifier matches to be held in Plibury, apart from the rechristening.

With the rotation of matches becoming an increasing probability, it is likely that you could see some of the bigger games being played here at Dream Games Arena. To reach the venue, a flight to the Plibury International airport, and a mode of public or private transport shall suffice, thanks to the robust Grearish transport facilities.

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Hope Springs, Edgenorth (32,000)

Located in the sports-loving town of Edgenorth, it is expected that Edgenorth will provide quite the atmosphere as the supporters' enthusiasm can easily take on that of the two major cities.
One has to take a connecting flight to the city from either of the two international airports to reach the venue. It is known to be fantastic experience to live the moment in this stadium, and the World Cup qualifiers will prove to be the perfect opportunity for the world to witness it, if experiences of previous visitors are to be believed.

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Western Wells, Forsho (50,000)

Built on the ruins of the Gloriaxian city of Industus unknowingly, it is now a matter of pride that a city this old lay in ruins underneath to be a foundation for the new city of Forsho. One can reach this beautiful port city by either a connecting flight from the international airports, or via an ocean vessel while the Forsho port welcomes you through it's doors. The beautifully built stadium will see it's first international action in the coming World Cup qualifiers, and is expected to be quite the venue, with top notch hospitality for the richer crowds, and cheap entertainment for the average Joes.


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World Cup 85 Qualifiers

MD 2 v Electrum @ Atheburn Park, Atheburn (60,000)
MD 4 v Adab @ Dream Games Arena, Plibury (55,000)
MD 7 v Deniria @ Hope Springs, Edgenorth (32,000)
MD 9 v Mytanija @ Western Wells, Forsho (50,000)
MD 10 v Geektopia @ Atheburn Park, Atheburn (60,000)
MD 12 v Eastfield Lodge @ Dream Games Arena, Plibury (55,000)
MD 14 v Abanhfleft @ Western Wells, Forsho (50,000)
MD 15 v Atheara @ Hope Springs, Edgenorth (32,000)
MD 17 v Valanora @ Atheburn Park, Atheburn (60,000)

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I give my opponent the permission to:

Choose my goal-scorers: Yes
Godmod goal-scoring events: Yes
Injure players: Yes (For serious injuries, please reach out via TG or Discord.)
Godmod injury events: No
Red card players: Please reach out via TG or Discord.
Yellow card players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes, but nothing that alters my nation.

Any violation of the above will meet the ignore cannon.
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Mercedini
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Postby Mercedini » Mon May 03, 2021 12:31 pm

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Manager: Image Sam Billic • Formation: 4-4-2

It's time for the 88th World Cup to roll around, and it could be a poignant edition with many for the former marquee players and staff now aging to the point whey they could be phased out within the coming editions. Billic has been in charge of the national team for his fourth edition of the World Cup, a now lengthy tenure which has yet to bear any real fruit thus far. Indeed, Mercedini's presence on the world stage has dwindled somewhat since the decision was made to not send teams over to the regionals and youth tournaments. With the Golden Eagles continuing to stay in the upper pots, but never really challenging for the World Cup spots in recent times. Last time round, they once again filed to make it to the World Cup, and had to play in the Cup of Harmony for a chance at NSWC Silverware once again. There, after a solid group stage, they were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Krytenia. Alas, they go again, in hope of trying to claim a spot at the 88th World Cup hosted by Chromatika and Cassadaigua. Our fingers are crossed, the groups have been drawn, and Mercedini must prove that they are contemporary team not propped up by the successes of past editions.

GOALKEEPERS   Name                    	   Age	          Club	
GK Daniel Hosset 32 Image Zoloroni City
GK Frederick Wandai 25 Image Blue Strike Zoloroni
GK Anders Vorsini 23 Image Kiaono Locals
GK Dmitrije Azar 25 Image Castors d'Outineau


Mercedini have been unsurprisingly absent from the international stage in recent months once again, leading to lack on information and lack of experience forming a major question mark on proceedings. No U18 action, no U21 action, no friendlies, no nothing. To combat that, Billic has once again opted for a risky strategy to surround an experienced and international-standard goalkeeper with young talents which could result in then gaining valuable experience for future tournaments which they will likely play a major role in. While Mercedini is a name that is common to many football-playing nations nowadays, they nation is getting ever more desperate to re-invent themselves and find a way to get Dini back to their historic highs, where they could beat anyone on a good day. Zoloroni City #1 Hosset will lead the line once again, with Wandai and Azar earning their spots for this campaign following their good performances in last edition's Cup of Harmony. Vorsini, while absent in last editions Cup of Harmony, retains a spot in the group of four for qualification, with some decent performances in the dead rubbers of qualification to warrant his inclusion for the 88th World Cup. Goalkeeping is always seen as a vanilla position, rarely changing and evolving in it's position on the pitch despite it's importance. The moves by Billic are seen as a small gamble given the importance of these campaigns, Vorsini and Wandai will need to perform to make those gambles worthwhile for their manager and their association.

DEFENDERS	
LB Joaquim Santorino 23 Image Blue Strike Zoloroni
LB Armarzi George 25 Image AS Marcadia
LB Preston Aristaros 31 Image Zoloroni Metropolitan

CB Jordan Brindliev 26 Image Jhanna City
CB Lyon Dalamai 26 Image Langtree United
CB Thibaut Peñarito 24 Image Peynol-Lunas
CB Alexander Ytandev 26 Image Zoloroni Park
CB Nico Petrosino 24 Image Zoloroni Park

RB Thomas Di Sansev 26 Image Brigham
RB Lucas Stretovsky 26 Image Blue Strike Zoloroni
RB Edward Varligne 22 Image Acoflosa United


There isn't really that much change when it comes to the personnel available in the defensive roster for Mercedini, although the transfer window has kept many of the players in this roster, where they were since the last edition. The major change comes in the shape of Penarito, who is still making a name for himself in Peynol-Lunas, Pasarga, with Mercedinians now having lots of foreign clubs in lots of foreign leagues to support, now lots of exports have been made by the MPL. While he hasn't been made a starter for the team, he could be useful when grinding out results late in the game and if Dini need a reliable midfielder in games versus lower ranked sides. Foreign interest in the Mercedinian side has increased tenfold in recent editions due to big money transfers to big leagues, although the MPL still has more than enough skill in the game to fly it's own flag if the national team does well. After making a great return to the national team in the Cup of Harmony, Santorino is given the nod in the left-back position, with everybody else keeping their spots from the last campaign in an aging defensive line.

MIDFIELDERS 
LM Giorgio Gucci 25 Image Cazadores Cathair
LM Peter Vecchia 20 Image Blue Strike Zoloroni
LM Lawrence Garzallo 28 Image Zoloroni Metropolitan

CM Adam Kraljic 31 Image Rozelle Alliance
CM Johannes Nymark 30 Image Zoloroni City
CM Johan Karlovic 24 Image Spartangrad

CM Gonzalo Lorano 25 Image Honeybadgers
CM Massimiliano Allegro 28 Image Ali Mercedes Carassai

RM Ross Presic 32 Image Algolia SC
RM Christian Armani 25 Image Cazadores Cathair
RM Jack Nilevian 28 Image Tropicorp FC


Once again, only a handful of changes to the midfield roster and they take the reigns for the national team, with the good performances put forward by the midfield squad during their Cup of Harmony run warranting national praise and re-selection for the upcoming qualification campaign. Mercedini has put itself on the map with it's attractive brand on attacking and controlling football, with the midfield quartet always at the heart of the action as they ebb and flow with the action of the game. Cricket scores can be chalked up when this group is in form, with experienced veterans teaming up with enthusiastic young-guns to provide plenty of variety and depth to Billic as he attempts to get maximum efficiency from his players. With the nation now entering it's thirteenth edition, it's safe to say that the Golden Eagles have been sussed out by now, they need a technical overhaul to keep their football fresh and difficult to counter. Mercedini have often struggled against the top teams due to their inability to keep up with the midfield play, but this group of players are well experienced from one previous cycle together. It is simply a question of whether Mercedini can be put in the same bracket as the top tier of football-playing nations this time around. Age is another major factor, with this likely the reason why this could be the final World Cup with this group of players in their current form. Fresher faces are waiting in the wings, Billic has some big decisions to make on the future directions of this national team.

STRIKERS 
ST Daniel Dostalok 28 Image Starling
ST Ben Chillotov 27 Image Lajuno
ST Adrian Talisky 21 Image Blue Strike Zoloroni
ST Mikhail Gerardo 26 Image Kempsey United
ST Feliks Alva 26 Image Elspachia


In a roster where there has been little to no change, the prolific group of strikers has only seen one change in the last three cycles from the group which got their call-ups to the senior team a couple of editions ago, with Adrian Talisky keeping his spot in the attacking roster due to his super-sub moments last edition. Talisky is certainly seen as the next generation of talismanic strikers, after Billic and Chillotov have done before them. After scoring more than twenty goals in the past two season for Blue Strike Zoloroni, the teenager has certainly earned his stripes, where he hopes to add another cutting edge to the quintet.

Chillotov and Dostalok remain the top two in the Mercedinian striking world and are selected once again to lead the line. They have been holding steady for their respective clubs, and are finally within their calibre of quality after lighting up their respective leagues before moving abroad to face greener pastures. All of these players used to play for their hometown club before moving for considerable amounts of money to their current clubs, effectively bankrolling their boyhood clubs for a while. Now playing internationally, they have been through the highs and lows of the qualifying schedule, so nothing should come as a shock to them as they go through the gears once again. Minnows and Juggernauts will have to face off against these players, whoever comes out of the other end will likely decide the campaign for Mercedini, with so much tied on the performances of these strikers.


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Zoloroni Sports City Stadium

Location: Zoloroni Sports City - Northeastern Zoloroni, Mercedini
Capacity: 74,684
Tenants: Zoloroni City
Year Built: 2012 (refurbished 2017)
Transportation Features:
- Zoloroni Metropolitan Train Service: T2, T9 & TSC
- Zoloroni Metropolitan Bus Service: B9, B16, B19 & SportsCity Direct
- Zoloroni International Airport (or Acoflosa International Airport & Transport Hub)
- Twenty-minute drive from Carlsgrunik MetroBullet Station, Zoloroni Central

The prosperous capital of Mercedini is the stage for the Mercedinian campaign for World Cup Qualification once again. The Zoloroni Sports City Stadium was built in 2012 and has been the national team's home stadium since it was built. The stadium used to hold over 61,000 people, but a modernising refurbishment meant that the capacity has increased by approximately 13,000 with the new capacity sitting at roughly 74,500 with the new visiting allocation still being just less than a quarter of that at 18,000. The stadium has hosted a Baptism of Fire final and an Independent's Cup final and third-place play-off during IAC's two and five respectively. The Sports City Stadium was the original home of Zoloroni City before they moved to their own stadium, but this cathedral is still accustomed to regular football featuring the nation's and the multiverse's best teams, when it hosts the MFA Cup final plus playoff finals for National League 1 and National League 2. Mercedinians and visiting spectators who don't have tickets can have a drink in one of the many bars and pubs nearby or they can chill in the World Cup FanZone where they can watch the matches on the big screens along with other football enthusiasts.

Mercedini has two national languages and both are universally spoken in the nation as children are taught both at a young age. Mercedinian is the native language of all citizens and is based around the Italian language, knowing the language isn't paramount to a tourist's experience but Mercedinians always appreciate a foreigner attempting to communicate in Mercedinian. If learning a foreign language isn't your thing then English is also universally spoken throughout the nation (especially in cities and other metropolitan areas as it is considered the language of business and commerce). It is common for Mercedinians to speak more than one language with some opting for a third if proficient enough in their previous two, Google Translate is also only a couple of clicks away if you need it.

Mercedini's national currency is the Mercede (M) and is used universally for the nation's transactions. Currently, the Mercede is a strong and reliable currency with 1.56 NationStates Dollars equalling 1 Mercede (M0.64 = 1 NS$). Goods & Services in Mercedini are comparably cheap thanks to low operating costs, free-trade deals and low import tariffs for foreign goods, they can be paid for using the common Mercede currency, although visitors can pay with NS Dollars or use their credit or debit cards. Citizens of Mercedini are pretty well-off with average incomes topping M145,000 (226,822 NS$) which means luxury goods & services are as much a part of Mercedinian shopping-culture as the bargains.

Food & Drink is considered a pillar of Mercedinian culture, which means visitors are literally in for a treat when they visit one of the nations many cafes, restaurants, bars or pubs. As previously mentioned, integration has played a large part in the cuisine, but ultimately Mercedinian cuisine has stayed largely close to it's roots. Mercedinian cuisine, like the language, is based on Italian cuisine, with flavourful pasta and rice dishes on offer, along with pizzas and stuffed flatbreads perfect for carnivores and vegetarians alike. For the tourists, dishes from their home nation will always be on offer which means that visitors can always have a taste of home while enjoying the action in Mercedini. If you're a fan of carb crashes, we think you'll love our nosh!

As it is the official capital city of Mercedini as well as the commercial hub of the nation, Zoloroni is large bustling city littered with modern skyscrapers and office buildings. Zoloroni will be at the centre of the action, holding the host arena as well as hosting most of the pre-festival events that will happen in Mercedini. Visitors will not be disappointed as Zoloroni has restaurants, shops and sightseeing trips in abundance, meaning that players and fans have plenty of activities waiting for them on their off-days. Zoloroni's main sporting attraction is the Sports City, which just a small journey away from the city centre.

Mercedinans are generally very peaceful to visitors and will pretty much always help out foreigners. If you need a recommendation for a restaurant or need help finding direction to their favourite tourist spot, someone will always be at hand to give you a point in the right direction. Mercedinians usually keep to themselves out on the street but will converse with almost anyone if approached in a friendly manner, and it always helps to know a bit of Mercedinian first. As a nation, Mercedini welcomes new visitors with open arms and hopes every tourist has a great experience in our nation. Andiamo!

If you want to know more about Mercedini before you visit, feel free to TG me about life in the country

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
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: Yes
*just let me know what you've done so I can factor that into the qualification schedule

STYLE: +3
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World CupBest: Group Stage ('77, '81, '82, '83)
Cup of HarmonyBest: Champion ('72)
U21 World CupBest: 3rd Place ('43)
U18 World CupBest: Champion ('4)
Independents CupBest: Champion ('5)
WC of HockeyBest: 2nd Place ('37)
WJHCBest: Champion ('13)
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Best Placing: 1st (Lipa '72)Most Points: 108 pts (Lipa '72)

World Hit Festival
Best Placing: 1st ('34 & '36)Most Pts: 34 pts (Mousiki '31)
Junior World Hit Festival
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Hampton Island » Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 pm

Hampton Island Golden Bears
Roster For World Cup 88


During World Cup 85 and 86, Hampton Island was able to qualify for the World Cup in what was just the nation’s second and third ever attempt despite carrying a roster of older people (40 and up). Also occurring during the World Cup 86 campaign was a bet between the unnamed Stafford City CEO and 20-something Hannah Sanders, which Sanders won. Long story, but she got control of the team.

Everyone expected Sanders to be loyal to the “old guys” for World Cup 87, but that was not the case as she went with a conventional lineup of the best players in Hampton Island, players that were of normal ages for this competition.

What will Hannah Sanders do for World Cup 88?

Hannah? Hannah?! Where are you?

That was the question. The team was seemingly abandoned. Hannah seemed to only concerned with vacationing and was not doing anything with the team anymore. She did not do a whole lot in World Cup 87 to begin with, but now she was not doing anything. Sponsors wanted to know what to expect this time, but no one was signing up the nation.

The old Stafford City CEO submitted a signup, and then put a team together. Hannah Sanders, at present, has not done anything still and sponsors are beginning to wonder if they should sign on with the new team, which is the former owner assuming control of the team. Does he have the right to do this?

I suppose we will find out the answer to that during qualifying. For now, this is the roster that he put together.

Manager- Ned Haygood, 58
Asst Manager (Defensive Tactics)- Neil McCusker, 55
Asst Manager (Offensive Tactics)- Roger Grant, 66
Ursine Trainer- Jennifer Nichols, 34
Assistant Ursine Trainer- Walter Grieco, 32

Starters:
GK: #1- Edwin Conney, 55 (Starter from WC 85 & 86)
LB: #2- Jason Dustman, 25
LCB: #4- Clyde Benner, 56 (Starter from WC 85 & 86)
RCB: #5- Kyle Marek, 28
RB: #3- Hector Rivera, 26
LM: #7- Lucky Seven, 5 (Ursine)
CAM: #9- Lightning, 4 (Ursine)
CDM: #12- Swagger, 5 (Ursine)
RM: #15- Pinnacle, 4 (Ursine)
LS: #10- Nate Steward, 24
RS: #11- Chris Burroughs, 27 (Captain)

Substitutes:
GK: #20- Acrobat, 3 (Ursine)
FB: #6- Mickey Casper, 30
FB: #8- Matthew Alburton, 24
MID: #16- Terry Benninger, 27
MID: #17- David Finley, 26
ST: #13- Eric Chaplin, 25
Utility: #19- Tony Davila, 29

Benchwarmers:
GK: #21- John Savage, 32
Wherever they fit: #22- Tyler McKinnon, 20
Wherever they fit: #23- Trent Vukovich, 25
Wherever they fit: #24- Patrick Milner, 21
Wherever they fit: #25- Travis Clarke, 24
Wherever they fit: #26- Connor Chapman, 22

Ursine Note: The bears are NOT SENTIENT, so they are not like Bears Armed once did or other nations that use sentient lifeforms. They are normal bears that have simply been trained to play soccer. If you are familiar with the bears I use in the World Baseball Classic, they are going to be the same way, just ones that play soccer. Midnight is their father as well. If you are not familiar with how I RP the bears in the WBC, they will not act up in the game and attack your players (beyond the scope of legal contact or intended legal contact that comes about in the game of soccer). They are well fed prior to the game, but are trained well enough to focus on the game like any of the human players. They may growl loudly, though, if angered.

Formation: 4-4-2
Modifier: -5
Colors: Home- Green and Gold
Away- White and Green
Third/Keeper- Black and Green

Home Stadium- Golden Bear Stadium, Stafford City, Capacity- 63,134

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
Note that the nation will ignore any pandemic RP's posted by others.
Campionato Esportiva 28 Champions
Two-time World Cup Qualifier (85, 86)
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Postby Vdara » Mon May 03, 2021 6:15 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 - North Hall - 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 - Andrianos Petras - 10 - Veriasod Lakers - 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 - Ferrero Fotellis - 69 - Kinjestad - 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 31-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 - as well as being named as one of the Cycle 78 Galacticos.

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. Decent domestic performances in Schottia with Marionville paved the way for a move to North Hall in Brenecia, where his performances have slightly stagnated.

Valentinos Giannakos - Giannakos is not the most well-known player in the squad, but he is certainly a fantastic defender. At 30, 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 26 - 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 31, 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 29-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, and his form has steadily gone back up domestically with Veriasod Lakers in Tikariot.

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 32-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 31-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 - An athletic, 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 26-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, where he’s been performing well.

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 a huge number of goals in the Tikariot Premier League, and has proven himself to be one of the best Vdaran youngsters out there.

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, 20-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.

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:

MD1 & MD10: Aut-Ves-Nat vs Vdara - Lineup 2
MD2 & MD11: Vdara vs Frestovenia - Lineup 1
MD3 & MD12: HUElavia vs Vdara - Lineup 1
MD4 & MD13: ZSeparatists vs Vdara - Lineup 2
MD5 & MD14: Vdara vs Communist Republic of North Yorkshire - Lineup 2
MD6 & MD15: Delaclava vs Vdara - Lineup 2
MD7 & MD16: Vdara vs Txakhaxi - Lineup 2
MD8 & MD17: Ko-oren vs Vdara - Lineup 1
MD9 & MD18: Vdara vs Barunia - Lineup 1




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

Home Stadium:
VdarArena
Trigramme:
VDR
Rank:
37th (up from 49th in WC87)
Best result:
1st in WC87 Qualifiers (last in group stage)
First International:
Hapilopper 2 - 1 Vdara
Largest Win:
Vdara 8 - 2 Cascadia
Largest Loss:
Equestria 6 - 1 Vdara
Captain:
Lineup 1: Tryfon Vlahiades
Lineup 2: Lambros Tantalopoulos

Oldest Player:
Markos Moustakakos (aged 34)
Youngest Player:
Mathaios Makrotsis (aged 19)
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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Xanneria
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Postby Xanneria » Mon May 03, 2021 6:18 pm

FAX - Xannerian Maroons

Nation: Xanneria
Short Name:: XAN
Head Coach: Myrone Rhule (Galaxy SC)
Style Mod:: +5
Format (F-M-D): 3-2-2-3 or 3-4-3+GK

STARTERS IN ITALICS

Forwards

#2 Kyle Broadway (Hawthorne Kickers)
#13 Andrew Gasey (Pearlham SC)
#23 Carlton Brower (Austin City)
#24 Kyle Falcon (Wirr Tsi)Chromatika
#44 Bray Feltzer (Lohr)Chromatika

#45 Jessica Yarville (Hawthorne Kickers)

Midfielders
#5 Kevin Bryse (Newport United)South Newlandia OM
#9 Stefano Stepetti Meriador FC Tikariot OM
#10 Anton Vito Bayern-Allgaier Taeshan DM

#31 Xander Washington (Mercyhead Community College) OM/DM
#43 Franchesca Bonchek (Llewellyn Turnpike Ladies FC)Commonwealth of Baker Park DM
#52 Lane Stegall (Castleford FC)Commonwealth of Baker Park DM
#90 Josh Sutton (Pearlham SC) OM
#91 Max Smith (Delano City SC) DM


Defenders
#3 Dale Montgomery (Austin City)
#6 Nikolai Brown (Perce Town)Royal Kingdom of Quebec
#8 Trevor Hubble (Rome Beach)
#16 Bernardo Fransisco-De La Tomosa (St Warren City FC) Commonwealth of Baker Park
#35 Ian Turner (FC St Jakob)Siovanija and Teusland
#45 Liv Brownstreet (Bearden FC)
#91 Max Smith (Delano City SC)



Goalkeepers
#0 Markus Portsman (CAP) Valladares
#10 Evan Hall (Delano City SC)
#00 Mookie Danube (Dynamo Sjoedrhavn) Savojarna



Home
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Away
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Clash Uniform
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XANAir National Stadium II:
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XANAir II is a new state of the art Stadium in downtown Dominica City. Built after the original Stadium was demolished due to cracks forming int he foundation, this stadium is home to both Capital FC and the National Team. It will be a sight to behold as it will also be hosting playoff games.



I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Choose My Goalscorers: Y
Godmod Goalscoring Events: Y
Injure Players: Y (Within reason)
Godmod Injury Events: N
Red Card Players: n
Yellow Card Players: Y
Godmod Other Events: Y
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Xanneria: My main nation
Teams
NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM: Maroons - Record 80-23-59 (W-D-L) (This may not be 100% accurate)
FIRST CONTEST: Copa Esportiva 23
FIRST GAME: Vangazaland 3-1 Xanneria
FIRST WIN: 5-3 vs Qingland
LARGEST MOV: 5-0 vs Pineapple Porcupines/ 7-2 vs Starcom Racing/5-0 vs HAIKU
CHAMPIONSHIPS:Baptism of Fire 69 (Nice!) winner / Group Winner CE24
Non Association Football Stats
NSCF TEAMS: Xannerian Polytechnic
NSSCRA: Cars #10,12,16

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Busoga Islands
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Founded: May 31, 2018
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Busoga Islands » Tue May 04, 2021 6:53 am

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: Alexander Bumba. 59 years old(Banija). The veteran manager who knows this scene well returns. He managed Jinja City FC in the Banijan Soccer League for the first nine seasons of the league's existence, and was generally successful, with a league title and five second place finishes under his belt. After serious disagreements with club ownership on the amount they should invest into talent, he decided to leave for a challenge at the club scene in Cobrio. He was fairly successful there, leading an under-resourced club in a league with most of its teams from Osarius.

Rumor has it he wants to get back into the home scene though, and wants his old job back at Jinja City FC. While many believe his focus is there, that managerial chair is still empty while Bumba gets his name back into the Banijan footballing scene by taking the Busogan national team job. The team had a solid AOCAF, only achieving their second appearance in the knockout stages of the AO regional championships ever, getting knocked out by penalties to the 5 time world champions, Starblaydia. Whether Bumba will stay for the entirety of World Cup Qualifying is up in the air, but he will lead the ambitious nation on their 8th attempt to try and qualify for the World Cup Finals.
Senior Assistant Manager: Xavier Mosobo. 46 years old, male, native of Banija.
Captain: Govind Nigam
Alternate Captain: Barkha Visariya

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: -0.5

Do whatever you want besides godmodding the actual goals, or give my players a pandemic(I prefer the actual goals to be real). Please do not kill any named characters(players, coaches, politicians, etc...) or their family members without my consent via TG. Unnamed fans dying in fan violence or something like that, however, is fine.

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Jerseys designed by uni·q of Qusmo


Roster for World Cup 88 Qualifying

Starters: 4-4-2.
The six professional clubs on the Busoga Islands are all part of the Banijan soccer pyramid.
Players who are receiving their first call-up during this tournament 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. 27 years old. Banija/Busoga Islands dual-national who is now cap-tied to Busoga. Plays for the Herzegovina Phoenix in the S-FPL.
RB #16 Abdullah Guennoun. 31 years old. Plays for the Hawabark Boulders in the BSL. Male.
CB #5 Govind Nigam. 30 years old. Plays for Lakiska SC in the BSL. Male. Captain.
CB #3 Hassan Thiaw. 29 years old. Just signed for Lakiska SC in the BSL. Male.
LB #4 Mohammed Gassama. 29 years old. Banija/Busoga Islands dual national, chose to play for the Busoga Islands. Plays for Workers Union in Eura. Male.
RM #17 Habib Fadika. 24 years old. Graduate from Northern Moravica University. Backup for Herzegovina City in the S-FPL.
RCM #6 Delbin Kasekende Jr. 23 years old. Plays for 1912 Stelburg in Teusland. Son of former NT captain and the present President of the country, Delbin Kasekende. Male. Much more of a defensive midfielder.
LCM #8 #23 Cicek Aga. 25 years old. Plays for Ausharmuj Marusi in Farfadillis. Female. Much more of an attacking fielder than her counterpart.
LM #20 Barkha Visariya. 31 years old. Starts for Lakiska SC in the BSL. Female.
RS #12 Artem Kohut. 24 years old. Plays for Unamaꞌkik Inverness 1877 in the Royal Kingdom of Quebec. Busogan/Delaclav dual-national- switched his allegiance to the Busoga Islands following World Cup 87 Qualifying.
LS #9 Sarika Birla. 26 years old. Plays for Suwawa FC in the BSL. Female.
Bench
GK #35 Kylian Jawara. 31 years old. Plays for the Tripoli Foresters in the Northwestern League. Male.
GK #23 Juba Kaba. 26 years old. Backup for Jinja City FC in the S-FPL. Female.
RB #2 Yashpal Gopaal. 32 years old. Plays for The Herzegovina Phoenix in the S-FPL. Male.
CB #18 Ami Biri. 31 years old. Plays for Bwubanza City SC in the BSL. Female.
CB #19 Ismaela Senghore. 21 years old. Plays for Aissa United in the BSL. Male.
LB #14 Ibrahim Karakaya. 26 years old. Plays for Lakiska SC in the BSL. Male.
CM #6 Ilke Akgun. 22 years old. Plays for Lakiska SC in the BSL. Female.
CAM #10 Ozkaya Tarhan. 19 years old. Comes off the bench for KItara AA in the S-FPL. Busogan/Equestrian dual-national.
CM #23 Kara Yesilnil. 26 years old. Plays for the Busukuma Force in the BSL. Female.
RW #7 Isa Kujabi. 21 years old. Comes off the bench for the Hoima Warriors in the S-FPL. Female.
LM #39 Olcayto Aldemir. 28 years old. Plays for Kabakono City in the BSL. Male.
ST #11 Servet Ornet. 30 years old. Comes off the bench for Istria City FC in the S-FPL. Female.

Notes:
- Our free kicks are taken by Cicek Aga. Penalties are taken by Artem Kohut.
- In terms of substitutions, anybody is OK to substitute off the pitch besides Artem Kohut. Since he moved to Busoga, he is seen as the focal point of the Busogan offense.

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.


World Cup 88 Qualifying Group 16 Schedule
Matchday 1: St Trinians(232) v. Busoga Islands(77) @ National Stadium(cap. 25,000) in Searle, St. Trinians
Matchday 2: Busoga Islands(77) v. Pasarga(11) @ The Dukuma Oval(cap. 63,000) in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 3: Blouman Empire(55) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 4: Busoga Islands(77) v. Gatchingerrak Union(UR) @ Orange Field(cap. 17,000) in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 5: Grandistania(341) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 6: Ethane(34) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 7: Busoga Islands(77) v. West Zirconia(170) @ Orange Field(cap. 17,000) in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 8: Ancherion(88) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 9: Busoga Islands(77) v. Freeport Isles(140) @ Orange Field(cap. 17,000) in Dukuma, North Island
Matchday 10: Busoga Islands(77) v. St Trinians(232) @ Lakiska City Field(cap. 31,000) in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 11: Pasarga(11) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 12: Busoga Islands(77) v. Blouman Empire(55) @ Lakiska City Field(cap. 31,000) in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 13: Gatchingerrak Union(UR) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 14: Busoga Islands(77) v. Grandistania(341) @ Lakiska City Field(cap. 31,000) in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 15: Busoga Islands(77) v. Ethane(34) @ Lakiska City Cricket Park(cap. 54,000) in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 16: West Zirconia(170) v. Busoga Islands(77)
Matchday 17: Busoga Islands(77) v. Ancherion(88) @ Lakiska City Field(cap. 31,000) in Lakiska, South Island
Matchday 18: Freeport Isles(140) v. Busoga Islands(77)

The Domestic Football Situation


It's been a bad disastrous cycle for Busogan football, even if their knockout stage appearance at the AOCAFs was a high point. Why, was it disastrous? Well, the country's lone team in the Shango-Fogoa Premier League, the joint venture between Banija, Busoga, and Farfadillis, was relegated. Lakiska SC never seemed long for the joint venture- a defensive minded team without a ton of talent, a lone island against the most aggressively offensive league in Atlantian Oceania, and probably in the entire multiverse. As the country's biggest club, they are the biggest contributor to the national team- presently five members, including three starters, play for Lakiska SC.

That's five key contributors no longer playing in the top-flight. What makes it worse? Busoga had two teams in the second flight, but one of them got relegated as well. So there are still just two teams in the second tier, Dukuma SC and now Lakiska SC. It may be a long time before another Busogan team gets promoted. What does this mean for the national team? Well, it will be harder to recruit talent, and BISA will have to be more aggressive about getting S-FPL squads to scout the Islands.

There are 6 professional squads on these islands. 4 in Banija's third tier, and two in Banija's second tier. With domestic football fans generally having a terrible time of it right now, they will look to the national team to try and deliver their happiness in this sport. Whether this is a good idea or not remains to be seen.
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Sapim
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Sapim » Tue May 04, 2021 8:13 am

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Nation:Sapim

Short Name:SPM

Head Coach: Alejandro Vega

Syle Mod:+5

Formation:4-2-4 or 4-1-2-3 +GK

Participation: First Cup

Spanish National Team Theme for World Cup 88:https://youtu.be/wbI2kMizKL0


Introduction



The nation of Sapim will finally participate in a world cup, the nation is all excited. Sapim is A Kingdom founded in 760 AD, its participation in the continental policy of the USEA is of great value.

National Stadiums



Name:Gran Rugido Stadium / Capacity: 69,000

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Name:Olympic Stadium of Barceno / Capacity: 75,000

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Name:Estádio da Paz / Capacity: 87,523

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(left) 4-2-4/(right) 4-1-2-3



The 23 for the cup

GK: Henrique Ortiz/Raul Plassman JR.
RB: Rafinha/Leandro
LB: Junior/Filipe Luis
CB: Dias Castillo/Pedro Gomes/Pablo Mari/Rodrigo Caio
DM/CM: Zico/Adilio/Diego Ribas/Andrade
RW: Juan Pablo/Everton Ribeiro
LW: Ávila Toledo/ De Arrascaeta
CF: Marcos Storck/Nunes/Gabriel Barbosa/Bruno Henrique


Uniform

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Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
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Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
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Mytanija
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Founded: Jul 20, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Mytanija » Tue May 04, 2021 10:56 am

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: MYTANAR NATIONAL POOL FOR WORLD CUP 88 QUALIFYING


##  Pos.    Name                  Age  Caps/Goals  Club                         
01 GK Pedja Kasun 29 65/0 Ararat Severyan
02 DL Srdan Vukovic 29 71/2 1896 Ebor
03 DC Grigorij Savicevic 23 21/2 AC Izotz Zubia [AUD]
04 DC Mojmir Anac 29 80/3 Olympic Thessia
05 DR/L Patrik Odonelec 22 15/1 Atletik Thessia
06 MC Alen Hrdaljko 25 44/5 CDSA
07 MC Tahir Fejzuli 30 82/7 Mâ Âlâmëómë [FFD]
08 AML/R Brajko Gavrilovic 27 40/9 1896 Ebor
09 ST Jezdimir Ocokoljic 27 82/42 Energija Chernovets [STL]
10 MC/AMC Jasno Odonelec 27 72/28 Atletik Thessia
11 AMR/L Kemal Gajic 22 12/4 FK Arsika

12 GK Semir Besak 19 0/0 Olympic Thessia
13 DL Damir Milcic 23 0/0 Tekstil Ibon
14 DC Dino Racic 23 0/0 1923 Esca
15 DC Kamil Jernejec 28 32/0 Chromatik [CMT]
16 DR Petr Isaev 31 90/2 Crvena Zvezda
17 DMC Branko Brkljacic 30 52/0 Atletik Thessia
18 MC Sefir Ajanovic 23 9/3 FK Arsika
19 AML/C Dalibor Vlahovic 27 28/5 1896 Ebor
20 AMC Maks Shishkin 22 9/2 Maethoru SC [KOR]
21 AMR Boris Kalinic 32 46/8 Workers Union [EUR]
22 ST Zlatan Andrijasevic 25 25/11 Atletik Thessia
23 ST Dejan Zgela 25 12/4 Damogran FC [SRS]
24 GK Zafer Muminovic 26 5/0 Tekstil Ibon
25 DL Tihomir Feric 31 36/0 Atletik Thessia
26 DC Josko Omerovic 24 0/0 Olympic Thessia
27 DC Usten Odonelec 23 0/0 FK Arsika
28 DR/DMC Gavril Toshev 26 0/0 FK Arsika
29 DMC Predrag Vukomanovic 27 17/0 Energija-Nuklearna
30 MC Mersudin Smajic 22 0/0 Liria Prizren
31 MC Vilim Kupresak 27 38/4 Olympic Thessia
32 AML/R Itzhar Yvjoev 23 0/0 Olympic Thessia
33 ST Anton Derajevic 32 10/5 Nyva Zvornik
34 AMR Ramiz Agic 24 0/0 1896 Ebor
35 GK Lazar Obradovic 26 7/0 Liria Prizren
36 DC Andrija Ugljanin 22 0/0 Atletik Thessia
37 DMC/MC Zijad Kurtcehajic 21 0/0 Litala ’93
38 ST Damien Gannot 21 0/0 Atletik Thessia
39 ST Strahinja Nanusevski 23 2/0 Liria Prizren
40 ST Josip Brajdic 26 5/2 1896 Ebor


PLAYER INFORMATION

GK: Pedja Kasun, 29, Ararat Severyan [MYT]
65 caps, 0 goals
He's been the best goalkeeper in Mytanija for years now but he didn't enjoy the best of seasons last time out as Ararat's much vaunted defensive prowess disappeared for much of the 28/29 campaign. Kasun was left with more work to do than usual and whilst he did okay he wasn't as brilliant as in previous years and due to the high standard he has set himself it was extremely noticeble. 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: Semir Besak, 19, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
Winner of the Golden Glove award domestically in the season just gone, Besak has an extremely impressive honours list for such a young goalkeeper. He was a part of the Olympic Thessia team which won the club its first ever league title two seasons ago, he has twice finished second in the running for Under-23 Player of the Season as well as a third place in the Golden Glove to go with his win in that this year. Besak can do a bit of everything, he's a brave shot-stopper and uses his height to good effect when coming out to claim high balls and crosses with confidence. The part of his game he may need to work on is his distribution, but that should come with time, he has a very bright future ahead of him. Besak was the starting goalkeeper for the Mytanar under-21 squad as they finished third in the most recent Di Bradini Cup.

GK: Zafer Muminovic, 26, Tekstil Ibon [MYT]
5 caps, 0 goals
Third choice goalkeeper who has impressed domestically over the past few years despite never having one of the best-stocked defences in front of him in terms of personnel. This is a spot which he has largely locked down over the years, Muminovic doesn't expect to be starting for the national team but is quite happy to accept the role of back-up. Domestically he has been extremely steady and finished 2nd in the running for the Golden Glove award at the end of the 28/29 season with 13 clean sheets in 30 games.

GK: Lazar Obradovic, 26, Liria Prizren [MYT]
7 caps, 0 goals
For a long time Obradovic has been the second choice goalkeeper but he's now dropped down the pecking order due to the emergence of Semir Besak and the greater consistency offered by Zafer Muminovic. Obradovic arguably has the best distribution of any of the Mytanar goalkeepers, but on the international stage Repin has often favoured those with the better shot-stopping given that this Mytanar team isn't expected to dominate games as much as past generations. Obradovic can be prone to the odd eccentric moment and has some communication issues when trying to command his penalty area.


DL: Srdan Vukovic, 29, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
71 caps, 2 goals
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 4-3-3/3-1-3-3 formation that Lev Repin has settled on, with him acting as a normal full-back out of possession and a roaming number 8/10 hybrid when Mytanija regain the ball, 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.

DC: Grigorij Savicevic, 23, AC Izotz Zubia [AUD]
21 caps, 2 goals
A real thoroughbred of a footballer Savicevic initially came through the Crvena Zvezda youth system before being bought by Atletik Thessia and helping them to the Top League title whilst being named under-23 Player of the Season. That award brought him to the attention of foreign scouts and he's now made a big money move to Audioslavian giants Izotz Zubia. 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 Mytanar players who end up at Atletik and believe that they have made it and they no longer need to put in 100%.

DC: Mojmir Anac, 29, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
80 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 and in the most recent Galacticos long list as a result. 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.

DR/L: Patrik Odonelec, 22, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
15 caps, 1 goal
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 have always been noted as being advanced beyond his 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 moves forward. He will be taking over the more defensive right-sided full-back role in Repin's 4-3-3/3-1-3-3 hybrid, with Vukovic allowed to attack from the left side this should suit Patrik's skillset a little better.

DL: Damir Milcic, 23, Tekstil Ibon [MYT]
Uncapped
Milcic is fundamentally sound defensively, something which can be taken for a given with any player produced by the reputable Tekstil Ibon youth system. He won't let the team down with his defensive attributes - tackling, heading, marking and positioning - although he also won't set the world alight going forwards. If he comes into the starting line-up it may spark a change of formation given Srdan Vukovic's ability going forwards from left-back, with Milcic probably better suited to being in the back three of Repin's 3-1-3-3 in possession. This could see Patrik Odonelec playing the Vukovic role from right-back or a tactical change to a different approach.

DC: Dino Racic, 23, 1923 Esca [MYT]
Uncapped
If there's one position which Mytanija are blessed with a lot of talented young players coming through at the moment it is centre-half and Dino Racic is another who could follow a similar trajectory to that which Grigorij Savicevic has been on over the past few years. Racic is at a less fashionable club than Savicevic (either at Atletik or Izotz Zubia), but 1923 Esca are trying to build around the 23 year old. He's had a spell in Siovanija and Teusland at a young age and it's seemingly done him no harm, his reading of the game is well developed beyond his years and he could be the one to follow in Mojmir Anac's footsteps long-term alongside Savicevic (although there is tough competition).

DC: Kamil Jernejec, 28, Chromatik [CMT]
32 caps, 0 goals
Jernejec was a national team starter for a time under Repin's management but Savicevic has gradually overtaken him in the pecking order. He joined Chromatik from Olympic Thessia in order to challenge himself in a foreign country as he enters the peak years of his career, it's believed he also hopes it will help him regain a national team starting place. Jernejec isn't the quickest but he's good in the air and boasts solid mental attributes as well as decent distribution. 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, 31, Crvena Zvezda [MYT]
90 caps, 2 goals
A long-time 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 ever since. When he was younger few would have predicted he'd be able to motivate his team mates the way he can now, he always seemed quiet and unassuming but now he is national captain. Isaev is an old-fashioned full-back, good at defending and not very 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. Helped Crvena Zvezda to their third National Cup last season, it is expected that he will rotate in and out of the national team starting eleven a fair bit through this qualifying cycle as Repin looks to blend younger players into the team.

DL: Tihomir Feric, 31, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
36 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 thereabouts) best players. He's solid enough defensively at Top League level and 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. 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: Josko Omerovic, 24, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
Signed from Arka Snezhnaya after Kamil Jernejec left Olympic, Omerovic has been considered a talented prospect for a long time but he is now getting to an age where he has to deliver on that potential. A move to Olympic should help him in doing that with Emil Jefak known for his tactical nous and propensity for developing players. Omerovic can pass the ball well and has the requisite physical attributes, being extremely strong and reasonably quick. Jefak will want to work with him on his anticipation and positioning and Lev Repin will want to benefit from those improvements too. Omerovic could well suit the back three in possession that Repin uses, with the extra defender perhaps giving him licence to bring the ball forward from the back on occasion.

DC: Usten Odonelec, 23, FK Arsika [MYT]
Uncapped
And here we come to the other Odonelec! Usten is the brother of Jasno and the cousin of Patrik and unlike those two he is an absolute giant, standing at 196 cm and built like a brick wall. He's physically imposing and this offers a real challenge for opposing forwards who wish to enter into that side of the game with a young centre-back. He's the son of Mytanar immigrants, from the growing diaspora located in Prahecq and born in the rough banlieue of Clichy-sous-Bois where he competed for his neighbourhood club in Le Championnat. He has earned a move to Mytanija with nouveau riche FK Arsika thanks to his performances in Prahecq. Given their experiences in Prahecq there was never really a debate over which national side the Odonelec brothers would represent given their dual citizenship between Mytanija and Prahecq. Similarly to both his brother and his cousin Usten supports Atletik Thessia - the Odonelec family originally hailing from the city of course - and nobody would be surprised to see him join the other two at the club at some point. He's not the quickest, so he'll be thankful for Savicevic's pace on the cover in this team.

DR/DMC/MC: Gavril Toshev, 26, FK Arsika [MYT]
Uncapped
Being uncapped at the age of 26 Gavril Toshev is something of a late bloomer. He spent his formative years competing in the Druga Liga with FK Arsika - his hometown club - but he was a part of the team which got promoted to the Top League with them and he has impressed many with his strong performances as well as his versatility. He's FK Arsika captain now and this call-up to the national pool for World Cup qualifying is the crowning moment of a career which has built-up continuously. He should be a perfect candidate to play as an inverted full-back in Repin's system whenever Srdan Vukovic isn't in the team, perhaps coming into defensive midfield positions alongside Alen Hrdaljko whilst Jasno Odonelec roams forward. Toshev has played regularly in midfield for his club side and will be able to fulfil the tactical requirements of that role well given his experience.

DC: Andrija Ugljanin, 22, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
Something of a developing talent still, Ugljanin was brought to Atletik from Energija-Nuklearna as the long-term replacement for the outgoing Grigorij Savicevic this summer. Ugljanin suits Atletik's tactics perfectly, they're a club who have plenty of the ball domestically and that necessitates central defenders who are comfortable on the ball and Ugljanin can certainly do that. One criticism of him has been that he dwells on the ball too long, perhaps a little overconfident in his ability, but last season he seemed to mostly eradicate that from his game. Defensively his game still needs work, he isn't the best at reading the game and can sometimes be found out of position or diving into tackles when standing off would be the better option. He's got a good education coming through the youth system at Energija-Nuklearna though and Atletik Thessia saw enough in him to bring him in to replace the super talented Savicevic so Mytanar coaches hope he'll turn into a solid all-rounder over the coming years.


MC: Alen Hrdaljko, 25, CDSA [MYT]
44 caps, 5 goals
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 knock-out football. Scored 4 goals in 13 games from central midfield during qualification for World Cup 87.

MC: Tahir Fejzuli, 30, Mâ Âlâmëómë [FFD]
82 caps, 7 goals
The itinerant playmaker is still the best creative midfielder Mytanija has, now playing in Farfadillis for the diacritic-soup giants Mâ Âlâmëómë where he started well. 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. Has previously scored the winning goal in a UICA Champions' Cup final for Nepharim side Sabrefell Moths.

AML/R: Brajko Gavrilovic, 27, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
40 caps, 9 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 3 goals in 8 games during World Cup qualifiers, 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 has decided to start Gavrilovic in the hybrid 4-3-3/3-1-3-3 system due to his physical capabilities compared to Dalibor Vlahovic, with his speed making him a constant threat in behind opposition defences and his aforementioned height giving them issues from crosses and set-plays.

MC/AMC: Jasno Odonelec, 27, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
72 caps, 28 goals
The national team captain and designated penalty taker, Jasno Odonelec is a leader on the pitch and a really decisive performer. Odonelec is a player who had played in three different countries by the age of 25 and is 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. Odonelec was a crucial cog in Atletik's title-winning machine last season, finishing 3rd in the running for player of the season as a result. 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 glory in his time there. He was also 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. Scored 6 goals in 11 games in World Cup 87 qualifying.

AMR/L: Kemal Gajic, 22, FK Arsika [MYT]
12 caps, 4 goals
A true speedster down the right flank, Gajic has had a career which has seen him ply his trade for three different clubs by the age of 22 as he came through at Arka before a short spell at Farrenton Athletic in Eura. He then returned to Arka and following Arka's poor season last time out moneybags FK Arsika have splashed the cash to take him to Nasto. He was seen as an inconsistent young winger until his excellent performances during World Cup qualifying where he scored 4 goals in 7 appearances for the national side. He has added clinical finishing to his game and his speed will worry any defender - it is the hardest thing to defend against after all - and Gajic has plenty of time to deliver on his obvious potential.

DMC: Branko Brkljacic, 30, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
52 caps, 0 goals
The defensive option who will be called upon if the team requires a switch to either a more considered approach. Brkljacic is a solid ball-playing defensive midfielder, he has well-rounded technical ability, with a good eye for a pass being something he utilises regularly as he sprays passes all over the pitch 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. Plenty of experience to call upon, Brkljacic will be especially useful if Mytanija need to close out tight games. Won the league with Atletik this season.

MC: Sefir Ajanovic, 23, FK Arsika [MYT]
9 caps, 3 goals
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. 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 the Mytanar diaspora in Prahecq, coming through the ranks at Stade Yvelines but Lev Repin moved quickly to ensure Ajanovic was capped for Mytanija to lock him in to represent the Hoops. FK Arsika spent big in the summer ahead of the 29/30 season to bring Ajanovic to Mytanija from Stade Yvelines.

AML/AMC/MC: Dalibor Vlahovic, 27, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
28 caps, 5 goals
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 Gajic, 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. 1896 Ebor swooped in for Vlahovic at the end of the 28/29 season, the lure of IFCF football enough for the player and the much-needed cash enough for Ararat to part ways with a player who has been an excellent servant for the Severyan club.

AMC: Maks Shishkin, 22, Maethoru SC [KOR]
9 caps, 2 goals
A diminutive Mytanar number ten, Shishkin has bulked up a little physically in recent years but his 167cm frame sometimes leaves him at a disadvantage against larger opponents. Despite this he has an insatiable desire to get on the ball and is often unwilling to give it up, very happy to slalom through opposition defences if he feels it necessary. Has a good eye for a pass and has managed two seasons with over ten goals in his youthful career, perhaps demonstrating an underlying ability to score which could yet be improved. Forced a move to Ko-orenite club Maethoru SC following Energija-Nuklearna sacking his long-term mentor Vasya Kanadin from the coaching role in Miago.

AMR: Boris Kalinic, 32, Workers Union [EUR]
46 caps, 8 goals
Kalinic was ignored by the national team set-up for a long time but over the past eight years or so he has become a fixture in national team squads. 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 stay high up the pitch and maintain width to keep opposition defences stretched. Scored 4 goals in 12 games during World Cup 87 qualification.

DMC: Predrag Vukomanovic, 27, Energija-Nuklearna [MYT]
17 caps, 0 goals
Vukomanovic will perhaps feel hard done by to not be a bit further up the depth chart by this point in his career, but he's not really ever kicked on to the next level since joining Energija-Nuklearna and he's had Branko Brkljacic ahead of him in the pecking order for a long time. Those two factors have limited his opportunities for further national team caps, but he may see the pitch a bit more this time around because his experience in playing as part of a double-pivot with his club side will provide Lev Repin with a much needed degree of tactical flexibility. Vukomanovic isn't the best on the ball but he's defensively clever and skilled in the dark arts of football, all too happy to give away tactical fouls and break-up the opposition's attacking flow.

MC: Mersudin Smajic, 22, Liria Prizren [MYT]
Uncapped
Smajic has long impressed with his maturity and determination on the field, he's a born competitor. His impressive showings with Tekstil Ibon earned him a move south to Liria Prizren over the summer and Smajic will hope that move will allow him to compete for Mytanar football's top honours. He's tactically flexible, often playing as a box-to-box midfielder at club level but tasked with acting as more of a midfield conductor for the Mytanar under-21s. He was the key player in the squad which reached the quarter finals of DBC49 and could have been the difference between the DBC50 squad finishing third and fighting for the top step on the podium had he still been eligible at that level. An all-rounder who will become a key player if he develops correctly, he has a good eye for a pass, can contribute goals from midfield and is fierce in the tackle.

MC: Vilim Kupresak, 27, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
38 caps, 4 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 as a part of Olympic Thessia's title-winning squad during the 27/28 season, although it hasn't ever really translated to international level as yet. He's a lot like Fejzuli, but with a little bit more pace and more conviction when finishing and a little less technical ability on the ball. He's also someone who motivates those around him, never afraid to shout at his team mates and give them instructions.

AML/R: Itzhar Yvjoev, 23, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
The final member of the Prahecq-born quartet of players in the national pool, Yvjoev came through the ranks at Champex du Lac and has impressed over the years with his dynamic performances off the flanks. He has tricky feet and relishes the challenge of beating an opponent with a piece of skill. Yvjoev has often been derided for his lack of physical strength and diminutive stature but he has often made up for this with a good sense of balance and dribbling ability.

AMR: Ramiz Agic, 24, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
Uncapped
Agic is a player who was thought of as a potential national team starter but he's not really delivered on that as yet. He's pacy, but he's not the trickiest player and some at 1896 Ebor have wondered if he'd be better suited at playing through the middle as a striker at times as he doesn't really have the dribbling ability off the wing. He is wonderfully direct though and it is probably that which has kept him as a winger, with his speed making him a threat in behind opposition defences and allowing him to speed away from markers if he can be found with a pass. Scored 6 goals in the Top League last season which was perhaps a little underwhelming, but Lev Repin has seen fit to add him to the national pool for World Cup 88 qualifying.

DMC/MC: Zijad Kurtcehajic, 21, Litala ’93 (on loan from Atletik Thessia) [MYT]
Uncapped
Kurtcehajic is a veteran of two DBC squads, in the first they reached the quarter finals and in the second he co-captained the team to a bronze medal. He's a deep-lying playmaker who isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty and has perhaps learned from his club team mate Branko Brkljacic in that regard (who better to learn that role from than someone with over 50 caps for the national team?). He's going to be the eventual replacement for Brkljacic in that role with Atletik and he may be good enough to do the same with the national team. Atletik have loaned him out to promoted side Litala ’93 - perhaps a move engendered by the leftist political alliance between the two clubs - where he will cut his teeth in the upcoming Top League season. He's no stranger to a booking or two and may need to curb his aggression slightly, but that may come with experience. Can play two positions given how comfortable he is in both the holding role and as an actual central midfielder and that sort of versatility will have endeared him to Lev Repin, with Kurtcehajic added to the senior national team aged just 21 after a strong showing at the DBC.


ST: Jezdimir Ocokoljic, 27, Energija Chernovets [STL]
82 caps, 42 goals
Ocokoljic has had a pretty unbelievable career and he's still only 27. He's a hero in Tsrvena after taking his boyhood team Crvena Zvezda to two league and cup doubles; he then moved to Nephara and became a club icon with Newrook City (somewhere he's reportedly open to returning to); now he's at the biggest Mytanar club in the form of Atletik Thessia and he has had an instant impact on the team in sky blue, helping them on their way to the league title with 25 goals in 29 games on his way to Golden Boot and the Player of the Season award for good measure. He's now moved on to Energija Chernovets in Siovanija and Teusland and he'll hope to continue in the same vein there. 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 has taken on an increased level of tactical importance with the national team in recent years with Repin's desire to play using a false nine and Ocokoljic will continue in that role in the hybrid 4-3-3/3-1-3-3 the coach has now settled on.

ST: Zlatan Andrijasevic, 25, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
25 caps, 11 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. Andrijasevic is a towering (196cm) centre forward who can more or less do everything, but who is best known for his hold-up play and ability to bring others into the game. 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.

ST: Dejan Zgela, 25, Damogran FC [SRS]
12 caps, 4 goals
Zgela is a more squat, stocky version of Jezdimir Ocokoljic who likes to bustle past defenders utilising his sneaky level of strength. 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. Zgela is very 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. He has moved to the Squornshelan league over the summer where he will now ply his trade for Damogran FC.

ST: Anton Derajevic, 32, Nyva Zvornik [MYT]
10 caps, 5 goals
Derajevic has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the latter end of his career, with a call-up to the national team for the most recent Copa Rushmori following some fine goalscoring form for his club side. Derajevic led Nyva to the National Cup in the 27/28 season and last year finished second in both the Golden Boot and Player of the Season award as he scored 20 goals in 28 games to fire Nyva to 6th place. Derajevic was once a problem for managers, prone to temper tantrums and getting himself involved in all manner of off-field issues. He has matured well and has seemingly put those problems behind him and given his form Repin couldn't ignore him for the Copa Rushmori. He could suit the way Repin's national team play too, liking to drift from the central striker position to create himself space. He has 110 in 238 games in the Top League for 1923 Esca and Nyva Zvornik and whilst he may have thought his national team career was over he gets another chance here, he'll want to take it.

ST: Damien Gannot, 21, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
Uncapped
Damien Gannot is the son of Atletik (and Sicoutimont) legend Alex Gannot and it is to our benefit that Damien has decided to represent Mytanija at international level because he could be an exceptional player. Gannot has a record of 18 goals in 12 games at under-21 level across two Di Bradini Cups (including 10 in 7 as he co-captained the team to a bronze medal last time out) and it would appear that he could be a long-term successor - we hesitate to say replacement - to Jezdimir Ocokoljic. Damien Gannot plays in a similar way to Ocokoljic, he's a striker who loves to drop deep into midfield and get involved in the build-up play, he's someone who has outstanding spatial awareness and his ability to create room for himself makes him a real danger to opposition defences. His scoring record for both the under-21 national team as well as Atletik (10 goals in 23 games in the Top League last season), demonstrate that he is a confident finisher and it is no surprise that Lev Repin wants to get him involved at senior level as soon as possible.

ST: Strahinja Nanusevski, 23, Liria Prizren [MYT]
2 caps, 0 goals
A real complete forward in the mould of a Laze v Tuhinju or Nebojsa Aleksic, Nanusevski is physically imposing but retains speed which could make him a problem for defenders. He's a good finisher as demonstrated by his return of 19 goals in 30 games for Liria last season (and more generally by his record of 47 goals in 90 Top League games) and those performances played him into the most recent Copa Rushmori squad. Whilst there were other options who perhaps suit Repin's tactics better (eg. Dejan Zgela) or have more international experience (eg. Zlatan Andrijasevic), Nanusevski's recent form meant Lev Repin couldn't leave him out. He finished third in the running for 28/29 under-23 Player of the Season for a reason, after all and he'll want to build on his domestic form at international level now.

ST: Josip Brajdic, 26, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
5 caps, 2 goals
Brajdic is a player who cut his teeth at the lower end of the Mytanar Top League and in the second tier before moving to 1896 Ebor and seizing a place in the national team. His trajectory has been impressive and it is a fair reward for his hard-working style of play. He was thought of as a bit of a goal poacher in the early parts of his career, but he has added more to his game over time 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.


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 4-3-3/3-1-3-3 hybrid used to good effect during the last few tournaments, but they may switch to a 4-6-0, 4-2-3-1, a 4-3-1-2 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 if you just want to shoot the breeze about different tactical ideas.

The 4-3-3/3-1-3-3 hybrid is split into defensive shape (4-3-3) and attacking shape (3-1-3-3), this obviously depends on whether Mytanija has possession of the ball or not. Out of possession, the team will retreat into a fairly standard 4-3-3 formation. The back four will defend across the width of their penalty area, any deviance from that distance will result in Mojmir Anac berating whoever it is that has moved out of that line. Defensively the team will try to keep the distance between each player as consistent as possible so that no one player has to defend large spaces by themselves. In front of the back four will be Alen Hrdaljko and Tahir Fejzuli, they will be directly in front of Mytanija's pair of central defenders and mostly look to prevent through balls into the space in front of the central defenders and engage any players who look to dribble into the space that they are occupying. Against some teams they may press the opposition, but if this happens only one will do so at any one time. The majority of the pressing is left to Jasno Odonelec who will cover the space in front of Hrdaljko and Fejzuli; as well as Jezdimir Ocokoljic who will take on the brunt of this. The team's wingers will mostly track the opposition's full-backs, but if the opposition don't tend to use their full-backs as attacking options then Mytanija's wingers will press and tuck-in (ie. one winger will press when possession is on his side of the pitch; the other will tuck-in on the opposite side to allow the Mytanar midfield to shift across the pitch to focus the defensive effort on the side of the pitch that the ball is on).

When Mytanija regain possession, the formation will change from the defensive shape of the 4-3-3 into the attacking shape of the 3-1-3-3. This will generally mean Grigorij Savicevic shifting across to the left slightly from his left-sided centre-back position, with Mojmir Anac occupying a position in the centre of a back three with Patrik Odonelec coming inside slightly from right-back. This back three will usually play quite high up the pitch to try and catch the opponent's forwards offside, relying particularly on Anac's pace to recover if the opposition succeed in breaking the offside trap. Ahead of them Alen Hrdaljko will act as a defensive shield slash midfield conductor, he'll mostly recycle possession but if Mytanija lose the ball he'll be there to (hopefully) put out any fires before they reach the defensive trio - who in turn are there as a three to add that little extra layer of protection than just your usual two central defenders. This extra layer of protection is necessary because nominal left-back Srdan Vukovic has been given a roving brief as something of a number 8/10 on the left of three central-attacking midfielders, with Jasno Odonelec in the centre and Fejzuli on the right of this three. They will largely be looking to operate in the gaps between the opposition's midfielders and also between their midfielders and defenders. This formation is about trying to overload certain areas of the pitch when Mytanija have the ball and Vukovic's presence in attacking midfield areas is demonstrative of this. The team's wingers will stay wide to try and keep the opposition full-backs wide, leaving space in between the full-backs and centre-backs for the likes of Vukovic, Odonelec, Fejzuli and Ocokoljic to exploit. Similarly Ocokoljic will operate as a false nine and regularly drop deep to try and drag the opponent's centre-backs out of position, with the space they vacate when following Ocokoljic hopefully being exploited by the wingers and Odonelec.

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: Jasno Odonelec has been elevated to national team captain as Petr Isaev is no longer a guaranteed starter. Isaev is the official vice-captain and will take the armband if Jasno Odonelec isn't on the pitch and he is. 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, Hrdaljko, Fejzuli, Anac; then the likes of Andrijasevic, Derajevic, Vlahovic, Vukovic, Brkljacic 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, Vlahovic, Gajic, 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 Vukovic 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 51), 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 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. In qualifying for World Cup 87 he led Mytanija to an unexpected 4th place, only narrowly missing out on qualification despite being unranked heading into the cycle.

• 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:

MD1: vs Deniria (at Radnika, Esca; capacity: 60,000)
MD3: vs Atheara (at Westfalenstadion, Prizren; capacity: 84,000)
MD4: vs Geektopia (at Novi Atletskistadion, Thessia; capacity: 67,000)
MD6: vs Eastfield Lodge (at Olujastadion, Ebor; capacity: 42,500)
MD8: vs Abanhfleft (at Kotrba, Esca; capacity: 55,000)
MD11: vs Valanora (at Miagostadion, Miago; capacity: 50,000)
MD14: vs Electrum (at Novi Zavej Park, Arsika; capacity: 30,000)
MD16: vs Adab (at Novi Kaunostadion, Thessia; capacity: 54,000)
MD18: vs The Grearish Union (at Radnika, Esca; capacity: 60,000)

ICly the qualifying cycle takes place over the course of two years in Mytanija, with the first half of qualifying occurring in the first year and the second half in the second year. The World Cup proper then happens at the end of that second year (usually in the middle of Mytanar summer). For this reason, the ages displayed in the player information are correct for the start of qualifying, but players will be two years older by the end of a qualification cycle.




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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 Eraman » Tue May 04, 2021 3:31 pm




Persatuan Sepakbola Eraman
Eraman Football Association

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Eraman National Football Team
Trigramme: ERM
Demonym: Eramanian
Nickname: The Ebony Falcon



Overview



Eraman, officially the Kingdom of Eraman, is an island country in the Melayu Archipelago. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of seven kingdoms and two states. It shares a land border with Samudera Darussalam and a maritime border with Pemecutan, Sharktail, and Southern Palm Islands. Anara is the national capital and largest city while Daulapura is the royal seat of the monarch. The country's population is 14,753,910.

Eraman is ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse. About half of the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Girian, Mandaran, and Palmyran. Malay and English are recognized as the official languages of Eraman. The economy is mainly fuelled by its natural resources but is expanding in the sectors of commerce, manufacturing, and tourism.

Football is considered the number one sport in the country. The local clubs and the national team are followed religiously by the citizens. Unfortunately, the national team currently sits lowly at 148th in the KPB ranking.



Stadium & Schedule




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Daulapura Stadium
Location: Daulapura, Daula
Capacity: 40,000

Daulapura Stadium is the national stadium of Eraman and home to the richest club in the
country, Royal Daulapura. Located in the royal capital of Eraman, it is the biggest stadium
in the country. The city is the seat of the Daula Dynasty, the ruling family of Eraman. Home
of every billionaire in the country, it is the richest city in Eraman.

MD 1 - May 11: vs Savigliane
MD13 - May 23: vs Commonwealth of Baker Park
MD17 - May 27: vs Igratia



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Arupura Stadium
Location: Arupura, Aru
Capacity: 20,000

Arupura Stadium is located in the capital city of the State of Aru, the northernmost
state in the country. It is the home of Royal Arupura. The city is the third biggest city in the
country after Anara and Daulapura and it is very industry-driven, home of most of the major
manufacturing companies from Eraman. If you have a product made in Eraman, chances are
it is made in this city. However, this also make the city facing pollution problems. When
visiting, wear your mask.

MD 3 - May 13: vs Central Antarctic Peninsula
MD 7 - May 17: vs Taeshan
MD15 - May 25: vs Montana Verde


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Pasirpura Stadium
Location: Pasirpura, Pasir
Capacity: 15,000

Pasirpura Stadium is located in the biggest city in South Eraman. It is the home of Royal Pasirpura. The city is the most popular tourist destination in the country, well known as a resort city as well as a red-light city of the country. The beaches are arguably the most beautiful in the region, the casinos are visited by high-rollers from across the globe and the brothels are state-owned. It is strictly not suitable for family vacations. Located just across the island of Soma in Mitra and Soma, Pasirpura is home to a very large Mitranese and Somanese diaspora.

MD 5 - May 15: vs Chartistan
MD 9 - May 19: vs Juvencus
MD11 - May 21 vs Legalese



Staffs & Tactics



Head Coach: Ross Hearkener (Brenecia)

Ross Hearkener is the new head coach of Eraman national football team. He is the former player and head coach of Royal Puncakpura. Under his guidance, Royal Puncakpura managed to break the domination of Royal Daulapura and Anara in Liga Eraman. Ross Hearkener managed to lift the Liga Eraman trophy 2 seasons ago.

His appointment as the national team head coach caused a stir among the Royal Puncakpura fans. Royal Puncakpura was top of the league last season when the president of ERAFA who is also the owner of Royal Daulapura appointed Ross Hearkener as the national team head coach. Royal Puncakpura fans saw this as an attempt to weaken Royal Puncakpura. Royal Daulapura went on to win Liga Eraman last season.

Assistant Head Coach: Tun Sengalang Petara

Tun Sengalang Petara is the prime minister of Eraman, president of Eraman Football Association, owner of Royal Daulapura Football Club, and arguably the richest man in Melayu Archipelago. He was also the former national team head coach but gave way to Ross Hearkener to take the lead. He appointed himself as the assistant head coach after the appointment of Ross Hearkener.

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Formation : 4-2-3-1


Ross Hearkener prefers his team to play with an attacking mindset and high pressing intensity. He prefers to utilize an attacking midfielder as the playmaker and the focal point of the build-up.



Players
Starting Line Up in bold


Goalkeeper


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GK: Dundang Bayan
Age: 36
Club: Royal Arupura

The veteran Royal Arupura goalkeeper is back to don the national team number 1 jersey since last year after 4 years of absence. He is widely acknowledged as the best goalkeeper in the country but was dropped from the national team due to a dispute with the national football association. With no domestic football for almost a year season, Ross Hearkener had no choice but to re-call Dundang Bayan and some of the best footballers in the country Tun Sengalang Petara banned almost 6 years ago.



Bench:
GK, Yuyi Dunya, 28, Royal Cittapura
GK, Mikla Kala, 27, Royal Daulapura



Defender


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DR: Lipas Kudung
Age: 30
Club: Royal Puncakpura

Lipas Kudung is a modern full-back who loves to get up and down the pitch for 90 minutes. His speed and ability to cross the ball are his main assets. Very good going forward but can be susceptible at the back. His eagerness to get forward sometimes left the back open.


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DC: Badang Gangsa
Age: 35
Club: Anara

The Anara captain has shown his leadership qualities after leading his club side to a back-to-back league title. The center back was nicknamed Gorilla for his strength and aerial prowess. With promising young center-back emerging around the country, this is probably going to be the last time Badang lead the back four.


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DC: Anton Mora
Age: 27
Club: Royal Daulapura

The mass exodus of national team players from Royal Daulapura 5 years ago forced the club to rely on foreign players and youngsters. One of the youngsters who benefited from the incident is Anton Mora. He stepped up to the first team with flying colors. Composed and plays defense breaking long balls often.


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DL: Cicak Kudung
Age: 30
Club: Royal Puncakpura

Cicak Kudung is Lipas Kudung's twin brother. The abilities and playing style of Lipas and Cicak is as identical as their face. The only down point of it is they are both right-footed. Cicak Kudung always supports the attack down the left flank but frequently had to cut in onto his favored right foot to hoist crosses into the box.



Bench:
DR, Feleti Arshis, 32, Damaisari
DL, Waka Sentri, 35, Royal Daulapura
DC, Isileli Hiva, 34, Damaisari
DC, Mahar Mina, 27, Royal Daulapura



Midfielder


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MC: Putra Daulapura Suara Petara [CAPTAIN]
Age: 33
Club: Damaisari

The national team will be led in the midfield by the prince of Eraman himself. The third son of Maharaja Nila Petara caused half of the national team to be banned with his transfer move from his uncle's club, Royal Daulapura to Damaisari on a free transfer. In retaliation, his uncle who is the president of ERAFA banned him and his teammates from the national team. Left with no choice or better players, Tun Sengalang Petara decided to lift the ban last year and Suara Petara is now back with the captain armband since the 7th Melayu Archipelago Cup.


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MC: Rimau Belang
Age: 33
Club: Royal Puncakpura

Rimau Belang is another domestic club captain in the national team. He led Royal Puncakpura to various championships in the past. Rimau Belang is deployed as defending midfielder for his club but is expected to play a more advanced role for the national team.


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AMC: Mano Bosa
Age: 35
Club: Anara

The veteran playmaker will be the main creative outlet for Eraman. The attack-minded center midfield has the most impressive passing range and passing accuracy in Liga Eraman for the past few seasons and is very deadly in a dead-ball situation. He is expected to be responsible for corner kicks, free kicks as well as penalty kicks.



Bench:
Bench:
MC, Milo Kaulawi, 25, Royal Daulapura
MC, Karipa Senawang, 26, Royal Daulapura
AMC, Serigala Rudra, 29, Royal Puncakpura (Debutant)



Forward


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AMR - Kilat Saputra
Age: 31
Club: Anara

Kilat Saputra formed a deadly attack for Anara in the league alongside his twin brother Kudrat Saputra. His main ability is his pace. His speed will keep his opponents afraid as he is able to beat defenders in a footrace.


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AML: Kudrat Saputra
Age: 31
Club: Anara

Kudrat Saputra, much like his twin brother is very quick. The left inside forward will use his pace and flair on the ball to beat opponents and create scoring opportunities. Very hard-working and have an eye for goals.


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ST - Buisan Buayan
Age: 35
Club: Damaisari

Buisan Buayan will be the focal point of Eraman's attack. He has shown a surprising amount of upper-body strength in the league which allowed him to shove defenders aside, creating room for him to show his skills and make things happen. He also has the ability to get into a great goalscoring position with his movement.



Bench:
AMR, Perda Nasar, 26, Royal Daulapura
AML, Era Hitam, 23, Royal Daulapura
ST, Putra Daulapura Wikra Petara, 23, Royal Daulapura



Line-Up




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Trigramme: ERM | Demonym: Eramanian | Population: 14,753,910
Info: Wiki | Sports: Liga Eraman

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Postby Ancherion » Tue May 04, 2021 8:00 pm

Ancherion's National Football Team

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


Captain Order: Arts, De Longi, Hassen


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DRAWKLAND NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM

NATION INFO
Region: Sonnel
Trigramme: DRK
Leader: Iarocav
Currency: Lolad
Capital City: Metropolon
Largest City: Drawk City

TEAM INFO
Manager: none
Formation: 3-3-4
Style Mod: +4
Stadium: See this post for schedule

THE ELITE ELEVEN
Starting Lineup
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## Pos Name Age
7 GK Septimus Xander ??
10 LB Elias Keys ??
8 CB Nicholas Kingston ??
16 RB Craig Bakker ??
22 LM Trevor Garnet ??
0 CM Dominic Southers ??
2 RM Richard Hanson ??
17 LF Roger Apollo ??
11 WF Mike Rodney ??
1 RF Jaxon Madison ??
5 CF Ross Hunter ??
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    PENALTY SHOOTOUT ORDER
  1. It doesn't matter, they're all good at shooting.
  2. Just choose 5 at random.

FIELD FORMATION
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TEAM HISTORY
This is the official roster, featuring the Elite Eleven, an independent squad of Drawkians who have played all sports at a professional level for a confusingly long time. The old Kick Corps has been essentially removed, the players let go, and replaced by this squad of ridiculously skilled, annoyingly arrogant, and possibly immortal sportsmen. Nobody knows where they came from, or why DISC decided to replace the Kick Corps with them, but here they are. Just don't ask the baseball fans about them.
Drawkian soccer, and indeed, sporting in general, is mostly offensive-minded. This is reflected in the style indicator and in the formation. Drawkian soccer has not really been exposed to outside influences, and thus may look or feel strange to those used to "normal" football. Nevertheless, the Eleven are still good at what they do, and prize in an enduring game, moving the ball around nearly constantly and keeping energy going, aiming to tire out the opposing team. Of course, Drawkians aren't humans, but you can read about that elsewhere. Despite the fact that usually soccer is a female-only sport in Drawkland, the Elite Eleven have overturned that caveat as the higher-ups deemed them a suitable replacement in the interim as the real Kick Corps hides away for a few cycles and gets their shit back together.

OVERALL RECORD: 182-71-72
WC Sanctioned: 118-43-47
Non-WCC: 64-28-25

TEAM RECORDS
First Match: Drawkland 3-3 Averyickan City
First Win: Capital District, Ward 1 4-6 Drawkland
First Loss: Great Caledonia and North Hybernia 2-2 Drawkland (2-2 AET) [3-1 PKs]
Highest Score: Capital District, Ward 1 4-6 Drawkland
Lowest Score: Drawkland 0-0 Ko-oren (0-0 AET) (1-3 pen.)
Best Win: Drawkland 5-0 Sharktail
Worst Loss: Farfadillis 6-1 Drawkland
Most Important: Drawkland 2-2 Omerica (2-2 AET) [4-3 PKs]
Best End Result: 1st Place (Independents Cup 6)
Here is a quick list of the tournaments Drawkland has been in, their group stage record and goal differential, and their final result.

Global Cup of Soccer 1: 1-2-0, +2, Third Place loss to Free Republics
Independents Cup 1: 1-0-2, -4, Round of 16 loss to Flardania
Baptism of Fire 64: 1-2-0, +3, Third Placed win over Great Caledonia and North Hybernia
World Cup 77 Qualifying: 11-5-2, +14, Qualified
World Cup 77: 0-1-2, -3, Group Stage Elimination
Independents Cup 2: 2-1-0, +6, Quarterfinal loss to Flardania
World Cup 78 Qualifying: 11-2-3, +16, Qualified
World Cup 78: 1-0-2, -8, Group Stage Elimination
Independents Cup 3: 2-0-1, +3, Round of 16 loss to Kel Assuk
World Cup 79: 1-1-1, -1, Group Stage Elimination
Independents Cup 4: 2-0-1, +2, Final loss to Free Republics
World Cup 80 Qualifying: 11-4-3, +16, Qualified
World Cup 80: 0-2-1, -1, Group Stage Elimination
Independents Cup 5: 3-1-0, +6, Final loss to Mercedini
World Cup 81 Qualifying: 14-1-3, +39, Playoff loss to Saltstead
Independents Cup 6: 2-1-0, +9, Final win over Omerica
World Cup 82 Qualifying: 8-6-4, +7, Did Not Qualify
Cup of Harmony 74: 3-0-0, +8, QF loss to Ko-oren
Independents Cup 7: 3-0-0, +8, Final loss to Omerica
World Cup Qualifiers 83: 5-4-3, +6, Did Not Qualify
Cup of Harmony 75: 3-1-0, +8, Ro16 loss to Port Ember
Independents Cup 8: 4-1-0, +13, 3PPO loss to Squornshelan Remnant States
World Cup Qualifiers 84: 13-4-3, +17, Qualified
World Cup 84: 0-0-3, -5, Group Stage Elimination
Independents Cup 9: 2-1-0, +3, Ro16 loss to Poafmersia
World Cup Qualifiers 85: 14-3-7, +13, Qualified
World Cup 85: 1-0-2, -2, Group Stage Elimination
Independents Cup X: 3-1-0, +6, QF loss to Tequilo
World Cup 86: 1-2-0, +2, Ro16 loss to Vilita
Independents Cup 11: 2-1-1, Ro16 loss to TJUN-ia
World Cup Qualifiers 87: 15-2-1, +30, Qualified
World Cup 87: disgusting garbage
Independents Cup 12: 4-0-1, +11, Ro16 loss to HUElavia


TEAM KITS
Beautifully Crafted by ediraf.
From Left to Right: Home, Away, Goalkeeper.

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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Yes
Yellow Card my Players: Yes
Red Card my Players: Yes
Godmod Other Events: Yes
As far as these go, I'm fair game for anything. You should know what is and isn't drastic RP, and if you think your RP is on the drastic side, TG me first. But I'm still basically up for anything.
I'd like to request that injuries or cards don't do anything outside of the scope of a single game or maybe 2. Don't want anything tournament or cycle-ending. Red cards should be limited to late knockout stages, and I'd probably think that there should be no more than 2 players red carded per tournament.
The Elite Eleven are sorta oddballs. I mean, they're a group of 11 dudebros, but they're supposedly immortal or something. Keep that in mind.

Disclaimers of various sorts:
I don't know very much about soccer. If I RP something weird, it's because I have little to no experience with this sport. But whatever.
If you have any questions about anything involving me, this team, my nation, this competition, life, etc., feel free to telegram me.
Last edited by Drawkland on Thu May 13, 2021 12:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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