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Di Bradini Cup 49/U21WC70 Everything Thread

Postby Valanora » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:38 am

Starblaydia wrote:OOC:For complete newcomers, please see the Guide to Sports Roleplaying. If you need to ask anything of the host or your opponents, arrange RP angles or generally chat about the goings-on, please use the World Cup Discussion Thread. Misspellings of 'Di Bradini' will be met with zero tolerance.


The Valanora Footballing Association presents

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In association with the Starblaydia Football Association:

The Forty-Ninth Di Bradini Cup
a.k.a
The 70th Under-21 World Cup


The Valanora Footballing Association proudly presents the forty-eighth edition of the Di Bradini Cup, the seventeenth edition of which to be held in the Valanora. Recognized as direct successor to the original Under-21 World Cup run by Total n Utter Insanity, this is also the 70th Under-21 World Cup.

This tournament is named after Starblaydia's most-famous player, the first person to score for Starblaydia's own Under-21s, currently the fifth-highest goalscorer in Starblaydia's history, World Cup Winner, member of the World Cup Hall of Fame and one-time President of the World Cup Committee: Simeone Di Bradini. We present, for your participation: The 49th Di Bradini Cup, a.k.a. The 70th Under-21 World Cup!

U21WC1. Audioslavia
U21WC2. Kingsford
U21WC3. Jeruselem
U21WC4. Bedistan
U21WC5. Rejistania
U21WC6. Bedistan
U21WC7. Vilita
U21WC8. Total n Utter Insanity
U21WC9. Jeruselem
U21WC10. Rejistania
U21WC11. Rejistania
U21WC12. Druida
U21WC13. Fmjphoenix
U21WC14. Starblaydia
U21WC15. Fmjphoenix
U21WC16. Nedalia
U21WC17. Hockey Canada
U21WC18. Spruitland
U21WC19. Fmjphoenix
U21WC20. Fmjphoenix
U21WC21. Haraki
U21WC22 (DBC1). Valanora
U21WC23 (DBC2). Candelaria And Marquez
U21WC24 (DBC3). Candelaria And Marquez
U21WC25 (DBC4). Newmanistan
U21WC26 (DBC5). Daehanjeiguk
U21WC27 (DBC6). Valanora
U21WC28 (DBC7). Secristan
U21WC29 (DBC8). Sarzonia
U21WC30 (DBC9). Kura-Pelland
U21WC31 (DBC10). Candelaria And Marquez
U21WC32 (DBC11). Sorthern Northland
U21WC33 (DBC12). Sorthern Northland
U21WC34 (DBC13). Sargossa
U21WC35 (DBC14). Starblaydia
U21WC36 (DBC15). Cafundeu
U21WC37 (DBC16). Queer Poco el Mono Ara
U21WC38 (DBC17). Cafundeu
U21WC39 (DBC18). Cafundeu
U21WC40 (DBC19). Taeshan
U21WC41 (DBC20). Polar Islandstates
U21WC42 (DBC21). Bears Armed
U21WC43 (DBC22). Pasarga
U21WC44 (DBC23). High Heels
U21WC45 (DBC24). Kiryu-shi
U21WC46 (DBC25). Wight
U21WC47 (DBC26). Blouman Empire
U21WC48 (DBC27). Equestrian States
U21WC49 (DBC28). Free Republics
U21WC50 (DBC29). Northern Sunrise Islands
U21WC51 (DBC30). Farfadillis
U21WC52 (DBC31). Furellum
U21WC53 (DBC32). Mizuyuki
U21WC54 (DBC33). Schottia
U21WC55 (DBC34). DNF
U21WC56 (DBC35). Cosumar
U21WC57 (DBC36). Dainer
U21WC58 (DBC37). Pasarga
U21WC59 (DBC38). Ceni
U21WC60 (DBC39). Pasarga
U21WC61 (DBC40). Mytanar Region
U21WC62 (DBC41). Kita-Hinode
U21WC63 (DBC42). Pasarga
U21WC64 (DBC 43). Mapletish
U21WC65 (DBC 44). Cosumar
U21WC66 (DBC 45). Cosumar
U21WC67 (DBC 46). Bears Armed
U21WC68 (DBC 47). Banija
U21WC69 (DBC 48). Valladares

Pasarga
Mytanija
Northwest Kalactin
Xanneria
Tikariot
Megistos
Kohnhead
Wapistan
Darmen
TJUN-ia
Cassadaigua
Sarzonia
Chromatika
Sylestone
Quebec
Baker Park
San Ortelio
HUElavia
Siovanija and Teusland
Krytenia
Saint-Domingues
Hispinas
Hebitaka
Equestria
Starblaydia
Khytonya
Mapletish
Transvolcanic
Graintfjall
Island of the Lost
Valladares
Devonta


Group A
HUElavia
Chromatika
Sarzonia
Kohnhead

Venues: Metropolis, The Tar Pit

Group B
Siovanija and Teusland
Devonta
Starblaydia
Mapletish

Venues: Raynor Memorial, The Pitch

Group C
San Ortelio
Xanneria
TJUN-ia
Quebec

Venues: Lathal, Tiradir

Group D
Hispinas
Tikariot
Krytenia
Pasarga

Venues: Haramos Park, Castle de Mot

Group E
Wapistan
Transvolcanic
Valladares
Mytanija

Venues: River City Stadium, Caddo Park

Group F
Saint-Domingues
Equestria
Hebitaka
Northwest Kalactin

Venues: Miner's Haven, Orange Gate Falls

Group G
Graintfjall
Sylestone
Khytonya
Cassadaigua

Venues: Turmondale Grounds, Rose Gardens

Group H
Baker Park
Darmen
Megistos
Island of the Lost

Venues: Aranfield Bridge, Duran Palace

Fixtures
MD1: 1v4, 2v3
MD2: 4v3, 1v2
MD3: 2v4, 3v1
Ro16: A1vD2, B1vC2, C1vB2, D1vA2, E1vH2, F1vG2, G1vF2, H1vE2
QFs: R1vR2, R3vR4, R5vR6, R7vR8
SFs: Q1vQ2, Q3vQ4
3PPo: L1vL2
Final: S1vS2

Schedule
Nov 30: Draw
Dec 1: Bye
Dec 2: Bye
Dec 3: MD1
Dec 4: Bye
Dec 5: MD2
Dec 6: Bye
Dec 7: MD3
Dec 8: Bye
Dec 9: Ro16
Dec 10: Bye
Dec 11: QFs
Dec 12: Bye
Dec 13: SFs
Dec 14: Bye
Dec 15: Final/3PPo
Last edited by Valanora on Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:55 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Valanora » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:38 am

Map of Valanora

Valanora Information
The most important thing to know about traveling through Valanora is that automobiles are banned except for government officials. A high tech railway system connects the entirety of the nation, with three most popular international airports in Raynor City, Gladerial, and Baysleef. A ferry from Rinaldi travels to and from the island of Capri every hour on the hour. The most distinguishing feature of Valanora is the prevalent amount of forests standing in many of the inner half of the nation, even in cities, with the elven attempts to live in harmony with nature. Vanorians are a polite if not a bit high on themselves, believing elvenkind to be superior to humans, though they show a respect for the potential their humanoid cousins have.

Venues

The Battleground
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Capacity: 78,000
Location: Raynor City

Artani
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Capacity: 74,000
Location: Mar Sara

Angelotic Temple
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Capacity: 71,000
Location: Longview

The White Fortress
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Capacity: 70,000
Location: Gladerial

Donna Cathedral
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Capacity: 60,000
Location: Mar Sara

Hatire Memorial
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Capacity: 60,000
Location: Capri

Sabinal Stadium
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Capacity: 56,000
Location: Sabinal

Hellgate
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Capacity: 54,000
Location: Raynor City

Aranfield Bridge
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Capacity: 52,000
Location: Everlin

Duran Palace
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Capacity: 51,000
Location: Valanari

Castle de Mot
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Capacity: 49,000
Location: Wexax

Rose Gardens
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Capacity: 49,000
Location: Kareen

The Pitch
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Capacity: 46,000
Location: Turbani

Turmondale Grounds
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Capacity: 43,000
Location: Raynor City

Haramos Park
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Capacity: 43,000
Location: Cartmot

Caddo Park
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Capacity: 42,000
Location: Caddo

Raynor Memorial
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Capacity: 40,000
Location: Hondo

The Tar Pit
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Capacity: 39,000
Location: Char Sara

Metropolis
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Capacity: 39,00
Location: Ibini

Orange Gate Falls
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Capacity: 39,000
Location: Monaven

Miner's Haven
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Capacity: 36,000
Location: Goldsan

River City Stadium
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Capacity: 35,000
Location: Bexar

Tiradir
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Capacity: 31,000
Location: Gladerial

Lathal
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Capacity: 29,000
Location: Ianisle
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WCoH VII, VIII, XVII, XXVIII, XXX, XXXII (1st), WCoH I, XXXI, XL (2nd), WCoH II, XXIX (3rd), WCoH XII (4th)
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Postby Sarzonia » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:51 am

Sarzonia Junior Stars (Under 21 national team)
Note: Starters in BOLD

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers/goal scoring events: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No*
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: No more than one or two per match
Hand out red cards to my players: No
Godmod other events: No*
Style modifer: +2
*Stuff like choosing who takes a free kick/who scores and how is fine. Weather, someone losing their lunch is OK. True Godmods are not.

Manager: Diego Cristobal (42 years old)
The Incorporated Football Federation and Hanifer both loved the energy and enthusiasm he brought to his interview to be the Stars Under 21 manager. Even though he originally lost out on the role to now Stars assistant manager Nathan Hanifer, he was happy to accept the assistant manager role under Hanifer. He takes over as full-time manager now.

Assistant Manager: Colton Longley (50 years old)
Longley's primary responsibility is to work with defenders and defensive midfielders. He takes on the assistant manager role to help an inexperienced Stars side with the vagaries of international football.

Assistant Manager: Avery Charles (44 years old)
They interviewed for the position Cristobal had working with midfielders and strikers and earned the job based on their work in both Sarzonian major football leagues, including the now-defunct women's league.

Goalkeepers Coach: Marissa Bingham-Sandt (36 years old)
She played keeper in multiple Sarzonian women's leagues and she married Stars legend Horace Sandt after she retired as a player.

HOME GROUND: Joe Gibbs Stadium, Woodstock (75,900 capacity; natural grass field)

GOALKEEPERS
29 Glen Baker, 20, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, University of Nicksia
Baker won three state championships in his four years in high school. He earned the starting job midway through the college season and finished with a 5-2-2 record with a 0.87 goals against average. Assumes the starting role for the Under 21 Stars after Carlton Sandt got called up to the senior national team.
35 Eleanor Keating, 21, 5-foot-4, 135 pounds, Woodstock Justice reserves
Keating has been brought in to provide depth behind Baker, who was the backup to Carlton Sandt on the AOCAF team.

DEFENDERS
3 Carlette Taylor, 20, 5-foot-4, 134 pounds, unaffiliated
Taylor is a rugged defender who often marks players who outweigh her by at least 50 pounds and are at least four inches taller. She makes up for lack of speed with positioning and reading her opponent's runs.
5 Ian McKinley, 19, 5-foot-9, 168 pounds, Somerset University
McKinley plays fullback for Somerset University, but will play a sweeper role for the Stars after the loss of sweeper Clyde Gustafsson to a torn ACL.
6 John Taylor 20, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Portsmouth University
The younger brother of Carlette Taylor, John plays a similar style to his sister's, although with much more speed.
18 Carlos Arroyo, 21, 6-foot, 200 pounds, Real Portsmouth (Sarzonian third division team)
A reserve sweeper for the Stars, Arroyo starts for Real Portsmouth in that position after converting from fullback. Notched three assists in 12 matches.
32 Brett Mabry, 20, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Woodstock Wild Reserves
Mabry earned a starting position with the Wild Reserves after initially making the parent side out of training camp. However, the Wild engineered a trade that brought them an all star defender who took minutes away from Mabry.
44 Pat Meyers, 21, 5-foot-8, 152 pounds, unaffiliated
Meyers won a lawsuit against the Portland Timbers third division affiliate when the team dismissed them after successfully proving the club released them due to their gender non-conforming status. The technical director responsible for the decision was fired two weeks after the verdict. Meyers plays mostly halfback but can also pitch in at fullback if necessary.

MIDFIELDERS
2 Charlie Ross, 19, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Portland Timbers reserves
Ross is a defensive midfielder who was called upon to play more of an offensive role after injuries decimated the parent club and forced call ups. Can be used in the back line if needed.
8 Marc Kemp, 20, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, unaffiliated
Kemp was just released from his contract with Wilmington Wanderers, a fourth division side, when a transfer offer to a third division side fell through. He also plays a defensive midfield role although he has better speed and ball handling ability than most defensive midfielders in Sarzonia.
9 Rick Hadley, 21, 5-foot-9, 157 pounds, unaffiliated. Team captain.
Hadley won the playmaking midfielder role for the Junior Stars after Clayton Wilson was called up to the senior national team and began playing a key reserve role.
12 Edwin Campbell, 20, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Wilmington Wanderers
Campbell comes to the Under 21 edition of the Stars at the recommendation of Kemp. He brings size and strength to attacking runs that also present deceptive speed and on-ball skills.
14 Joanie Rhys, 20, 5-foot-5, 140 pounds, Woodstock Justice reserves
Joanie signed a contract with the Justice right after high school after leading her scholastic league with 18 goals in 12 matches played. Her speed is unmatched at her level, but she needs to learn to adapt to equally fast players at the international level.
13 Nestor Royce, 20, 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, Saugerties Snakes
Royce earned a starting job with the Snakes as a midfielder and scored seven goals in 18 matches before injuries derailed him.
16 Marco Benignati, 21, 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Portland Timbers reserves
Benignati can provide depth at defensive midfielder and has played fullback for his high school. Played halfback during a televised contest for Portland Junior College.

FORWARDS
15 Suzi Calderon, 20, 5-foot-7, 145 pounds, Portland Pride
Calderon brings ball skill to the table as a forward. She can drop back in a midfield role on occasion and has done so for the Pride when her team played a woman down after red cards.
20 Thurman West, 20, 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, Saugerties Snakes reserves
West also brings ball skill and creative flair to his role with the Snakes reserve 11 and scored five goals coming off the bench in the second half of games during the regular season.
22 Nick Raiden, 21, 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Saugerties Snakes
Raiden is pure power and pace. He doesn't quite have the finesse of either of the starting forwards, but he is available for late-match offence if needed.
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Postby San Ortelio » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:42 pm

San Ortelio U21
"The Young Swordfishes"







GK  Walter Moro            Virtus Redoccio            20  Starter
GK Luca Dolci Catrallo Calcio Primavera 16
LD Daniele Gagliano US San Savola 19 Starter
LD Alberto Gioia FC Pesari Primavera 18
CD Valerio Cattai Sportiva Montelcampo 19 Starter
CD Tommaso Crilese Esca Unione 21 Starter
CD Claudio della Torre Robur Astello Primavera 17
RD Lorenzo Moreschini Catrallo Calcio 20 Captain
RD Mirko Chiurato Inter Catrallo 18
DM Domenico Cappa Pro Stampano 21 Starter
DM Attilio Quintarelli FC Pesari 19 Starter
DM Nunzio Tornaghi US San Savola 21
AM Alberto Sgarbi Esca Unione 21 Starter
AM Davide Trillo Madonna Nottori 19 Starter
AM Luca Cadili US San Savola 18
ST Pier Luigi Vitali Catrallo Calcio Primavera 17 Starter
ST Niccolo Galli SSD Borgonovo 20
ST Denis Spaviero FC Pesari 19 Starter


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After much deliberation, the choice for a manager fell to Ernesto Siboni, a veteran from the Catrallo youth academy. Due to or despite, pending on the observer, his sometimes confrontational style, he is known to bring the best out of his pupils Although being harsh to them in the dressing room, he will shield them towards the audience as long as they have worked hard.

And hard work will be needed to pull off the tactical plan with the limited means available. In all fairness, this is no golden generation for San Ortelian football so far but there is a well-rounded first eleven available. Siboni tries to bring a 4-2-2-2 to the pitch with the spot between the stakes saved for Virtus reserve goalie Walter Moro: an unspectacular but, especially for his age, consistent performer. Young prodigy Dolci is a slightly surprising back-up. Bringing a 16-year old in such a crucial position highlights the lack of depth.

The back four is shored up by some names who already have a decent number of Serie Nazionale games under their belt. The two guys on the wing are expected to push forward when the attacking midfield moves in the pocket and both should be able to do so. Gagliano possesses speed but tends to be a bit rash at times whilst captain Moreschini is far shrewder than a kid his age is supposed to be. The tall Crilese takes care of the center with Valerio Cattai, a more technically apt profile, by his side. A fine starting four which will hopefully last as the second string don’t match the level.

The midfield, and indeed the whole ploy, hinges on the defensive duo. When defenders move forth, they should pick up spaces and ensure the balance in the team. Domenico Cappa is the perfect man for that if he keeps his head together: he’s prone to cards for forgetting to keep his mouth shut. His buddy Quintarelli looks set for a career as a grizzled midfielder despite being only 19 yet and managed to keep the better-known Tornaghi off the starting line-up. Offensive initiatives should come from Davide Trillo, a lanky dribbler who likes to come off the wing. As Cadili is the same profile, we expect to see Alberto Sgarbi start, a pocket rocket with a decent shot on goal.

Especially as scoring goals relies on one man only, it seems. Denis Spaviero is a small sensation in the league, making a name for himself as a clever supersub on team level. He hopes to confirm his splendid production in that position as a national team starter. It was a long search for a decent partner-in-crime: young strikers struggle to break through in San Ortelio and often fall to the amateur level where they can make a bit of cash per goal. As such, the choice fell on Niccolo Galli, a static targetman from relegation candidate SSD, and a neath little talent called Pier Luigi Vitali. The latter already carries a bit of a reputation, both on and off the pitch, for his right foot and his carelessness.

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Schedule

MD1 - San Ortelio vs Quebec @Lathal
MD2 - San Ortelio vs Xanneria @Tiradir
MD3 - TJUN-ia vs San Ortelio @Tiradir


RP Permissions

Thou shall choose our goalscorer as thou chooseth thine
And to godmod their scores will be considered fine
Thou can describe a players injury and pain
But from ending their careers, please refrain
Thou can prefer the referee to grab the yellow card
Preferring a red, up until three, I will not discard
Thou shall describe as light blue our shorts and our socks
Thou will never covet thy neighbour's ox
And if thou want to godmod, please be our guest
Don't hesitate to TG if we can assist thou quest
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Postby HUElavia » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:30 pm

HUElavia National U-21 Football Team



Style: +1.5


Squad:
Goalkeepers-
#1: Augusto Quadros Mendes (20 Years Old) (1.86 m)
#12: Marinel Azalgogorreta (19 Years Old) (1.84 m)
#23: Marta Marin (17 Years Old) (1.78 m)

Defenders-
#2: Samuel Di Donato (17 Years Old) (1.80 m) (CB)
#3: Elizabeth Webo (19 Years Old) (1.78 m) (CB)
#4: Angélica Yoshimura-Branco (20 Years Old) (1.78 m) (LB-RB)
#5: Taariq al-Ismail (21 Years Old) (1.79 m) (RB-LB)
#12: Ismael Lieberman (20 years Old) (1.78 m) (LB-RB)
#15: Kokka Cachi Huancahuari (19 Years Old) (1.80 m) (CB)
#18 Gabriella Grünberg (18 Years Old) (1.73 m) (CB)
#22: Kayla Talatala Hernández (20 Years Old) (1.75 m) (RB-LB)

Midfielders-
#6: Shi Jiang (21 Years Old) (1.65 m) (DM-CM)
#8: Liana Mantovani-Jardim (19 Years Old) (1.70 m) (DM-CM)
#10: Napoleone Torrisi (18 Years Old) (1.79 m) (CM-AM)
#14: Ae-Ra Sim (20 Years Old) (1.62 m) (CM-AM)
#16: Xavier Alvarado (19 Years Old) (1.75 m) (DM-CM-AM)
#19: Antininan Huancahuari (20 Years Old) (1.60 m) (DM-CM-AM)

Attackers-
#7: Vinicius Gimenes Velho (19 Years Old) (1.75 m) (LW-RW)
#9: Arina Maximovna (20 Years Old) (1.75 m) (ST-CF)
#11: Woo-Jin Sol (17 Years Old) (1.80 m) (RW-LW)
#17: Marin Burutaran (21 Years Old) (1.74 m) (LW-RW)
#20: Tin Phan Bao (20 Years Old) (1.80 m) (CF-ST)
#21: Ana-Maria Herzig (21 Years Old) (1.66 m) (RW-LW)

Formation:
4-2-3-1

Starting XI:
1 Quadros
5 al-Ismail, 2 Di Donato, 3 Webo, 4 Yoshimura
6 Jiang, 8 Mantovani
11 Sol, 10 Torrisi, 7 Gimenes
9 Maximovna

Roles-
Captain: Quadros
Vice-Captain: Torrisi
Free-Kicks: Torrisi, Jiang, Gimenes
Penalties: Maximovna, Sol, Torrisi
Corners: Jiang, Mantovani

Head Coach:
Clara Savedra (47 Years Old)

Assistant Coaches:
Adolphus Banville (50 Years Old), Lauren Abomo (48 Years Old)

(For B-Team squad, switch all players with their back up counterpart)


My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
RP scoring events: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: Y, but nothing too serious
Give red cards to my players: Y, but please send me a TG or message via discord about what it is
Godmod other events: Y
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Postby Cassadaigua » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:51 pm

Team Cassadaigua- Di Bradini Cup 49


Coach- Stephanie Sweeney (62)
By getting Cassadaigua to qualify for World Cup 81, Stephanie was able to silence most of her doubters that were not impressed with the effort in World Cup 80. After World Cup 81, Cassadaigua has only continued to progress further and get closer to the dream of a third title. Therefore, Stephanie has completely safe job security at this time. Has not always managed the Di Bradini side, but she is interested in getting a closer look at some of the younger talent in the nation.

Starters in Green
Starters in Blue
Starters in Red

Goalkeepers:
#20- Cynthia Kerr (20)
#21-Rachel Pennington (17)
#30- Hannah Rutherford (17)

Defense:
#2- Erin Nowicki (20)
#3- Sarah Bayne (20)
#4- Caitlyn Kaleta (21)
#6- Nicole Holland (21)

#22- Tara Keane (21)
#23- Michelle Russo (18)

#33- Nicole Morlock (18)
#35- Matthew Hines (17)


Midfielders:
#8- Morgan Rosenblatt (21) *** CAPTAIN ***
#16- Tyler Reynolds (20)
#19- Allison Rice (20)
#24- Tara Kriedel (17)

#34- Josie Andrews (21)
#31- Lorena Collyer (21)

#25- Rebecca Maher (19)
#26- Scottie Oakley (18)


Forwards:
#9- Bayley Stanton (21)
#12- Heather McKinstry (21)

#27- Jenna Frontiera (20)
#29- Steffie Garrett (19)

#37- Tina Brady (21)
#32- Kristie Fraze (19)


Team Info:
Style Mod: +1
Formation: 4-4-2
People from Cassadaigua are referred to as Cassadagans.
Team nickname: Fillies. Also, we are commonly referred to as the Dagans

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Retired Kit Numbers:
#1 is retired in honor of Allison Salamida
#5 is retired in honor of Michelle Fuller
#7 is retired in honor of Shannon Myers
#10 is retired in honor of Brittany Lawton
#11 is retired in honor of Courtney Ferguson
#13 is retired in honor of Meaghan Bateman
#14 is retired in honor of Stacie Kerrigan-Fraser
#15 is retired in honor of Erica Lambert
#17 is retired in honor of Jessica Schanke
#18 is retired in honor of Taylor Connolly
#33 is retired in honor of Hannah Ranucci

Numbers are retired at all levels of Cassadagan international soccer
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


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

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Postby Graintfjall » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:47 am

Orthodox 2–7–1

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The Methane Formation

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“Look upon my works … and despair!”

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Team name: Græntfjall
Trigram: GRÆ [GRF when not available]
Demonym/adjective: Græntfjaller
Team nickname: Snow Pups

Coach: Sopo Chacuzca [TEQ] (42)
Assistant coach: Hugo Svanbergursson (44)

Græntfjall has not previously had an under-21 football team and had to build one from scratch. Knattspyrnusamband Græntfjalls wanted a martinet, someone who’d drum discipline into young players; a common feature of Græntfjaller youth teams in both football and ice hockey has been a struggle to adapt to stricter international rules and officiation. Sopo Chacuzca, bulldozing former midfielder for Tequilo’s army team, El Ejército, seemed the perfect fit. He had experience as a head coach with Coyotes, Irregulares Quetodino, and then Haïtiens, leading them out of the second division. But winning promotion by the play-offs wasn’t successful enough for multibillion peso corporation Grupo Taxhavn, so he found himself out of a job – and available to take up the Græntfjaller job. It helped that a couple of Græntfjaller youngsters have had some success in the Liga-TQ’s youth system.

What KG got was not quite the strict disciplinarian they’d been expecting. Chalk it up to communication barriers or just not doing their research, but until Chacuzca arrived, no one realized quite what a maverick he was, ready to give the dull piñata of staid, conservative Græntfjaller footballing orthodoxy, with its heavy reliance on physical domination in the center of defence and dependence on set-piece goals, a sturdy “whack!”. What Chacuzca found upon taking up the role was that central midfielders were vastly overrepresented among Græntfjaller youth talents. This is because of traditional coaching methods that aimed to produce all-round players, and the country’s shallow talent pools that means players who might, in other countries, be forced into more specialist roles, are frequently earning starting jobs. The situation could be compared to how, in other countries, athletes who end up playing other positions at senior level might, in high school, be quarterback, shortstop, or first five-eighths.

Encouraged by most Græntfjaller players having excellent fitness levels, and rather than leave talented players out of his squad and fill in the positional depth charts with weaker specialists, Chacuzca, always one to experiment with tactical innovation, decided to pick on a “best player available” basis. A couple of center backs and forwards made the cut, and he made sure to pick a goalkeeper, but the majority of the rest were central midfielders. In fact, he’s taking
eleven central midfielders to the Cup as part of his squad. Not all of those players will necessarily have a future in the role: some might end up being converted into center backs or wings. But for now, all proudly wear the 7 on their back – necessitating some slight experimentation with uniform numbering.

Chacuzca will start out with a default 2 – 7 – 1 set-up. Ahead of two prototypical center backs and behind a lone striker, seven central midfielders will rotate in a “Total Football” style, filling every position from box to box, sideline to sideline. They will not have designated positions or roles, although some, based on the relative strength of their feet or their natural work rates, may trend towards filling some roles more often than others. The team will press hard and employ zonal rather than person-to-person marking, meaning opposition players will find their marker constantly switching off them. This system of football is called “Futbol Ouroboros”: once a player in, say, the right midfield slot brings the ball forward, another player will enter that zone, while the former right midfielder will move to fill in that player’s old zone once they’ve released the ball.

The bench offers Chacuzca a few options. There are back-ups for the backs and forwards, and of course fresh reserves of yet more central midfielders to bring on. In the event more structured width is required, he will bring on two wide midfielders who will play in wingback roles, covering their respective sidelines. One of the center backs will be taken off. This will leave six central midfielders, in what is known as “The Methane Formation”. Finally, in the event of the team having a safe lead – and thus wishing to protect his more specialist players – or surrendering a desperate deficit – necessitating pushing the emergency button – Chacuzca will sub off all three non-CMs and switch to a 0 – 10 – 0 “Ozymandias” formation.

Hugo Svanbergursson has been appointed to stand on the sidelines watching the horror show unfold and take over in the not unlikely event of it all collapsing in on itself.


Squad: A 23-person squad has been named for the tournament. The players listed in bold are the most likely starting 11, but any of the halves could start on any given day.
  • The Græntfjaller Premier League is gender-mixed and it is seen as uncontroversial for men and women to play alongside each other. If you find this unrealistic you are welcome to RP surprised reaction [although given the general state of NS Sports it would surely be not too much of an outlier] but it won’t be something we dwell on. -son surnames are men, -dóttir women, -bur gender-neutral (Ari is the first gender-neutral athlete to represent Græntfjall in international sport; their pronouns are they/them/their).
  • Football is only just becoming a millionaire’s game in Græntfjall, and then only at the top. Players earn a decent wage in the GPL but rarely more than that; the most expensive foreign transfer signings have been low seven figures NS$. For young players, this means they are generally not paid as much as young players from other nations might be at this age. However, most are in starting roles rather than playing in youth squads.
  • Græntfjaller players have high levels of athleticism and fitness, but skill levels are a bit more mixed. This squad is more skillful than usual on account of the unusual formation, but the center backs are typical BFGs and the strikers pretty much just limited to trying to score tap-ins.
  • Græntfjall does not normally appoint a designated captain, instead following a tradition of having the starting XI elect their own captain. At this tournament, Björnólfur, as the only guaranteed member of the starting XI, will wear the captain’s armband, but whichever central midfielder is nearest to the referee at any given point will function as on-field captain in the event of needing to speak to them.
  • Timing note: I am RPing this as happening just after the Eagle’s Cup (in which a few players participated). That means it is during the Græntfjaller winter: domestic players will not currently be playing, but those in overseas leagues might have to be withdrawn from domestic committments if they play in leagues that operate during the winter. In terms of age, Lara will turn 22 during the tournament but is selected as being 21 on MD1, which is the arbitrary standard I will use.

Goalkeepers

1. Björnólfur Ernestisson*^ (c) – AK Stanimir [ZRH] (20)
12. Farman Hallþórsson – Altendalur (18)
13. Geirtryggur Levisson† – Paschvík (18)

Backs

2. Arinbjörn Markusson* – Mühlrich (21)
3. Linus Robertsson^ – Nationale Jovannica [JOV] (21)
4. Mathias Kristersson* – Molding (21)
5. Grímúlfur Gunnþórsson – Mühlrich [on loan from Steinaux] (18)

Halves

7A. Felix Adamsson^ – College of Twake [ZWZ] (20)
7B. Ari Hlynursbur – Laitwinkl [on loan from Folte] (18)
7C. Reidar Rögnvaldursson^ – Järvendorf [on loan from Gunzlach] (20)
7D. Valtter Marvinsson – Haïtiens [TEQ] (19)
7E. Karli Eljasson – Molding (20)
7F. Sara Kristoffersdóttir*^† – Lokomotive Jarnstad [SVJ] (18)
7G. Tinni Grímólfursson^ – Atlás Ciuredor [TEQ] (20)
7H. Natasja Hólmarsdóttir* – Maigburg (21)
7J. Johanna Álvgeirsdóttir* – Folte (20)
7K. Damjan Kjartansson – Maineville Marauders FC [CBP] (21)
7L. Josephine Leonhardsdóttir – La Querida [FFD] (19)

Wings

6. Samuel Arthursson – Folte (19)
8. Hanna Nicosdóttir^ – Emerald Coast Raiders [TKT] (19)

Forwards

9. Julia Wolfgangsdóttir† – Hintersfjörður (18)
10. Lara Auðunsdóttir^ – Osarese Marcadia [AUD] (21)
11. Eelis Mikaelsson^ – free agent (20)

* Has represented the full NT.
^ Has represented the Olympic NT.
† Has represented the U-18 NT.


Style modifier: +3
Most Græntfjaller teams employ negative-to-neutral modifiers, but because of the highly unusual system being used as well as the reliance on, at most, two designated defenders, here a much more positive modifier is warranted.

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MD1: Cassadaigua
MD2: Sylestone
MD3: Khytonya


Many thanks to Tequilo for allowing me use of their character.
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Solo: IBC30
Co-host: CR36, BoF74
Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC70
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Postby Khytonya » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:56 am

The last time the senior squad enters the tournament ended with Khytonya heading home, though it's not without fair showing for them. This time, it'll be the under-21 squad to show who will be made of. The battleground: the Di Bradini Cup. This youth cup was named after one of the most celebrated footballers in Starblaydia (and possibly the whole multiverse) of all time names Simeone Di Bradini. With so many trophies and medals he won throughout his illustrious career, Di Bradini is constantly looked up upon by young players desiring to take up as much success and fame as him. It may be a bit egotistical but a child will dream further and push himself to the greatest...until his time is up, of course.

This latest DBC cup will see 32 participants sending out their best potential wonder kids and youngsters to fight for the crown of champions. These players would potentially become part of the senior squad once they proved to be capably excellent editions to their main team. Who knows'? It's like the senior team's debut in the AOCAF, only much different than what you see. Just a straight-up Group Stage and Knockout tournament format, and not this Nations League format where one would harshly punish low-ranked nations for their mere incompetence.

Who will be rising to the top? Whose nation has the best young players in their squad? And most importantly, is Khytonya sending out their best teenagers to battle out in this iconic youth world cup? Tune in and find out!


THE KHYTONYA U-21 NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM

Nickname: The Young Magicians
Association: Royal Khytonian Football Association
Head Coach: Maxwell Dwyer
Captain: Sheryl Robertson
Home Stadium: Scarlet Park
Trigramme: KHY
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Stadiums
Scarlet Park
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With a capacity of 65,000 seats, Scarlet Park (located in the capital Honeport) has been a national home to Khytonya National Football Team since 1920! In fact, it was the oldest stadium still surviving to this very day. Known for its boxy shape, the modern design deliberately chosen to give an essence of 'nostalgia' in contrast with dome-shaped, curved stadium designs. Due to this, it was known as the Chocolate Box. Recently, the stadium owners signed a sponsorship with confectionary brand Earls Chocolate LLC. thus so it'll go under the name 'Scarlet Park presented by Earls Chocolate'.

Blookrows Field
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It can only hold about 15,500 supporters, but Blookrows Field in a town outside of Honeport was still a favoured pitch to play on. The small, yet comforting stands mean there was a lot of personal touch between the players and the fans. Taller fences will have to be installed the ensure the safety of the players so giving jerseys or merchandise will be a hard feat to achieve. Lately, there have been plans to renovate the stadium to increase the capacity and introduce safe terraces on small parts of the stands. Blookrows Field was still a beloved football pitch to play on, even going by the name 'The People's Park'.

Gerry Malone Memorial Park
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Named in honour of prolific athlete Gerry Malone, this stadium located in Murrayfield can hold a capacity of 33,000. The Gerry Malone Memorial Park was built to host a national athletics competition first held in 1963. Since then, it was outfitted to host some football matches. It was usually the main home of Murrayfield Rovers FC, but a new soccer-specific stadium will be built by next year so for the very least a new, lesser-known club will be occupying it.

Tengoku Colliseum
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Kyneriland may have the best stadiums, but Tonecia boasts another great one to add to the international stadium status in form of the Tengoku Colliseum located in Tsukigawa. The name, which translates to heaven in Japanese, was capable of holding up to 55,500 supporters. This new modern building maybe 5 years old, but so far it has attracted a load of football fans thanks to the atmospheric delirium in the stands. One can only say they felt a sense of euphoria, like catching a football fever in a frenzied crowd.



Full Squad List/Fomartion

#       Pos     Name                    Age     Team/Academy
1 GK Bentley Hart 18 Heartfield Sports Academy

2 LB Harbeck Madigan 17 Heartfield Sports Academy
3 CB Priscilla Kwong 19 All-Tonecian Football Academy
4 CB Tyrell Tugnutt 18 The Royal Football Academy
5 RB Mohd. Khairul Syed Hussein 20 Honeport Victory

6 LM Amber Gretzky 18 Superstar Sports Academy
10 DM Orlando Gilmour 19 Heartfield Sports Academy
8 CM Sheryl Robertson 18 Fort George Bells
9 CM Nasser Faizal 20 Honeport Crowns
7 RM Dean Schriner 17 All-Tonecian Football Academy

11 ST Arianne Panarin 16 Fort George Bells

The Young Magicians take the field with a 4-1-4-1 formation. Essentially, the midfielders are bolstered heavily and act as an iron curtain behind a defensive wall. This keeps the back four at bay while assisting with the forwards during offensive plays. It's not surprising given how the newly appointed manager Maxwell Dwyer likes the idea of midfielders who can support both defensively and offensively and so more of them will be featured in the whole team. However, Dwyer wanted players already signed with professional teams as he can't deal with academy players well due to a funny incident many years ago. Still, that problem shouldn't get in his way.

Bentley Hart is the starting netminder for today. Though a little pudgy on his body, it doesn't stop him from making great dives to prevent a shot. Hart is also a great kicker so he'll be a key member in clearing the ball to set up a counter-attack, as well as being an expert on one-on-one situations.

The back four were chosen for their strength with an added touch of their secondary abilities. They'll be more likely to win the ball back from their opponents, although at the expense of their pace. Possibly the fastest out of the defenders is Harbeck Madigan whose focus on physical quickness is an advantage compared to other bruisers. Likewise, Priscilla Kwong admired beefy bodybuilders at a young age and would like to put her muscle to good use. She'd like being the moving wall standing in everyone's way as she'll be on the move to intercept passes. The other two, Tyrell Tugnutt and Mohd. Khairul Syed Hussein, are quick thinkers with a sense of where the players move into. They're also the tallest at about 195cm for both. Clearing headers shouldn't be a problem...unless they screwed up by letting players slip past through both defenders.

The midfielder is where the fun starts. Aiding the defense is Orlando Gilmour guarding the wall. Like another defensive midfielder Jared O'Reilly, Gilmour played as a defender before his position switch. Now, he acts as the main coordinator on the defensive line keeping them in check in case of any leakages. As a bonus, Gilmour's presence means the formation could easily transition into a 5-4-1 should the matchday call for it. Out of the rest of the four midfielders, the shining star in the whole squad is cool-headed captain Sheryl Robertson. Her unique quirks rely on taking the pressure of the match, keeping her focus of the game from losing. Dwyer appointed Robertson as captain due to her calm nature helping to tie the team together, though she won't be afraid to dish out heavy tackles. Her other partner, Nasser Faizal, is a gentle giant. As for right now, he hasn't received a booking throughout his career only going so far as a simple warning from the referee. Besides, Faizal is a team worker efficient at co-ordinating his teammates to achieve a team effort. For the wide midfielders, Amber Gretzky and Dean Schriner don't have much to talk about other than their dribbling abilities. Both are attacking minded willing to push the offense and pull out a good goal via assists, as are the aforementioned Nasser and Robertson.

Coming from the senior team is hardworking youngster Arianne Panarin. Her lone goal during her tenure in the latest AOCAF campaign is the highlight of her career. Now serving as the Young Magician's main striker, she has plenty of players to fall back upon and join up her attacks. Panarin's constant tireless training won't be enough for her to overcome the defense. Perhaps she'll be able to once she is nurtured into a fearless vixen.

#       Pos     Name                    Age     Team/Academy
12 GK Richard Campbell 19 Murrayfield Rovers
20 GK Peyton LaBarbera 17 All-Tonecian Football Academy

13 LB Tanya Aubin 20 Yumeko United
14 CB Roy Pulford 17 Heartfield Sports Academy
16 CB Jean Marson 19 Dream Team Professional Sports School
17 RB Ben McGee 18 All-Tonecian Football Academy

15 LCM Walter Millen 17 Yumeko United
16 RCM Quinn Elliot 18 Heartfield Sports Academy
17 DM Sharon Scott 18 The Royal Football Academy
25 CAM Darnell Brathwaite 20 1. FC New Emden
19 CM Candy Artino 19 The Royal Football Academy

81 ST Emmanuel Zigomanis 16 UCD Tsukigawa
18 ST June Johnson 17 Dream Team Professional Sports School

Whether or not the substitutions have any sort of depth is up to the fans. For now, some players are fresh off the football academy. They might not have enough experience to handle competitions like the DBC, but the first taste of international football should put them to the real test to see how worthy of a player are they. They are a few key bench warmers who would later to starters of the squad.

Richard Campbell shows first signs as a sweeping keeper and rapid reactions. His inconsistency keeps pulling him down but so far Campbell has tried to rectify the problem in recent years. Moving to the defense are Roy Pulford and Jean Marson. Though much of the defense is talented in their own right, Pulford and Marson played the best kind of football after some great defensive awareness during the youth tournament. Both of these players should be good replacements for the main squad. Next to these central defenders are a set of specialised midfielders, namely Darnell Brathwaite and Quinn Elliot. Khytonya can't stick to one formation alone so these two players will be required for changing formations such as the 4-5-1 or a 4-4-1-1. Until they find any players capable of doing both, Brathwaite and Elliot should fulfill the role just fine. To conclude this potential set of substitutes, the one that shines the brightest is another skillful youngster: teenage sensation Emmanuel 'E.Z.' Zigomanis. Zigomanis (or EZ by his teammates) is quite a prodigy, to say the least, only bested by Panarin herself. He is what every manager expects from a striker: a quick-dribbling goal machine with a shot so powerful it might as well be a lethal rocket. Expect a healthy competition between two strikers competing for the spot in the starting XI.



Formation

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Though the forward will be left all alone in the attacking play, it won't be for long when he or she has the wide midfielders to have her back. Panarin will be assisted by Gretzky and Schriner, who will provide attacking opportunities and make goals happen. The four midfielders will then press forward and act as an enforced border to shut down any counter-attacking chances while maintaining the offensive play, leaving the defensive midfielder to be in charge of the actual defensive wall. Those playing wide will utilise the space and act as a wheel to drive upon the attack.

This would mean making sure no one gets over the wall. Any holes and leakages in the dam are caused by incompetence. Maxwell Dwyer knows this problem too well. That's why he has other formations he can rely on. Formations that transitioned well from a 4-1-4-1. The simple, all-rounded 4-4-2, for example, trades off Gilmour for Panarin's partner striker to add up the offensive attack. 4-4-1-1 is the same concept as Brathwaite taking his role and replace the former's role. If Dwyer needs an extra midfielder, he can transform into a 4-5-1. It would need every player to familiarise themselves with changing formations so by now each of them can perform well with two or three different game plans.



Specialities

Role              Name
Captain S. Robertson---> N. Faizal---> B. Hart
Free Kick S. Robertson
Corners A. Gretzky/D. Schriner
Penalties A. Panarin---> S. Robertson---> N. Faizal---> A. Gretzky---> D. Schriner

As mentioned before, Robertson is given the role of captain of the team. Additionally, Faizal and Hart both show excellent leadership skills should she be subbed off. Robertson has similar abilities to senior teammate Alice Matthews, only the former shot power is superior to her but lacked the high accuracy of the latter. The wide partnership of Gretzky and Schriner continues on the corner specialties due to their good crossing abilities. Lastly, all of the five players on the front will be penalty takers. Panarin is the leading taker, though any other player can step up to score a goal. This common configuration is used for penalty shootouts.



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Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes (But make it realistic)
RP injuries to my players: Yes (One player at a time)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes (Three players at a time)
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes (One player at a time)
Godmod other events: No

Score a Goal
  • Regular ~ Everyone (but very rarely a goalkeeper can score)
  • From Long Distance ~ S. Robertson, N. Faizal, A. Gretzky, W. Millen, S. Scott, E. Zigomanis, O. Gilmour
  • Off a Header ~ S. Robertson, D. Schriner, D. Brathwaite, J. Marson
  • Free Kicks or Penalties ~ A. Panarin, S. Robertson, N. Faizal, A. Gretzky, D. Schriner, S. Scott, R. Pulford, Q. Elliot, E. Zigomanis
Provide an Assist ~ Absolutely Everyone. Even the keepers.
Create a Goal ~ Same as above.
Get Booked ~ About half the squad EXCEPT N. Faizal
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Postby Megistos » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:03 am

Megistia U21 Fuzbol Squad

MANAGER: M65
STYLE MOD: +3

STARTING ELEVEN
Name • Age • Pos.

G13 • 20 • GK
L15 • 21 • LB
C45 • 21 • CB
C23 • 19 • CB
R24 • 20 • RB
M11 • 21 • CM
M16 • 21 • CM
M69 • 19 • CM
LW9 • 18 • LW
ST8 • 21 • ST
RW7 • 19 • RW


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Postby Tikariot » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:42 am

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After the senior national team has established itself in the international competition, it is now time for the U-21s to leave their mark. They are also playing in the 4-3-3 of the national team to continue the federation's tactical philsosophy that is coached throughout all age classes.

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

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Seymour McCann - 54
McCann is mainly the head coach of the Baraldhur AFC academy, but has agreed to take over the job as U-21 coach of Tikariot as well. His outstanding work with the academy, which has produced the likes of Morris Nighthorse, Stian Askebrand and Morgan Stephenson in recent years and has talents like Lennox Jhon Gustavino, Lennox Bell or Oliver Crossley already in the extended TPL squad made him a prime candidate to take care of the U-21 team at the De Bradini Cup as well. While Baraldhur does not usually play in the favoured 4-3-3 system, he is one of Tikariot's tactically most variable coaches, enabling him to switch to the national system without any adjustment issues.

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G Mathias Prediger - 18 - Ancarea FC
As young goalkeeper in the squad of a predicted relegation team, Prediger has been outstanding in making Ancarea's goal against total one of the lowest in the whole league. With fantastic reflexes and an already more than decent control of his defense it is not surprising that several bigger teams already have Prediger in their notebooks for the next season.
LB Ximon Bergstrand - 20 - Guillarim Blades FC
Part of the Guillarim experiment of only local players, Bergstrand has already seen some senior NT action. A short, but immensely quick, player he is not the most physically robust, but can use his speed to make up for it. His runs down the left side with sharp crosses into the box are turning heads in the TPL and make him a candidate for bigger things in the very near future.
CB Caleb McKinley - 18 - Dhun Lagarr FC
One of this season's revelations so far, McKinley had been instrumental in Dhun Lagarr's surprising rise to fame in the league. A tall, towering presence he is great against high balls and knows how to use his physical game to his advantage. He still has some technical deficits, but in man-to-man combat there are few teenagers in the TPL that can match his intensity.
CB Salman Faizullah - 18 - Port Tacassam FC
Some pundits thought that Faizullah's relatively diminutive stature stood against a career as centre back, but he has been proving them wrong. While not a great force in the air, he has this warrior instinct that makes him a very fierce competitor in challenges and while being very aggressive he has this tendency to time his tackles with great precision and fairly.
RB Duke Waltham - 18 - Oriannor Mountaineers FC
Despite his age one of the most experienced players in the squad, also with some senior national team appearances under his belt. A strong, physical player that has less offensive upside than Bergstrand, but is capable of shutting down opposing wingers and wing backs with high efficiency. He also can be pulled into the centre as additional centre back as needed as he has a strong aerial presence as well.
LM Israel Conrad - 19 - OMB (TIO)
To a lot of people's surprise, Conrad made the step to go abroad before the season, signing with OMB of Tioguldos. He is the workhorse of the team capable of running trenches along the left side and is equally dependable on both ends of the field without being outstanding on either. His versatility, however, allows other players to experience more freedom to express as they have him to rely on.
CM Pierre Sukunda - 21 - Parakleion Firebirds FC
The conductor of the team, Sukunda has tremendous tactical acumen and technique. On a good day he can read and direct the game like a master, on a bad day he is still prone to too hasty decisions. Going through a rough patch with the Firebirds in the TPL right now his game has suffered a bit as well, but hopes are that being in different surroundings will help him regain his focus.
RM Yosvani Fernandez - 18 - Guillarim Blades FC
Where Sukunda is responsible for the magic in the team, Fernandez brings the physical play. While having a decent technique, he is the tireless shadow that will haunt any opposing players, running them down to recover the ball and immediately start the counter attack. Good speed and great passing make him a dependable player.
LW Parramore Haigh - 18 - Tikariot City FC
After starting out as one of the TPL's shooting stars last season before fizzling out, also due to an injury, Haigh has been waging an uphill battle at the TCFC, starting on the bench at the beginning of the season, but with seven goals and benefitting from a series of injuries to regular first team players he has regained some of the magic and is seeing the De Bradini Cup as both a confirmation of his return to form and also a stepping stone to get back into the senior team. While technically a winger he has the tendency to cut inside and go for the goal himself instead of just relying on coming from the outside, making him a very viable offensive threat.
CF Veikko Haparanta - 18 - Anhedron Wanderers FC
Similar to Haigh, Haparanta is a sub on paper for the Wanderers, but so far has eclipsed Jesson Morrison in both goals and assists and the only reason why he is not seeing more starting action is due to having Morrison, Mosnyk and Torben Grandelius ahead of him. A very powerful centre forward, the Fort Viljan academy product plays a physical game with strong technique to convert the first touch, but also a good eye for the teammate, making him a good setup man as well.
RW Hamish Stainthorpe - 19 - Dhun Lagarr FC
Forming an ingenious striker tandem with Askari Ravanna Ballarin, Stainhorpe's nine goals this season so far have him in the top 10 of scorers in the TPL to date. Where Ballarin has the speed and technique, Stainthorpe brings in his height for a tremendous aerial presence as well as this scoring instinct that allows him to shoot from almost all positions with increasing accuracy.

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G Colt Skirving - 18 - Avanaroch White Wings FC
LB Mortimer Dinanga - 17 - Veriasod Lakers FC
CB Stian Farnsrud - 19 - Vilharady Owls FC
CB Bernard Odhiambo - 18 Xanark City FC
RB Edward Bassett - 19 - Avanaroch White Wings FC
LM Sakari Vainionpää - 19 - Anhedron Wanderers FC
CM Nelson McCray - 21 - Valnohar Rovers FC
CM Kane Vassilev - 18 - Nickelson FC (KHD)
RM Dairon Noles - 18 - Vantanoch FC
LW/RW Robinson Segura - 17 - Port Rhovanyon AFC
LW/RW Torben Grandelius - 17 - Anhedron Wanderers FC
CF Levander Siroki - 18 - Parakleion Firebirds FC

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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes-ish (TG me and I can give you the names, but we'll figure this out one way or another)
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes (just please be reasonable)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes (again please be reasonable)
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes (same deal)
Godmod other events: Maybe? (Please TG in this case)
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Boot It!: 3 Games For Young Jags To Begin Step 2!

Postby TJUN-ia » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:54 am

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Name: TJUN-ia
Team: U-21s
Trigram: TJU
Football Association: FA-TJUN-ia
Nickname: Jaguars (official)/Jags (short form)/Blue and Orange (commonly-used informal)/Young Jags (Team Specific)

We're in Valanora and they haven't won hosting rights for the WC yet, so you know what time it is. The Young Jags of Philip van Oosterend are back and looking to prove they can do better without Galarian support. This will the first DBC that involves no senior players, with old faces from the last tournament and some new (very young) stars looking to make a name for themselves to both David Seems and to the international community. With Step 2 of the FA's plan now in motion, all players are now allocated to academies and these academies will hope to develop new starts for this tournament, the WC and beyond. Can we actually perform well with only 3 games to prove our worth? We shall see...


TEAM
Youth Manager: Philip van Oosterend (NAU, 23)
Formation: 4-2-3-1
Style Modifier: +2

STARTERS - Position: Name (Number, Age, Current Region of Residence, Academy or Club (if applicable))
GK: Sputnik Brykilawa (#13, 18, NAU, NAU Academy)
LB: Peter von Krjker (#2, 21, NAU, NAU Academy) (C)
CB: Kofi Marshall (#16, 19, CU, CU Academy)
CB: Hwang Syong-Ya (#3, 20, CEA, CEA Academy)
RB: Peter Ørberg (#17, 19, NAU, NAU Academy)
CDM: Vladzov Błaszczykowski (#6, 19, NAU, NAU Academy)
CDM: Petor Szektkovsky (#7, 20, CSTO, CSTO Academy)
LM: Kim Choi-Ya (#20, 17, CEA, CEA Academy)
CAM: Yomakaji Shimigatsu (#21, 18, CEA, CEA Academy)
RM: Max van Oosterend (#10, 18, NAU, NAU Academy) (VC)
ST: Malhrani al-Kalhrani (#23, 16, ArU, ArU Academy)

SUBSTITUTES
GK: Alex McVerner (#1, 17, JB TJUN-ia, JB TJUN-ia Academy)
GK: Christian Wollatungi (#22, 15, UO, UO Academy)
LB: Andrade Ñunezo (#14, 19, UAC, UAC Academy)
CB: Bruno Ronaldinaho Cervantes (#15, 18, UAS, UAS Academy)
CB: Sadio Mbwekala (#4, 16, AU, AU Academy)
RB: Vlakov Kolorovsky (#5, 14, CSTO, CSTO Academy)
CDM: Liken Allen (#18, 18, JB TJUN-ia, JB TJUN-ia Academy)
CDM: Kudluk Tootoo (#19, 18, NAU, NAU Academy)
LM: Frederico Jiminez (#8, 15, UAC, UAC Academy)
CAM: Jose Lozano de la Cruz (#9, 15, UAS, UAS Academy)
RM: Kelo Ngwemanagawa (#22, 19, AU, AU Academy)
ST: Jackson Smith-Scott (#11, 15, JB TJUN-ia, JB TJUN-ia Academy)

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SCHEDULE (Group C)
MD1: vs Xannaria
MD2: vs The Royal Kingdom of Quebec
MD3: vs San Ortelio


RP PERMISSIONS
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
4th: WBC50, IBC31
Quarterfinals: IAC9, ARWC1, RLWC19, IBC30, ARWC2
Ro16: BoF71, CoH77, WBC49, IACX, IAC11, DBC49
Ro32: CoH78, CoH79
Other Achievements: Bowl Winners (AVBF6)/4th (MSMT)
NSSCRA - Jaguar Racing: #07 Michael Stefan (2 Wins)/#64 Alfonso Mercado/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (2 T2 Wins)
WGPC: #11 Lane Carter
NSTT: 2 Singles Titles (2 Singles Runners-up)/1 Doubles Title (1 Doubles Runner-up)

UN - A multinational organisation that focuses on world peace and cooperation (U1)
TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Mytanija » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:30 pm

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: MYTANAR SQUAD FOR DI BRADINI CUP 49/U-21 WC70


##  Pos.    Name                 Age  Club                    
01 GK Semir Besak 17 Olympic Thessia
02 DL/R Patrik Odonelec 20 Atletik Thessia
03 DC Grigorij Savicevic 21 Atletik Thessia
04 DC Usten Odonelec 19 Clichy-sous-Bois [PRH]
05 DR Zvonko Nestorovski 21 1896 Ebor
06 MC Sefir Ajanovic 19 Stade Yvelines [PRH]
07 MC Mersudin Smajic 20 Tekstil Ibon
08 MC Adver Simselevic 21 Aubaix [PRH]
09 ST Lazar Prinelec 18 Olympic Thessia
10 AMC Maks Shishkin 20 Energija-Nuklearna
11 ST Mijat Simic 20 Energija-Nuklearna

12 GK Visa Marinkovic 21 CDSA
13 DL Damir Milcic 21 Tekstil Ibon
14 DC Dino Racic 21 1923 Esca
15 DC Andrija Ugljanin 20 Energija-Nuklearna
16 DMC Zijad Kurtcehajic 19 Atletik Thessia
17 MC Dusko Ocokoljic 19 Crvena Zvezda
18 AML/R Itzhar Yvjoev 19 Champex du Lac [PRH]
19 AMC Pasha Secujac 17 FK Arsika
20 AMR/L Kemal Gajic 20 Arka Snezhnaya
21 ST Petar Majdandzic 20 1896 Ebor
22 ST/AMC Damien Gannot 19 Atletik Thessia
23 GK Jasmin Bertovic 20 Energija-Nuklearna





PLAYER INFORMATION
GK: Semir Besak, 17, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
Very few 17 year olds can say that they start for a Mytanar Top League club. Even fewer can say that they start for a Mytanar Top League club which won the league last season, but Besak is in that very exclusive club. He's a bit of a phenom, the young goalkeeper, with many tipping him to be the one to take the starting role from Pedja Kasun when the Ararat goalkeeper decides to call it a day or starts to decline. 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. He finished 2nd in the running for Under-23 Player of the Season; and 3rd in the Golden Glove award as he was part of an Olympic defence which kept 12 clean sheets and limited opponents to only 25 goals through 30 games on their way to the league title.

GK: Visa Marinkovic, 21, CDSA [MYT]
Marinkovic is your typical goalkeeper: tall, loud and occasionally a little eccentric. He has good reflexes and he uses his size well, it's rare to see teams able to put a player on him at set-pieces given he usually simply pushes them as far away from him as possible before they've a chance to get close. He enjoyed a productive return to Mytanar football with CDSA after a short spell at KF Atlant in Qusmo, keeping goal for the Top League's 5th best defence and confronting every single striker who left a boot in on him as he tried to claim the ball down low. Unlikely to get on the pitch with Besak ahead of him, but a good presence with the squad.

GK: Jasmin Bertovic, 20, Energija-Nuklearna [MYT]
And now to the goalkeeper who kept goal for the Top League's 6th best defence. Jasmin Bertovic is one of a strong young crop of players coming through at the Miago based Energija-Nuklearna. He's notably very good with his feet and there is often grainy snippets of him spraying extremely precise long passes deep into opposition territory found on Mytanar social media following games. Perhaps not quite as confident as the other two in the under-21 squad in coming out to claim crosses and high balls, he's a slightly shorter goalkeeper - standing at 187 cm - but again, hes's unlikely to get game time with Besak being the definitive number one in this squad.


DL/R: Patrik Odonelec, 20, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
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). Patrik is a full international, having 7 caps for the senior Mytanar national team, but he's been selected here as Adem Fejzic looks to put out the strongest side available to him (Fejzic of course coached Patrik at Atletik Thessia before being sacked). He is as good on either foot and that is a useful skill as a defender as it means he can play on either side of the defence. He also boasts good physical attributes as well as being an intelligent player. His anticipation and positioning are good at such an early age. Going forward he can be a little hit and miss, sometimes lacking a final ball and that will be something he looks to work on as he progresses.

DC: Grigorij Savicevic, 21, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
A real thoroughbred of a footballer Savicevic initially came through the Crvena Zvezda youth system before being bought by Atletik Thessia and he's someone who will figure in the full national team set-up in the not too distant future. He's a tall ball-playing central defender, as comfortable using his pace and strength to shrug someone out of possession as he is playing a pass to break through the opposition's defensive lines. He has an excellent attitude to the game too, something which cannot always be said of some players who end up at Atletik and believe that they have made it and they no longer need to put in 100%. He will captain this under-21 squad.

DC: Usten Odonelec, 19, Clichy-sous-Bois [PRH]
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 competes for his neighbourhood club in Le Championnat. 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: Zvonko Nestorovski, 21, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
A lot of Top League experience for a 21 year old, Nestorovski has played in Mytanija's top tier from the age of 16 after coming through the ranks at CDSA before impressing enough to move to the better paying and sunnier climes of 1896 Ebor. Already a good Top League right-back, he's solid defensively although sometimes over commits which can allow tricky wingers to get past him. He's also good going forward, boasting good crossing and link-up play.

DL: Damir Milcic, 21, Tekstil Ibon [MYT]
They're really self-sufficient at Tekstil and Damir Milcic is a good example of that. He's a really solid full-back, he won't set the world alight when going forwards but he's not going to lose you a game. His defensive attributes - tackling, heading, marking and positioning - are all well developed and he'll deputise ably at left-back should he be needed as a direct substitute for Patrik Odonelec or if Odonelec needs to shift to the right side of the defence if Nestorovski needs to come off.

DC: Dino Racic, 21, 1923 Esca [MYT]
Racic has had a bit of an odd start to his young career, he was cast aside from the Turbine Decraa academy at the age of 15 and then went to Akademija in the Mytanar capital, the club who offer young footballers who haven't made it with a club a second chance. He was impressive there and earned a move to Siovanija and Teusland with FC St Jakob, he didn't do badly there but became a little homesick and had to return to Mytanija - luckily 1923 Esca were only to happy to bring him on board and he has had a pretty good season for them as they finished 10th and well removed from the expected relegation scrap many thought they'd find themselves in.

DC: Andrija Ugljanin, 20, Energija-Nuklearna [MYT]
Ugljanin has some questions over parts of his game, he's guilty of being a bit clumsy at times and can sometimes be a little too lax in possession, but underneath that there does seem to be a good player. He is a very good passer of the ball and comfortable in possession and this perhaps leads to him being a little overconfident. Defensively his game 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 at the right club to rectify these errors in his game though given Energija-Nuklearna's track record of developing young talent over the years.


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

MC: Mersudin Smajic, 20, Tekstil Ibon [MYT]
Usually a box-to-box presence in the Tekstil Ibon midfield Smajic will be asked to take on a more conservative role in this under-21 team. He scored 6 goals from his central midfield berth in the Top League last season and he can usually be found bursting late into the penalty area to add an extra body to his team's attacking play. Adem Fejzic wants him to play in the middle of his midfield three and act as a conductor, directing the team's play, but also being the one responsible for keeping everything together too. He's a mature head on young shoulders and this will be important in restraining any youthful enthusiasm he may have to ensure he holds his position as the deepest of the midfield three, the one who is responsible for stopping the opponent from countering.

MC: Adver Simselevic, 21, Aubaix [PRH]
Simselevic does a little bit of everything and it was likely a difficult choice for Adem Fejzic to choose who to start between him and Dusko Ocokoljic, but Simselevic arguably adds a little more defensive and tactical nous and that's why he got the nod. He's also a towering presence in the middle of the pitch, standing at 191 cm, that physical advantage will add a little steel in midfield for Mytanija. Another Prahecq-born Mytanar, Simselevic is rumoured to still be unsure about where he sees his future between the two national teams and may even be leaning towards Prahecq given the number of good midfielders Mytanija has and is producing (Neven Hjik - the son of Mytanar footballing legend Robin Hjik - didn't quite make the cut for this squad and he's expected to go onto great things). Fejzic's selection of Simselevic in the expected starting line-up perhaps shows a little bit of realpolitik on the FSM's behalf, trying to entice Simselevic to stay within their set-up lest they lose a potentially useful player.

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

DMC: Zijad Kurtcehajic, 19, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
A deep-lying playmaker who isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty is probably the best way of describing Zijad Kurtcehajic, he's perhaps similar to his club team mate Branko Brkljacic in that regard (and who better to learn the role from than Brkljacic with his 41 national team appearances!). He's going to be the eventual replacement for Brkljacic for that role with Atletik and he may be good enough to do the same with the national team. He's no stranger to a booking or two and may need to curb his aggression slightly, but that may come with experience.

MC: Dusko Ocokoljic, 19, Crvena Zvezda [MYT]
The younger brother of national team star Jezdimir Ocokoljic, Dusko is an all-action midfielder and he carries on the legend of the family name at their hometown club Crvena Zvezda despite his older brother's move to the biggest club in Mytanija, Atletik Thessia. Dusko managed 6 goals in the Top League from midfield last season and laid on a fair number of assists too (mainly for his brother, the league's top goalscorer). He's a developing talent at this point, but he has huge amounts of promise and if he can fulfil it in the same manner his brother did then he'll become a staple in the national side.

AML/R: Itzhar Yvjoev, 19, Champex du Lac [PRH]
The final member of the Prahecq-born quartet of players, Yvjoev is a tricky winger who will allow Adem Fejzic to change formation if he feels it necessary. Yvjoev has good feet and his close control makes it difficult for opponents to dispossess him, he's slightly undersized and his big challenge is adding bulk onto his small frame to ensure he isn't outmuscled when in possession. A regular for Champex du Lac at a young age his desire to represent Mytanija will have been bolstered by the full national team's return to playing wingers at the last Copa Rushmori.

AMC: Pasha Secujac, 17, FK Arsika [MYT]
Secujac had a real breakout season for FK Arsika last term, they were struggling until Veton Rashaikov decided to start playing Secujac from the beginning of games and as soon as he did that they turned their fortunes around and ended up retaining their Top League status for another season. His 7 goals were crucial in them being able to do that and led to him being linked with teams fighting it out for international competitions spots such as Ararat and Tekstil. He'll stay with FK Arsika for another year at the very least though, reportedly being extremely happy at the club.

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


ST: Lazar Prinelec, 18, Olympic Thessia [MYT]
Winner of the under-23 Player of the Season award and third place in the Golden Boot with 16 goals in 30 games, Prinelec's productivity was a huge part of Olympic Thessia's unlikely title win last season. He also wrote himself into Olympic legend by scoring the game-winning, title-winning goal with the very last kick of the game in one of the most breathlessly incredible endings to a league season ever. Prinelec is possibly the biggest talent in this team, a forward who can do everything asked of him whether it be holding the ball up or running in behind he can do it all. The big question for him now is translating that talent to the senior national team in the coming years. He'll lead the line here at the DBC and how he does will hopefully give a good indication of how likely he is to meet the great expectations many in Mytanar football have of him.

ST: Mijat Simic, 20, Energija-Nuklearna [MYT]
Simic is a little pest of a striker, constantly buzzing around defenders and causing them grief. He'll seize on mistakes gleefully, stealing the ball off a centre-halves toes before poking past the goalkeeper. The worst thing is that he takes childish delight in doing so and the havoc he creates among defences allows his team mates to play better too. A bit of a poacher most of the time he's no stranger to the six-yard box, he scored 12 goals in 30 games in the Top League last season and if somebody combined the distance of those goals it probably didn't add up to very much. It is his energetic pressing that Fejzic will value here though, young defenders are often more error-prone than those with more experience and Simic is the sort of player who can engineer those errors.

ST: Petar Majdandzic, 20, 1896 Ebor [MYT]
A towering centre forward Majdandzic will give Mytanija their Plan B in this tournament, he's a big target-man for his club side and Fejzic will likely bring him on if a goal is needed in this tournament because his aerial presence provides something a little different. He didn't have his most fruitful season domestically, only scoring 8 goals in 28 games for an 8th placed 1896 Ebor side, but he's in the team here and will enjoy the challenge of playing and testing himself against other under-21 national sides.

ST/AMC: Damien Gannot, 19, Atletik Thessia [MYT]
Damien Gannot is the son of Atletik legend Alex Gannot, the Sicoutimont attacking midfielder, but there's no danger of Damien becoming embroiled in a citizenship battle - he's certain he wants to represent the country of his birth. He's a very similar player to his father, a striker-number ten hybrid and he can cause problems for opponents due to his fantastic off the ball movement. He provides Fejzic with some much needed versatility, able to play in attacking midfield if necessary but he's been brought here as a forward. Expect to see him start some games if Simic isn't effective, the partnership with the more complete forward Prinelec would be an interesting proposition to deal with for opponents as Gannot constantly dropping deep could leave space for Prinelec, a very dangerous situation to end up in.


Three choices of formation for the team here. The base formation is a 4-3-1-2, so that is what the team will look like when they are out of possession against an opponent. Mersudin Smajic will be in the centre of the midfield trio and they will try to occupy the space in front of the Mytanar defence to prevent the opposition from having time or space in the centre of the pitch and force them outside. The back four will remain narrow for the most part and try to defend the width of the penalty area. The attacking midfielder and strikers will press the opposition's defensive midfielder (if applicable) and defenders when they have the ball to try and force them into low percentage hurried passes or into giving up possession nearer to their own goal. When Mytanija regain possession the formation will morph from 4-3-1-2 into a 3-2-3-2, to do this Mersudin Smajic (or whoever is in the centre of Mytanija's midfield three), will drop in between the centre backs to provide a little more defensive security against counter attacks; ahead of them will be the other two central midfielders; then the next three is the attacking midfielder trying to find space in the middle and the team's full-backs pushed high up the field, remaining very wide out on the touchline to provide width for the team to attack with; then finally the two strikers. The 4-3-1-2 is seen as a pretty attack minded formation in Mytanija, particularly due to the demand placed on the full-backs when going forward as they are the method in which the formation retains width and keeps the opponent stretched to an extent. Due to the fact the full-backs have to be high up the field this can leave space for the opponent to attack into down the flanks and this could provide a fruitful opportunity for teams to exploit, although the central midfielder dropping between the centre-halves is designed to mitigate against this.

They do have an option to switch to a more orthodox 4-2-3-1 should they require a different tactical approach. This can be either attack-minded or more defensive dependent on what is needed. Whether it is one or the other mostly depends (again!) on the way in which the full-backs are used and the personnel in the centre of midfield. If Mytanija need a goal then the full-backs will be instructed to overlap their wingers to try and create overloads in wide areas; if Mytanija are ahead then the full-backs will be instructed to hold their defensive position alongside the central defenders. Similarly if the team are ahead then Fejzic may choose to remove Ajanovic and go with Smajic and Simselevic as the two central midfielders as they're better defensively, or he could introduce Kurtcehajic for one of those two even as he's the most equipped in the defensive side of the game. The change from 4-3-1-2 to 4-2-3-1 requires the introduction of wingers (in this case Yvjoev and Gajic), they will usually come in for one of the central midfielders and Mijat Simic from the starting line-up. Prinelec will almost always be the lone striker unless a more direct option is needed in which case the taller, more physically imposing Majdandzic will come on.

Finally, whilst Fejzic isn't as well known for his tactical innovation as Lev Repin is with the senior national team the 4-6-0 is very much being introduced across the Mytanar youth squads as it is seen as an unusual formation for opponents to deal with and something which can provide the national team with an advantage. This means it could be employed here, if Mytanija do switch to a 4-6-0 it means playing without a recognised striker, to do this they would employ one or two 'false nines' (ie. a player who may take-up positions which a conventional striker usually would but regularly drops deeper into midfield to join-in the build-up play). The aim of this is moving the opponent's central defenders up the pitch to create space for the team's wingers (so Yvjoev and Gajic) to attack into. If using one false nine it will usually be Gannot employed in this role and if two it'd be Gannot and Shishkin. When using the 4-6-0 the team's full-backs would be much more conservative than in the 4-2-3-1. The 4-6-0 is something the team may switch to mid-match with the usual starting eleven if the opponent is easily dealing with the 4-2-3-1, but also if Mytanija find themselves ahead in the game as it allows the team's four defenders to focus purely on the defensive aspect of their game as Mytanija's variation of the formation doesn't demand much of the full backs offensively. This formation would require the introduction of three players (Gannot, Yvjoev and Gajic would usually come on for Prinelec, Simic and a central midfielder) to carry out, so it would more likely be used at the start of the game than during, unless the team is in need of a severe tactical change to alter the way the game is going.


TEAM ROLES
Captaincy: Grigorij Savicevic is the team captain here. Zvonko Nestorovski is vice-captain and should both Savicevic and Nestorovski go off the pitch then it would pass to Maks Shishkin.
Penalties: Lazar Prinelec would be the first choice, after that Maks Shishkin. The order for a penalty shoot-out (and order of penalties should the two first-choice takers be off the field) would be something like: Prinelec, Shishkin, Ajanovic, Smajic, Patrik Odonelec, Simselevic; then Dusko Ocokoljic, Kurtcehajic, Gannot etc should they be off the pitch - and you'd expect some to be after 90 minutes, plus extra time.
Corners: From the starting line-up it'd be Ajanovic and Shishkin putting these in, with the likes of Yvjoev and Gajic being the first-choice corner takers off the bench.
Short free kicks: Shishkin will have a monopoly on these opportunities when he's on the pitch, but after he goes off it's really anybody's game, probably with Ajanovic and Prinelec at the front of the queue but you can go wild here really. Pick a name and run with it.
Long free kicks: Usually the full-backs or Ajanovic would be putting the longer free kicks in for the likes of Savicevic, Usten Odonelec, Simselevic and Prinelec to get on the end of, although they may choose to take these quickly and try to move possession closer to the opposition's goal occasionally.




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NOTES:
• Adem Fejzic has landed on his feet despite losing his job as the manager of Mytanija's most successful club side, Atletik Thessia. The 55 year old allowed Atletik's great rivals Olympic Thessia to win their first ever Top League title and as soon as that happened the writing was on the wall for him. He has jumped straight into the manager's seat with the under-21 national team though, with the team needing a new coach after Lev Repin made the move into the senior national side's managerial position. Fejzic didn't get it right with Atletik but he has a reputation for developing young players which is almost a prerequisite for a junior national team management posiiton, so he should hopefully do better here. He prefers his teams to play a 4-3-1-2 formation which can be seen in his team selection here and isn't the most flexible tactically normally, although he has been mandated to be by the FSM due to the level of tactical flexibility Lev Repin is trying to instil in the senior national team. It is hoped that if Fejzic gets the players in the under-21 squad used to some degree of flexibility then the jump up to the full national side will not be quite as difficult for them.

• 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.




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FEDERATIVNA REPUBLIKA MYTANIJA
Federal Republic of Mytannion

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


Yes, the exact same place as Mytannion and the Mytanar Region
Interested in Mytanar sport? Visit the Mytanski sportski mediji web page

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Kohnhead
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Postby Kohnhead » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:42 pm

Kohnhead U-21 Team

Nation Name: The Galactic Empire of Kohnhead
Shortened Name: Kohnhead
Nation Trigramme: KHD
Team Nickname: The Moderately Sized Brains
Overall Record: 5-0-4
Achievements: 4th place at the 69th U-21 WC

Manager
Lorraine Barber (51) Veriasod Lakers FC (Tikariot) (F).
Barber was the front runner for the manager job of the National Team but ultimately didn't get it as MIchael White was named. She was reportedly furious with this but despite tense negotiations will remain the manager of the U-21 team after guiding them to the semifinals last time around. However she has taken a job with the Veriasod Lakers in Tikariot which is allowed and has done very well with them.


Starting XI
GK: Damon Chadwick (19) Real Barnley #1 (M)
RB: Georgia Manter (20) FC Kohnface City #24 (F)
CB: Lyla Booth (20) Kohnhead City University #21 (F)
LB: Wanda Warter (20) Real Dawson #23 (F)
CDM: Eric Ofofor (20) Philtront Pioneers #14 (M)
RM: Matthew Morgan (21) Swisston City FC #18 (M)
CM: Isabelle Bradford (21) Nickelson FC #8 (F)
CM: Jeff Yunbet (20) Porter City #13 (M)
LM: Jordan Korkson (19) Real Dawson #22 (M)
CF: Rafa Santos (19) Swisston City FC #9 (M)
LF: George Finley (21) Imperial Alphaxrie (Twicetagria) #10 (M)


Formation: 3-1-3-3
Info: The Moderately Size Brains are the U-21 team from Kohnhead. While some of the best U-21 players are already on the National Team, these players are all very good. All of the starters come from teams in the Premier League. Expectations for this team are high especially after a 4th place finish last time.


Reserves
GK: Clarence Nairn (21) Kohnhead City FC #2 (M)
Def: Sophia Bertua (19) FC Wangor #25 (F)
Def: Allison Ruterford (19) Kohnhead City FC #71 (F)
Def: Brogan Broadsie (19) Northern FC #30 (M)
DM: Launa Violet (21) Dawson Diamonds #16 (F)
Mid: Natasha Spencer (21) FC Wangor #60 (F)
Mid: Randall Gilmore (19) FC Kohnface City #18 (M)
For: Hector West (21) Hamilton United #11 (M)
For: Graham Chase (20) West Castle #12 (M)
For: Darien Robin (19) FC Wangor #13 (M)

Jerseys (Same as National Team)
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Big shoutout to No Nonsense Sportswear and Filindostan for making the kits




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Godmod injuries to my players: N
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Y
Hand out red cards to my players: Y
Godmod other events: Y

Style modifier: +4
Kohnhead
Trigramme: KHD
Pop: 25 million
Football 61st
Gridiron: 30th
Baseball: 26th
Hockey: 29th
Basketball: 41st
Lacrosse: 13th
Football:
Wonder Cup 2 - Champions
Di Bradini Cup 48 / U21WC 69 - 4th place

Tennis:
6 Steinigestrasse Open - Runner Up (Singles)
6 Istria Open - Semifinals (Singles)
6 Mattijana Open - Semifinals (Singles)
6 Hamilton International - Semifinals (Singles)
6 Ethanian Open - Winner (Doubles)
6 ITT - Semifinalist
7 Cenian Open - Runner up (Singles)
7 Mendez Bay Open - Runner up (Singles)
7 Steinigestrasse Open - Winner (Doubles)

Gridiron:
NSCF 22 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)

Basketball:
Gold Coast Basketball Tournament - 2nd place

Baseball:
International Baseball Series 12 - 4th place

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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:48 pm

Football Association of the Commonwealth of Baker Park

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The FAC was founded in 1901 and currently has 128 full member clubs, 307 associate member clubs and approximately 21,000 registered players--male & female--between the ages of 11 to 65+ as well as approximately 3,100 registered officials, both male & female. It sponsors competitions across all age groups, genders and ability levels, including 12 National Championships and 6 domestic cup competitions for men and women.

The 42nd edition of the Di Bradini Cup was the first tournament entered by the Commonwealth, where they reached the quarterfinals on their debut. Liam Sullivan was the manager of that team and will lead the squad, which is young but experienced, with over half the squad having earned 15 or more youth team caps.


Manager—Liam Sullivan
Assistant—Chris LaRue
Coaches—Kristen Sawyer
Matt Villareal

Physio-- April Powell


Formation--3-4-1-2
Style--2.2
DBC W-L-D: 11-11-9

GK
1 Gillian Albertson 20 Lower Valley Lions FC
21 Ian Dickerson 21 University of Coolville
20 Beth Rossi 19 Llewellyn Turnpike Ladies FC

Def
3 Dean Slater 20 University of Baker Park
2 Samuel Obodime 20 New Bremen FC
4 Megan Walker 20 Greenlea United Ladies FC
5 Heidi Jorgensen 20 Osheana State University
15 Joe Finnegan 19 Asbury Park FC
19 Stacy Milner 19 St Warren State Univ.
17 Antoine Jones 19 University of St Leon

Mid
14 Isabelle Wiley 21 Hannover United FC
7 Carly Logan 20 Endborough College
11 Olivia Ryan 20 University of St Leon
8 Kurt Taylor 21 Baker Park A&M University
18 Lucie Shanahan 20 University of Ezriquay
6 Paul Vetter 20 Ezra State University
16 Park Jae-sung 19 University of Baker Park

Fwd
10 Ben Moorman 20 University of Osheana
9 Shelby Engels 20 Northern Baker Park State Univ.
13 Elena Diaz 21 University of Osheana
22 Phan My Kieu 19 Linden Ladies FC
12 Peter Obulundi 19 Newmarket Saxons FC



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Godmod injuries to my players: N
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Y
Hand out red cards to my players: Y TG in advance please.
Godmod other events: Y
AOCAF LXII Champions
2x Under-18 World Cup (SWC 5&9) Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runner-Up
AOCAF LVIII (co-hosts), LX Third Place
World Cup 85 Fourth Place
World Cup 84 Co-hosts
World Cup 81/82/83/84/86 Round of 16
World Cup 80 Group Stage
Basketball
AOBC 5 Champions
Football
NSCF 21 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff semi-finalists
NSCF 18 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff quarterfinalist
NSCF 19 & 20 Mineral Conference Champions

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

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Sylestone
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Postby Sylestone » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:50 pm

Nickname: Young Chickens
Style Modifier: +1
Formation: 4-3-3
RP Permissions: Anything, no killing

Goalkeepers:
Charlie Barrett (19): After having a disappointing season for Mid-Capital, Barrett has been given another shot at the DBC where they will look to go better than last cup, where they came last in their group. He will play a vital role in the Young Chickens’ campaign.
Michayla Paxton (20): Only played a few Premiership games due to Zaharias Frangoglou, an 18-year-old Vdaran, was the main goalkeeper for Avondale Beach SC. However, she has pipped Matthew Hope, a rival keeper, for the spot in the national Sylestone U-21 side. If she gets a chance, it will be interesting to see what she can produce.

Defenders:
Sophia Pearson (20): Pearson had a relatively underwhelming Premiership for Cleorough FC, despite playing in every game of the season. She has recently been playing very well at training, however, so it will be interesting to see what she can bring to the group.
Sunil Damasekara (20): Damasekara is another youth defender who played poorly last Premiership. He failed to produce anything of substance and was dropped for a few games. However, the DBC committee has remained faithful in him as they hope he can turn around his form for this tournament.
Mitchell Stevenson (20): Stevenson played very well for Capital FC in their remarkable run to champions of the Premiership. He, however, was not quite good enough to make it to the top 5 under-25 players. He made up for the injured Jason Finnigan well, who will also be playing this tournament, albeit on the bench. Will be essential if Sylestone can make it far here.
Jayden Clarke (18): This young man is a stunning player who helped Dunkirk Athletic to seventh on the table last season. He was a dark horse but was by far the best of the defenders for the Dunkirk side. Another player to look out for.
Jason Finnigan (21): Finnigan is certainly one of Sylestone's best youth defenders, if not the best. However, he is recovering from a severe injury that put him out for the majority of the last season. He is still not at his best, although it would be very surprising if he doesn't participate in this tournament.
Harriet Zezoni (17): Zezoni filled in for the injured Finnigan and played her role very well. She did so well that the Di Bradini Cup selectors chose her as the final defender in the 17-player side. Her promise is high, being only 17 years of age and brilliance is expected of her in the future.

Midfielders:
Austin Miller (20): After a disappointing season for Mid-Capital, where they only just manage to remain within the Premiership, Miller played better than the vast majority of his side. He will be an asset to Sylestone's campaign in the 49th Di Bradini Cup.
Amelia Stanton (17): Another minor in the Sylestone side, Stanton is an up-and-coming right midfielder in the Sylestone Domestic Football competitions. This journey will be a learning experience for her, but some good performances for Betham FC, particularly in the cup, has pushed her case for selection here. Will be interesting to see what happens to her.
Harry Love (15): What a gun. Love is just 15 and by far the youngest in the squad. Yet he is possibly one of the most crucial players. He is known throughout Sylestone for his brilliant ability to read the game and stay calm under pressure and is Halpenley City's best penalty-kicker. Played an amazing role in Halpenley City's first season of which they finished in the top half.
Hannah Lawson (20): Lawson played in the last Di Bradini Cup, so she knows what's coming Sylestone's way for the rest of the tournament. After a disappointing season for Katham FC, Lawson will be looking to turn it around like many of her other teammates.
Abigail Jones (17): Yet another minor in the side, Jones played well for Cleorough FC, leading them to a reasonably successful season. She is possibly the nicest player verbally you will ever meet but is vicious when trying to get the ball. Very deceitful indeed.

Forwards:
Harrison Gilchrist (18): After finishing with youth player of the season and with one of the highest amount of goals, Gilchrist is probably the most important player in the side. He will be the one to score lots of goals and get the side across the line. His form has been brilliant recently, and if it continues, who knows how far Sylestone will go?
Rose Fleetwood (19): Another form player, Fleetwood scored the most goals for Betham FC in the last Premiership. She also played in this tournament two years ago and is undoubtedly one of the up-and-coming stars for Sylestone. If she produces the goods again, Sylestone will be difficult to stop.
Cameron Keyes (19): Keyes also played very well for Betham FC in the Premiership, only pipped by his girlfriend Fleetwood for the best youth player in the side. The relationship between these two will be a strong point of the cup and will likely make it or break it. But Keyes will, once again, be vital to the side.
Max Macintosh (20): The third Betham forward in the side, Macintosh is another who played in the 48th Di Bradini Cup. Watch out for him, because he is very aggressive and will stop at nothing to take the ball off you.
Brianna Hancock (19): Rounding out the side is Cleorough forward Brianna Hancock, who played only a small amount of the games in the Premiership. In those games, however, she played extremely well and will be looking to do the same this tournament.

After the disastrous 48th Di Bradini Cup, the 49th is a new hope for Sylestone's side. Can they do it or will the fall flat? One thing is for sure, it will be stunning to watch!
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Hebitaka
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Postby Hebitaka » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:15 pm

U-21 team Hebitaka


RP allowed:
Choose my goal scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes(Up to 3)
Godmod other events: No


Style modify:+2

Playing Eleven:

Formation:4-3-3

GK: Nareen Mathur
Age: 20
Playstyle: Stay and Keepdown

RB: Nathan Counter
Age: 19
Playstyle: Traditional Stamina and Power play

CB: Grenger Fresh
Age: 19
Playstyle: Speed play and Slide Tackles

CB: Rohit Hamtar
Age: 19
Playstyle: Highly Disciplined and co ordinated game

LB: Vector McDonald(C)
Age: 21
Playstyle: Modern skill and Speed play

RM: Hiro Yuu
Age: 19
Playstyle: Traditional Stamina conservation play

CM: Hitami Minamoto
Age: 21
Playstyle: Long ball

LM: Leonard Marial
Age: 20
Playstyle: Moderate passing and Dribble

CF: Yamada Datsuno(VC)
Age: 21
Playstyle: Stamina and Flank Pass

ST: Roger Carls
Age: 19
Playstyle: Skill and Swing Shot

CF: Ranzer Lawson
Age: 21
Playstyle: Power and Flank Long pass

Subs

Manhat Roney(ST)
Karan Deepakar Pathak(RM)
Arahashi Chihua(CM)
Maqbol Ali(LM)

Reserves

Hari Sur(RB)
Nasae Matoko(CB)
Ganesh Tinnu(GK)

Personels:
Coach: Kirino Martinez
Manager(Asst.): Chavin Singh


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12th U-18 WC Round of 16
13th GCF WT20 Quaterfinalists
1st STWC Finalists and Runners
3rd AICB Semi Finalist and Co-host
Coff's 7s I - Quater Finalist(Trophy)
BoF 74 Round of 32

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Postby Sarzonia » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:24 am

Everything was the same for new Sarzonian under 21 national team manager Diego Cristobal except that it was different.

After serving as the top assistant to Nathan Hanifer, Cristobal was elevated to the top job after Hanifer accepted the top assistant's role with the Sarzonian national team. His enthusiasm, which won him good stead with Hanifer was now on full display as he cheerfully led the team through its paces.

"We're going to have fun out here," he said. "It's going to be exciting to see where this team goes."

Sarzonia's Junior Stars won the group during what turned out to be Hanifer's final go-round as Sarzonia's manager, but flamed out in the first knockout round. Cristobal said his top priority before the team plays its opening match against Chromatika will be to develop depth at striker. The Stars may look to Kristine Lynam, who was the dangerous creative forward for the Under 18 national team under Diogo Avarel before she aged out. The 5-foot-7, 140 pound forward would bring flair to the Junior Stars if Cristobal adds her to the team.

"We're giving several players a look," Cristobal said. "Only having one reserve striker is not an ideal situation for our team."

The Junior Stars may also call up a reserve goalkeeper with Eleanor Keating fast approaching the age where she would be ineligible to back up Glen Baker in goal. Cristobal said she was "pushing Glen hard" for a spot in the starting 11, and she may start on Matchday 2 against Kohnhead. The identity of the Matchday 3 starter against HUElavia is still anyone's guess.

"A lot's going to be determined based on where we are in the table and whether we're in the knockout rounds or we're trying to get a better seed in the knockouts," Cristobal said.

As for the opponents in Group A, all of them are countries that Sarzonia has at least some familiarity with. Sarzonia and HUElavia played a dramatic knockout round match during the Field Hockey World Cup, marking Sarzonia's second victory in as many attempts in that sport's ultimate championship. The Stars and Chromatika are well acquainted in AOCAF play, while Sarzonia and Kohnhead have met recently in a number of sports. Kohnhead and Sarzonia are both competing in the World Cup of Masters, which Sarzonia is hosting.

But for now, Cristobal is completing final preparations for his first go-round as manager. He said he'll lean heavily on assistant manager Colton Longley, who became a confidant for Hanifer during his tenure as manager.

"Colton earned Nathan's trust," Cristobal said. "After a few days of working more closely with him than I had before, I can see why."
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Xanneria
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Postby Xanneria » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:48 am

Xannerian Maroons College All Star Team


Because Xanneria has an extensive collegiate sports system in its nation, most players don't end up in the footballing world tillt hey are 20 or 21, so having a a College All Star team makes sense for the FAX

STARTERS IN BOLD

STRIKERS
#6 Marcus Brodridge - University of Suderland
#95 Eyana Goihkenburg - Maxwell House University

#4 Shepard Stott - Myrtle University
#8 Paul Dorr - Three Sisters College


OFFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
#5 Nick Faulkner - Alexandria City University
#21 Kevin Bryse - Angelo University

#13 Gill Tappia - York University
#25 Geno Hernandez - University of West Troy - Palace City

DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
#34 Elton Gruichik - Dominic Anneria University
#2 Patti Goncalves - Upper Plymouth

#39 Stefano Stepetti - Upper Plymouth
#15 Nick Sorbak - Austin College


DEFENDERS
#14 Bernardo Fransisco-De La Tomosa - University of Suderland
#99 Clyde Pierce - Alexandria City University
#17 Jade McCormik - Mid Hampton University
#33 Saltino Salazar - Harold Gilcrest College

#8 Lydia Guthrie - UPIT
#27 Billy Watts - University of Suderland
#97 Royce Babkins - University of Suderland
#50 Collin Faulkner - University of Leitner

GOALKEEPERS
#1 Evan Hall - University of Denalia - Hawthorne
#11 Tonya Sundridge - University of Suderland


FORMATION - 2-2-2-4
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Permissions:

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers/goal scoring events: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
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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Postby Hispinas » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:41 am

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Hispinas National Under-21 Football Team
Seleccion Nacional de Futbol Sub-21 de Hispinas
Pambansang Pangdalawampu't-isa at Pababang Koponang Pamputbol ng Hispinas
Hispinako 21 Urtez Azpiko Futbol Talde Nazionala


TEAM INFORMATION / INFORMACION DEL EQUIPO
Team Record: 0 GP. 0 W, 0 D, 0 L, 0 GF, 0 GA (debut in international competition)
Consultant: Iago Escobar Ferreiro, 50, Male, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas
Head Coach: Bartoli Gonzalez Subia, 55, Male, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas
Assistant Coach: Tatiana Del Rio Gutierrez, 64, Female, native of Punta de Malklan
Coaches:
Graciela Orihuela Fuentes, 43, Female, native of Punta de Malklan
Matheo Arjona Hernandez, 40, Male, native of Mascardo
Captain: Marcos Rolan Arguello, 21, Male, native of Lirio
Vice-Captain: Leokadia Rincon Calvin, 20, Female, native of Punta de Malklan

TEAM ROSTER / LISTA DEL EQUIPO
Goalkeepers
1 - GK - Elpidio Campoy Piedra, 21, Male, native of Mandrid - 2.10 m, 107.7 kg
13 - GK - Krabelin Goyeneche Bazterrika, 20, Female, native of Vallezul - 1.91 m, 79.2 kg
23 - GK - Cesareo Carrillo Pompa, 19, Male, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas - 1.92 m, 90.1 kg

Side/Wingbacks
2 - RB/RM - Leokadia Rincon Calvin, 20, Female, native of Punta de Malklan - 1.63 m, 64.8 kg
3 - LB/CB - Manuelita Trigueros Guadarrama, 18, Female, native of Vigano - 1.65 m, 61.2 kg
17 - RB/CB - Eligio Garcia Abelardo, 19, Male, native of Vigano - 1.65 m, 66.6 kg
19 - LB/RB - Filomela Medellin Lama, 19, Female, native of Mandrid - 1.58 m, 53.4 kg

Centerbacks
5 - CB - Marcos Rolan Arguello, 21, Male, native of Lirio - 1.81 m, 80.5 kg
6 - CB/DM - Gracia Monsivais Sarinana, 20, Female, native of Murosur - 1.75 m, 67.0 kg
12 - CB - Paco Rosado Carolus, 18, Male, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas - 1.77 m, 67.1 kg
16 - CB/RB - Melchor Exposito Leo, 19, Male, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas - 1.76 m, 72.1 kg

Side Midfielders
7 - LM/LW - Pancho Del Olmo Molina, 19, Male, native of Piedramarilla - 1.77 m, 73.9 kg
11 - RM/CM - Hernando Behar Bobo, 19, Male, native of Murosur - 1.74 m, 69.8 kg
21 - RM/RW - Goyo Balderas Orbe, 21, Male, native of Mascardo - 1.59 m, 51.8 kg
22 - LM - Anunciacion Antunez Azucena, 18, Female, native of Punta de Malklan - 1.70 m, 67.9 kg

Central Midfielders
4 - DM/CM - Tomasina Baltazar Leon, 18, Female, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas - 1.79 m, 81.6 kg
8 - CM/AM - Rio Cubero Islas, 19, Female, native of Ciudad de Cebuenas - 1.41 m, 44.4 kg
14 - CM - Lehoi Lopez Sagues, 19, Male, native of Haranbehera - 1.68 m, 71.5 kg
18 - CM - Antero Gorriti Elorriaga, 18, Male, native of Seviguio - 1.75 m, 70.8 kg

Wingers/Forwards
9 - ST - Ximon Izurieta Olloki, 19, Male, native of Vallezul - 1.81 m, 80.4 kg
10 - ST/RW - Sidro Mamon Genaro, 21, Male, native of Lirio - 1.58 m, 59.1 kg
15 - LW/ST - Prudencia Mateu Ramundo, 20, Female, native of Punta de Malklan - 1.54 m, 56.3 kg
20 - RW/LW - Apala Irigoien Inza, 19, Female, native of Haranbehera - 1.57 m, 60.7 kg

FORMATION / FORMACION
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STYLE OF PLAY / ESTILO DE JUEGO
Style Modifier: 2.18
Description: Similar to the senior squad, Bartoli Gonzalez employs an attacking formation, usually having a 4-2-4 formation with two wingers preferred, if needed they can also line up as 4-4-2 but retaining their attacking formula and intent.

Most likely to:
Score penalties: Izurieta, Mamon, Baltazar
Score a direct free kick: Baltazar, Cubero, Mamon
Concede a penalty: Rolan, Monsivais, Rincon
Booked for short temper: Rolan, Gorriti, Mateu

OFFICIAL KITS / EQUIPOS OFICIALES
Provided by Harrokeria from Vallezul. Bring on the swag.
The underage football squads of Hispinas uses a different kit from the senior national team, usually, the kits used by the senior team will be handed down to them in case the kits get updated every 3 World Cups.

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


ADDITIONAL NOTES / NOTAS ADICIONALES
  • IC History with Hispania y Filipinas is expunged and not recognized by the Hispino Monarchy. Thus, any mention of the Hispania y Filipinas name or its stint in the past IBCs will be met with raised eyebrows by the government.
  • Spanish naming customs is followed, Given name, then paternal name, then maternal name. Jersey names will be the players' paternal names, in certain exceptions, the known nickname of the player, is used
fka Hispania y Filipinas (IC-ly estranged/retconned) | Sportswire | Under-18 WC 12 Champions
Rushmore | Capital: Mandrid | Trigram: HSP | Demonym: Hispino / Hispina / Hispinian

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Postby Saint-Domingues » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:44 am

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Saint-Dominguan national under-21 football team
Equipe de Saint-Domingue de football des moins de 21 ans (French)
Selección Santo Domingo de Fútbol Sub-21 (Spanish)
Ekip foutbòl nasyonal Sen-Domink anba 21 an (Creole)


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Saint-Domingue national under-21 football team, also known as Saint-Domingue under-21s or Saint-Domingue U21(s), represents the Republic of Saint-Domingue in association football at under-21 age level and is controlled by the Saint-Domingue Football Association (SDFA), the governing body for football in Saint-Domingue. The team is coached by Gaëtan Souchon.

Nicknamed the 'Little Avengers', this will be just the second appearance of a Saint-Dominguan youth team at a multiversal competition, following on from an appearance at the U18 World Cup.

Head Coach: Gaëtan Souchon
Captain: Roberto Caceres
Style: +4

No.Pos.PlayerAgeClub
1GKMarcos Tomes21Santiago
2DEFQuentin Berger20La Navidad
3DEFAlfredo Camejo20Atlético Pantoja
4DEFJustin Soyer19Mirebalais
5DEFEbrima Kolley21PAP
6MIDBoubacar Kujabi20La Navidad
7MIDMarc-Antoine Cisse19Atlético Felipe
8MIDRoberto Caceres21Atlético Pantoja
9FWNico Pozo21PAP
10FWCheikh Dieng20Les Cayes
11FWNapoléon Berlioz20Jérémie
12FWJuan Diego Reyes19Ouanaminthe
13DEFBartolomeo Giordano21La Navidad
14MIDFrank Barrault20Saint-Marc
15MIDStanley Ngoy19Les Cayes
16GKMaureo Tarella21Atlético Domingo
17MIDEguzki Cadet17Athletic Bilbao
18MIDJesus Carita18Mirebalais
19DEFMomar Fall20Gonaïves
20FWPatrice Parmentier21Léogâne
21FWJacques Moise18Les Cayes
22DEFSilvain Gide19Saint-Marc
23GKLucas Ponce19PAP

Expected lineup for matchday one:
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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: Y
Give red cards to my players: Y
Godmod other events: Y (no death)

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Darmen
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Postby Darmen » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:40 am

National U-21 Football Team of Darmen
presented by the
Darmeni Football Association
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Record (Modern-era only, since Di Bradini Cup 40): 33 matches, 15 wins, 6 draws, 12 losses, 65 GF, 61 GA, .515 Win %
Caps
1 Avidan Tobias 16
2 Halli Vaughn 12
Codie Armbruster 12
4 Cyrus Spalding 11
5 Kelan Lyne 10

Goals
1 Halli Vaughn 7
2 Kennard Hale 6
Craig Blackwood 6
4 Darnell Halle 4
5 6 players tied 3

Coaching Staff
Position          Name           Age
Manager Isaiah Atwater 57
Assistant Manager Lucien Brant 46

21 Player Roster
#  Pos Name                   Age Club                      Caps Goals
1 GK Woody Krause 19 Project Olimpo Darmen 0 0
2 LB Rajiya Becket* 19 Austin FC 0 0
3 LCB Oneida Ellington* 21 Vogler City Force 6 0
4 RCB Sadiq Lucas 21 Chippewa Valley United FC 9 1
5 RB Mattheus Freeman 21 Sportklub Palerma 9 0
6 LDM Sinjin Mathers 19 Menomonie United 0 0
7 RDM Alex Peña 20 Ironopolis SC 0 0
8 LM Kerr Park 20 Johnho United 2 0
9 CM Lennart van der Vennen 21 Olympique Chuckio 6 1
10 RM Malachy Aartsen 21 Bloomer FC 9 1
11 ST Kennard Hale 21 Scott City FC 9 6

12 GK Maina Olayinka 20 Darmen City United 0 0
13 LB Eardwulf Chaves 21 Sportklub Palerma 5 0
14 LCB Morena Jansen* 19 Seacoast United SC 0 0
15 RCB Gafar Martin 19 Project Olimpo Darmen 0 0
16 LDM Briony Butler* 21 Vogler City Force 6 0
17 RDM Braden Pottinger 21 Vogler City Force 0 0
18 RM Adelbert Benítez 19 Project Olimpo Darmen 0 0
19 ST Asim Espenson 21 Johnho United 3 2
20 ST Baltassar Boon 20# Project Olimpo Darmen 0 0
21 GK Bertil Herman 21 Seacoast United SC 0 0
*Female players
#Was 19 at start of season

Tactics
Formation: 4-2-3-1
Style Mod: +1
See: Brian Schmetzer and the Seattle Sounders.
----------------Hale-----------------
---Park---van der Vennen---Aartsen---
---------Mathers--------Peña---------
--Becket--Ellington--Lucas--Freeman--
----------------Krause---------------

Team Roles
Captain: Kennard Hale
Vice-Captain: Sadiq Lucas
Left Corner: Sinjin Mathers
Right Corner: Malachy Aartsen
Penalties: Kennard Hale
Free-kicks: Kennard Hale

Team Personality
The Darmeni team will never argue with the referee. Indeed, if anything needs to be brought to the attention of the referee it will be done by either the Captain or Vice-Captain in a respectful manner (or to the fourth-official by the Manager). With regards to foul/dirty play, the Darmeni team will not provoke, or retaliate against any opposition player. Darmeni's expect each team to keep to itself and deal with its own trouble makers; any opposition player who attempts to prevent a conflict by pushing or pulling a Darmeni away from the scene will be promptly told off, as that is the duty of the Darmeni Captain.

Nonetheless, Darmen will play in a relatively aggressive manner. Tackles will be conducted in a way which ensures the opponent ends up on the ground, but causing injury will be avoided as much as possible. On set pieces, Darmenis will stand their ground and will not be easily pushed around, they will not however engage in hugging. In fact, if any opposing player tries to push past them, it is not uncommon for the Darmeni player to feign resistance before simply stepping aside and watching as the opposing player stumbles past on their way to ground. This occasionally backfires however, as the referee may mistake the incidence as having been a foul in the box.

RP PERMISSIONS
If my opponent role-plays first they may:
Choose my goalscorers: YES PLEASE! I'll be very disappointed if you don't.
Godmod scoring events: YES
RP injuries to my players: YES, minor only.
Godmod injuries to my players: NO
Hand out yellow cards to my players: YES, within reason. Contact me if you have anything major planned.
Hand out red cards to my players: YES, no more than one. Contact me if you have anything major planned.
Godmod other events: YES. Contact me if you have anything major planned.

Contact me via TG or Discord. TG's are preferred.
The Republic of Darmen
President: Joshua Rademacher (LIB) | Capital: Scott City | Population: 8.6 mil | Demonym: Darmeni | Trigramme: DAR
Factbook (WIP) | Encylopedia | Domestic Sports Newswire
Champions: CoH 51, CR 13, GCF Test 9, WBC 25, QWC 7 Runners-up: CoH 53, CR 10, GCF Test 11, T20C 2, T20C 4, RLWC 10, WBC 42
Third: CR 20, T20C 10, R7WC 4, WBC 21, BC 6 Host: CR 9, RUWC 18, RUWC 26, RLWC 12, RLWC 18, BC 6, BC 10, WVE 4

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San Ortelio
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Postby San Ortelio » Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:11 pm

“Just shut it, Pjel, and let me do the talking.”

Mauro straightened his back, indicating he had already taken the defensive stance for what was incoming. I tried to keep my eyes from the shards, from the growing stain on the carpet which gave the blue a purple hue, … But I couldn’t.

“What have you boys been up t- Oh goddamnit! What did I tell you about playing indoors? Get to your room, both!”
“Sorry mum, it was an accident and…”
“I don’t care, quick, get out of my sight!”
“It was me who did it.”

With his big labrador eyes, he stared straight through mother until she let me off the hook. When she hit him with the outside of her hand, the heavy rings tilted towards his face, Mauro didn't utter a peep. Later that day, that pair of dark eyes burned in my back from the top window, whilst I tried to break my record on keeping the ball of the ground in the street.

***

They were taller. They all were taller. Their shirts shined and fitted around their muscled shoulders. I slowly looked at my own arms as if I’ve never noted their presence before. The whiteness nearly reflected the sunlight and they looked like matchsticks, a minor twist and they would snap.

“I want to go home, Mauro, I-”
“Just shut it, Pjel, and follow me.”

Without any hesitation, Mauro paced along the touchline. I had never noticed that he possessed those broad arms as well, that air of beaming confidence surrounding him.

“Coach? Coach, that’s him.”

The tall man, disentangling his net slowly but precisely, didn’t turn but simply placed his chin on his shoulder - just enough to take me up from head to toe.

“That’s it?” he concluded.
“Yes coach, he’s really -”
“If they kick him off the pitch, I’m not to blame,” the gaffer cut Mauro short. Everything in his attitude made you wonder why on earth he was assigned a youth squad if he would rather chase the lot of the field with a pitchfork. “And get him some proper shoes.”

I stared at my feet. Once the pair had been black but they had turned greyish as I wore them to school every day.

“Here, have mine,” Mauro said.
“But, do you have a second pair with studs,” I muttered.
“I’ll fix it, just shut it and play, Pjel.”

***

It was a blazing hot day and even I was content with simply kicking it back and forth against the wall. Footballing alone never came as a problem to me, although I rarely had to do it. Even if the coach insisted I kept it nice and tidy, I couldn’t but play in my Catrallo Calcio shirt ever since I signed my first card. From the corner of my eye I saw him coming, with torn pants and blood dripping from his cheek. He must have been running for miles, because it had become a sad shuffle by now. I tried to call his name as he approached but stood frozen in time. A part of me believes I should have ran towards him, even though I never could have made it.

He fell to one knee as they caught up with him. There is a decent chance that I should forget my own name before the frailness of his shriek is wiped from my memory.

“Just shut it and run, Pj-”

A blade ripped apart the last vowel as it trembled in the air.

***

Siboni walked the hallway, feeling a bit more like a concierge than an actual football coach. Still, he felt it was his obligation to do this. They had landed two days ago and the boys had fallen from one surprise into the next. The Valanor hosts had been polite up to the point where it became uncomfortable for the lads, the vast majority of whom had never been across the country borders. Moreover, they were not used to being treated like proper footballers, let alone guests in one of the most notorious celebrations of the game. Ernesto was grateful he set up camp in Arouw, a smaller city yet close enough to the stadium venues, but the team still had been awed: by the high-speed railways, by the skyscrapers, by the balanced cities which contrasted heavily with the often uninspired concrete blocks of San Ortelio.

As such, the tension could be felt on the pitch as well. They had trained together at home before and there was still work left to drill the system - but if they performed against Quebec as they did this afternoon, it was best to book the flight home already. Their heads just were not in it yet and Ernesto feared the impact of the large stadium on their skills.

Contemplating all that, he walked from room to room, putting his ear against the door to spot any nighthawks. There had been muffled laughter with the Pesari duo which had put him in a bad mood. Quintarelli and Spaviero formed two vital elements in the line-up, they shouldn’t behave like schoolgirls on a trip to the sea. A soft but clear hairdryer treatment brought back the solemn silence of the night. As such, he reached the final door: Dolci and Vitali. They both still were kids, in a way. Loaded with talent but still harnessed in the developing body. Especially the striker still looked lanky like a teenager, with arms that didn’t suit the rest of his corper. If he had not seen him play yet, he would consider Vitali an imposter in a national football team tracksuit.

It was quiet and he nearly turned away, when he noticed the light coming from underneath the door. Siboni hesitated for a second but barged in nonetheless. In the furthest bed, Luca Dolci slept so soundly that he snoozed right through the sound. Pier Luigi Vitali, on the other hand, was staring him in the face. Or in a way, he wasn't. There was something scary about the vale hotel light combined with the full moon and the complete lack of expression from the kid. He just sat there straight, looking to the wall. Through the wall.

“It’s far past time, Pier Luigi - big day coming up.”

He nodded, “sure, coach.”

“I need your best, your focus out there.”

Another nod but not even a hint of eye contact. A part of Siboni wanted to give it another try, and get more than a few words in a row out of him. But he knew Vitali from Calcio and knew it was a wasted effort. Besides, he’ld only wake up Luca. And then again, he couldn’t remember a game where Vitali hadn’t turned up - if sometimes only after a half or an hour, as if he had to shake off that lethargy. Hopefully he’ld resurface earlier in the Quebec game. The options up front were limited, even if Spaviero was a good element. In a way, picking Vitali for the squad, let alone the line-up, had been the pet peeve of Siboni and he knew that his performance would reflect on the national belief in himself as a national manager.

“Well… Good night.”

Another nod but his eyes remained locked to a point in a room Ernesto couldn’t enter.
San Ortelio, your favorite pseudo-Italian, coastal microstate. Less than half a million inhabitants who stand for a rich culture, are governed
by an delicate yet marvellously balanced system and remain economically viable due to fishing and funky tax laws.
But enough about us. Come vai?

We're no international threat, so have our domestic thread.

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Postby Pasarga » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:39 pm

Choose my goalscorers Y
Godmod Scoring Events Y
RP injuries to my players N
Godmod injuries to my players N
Hand out Yellow cards to my players Y
Hand out Red cards to my players Y
Godmod Other Events Y

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Pasarga Roster
Nickname: Young Wanderers

Kits
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Home Away Third
Modifier: +1

Manager: Meriadoc Griffiths Image, age 50
Assistant: Anna Kováts, age 48 (F)

Keepers
GK: Dominik Fenyves, age 21, Galatica
GK: Dalma Kollár, age 21, Tanrısal (F)
GK: Tomáš Přibyl, age 20, Royal Jam Image
Two years after it looked like the keeper position was about to be a bogey position for the Young Wanderers, and by extension the senior team, suddenly things look a lot more promising with Dalma Kollár having had two sensational seasons with the Tani youth team, including help taking them to the Youth League title. Fenyves also did exceptionally well for Galatica in the Youth League, taking them to the Central Pargis title before losing to Tani in the semifinal. This trio all looks to have a good amount of potential but Dalma has had the most success and thus will get the starting nod.

Defenders
LB: Deli Sinka, age 21, Tanrısal
LB: Erik Klein, age 21, Baskita FC
CB: Szescõ Erôss, age 21, Bombarralense Image
CB: Mozes Szölôsi, age 21, Tanrısal
CB: Vidor Kovách, age 21, Duke of the North
CB: Markus Vida, age 21, CA Paulinthal
RB: Freja Kristiansen, age 18, Lunas FC (F)
RB: Mattías Víglundsson, age 20, Peynol-Lunas
A theme is going to be quite prevelent in this side, that is a lot of Tani players have played their way into starting roles with how good the Tani youth team has performed the last two years. That means Sinka and Szölôsi get to move to starting roles and hopefully will be able to bring some chemsitry and consistency to the backline, especially with Dalma behind them. Erôss is getting game time with Bombarralense in Audioslavia, helping them to achieve a midtable position with a decent goals against record, meaning they edge out Vida for the other starting spot, while Víglundsson will hopefully be an adequate replacement for Salas and continue a line of good players emerging from Peynol.

Midfielders
AMR/RW: Irenke Fenyvesi , age 21, Baskita FC (F)
RW: Katinka Pálffy, age 21, Tanrısal (F)
D/MC: Noel Orsós, age 21, Galatica
MC: Michael Baer, age 21, Fetherdron United
MC: Ásmundur Jónatansson, age 21, Lunas FC
MC: Elvar Konráðsson, age 21, Peynol-Lunas
AML/LW: Gillen Madrigal López, age 21, CA Paulinthal
LW: Christina Durr, age 21, Fetherdron United (F)
Some say the Lunas youngsters in the middle of the park looked a bit lesser than they had in their first outing two years ago and there could be a case for Orsós to get a starting nod ahead of one of them, but Griffiths seems to believe that the two still have the makings to be great and are sticking with them in their last tournament of being eligible. Luckily on the left hand side Gillen Madrigal López has been something of a revelation and looks to be making a good case for herself to get starts with CAP and pushing for the senior national team as well. As with the defense, the good seasons of Tani have seen Katinka maintain her position as starter, though her grip is less tight than the defenders.

Strikers
ST: Eustacio Corral Magana, age 21, CA Paulinthal
ST: Péter Csorba, age 21, Baskita FC
LW/ST: Elek Salai, age 21, Ibini FC Image
ST: Deco Kocsis, age 21, Duke of the North
Sala is starting to look like a genuine amazing talent and is being quite well groomed at his domestic club while having amazing showings for the Young Wanderers when he is given the opportunity. Magana continues to do well with CAP but his development does not look to have the same trajectory, with a solo striker formation and two national team starters to try and supplant, but his time with the Young Wanderers has shown he knows how to put the ball in the back of the net with regularity. Off the bench, Csorba is still the best option, being more pacy than Kocsis, though the latter can play more of a hold up role should the side require.

Kollár
Víglundsson Erôss Szölôsi Sinka
Pálffy Konráðsson Jónatansson López
Salai Magana


Captain: Elek Salai
Corner Taker: Gillen Madrigal López
Set Pieces: Ásmundur Jónatansson
Penalties: Elek Salai
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Postby Transvolcanic » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:15 pm

Transvolcanic's U-21 squad
The squad, recently created in order to participate in the Di Bradini Cup, named after the legendary player Simeone Di Bradini, and being an important cup for the nations that seek talents for the future of their nation's soccer, ok continuing... Will have as manager to Juan José de la Mora, a former player which played for S.U Loźkdańz, the extinct Jesuita C.F. and A.F Düfflinn, the three in Transvolcanic (sadly still don't know anything about transfers into other nations)

The helpers of de la Mora will be:
-Second manager: Theodore Casado
-Medics: Manuela Pozo (F), Nataliya Kovelev (F)
-Auxiliary Second Manager: Mahin Ubertaamaar
-GK trainer: Constantin Vila
-DF, MD, and AT trainer: Andrea Bosques (F)

The squad will have players from the U-18 squad that participated in the U-18 WC, new, fresh players, and players who already played with the main team but are U-21 and need to improve:
Tactics (preferred): 4-2-2-2 Offensive, Have ball possesion, Attackers trying to go up, Deep defense, Midfielders staying in Midfield, ball passing game
Style: +1.15
GKs
-Piercarlo Romanno Petroglio #1 (17)
-Norberto Yañez Casas#39 (18)
-Stephen Moudanya Ngameny #90 (20)
Defenders
-Pierpaolo Alliscori Del Marchio#3 (18, RB)
-Sebastian Galvani Escudero#5 (17, LB)
-Marien Poszcesz Pałetą #6 (17, CB)
-Martin Di Crusso Laquinta #8 (19, CB)
-Gustavo Pamez Dalberto #20 (21, CB)
-Dibiyar Boenika Mbamba#22 (18, RB)
-Nae Khun Jae #28 (19, LB)
Midfielders
-Nelson Reiss Bellingsperg#7 (17, MF)
-Giuliano (Pontobraio do Esperança) #10 (17, CM)
-Daniil Reimanen Lääti #15 (18, CM)
-Hans-Russel Latzmaier Zörm#18 (19, MF)
-Cristian Gonzalez Torresblanca#22 (20, LM)
-Dan Rumingham Polter#24 (19, CDM)
-Igor Nikochenko Vasilyev#28 (20, RM)
-Galinho (Gabriel Linçao Soares Márques) #31 (17, CM)
Attackers
-Leonardo Andrés Vassi Batallini #11 (17, ST)
-Johann-Peter Mandala Miravalles#12 (18, ST)
-Belinar Mormatov #14 Glorev(17, ST)
-Carlos Emiliano Parra Sanchez#17 (19, ST)
-Casiano Di Pallo El-Samari #25 (17, LW)

1- Positions are their preferred ones, but they can be used as well to cover any zones needed as long as the position being covered is similar or related to their preferred one
Ex: LW can be used as RW or LM, LM can be used as RM or LW, and RW can be used as RM or LM, It usually needs to have chemistry, like in FIFA
2- The names in bold are the players last used, players can rotate always
3- In case you will RP against me, it isn't necessary for you to refer to players by saying the second surname, just say their names, first surname or both, however you want to
[All these notes are for you to try to make it a bit more realistic, not necessary if you don't want to]


The most promising between all the squad are Andrés Vassi, Piercarlo Romanno, Giuliano, Nelson Reiss, Hans-Russel Latzmaier and recently Belinar Mormatov

If my opponent RPs first, it may do the following:
-No Covid-19 related events, no killing/serious injuries or excessive red cards (max. 3)
-otherwise meet Misco Jones, who will show you the way to the ignored hall of fame
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:16 pm

U21's off to Valanora for DBC
by Oliver Stanley
The Post Chief Soccer Correspondent

The Commonwealth National Under 21 Team is making their way back to Valanora to participate in the Di Bradini Cup once again, with a squad that has seen a lot of action in their brief youth careers.

This will be the final age restricted tournament for 12 players who played on the U18 Championship side in Siovanija & Teusland, who would like nothing better than to finish off the way they started—with a winners medal; six others--defenders Emily Bruce & Jon Schulman, midfielders Alonzo Boyle & Amber McFairlaine, and forwards Amy Knight & Karrie Price--elected not to return as they are all regular starters at their clubs.

As always, the DBC is filled with tough competition and the bottom half of the draw raises the possibility that BP will face the defending champion Valladares, Cassadaigua, or Equestria in the knockout stages; within Group H, the opposition will be Island of the Lost, Darmen and Megistos.

The group will have it's matches in Valanari, at Duran Palace, and in nearby Everlin at Aranfield Bridge, but the FAC has elected to continue to make the squad's base in Sharala, northwest of both venues; the logistics of moving back & forth across the country are not as problematic as it is other nations, hence the decision to maintain the status quo.

The FAC are unveiling the redesigned NT badge here, which has been made narrower but is otherwise substantially unchanged.

lineup:
Albertson; Slater, Jorgensson, Obodime; Ryan, Wiley (C), Taylor, Park; Logan; Diaz, Moorman
AOCAF LXII Champions
2x Under-18 World Cup (SWC 5&9) Champions
Baptism of Fire 67 Runner-Up
AOCAF LVIII (co-hosts), LX Third Place
World Cup 85 Fourth Place
World Cup 84 Co-hosts
World Cup 81/82/83/84/86 Round of 16
World Cup 80 Group Stage
Basketball
AOBC 5 Champions
Football
NSCF 21 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff semi-finalists
NSCF 18 Mineral Conference Champions
playoff quarterfinalist
NSCF 19 & 20 Mineral Conference Champions

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

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