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20th Handball World Cup - Everything Thread

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20th Handball World Cup - Everything Thread

Postby Abanhfleft » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 pm

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Many thanks to Kita-Hinode for the default logo of the Handball World Cup and to Paint for letting me put that personalized touch on the logo.


Welcome one and welcome all to the Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft for the 20th Handball World Cup! Who will lift that coveted trophy and who will leave the Democratic Republic in tears? Let's all find out!

Please post all of your handball rosters and roleplays here. Only nations signed up for this tournament (as listed below) and mods performing their duties are allowed to post.

GROUPS
Group A

Abanhfleft (hosts)
Hudson Islands
Aureumterra
Bjørnøya Republic

Group B
Filindostan
Free Republics
North Prarie
Kita-Hinode

Group C
Qasden
Costa de Ouro
Vakolicci Haven and Celeria
Equestrian States

Group D
Lisander
Banija
Maltta
New Doltania

Group E
The Greater Nordics
Natanians and Nosts
Royal Kingdom of Quebec
Melbergia

Group F
Savojarna
United States of Devonta
Humaliwo
Ethane

Group G
Drawkland
Quantilia
Northwest Kalactin
Alpine Union

Group H
Juvencus
Ordo Cardinalis et Papa Sonneliae
Kosovakia
Soltsteed

SCHEDULE
Cutoffs will be between 3:30 PM - 5 PM Philippine Standard Time (UTC+8) Check the time here
Monday, 19 February - MD1 (1 v 4, 2 v 3)
Wednesday, 21 February - MD2 (4 v 3, 1 v 2)
Friday, 23 February - MD3 (2 v 4, 3 v 1)
Sunday, 25 February - Round of 16 (A1 vs B2, B1 vs A2, C1 vs D2....)
Tuesday, 27 February - Quarterfinals
Thursday, 1 March - Semifinals
Friday, 2 March - Third Place Playoff
Saturday, 3 March - Final

ROLEPLAY PERMISSIONS BOX
This is how you control just how exactly other nations can control what they can RP about your nation. Fairly standard stuff, really. And also common courtesy. Sorry if this sounds a little bit snappy but I'm new to this hosting stuff.
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    If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
    [b]Choose my goalscorers:[/b] Yes/No
    [b]Godmod scoring events:[/b] Yes/No
    [b]RP injuries to my players:[/b] Yes/No
    [b]Godmod injuries to my players:[/b] Yes/No
    [b]Hand out yellow cards to my players:[/b] Yes/No
    [b]Hand out red cards to my players:[/b] Yes/No
    [b]Godmod other events:[/b] Yes/No
Last edited by Abanhfleft on Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:37 am, edited 8 times in total.
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

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Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
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Postby Abanhfleft » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 pm

The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft is a massive nation located mostly off the coast and deep in the heartland of the region of Antarctica. A massive population of 460 million people call Abanhfleft home, and they live in all sorts of environments from the urbanized Capital Islands to the frozen tundra and taiga of Fleftic Antarctica to the deserts of Mezaladbyi and the mountainous forests of the Fhulghamous Peninsula. People are all over the religious, political, and gender spectrums, and attitudes for other cultures, ideologies and sexualities are for the most part open.

For most of its history, Abanhfleft has been a nation at war, constantly seeking to expand its territory. These "wars of conquest" lasted until the 1980s with the Fleftic invasion of what is now Verbergerkinnh Province, and Abanhfleft has since moved on to more peaceful pursuits such as international sport. A longstanding issue that Fleftic politicians have had to contend with until now is the Mezaladbyi Insurgency, a decades-long rebellion initiated by a mysterious figure known only as "the Colonel" and the detonation of a dirty bomb in the old provincial capital of Sleeping River.

Abanhfleft follows a democratic bicameral system of government but the huge size of the Fleftic Congress lends itself easily to bureaucracy, and even non-controversial bills that would usually be passed within a matter of months or even weeks could take years to go through Congress and the Senate. Abanhfleft's currency is the new penenk, with a fixed exchange rate of 3.50 new penenks per NS dollar. The new penenk replaced the old penenk in 2010 after rampant inflation saw the devaluation of the old penenk to over 10 million old penenks per NSD. Hotels and accommodation in Abanhfleft are expected to have good cheap prices for foreign visitors but watch out for local scammers seeking to make quick bucks off of gullible foreigners.

HANDBALL IN ABANHFLEFT
Handball is not the most popular sports in Abanhfleft. Let us leave it at that. Football, basketball, American football, and rugby union are the most popular sports in the country, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a substantial following for handball in the country. There are a number of regional handball leagues throughout the country, and there is currently a proposal in the APOC Coalition (Abanhfleft, Pridnestrovia, Oontaz and Copper Cuprum) to establish an international, multi-association handball league in the Coalition member states (similar to the Rugby Coalition for rugby union and the Coalition Rugby League for, well, rugby league). All stadia used in the competition are indoor arenas converted to handball-ready facilities.

Group A (The Fleftic Arena)
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Name: The Fleftic Arena
City: Riuwiee, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 100,786 (basketball configuration); 98,994 (handball configuration)
Tenants: Abanhfleft national basketball team (Rebolusyonaryos); Riuwiee Presidents (Fleftic Basketball Association, for special occasions and marquee games)
Games:
MD1
Abanhfleft vs Bjørnøya Republic (3 PM)
Hudson Islands vs Aureumterra (6 PM)

MD2
Bjørnøya Republic vs Aureumterra (3 PM)
Abanhfleft vs Hudson Islands (6 PM)

MD3
Aureumterra vs Abanhfleft (3 PM)
North Prarie vs Filindostan (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 1
Abanhfleft v Free Republics

Handball World Cup Final
TBD

The Fleftic Arena is the biggest indoor sports stadium in the Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft. With an official capacity of 100,786 seats in its basketball configuration (this could be reduced in handball configuration), the Fleftic Arena could also be the biggest stadium used in the history of the Handball World Cup. The stadium will host most Group A matches as well as the Handball World Cup Final.

Group B (Nails Center)
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Name: Nails Center
City: Riuwiee, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 40,057
Tenants: Riuwiee Presidents (FBA)
Games:
MD1
Filindostan vs Kita-Hinode (3 PM)
Free Republics vs North Prarie (6 PM)

MD2
Kita-Hinode vs North Prarie (3 PM)
Filindostan vs Free Republics (6 PM)

MD3
Hudson Islands vs Bjørnøya Republic (3 PM)
Free Republics vs Kita-Hinode (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 2
Bjørnøya Republic vs North Prarie

Handball World Cup Third Place Playoff
TBD

Group C (Mall of Abanhfleft Arena)
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Name: Mall of Abanhfleft Arena
City: Releinthi, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 42,390
Tenants: Releinthi Chiefs (FBA)
Games:
MD1
Qasden vs Equestrian States (3 PM)
Costa de Ouro vs Vakolicci Haven and Celeria (6 PM)

MD2
Equestrian States vs Vakolicci Haven and Celeria (3 PM)
Qasden vs Costa de Ouro (6 PM)

MD3
Costa de Ouro vs Equestrian States (3 PM)
Banija vs New Doltania (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 3
Vakolicci Haven and Celeria v New Doltania

Semifinal 1
Abanhfleft vs Banija

Group D (First National Bank of Abanhfleft Arena)
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Name: First National Bank of Abanhfleft Arena
City: Wanda Island, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 39,777
Tenants: Wanda Island Wizards (FBA)
Games:
MD1
Lisander vs New Doltania (3 PM)
Banija vs Maltta (6 PM)

MD2
New Doltania vs Maltta (3 PM)
Lisander vs Banija (6 PM)

MD3
Vakolicci Haven and Celeria vs Qasden (3 PM)
Maltta vs Lisander (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 4
Costa de Ouro v Banija

Semifinal 2
Savojarna vs Northwest Kalactin

Group E (RadomedixPharm Garden)
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Name: RadomedixPharm Garden
City: Malabon, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 52,445
Tenants: Malabon Black Ops (FBA)
Games:
MD1
The Greater Nordics vs Melbergia (3 PM)
Natanians and Nosts vs Royal Kingdom of Quebec (6 PM)

MD2
Melbergia vs Royal Kingdom of Quebec (3 PM)
The Greater Nordics vs Natanians and Nosts (6 PM)

MD3
Royal Kingdom of Quebec vs The Greater Nordics (3 PM)
United States of Devonta vs Ethane (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 5
The Greater Nordics vs United States of Devonta

Quarterfinal 1
Abanhfleft vs Bjørnøya Republic

Group F (Tamarao Center)
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Name: Tamarao Center
City: Effelenendro, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 31,416
Tenants: Effelenendro Piranhas (FBA)
Games:
MD1
Savojarna vs Ethane (3 PM)
United States of Devonta vs Humaliwo (6 PM)

MD2
Ethan vs Humaliwo (3 PM)
Savojarna vs United States of Devonta (6 PM)

MD3
Natanians and Nosts vs Melbergia (3 PM)
Humaliwo vs Savojarna (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 6
Melbergia v Savojarna

Quarterfinal 2
Vakolicci Haven and Celeria vs Banija

Group G (Magbanua Coliseum)
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Name: Adalberto Magnifico Magbanua Coliseum
City: Suwkpel City, Suwkpel, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 25,047
Tenants: Suwkpel Gorillaz (Fleftic National Ice Hockey League)
Games:
MD1
Drawkland vs Alpine Union (3 PM)
Quantilia vs Northwest Kalactin (6 PM)

MD2
Alpine Union vs Northwest Kalactin (3 PM)
Drawkland vs Quantilia (6 PM)

MD3
Northwest Kalactin vs Drawkland (3 PM)
Ordo Cardinalis et Papa Sonneliae vs Soltsteed (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 7
Northwest Kalactin vs Kosovakia

Quarterfinal 3
United States of Devonta vs Savojarna

Group H (The Antarctic Forum)
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Name: The Antarctic Forum
City: Uranium City, Fleftic Antarctica, Abanhfleft
Capacity: 60,084
Tenants: Uranium City Nukes (FBA)
Games:
MD1
Juvencus vs Soltsteed (3 PM)
Ordo Cardinalis et Papa Sonneliae vs Kosovakia (6 PM)

MD2
Soltsteed vs Kosovakia (3 PM)
Juvencus vs Ordo Cardinalis et Papa Sonneliae (6 PM)

MD3
Quantilia vs Alpine Union (3 PM)
Kosovakia vs Juvencus (6 PM)

Round of 16 - 8
Drawkland v Juvencus

Quarterfinal 4
Northwest Kalactin vs Juvencus
Last edited by Abanhfleft on Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:02 pm, edited 6 times in total.
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

Territories and dependencies:
Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
Oontaz Dert Li Ng
Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

Third place winner of the International Baseball Slam VIII
Winner of World Lacrosse Championships 22!

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Postby Abanhfleft » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:50 pm

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ABANHFLEFT
NATIONAL HANDBALL TEAM


This is the seventh time that Abanhfleft will be participating in an international handball tournament. Handball is quite an obscure sport in the Democratic Republic, with no professional league established, and the handball department in the Commission on Sports and Games is occupied only by two men working out of a plastic table. But no matter about its obscurity within the country itself. Handball has got a few lifelong and die-hard practitioners scattered throughout the country, and the Commission has managed to get hold of all fourteen of them, along with a handball coach to lead them, and they are now about to embark on a journey to claim some honor for both their sport and their country once again. Now that the Democratic Republic has been chosen to host the Handball World Cup, expectations are now high for the national team to win something.

BASIC INFORMATION
Name of nation:
Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Demonym: Fleftic
Team colors: Blue, orange, and green
Style modifier (if applicable): +2.0
Head coach: Robson Juarez (52 y/o, Abanhfleft)

STARTERS
GK: Eugene Haak (32 y/o, male)
RB: Alfonso Imler (30 y/o, male)
CB: Myra Mathis (27 y/o, female)
LB: Tania Spoor (29 y/o, female)
RW: Lorraine Gregory (24 y/o, female)
CF: Janna McHale (30 y/o, female)
LW: Lamont Lamberti (28 y/o, male)

SUBSTITUTES
GW: Frances Dawson (28 y/o, male)
RB: Kathryn Moody (27 y/o, female)
CB: Rocco Lyford (31 y/o, male)
LB: Brock Spiva (31 y/o, male)
RW: Emma Saling (27 y/o, female)
CF: Farley Goretzka (26 y/o, male)
LW: Carmela Hetherington (29 y/o, female)

RP PERMISSIONS
Anything except killing is fair game, although if you've got something wild in mind, drop a TG to me first, and we'll talk about it. ;)
Last edited by Abanhfleft on Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:41 am, edited 2 times in total.
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

Territories and dependencies:
Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
Oontaz Dert Li Ng
Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

Third place winner of the International Baseball Slam VIII
Winner of World Lacrosse Championships 22!

I also write stories. Would you like to read my works?

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Quantilia
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Postby Quantilia » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Full Nation: Kingdom of Quantilia
Short Nation: Quantilia
Trigramme: QTL
Modifier: -4
Demonym: Quantilian/Quantilic
Nicknames: Falcons, Green-and-Navy
Team Colors: Green and Navy (like the nickname)

Official Quantilia Handball Roster:
(number, name, handball club)

#1 GK Lance Bateson, Willrex City
#2 Amos Long, QCAC
#15 Richard Everett, QCAC
#3 Huw Lannon, AC of Wessex
#47 Andreas MacGregor, Saville AC
#6 Neil Vernon, Willrex City
#7 Bleddyn Wolfe, Willrex City
Reserves:
#00 GK Willis Haynes, Tourose Tigers
#16 GK Rudolph Mulrennan, AC of Wessex
#11 Ariel Michaels, QCAC
#9 Afon Magorian, Saville AC
#26 Wayne Hanegan, QCAC
#44 Gregor Cooks, Tourose Tigers
#19 Taylor Albinson, Willrex City
Management:
Team Manager Levi Kendrick, QCAC
Secondary Manager Tiarnan Kendrick, QCAC
Tertiary Manager Tadg Rupertson, AC of Wessex
Physician Hendry Benn, Willrex City

If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: No
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: No
Godmod other events: No

EDIT: forgot RP rules
EDIT 2: forgot basic info
Last edited by Quantilia on Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:46 am, edited 2 times in total.

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The Greater Nordics
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Postby The Greater Nordics » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:15 pm

The Greater Nordics is excited to announce their first team to take part in an international tournament. This team is made up of players from the Greater Nordics mens and womens handball leagues and is sure to make the Greater Nordics proud as they go for the title.

Official Roster of the Greater Nordics National Handball Team
Manager: Matteus Olsson
Assistant: Fredrik Janson
Assistant: Alfred Rolvsson
Doctor: Isak Jorgenson
Trainer: Lauritz Jacobsen

Starters

#!5 GK Lukas Ottoson
#7 CB Oskar Horn- Captain
# 11 LB Stig Janson
#17 LW Sigfrid Persson
#22 CF Goran Albertson
# 2 RW Adam Hummel
# 1 RB Malin Isaksson

Substitutes
#14 GK Per Ek
#3 CB Otto Grahn
#5 LB Arne Thaning
#20 LW Adam Frisk
#19 CF Josephine Petterson
# 10 RW Kamilla Petersson
# 9 RB Elisabet Eklund


If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
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
Last edited by The Greater Nordics on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Northwest Kalactin
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Okay come on people a cricket first place means a handball first place alright I’m going to crunch you guys presenting......
Northwest Kalactin

Head Coach: Adam Johnson
Asst coach: Clarance Clark
Trainer: Joe Clark


goalkeppers: Anthony Taylor
Wayne Puerez

Backs: Frank Torres
Gary Gonzales
John Garcia
Russell Smith
James Wilson
Johnny Peterson

Forwards: Harry Russell
Benjamin Ward
Kevin Wright
Howard Williams
Louis Walker
Mark Gonzalez
William White


If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: No
Godmod other events: No
Last edited by Northwest Kalactin on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Current Champions of the AO Lacrosse Invitational
World Twenty20 Championship X Champion
RP population: 19 million
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I don’t use NS stats
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Aureumterra
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Postby Aureumterra » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:31 pm

Since this is our first international sports tournament of any kind, we declare Handball our national sport, and people in Aureumterra are crazy about it, much like how Europeans are about Football (Soccer).
Handball Aureumterra (HA)
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Coaches
Head Coach: Vīgnie Gaėr
Asst. Coach: Kalliė Crômen
Trainers: Lârr Swaydwėš & Erm Krones

Defense
Starting
GK: Velomėns ‘Vos’ Rodckè
FR: Kwek Lūm
FL: Jeėr Crômen
HL: Zadoch Gaėr
HR: Rowēr Nockæratô
BC: Fałâs Rōnecôń
BC: Wershârmaēr Ėōldish
Backup
FR: Wællaš Vronėį
HL: Deron Dekēmonitē
FC: Rœm Ćartōm
BC: Carve Dewol
GK: Norôtoræmâ Shriven

Offense
Starting
P: Corôl Wæshā
LW: Aurō Mancaž
RW: Reven Goav
LB: Rœwer Carham
RB: Covonėt Levėron
CB: Wonīta Erîm
Backup
LW: Cron Veter
RW: Shrėmoncaś Nolaī
CB: Romem Cæram
P: Vort Keb

Expected Formations
Defense 6-0
Offense 5-1
Defense 5-1

Star Players
Velomėns ‘Vos’ Rodckè and Zadoch Gaėr are both amazing, but undoubtedly the best player is the Pivot, Corôl Wæshā.

Kits
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If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes
Last edited by Aureumterra on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Postby Qasden » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:57 pm

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Since the era of HWC17 in RK Quebec, the Qasden Vans have proven to be one of the most intimidating newbies on the block. Debuting in the said tournament, TQ quickly gained a reputation after taking second place over Thatius and St Trinians. Last time, in Drawkland, the Vans bashed their way to the semifinals of the tournament's proper. Both times, their journey had ended with dismal defeats to back-2-back champions, Red Blackiland. However, a win over another fierce newcomer, Juvencus, in the bronze match of HWC18 has sparked a potential revolution towards Qad Handball. With Coach Mayward, AC Day, and Manager Sols returning with their group of elites, time can only tell the true champion of it all. Can Qasden's confidence lead them to their first handball title? Or will the HandVans yet again earn bronze? The grove runs deep, and only one path will be true to its name. Ladies and gentlemen, cats and kitsunes of the multiverse, here is your Qasden Vans for the 20th Handball World Cup, hosted by the nation of Abanhfleft!

Nickname: The Vans (Turkish Vans)

Roster


GK
1- David Oxten;24
14- Jayson Pygmi;29
15- Figorous Matriarch;18

LB
2- Dareis Matthews;26
13- Lêna Tuskaes;21
16- Wushan Fokheim;19

CB
3- Harbour Kettles;31
12- Mark Adden;29
17- Perry Sicil;28

RB
4- Felicity Mèrel;24
11- Kason Crinova;28
18- Jackel Bakathair;33

LW
5- Nathaniel Alouette;33
10- Travis McCarsby;26
19- Alistairus Volni;20

CF
6- Gregory Pyxis;27;Captain
9- Jaren Ghoss;30
20- Vega Lopps;23

RW
7- Marko Qoltz;22
8- Dane Bômen;34
21- Tori Kidd;19

Other
Coach- Esan Mayward;56
Assistant Coach- Jessie Day;38
Team Doctor- Shoebow Almdi;49
Designated Generic Fan- Nottaman Nequiniswear;15 days 32
Manager- Zachary Sols;64

Style: +4


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RP Permissions- Anything except game-missing injuries/deaths/suspensions/etc.
Sporting Achievements, how few they exist
World Cup Ranking:24th;KPB: 24.11; Style: +3.175
(Co)Hosted- Cup of Harmony 71, Baptism of Fire 67, MLB V, WLC 26, and IBC 23!
Enthusiast of Geography and Cats!

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Union of Socialist Alpine Republics
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Postby Union of Socialist Alpine Republics » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Alpine Union National Handball Team

Reprezentacja Alpejski w piłce ręcznej

Alpska Unija Nacionalna Rukomet Momcad

Selección de balonmano de Unión Alpina

Équipe d'Union Alpine de Handball

Alpischen Handball Nationalgemischtschaft

Sgioba Nàiseanta Ball Láimhe na Ailpeach Aonadh


Full nation name: Union of Socialist Alpine Republics
Short nation name: Alpine Union, U.S.A.R.
Trigramme: UAR
Demonym: Alpine
Nicknames: Alpine Union, Alpines, Green & white, Bisons, Reprezentacja Alpejski
Team Colors: Green and white

Coach: Boguslaw Suszczyk

Num     Pos     Player                  Age             Team                    Birthplace
Starters
16 GK Przemyslaw Zjawinski 27 KPR Szczebrzeszyn Kleszczewo, WP
6 LB Anna Pakula 33 Szczakowianka Ozorkow Ozorkow, WP
28 RB Kamil Wdowczyk 31 Pogon Miedzyzdroje Juszczyna, WP
8 CB Yannick Roßbach 27 VfL Schloßböckelheim Großschönau, AM
21 LW Pawel Szukielowicz 31 MMTS Trzebiegoszcz Trzebiegoszcz, WP
9 RW Zelda Schatzschneider 26 VfL Schloßböckelheim Waldböckelheim, AM
20 P Radoslaw Kwasniewski 29 Gwardia Puck Krzyz Wielkopruski, WP

Substitutes
12 GK Karolina Brzezina 30 Gornik Ozorkow Pszczyna, WP
18 LB Piotr Lukasiewicz 34 Gornik Ozorkow Tluszcz, WP
3 RB Fredericka Krüger 25 Füchse Ueckermünde Schieder-Schwalenberg, AM
5 B Grzegorz Pfaff 29 Füchse Ueckermünde Ueckermünde, AM
13 CB Tim Bender 34 Beaumont-Saint-Gontrand (BSG) Schönenberg-Kübelberg, AM
11 LW Ewelina Wozniak 29 Korona Malbork Malbork, WP
29 RW Tymoteusz Pawlikowski 29 KPR Szczebrzeszyn Nieszczyce, WP
22 P Urszula Ratajkowska 27 Szczakowianka Ozorkow Krzeszowice, WP


AM: Alsace-Mecklenburg
WP: Wschodnioprusy (Prussia East)


If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
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: Yes

Also, please do not use any picture to represent my team. Thank you.
Last edited by Union of Socialist Alpine Republics on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Ranks:
Hockey: 15th | American Football: 8th | Baseball: 10th | Association Football: 65th | Rugby Union: 23rd

Champions: World Bowl XXXII
Runner Up: WCoH 36
3rd Place:
4th Place: WJHC 12, Independents Cup 4, Handball World Cup 21

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Bjornoya Islands
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Postby Bjornoya Islands » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 pm

Остров медведя республика гандбол/Bjørnøya Republikk Håndball/Bjørnøya Republic Handball

Handball World Cup Roster


Starting Lineup
GOALKEEPER
41-GK-Fedotov Yermolayevich
OFFENSE
36-C-Ägid Berkel
10-LB-Bent Grendahl
4-RB-Magnus Frederiksen
19-CR-Erich Bäumler
13-LW-Easton Tillman
17-RW-George Walsh
DEFENSE
7-FR-Jarl Akre
16-HR-Maxton Dalton
21-BC-Pribylov Yurievich
37-FC-Günther Loos
22-HL-Zykin Aleskeevich
50-FL-Fritz Hagelstein
Substitutions
2-GK-Linus Schrötter
43-C-Knut Estrem
67-LB-Heiner Diemer
94-RB-Manuel Kamphaus
76-CR-Otto Aase
58-LW-Kosma Denisovich
24-RW-Lothar Dahn
81-FR-Cody Dean
23-HR-Karyavin Innokentievich
69-BC-Eckard Hellwig
55-FC-Anton Hämmerli
87-HL-Thorwald Siemens
73-FL-Logan Pearson

COACHES
HEAD-Durchenko Rodionovich
ASSISTANT-Leiv Lysvand
ASSISTANT-Prokhor Artemiev
TRAINER-Igor Vsevolodovich
TRAINER-Øistein Rod

STYLE MODIFIER
+2.5

If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: No
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: /No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: No
Godmod other events: No
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Hand Corps XX

Postby Drawkland » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:02 pm

Drawkland National Handball Team

They're apparently sorta good


Hand Corps 20
Head Coach Sean Snivac


## Ps G Name

0 GK M Roman Anforse
10 GK F Rachel Smith

5 LB M Drew Whittman
12 LB M Harry Neff

4 CB F Ellen Maggio
13 CB M Dylan Greer

16 RB M Julius Warren
14 RB M Zack Kingston

8 LW M Wyatt Johnson
18 LW M Abram Snivac

1 CF F MacKenzie Skeed
21 CF M Teamus Thompson

7 RW M Iain Snivac
17 RW M Craig Coles


If my opponent RPs first, I give them permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes

Pretty much don't destroy my team or nation, thx


Style Mod: +3.5
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Postby Filindostan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:47 pm

FILINDOSTAN
National Handball Team
Handball World Cup 20


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About the National Team

Filindostan will enter the handball scene for the first time. Should they have a good performance in the tournament, the Filindostani Handball Committee will start up a handball league.

Style modifier: +4
Head Coach: Barbara "BARBZ" Capuli (Female, 42)

Playing Squad

In Filindostan, people are often called by their nickname. Some players opt to put their nickname instead of the customary last name in their kits. The shirt names for the squad are noted by ALL CAPS.

Playing Lineup

1 | Goalkeeper | Marianne "RIANNE" Alimboyugen | 26 | Female
32 | Goalkeeper | Liza Luningning "LUNINGNING" Edano | 22 | Female
90 | Goalkeeper | Jesus "JESUS" Kurniawan | 20 | Male
4 | Center Back | Julia SINDOK | 31 | Female
17 | Center Back | McDarvin "MACDEE" Capangpangan | 23 | Male
3 | Left Back | AHMAD Tamala | 24 | Male
38 | Left Back | LIWLIWA Kurniawan | 25 | Female
16 | Left Back | Gustav "STAV" KAMAL | 26 | Male
2 | Right Back | ARMIN Heramil | 27 | Male
19 | Right Back | Exequiel "SEKIEL" Albano | 17 | Male
75 | Right Back | Karen Alyanna "KALYA" Olidan | 20 | Female
5 | Pivot | Froilan "PROY" Inting | 28 | Male
11 | Pivot | Sid ATMADJA | 24 | Male
99 | Pivot | Indra Siska SUMARDI | 29 | Female
7 | Right Wing | LOVELY MAYA | 25 | Female
77 | Right Wing | Alain BELOYA | 31 | Male
6 | Left Wing | Emmanuel "MANU" De Perio | 24 | Male
28 | Left Wing | CLEO Balgomera | 26 | Female

Kits
Filindostan's handball kits are brandless as of writing, and they have contacted local kit supplier NNS to supply them should they go through the group stages. The kit colors are red shirt and black shorts, and an alternate of white shirt and red shorts, or an all-white alternate. Goalie kits are all-black.

Team RP and Permissions

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes - I'll determine the severity.
Godmod injuries to my players: No - Absolutely no death here please.
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
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Postby Juvencus » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 am

Il nuova squadra a pallamano de Juvencus

Last version saw the gli attaccanti drop out of the group stages, with an abysmal 1-1-2, in the group stages, managing to get a victory over a singificantly weaker Sphnixatopd side and finishing second to last. That was a massive dropoff from their last appearance in the 18th version of the handball world cup, which saw the debutantes not only going unbeaten in the group stages, but also finish 4th in the competition and making a big jump through the rankings. This time, the squad is determined to achieve greatness.

Basic lineup
GK: Nicodemo Somma
Centre: Alfredo di Caprio
LB: Aurelio Azzarà
RB: Francesco Negrini
CR: Liborio Calabrese
LW: Nico Alamani
RW: Feliciano Coiro

Substitutes
GK: Taddeo Speziale
GK: Pasquale Uccello
Centre: Livio Maria
Centre: Carmelo Bicchieri
LB: Battista Cavalcante
LB: Ottone Ricchetti
RB: Bonaventura Aleppo
RB: Sesto Franzese
CR: Amando Bellini
CR: Rodolfo Vitali
LW: Frediano Vinci
LW: Corrando Sorrentino
RW: Vasco Amerighi
RW: Desiderio Greco

Coaching Staff
Main Coach: Frederico Di Stefano
Assistant Coach 1: Gianluigi Belleronte
Assistant Coach 2: Crescenzo Bellomo
Doctor 1: Colombano Mondugno
Doctor 2: Ippolito Trucco
Dietologist: Elia Romero

If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Permission only
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Postby Kosovakia » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:38 pm

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Good luck everyone!

If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: No
Hand out red cards to my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes
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Postby Savojarna » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:14 am

SavojarSports.sj - inside reports from all Savojarna
The Journalist's Guide to Savojar Handball


HANDBALL IN SAVOJARNA

Handball is a very popular sport among young Savojars, and a lot of people, both men and women, play it in school. However, a lot of them are hockey players looking for an alternative to their sport in the summer, therefore many talented handballers get lost around 15 years of age because they focus on hockey. Savojarna has a professional handball league with 16 teams, most of them concentrated in Vestrholmen and Ejana. In Ejana, handball is seen as the regional sport and the island takes great pride in its team of EHK Storevik. However, due to the island's smallness and relative remoteness, most NT players come from Vestrholmen. In Sumanen and Russica Savojar, handball is less traditionally popular and has to fight for resources against rugby, floorball and volleyball. Nevertheless, the regions produce a few very noteworthy players, such as reigning MVP of the Savojar league, Savojagrad's left winger Pyotr Khabarov. Savojar teams are known for their unspectacular, pragmatic approach to handball, leading to a very tactically sound game dominated by the physical strength of most players sharpened through multiple seasons of ice hockey, handball, and formerly mining (even though that is not the case anymore since we professionalised the sport).

STYLE: -0.75

STARTING 7

GK #1 Johan Bromstö (28, Thorsborg)
LW #2 Pyotr Khabarov (22, Savojagrad)
LB #6 Asgeir Jonsson (31, Kjefla) - Captain
CF #10 Fridtjof Lindback (27, Jarnstad)
CB #4 Alexander Pedersen (23, Sjoedrhavn)
RB #11 Mikkel Nielsen (26, Sjoedrhavn)
RW #7 Ville Jokarinen (27, Virkaja)

SUBSTITUTES

GK #30 Petter Jacobsson (20, Thorsborg)
GK #12 Harald Nyborg (28, Sjoedrhavn)
LW #8 Nils Jensen (19, Sandviken)
LB #5 Krister Bengtsson (27, Jarnstad)
LB #13 Eirik Baldersson (22, Storevik)
CF #9 Robin Ljungberg (25, Thorsborg)
CB #14 Mika Peltonen (28, Markka)
RB #16 Denis Bjarnsson (26, Jauska)
RW #19 Victor Gulbrandsson (22, Kjefla)

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

Goalkeepers: The goalkeepers are relatively strong and should stop a fair share of shots. Bromstö is known for his great mental strength, while others may have more problems with this. Petter Jacobsson should definitely get some playtime, given that he has brilliant reflexes and is seen as the promise of future Savojar handball. Harald Nyborg plays his first HWC and is here mainly as a backup, he is not expected to play.

Wings: As mentioned, Khabarov is the MVP of the last season and has scored a lot of goals. He is known for a very strong shot and speed. Watch out for this young guy on the side. His replacement is the youngest player of the team, Nils Jensen. He has shown a great ability to make good shots even when pressured heavily and possesses a lot of physical strength. On the right side, Ville Jokarinen will start. The Virkaja guy is very explosive and has a capability of breaking through any defense by brute force. His replacement, Victor Gulbrandsson, is one of the two debutants on the national team and shows a promising season in the domestic league. He has a good overview and a dangerous arsenal of tricky shots.

Centers: Center forwards Fridtjof Lindback and Robin Ljungberg can be used almost interchangeably. Both are very strong men and hard to get out of balance, and both of them have a tendency to shoot from situations in which a good shot is unexpected, scoring many sneaky goals like that. However, sometimes their attempts to score hinder the team's efficiency if they miss a better placed teammate. The backs Alexander Pedersen and Mika Peltonen are more different, with the younger starter Pedersen being more qualified in offense thanks to great overview. Peltonen, on the other side, is seen as the stronger defender, which will likely lead to some strategic substitutions shall the game require it.

Backs: Left back Asgeir Jonsson is easily the backbone of the team off the pitch. The captain is a natural leader, and a strong defender. This allows his counterpart in the starting 7, Mikkel Nielsen, to be more active and more offensive, which leads to many goals for Savojarna. His backups are Bengtsson and Baldersson, a pair of fast backs known for their overview and passing skills, which can be very valuable if additional offense is required. Mikkel Nielsen is especially dangerous in offense and leads the SHL in goals scored by backs, even though he also knows how to stop an opponent. His strong shot has scared many goaltenders, and gave him a unexpected crown of best scorer in his team in the past. Denis Bjarnsson, his replacement, will probably not play too much given Nielsen's importance, but could play an important support role in carrying a lead to the final whistle.

RP PERMISSIONS
If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes - nothing that has consequences for more than the rest of the tournament
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes - but TG me first
Godmod other events: No
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Postby North Prarie » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:25 pm

North Prarie Handball

Style: -1.50
Starting 7
GK #99 Willie Parks
FR #8 Rueben Kennedy
FL #21 Patrick Hansen
HL #17 Edwin Oliver
HR #33 Elliott Van Peder
BC #9 Benny Jordan
BC #5 Justin Waters
Substitutes:
GK #41 Scott Torres
GK #24 Clarence Morgan
FR #82 Samuel Hernandez
FR #63 Chris Garcia
FL #94 Bobby Collins
FL #74 Terry Davis
HL #44 Martin Richardson
HR #19 Lawrence Price
BC #3 Harry Hill
BC #15 Johnson Ozzi
BC #2 Carlos Cancimatti
Coach: Joel Richards-Thompson
If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes
Uniforms:
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Postby Costa de Ouro » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:00 pm

C O S T AD EO U R OR O S T E R

Three-time champions and three-time runner-up, Handball World Cup
Women's team, gold medal, IX Summer Olympics; XI Summer Olympics


Since most of the Costenho players involved in the last 6 Handball World Cups are nearing the end of their playing careers, manager Albert Costa has decided to go with an entirely fresh roster of players.

Manager: Albert Costa
Defensive Specialists:
GK: Félix Ventura
GK: Érica Santos
FL: Victor Abreu
FR: Thiago Costa
HL: Laura Silveira
HR: Isabel Assunção Salazar
BC: Mário Demétrio Duarte
FC: Octavio Bonaventura

Offensive Specialists:
RW: Calista Andreia Coelho
LW: Iolanda Abreu
RB: Álvaro Cruz Delgado
CB: Ernesto Gil Alves
LB: Áurea-Vera Costa
P: Nico Soares

Anticipated Lineups:
Starting Lineup: Ventura - V. Abreu, T. Costa, Duarte, Bonaventura - Coelho, I. Abreu, Soares
Defensive Lineup: Ventura - V. Abreu, T. Costa, Silveira, Salazar, Duarte, Bonaventura
Offensive Lineup: Ventura - I. Abreu, Coelho, Delgado, Alves, A-V. Costa, Soares

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Mostly anything goes, but if you are planning something extreme (i.e. deaths/severe injuries/weird godmodding) then please contact me in advance.
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Postby Natanians and Nosts » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:38 pm

Natanians and Nosts' National Handball Team
Coach: Ion Mihai Rădulescu
Assistent #1: Ion Marcus Ionescu
Assistent #2: João Augustus Ionescu
Doctor: Marcus Mihai da Silva
Psychologist: Ion Mihai dos Santos


Starters
#	Name	 	 	        Age	Height	Position
1 Ion Paulus Ionescu 23 1,80 Goalkeeper
3 Claudius Mihai Stefanescu 22 1,77 Centre-back
6 Mihai Appius Silva 22 1,80 Left wing
8 Ápio Ion Santos 23 1,78 Left back
7 Johann Mihail Smith 24 1,78 Right back
2 Michael Johann Ionescu 25 1,87 Right wing
11 Ion Iulius Munteanu 24 1,90 Pivot

Captain's name is in blue

Bench
#	Name	 	 	        Age	Height	Position
12 Ion Carolus Constantinescu 28 1,75 Goalkeeper
4 Marcus Iohanis Ioanescu 24 1,76 Centre-back
5 Constantinu Mihai Souza 21 1,78 Half back
9 Teodosiu Mihai Sousa 30 1,80 Left wing
14 Alfonso Carolus Silva 26 1,89 Right wing
10 Afonso Lars Santos 24 1,95 Pivot
13 Hans MIhai Larsson 25 1,92 Goalkeeper


Starting position
11


3
8 7
6 2



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If my opponent RPs first, I give him permission to:
Choose my goalscorers: No
godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: No
godmod other events: No
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Postby Abanhfleft » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:08 am

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Hungry for Handball
with Aisling Keane


So Abanhfleft is finally hosting a Handball World Cup. Good for us. Only good things can come out of this. Famous last words.

But seriously though, maybe hosting the Handball World Cup could very well be the boost that handball needs in this country. Yes, I know that there's talks going on about establishing a Coalition-wide handball league like what the APOC did with rugby union, but frankly I don't see that Coalition Handball League (if that is going to be its name going forward) is going to have the same level of success here in Abanhfleft as the Rugby Coalition has in regards to the sport of rugby union. That's because the Coalition leagues' model is to target four cities in each country in which to base the league's teams, sometimes without regard for the actual development of the league. More often than not, it's just a matter of who has the deepest pockets that they can keep throwing at the league.

Sorry about that rant right there. I love the Rugby Coalition, don't get me wrong, but it's very much clearly a business model first and foremost and a sports league a close second. But back to handball. Hosting a Handball World Cup will definitely help to develop the sport more than any sport of APOC league could. First of all, the Fleftic Handball Association decided to host the games in the Capital Islands, where there is sure to be a lot of people who are going to be curious as to how this whole handball thing goes. The Fleftic people will also turn out in droves to support their national team no matter what sport they play.

Let's be honest, handball hasn't had a lot of love in Abanhfleft. Basketball is king of the indoor courts in this here country with ice hockey a very distant second, and that newly established arena football league an even farther third. There are a number of semi-pro and amateur regional handball leagues with leagues forming and folding at almost a regular rate everyday. A successful Handball World Cup may just be the thing to stabilize these leagues and (hopefully) lead to a stable national league of our own. A Fleftic National Handball League, so to say, and not just one of those Coalition leagues. Now wouldn't that be something? A league to call our own, and not to share with anyone else. (Not that I'm slamming the Coalition once again, but I just prefer one league per country and leave it at that.)

So does this mean that handball is due for a resurgence in popularity in Abanhfleft? Pretty much so. But we have to be careful with this as well. We don't want the handball team to end up like the baseball team. The Abanhfleft Revolution was so hyped up when it got second place in the sixth edition of the now-defunct International Baseball Slam that everything else after that was just a mere disappointment, and the Revolution then became a self-fulfilling prophecy of guys (and gals, remember Julie He and Ulrika Zimmermann) who would do enough to get by but not enough to truly excel and set themselves above the rest. And we can't let the same thing happen to the handball team if we want to keep succeeding and winning. Besides, that's all we want, right? Winning?

Anyway, that should be enough editorializing for me today. In a few hours, the 20th Handball World Cup is finally going to kick off at none other than the Fleftic Arena and boy, if the early attendance figures is to be believed, the handball renaissance has finally come to the Democratic Republic. Looks like the people of Abanhfleft are hungry for handball, after all.
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20th Handball World Cup MD1

Postby Abanhfleft » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:41 am

Who among the 32 nations participating will get their first ever wins in the current tournament? Who says that it will be their country who will win? CUTOFF! for the first ever matchday of the 20th Handball World Cup.

Group A
Abanhfleft 35–24 Bjørnøya Republic
Hudson Islands 32–27 Aureumterra

  Group A                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 Abanhfleft 1 1 0 0 35 24 +11 3
2 Hudson Islands 1 1 0 0 32 27 +5 3
3 Aureumterra 1 0 0 1 27 32 −5 0
4 Bjørnøya Republic 1 0 0 1 24 35 −11 0


Group B
Filindostan 24–24 Kita-Hinode
Free Republics 22–26 North Prarie

  Group B                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 North Prarie 1 1 0 0 26 22 +4 3
2 Filindostan 1 0 1 0 24 24 0 1
Kita-Hinode 1 0 1 0 24 24 0 1
4 Free Republics 1 0 0 1 22 26 −4 0


Group C
Qasden 30–29 Equestrian States
Costa de Ouro 22–27 Vakolicci Haven and Celeria

  Group C                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 Vakolicci Haven and Celeria 1 1 0 0 27 22 +5 3
2 Qasden 1 1 0 0 30 29 +1 3
3 Equestrian States 1 0 0 1 29 30 −1 0
4 Costa de Ouro 1 0 0 1 22 27 −5 0


Group D
Lisander 18–27 New Doltania
Banija 28
–24 Maltta

  Group D                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 New Doltania 1 1 0 0 27 18 +9 3
2 Banija 1 1 0 0 28 24 +4 3
3 Maltta 1 0 0 1 24 28 −4 0
4 Lisander 1 0 0 1 18 27 −9 0


Group E
The Greater Nordics 29–29 Melbergia
Natanians and Nosts 24–27 Royal Kingdom of Quebec

  Group E                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 Royal Kingdom of Quebec 1 1 0 0 27 24 +3 3
2 Melbergia 1 0 1 0 29 29 0 1
The Greater Nordics 1 0 1 0 29 29 0 1
4 Natanians and Nosts 1 0 0 1 24 27 −3 0


Group F
Savojarna 31–16 Ethane
United States of Devonta 24–24 Humaliwo

  Group F                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 Savojarna 1 1 0 0 31 16 +15 3
2 Humaliwo 1 0 1 0 24 24 0 1
United States of Devonta 1 0 1 0 24 24 0 1
4 Ethane 1 0 0 1 16 31 −15 0


Group G
Drawkland 28–24 Alpine Union
Quantilia 28–29 Northwest Kalactin

  Group G                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 Drawkland 1 1 0 0 28 24 +4 3
2 Northwest Kalactin 1 1 0 0 29 28 +1 3
3 Quantilia 1 0 0 1 28 29 −1 0
4 Alpine Union 1 0 0 1 24 28 −4 0


Group H
Juvencus 27–29 Soltsteed
Ordo Cardinalis et Papa Sonneliae 23–27 Kosovakia

  Group H                           Pld   W  D  L   GF  GA  GD  Pts
1 Kosovakia 1 1 0 0 27 23 +4 3
2 Soltsteed 1 1 0 0 29 27 +2 3
3 Juvencus 1 0 0 1 27 29 −2 0
4 Ordo Cardinalis et Papa Sonneliae 1 0 0 1 23 27 −4 0
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Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

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Postby Quantilia » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:31 am

After a very close match, the Quantilian Falcons lost a heartbreaker to Northwest Kalactin 28-29. Despite a valiant effort by Amos Long and Richard Everett, who are teammates on Quantilia City Athletic Club (QCAC), NK just beat us out. Next week, we better watch out for Drawkland. They beat the USAR (Alpine Union) by 4 points, and they are routinely very good at tournaments like this. Go Green-and-Navy!

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Postby Banija » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:37 am

The Banijan National Handball Team, "The Mpira Mkono"

"Mpira Mkono" is the translation of handball from English into Banija's majority dialect,

Starting Lineup
GK #0 Lalo Bah. 22 years old.
LB #5 Bunama Condé. 27 years old.
CB #4 Essa Senghore. 29 years old.
RB #2 Suntukung Kujabi. 31 years old. Captain.
LW #11 Momodou Ndaw. 29 years old.
CF #99 Jonkong Mansaré. 27 years old.
RW #17 Fara Savaneh. 26 years old.

Substitutes
GK #12 Pateh Mansaré. 28 years old.
LB #27 Duta Jammeh. 19 years old.
CB #15 Birom Kinteh. 23 years old.
RB #33 Jabril Janneh. 23 years old.
LW #7 Bango Sohna. 34 years old.
CF #18 Antouman Kouyaté. 21 years old.
RW #15 Madi Kaba. 17 years old.

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Postby Costa de Ouro » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:14 pm

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Handball: Costa de Ouro upset by Vakolicci upstarts
Monday, February 19, 2018
Story by Aleixo Roberto Gomes


After six straight World Cups of making the final, Costa de Ouro suffered a shock defeat to Vakolicci Haven and Celeria in the first game of the twentieth Handball World Cup held in Abanhfleft. It was certainly a disappointing performance for the new team of coach Albert Costa, although it was the team's first time playing a competitive international match together.

Vakolic certainly weren't one of the best teams in the world heading into the match, and by all means, most were expecting them to lose by a large margin to the Costenho team, with their handball pedigree of 7 Handball World Cup podium finishes and two Olympic gold medal finishes in the women's event. They, along with Red Blackiland, consisted of a duopoly at the top of international handball for a good six cycles, with the team from Esportiva emerging the victor in their head-to-head record, winning the last three Handball World Cups in the final against Costa de Ouro.

With the departure of Red Blackiland from the international sporting scene, the Costenho team were hoping to restore their dominance with another title in new host Abanhfleft. But the road to that title looks rockier with this first loss to the relatively unknown handball team from Vakolic, more well-known for an incident in the Summer Olympics a couple of years ago relating to their feud against Gregoryisgodistan. In fact, they didn't care enough about handball to bother disseminating a roster to the international community or placing names on their jerseys. But Costa de Ouro was also without the team that had soldiered through those six World Cups: most of them were in their late thirties, so Costa was forced to pick an entirely new team to send to Abanhfleft. That would prove problematic for the Costenhos.

It was the first half of the match that really did the Costenho team in, with mistakes on both the defense and offense galore. Their performance seemed disconnected, with no teamwork; the team seemed like an amalgamation of seven individual players, unable to work together. Errors crept in: zonal defense and man-to-man defense seemed to vanish, while the offense missed the mark by a large margin too many times. Costa was enraged at his team's performance: by the time half-time came around, the Costenho team was down 18-8, a monstrous deficit to make up in the second half.

In the second half, it appeared as if the Costenho team had regained its bearings and started to work together as a team once again. The combination of Mário Demétrio Duarte and Octavio Bonaventura on the defense started to work out, while pivot Nico Soares and left back Áurea-Vera Costa proved to be a passing monstrosity. Unfortunately, the team's newfound energy and coordination was unable to make up for the lack of those things in the first half: although the comeback was real, as they won the second half 14-9, it wasn't enough to overcome their first-half deficit.

Coach Costa was disappointed, as expected. "I hoped that we had found a winning combination to get back to the top of the Handball World Cup again, but it appears that this isn't the case. We'll certainly have to find a way to improve our teamwork to get the best out of this team." Still, he remains hopeful that they can come back from their defeat. "Often, these kinds of results are the catalysts to produce a good performance. I hope it can be a catalyst to produce a good performance here, too."
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Postby Savojarna » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:07 pm

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A Force of Destruction: Mikkel Nielsen shoots out Ethane


This afternoon in Abanhfleft, Mikkel Nielsen had the match of his life as Savojarna opened the 20th Handball World Cup with a 31-16 demonstration against Ethane. Savojarna had never missed the KO matches in their previous HWC appearances, but they also never progressed past the quarterfinals, being kicked out by now-retired former world champions Red Blackiland the last time. The first match against Ethane, a sporting power with a good tradition in many sports, was expected to be a tricky one, but that was before Mikkel Nielsen showed his insane form he has at the moment. As the match began with the first Ethanian attack, the back had managed to intercept a pass and launch a quick counter via the fast winger Pyotr Khabarov, and the SHS MVP smacked the ball into the net as he had done so often in the past season for his team. Savojarna even managed to go ahead 2-0 before Ethane got their first shot, as the other back, Asgeir Jonsson, stood like a rock against Ethane's centre forward. While the hall was still resonating from the brutal hit, Savojarna countered again and as Lindback loaded off to Jokarinen, the man from Virkaja set the score to 2-0.

If you think that Savojarna was all about the counter attack today in Abanhfleft, you would be mistaken. Goals were scored in all kinds of fashion - beautiful combinations like the 6-2, when three quick passes were finished with a high pass by Mikkel Nielsen over to Gulbrandsson, who caught it out of the air and shot it into the near corner; explosive jump shots like the 8-4, a hammer by Jokarinen; the 11-5 which was a pretty tricky lob by Lindback over the Ethanian goalie; and finally also per penalty like Khabarov's 13-7. At half time, our boys were already up by nine, with the score being 19-10. The team now fell back a little, and Bromstö got a break in goal as Petter Jacobsson took the net. In the second half Khabarov, Nielsen and Jokarinen were mostly rested, with Jensen, Bjarnason and Gulbrandsson taking over for the majority of the game. Robin Ljungberg also got quite a bit of play time instead of Lindback and scored a beautiful goal for the 28-14, a shot off the spin after he lost balance in a collision with a defender.

While the whole team was brilliantly organised and rolled all over Ethane most of the time, there was one man shining in particular. Mikkel Nielsen of Sjoedrhavn, playing for Vulkan Kjefla, scored a total of five goals, the highest number of the Savojar back line, and eight assists. This means Nielsen had a role in a majority of the goals scored while he was on the field, cementing his status as possibly the best handballer in Savojarna and part of the best in the world. Rumours of Nielsen moving abroad circle the news yet again, and while his team keeps denying that there were any negotiations, it is hard not to acknowledge the strong case Mikkel Nielsen makes for any team that is interested in the aggressive right back of Savojarna. Not only is he a great scorer, Mikkel Nielsen also provided multiple valuable defensive actions against the Ethanian offence. He was justifiedly chosen by the fans on our website as Savojarna's Man of the Match, and we hope that he can carry this team further down the line against Devonta and Humaliwo, who drew their match later tonight with 24-24. We got to speak with Mikkel after the game.

SavojarSports: Mikkel Nielsen, you scored 13 points in a single game without even playing much in the second half. Was this your perfect match tonight?

Mikkel Nielsen: I don't want to say perfect match - there is no such thing as a perfect match. But it was a great game, I just hit it off right from the start. The audience here was great, and there are even some Savojars around here despite the Winter Olympics, I guess they're not all in Prescott. The Fleftics are also a great audience though, very fair and very enthusiastic. This atmosphere reminded me of home in Kjefla, and it just carried me. There was also some luck, some bounces that went our way and one or two mistakes by the Ethanians that usually wouldn't happen to them I guess. It was a great game, but it wasn't a perfect match I think.

SavojarSports: Do you believe that there will be another match like this against Devonta and Humaliwo, or will it be harder from now on?

Mikkel Nielsen: I'm sure that these matches will be tough and require our concentration, just like today. Don't think that we won in training mode because we scored 15 goals more, this was concentration that was required. But I mean, we will probably win against them now. We are on a great run, they aren't - we are the favourites. But that means that they will be double motivated and fight for their lives, let's not get too cocky here.

SavojarSports: Which opponent do you fear most, or look forward to the most?

Mikkel Nielsen: I don't fear anyone. I guess we hope not to meet Costa de Ouro too early, they have a history, but look what happened with them and Vakolicci. They are not as good anymore, the world saw, and the world won't be scared of them anymore. The world won't be scared of Red Blackiland cause they aren't here. Quebec struggled, the Drawkians aren't dominant, Juvencus already lost a match - this could be our year, so we gotta beat them all anyway! But I hope to play Juvencus. After what happened in the 77th World Cup in football, these boys are pissed. It would be a very special match, and we'd all be hyped up for it!

SavojarSports: Thank you Mikkel for this interview. Is there anything you'd like to tell the people out there?

Mikkel Nielsen:
You guys rock! Everyone who watches us and not the Winter Olympics, we love you. Keep up the support, and GO SAVOJARNA!
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:52 pm

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Northwest Kalactin won by a goal in the handballl match against quantilia 29-28 by a goal from forward mark Gonzalez with 19 seconds left this goal was very important in the win for Northwest Kalactin due to its timing, because there were only 19 Seconds left it would be harder for quantilia to strike back with 2 goals to win the game other important plays from Northwest Kalactin were a save by goalie Anthony Taylor, and a amazing play by player frank Torres, Amos Long was passing it to fellow quantilian Neil Vernon but in the middle of the pass Torres caught it although he had caught the quantilian team completely by surprise there was still a defender, Richard Everett and not just that Amos Long was catching up to him the current score was 13-11 Northwest Kalactin so frank knew it was going to be ba hard play to make he did it Long, who was very fast had completely caught up to him while juking Everett he also dodged Longs attempt to grab the ball from him, then he threw it into the net and scored for the next few minutes after that the quantilian team went on the attack making 4 straight goals before the kalactanian team finally scored a goal despite this the Northwest Kalactanians still won the game in a close one we are hoping that the kalactanian team keeps playing like they just did.
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