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World Cup 83 - Roleplay Thread

Postby Equestrian States » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:49 pm

WORLD CUP 83
EQUESTRIA & BANIJA

Roleplay Thread

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Welcome to the 83rd World Cup, being hosted by Equestria and Banija!

This is where you should post your roleplays, whether they be multi-part epics, short-but-sweet journal entries, or anything else that you might come up with. We'll be adding information regarding the schedule, group draws, and anything else we deem necessary to this post as the tournament progresses.

Playoff Groups

Group 1 - Host: Crystal Empire
Brusseldorf (84)
Crystalline Caverns (83)
The Macabees (46)
Juvencus (28)

Group 2 - Host: Crystal Empire
Ethane (27)
Busoga Islands (92)
Main Nation Ministry (43)
Chromatika (47)

Group 3 - Host: New Cloudsdale
95X (36)
Siovanija & Teusland (53)
Reçueçn (UR)
Abanhfleft (39)

Group 4 - Host: Banija
Omerica (45)
Savojarna (32)
Krytenia (50)
Kelssek (65)

Group 5 - Host: Silver Beach
Newmanistan (237)
Eura (7)
Mytanija (56)
Saltstead (31)

Group 6 - Host: Amazonesta
Hapilopper (167)
Barunia (33)
Tinhampton (37)
Kita-Hinode (24)

Playoff Draw - Pots

Pot 1: Ethane (27), The Macabees (46), Krytenia (50), Barunia (33), 95X (36), Mytanija (60)

Pot 2: Chromatika (47), Saltstead (31), Juvencus (28), Reçueçn (UR), Savojarna (32), Hapilopper (167)

Pot 3: Crystalline Caverns (83), Main Nation Ministry (43), Siovanija & Teusland (53), Kita-Hinode (24), Eura (7), Kelssek (65)

Pot 4: Busoga Islands (92), Tinhampton (37), Brusseldorf (84), Omerica (45), Newmanistan (237), Abanhfleft (39)

Qualifying Groups

Group A
Petrisi (332)
Natanians & Nosts (71)
Mriin (23)
Savojarna (32)
Zealandiana (227)
North Quadana (146)
Ariwana (UR)

Group B
Astograth (UR)
Tornado Queendom (327)
Bliuji (205)
Sajnur (112)
Brusseldorf (84)
Filindostan (41)
Audioslavia (14)

Group C
Schiavonia (UR)
Pasarga (12)
Cheetahs & Reptiles Coalison (288)
Abercontin-Jereaux (201)
Flardania (116)
Zwangzug (67)
Barunia (33)

Group D
Sargossa (16)
New Saria (UR)
Togonistan (199)
Osarius (120)
Copper Cuprum (313)
Drawkland (34)
Kelssek (65)

Group E
Qusmo (22)
Far Wor Eryunce (UR)
Euran Oceania Territories (87)
Port Ember (186)
Chromatika (47)
Competitive Solitaire (69)
San José Guayabal (UR)

Group F
Friday Freshman (UR)
Pius Desurongcrandis (248)
Kita-Hinode (24)
Bongo Johnson (51)
Oberour Ar Moro (68)
Spensar (312)
Joshenia (90)

Group G
Schottia (108)
San Carlos Islands (297)
Sinyal (UR)
Mercedini (26)
HUElavia (59)
Aurevbush (259)
Krytenia (50)

Group H
Anollasia (192)
The Holy Empire (4)
Quakmybush (124)
Siovanija & Teusland (53)
Lashnakia (336)
Squornshelan Remnant States (48)
New North Carolina (UR)

Group I
Baker Park (13)
Eastfield Lodge (54)
San Félix (192)
Saltstead (31)
Tulize (294)
Benjamin Mark (UR)
Libonesia (139)

Group J
West Phoenicia (192)
Saint Émelie (93)
Darmen (25)
Taeshan (44)
Mytanija (56)
Penguinland (274)
Senayan (UR)

Group K
Anthor (178)
Eraman (109)
The Szcerkina Federacy (288)
Brigantii (UR)
The Sherpa Empire (81)
Omerica (45)
South Covello (5)

Group L
Apox (17)
Juvencus (28)
Britonisea (206)
Xanneria (94)
Paratan (321)
Koyoland (UR)
Acronius (58)

Group M
Freeport (104)
Western Bjornaic (349)
Eura (7)
Ko-oren (29)
Flavovespia (UR)
Torisakia (229)
Dreamplanet (64)

Group N
Damukuni (38)
Bolgano (273)
Islas Aaland (UR)
Polkopia (63)
Lepolanatnessffiria (349)
Brenecia (9)
Hapilopper (167)

Group O
Ethane (27)
Nephara (6)
Nooooooooooooooo (UR)
Geisenfried (80)
Kandonica (247)
Geektopia (172)
Orion Islands (321)

Group P
Cosumar (15)
Eshan (49)
Fevhader (151)
Ouna (UR)
Lochario (61)
Newmanistan (237)
Shalta (318)

Group Q
New Lusitania (42)
Crystalline Caverns (83)
Rakivland (126)
New Karelograd (329)
Cassadaigua (19)
Bengaliana (UR)
Abaja (221)

Group R
Kiryu-shi (UR)
Timuria (197)
95X (36)
Balqia (99)
Valanora (20)
Lavize (318)
Kavagrad (69)

Group S
Farfadillis (3)
Everta (UR)
Orestea (336)
Tinhampton (37)
Beepee (55)
Grod Island (122)
Mareibat (229)

Group T
Abanhfleft (39)
Ancherion (144)
Saciu (329)
Starblaydia (11)
Devonta (52)
Tamgu (UR)
Axuva (253)

Group U
Caras (336)
Kernovi & Rewgwlas (86)
Qasden (18)
Santa Regada (95)
Valladares (40)
Reçueçn (UR)
Starcom Racing (220)

Group V
St. Saratoga (173)
Lons (UR)
Vakolicci Haven & Celaria (77)
Free Republics (10)
The Aurian Plains (297)
Amuaplye (227)
Main Nation Ministry (43)

Group W
Darkmania (78)
Pratapgadh (137)
Turori (2)
Terre Septentrionale (218)
Amurbia (321)
Hyundai-Kia (UR)
The Macabees (46)

Group X
Saintland (UR)
Busoga Islands (92)
Asdia (310)
Jeruselem (35)
Vartugia (213)
Vilita (1)
Mattijana (60)

Qualifying Draw - Pots

Pot 1: Vilita (1), Turori (2), Farfadillis (3), The Holy Empire (4), South Covello (5), Nephara (6), Eura (7), Brenecia (9), Free Republics (10), Starblaydia (11), Pasarga (12), Baker Park (13), Audioslavia (14), Cosumar (15), Sargossa (16), Apox (17), Qasden (18), Cassadaigua (19), Valanora (20), Qusmo (22), Mriin (23), Kita-Hinode (24), Darmen (25), Mercedini (26)

Pot 2: Ethane (27), Juvencus (28), Ko-oren (29), Saltstead (31), Savojarna (32), Barunia (33), Drawkland (34), Jeruselem (35), 95X (36), Tinhampton (37), Damukuni (38), Abanhfleft (39), Valladares (40), Filindostan (41), New Lusitania (42), Main Nation Ministry (43), Taeshan (44), Omerica (45), The Macabees (46), Chromatika (47), Squornshelan Remnant States (48), Eshan (49), Krytenia (50), Bongo Johnson (51)

Pot 3: Devonta (52), Siovanija & Teusland (53), Eastfield Lodge (54), Beepee (55), Mytanija (56), Acronius (58), HUElavia (59), Mattijana (60), Lochario (61), Polkopia (63), Dreamplanet (64), Kelssek (65), Zwangzug (67), Oberour Ar Moro (68), Kavagrad (69), Competitive Solitaire (69), Natanians & Nosts (71), Vakolicci Haven & Celaria (77), Darkmania (78), Geisenfried (80), The Sherpa Empire (81), Crystalline Caverns (83), Brusseldorf (84), Kernovi & Rewgwlas (86)

Pot 4: Euran Oceania Territories (87), Joshenia (90), Busoga Islands (92), Saint Émelie (93), Xanneria (94), Santa Regada (95), Balqia (99), Freeport (104), Schottia (108), Eraman (109), Sajnur (112), Flardania (116), Osarius (120), Grod Island (122), Quakmybush (124), Rakivland (126), Pratapgadh (137), Libonesia (139), Ancherion (144), North Quadana (146), Fevhader (151), Hapilopper (167), Geektopia (172), St. Saratoga (173)

Pot 5: Anthor (178), Port Ember (186), Anollasia (192), San Félix (192), West Phoenicia (192), Timuria (197), Togonistan (199), Abercontin-Jereaux (201), Bliuji (205), Britonisea (206), Vartugia (213), Terre Septentrionale (218), Starcom Racing (220), Abaja (221), Amuaplye (227), Zealandiana (227), Mareibat (229), Torisakia (229), Newmanistan (237), Kandonica (247), Pius Desurongcrandis (248), Axuva (253), Aurevbush (259), Bolgano (273)

Pot 6: Penguinland (274), Cheetahs & Reptiles Coalison (288), The Szcerkina Federacy (288), Tulize (294), San Carlos Islands (297), The Aurian Plains (297), Asdia (310), Spensar (312), Copper Cuprum (313), Lavize (318), Shatla (318), Amurbia (321), Orion Islands (321), Paratan (321), Tornado Queendom (327), New Karelograd (329), Saciu (329), Petrisi (332), Caras (336), Lashnakia (336), Orestea (336), Lepolanatnessffiria (349), Western Bjornaic (349), San José Guayabal (UR)

Pot 7: Ariwana (UR), Astograth (UR), Bengaliana (UR), Benjamin Mark (UR), Brigantii (UR), Everta (UR), Far Wor Eryunce (UR), Flavovespia (UR), Friday Freshman (UR), Hyundai-Kia (UR), Islas Aaland (UR), Kiryu-shi (UR), Koyoland (UR), Lons (UR), New North Carolina (UR), New Saria (UR), Nooooooooooooooo (UR), Ouna (UR), Reçueçn (UR), Saintland (UR), Schiavonia (UR), Senayan (UR), Sinyal (UR), Tamgu (UR)

Tournament Schedule

Qualifying - Group Stage
World Cup 83 qualifying will consist of each team playing the others in their group twice in a double round robin: once at home and once on the road. Banija will scorinate the first leg of qualifying (MDs 1-7) at approximately 10:00 PM EDT (02:00 UTC). Equestria will scorinate the second leg of qualifying (MDs 8-14) at approximately 11:00 PM EDT (03:00 UTC). The first team listed in each fixture is the home team.

Thursday, August 1: Match Day 1 - 2v7, 3v6, 4v5, 1 Bye
Friday, August 2: Match Day 2 - 6v4, 7v3, 1v2, 5 Bye
Saturday, August 3: Off Day
Sunday, August 4: Match Day 3 - 3v1, 4v7, 5v6, 2 Bye
Monday, August 5: Match Day 4 - 7v5, 1v4, 2v3, 6 Bye
Tuesday, August 6: Match Day 5 - 4v2, 5v1, 6v7, 3 Bye
Wednesday, August 7: Off Day
Thursday, August 8: Match Day 6 - 1v6, 2v5, 3v4, 7 Bye
Friday, August 9: Off Day
Saturday, August 10: Match Day 7 - 5v3, 6v2, 7v1, 4 Bye
Sunday, August 11: Off Day
Monday, August 12: Match Day 8 - 7v2, 6v3, 5v4, 1 Bye
Tuesday, August 13: Match Day 9 - 4v6, 3v7, 2v1, 5 Bye
Wednesday, August 14: Match Day 10 - 1v3, 7v4, 6v5, 2 Bye
Thursday, August 15: Off Day
Friday, August 16: Match Day 11 - 5v7, 4v1, 3v2, 6 Bye
Saturday, August 17: Match Day 12 - 2v4, 1v5, 7v6, 3 Bye
Sunday, August 18: Off Day
Monday, August 19: Match Day 13 - 6v1, 5v2, 4v3, 7 Bye
Tuesday, August 20: Off Day
Wednesday, August 21: Match Day 14 - 3v5, 2v6, 1v7, 4 Bye

Qualifying - Playoff Group Stage
The runners-up from each group the qualifying group stage will advance to the playoff group stage. Participants will be drawn into 6 groups of 4 teams and will face each team in their group once, with all matches taking place at neutral sites. The winners of each group will qualify for the World Cup. Equestria will scorinate their groups (1-3) at approximately 11:00 PM EDT (03:00 UTC). Banija will scorinate their groups (4-6) at approximately 10:00 PM EDT (02:00 UTC).

Friday, August 23: Match Day 1 - 1v4, 2v3
Saturday, August 24: Off Day
Sunday, August 25: Match Day 2 - 4v3, 1v2
Monday, August 26: Off Day
Tuesday, August 27: Match Day 3 - 2v4, 3v1
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The Soft Drinks Charge: What you need to know


WHAT is the Soft Drinks Charge?
The Tinhamptonian Soft Drinks Charge, or simply "the Charge," is a small levy of sixteen cents per litre, added to every drink that contains more than seven grams of sugar per 100 millilitres of drink (rounded to the nearest cent if needs be).

WHY does Tinhampton need a Soft Drinks Charge?
In 2006, obesity among Tinhamptonians was 21%, rising to more than a quarter among children aged less than 18. Thanks to the steps taken by multiple governments since then, we are pleased to announce that these figures are down to roughly 16% within both groups, and slowly falling. The amount of soft drink per annum consumed by Tinhamptonians, whilst it has fallen by 50% this century to about 80 litres, is still too high and remains a major factor in obesity, which we hope to cut down upon by imposing this Charge. The funds raised by this Charge will be fully reinvested by the Tinhamptonian Ministry of Finance into funding physical activity, including Physical Education in schools and subsidies for the national Football Association.

WHO was the Soft Drinks Charge developed by?
In January 2016, the Tinhamptonian Government announced its first plans to introduce a Charge, with options including the current Soft Drinks Charge and minimum unit pricing proposed. A public consultation was introduced and held over the spring and summer, with more than 25,000 responses (or almost ten percent of Tinhampton's population). Over the past two years, however, we expect that the Charge will be more widely accepted as a result of our work with citizens, healthcare professionals and other experts to reform the Charge. It was enshrined into law by the passage of the Budget in September 2018. This charge has been moulded both by the Government and by Tinhampton's civil society.

WHEN will the Soft Drinks Charge apply from?
The Charge will be first applicable on Monday, the 15th of July 2019, at midnight. (This particular day was chosen for consumer convenience and because almost all stores in Tinhampton are legally prohibited from opening after 6pm on Sundays.) We have given Tinhamptonian business this ten-month grace period in order to prepare for the introduction of the Charge appropriately. Many businesses will place the cost of the Charge onto you, the consumer; this is not a measure to attack consumer choice, but is intended to promote healthier lifestyles in line with the Government's long-term mission, and we are not planning to ban soft drinks.

WHERE will the Soft Drinks Charge be applicable?
The Charge is not applicable to stores or to the consumer, but to companies, which are recommended to pass the Charge onto consumers (or, if it proves more effective, the store itself). It is therefore likely that the Charge will apply to almost all stores in Tinhampton. Purchases at Tinhampton Airport and the Tinhampton Docks continue to be exempt from all tax, including the Charge, provided that proof of a ticket for transport is also presented at purchase. The Terrorism Act of 2008 prohibits any more than 330 millilitres of liquid being brought into Tinhampton on passenger aircraft, and we will not impose charges on those drinks brought into the country using such methods.

HOW will one pay the Soft Drinks Charge?
The Charge is directed at the consumer, rather than at the bottler or manufacturer of the drinks. If you are ordering a drink subject to the Charge from a store or restaurant, you may notice that the cost of the Charge for your order may be made explicit on your receipt. We are encouraging all soft drinks brands operating within Tinhampton to forward the charge onto the consumer, if they are unwilling to replace sugar in their recipes to reduce levels below the Charge payment threshold. On some occasions, measures have been taken to reduce potential complications; the Allied Publicans, Tinhampton's largest collective of pubs and bars, have already ceased to offer free soft drinks with their meals to customers. If such measures are successful, we will consider introducing legislation to stamp out this practice across the city in the second half of 2020.

WHICH other measures is the Government employing to help reduce obesity?
For more than ten years, the Government's STEP UP! campaign has helped to get a large majority of Tinhampton's population regularly active on at least a weekly basis. Government-led industry campaigns to reduce levels of fat, salt, sugar and calories in their meals have proven successful, as has the Healthy School Dinners Plan of 2016, an upgrade of past HSDPs which aims to restrict the consumption of ultra-processed foods in addition to these four categories by members of school communities.
We are now considering other measures to be put into place in the medium term if this charge is successful, such as a maximum soft drinks bottle size of one litre, a potential limit on multipacks, application of the Charge to artificial sweeteners (as a last resort), and/or more widesweeping legislation on advertising items that are High in Fat, Salt, and Sugar. The Government does not currently plan to introduce warning labels on soft drinks, or an outright ban.

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Shock, Panic, as Carter Redwin Reenters Presidential Race

Shock and panic spread throughout South Covello as far-right lunatic candidate Carter Redwin has reenetered the Presidential election with only six months to go. Redwin, who had earlier campaigned on promises to "Make Sotuh Covello White Again" and "Make South Covello Christian Again" had previously dropped out of the race claiming to have been under the influence of a mind control demon, the same mind control demon that allegedly influenced Dumpy O'Rumpy, but which we all know did not. His reentry drew panic from civil rights groups, who were concerned about Redwin inciting the same hatred he did last time. His campaign reentry speech was definitely fiery, and is reproduced below. It was filled with lies, including a complete denial of his earlier withdrawal and denouncing of his opponents as "fake news." It also claimed, falsely, that President David Hale was gay, Muslim, and transgender, none of which are accurate, and that he forged a birth certificate with his "new" name and gender. We will at this time point out to our foreign readers and those not familiar with how birth certificates in this nation work that South Covello does not allow people who change their sex and/or name to change this information on their birth certificate, as it is intended to be an accurate record of things as of the moment of birth. However, unlike in some nations, changing the birth certificate is not a prerequisite for transgender individuals to be recognized as the gender they identify as. That being said, David Hale's birth certificate listing his sex as male and his name as David Davenport Hale is, in fact, accurate. Redwin also made false claims about fruit.

Carter Redwin's Reenry Speech

"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I speak to you today of the soon-to-be greatness of South Covello. Greatness that will only come once you elect me, Carter Redwin. Together, we will Make South Covello Great Again! How/ By making South Covello White Again. By making South Covello Christian Again! By purging the non-white, non-Christian, non-heterosexuals from our midst! Together, we shall prevail! We shall destroy the enemies within! The traitors within! Send them to banishment!

"Now, some may claim I withdrew before. This is FAKE NEWS from the FAKE NEWS MEDIA! I am entering the race, why would I enter, drop out, and drop back in? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard, and just what I would expect from the FAKE NEWS media! Did I mention President David Hale is a gay Muslim transgender who used to be known as Davidina al-Jabari? He'll say it's not true, but that's FAKE NEWS too! He even forged his birth certificate to read his new name! Or her new name? Whatever? Who cares? He's a traitor to this country and we will defeat and destroy him! Davidina will be destroyed! And locked up! Or something! Because together, we will Make South Covello Great Again! We shall fight the foe from within! We shall purge the enemy from our midst! We shall make ourselves a White, Christian, Heterosexual Nation of rights and rights and greatness!

"Now, unlike President al-Jabari, I will not stay silent about foreign affairs. While we should not be invading other countries for random reasons like President Green, and certainly should not be threatening a leader as Great as Revan Bernat, there is a happy medium. And so now I will talk about efforts ongoing to make our ally, the Free Republics, Great Again! Currently the Free Republics are ruled by a skank harlot named Scarlett the Harlot Nicholls, and a drunken fratboy named Kyle Bolton, whose one good trait is that he knows how to put a woman in her place. However, there is a party called "Common Good" that is running for their Legislature and has strong support from my good dear friend, the Great Sister Maria Polus, a nun who will Make Republica Great Again. I wish to lend my support to Common Good, which Sister Polus seems to agree with judging by her support. Also, should her pieers (OOC: is that the corect spelling?) ever enter South Covello, they will immediately be pied in the face with 6 billion poisonberry pies! That's right, you heard right. Poisonberry! Not boysenberry, poisonberry! Speaking of which, did you hear some stupid FAKE NEWS LIBERALS like Presidentress al-Jabari claim boysenberry is sexist? They want to call it childsenberry so no girls are hurt or have their feelings hurt in their safe space! Well there will be no safe spaces if I'm President because the LIEBRAL SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS are FAKE NEWS and shall be banished to the pit of oblivion if I am elected!

"Thank you, vote for me, MAKE US GREAT!"

Carter Redwin Campaign Headquarters

Carter Redwin was meeting with his sycophnatic campaign manager, Dominick Hickwood.

Dominick Hickwood: We're doing good so far, our polls are rising already since you declared.

Carter Redwin: Great, and put in a call to Sister Polus, will you, maybe she can chime in?

Dominick Hickwood: Yes, that's a wonderful idea!

Carter Redwin: And while you're at it, ask her if she can get revenge on Harlot Nicholls by pieing her with a poisonberry pie. And Kyle Bolton too.

Dominick Hickwood: Great idea, poisonberry pies. And that stuff about boysenberry and sexism, great stuff.

Carter Reddwin: Yes, I know, thank you, Dom.

Dominick Hickwood: But we really need something to light a fire under our campaingn. Any ideas?

Carter Redwin: Yes, I have one, don't worry, I've been planning it myself, things are coming....

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Bitter Pride: The Story of CE 24

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June 13th promised to be the finest day in Dreamplanetian football history, it became a bitterly missed chance.

Dreamplanet had 80–1 odds at the start of the tournament and didn't even make it out of the group last tournament, Os Tricores were expected to play 3 games, maybe even 4 if they were lucky, on June 13th they walked onto the field with a major tournament award in sight. Even if it wasn't to be, how did they do it? How did Dreamplanet cause such an upset after defeating nations far above them?

For many years, Os Tricores were just World Cup fodders with an anti-football style of play, a disgraced ex-captain that was banned from representing the national team and a disaster that weakened relations between nations. Now, Dreamplanet have made it to 3rd place in the World Cup qualifiers twice and now a silver medal that will forever stay with us. Dreamplanet's change in fortune can be attributed to a number of things; the transfers of star players abroad, the opening of the Apex Arena, moving to a more free flowing, attacking football. Despite that, one of the most undervalued but definitely crucial factors is the maturing of the squad as they have international experience instead of just playing in the Liga Dreamplanet every year.

But why is this massive overachievement seen as a bitter disappointment? For starters, Dreamplanetians are natural bitter losers, we don't like to lose but we lose a lot, secondly this was a rude awakening that Os Tricores are not yet capable of winning tournaments, we were close but we couldn't get it done in our first try. The tournament started in excellent form after a 4-1 win over CE23 hosts Apox and Os Tricores never looked back, beating San José Guayabal, who were the co-hosts in the first World Cup that Dreamplanet tried to qualify for and then drawing 1-1 with the Fhulghamous Peninsula, topping the group. It was the first time that Dreamplanet had made it out of the group but it got better as they beat South Covello with the last kick of the game, beat hosts Velestria 2-1 in a narrow game and dethroned the reigning champions Mattijana 4-1 on penalties after the chip from Miguel Benedito. If there was a belt that the reigning champions handed over to who defeated them, Dreamplanet would be heading into that final with the belt in their hands, despite a wonderful start to the final, Os Tricores lost their composure and were duely beaten 4-1 by Kita-Hinode, the occasion was simply too big for them.
CAMPIONATO ESPORTIVA 24

GLORY FOR KITA-HINODE
Bitter Pride: The Story of CE 24
Report: Dreamplanet 1-4 Kita-Hinode
Luis Silva: "We did all we could."
Iori Saitou: "It was a match of fine margins."
Celebrations and Commiserations in Fullham & Libon
International Press react to CE 24 final
What went wrong for Dreamplanet?
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The question for Dreamplanet is "What now?" After that final there is only one goal for now, get to the World Cup. It will be hard since Dreamplanet are often rather unlucky in the World Cup as shown in the two times where Os Tricores finished 3rd, just below the play-off spot. It is possible for Dreamplanet to get to the World Cup in [Equestrian States and Banija/Drawkland Saltstead], all Campionato Esportiva runner-ups have qualified for the following World Cup and Os Tricores don't want to be the ones to break that trend, and they don't deserve to not qualify either after the fantastic tournament they had, Os Tricores look capable now, but the question is will they or won't they?

For once, Dreamplanetians could all get behind their team and genuinely believe in a title, they had beaten the expert nations and punched well above their weight before being cruelly snubbed of a well deserved title. Os Tricores seem to live in highs and lows, going from a 3-0 trashing by ROBOSTANIA of all teams and now they were in their first ever final, will the World Cup 83 campaign continue the trend of highs and lows or will they make history once again by qualifying to the World Cup for the very first time?
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Postby Zwangzug » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:43 pm

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Federation introduces Willow, Willow introduces chaos


Tavish Willow was announced as the new manager of the national football team, replacing Makvala Tsereteli. Willow is known for his long ponytail as well as a steady defensive approach in Keppal, who recently retook their league title.

The excitement produced by this announcement shortly gave way to surprise and confusion as Willow declared that Zwangzug would depart from the midfield X that had been a mainstay of their recent history. "Let's face it, none of our strikers are particularly world-class," he shrugged. "[Gabi] Lanius-Sexton isn't amounting to much at [Trebuchet] Cham, and let's not even get into [Kostya] Hart-Farm and [Excelsior] Slogda. I'm sure the six-midfielder approach has brought success to loads of other sides, like...Mytannion, or whatever they're calling themselves now, and...loads."

Faced with the charge that this was just a particularly lazy way to make sure one player wasn't winding up with an unrealistic majority of the goals, Willow demured. "Look, what's wrong with that even if it is the reason. Besides, we're still a defensive-minded side, I expect our focus to be more at the back anyway."

Willow is the first man born in Zwangzug to lead the national side, following a not-particularly intelligent robot, Bigtopian-born Doodlypants McGimpy, and a succession of women from Earent and Zwangzug.

Martin Scallop was announced as the new captain upon the retirement of Kendra Jover, an obvious choice on Willow's part given their Keppal connection. Scallop is known to be a bit of an opportunist in showing his defensive skills, banking on the fact that "no one else really cares about defense anyway so it should be easy for me to make the highlight real, innit." Migraine-plagued Subroto Parida steps down to the bench to make way for Sydney Stefred, known for scoring goals at dramatic moments and supporting the mission of the Canbix Comet to kick ego-stroking old fogeys in sensitive areas. In the midfield, and technically front of the field, Ione Friede makes her way in the starting lineup and Jonah McCollins will be thrust into the spotlight. Edwin Cherenkov-Nguyen, from Cham, will earn the kitmaker's ire on the bench.

At press time, representatives from North Sabrefell in Nephara had indicated Paige Daunten's versatility and talent, suggesting that she play on attack. Zwangzug's federation retaliated by cutting the phone lines to Ephesian FC "just so they don't go giving Willow any ideas."

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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:06 pm

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FAC closes out GC with optimism high
by Mindy Cartwright, National Soccer Writer

The final day of the Football Association of the Commonwealth's 115th General Conference, at the Prince Robert Hall inside the Commonwealth Convention Center, saw the Board of Directors present their Final Report on the agenda that had been discussed.

As reported on these pages earlier, two of the major issues involved the NWSL; league expansion and the contract & transfer situation relative to the revenue increases.

Deputy General Secretary Allison LeFleur read the statement that there would be an exploratory committee named to set parameters & identify potential candidates for spots in the League, who would need to be viable for consideration within the next two seasons; and that the basic negotiations over revised contract language & transfer considerations were at a point that the conclusion of a new policy would almost certainly be in place by the beginning of pre-season training.

LeFleur had earlier addressed a closed business meeting with details of revenue estimates that reflected the final auditing on the AOCAF tournament organizing committee; sources said that the bottom line results came in much higher than had been expected, but much of that money was going to be diverted to a small increase in academy payments and to Under-15 & Under-17 teams for future use.

FAC General Secretary David Carlson used his closing remarks to the representatives of the 400+ member clubs to remind all in attendance that the Association was in the strongest & most successful period in its history; respected for endeavor & perseverance of the National Teams at all levels, having solid relationships with many other nations' governing bodies and raising the profile among our domestic fanbase.

Chairwoman Cheryl Livingston gaveled the Conference to a finish to a thunderous cheer--her ascension to the top spot, replacing longtime Chairman Paul Hewitt, another milestone--and the delegates repaired to the central exhibition lobby of the CCC for the final party of the 3 day affair.
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Postby Mattijana » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:54 am

Lekarisa Announces Shock Saint Émelie Switch


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Mattijanan all-time top-scorer Mathilde Lekarisa has announced she will play for Saint Émelie in the qualifying stage of the 83rd World Cup.

The 29 year-old Rapid Petrovijanka striker, who was born on the island but moved to Petrovijanka at the age of 10, missed the most recent Campionato Esportiva because of a knee injury, but was widely expected to sign a new contract with Dusan Vukoja's national team ahead of the upcoming qualifying campaign. Many attending the press-conference that was called for the announcement expected that that would be its subject.

Instead, she will link up with the Insulaires where she is expected to lead the line with the only other Mattijana-based player, Savafluss forward Sara Katjanovic. Katjanovic, despite being another player eligible to play for Mattijana thanks to her Mattijanan father as well as residency rules, has never played a youth or senior level game for the marmots.

At an initially low-key press conference in Petrovijanka, Lekarisa said she was "honoured" to be given the opportunity to play for her birth nation, but that she had made the decision with a "heavy heart". She also spoke of her enjoyment playing for Mattijana, but of her excitement towards Saint Émelie.

What next for the Marmots?

Losing Lekarisa is a massive blow for manager Dusan Vukoja ahead of a vital qualifying campaign. With fellow striker Andreas Weiss nearing retirement and less near to his former potency, the pressure to score the bulk of Mattijana's goals falls on the shoulders of 24 year old Kara Lorenzic. The Matbirjke forward showed promise in the Campionato, but has little experience in either a World Cup or the long international campaign it brings.

Vukoja himself is yet to publically react to the decision, but fans in Mattijana are still reeling from the shock of losing their star striker and all-time top scorer. Questions are being asked as to why a player of Lekarisa's calibre would choose to leave an established top-60 side to play for a group of minnows from a small island in Atlantian Oceania, but they are of course less aware of the sentimental reasons for her switch.

With training for the first qualifying matches soon to get underway, Vukoja and his team will have to rebuild and reorganise quickly.


What about on the other side?

News is slowly filtering through to Saint Émelie with communications on the island patchy, but many have already voiced their excitement towards the 29 year old. Journalist Jannick Vasellin from La Poste D'Émelie is one of them.

News that Saint Émelie's squad will be bolstered by Mathilde Lekarisa took some time to reach the island, but has since spread across it very quickly. She is expected to play alongside current Saint Émelie top-scorer Sara Katjanovic, a strike partnership that is already hotly anticipated.

The beachside bars of Port D'Émelie and Le Goutier are already full of chatter about what Lekarisa could bring to the side. The 29 year-old is already a proven scorer at high levels of the game and with television and internet streams of the Mattijanan PrvaLiga being shown more and more often across the island, her stock has only risen, especially given her heritage. There is plenty of renewed optimism for the upcoming campaign after the team suffered a heavy dose of second-season syndrome during World Cup 82.

Les Insulaires' only other professional player is also a striker, so the team has become even more top-heavy, but fans will not mind that if it results in more goals and importantly more wins.
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Postby Darmen » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:36 pm

Travers named next All Greens Manager

Rabbie Travers has been named the next manager of the Darmeni national football team by the Darmeni Football Association. The move was confirmed just moments before a press conference was held to introduce Travers to the media.

Travers first appeared on the radar after leading Chippewa Valley United FC to their first Series A title in his first year as manager. The next two seasons were disappointments, as Chippewa Valley fell to 15th and then to 19th before Travers was sacked. His next appointment was during the second half of Brham United’s 2042-43 season, where he failed to turn the team’s fortunes around after the team’s 1-3-8 start. Four draws and nine losses later, Travers was sacked and replaced by Leonard Arterbury.

When asked why the DFA chose Travers over other contenders, like Berhtoald Myers or Isaiah Atwater, DFA President Gene Turko responded, “We firmly believe that Travers is the man who can stabilize the All Greens and turn the national team around.”

Travers commented on his own selection, “I know some see me as a one-hit wonder, someone who benefited from ‘beginner’s luck.’ But I firmly believe that I’m the right man for the job.”

Travers added, “We’ve got a team that can easily qualify for another World Cup. The problem seems to be that once we get to a big event, we can’t put together a good string of results. We’ve got to learn how to better deal with adversity and I’ve gone through quite a bit of that.”

Travers will assume leadership of the team at the beginning of the World Cup qualifiers. He takes over from Godefroy Abascal who was sacked following a winless World Cup 82 finals and a single point group stage finish in the 32nd Copa Rushmori. Overall Abascal finished with a record of 69-23-35 and a Round of Sixteen appearance at World Cup 81.
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:12 am

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I was at my desk, engaged in a guessing game of my own invention called "what might the groups look like for World Cup Qualifying" (not an original or catchy moniker, but it's not really a game, either)?

I was just back in the office following a six week vacation trip my wife & I made to Banija following the conclusion of the AOCAF; we'd gotten several recommendations from folks who had been to the Kingdom, about places we should go & things we should experience. All of them ended up being spot on and the trip was beyond memorable; even in Bwubanza, the site of two group stage matches during the Baptism of Fire 67 which I reported on, a chance encounter with a local brought me back to that experience when he asked if I was the Frank Armitage who reported from Baker Park. To my surprise, apparently some of my stories are reprinted in the local & national papers in Banija.

But I was interrupted by one of the young people who work in the department--who were formerly known as "copyboys" or "copyrunners" in the old days, but now are called staff writers--who apologized for the intrusion.

"Mr Armitage, sir? Could I have a moment?" I waved him over to my desk. "You can call me Frank...uh..."
"Chris Drummond, sir..." I'd seen him around for awhile, but generally the senior staff don't always get to know these young men and women who fulfill many roles, embarrassing as it to admit.
"Chris, what can I do for you?"

"I have a potential tip for a story, but I don't know if it's worth pursuing."

That is an issue that many of us in journalism confront on a daily basis. I motioned him to have a seat across the desk and told him to fill in as much of the information as he knew.

"One of my roommates is good friends with a player who is in the national team setup, just out of the under 21 team I think. I also heard a similar type of rumor when I was out with some friends in College Hill about 10 days ago. There is supposed to be a huge shakeup at the FAC soon, before the World Cup cycle gets underway. But that's all I know."

This is where we as senior writers are supposed to encourage & advise younger colleagues how to chase down a story by getting more of the background from as close to the source as is possible.
"You should go back to see if you can draw some more info from the people who told you this, and try to get some line on where you can get some independent corroboration. If you can find out a bit more, I'll help you pull it together for story."

I have no need to steal someone's byline and report things based on what a young rookie journalist has told me. I picked up the phone and called a trusted source.

"There's nothing out of the ordinary at State Street (FAC headquarters), but a lot of people in Birkenfeld (at the FAC Development Center) are edgy. Hard to put a finger on what might be up. But the whispers are within 10-12 days after the end of the GC (FAC General Conference), there will be media call."

I made a note to send Chris a message, putting him on the trail of finding something out at the FAC HQ; I stood up from my desk and took a quick glance around the department.
"Drummond!"

Another staffer sitting nearby spoke up immediately. "He's gone out sir. Can I help you?"
"Do you have his mobile number? I want to text him some info."

The young man pulled out his phone and recited the number for Drummonds' line in an instant.
"What's your name?"
"Carter, sir. Greg Carter." I told him to give me his number as well, and said I wanted all of the staff writers numbers for reference also. For a strange reason, it never dawned on me until that moment that this generation were more tuned into the word on the street than I could ever be.
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:23 am

(Note: This is a sequel RP to Jessica Madden's Hearts of Vice. Here to better understand some of the plot, please read Hearts of Vice that can be found on World Cup 82.)

Prologue: Somewhere once more in the future..

"I don't understand why Jessica wouldn't stop calling me. She was all panicking, but she said that Charlie was in trouble?" Jason Masami said to Gerald, as Jason was driving towards the suburbs, where Jessica had earlier sent a desperate call to Masami about Charlie. "So she said that Charlie had went over to someone named Henry? And now, Jessica needs me over at his house? She sounded like she was freaking out?" "Who's Henry? Did she tell you where his house is?" Gerald asked him, as they were scouting the neighborhood for Henry's house. "She told me that Jessica and Charlie took their car over there to his house, but what does her car even look like?"
"It's a pink convertible. You can't miss it."

As they drove down a street, Masami spotted the car in the driveway with another car. Masami checked the house to see that it was more of a mansion of some sorts. "Do you even know who Henry is? Why would he be with some rich guy?" Gerald asked Masami, as they exited the car to see that there wasn't a trace of Jessica or Charlie in sight. They must be inside with Henry then. "Hello? Anyone in here?" Gerald started to ring the doorbell, where he tapped his foot on the doorstep. No answer. "It looked like one of them nearly rear ended Henry's car. Their skid marks from the front of the driveway." Jason told Gerald, as he waited for someone to answer the door. Gerald rang the doorbell again. This time, both of the men outside heard a sudden crash on the other side.

"Jason!" Gerald wanted to get the door open, but it was locked on the other side. "Hold on! I was still in the military, you know!" Jason said, as he started to kick the door. "Come on!" he said, as the door was starting to crack open. With one final jolt, he slammed his foot against the door where it swung open to reveal what was inside the mansion. Then, there was a sudden silence from Masami, as he saw what was inside the foyer.
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"Jason, what is it?" Gerald looked inside to see the chaos inside. The whole foyer was trashed beyond belief. The remains of a large chandelier was now on the floor, where a pool of blood was starting to seep from the center of the twisted mass of glass. There were several claw marks on the walls with the wallpaper torn up by some beast. Jessica was laying on the bottom of the stairs, covered in...was that blood on her? "Jessica!" Jason shouted, as both of them ran to her. "Ughh...Don't worry. I'm fine, guys. Where's Charlie?" Jessica moaned, as she was laying, where it looked like she fell down the stairs.

Then, out of nowhere, there was another moan. This time, there was noises of glasses being shoved apart, as someone crawled out from under the wrecked chandelier. "Fucking bitch...she made me lose tons of blood." muttered a voice of a man, as he stood up from where he crawled out, where it looked more like a zombie, due to how pale he was. At first, he was standing a bit to get his bearings, until he turned around and saw the three of them at the stairs. Then, in a moment of pure sheer random insanity, he proceeded to scream. Cue Masami screaming. Then everyone screamed.

Woah! Woah! Woah!!!

Alright! You're immediately demanding to know. How the hell did I get here?

To give you a reality check, the chick that's at the stairs is me. I could explain how I ended up like that, where Masami is freaking out, since he saw Vic as a zombie. And knowing Masami, he's practically scared of well..everything. You see, all of this started a couple of days. How many? I don't know, several? But what you just saw took part at the falling action. Now, where should I start with this story? How about...here.


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Chapter 0.5: You're Fired. Now Get Out

"I'm what!?" Vic Fauxman yelled, as he was at the Truth News editor in-chief office, where he has been fired. "I'm not publishing anymore of your crap that you want on our papers. You realize that our record is to have a bias that isn't to piss off the Leader." the editor in-chief explained as he was examining Vic's handiwork. "I didn't even mention the Leader in my last article and now I'm getting flake over it?"
"Vic. You're writing your articles as tabloids. You writing up stuff about our athletes with some new boyfriends or girlfriends, yet when I assign you to write up news about important events, you botch it out by pointing out the most trivial and pointless of information."
"I'm writing whatever is interesting!"
"You're writing nonsense."

"What the hell am I supposed to do now? Working at Truth News has been my only job!" Vic said to the editor in-chief, where he was busy adjusting his glasses. "Vic. You can just work somewhere else. Or if you think you're a professional journalist. Make your own news outlet. I doubt I see you succeed." In a midst of tempting fate, Vic accepted this as a challenge. "Sure. I can run a news outlet in my own name. And I make sure that it sells copies of my paper that even trees will die!" Vic said, not knowing his ego has been stroked. "That's good to hear, Vic. Now get out of my office before I call for security."
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Postby Xanneria » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:56 am

Jebidiah Gyjorko is the head of FAX or the Football Association of Xanneria. He sat at a podium and to his left was Robel Ezera, head of the Royal Banijian Soccer Association. Jebidiah didn't need to introduce himself he had was already a well known figure in sports in his home country. Before taking the job as head of FAX he had lead a young Vanosdale team that had only been in exitence for 15 years, from Alpha Division (The lowest division on the Xannarian Football Pyramid) to the Omega Division (The highest division on the Xannarian Football Pyramid) in a mere 6 years. He resigned four years ago from Vanosdale when he started to butt heads with the ownership of the team. FAX then hired him as head of the Association soon after. Gyorko himself was former player in the FLOX. A well known midfield in a country where that position barely exists, He was at one point the only MF to Captain a team. He has two championships as a player, leading Beardin to back to back Omega Division titles in 2004-2005.

But enough about Jebidiah's backstory, you're probably here for the press conference.

The press conference was a two part affair, one part hyping up the next cycle of World Cup Qualifiers and another bit promotion for a newly announced freindly between the two nations. Thew game is scheduled to take place before the qualifiers and Jeb went right for the low hanging fruit, making a joke how he hoped to "Visit Banija after the qualifiers are over." Jebiadiah and Robel talked to the media for a while making friendly talk and fielding questions, Robel had even stated he though there could be a future Banijian / Xanneria friendly rivalry in the future. But something seemed a bit off, after a while several press members started getting curious, then they realized something. The press conference was being held at Xanneria's FAX HQ, why? THe game would be in Banijia and hosted by the RBSA. At the end of the conference Jebidiah made a comment "Press! we haveone more announcement."

"I'm sure you may have been baffled why the press conference was hosted here in Xanneria. Well I'm pleased to announce that aside from this friendly match we are also going to be making a bid for the 25th edition of the Camponato Esportiva. We believe that Xanneria is finally ready to host international competitions and with the recent stadium boom we can also host in style, we will announcing the details of our bid at a later date, but all parties involved know of our bid attempt. We did have Mr Ezera tour a few of our facilities and took notes on what he said to do about. I will now be fielding questions about this bid for those who want to field any questions let me know. "
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Terre Septentrionale 2024 elections results


Ville Jacques-Cartier, DC - Yesterday, june 1st 2024, the 58th elections were held in Terre septentrionale. But for the first time we used a semi proportional method. Each township was an electoral riding with a list of candidates. Number of candidates per townships differs. The most populous township, Catherine-du-Nord had 21 candidates on it's list while Nitassinan only had one. Before these elections, an uninominal system was used, it wasn't proportionnal and smaller parties were complaining. Before we go on with the results, let's go on with the 4 parties and their leaders:

Coalition avenir solidaire / Koalicja Przyszla Solidarnosc / Coalition for Future Solidarity (CAS)

Founded: 2009
Ideology: Nationalism, Social democracy, Environmentalism
Position: Centre
Leader: Sheldon Koivu

Option Septentrionale / Opcja Polnocna / Northern Option (OP)

Founded: 1967
Ideology: Nationalism, Social democracy
Position: Centre-Left
Leader: Grzegorz Kryszałowicz

Parti National / Partia Narodowa / National Party (PN)

founded: 1922
Ideology: Nationalism, Conservatism
Position: centre-Right
Leader: Martin Lecavalier

Texan Block (TB)

Founded: 1992
Ideology: Separatism, Regionalism, Conservatism
Position: Centre right
Leader: Lanny McSorley

Baranie (Baranya)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 3
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


Cachoubie (Kaszuby)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 2
Option Septentrionale 2
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Carniole (Kranjska)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 3
Option Septentrionale 2
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Catherine du nord

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 13
Option Septentrionale 5
Parti National 3
Texan Block 0


Catherine du sud

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 2
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


Catherine-Ouest (Katarzyna Zachodnie)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 3
Option Septentrionale 3
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Charlevoix

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 3
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 2
Texan Block 0


Dalmatie (Dalmacija)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 5
Option Septentrionale 3
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


District de Cartier

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 9
Option Septentrionale 4
Parti National 2
Texan Block 0


Frontenac

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 1
Option Septentrionale 0
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


Haute-Yamaska

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 3
Option Septentrionale 2
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


Kamouraska

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 1
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 2
Texan Block 0


Lusatie (Łużyce)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 2
Option Septentrionale 2
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Mazovie (Mazowsze)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 2
Option Septentrionale 5
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Montérégie

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 4
Option Septentrionale 2
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


Nitassinan

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 0
Option Septentrionale 0
Parti National 1
Texan Block 0


Papineau

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 2
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Poméranie (Pomorze)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 6
Option Septentrionale 7
Parti National 2
Texan Block 0


Shelburne

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 4
Option Septentrionale 3
Parti National 2
Texan Block 0


Silésie (Śląsk)

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 2
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 0
Texan Block 0


Texas

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 3
Option Septentrionale 1
Parti National 4
Texan Block 6


Terre Septentrionale's full 2024 results

Political Party             Seats
Coalition avenir Solidaire 73
Option Septentrionale 47
Parti National 24
Texan Block 6


We have a new party ruling the Assemblée Nationale, for the 1st time the Coalition avenir solidaire forms the government, but they don't have the majority, which is 76 seats. However it's doubtful that the 3 opposision parties with do a coalition. Both Option Septentrionale and Parti National prefers a Coalition avenir solidaire government rather than ally with each other. The new Chancellor of Terre Septentrionale will be elected by the Assemblée Nationale but it's only a formality before our MP's choose Sheldon Koivu as the 27th Chancellor of Terre Septentrionale.

Sheldon Koivu, 54 years old, was born in Shelburne, township of Shelburne, from an English speaking mother and an immigrant father. He grew up in Shelburne and has a master in business administration. Before switching to politics he administrated some groceries and NordAir, the nation's largest airline. Despite being a prosperous administrator, he was close to Septentrionaux citizens and has often volunteered for soup kitchens, which made him very popular. He was first elected as a MP in 2004 and became the Coalition avenir solidaire leader in 2022 (two years ago).

Sheldon Koivu's biggest election promise is that he wants to implement kindergartens for 3 years old kids all over Terre Septentrionale. He also have a good plan for environment and wants Terre Septentrionale to build electric air planes and ban all air planes powered with gas from flying over the nation.

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Postby Flavovespia » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:17 am

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The Flavovespia Football Association today announced that 5 stadiums will be selected for hosting World Cup qualifying games, pending the final format of the qualifying stages. The move away from having a specific national stadium had been rumoured for a while, but final confirmation was given today at the FFAHQ. Predictably the 5 largest stadia in Flavovespia have been selected, despite some calls to expand to 6 or 7 venues, and to spread the matches out more geographically, but largely the clubs and national team supporters are said to be pleased with the decision. The five venues selected are as follows:

Hornet's Nest
Location: Waldster
Club team: Waldster FC
Capacity: 75000
Opened: 0U
Open/Closed Roof: Covered seating, retractable roof


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Now just over a quarter-century old, the Hornet's Nest remains the largest stadium in all of Flavovespia, and hosts the capital football team, Waldster FC. Formerly the national stadium and also the club stadium for the aforementioned team, it was seen as some to be as an example of the capital-centric view of the nation. Thankfully in recent years such views have passed on, but nevertheless it is still seen as one of the grounds that every football fan in Flavovespia should try to visit.

Despite not being one of the most modern stadiums anymore, the facilities are still very impressive. There is a retractable roof for games in bad weather, with all seats covered. The stadium has wide concourses with a variety of food and drinks available, from hot dogs and burgers, all the way to pasta and salad bowls. The transport links to the stadium are good, with a bus and underground train station just 250m from the stadium perimeter, and a dedicated access road from the motorway.

Highland Road
Location: Hadford Hill
Club team: Hadford Hill FC
Capacity: 69518
Opened: 79BU
Open/Closed Roof: Open seating and field

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Waldster FC and Hadford Hill FC is considered the oldest rivalry in the nation, and their 2 stadiums are chalk and cheese. Highland Road, the oldest stadium still in use in Flavovespia has seem many changes over the years, but still stands tall and steeped in tradition. Famously open-air, the atmosphere in the ground is still electric on match-day, and over a century of football at he stadium gives it an unrivalled rich history. The famous red walls of the stadium are one of Flavovespian football's most iconic images

Highland Road FC is open-air, and exposed to the elements. Somewhat of a home advantage for Hadford Hill and potentially Flavovespia, fans need to check the weather before a trip to the stadium. Facilities aren't as glamorous as some of the newer stadiums, but they are nevertheless well-stocked and sufficient for the large crowds the stadium pulls in. One feature of the stadium is that it is in the heart of Hadford Hill, and not in the periphery. Fans can find a variety of pubs, bars, and restaurants to wine and dine in before and after a game, as well as exploring the city itself.

Saints Park
Location: St Aston's
Club team: St Aston's City FC
Capacity: 60000
Opened: 30BU
Open/Closed Roof: Covered seating, open field

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Saints Park is the third of the traditional "Big 3" stadiums, and despite not having the age of Highland Road or the glamour of Hornet's Nest, it is still a very well respected stadium. Now past the half-century mark, the fond memories of yesteryear go alongside some of the more recent successes the Saints have experienced. Despite it's age, the relative simplicity of the style of the stadium, whilst at the same time fitting in with the aesthetic of St Aston's makes it a popular stadium for many.

The stadium was originally built for multiple sports, but is largely now just a football venue. All seating is covered, but the pitch is open to the weather. With only 1 main tier, the stadium has a wide concourse behind the seating, and an open plan layout which allows home supporters to traverse 270 degrees of the oval during breaks in play. Situated nearer the outskirts of the city, commuting to the stadium is possible via public transport and cars, although parking is somewhat limited. The city of St Aston's however is very scenic and has a lot to see and do.

City Arena
Location: Marthorpe
Club team: Marthorpe City FC
Capacity: 60000
Opened: 9BU
Open/Closed Roof: Closed roof

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City Arena is unique in being the only major football stadium to be fully enclosed 24/7. Built for the at the time controversial Marthorpe City FC, it has certainly earned it's reputation for being a unique place to play, with the acoustics and atmosphere known to create difficulty for away sides. At the time it was considered a no-expenses-spared stadium, although age is somewhat catching up to it a little now, it is still a mightily impressive venue.

The stadium has a fully enclosed roof, but thanks to development of artificial lighting and photosynthesis techniques for indoor farming, the stadium has a natural grass pitch. There's plenty of refreshments available, even if the bowl-like shape of the stadium can make navigation a bit tricky. In terms of transport it is connected to the Hadford Hill Marthorpe Metro (HHMM), which the best method for travel, the high population density of the city of Marthorpe makes travelling by car quite tricky on matchday, and at the best of times.

Rovers Arena
Location: Loxthorpe
Club team: Loxthorpe Rovers FC
Capacity: 55000
Opened: 23AU
Open/Closed Roof: Covered seating, open field

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The newest stadium in the Super League, home of Loxthorpe Rovers FC, Rovers Arena has been used for just a few seasons now but is definitely a popular venue for many away fans. The stadium is built on a dedicated site in Loxthorpe, and designed to meticulous detail, not just in the ground and surrounding site, but with regards to the whole city. As a further bonus, the stadium itself sits just 1 mile from the coast, and the sea can be seen at the stadium site.

Being an entirely new stadium, Rovers Arena boasts facilities that are completely unheard of in other stadiums. High-speed internet with dedicated connection centres on the site allow fans unprecedented connectivity. This is utilised in the ability to order refreshments for collection at half-time, in an almost completely automated process. The transport to the stadium utilises a rail connection from the city to the site, via popular fan spots. It's not the highest capacity stadium in Flavovespia, but it's broken ground for how a modern stadium should be designed.
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Postby Hapilopper » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:14 am

The HNFT Training Center, Hapilopper City
A couple of weeks after the Baptism of Fire Finals
Two weeks had passed since the Hapilopper National Football Team had won the 70th Baptism of Fire, but it was time for the players to return to training to get ready for World Cup qualifying. The team would have a very tall order ahead of them, as they would, in all probability, play some of the top nations in the world, and some of the very best footballers the world had seen. In those last two weeks, the players of the HNFT had rested up and were practically fresh as a daisy coming into training for the World Cup qualifiers.

Life had gone on as usual in Hapilopper, except for the fact that many of the players of the HNFT had become overnight celebrities. Ernie Stevenson, the team’s leading striker, found himself mobbed by adoring fans when shopping for groceries at Mel’s Ultra-Mart several days after returning home, and asked his older brother what he did to escape the maddening crowds.

“Well, Mel’s IS open 24 hours a day,” his brother Drake replied. “I usually shop there around midnight or 1 a.m. when all the crowds have left. You should do the same.”

Cooter Harris, the team’s starting goalkeeper and captain, went fishing on Lake Wilson north of Garvinson, where nobody would find him, that is, except for the Midnight Express Trio of Bobby East, Stan Long and John Cornett, who pulled over when they saw their national teammate, sitting alone in his boat, catching nothing but sun rays. Cooter didn’t really want to see anyone, but when he saw it was his teammates, he paddled his boat ashore to greet them, and the four enthusiastically talked about their future World Cup hopes.

It was no secret that Hapilopper’s run in the Baptism of Fire had brought together players that otherwise wouldn’t have rather talked to each other. Cooter wouldn’t have bothered himself with Bobby, Stan and John otherwise. He might have shown them a middle finger, but that’s about it. The fact is, while it wasn’t the stated intention, the HNFT had grown into a group of friends, playing together for a common cause.

That success had resonated to other avenues. A few days before training got started again, Thom Perkins visited Earl Wentzel Middle School, the place where he had taken up the game. Thom was there to talk up the sport to the 6th, 7th and 8th graders at the school. It was an annual visit for Thom to the school, and typically, a handful of students would stop by to hear from him. On this day, however, the entire school came by to listen to him, and boy, were they ever enthusiastic. The HNFT had encouraged a generation of younger Hapiloppians to take the game up, and at his old school, Thom was reminded of that fact by children who walked up to him and told him that they had taken up the game because of the National Team’s successes.

When training started back up, Thom made sure his players knew the significance of their mission. The future of the “beautiful game” in Hapilopper had pretty much been cultivated by their success in the Baptism of Fire. Now they were going up against some of the top teams in the world, and to pull off some giant-killing efforts would do a great deal to lionize the HNFT in the eyes of the Hapiloppian public.

The significance of that generational impact made itself known during training. The training sessions had been open to the public, and thousands of Hapiloppians stopped by to watch their countrymen get ready for the World Cup qualifiers. Many of them were children and teenagers, watching, in person, for the first time, the players that had encouraged them to take the sport up. Seeing the huge crowds, it had hit home for many of the Hapiloppians.

Even more amazing, was there appeared to be nothing but positivity for the team. Even those annoying loudmouths on the H-Sports show “The Hot Take,” Tucker Dunst and Mack Masters, were full of excitement for their fellow countrymen, which was something of a shock. Typically, “The Hot Take” was known for their cynical, and at times vitriolic takes on everything in Hapiloppian sport, to the point where some wondered if they were actively cheering against their fellow countrymen. On this day, however, the two were surprisingly expressing hope for their fellow countrymen.

“This is a team that I hope will go far,” Dunst said.

“You got that right, hell, I hope they go all the way,” Masters said. “There’s something special about this team that just can’t be explained. It might be the fact that they’re stars and they know it, and it might be the fact that they know how to win these games. We’ve got a great shot with these guys.”

That excitement was also seen in the form of ticket sales. While no qualifying matches had been announced yet, it was widely believed that Hapilopper could play at least one of their qualifying matches at home, in Hapilopper. When those rumors came to light, Capital Stadium’s website crashed under the weight of people trying to purchase tickets for a match that hadn’t even been announced yet. When their website went down, their phone lines quickly went down from those wanting to purchase tickets.

Thirty minutes after their phone lines went down, Capital Stadium’s staff put a message on social media, advising those to please pump the brakes before matches had actually been announced.

“At this point, we have no information on if Capital Stadium will host a World Cup qualifier match or when,” the message wrote. “It is the policy of Capital Stadium to not sell tickets or deposits for tickets for events that not been officially announced. As Hapilopper’s de facto National Stadium, however, we will likely be in the running for World Cup qualifiers. If and when those matches are announced, we will let you know and we will open ticket sales for those matches. Until then, we appreciate your patience in waiting for that announcement.”

It was obvious that Hapilopper was wild about their national football team, and it was obvious that the HNFT’s “What’s the worst that could happen?” tour would be well-followed by their fellow countrymen.
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Postby Port Ember » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:16 am

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Port Ember Times


Port Ember's Soccer Team Prepares for the World Cup!


By Erica Davies - Port Ember Times Sports Section

Port Ember's national football team, The Tridents, has returned home from the Free Republics a little over two weeks ago, after participating in the Baptism of Fire 70 league and snatching up the third overall position.

After a well deserved break, they have returned to the Waterstad International Stadium to participate in a Training Camp under the stern watch of team manager and coach Stuart Baxter, in preparation for the World Cup Qualfiers run.

There is much eyes and attention on the team following the BoF, as they have been credited to have lauched a 'Social Revolution', where they have caused a massive following and interest into the sport of soccer, in a nation where there has never been any interest in the sport.

We have had the fortune to conduct a exclusive interview with Coach Baxter:

Erica Davies: "Good day Coach and welcome home! How does it feel to be home and able to train again on your home turf?"

Stuart Baxter: "Greetings Erica and thank you! It is always a good familiar feeling to be home and this is where we have been established as a team, so it is definitely a morale boost to be able to train here."

Erica Davies: "Coach the media has acrredited you and the team to have launched the birth of soccer in Port Ember. How does this make you feel?"

Stuart Baxter: "Well honestly I do not deserve that credit, that credit should go to the lads of the team. Its their hard work and passion which inspired the passion for the sport. And also a large portion of the credit should go to the nation themselves -their passionate and wholesome support is a large element of the team's success."

Erica Davies: "It has been noted that you have calmed down and have become a lot more humble, compared to your controversial arrogant rants during the Baptism of Fire tournament."

Stuart Baxter: "Indeed Erica, as I have said during the tournament, I have learned my lesson and have been humbled. However I do wish to say that I wish the media would focus more on the amazing performance of the lads instead of the rumblings of an old man..."

Erica Davies: "I am sure they will come around. I hear the local football clubs have expressed serious interest in signing up the national players for their clubs, although the PEFA is refusing such offers.."

Stuart Baxter: "That is indeed the case. There is a good reason for it however. The lads needs to be world class players in order to force a change and improvement to the local teams, and in order to achieve that, they need to be exposed to the highest level of football - the World Cup. PEFA will allow the lads to sign on to the local clubs as soon as the World Cup has finished."

Erica Davies: "Makes sense to me! What do you hope to achieve with this current Training Camp?"

Stuart Baxter: "Well we are going back to the basics and to what we know works, so we will focus heavily on basic field drills and teamplay. This will also be a physical camp, in an attempt to maintain and further increase the team's fitness levels. We are also incorporating lessons-learned from the BoF offcourse, learning from what we did right, and the mistakes which we made."

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Here we go again

Postby Balqia » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:47 am

-Citizens all over Balqia are anxious. The Sports Ministry announced our participation in the 83rd World Cup a few months ago. Since then people are talking about the event and their expectations. Since the declassification from the Cup of Harmony and the controversy regarding the team we have some speculation among football fans. However, after the announcement of the official roster and the unexpected permanence of Laqlo Estwan Mus as Head Coach social media became a turmoil and everyone is expecting a fiasco…
The television is suddenly turned off. With a cup of water in his hand the man shouts.
-GOD DAMN KORVAN, I HATE YOU, AM I A JOKE TO YOU?
A feminine voice can be heard, coming from the kitchen.
-Calm down honey, everything will be fine.
-Oh, if you only knew how bad thing really are…- his voice was trembling with fear -I need some alcohol, oh God, I need a whole gallon of whiskey.
His wife leaves the kitchen and walks in his direction. Her short black hair, brown eyes and smile are enough to calm him, but she wants more and melt his heart with a short hug.
-Don’t worry, Laq, you will do a great job as always.
Laqlo E. Mus isn’t a emotional man, but since his new appointment as Head Coach of the National Team his nerves are going crazy.
-For God’s sake Jen, I can’t believe they are doing this to me. That guy almost killed me because of a piece of cake, I can’t even imagine what they are going to do with me if we go as bad as in the other WC.
She got up. He hated that, if being around people with a normal height was enough to make him look like a dwarf his wife’s 190 centimeters were enough to compare him to a Hobbit.
-I don’t believe that, they just don’t like you because you act like an, well…
-Like a moron.
-Yes!...I mean, only when you are doing your job. If you acted more nicely they would treat you better.
He sighed, she was right after all.
-But I can’t. Being this short is like a curse in a country were the average height is 180 centimeters. If I act nicely the respect disappears instantly.
Laqlo remembered his father’s lessons. The man was two centimeters shorter than him, but managed to become a Marshal and fight in the Civil War. He always told him that a man’s height must be inversely proportional to his niceness, the time proved him right.
-Oh, honey you will be just fine. Remember the time when you was the most hated PE teacher in Balqia and managed to classify an entire team of students to the National Olympics? This time will be the same, but with a professional team of football players and an international cup of football.
That analogy wasn’t very good, his students won some medals, but they complaint so much about him that the school dismissed him in the day after the end of the olympics.
-You are right.- He was lying, or at least trying. -I must relax. After all I am married with a beautiful woman who happens to be a professional volleyball player. I couldn’t ask for more.
She smiled, as always she didn’t catch him lying, or didn’t made it clear.
-I love you Laqlo. Just calm down and relax. Your flight will be tomorrow and you must be relaxed so you can do your job.
And with that she returned to the kitchen. He turned on the television and whispered.
-Well, I still want that drink.
69th Baptism of Fire - 2nd Place.
82th World Cup - 5th place of group 6.


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Postby Timuria » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:37 pm

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Guidance for Football Fans in Timuria


The Department for Tourism and the Department for Recreational Activities welcome you to Timuria. This section of our tourism website has been published in the aftermath of the official selection for venues for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with specific advice for each host city, as well as sights to behold in our beautiful country. The host cities for games during the qualifiers shall be: the capital city Demir, Elektriklestirme and Uryan, with three stadiums in Demir, one in Elektriklestirme and one in Uryan hosting matches.

General National Information:

Arrival to Timuria:
Timuria is a large nation of ~61 million people located in the southern Atlantian Oceania, north of one of the co-hosts for this edition of the World Cup Banija. Arrival from Atlantian Oceania is a relatively simple task, with many regional airlines having routes to the capital Demir as well as to each of the 5 regional capitals. Otherwise TimHav provide flights from further afield at a reasonable subsidised rate.

We advise that while drugs are decriminalised in Timuria that you do not travel with them into the country as you may encounter difficulties in your country of origin. Additionally we do not recommend the import of alcohol or tobacco into the country due to the substances relative cheapness in the country. TimHav flights have priority for baggage claim and so we recommend for a fast exit from your airport of choice that you fly with them. Travel to Timuria is visa free for all people, with only random checks at passport control being necessary. You may travel to Timuria with a recognised national ID if you are from Atlantian Oceania or a country that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has deemed "Friendly" please check the website TimMFA.gov.tmr for more information about your specific nation.

The national currency is the Demir, which typically trades at NS$ 1.15-1.35. It is available for exchange at all border facilities, however the removal of Demirs from Timuria is strictly illegal and you are required to change any remaining Demirs back into a currency of your choice before you leave.

Local Laws and Customs of Note:
The possession, consumption and sale of all so called "narcotics" are decriminalised within Timuria, though consumption of these materials outside of designated venues or private domiciles is considered impolite. There is a public ban on smoking and injecting, those caught violating those bans face a fine of up to 500 Demirs. The age of majority in Timuria is 16, granting full rights conferred to adults in the country.

Sex work is decrminalised within Timuria, with both the sale and purchase of services of a sexual nature decriminalised. Same-sex relationships are given equal legal status to heterosexual relationships and generally the country is welcoming towards members of the LGBTQ+ community, with most visits by such people being completely trouble free. Public displays of affection are common and tolerated within Timuria, though public acts of obscenity will result in arrest. Hate crime laws are fairly punitive in Timuria, any crime motivated by prejudice towards a protected characteristic could lead to a custodial sentence of up to 3 years. All public places are required to be accessible to those with wheelchairs so access should not be a problem.

Identification is required to be carried on your person at all times, failure to produce a valid ID when prompted by a member of police will result in a fine of up to 100 Demirs.

Possession of firearms is strictly illegal outside of private domiciles or designated hunting clubs. Possession of an unauthorized firearm will lead to either a fine of up to 20,000 Demirs or a custodial sentence of up to 15 years.

Most Timurian's are friendly, kind and welcoming to foreigners, though loud and brash behaviour may not be acceptable in more rural/conservative parts of the country. In more Islamic areas the consumption of alcohol and during the day food and drink is considered impolite during the holy month of Ramadan, though recent surveys indicated that only 4% of Timurians observe Ramadan.

If bringing prescription medicine you will not be required to declare it at the border, but if you run out of/lose your prescribed medication a prescription note from a Timurian doctor is required in order to obtain the medication. General Practitioners are required to provide free service at the point of need to any person, regardless of status within Timuria and will provide the prescription note, which can be presented at any pharmacy which will provide the drugs for a small nominal fee of 1.50 Demirs.

Most Timurians primarily speak Turkish, but regional populations also speak: Azeri, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek as well as other minor Turkic languages. There is a lingua franca within the nation known as "Demirce" or "Iron-speak" but that is mostly used between citizens from different linguistic backgrounds. Fluency in English, Italian and German is common, though it is not unheard of for embarrassed Timurians to point in the wrong direction when asked for directions if they do not speak the language of the person asking them.

Due to the prevalence of Folk Religions, it is not uncommon for their to be large festivals around the time of: the Summer/Winter Solstice, the beginning of Spring, The month of October or at various points year round in different localities due to the variance in deities worshiped within Timuria. It is also worth noting that Eid (known as Bayram in Timuria) is also celebrated by the general population leading to festivals.

Safety, Security and Health Information:
While almost every visit to Timuria is trouble free and the nation has an exceptionally low rate of every kind of crime, tourists have been known to be targeted by petty criminals in some parts of the country. If an attacker has a weapon and demands property, the official advice is to comply and contact emergency services either in person or via a public telephone (in the event of loss of your personal phone). Emergency services may be contacted on 555, with all emergency responders trained to speak in one of English, Italian and German. In the case of non-urgent inquires to authorities, the number is 433.

There has not been a terrorist attack on Timurian soil in recent memory, however general vigilance is advised. The nations current level of security alertness is 1, meaning there is no credible threat to the nations security at this time.

All health care is provided for free at the point of need regardless of status within Timuria or ability to pay. Health care in Timuria is of a universally high standard.

Natural disasters are unlikely to occur in Timuria though extreme weather events are known to very occasionally occur with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius recorded in a heatwave.

Transport Within Timuria:
The ownership of personal vehicles is frowned upon by the general population, but is not illegal. There are taxes that are paid upon entry to the country with a non-electric car and the prevalence of fossil fuel based refuelling points has declined significantly. Be aware that most cities do not allow personal vehicles within a certain radius of their centre and you will be required to park your vehicle.

In order to drive in Timuria you are required to have a valid license, with foreign ones able to be converted into temporary permits at special offices at the border either as you enter the country by road or at airports. If you are a citizen of another nation within Atlantian Oceania you do not need to obtain a temporary permit as your license will be valid. Car rentals are available at airports, though they are very infrequently used.

There is an extensive network of high speed public transport that connects major cities, specifically Maglev trains, intercity bus services and domestic flights. There is also an extensive network of public transport in every region of Timuria with regional bus services and local high speed trains. Within cities there are comprehensive tram networks and fleets of self-driving cars that can be accessed via the KKA app in each major city in the country that can take you to your destination. Public transport is covered by the Tasima Karti (Transport Card) that can be topped up at any shop, cash point or public transport node. For a visit of one month the recommendation is 40 Demirs be put on a card.

The Host Cities:

Demir
Brief Overview:

The capital of the country, Demir has a population estimated to be around 7.6 million people. It is notable for the amount of green space available to relax in. Public transport in the city is exceptional, as it is across the country. The city is famous for its many green spaces as well as its abundance of music venues. The cities name means "Iron" and is host to the country's parliament the Gönüllü Meclisi (The Volunteers Assembly).

Stadiums:
Manat School Sports Centre, Capacity 6500. Transport available via tram (Manat Okul stop).
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Belediye Park, Capacity 5800. Transport available via tram (Merkez stop).
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Hisar School Field of Excellence, Capacity 6250. Transport available via tram (Hisar Okul stop).
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Sights:

The Gönüllü Meclisi
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Milli Kütüphane (The National Library)
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Halk AVM
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Elektriklestirme
Brief Overview:
A city of around 3.8 million, Elektriklestirme is named for the electrification of the nation. It is where most of the power generation in the country occurs and has one of the largest solar farms in the world. Transport to the city is possible for foreigners via a high speed local train service from Demir, bus services or by personal vehicle.

Stadium:
Tim-Enerji Park, Capacity 7000. Transport available via tram (Tim-Enerji Merkez stop).
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Sights:

Halkın Güneş Çiftliği (People's Solar Farm)
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Uryan:
Brief Overview:
The famous mining city has a population of 5.3 million. Foreigners may access the city via Madenci International Airport which serves the city as the regional capital. Most famous for its abundant natural resources, the city has undergone a green revolution in recent years as the country has almost completely phased out fossil fuel usage.

Stadium:
Maden-Is Stadium, Capacity 3400. Transport available via bus route 11, (Madenciler stop).
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Sights:

Çalışan erkek ve maden ocağı kadınlarına anıt. (Monument to the working men and women of the mines.)
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The following passages are taken directly from Polkopian author, Yakub Orvin's novel, Pelyučidnost', in which he describes the novel as a sort of a revitalization of the "golden age" of Polkopian literature dating back to the 18th century. By releasing the novel to the public, Orvin hopes to grow his international fanbase, as well as showcase the "hidden treasure" of Polkopian literature to the multiverse.




06. Pyotor

"Few years ago, those Yeshkevi cunts caught us at about this spot righ' here and I 'member I drove my pike up this poor bastard's ass during all that. Bes' fight of my life and I'll 'member that day till my last."

Pyotor marched with the fellow cadets of the Mur'kumskovskiy Regiment and listened intently to the conversation taking place between the men marching in the row ahead of him. One of the more stout gentlemen in front of him chuckled while recounting war stories and the men around him seemed as in high spirits as him. Pyotor himself listened too, but remained stone-faced and disciplined during the long march as if they were on the way to meet the enemy in open field.

"Everytime we do one of these drills against them Peetovički, them memories flood my head, you know? I feel this weapon in my 'ands and I'd love nothing more than to wield it and use it like my life depended on it. I've had to stop myself before, seconds before I was gonna skewer a poor boy. Las' time the boy couldn't have been olde' than 16 but the blood rushes to yer 'ead, you know? You see the enemy on the ground and you see his eyes get real scared, knowing you 'ave the power to send another soul to God himself, but you 'ave to keep remindin' yerself who the real enemy is."

Pyotor took his eyes off of the men in front of him and looked around. Most of the men here were laughing and joking amongst themselves in a similar fashion and Pyotor rolled his eyes in disgust. It astounded Pyotor that most of the men surrounding him were as undisciplined as they come, and Pyotor dreaded the day where his life would depend on some of these men out there in the battlefield, when the enemy would be without blank shots, but actual bullets that tore through cloth and flesh alike, and bayonets that penetrated a man's body and left him choking on his own blood in agony during his final moments on this earth. It was evident that a great deal of these men had been drinking, or were currently doing so, and cleverly concealed a flask in their otherwise handsome outfits. The stench of alcohol flooded the rank and several of the men closest to Pyotor struggled to march in an even pace with one another. Oh what a sight they must have been! A band of joyous drunken oaths stumbling through the swamps of Polkopia, falling amongst themselves as the ground swallowed up their boots. It was a wonder the regiment managed to maintain even a vague portrayal of the rectangular formation that they were accustomed to marching in.

The officers on horseback were almost just as bad due to their blatant apathy at the lack of discipline their men showed while in uniform. Hand-selected by the King himself, these men were expected to uphold the same principles in dignity and morale as one would expect a professional standing army to behave in the battlefield, but the willpower of these officers are triggered only when the King or one of his chief advisors are rumored to be inspecting the regiment, and the officers crack down on their men in fear of exile or losing their own heads as a result.

Disregarding the behavior of the men, the regiment itself - from a distance, looked professional enough to withstand an onslaught by enemy forces. The entire regiment was made up of six hundred men, each of whom marched in vertical rows of different 10x10 units and each of these units were accompanied by four officers who were situated on four of these corners. Of these 600 men, seventy-five were on horseback and marched at the very end of the regiment. In the center of the regiment, twenty-five men were with cannon and additional supplies for the entire regiment were carried by wagon at the rear. The Mur'kumskovskiy Regiment marched with their traditional dark maroon uniforms and tricorn hats, trimmed in silver and an egret feather poking vertically from their hats.

In recent years, the Polkopian army faced several hardships when dealing with outside foes. The infamous war with the Tsardom to the east resulted in a devastating loss of manpower, and Polkopia was forced to relinquish its claim to Dravelia and the fortress of Yurin. Decades later, the Polkopian army was still regarded as being technologically backward compared with most of its neighbors and the threat of foreign invasion remained a constant threat among military leadership, although little is ever done about it. Since this war, King Draako II sent out a decree that every Polkopian state and municipality raise a provincial army with regularly-scheduled drills and battles with one another - though these battles were to be conducted with non-lethal weaponry. When King Draako II died three years after, this decree was upheld by the successor, King Vsevolod I, however the diplomatically-minded king seldom took an interest in enforcing his father's edict and the quality of these regimental training drills rapidly deteriorated. While Pyotor joined regiment only two years ago, his father had lectured him on Polkopia's military history and personally oversaw his physical and mental training exercises prior to Pyotor joining the Mur'kumskovskiy Regiment. By joining this regiment, Pyotor was only required to attend drills conducted on a weekly basis, and an occasional march to a predetermined location in order to engage in battle with another provincial army. Pyotor himself had not yet seen battle, as the Mur'kumskovskiy Regiment had never actually been called up to defend its country since he joined, but Pyotor maintained the mentality that every march or training exercise was to be conducted as if it was.

Polkopia's geography had often played a large part in the army's failure to withstand enemy firepower. Supplying such a force, in particular, seemed to be the root of the problem, in Pyotor's mind. The rivers in Polkopia primarily run north to south and do very little to assist in supplying a nation whose largest threats come from the east and west. Therefore, regiments have been forced to trudge through the wet and swampy ground in order to get to their destination, and many hardships came with this. Difficulties such as losing cannon or supplies in the terrain or horses breaking their limbs during their journey have been only some of the issues that have prevented the army from becoming a formidable force when faced with rapid mobilization against an advancing enemy army.

It was the crack of dawn now, and Pyotor could see the golden hues of sunlight peak from over the horizon. Such a sight nearly blinded him and Pyotor took a moment to shield his eyes from the blinding light and nearly stumbled into the man in front of him. Looking around him, Pyotor realized the regiment was stopped and moving into battle formation. The cavalry had already begun to ride off separately, waiting for orders to charge in, but these orders normally came late in the battle when the enemy rank had already begun to break and a cavalry charge would finish the job. Squinting his eyes, Pyotor could barely see the white uniforms of the Peetovskiy appear from over the hills. The Mur'kumskovskiy Regiment moved to a horizontal line and moved the artillery up front, which had already been prepared to fire blanks upon the enemy. As the deafening booms of the artillery rung in Pyotor's ears, both sides eventually ceased fire and started to advance in order to engage in musketfire. The two regiments set up in a valley and all around Pyotor, men started getting their muskets ready. Pyotor lifted his musket and focused it on the front lines of the enemy and waited for the officers' signal. He closed one eye as he trained the barrel of his gun on the poor Peetovičk standing in front.
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Family Secrets, 1: The Blanchecroix Family

Postby Lisander » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:44 pm

It was a beautiful summer morning at the Blanchecroix family home in Atlantic Gardens, Kasandora. Cédric and Corinna would enjoy a rest Saturday while little Alexander, six, spent the weekend at his grandparents' house in Grandeville. Getting out of the car, a two-year-old Dunneot Anera, they looked like a perfect family, straight out of one of those margarine commercials.

"It's not always that we have the opportunity to come here, husband." said the woman, straightening her red hair. His face was freckled and his eyes were the color of honey fresh from the hive.

"Finally a little peace, wife. No business at all. Just a quiet weekend. What do you want me to do for dinner, Corinna?" The husband answered as they walked across the lawn. His black hair was high at the sides, reasonably thin and fell in a fringe, almost covering his thick glasses.

A neighbour from the front house, mowing the lawn, waved to the couple and shouted from afar:

"Why now, if it's not the Blanchecroix! And where is the little one?"

They waved back and the wife said:

"He'll spend the weekend with the grandparents! Let's finally have some peace of mind!"

Then she spoke separately to her husband, spoke in a clearly troubled tone.

"Unless these fools invent another one of those peach pies. For Jah's sake, there's a limit to the invasion of privacy ..."

Her husband discreetly pinched her, waved to the neighbour, and responded with a mock smile.

"We really need it, right, Corinna? We'll just have some rest. At most, watch the World Cup draw on television! The week was very, very crowded."

The couple then went to the front door. Looking at the mailbox by the door, they could see a piece of brown paper coming out of it. Cédric looked back at the street and asked the neighbour:

"Hey, could you tell me if the postman passed today?"

The man answered:

"Yes, it happened this morning and left a small package for you. According to the man, it was an international priority order ..."

It was strange that the family house in Kasandora received correspondence, after all, most of the time was spent in the Family House in Soria. The couple became curious and quickly entered the house, locking the door.

Inside, they were safe.

"Corinna" took off her red hair wig and fake freckles, revealing herself as someone else. At the same moment, "Cédric" got rid of his glasses, his wig, and his fake moustache. Their faces were no longer the ordinary faces of a couple of modestly successful IT entrepreneurs. They were returning to their true identities: Their Sovereign Highness, Johannes VII and Armine I, Prince and Princess reigning in Lisander, and Alice Bay's Monarch and Consort. It was a well-crafted lie to ensure the anonymity of the country's most important family. It was a way of escaping the Paparazzi and living like a normal family, even if it could only be for a little while at a time.

They were not pretending, however, that they were coming to rest and that their son had gone to spend the weekend with his grandparents. That part was true. Little Armin was indeed spending a few days with the Prince and Princess (Emeritus) in Palace of Ermine, Princely City of Grandeville.
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:54 pm

Surprise Announcement at FAC on tap
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The Football Association of the Commonwealth have scheduled a press conference for Monday, for what is expected to be major announcement about the current senior coaching staff.

Sources indicate that it will announced that women's assistant manager Kate DiMarini will be leaving the FAC, as she has been granted a release from her contract. DiMarini, currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child several months ago, is said to be entertaining offers from a handful of clubs to fill managerial positions.

Additionally, a preliminary player pool for the upcoming World Cup qualifying is also expected to be announced; however there is speculation that the national team will not utilize the split squad format that was employed during the qualifications for WC 81 & 82.

With the announcement that Banija & Equestria will co-host the upcoming World Cup Final, there is anticipation that a pre-qualification friendly match will be scheduled against one or both the co-hosts. Also, there are confirmed reports that Old College Park in Southend has been reserved by the FAC for a NT match to take place in the near future.
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Schiavonia Return for WC83Q

Postby Schiavonia » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:52 am

A lot can happen in thirty years. It’s thirty years since anyone last heard anything from Schiavonia, the last act being to host two group games at World Cup 75. Ever since then, just silence. The tourism just seemed to stop overnight. The RP machine wound down. The ragtag bunch of friendly (naive) halfwits stopped broadcasting on the Schiavone International Broadcasting Service. The outside world seemingly cut off from the Sunshine Paradise.

And yet, seemingly out of nowhere, for the eighty-third edition of the greatest tournament in the multiverse, there on the entry list reads Schiavonia. It wouldn’t be their first comeback ever. Once, a shipment of over-confident wild animals saw the demise of their pacifist forty-six islands, and the nation was resurrected by Carlos Cueto, a former legend of the Schiavone game, gathering together as much of the same squad who had played fifty years previously They then bought an island, which turned out to not be stationary, and travelled the multiverse instead of playing it at football. As I guess you would if your tiny island could do that.

Then, once they eventually learned that their island was a sentient being, they stopped. Animal cruelty isn’t really in their repertoire. They found a seemingly uninhabited island, and set up home, only to find it was also home to the Garundi tribe, a group who were distant relatives to the Schiavones, but more primitive. And with actual red skin, akin to the colour on the Schiavone flag. Without the luxury of travel, a return to the world of sport was in order.

Then there was the time they forgot to send their application email. For twelve years.

Oh, and then there was World Cup 57. Nobody ever mentions World Cup 57. Because nobody knows who actually entered World Cup 57 as Schiavonia.

And the last we heard? The depressed son of the coach had gone missing in San Jose Guayabal, intrepid explorer Randy Dalton was looking for Margaret, and the King Francesco Stadium hosted matches featuring Frenline Delpha, Brenecia and Ko-oren at World Cup 75.

And now, an application to enter the fray once again. But this did not appear to come from Schiavonia. A repeat of 57, but a century later? For starters, the application came with a Krytenian postmark. The official address listed for the Schiavone Football Federation was a semi-detached house in the suburbs of New Cefn. Their Chief Executive, Miss Isla Llewelyn - not a known Schiavone family name. And the roster? Gone are names like Sanderson, Cueto and Blige, replaced by some teenagers, foodstuffs and whatever else could be found. And a few more unusual entries.

But how did we get here? How did a nation with a proud football heritage get reduced to this? Will they actually be any good? And will the writer of this story have time to tell it all to you over the course of the coming weeks and months of the qualifying campaign? I guess time will only tell. However, there’s a Krytenian girl on her way to Banija for a World Cup draw, representing a nation she only vaguely knows about in a sport which, until recently, she had very little interest in.

Here come the Sloths...

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Postby Lisander » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:33 pm

Lisander Football Federation, at the end of the draw.

"Strange, I can't see Lisander in the groups. Jim, have you sent the yellow envelope to World Cup Committee?"

"Wait, what yellow envelope?"

"The one with our signup, your dumbass!"

"Oh, I forgot it."

"HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK, JIM. YOU HAD ONE JOB AND YOU FAILED! Lisander is out of the world cup because of you. I'll need to explain this mess to the entire nation! You're fired!".
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