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The Eagle's Cup :: IX :: Rosters, RP, Scores (Closed)

Postby Eagles Club » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:59 pm

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The Eagle's Club is proud to present Eagles Cup, a modern era re-incarnation of the historic Eagle's Cup. 16 esteemed nations from throughout the multiverse will compete over 9 Matchdays to lift the Eagle's Cup and earn their place in the Eagle's Club, securing their place as a competitor and potential host in future Eagle's Cups.

Format :: The 16 nations will be split into two 8-team sub-competitions. Each competition will have two groups where 4 teams will play each other nation twice, once at a stadium of their choosing and once at a stadium of their opponents choosing. The first sub-competition is the Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy which traces direct lineage to the original Eagle's Cup including the representatives from the Eagle's Club and At-Large entrants. The second sub-competition is strictly invite only, tracing a direct lineage to the Cup of Champions and representing only Major, WCC & Confederation Champions. From there, the top 2 nations in each group table will advance to the Semi-Final round of each half to be held at an official Eagle's Club location. The winners of these matches will receive a special trophy from the Eagle's Club that also grants the nations honorary status with the Eagle's Club for one competition cycle and advance to the Final of their half. The winners of the Eagle's Club Half and Champions Half will advance to the Eagle's Cup Championship match presented by Cocoa-bo where the winner will be crowned overall champion and granted entry into the Eagle's Club. A third place playoff will also be contested back at the Eagle's Club where medals for the Top Three finishers in the overall will be awarded.

Transportation support for teams competing in the Eagle's Cup is available through the multinational Logistics and Holdings Company CoCoCo. Cocoa-bo, a primary holding of CoCoCo which heavily leverages the CoCoCo Logistics infrastructure has been signed as the presenting sponsor of the tournament and will have traveling Cocoa-bo booths at all tournament venues.
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Eligible Participants :: The bylaws of the Eagle's Club denote guaranteed entry for up to 8 Nations into the Eagle's Cup as follows:

Eagle's Club Members - Minimum 4 entrants into the Eagle's Cup via the Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy
Eagle's Cup Semi-Finalist - Maximum 3 Entrants into the Eagle's Cup via the Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy
Non-Member Applicant - Minimum 1 Entrant into the Eagle's Cup via the Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy

Should the Eagle's Club contain fewer than 4 active member nations then the Eagle's Club allocation to the Cup shall be reduced accordingly. The Eagle's Club shall fill these slots with Non-Member nations by means of Selection, Invitation or Application as necessary to fill the field.

Should the previous cycles Eagle's Cup semi-finalists include Eagle's Club members, or, should any of the previous cycles Eagle's Cup Semi-Finalists fail to send a delegation to the Eagle's Cup, the Eagle's Cup Semi-Finalist's allocation to the Cup shall be reduced accordingly. The Eagle's Club shall fill these slots with Non-Member nations by means of Selection, Invitation or Application as necessary to fill the field.

Per established precedent, entry for up to 4 Nations each into the Champions and Confederations Groups may be earned earned via triumph in recently contested World Cup Committee and Regionally sanctioned Championships with replacement nations to be selected at the discretion of the Eagle's Club Committee.

Eagle's Cup VIII Semi-Finalists
Farfadillis
Valanora


Current Edition Participants :: The Eagle's Club have determined the field for the Eagle's Cup to be inclusive as follows:
Eagles Cup IX - Delegations
Turori (Eagle's Club)
Nephara (Eagle's Club)
Zwangzug (Eagle's Club)
Banija (Eagle's Club)
Valanora (Eagle's Cup)
Northwest Kalactin
Xanneria
Krytenia
Graintfjall
Starblaydia
Poafmersia
Valladares
Electrum
Legalese
Savojarna
Chromatika

Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy

Eagle's Club :: The eligibility of Eagle's Club members Eauz, Kingsford and Cosumar are currently in an inactive status. As the once independent nation of Bedistan is now part of the Unified Capitalizt States, the Eagle's Club membership and reserved place in the Eagle's Cup is extended to the Unified Capitalizt States. Temporary Eagle's Club status may also be granted to select non-champion nations based on their final position in the previous Eagle's Cup competition.

Applicant :: At least 1 Additional slot in the Eagle's Cup is available to a nation selected by the Eagle's Club who has submitted an application to the Eagles Club. Additional slots may be made available to non-member applicants if selected delegations are unable to participate. As Invitations are sent out, and delegations formed, all participants will be informed. The placement of groups will take place once 16 Delegations have been identified.

Cup of Champions

Eagle's Invitation :: Per defined precedent, the tournament slots in the Champions and Confederations half of the draw will be afforded to, in order:
- World Cup Champion
- Cup of Harmony Champion
- Baptism of Fire Cup Champion
- AOCAF Champion
- Copa Rushmori Champion
- Independents Cup Champion
- Campionato Esportiva Champion
- At Large Champion at Eagle's Club Discretion


:: Group Allocations ::

Confederations Group:
Starblaydia
Xanneria
Nephara
Poafmersia




Tentative Schedule :: Projected RP Cut-off in Red
Day 1: MD1: 1v2, 3v4 :: Scorinated with Matchday 2
Day 1: MD2: 2v4, 1v3 :: (Friday 11/27)
Day 2:
Day 3: MD3: 1v4, 3v2 :: Scorinated with Matchday 4
Day 3: MD4: 4v3, 2v1 :: (Sunday 11/29)
Day 4:
Day 5: MD5: 3v1, 4v2 :: (Tuesday 12/1)
Day 6: MD6: 2v3, 4v1 :: (Wednesday 12/2)
Day 7:
Day 8: MD7: Quarter Finals :: (Friday 12/4)
Day 9:
Day 10: MD8: Semi-Finals :: (Sunday 12/6)
Day 11:
Day 12: MD9: Final / 3PP0 :: (Tuesday 12/8)


Roleplay Challenges ::
Roleplay Challenges will be offered to help inspire contributions that will be both Fun, Informative to your opposition and historically relevant for future usage in your nations World Building or factbooks! Some prompts may be re-used from prior Eagle's Cups. If you re-use content from a prior Cup please expand or improve on the contribution for this Cup.

MD1: UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY :: As they arrive in your country, visitors will need to know where to go and what to look out for. How will they arrive? Where will they stay? What will they do? Where will they eat? What has changed in your nation since the last time they might have been there? What companies are most prominent in the food service and other major tourist industries? Graphic Bonus: What Signs will folks see in your Nation? Are there any unique Road Signs? Warning Signs? Are there laws in place preventing Neon signs and enforcing a certain 'style' to commercial signs?

MD3: TBD ::

MD5: POSTCARDS FROM AFAR :: Supporters of the other three nations in your group have flocked to your nation as a chance to see their national team play while enjoying a new culture or spending a few days on holiday. How is your nation welcoming visitors for Eagle's Cup matches? Are they welcomed warmly or abused as opposition scum? What good holiday spots or historical sites might make a good stop before or after the match? What would visiting fans be writing on their postcard home? Graphic Bonus: What does a postcard from your nation look like? (Exemplar)

Knockouts:: TBD :: Graphic Bonus: TBD

Equipment ::

Tropicorp Sports will be the provider of the official ball used during all Eagle's Cup matches.

** Nations whom have already confirmed participation AND appear in the above list of confirmed delegations may begin posting Rosters & RPs in this thread. **
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:03 pm

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Assistant coach: Joe Jackson
Head trainer: Will Sakura

About the Nation
Northwest Kalactin is a nation of 20 million people, the nation has many major city’s with hockey teams in them. The largest cities are Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour And Kempsey the capital and largest city in the nation is Gold Coast. The climate is hot with the summer temperatures getting up to about 110 Fahrenheit at the highest and winter temperatures go down to about 50 at the lowest. The nation plays host to many domestic sports leagues across many different sports including Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Rugby and many more.

Northwest Kalactin: What to Expect
Of course if you are traveling to Northwest Kalactin you need to bring some shirts and shorts. The average temperature is around 80 degrees all year, however, during the summer it can go up to one hundred degrees. Most stadiums in Northwest Kalactin are either domes or have retractable roofs because during the summer players will easily overheat. The hottest that the temperature that the weather has gotten in the summer is 113 degrees farinheight. The largest cities are Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and Kempsey. All 3 of these cities have over 1 million people in them but Gold Coast is the largest city with over 2.8 million people in the entire city. Coffs has 1.7 million and Kempsey has 1.2 million. The east side of the nation has very few people having only 2.5 million people. Almost all of the large cities have teams in all of the different sports leagues, however, different regions have different popular sports. The main coastal cities have soccer and gridiron as the most popular sports. The farms inland also like both Soccer and Gridiron but many baseball players also come from the inland rural areas. In the eastern mountains have hockey as the most popular sport but, bandy is also a very popular among kids which makes the nation one of the best in the world in bandy. Down south, soccer and basketball are by far the most popular sports there. The kids in Northwest Kalactin currently are one of the most promising sports generations ever in the nation as they are now putting up some of the best youth teams in the world. Northwest Kalactin is pretty light when it comes to laws however, all visitors and opponents are expected to follow the laws for the duration that they are in the nation. Drinking is permitted for those over 17 and smoking is illegal outside of designated areas. Some of the best textiles industries in the world can be found in Northwest Kalactin as the huge textile factory, Holcomb Textiles headquartered in Byron Bay. Many tech companies are also based in the nation as the Tech Company Startup Fund provides money for those entrepreneurs in the tech section who look to be based in Kalactin.

Where you will play
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Gold Coast international football stadium is a very nice stadium it holds up to 104,000 people and is the largest stadium in northwest Kalactin. Many people are surprised that the stadium has a retractable roof even though it is very hot in northwest Kalactin in fact the reason why the roof is there is because of the heat! One time it was 114 degrees Farinheight in Gold Coast so they put the roof up. Another thing to look for at the stadium is the before game tailgating there are many food trucks that stop by there and take advantage of the huge crowds. Lastly, be sure to visit the Northwest Kalactin soccer hall of fame that has many interesting artifacts jerseys and other stuff from Kalactanian football

History of The Team
The Kalactanian National Team has been around since the 79th version of the World Cup. The team started out from quiet beginnings finishing in the quarter finals in the 66th Baptism Of Fire against Filindostan. The 80th World Cup Team was highlighted by Jared Sednah and Wendell Jakerein, who ended up making the team of the qualifiers. Sednah was the top player on the team for the Next 2 cycled as he paired up with Luke Dillan to bring the team close to qualifying. Despite the valiant efforts by Dillan and Sednah the team couldn’t end up qualifying in the 82nd and 81st cups. The FA decided not to enter the team in for the 83rd qualifiers due to corruption in the association. The team was quickly eliminated in the 84th qualifiers. The current team is highlighted by younger players that hope to bring the team to the World Cup the the following years. In the 85th World Cup campaign the team put up one of their best qualifying performances. However, near the end of qualifying the team was shaken by the surprise retirement of the star goalkeeper Wendell Jakerein.

Starters

Strikers:
Strikers : Keith Torres, Image Nyashawill, Age: 29
A player that has came off of the bench in multiple recent world cups, Keith Torres is a very reliable substitute, although it will be interesting to see how he does when starting the game on the field. Recently transferring to Ko-oren to play there, Torres is a player that has been with 7 different clubs in his career. Torres is a very strong and fast player, although many think that he lacks the skill needed to become a great striker.

Jimmy McCarthy Image Tor, Age: 28
Jimmy McCarthy was the future of Kalactanian football the second he stepped onto the Project Olimpo campus. He is a natural leader that can lift the spirits of any of his teammates and he brings great talent to the team. He is a bit weak however he makes up for it with his ability to make a move on anyone. Last cycle he was by far the best player on the team, going out and showing his goalscoring ability, and is able to work some magic out there.

Will Sanders Image Murwelldobah FC, Age: 32
Will Sanders is a player that has historically played midfield however he made the switch to midfielder a few years ago. One of the best players on the team he is always focused on making his teammates better through passing. He is a very creative player that likes to express his creativity on the pitch. He was responsible for assists on many of the goal.

Thomas Butler Image AC Itotz Zubia, Age: 19
The future of Kalactanian soccer, is now playing in Audioslavia, and is now with the national team for his first cycle on. He is a magic man by the net, and always seems to come out with the ball in 1-1 battles. He is one of the strongest, and fastest players to ever play for the nation, he will become a great duo with players like Jimmy McCarthey in the next few years, and you can look for him to score many goals. He wants this cycle to be his breakout cycle, and he wants to start it out wi a good AOCAF

Substitutes: Cody Dixon, Image Cirelbourne United, Age: 30
Joe Russell, Image Ballina FC, Age: 31

Midfielders:
Steve Gilbert Image Toureres, Age: 33
Gilbert is a player in the middle of his prime. After showing how he could turn the War Eagles from a second tier team to a team earning UICA qualification the NT picked him up. He is a very athletically talented player that can outrun almost anyone on the pitch. He does lack some skills on the first touch but his athleticism helps him excel on the field.

Frank Owens Image Coffs Harbour FC, Age: 35
Owens has been a mainstay if the starting lineup of the NT since the 80th World Cup. He may be entering his last World Cup as he is very prone to injury’s. He plays a very aggressive game and has a fiery temper, things that can get him in trouble on the field. Owens is currently the team record holder for the most Cautions in one tournament, with 7.

Lamar Hall Image Bul Khungur Miners, Age: 22
Lamar is on his very first cycle on the National Team, and he is a started already. He had a breakout season and helped the Ballina Red Devils earn theirselves a spot in IFCF play this season. He is the younger brother of established defender Matt Hall, and wants to become a reliable starter on the national team in the coming years. Look for him to pass a lot, he spends very little time with the ball once he gets possession. Now in the Tikariot Premier League, he looks to become one of the best team players on the team.

Substitutes: Daniel Guidry Image Kempsey United, Age: 32
Lamar Snyder Image Ballina Red Devils, Age: 27

Backs:
Matt Hall Image Fryi Frêndê, Age: 27
Matt Hall is another player in his prime that has been around on the team during recent cycles. He recently started playing in the Farfadillian leagues where he continues to develop as a player. Hall is one of the strongest players on the team athletically being one of the fastest on the team.

Joseph Anderson Image FC Harbour City, Age: 31
A newer player just recently called up to the National Team, Anderson has exceeded expectations for the team. He recently just entered his prime and he improves very quickly. He does tack up a large number of injuries though, which is concerning for his future on the team. Anderson is a great on-ball defender and can play physically if needed.

Larry Martinez Image AC Itotz Zubia, Age: 28
Martinez is a new defender to the National squad. He played his only appearance before this when he came in as a sub in a Wonder Cup game against Delaclava. He also is a teammate of young striker Thomas Butler, so look for those 2 to have some good chemistry on the field. Just like his preceding teammate at the position, Jake Dakota, he is a reliable defender that has good ball control.

Substitutes:
George Taylor Image Bavingtor City, Age: 27
Brian Wood Image Razalfu Rhinos, Age: 24



Goalkeeper:
Mark Romero Image CF Bondstad, Age: 27
After taking over from the legend Wendell Jakerein, Romero started the final games of the World Cup 85 qualification. Romero is a very young keeper that can look to become a successful player on the Kalactanian National team. Unlike his preceder, Romero is a player that has very good athleticism. What he lacks though, is the tactical smarts that Jakerein possessed.

Substitutes: Lawrence Henderson Image Toureres, Age: 21

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Postby Nephara » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:15 pm

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

Daniella Strauss is using the Eagles' Cup as an opportunity to blood players on the fringes of the national team; caught off-guard by an injury to Vivica Muscadin last World Cup, without a proven deputy to step up, she's determined to make sure it never happens again. It does help that the Nepharan national pool is among the deepest in world football. This is an opportunity to put feet in the door ahead of qualifying, and keep fresh in Strauss' mind ahead of the World Cup - the likes of Soeringer, Timekeeper and Kalevi will be angling to be in the final cut of 23.

Overall Record
522 wins - 88 draws - 125 losses
1734 scored - 881 conceded

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


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

Most Goals
91 - Estrella Hawke
65 - Penumbra Amokachi
57 - Gerhard Thunder
55 - Rook Cathar, Rowena Strongbow
50 - Elaine Ashdown

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


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

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

Most of the time, Nephara will muster in a 4-4-2, but are prepared to put an extra body in midfield when the battle for control is being lost.

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

Staff
Manager - Daniella Strauss - Age 53
Assistant Manager - Ivy Herrick - Age 44
A former striker, Strauss has never done it at a truly big club - but then, the obvious candidates tend to fail for Nephara. Strauss turned a terrible Corvette side into a credible Premiership outfit for a time, and started to revitalise Southfell United before the Cormorants came calling. Unusually for Nepharim, she likes to keep ahold of the ball, but likes to play quick, aggressive football, with a high line choking the opposition. Monica Brightwater has hung up her proverbial boots; Strauss is now master, she requires an apprentice. So she's stolen the irascible Herrick, who believes herself to be something like fifteen years older after a stint greasy churning in Bonesea, an undoubted hard woman with a keen tactical mind.

Goalkeepers
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1 - GK - Konrad Matheny (Image Royal Rumiatzi) - Age 27 - 2 caps
12 - GK - Raluca Garamond (Image Sabrefell Athletic) - Age 24 - Uncapped
20 - GK - Fiona Hartnett (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 24 - Uncapped

It's anyone's game to seize the day between the posts. On paper, Garamond is the best, but in the worst form. Hartnett came from nowhere to shine with Vermillion. Matheny is dominant, and the most experienced, but in Astograth. Expect all three to get a cap somewhere.

Defenders
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2 - RB - Pristina Soeringer (Image Newrook City) - Age 22 - Uncapped
3 - LB - Monika Strasbourg (Image Myana) - Age 26 - Uncapped
5 - CB - Reniira Clevinger (Image Sabrefell Athletic) - Age 22 - Uncapped
6 - CB - Raimund Anderson (Image Falourr) - Age 28 - 5 caps
17 - RB - Catheline Novick (Image Starling) - Age 26 - Uncapped
19 - LB - Jess Seselja (Image Lhor) - Age 24 - Uncapped
22 - CB - Miska Brabanzon (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 23 - Uncapped

A very... long-named set of defenders, on the whole. Clevinger and Soeringer are inseparable friends who came up through the U21 internationals and at Newrook together. Brabanzon is expected to be the future, while Anderson hopes to remain relevant in the present, having never entirely managed to solidify his place with the Cormorants. Presumably, one of Strasbourg or Seselja will become the first Chromatika-based player to receive a cap. Signs are strong; a surfeit of Premiership-quality defenders remain dormant.

Midfielders
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4 - HM - Rook Timekeeper (Image Sabrefell Moths) - Age 21 - Uncapped
7 - RM - Bryony Westerveld (Image Sabrefell Athletic) - Age 27 - 9 caps, 4 goals
8 - CM - Exene Fletcher (Image Hellinic Rouge) - Age 22 - Uncapped
11 - LM - Sonya Latimore (Image AFC Corvistone) - Age 25 - 1 cap
13 - RM - Severine Reed (Image Stahlburg City) - Age 20 - Uncapped
15 - HM - Marcia Sable (Image Whitepill) - Age 25 - Uncapped
16 - LM - Chantal Kalevi (Image Tihon) - Age 23 - Uncapped
21 - CM - Danica Marshall (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 24 - Uncapped

Shone and Moxham form one of the strongest cores of any team, club or country, in the world; quite arguably the strongest. But they are also going to be in their thirties come the World Cup. Alternatives must be found. Fortunately, depth appears strong, albeit with something of a half-generational gap. On the flanks, Kendra Ramsey is thought to have declined yet another callup, but Chantal Kalevi - another in Chromatika - appears best-placed to punch through.

Forwards
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9 - ST - Voska Avetisyan (Image Cornellians) - Age 26 - 15 caps, 7 goals
10 - ST - Tanith Carter (Image AFC Corvistone) - Age 26 - 1 cap
14 - ST - Ruby Gjasula (Image Whitepill) - Age 24 - Uncapped
17 - ST - Lukas Stonemoore (Image Revolutionaries) - Age 24 - Uncapped
23 - ST - Bastet North (Image Goodfeather FC) - Age 23 - Uncapped

Here the depth is at its weakest, though Avetisyan is the most internationally-experienced player here, having not only scored seven goals for the Cormorants but some for Iskandervale, as well. Carter and Gjasula are proven goalscorers at the top league level, while Stonemoore - a squad player with Revolutionaries, having been reared by the Hinodejin university system - and Bastet North - an outstanding First Division striker, but fundamentally a First Division striker - both come with asterisks.
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Postby Graintfjall » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:52 pm

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Brynjólfursson, Toresdóttir bounced in surprise KG shake-up

Knattspyrnusamband Græntfjalls have made the surprise decision to terminate the contracts of national team coaches Sigtryggur Brynjólfursson and Særún Toresdóttir, in the wake of the disappointing Round of 16 exit from the 36th Copa Rushmori. Thrashed 7 – 2 by Nephara, the same team who eliminated Græntfjall at the same stage of the 35th edition, the Snow Wolves faced the additional humiliation of losing on home soil. Fans were left to watch teams such as Yuezhou and Mytanija – and, inevitably, Nephara and Savojarna – advance to play the quarterfinals in stadiums that had hoped to host an exciting cup run for the Snow Wolves. The decision to release both coaches marks a reversal of a previous vote of faith publicly given to them by KG chair Dóra Lucassdóttir following the failure to qualify for World Cup 86.

“A year is a long time in football,” said veteran football journalist Olle Tobiasson of the decision. “A year ago the Snow Wolves made the World Cup qualification playoffs. But since then they’ve regressed and the thrashing on home soil was the final whale rib.* Brynjólfursson should, in a way, see this as a positive: in his tenure he’s raised expectations to such a level that simply making the playoffs is no longer considered good enough.” Brynjólfursson was not available for comment at time of press to confirm whether he does, indeed, see his firing as a ‘positive’.

KG will now begin the search for a new coaching staff for the national team. Græntfjall’s intense local and regional rivalries have historically made such recruitment drives complex: a manager seen to favor either of the North Háttmark rivals, Gunzlach or Steinaux, will likely fail to unite the national squad, while there will be a fear that Altendalur manager Auno Laurinsson, previously tipped as the top candidate, is too entrenched in bitter divisions between West and East. As such, KG have acknowledged they will be prepared to interview foreign candidates for the role, in additional to qualified domestic candidates. Whatever their provenance, the aim will be to have the new coaching staff in place for the Eagle’s Cup, an invitational tournament in which Græntfjall will participate as reigning Baptism of Fire champions.

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Posted on the Knattspyrnusamband Græntfjalls website under “Job listings”.
    Sanitation specialist

    Hands-on approach demanding in this high-paced, action-packed, free-flowing work environment. Experience not required. Generous compensation package including structured incentives (after two years we will give you a brush).

    Aesthetic enhancement officer

    Cultured, sophisticated thinkers with an eye for beauty and a head for spatial awareness sought to fulfil demanding, high-impact role, specifically, picking up all the little orange plastic cones after practice is over.

    National team manager

    National team seeks new coach and assistant coach. Some travel, including freezing your unmentionables off in home games, required. Ability to work with players of limited talent and unlimited stature essential. Applications via telegram or discord will be considered. Generous compensation package including free “World’s #68 Team” coffee mug.
* Græntfjaller vernacular phrase similar to “final straw”.
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Legalese
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Postby Legalese » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:06 am

About Legalese

Legalese is a gargantuan, cultured nation in the hallowed Northeast of Atlantian Oceania. It consists of two landmasses - the continential mainland and the adjoining Karin Islands - and is located on the eastern side of the Calanian continent, between Lake Bekk on the west, Audioslavia to the east, Starblaydia to the north, and New West Guiana to the south. After a dismal outing in the AOCAF, the Legalites return to The Eagle’s Cup proper, after appearing in the Relics’ Match in the previous iteration, with hopes to get Project 50 back off the ground.

Full Nation Name: The People and Government of Legalese
Short/Common Use Name: Legalese
Three-Letter Designation: LGL
Denonym: Legalite
Governing Body: The Federation of Assocation Football, simply referred to as The Federation
Past History in this Competition: 2 Appearances (plus One Relics’ Match), furthest finish in Eagle’s Cup V (eliminated in QF)

The Team
Order is shirt number and name. Per typical Legalite naming conventions, the family name is the last word(s) in the person’s name; each player’s preferred shorthand portion of their name is written in ALL CAPS.

Keepers
1 Karter LINDAMOOD
18 Linus HECKAMAN

Defenders
2 Malcolm OAKMAN
3 Ole Youngberg “Berg” TADE
4 Freddy CAUTHON
5 TAURUS Catanzano
16 Frank VECELLIO
17 Courtney DIRUSSO
18 Gabriel PERAZZO

Midfielders
6 Dale REE
7 Rafe SENECHAL
8 Bjorn HARREL-NAU
10 JJ HONEYWELL
14 Mark GELABERT
15 Sanford RACHAL
19 Ted CITRINO

Forwards
9 Skyler MANDELLA
11 Fredrick CHARLOT
12 Tim ERMINTANO
13 Trace COURSEY
20 Bode CALDERSON
21 Rick POFAHL

Manager: Myles Woodworth. Woodworth begins his second full cycle as team manager. He hails from Comunas -- a port on Legalese’s adjacent Karin Islands, running down the Legal Pass.

The Eleven/Playing Style
The lineup is flexible, but the closer to 1, the more likely a player is to start/see some time.

Legalite football is attacking/possessive in its style; to this end, they will play with a +4 modifier.

The Kits
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RP Permissions: You are permitted to apply any and all RP permissions that you have posted for yourself to my side, if you have posted first, short of full-on death/permanent dismemberment; should this be a direction you wish to go, please either seek help with the nearest professional qualified to assist, or just reach out to me directly to discuss. As usual, if you've not posted a roster and/or permissions, you shalt not be permitted a damn thing. I do not intend to participate in any pandemic-related storylines, and regardless of the above, will more or less ignore/come up with an alternative explanation to any action taken along those lines.

When playing in Legalese you’ll be joining us at: Shoreline Park, in the northern “New City” of Spetz-Tessah. Construction was finished on the 45,328 seat ground in the past year, connecting the single-tiered Oceanside Stand to along one touchline to the Sunset End’s double-tiered construction. Opposite the Oceanside Stand (which also contains the press box, television viewing area, and the coach/executive boxes) is the larger Cityside Stand; this stand is currently double-tiered, with the ability to add potentially two more if population growth and club success dictates. The Sunrise End is disconnected from the others, giving a window to the ocean -- the angular nature of the layout makes this possible -- and is a single tier with a large scoreboard behind it.
Legalese proudly calls Atlantian Oceania its home!
AO: It's not just a place, it's THE PLACE


Winner of Cup of Harmony 55 and Jeremy Jaffacake Jamboree II
NS Sports' Primary Proponent of the Casaran System Tournament
Host/Co-Host of:
World Cup XXII and LXVIII
AOCAF Cup XXXIV and V
Cup of Harmony XI and XIII
Baptism of Fire IX, XIV, XV, XVI, XLII, LII

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Legalese
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Postby Legalese » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:33 am

Back in World Cup 68, the World came to Legalese. Now, at least part of the World will show up -- hopefully fans from Electrum, Savojarna, and Chromatika, at least -- to see Legalese reach for a shot at the Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy and at least an invitation back for Eagle’s Cup X; and if Miles Woodworth’s side is exceptionally lucky (by which I mean Stan Thate leading Legalese through three straight knockout wins on penalties to lift the Cup Of Harmony levels of luck), perhaps a shot at the Eagle’s Cup itself, along with permanent membership in the Eagle’s Club -- an honor that might ensure that the Jeremy Jaffacake Jamboree no longer remains as the most revered non-regional/WCC trophy that a Legalite side can envision winning.

So, for those who haven’t been to Legalese in twenty years or so, what’s new? First off, the city the national team will be calling home for this competition. Spetz-Tessah is a new city in Legalese, formed in the northern end of the island, serving as the main port accessing the Strait of Champions. Over the past 10-20 years, Spetz-Tessah has been built literally from scratch, one of a few places built from decommissioned national lands.

This has also led to the opportunity to experiment with city planning; that is, take the changes and innovations in places like Legalese City and Francopolis to provide a more walkable city, reduce car transit, and promote a better quality of life while helping the overall environment, and put them into action from the get-go.

Most notable? Spetz-Tessah is as close to a car-less city as one can imagine.

It starts with the concepts of “Superblocks”. Now, a typical city block can vary in length, and heck, even in width -- they’re not always square or squarelike, and in a place built before the concept of grids, may not really exist at all -- but the typical Legalite grid is drawn so that the smallest side of a typical block is about 300-350 feet, with a road crossing between each of them. Superblocks will take that concept and close off the middle roads of a 3 x 3 grid, making for about 1000 feet (not quite a fifth of a mile, or nearly a third of a kilometer) with minimal-to-no traffic, turning the former streets into long pedestrian walkways. Of course, that’s usually an after-the-fact conversion -- the roadway was build in the first place.

Spetz-Tessah, on the other hand, didn’t have the roads first -- just the plan. And this plan went big on super blocks. Each block was made square, using a measurement of 100 meters -- a tenth of a kilometer, and in line with the 300-350 foot range of a traditional Legalite city block. Those smaller blocks were consolidated into larger blocks of 3 x 3, creating a block where the city streets intersect at intervals of 300 m, rather than the typical 100 m or so -- making the car easier to get through longer stretches, but with fewer turns and places to stop.

However, the real innovation was the center, home to City Hall, a massive public park, the County Courthouse, as well as a mix of residential and retail. This center wasn’t just a single super block, but rather, it was four super blocks put together -- creating 360,000 square meters of walkable, bikeable, and just simply living space in general. This core, Spetz Square, anchors a town where one can get most of what they need without a car, and one where instead of nearly 170 intersections in a downtown of 1.2 square kilometers, this city touts 16. Combine this with a robust circulating bus system, and a mixed light/commuter rail system to bring folks in from the further edges and to the Port of Tessah, and you have a modern, clean, and efficient transportation system!

Granted, there were features to work out. Figuring out where to place Shoreline Park, where the Legalese National Team will be hosting their Eagle’s Cup compatriots, was a bit of a challenge. Ultimately, near the marina worked well -- it provided both an easy way to provide parking for both venues for the folks who have to drive in, while not creating too much extra infrastructure that would go used only occasionally. It’s unclear if the stadium’s partially-open design on the Sunrise end, which happens to get some nice shoreline views, name notwithstanding, might be a cause for concern on a windy day, should an excessive gust of ocean wind cause some swirling. Fortunately, we have this tournament to find out.
Legalese proudly calls Atlantian Oceania its home!
AO: It's not just a place, it's THE PLACE


Winner of Cup of Harmony 55 and Jeremy Jaffacake Jamboree II
NS Sports' Primary Proponent of the Casaran System Tournament
Host/Co-Host of:
World Cup XXII and LXVIII
AOCAF Cup XXXIV and V
Cup of Harmony XI and XIII
Baptism of Fire IX, XIV, XV, XVI, XLII, LII

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Postby Zwangzug » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:25 pm

Style: -2

Manager: Brandon Sonnabend. Can be quick to substitute players out after perceived injuries; his critics say he has some double standards and is less willing to let women potentially play through the pain than men. Led the team to the quarterfinals in WC85, his international debut. In our calendar, this is happening at the same time as the B71 Invitational, and takes place after domestic season 31 but before the recent season 32.

Goalkeepers:
1. Paige Daunten (La Nueva Avenida, Farfadillis) (f) (first tournament: WC82 Q)
12. Itzhak Canterbury (Spenson Suburbia) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)
23. Laurel Tinker-Witt (Strathcona Internationals, Kelssek) (f) (first tournament: WC84 Q)

Defenders:
2. Tova Miovuku (Trebuchet Cham) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
3. Lissa Crain (Baraldhur AFC, Tikariot) (f) (first tournament: WC85 Q)
4. Sydney Stefred (Arlington City) (f) (3 goals) (first tournament: CoH 74)
5. Akhil Sibal (Energija Chernovets, Siovanija and Teusland) (m) (2 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
13. Javier Drouet (Spenson Suburbia) (m) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
14. Randall Saitta (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (13 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
15. Simon Gannett (Canbix Muses) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
16. Kausalya Vizirani (Namiri Forest) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

Midfielders:
6. Edwin Cherenkov-Nguyen (Trebuchet Cham) (m) (21 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
7. Riley Kivrin (Arlington City) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
8. Nora Kent-Maner (Sporting Esper) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
9. Sophie Munshi (Mierton Manatees, Taeshan) (f) (6 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
10. Jonah McCollins (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (23 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q) (captain)
17. Hanna Suzuki (Eintracht Trink) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
18. Junia McCue (Arlington City) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
19. Esther Axelrod-Conway (Mâ Âlâmëómë, Farfadillis) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
20. Amos Noile-Murne (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (5 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
21. Jaclyn Burkhart (Ephesian FC) (f) (6 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)

Forwards:
11. Johan Idmar (Keppal Cosmos) (m) (13 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)
22. Gordon Blum (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (9 goal) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

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

Our group stage home matches will all be at the Eagle's Club facility in Forbridge.

We have a wiki page where I am slowly migrating information about the team; there's also some slightly outdated factbooks you can riffle through if you're bored.

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

If RPing first, please feel free to name goalscorers, injure, and distribute cards to my players at will! You can also godmod events, though I'd appreciate advance warning if you want to take narrative liberties that I couldn't just as easily do to your team (due to being, e.g., an MT, mostly-human country). Put another way, metaphorical "godmodding" is welcome if clever, but I'd avoid the literal sense. Also, do not cause lasting harm in my country and/or to my citizens without contacting me first.
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Postby Chromatika » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:31 pm

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

ROSTER FOR EAGLE'S CUP IX
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Kits Credit: Kirola, Logo Credit: Vulpine Sportif


TEAM INFORMATION
World Ranking: 27
WC Record: 167-42-61 (wins/draws/losses), 603 scored, 364 conceded
Overall Record: 221-63-89 (wins/draws/losses), 828 scored, 534 conceded
Formation: 4-3-1-2
Style Modifier: +2
Denonym: Chromatik
Nickname: The Anomalies
Venue: Capitalizt Dome, Chromatk City, Chromatika (144,000) and as listed

CURRENT TEAM INFORMATION

MANAGEMENT

MANAGER
Image Richard Valens, 45 WC Record: Debut Overall Record: 25-9-9 Debut Cycle: AOCAF 61
Velens has followed up almost making it to the Knockouts of the last World Cup to reaching one of the best records in the weird landscape of AOCAF 62 before losing out in the Round of Sixteen. Chromatiks love him so far.

ASSISTANT MANAGER
Image Tim Landers, 58 Debut Cycle: AOCAF 61
Formerly of Steckholl United, Landers is no stranger to taking a squad that is on a rebound. He'll have to be more of a vocal part of the squad, but is suited for the task. The Assistant Manager position for the Chromatik squad will always be one that deals with the players more on a personal level; he'll be okay with the job.

TEAM PHYSICIAN
Image Zoe "Z" Benne, 37 Debut Cycle: 80
After graduating summa cum laude from Chromatik City College University with a degree in Sports Physiology, Zoe, affectionately called "Z" by her peers, worked at the Capitalizt Dome until the CFF came calling. Strikingly beautiful and fit, nobody would question her if she put on the uniform herself and went out on the pitch; her physique definitely belong out there. Smart, calculating, and personable, there were actually some concerns about her becoming a visual distraction to the players, which were shot down quickly by her professionalism and integrity. That being said, the Chromatik locker room will be... a bit more spicy than before. The players have done an admirable job of keeping things professional between them, which has allowed her to perform her duties without a problem. It is hard to believe that the team didn't have a physio for a long time. Now rumored to be dating a now-retired Erika Morningstar - much to the conservative Chromatik media's chagrin - "Z" has really settled into her role.
Records:
Italics indicate still active
Most Caps:
Keira Andisori - 177
Luuk Aart - 164
Rachel Hellion - 162
Erika Morningstar - 155
Kaytlyn Victoriane - 146
Meagan Kelly - 143
Alyss Montague - 130
Zlastica Ellen - 127
Gabriella Antonio - 125
Trenn Rien - 123
Sandra Sybill - 122
Lucjusz Stef - 121
Jazmin Dragana - 115
Aysu Damjana - 111
Carrol Liam - 110
Player with under 100 caps not listed

Most Goals:
Keira Andisori - 133
Kaytlyn Victoriane - 87

Olimpia Vidal - 44
Gabriella Antonio - 43
Ki Niro - 33
Trenn Rien - 30
Rowena Sierra - 30
Beaunia Andisori - 27
Rachel Hellion - 24
Alyss Montague - 23
Jazmin Dragana - 23
Meagan Kelly - 20
Players with under 20 goals not listed

Velens and Landers have used the AOCAF as a U-25 testing ground and loved what they've seen. Here, they will test out some of the players who were mostly third or fourth in the depth chart the last World Cup. How they fare may have major repercussions on whether or not they're asked to show up in the next World Cup Qualifying Cycle at all.

Goalkeepers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GA    Debut Cycle
01. Nova Williams 31 Chatswood Nephara 6 ft 7 in 31 33 84
12. Marseille Alexander 26 Bikarish Poafmersia 6 ft 5 in 4 7 AOCAF 61
23. Maela Ran 24 Barrosia United Nephara 6 ft 2 in 0 0 AOCAF 62
This will likely be the last bunch of starts that Nova Williams gets before she retires. The veteran is a solid communicator and a leader in the locker room, a valuable asset both on and off the pitch. Marseille Alexander, who broke the Chromatik domestic record with Eyrods by conceding an absurd twenty-three goals in thirty matches, is on this squad after four starts in the World Cup. Maela Ran is mostly here as an understudy.

Right Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
02. Dina Chapman 26 FK Torpedo Pawlograd Savojarna 6 ft 4 in 8 0 AOCAF 61[/i]
13. Lina Watt 25 Anomalies Chromatika 5 ft 10 in 9 0 86
Dina Chapman, a right back who doesn't mind going up front as needed, is the first-choice right back this tournament, now having started eight times. Lina Watt is a fundamentally sound player without many weaknesses. They're very unlucky that Xiao and De Saint-Pierre are both so young - this cluster of right backs promises a very bright future.

Center Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
03. Nicole Friedman 31 Alissar Phoenix Osarius 6 ft 4 in 25 0 84
04. Theodore Rondeau 29 Franscisca Orient Brenecia 5 ft 9 in 18 0 84
14. White Baugh 28 Hakuto Senateurs Kita-Hinode 6 ft 11 in 17 0 84
15. Nadezhda Odling 26 René Skaé Farfadillis 6 ft 8 in 8 0 AOCAF 61
Nicole Friedman is a master at defending set pieces, Theodore Rondeau a stocky man who can make a mean tackle, and White Baugh a spitfire enforcer who does not shy away from contact. Nadezhda Odling is a diehard who puts up with nothing and doesn't mind committing a hard foul. There is such backbone in this group, and they will all be playing for their spots next cycle as Giles Ken and Henri de Aea are quite young still.

Left Backs
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
05. Jarret Rowles 28 Diamondqueen Nephara 6 ft 4 in 32 0 84
16. Nina Pomeroy 27 Oakstone Eura 6 ft 2 in 10 1 AOCAF 61
Jarret Rowles, colorbind or not, is an inspiration and a master of microaggression. Nina Pomeroy rounds out the lot, having appeared and shown her worth in both tackling and quickness.

Right Wingers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
06. Orianne Marc 26 AFC Serpentine Nephara 6 ft 4 in 27 5 85
17. Augustus Humphreys 26 Hondo FC Valanora 5 ft 11 in 11 3 AOCAF 61
Orianne Marc is an assist first, shoot later player who plays for the team. Augustus Humphreys is a well-rounded individual with a tendency to make things happen.

Defensive Midfielders
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle 
07. Kai Dias 32 Port Patrick United Schottia 6 ft 3 in 38 2 83
18. Min-Seok Kim 27 Develt-Bira Fabrika Takimi Timuria 5 ft 9 in 35 1 84
TKai Dias is a solid cog in any machine, while Min-Seok Kim is a fundamentally strong youngster. This is the position to assist the defense and contribute from afar, and they have a solid bunch.

Left Wingers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
08. Ga-yeong Han 32 Alnio Chromatika 5 ft 3 in 37 8 79
19. Andréa Croix-Pierre 27 Willox Street Pirates Schottia 6 ft 7 in 47 8 80
Ga-yeong Han is small, fast, quick, and plays with a chip on her shoulder. Andréa Croix-Pierre is a veteran by now who can use either foot.

Attacking Midfielders
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
09. Miranda "Lightning" Gail 32 Tihon Chromatika 5 ft 1 in 50 19 79
20. Herlinda Sterling 31 Alnio Chromatika 6 ft 2 in 8 2 84
Miranda "Lightning" Gail an in-your face striker, while Herlinda Sterling has the pace and creativity to make a splash.

Strikers
Num Name                      Age   Team                         Nation                   Height       Caps   GF    Debut Cycle
10. Kristian Non 28 AFC Rochford Nephara 5 ft 9 in 21 9 84
11. Victorina Bird 31 Ibini FC Valanora 5 ft 10 in 34 18 80
21. Wang Yuan 26 NSGA Ulyanof Kelssek 6 ft 1 in 10 5 AOCAF 61
22. Ignace Thibodeaux 27 FC Rotmunde 1932 Siovanija and Teusland 6 ft 8 in 15 6 AOCAF 61
Kristian Non makes up for his lack of speed with creativity, finesse, and a great spin move that leaves defenders in his wake. Victorina Bird rejoins the striking corps with strong work ethics, and the duo of Wang Yuan and Ignace Thibodeaux have also joined, Yuan with a good head and Thibodeaux (Tee-bow-dough) is a 6 ft 8, brutish striker who isn't afraid to just bulldoze people and initiate contact for the deciding goal. A freight train who initiates contact.
Most Likely To:
Take Free Kicks: AM, RW, LW
Take Penalties: ST, RW, AM, LW
Take Corners: RW/LW, ST, AM
Commit a Foul: CB, DM, RB, LB
Score: ST, RW, AM, LW, DM
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Regional Tournaments: 52 (2nd), 53 (4th), 54 (QF), 55 (Champions), 56 (Ro16), 59 (Ro16), 60 (QF), 61 (4th)
WC Proper Appearance: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79 (Ro16), 80 (Ro16), 81 (Group Stage), 83 (Group Stage), 84 (Group Stage), 86 (Group Stage)
CoH Appearance: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16)
KPB Ranking: 27 (Post 86)

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Postby Valanora » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:23 pm

From the Offices of the VSC does the Marauder information come

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers Y
Godmod Scoring Events Y
RP injuries to my players Y (no more than three weeks out)
Godmod injuries to my players N
Hand out Yellow cards to my players Y
Hand out Red cards to my players N
Godmod Other Events Y

What is the name of…

…the five time World Cup champions?
The Eternal Empire -or- Valanora (known prior to World Cup 37 as Elves Security Forces)

...the other nations involved in Valanora?
Sabine and Caddonia, Vyinta, and Dark Templara

…the nation in which this Commonwealth play their home matches?
Elves Security Forces (sometimes ESF in shortphrase)

…people from the Commonwealth?
Vanorians or Vanors

…the person who created this mess?
Elves Security Forces

Style Modifier: +2

Stadium: Hatire Memorial, Capri (60,000)

Kits

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Home Away


Manager
Didrik Gjedrem
Age: 54
Gjedrem comes into the management position of the Marauders looking rather confident of being able to bring glory to the national team once more, having successfully guided Raynor City United to its continued dominance in the Elven Premiership. A fan of the methodical attack, he mentality suits into the personalities of the players that he has at his disposal, and his continued success at the Rockers has proven he knows how to deal with egos and keeping a team motivated even against weak opposition. The switch from club football to international one is tricky for most managers, but Didrik looks to have all the tools necessary to have a smooth transition and get the side contending for both regional and World Cup titles.

Assistant Manager
Jens Reiniger Image
Age: 52
Reiniger was an intelligent defender in his playing days with Crawford City FC and the idea of stepping away from the game after his playing retirement didn't sit well with him. Reiniger believes in strict discipline but in being fair, while also preferring to play a possession based defensive tactic, that takes advantage of the opposition when they overextend. Much was admired about his single-minded approach to playing the 'right way', but his lack of a Plan B sank him in the rough waters of the Nepharim Premiership. The VSC hopes that attitude and defensive prowess would be better utilized in a national team capacity.

Keeper

1 Julius Miljeteig, Cednia Beach AFC Image
Age - 31
Sex - M
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 162 lbs
After splitting time at United, Julius finally made a big move and went to Cednia Beach in Turori to be a certified number one. That decision has lead to him being given the number one shirt for the Marauders, looking to be a natural successor to Sean Smørdal, both having originally came through the Night Academy and then into United's youth team. While not possessing the same level of reflexes as Smørdal, Julius is a great shot stopper in his own right and should be a reliable keeper for the squad.

Defenders

4 Vårin Løvland, Mar Sara FC
Age - 26
Sex - F
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 148 lbs
As pacy as most Vanorian footballers come, tenacious as well, she is one of those rare defenders who is as comfortable with the ball at her feet as she is in defending her marks. Quick to get stuck in and throw her body at an opponent, she is perhaps a bit more reckless than a normal Vanorian defender, but her play with the Flames as been stellar and has produced the results that have given her the chance to start for the national team.

6 Martin Gundersen, Mar Sara FC
Age - 31
Sex - M
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 193 lbs
Gundersen comes in as your favored strong giant who controls the back and is as much as a nuisance to attacking players as the rules of the game allow him to be. A tad on the slower side for a Vanorian but his awareness to detail and ability to track the game means he is usually in the best position to make a critical tackle or clearing header.

2 Matheo Dybvik, Rozelle Image
Age - 32
Sex - M
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 164 lbs
Matheo is a smart centerback who has the versatility to both put in crunching tackles and also play it out of the back, perhaps a touch of his heritage mixed in with his time in Brenecia. Unlike at his club, he will be asked to drift out wide to mark attackers, which is the biggest question mark of his game.

Midfield

8 Pánfilo Veliz, FC Capri
Age: 29
Sex - M
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 156 lbs
The first player born in Sabine and Caddonia to make the national team, Veliz was carefully groomed to be a dynamic attacking winger coming through the Capri youth and reserve teams. That masterfully ability to dribble, cross, or if needed even finish moves makes him a wonderful assist for the offensive side of the ball, but does mean he is a bit more lax when it comes to his defensive responsibilities.

7 Amalie Nergård, Anomalies Image
Age - 31
Sex - F
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 147 lbs
Sometimes thought of as a more attacking center mid, other times more of a utility midfielder. Regardless, she is quite talented and will play her out of and leave everything on the field to see her side have success.

10 Laborious Hawk, Bastion Image
Age - 749
Sex -M
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 213 lbs
Words do not even begin to define his talent, his talent defines words. He was awarded one of the spots that the Vanorians have in the World Cup Hall of Fame, with it being very well deserved, as he has and continues to earn everything he has been given every single day. Hawk simply strives to be the very best footballer, captain, and teammate that there can be, with the hunger for perfection driving him forth on and off the pitch.

5 Jakob Larsen, Unioneers Image
Age - 32
Sex - M
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 174 lbs
A tall and lanky fellow, but don't let the lithe frame fool you, he is a destroyer through and through and will not think twice about putting in a crunching challenge on you in a fifty-fifty situation. Perhaps due to playing over in Eura, Larsen is a bit more of a physical player than most Vanorians but has that touch of technical class that one has come to expect from a Vanorian midfielder.

3 Indra Söderström, Calcio Sicurezza Elfi Image
Age - 21
Sex - F
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 142 lbs
Thought to be one of the next great attacking wingers for the Marauders, Indra made the interesting decision to go to one of the struggling sides of the Audioslavia league. Her presence is one of the main reasons Elfi has stayed in the top flight and she has been a solid performer with great dribbling and crossing technique. With plenty of room still to get better, she could be a superstar in the making, as long as the domestic situation does not get worse.

Strikers

9 Harlem Saxstrom Image, Mar Sara FC
Age - 31
Sex - F
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 154 lbs
Saxstrom proved to be everything that the Marauders were hoping for and more with her deft touch, good pace, and amazing power on her shot. Paired with Thor, the pair were a fierce force to be reckoned with moving forward and almost single handidly took the Marauders deep into the World Cup Knockouts once more. Having some time together and both in their prime should hopefully see a replication of their form from two years ago if not an improvement on it.

11 Lothas Ludwig, FC Felsenkirchen 1879 Image
Age - 21
Sex - M
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 161 lbs
The meteoric rise of Ludwig has been nothing short of remarkable and now he gets a chance to start for the national team, following that of Thor Møller, and to try and help lead the line alongside Saxstrom. A more unselfish player than his predecessor and a bit more versatility, with the ability to play out on the left wing or even in the middle of the park in a pinch, Ludwig is a well rounded striker who can play provider as well as finish off opportunities.

Subs
12 GK Isak Helland, age 26, Rolalas FC
23 GK Günter Obermaier, age 21, Ulsa Image
15 LB Iman Reinholdtsen, age 31, Soldarian FC (F)
13 CB Ulrike Kluge, age 26, SC Rinaldi (F)
17 RB Celine Løvik, age 31, Straightdale FC (F)
18 LW Jaimes Ybarra, age 25, FC Capri
21 AMLR Miriam Troegner, age 21, Gallant Cross Image (F)
20 MC Zahra Solhaug, age 28, Char Sara FC (F)
16 MC Sabrina Möller, age 32, FC Capri (F)
22 AMC Marco Grunewald, age 27, Raynor City United
14 ST Mariel Paulsen, age 31, Hondo FC (F)
19 ST Thor Møller, age 32, Shamrock Cathair Image

Captain: Laborious Hawk
Set Piece Taker: Laborious Hawk
Penalty Taker: Harlem Saxstrom
Right Corner: Pánfilo Veliz
Left Corner: Pánfilo Veliz
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Banija National Team- The Kadongo Kamu

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

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Brief National Team History
The Kadongo Kamu have played in exactly 408 games, as of the end of AOCAF LXII. This Eagle's Cup will be during our 12th World Cup Cycle, and this will be our third time entering Eagle's Cup competition. We have entered in 11 previous World Cup Qualification campaigns(WCQ73, WCQ74, WCQ75, WCQ76, WCQ77, WCQ79, WCQ80, WCQ82, WCQ84, WCQ85, and WCQ86), and have made 7 World Cup Finals appearances(WC80-86). We have also participated in Baptism of Fire 60, and been a participant in three different Cup of Harmonies(CoH 66, CoH 67, and CoH 71). In three Cup of Harmonies, Banija has never once moved past the group stage in the competition, and in their lone Baptism of Fire, they earned a lone point.

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

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

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

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

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

Statistics(All up to date as of the beginning of Eagle's Cup IX, including all of AOCAF LXII):
All-Time Record: 227-129-52(W-L-D)
All-Time Winning Percentage: 55.64% (Wins over total games played)
All-Time Points Percentage: 59.89% (Wins plus 1/3rd of draws over total games played)
Current WCC Rank: #1
Current AOCAF Rank: #1
Top 10 All-Time Leading Goal Scorers: Italicized players are retired from international duty. Updated as of the end of AOCAF LXII.
1. Gitonga Kahara(109)
2. Ilman Jawara(86) goals)
3. Namakula Kawesa(59 goals)
4 Chibuzo Afolayan(54 goals)
5. Kiggwe Mavuto(43 goals)
5. Madu Okparra(43 goals)
7. Idai Uster(40 goals)
8. Toyuwa Okafor(37 goals)
9. Assefa Yitebarke(35 goals)

9. Nwabudike Ugonna(35 goals)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Marcus Waters(Equestrian States): Hired after the 1st half of World Cup 80 Qualifying, present manager of the national team. Overall record of 180-59-33(W-L-D). All-time winning percentage of 66.18%. All-time points percentage of 70.22%.

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

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

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

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

The last two cycles he really got the team to rise above themselves. The last two World Cup Qualification cycles, Banija has finished as the best team in World Cup Qualifying by points earned. And he has the silverware to match- a bronze medal earned in World Cup 85, followed by a gold medal in World Cup 86. Having risen from basically nowhere in Equestria to household name status in Banija, he looks to continue the ascending dynasty that he feels he has built with the Kadongo Kamu.


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

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

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

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

The two teams met twice in Phase 1 of AOCAF LXII, with the Banijans spoiling for their first ever victory against Equestria. They would have to wait a while longer, falling to Equestria 2-1 in the home opener of the tournament, and then earning a 1-1 draw in the Equestrian States.



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Roster for Eagle's Cup IX

This is widely considered a B team. The first choice team have been given the tournament off due to their long run at AOCAF LXII, and Marcus Waters picked a largely domestic based squad of players who haven't had an opportunity to shine for the national team yet.

Starters: 3-4-1-2
Players who are based in a foreign league are bolded.
All players are male unless labeled as otherwise.
Players who have their first ever competitive callup received in this tournament are italicized.
BSL = Banijan Soccer League, Banija's second tier. National league. S-FPL is the joint first tier soccer league for Farfadillis, Banija, and the Busoga Islands.
GK #23 Wanda Kouyaté. Age 27(Female). Plays for Jungle Strike FC in Vilita. Only player on this team to be a world champion at every level- U18 World champion(Sporting World Cup 8 ), U21 World Champion(DBC 47), and World Cup Winner(World Cup 86). Captain.
RCB #2 Kabiru Sowe. 27 years old. Plays for Herzegovina City FC in the S-FPL.
CB #3 Chiokie Uchie. 25 years old. Plays for Marine Coast United in Vilita.
LCB #4 Suma Dibba. 29 years old. Plays for Hoima Warriors in the S-FPL.
RM #22 Anwar Dawit. Age 23. Plays for René Skaé(Farfadillis) in the S-FPL. Captain of the DBC 47 Championship team.
RCM #6 Tamba Kama. 24 years old. Plays for Umbazi Metropolitan SC in the S-FPL.
LCM #8 Ijeawele Halim. 25 years old. Plays for Istria City FC in the S-FPL.
LM #18 Adama Coote. Age 27. Plays for Busukuma AC in the S-FPL.
CAM #10 Abigail Admassu. 25 years old. Plays for Energie Thorsborg in Savojarna.
LS #17 Kausu Dione. 24 years old. Plays for Capitol City FC in the BSL. Starter on both the DBC 47 and SWC 8 Championship Teams.
RS #19 Cyper Baldeh. Age 27. Plays for Busukuma AC in the S-FPL.
Bench:
GK #35 Akabueze Okparo. 30 years old. Plays for Istria City FC in the S-FPL.
GK #39 Kabiru Bah. 26 years old. Plays for Aissa United FC in the BSL.
CB #27 Mamadi Sillah. 23 years old. Plays for the Herzegovina Phoenix in the BSL.
CB #20 Fanding Jagne. 28 years old. Plays for Kitara AA in the S-FPL.
CB #5 Jibrin Ouattara. 28 years old. Plays for Mynda Electra in the S-FPL.
CM #15 Juma Faye. 24 years old. Backup for Jinja City FC in the S-FPL.
CM #14 Mazzi Ketobo. 28 years old. Plays for Askatasuna FC in the S-FPL.
CAM/CM #29 Babaja Mboob. 26 years old. Plays for Jinja City FC in the S-FPL.
CAM #21 Kekoto Sey. 28 years old. Plays for the Busembe Timberwolves in the S-FPL.
LW/LM #17 Sheriff Sene. 27 years old. Plays for the Herzegovina Phoenix in the BSL.
RW/RM #12 Theresa Lubalo. 28 years old(Female). Plays for Ibini FC in Valanora.
ST #27 Kamara Touré. 18 years old. Plays for Mar Sara FC in Valanora.

Notes:
- Our free kicks are taken by Abigail Admassu. Our corner kicks are taken by Adama Coote.
- Our penalty kicks are taken by Cyper Baldeh.


Eagle's Cup Champions Group
Matchday 1: Banija v. Krytenia. Venue: St. Sava Park in Askatasuna, Aksum(Capacity of 37,500)
Matchday 2: Banija v. Graentfjall. Venue: Mugisha III Memorial Stadium in Busukuma, National Capitol Region(capacity of 49,000)
Matchday 3: Banija v. Valladares. Venue: Albert III Stadium in Dodoma, Bunyoro(Capacity of 48,600). Eagle's Club location.
Matchday 4: Banija @ Krytenia.
Matchday 5: Banija @ Graentfjall.
Matchday 6: Banija @ Valladares.
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Postby Graintfjall » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:45 am

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

Coach: [vacant]
Caretaker coach: Torsten Oliversson

Following a disappointing home CR, Sigtryggur Brynjólfursson and Særún Toresdóttir have somewhat surprisingly been terminated. While Knattspyrnusamband Græntfjalls conducts a search for a new coach, former U-18 NT coach Torsten Oliversson will oversee the side in a caretaker capacity. As such, expect lots of strict curfews and awkward team talks about coming to terms with changing bodies, but little in the way of tactical innovation or invention.

Squad: A 23-person squad has been named for the tournament, although in practice those numbered 1-11 [except for 10/14] should be expected to start unless otherwise stated.
  • The Græntfjaller Premier League is gender-mixed and it is seen as uncontroversial for men and women to play alongside each other. If you find this unrealistic you are welcome to RP surprised reaction [although given the general state of NS Sports it would surely be not too much of an outlier] but it won’t be something we dwell on. -son surnames are men, -dóttir women, -bur gender-neutral.
  • Football is only just becoming a millionaire’s game in Græntfjall, and then only at the top. Players earn a decent wage in the GPL but rarely more than that; the most expensive foreign transfer signings have been low seven figures NS$.
  • In general, Græntfjaller players are athletic and have excellent whole-match fitness, disciplined, and not prone to violence or emotional outbursts. They are, however, not tremendously skilled.
  • Græntfjall has for the first time appointed a designated captain. Previously, the team has not had a designated captain and elected a member from among the starting XI prior to the match. However, given the absence of a manager, the team have taken the decision to elect Hrærekur Jvarsson captain for the duration of the tournament. It is not known whether this will continue once a manager is confirmed.
  • Timing note: Here’s where this gets slightly complicated, if not downright wanky. Having already hosted the CR, there is simply no time for this to take place during the domestic summer. Delaying it to next summer is not possible as on a 2-year cycle, that will coincide with WCQs. Therefore, and completely independent of anyone else thanks to the magic of fluid time, we will be RPing this taking place during the Græntfjaller winter in between the CR summer and WCQ summer. An additional wrinkle is that we have bid to host the BoF. At this time we have no way of knowing whether we will host said BoF, but the KG is proceeding on the basis that all arrangements have to be made with the assumption the tournament venues will be made available. This affects our hosting arrangements (see below).
  • Because of this, this is not a full-strength side: specifically, only domestic players have been considered (which means omitting the team’s strongest offensive players, who ply their trade abroad) because those playing abroad will generally play during the Græntfjaller winter and we cannot guarantee their availability. The defense is more or less at a level with the first team, the offense is not.

Goalkeepers

1. Christian Einvarðursson (25) – Image Molding (caps: 2)
12. Kauko Jorgesson (30) – Image Gunzlach (10)
13. Arve Timsson (33) – Image Folte

Ever since Græntfjall’s goalkeeping plans were thrown into disarray by a career ending injury to Alexander Leonardsson, things have been, to put it in the most polite terms possible, a complete fucking shitshow. After a merry-go-round of five different players, Christian Einvarðursson started the CR in the #1 jersey, found himself on the bench halfway through, and had crept back up the depth chart by tournament’s end as Nephara thrashed 7 past his stand-in Kauko Jorgesson. Einvarðursson will start the tournament back between the sticks; who or what will finish the tournament there is anyone’s guess. He’s tall and strong, with a big right boot on clearances, but lacks Alexander’s positional awareness and experience. ‘Playing it out from the back’ is not common in Græntfjaller football and few goalkeepers have more than basic footballing skills.

Defenders

2. Elektra Lúthersdóttir (22) – Image Oost-Hartburg (1)
3. Emeli Vilbertsdóttir (24) – Image Folte (35)
4. Hjörleifur Reynarsson (26) – Image Steinaux (18, goals: 1)
5. Mathias Kristersson (21) – Image Molding
15. Fabian Nilsson (30) – Image Estdal
16. Stefan Jokulsson (22) – Image Folte
17. Arinbjörn Markusson (21) – Image Mühlrich
18. Vigfús Bensson (27) – Image Steinaux
24. Þórlaugur Svanhólmsson (24) – Image Mühlrich
25. Frederik Thorleifsson (23) – Image Molding

Ralf Álfarsson’s retirement marks the end of the first era of Græntfjaller international football. The prototypical “Big Fucking Græntfjaller” played 55 times and was elected captain more frequently than any other player. But, the show must go on. And fortunately center-backs keep rolling off the production line: the latest model is Mathias Kristersson, rewarded for a truly outstanding domestic season with the Gold Shrews. Græntfjall has no tradition of retiring numbers so #2 has been unsentimentally re-issued (in a somewhat smaller size) to Elektra Lúthersdóttir, who gets a chance at right-back while Karoline Vernerisdóttir sits the tournament out for personal reasons. With both Hilmar Farmansson and Tom Ernestisson playing abroad, their tussle for the starting CB role beside Hjörleifur Reynarsson will have to resume come the WCQs (assuming strong showings from Kristersson
et al. haven’t usurped them).

Midfielders

6. Hæming Tronsson (27) – Image Hofvinger (9)
7. Hrærekur Jvarsson (31) – Image Steinaux (50, 9)
8. Álfar Ásvaldursson (25) – Image Mühlrich (9)
11. Robin Harrysson (26) – Image Estdal
14. Hanne Heikkisdóttir (23) – Image Molding
19. Jade Miansdóttir (22) – Image Gunzlach
20. Gabríel Svennsson (24) – Image Molding (1)
21. Natasja Hólmarsdóttir (21) – Image Maigburg
22. Johanna Álvgeirsdóttir (20) – Image Folte

26. Dögg Ymirsdóttir (30) – Image Molding
27. Valentin Ottisson (24) – Image Hagejoki


As can be seen by the cap numbers, this is an almost complete sea-change in midfield. Hrærekur Jvarsson, elected captain, is the only steady presence. He plays as a box-to-box midfielder alongside Hæming Tronsson and Álfar Ásvaldursson, two players with a little experience but who’ve been off the national selectors’ radar for a while. Robin and Hanne are speedy wingers, Hanne with a sideline in occasionally spectacular free-kicks. Their GPL teams rely heavily on crossing to a taller player in the box, and they’re not going to cut infield much or dazzle with skills beyond booming in those big crosses. Johanna Álvgeirsdóttir is more of a skilled offensive midfielder and though not thought ready to start at this level, could see playing time as an impact sub.


Forwards

9. Lyngar Rögnvaldursson (28) – Image Hofvinger (14, 3)
10. Ásvarður Bergmundursson (23) – Image Steinaux (2, 1)
23. Rato Guðmannsson (28) – Image Estdal

Jason Þórhallursson’s absence is notable; he’s scored about one third of the country’s entire international goals haul to date. In his place, Græntfjall are going back to basics with three fairly prototypical center forwards, all of whom have had reasonably good domestic seasons in front of goal. Lyngar has disappointed before, Ásvarður is young, and Rato new to this level: all three will play, but it remains to be seen whether any will prosper.

Style modifier: 0

This modifier does not represent a deliberate stylistic choice, but rather that in the absence of a manager they will be ‘neutral’. A truer reflection of their set-up would probably be in the -1.5 range, off-set by the newness of the defense and human turnstiles they keep calling up to play in goal. The default set-up is somewhere between 4-3-3, 4-5-1, and 4-2-3-1: basically they lack a true offensive midfielder or second striker, so are playing three CMs and two wingers in support of the lone striker. Defensive substitutions bringing on extra CBs and DMs can be expected.
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Soccer is a summer sport in Græntfjall, which is a wintry, alpine nation with (given its Rushmori location in the temperate zone) an inexplicably harsh climate. Given the timing of this Cup (see above) and potential clash with another Cup (see crossed fingers of hope behind my back) the decision has been taken to play all ‘home’ games at the new National High Performance Sports Center. This obviates any home advantage and may in fact disadvantage Græntfjaller players who have previously struggled in tropical conditions, but there is a clear secondary aim of gaining experience in the conditions, which are likely to be hot and humid, but not unbearably so.

The NHPSC is a large multi-sports complex featuring training areas for almost every Olympic and other major sport that Græntfjall competes in. Built in the last year, it has a football stadium with a projected capacity of 50,000: at present, though, only about half that will be made available for use on match-day as work continues on some stands. In order to meet the minimum requirement of 30,000 [whether or not this requirement exists in NS, we will be roleplaying it as doing so] additional seating will be provided through temporary structures. In most respects the stadium is ‘complete’ and up to full international standards, with the exception of limited corporate hospitality availability.

The NHPSC is based in Græntfjaller Multinesia, the largest constituent island of the Græntfjaller South Indies. Where these lie is somewhat confusing as those consulting the Rushmori regional map will find no reference to them: they certainly exist though and lie in tropical oceans far to the south east/west/up/down/strange/charm/other of the Græntfjaller mainland.

The Græntfjaller South Indies were the only major colonial possession of the Queendom captured during the Age of Piracy. During the 20th century, Græntfjall fell under communist rule and the islands were granted independence, an unfortunate oversight which was quickly corrected in the immediate post-communist era, welcoming the islanders back under the benevolent and wise rule of the mainland, which has brought them many modern amenities such as industrial strip-mining of the landscape, while employment opportunities abound in the sweatshops of the Export Processing Zones that, free from international labor regulations, are veritable hives of industry churning out produce for the Græntfjaller and international markets nearly round-the-clock! Many natural beauty spots have been preserved, however, most of them now playing home to luxury vacation resorts, private residences, and golf courses.

There is a naval base, multiple air strips, and a full marine battalion, on the islands, and a heavily military presence is noticeable. There are some restricted areas where photography is not permitted and some areas of the islands are completely off-limits. Have no fear, though, security is assured, and terrorist groups such as the savage “Multinesian Human Rights Council” and “Indigenous People’s Clean Water Defence Fund” are being firmly policed to prevent any rogue action such as passing on documentation of the pollution of their tribal homelands.

Roster update:

Several U-21 players have been withdrawn from the squad to join the Di Bradini Cup squad. Replacements have been added.
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Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC70
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Postby Zwangzug » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:51 pm

Jonah McCollins had become the new captain more out of experience and reliability than Coach Sonnabend's admiration for him in Bassabook, although that probably didn't hurt either. Sonnabend knew what he was doing and could manage a team well for both short-term and long-term success. If he sometimes sounded a little bizarre with his rambling about fantasy tropes, well, he never expected Jonah to be the voice of the Bigtopian collective consciousness or anything other than just one footballer, either. So that was enough. Usually.

"Coach!" said Jonah, brightly. "Check this out!"

"Keep it down," said Sonnabend. "What've you got?"

"It's a press release from Legalese, they're--"

"They're not in our group, are we?"

"Of course not, we've got the Eels and the Marauders and the Kalactin starry-turtle-dudes."

"Tell me something I don't know," said Sonnabend.

"So Legalese, they're--"

"That was metaphorical."

"Yeah, but see this?"

"Do you want the whole world to hear you, lad?"

"Not really," said Jonah. "I just thought you might be interested--"

"Shut your mouth. The walls have ears."

"The--what?"

"Spies. Carrion. Crows and vermin and rats that carry words. Anything you say could reach the ears of the Dark One."

"Gaffer," said Jonah, as gently as he could under the circumstances, "I've been around this team for a while, longer than you. And, uh, I don't think there's ever been an issue with treacherous pests before."

"Perhaps not," said Sonnabend. "But all it takes is one mistake to put us all in peril."

"What kind of mistake, though? I mean, I'm not going to say anything that's not true, or...evil."

"Beware of the enemy, my lad! They take what is beautiful and make it a thing of folly. They pass off their own weakness as strength. Even where you take the most pride, they may yet strike."

"You don't have to call me 'lad,'" said Jonah.

"Sorry. McCollins."

"It's all right. I just...what do you mean about pride? Please don't tell me you hate nationalism, we're at a tournament for national football teams."

"Of course not! 'Tis your own right to boast in the merits of your homeland, so long as you recognize that nothing built by mere humans can be perfect and without flaw."

"O...okay," said Jonah. "So, er, what's the plan against Turori?"

"Well, the old (1)-4-5-1 ought to do it, I want to give Miovuku a chance to start in center-back at some point because I think she's more familiar there, but I think she'll be fine on the left once she puts her mind to it..."

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Danger! Beware of krakens!
There have been no confirmed deaths attributable to krakens. Every year sees a few drowning deaths, usually relating to inebriation or sun-stroke, and there have been occasional accidents involving power-boats. For holidaymakers taking sensible precautions, the waters are perfectly safe.

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Most Græntfjallers speak English to a high standard and translation errors on signs are rare. In Græntfjaller Multinesia, however, a lower standard of schooling means “Island English” errors can lead to embarrassing miscommunication. The above sign is advertising the dice tables at the Seventh Lagoon Hotel-Casino.

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Refreshments are very affordable, costing little more than a couple months’ average salary for one EPZ worker.

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“No face coverings permitted”
As Græntfjaller territory, by law every shop and public building must display warning signs pertaining to the Face Coverings Act, colloquially known as the ‘burqa ban’. In practice, very few Multinesians would have much cause to wear a ski-mask.

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Sign warning EPZ workers against industrial action. Last year 18 “terrorist ringleaders” were executed for “planning widespread economic sabotage”; critics say they were merely attempting to organize a textiles factory shop-floor. The signs have, inadvertently, become kitsch hits among chemistry students on the mainland.
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Co-host: CR36, BoF74
Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC70
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Postby Krytenia » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:07 pm

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KRYTENIA 2280 EAGLES CUP SQUAD
Modifier: +2.5


THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Manager – Paul DAVIS, Age 44
The JJP era may be over, but that simply means it's time for the apprentice to become the master. The former Ousevale boss has been groomed for the NT role for the past few years; first on the agenda is balancing Krytenia's natural attacking style with something a tad less defensively suicidal.

Assistant Manager – Gary BARTON, Age 41
An ex-Ousevale manager with an ex-Mercia assistant. The national team makes for strange bedfellows sometimes. Davis and the KFA have given Barton a chance to redeem himself after an awful season at the Cygnus got him fired.

Goalkeeping Coach – Marcus WASHINGTON, Age 47
Defensive Coach – Robert FIELDS, Age 48
Offensive Coach – Selaphiel KENNEDY, Age 38
Physiotherapist – Stephen WILLIS, Age 39


THE SQUAD

Goalkeepers

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Damien CARPENTER
Age: 32
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Mercia Bromham

Steely blue eyes and a blonde ponytail swishing in the wind – Carpenter is the poster boy for the Goalkeeper's Union in more ways than one. Hero of Krytenia's shoot-out victory in the Cup of Harmony final. Tends to punch crosses rather than go for the clean catch, which has made him unpopular in some circles.

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Serge DUPRÉE
Age: 27
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Bromham City

Agile custodian who was pretty much the only reason Westleigh spent two seasons in the Prem. Now working more miracles in the Mercian capital.

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Robert WILSON
Age: 22
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Notegia Rangers

Impressed in the Under-18 World Cup, which earned him a place as Rangers' number one.

Defenders

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Marcus BELLAMY
Age: 22
Position: Left-back
Club: Ashton Olympic

Sturdy defender of the wide channels. Ben Foyle will feel free to unleash his attacking instincts with this reliable man behind him.

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Rodolfo MARQUEZ
Age: 29
Position: Right-back
Club: Avidia United

Speedy and smart in the tackle; can be hesitant to go forward when the Dragons have the ball. With Marcus Bellamy built in a similar vein, this could see Foyle and Bielsa freed up ahead.

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Ross GREEN
CAPTAIN
Age: 30
Position: Centre-back
Club: Leston Town

The Leston man is only the second Krytenian to captain a trophy-winning team. Tall and rangy, but can shift his weight when needed. Bags of pace and a good read of the game.

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Joey SINTON
Age: 23
Position: Centre-back
Club: Ashton Olympic

Excellent reader of the game; has built a strong rapport with Ross Green, and will be happy to no longer have to worry about the wide channels.

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Ross OKANO
Age: 23
Position: Centre-back
Club: Oustia

Young all-rounder helped guide Oustia to their first season in the big leagues.

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Stephen CAMERONESI
Age: 19
Position: Right-back
Club: Casuals Osteria

Exciting young talent and tenacious ball-winner. Timing needs work on his tackles sometimes, though.

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Eddie BULL
Age: 23
Position: Centre-back
Club: Stanton Town

Prodigious young talent; Paul Davis saw enough in him to put him straight in the U21s, and from there to the senior squad. The defensive equivalent of an impact sub.

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François DUJARDIN
Age: 20
Position: Left-back
Club: CFF Monthuez

Seemingly carved (with elegance) from the very Monteste mountains themselves. Distributes the ball with Gallic flair.

Midfielders

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Ben FOYLE
Age: 24
Position: Right midfield
Club: Mercia Bromham

Speedy winger, accurate in the cross. Loves to whip in a set-piece.

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Joe BIELSA
Age: 26
Position: Left midfield
Club: Royal Emberton

Carves his way down the channels, loves a cross from the by-line.

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Cormac O'NEILL
VICE-CAPTAIN
Age: 28
Position: Central midfield
Club: Stanton Town

Silky ball player and workhorse midfield general all in one. Tends to be the fulcrum of the team's attacks.

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Stuart KUIPERS
Age: 24
Position: Left/central midfield
Club: Sandwell Rangers

Can play in the middle or out wide. His innate ability to find space is one of the reasons Sandwell are still in the top flight.

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Jésus CRUZ
Age: 21
Position: Right midfield
Club: Avidia United

First name Jesus, last name translates to cross. We'd make a joke here but we'd be crucified if we did. Lives up to his surname, at least, by being an excellent crosser of the ball.

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Darren HARRISON
Age: 24
Position: Central midfield
Club: Ousevale Borough

Intelligent ball-player formed in the mould of Ousevale CMs gone by. Cormac O'Neill might need to watch his back.

Forwards

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Curtis SUNDAY
Age: 25
Position: Forward
Club: Bromham City

Banging them in for Bromham's other team. Nicknamed "Weekend Warrior" for obvious reasons.

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Alun BELMWR
Age: 20
Position: Forward
Club: New Cefn Albion

English may not be his first language - in fact, it's his third, behind Welsh and goals. Prodigious young talent, oddly spelt but familiar name.

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Neil SMITH
Age: 26
Position: Forward
Club: Stanton Town

This young lad is built like the proverbial outhouse,but is surprisingly quick on his toes. Right foot could open a jar of pickle.

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Andrew CARSETTI
Age: 22
Position: Forward
Club: Beckton Supermarine

Promising striker with a keen eye for goal.

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Apollo PETERS
Age: 23
Position: Forward
Club: Avidia United

The Eagles often produce prodigious strikers, and Peters is no exception. Speedy and clinical.

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Alex PARSONS
Age: 27
Position: Forward
Club: Notegia Rangers

Pace makes him difficult to track; has a lethal left peg. Only 5'7” though, so unlikely to win too many headers.

LIKELY STARTERS – Formation: 4-3-3 “System Ousevale”
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THE KITS – courtesy of JMC

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KRYTENIA: RIP "Losing in semi-finals" meme. 2004-2020.
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (official regional only)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony VII, AOCAF I, Cup of Harmony XV, World Cup XXIV, AOCAF XIII, World Cup XXIX, AOCAF XVII, AOCAF XXIII, World Cup XL, Cup of Harmony XXXII, Baptism of Fire XXXII, AOCAF XXVII, Baptism of Fire XXXVI, World Cup L, Baptism of Fire XL, Cup of Harmony LXIV, AOCAF XLVIII, World Cup LXXV, AOCAF LX
Champions: AOCAF LII, Cup of Harmony LXXVIII
Runner-Up: AOCAF VII, World Cup LVIII
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Postby Chromatika » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:57 pm

Chromatika - What to Look Out For

Lodging - All arrival will happen through Franscesca Larriet-Cortez International Airport in Chromia. A bus will be waiting for them, and all visitors will be funneled to the Red Lion, a half mile away from the Captializt Dome. They will be allowed to practice at Chromatik City Field, the home field of Chromia Central College. Breakfast will be provided by the hotel, while any food arrangements can be through the travel agent from the Chromatik Football Federation.

Major Industries: The nation's most prominent food chains are Lana Produce out of Pùr, responsible for grain, dairy, and produce. Meats and poultry come from various farms in the Heartland District and Deprí District, Fish come from Urrhed Island, Myana Island, and the Coastal District.

Death Templar Law Firms is the main company for lawyers, accountants, janitorial services, and various knickknack. Viper Motors is the major car company, while Black Raven Technologies deals in computers and household appliances.

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If you see this sign, it means that there is heavy traffic congestion in the area. What constitutes as "heavy traffic congestion" is another story, but the signs are in almost every four-way stop in big cities.

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This sign indicates that the building next to it is used in natural disasters. All major Chromatik stadiums have this sign as they can also double as disaster centers. Chromatika is rather big on being prepared, as the prevailing opinion in the Chromatik scientific community is that what happened in Eyrods to create this temperate jungle will happen again.
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Regional Tournaments: 52 (2nd), 53 (4th), 54 (QF), 55 (Champions), 56 (Ro16), 59 (Ro16), 60 (QF), 61 (4th)
WC Proper Appearance: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79 (Ro16), 80 (Ro16), 81 (Group Stage), 83 (Group Stage), 84 (Group Stage), 86 (Group Stage)
CoH Appearance: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16)
KPB Ranking: 27 (Post 86)

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Postby Electrum » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:48 am

RE: Electrum Roster [SEC=SENSITIVE]

Dear Whom It May Concern,

Please find attached this roster of Electrum's national football team.

All errors made in this roster are completely intentional.

We make no apologies for the blatant copy-and-paste job for this roster.

This is a copy of the roster that has been previously circulated and approved by The Computator, Electrum's five-dimensional saviour.


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Electrum National Football Team
presented by Electrum Football


General Information
The sentient creatures from the country of Electrum take part in a competitive endeavour called football, where the objective is to use feet (the bottom two limbs) to move the ball into the opposing team's netted zone, scoring one goal. The most goals wins the match. Electrum's performance in this tournament, which was historically (inter)stellar (winning the "World Cup 78" competition), has fallen by the wayside in recent years, due to the catastrophe that required your (The Computator) intervention. As you may recall, you saved Electrum from a time freeze, which had frozen the country in time while time moved inexorably forward in the fourth dimension across the rest of the multiverse.

If you may recall in the last edition of the World Cup, we embedded some of your inter-dimensional friends from other worlds, to assist the team. Unfortunately, this arrangement has not worked out for certain creatures, so we have replaced some of them with the native sentient creatures. You will be happy to note that Einarsson, King of the Armoured Bears still remains on the team. The Electrumite National Team are not expected to make great success in this competition, which is made up of former champions of this football game as well as random assortments of other sentient creatures.

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Statistical Information

Best World Cup record: Champion (WC78)

Coaching Staff
Manager: Tyler Fernando
Assistant Manager: Jemima Bryant
Development Manage: Risa Shigaraki

We have terminated the contract with sentient creature Lboaisa Akarelm at the conclusion of the previous World Cup qualification. A new contract is now in effect with the procurement of services from Tyler Fernando, sentient creature. Fernando has previously captained the Electrumite National Team to the victory in World Cup 78. Jemima Bryant is noted for her use of technology in decision making and could prove useful in other capacities for The Computator.

Roster
Starting XI
#1 Ralph Mills - 24 - GK - Image Hamilton Sandstorm
#4 Elenora Sapper - 20 - DF - Image Taeshan City Miners
#5 Bayden Forest - 25 - DF - Image Hamilton Sandstorm
#7 Roland McCourtney - 28 - FW - Image Grenville Sailors
#9 Sentient Energy Ball (Seb) - ?? - FW
#12 William Stewart - 22 - DF - Image University
#13 Julius van Buren - 27 - MF - Image Grenville Sailors
#18 Alan Moore - 31 (c) - DF - Image Directus
#20 Nindethana Nindethana (vc) - 26 - MF - Image Eastal Lunar
#22 Einarsson, King of the Armoured Bears - ?? - MF
#24 Android X3-TU in the shape of a flightless bird - ?? - MF

Substitutes
#11 David Patterson - 23 - FW - Image NextGen
#14 Deborah Garcia - 21 - MF - Image NextGen
#15 Marcus Renshaw - 26 - FW - Image FC Fairleigh-Warburton
#16 Alex Xiao - 24 - FW - Image Somer City and Surrounds
#19 Pete Westtcott - 26 - MF - Image Ventura Bay
#21 Christine Bayer - 22 - DF - Image Agri Foodbowl
#26 Cindy Torvald - 22 - MF - Image Pinkerton FC
#27 Crystal Le - 29 - DF - Image Kale Island Dwarfs
#28 Ian Kravitz - 25 - DF - Image Burnton 1963
#30 Peyton Nix - 27 - GK - Image Prescott Wolves
#32 Sarah Archer - 25 - GK - Image Centralis Heart

Formation
4-4-2
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McCourtney Seb

Android Einarsson van Buren Nindethana

Stewart Forest Moore Sapper

Mills


Kit Information

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Kits have been provided by infinite, a Donnacona company

Stadium Information
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All Electrum home matches will be in Centralis Arena (capacity: 40,000).

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Postby Savojarna » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:46 am

Savojar Roster for The Eagle's Cup


TEAM

STAFF

Coach: Mikaela Rangren
Age: 50 // Coach since: Copa Rushmori 34
Mikaela Rangren has been working for the National Team as an assistant for a long time, before being handed the reins after the sacking of Rune Zackrisson during WCQ 84. She has been given a contract until the end of WC 86, and her appointment represents a turn away from intricate tactics and towards more Savojar virtues. With a more direct approach to the game, relying on Savojarna’s physical culture and passionate, fighting spirit, she has found some success that her predecessors could not find. Rangren has shown a particular strength in keeping the team together, and it seemed like her continued presence as a mediator may have helped to get the team back on track quickly. Reaching two finals of the Copa Rushmori in succession and losing both of them in extra time or penalties, she has been among the better coaches historically; securing qualification to the World Cup has probably cemented her among the Savojar greats.

Coaching Team: Johan Andreassen, Alexey Jotanov, Lasse Tjoer
Ages: 49, 52, 41 // Special functions: Main assistant, Video coach, Physical trainer
Andreassen is an old friend of Rangren who has gone through coaching education together with her. He now supports her as an all-round assistant, although he will probably focus more on leading the team on the pitch rather than supporting tactics and preparation.
Jotanov is a rather creative tactical mind and one half of the U-21 co-coaching team. He has been brought on board as part of the WC90 project to create a more unified approach across the three Savojar national teams (adult, U21, U18). He will be here mainly to support Rangren off the pitch with video trainings and tactics briefing.
Lasse Tjoer is the new physical coach after the retirement of the previous conditional trainer Asgeir Rundberg, and has previously worked for multiple SFS teams. He places a lot of emphasis on discipline, but gives the players a large amount of freedom to tune their practice regime to their own tastes as long as they stick to the targets. He is quite popular in the team, and a good motivator.

Goalkeeper Coach: Valtteri Andersson
Age: 51
Andersson was a long-term goalkeeper for Energie Thorsborg and got directly transferred into the club's youth department when he retired at age 33. Following some good work with the club's youth department, he got trained as a GK coach and worked with the first team and the U21 of Energie for a while before being brought onto the squad of the NT early on. He still works with Energie on the side and is reputed to be very good at developing a goalkeeper's weaknesses.

Doctor: Dr. Christer Ljungberg
Age: 57
Christer is the head of the medical team of the Savojar NT and generally has a reputation of being the team’s good soul. Many players have come to him over the years to discuss their insecurities or physical problems, to the point that many consider Ljungberg to essentially be a second mental coach.

CORE TEAM

#1 Iiro Pakanen
Position: GK // Age: 29 // Height: 194 cm // Club: Jinja City FC (BNJ)
Pakanen is a pretty strong goalkeeper with good reflexes on the line and a very calm behaviour, helped by his experience on the international stage with Jinja City. As the successor to the Savojar legend Viktorija Petrova, he has taken over the goal mouth with a less flashy, but very consistent and successful style that has carried Savojarna to record heights on the international stage.

#2 Flemming Skov
Position: RB // Age: 28 // Height: 185 cm // Club: Admiral Storevik
Part of the legendary DBC 45 squad, Skov’s career has stalled a little in his early twenties, but he has come back strong since his transfer to Admiral and assumed the position in the national team as Nurkanen started flagging. He is an aggressive fullback who will provide offensive pressure, and known for both speed and stamina.

#3 Milla Viipuri
Position: LB // Age: 22 // Height: 179 cm // Club: Swanguard Athletic (QUE)
Viipuri, who moved to Quebec early, can play on both sides and is defensively solid with very few sparkles, but a lot of solidarity and discipline. Received some attention for her precise tackles and good positional play. On the ball, she is likely to play a solid pass, but is very conservative. Very much a call-up of the “future promise” nature, but has shown domestically and in the WC campaign that she can hold her own.

#4 Polina Zirkova
Position: CB // Age: 26 // Height: 182 cm // Club: Ulsa (EUR)
Zirkova is a pretty exciting defensive player and considered one of the most exciting young players in Savojarna right now. She is defensively solid, although not impassable. Her excitement comes from the abilities in building up the game. Zirkova often moves up to assist the midfielders, or plays long balls from the back to one of the wingers hanging back or even all the way to the playmaker. She also is confident on the ball herself, occasionally dazzling the audience with a good dribble. However, sometimes her judgement is lacking and she commits mistakes unnecessarily.

#5 Matts Pedersen
Position: LB // Age: 27 // Height: 187 cm // Club: Tanrısal (PAS)
Pedersen is another fast, aggressive fullback who is extremely persistent, but joins the offence aggressively. This leads to him being vulnerable to counters over the left side, where he might not be able to react in time if he was too advanced before. He has excellent 1v1 skills on both sides of the ball, but is a bit lacking in passing accuracy. His past issues with decision-making are now considered largely overcome thanks to his high-level experience in Pasarga, and he is considered a mental leader in the team.

#6 Otso Ilkkanen
Position: DM // Age: 25 // Height: 183 cm // Club: FC Rotmunde 1932 (STL)
Ilkkanen is a physical, defensive player with little ball-handling skills. He has a very strong shot, making him a dangerous threat from the back line. Not incredibly aggressive despite his physical skills, and a bit weak in the air, but a strong anchor player. He has played significant minutes at the youth level, earning him a move to Siovanija & Teusland, and is now looking to take root in the adult team. Crown favourite to inherit Andersson’s role.

#7 Mikhail Jashkin
Position: RF // Age: 27 // Height: 176 cm // Club: Directus (EUR)
A fast and technically gifted hybrid winger who is known for a deadly eye and his laser-like passes. While he has decent crossing skills, he tends to opt for a flat pass into the box or a dribbling instead, acting almost as a false nine that plays wide on the right. He is one of the most observed players on the team, and his move to Eura has greatly helped him to develop further into the dominating forward he is today. Holds the title of “most expensive Savojar player in history” as he moved from Farrenton Athletic to Directus for 24 million NSD.

#8 Victoria Maersk [C]
Position: CM // Age: 33 // Height: 157 cm // Club: Vermillion Rage (NPH)
Maersk is a classical box-to-box allrounder who is strong in most tasks, besides her aerial inferiority due to height, and has a high stamina and speed. While not excelling at anything, she is considered a utility player that will probably see a lot of playtime in various positions and roles depending on the situation. Moved to North Sabrefell in a state of insecurity and established herself as a regular in the Premiership, now leading Vermillion Rage.

#9 Sergey Nweke
Position: ST // Age: 24 // Height: 184 cm // Club: CASK Thorsborg
Half-Banijan striker Sergey Nweke has played his youth football in Savojarna, but was increasingly linked with Banija’s national team - until a sudden call-up to the Cup of Harmony. He is a solid, physically strong and quick player with good finishing capabilities and a nose for dangerous openings. While Nweke is rarely playing from the start, he fits a multitude of different situations and can expect regular play.

#10 Morten Poulsen
Position: OM // Age: 27 // Height: 180 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn
Poulsen grew from shaky prospect to bona-fide playmaker at Parti, and has enjoyed the love of their fans for a while now despite being in a bit of a slump recently. A creative player that has a large stamina and a good shot, but defensively lacks caution sometimes. Plays in a very similar system at Partisan, although with more offensive freedom; the lack of defensive consciousness in his play made Lundell the first choice.

#11 Simon Jacobsen
Position: ST // Age: 26 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Alnio (CMT)
The (Savojarised) namesake of Starblaydi legend Simeone di Bradini has played in two DBCs, and has now rejoined the national team following some decent seasons in Chromatika. He is a fast striker using his positioning and speed as a key weapon, working best in conjunction with another, more physical striker who can open gaps for him. Profited from a more speed-based tactic of the national team, and moved into the starting position. Defensively, he runs a lot and has good pressing skills, but sometimes lacks in ball-winning ability.

#12 Sergey Sharin
Position: GK // Age: 22 // Height: 182 cm // Club: FK Torpedo Pawlograd
Sergey Sharin has made the move from top talent to serious pro thanks to the fallout between Jurtanen and Radu Bartok during the SFS 8 season, leading to Sharin starting for Torpedo in much of the second half of the SFS, making him one of the few young goalkeepers in Savojarna who have professional experience. He is a clever keeper who thinks ahead and positions excellently, but commonly struggles in reactive situations on the line. Now he has been brought into the national team as a long-term option.

#13 Anja Loeseth
Position: RB // Age: 20 // Height: 176 cm // Club: Dynamo Sjoedrhavn U21
The sister of DBC 45 Savojarna captain Victor Loeseth, and playing at the same club, she is a fast and offensively minded player. She is sometimes even used as a more defensive RM if required, as she has a good cross and a good ability to take the ball away from an opponent in running. Loeseth's biggest weaknesses are her likelihood to play more aggressively than is appropriate, and a slight lack of dribble and short passing skill.

#14 Rika Lundell
Position: OM // Age: 25 // Height: 167 cm // Club: North Laithland (NPH)
Having emerged more or less out of nowhere, Rika Lundell has become one of the stars of the current SFS season and is considered part of the miraculous rise of Rotor Värstjö. Lundell is an extremely agile player with dazzling technique, and a good eye for openings and passing lanes. Her defensive capabilities, as well as her chance at withstanding physical opposition, are a bit lacklustre, but she often finds ways to compensate by thinking ahead and using her speed to her advantage.

#15 Juhamatti Rajala
Position: LF // Age: 25 // Height: 190 cm // Club: Brisara FC (CMT)
Rajala is extremely hard to contain because of his explosivity and the fact that despite his height and weight of 92 kg, he accelerates extremely fast. His top speed is actually not that great, and he is somewhat limited in dribbling, but he can be a good utility player to disrupt the opponents. Supposed to grow into a starting role at CASK, he was outplayed by Euran prodigy Wallace Pickton and moved to Chromatika, where he assumed a crucial role at Brisara that earned him an international callup.

#16 Vidkun Nymark
Position: CB // Age: 22 // Height: 193 cm // Club: Laketown Rangers (TAE)
Nymark is a Savojar centre-back straight from a picture book: Strong and tall, heading out every cross coming his way and making strikers intimidated by sheer presence. Some people feared he may struggle with speedier and cleverer international pro competition, but his stint at Laketown Rangers showed that this was completely unfounded - he has established himself in Taeshan as a defensive force.

#17 Dmitri Dmitriev
Position: CB // Age: 23 // Height: 204 cm // Club: Admiral Storevik
Dmitriev is extremely tall, and a towering presence in the box, and a strong header, which made him a threat on both sides in the past. When on the ball, he is limited, often relying on a quick pass to the side or a clearance; however, he has established himself to be defensively strong enough to make up for these limitations.

#18 Ola Lapanen
Position: MS // Age: 25 // Height: 171 cm // Club: Capetown Crocs (TAE)
Lapanen is a short player that can play either as a playmaker or a striker. In either case, he lurks between the lines and has a brilliant eye for through passes or dribblings. He is an excellent dribbler and has a very precise shot, but lacks a bit in killer instinct as well as in height, making him a weak header. Best used behind the lines or together with a tall striker.

#19 Krister Voynov
Position: LF // Age: 29 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Raynor City United (VAL)
Potentially the most exciting single player in the Savojar team, this fast and skilful winger is a constant threat. Voynov loves to swing inside to challenge an opposing defender directly and is extremely good in 1v1 situations. He also scores many goals with a strong and precise shot, and has accurate passing skills as well. His main weakness is a lack of defensive work, forcing the left side to cover for his roaming.

#20 Paddi Gren
Position: CM // Age: 27 // Height: 177 cm // Club: CASK Thorsborg
Gren is a midfielder that can be used in a variety of positions, with good dribbling skills and a special taste for dangerous free kicks. Although he plays in a playmaker position for CASK, his strength lies more in winning and carrying the ball, making him more of a natural shuttler. He is likely to come off the bench to make sure that Savojarna have options, most likely either in the playmaking position or as a replacement for Maersk in the end of the game.

#21 Kristina Midtjaer
Position: RF // Age: 24 // Height: 177 cm // Club: Rockridge Phoenix (BRE)
Midtjaer is a fast winger who runs up and down the sidelines, but cuts in at sharp angles regularly. She almost always runs down the right line and shows very late whether she will aim for a cross or a cut towards the goal. Technically brilliant, but still a bit lacking in defence; Brenecia was supposed to toughen her up, which seemed to have worked based on the World Cup.

#22 Aleksandra Virulainen
Position: GK // Age: 25 // Height: 181 cm // Club: Partisan Sjoedrhavn
Virulainen uses a great awareness and control of the box to counter-act her comparatively lower height and has shown brilliant oversight. She is among the best goalkeepers in Savojarna, and by far the best of her age when it comes to ball-on-foot skills. Both at Partisan and at the national team, she has quickly established herself and is now second in the chain behind Pakanen.

#23 Roman Forsberg
Position: CB // Age: 29 // Height: 188 cm // Club: Olympia Borograd (STL)
Forsberg is another one of the Savojar ball-secure, modern CB's, but shows some nerves at times. He has greatly profited from taking on a more important role in his club and has cut down on his mistakes, but is still prone to occasional over-aggressive positioning or similar faults. His best skill is his heading, as he is a very strong jumper and tall player. He will often join the attack on standards.

STARTING XI:

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TACTICS

STYLE: -1

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

KITS
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STADIUM
All home games of Savojarna will be played at the Nationalstadion Carl Gustaf Bjurman, a 76'800-seater in the capital city of Sjoedrhavn that doesn't play host to any club, but is used exclusively as a national stadium for football and rugby union, host of the Cup Final, and an occasional concert venue. The Bjurman, as it is commonly referred to in short, is located in a park called Revolutionsparken or Park of the Revolution that has been planned in the late 1920s and finished in 1931 to commemorate the Second Savojar-Adyati War. It is reachable by metro, and the stadium is an all-seater.

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RP PERMISSIONS
Choose Goalscorers: Y
Godmod Scoring: N
Injure Players: Y (no longer than the rest of the tournament)
Godmod Injuries: N
Yellow Cards: Y
Red Cards: Y - not more than one
Godmod other events: N

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MT socialist (mostly) island state - Cultural mixture of Scandinavia, Finland and Russia -Exports iron, steel, silver and wood - Low fantasy in terms of animal species - Sports-loving - 22.8 million inhabitants.

The adjective is Savojar; Savojarnan is not a word!
I am a student of (European) politics, ice hockey fan, left-wing communist bordering on anarchy, and European federalist. Enjoy!

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Postby Nephara » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:29 am

This was proving to be a long morning for Constantine Martyn. The city wanted to further develop the area around the Eagles' Club, the marquee stadium of east Nephara, Brinemouth's current home and, in a few months, to host a sequence of internationals. Over the past couple days he'd been walking through various architects and their proposals, and he already had a pretty good idea of the guys his report would recommend should get the job, but now, as he got to the long shots, well...
"... Sorry, what the fuck is an Entertainment Cathedral meant to be?"
Jens Miller sighed. Why couldn't this oaf understand his genius? "It's precisely what it sounds like, Constantine."
"It sounds like marketing bullshit."
"Ah! No pollution in my mindscape."
"... What?"
"Look. It's like... we're trying to ... what are we trying to create here."
"An Entertainment Cathedral, apparently--"
"We're trying to create an environment in which the Eagles' Club is but the centrepiece. Right? A place to, to, to dazzle. To stun."
"Like... you do a pig, if you want the good meat?"
Miller pouted. "Now you're just being obtuse."
"Sure. Go on."
"And the Club itself is a good start. A great start. It's some kind of... of Football Cathedr--"
"I will hurt you."
"... museum, a football museum," Jens amended, though with all the smouldering glare he could conjure. "And over there, what do you see?"
"A guy selling oysters."
"Past that. Keep thinking seafood, but pas--"
"The seafood restaurant. Yeah. All the IFCF refs go there. Some rule about having to be supplied two courses of lobster."
"What's IFCF stand for?"
Constantine sighed. "Nevermind."
"But in any case, yes, yes, there's a natural point of focus from the stadium. I want to create a superhighway between the two. We can demolish..." He made a vague gesture at some buildings. "All this jetsam can go. And I will build a road."
"There's already a road. Is this kind of shit why your proposal costs six times more than anyone else's?"
"Yes. Yes! But what do you notice about the pathway."
Constantine pursed his lips. "They're... perfect. They were repaved like two years ago. And it's a bougie district, nobody like fucked with the cement, drew a cock or went like 'Natasha was here' or--"
"Yes, precisely! Precisely. It's soulless, is what it is. Remember the rhyme, from when you were a child, uh... Step on the crack, break the king's back..."
"Yeah, step on the line, break the queen's spine. And you had to hit all the cracks you could, yeah, I get it, I remember. So your proposal is that this like... hypercommercialised, upscale district should have some badly-paved roads harking back to when the country was fucking broke, 'cause then kids can play."
"It's not about the kids, Constantine! Think bigger than kids. It's about... culture. Culture isn't flawless. Culture is glorious, and messy, and badly-paved."
"I dunno. Sounds dangerous like postmodernism to me."
"Look, just... just..." Jens paced, fretfully, strangling invisible council overseers in each hand. "Just give us the grant, okay?"
"Yeah, uh... we'll see." Constantine clicked his tongue, giving the Club another once-over, and giving Jens a firm clap on the back. "Hey, don't call us. We'll call you, yeah?"
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Postby Valladares » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:39 pm

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THE VALLADAR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

OFFICIAL ROSTER FOR THE 9TH EAGLE'S CUP


Coaching Staff:

Head coach: Claudio Londero
Assistant coach: Mario Marmolejo
Goalkeeping coach: Agustín Roncero
Fitness coach: Álvaro Rezende
Team doctor: Daniel Cooper
Physiotherapist: Benoît Lavigne
Video analyst: Elías Rocha

Squad:

GOALKEEPERS
1. Steven Piatti - GK - 21 - Image Fontvielle Impact
12. Michael Fraser - GK - 21 - Image Canalave Dragons
23. Marlon Chacón - GK - 20 - Image Bohemians Metropolis

DEFENDERS
2. Michael Lloyd - RB - 21 - Image Bohemians Metropolis
13. Dante Barbosa - RB - 20 - Image Marinos Metropolis
3. Daniel Martín - CB - 21 - Image Nacional (Vice-captain)
14. Mauricio Arboleda - CB - 20 - Image Blacklake Blues (Taeshan)
4. Danny Barrichelli - CB - 20 - Image Canalave Dragons
15. Ulrich Demirel - CB - 19 - Image AS Bezieres
5. Pablo Núñez - LB - 20 - Image Marinos Metropolis
16. Gregory Colman - LB - 19 - Image Eterna Stars

MIDFIELDERS
6. Marcelo Escobar - RM - 20 - Image AC Tallin
17. Andrés Abrigo - RM - 20 - Image Nacional
7. William Alonso - CM - 20 - Image Oakstone (Eura)
18. Agustín Mallone - CM - 19 - Image Nacional
8. Fabio Cardetti - LM - 20 - Image Tannenberg FC
19. Aldo Pereira - LM - 19 - Image Marinos Metropolis
9. Adrien Trolli - AM - 20 - Image Servette FC
20. Cristian Benítez - AM - 19 - Image Nacional

FORWARDS
10. Iván Valenzuela - FW - 21 - Image Holdenberg (Eura)
21. Caleb Bentley - FW - 21 - Image Eterna Stars
11. Gabriel Riveros - FW - 21 - Image Ulsa (Eura) (Captain)
22. Thiago Pizzutti - FW - 20 - Image AD Cerro

Starting Lineup, Formation, and Tactics:

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The Valladar national under-21 football team is known for having a more conservative and traditional formation than its senior counterpart, using four defenders, three midfielders, a playmaker and two forwards. However, and just like the senior side, La Nacional will always be looking to attack and retain ball possession for as long as possible, trying to score many goals in the shortest possible time and mounting an insurmountable lead for the second half of the match when players from both teams start showing signs of fatigue, while also exerting a huge amount of pressure when they are not in possession of the ball. This squad relies on the associations between midfielders Marcelo Escobar, William Alonso and Fabio Cardetti with playmaker Adrien Trolli, who will be in charge of pulling the strings of the team's offensive effort and responsible for providing passes and assists to capable forwards Iván Valenzuela and Gabriel Riveros, and their substitutes. Through the flanks, Michael Lloyd and Pablo Núñez should be able to give some support to the offensive effort as well as blocking any attempts by the rival to send crosses to the Valladar box. Both Valenzuela and Riveros should also be expected to work under the premises of the typical Valladar forward: high speed and pace, talented, skillful, and with the ability to seemingly harmless crosses into goals, create chances and score goals out of nothing, and kill defenses with speed and lethal counterattacks.

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Home Stadium:

All home matches of the Valladar national U-21 football team will be played at Vincent Stadium, a 20,500 all-seater stadium located in the Greater Metropolis suburb of Vincent, a few kilometres west of the federal capital of Valladares, Metropolis.

RP Permissions:

In the event my opponent RPs first, they may...
Choose my goalscorers YES
Godmod scoring events YES
RP injuries to my players NO without permission. I'll determine severity if granted permission.
Godmod injuries to my players NO without permission.
Hand out yellow cards to my players YES
Hand out red cards to my players NO - I'll determine whether my players are sent off or not.
Godmod other events YES only if they involve weather conditions.

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Champions: I Coupe Pomme D'Or, Copa Rushmori 26, Copa Rushmori 29, Di Bradini Cup 48
Runners-Up: World Cup 75, Cup of Harmony 49, Copa Rushmori 25, Copa Rushmori 27, IBC 10
Third Place: Copa Rushmori 18, Volleyball World Expo 9
Fourth Place: World Cup 67, Copa Rushmori 32, IBC 8, IBC 9, IBC 12
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Postby Banija » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:38 pm

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Fresh Faces galore as Marcus Waters opts to give borderline players an opportunity to impress ahead of World Cup 87 Qualifying

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Marcus Waters smiles during Banija's 1-0 win over Sarzonia in the Bronze medal match of AOCAF 62


ASKATASUNA, ASKUM- Eagle's Cup IX is upon us. We enter, of course, as both the defending and the world champions at this tournament. Everybody remembers Eagle's Cup VIII, when Banija, after an early tournament loss against Chromatika, vaulted themselves forward for a run that eventually ended in silverware. Many gave the tournament credit as jumpstarting the national team for a pair of cycles, as they had sent a first choice squad to this tournament. Waters said that the trophy earned at Eagle's Cup VIII was 'integral' to his team's World Cup success at the next two tournaments, because it was there where they truly learned how to win consistently over the course of an entire tournament.

And now, it's a very different look Banijan squad. The Banijans had quite a long regional tournament- we played 13 games, and logged thousands upon thousands of travel miles during the tournament. Because of that, and plus the long World Cup, Marcus Waters decided to give much of the senior team this tournament off. "It's important that our senior players get their rest." He told reporters. "We can't run them ragged for their country and have their form suffer at their clubs because of it. No, we have a deep enough player pool where for tournaments like this, we can have an opportunity to try out a number of players wearing the shirt."

He then spoke about the importance of squad rotation at a national team level. "This wasn't something we had the luxury of doing when I first go to Banija- the player pool was too shallow, the top level talent wasn't there yet. But now, the top level talent is there. We saw it at the World Cup. We saw it at the AOCAFs, where we damn near made our second consecutive major tournament final. But we got players closing in, pushing up from behind. While the squad that was in the AOCAFs will largely, besides a few exceptions, not play here, we've got an exciting group of players, both young and veteran, who have a chance to make a name for themselves and make their case for inclusion on the longlist for World Cup Qualifying."

And he is right. This is a record for number of players receiving their first ever call-up- there are 23 members of the squad, and 19 have yet to put on this shirt on the senior level. But plenty of them have won trophies at the youth level. Kausu Dione, this team's #9, was the #9 for both the U18 and U21 Banijan teams that won world titles. Much of this squad- Dawit, Uchie, Coote, Kouyaté, etc... Came from one of those two teams. But there are just as many that are here as late bloomers. Players like Kabiru Sowe and Tamba Kama never got those opportunities, and yet, here they are. Waters has not ignored the youth, however, grabbing the talented 18 year old striker Kamara Touré, who plays for Mar Sara FC in Valanora.

So who do we got? Expect the manager to rotate players- he'll be trying to make a run, of course, but he wants to use a lot of the group stage for talent evaluation. Expect changes to the starting XI after every other group stage matchday, before he finally settles on one for the knockouts(if we make the knockouts, which when considering our competition is much easier said than done). So who do we got out here? One featured player is Wanda Kouyaté. She's won in all sorts of places. By our best count, Wanda Kouyaté is the only player in the history of world football to have won a U18 World Cup, U21 World Cup, and the actual World Cup, all as a player. It's an impressive record for the goalkeeper to hold. She plays for Jungle Strike FC in Vilita, consistently winning silverware there.

But it's interesting- although she's got all this silverware, she's spent plenty of time on the bench. While she played in a number of World Cup Qualifiers, she didn't get a single minute of playing time during the World Cup 86 Finals, as she lost the goalkeeper competition and backed up Francois Tantoh. She's second choice at Jungle Strike FC. She was second choice at the U18 World Cup that Banija won. But she was the starting goalkeeper for the DBC 47 team, when Banija lifted the U21 World title. Although Marcus Waters offered her a chance to take this tournament off and rest, she declined the opportunity. She wanted the chance to be the starter for her country at a senior level tournament, and the chance to show off her skills for the coach. She was given the armband for the tournament as well, signaling she'll be the team's vocal leader at this tournament.

There are other players whom you may have heard of who will get a chance to make their mark. Remember Theresa Lubalo? She left Jinja City for greener pastures, and she found them, like many Banijans do, in Valanora. It's a certified pipeline now. She signed for bigger dollars and a chance to impress at Ibini FC. While Dawit will start in her position for Matchdays 1 and 2, it's almost certain that when Waters does some more squad rotation, she'll get a chance to be in the starting XI. Chiokie Uchie has been an excellent defender for Marine Coast United in Vilita, but hasn't had a chance to break through to the national team yet. Will this be his chance?

Those are just a few of the interesting storylines regarding these players. We have a whole host of domestic based players on this squad as well, who will be starting for their clubs for the first time next season. Players like Ijeawele Halim, who was on the bench last season for Istria City FC but will move to the starting XI. Or someone like Babaja Mboob, who is in the same situation. But a really interesting one to follow will be the 18 year old- Kamara Touré. With Banija not sending a team to any youth tournament(U18, U21, or Olympiad) for the first time in a while, there's no chance this time around to see who our up and coming youngsters are. We had the Olympics before World Cup 86, the DBCs before World Cup 84, and the U18 World Cup before World Cup 83. Scouted as a teenager, he skipped the Banijan professional scene and signed with Mar Sara FC quickly. He's got to be good if he's getting looks from Valanora sides at his age- but can he prove himself in a senior level tournament?

Despite all the squad experimentation, Waters expectations are not down. "Look, we play to win the game." He said. "It's not controversial- it's why any of us, from any country, are here. There will be a lot of evaluation going on- on the training ground, on the pitch, how you conduct yourself on and off the field, how you fit in, your work ethic, discipline, etc... But we will be going for this trophy. We're the holders- it goes through us. It hasn't been that long since we played Krytenia in the AOCAF Quarterfinal. I look forward to meeting them on the pitch at St. Sava Park."
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Postby Krytenia » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:51 pm

YOUR GUIDE TO KRYTENIAN ROAD SIGNS

RED CIRCULAR SIGNS - PROHIBITIVE

A red circular sign indicates an action that is prohibited on that stretch of road. This also includes speed limit signs, where the number in the circle is the speed not to be exceeded.

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(l-r) Maximum speed limit 50mph; No U-turn; No parking on days/times displayed

The Football Highway: Former national team manager Jerome Jaffacake-Phillips has reached the limits of his ability in his opinion, handing over the reins to his assistant, Paul Davis. For the new gaffer, there's no turning back as he evaluates his charges for the first time. Though he's publicly stated he won't be quite as gung-ho in attack as his predecessor, though it's unlikely he'll park the bus.

AMBER TRIANGULAR SIGNS - CAUTIONARY

An amber triangular sign warns of a hazard ahead. Drivers are advised to slow down and take extra caution, and to be aware of the approaching hazard. Some hazards do not have specific symbols, and will instead be indicated by a blank triangle with a sign below naming the hazard in question (e.g. "FLOOD").

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(l-r) Wild animals; Multiple sharp bends; risk of ice

The Football Highway: Competing in the competition for the first time since all the way back in Eagles Cup III, the players are anticipating a wild ride ahead, especially in a group that also includes reigning World Champions Banija, wild cards Græntfjall, and the familiar name of Valladares. There's likely to be plenty of twists and turns along the way, but the Dragons will be hoping not to be frozen out of the knockout stages.

BLUE RECTANGULAR SIGNS - INSTRUCTIVE

A blue rectangular (or square) sign gives an instruction the driver must follow. Rarer than the other two signs, this usually indicates a certain direction of travel. Most roundabouts will have a left-pointing arrow to remind drivers to negotiate the roundabout clockwise - unusually, Krytenians drive on the left.

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Travel in direction stated only. Signifier sign below identifies sign as part of a one-way system

The Football Highway: Given the changes to personnel both on the pitch and in the dugout, there's no point dwelling on the past; the only way to go is forward.

GREEN RECTANGULAR SIGNS - PLACES OF INTEREST

A green rectangular sign indicates local places of interest, usually with an instruction of how to get there. Distant signs like the one below give full information; signs closer to a place of interest will usually consist only of the symbol and a direction arrow.

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Sign on the A100 Emberton Orbital autohighway giving directions to the IOS.

The Football Highway: All three of Krytenia's home matches will take place at the Isserson Olympic Stadium in Emberton, capacity 204,661.
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Postby Valanora » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:33 pm

For the uninitiated, a trip to the Eternal Empire can be a tad bit confusing, as the collective ban on motor vehicles for civilians means the modes of transportation for traversing the sprawling empire are not what one might be accustomed to when coming from other nations. Traversing from one major metropolitan area to another within the Empire is the easiest of the travel, as high speed rail connects all of the empire's major population centers on the mainland of Valanora, meaning that one can travel from Rinaldi to Coral Bay without much fuss at all. The more rural areas are usually connected with rail, though only those along the routes to the major population areas usually have the high speed rail installed, with the more remote destinations having more old fashioned rail lines still in use, making those trips a tad more longer to take and more difficult to schedule for those who are on the go with great haste. However what can be said for all the rail systems in the Empire, be it in the mainland or one of the other areas held by the Eternal Empire, is that there has been the most minimum of invasiveness used for setting up the line with regards to the local terrain and environment, with caring for the environment having been at the forethought of any major infrastructural pursuits.

Arriving to the Empire, there are two options that are afforded to tourists, either by plane and to one of the numerous international airports on the mainland, or via boat and arriving at one of the five major port cities on the mainland, if one wishes for expediate travel within the rest of the empire for the reasons listed above. Finding places to stay is quite easy for anyone wishing to visit the Empire, as numerous taverns, inns, as well as modern hotels are dotted throughout most cities as well as the former being found in the more remote locations within the empire. When visiting the Empire, one should do their best to try and visit the Old Forest, a densely packed forest in the middle of the the mainland that forms an oval around what was the old Inner Kingdom of the old Elven Alliance. A majority of the forest still stands to this day, with large portions of the forest having trees that have been there for thousands of years, even after the Vanorian people entered into the industrial age and then the quantum ages. The sanctity of nature and the elven peoples close kinship with the world being the driving factor for as much of the conservation of the environment around them as possible.

Tourists arriving in the capital city may be able to partake in the ongoing celebrations for the coronation of a new Empress, as a month long celebration following the crowning of Lathwen Raynor as the new Empress of the Eternal Empire. Various musical festivals as well as plays are going to part of the ongoing celebration in the capital, as well as other parts of the empire though in a smaller scale. You might also be able to get a rare chance to meet one of the elusive Dark Templara, a nomadic people who live in the northern half of the Vanorian homeland who long ago swore their fealty to the empire in return for being a semi-autonomous entity and allowed to continue their own traditions and lifestyle. Upon the crowning of every Emperor or Empress, the leader of the Templara clans and a small cadre of guards travel to the capital to reaffirm their oath of fealty and to get to know the new leader of the nation, before returning back to lead their people. It is a rare treat and one that should not be passed up if you find yourself in Raynor City over the coming month!
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Turorian Signs

Postby Turori » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:36 pm

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:: Cocoabo Crossing Sign

While these days this sign may be more prevalent at Cocoabo Park in the Cocoabo Forest, the Cocoabo Crossing sign can still be found in some areas of Turori, particularly in roads leading to the North-Western community of Inura in the Inura Forest.

The Cocoabo Crossing sign warns of the presence of Free-Roaming Cocoabo in the area. The Cocoabo Preservation Society has historically count of the number of Cocoabo Crossing signs that are present in the Island Emirate of Turori and uses the addition - or removal of such signs as a first-order indicator of the national impact of their efforts. Of course, since the adoption of the lands of the Cocoabo Forest, it has become even more difficult for the Cocoabo Preservation Society to justify maintaining dedicated native lands for the Cocoabo on Turori's main island and some Cocoabo Crossing signs have been removed in recent years. The Cocoabo Preservation Society is fighting back, however, with a campaign showing positive interactions between Citizen and Cocoabo in a fictional day-to-day setting.


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:: Cocoa-bo Eatery - Neon Sign

While traditional Neon-lighting is not permitted outside of certain exempted high-traffic areas particularly in city centers and around sporting venues, some businesses have used alternate lighting technologies to create a "Neon Glow" like effect surrounding their everyday signs to make them more visible in the Turorian darkness. Cocoa-bo, an establishment taking its name directly from the beloved national animal of Turori, started as a small dessert shop in Kionao. However, it was only after they added chocolate topped drinks to their menu that their popularity started to soar. As more and more patrons scooped up their chocolate flavored pick-me-ups, demand for the Cocoa-bo product skyrocketed and soon new franchised locations were popping up all throughout Turori. Shifting to more of a social 'hang-out' then just a casual place to drop in, get a dessert, and leave, the new locations started adding small foods such as Bagels for the morning, Soups and Sandwiches for Lunch or Dinner and Salads for the entire day.

Cocoa-bo has expanded outside of Vilita & Turori. Their first regional location was opened in Andossa Se Mitrin Vega and Cocoa-bo has opened temporary locations during major internationstatal events such as the World Cup Finals with past locations appearing in Drawkland and Cosumar. Cocoa-bo has opened a new permanent presence in South Covello and is currently studying permanent expansions to Starblaydia and the Equestrian States. The company continues to further increase its image by partnering with Motorsport teams and expanding the company footprint across Atlantian Oceania and beyond. Cocoa-bo are also the kit sponsor for Mliona-Lpaka AFC in the Vilitan League.



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Turori Roster || Eagles Cup XIX

Postby Turori » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:21 pm

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Head Coach: Tarek Edgeli
After spending 3 seasons being trained in Crosaibi at Marine Coast United, Edgeli made the switch down the coast to the Lonngeylin Coliseum for Season 43. While Strike were unable to win any silverware, Edgeli fit straight into the squad as one of the top performing defenders in the entire league earning instant plaudits and recognition back in Turori. Edgeli would be an ever-present in the Turorian squad earning the role of captain as the team advanced to the World Cup Semi Finals for the first time in the nations history at World Cup 81 in the Free Republics and Banija. After a long absence from regional competition, Edgeli, retired from the Turori National Team, would captain the Vilita and Turori National Team during the 60th AOCAF Competition. After working with the Vilita & Turori National Team for two campaigns including the Olympic Games, Edgeli would take on the role of head coach for the Turori National Team during the Eagle’s Cup XIX Competition.


Nickname: The Eels

Style: -1.23

The coaches will select the squad from the National Player pool. Players are listed below, grouped by position and sorted by projection 'Depth Chart' position where the top player listed is most likely to be named the first player selected for that position, and so on. Depth chart positions are determined by performance in pre-cup training sessions, as well as performance and average ratings in the Vilitan League competition and previous appearances for the National Team. Note 'Caps" are not currently on record for Turorian Players prior to World Cup 80 due to federation budget re-allocation to the Cocoabo Enrichment & Enhancement Project (CEEP)

GOALKEEPERS:
Timaala Hualtia [ - Inland Peaks FC - ]
GK ( AGE: 23 :: [ NT CAPS: 29 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 10 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 19 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 8 ] )
TROPHIES :: : Vilitan Declasse :
Hualtia came through the Eelandii Academy and instantly developed as a future Turori National Team prospect. Played one season for Sporta Eelandii before their relegation from the Vilitan League prompted Hualtia to make a switch to become the starting goalkeeper at Inland Peaks during Season 59. Made first Turori National Team start during World Cup 82 Qualifying in a 2-1 victory over Kelssek. Made first ever World Cup Finals start in the World Cup 82 Semi-Final helping Turori to a 6-3 win over Farfadillis to advance to the Nations first ever World Cup Final.

Derizi Amatopa [ - Revolutionaries (EUR) - ]
GK ( AGE: 17 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 2 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Derizi was trained in the the goalkeeper program at the Eelandii Academy. While in Eelandii, the Youth Team qualified for the IFCF Youth Cup after finishing as Top Turorian Youth side in the Tropicorp Youth Cup. Performances for the Academy resulted in a contract with Sporta Eelandii Senior Squad but the Senior Squad was relegated from the Declasse automatically triggering a release clause for the young goalkeeping prospect. Isntead of staying local, Derizi opted to take their talents to Eura joining Revolutionaries as they look to take their career to the next level overseas.

Wiyauw An'maude [ - Cedniavella - ]
GK ( AGE: 33 :: [ NT CAPS: 58 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 30 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 7 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: : UICA Series 'B' Champions Cup : : Vilitan Declasse :
An'maude led Cedniavella to the 64th UICA Series 'B' Champions Cup title and then subsequently backstopped the 'Vellas to a runner-up finish in the Declasse during Season 54 and subsequent promotion to the Stellar Division. An'maude was also named Vilitan Declasse Division goalkeeper of the Season for the Season 54. While An'maude was impressive in the Stellar Division, leading Cedniavella to a top-10 finish ahead of rivals Cednia Beach AFC, the Turorian netminder was coerced out of Cedniavella to take over goalkeeper duties at Lonngeylin Coast as the heir-apparent to the aging Cilamara Issah. Was Vilita & Turori's #1 netminder on the championship winning AOCAF 56 squad.
:: Reserves ::
Zeke Ganaku (32 yo) [ - Cednia Beach AFC - ] ;;

DEFENDERS:
Lulu Pumaziiri [ - Cednia Beach AFC - ]
D RC ( AGE: 33 :: [ NT CAPS: 50 :: NT GOALS: 6 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 6 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : AO Champions League : : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup :
Pumaziiri was originally signed by Colonial Sile but after a season away from home, returned to Turori to join up with Cednia Beach and was a critical member of their Season 48 campaign that nearly saw the Coconuts return to the top 3, sliding to 5th on the final day of the season. Runner Up in UICA Champions Cup with Cednia Beach AFC. After 5+ Seasons with Cednia Beach AFC Pumaziiri made a high profile switch to Makosile United but would ultimately return to Cednia Beach after Makosile's relegation to the Declasse Division. Won the 31st Atlantian Oceania Champions League title with Cednia Beach AFC.

Biliki Rona'atu'i [ - Cednia Beach AFC - ]
D LC ( AGE: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 44 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 21 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : AO Champions League : : Vilitan Declasse :
Trained at the Alikki-Corra Academy, Rona'atu'i moved on to Inland Peaks FC during Season 55 and become a crucial part of their Declasse Division record setting championship season resulting in promotion back to the Stellar Division. Signed for Eastal Lunar after arriving in the Stellar Division but only spent one season there before earning a starting position at Colonial Sile for the Season 57 campaign helping Colonial to a third place finish in the League table. After a season and a half in Sile, Rona'atu'i returned to their native Turori by joining Cednia Beach AFC and helping them to the 31st Atlantian Oceania Champions League title.

Moumouni Verre'elali [ - Tropicorp FC - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 23 :: [ NT CAPS: 31 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 2 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: : Vilitan Declasse :
Made their debut for the Turori National Team at the age of 17 on the opening matchday of World Cup 82 Qualifying against Bohr, eventually making six appearances for the Eels over the course of the campaign. Scored their first career international goal in the penultimate match of that qualification campaign against unheralded opposition Migli

Amakli Inuro'o [ - Bastion (EUR) - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 22 :: [ NT CAPS: 56 :: NT GOALS: 7 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 29 :: V&T GOALS: 4 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
After making their debut in Turori’s 3-0 World Cup 82 Matchday 5 qualifying match against Cosneolta, Inuro’o would become a regular in the Turori National Team squad eventually becoming a starter for key matches as Turori advanced to the World Cup 82 Final. As a result of their performances, Inuro’o would earn a transfer to Bastion in Eura during the 24th Transfer Window

Bvalis Amaanara [ - Eelandii Academy - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 16 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 0 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: None


Mikki Mayelli [ - Yeaddin Owls AFC - ]
D C ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 67 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 9 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Mayelli was a trainee at FC Almintora before making a switch to Eastal Lunar spending 4 Seasons. Landed a high profile transfer to the Yeaddin Owls during Season 53 and would become a stalwart for the team as they rose up to the become competitors once more in the Vilitan Stellar Division

Yitizo Mpala'a [ - Lonngeylin Coast - ]
D C ( AGE: 36 :: [ NT CAPS: 73 :: NT GOALS: 7 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 5 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup :
Trained at the Makosile Academy, Mpala'a spent one season at Eastal Lunar before joining newly promoted Lonngeylin Coast for V-League Season 49. Mapala'a established themselves in the Lonngeylin Coast first team and was a big part of the teams Vilitan Cup 55 championship run and back-to-back Stellar Division titles in Season 56 and 57.

MIDFIELDERS:
Kentu Umaka'a [ - Eastal Lunar - ]
M RC ( AGE: 33 :: [ NT CAPS: 91 :: NT GOALS: 15 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 12 :: V&T GOALS: 3 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Vilitan Declasse : Tropical Trophy :
Was brought up through the Rammsissil prospect development system and spent 2 and a half seasons at the big club before transferring to Makosile United. Spent 4 seasons with the Makos but after missing out on UICA competition again during Season, jumped ship and joined Eastal Lunar FC. Scored decisive shootout goal during World Cup 82 Round of 16 Penalty Shootout against Pasarga. Key member of the Eastal Lunar Side that completed the domestic trifecta over the course of 3 seasons winning the Vilitan Cup during Season 59, the Tropical Trophy for Season 60 and the teams first ever Stellar Division Title during Vilitan League Season 61.

Daliora Toru'u [ - Yeaddin Owls - ]
DM C ( AGE: 29 :: [ NT CAPS: 85 :: NT GOALS: 14 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 28 :: V&T GOALS: 3 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Toru'u made a debut for the Yeaddin Owls at the age of 17 and cracked into the first team immediately with 4 goals and 4 assists in their debut Season 54 campaign.

Mbdiai Akarenaa [ - Real Azuris (COS) - ]
M LC ( AGE: 33 :: [ NT CAPS: 58 :: NT GOALS: 10 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 16 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Akarenaa started out at the Eelandii Academy before signing a professional contract with Cednia Beach AFC during V-League 47. Akarenaa's time in the Vilitan League didn't last long, however, attracting international interest from Exton FC in Apox. After a few seasons in Apox, Akarenaa returned closer to home moving back to Atlantian Oceania to join Cosumarite club Real Azuris.

Kiidallen Aeroluzzi [ - Rammsissil - ]
DM C ( AGE: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 31 :: NT GOALS: 6 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 31 :: V&T GOALS: 5 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Vilitan Declasse :
Aeroluzzi joined Rammsissil from Surf Jettica at the age of 17 as the eventual Declasse Champions looked to bolster their squad ahead of a season 57 Stellar Division return.

Lati'ala Giaoka [ - Yeaddin Owls - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 42 :: NT GOALS: 9 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 27 :: V&T GOALS: 5 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Lati'ala Giaoka impressed from a young age at the Owls Castle Academy and earned their first professional contract with the Yeaddin Owls at the age of 16. During Season 56, Giaoka became the youngest player to appear in a Stellar Division match for the Owls since Mako Canopii made their debut at the age of 16 during Vilitan League Season 50.

Tulaki Rauogba [ - René Skaé (FFD) - ]
A MC ( AGE: 21 :: [ NT CAPS: 5 :: NT GOALS: 1 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 22 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Top performer at the Mliona-Lpaka Academy. Was a member of the Vilita and Turori squad that finished as runners-up to Cosumar during the 45th Di Bradini Cup. Also appeared in the 7th Cup of Champions for Vilita though as the team was registered through the Vilita and Turori Association did not lose eligibility for Turori where they are expected to declare for future competitions. Left the Mliona-Lpaka Academy after the teams relegation from the Vilitan Stellar Division to join Apoxian side Oldem Knights. Officially declared for Turori during the World Cup 84 Qualification Cycle making their debut in a 3-0 victory over Guadalajara. Scored their first career goal for Turori on Matchday 11 of World Cup 84 Qualifiers agaisnt 95X. Played one season in Apox before returning to Atlantian Oceania to join Farfishi Champions Cup contenders René Skaé during the 27th Transfer Window.

Cuoabaza Orani’aoa [ - Inura Forests AFC - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 20 :: [ NT CAPS: 4 :: NT GOALS: 2 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 22 :: V&T GOALS: 4 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Youth Starlet who signed a first team at their local club Inura Forests in Turori at the age of 16 years. Was a member of the Vilita and Turori squad that finished as runners-up to Cosumar during the 45th Di Bradini Cup.

Naraiza Ruaplal [ - Broadview AFC (CBP) - ]
DM C ( AGE: 19 :: [ NT CAPS: 7 :: NT GOALS: 2 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 21 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
A Vilita-Turori Dual national; Ruaplal was a member of the Vilita and Turori squad that finished as runners-up to Cosumar during the 45th Di Bradini Cup. Appeared in the 7th Cup of Champions competition for Vilita although as Vilita technically registered under the Vilita and Turorian association, the player did not sacrafice their eligibility to play for Turori. Became the first Vilita & Turorian player to play domestically in Baker Park after signing with Broadview AFC during the 26th Transfer Window

Friika Diirotora [ - Kionao Locals - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 16 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 3 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: None

FORWARDS:
Meldi'ita Mungwaii [ - Jungle Strike FC - ]
F C ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 72 :: NT GOALS: 39 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 13 :: V&T GOALS: 5 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
After getting their first shot in the lower leagues at Turorian side Inura Forests, Mungwaii got the call to the big time become Inura Forests all-time highest transfer when switching to Eastal Lunar during Season 46. Mungwaii barely played a full season in Seraii, however, as the Turori National Team strikers potentially was quickly noticed and Jungle Strike FC came calling making Mungwaii the highest transfer in Eastal Lunar history as well.

Wiztsana Iretziia [ - East End FC (XAN) - ]
F C ( AGE: 34 :: [ NT CAPS: 68 :: NT GOALS: 15 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 15 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Iretziia transferred out of the Vilitan League after its 54th season to join famed Pasargan club Galatica. They would spend six seasons in Pasarga before becoming the first Vilita & Turorian player to feature for a Xannerian club with a transfer to East End FC

Nua'oma Aikiki [ - Jungle Strike FC - ]
F C ( AGE: 23 :: [ NT CAPS: 62 :: NT GOALS: 23 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 27 :: V&T GOALS: 11 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ] : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
Brought up through the youth system at FC Almintora. Made their international debut on Matchday 3 of World Cup 82 Qualifying and then scored their first career international goal on Matchday five of World Cup 82 Qualifying against Cosenolta. After impressing for the Turori National Team and helping guide FC Almintora back to the Vilitan Declasse Division, Aikiki earned a high-profile transfer to Jungle Strike FC to continue their development in the shadow of Medli’ita Mungwaii. Aikiki’s partnership with Mungwaii helped boost Strike back to the top of the Vilitan League earning trophies in the Tropical Trophy, Vilitan Cup and ultimately the Vilitan Stellar Division.

Turakia Diijelhma [ - Owls Castle Academy - ]
F C ( AGE: 22 :: [ NT CAPS: 18 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 26 :: V&T GOALS: 7 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Diijelhma made their international debut on the multiverse’s biggest stage as a substitute in Turori’s 2-1 World Cup 81 Round of 16 knockout round victory over host nation Banija.

Kala'a Yuliizala [ - Colonial Sile - ]
F C ( AGE: 22 :: [ NT CAPS: 10 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 16 :: V&T GOALS: 7 ] )
TROPHIES :: None
A key member of the youth movement at Inland Peaks FC, Yuliizala’s early call up to the senior squad domestically attracted the attention of the Vilita and Turori coaching staff who called the Turorian striker into the AOCAF 57 squad. Yuliizala was part of the Turorian side that made it to the World Cup 82 Final and eventually earned themselves a high profile transfer to Colonial Sile during the Vilitan League’s 62nd season, earning the chance to compete in the IFCF Globe Cup for the first time.

Mirana Gotuai [ - Iskara Daii (STR) - ]
F C ( AGE: 38 :: [ NT CAPS: 46 :: NT GOALS: 16 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 15 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ]
Originally of the Mist City Floatzels in the Sunrise Islands, Gotuai has become a world traveller spending time at Sardin United in Pasarga before completing the three-region trifecta and moving back to Alantian Oceania to play for Iskara Daii of Starblaydia.





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Fixture :: Eagle's Cup XIX - Matchday 1: Turori v. Zwangzug

Location :: The Eagle's Club is located in the purpose built city of Eelandii, midway between the Turorian cities of Almintora and Cednia.

Capacity :: 8,000 + Add'l Temporary Seating

Stadium History :: Although Turori were champions of Eagle's Cup III, the purpose built Eagle's Club facility in Eelandii was not constructed until just prior to Eagle's Cup V. Prior to this, Almintora National Stadium in Almintora was Turori's designated Eagle's facility.

The main pitch at the Eagle's Club has only one permanent grand stand which sits directly over the facility entrance at the south end of the stadium behind the goal with a capacity of about 8,000. The main pitch is available as a practice facility for any Eagle's Club member, permanent or cyclic honorary members, when visiting Atlantian Oceania or Turori whether they are contesting an International Match or just holding a tour practice. There are additional pitches and sport facilities on the complex accessible only to Eagle's Club members. Additionally, all facilities in the purpose built sporting hub of Eelandii are available to Eagle's Club members on a first-come first-serve basis.

During Eagle's Cup events, temporary grandstands are constructed along the two long sides of the pitch supporting between 20-45,000 additional fans. The temporary grand stands are physically separated from the pitch by a Brick promenade covered in vine overgrowth.

The most important event held at the Eagle's Club is the Champions Ceremony. While the Eagle's Cup Final is typically held off-site to encourage larger attendance numbers, the final contestants return to the Eagle's Club to receive their medals. Prior to the medal ceremony, a third place match is held to determine which nation will receive the bronze medals. For logistical purposes, the Third Place Playoff match goes straight to penalty kicks if tied after 90 minutes, ensuring the medal ceremony is not delayed. This scheduling detail also makes the Eagle's Cup unique in that the third place playoff match takes place after the competition final.

Primary Tenants :: All members of the Eagle's Club are the primary tenants at the Eagle's Club main pitch. The expanded-seating capacity Eagle's Club venue is used only for Eagle's Club knockout round matches or matches between two Eagle's Club members.






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Fixture :: Eagle's Cup XIX - Matchday 2: Turori v. Valanora

Location :: Almintora National Stadium is located in Almintora, Turori. Almintora is the capital city of the Island Emirate of Turori and has been the capital ever since the time of Turorian independance.

Capacity :: 79,000 (All Seated)

Stadium History :: The Almintora National Stadium served as the home of the Football Association of Turori and the Turori National team from their entrance onto the international competition scene prior to World Cup 15 until the Football Association relocated their headquarters to the purpose built Eels Park community in Eelandii, Turori.

The Almintora National Stadium was originally constructed as a 45,000 seat stadium for use by the National Team during World Cup 15 and World Cup 16 qualification. However, when it became evident that Turori's nearby neighbors, the Tropics of Vilita, were being considered as the potential hosts of World Cup 17, the Football Association of Turori strategically aligned itself with their former colonial lands in order to ensure that of the 8 stadia selected for the World Cup Finals, one would be from Turori. Naturally, the Almintora National Stadium was the stadium of choice and would serve as the first time the Island Emirate of Turori would open its doors to a major international event. With a lot on the line, the Turorian government partnered with the Football Association of Turori to increase the capacity of the Almintora National Stadium from 45,000 to 79,000 in time for the World Cup 17 finals.

The move was proven even more fruitful when the Turori Eels themselves qualified for the World Cup 17 finals, the first finals appearance for Turori, and were able to play each of their group stage matches at their home stadium.

With the success of hosting one group of the World Cup 17 finals at the Almintora National Stadium, Turori had put itself on the map. Soon after it would be announced that the Island Emirate of Turori would host World Cup 19 in a joint bid with The Belmore Family. Naturally, the crown jewel of Turorian stadiums, the Almintora National would ultimately host the World Cup Final - the single most prestigious match in the multiverse.

Unfortunately for the Almintora National Stadium, hosting the World Cup 19 final was something of a 'peak' over the course of the stadiums lifespan. Co-sharing the arena between the Turori National Team and Turorian domestic side FC Almintora accelerated the wear, tear and aging within the facility. To make matters worse, the mediocre performance of FC Almintora in the domestic league meant that incentive to invest in further rennovation of the arena was minimal. The stadium would still be chosen to host the final of the 26th Cup of Harmony, but even by that time the Cednia Beach Center in Cednia had started to become the premier sporting facility on the Island. In fact, even the Cup of Harmony 26 final was originally awarded to the newly built Coliseum of the Inurahtii in the Inura Forest, however, the Safety & Health Initiative of Turori determined that the site would not be ready in time to host spectators, with the Final site being retroactively chosen as the Almintora National Stadium due to its experience having hosted the World Cup 19 final.

Despite having been supplanted as Turori's international stadium of choice, the Almintora National Stadium has accrued one honor that no other stadium in Turori - or in Vilita, can lay claim. Almintora National Stadium is the only stadium in Vilita & Turori to have been selected as a host site for the UICA Globe Cup, having been home to the 55th Globe Cup final. Almintora National Stadium also hosted the 66th UICA Champions Cup Final.

Primary Tenants :: FC Almintora currently compete in the Vilitan Declasse Division. The Turori National Team continue to play occasional matches at the arena during World Cup Qualifying due to the arenas central location in Almintora, the capital city of Turori.




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Fixture :: Eagle's Cup XIX - Matchday 3: Turori v. Northwest Kalactin

Location :: Cocoabo Park Arena is located at Cocoabo Park in the Cocoabo Forest. The Cocoabo Forest is a Cocoabo Preserve built on Calanian lands formerly held in trust by the Atlantian Oceania Regional Defense Organization (AORDO). More information on the Cocoabo Forest and the developments at Cocoabo Park can be found here.
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Capacity :: 71,000 (Seated + Temporary)

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Stadium History :: Cocoabo Park Arena is a sports and demonstration complex created at Cocoabo Park to attract future sporting events to the Tropicorp-CPS collaborative education, enrichment and entertainment destination on the shores of the Cocoabo Forest.

The Eagle's Cup VI final at Cocoabo Park Arena was a well attended fixture, open to the public with any admission to the Cocoabo Park. Major events at the Cocoabo Park Arena also serve as educational events as visitors are be able to learn about the Cocoabo, ongoing Preservation efforts at the Cocoabo Forest and see Cocoabo in their re-constructed natural habitat. Cocoabo Park Arena has also hosted Cocoabo Squad matches for the Turori National Team as well as being a major venue of the Tropicorp hosted AOCAF LIVe.

Primary Tenants :: Cocoabo Park Arena has no permanent tenants. It has been used as a training and demonstration facility for the Cocoabo Enrichment & Enhancement Project (CEEP) as well as hosting International Matches for Turori and Tropicorp. It is expected that future uses for Cocoabo Park Arena may include events and shows for Park visitors included displays by trained and skilled Cocoabo as well as one-off international caliber sporting events. The Cocoabo Forest team in the Tropicorp Lower Leagues play occasional games in the arena.




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<Silexhera> Why does Turori make sense? :p

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FAX - Xannerian Maroons

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

STARTERS IN ITALICS

Attack Forwards
#4 Kylian Lacroix* (Bearden FC)
#13 Andrew Gasey (Pearlham SC)
#23 Carlton Brower (Austin City)
#24 Kyle Falcon (Wirr Tsi)Chromatika
#44 Bray Feltzer (Lohr)Chromatika
#88 Luc Laliberté-Gauthier* (SC Nortonshaw)

Midfielders
#5 Kevin Bryse (Newport United)South Newlandia OM
#21 Nick Faulkner (Port City FC)Kelssek OM
#37 Kaylee Hayes (Northshore FC) DM
#43 Franchesca Bonchek (Llewellyn Turnpike Ladies FC)Commonwealth of Baker Park DM
#50 Alex Bronson (Coquitlam United)Kelssek OM
#52 Lane Stegall (Castleford FC)Commonwealth of Baker Park DM

#67 Shane McCormik FC United of Mancodas Potato Farmers DM
#90 Josh Sutton (Pearlham SC) OM


Defenders
#6 Nikolai Brown (Perce Town)Royal Kingdom of Quebec
#8 Trevor Hubble (Rome Beach)
#16 Bernardo Fransisco-De La Tomosa (St Warren City FC) Commonwealth of Baker Park
#35 Ian Turner (FC St Jakob)Siovanija and Teusland
#45 Liv Brownstreet (Dursten Easterners)
#99 Ghislain Poulin-Coutu* (Rome Beach)


Goalkeepers
#0 Leonetta Walters (Brentford FC Ladies)Commonwealth of Baker Park

#00 Mookie Danube (Dynamo Sjoedrhavn) Savojarna


*Player is a naturalized Donnaconna citizen (Permission by the user behind the nation was previously granted)

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



NOTE TO THOSE RPING A GAME VERUS XANERRIA

Xannerian Football is played differently than most countries. For one it is hyper offensive with most teams using either 4 or 5 forwards who run directly at the goal with balls being passed only when necessary. Defense is even more alarmingly different as Xanneria RARELY calls penelties on diving (unless injuries occur) and its actually common for players to attempt to bump other players out of the way, granted this is also heavily moderated (Shoving a player with your hands is a penalty and shoving a player perpendicular to you is also a penalty). International players are trying to surpress excessive brutality, but sometimes in the heat of the game they forget. So feel free to have some of my players get Yellow carded for aggressive play.


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Xanneria: My main nation
Teams
NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM: Maroons - Record 80-23-59 (W-D-L) (This may not be 100% accurate)
FIRST CONTEST: Copa Esportiva 23
FIRST GAME: Vangazaland 3-1 Xanneria
FIRST WIN: 5-3 vs Qingland
LARGEST MOV: 5-0 vs Pineapple Porcupines/ 7-2 vs Starcom Racing/5-0 vs HAIKU
CHAMPIONSHIPS:Baptism of Fire 69 (Nice!) winner / Group Winner CE24
Non Association Football Stats
NSCF TEAMS: Xannerian Polytechnic
NSSCRA: Cars #10,12,16

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