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The Eagle's Cup :: X :: Rosters, RP, Scores

Postby Eagles Club » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:30 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.

Venues:
Group stage matches are standard Home & Away fixtures
Knockout Round Matches shall be played at an official Eagle's Club location with preference to the Eagle's Club facility of the highest Seed unless no suitable Venue is available
The Final for the Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy shall be contested at the Eagle's Club in Eelandii, Turori
The Final for the Cup of Champions shall be contested at the Eagle's Club in Dodoma, Banija
The Final match of the competition shall be the Eagle's Cup Bronze Medal match to be contested at The Eagles Club where all medals will be awarded in a final ceremony.

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 IX Semi-Finalists
Græntfjall


Current Edition Participants :: The Eagle's Club have determined the field for the Eagle's Cup to be inclusive as follows:
Eagles Cup X - Delegations
Banija (Eagle's Host)
Turori (Eagle's Club)
Nephara (Eagle's Club)
Zwangzug (Eagle's Club)
Valanora (Eagle's Club)
Omerica
Eura
Krytenia
Graintfjall
Treekidistan
Commonwealth of Baker Park
Nova Anglicana of Esportiva
Cassadaigua
Tequilo
Chromatika
Ko-oren

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.

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 ::

Champions Group:
[WC] Nephara
[CH] Eura
[BF] Treekidistan
[CC] Banija
Confederations Group:
[AO] Baker Park
[CE] Nova Anglicana AZoE
[CR] Cassadaigua
[IC] Tequilo




Tentative Schedule :: Projected RP Cut-off in Red ~11:00PM EST
Day 1: MD1: 1v4, 2v3 :: Scorinated with Matchday 2
Day 1: MD2: 4v3, 1v2 :: (Friday 04/16)
Day 2:
Day 3: MD3: 2v4, 3v1:: Scorinated with Matchday 4
Day 3: MD4: 4v1, 3v2 :: (Sunday 04/18)
Day 4:
Day 5: MD5: 3v4, 2v1 :: Scorinated with Matchday 6
Day 5: MD6: 4v2, 1v3 :: (Tuesday 04/20)
Day 6:
Day 7: MD7: Quarter Finals :: (Thursday 04/22)
Day 8:
Day 9: MD8: Semi-Finals :: (Saturday 04/24)
Day 10:
Day 11: MD9: Final / 3PP0 :: (Monday 04/26)


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. if you missed hte

MD1/2: STATUE WORTHY :: Imagine that you are able to go back into history, and pull every single player who has ever put on the national team colors in this sport. Who are your best players of all-time? Who would make an all-time starting XI of your nation, and why?

MD3/4: MD3/4 RP Prompt: The beautiful game is always talked about as the ultimate global sport. Specifically- who are the most popular foreign players in your country? What are the most popular foreign teams, both national and club, in your country? Are any players or clubs from opposing squads in your group popular in your country? Graphic Bonus: Give us the logo of any domestic media companies that provide coverage to foreign clubs and national teams in your country. Alternatively, an image of any sort of item in your nation that fans would have a foreign athlete sign. ::

MD5/6: Location, Location, Location. Some nations have certain parts of their country that are seen as hotbeds for developing top-tier young talent. What cities and regions produce the most top-tier football talent in your country, and/or a disporportionately high amount of professional football talent relative to the population? Does your nation supplement that homegrown via aggressive recruitment of dual-nationals? If so, where do those dual-nationals come from? Graphic Bonus: Imagery of cities/regions, or symbols of those cities/regions, such as flags or maps or whatever else.

Quarterfinals: Picture Perfect. What is the most memorable moment in this sport's history in your country? Is it your nation earning their first trophy? Is it your first World Cup Qualification? Or is it domestic, being a dramatic photo finish league title win on the Final Day? Give us all the details! The background, the moment, the emotions behind it, the memories people feel now- all the intricate beauty for your country's greatest footballing moment of all time.

Semifinals: Fan Culture. For nations who make it this far, there will be visions of a trophy dancing in their eyes. The Eagle's Cup is unique in the fact that these semifinals double as miniature Cup Finals. So let's focus on those very fans. What is the fan culture around your national team? Are they violent? Are they political? Do they welcome visiting fans as they enter your country? Will Banijan police groan as your fans descend upon their city for the semifinal? Tell us everything there is to know about soccer fans, both national team and club(if you want), in your nation. Graphic Bonus: Any sort of banners or instruments fans in your nation would carry/play into the stands or on a march to the match.

Final Prompt: Winning. If you've made it this far, you know that you're good at winning. Your squad is competing for a trophy in these semifinals, and if you make the Final, you will have a trophy in hand as you go to collect your second- the Eagle's Cup. But as is true with all Finals, nerves are at a fevered pitch. What do your fans and players do to calm their nerves before a tournament Final? And if they win, what will the celebrations look like? Will they take to the streets, will they riot? Will players call their mothers for the first time in years? Will players take their winner's bonuses and splurge on a new fishing boat? Give me all the details!

Equipment ::

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

Sponsors ::

Cocoa-bo Challenge Trophy
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:: Cocoa-Bo Eatery
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 a permanent presence in South Covello and is also continuing to grow its presence in Starblaydia, the Equestrian States and the Free Republics. 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. Cocoa-bo's largest current markets are, in order, Turori; South Covello, the Equestrian States, Vilita and the Free Republics. Cocoa-bo's most recent major expansion was to the region of Rushmore through its hub in Starksville, Cassadaigua. Cocoa-bo has also entered the business of product licensing and outsourcing after establishing an exclusivity agreement within the Commonwealth of Baker Park for bottling, distribution and local product with the BCEL Beverage Company to maintain a product line of Cocoa-bo drinkables in the Commonwealth.

Cup of Champions
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:: Regional Transit Corporation

The Regional Transit Corporation is a privately owned, for-profit corporation from the Kingdom of Banija that builds and operates Public Transit systems in cities and metropolitan areas across the world! Its corporate global Headquarters are in Rosaria, which is the capitol city of Eshan.

** 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 Treekidistan » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:08 pm

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FA Name: Treekidistan Football Federation (TFF)
Sponsors: EcoHerb™: “Make your nation green!”

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Keylar Massilis (Treekidistan)
Asst. Coach: Mellix Coupe (Indusse)
Fitness Trainer: Gerbinz Keystone (Indusse: Main), Edward Phillips (Treekidistan)



Squad
Goal Keepers (GK)

#1 Melix Henmann
#2 Auphis Trevor
#97 Jaganath Sharma
Defenders (DF)

#4 Henry Stillstone
#5 Koral Neumann
#11 Mahesh Kishanraj
#17 Ahmad Aziz
#19 Joseph Ali Ahmed
#66 Benny Helmut
#88 Mathias Schneider

Mid Fielders (MF)

#9 Shahid Nawaz
#33 Sryne Goorder
#15 Kishore Das
#12 Benjamin Elvis
#100 Kirtidas Vitridas
#26 Ashok Pyarelal
Strikers/Forward (FW)

#7 Kristy Johnson
#50 Henry Dallas
#24 Krishna das Patel
#10 David Henry Gonzales


Blue Colour indicates the Playing Eleven.

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Special Thanks to Uni.q Sportswear of Qusmo for creating the Kits for Treekidistan.

My Opponents, if they RP first. Can do the following:

Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
TREEKIDISTAN
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Postby Tequilo » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:46 am


Eagle's Cup X
Tequilo National Team
Tournament Squad

Attacking Modifier: +3.3

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New 'Cycle 88' Team kits by Natty kit. with IAC Title Winners detailing
Home - agave-blue shirts graduating to charcoal; charcoal shorts & socks
Away - desert gold shirts with white sleeves, agve-blue & charcoal trim; white shorts & socks


Often referred to by the nicknames Agave-Blues on account of their kit or Los Pitxileros [Transl. The Footballers], the Tequilo national team set-up approaches it's fourth cycle of the World Cup with some moderately impressive showings at all age groups, and finally, some real honours on the board following coach Juan Manuel Botín's Independent Associations Championship win. That eclipses third-placed finishes in Baptism of Fire 72 and runners-up at the last under-18 World Cup as the pinnacle of achievements so far. The feeling before the last IAC was that it may be time to start delivering on early promise for fear of settling in the bracket of good-ish, but not great or even simply never quite good enough - something most Tequiloa, a very relaxed kind of people, would be perfectly happy with but the Tequiloan FA, the Unión, having made such a fuss over the last few years and publishing so much about their great plans for world dominance, could not settle for, politically speaking. Fortunately, coach Juan Manuel seems to have set the national team on an acceptably competitive path... so far.

A Brief History of Los Pitxileros


BACKROOM STAFF
WORLD CUP 87

Team Director: Ooóoos Skeuri (AUD), 59;
Former star defender at Tenth Star Hasiera, KT Moreazerua and Raynor City United and 3-cap Audioslavia international, Ooóoos had a successful post-football career in mask-making whilst unknowingly rising to god-like status in Tequilo without even visiting the country. Many still don't believe the real Ooóoos Skeuri is even still alive, rather preferring that he is a wight in the Shambolic Pantheon, and the Man In The Mask at the Unión is an imposter.

Assistant Director: August Toset (JUV), age unknown;
Won a Cup of Harmony as the first manager of the Juvencus national team and took the nation to a second final as runner-up. Employed to further develop the Unión's plan to create multiversally-dominating pitxi tactics, and given temporary charge as head coach for the last Cup of Harmony to see if he could emulate his success with his home nation. He couldn't: Los Pitxileros bowed out at the round of 32 for the third tournament in a row.

Head Coach: Juan Manuel Botín, 40;
Ex-player for Motozintla, learned his coaching trade with former national team coaches Isaac Martí (resigned) and Luka Entenza (retired through ill-health), apparently destined for moderately good things. Coached the under-18 national team to 3rd and 2nd place finishes in the youth world cup, a NT reserve group to the last Mike Sarzo Memorial Trophy, and capped this with the title at the last IAC. He now formally succeeds August Toset as the NT seniors head coach, and begins with a brief to 'give a good showing' in the Eagles Cup.

Assistant Head Coach: Genaro Rodis, 51;
Former assistant to Ramiro Paredo at SC Pedregal and then with the national team, a quiet man who was instrumental in developing and bringing through so many young talents for club and country. Whilst Paredo's time as national team coach was not deemed a success, in fact something of a failure, Genaro is well liked by senior players, and has been instrumental in securing a place in this squad for some of the younger talents.

Coach: Haize Apeiztegui, 36;
A professor of the game and brilliant defender coming to the last of his playing days at Unuiĝinta, recently retired from playing for the national team as a supporter’s favourite, and one of Tequilo’s most-capped players (60 caps, 4th on the all time list). Temporarily assistant to Juan Manuel with the under-23s at the last IAC, he has landed a full coaching role permanently after such success in that tournament.

Team Captain: Vilca Hualla, ML, 25
Vilca Hualla succeeded legend and first capitan of the national team Mateo Tafalla for the previous World Cup cycle after Mateo retired from international football. Though it was not a happy cycle overall for the team, with disappointing results on the field and controversy off it, this was no reflection on the stewardship of the young, talented captain. Two consecutive record transfer moves to top multiversal clubs in KT Itzalovalle (AUD) and most recently FC Mar Sara (VAL) have underlined his quality.

Vice Captain: Oscar Bienvenida, GK, 22;
Recently completed a record-breaking run of consecutive caps for his country, starting 30 games in a row for Los Pitxileros, holds the current record for most caps (82) and the records for most clean sheets (24) and consecutive clean sheets (4) for the national team. The young goalkeeper still has years ahead of him but is already a mature and experienced figure around the national camp. Also captains his club team, Motozintla, where he signed for a then record domestic transfer fee of ₸3.75m from Tumuloa Xico, and he still holds the record transfer as the most expensive goalkeeper in Tequilo.


TOURNAMENT SQUAD
PLAYING STAFF

New head coach Juan Manuel Botín will follow up success in the IAC by taking this tournament as another opportunity to shape his future thinking for the next World Cup campaign, and his squad is notable for who has been left out as much as who gets the call. It appears he has looked back at the last poor campaign and quietly lumped the blame for a poor cyle on the defence as much as anyone, dropping regular rightback pair Eolo Sorazar and Huachalla, leftbacks Llösë Lea and Blêxu, and centre half Antton Machinena for his first official full senior squad. Experienced favourite Huracan and durable utility defender Noxochinoch are the only defensive picks from previous campaigns who didn't come through the junior sides with Juan Manuel, as he puts his faith in the new batch of dynamic defenders that he has been working with for some years at the intermediary age groups - Ostando Bertendona, José Tavia, Tol Chicote, Emmanuel París, Diogo Junco and Ochoa Abril. The rest of the starting XI will be familiar to followers of Los Pitxileros, although he has dropped Ecuador from the forwards selection in favour of Pedro Rôa who impressed so much in the IAC tournament. There is only one potential debutant in the squad as highly-touted young leftback Sanço gets a chance to impress and work his way into the coach's thinking for the World Cup. Milan Lucio and Tsttnauayu are perhaps surpirse call-ups at this stage, but then again, they too are 'Juan Manuel's Men' - both appearing in his debut under-18 squad four years ago when the Pitxileros Juniors reached the semi-final and won a third-placed bronze medal.

Starting XI

# Name Pos. Age Cps/Gls Av.R Club Paeips

1.(VC) Oscar Bienvenida GK 22 82/27* 7.20 Motozintla Leader
2. Ostando Bertendona DL 22 24/- 7.62 CF Frantxizko-A Reliable
3. José Tavia DR 23 23/1 7.28 Atlás Ciuredor Laid back
4.(+c) Tol Chicote DC 22 29/2 7.12 Fábrica Tapalupé Leader
5. Huracan DC 27 64/10 7.29 Jaguar Itxacomitán Dynamo
6. Ixtub Tün DMC 21 67/3 7.18 Olympia Borograd (SLT) Beast
7.(C) Vilca Hualla AML 25 51/10 7.19 Mar Sara FC (VAL) Leader
8. Niño Pinto AMC 21 53/18 7.24 Jlinal Cove FC (VIL) Predatory
9. Tlacolotl ST 23 80/52 7.44 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 Warhorse
10.(+c) Alexandro Calvoecheaga ST 22 37/15 7.63 CF Frantxizko-A Professor
11. Ricardo Bailén AMR 25 39/10 7.44 Fábrica Tapalupé Eccentric

Team sheets are usually published between cut-offs; otherwise default to this line-up

Reserve

12. Sanço DL 21 - - Benemérito Introvert
13. Emmanuel París DR 19 8/- 8.25 Hornchurch (EUR) Unpredictable
14. Diogo Junco DC 19 8/- 8.16 Atlás Ciuredor Predatory
15. Ochoa Abril DC 22 7/2 7.90 Anhedron Wanderers FC (TKT) Resilient
16. Lorenzo Pero DMC 22 5/- 8.36 CF Frantxizko-A Athletic
17.(+c) Xaime Medal AML 26 19/4 6.74 1830 Cathair (AUD) Outspoken
18. Çenturion AMC 20 32/13 7.46 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 Stylish
19. Pedro Rôa ST 21 9/2 8.73 Altendalur (GRF) Laid Back
20.(+c) Milan Lucio AMC/ST 23 7/1 7.03 SC Pedregal Dynamo
21. Tepin Mecatl-Rubió GK 25 6/- 8.32 Resplendiente Determined
22. Tsttnauayui MR 21 8/1 8.33 Atlás Ciuredor Unpredictable
23. Retired
24.(+c) Noxochinoch DC 31 46/2 7.12 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 Grafter
25. Jaïr Iscla AML 21 10/3 7.90 Peru Urzagui Stylish
31. Abas Juanarena GK 20 4/1* 7.53 Haïtiens Predatory

(C) Captain / (VC) Vice Captain / (+c) additional captains / (*) clean sheets


ESTADIO NACIONAL
CIUDAD DE PITXI

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HOME OF LOS PITXILEROS
Tapalupé, Tequilo. Capacity 81,810

The national stadium, the jewel in the crown of Tequilo's 'Football City' development centre of El Unión (that's the national FA to you and me), opens it's turnstiles for the first time with three 'test matches' against the confederation champions of Ao, Rushmore and Esportiva as part of Tequilo's debut in the Eagles Cup. Built over the top of the former 'character' suburb of Quezaldad on the outskirts of the capital city Tapalupé, it had become a complete white elephant as the Unión failed to progress from demolishing a residential zone of some 300,000 people into building the dream centre. After eight years of ruin, new Unión project manager Carolina Ruiz got the whole thing erected inside twelve months and was subsequently voted Unión President for Life.

The headquarters of the Unión, presently located in the Museo de Pitxi in the Socrates district, will be moving to state of the art facilities in the Ciudad, which includes the national stadium; a second stadium, the Estadio Juvenil with a capacity of 32,300 to host secondary games including the national amateur People's Cup Final, youth internationals and most likely future internationals within hosted tournaments; the national physiotherapy centre; the Escuela Nacional de Pitxi or national football school to help development of Tequilo's youth players; and the commercial headquarters of several sports-related companies including sportswear manufacturers Natty kit., sports data company XK-OpTeq, Bonesea sports publisher BoldSport and their Tequiloan imprint GOLa (trading as GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLa!!!), and multiversal scouting group KickAdviser™. It is also expected the famous Museo de Pitxi will eventually move there, or at least open a second facility in 'Football City'.

To increase revenue, both stadiums have taken on domestic tenant teams with Fábrica Tapalupé, the state of Ocotapa's most successful team with 19 state championships, enthusiastically moving into the national stadium, thus succeeding Real Gardaresso as the domestic team with the largest stadium - by ten seats. Meanwhile Galaxía, without a proper home these last nine years since the demolition of Quezaldad and their ramshackle Domo Galaxía stadium, will be delighted to upgrade as tenants of the Estadio Juvenil.



QUICKSTART RP GUIDE
PERMISSIONS & OTHER NOTES

Have fun. Maybe don't kill everyone. At least not all at once.

I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Do Absolutely Anything: Y*
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*RRR: the Right to Reciprocity Reserved

The ‘Paeips’ (‘peeps’) system - as noted in the squad listing - is there to assist your RP, if you need it. Full description ‘Personality As Expressed In Playing Style’, it uses a single word to sum up how the person plays, and/or how they are off the ball, off the field, off the clock and off piste… feel free to interpret that one word how you wish, or ignore it.

Most likely to get…

Poacher's tap in: Tlacolotl
20-metre screamer: Çenturion
Applauded for fancy panenka: Jaïr Iscla
Laughed at for bungled panenka: Ricardo Bailén
Drilled down the middle: Ostando Bertendona
Jeered for over-exuberant celebrations: Xaime Medal
First minute booking: Vilca Hualla
Last minute winner: Niño Pinto
Early bath for handbags: Tsttnauayui
Stretcher to the tunnel: Sanço
Blood-covered rag around head: Ixtub Tün
Tackle of the season: Tol Chicote
Book of tactics for extra-curricular homework: Alexandro Calvoecheaga
A packet of sweets, a pat on the head, and excused from doing his homework for the night: Emmanuel París
Early nomination for legend status: José Tavia

The average Tequiloan has an exceedingly high SQ (shambolic quotient) meaning they are really very good at creating and thriving in chaos… they generally get things done in a very roundabout and often nonsensical way, usually with an unbelievably high portion of luck (either good or bad). They are happy to lose, and prefer it in chaotic fashion - it's all about the journey, not the result. 0-7 is much more interesting than 0-1. Apparently.

For the purpose of media marketing, the PR company attached to the UPT has decided the national team will take the nickname Los Pitxileros - the imaginative epithet translates as ’The Footballers’ - although the press and fans mostly prefer to use ’the agave-blues’ on account of their shirt colour.

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Postby Graintfjall » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:45 am

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Team name: Græntfjall
Trigram: GRÆ [GRF when not available]
Demonym/adjective: Græntfjaller
Team nickname: Snow Wolves / Snow She-Wolves (this tournament only)

Coach: Image Bjarnveig Lyngarsdóttir
Assistant coach: Image Torsten Oliversson

Kang Guilin remains the NT head coach but has been given this tournament off, with Bjarnveig Lyngarsdóttir, former GPL Manager of the Year winner and new women’s team coach being given temporary oversight of the squad for this tournament. Kang’s deputy, Torsten, remains as assistant. Bjarnveig was known as a risk-taker with an attacking mindset and a willingness to give young players a chance, but it remains to be seen how these tendencies will adapt to the demands of international play.

Squad: A 23-woman squad has been named for the tournament. With a couple of exceptions, it can generally be assumed numbers 1–11 will start.
  • The Græntfjaller national team has historically been mixed in gender. However, the Baptism of Fire tournament overlapped with the Olympics, and while the men’s team consisted of young players only, the women’s was not age-restricted. This led to a team consisting of men [and old men at that] being sent to the Baptism of Fire, which they ended up winning. It has always been a minor national embarrassment that the first major footballing success on the international stage wasn’t very representative, and an opportunity to correct this by fielding an all-women team has been sought out, with the Eagle’s Cup being deemed a suitable such tournament.
  • 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$.
  • A particular type of footballer, nicknamed “BFGs” (Big Fucking Græntfjallers), is associated with the country, but these are almost all men; except in central defense and defensive midfield roles, most of the women in this team are quicker and more skilful.
  • Græntfjall do not traditionally appoint a designated captain, and instead have the starting XI elect a captain before each captain. During the early days of Kang’s reign at the helm, Hrærekur Jvarsson served as captain on a permanent basis, but as he is (obviously) absent from this tournament, they will default to an elective model here.
  • Timing note: In my timeline this occurs a few months after the WCoH ending and prior to WCQs beginning; 1 year after the last CR; 2 years after the last Eagle’s Cup. It occurs during the Græntfjaller winter; given football is a summer sport here, this affects our hosting arrangements. It occurs immediately after Transfer Window 31 closes, with players assumed to be with their new clubs but granted leave.

Goalkeepers

1. Livia Bergmundursdóttir (27) – Image Esna
12. Rebecca Ludvigsdóttir (22) – Image Aigsvinger [on loan from Altendalur]
23. Gabríella Hárlaugsdóttir (19) – Image Mokofen

Next season, Gabríella is expected to become the first regular female goalkeeper in the GPL, after winning promotion with Mokofen. Livia played a few games with Hofvinger but was never a regular first team starter and is now with second division Esna; Rebecca has never played a single game for her club side, Altendalur, instead being loaned out to lower league Aigsvinger. Livia was reserve at the Olympics but has not played for the national team; indeed, no woman has ever kept goal for the full Snow Wolves side. That suggests this position is likely to be one of the biggest uncertainties, and potentially one of the biggest weaknesses. Though Gabríella is the more talented shot-stopper, she starts as reserve behind the more experienced but less agile Livia.

Defenders

2. Elektra Lúthersdóttir (25) – Image Yeaddin Owls (caps: 31)
3. Emeli Vilbertsdóttir (26) – Image Altendalur (65) (goals: 1)
4. Magga Vilmarsdóttir (23) – Image Hintersfjörður [on loan from GT Molding]
5. Arinbjörg Björnsdóttir (30) – Image Gunzlach
15. Eir Bjarnfinnursdóttir (27) – [free agent]
20. Naomi Hagalínsdóttir (23) – Image Mühlrich
21. Wilhelmina Audunsdóttir (29) – Image Maigburg
22. Paulina Philipsdóttir (29) – Image Esca Unione

Every single defender in the Copa Rushmori squad was male, but that doesn’t include Emeli Vilbertsdóttir, who is one of the most experienced players in NT history and was controversially omitted as the team played without fullbacks. She’s back, now, along with her partner on the right, Elektra. Eir – released from the Savojar leagues and looking to move elsewhere – and Paulina, who played for Bjarnveig at Maigburg, are their understudies. The center back pairing marries the experienced Arinbjörg Björnsdóttir with the immensely physically strong but largely untested Magga Vilmarsdóttir. Center back is historically the strongest position for the NT, but all such players have been male, so this is quite a departure. In reserve, Wilhelmina is another Bjarnveig-Maigburg staple, while Naomi is a more skilled player able to push up into defensive midfield roles. With Mühlrich being relegated, she too is looking to impress another club with a good performance here but may find it hard to break into the playing 11.

Midfielders

6. Lana Mensdóttir (24) – Image Dí Maozöxê (21)
7. Jade Miansdóttir (25) – Image Porter City (13) (1)
8. Amanda Guttisdóttir (25) – Image Holdenberg City (73) (20)
13. Sara Kristoffersdóttir (20) – Image Wirr Tsi (4)
14. Hanne Heikkisdóttir (26) – Image Holdenberg City (30) (4)
16. Johanna Álvgeirsdóttir (22) – Image Megabrantid (7)
17. Sara Aðalsteinnsdóttir (30) – Image Fliserboding
19. Natasja Hólmarsdóttir (23) – Image Grande Mountain (6)

As evidenced by the cap numbers and foreign leagues represented, the midfield is far more experienced, and includes the bulk of the regular NT. The biggest loss is probably at defensive midfield, where Jade Miansdóttir may need support from Sara Aðalsteinnsdóttir. Otherwise, this is a near-full strength side, with wingers Hanne and Lana flanking Amanda, who has flourished in a more attacking role in recent years. The mercurial young Sara K is included straight from the Di Bradini Cup. Johanna, who had a hugely impressive season with Megabrantid, could get a lot of playing minutes even off the bench.

Forwards

9. Eiríka Jonathansdóttir (27) – Image Starling (12) (1)
10. Justiina Dannysdóttir (30) – Image Crossroads (35) (5)
11. Mæja Allansdóttir (20) – Image Hofvinger
18. Lilly Wolfgangsdóttir (25) – Image Carthage United

With Jason Þórhallursson absent, the strikers have a lot to gain – and, having recently completed high-profile transfers, a lot to prove. Both have been effective but not prolific for the NT, Eiríka playing out of position a lot of the time: this is her first chance in a true 9 role to go score a hatful of goals for the coach she played with for years at Maigburg. Justiina, sometimes out of favor through injury concerns, can likewise prove her doubters wrong with a solid tournament. The options behind them are more surprising. Mæja is an outside pick, chosen for her pace rather than her nose for goal, while Lilly, who disappointed at Gunzlach and was bundled off to the Dagan leagues, is a goal poacher but too physically small to make much impression even at the domestic level. At the international level her selection is almost baffling.

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This is a weaker defensive side than the full NT but has plenty of attacking options from the midfield.

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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, all ‘home’ games are once again played at the 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 prior to the last Cup, 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.
Solo: IBC30, WCoH42
Co-host: CR36, BoF74
Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC49, EC10
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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, 57 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. 48 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. He started in this position ahead of AOCAF LXII. 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 446 games, as of the beginning of AOCAF LXIII. This will be mark the beginning of our 15th World Cup cycle overall. We have entered in 12 previous World Cup Qualification campaigns(WCQ73, WCQ74, WCQ75, WCQ76, WCQ77, WCQ79, WCQ80, WCQ82, WCQ84, WCQ85, WCQ86, and WCQ87), and have made 8 World Cup Finals appearances(WC80-87). 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.

The ensuing AOCAF was strong, but not as strong as they wanted it to be. After starting slowly and losing their opening two games, they finished well done the stretch of group play, and even won a pair of knockout stage games before eventually falling to the champions, Baker Park, in the Semifinals. The Banijans redeemed themselves by earning a bronze medal against Sarzonia. The team took a B squad to Eagle's Cup IX, but a strong performance there landed them a silver medal, losing in the final to Valanora. World Cup 87 did not go the way they expected, getting eliminated in the group stages for the first time since World Cup 82.

Statistics(All up to date as of the beginning of AOCAF LXIII, including all friendlies):
All-Time Record: 251-137-58(W-L-D)
All-Time Winning Percentage: 56.28% (Wins over total games played)
All-Time Points Percentage: 60.61% (Wins plus 1/3rd of draws over total games played)
Current WCC Rank: #7
Current AOCAF Rank: #2
Top 10 All-Time Leading Goal Scorers: Italicized players are retired from international duty.
1. Gitonga Kahara(109 goals)
2. Ilman Jawara(99) goals)
3. Namakula Kawesa(59 goals)
4. Chibuzo Afolayan(54 goals)
5. Idai Uster(53 goals)
6. Madu Okparra(49 goals)
7. Kiggwe Mavuto(43 goals)
8. Mzukisi Nzo(38 goals)
9. Toyuwa Okafor(37 goals)
T10. Assefa Yitebarke(35 goals)
T10. Nwabudike Ugonna(35 goals)


World Cup Appearances: 8- 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- Pre-World Cup 86 Qualifying, Pre-World Cup 86 Finals, Pre-World Cup 87 Qualifying, Pre-World Cup 87 Finals

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
2nd Place at Eagle's Cup IX
3rd Place at World Cup 83
3rd place at World Cup 85
3rd Place at AOCAF LXII
3rd place at the United Valhaven Regional Football Championships

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, current WCC Vice President)
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 Qualifications, 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 204-67-39(W-L-D). All-time winning percentage of 65.81%. All-time points percentage of 70.00%.

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 has truly made a name for himself as one of the world's premier international managers. While World Cup 87 was disappointing, he will look to reset this team at AOCAF LXIII.


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.

Equestria and Banija were in the same group at AOCAF LXII, with the opening match of the tournament being a repeat of the AOCAF LVIII Final. Banija, we thought, rising high and champions. But Equestria came to rain on the parade. They won on Matchday 1, by a score of 2-1 in Busukuma, and we could only manage a return draw. Our fiercest rivals, and yet, we've still never managed to have beaten them, in a competitive or a friendly match. That search for the elusive win against Equestria continues.

2. Farfadillis. All time Banijan record against opponent- 2-5-0(W-L-T)

What makes a good international rivalry? You need a mixture of history and luck. Luck, to have played in plenty of high stakes matches against each other on the biggest stages- World Cups, AOCAFs, and the like. But you also need nearness. What makes these two know each other so well? We've played in twice as many competitive matches against Chromatika as we have against Farfadillis.

Well, let's go with the political intrigue. Of course, there's geography- Farfadillis is the closest nation to Banija that does not share a land border with Banija. Their former capitol, is on the northern tip of their island, which is just south of Busukuma, the Banijan capitol city. So of course, there's that familiarity. And when the Farfadillis national government fell apart and they fell into some sort of a controlled chaos, many refugees fled Farfadillis for the stability of Banija. Busukuma became the natural landing place. There are no official numbers, but there an estimated 100,000 or so Farf refugees across the country, but with over half of them, around 60,000, residing in Busukuma.

So there's that familiarity on an intimate level, especially in Banija, and especially in Banija's capitol. Especially in the capitol, it's always a huge deal when these two meet. And besides that? Well, of course, we dropped a few nuclear warheads on Farfadillis, where Banija's nuclear weapons got both hacked and stolen by operatives. While, surprisingly, it didn't cause as much damage as one would expect, 5 nuclear weapons are still quite a bit to get hit by. Farf citizens weren't exactly appreciative, and that is fresh in everybody's mind.

Lastly, look at the integration of our footballing systems. We have a combined league. With the combination of our top flights in the Shango-Fogoa Premier League, Banijan footballing fans and Farf footballing fans interact every single week. Sometimes peacefully, sometimes violently, always loud and passionately. For two seperate nations(plus Busoga), they have a very integrated league system. And that, of course, will mean that the rivalry is played out every week. Banijan teams v. Farf teams. Farf teams got the better of their Banijan opponents, by and large, throughout the inaugural season, but there is still plenty left to say on the subject.

This is Banija's clear #2 rival, ahead of anybody else, besides Equestria. And as the S-FPL continues, this rivalry will continue to be competitive for years to come. Not to mention, the two have played a pair of thrilling World Cup Finals matches against each other- Farfadillis being victorious in World Cup 81, and then being victorious again in World Cup 84, where they went on to win that World Cup. What'd be more fun than another Finals matchup between these two juggernauts, right?

3. Chromatika. All time Banijan record against opponent- 6-2-2(W-L-T)

This is, admittedly, not the first nation you think of when you think of Banija's rivals. But There is a long-time history between these two nations. These two have more shared history than Banija and any other opponent, at least in competitive matches. Banija and Chromatika have faced off a grand total of 9 times competitively- all in the modern era of Banijan soccer, which is WCQ79-present. It was that first campaign back, after the RBSA bankruptcy, where it was established.

Banija had one of their biggest ever all-time wins in that Qualifying campaign, our first ever win over a top 5 opponent, when we beat then #4 Chromatika 2-1 in Jinja City. It's a night that has gone down in Banijan history. Looking back, many see it as Banija's first true launch towards where we are now- from a consistent middle of the pack nation in Qualifying, who couldn't do anything in the Cup of Harmony, to demanding a seat at the table by being an elite squad.

And we've played plenty of times since, as well. AOCAF LXI- we beat them in the group stages, only to fall to them in the Quarterfinals, on penalty kicks. We each got clean sheet victories over the other team at Eagle's Cup VIII, a tournament that we ended up winning. And we played them twice in World Cup Qualifying for 86, beating them twice en route to a perfect 18-0-0 Qualifying record. We played them again at the Finals, and we battled out a 2-2 draw.

They're a tough opponent, and considering the frequency of our matches in recent years, meeting up in the Finals would not be that unexpected. We know each other well, have played with plenty of stakes on the line. And, of course, there's those cultural and political connections that make the greatest international rivalries- a Banijan delegation, led by present Banijan Ambassador to Chromatika and former Banijan Minister of Justice, Xolile Lubabalo, helped shepherd Chromatika's transition to democracy. It's friendly, but there's plenty of history to make it interesting.

Honorable Mentions
Nations mentioned here are considered key rivals, but there is not enough competitive match history to really define it as a rivalry. Nations are not listed in order.

- Siovanija & Teusland(Geographic proximity, cultural + political ties)
- Valanora(geographic proximity)
- Royal Kingdom of Quebec(general history and close political/cultural ties- Banija is a former colony of Quebec and they have been close ever since)
- Sarzonia(General sporting rivalry, history with 3 AOCAF matches against each other, 2 World Cup Qualifying matches, and a World Cup Finals match)
- Baker Park(cultural plus political ties)



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Roster for Eagle's Cup X

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 29(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. 29 years old. Plays for Herzegovina City FC in the S-FPL.
CB #3 Kemo Jawara. 22 years old. Plays for Wexax United in Valanora.
LCB #4 Suma Dibba. 31 years old. Plays for Hoima Warriors in the S-FPL.
RM #22 Sarafina Ikpeazu. Age 20. Plays for Guerilla Cathair in Audioslavia. Female.
RCM #6 Gereh Kama. 19 years old. Plays for the Kitara Athletic Association in the S-FPL.
LCM #8 Alaji Dieye. 28 years old. Plays for the Kitara Athletic Association in the S-FPL.
LM #18 Adama Coote. Age 29. Plays for Busukuma AC in the S-FPL.
CAM #10
LS #17 Kausu Dione. 26 years old. Plays for CdF Celtade in Audioslavia. Starter on both the DBC 47 and SWC 8 Championship Teams.
RS #19 Kamara Touré. 20 years old. Plays for Mar Sara FC in Valanora.
Bench:
GK #35 Akabueze Okparo. 32 years old. Plays for Istria City FC in the S-FPL.
GK #39 Kabiru Bah. 28 years old. Plays for Aissa United FC in the BSL.
CB #27 Mamadi Sillah. 25 years old. Plays for the Herzegovina Phoenix in the BSL.
CB #20 Fanding Jagne. 30 years old. Plays for Kitara AA in the S-FPL.
CB #5 Jibrin Ouattara. 30 years old. Plays for Mynda Electra in the S-FPL.
CM #15 Juma Faye. 26 years old. Backup for Jinja City FC in the S-FPL.
CM #14 Mazzi Ketobo. 30 years old. Plays for Askatasuna FC in the S-FPL.
CAM/CM #29 Buba Kuyateh. 31years old. Comes off the bench for the Kitara Athletic Association in the S-FPL.
CAM #21 Kekoto Sey. 30 years old. Plays for the Busembe Timberwolves in the S-FPL.
LW/LM #17 Sheriff Sene. 29 years old. Plays for the Herzegovina Phoenix in the BSL.
RW/RM #12 Theresa Lubalo. 30 years old(Female). Plays for Ibini FC in Valanora.
ST #27 Juka Jarju. Age 23(Female). Comes off the bench for Jinja City FC in the S-FPL.

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.

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Postby Ko-oren » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:43 pm

Ko-oren - Ko-orenite National Association Football Team
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Nickname Dragonflies
Region Atlantian Oceania
Head Coach Katherine Davenport
Assistant Coach #1 Cath Schoppe
Assistant Coach #2 Phélie Poussin
Assistant Coach #3 Epeloknu Dhinthulandhen
Goalkeeping Coach Takiji Miyaguchi
Team Manager Aeneme Aoragolin
Strength & Conditioning #1 Yuki Ishido
Strength & Conditioning #2 Cwfw yDdeffchim
Doctor Luther Stokes
Medical Staff x3 Berentschot, Ponce, Runmeningun
Selectors Ronne Weleman, Zacharias Steenbok, Meiji Yahiro
Scouting & Analysis x2 Lillian Stevens, Denal Cadadgoor
Captain Jéré Camille
Trigramme KOR
Colours Green, blue, (yellow)
Ranking 7 (KPB) 9 (AOCAF)
History
World Cup
Appearances: 15x - 64-66, 69-72, 74-75, 81, 83-87
Best Result: 8x Ro16 - 66, 69-70, 74-75, 81, 83, 85
Best Result: 1x 2nd - 87
World Cup qualification
Appearances: 29x - 55-56, 58-75, 78-87
Cup of Harmony
Appearances: 10x - 50, 51, 53-55, 60, 65, 71-72, 74
Best Result: 1st, CoH 65. 3rd, CoH 74.
Atlantian Oceania - AOCAF
Appearances: 21x - 40-51, 55-63
Best Result: 1st: 60. 2nd: 50. 3rd: 48, 59. 4th: 45, 47.
Eagle's Cup
Appearances: 1x - 10

Formation 5-4-1


Given the late communication about the Eagle's Cup invitation, the KFA have made some changes. Davenport, normally an assistant coach, will act as the head coach, heading a slightly modified staff that sees some #2s act as #1. The players are all from the University and Academy teams, hoping to sign their first professional after graduation (for the former) or turning 20 (for the latter) - and yes, there are plenty of exceptions to these two rules. University players are currently still pursuing a degree, while Academy players have chosen football more or less fulltime since high school but are still often given a vocational education on the side.

Players with an asterisk* won't be available for the entire duration of the tournament: they have professional contracts, and their clubs can call on them to appear for them rather than the national team.

Goalkeepers
1. GK Sylvester Connor (20) - National University of Willowbourne
12. GK Mamolu Valada (19) - Arakura Revelation
*23. GK Edou Bittencourt (21) - Tanques AOE

Bittencourt has just relegated with Tanques but counts as a potential future NTer nonetheless. Connor and Valada were pretty impressive in the University league and the Academy league respectively.

Defenders
2. LF Ivier Lambert (19) - Université des Arts d'Aminey
*13. LF Emi van Kalvenhaar (20) - Maethoru SC
3. RB Anthony Staff (18) - Greencaster Business University
14. RB Risijun Jerguthinthen (19) - Maethoru National University
4. CB Aimogina Aeganora (19) - Aerawa Academy FC
15. CB Ulristhen Derjekhistun (19) - Gehrenna National University
5. RB Ewen Durling (19) - Willowbourne Technological Academy
*16. RB Nwdawd yTismewch (21) - Katashi-Kanatsu
6. RF Len Hinken (18) - Het Vlaggenschip
17. RF Sja Pluimers (18) - Sudaefjolluniversitet

The 5-man back line makes an appearance in the Eagle's Cup as well. Lambert and Jerguthinthen count as huge talents, on the cusp of graduation too. Hinken and Aeganora re the only Academy members - that's mostly because while University clubs have been at it for decades, Academies have only been set up in the last 5 years. They're still working on recruitment, but the work they've done to get on the University clubs' level within half a decade is impressive.

Midfielders
19. DM Haranobu Yoshimi (19) - Katashi Keizai Daigaku
23. DM Walter Blomgroen (19) - Nordorenfjolluniversitet
8. LM Jéré Camille (20) - Université des Arts d'Aminey
*18. LM Leon Morris (21) - Katashi-Kanatsu
22. CM Emmit Borthwell (19) - Greencaster Business University
7. RM Marc Hoevink (20) - West Strand Riding University
10. AM Josiah Ewell (20) - Greencaster Business University
20. AM Thurman Meredeth (16) - Berkton FC

Instead of the regular 3-man midfield, this is an experiment with four midfielders. Either aligning as a diamond (DM, LM, RM, AM), or more of a '2-2' (DM, DM/CM, CM/AM, AM), depending on the opponent. Meredeth counts as a wonder kid, but given his age, might not get a lot of playing time.

Attackers
9. ST Adée Lavigne (19) - Université des Arts d'Aminey
11. SS Hurorinul Bonstirthinden (18) - Gehrenna National University
*21. ST Kijoshi Vashila (21) - Schemerdrecht SVV

Attackers are always a funny (meaning: tragic) thing for a Ko-orenite team. Vashila is dearly needed for firepower, but it'll be interesting to see what Lavigne and Bonstirthinden can do.

Penalties: ??
Free kicks: ??
Corner kicks: ??

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Hand out Red cards to my players: Yes
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1) Simon Everest - Scored the first official goal
2) Alizarin Lelantos - Coached the team to the first Cup of Harmony
3) Haki Asgard - Record holder for most matches played for the national team
4) Koyane Shiribeshi - Record holder for most goals scored for the national team
5) Pet Rilasthaunden - Most games as coach, perfected the defensive scheme
6) Xi Shang - Captain in the earliest days of the KFA
7) Sobek Dehenat - Celebrated captain and defender of the formative years
8) Fin Fenner - Dynamic midfielder, third-most appearances for the national team
9) Katanmak Juliasterinthen - Celebrated defender and captain of the most successful campaigns. Coach of AOCAF 60-winning squad
10) Katherine Davenport - Long time captain
11) Storm Enshadilsa - Second-most capped player, most clean sheets for the national team
12) Bogdan Antonescu - Only non-Ko-orenite in the HoF, coached the team to most of its World Cup qualifications
13) Naemasu Tokachi - Fourth-most capped player, most assists, many goals
14) Reizo Yokota - Captain of AOCAF 60-winning squad
15) Lionel Dalton - Record holder for most matches played for the national team, AOCAF and CoH winner
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Postby Cassadaigua » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:48 pm

Team Cassadaigua- Eagles Cup X


Coach- Brittany Byers (49) (Brattleboro FC)
Brittany was a part of the national team roster as a defender in World Cups 78 and 79, and served as the captain of those teams. She was already in her 30's at that time, so she was unable to have a longer career with the team. Those leadership qualities helped her become a success as a coach domestically. Served as an assistant to Stephanie Sweeney in World Cup 87, and the last two Copa Rushmoris. Expected to be officially announced soon as the regulat head coach (with Sweeney now CASE President).

Asst. Coach-- Matt Villareal (39) (Baker Park)
Villareal, a former center midfielder, was the first ever NT captain of Baker Park in the World Cup, and had a successful playing career. In Baker Park, he became used to mixed gender teams, so will not have an issue here with Cassadaigua. Seen as a strong coaching prospect one day, he was added to Byers staff on loan to get him experience with different international concepts.

Starters in Green
Starters in Blue
Starters in Red

Goalkeepers:
#21- Tiffany Nelson (32) (Starksville United)- Starter WC 86, Sub WC 85, Reserve WC 83 & 84, Starter DBC 44 & CR 34 & 35
#20- Danielle Cotter (27) (Grande Mountain)- Sub WC 87, Reserve WC 85 & 86, Starter DBC 47, CR 34, 36, & 37.
#31- Katie Schnapper (25)- (1093 Club de Football Atlantea, Taeshan)- Sub CR 36 & 37, Starter DBC 48

Defenders:
#3- Brooke Sutter (32) (Brattleboro FC)- Starter & Captain DBC 44, Starter WC 84-87, SWC 6, DBC 43 & CR 34-36, Reserve CR 31, WC 82 & 83
#6- Kimberly Carson (32) (Concord Heights City)- Starter WC 84-87, DBC 43, CR 34-36
#4- Katie Standish (28) (Concord Heights City)- Starter WC 85-87, Reserve DBC 44 & CR 34-36
#2- Michelle Graves (27) (Victoriaville City)- Starter WC 86-87, Sub WC 85, Starter CR 35 & 36, DBC 47 & Sub CR 34

#24- Sierra Swift (25) (Grande Mountain)- Starter CR 37, Sub WC 85-87, CR 35 & 36, Starter DBC 47
#32- Summer Speers (25) (Felswyr, Chromatika)- Starter CR 37, Reserve DBC 47, CR 35, WC 86 & 87

#28- Caitlyn Kaleta (23) (Brattleboro FC)- Starter CR 37, DBC 49
#26- Amanda Clayton (25) (Starksville United)- Sub WC 86 & 87, CR 36; Starter DBC 47, CR 37


Midfielders:
#9- Morgan Rosenblatt (23) (AFC Treson, Nephara)- Starter WC 87. DBC 48 & 49, CR 36 & 37
#16- Meghan Wolcott (30) (Herzegovina City FC, Banija)- Starter WC 84-87, CR 34-37, DBC 44 (TEAM CAPTAIN)
#19- Preston Newfeld (30) (New Lakeland Soccer Club)- Sub WC 84-87, Starter CR 34, 36, 37 & DBC 44
#8- Courtney Graham (28) (Brattleboro FC)- Starter WC 86 & 87, Reserve WC 84 & 85, Starter CR 34, 36, 37

#34- Danielle Porter (27) (Concord Heights City)- Sub WC 86 & 87, Reserve WC 84 & 85, Sub CR 34-37
#25- Allison Rice (22) (Hannah, Taeshan)- Sub WC 87, CR 37; Starter DBC 49

#36- Tyler Reynolds (22) (Capetown Crocs, Taeshan)- Reserve WC 87, CR 37; Starter DBC 49
#37- Sarah Giles (26) (Brattleboro Westside)- Reserve WC 86 & 87; Starter DBC 47, Sub CR 36, Reserve CR 35 & 37


Forwards:
#71- Rachel Schanke (30) (Concord Heights City)- (Granddaughter of Jessica, who #17 is retired for. Hence the #71)- Starter WC 84-87, & DBC 44, SWC 6, Sub DBC 43 & WC 82, 83, Reserve WC 81, CR 30, 34 (Captain of CR 34) *** TEAM CAPTAIN***
#27- Madison McClain (28) (Jinja City, Banija)- Starter WC 86 & 87, Sub WC 84 & 85, Starter CR 34, 35, 37

#12- Jenna Frontiera (22) (Brattleboro FC)- Reserve CR 37, Sub DBC 49
#23- Taylor Russo (26) (Starksville United)- Reserve WC 84 & 86, Sub WC 87, CR 34, 35, 37

#44- Bayley Stanton (23) (Concord Heights City)- Reserve CR 36 & 37, Starter DBC 47
#29- Kelsey Whitman (25) (Brattleboro FC)- Sub CR 37, Reserve WC 86 & 87, Starter DBC 47


Team Info:
Style Mod: +2.7
Formation: 4-4-2
People from Cassadaigua are referred to as Cassadagans.
Team nickname: Fillies. Also, we are commonly referred to as the Dagans

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Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, no more then one more then you give yourself.
Godmod other events: TG idea first. If it fits the theme of my team, I probably will allow it.


Kits:
(Pink= home, White= away, Black= keeper or third. Thanks Donnacona!)
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If there is a conflict with the white kit, the team will wear pink.

Retired Kit Numbers:
#1 is retired in honor of Allison Salamida
#5 is retired in honor of Michelle Fuller
#7 is retired in honor of Shannon Myers
#10 is retired in honor of Brittany Lawton
#11 is retired in honor of Courtney Ferguson
#13 is retired in honor of Meaghan Bateman
#14 is retired in honor of Stacie Kerrigan-Fraser
#15 is retired in honor of Erica Lambert
#17 is retired in honor of Jessica Schanke
#18 is retired in honor of Taylor Connolly
#33 is retired in honor of Hannah Ranucci
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:21 pm

Football Association of the Commonwealth of Baker Park

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The FAC are honored to be invited to participate in the legendary Eagle's Cup, which truly represents the best of the best. This will be the the most experienced roster ever sent to a tournament that is neither the World Cup nor the AOCAF.

Annabeth Westmoreland and Antonio Sotolongo are the current NT co-Captains, but will honor four different squad members with the armband on the occasion of those player's 50th NT appearance. Pryna Rasanamira will reach the half-century in the opener versus Nova Anglicana, Grant Coffey and Reggie Laing will each require two more matches and Kelly O'Connell will lead her country most likely in the second half of the tournament.

Jennifer Prescott will lead the side with Tony Weiss as her assistant; AM Darren Kirby has been given an opportunity to take time to be with his wife and their third child, born within the last month. Hailey Reinhart-Zavaros and Elaine King will be joined by Hailey's husband Ryan, the FAC's Director of Coaching Development, in rounding out the coaching staff.

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GK				AGE	CLUB				CAPS
1 Danielle Gaines 32 East Endborough AFC 51 (3)
22 Grant Coffey 29 Midtown Athletic Club 48
23 Rose McCormack 25 Sherwood Forest Ladies FC 3 (2)
DEF
15 Victor Onikambe 25 Southend AC 33 (2)
3 Gabby Jordan 28 Newmarket Ladies FC 46 (9)
5 Derion Hutchins 30 Tikriot City FC (TKT) 32 (8)
4 Kelly O'Connell 29 South Laithland FC (NPH) 41 (6)
2 Pryna Rasanamira 27 Aries Chariots FC (NPH) 46 (3)
19 Jerome Brooks 25 Dalton Town FC 18 (5)
16 Susie Knight 25 Club Stein-los (PAS) 1 (3)
MID
6 Nikki Stone 27 Starling FC (NPH) 63 (28)
14 Anna Porter 27 Aries Chariots FC (NPH) 31 (20)
8 Antonio Sotolongo 32 Learfield FC 76 (15)
13 Annabeth Westmoreland 32 Twin Saints FC (BRE) 90 (18)
7 Junior Ngoba 27 Jinja City FC (BNJ) 69 (5)
12 Ashley Delgarro 30 Forest Park SC 30 (7)
11 Travis Grimaldi 25 Avenida Leal (FFD) 26 (4)
18 Rey Guitierrez 28 Sanborn Borough FC 26 (2)
23 Isabelle Wiley 23 Hannover United FC 2 (2)
17 Lucie Shanahan 23 Jetix No Will Enforcers (MAC) 0
25 Freddie Altman 21 Clayton City FC 4 (6)
FWD
10 Lainey Wadsworth 27 Anomalies FC (CMT) 40 (20)
20 DeAngelo Simmons 29 Monmouth Park FC 58 (16)
9 Reggie Laing 28 Scott City FC (DAR) 35 (13)
21 Chandra Mack 25 Jamestown City Ladies FC 6 (4)
26 Karrie Price 22 Shirley Metros Ladies FC 2 (3)
24 Quinton Harris 24 Meadowdale FC 4 (6)




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Baker Park will once again use their most recent kit design, used for the first time during WCQ 87. Traditionally, all Commonwealth national sides wear an all-white change strip when required, although during AOCAF LXII, black shorts were substituted during the knockout stage.


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Postby Nephara » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:04 pm

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NEPHARA
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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

The Cormorants are in the form of their life, and eager to truly continue building a dynasty. Yet again, Nephara will only be selecting players who were not in the Copa Rushmori squad, and many of these players - Reed, Rostock, Kalevi and Senninger especially - will be looking to force their way into the next World Cup squad. Others are on the fringes, while more still are probably only ever going to get this one shot. Still, they're fresh and taking it seriously. Nephara haven't generally done too well in the Cup - apart from the time they won the thing - but their ambitions aren't ready to be checked just yet.

Why are there only three men in the entire squad?

Overall Record
550 wins - 98 draws - 127 losses
1832 scored - 929 conceded

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


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

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

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


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Choose My Goalscorers: Y*
Godmod Goalscoring Events: N
Injure Players: Y**
Godmod Injury Events: N
Red Card Players: Y***
Yellow Card Players: Y
Godmod Other Events: N
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* Fletcher and Kalevi take most set pieces; Marinkovic takes penalties.
** I'll have the final say on how long the player will be out, but feel free to make them look severe as you want.
*** One per match.

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

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

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

Staff
Manager - Triffid Ramsey - Age 46
Assistant Manager - Catherine Sedgwick - Age 57
Daughter of the legendary Gethin Ramsey, Nephara's Baptism of Fire manager and (probably) the first manager to take three different nations to the World Cup, but Triffid's eager to get out from under that shadow. A very good but not excellent player, Ramsey took naturally to management and pursues a more modern version of the elder Ramsey's ideals - industry backed by data, athleticism backed by sport science, pace backed by skill. Catherine Sedgwick is a former national team player and formidable manager in her own right, here to offer a steady hand at the tiller and keen tactical mind. Together, they won the World Cup. What else is there to say?

Goalkeepers
Core
1 - GK - Fasolt Senninger (Image AFC Treason) - Age 29 - 7 caps, 1 clean sheet
12 - GK - Katerina Olexander (Image Myana) - Age 23 - Uncapped
20 - GK - Fiona Hartnett (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 26 - 2 caps

Senninger has hit an extremely rich vein of form over the past couple of years, culminating in a triumphant return to his hometown club, and now to the national team. The role of goalkeeping being what it is, this could be considered an audition to be the Cormorants' number 2 - though Provost is bluntly unapproachable. Olexander and Hartnett are likely to at least get a game apiece, however.

Defenders
Core
2 - RB - Linde Rostock (Image Stahlburg City) - Age 26 - 29 caps, 1 goal
3 - LB - Jess Seselja (Image Lhor) - Age 26 - 5 caps, 1 goal
5 - CB - Bersant Sale (Image AFC Treason) - Age 27 - Uncapped
6 - CB - Cedella Verlander (Image AFC Corvistone) - Age 29 - 26 caps
17 - RB - Syrene Fischer (Image Crisisbless) - Age 23 - Uncapped
19 - LB - Visca Konrad (Image Bastion Lions) - Age 23 - Uncapped
22 - CB - Shosanna Bruhn (Image Belgrave) - Age 24 - Uncapped

Nephara's depth at centre-half looks decidedly thin, though Bruhn is no slouch. Versatile, intellligent Verlander will hope to break back into national team contention, a player who has been at World Cups in the past, but time is against her and she hasn't had the best couple of domestic seasons. Rostock is in a similar boat, but in significant better form, and the captain's armband reflects the faith they have in her. But is she too defensive-minded for the Cormorants' needs?

Midfielders
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4 - HM - Annika Miller (Image Rozelle) - Age 24 - Uncapped
7 - RM - Severine Reed (Image Raynor City United) - Age 22 - 6 caps, 2 goals
8 - CM - Thalassa Fletcher (Image La Nueva Avenida) - Age 24 - Uncapped
11 - LM - Sonya Latimore (Image Soldarian FC) - Age 27 - 5 caps, 1 goal
13 - RM - Janna Sauthier (Image CASK Thorsborg) - Age 26 - 8 caps, 2 goals
15 - HM - Arysa Hensser (Image Southfell United) - Age 26 - Uncapped
16 - LM - Chantal Kalevi (Image Stein-los Turkish) - Age 25 - 10 caps, 4 goals
21 - CM - Danica Marshall (Image Vermillion Rage) - Age 26 - 6 caps, 2 goals

The deluge of wingers at the moment is a little insane, especially on the right. Mrdja, Belgrade and Koerner seem unassailable, but on the other hand, Reed is a genuinely brilliant talent who deserves an avenue to shine, and Sauthier's pulled her weight in the green and black before. Cross specialist Kalevi and Reed will likely both be on the plane next World Cup. In the centre, it's a little less set in stone. Thalassa Fletcher hasn't quite risen as meteorically as the unrelated Exene Fletcher, but looks to have what it takes to be the creative fulcrum of this side, with Annika Miller a rare Brenecia-based player in support.

Forwards
Core
9 - ST - Voska Avetisyan (Image Istria City FC) - Age 28 - 25 caps, 10 goals
10 - ST - Danica Marinkovic (Image Royal Rumiatzi) - Age 27 - Uncapped
14 - ST - Renira Schanzer (Image Urrheddiao) - Age 25 - Uncapped
17 - ST - Gareth Pawnbroker (Image AFC Mayville) - Age 22 - Uncapped
23 - ST - Roanna Murin (Image Southfell United) - Age 25 - Uncapped

While Avetisyan has done capable work for the Cormorants in the past and never quite left Ramsey's list of options, Danica Marinkovic is the one to keep an eye on here, despite what looks to be a fairly narrow opportunity to break through into the national team. Ruthless and ambitious, her eye for goal is never going to go out of fashion. Otherwise, there is solidity but not inspiration; Schanzer has only just left the nest of the Rams, the hulking figure of Pawnbroker's fresh off relegation with Mayville and hasn't quite hit the anticipated heights, while Murin is a promising and well-travelled tecnical striker.
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Postby Cassadaigua » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:10 pm

Fillies Make Eagles Cup Debut,
By Chelsea Dufresne, Concord Heights Times


For the first time in their history, Cassadaigua will be participating in the Eagles Cup, which is essentially a cup of champions.
It combines the winners of major regional tournaments, as well as winners of the World Cup, Baptism of Fire, and Cup of Harmony. There are also a group of nations that are guaranteed a spot every time out. It is not something that has always run, so when Cassadaigua has won championships, it was not in a year that the Eagles Cup took place. Now, if you are wondering how we are eligible, then, and I know you are, it is because we were the runner up in the Copa Rushmori. The winner of the Copa Rushmori, Nephara, was able to qualify due to winning the World Cup, therefore allowing the Fillies to get in through the Copa Rushmori door.

In their group, Cassadaigua will have to play one of our biggest allies and perhaps our most bitter enemy. The ally is Baker Park, and we look forward to taking them on during the tournament. The bitter enemy is Tequilo, and it will be the first time that we ever play them since that terrible day in the Under 18 championships. That is the way the competition begins for us as well, so we will be interested to see if any bad blood from that boils over. Meghan Wolcott, one of the veterans of this team says that, “We have to keep a smart head about things. We don’t want to be remembered for being the team that in their first Eagles Cup competition, they got a bunch of red cards because they were more interested in hurting their opponent.” Defender Brooke Sutter seems to agree, “We’d like to get good results in the Eagles Cup. It is important for us to play in this as a team as part of our preparation for the World Cup, and if we are getting involved in extra curricular stuff, then we are not getting that needed experience. But I also think that if they instigate anything with us, then the emotions will take over.” Whether or not the players are just saying this right now and things will be different on the field remains to be seen, but I would have to imagine that the team will not be looking to dig themselves into a hole with red cards and potential suspensions, and it does seem as though the team wants to begin the Eagles Cup in a more dignified manner. But if something triggers those emotions, then all bets are off.

The other team in the group is Nova Anglicana, but more specifically the Nova Anglicana Admin Zone of Esportiva. We’re neutral towards them.

So back to Tequilo. What have they actually done as a soccer team? Not a whole lot really, so we’re sure they are in awe of all the glorious history in the World Cup that we have attained. Simply look at monument wall at Dagan Airways Stadium in Concord Heights to see all of the great players that have played for us throughout our history. We have talked about this at length, but something that we’re sure Tequilo can’t match right now. All of the retired kits numbers, and the informational plaques that are above each of those numbers that tell you what that player has done. One of the bigger Tequilo haters, Lupe Enriquez, is going to be added to that list, finally, during this cycle. Once Stephanie Sweeney took over as the head of CASE, you had the feeling that #22 might soon be joining the list of legends. Lupe’s #22 will be retired during a World Cup proper game involving Cassadaigua, in Concord Heights. About this honor, Enriquez told me, “It is one of those things, that when you are playing, you don’t think about a whole lot, but you really admire those who were the greats before you. I was honored to get the call, I had been told that it was in the works, and I certainly noticed that no one else had worn #22 since I had played, but to have this be official is such an amazing honor.” As a defender, Enriquez’s worth to the team won’t be measured in goals, but what she did in the back end was special.
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Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, 19 & 50; WB 8, 22, & 40; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13, 15, 47 & 48, DBC 21. 3rd Place @ WC 86
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-86.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 45 & 50, Some NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Nova Anglican Admin Zone of Esportiva » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:11 pm

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Nova Anglican Admin Zone Roster and Overview


Coming off of their first victory in the Campionato Esportiva, the Lions are ready to encounter non-regional foes for the first time in many years. They have qualified for the World Cup multiple times, but the last time was over twenty years ago. It's an all-domestic team, so expectations are not high when facing teams that have much more experience in both international and club competitions. Still, they've got plenty of pluck and are determined to enjoy their first-ever appearance in the Eagles' Cup.

Roster
Position-Number-Name-Age-Club

G #1 Tim Hopkins, 31, Newfield Athletic
G #22 Jordan Hopkins, 28, FC Portus
G #23 Johnny Hodges, 28, Heartwood FC

LB #5 Sean Reed, 28, Archbishop FC
CB #2 Jared Thayer, 30, Bridgewall City FC
CB #3 Matt Woods, 26, Springs FC
RB #4 Bradley Fuller, 28, Newfield Athletic
FB #12 Damian Hillman, 29, Archbishop FC
FB #13 Jack Cunningham, 31, Labrador United FC
CB #14 Michel Poirier, 33, Sanctuary FC
CB #15 Billy Brock, 24, Castellum FC

DM #6 Will Bartholomew, 29, Bridgewall City FC
LM #7 Dave Sorensen, 31, Archbishop FC
AM #8 Colby Parker, 27, Sanctuary FC
RM #9 Luc Gagne, 25, Olympique Sept-Iles
M #16 Tanner Whitehead, 27, Bridgewall City FC
M #17 Buddy Ahrens, 28, Bridgewall City FC
M #18 Ced Hampton, 27, Newfield Athletic
M #19 Scott Banks, 24, Labrador United FC

F #10 Darren Williams, 30, Newfield Athletic
F #11 Freddy Beal, 27, Archbishop FC
F #20 Garrett Burke, 29, St David Wanderers, Kelssek
F #21 Aaron Stevenson, 29, FC Portus

Manager: Ross Hogan

Formation, Starting XI, and Style


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Uniforms


(In order, home, away, and alternate, courtesy of NSI's Vulpine Sportif)

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Home Stadium: Lighthouse Stadium, Rutupiae, NAAZE (cap. 40,000)


I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Choose My Goalscorers: Y
Godmod Goalscoring Events: Y - only if you TG me and ask first
Injure Players: N - TG me if the severity will be more than one game and I'll give the yea or nay
Godmod Injury Events: N
Red Card Players: Y - no more than one every two games, so if my previous opponent has doled one out, tough luck
Yellow Card Players: Y - for every two you give my players, at least one must be given to your players
Godmod Other Events: N
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Champions: CE29

Quarterfinals: CE13, CE16, CE17, CE18

Round of 16: CE10, CE15

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Postby Chromatika » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:09 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

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


TEAM INFORMATION
WC Record: 183-45-64 (wins/draws/losses), 664 scored, 390 conceded
AOCAF Record: 52-19-17 (wins/draws/losses), 203 scored, 132 conceded
Eagle Cup Record: 11-4-15 (wins/draws/losses), 57 scored, 61 conceded
Overall Record: 240-67-95 (wins/draws/losses), 921 scored, 583 conceded
Formation: 4-3-1-2
Style Modifier: +2
Denonym: Chromatik
Nickname: The Anomalies
Venue: Capitalizt Dome, Chromia, Chromatika (Cap. 144,000)

CURRENT TEAM INFORMATION

MANAGEMENT

MANAGER
Image Richard Valens, 47 WC Record: 31-6-8 Overall Record: 51-14-16 Debut Cycle: AOCAF 61
Valens has led Chromatika to the Round of Sixteen for the first time in a long time, followed that up with the AOCAF Final appearance.

ASSISTANT MANAGER
Image Tim Landers, 60 Debut Cycle: AOCAF 61
Formerly of Steckholl United, Landers is no stranger to taking a squad that is on a rebound. The Assistant Manager position for the Chromatik squad will always be one that deals with the players more on a personal level; he's doing well.

TEAM PHYSICIAN
Image Zoe "Z" Benne, 39 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. She is dating Urrheddiao Manager and ex-Chromatik player Erika Morningstar.
Records:
Italics indicate still active
Most Caps:
Keira Andisori - 182
Luuk Aart - 164
Rachel Hellion - 162
Erika Morningstar - 155
Kaytlyn Victoriane - 155
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
Enigma Armageddon - 107
Henri de Aea - 101

Player with under 100 caps not listed

Most Goals:
Keira Andisori - 133
Kaytlyn Victoriane - 92

Olimpia Vidal - 50
Gabriella Antonio - 43
Ki Niro - 33
Trenn Rien - 30
Rowena Sierra - 33
Beaunia Andisori - 29
Rachel Hellion - 24
Alyss Montague - 23
Jazmin Dragana - 23
Meagan Kelly - 20
Players with under 20 goals not listed

PLAYERS

These are all fringe players, players who are hoping they'll do enough to get a call-up to the Anomalies squad at large.

GOALKEEPERS
01. Kathie Begley, 25 | Image Wirr Tsi | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: AOCAF 63 CAPTAIN
12. Tania Vincent, 26 | Image Felswyr | 6 ft 1 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
23. Jeremiah Allison, 28 | Image Hanai Breakers | 6 ft 8 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Kathie Begley is one of the best keepers of the Chromatik Red League and will be asked to lift this team to heights otherwise not possible. Tania Vincent is a promising keeper of some reknown, while Jeremiah Allison is a lower league juggernaut that plays in the ridiculously defense Hanai Breakers system.

RIGHT BACKS
02. Raul Vitan, 24 | Image Tihon | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
13. Édouard Calvet, 27 | Image Chromatik | 6 ft 5 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Raul Vitan has all of what one needs to be a good right back for Chromatika except for one thing: publicity. Perhaps, this tournament will finally catapult him to new heights. Calvet is someone who's been around the block a few times before the age of twenty-seven; his calling card is his physicality.

CENTER BACKS
03. Evalyn Oh, 34 | Image Myana | 6 ft 3 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
04. Ket Wid, 27 | Image Crossroads | 6 ft 1 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
14. Viktor Rew, 27 | Image Wirr Tsi | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
15. Loida Toliver, 25 | Image Tihon | 6 ft 3 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
It's nice for Evalyn Oh to get a chance to represent country here - a silver lining on a decorated career in Chromatika; Ket Wid has been just on the brink of the team for years given his stellar play in controlling pace. Viktor Rew and Loida Toliver are promising players with some more to give.

LEFT BACKS
05. Pietr Nex, 27 | Image Felswyr | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
16. Garrett Hyex, 31 | Image Anchors FC | 6 ft 5 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Pietr Nex provides pace while Garret Hyex has the size. This is hardly the caliber of the players on the regular Anomalies roster, but they're not bad.

RIGHT WINGERS
06. Salvatore Buckley, 31 Image Chromatik | 5 ft 11 in | | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
17. Drarinka Schlok, 26 | Image Deprí Lanar| 6 ft 1 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Salvatore Buckley could've been on the team a few times over, but he kept missing out by the slightest of margins. He still has a good head on his shoulders and quick pace to match. Drarinka Schlok's return to Chromatika is exciting - she's fun to watch given her flair.

DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
07. Kimberley Doyle, 25 | Image Crossroads | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
18. Criselda Burlew, 32 | Image Anchros FC | 6 ft 1 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Kimberley Doyle is the stereotypical defensive midfielder - strong, persistent, and rather dogged. Criselda Burlew provides a veteran presence.

LEFT WINGERS
08. Shane Eckerthorp, 23 | Image Omnio | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
19. Jules Rousselle, 27 | Image Deprí Lanar | 5 ft 7 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Fresh off the CCFA, Shane Eckerthorp may have a future involving the Anomalies; he passes when close and shoots from afar. Rousselle is more of the one to face off against the keeper.

ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS
09. Mirielle Thomas, 26 | Image Ming | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
20. Janine Hector, 29 | Image Crossroads | 6 ft 3 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Mirielle Thomas has a tendency of making magic happens at least once per game, while Janine Hector has been a dogged name for a long time - finally on a respectable team with the possibility of using her properly.

STRIKERS
10. Maricela Throop, 31 | Image Brisara FC | 6 ft 7 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
11. Ophelia Love, 29 | Image Urrheddiao | 6 ft 4 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
21. Tamera Holder, 31 | Image Ming | 6 ft 2 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
22. Innox Xarillon, 30 | Image Deprí Sanar | 6 ft 5 in | Uncapped | Debut Cycle: EC 10
Maricela Throop is the best poacher in the Red League while Ophelia Love returns from her time abroad with newfound cerebral side to her game; Tamera Holder and Innox Xarillon are both solid but not spectacular players who can fill in on a pinch.
Former User of the Nations of Yesopalitha and Falconfar

Regional Tournaments: 52 (2nd), 53 (4th), 54 (QF), 55 (Champions), 56 (Ro16), 59 (Ro16), 60 (QF), 61 (4th), 62 (Ro16), 63 (2nd)
WC Proper Appearances: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79 (Ro16), 80 (Ro16), 81, 83, 84, 86, 87 (Ro16)
CoH Appearances: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16)
KPB Ranking: 15 (Post 87)
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Turori Roster || Eagles Cup X

Postby Turori » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:17 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 took on the role of head coach for the Turori National Team during the Eagle’s Cup XIX Competition and will reprise the role for Eagle's Cup X after leading the team to a Bronze Medal in the first attempt. It is believed that Edgeli could be in line for the full time Turori National Team coaching job if they can put the Turori Eels on the podium once more.

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:
Wiyauw An'maude [ - Cedniavella - ]
GK ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 69 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 36 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 7 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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 and is also an Olympic Gold Medalist with the Vilitan Union during the XI Olympic Games.

Timaala Hualtia [ - Inland Peaks FC - ]
GK ( AGE: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 40 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 16 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 20 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 9 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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. Hualtia is also an Olympic Medalist having earned the Gold Medal with the Vilitan Union during the XIV Olympic Games.

Derizi Amatopa [ - Revolutionaries (EUR) - ]
GK ( AGE: 19 :: [ NT CAPS: 6 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 8 :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. Instead 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. Amatopa’s first internationstatal tournament came with the Vilitan Union at the XIV Olympic Games and the youngster would earn a Gold Medal despite not appearing in any of the matches. It was a different situation during the 50th Di Bradini Cup when Amatopa started in three of Vilita & Turori’s 7 matches in route to the championship.
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Cocoabo #86 (CCB yo) [ - Cocoabo Enrichment & Enhancement Program (CEEP) - ] ;;

DEFENDERS:
Amakli Inuro'o [ - Bastion (EUR) - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 70 :: NT GOALS: 8 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 31 :: V&T GOALS: 4 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. Inuro’o earned their first major International silverware by winning the Gold Medal at the XIV Olympic Games with the Vilitan Union.

Biliki Rona'atu'i [ - Cednia Beach AFC - ]
D LC ( AGE: 27 :: [ NT CAPS: 62 :: NT GOALS: 4 ] :: [ 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: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 49 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 2 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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. Verre’elali earned their first major International silverware by winning the Gold Medal at the XIV Olympic Games with the Vilitan Union.

Lulu Pumaziiri [ - Cednia Beach AFC - ]
D RC ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 68 :: 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.

Bvalis Amaanara [ - Eelandii Academy - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 18 :: [ NT CAPS: 5 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 1 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : ]
Made their internationstatal debut for the Turori National Team during World Cup 87 Qualifying in a 2-0 victory over Cosumar. Amaanara would make one appearance as a member of Vilita & Turori’s Di Bradini Cup 50 Championship Winning team.

Karek Edgeli [ - FC Almintora - ]
D C ( AGE: 16 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 1 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : ]
Offspring of former Turori National Team and Vilita and Turori captain Tarek Edgeli. The FC Almintora trainee made their debut for Vilita & Turori in a 1-4 defeat at the hands of reigning champion San Ortelio on the opening matchday of the 50th Di Bradini Cup. It would be Edgeli’s only appearance of the tournament but the Vilita and Turori team would go on to win the remainder of their matches and the 50th Di Bradini Cup Championship.

Mikki Mayelli [ - Yeaddin Owls AFC - ]
D C ( AGE: 37 :: [ NT CAPS: 82 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 9 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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

MIDFIELDERS:
Kentu Umaka'a [ - Eastal Lunar - ]
M RC ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 116 :: NT GOALS: 20 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 12 :: V&T GOALS: 3 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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: 31 :: [ NT CAPS: 109 :: NT GOALS: 18 ] :: [ 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.

Cuoabaza Orani’aoa [ - Inura Forests AFC - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 22 :: [ NT CAPS: 11 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 33 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. Returned as a senior member of the Vilita and Turori Under-21 Squad that would win the 50th Di Bradini Cup, scoring the game winning goal in the Championship Game against Krytenia.

Kiidallen Aeroluzzi [ - Colonial Sile - ]
DM C ( AGE: 27 :: [ NT CAPS: 54 :: NT GOALS: 10 ] :: [ 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. Aeroluzzi would play just two seasons for Rammsissil before the allure of Colonial Sile came calling. The midfielder would become a permanent fixture in the Colonial Sile roster in a decision that improved the players exposure but would ultimately reduce their silverware haul as Rammsissil would enter a period of success including internationstatal and domestic trophies while Colonial Sile continued their historical trend of high finishes in the Vilitan Stellar Division with no trophies to show for it.

Lati'ala Giaoka [ - Yeaddin Owls - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 26 :: [ NT CAPS: 63 :: NT GOALS: 12 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 29 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
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. The Turorian played an important role in Vilita & Turori’s triumph during AOCAF 56, the only major internationstatal tournament Giaoka has won.

Tulaki Rauogba [ - René Skaé (FFD) - ]
A MC ( AGE: 23 :: [ NT CAPS: 16 :: NT GOALS: 2 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 27 :: V&T GOALS: 3 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
Top performer at the Mliona-Lpaka Academy with two appearances in the Tropicorp Youth Challenge Cup Final. 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. Rauogba is also an Olympic Gold Medalist with the Vilitan Union side in the XIV Olympic Games.

Naraiza Ruaplal [ - Broadview AFC (CBP) - ]
DM C ( AGE: 21 :: [ NT CAPS: 20 :: NT GOALS: 4 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 31 :: V&T GOALS: 6 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. Ruaplal was one of just 3 players to participate in both the Vilita & Turori squads for the 45th and 50th Di Bradini Cup, improving on the second occasion winning the Di Bradini Cup Trophy. Ruaplal also was a Gold Medalist at the XIV Olympic Games with the Vilitan Union.

Kinabo Telioa [ - - Transfer Listed - - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 16 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 4 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : ]
Made their debut for the Vilita and Turori Under-21 side as a substitute on the 50th Di Bradini Cup championship winning team.

Friika Diirotora [ - Kionao Locals - ]
M RLC ( AGE: 18 :: [ NT CAPS: 1 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 6 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
Diirotora was a squad player for the Vilitan Union winning the Gold Medal at the XIV Olympic Games, and, for Vilita and Turori in winning the 50th Di Bradini Cup.

FORWARDS:
Meldi'ita Mungwaii [ - Arlington City (ZWZ) - ]
F C ( AGE: 37 :: [ NT CAPS: 95 :: NT GOALS: 54 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 13 :: V&T GOALS: 5 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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. In 15 seasons at Jungle Strike FC, Mungwaii would win the Vilitan Stellar Division Five times, the Vilitan Cup 6 times as well as a pair of Tropical trophies. Mungwaai holds the Strike FC record for most Star-of-Match performances in a single season having been named first star in 12 of Strikes 26 Stellar Division matches during Vilitan League Season 61. Mungwaai is also tied for 5th all time in goals scored for Strike FC along with Friekder Dandaellion. The Turorian is also an Olympic Gold Medalist having been a part of the Vilitan Union Squad at the XI Olympic Games in Aeropag and won the AOCAF 56 Title with Vilita and Turori. After fighting to keep their place in the starting Lineup at Strike FC during Vilitan League Season 62, Mungwaii decided to search for a new challenge and joined Zwangzug side Arlington City, quickly making an impact helping the team to first place and a Taça das Confederações Final victory.

Nua'oma Aikiki [ - Jungle Strike FC - ]
F C ( AGE: 25 :: [ NT CAPS: 76 :: NT GOALS: 27 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 29 :: V&T GOALS: 11 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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. As a youngster, Aikiki won AOCAF 56 for their first major trophy at the intenationstatal level and would later win the Gold Medal at the XIV Olympic Games.

Turakia Diijelhma [ - Cednia Beach AFC - ]
F C ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 36 :: NT GOALS: 5 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 29 :: V&T GOALS: 7 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. Diijelhma would spend six seasons competing for the Yeaddin Owls moving in and out of the IFCF Qualification places but never securing silverware. The Turorian would return home to join up with Turori’s most succesful club of all time, Cednia Beach AFC, in time for the 65th Vilitan League Season. The Turorian would earn their first International triumph as a member of the Vilitan Union squad that won the Olympic Gold medal in Orean & Istria in the Games of the XIV Olympiad.

Kala'a Yuliizala [ - Colonial Sile - ]
F C ( AGE: 24 :: [ NT CAPS: 21 :: NT GOALS: 2 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 21 :: V&T GOALS: 8 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. The Turorian would earn their first International triumph as a member of the Vilitan Union squad that won the Olympic Gold medal in Orean & Istria in the Games of the XIV Olympiad.

Lutara Makakio [ - Venom Youth Academy - ]
F C ( AGE: 16 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 4 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : ]
As a trainee at the Venom Youth Academy, Makakio was invited to the Vilita and Turori squad for the 50th Di Bradini Cup. As an inexperienced academy trainee, Makakio served in a substitute role but made a handful of appearances en route to the side winning the Di Bradini Cup title.

Wiztsana Iretziia [ - East End FC (XAN) - ]
F C ( AGE: 36 :: [ NT CAPS: 85 :: NT GOALS: 19 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 15 :: V&T GOALS: 2 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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

Kunaro Tlikara [ - Obaobai Academy - ]
F C ( AGE: 17 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT GOALS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 0 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Di Bradini Cup 50 : ]


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Fixture :: Home Match #1

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 :: Home Match #2:

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 :: Home Match #3:

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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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:46 pm

Natalie Moore will be a new voice on the The Daily Mail Sports page, who will be far more 'subjective' in her language and tone while reporting than Scott McCrae & Frank Armitage before him were.

Eagle's Cup pits BP versus elite
by Natalie Moore
The Daily Mail National Reporter

(Ed. note--The Daily Mail is pleased to welcome Natalie Moore, who will cover a wide range of topics across various sports; she comes to us from Ezra Tribune where she's written about sports for 11 years)

The Commonwealth of Baker Park National Soccer Team crosses another threshold with their invitation to the 10th Eagle's Cup, the most exclusive tournament in the multiverse; it's so prestigious that manager Jennifer Prescott has called up a heavyweight lineup for the squad who will face another gauntlet similar to the opposition on offer at the AOCAF.

The "Next Gen"--as the core of the players who made up the roster of the last two regional squads are being called to differentiate them from the "Golden Generation" and the "Second Generation"--will get a chance to see their competition for World Cup 88 squad places up close; Prescott will certainly use the six match group stage in the same way a series of friendlies would provide a platform for mixing & matching lineups and combinations.

The opposition will be a mix of the unknown, familiar, and recently introduced; Nova Anglicana will be the opening day foe at the Newport City Stadium, but it's not the same nation that qualified for the finals of World Cups 81 & 82, ranked in the Top 30 and very close to BP in the rankings at that time.

This is their overseas foothold, Champions of the most recent Campionato Esportiva and correctly identified as the Nova Anglicana Autonomous Zone of Esportiva; perhaps the Methodists and the Anglicans can have a civilized pre-match sing-along ahead of their contests.

Cassadaigua will be next up on the fixture list, having familiarity with the BBP Stadium (they were the first ever opponent) and the squad, as former NT Captain and FAC youth development coach Matt Villareal has been seconded to CASE for further experience.

The final guest will be Tequilo, winners against a BP side in the Sarzo Memorial Cup at the BBP where one of the regions was hosted; they are the current champions of the Independent's Association Championship, which has been a test bed for emerging nations outside of "Big Three" who are continuing to bang louder on the door to the World Cup Champions penthouse. They'll see if the State Fairgrounds Stadium in Springfield is to their liking.

Prescott has proven beyond doubt that she is one of the best managers in the multiverse in single elimination circumstances; if BP can finish in one of top two spots in the group, it would be hard to bet against her.
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Postby Nephara » Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:42 am

THE HERALD
CORMORANTS BEST XI: REVISITED
Geneva Schwarzer

It's been over a decade since the Herald's last attempt at an XI. It was, it seems in hindsight, somewhat premature. The national side was in something of a lull at the time, eager to cling onto past glories, and tehre was really one crowning glory above all to cling to; most of the players recognised were in the World Cup winning side of 74.

But now, we have the luxury of success, and more distinct eras of glory. We have more legitimate conflicts about to be sparked on Twii. Things are, in short, more interesting. Here, then, is Nephara's best-ever XI.

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GOALKEEPER
One suspects that Aranea Provost will have something to say about this, someday. Honestly, one suspects she wants it now. But she'll have to be patient; Diandra Ballard is the standout pick here. Ballard was never the most modern goalkeeper; her distribution was fine enough, her command good, but what really set her apart was the sheer number of shots that should have crept into her net, and didn't. Ballard made the impossible look possible, and made the exceptional routine. This despite a slow start that saw her have to bide her time to break through at FC Endeavour, in a career that eventually wound down in Samotath in her forties, as lynx-like as ever.
Honourable Mention The strangely clockwork Hesterine Mercator also managed a century between the posts, a truly complete goalkeeper with a glittering club career, most prominently with Eastweald. Portia Thrift is one of two Baptism of Fire veterans to make the list; had she not been in her early thirties by then, she could have done so much.

RIGHTBACK
Scoring the only goal in a World Cup final as a defender? It's hard to look past Rovena Stride. One of many stunningly good players to emerge from the Harriers' academy, Stride's true to her name, always on the move and always taking up the right positions. While she'll often be found roving the forward lines - for instance, that goal against Ko-oren - she does consider herself a defender first and foremost, and prides herself on never being caught out at the back. A patriot at heart, signs are that she's happy spending her career in her homeland, and it's working out for her well.
Honourable Mention Baptism of Fire winner Anna Shrike was never properly appreciated at the time, but a stocky, overweight fullback who always flew her own way really came into her own in Ruland, snapping seamlessly into place at Ma Alameome, where the stress quickly shaved off the kilos. A relentless overlapping fullback, at her best in the opposing third.

CENTRE-HALF
It really cannot be anyone other than Hadrian Belfast. The leader in caps, after being a regular almost uninterrupted from early 20s to late 30s, and yet with a bizarrely bad sense of timing; a drop in form saw him miss out on Nephara's World Cup finals debut, and he retired from international football the year before World Cup 74. A peerless leader, he found his form anchoring the Takil-aggressive Dwile Warriors, once earning the Player of the Year award in what was at the time the world's strongest league. Playing for what was at the time a significantly less gifted Nephara side, however, he was entirely comfortable fighting fires and bailing out of danger - always, always calmly.
Honourable Mention Dieter Konoval has the dubious honour of being a staple of Nephara's time in 'the Wilderness' - the fallow period between World Cup 76 and 83, inclusive. Nevertheless, the hulking brute of a defender was always classier than people gave him credit for, and had the discipline never to put a foot wrong. How often can you say a man with such a penchant for sliding challenges so rarely gave away a foul?

CENTRE-HALF
Right now, Roxelana Thorn is arguably more popular than Belfast. The hulking, inked-up bruiser whose love story with her defensive partner captivated at least some of the world, Thorn's spent her career at the top of the club chain and helped push Nephara on to greater and greater heights. She leaves a gulf behind, but few could argue she has every right to think she's helped take the national team as far as she can, and continue with an increasingly impressive club career.
Honourable Mention Malachite Scharner was the pillar at the back of the other World Champion side, a young player who came in from nowhere, a mercurial and emotional figure who always left a bootprint on every game she played. An eventual falling out with Michael Brandon cut short her international career, in what sort of pass for her own terms.

LEFTBACK
Marcin Close edges it out, but the margin is... narrow. Most expected Close to be a one-club man at Brinemouth, but he's recently departed to see off his career in Audioslavia; even so, he went with Brinemouth and Nephara and the number 3 and the captain's armband like butter on bread. A quietly solid player, that rarest of things in Nephara, but he made an undoubted positive difference to the side's mercurial culture.
Honourable Mention Yet another goalscoring fullback hero, Scylla Vyntra's nerveless penalty-taking made the difference for Nephara a number of times en route to victory in 74. A peerless attacking fullback, intelligent, energetic and two-footed, flexible enough to play on either wing and indeed further forward, her bond with Lienke Vesper (fellow Serpentine-to-Treason-to-Cormorants player, generally partner on the left wing) was legendary. And platonic, surprising many.

RIGHT WINGER
Ahh, Adnan Szalai. Legend had it he couldn't read - ill-educated and dyslexic, sure, but urban legend regardless - but that only made him more exceptional regardless, to most. Szalai was the most vibrant of Nephara's attacking weapons en route to victory in 74, a perfect physical specimen with brilliant creativity and a real eye for goal. Szalai's chief claim to fame is being the first-ever Boldsport Galactico, fitting reward for
Honourable Mention The first and to date only non-binary player to represent Nephara, Monako Saroszi was famous for hating being described as the first and only non-binary player to represent Nephara. So let us instead focus on the fact that they remain one of the most explosive, incisive players ever to wear the shirt. They do exist somewhat in Szalai's shadow, taking over for him at country and indeed for club, at Ulsa, and even having a similar name; so they'll probably be annoyed at this, too.

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Turori National Team All Time XI - Biased to the Modern Era


Throughout the history of the Turori National Team, one thing was always constant. They could not advance past the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. As a result, by default, this look at the All Time Best Turorian players assumes that no player from the era prior to World Cup 50 could be considered as a starting player as none of those players ever played along side, coached or otherwise had any direct influence on the Modern Era sides who finally managed to put in a solid performance at the World Cup. It should be noted, however, that official records for National Team appearances and Goals were lost during the Cocoabo Riots at the Football Association of Turori headquarters. While information surely exists from the period prior to World Cup 79 it was not available for compilation prior to publishing of the All Time List. 11 players were chosen from the era World Cup 60-Present as starters for the All Time Turori Squad while 7 substitutes were chosen from the era prior to World Cup 50 based on popular panel with no statistical backstopping.

GOALKEEPER:
Hooizo Nuakoi [ - Turoki Tide - ]
GK ( AGE: 57 :: [ NT CAPS: 0 :: NT CLEAN SHEETS: 0 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: :: V&T CLEAN SHEETS: ] )
TROPHIES :: None
Nuakoi, a dual Vilitan & Turorian national, entered World Cup 58 qualifying uncapped and undeclared for either Nation. Nuakoi was widely expected to openly declare Turorian Nationality going into the qualifying, but with the rise of rival Ronji Miiastara, Nuakoi decided to leave the door open to a Vilitan return should he remain uncapped for Turori. After spending Season 26 and 27 at Turoki Isle, Nuakoi made the move to the Yeaddin Owls midway through Season 27 to become their #1 keeper. Nuakoi returned to Turoki during Season 29, joining the Turoki Tide as they finished runners up in the Stellar Division. Nuakoi was important in the Tide's success in the Tropical Trophy, the clubs first major Top-Level silverware, before rising to prominence in the lore's of the opening of a new chapter of Sporting Success in Turoki. Nuakoi led the Tide to the Stellar Division championship during Seasons 32 and 33 before a remarkable run to defeat rivals Strike FC in the 40th Globe Cup Final for Turoki's first International club competition title. Nuakoi's performances in goal were critical as a 0-0 shutout performance in the final match gave the Tide a remarkable victory in the UICA Super Cup, the first Vilitan League side to lift the trophy. While Nuakoi’s legend is much more impactful at the domestic level than for the National Team, the impact the Turorian goalkeeper had in turning the Turoki Tide into one of the biggest clubs in the multiverse could not be overlooked in the Modern Era 11 Consideration.

DEFENDERS:
Mikki Mayelli [ - Yeaddin Owls AFC - ]
D C ( AGE: 37 :: [ NT CAPS: 82 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 9 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ]
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. One of the most reliable and ever-present defenders in Turori National Team history, Mayelli found success playing for the unified teams winning AOCAF 56 as well as the XI Olympic Games Gold Medal

Tarek Edgeli [ - TSV Marzig (STL) - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 43 :: [ NT CAPS: 54 :: NT GOALS: 4 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 8 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
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.

Geafi Laina-Sola [ - Lonngeylin Coast - ]
D RLC ( AGE: 45 :: [ NT CAPS: 19 :: NT GOALS: 2 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 0 :: V&T GOALS: 0 ] )
TROPHIES :: : Stellar Division : Vilitan Cup : Tropical Trophy :
Laina-Sola started their career as a training in Inura before being spotted by the big clubs and playing a few seasons with Jlinal Cove and Makosile in Vilita. Then, however, the young Turorian defender finally made the big move home to Mliona-Lpaka in time for V-League Season 44. Laina-Sola then switched to Strike FC spending 7 seasons and winning 2 Stellar Division titles before making a switch to Colonial Sile and immediately lifting the Vilitan Cup. Joined Lonngeylin Coast to provide some experience at the back for their Season 58 back-to-back title defense campaign.

MIDFIELDERS:
Klaillal Tuirma [ - Jungle Strike FC - ]
ATH ( AGE: 51 :: [ NT CAPS: :: NT GOALS: ] :: [ V&T CAPS: :: V&T GOALS: ] )
TROPHIES ::
Descendant of Season 4 Turorian Player of the Season and National team legend Cuolia Tuirma, Klaillal workedwith Restiaa Mumamba to become the future "All-Around" player for the Turori National Team. Playing in a unique role, Tuirma was expected to fill the role of being able to play every game, in every position - even Goalkeeper, if there are no subs left. Tuirma started as a substitute during their debut campaign in World Cup 62 but quickly transitioned into a starting role against weaker opposition. After being brought up through the academy system at Kionao, Tuirma signed a professional contract with Colonial Sile in Vilita for Season 35, winning silverware in the first match, the Tropical Trophy triumph over Strike. Tuirma's stay in Sile didn't last long, however, coaxed back to the luxury of Arcticala Inlet to help in their Champions-Cup qualifying campaign of Season 38. Tuirma returned to Turori during Season 44 as a member of Mliona-Lpaka AFC. After retirement, Tuirma would become the manager of the Turori National Team and lead the team through the Glass Ceiling of the Quarter Finals and ultimately through to the World Cup 82 Final which they would lose to colonial rivals Vilita.

Restiaa Mumamba [ - Yeaddin Owls (Vilita) - ]
ATH ( AGE: :: [ NT CAPS: :: NT GOALS: ] :: [ V&T CAPS: :: V&T GOALS: ] )
TROPHIES ::
Mumamba was the definition of a versatile player for Vilita's Yeaddin Owls after joining them for the V-League 27 season from Jlinal Cove FC. Mumamba played in every position from Central Defender to Striker, scoring a game winning goal in one game and a game saving tackle in the next. Mumamba is an expert choice for a third sub or to allow tactical changes on the pitch without substitutions being made. The strong and versatile performances of Mumamba during Season 28 earned Mumamba a high profile transfer to defending Stellar Division champions Arcticala Inlet but he left the Electricians the following season to be apart of the growing Yeaddin Owls squad. Mumamba spent 4 seasons in Yeaddin without recording any meaningful domestic awards other than the Season 29 Turorian Player of the Season award. The lure of international competition was too great for Mumamba who joined the Turoki Tide for Season 34, doing so in time for their 43rd UICA Cycle run. Mumamba helpd the Tide lift the UICA Globe Cup and UICA Super Cup, one of three Turorian players on the roster for the Tide's Triumph. However, after achieving glory with the Tide, Mumamba returned to his former club Yeaddin, vowing to one day bring the same success back to the Lirai Asku Castle.

Timi'sala Koarena [ - Raynor City United (VAL) - ]
M LC ( AGE: 40 :: [ NT CAPS: 46 :: NT GOALS: 3 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 4 :: V&T GOALS: 1 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : UICA Champions Cup :
Unlike most Vilita & Turori players, Timi'sala Koarena has spent a decent chunk of their professional career playing outside the Vilitan League, enjoying many successes in Valanora playing nearly 10 seasons for Raynor City United including League Championships, Silver Cup titles and being shortlisted amongst the Boldsport Galacticos Index players as well as winning the 65th UICA Champions Cup title with the Vanorian club.

Etamara Kulkkiia [ - AC Izotz Zubia (AUD) - ]
AM C ( AGE: 47 :: [ NT CAPS: :: NT GOALS: ] :: [ V&T CAPS: :: V&T GOALS: ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 42 : ]
Kulkkiia was developed at the Cednia Beach Academy having been highly scouted and recruited by teams throughout Turori and even Vilita. After the Turori Eels failure to qualify for World Cup 64, Kulkkiia became the subject of media attention questioning whether the aging crop of players should make way for younger players like Kulkkiia in the Esportiva-hosted Cup of Harmony for World Cup 64. Kulkkiia added his name to the long line of major transfers involving Cednia Beach after being transferred to SC Montfort in the Licentian Isles prior to Season 42

Kentu Umaka'a [ - Eastal Lunar - ]
M RC ( AGE: 35 :: [ NT CAPS: 116 :: NT GOALS: 20 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 12 :: V&T GOALS: 3 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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.

FORWARDS:
Meldi'ita Mungwaii [ - Arlington City (ZWZ) - ]
F C ( AGE: 37 :: [ NT CAPS: 95 :: NT GOALS: 54 ] :: [ V&T CAPS: 13 :: V&T GOALS: 5 ] )
TROPHIES :: [ : AOCAF 56 : ][ : Olympic Gold Medal : ] : 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. In 15 seasons at Jungle Strike FC, Mungwaii would win the Vilitan Stellar Division Five times, the Vilitan Cup 6 times as well as a pair of Tropical trophies. Mungwaai holds the Strike FC record for most Star-of-Match performances in a single season having been named first star in 12 of Strikes 26 Stellar Division matches during Vilitan League Season 61. Mungwaai is also tied for 5th all time in goals scored for Strike FC along with Friekder Dandaellion. The Turorian is also an Olympic Gold Medalist having been a part of the Vilitan Union Squad at the XI Olympic Games in Aeropag and won the AOCAF 56 Title with Vilita and Turori. After fighting to keep their place in the starting Lineup at Strike FC during Vilitan League Season 62, Mungwaii decided to search for a new challenge and joined Zwangzug side Arlington City, quickly making an impact helping the team to first place and a Taça das Confederações Final victory.

Liinai Zakazaka [ - Jlinal Cove - ]
F C ( AGE: 57 :: [ NT CAPS: :: NT GOALS: ] :: [ V&T CAPS: :: V&T GOALS: ] )
TROPHIES ::
Zakazaka joined Jlinal Cove FC for the V-League 27 season and gained some attention back in Turori for their contribution to the 'Cove's impressive top-4 finish in the final standings. Zakazaka was named Jlinal Cove's top player during Season 28. After a further 5 times, and being Top Goalscorer in the Declasse during Season 32, Zakazaka sought higher honors moving to home to Turori to play for Mliona-Lpaka. Zakazaka was the runner-up in the Stellar Division top Goalscorer charts in Season 38 before moving back to Vilita, this time to the Island of Turoki, to play for the Turoki Tide.


SUBSTITUTES:
GK Milauo Slietah
D Loala Saenu
M Malaino Mumamba
M Cuolia Tuirma
F Kaboafo Iobabao
F Jualiar Vumaou
U Mauritus Banda


Milauo Slietah: The Goalie who Scored a Hattrick... against Starblaydia!


Of course, the most striking omission from the All Time Turorian XI is Goalkeeper Milauo Slietah. By restricting the starters to only those that appeared in the Modern Era, the selectors missed out on the opportunity to properly recognize one of the most famous goalkeepers in Turorian History, if not in the history of World Cup Committee organized footsport. Of course Slietah is famous for being the first Goalkeeper to score a hattrick in an official match, having accomplished the feat during the Cup of Harmony for World Cup 16 against future Five-Time World Cup Champion Nation Starblaydia, forever ensuring themselves a place in WCC folklore.

'Scoop' Ragnarsson covered the action for the Jhanna Chronical in Cockbill Street and penned the headline for the event "Slietah turns into national hero with performance of the century."
First of all, I thought I'd seen everything. After having seen our very own Stefan Haldorsson score from sixty-yards, I thought I'd seen the longest-distance goal we were ever likely to get in a match involving Starblaydia. I hate to admit it, but I was wrong. Turorians will be glad to hear that their Goalkeeper, Milauo Slietah, 24, of Cednia Beach in Turori, scored the most unlikely hat-trick this reporter, or anyone else, is ever likely to witness. Let me set the scene for you.

Picture, if you will, the Vimesbairn National Stadium in Cockbill Street, one of the more pronounceable grounds in the land. One one side we have the Brown and Blue of Turori. On the other the White and Purple of Starblaydia. Regional rivals, Starblaydia's relativerly poor Qualification campaign has left all the pundits believing Turori are favourites for the win. With the two squads of thirty and twenty-three respectively, Turori and Starblaydia pack their dugouts, technical areas and other seating allocations with players. In the early minutes, some of the younger Corinthian Spirits players squirt water from bottles at their club-mate Duncan Jacob, the Starblaydia U21 sweeper turned Turori Reserve. The fourth official sees to this tomfoolery as Marlian Hunial gently heads the ball back to his keeper. Slietah then proceeds to take a run up and drop-kicks the ball high, high into the air. The ball swirls around in the air as it leaves the stadium at the half-way line, plummeting back to the grass in a pin-point arc.

Just as the commentators are commenting on the huge distance of the kick, we see Starblaydi goalie Rodriguez Da Silva backtracking from his 18-yard line. The shaven-headed, goateed keeper sprints to his line as the crowd send up a cheer. Then, on the TV pictures, we see the white ball flash onto the screen and billow the Starblaydi net, beyond the leap of Da Silva. Somehow, incredibly, Slietah the 'keeper has scored from just outside his own penalty box, in a kick from his hands. Starblaydia are dumbfounded and Slietah is buried under a mass of Turorian players, subs and reserves.

The celebrations go on for more than a few minutes, but at the restart, Starblaydia come back into the game with renewed vigour. With crisp passing moves they makea mockery of the elated Turorian defence, J.J. Stark gets on the end of the move and slots home the equaliser. 1-1 is the score with around fifteen minutes left.

Then, with around fifteen seconds to go in the first half's injury time, Slietah does something strange and sprints up for the corner, won by Cuolia Tuirma. Some of the more aware Turorians yell at the 'keeper to get back, but he's not having any of it. As the corner is whipped in, no one sees him sneak in at the near post and bullet header the ball in off the inside of the woodwork. Once again the Turorians go mental as Slietah cheers like he's won the game. Unfortunately for him, he's not been paying attention and its half-time, not full-time. Starblaydia go in dumbstruck once again.

The second half was less exciting, of course, but there didn't seem to be any sort of a goal coming from either side. Turori seemed happy with their 2-1 lead while Starblaydia just couldn't break through. Then Turori substitute Kaboafo Iobabao broke into the box and was illegaly felled by Robert Cole and the referee blew for a penalty and gave Cole a yellow card for the clumsy challenge. Once more Slietah sprinted up from the back and demanded to take the penalty. This ego-maniac wanted his hat-trick, and he duely got it by smashing the ball past Da Silva's dive.

A goalkeeper with a hat-trick, and Starblaydia back to losing their opening matchdays. Such is life...


It was certainly the match that put Slietah into the history books forever. While perhaps not the Goalkeepers greatest contribution to footstport in the Island Emirate - particularly as a founding member of Cednia Beach AFC - a team that would ultimately go on to become the first Turorian club to win the Stellar Division title, but certainly as a goalkeeper scoring a legitimate hattrick in regular time, the legend of Milauo Slietah would live on for generations to come. After the match, Cockbill Street Reporter Icestone Morracca was able to speak with Slietah:

"Well I was kind of in shock when the first one went in, I'm sure I have gotten a friendly gust from the wind that's taken the ball out of the path that Da Silva's thought it was going in, and a stroke of luck has seen it sneak under the crossbar into the net. I guess from then I felt as if nothing could go wrong, so when the ref signalled that the corner was going to be taken, while the whistle rested in his mouth, I figured what the heck, I'll have a go at it, and being the goalkeeper I guess the Starblaydi players didnt see it in themselves to mark me, so there I went the ball came right to me, it was a great kick by Cuolia and i just managed to get enough of it to put it in off the bar. Obviously when Koboafo went down in the box, it wasn't going to be anyones choice, It's a once in a lifetime, I'll probably never score another goal in my life, so to have three in one night, it was just amazing. As far as the next match, I may be tempted for another long ball or two, but don't expect me running up for any corners!"



Of course, as legend would have it, those would not be the final goal(s) of Milauo Slietah's legendary career as Turori's goalkeeper. The following cycle during World Cup 17 Qualifying Slietah would get on the scoresheet again against one of the most infamous teams in the multiverse... Ravea. Thats right. Not only was Ravea the first team to concede 10 goals in a single match - right there in that very same qualifying group to Rejistania, but they also let Milauo Slietah score on them as well. At the time it was Slietah's 4th career goal and firmly established the legend of the Goalscoring Goalie from Turori.


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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

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Manager
Didrik Gjedrem
Age: 55
For most managers, the transition from club management into the international scene can be a very difficult one, but Didrik was able to do the transition as good as anyone and took the Marauders first to a capture of the Eagles' Cup before at last returning the side into the semifinals of the World Cup, as well as a deep run in the AOCAF. While coming tantalizing close to winning the World Cup in his first venture into the Finals, he will be looking to the future with a very youthful side looking to try and retain its Eagles Cup crown. His favor of a methodical attack has been an ideal suit to the players in the pool and how they like to play as well as their own skill sets.

Assistant Manager
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Age: 53
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 - 32
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 Pierre Wisniewski, Rolalas FC
Age - 22
Sex - M
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 167 lbs
A versatile defender who can play anywhere on the backline, being both footed and capable going forward in the attack. Seen as having a lot of upside, but needs more starts at the club level in order to solidify his case for the national team in the future, rather than being part of the fringes as he is now.

6 Ralph Winter, Kitara AA Image
Age - 22
Sex - M
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 172 lbs
A strong and versatile defender who can play both as a fullback or as a centerback when called upon as he does for his club side, a club side who just managed to bring home the Champions' League. Winter will be looking to use the competition to go from the reserve pool to be considered for the starting lineup.

2 Ida Hansen, Straightdale FC
Age - 21
Sex - F
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 172 lbs
An agile defender who is tougher than she looks, can play as a fullback in a pinch but would rather be in the center and in a covering position rather than out wide.

Midfield

8 Daniella Åström, Hondo FC
Age: 20
Sex - F
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 151 lbs
A surprise starter at the Owls but she is a pacy winger who can cut inside on the occasion but is a much better crosser of the ball than a finisher, playing as a winger instead of a striker as a result. Still plenty of potential to grow into and could be the natural successor to Pánfilo Veliz if she continues to develop the way she has.

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Age - 22
Sex - F
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 167 lbs
A young attacking midfielder that has learned to play a little further back in order to have a chance to break into the national team rather than trying to dislodge Hawk. She is intelligent on the ball and seems to be on the upwards part of her career after joining Jinja City in the highly competitive S-FPL.

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 Gideon Riemann, AS Bezieres Image
Age - 22
Sex - M
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 184 lbs
Gideon emerged as a powerful and reliable center midfielder during the Finals, coming to play a destroyer role alongside Larsen and was able to be a highly influential impact substitute. Strong and pacy, versatile enough to play both in the center of the park as well as on the wing when called upon, he looks to be a long term starter for the Marauders as long as his club career doesn't have him fall out of favor.

3 Indra Söderström, Brinemouth Image
Age - 22
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 Jutta Palminger, FC Capri
Age - 22
Sex - F
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 154 lbs
Quick for her size, she is no Saxstrom yet in terms of clinical finishing, but she has a good shot and seems to be getting better every month in how she understands the game, as well as being a start for Capri in the Premiership.

11 Lothas Ludwig, FC Felsenkirchen 1879 Image
Age - 22
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 27, Rolalas FC
23 GK Juliane Eiffel, age 26, Gladerial United (F)
15 CB Ulrich Bing, age 22, SC Rinaldi
13 CB Samira Lindström, age 17, Raynor City United (F)
17 RB/RW Gudrun Bißmeier, age 22, Crystal Fair HC Image
18 LW Malin Fossum, age 20, Rolalas FC (F)
21 AMLR Miriam Troegner, age 22, Kingsgrove Image (F)
20 MC Claudia Makatsch, age 22, Stahlburg City Image (F)
16 MC Götz Konstantin, age 22, Bastion Image
22 AMC Sabine Bar, age 20, Rolalas FC (F)
14 ST Taina Vääräniemi, age 20, Wexax United (F)
19 ST Oscar Reite, age 21, Gladerial United

Captain: Laborious Hawk
Set Piece Taker: Laborious Hawk
Penalty Taker: Lothas Ludwig
Right Corner: Indra Söderström
Left Corner: Daniella Åström
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Manager: Kate DiMarini. Originally from Baker Park and an assistant to the national team there, she then took over at Trebuchet Cham for several seasons, most recently reaching the Champions' League group stage. Named interim manager halfway through WC87 qualifiers, and steadied the course, as Zwangzug qualified to the proper after a rocky start, now full-time.

Goalkeepers:
1. Fedya Troy-Vee (102d Jr.s) (m) (first tournament: WC87 Q)
12. 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) (3 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
3. Lissa Crain (Baraldhur AFC, Tikariot) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: WC85 Q)
4. Simon Gannett (Canbix Muses) (m) (1 goal) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
5. Akhil Sibal (Energija Chernovets, Siovanija and Teusland) (m) (2 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
13. Javier Drouet (Spenson Suburbia) (m) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
14. Jesse McWhorter (Ephesian FC) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
15. Jenna Kowalski (Arlington City) (f) (first tournament: WC87 Q)
16. Kausalya Vizirani (Namiri Forest) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

Midfielders:
6. Edwin Cherenkov-Nguyen (Trebuchet Cham) (m) (28 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q)
7. Junia McCue (Arlington City) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
8. Nora Kent-Maner (Sporting Esper) (f) (8 goals) (first tournament: WC86 Q)
9. Sophie Munshi (Mierton Manatees, Taeshan) (f) (12 goals) (first tournament: WC83 Q) (captain)
10. Amos Noile-Murne (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (8 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)
17. Hanna Suzuki (Eintracht Trink) (f) (1 goal) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
18. Kayla Haugen (Trebuchet Cham) (f) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
19. Esther Axelrod-Conway (Mâ Âlâmëómë, Farfadillis) (f) (2 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 9)
20. Corey Richardson (Advance Alara, Ko-oren) (m) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 10)
21. Jaclyn Burkhart (Ephesian FC) (f) (11 goals) (first tournament: WC84 Q)

Forwards:
11. Johan Idmar (Keppal Cosmos) (m) (40 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)
22. Gordon Blum (Bassabook Old Boys) (m) (26 goals) (first tournament: Eagles Cup 8)

Numbers 1-11 are the most likely starting eleven, but do whatever. Zwangzug doesn't really do regionals so this is essentially a full-strength side, although DiMarini might play the kids to experiment for the qualifiers.

All home games for this tournament will be played at the Eagles Club branch in Forbidge. We have a wiki page where I am slowly migrating information about the team. (Subpage with player details)

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

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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TRACE & TRACK SPECIAL
THE TEQUILO ALL-STARS XI

Part 7: XERO

What ever happened to...

At GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLa!!! Trace & Track, we help you to answer that perennial pub question when conversation turns to pitxi nostalgia (pitxi meaning football, to you and me). And very popular right now in Tequilo, after the national team won it's first trophy at the recent IAC tournament in Muralos and Almuzahara, is that other favourite topic when you are past your first four litres of SunBeer™ - name your all time favourite XI. Here on the Trace & Track desk, we thought we could kill two Cormorants with one stone, by tracking down our all time favourites to see what they are up to now. Coming up in part 7, ask your nan if she remembers Xero, the Acacoyagua winger who got special dispensation from Unión to become the only player in Tequiloan pitxi history to wear the non-number '0' on his shirt. Winning four state titles in just over a decade with Acaco, Xeronimo Huaco-Coba was one of the most glamorous players of his day, a diminutive but startlingly quick outside left full of tricks and turns. He was quite ahead of his day and perhaps ought to have gone into coaching, since he often led tactical meetings and developed a philosophy of football all his own which today we might call the preposterously high press. But instead of coaching, Xero turned to spycraft, joining the Tequilo Diplomatic Corps, and secretly the Academy for International Relations where he became an AIR agent, specialising in Psychological Operations. Most people in polite company dare not ask what that meant and it was many years before Xero chose to shed any light on the matter, long after he had retired, when his role was alluded to in the biography of a former President under whom he served.

"It was more like marketing," he claimed, when pressed to come clean on what he had been doing all those years after torturing opposition defences with his cunning trickery. Long since retired, he prefers to cultivate apple trees and prune roses these days.

"It was often cunning trickery, yes, but to be clear, nothing at all like torture," he said, secateurs snipping away with a vengeful efficiency.

Part 7, You Say?

Missed parts 1-6? It wouldn't be much of a trace and track service if 85.7% of all known parts ended up 'whereabouts unknown', now would it? What kind of a trace and track service would that be? Never fear, the Cross Referencing Department at GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLa!!! are here to help, with some handy links for those of you who want to catch up on your Tequilo superstars. For those of you that prefer a TL;DR version - we've got you covered too.

A great big lump of a defender who also scored goals at a comparable rate to many half-decent strikers? That would be footballer, champion wrestler, award-winning circus impresario and critically-acclaimed comedy actor Humberto Bustamante, who also formed his own football club, Humberto.

What about someone who'll question your very reason for being in the breakdown lane of the Teneboros Rápido? Just call fractious philosopher-defender Díscolo, a steamroller centre-half who nowadays drives one on motorway repair crews. He once had a smash hit book, Xen and The Art of Motorway Maintenance.

He's been here long enough to get a passport if he wants, and who would deny him? Farv immigrant Râmón Tüjânger, The King of Cooperativa who captained a modest club of the city of Quetodino to a record-equalling four consecutive Ocotapa state championships. May as well give him the shirt - they haven't even heard of him back home in Rüûúùũǔūṹʉůlandiåâäáàǎȁạȧ.

Want to inject a little bit of magic into your line-up? Look no further than legendary Fábrica striker Pablo Invocador who was often sanctioned for using shamanistic confusónism to better his game, including being sent off for making an unfortunate goalkeeper stand on his head when he faced Pablo for a vital penalty.

How about the greatest Tequiloan player of all time, according to just about every Tequiloan: Lepe. He played with a jackdaw feather in his jockstrap for good luck, and it certainly seemed like it worked. As the top man in his later career, he headed the Unión (that's the Tequiloan FA to you and me) and founded Liga-TQ; but we don't talk about The Outbreak and how it all went wrong for him in Gibberwilde.

Finally, we had to get a special visitor pass to track down Correcamino's favourite criminally-gifted playmaker Xuilo 'The Robber' Tlalqui, who currently resides in the Guastenango state penitentiary for his poor life choices and that badly-planned visit to Banque Sept-Nat in Yaya city. He's good at breeding worms.

One we definitely wouldn't include is Xürnô Tzâmbá, who was a world-beater on the football sim game Maximó and got everyone excited about the real life prospect. Turned out, that was a computer error - he wasn’t the world beater from Maximó-102, -103 and -104. He was just a dustman from Ibaeta with two left feet.

There, all caught up. Only four more All-Stars to complete the set of XI. We'll have to get out of the Eagle's Cup group stage for that to happen.

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When it needs saying and you're not afraid to say it...


Good morning everyone. We have letters! And goodness me but Chelsea Refrain has got you scribbling away...

Regular correspondent Rùben Curto of Chanco Cóndor wants to remind us of a time, a few years ago, when poor Jaïr Iscla was become the focus of great loathing in an extremist rogue nation out in the barbarian wilds of Rushmore: "I see we face those pink devils in the Eagle's Cup - I sort of thought it was supposed to be a friendly affair but, well, you know... I wonder if they still loathe the Tequiloa over in Cassadaigua?"

Calm and helpful (but quite surprised) Aurora Pozo probably has the answer to that: "Have you seen the hysteria in the Concord Heights Times [a 25-centivo tabloid often used to wrap greasy fish y chips of a Friday evening - Ed.]? I was quite surprised - they really still do loathe the Tequiloa in Cassadaigua, don't they! I've never met a D'guana myself, which I suppose I should be grateful for since they do seem to have deep-set prejudices which would make conversation rather... awkward."

Ponce de Gluon tends to agree: "Coach Juan Manuel needs to look out for their diving and unsportswomanlike conduct; as I recall, they subjected our young players to such misandry that poor Jaïr Iscla got sent off for retaliation and then was subject to online abuse for months afterward. Let's make sure we don't fall for those canny tricks again."

Moto ultra Dolores de Silva, of Dolores, is keen to dispense some wisdom on the matter: "You can have all the trophies in the cabinet but it stands for nowt if you cheated to get them - that's just stained silverware. As my mother always said, 'tarnish takes the gloss off' - I'm not sure what she means, but she's right."

Martín Costello of Arca Nueva just hopes poor Jaïr Iscla isn't feeling too nervous about the coming encounter: "Poor Jaïr Iscla, I fear he's going to get it in the neck again from those cyber-terrorists from Concord Heights. Hopefully a win will be all the therapy he needs."

Finally, Llàzaro Baró of Ciura wants to strike a calming tone: "I imagine you have lots of angry letters about those matronising Casserolés and I just want to appeal for calm; after all, it's not like they are elves or something. Don't get me wrong, my best friend is a goblin but -" ...and the rest of it is probably not worth the trouble to publish, for one reason or another. He'd just like to say that we should be more understanding of people with culturally different perspectives on life, the universe and everything. And pitxi. And fun. And all that. He did also wonder how many actual champions were playing in the regional confederations group - we're going with three out of four, Llàzaro.

Should we change the subject before it gets too heated? Minerva Neptune, a Boneswoman of the good ship HMS Wednesday Afternoon presently docked in Ciuredor, takes time out of her busy day in the crows nest to send us a message in a bottle: "I think you should include cheeky Spittalninny Mosey Ackanard in your national All-Stars team. I know he's not a Tequiloan, but if you can pick a Farv, you could just as easily throw in a splendid Bonesman." - It's almost as if you've read the draft for Trace & Track Part 8, Minerva.

If you have spotted any foul-mouthed misandric harrassment of Tequilo players on the slow-motion cutaway shots during matchday screenings, want to disagree with our correspondents or just like to share your opinion on the pitxi, please drop us a line at Letters To The Editor, spambucket@gola.teq or slowmail to PO Box 654353583.2, Grand Central Post Office, Tapalupé.1.
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Postby Zwangzug » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:41 pm

Zwangzug actually do have some experience picking an all-time team--shortly before their return in World Cup 64, they "participated" in the Babbagian World Cup of Dreams, inasmuch as that qualifies as a historical event rather than a shared dream. But that only consisted of our "first generation" all-stars, and we've had a couple generations come and go since then, so let's see what happens!

Over its lengthy history, Zwangzug has seven World Cup Hall of Fame players, and they could form the core of a plausible team:

Defense: Andrew Card, Sydney Stefred
Midfield: Eddie Barnes, Patricia Eliot, Lucas Kukiseso, Martina Ruan
Attack: Simon Ryne Olson

This is good! A midfield of Barnes, Eliot, Kukiseso, and Ruan is a match for most of the multiverse. Maybe not most of the sides that participate in a competition like the Eagles Cup, but most other teams. Now all we need to do is select four more players.

In practice how this would play out is: Lucas declares himself in charge of comparing contemporary and bygone players, because the bygone players have no knowledge of his era-mates, and Sydney thinks this whole exercise is a stupid bleeping waste of time. The "second-generation" team didn't amount to a whole lot, and they probably don't need more representation than Martina and Patricia. Correctly remembering that the first-generation had a lot of prolific strikers because people really tended to specialize/not have a clue what they were doing then, Lucas decides to choose a defender from his own time who stands out even in this competitive, diverse era, in Martin Scallop. Martin is happy to have an occasion to ramble about how comparing defender skill is an art, not a science, you can't just count goals, yada yada. (Yes, we now have a Martin and a Martina. It's a good old name, they get along well. It's fine.)

Martin points out that this is an Eagles Cup event, and it would be nice to have one of the players who actually won an Eagles Cup. The only problem is that the Eagles Cup 6 team really fits in between the "second" and "third" generations--they weren't around for WCC football. Nevertheless, Lucas agrees to call up Ogechi Guttuso. This midfield is now stacked. They'll probably play the classic "X"; Eddie is a little out of position in the center, but he's talented, he'll deal with it.

Andrew and Sydney, both difficult personalities, have hit it off surprisingly well; they share similar opinions about "this hypothetical is probably a waste of time" and "even if there aren't many of us defenders, we'll just play defensively, jeez, that's our job." It's about now that Lucas suggests they need to find a goalkeeper. Andrew protests that this is a stupid bleeping idea, we'll just go with the 3-2-1-2-3 like the good old days. Lucas insists that we will not, in fact, do that. Andrew is unimpressed by his descriptions of the "modern" Zwangzug, this is probably all a bad dream anyway. Just when the impasse peaks, another figure from the past shows up. It's Saena Mathash!--but the elderly figure who's seen as an honorary grandmother to the newer generations, not the wunderkind who dazzled briefly as a player. She pulls Andrew aside for a chat. He emerges shaken, but willing to go along with Lucas' ideas about legality.

It turns out nobody has strong opinions on who the second striker should be, or if they even need one; the modern players are used to playing with one (or zero!) forwards. Eventually Peter Vanderpent emerges as a consensus choice, we felt like we needed some CMSC representation in here. Martin calls upon Joel McJakill, his clubmate from Keppal Cosmos, to be the goalie; Joel gives a longsuffering look of "why is it always me" but agrees. Bring on the world!
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THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Manager – Paul DAVIS, Age 48
Having taken over the reins from Jerome Jaffacake-Phillips, Davis had a bumpy ride in his early campaigns as national team manager. However, following successes in the AOCAF and Di Bradini Cups, the former Ousevale boss is looking to build for the future and has named an experimental squad. The Eagle's Cup presents a chance to blood young and untested talent alongside established names in preparation for World Cup 88 qualifying.

Assistant Manager – Gary BARTON, Age 45
An ex-Ousevale manager with an ex-Mercia assistant. The national team makes for strange bedfellows sometimes. Has redeemed himself excellently, taking charge of the Under-21s in their run to the recent Di Bradini Cup final.

Goalkeeping Coach – Marcus WASHINGTON, Age 51
Defensive Coach – Robert FIELDS, Age 52
Offensive Coach – Selaphiel KENNEDY, Age 42
Physiotherapist – Stephen WILLIS, Age 43


THE SQUAD

Goalkeepers

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Robert WILSON
Age: 26
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Hondo FC (VAL)

The former Notegia custodian's patience has paid off thanks to Davis looking to refresh the team, declining to select veteran goalkeeper Damien Carpenter. Wilson's strength is in his agility and shot stopping; his distribution could be better.

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Kevin RIZZO
Age: 28
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Bradwell Saints

Built like a gridiron linebacker, "Big Rig Riz" is an imposing presence between the sticks - or, indeed, coming to claim corners. That said, he wouldn't hurt a fly.

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Michael SVEYN
Age: 19
Position: Goalkeeper
Club: Secklow

The teenager tried his damnedest to keep Penniton United up last season. It didn't quite pan out for the Pennies, but Sveyn's excellent shot-stopping abilities earned him a second chance in the Prem with Secklow. Shone between the sticks at DBC50.

Defenders

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Devlin NAPIER
Age: 28
Position: Left-back
Club: 1830 Cathair (AUD)

Jerome's the one to thank for this one. Napier's abilities have come on leaps and bounds since the former national team manager took him under his wing at Half Six.

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Stephen CAMERONESI
Age: 23
Position: Right-back
Club: Casuals Osteria

Ball-winning full-back who has matured under Samuel Dee's tutelage at Casuals. Can be a bit over-eager challenging for the ball, but that seems to be improving with experience.

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Alex RIVERS
Age: 24
Position: Centre-back
Club: Iturributa United (ASG)

An aerial threat at both ends; sometimes makes you wonder if the feet are connected to the same brain, though. Hopefully his upcoming spell in Astograth will help him round off his game and improve his footwork.

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Ross OKANO
CAPTAIN
Age: 27
Position: Centre-back
Club: 1830 Cathair (AUD)

Young all-rounder helped guide Oustia to their first season in the big leagues...and keep them there. Narrowly missed out on a National League winners' medal with the side Krytenians "affectionately" call Half Six Furball.

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Joey SINTON
Age: 27
Position: Centre-back
Club: Sabrefell Moths (NPH)

Excellent reader of the game, though not necessarily the speediest. Plying his trade in Nephara has sharpened his skill base as he enters what should be the peak of his career.

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Billy PRICE
Age: 21
Position: Right-back
Club: Oustia

What price Price? Low enough for Oustia to snag him, apparently. Sturdy and relieable full-back, tends not to bomb forward too often.

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Elias MOLINARI
Age: 21
Position: Centre-back
Club: Emberton Reds

Mature beyond his tender years, Molinari is cool-headed; a rare trait amongst the choke-happy Reds team. Tends to back off rather than rush into the tackle. Captained the Under-21s, and may well do the same for the national team in the future.

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François DUJARDIN
Age: 24
Position: Left-back
Club: TSV Marzig (STL)

Seemingly carved (with elegance) from the very Monteste mountains themselves. Distributes the ball with Gallic flair. Marzig will be more than happy with their new acquisition.

Midfielders

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Max SNELDERS
Age: 23
Position: Central midfield
Club: Avidia United

The enthusiasm of youth, forged into steel in the crucible of playing for one of the nation's top clubs. Snelders is an all-round threat very much in the mould of Cormac O'Neill; the Eagle's Cup gives him the opportunity to steal his place in the national team.

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Jésus CRUZ
VICE-CAPTAIN
Age: 25
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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Oliver SELHURST
Age: 21
Position: Left midfield
Club: Ousevale Borough

Selhurst like to cut inside, drawing full-backs out of the play and creating space for his team-mates. Has a tendency to hang on to the ball longer than is needed, but there again is excellent in the dribble.

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David PEPPERS
Age: 21
Position: Left midfield
Club: Avidia United

Missed out on the Di Bradini Cup team due to a hamstring injury, but with the opportunity to run the rule over him, Paul Davis has decided to call up the promising youngster. An intelligent ball-player, if not the quickest in his position.

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Robert REEDER
Age: 19
Position: Right/central midfield
Club: Yeaddin Owls (VIL)

Broke through last season in Casuals' title-winning campaign. Reeder plays the game almost on instinct, looking to find space and run at defenders at every opportunity. A real headache to play against. Was expected to be a fixture at Coalfields for years, but the Owls made Casuals an offer they couldn't refuse. Also, Krytenians do like a trip to Yeaddin...

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Andrew ASPRILLA
Age: 20
Position: Central midfield
Club: Bradwell Saints

Cultured midfielder with a sizeable box of tricks. So unpredictable, sometimes even his Saints team-mates are confused. Likely to be used when Davis gets especially experimental. Or desperate. Delete as applicable.

Forwards

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Alun BELMWR
Age: 24
Position: Forward
Club: Mercia Bromham

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. Has lived up to his price tag at the Cygnus thus far, but will be hoping to set that bar even higher.

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Curtis SUNDAY
Age: 29
Position: Forward
Club: CSKA Quebec (QUE)

The "Weekend Warrior" has regained his place in the Dragons squad for the Eagle's Cup. Got his head down after drifting out of the twenty-three prior to the AOCAF Cup; knuckling down for CSKA hasn't hurt his prospects either.

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Simon ELLISON
Age: 21
Position: Forward
Club: Caledon Simpson

An absolute thunderbolt of a left foot, beware Ellison from range. Caledon may not be the most glamorous of clubs, but fewer opportunities to score has just translated to the youngster making sure he makes the most of what he does get. Hoping to cement his place in the traditionally hard to fill position of left centre forward.

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Cande MONTALBAN
Age: 17
Position: Forward
Club: Avidia City

If City can hold on to the lad, they'll be doing well. Montalban could be the answer to Krytenia's left-side problem up front - if it doesn't work for Ellison, anyway.

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Alex MEITNER
Age: 22
Position: Forward
Club: Casuals Osteria

Sampson, Parsons, Vinelli, and now Meitner; Krytenia seems to be developing a stock in trade of strikers called Alexander. Frippery aside, the Casuals striker is the opportunistic finisher at the spearhead of the Miners' young core.

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Ciaran RAFFERTY
Age: 19
Position: Forward
Club: Emberton Hibernians

One of the main reasons that Hibs made it to the top flight is this young man's predatory instinct. A clinical finisher, give him a sight of goal and he'll more than likely score. Scored for fun alongside Montalban at the Di Bradini Cup, but now has the tricky task of trying to extricate Alun Belmwr from his place in the first team.

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
Creator, AOCAF & Cygnus Cup - Host, VI Winter Olympics (Ashton) & VII Summer Olympics (Emberton)

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Postby Krytenia » Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:54 pm

Back around the time of World Cup 73, a unique match took place to celebrate the nation's one thousandth international match. A game between dream simulacra of the best Krytenia, up to that point, had ever had to offer, versus a Multiverse XI hand-picked by Juan Tzimisces himself. Since then, Krytenia may not have had prolonged success, but have crucially done something no Dragons team had done up to that point; won silverware. So the question is this: how do the modern era Krytenians compare to that "All-Time" team?


GOALKEEPER

The All-Time Team had an embarrassment of riches to choose from between the sticks. If there's one thing Krytenia is famous for, it's producing great goalkeepers. James Barcali, Alan Keys, Juan Garcia, Choi An-Sun...the list goes on. First on that list, though, and first on the All-Time teamsheet, was Adam Vernazza. Debuting in World Cup XVI, his shot-stopping ability helped carry the inexperienced Krytenians to their first ever finals, and would go on to collect over ninety international caps. His stint at Morales Blacks in Melmond also saw him become the first of his countrymen to make a living abroad in the sport.

For the modern Dragons, the conveyor belt has continued to run. Devon Williams picked up an AOCAF winner's medal, whilst Damien Carpenter was first choice in the team that won the Cup of Harmony; indeed, it was his performance in the final's penalty shoot-out that secured that team's place in the history books. It would have been tempting to choose him solely on that performance. To do so, though, would be a disservice to the man who helped usher in the new era of Krytenian football. David Heaton was charged with stopping what many expected to be an inevitable onslaught when the team returned to international competition. Not so. Heaton was a solid rock on which a tenacious defence built its castle, and the Dragons somehow managed not only to make it to the finals, but to push the eternal heavyweights of Valanora to extra time in the second round.

Heaton's heroics, therefore, earn him a deserved place in history; when it comes to a direct choice between the two, however, it's hard to look past Vernazza's role as progenitor of the position. Without him, there is no Heaton, simple as.

WINNER: Adam Vernazza (All-Time)


DEFENCE

We've mentioned that Krytenia has produced some top-notch goalkeepers down the years; arguably, that might be because the defence tends to be a little...lightweight. Kohev Kuengas-Vaga these guys are not. Names like Zack Starkov and Travis Westhuizen aren't exactly ones that trip off the tongue of the average Krytenian when it comes to the names of great national team players. Saffron Lines is legitimately the best female player that Krytenia have ever had, with a couple of World Cup bronzes on the mantelpiece, whilst given the tragedy of World Cup 57, when his ancestral homeland was reduced to flaming radioactive waste, it's possible Colm Ó Riordan got in the All-Time XI on the sympathy vote.

Is it something that has improved in the modern era? Well, yes and no. Krytenia have experimented with three at the back - that didn't work, if we're honest - and have never looked truly comfortable off the ball. That said, there are players who have at least given a good account of themselves in their position at the back. Sam Barcali is the best of a kinda meh bunch at right-back, whilst Mitchell Mitchell on the opposite side was as reliable as his parents were unimaginative. In the middle, things have been a little better, with top-class talents like Jason Davis and Rob Adams missing out; in the end, the combination of reliability and longevity led us to plump for the combination of AOCAF Cup winner Alfie Xousa and Cup of Harmony winning captain Ross Green. Sadly for the latter, someone has to miss out to the incomparable Lines, and the way his game collapsed as World Cup 87 qualifying went on means he's the one to make way.

WINNERS: Sam Barcali (Modern), Alfie Xousa (Modern), Saffron Lines (All-Time), Mitchell Mitchell (Modern)


MIDFIELD

Druida may have been the pioneers of System Hisisim, the midfield-dominant passing game that put a premium on possession and quick movement of the ball, but arguably it's Krytenia who gave it the finesse the current side is famous for. System Munitis, working off a central midfield fulcrum and a free-roaming attacking midfielder, was feared in its day, and though the game has moved on and Krytenia have drifted towards a more conventional 4-3-3, that principle remains. As such, some of the country's greatest players have made their name marauding around the centre of the park. Names that missed out on the All-Time first team, such as Dave van Staveren, Andy Tay, Cecil Poldov, Chris Lydersen...all of them could walk into the first eleven of a whole bunch of international sides in any era. The four that did get picked, then, you can be assured were very much the cream of the crop. Take Tejai, for instance. Not only was he an excellent left midfielder, but the guy almost started a war. Against the backdrop of the highest-ever tensions between Krytenia and Starblaydia, Tejai scored the controversial winner when they met in the quarter-final of World Cup 29. Anyone whose effigy gets strung up and burned in the middle of Jhanna is clearly OK in our books. Warren Kennedy-Worthington, meanwhile, had the silky ball skills to be expected from a member of the famed Kennedy dynasty, albeit a sub-branch; perhaps that's why he played right wing for Avidia United rather than striker for Stanton. Add in the ever-reliable Ricky Sexton, the rock at the centre of Ousevale Borough's imperial period, and the Showman himself, the breathtaking Kiefer Lloyd, and you have a formidable midfield that the modern era surely has no hope of emulating. Right?

Well, let's not be too hasty. System Munitis still had plenty of legs up until the Jaffacake-Phillips era, and there are plenty who made a name for themselves in that time period. It's perhaps a little too soon to consider Cormac O'Neill in this context - he feels he's not done playing yet, even though Paul Davis is exploring other avenues in the Eagle's Cup - whilst Joshua Kelnic is also still active if not selected, so he's also discounted. Jaime Verdano was almost picked - you may remember him for standing up to Valrauncion and helping hasten his exit from the national team and the country itself - but in the end we decided to look elsewhere. Marco Angelo started the modern trend for ridiculously skillful avides (Hispanic) players which continues to this day (at least if Cande Montalban's Di Bradini Cup performances are a sign of things to come), and it was he who captained the Dragons to their first major trophy in the form of the AOCAF Cup. Whether Adrian Anuzzi ever lived up to his tag of "the new Kiefer Lloyd" is up for debate; what can't be denied though, is that he was electric every time he pulled on the national team jersey. Samuel Alinas came through into the first eleven back in World Cup 72 after Craig Grasmere's implosion and never looked back; he edges Verdano out in a tough call for central midfield. Where there was no debate, though, is in attacking midfield. Seb McAllister and Darren Radcliffe may have been serviceable, but there's no touching the exquisite skills of Armando Ortega.

Picking a favourite in each position is like picking your favourite child. Anuzzi, sadly, misses out partly because of that millstone of a tag, and partly because trolling the Men in Mauve is essentially our national pastime. Ricky Sexton is potentially the best holding midfielder we've ever had, Marco Angelo is the model of a modern avides, which just leaves attacking mid. Honestly, if there was a choice, we'd have both and just go three at the back, but sadly we can't. Instead, we'll go for Ortega. Lloyd may have had the higher ceiling, but he had a tendency to go missing for portions of a match; Ortega, meanwhile, lacked that particular failing.

WINNERS: Marco Angelo (Modern), Ricky Sexton (All-Time), Tejai (All-Time); Armando Ortega (Modern)


STRIKERS

We can't mention Krytenian strikers without saying one word: KENNEDY. The family are a never-ending conveyor belt of top-quality strikers, and have produced five guys (hold the burgers and fries) who have pulled on the shirt of both the Dockers and the Dragons. First on the list is the one who made it into the side; Gabriel Kennedy. To this day, he's still one of the most recognised names in Krytenian football; the fact his legacy has been continued by descendants Raphael, Uriel, Zachariel and most recently Selaphiel helps on that front, too. Overlooked for the other spot on the All-Time team include the Permed One himself, Colin Ulvæus, the prolific Jermaine Orange, and other great names such as Phillip Neasden, Darren Scotland, Damon Parker, and Ian Betts. Valrauncion was excepted as he was still playing at the time. Instead, it was Krytenian football's first true "face", Ari Smith, who was selected. Smith was, until Kennedy (G) came along, the benchmark by which all Krytenian forwards were judged. Almost three centuries later, he's still revered and respected for helping to establish the Dragons on the international scene.

The modern era has also produced its fair share of goalscorers. Of course, Neil Smith and Alun Belmwr aren't up for inclusion as they're still active, whilst Valrauncion's sacking and subsequent scurrying back to the milky teat of the SFA means he's disqualified on general principle. That doesn't weaken the pool, though. Kennedy (S) has done the family legacy proud, whilst David Holzmann and Charlie Sammels are forgotten gems. Truth be told, though, there are two standout candidates. Ronnie van Rijn managed to outshine The Cock himself - no mean feat given that Valrauncion's ego has its own postcode - and his goals proved crucial in re-establishing the sky blue as a force to be reckoned with. He's also a cult figure in Farfadillis; so much so, in fact, that his name may as well be "Ronnie van Rijn of Avenida Victoria" as even now, over half a century later, the two seem inextricably linked. His retirement from international football could have left a huge hole to fill; thankfully, though, there was a ready-made replacement waiting in the wings in the form of Alexander Sampson. The Ousevale frontman stepped into van Rijn's shoes and proceeded to tap-dance all over opposition defences with them, picking up an AOCAF Cup winner's medal into the bargain. He would later manage the team, gaining the distinction of being the only Krytenian manager to take charge of the nation at half-time, hastening That Bloody Elf's firing in that (in)famous match against Garifunya. Clearly, he's a national hero twice over by this point.

Sadly, four into two doesn't go, which means there's a couple of big names missing out. Smith may be the benchmark from the early years, but it's a benchmark that has been surpassed by the other names on the list. On the other hand, Gabe has to be in because it just isn't a Krytenian team without a Kennedy in there somewhere. That leaves a choice between Sampson and RVR...and who are we to deny a man who is a cult figure on both sides of Atlantian Oceania?

WINNERS: Gabriel Kennedy (All-Time), Ronnie van Rijn (Modern)
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
Creator, AOCAF & Cygnus Cup - Host, VI Winter Olympics (Ashton) & VII Summer Olympics (Emberton)

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Postby Graintfjall » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:09 pm

An all-time XI is a little redundant for Græntfjall given how recently it has begun competing in international football. One member of the team’s first ever squad recently competed in the Di Bradini Cup! But in the spirit of playing along…

Goalkeeper: Alexander Leonardsson

There’s little doubt here. Until he suffered a knee injury during CoH78, Alexander had played every single minute of international football in Græntfjall’s national team history. And done it pretty well: never the most elegant of keepers and lacking the ability of some foreign stars to ‘play it out from the back’, his strong leadership and tactical senses helped him preserve a good record. Only thrice in his career did he concede 3+ goals in a competitive international; his records of 15 career clean sheets and 5 clean sheets in a row have yet to be beaten. Since his injury – which ultimately proved career-ending – goalkeeper has become a revolving door position of instability and uncertainty for Græntfjall.

Fullbacks: Emeli Vilbertsdóttir and Karoline Vernerisdóttir

The silliness of an all-time XI when one of them is in this squad and is just 26 – but as we’ll see below, it gets sillier. And Emeli is the more sensible selection! Her omission from the Copa Rushmori squad was a shock and a gamble that didn’t really work; it turns out it really doesn’t matter what defensive formation the Snow Wolves use, they’ll still lose to Nephara in the Round of 16. Emeli is probably most infamous for being sent home from the Cup of Harmony in Sylestone after being accused of sexual impropriety with a sapient trouser press (to this day, she swears she was just trying to iron her dress) but she’s a very consistent defender otherwise. The right-back position has been a turbulent one for Græntfjall and has seen Else Svennsdóttir – the first Græntfjaller to play in Nephara, though she ultimately went down with her team and missed out on the Zenith – and Elektra Lúthersdóttir both earn significant playing time. But when the team needed her most – with qualification for the playoffs at the end of World Cup 87 qualifying looming – it was Karoline Vernerisdóttir they called up out of soft retirement; she’d stepped away from the team to spend more time with her wife during the last Eagle’s Cup, earning the selectors’ ire, but she came back in their hour of need.

Centerbacks: Ralf Álfarsson and Vilbjörn Hjörleifursson

The two men who introduced the concept of the “BFG” to the world, Ralf and Vilbjörn led Græntfjall to their first (and only) title, the Baptism of Fire. Both served as elected national captains on many occasions; Vilbjörn during the BoF triumph, Ralf subsequently once his old friend had retired. Both had the misfortune to only get a couple of years in blue-and-white, the bulk of their playing careers having taken place before Græntfjall began playing internationally. In future years there are hopes there’ll be some competition here, especially from current GPL MVP Hjörleifur Reynarsson, but it’s hard to argue with the two big men who brought home some silverware for the very first time. Especially as no one else has managed it since.

Defensive midfielder: Kalle Bjørnsson

Chiefly infamous for his “stonks” ban, Kalle is a surprising choice given how infrequently he’s actually started. Instead, he was for several years the go-to super-sub, always brought on once the team had a lead to shut down any attempt at an opposition fightback. His unique combination of a total lack of footballing skill and a dedication to caveman brutality has made him a crowd favorite in one of the few countries that could possibly celebrate such a player, and his impact is perhaps best demonstrated by what happened once he was banned: Græntfjall drew matches they needed to win and ended up missing out on World Cup qualifying. He’s definitely here more as a cult hero than a true footballing selection, though.

Left wing: Hlégestur Snæþórsson

When Græntfjall first burst onto the scene, they had three strong young players: Jason, Amanda – and Matthias Raphaelsson. And of the three, it was Matthias who impressed most while the others flopped. He was the team’s best player at their first Copa Rushmori. Today? He’s nowhere near the national team, despite only being in his 20s. He was usurped by Hlégestur thanks to the situation where the Baptism of Fire coincided with the Olympics: Matthias was young enough to compete at the Olympics, Hlégi wasn’t, and a star was born. Sort of. Hlégestur has been a mercurial presence with injuries and inconsistent performances; he missed a game during the BoF with stomach cramps later revealed to have been caused by gorging on whalemeat slaughtered by his own hand, and he has the most red cards of any NT player in history. But he played a crucial role in the BoF campaign and 2 nearly-but WC qualifying campaigns since.

Right wing: Bríana Noahsdóttir

Another of that crop of bright young players who’s since lost their way, Bríana is no longer a NT starter. She was however the team’s best player at their second Copa Rushmori and has scored a couple of “best goal ever” contenders from free-kicks, though even that role has largely been supplanted by Amanda and Hanne. Her limited skill set, not being tall or fast, was largely about her accurate crossing to Græntfjall’s many large bodied target men, but that wasn’t enough on its own to make up for her lack of pace compared to Lana. She’s still on the NT fringes, but is likely to be used more as an impact sub in situations where set piece specialists are at a premium.

Central midfield: Hrærekur Jvarsson

While Ralf and Kalle may be the names that come to mind with respect to BFGs, Hrærekur is the one who proved they could do more than tackle and throw their bodies. He’s Græntfjall’s all-time most-capped player, was the leading scorer during the Baptism of Fire, has captained them more often than anyone else and since the appointment of a foreign manager been the de facto regular captain. And he’s done it all despite no one giving much thought to his skill level. Hurtling box-to-box for 90 minutes, his incredible combination of size, strength, fitness, and resilience has been the hallmark of the effort-rich, skill-poor Snow Wolves sides. Advancing in years – he missed the most recent Copa Rushmori injured – he will undoubtedly retire a legend and could well still be on this list even when it’s redone after a more suitable period of reflection.

Attacking midfield: Amanda Guttisdóttir

Amanda Guttisdóttir had to be included on this list, but the truth is the first few years of her international career were deeply disappointing. Only recently has she started to prove what she’s about, and she was the team’s MVP during the WC87 campaign and lead scorer for the team at CoH79. Until then, the criticism was she was too small to be capable of playing in central midfield against top defenders. She seems to have flourished in the tactical change that’s promoted her to an attacking midfield role. Græntfjallers fervently believe she is their one truly skilful player who can go up against the world’s best. The world’s best ain’t so sure.

Striker: Jason Þórhallursson

Because, duh. The country’s all-time leading goalscorer recently attracted a national record eight figures in the transfer market. His performances at international level have been mercurial: terrible at the first two Copa Rushmoris he played in but much improved at the third – to no noticeable change in end result; a damp squib at the Olympics but flown in just in time to score a match-winning hat-trick in the BoF final; the team’s MVP through WC86 qualifying but not quite able to push them over the line in two games where a goal was all they needed two years later. Had the occasional magical touch; had quite a lot of brute force muscles to score tap-ins, too. Frustrating, maddening. But, as ever, impossible to avoid.
Solo: IBC30, WCoH42
Co-host: CR36, BoF74
Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC49, EC10
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Postby Chromatika » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:36 pm

Chromatik All-Time XI
What a concept! Chromatik Football has been around since World Cup 73, only having missed one cycle. In that time, Chromatika has made it to one WC fourth placed finish and two AOCAF finals, having won one of them and lost another. In that time, who have been the best players playin gin the Black and White?

Goalkeepers
Jillian Nier (WC 76 - WC 83) - 86 Caps, 125 Goals allowed
Mia Ria (WC 76 - WC 87) - 85 Caps, 120 Goals allowed

After Nikolai Thorben abruptly left with the Sunrisians, Jillian Nier finally won the duel between the two keepers. She was part of the Anomalies for eight cycles, being part of the team that won the only AOCAF ever by the squad and always being the even-keeled rock that they could rely on. Mia Ria? Only on the team for twelve cycles, finally giving up the #1 spot after the last cycle. She was small but mighty, always a part of the mix. Excelsior!

Right Backs
Erika Morningstar (WC 74 - WC 81) - 155 Caps, 2 Goals
Severin Ilya (WC 73 - WC 79) - 76 Caps

Morningstar remains the stereotypical right back - imposing, composed, unnerved. The one-time Sabrefell Athletic right back anchored the back line for many a cycle, now leading Urrheddiao after her own image. Severin Ilya was the first enforcer of the Anomalies back in the days when they ran a 5-3-2.

Center Backs
Luuk Aart (WC 73 - WC 81) - 164 Caps, 4 Goals
Henri de Aea (WC 80 - WC 87) - 101 Caps, 3 Goals

The first captain in Chromatik history who started the Rainbow Revolution by his very existence, Luuk Aart led by example and wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty. Henri de Aea has been on the radar since his teens and remain the key cog of the Chromatik backfield in this present day.

Left Backs
Zlastica Ellen (WC 74 - WC 79) - 127 Caps
Aysu Damjana (WC 75 - WC 84) - 111 Caps, 1 Goal

Zlastica Ellen was physical, large, and rather looming; Aysu Damjana was more of a forward-pressing left back who knew how to use all of her space. Both of them are well deserving here.

Right Midfielder/Right Winger:
Kaytlyn Victoriane (WC 77 - WC 86) - 155 Caps, 92 Goals
Meagan Kelly (WC 73 - WC 80) - 143 Caps, 20 Goals

Victorine is a former Galcticos player of the year. Enough said. Kelly was the fast speedster who overcame her height and blew past everyone else.

Central Midfielder/Defensive Midfielder/Attacking Midfielder:
Rachel Hellion (WC 76 - WC 84) - 162 Caps, 24 Goals
Alyss Montague (WC 76 - WC 84) - 130 Caps, 23 Goals
Sandra Sybill (WC 73 - WC 81) - 122 Caps, 16 Goals
Enigma Armageddon (WC 80 - WC 87) - 107 Caps, 17 Goals

Hellion was the set piece specialist in the olden days of the Anomalies, Montague the defensive masterpiece, and Sybill the more forward pressing player; Enigma Armageddon is the Captain at the moment and the Field General. Whomever is the DM and the AM for the Anomalies drives the team.

Left Midfielder/Left Winger:
Gabriella Antonio (WC 73 - WC 78) - 125 Caps, 43 Goals
Jazmin Dragana (WC 75 - WC 86) - 115 Caps, 23 Goals

Just how much further could Antonio have gone if she hadn't retired to pursue having a family? We'll never know. Jazmin of Myana, Brinemouth, then Myana again was a well traveled key cog to many of the Anomalies' triumphs.

Strikers
ST Keira Andisori (WC 75 - WC 87) - 182 Caps, 137 Goals
ST Olimpia Vidal (WC 79 - WC 87) - 82 Caps, 50 Goals

If you don't know Keira Andisori... There is nothing more to say. She's going to be Premier someday on top of being the player that shirked Chromatika for Starling and rose to all the heights imaginable. Olimpia Vidal is commendable for his goalscoring rate - 50 in 82 caps is quite good.

Do you agree? Is there anyone else that should be on this list?
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Regional Tournaments: 52 (2nd), 53 (4th), 54 (QF), 55 (Champions), 56 (Ro16), 59 (Ro16), 60 (QF), 61 (4th), 62 (Ro16), 63 (2nd)
WC Proper Appearances: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79 (Ro16), 80 (Ro16), 81, 83, 84, 86, 87 (Ro16)
CoH Appearances: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16)
KPB Ranking: 15 (Post 87)
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UNITED REPUBLICS OF OMERICA


About Omerica
National anthem: “Hymn of the Avonian Martyrs” (Anglian versionGallic version)
Association code: OME
All-time record: 176–88–138 (43.8% win rate; 1.53 points per game)
Friendly and minor tournament record: 11–10–15 (30.6% win rate; 1.19 points per game)
Record under Christina Tedesco: 4–4–4 (33.3% win rate; 1.33 points per game)
[Results from amateur and youth selections are excluded.]
Staff
Acting Manager: Christina Tedesco (age 48; b. Kingsmouth, Mespalia)
A close associate of previous Omerica manager George Kostas, Christina Tedesco survived the mass staff cull that ensued after Omerica’s home soil collapse at IAC X. Tedesco took over from Kostas during the second half of World Cup 85 qualifying, managing the Incorrigibles to a better-than-expected 4–4–4 record, giving Stephanidis and the Federation the confidence to keep her around. Rumours that she might be the second coming of Ryan Pritchard are considered more dubious, but due to the overlapping schedules of the Eagles Cup and World Cup qualifying, she will have another stab at the interim managership.

Fitness coach: Jean-Pierre Marchetti
Goalkeeping coach: Stéphane Rousseau
Medical lead: Tahira Bousaid
Physical therapists: Alexandria Stavros and Christiane Michaud

Players
Per Omerican custom, the number 12 is reserved to supporters as the douzième joueur (“twelfth man”) and will be not worn by any player.
№12—Incorrigibles Supporters (X, age ∞; b. Everytown, Everyrepublic)

Goalkeepers
GK Magalie Jansen (F, age 24; b. Charlescourt [Auguste-et-Claude]); United Philibiscostal
GK José Calvo (M, age 23; b. Notre-Dame-de-l’Ouest, East Calaverde); Ever Grande
GK Zavier Street (M, age 18; b. Goldbridge, Mespalia); Londonderry FC

Defenders
RD Kara Félix (F, age 23; b. Stonehaven, Northavon); Andreaskruis
CD Sydney Collins (F, age 23; b. Ramhill, Eastavon); Falcon United
CD Sean van de Laar (M, age 20; b. Southall, North Hesperia); Ever Grande
CD Charlotte Léon (F, age 21; b. Espérance, Westavon); AS Républicains
CD Noémi Belmonte (F, age 24; b. Rivaut, Altomare); Grand-Océan FC — Vice-captain
CD London Mac Gille Fhaolain (F, age 20; b. Eastbridge, Great Arden); Nassau FC
LW Zane Smith (M, age 25; b. Newtown, Mespalia); United Philibiscostal — Captain
LW Frédéric Dufour (M, age 19; b. Lastelle, Altomare); Malavan Romainbourg

Midfielders
CM Máel Coluim Mac Ealair (M, age 24; b. Twinleaf, Emerald Isles); Londonderry FC — Second vice-captain
CM Erica Walsh (F, age 20; b. Bishophill, Free State); Capital Dragons
DM Mathéo Assendorp (M, age 24; b. Rosières, Alleos); Ever Grande
DM Alexandrine Bourreau (F, age 19; b. Engolesme, South Provence); AS Lacédémonienne
CM Ronan Neuville (M, age 23; b. Sainte-Lucie, Westavon); Andreaskruis
CM Lena Blair (F, age 20; b. Steadsmere, Free State); United Philibiscostal

Forwards
RW Jean-Paul Campagne (M, age 22; b. Sainte-Croix, Altomare); Inter Bayonnette
ST Ollie Tate (M, age 25; b. Cherryfield, Free State); Corona Christiana
ST Arielle Poirier (F, age 21; b. Romainbourg [Port-Saint-Denis]); Malavan Romainbourg
ST Jasmine Fabien (F, age 22; b. Orange-sur-Avon, Terreneuf); Sassari Trailblazers
LD Terrance Parker (M, age 25; b. Saint Anne, Seafoam Islands); United Philibiscostal
LD Lionel Stavros (M, age 20; b. Romainbourg [Champs-Floréaux]); AS Républicains
Note: Labels reflect most likely position in the lineup.
Formation
From striker to goalkeeper:
Parker/Stavros . Tate/Poirier/Fabien . Campagne
Neuville/Blair . Mac Ealair/Walsh
Assendorp/Bourreau
Smith/Dufour . Belmonte/Mac Gille Fhoalain . Collins/van de Laar/Léon . Félix
Jansen/Calvo/Street

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The Incorrgibles will display one bronze star on the back collar to symbolise their triumph at IAC 7 in Drawkland; any theoretical future World Cup or Cup of Harmony titles would likewise be worn on the collar instead of the usual position above the crest.
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The United Republican Soccer Federation is the national football association of the United Republics of Omerica. The URSF is organised as a federation of twenty-six republican and seven regional football associations, with special membership status for the Omerican Professional Soccer League and Omerican University Sports Association. The URSF responsible for overseeing association football in Omerica, organising Omerican representative teams and—with the cooperation of the Federal Anti-Doping Authority and Omerican Council for Sporting Integrity—ensuring the integrity of Omerican football.
Conformément au droit fédéral omericain, ce document est disponible en gaulois sur demande. — In accordance with Omerican federal law, this document is available in Gallic upon request.


Style modifier: +π (or +3.14 if you can’t fit all the digits)
RP permissions: Your RP permissions are mine, short of death, disease or career-ending injuries. In case of reciprocal “no u” permissions, you may do anything short of death, disease or career-ending injuries.
Pandemic exception: I do not recognise the existence of any international pandemics, which will be construed as a series of unrelated outbreaks and will not under any circumstances extend to or from the United Republics of Omerica. Any attempt to introduce new disease outbreaks to Omerica will be immediately nullified by the Federal Secretariat for Defence’s “Instantaneous Godmode Neutralisation by Optimised Revision of Events” (I.G.N.O.R.E.) system.
TLA: OME, HUClavia
iTLD: .or
Demonym: Rubbish Omerican
Every Omerica football match
This nation does not necessarily reflect my actual political views
Discontinue use if rash develops
Don’t ⬋ play ⬋ with ⬋ fire
Omerica – 27/09/2017
Any further and our feet will probably be in our stomachs
Kanoria - 27/09/2017
I for one love the reflux uniquely generated by self-gluttony of limbs, where the flesh meets the acid
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OME sweet OME
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