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World Cup 91 [rosters]

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World Cup 91 [rosters]

Postby Graintfjall » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:36 am


Who

This is the roster thread for World Cup 91, as you may have guessed from the thread title. Please only post here if you have signed up to participate in World Cup 91. If you have signed up, you should post a roster, preferably prior to MD1. Please do not post about administrative matters (spam, double posting, etc.) and leave that to the OPs and mods to sort out.

What

A roster is simply a list of your players. To be considered the bare minimum of a roster you need to list 11 players including a goalkeeper;* a normal match day squad might be about 23 players; a World Cup squad could feature 30 or even 40 players in a "pool". There is no upper bound, though listing every single player in your country is obviously just as useless to your opponents as listing none!

Where

World Cup qualifying uses a double round robin system meaning your team will play your opponents both home* and away. Therefore, you should consider posting some information about your home stadium(s), even if it's just a name (or names). You could also provide information for opposition teams and fans about visiting your country, such as rules and regulations, climate, or culture.

* Your "home" games do not have to be in your country, in-character, if travel is banned or you have some roleplay reason for preferring a different destination, but they will generally be assumed to be, and the scorinator will treat them as though they are home games for home advantage purposes.

When

The World Cup draw will take place next week and MD1 begin in the days following. You are encouraged to post your roster prior to MD1 of the tournament. There is a 50% roster penalty in effect that means that until you post a valid roster, you will be credited with only 50% of your rank.

Why

NS Sports uses a collaborative roleplay system that means your opponents will benefit from knowing who is on your team so they can RP better, and likewise you can RP better if you know who your opponents' players are.

How

The more information you provide, the more you help other people RP, and in turn earn RP bonus for yourself... to a point. Overwhelmingly large rosters are discouraged (though not prohibited or penalized); please try to consider getting the important, necessary information into a readable format, even if you add extra detail later. You could describe your players' tendencies and playing styles, their appearances and personalities, their histories and domestic records. You could list formations or highlight preferred penalty takers. You can go into detail about your team's coaching staff, fans, history, organization.

You can include pictures, such as the team kit, playing formation, logo, or ground. Please consider spoilering excessively large pictures!

For ideas, you can look through the last World Cup roster thread.

* Technically, your team can exist of any number of players. Roleplayers have fielded five-a-side teams, or even a single player, before. That said these are unusual cases and in general it's best to have 11 players listed anyway in case your opponent isn't keen on RPing such wacky events.



Technical details

Please include some version of a permission box:

Code: Select all
[pre]
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:

Choose my scorers: Y/N
Give yellow cards to my players: Y/N
Give red cards to my players: Y/N
RP injuries to my players: Y/N
Godmod scoring events: Y/N
Godmod injuries to my players: Y/N
Godmod other events: Y/N

Style modifier: +/-[/pre]


Godmoding is a somewhat fluid term that generally means extremely unusual events beyond what would normally be expected from a game of football. Coming back from 3-0 down is not godmoding. All of your opponents' goals coming from balls being blown into the goal by unusually strong gusts of wind is godmoding. If in doubt, please ask your opponent for permission. Any disputes will be resolved by the host.

You may customize your permissions if you have specific things you want to emphasize. Please make sure to read and respect your opponents' permissions.

Style modifier

A style modifier indicates your team's playing style from -5 (very defensive) to +5 (very attacking). Style does not affect the probability of winning, drawing, or losing, nor the margin of victory or defeat. Please indicate your style modifier clearly, preferably in the first or last line of your roster so that we see it.

Every team may change their style modifier once during World Cup qualifying. Such a request must be sent by telegram to the World Cup hosts, and must be done prior to cutoff on the matchday in order to count.



If you have any questions about any of this, please contact the World Cup hosts or ask in the Discussion thread.
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:54 am

The Valentian International Football Association - Same Aesthetics, Stronger Spirit.

Back in World Cup 90, the Valentian Kittens were not exactly the best performing team, perhaps not very noteworthy on their own. They have played, gotten injuries, scored goals, got goals scored against them, and it all felt like it was yesterday. Clarissa having to leave halfway for NSSCRA certainly did not help things, either, which is also the reason why as of this season, the Valentians will be getting a new Team Manager and a Captain. The players will more or less be the same, with familiar names such as Holly Annemiek Gerrieke Van De Hoogte making rounds yet again. In Cup of Harmony 82, however, the Valentians pulled a miracle, far exceeding the expectations of just about everyone, including to the surprise of the team members themselves. They made it as far as the Semi-Finals, playing against the likes of Mercedini, followed by the team of Starblaydia, with the Valentians certainly having the honor and thrill of playing against them, even if they got absolutely dominated as their luck ran out, and their skills more or less being tested harder and harder. And now the Valentians are back for World Cup 91. Will they be able to succeed much more than their previous season? Or will bad luck and the teams they played against will spell early defeat for the Kittens? Whatever that may happen in the future, the Kittens are back, and they have learned a few tricks up their metaphorical sleeves and paws. The Valentian Kittens will be playing on their formation and with the team pool that does not change, except perhaps strategizing a bit on defensive side. Mew-Mew them all!



The Valentian Kittens' Roster

Team Manager / Captain: Vice Premier Ministre Markus Tom Lincoln Schillinger Lewis Joyelle Wei Jaiden X. “Hraður Og Banvænn” Nordmann M. Geoff Julius Wyatt Junius Mar Sigfastur H. Vix Svanmundur Gunnarsson.

Current Roster: Formation 3-3-4 / 3 forward, 3 midfielders, 4 defenders, 1 goalkeeper.)

Updated Roster for Playoffs (Red = Injured and out, Green = Able to be substituted if you do injure my players; green players in order of preference of substitution):

Goalkeeper:
# 64 - Martina Anastasia Hedvig X. Luna Bukvić - 428.50 cm - F - 33 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z
# 1 - Dawson Joshiah Davidson Brooks Marshall - 429.80 cm - M - 32 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 4 - Eveline Valeria Annalise Tiêu Xuân Ngọc - 435.71 cm - F - 32 - Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi, Vietnam
# 2 - Jakov Emile Janessa Mirko Varteks Modrić - 441.44 cm - M - 37 - Varaždin, Croatia
# 8 - Josief A. Yandi Eko Yohanes Dharmawijaya - 438.23 cm - M - 34 - Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Forward:
# 3 - Holly Annemiek Gerrieke Van De Hoogte - 431.60 cm - F - 36 - Zaanstad, Netherlands, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 6 - Štěpánka Caitlin Madeline W. Sedláčková - 433.47 cm - F - 31 - Brno, South Moravian, Czech Republic, Valentine Z
# 7 - Emerson Jamie Taylor Erin Scott Maddox - 426.14 cm - M - 33 - Mankato, Minnesota, United States of America, Voorzichtigheid, Valentine Z
# 5 - Elisabetta Enzo Hannah Lodovica D'Elia - 425.41 cm - F - 28 - Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Valentine Z
# 10 - Joaquina Samanta Alonso Clara Lombardo - 424.20 cm - F - 30 - Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 11 - Kortnev Grigoriy (Grisha) Konstantinovich - 432.16 cm - M - 37 - Saint Petersburg, Russia, Valentine Z

Midfielders:
# 20 - Sammie Arif Raihan Bin Mohamamad Andika - 427.31 cm - M - 35 - Singapore, Singapore, Valentine Z
# 14 - Katarzyna Violetta Zofia Aleks Polańska - 438.50 cm - F - 34 - Chorzów, Poland, Valentine Z
# 31 - Daina Allison Leela Phon Seng Sreynuon - 419.50 cm - F - 29 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Valentine Z
# 30 - Antel Marcel Georgia Katona Vass Dániel - 432.11 cm - M - 34 - Székesfehérvár, Central Transdanubia, Hungary, Valentine Z
# 88 - Clemente Kenneth Evans L. Jiang Guanyu - 430.20 cm - M - 30 - Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, Vostrov, Valentine Z

Defenders:
# 50 - Helen Jennifier Hiroto Morishita Chiyumi - 434.50 cm - F - 28 - Osaka, Kansai, Honshu, Japan, Vostrov, Valentine Z
# 55 - Nathaniel Orla Hayden Johnstone McMahon - 432.00 cm - M - 36 - East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 60 - Marlene Isabelle Lisa Roselyne Pasquier - 420.22 cm - F - 31 - Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 70 - Vanuza Poliane Elaine Castro dos Reis - 425.31 cm - F - 29 - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 40 - Iraj Alexander Soroosh Homayoun Hashempour - 425.00 cm - M - 32 - Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, Valentine Z
# 65 - Sigfreður Gamalíel Onyx Jason Steinason - 431.10 cm - M - 41 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z


Updated Roster for MD11 and beyond (Red = Injured and out, Green = Able to be substituted if you do injure my players; green players in order of preference of substitution):

Goalkeeper:
# 4 - Eveline Valeria Annalise Tiêu Xuân Ngọc - 435.71 cm - F - 32 - Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi, Vietnam
# 2 - Jakov Emile Janessa Mirko Varteks Modrić - 441.44 cm - M - 37 - Varaždin, Croatia
# 8 - Josief A. Yandi Eko Yohanes Dharmawijaya - 438.23 cm - M - 34 - Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Indonesia
# 64 - Martina Anastasia Hedvig X. Luna Bukvić - 428.50 cm - F - 33 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z
# 1 - Dawson Joshiah Davidson Brooks Marshall - 429.80 cm - M - 32 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Alanis Star, Valentine Z

Forward:
# 3 - Holly Annemiek Gerrieke Van De Hoogte - 431.60 cm - F - 36 - Zaanstad, Netherlands, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 6 - Štěpánka Caitlin Madeline W. Sedláčková - 433.47 cm - F - 31 - Brno, South Moravian, Czech Republic, Valentine Z
# 5 - Elisabetta Enzo Hannah Lodovica D'Elia - 425.41 cm - F - 28 - Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Valentine Z
# 7 - Emerson Jamie Taylor Erin Scott Maddox - 426.14 cm - M - 33 - Mankato, Minnesota, United States of America, Voorzichtigheid, Valentine Z
# 10 - Joaquina Samanta Alonso Clara Lombardo - 424.20 cm - F - 30 - Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 11 - Kortnev Grigoriy (Grisha) Konstantinovich - 432.16 cm - M - 37 - Saint Petersburg, Russia, Valentine Z

Midfielders:
# 20 - Sammie Arif Raihan Bin Mohamamad Andika - 427.31 cm - M - 35 - Singapore, Singapore, Valentine Z
# 30 - Antel Marcel Georgia Katona Vass Dániel - 432.11 cm - M - 34 - Székesfehérvár, Central Transdanubia, Hungary, Valentine Z
# 31 - Daina Allison Leela Phon Seng Sreynuon - 419.50 cm - F - 29 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Valentine Z
# 14 - Katarzyna Violetta Zofia Aleks Polańska - 438.50 cm - F - 34 - Chorzów, Poland, Valentine Z
# 88 - Clemente Kenneth Evans L. Jiang Guanyu - 430.20 cm - M - 30 - Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, Vostrov, Valentine Z

Defenders:
# 40 - Iraj Alexander Soroosh Homayoun Hashempour - 425.00 cm - M - 32 - Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, Valentine Z
# 55 - Nathaniel Orla Hayden Johnstone McMahon - 432.00 cm - M - 36 - East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 60 - Marlene Isabelle Lisa Roselyne Pasquier - 420.22 cm - F - 31 - Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 70 - Vanuza Poliane Elaine Castro dos Reis - 425.31 cm - F - 29 - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 50 - Helen Jennifier Hiroto Morishita Chiyumi - 434.50 cm - F - 28 - Osaka, Kansai, Honshu, Japan, Vostrov, Valentine Z
# 65 - Sigfreður Gamalíel Onyx Jason Steinason - 431.10 cm - M - 41 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z

Goalkeeper:
# 64 - Martina Anastasia Hedvig X. Luna Bukvić - 428.50 cm - F - 33 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z
# 1 - Dawson Joshiah Davidson Brooks Marshall - 429.80 cm - M - 32 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Alanis Star, Valentine Z

Forward:
# 3 - Holly Annemiek Gerrieke Van De Hoogte - 431.60 cm - F - 36 - Zaanstad, Netherlands, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 6 - Štěpánka Caitlin Madeline W. Sedláčková - 433.47 cm - F - 31 - Brno, South Moravian, Czech Republic, Valentine Z
# 7 - Emerson Jamie Taylor Erin Scott Maddox - 426.14 cm - M - 33 - Mankato, Minnesota, United States of America, Voorzichtigheid, Valentine Z
# 5 - Elisabetta Enzo Hannah Lodovica D'Elia - 425.41 cm - F - 28 - Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Valentine Z
# 10 - Joaquina Samanta Alonso Clara Lombardo - 424.20 cm - F - 30 - Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 11 - Kortnev Grigoriy (Grisha) Konstantinovich - 432.16 cm - M - 37 - Saint Petersburg, Russia, Valentine Z

Midfielders:
# 14 - Katarzyna Violetta Zofia Aleks Polańska - 438.50 cm - F - 34 - Chorzów, Poland, Valentine Z
# 20 - Sammie Arif Raihan Bin Mohamamad Andika - 427.31 cm - M - 35 - Singapore, Singapore, Valentine Z
# 31 - Daina Allison Leela Phon Seng Sreynuon - 419.50 cm - F - 29 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Valentine Z
# 30 - Antel Marcel Georgia Katona Vass Dániel - 432.11 cm - M - 34 - Székesfehérvár, Central Transdanubia, Hungary, Valentine Z
# 88 - Clemente Kenneth Evans L. Jiang Guanyu - 430.20 cm - M - 30 - Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, Vostrov, Valentine Z

Defenders:
# 50 - Helen Jennifier Hiroto Morishita Chiyumi - 434.50 cm - F - 28 - Osaka, Kansai, Honshu, Japan, Vostrov, Valentine Z
# 55 - Nathaniel Orla Hayden Johnstone McMahon - 432.00 cm - M - 36 - East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 60 - Marlene Isabelle Lisa Roselyne Pasquier - 420.22 cm - F - 31 - Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 70 - Vanuza Poliane Elaine Castro dos Reis - 425.31 cm - F - 29 - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 40 - Iraj Alexander Soroosh Homayoun Hashempour - 425.00 cm - M - 32 - Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, Valentine Z
# 65 - Sigfreður Gamalíel Onyx Jason Steinason - 431.10 cm - M - 41 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z

Goalkeeper:
# 1 - Dawson Joshiah Davidson Brooks Marshall - 429.80 cm - M - 32 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 64 - Martina Anastasia Hedvig X. Luna Bukvić - 428.50 cm - F - 33 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z

Forward:
# 3 - Holly Annemiek Gerrieke Van De Hoogte - 431.60 cm - F - 36 - Zaanstad, Netherlands, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 6 - Štěpánka Caitlin Madeline W. Sedláčková - 433.47 cm - F - 31 - Brno, South Moravian, Czech Republic, Valentine Z
# 7 - Emerson Jamie Taylor Erin Scott Maddox - 426.14 cm - M - 33 - Mankato, Minnesota, United States of America, Voorzichtigheid, Valentine Z
# 5 - Elisabetta Enzo Hannah Lodovica D'Elia - 425.41 cm - F - 28 - Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Valentine Z
# 10 - Joaquina Samanta Alonso Clara Lombardo - 424.20 cm - F - 30 - Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 11 - Kortnev Grigoriy (Grisha) Konstantinovich - 432.16 cm - M - 37 - Saint Petersburg, Russia, Valentine Z

Midfielders:
# 14 - Katarzyna Violetta Zofia Aleks Polańska - 438.50 cm - F - 34 - Chorzów, Poland, Valentine Z
# 20 - Sammie Arif Raihan Bin Mohamamad Andika - 427.31 cm - M - 35 - Singapore, Singapore, Valentine Z
# 31 - Daina Allison Leela Phon Seng Sreynuon - 419.50 cm - F - 29 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Valentine Z
# 30 - Antel Marcel Georgia Katona Vass Dániel - 432.11 cm - M - 34 - Székesfehérvár, Central Transdanubia, Hungary, Valentine Z
# 88 - Clemente Kenneth Evans L. Jiang Guanyu - 430.20 cm - M - 30 - Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, Vostrov, Valentine Z

Defenders:
# 50 - Helen Jennifier Hiroto Morishita Chiyumi - 434.50 cm - F - 28 - Osaka, Kansai, Honshu, Japan, Vostrov, Valentine Z
# 55 - Nathaniel Orla Hayden Johnstone McMahon - 432.00 cm - M - 36 - East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 60 - Marlene Isabelle Lisa Roselyne Pasquier - 420.22 cm - F - 31 - Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valentine Z
# 70 - Vanuza Poliane Elaine Castro dos Reis - 425.31 cm - F - 29 - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Alanis Star, Valentine Z
# 40 - Iraj Alexander Soroosh Homayoun Hashempour - 425.00 cm - M - 32 - Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, Valentine Z
# 65 - Sigfreður Gamalíel Onyx Jason Steinason - 431.10 cm - M - 41 - Martian Territories of Valentine Z

From WC90, all of them have their ages up by one for the year of 2094 in Valentine Z. Some may be younger/older, but time flexibility!

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:

Choose my scorers: Y
Give yellow cards to my players: Y, but TG/DM me first, please.
Give red cards to my players: N
RP injuries to my players: Yes, minor injuries only. No career-ending ones.
Godmod scoring events: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: N
Godmod other events: Y, but TG/DM me first for major events.

Style modifier: + 4.00


Home Stadium: Fate Stadium – located in Naypyithaw, Burma, territory of Valentine Z. Will be debuted more in RP.

2035: The Stadium was first established and revealed to the public.
2037: Completion of the Fate Stadium.
2040: First Valentian Olympics held.
2041: First Pitz game organized and played. Also the very first time the stadium is changed for renovation and for a change of sports.
2050: More seats added.
2055: Addition of the far-viewers for the audience. (More details on this below.)
2088: Blown into pieces.
2093: Rebuilt after re-terraforming.
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Postby Gnejs » Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:30 pm

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Formation: 5-4-1
Style Modifier: -4
Nickname: The Dandelions
Home uniforms: Slate grey shirts, Dim grey shorts, Moss green socks. Numbers in black.
Away uniforms: Old gold shirts, Beaver brown shorts, Slate gray socks. Numbers in white.
Badge worn on both kits: a stylized piece of gneiss inside a shield.
Home venue: Kejm Park («The Dock»), Port Kejm. Capacity: 28 000.

Team Roster (domestic team and age):

Starting line-up:

GK: #1 Kjetil Årung (Kejm BK, 35)
RD: #2 Stefan Grålum (Briskeby BK, 28)
RCD: #9 Simon Naess (Lokomotiv Esaias, 26)
CD: #4 David Knardal (Kejm BK, 28)
LCD: #8 August Bjørneboe (IFK Nordstiernan, 20)
LD: #11 Sven-Erik Bråvalla (Storängen IF, 30)
RM: #16 Nicolai Enger (BK Rösunda, 22)
RCM: #7 Theages Nilsson (IFK Hagen, 27)
LCM: #5 Jack Wijk (Finntorp IK, 35)
LM: #12 Didrik Nes (Kejm BK, 22)
F: #3 Phaedo Svensson (Briskeby BK, 24)

Bench:

GK: #13 Samuel Wijk (Briskeby BK, 25)
GK: #19 Henrik Ceder (IFK Nordstiernan, 28)
RD: #10 Daniel Jones (Allmänna Gränd IF, 21)
RD: #6 Lennart Svensson-Andersson (IFK Segeltorp, 22)
CD: #14 Mikael Fauster (Lokomotiv Esaias, 33)
LD: #15 Karl Forsberg (IFK Hagen, 32)
LD: #17 Carl Benedictsen (Storängen IF, 17)
RM: #18 Cratylus Hansen (Kejm BK, 21)
CM: #19 Menexenus Nilsen (Welmia IF, 28)
LM: #20 Edward Drange (Briskeby BK, 22)
M: #21 Göran Drake (Lokomotiv Esaias, 26)
F: #22 Vasco Clavell (Kejm BK, 20)
F: #23 Cornelis Ceder (IFK Nordstiernan, 24)

Coach:

Bjørnstjerne Eriksen.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my scorers: Y
Give yellow cards to my players: Y
Give red cards to my players: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: Y
Godmod other events: Y. No wars or magic.

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Postby Macbon » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:30 pm

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Macbon National Football Team

Kits

Kits will announced soon
Kit supplier: Kirola
Best position:

Independent Associations Championship
IAC 15: Round of 16

Baptism of Fire
BoF 78: Round of 16

Home Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Vitelogna (capacity: 80,000).
Known as L'arena delle onde due to the waves paints on the walls, this stadium played a big role in the opening season of SS Vitelogna winning them the 1st Lega Macbon A title.

Other Stadiums:
Stadio Amatore Guerrera, Pimo
Stade Vélodrome de Carcalet, Carcalet
Stade de Fiumimura, Fiumimura
Parc Olympique Champilon, Champilon

Squad for The 91st World Cup

Style modifier: +3.

Head Coach: Bernard Dieudonné (57)

Formation: 3-4-3


The Roster:
Goalkeepers:
GK #1 Adelfo Circo (23) - SS Vitelogna

GK #17 Jean-Claude Chappuis (28) - Carleton Park Rangers (Xanneria)

GK #21 Gianluigi Lombardi (23) - AC Croscia

GK #99 Timo Wolfram (27) - Nanville OSC

Defense:

LCB #2 Isaac Dedekind (29) - Olimpija Trevalje

CB #3 Alessandro Giovanini (30) - ACF Fiumimura

RCB #4 Gregorio Vittone (26) - AS Pevara

CB #13 Teodor Primožiè (27) - Pimo FC

LCB #15 Ammar Rojc (27) - SSC Novacelio

CB #19 Philario Gallo (26) - UC Luranto

RCB #32 Boris Kuhar (24) - Olimpija Trevalje

Midfielders:

LM #8 Velio D'Alesandro (30) - Pimo FC

LCM #7 Cristiano Pellegrino (22) - SSC Novacelio

RCM #6 Gian-Luca Ferrari (27) - ACF Fiumimura

RM #5 Michelangelo Mendola (29, CAPTAIN) - Free Agent

LM #8 Velio D'Alesandro (30) - Pimo FC

LCM #12 Cristian Perazzo (28) - ACF Fiumimura

RCM #16 Odorico Maltese (20) - SS Vitelogna

RM #18 Manu Reiner (19) - Inter Pimo

Forwards:

LW #9 Clayton Bruno (28) - AS Pevara

ST #10 Silvio "Sil" Romano (25) - UC Luranto

RW #11 Garimberto Lazzaro (24) - Pimo FC

ST #14 Graziano Montagna (29) - ACF Fiumimura

RW #20 Gionata Mariani (18)- Golden Unicorn (Saint Eleanor)

LW #22 Laurentino Santarsiero (27) - SS Vitelogna


My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:

Choose my scorers: Y
Give yellow cards to my players: Y
Give red cards to my players: Y
RP injuries to my players: N
Godmod scoring events: N
Godmod injuries to my players: N
Godmod other events: N
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Postby StrayaRoos » Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:46 pm

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StrayaRoos National Football Team

World Cup 91 Pool

Trigramme:STR
Nicknames:Emus,Socceroos
Coach:Nazareth Guala
First Match V Galdanulia
Most Recent Match V Kotzellach
Goalkeepers
1:Thomas Yesak,27,Panem Olympic (Image)
2:Matt Realaw,18,Atletico Menai(Image)
19:Mark Ryan,31,Union Zalk (Image)
27:Luke Juayal,32,FC Bayern Circunses[/i] (Image)
Defenders
17:Hamish Okuna,32,Pale City (Image)
3:Daniel Poalian,20,Zeal Vulcans (Image)
5:Ganmnb,37,Union Zalk (Image)
16:Mack Turean,,23,Pale United FC (Image)
6:Kai Kuyta,20,Union Zalk (Image)
8:Samuel Jedinak,32,Panem Olympic (Image)
22:Mark Forsberg,16,Real Menai CF (Image)
23:Emil Milligan,33,Pale United (Image)
24:Jamie Jauyak,24,Atletico Menai (Image)
25:Ax Cay,19,United Eay (Image)
Midfielders
11:Alex Fitzsimmons,30,Southwest Ajax (Image)
31:Alex Keane,19,Sysbanes FC, (Image)
32:Daniel Jaqi,17,Pale United (Image)
14:Luke Hayq,19,Circunses FC (Image)
15:James Lopai,18,FC Bayern Circunses (Image)
18:Mile Kajioup,30,FC Bayern Circunses (Image)
20:Sam Laoala,23,Pale United (Image)
21:Kai Yuail,21,Pale United (Image)
26:Japao,35,Panem Olympic (Image)
28:Kai Greean,26,Pale United (Image)
29:Hamish Joalai,24,Pale FC (Image)
Forwards
4:Harry Cahill,35,Panem Olympic(Captain) (Image)
7:Cruz Kaiplo,17,Cedniavella (Image)
9:Tim Kewell,27,CF Daineri (Image)
30:Luke Kaiplo,21,Real Menai CF (Image)
10:Leo Juric,25,Borussia Eay(Image)

Kits
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RP Permissions Box
If my opponent RPs our match first, I give them permission to:
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP Injuries to my players: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: N
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Y
Hand out red cards to my players: Y
Godmod other events: Y
I prefer you pick these goalscorers for my side:Cahill,C.Kaiplo,L.Kaiplo
Style Mod:
Additional Note:Alex Keane is known to Shove Letters underneath dressing room doors pregame saying 'win and I'll break your Legs'

Venues
Richmond Arena (55,000)
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Hosted StrayaRoos' 1-0 win over Baker Park as it's first game
Pale Football Stadium (60,000)
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New Stadium to Host the I STR Commonwealth Games and is an Ultramodern arena with it being the Centrepiece of The Pale Sportspark that Hosts many events every year
Panem Intl' Athletics Stadium (80,000)
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Hosted The StrayaRoos Athletics Championships 3 times
Pale International Stadium (70,000)
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Hosted the 9th Liga B Champions Trophy Final and Has had An Wonder Cup Tournament
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Postby Saterun » Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:32 pm

Saterun National Team for the 91st World Cup


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Nation Name: Saterun
Trigram: SAT
Demonyms: Saternalian
Nickname: The Claws

Staff
Head Coach: Abbas Yousafali
Assistant Coach: Lisa Lleget
Offensive Coordinator: Ahmed al-Takar
Defensive Coordinator: Sebastián Vecenes
Goalkeeping Coach: Ethan Treh

Starting XI
GK|Rahul Markovic #1
RB|Saveli Holst #4
CB|Alojzy Addams #22
CB|Timothy Shannon #3
LB|Avishai Demare #18
LM|Hans-Jürgen Becker #13
LCM|Andrei Coiro #8
RCM|Glenn Lundquist #15
RM|Kaka Sarabola #44 Captain
LF|Thiago Esparza #9
RF|Mitzinho #11

Substitutes
GK: Rajani Holgersson, Ralf Abiatti
DF: Claudio Pavic, Ozan Sźep, Ayaan Toole, Jonathan Post
MD: Gage Keegan, Ndidi Tamaro, Sergie Daniel
FR: Bjorn Dubicki, Yósef

Style Mod: +1.5

Home Stadium: Adam Antwerp Arena, 55,000
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The Adam Antwerp Arena was named after the first Saterun FA president. It can hold 55,000 people. It has hosted World Cup Qualifying, the Final of the first Lazarus Cup of Nations, and is set to host the first final of the Copa Nacional, Saterun's domestic cup. The seats have large portions painted purple, with orange bands running down in intervals. The reason for the coloring is that Saterun flag used to contain those colors, and although the stadium was built way after that time, it is a ode to days past. The atmosphere is always fantastic, and it will certainly be filled on matchday.

Daxler is the second historic capital of the nation. It was after Tsear and before Anasb. It has a population of 2.3 million. It is host to a professional team, Daxler AFC, that plays in the A Liga. Daxler is very cultured, and has a high percent of Burikinain people. It has several districts, including Highfield, Court Dlane, and Savoy. There is plenty to do, and the city has a league similar to the Taça's of Brasil. Daxler AFC, or AFC as they are known as, doesn't play because of the skill variant and fixture conflicts. The teams are from different neighborhoods. There are a total of 10. You may want to catch a match before heading to one of the many theatres in the city, or maybe a restaurant in Savoy. The Adam Antwerp Arena, Daxler, and Saterun welcome you.

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: Yes, but contact me first
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, but contact me first for approval
Godmod other events: No
Last edited by Saterun on Sat May 07, 2022 8:34 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Reorganized Portugal Baptism of Fire 78 and World Cup 91 Roster

Home Stadium: Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
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Capacity: 120,000
- It is the largest stadium in Europe, if needed temporary foldable chairs can bring capacity to 135,000
- English name: "Stadium of Light", after the famous Our Lady of the Light Church nearby.
- Hosted the 2004 Euro Cup
- The intense heat caused by 120,000 people jammed together has caused the stadium to be nicknamed "The Inferno".


Team Nickname: Os Navegadores (The Navigators)

Head Coach: Fernando Santos

Goalkeepers:
1. Diogo Costa
2. Rui Patrício

Defenders
3. Joao Cancelo
4. Cédric Soares
5. Gonçalo Inácio
6. Diogo Dalot
7. Nuno Mendes
8. Jose Fonte
9. Pepe

Midfielders
10. Danilo Pereira
11. Joao Palhinha
12. Matheus Nunes
13. Joao Moutinho
14. Ruben Neves
15. Bruno Fernandes

Forwards
16. Joao Felix
17. Andre Silva
18. Cristiano Ronaldo
19. Diogo Jota
20. Rafael Leao
21. Gonçalo Guedes

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes (TG me before it happens so I approve it or not)
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Postby Audioslavia » Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:32 am

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Squad for World Cup 91



## Position Name Age Club

1 G Goran Stroud 36 Northern Union
2 D/M R Tiago Brown 29 Cazadores Cathair
3 D/M L Hernán Mata-Curie 20 1830 Cathair
4 M C Ramon MacMaster 24 1830 Cathair
5 D C Archer Flat 30 Shamrock Cathair
6 D C Obadele Volonte 27 Directus
7 M C Yuriorkis Stelea 25 KT Itzalovalle
8 M C Unai Cappadonna 21 AC Izotz Zubia
9 F C Eneco Carabello 31 Oljestaden IF
10 AM C Olavi Kivela 30 1912 Stelburg
11 M CL Inigo Brandão 22 KT Itzalovalle
12 M/F LC Lázaro Patrón 27 Brinemouth
13 D/M L Floriano Côtescassées 29 KT Itzalovalle
14 AM RCL Antoine Letexier 28 1830 Cathair
15 D C David Logan 32 Premier Rozelle
16 D/M C Reuben Corkhill 22 KT Moreazerua
17 M R Briareo Asaguirreiturri 21 Chromatik
18 D C Oran Coldcross 30 KT Moreazerua
19 AM/F C Helios Roy 18 Osarese Marcadia
20 F C Fergus Coren 31 Steinaux
21 D R Giacomo Durán 28 AC Izotz Zubia
22 G Thomas McFarland 33 Shamrock Cathair
23 G Constance Creighton 19 KT Ferramendiak

G Curipurinho 19 AC Izotz Zubia
D/M C Máximo Andikoetxea 21 KT Moreazerua
D/M C Gastão Fagundes 25 Bombarralense
D C Oran Anders 26 Shamrock Cathair
AM/F C Julho Viscondessas 22 AC Izotz Zubia

Manager: R.J. Styrn


Roster Info
  • Ages more or less correct for the World Cup / Cup of Harmony finals. Players will be one or two years younger at the start of qualifying.
  • Players without squad numbers are those unselected for the World Cup / Cup of Harmony finals. Squad numbers are only used for major tournaments. The first team lines up with numbers 1-11 for qualifiers.
  • Ideal first eleven:
    Creighton - Brown, Flat, Volonte, Mata-Curie - McMaster, Corkhill, Stelea - Cappadonna, Kivela - Carabello.
    During qualifying, it's unlikely that this supposed strongest eleven will take the field together due to injuries, suspensions, or the manager just plain preferring other players, etc, so feel free to chop and change as much as you like.
  • Formation: 4-3-2-1. Midfield very central, width comes from full-backs.
  • Style Modifier: -3

Potted history
  • Audioslavia reached the finals of World Cups 12, 19, 20 and 29, losing all of them and gaining a reputation as a team that chokes.
  • After thirty cycles away, Audioslavia won the Baptism of Fire before World Cup 59, won the AOCAF Cup in cycle 60 and then won back-to-back World Cups in cycles 63 and 64. That's the golden generation right there.
  • Since then, the side regained their status as chokers, losing in a few major finals, including World Cups 67, 69 and 76.
  • After winning the AOCAF Cup before cycle 88, Audioslavia left Atlantian Oceania to join the new region of Anaia.
  • Since joining Anaia, the side have arrested a run of poor showings in the World Cup, reaching the semi-finals on two occasions.
  • Audioslavia are the reigning champions of Anaia's CAFA Cup

Style of Play
  • Post Football is the name given to Audioslavia's style of play. It's based on the idea that, the less the game resembles football, the more ill at ease your opponents will be. Audioslavia play dirty, sideways and overly cautiously.
  • Kontrapuntzeka is another word for it. Literally meaning counter-attacking, Audioslavia's national team are comfortable playing without the ball and charging forward in numbers when they do have it.
  • Audioslavian footballers tend to be on the leaner side, with everyone outside of the goalie, centre forward and centre half topping out at about 5'10.
  • Audioslavian footballers are often tenacious and resistant, with the highest levels of stamina you'll see in world football. Audioslavian sides are often capable of playing at a high-tempo for long periods of time, and wins are often through attrition rather than skill.
  • Audioslavian teams are notorious for gamesmanship - the bending of the rules in order to gain an advantage. Players will taunt, feign injury, surround the referee, basically anything if it seems like it'd be beneficial. Audioslavians feel no shame in this. As far as they're concerned, their willingness to go further than the other team is a sign that they're more dedicated than their opponents might be.
  • As well as lacking a bit of raw power, Audioslavian footballers often lack technique compared to their foreign counterparts.
  • Above all else though, what Audioslavian national teams often lack is heart. The worse things are going, the worse Audioslavians play. They're the classic bully. When things don't pan out as they expect, they retreat physically and mentally.

This team
  • Briareo Asaguirreiturri was born and raised in Chromatika, and as such doesn't conform to many of the above stereotypes of Audioslavian football. He's the sane one in the asylum.
  • Tiago Brown has been a vital facet of previous Audioslavia sides, but with his pace slowing, his effectiveness on that flank has largely been halved.
  • Archer Flat is impossibly pale, very ginger, has an ugly scar on his face and basically looks like a cartoon villain. He is all that is wrong with the world.
  • Flat's defensive partner, Obadele Volonte, is Flat's polar opposite. Tall, cool, calm. Wins balls through good positioning rather than murder, etc.
  • There are two choices at striker: Eneco Carabello and Fergus Coren. Both have big shoes to fill after Konrad Rijsbergen's retirement from international football. Neither will ever be able to do so.

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Home, Away.


I Give My Opponent Permission To:
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Choose Scorers: Y
GodMod Goalscoring Events: Y*
Injure Players: Y
GodMod Injury Events Y*

Red Card Players: Y
Yellow Card Players: Y
GodMod Other Events: Y*
* As long as you're cool with the idea that my media's interpretation of events might be different.

For users entering sub-age teams, all permissions are set to N.
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Style Modifier: -3

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Postby Baggieland » Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:37 am

Baggieland Football Association


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The Throstles


Home Ground:
Dartmouth Hill, Hawthorn (capacity: 97,842).
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Home / GK Kit:
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Away / GK Kit:
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Third / GK Kit:
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Formation:
4 – 5 – 1.
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Style:
+2.

Manager:
Fred Buckingham.

Numbers 1 to 11 are the first choice team.

Goalkeepers:
1. Ben Osborne (GK).
13. John Foster (GK).
23. Tom Hoult (GK).

Defenders:
2. Jonas McAuley (LCB).
3. John Moore (RCB).
12. Gareth Olsson (LCB).
14. Darren Wile (RCB).
4. Derek Pennington (LB).
15. Jesse Statham (LB).
5. Brendon Dawson (RB).
16. Craig Batson (RB).

Midfielders:
6. Len Livermore (DM).
17. Jake Cantello (DM).
7. “Bomber” Robson (C) (CM).
18. Bryan Brown (CM).
8. Ray Brunt (VC) (LW).
19. Chris Barlow (LW).
9. Laurie Bassett (RW).
20. Billy Cunningham (RW).
10. Ronnie Regis (AM).
21. Cyrille Allen (AM).

Forwards:
11. Jeff Richardson (CF).
22. “Ginger” Astle (CF).

International tournament records:
Nordsjø Derby: winners (x1).
B71 Invitational I: runners up.

First ever game:
Baggieland 3 – 1 Electrum.

Biggest win:
Baggieland 5 – 0 Vajlahrys.

Biggest defeat:
Kohnhead 4 – 0 Baggieland.

Travel Warning Advisory

There are many ship wrecks off the coast - great for scuba divers - as there is a rogue submarine, HMS Onslaught, that operates here. They approach the ferries looking for booty and often sink the ships if they’re not satisfied with the takings (they always allow the passengers and crew into the lifeboats first – no one’s been lost – yet). If you should find yourself in this situation, well… you’re on your own.
Danger rating: 5/10. They might be satisfied with their booty.

As Baggieland has an equatorial climate, there are sharks in the seas off the coast, but no shark nets. If you should find yourself up against a tiger shark while enjoying the beach life, well… you’re on your own.
Danger rating: 1/10. Shark attacks are infrequent and rarely fatal. Shark diving tours are available.

Etiquette in Baggieland

As in any country, there are some social 'Dos and Don'ts'. Here's a couple to make sure your stay in Baggieland doesn't cause any cultural misunderstandings:

1. Always eat lasagna with a spoon (not as uncouth as it sounds).
2. Always bow to fast-food workers before placing your order (a bit of appreciation for those who sacrifice their social lives to serve us).
3. The Royal Family are revered in Baggieland; please pay respect (the national anthem is played everyday at 6pm and before every film showing at cinemas).

National Anthem

If my opponents RP first:
Choose my goalscorers- Y.
Godmod scoring events- Y.
Roleplay injuries to my players- Y.
Godmod injuries to my players- Y.
Hand out yellow cards to my players- Y.
Hand out red cards to my players- Y.
Godmod other events- Y.
*Nothing ridiculous please.
Last edited by Baggieland on Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:03 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Postby HUElavia » Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:35 am

HUElavia National Football Team




Squad:
Goalkeepers-
#1: Lucas Lettmann
(32 Years Old) (1.82 m) (Acuatico FC)
#12: Eva Petit
(24 Years Old) (1.82 m) (RCD San Rafael)
#23: Ignacio Casillas
(26 Years Old) (1.83 m) (Real Curumba CF)
#XX: Dario Villegas
(22 Years Old) (1.86 m) (AC Romano)
#XX: Su-Mi Son
(21 Years Old) (1.80 m) (Goang FC)
#XX: Lourdes Folliero
(27 Years Old) (1.80 m) (AS Sportiva)


Defenders-
#2: Juan Domingo Lavezzi
(28 Years Old) (1.78 m) (CB) (Real Curumba CF)
#3: Julieta Higashi Fernandes
(26 Years Old) (1.79 m) (CB) (FC Portimao)
#4: Murilo Luz Vargas
(22 Years Old) (1.82 m) (RB-LB) (RCD San Rafael)
#5: Ainhoa Amorebieta
(29 Years Old) (1.70 m) (LB-RB) (FC Santiago)
#12: Benito Larrangoz
(29 Years Old) (1.81 m) (LB-RB) (Athletic Club Itio)
#15: Nayara Arroyo Chanca
(21 Years Old) (1.65 m) (RB-LB) (RCD San Rafael)
#16: Llanke Pillpe Amaru
(23 Years Old) (1.72 m) (CB) (Real Curumba CF)
#18: Patrizio Ardance
(18 Years Old) (1.84 m) (CB) (Athletic Club Itio)
#XX: Gabriela Rosado
(23 Years Old) (1.67 m) (LB-RB) (FC Santiago)
#XX: Mazzi Uzochukwu
(24 Years Old) (1.83 m) (CB) (SC Gikoji)
#XX: Jin Lian
(23 Years Old) (1.75 m) (CB) (Bagnano FC)
#XX: Stefan Prokopenko
(19 Years Old) (1.82 m) (RB-LB) (Dynamo Bolovets)
#XX: Chunyong Kok
(23 Years Old) (1.83 m) (LB-RB) (Goang FC)
#XX: Isaac Herzberg
(18 Years Old) (1.82 m) (CB) (FC Bish)
#XX: Gisele Lacerda do Amaral
(19 Years Old) (1.72 m) (CB) (FC Santos)
#XX: Nayara Arroyo Chanca
(22 Years Old) (1.65 m) (RB-LB) (RCD San Rafael)



Midfielders-
#6: Teresa Font
(30 Years Old) (1.62 m) (DM-CM) (International Curumba)
#8: Flora Brousseau
(30 Years Old) (1.66 m) (DM-CM-AM) (Olympique de Lourdes)
#10: David Navarro-Hamada
(20 Years Old) (1.70 m) (CM-AM) (Real Curumba CF)
#14: Lucas Noffke
(25 Years Old) (1.82 m) (DM-CM-AM) (Acuatico FC)
#19: Rafael Mayordomo
(21 Years Old) (1.86 m) (DM-CM) (International Curumba)
#22: Lourdes Simsuangco Duarte
(23 Years Old) (1.60 m) (DM-CM-AM) (RCD San Rafael)
#XX: Jameela el-Saade
(22 Years Old) (1.63 m) (DM-CM) (Al-Hamar)
#XX: Ronald Leupold
(27 Years Old) (1.75 m) (DM-CM-AM) (International Curumba)
#XX: Elena Bellerose
(23 Years Old) (1.70 m) (CM-AM) (Olympique de Lourdes)
#XX: Xob Ferreiro
(27 Years Old) (1.83 m) (DM-CM) (RCD Corona)
#XX: Xaime Noboa
(26 Years Old) (1.82 m) (CM-AM) (RCD Xinzo)
#XX: Xiomarys Simangan-Bayona
(24 Years Old) (1.68 m) (DM-CM-AM) (San Franco CF)

Attackers-
#7: Ringo Honda
(31 Years Old) (1.64 m) (LW-RW) (Real Curumba CF)
#9: Raul Nascimento Jardim
(27 Years Old) (1.82 m) (ST-CF) (FC Santos)
#11: Iskay Chanca Caipa
(26 Years Old) (1.60 m) (RW-LW) (FC Santos)
#17: Tae-Hyun Yom
(25 Years Old) (1.77 m) (LW-RW) (FC Geongan)
#20: Rafaela Lópes Lemos
(26 Years Old) (1.61 m) (CF-ST) (FC Natel)
#21: Gonzalo Balderas
(21 Years Old) (1.75 m) (RW-LW) (RCD San Rafael)
#XX: Cristiano Aveiro Junior
(18 Years Old) (1.80 m) (LW-RW) (Real Curumba CF)
#XX: Samantha Quesada
(24 Years Old) (1.70 m) (ST-CF) (Inernational Curumba)
#XX: Jae-Yun Tan
(22 Years Old) (1.67 m) (RW-LW) (Goang FC)
#XX: Sayarumi Quichca Motocanchi
(23 Years Old) (1.60 m) (LW-RW) (HUEsilia FC)
#XX: Inkill Chamba Nina
(19 Years Old) (1.80 m) (ST-CF) (FC Natel)
#XX: Ruslan Yakovich
(22 Years Old) (1.83 m) (RW-LW) (Dynamo Bolovets)


Head Coach:
Cristiano Aveiro Lima (53 Years Old)

Assistant Coaches:
Jose Antonio Lobato (45 Years Old), Kayla Tangkiang Cayetano (39 Years Old)



Starting XI:
1 Lettmann
4 Vargas, 2 Lavezzi, 3 Higashi, 5 Mitarte
6 Font, 8 Brousseau
10 Navarro-Hamada
11 Chanca, 7 Honda
9 Nascimento


Roles-
Captain: Honda
Vice-Captain: Lettmann, Font
Free-Kicks: Chanca, Navarro-Hamada
Penalties: Nascimento, Honda
Corners: Font, Navarro-Hamada


Please read this to know where your team will play while visiting HUElavia throughout these qualifiers.

If you want to see what the venue looks like, please view this.


RP Permissions
Choose my goal scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but nothing severe
Godmod Injuries to my players: Yes, but nothing severe
Suspend my players: Yes, but be reasonable
Godmod suspension events: Yes, but be reasonable
Godmod other events: Yes
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INDUSSE NATIONAL TEAM


^ Current Tournament : World Cup 91



Manager/Coach: Shane Newman (Commonwealth of Baker Park)
Sponsors: Fiarti Automobiles
Trigamme: INS
Players in camp: 18
Fanbase: The Flocking Blues


The Squad



GK 1 Steve leghourn
GK 34 Akbar ali
DF 6 Sampath Singh Aksinwala
DF 13 Mathias Paulson
DF 4 Aaron Mcmuller
DF 86 George Horsehood
DF 69 Sadin-al-kharushi
MD 16 Xing-hong-taw
MD 9 Alexis Budtedjson (c)
MD 14 Djetson Hasle
MD 13 Raman Sreevastva
FD 12 Rahul B Kumar
FD 7 Bechun butea
FD 11 Antonio Mersias
FD Kishen Rajpoot
MD 99 Rana Mrityunjai Singh
FD/MD 100 Goblin Grundjee
MD 8 Abdul Khaseem
DF 41 Gregor Tempetson
Bolded Players are the Playing XI



About the Manager



Shane Newman is a Baker Park born, who took the chance to become the first NT boss for Havynwilde with an understanding that he would have time & resources to build from scratch. He was hounded by negative media coverage, the unrealisitc expectations of supporters & the governing body, and no investment to correct the dearth of talent in the domestic league. He was unceremoniously fired while out of the country on holiday. He'll consider his time there a learning experience. Was the chief defensive architect for the BPNT in the first three WC cycles.Aged 49 and married with three children--a boy and two girls--he will look to the domestic league for talent by focusing on technique, pace, and positional flexibility.


The Playing XI



#1 Steve Leghorn (Goalkeeper)
Steve Leghorn, that name when spoken in Indusse creates a legendary vibe. If anyone asks an Indussean who's your favourite goalkeeper, they would say without wasting a second that it's none other than Steve. Steve is well known due to his performance and his charitable trust. He's a well known figure in the nation who could be a political mastermind. He started his career in Trau de Mongers FC, a local football club in Southbay which soon died after his transfer. His quality performance in the club got him a direct ticket to Southbay Riveria FC B team and soon into the main team. He played for three seasons for Southbay and won the Golden Gloves award in all the seasons. His omnipresent performance got him into the national camp and get him into the best Goalkeeper the nation has ever seen. After this transfer from Southbay to Dhalopura FC, he's been winning all the Golden Gloves in the participated seasons without giving others a chance to snatch them. He's the real saviour of Indusse, saving the nation from the cannon ball like opponent goal shots.

#6 Sampath Singh Aksinwala (Defender)
The Aksinwalas are a well known wrestling clan in Sindvpore. They are those people out there who smash everyone down who stands against them. Sampath Singh Aksinwala could have followed his family customs and traditions and become a wrestling champion smashing all down like a rock. Well, he had started his sporting career as a wrestler back in his 13s but he slowly got interested in soccer and with his fit physique he was a perfect fit for a defender. At his early years, he always got red cards in his matches since he used to throw his opponents away thinking that he is wrestling. The Local Clubs still gave him chance to play and he slowly changed his wrestling in soccer into total defender football. He started to be known all over Sindvpore and he got another call from Sindvpore FC. He still plays for Sindvpore FC and played a major role in their Liga Prima Victory and FFI Cup Victory. He is now the vice captain of Sindvpore FC and is a really important member of the Indussean National Team.

#13 Mathias Paulson (Defender)
Mathias Paulson born to a wealthy Syrian Christian family in Southbay. He wasn't a soccer maniac or something, who would have started playing for clubs before teenage. He started playing at the age of fifteen for several local clubs including his school and college clubs. After this Sport Medicine graduation from Saint Louis Holiness College in Jawaruyah, he got a mail from the Jawaruyah XI FC for being a defence and fitness co trainer. With his outmost hardwork in the game, he soon won a lot of awards and got a call from Rockies International FC for being their defender. He soon left Jawaruyah for Rockies Islands, it was his perfect defending which let the club rise from Division to to Primary Division tournament Liga Prime. The Team reached top three of the primary division tournament after his arrival and he also received a lot of awards for his play. With his arrival in Liga Prime and as a successor to former Rockies Defender Maryland Bruno (Maryland is his nickname because he used to run a cookie brand called Maryland Food), he got into the radar of National team selectors. He later got the call of the selectors to join the national team camp which was the turnover in his career. He soon became a well known defender in the nation and the captain of Rockies International FC.

#4 Aaron McMuller (defender)
Aaron McMuller, born as Aaron Davis Miller is a thirty two year old defender who earned fame during the early transition period. He started playing for Malta FC at the age of Eighteen since his father was the owner of the club. Eventhough it's an unconstitutional admission to the club, he later got to be the key player of the team. His direct ticket to the club without any obstacles made his way to the national camp easy. His defensive analysis gameplay got famed through out Malta and it's neighborhood provinces of Sindvpore and Cheralam. With the fame rising and clubs waiting to get him to their home, the national team selectors caught on him and added him into the national team squad list. Everything was quick for him, the transition from a club player into a professional footballer. The transition from a rich kid into a really rich earning star. The transition from slow paced defense into quick defense and counter strikes... Everything. He is also known as the only defender in Indusse who has scored 100 goals in their domestic history.

#9 Alexis Budtedjson (Mid Fielder)
Alexis Budtedjson, that's the name of the all in all of pass gameplay. Budtedjson has been a major part of the team in every international match played. He has been scoring goals, defending goals and making ways for goals. A complete footballer they say, he's having the chance to be the next captain of Indusse if he doesn't retire. Alexis was born as a neighbor to Baskar Kumar and has been his childhood friend. Both of them started to chase their dreams together and it was Alexis who got into professional football first. Alexis started his professional career with New Hind City FC B team. His perfect play, in the B team got him into Dhalopura FC. His best career club ever, Dhalopura FC got him into fame and later Gav him the ticket to National Team. He scored his first international goal in his debut match and he says that it's his favourite memory. He later got transferred into Sindvpore FC and has been playing for the team. During the colonial era in Indusse, he started working for the national police force (NPF) and he got promoted into the assistant commissioner of Hind City. His wife, Samantha Budtedjson is a well known tennis player of Indusse. She's currently playing in the NSTT for Indusse.

#14 Djetson Hazle (Mid Fielder)
Born as Djetson Hazlett to Dr. Henry Hazlett and Maria Henry in Sindvpore, Djetson change his surname at the age of sixteen to Hazle for joining film industry since there was a prominent star "Philip Hazlett" existing. He couldn't do much in the film industry, which changed his route into football. He played for the national U-18 team due to his absolutely commendable performance for his club Sindvpore FC. His performance also brought him into the national team and got himself as.a key player. He still plays for Sindvpore FC and took part in the Championship of FFI. He is married to Katherine Hazlett, daughter of film star Philip Hazlett. Katherine is also a prominent film star in Indusse. Hazle also took part in futsal and also tried a hand in hockey. But he later realised that he was made for professional soccer.

#12 Rahul B Kumar (Forward)
Rahul B Kumar was born to the legendary soccer star, Baskar H Kumar as his only child in Derasar, Hind. Derasar is an offshore resort island owned by Baskar Kumar and David Beckem. Rahul was born to him when he and his wife was spending their vacation in Derasar. Rahul was send to Valley Bound International School in New Hind City to complete his primary education. At the age of 8, he got himself in the school's junior team and his performance got him to be the captain and at age of 12 as the School team's captain. Just like his father, Rahul took the path to be a striker and sharpshooter. At the age of 15, he got to be part of Hind City FC's B Team and also the Under-16 National Team. His colleague Goblin Grundjee got themselves to the national team. His performance for the under-16s and 19s brought them to the spotlight making way to the national team. They currently play for Neagra FC in the Liga Prime and at the same time they're taking BTech in Sanātana Dharma College, Hind City.

#7 Bechun Butea (Forward)
Once the best substitute to Baskar Kumar, now he faces a lot of competition from his fellow mates out there.Born to the family of footballers, Bechun didn't face any difficulty to choose his career. At the age of seven, his father admitted him to a local coaching center and with the basic skills got him into the Sindvpore Football Federation Training Center. Bechun's father was Takawilaka Butea, who got elected as the President of Sindvpore Football Federation. Bechun played his first professional match for Sindvpore FC and got transferred into Southbay Riveria FC. He later scored a lot of Goals opening his way to the national camp. He played as a captain substitute and vice captain of the national team and captain of Southbay Riveria FC until Baskar Kumar joined. He also played a major role in the Goblin Humanoid Project which created Goblin Grundjee, who's the first non human national player in Indusse. A football goblin was Bechun's idea. He also got the National Sports Academy Mentor post and is currently the cheif mentor of U-18 national team. His brother, Lalguvasara is the coach of Malta FC and his son Jackson Butea is playing for Sindvpore FC under 18 team.

#11 Antonio Mersiás (Forward)
The second youngest recruit in the camp, Antonio Mersiás is a well known youth idol in the nation. He was the captain of Indussean youth team in the Sporting World Cup. He led the team into the semi finals of the tournament till they lost to Starblaydia's young guns. He was born in Karadawadi, a county in Dhalopura to Francis Antony, who was a carpenter and Selina Francis. He lived as a poor kid going to the village school who wasn't so good at academics but bright in sports. His quality sporting skills caught the eyes of the headmaster there, who admitted him to the local football training sessions. The headmaster soon send him to the Jawal-Biesse the nearest city for his studies. He played for the Jawal-Biesse FC for three years and captained the team until he was called to play for the Dhalopura FC. He got selected to the U-18 team as soon as he played his first match for Dhalopura FC. His quality play in the club also got him promoted as the captain of the youth team. His awesome, historical performance for the youth team got him a quick ticket to the National Team Camp. He is currently an important part of the national team who cannot be replaced easily.

#100 Goblin Grundjee (Forward)
Goblin Grundjee who is the first ever non-human sportsperson from Indusse. The Grundjee's are one of the families of the Goblin species that was created by the scientists by DNA Modelling. The scientists created a new race of Goblins through gene editing and combining the DNAs of Humans with certain animals and Algae. The goblin species were divided into three families were Grundjees are one of the major part. The other two families are called Mithys and Auris. The current members of the grundjee family is Colonel Grundjee who is a Colonel in the royal army of Indusse. The gene of colonel Grundjee was created by merging the genes of three colonels of the army with the genes of a eagle and the green algae. The green algae plays a necessary role in getting the green Color of the skin. The other member is Goblin Grundjee who is currently playing for the juniors. His gene was created by merging the genes of David Bekem, a former football and of a wild horse. The green algae is also a necessary part of the composition. The grundjee family has the green composition of skins due to green algae. Whereas, Mithys has a brownish red skin due to the presence of Blue-green Algae with Iron sediments, Auris family has the skin Color of a normal human as there isn't any presence of algae. The skin textures and patterns of the goblins are same as the humans and the color is the only thing that can discriminate it with humans. The scientific community believe that the goblin race will create revolution in the world of science. The creation of Goblin Grundjee was overseen by fellow player Bechun Butea who also played a major role in bringing Grundjee as a experimental player. Well, Grundjee is currently one of the best strikers the nation has seen.


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WC-91 Squad

Postby Delte » Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:32 am


World Cup 91
River Delte Representative Team
Qualification Squad

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Home Colours: All Green of The Valley
Second Colours: All Salmon Pink
Nickname: The Representatives
Formation: Stoic 4-4-2 Attacking Diamond

Home Stadium: Ildemorton Road, Oswark-upon-Delte
Capacity: Usually 200. Temporary Stands increase to 1,200.
Visitor Allocation: 150
Visiting Team Hotel: The Prince Tyrbert, Oswark-upon-Delte
Visiting Team Training Facilities: Brewery Sports & Social Club, Oswark

Home Team Anthem: Three Salmon On Our Shirts (Never Stop The Leaping)

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The Representatives are a team of amateur players from the Delte Valley area of a largely empty corner of the North Pacific region. There is a national shortage of graphic designers along the River Delte, with the one professional - young Slim Dyndeling, who plays football for Ughmirren FC in the Delte Valley Tuesday Evening & Sunday Lunchtime Super League - failing to win selection for the representative team and refusing to help out with natty team graphics.

The Delte Valley Tuesday Evening & Sunday Lunchtime Super League is the principle men's 11-a-side league and The Representatives are a men's team; women's football along the river is primarily under the auspices of the Friday Night & Saturday Morning Premier League, a six-a-side highly technical fútsal code. The women of the Delte prefer not to engage in silly games of 22.

Starting XI
# Name Pos. Age Club Employment

1. Osward Ess GK 26 Sullenden Parish Rovers Boat mechanic
2. [C] Eremo Olde DL 32 Sullenden Parish Rovers Planning officer
3. Kim Samrodd DR 30 Oswark Town Teacher
4. Skelimino Bane DC 33 Ildemorton Physical therapist
5. Aleard Sullenden DC 41 Brewery Social Brewery technician
6. Burus Tasher DMC 19 Oswark Town Apprentice builder
7. Ardrake Steng ML 32 Ughmirren FC Nutritionist
8. Onun Tasher AMC 18 Oswark Grammar School Sixth form student
9. Tai Cerotha ST 24 Deltemouth Pacific Dock worker
10. Irki Mynster ST 21 Toddwardine Athletic Postal worker
11.[VC] Dr.Orem Ustingham MR 38 Ughmirren FC Physician

Second XI

12. Orold Quagar DL 20 Ildemorton Trainee plumber
13. Perran Garimund DR 25 Oswark United River patrol officer
14. Untto Squaker DC 38 Oswark Town Craft artist
15. Darra Cankal DC 38 Deltemouth Pacific Customs officer
16. Iack Tase DMC 20 Ughmirren FC Stonemason's Trainee
17. Ustan Galtona ML 38 Oswark United Crane operator
18. Kaldening Rayler AMC 22 Ughmirren FC Rivers & canals worker
19. Skelloryn Per ST 24 Oswark United Labourer
20. Kim Angeman ST 33 Oswark United Weigher & measurer
21. Elmrod Onry GK 18 Askirk Rangers Car wash attendant
22. Ard Shyntaugh MR 36 Sullenden Parish Rovers Lockgate operator

A Few Chaps Who Might Enjoy An Afternoon Out On The Bench, Occasionally

23. Kelpie Uskham DL 20 Brewery Social Brewer's Quality Auditor
24. Tonque Endra DR 26 Oswark Town Sheep Farmer
25. Athsay Kinney DC 21 Rothwarrodton Fish & Game Warden
26. Untlor Tack DMC 29 Brewery Social Warehouseman
27. Endor Eckhurst ML 31 Ughmirren FC Telecomms Engineer
28. Anrodhon Skellen AMC 19 Ildemorton "gap year thinker"
29. Radmar Duntough ST 27 Marshlock Spa FC Highways worker
30. Nalarold Kale ST 32 Ughmirren FC Extra-Territorial Livestock Rustler
31. Aughran Lerold GK 20 Deltemouth Pacific Ice cream scooper

HEAD COACH: Enda Clentin, usually Mr. Clentin, PE teacher of Oswark Grammar School
ASSISTANT: Morho Bellish, often 'Belly', PE teacher of Oswark Vocational High School

(C) Captain / (VC) Vice Captain

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ABOUT THE REPRESENTATIVES & Deltic football in general
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Delte is a narrow populated strip of fertile river valley approximately fifteen kilometres wide and ninety long, along the length of the course of the River Delte, located in a wild, largely empty and unnamed region and isolated from the nearest geopolitical entities and populous distant communities at the far corners of the cartographer’s charts, save for transportation routes - rail and road - which pass through the valley on the way from one significant populated centre to another, hardly without stopping. The population of the whole valley is about 48,000 people.

A combined management committee formed of members of the Delte Valley Tuesday Evening & Sunday Lunchtime Super League and the Friday Night & Saturday Morning Ultra Premier League represents the de facto authority for the sport and identifies as the All-Week Super Ultra Premier Football Association, or simply the FA, and employs one full time administrator/chief executive, Issenda Tenning (plus her PA, Oughar Sule). Issenda is a canny CEO who encouraged 'multi-task selection' which approximately means that some players were picked more for the additional skills they could bring to the squad; for example, Dr. Orem Ustingham is probably not the very best winger in the Super League but he is definitely the most highly qualified doctor (Slim Dyndeling is probably better being a winger than Dr. Orem). Likewise the playing staff also features a physio, a nutritionist and an ice cream scooper who were selected for their additional skills. Teacher and rightback Kim Samrodd was nominated 'Most Literate Player' on the team and subsequently has a secondary role as football reporter for the Oswark Parish Advertiser and it's sister outlets the Deltemouth Tide Times, Sullenden Morning Bugle, and the dual online-print media Toddwardine Beastmarket Journal and News of The World.

The Deltic people are a stoic bunch, and the team plays in this style - not over emotional, not flashy, not given to wild celebration or remonstrating with referees, not diving or faking injuries. They shake hands when they score goals and pat each other on the back in encouragement when they concede them. Matches might be high scoring as they prefer an attacking formation but off the ball it's all rather pedestrian. They won;t have much to say to the opposition and they're certainly not much use for post-match interviews.

Enor Perro the young defensive midfielder is not included in the representative team as he has now left the country after the Baptism of Fire, having been spotted by scouts in Farfadillis and becoming, so far as anyone knows, the first professional footballer from the valley, having signed for Rülândéá Kôstä. Everyone is tremendously pleased for him and if he gets a game or two for the big club, they might commission a statue of him in his home village of Warkin.
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Official Name: Cardenian Men’s National Football Team
Official Nation Name: The Federated Republic of Kingdom of Cardenao
Country Code: CAD
Officiating League: The Cardenian SuperLeague (CSL)
Officiating Body: The Cardenian Football Association (CFA)
Regional Officiating Body: CAFA LigAnaia
Records:
All-Time: 1-1-1
Under Scooter McNash: 1-1-1
Titles: 0
Rank: Unranked
World Cup: Unranked
Nickname: The Blue and Golds
Style: +2.0 out of 5.0

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When RP'ing, the name of my players in BOLD are the national team starters. The name of my players in ITALICS are the names on their jersey and the name professional commentators would call out when making observations.





THE ROSTER





1- Ray Holland
Height: 6'3 - Weight: 194lbs – Age: 28 - Team: Cardenia CF

Comfortably the best Cardenian goalkeeper, Ray Holland is an expert shot stopper from all ranges. Standing tall at 6'3, his ability to close the angle and command his area make him dominant within the 18 yard box while his strength and bravery help him claim crosses and corners. What more could you want from your national team's starting goalkeeper? He's also tidy with his feet, though not entirely capable of pinging 45 yard passes precisely. He had a fairly unremarkable debut campaign for the national team, allowing four goals in three games during the 78th Baptism of Fire. Manager Scooter McNash will be hoping for some improvement heading into the World Cup.

Holland loves playing video games and can be found streaming online to his thousands of viewers where he chills, plays the most popular games, and smokes a fair amount of Marijuan.

Rating: B - Team Relationship: A - Morale: A - Form: A
Caps: 3 - Goals Conceded: 4 - Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78


12- Iñaki Pena[/b]
[i]Height:
6'5 - Weight: 206lbs – Age: 18 - Team: Bananada CF

While still very much a youngster, Pena has a season and a half of top flight experience under his gloves after Bananada CF's starting goalkeeper suffered a freak career ending injury after dropping a bottle of cologne. The youngster has been totally brilliant thus far, with his height, incredible reflexes, and natural goaltending abilities making him the perfect long-term prospect. He does lack some coordination with his form on long range passing and goal kicks, so you can be sure he's practicing that. No gametime for him in the BoF and he’s unlikely to see much in the World Cup but Iñaki Pena will be the starting goalkeeper for the Cardenian U21 squad in the upcoming 59th Di Bradini Cup.

Still basically a child, Iñaki Pena still lives at home, is preparing to enter university where he plans to study environmental architecture, and spends his free time skateboarding with his friends. He's a good kid with a ton of potential, everyone is hoping he'll stay on the good path. With his money, profession, and striking good looks, his future is sure to be full of traps..

Rating: B - Team Relationship: B- - Morale: B - Form: B
Caps: 0 - Goals Conceded: 0 - Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78


Left Defenders:
2- Hendrix Salvador
Height: 180cm - Weight: 84kg – Age: 25 years old - Team: Perce Town (QUE)

Hendrix Cha is a fluid leftback with good footwork and speed. Solid transition with accurate corners and crosses. Now a 25 year old player who has always been one of the better leftbacks in Quebec, he has chosen to represent Cardenao due to his mother, Mariela Ventura-Cha, being fullblooded Cardenian. Hendrix is eager to represent our healing country as one of the team's better players with his outstanding passing and tackling complimenting his defensive positioning and offensive dribbling and crossing abilities. He put that to good use during the BoF, where he locked down the left flank about as well as he could’ve done before Cardenao was unceremoniously dumped out of the group stage.

Hendrix is a party monster, always seen out in town until the morning hours, and club teams will undoubtedly be hoping their prized youngsters stay far far away from him off the pitch.
Rating: A - Team Relationship: C - Morale: B - Form: A
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78]

13- Theodore Capella
Height: 183cm - Weight: 86kg – Age: 29 years old - Team: Catamulina Catarollas

Theo is a fairly prototypical left back, strong in defense with a good sense of positioning pairing well with his timing on making a standing tackle. He’s the most solid defensive leftback in Cardenao and he’s got good enough offensive skills to be more than passable when complimenting attacking movement. He’s got tidy passing, simple yet effective dribbling, and he’s strangely good at heading so that might just come in handy during corner kick routines. While not making an appearance during the Baptism of Fire, the much higher level of play in the World Cup might afford Theo some playing time.

Somewhat eccentric off the pitch, Theo has developed a reputation as an enthusiast of fashion and artwork sporting outlandish outfits on his way to local art galleries in one of his many equally outlandishly decorated sports cars. Despite the occasional off putting flair, he is known by friends as a man with a big heart who volunteers his time at local adoption centers.
Rating: B - Team Relationship: A - Morale: A - Form: B
Caps: 0 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 - Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78

Central Defenders
5- Robert Rojas
Height: 186cm - Weight: 75kg – Age: 32 years old - Team: Sareña CF

The absolute core of the Blue and Golds defense, Robert Rojas is a very well rounded defender who truly does it all from centerback. While he might not truly excel at one single thing, it is his proficiency in all aspects of the game that make him invaluable. His sense of positioning lends itself well to his cool demeanor and sense for cutting out passes, while his tackling and ability to mark his opponent and hold the line in defense see him marshaling the defense with smart passing to play the ball safely to the midfield. While he was strong for the most part in the 78th BoF, fans did notice a lack of pace compared to Rojas’ younger years; this led to a mistake in the 4-1 group stage loss against the Forbidden Territories.

Despite his calm stoic on the field persona, he was well known in his younger days for being a bit of a party animal. Now happily settled down with his wife Mariana and two children, Robert Rojas can be found

Rating: A – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: A
Apps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

15- Shandon Grandillon
Height: 185cm - Weight: 83kg – Age: 29 years old - Team:November City FC

Shandon Grandillon is a wonderful ball playing defender who effortlessly pings the ball across the field from his position deep in defense. He has great positioning but is fairly lacking in the marking area while his slide tackles are not…the best. He pours his heart into everything he does though and his ability to play out of any trouble has made him invaluable. Grandillon did struggle against the Forbidden Islands in the 78th BoF, making two mistakes that sunk Cardenao to a 4-1 loss in the ‘win or go home’ final group match so his spot is by no means guaranteed.

Outside of football, Grandillon is known for vacationing all across Cardenao with his favored spots appearing to be the West Cardenian Islands and the San Gabriel mountain range in East Cardenao. He’s very under the radar but has been spotted dating various Cardenian models over the years, taking them for joyrides in his matte green sports cars.

Rating: B+ - Team Relationship: B - Morale: A - Form: A
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78

19- Emmanuel Odita
Height: 6'3 - Weight: 191lbs – Age: 19 - Team: Tribolé Vaqueros

Emmanuel Odita is the most promising Cardenian defensive prospect in a generation. Already built like a man at 19 years of age, Odita packs crunching tackles into his 6'3 frame and his aggressive mentality see him seek out every opportunity to leave the opponent signed with an Odita bruise. He has a very sharp sense of positioning for his youth and won't hesitate to scream at teammates who aren't holding the line. Not only is Emmanuel tall and strongly built, but he is quite quick and also rather rapid, darting around the defense and using his teamwork to shut down any opposing threat. He had two tidy, if not quite remarkable appearances off the bench in the Baptism of Fire, coming on and making some good challenges, neat passes, playing as well as you would like from a substitute defender.

Odita spends his free time in the gym to refine his strength, video room to improve his mentality, and on the pitch just messing around having fun. He has been spotted training hard on his ability to pass the ball, hoping to transition from a physical hardman to one with technical skills and the ability to play out of trouble, a trait certainly needed as these poor lads come up against the worlds best.

Rating: B- - Team Relationship: B+ - Morale: A - Form: B+
Caps: 2 - Goals: 0 - Assists Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

Right Defenders:

3- Dylan Mathers Captain
Height: 5'11 - Weight: 166lbs – Age: 24 - Team: Cardenia CF

The ultimate professional, Dylan Mathers entire life has lead to this moment. First forced by his father to kick a ball at one and a half, Mathers has spent his life since then dedicated to becoming the best player he can be. And damn is he good. One of the best Cardenian players alive, Dylan Mathers runs the game from right back, where his offensive and defensive qualities combine to make him one of a kind. Equally capable of hitting a switching 50 yard through ball as he is chasing down a striker and performing a last second challenge, Dylan leads the team from right back. His sense of positioning and ability to play as a member of the team help him coordinate offensive and defensive movement. He is incredibly quick and agile, able to dart through passages of play effortlessly making use of his world class touch to keep the ball right where he needs it. He was great in the Baptism of Fire, commanding the defensive line, getting dribbled past only once, while organizing play from wide right and contributing to the attacking movement. He will have to level up his play even more during this World Cup if Cardenao wants to avoid finishing last in our group.

A recent uptick in drinking has fans worried as for the 24 years prior, Dylan Mathers has been the ultimate professional. A total machine dedicated to football, he was still showing up to professional matches in his grandfather’s car while spending a quarter of a million on personal fitness and culinary specifications.

Rating: A+ – Team Relationship: A+ – Morale: A+ – Form: A+
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 - [u]Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78[/i]

16- Johan van Maria Mata
Height: 5'8 - Weight: 153lbs – Age: 28 years old - Team: Mayflower FC

Mr. Maria Mata is a marauding fullback who views defensive duties as a secondary choice. Still fast as lighting, Johan races up and down the right flank looking to take advantage of his dribbling and one-two passing abilities to slice through opposing defenses. His crossing ability has slowly come together over the years to where it poses somewhat a threat, but it's more his midfield contributions that make Maria Mata such a threat. He has the pace and stamina to charge up the flank the whole game, and can tackle decently well to be a good enough defender, but his positioning is sorely lacking. Maria Mata failed to grace the field in the Baptism of Fire so he’ll be hoping for his opportunity to make his mark during the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Johan van Maria Mata is a noted boating enthusiast and has eschewed the usual exotic car collection for a custom boating fleet with a classically restored sailboat and glass bottomed everglade crawler among his favorites. He is notable for being unnotable.
Rating: B- – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: B
Caps: 0 - Goals: 0 - Assists: Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78


Defensive Midfielders:

- Diego Valenzuela Vice-Captain
Height: 6'1 - Weight: 170lbs – Age: 21- Team: Jucuacanos Silver Surfers)

A strong defensive midfielder, Diego Valenzuela commands play from his position in the heart of midfield. With fantastic passing over all distances, Val dictates tempo with a calm, calculating approach to the game that would suggest a man 15 years his senior. Only 21, Valenzuela is expected to be a leader in the team for years to come, with his defensive positioning extinguishing opposing attacks before they can become thoughts and his lifelong displays of leadership ensure the team will be looking to him for motivation. Instrumental for his homeside Jucuacanos Silver Surfers, the emergence of Cardenao onto the world stage have prompted rumors of Val looking for higher profile moves both domestic and foreign. He is notoriously ice-cold in his approach to the game, never feeling the pressure and keeping every bit of himself in check.

With the induction of Giampietro Vera as a ball-progressing midfielder next to him, Diego Valenzuela adopted a more defensive posture and played the role excellently. He operated as a sort of defensive-minded quarterback, shoring up the midfield and pinging out accurate long range passes and keeping things running smoothly.

When not playing football, Diego is a hobbyist racing driver. 'Something about the combination of speed, movement, changing environment, the non-stop calculations going into all of it' are what drive him to paraphrase his own words. Interesting stuff. Val has been dating girlfriend, Selena Marchiaza, since high school, and is frequently seen touring around Cardenao with her.

Rating: A- – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: A
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

8- Giampietro Vera
Height: 5'9 - Weight: 148lbs – Age: 26 - Team: November City FC

Giampietro Vera plays the game like a violin. Delicate short and long range passing, precise dribbles that brought the ball just out of range of the opponent, and his incredible acceleration helped him bound away from any challenge. He is lacking in the defensive realm of the game with poor tackling and a bad sense of positioning mean playing him as a purely defensive player would be offensive to the game of football. He does have a good sense of one on one defending, but that isn't a guarantee of any sort of safety.

National team manager Scooter McNash took the interesting decision of moving Vera to the defensive midfield to use Giampietro as a quick outlet from defensive pressure to blast into the attack. This worked fairly well, registering an assist during the Baptism of Fire and playing well all things considered.
Rating: A- – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B+ – Form: B+
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 1 [u]Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78[/i]

19- Abwooli Isaza - 19
Height: 6'4 - Weight: 203lbs – Age: 19 - Team: Escuela Nacíonal DCPF

Abwooli is another part-foreign international who has elected to represent the Federal Republic of the Kingdom of Cardenao. With parents from Busukuma, Banija Abwooli Isaza has always been insanely physically gifted. A dual sport athlete in high school excelling in gridiorn football and track, football was only a side-hobby until he realized he could also perform tackles (albeit in a different manner) in the beautiful game as well. With his very aggressive personality, fantastic sense of positioning, timing, and a natural ability to use his long legs to poke the ball away it was only a brief amount of time before Escuela Nacíonal DCPF, Cardenao's premier youth academy, to pick him up and hone his talents. He is certainly raw, but between his killer attitude in the weight room, training ground, and matchday pitch, to his party hard 'rules don't apply to me' demeanor, Abwooli Isaza make him a very interesting prospect. He performed well in his brief international debut, winning some tackles and making some passes, and will be a starter for the Cardenian delegation to the 53rd Di Bradini Cup.

He's also a king tier trash talker, which is a total break from the Cardenian norm and that has made Abwooli a bit of a national sensation, with his smack talk compilations gaining tens of thousands of views online.
Rating: B- – Team Relationship: C – Morale: A+ – Form: A-
Caps: 1 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 [u]Tournaments Played:Baptism of Fire 78[/i]

Neutral Midfielders:

6- Haritz Larrainzar
Height: 5'9 - Weight: 152lbs – Age: 23 - Team: (Cardenia CF)

A complete technical midfielder, Haritz Larranizar plays defense and offense with equal elegance to such a degree that he is one of the best overall Cardenain players. Second only to fellow national teamer Kenway Alexander as best passers of the ball, Haritz pairs that with incredible vision and a strong tackling ability to act as the ideal complete midfielder. He is quick, with a good burst of acceleration and higher pace, and it's his ability to get free in the channels that make him interesting in the lineup national team manager Scooter McNash has Haritz Larrainzar set up in. With his slinky off the ball skills, it seems he will drift into whatever channel is free to provide an excellent passing option for Giampietro Vera bursting into the attacking portion of play. He likes to play one-twos and dictate tempo, while using his world class eye and ability for a pass to thread the killer ball. He had a brilliant Baptism of Fire

Such a patient passer, it only makes sense Larrainz likes to participate in the other Cardenian pastime, fishing, when he isn't playing football. He prefers hitting the flooded land-bridge between East and West Cardenao, a memory of a long-passed invader. He really likes techno music, and can be found at various high and low profile raves across Cardenao with his trademark highlighter orange beanie and intentionally terrible fake beards.
Rating: A+ – Team Relationship: A+ – Morale: A – Form: A+
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 1 [u]Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78[/i]

14- Kenway Alexander
Height: 5'8 - Weight: 160lbs – Age: 32 - Team: Küsbon Town

A legend of the Cardenian game, it is only fitting Kenway Alexander makes his international debut and retirement during the Federal Republic of the Kingdom of Cardenao's maiden international football voyage. For the entirely of his 16 year career, Kenway has been the most gifted passing player in the Cardenian SuperLeague, with a supernatural ability to play the perfect pass no matter the distance nor the angle, and the vision to supplement that. While he used to be a mobile, decent defensive presence, he has lost the burst of pace that made him effective meaning that his role is now solely to control the pace of game and rely on others to perform the defensive heavywork. He can still put in a tackle if need be but hunting down the ball is not going to happen. Kenway had a stellar sub appearance in the 3-1 victory against Kuraita in Cardenao’s first ever game, controlling the passage of play that led to the final goal of the match.

Long a perfect ambassador of the Cardenain SuperLeague, Kenway Alexander spends his time volunteering at various outreach events, performing charitable work at social programs, and visits the same few local nondescript restaurants and shops he has been for his entire career.

Rating: B – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: B
Caps: 1 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

Attacking Midfielders:

10- Jayful Archer
Height: 5'10 - Weight: 162lbs – Age: 28 - Team: November City FC

With a very offensive-minded footballing style and slightly above zero defensive work rate, Jayful Archer is the definition of a luxury player but damn is he good at it. A wonderfully creative player with endlessly inventive little dinked passed over defenders legs, he will be brought on from the bench whenever that 20 flair/20 creativity player is needed to unlock the toughest defenses and find the final, last minute killer ball. Jayful Archer was brilliant in two sub appearances during the 78th Baptism of Fire, registering a beautiful assist to Juanma Saez in the opening match and will be expected to continue his good displays off the bench during the Worrld Cup.

Off the pitch, Mr. Archer has three dogs, two parrots, a Banijan hairless cat, and six beater cars done up in various offroading setups. He is an interesting man.

Rating: B+ – Team Relationship: C+ – Morale: A+ – Form: A-
[size=80]Caps: 2 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 1 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78


21- Rafa DiSantos
Height: 5'6 - Weight: 138lbs – Age: 18 - Team: Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
One of the younger members of the national team, Rafa DiSantos will certainly be feeling the pressure to make something of it. While a bit over 18 years of age, DiSantos plays a midfield game better than…well…every other Cardenian footballers not selected for the national team. His passing and ability to find the killer ball are already at a very high level, and his quickness and deft dribbling touch help him dance over poorly timed tackles. He has a calm mentality and looks for the pass before trying to shoot, and seems fairly oblivious to the pressure heaped on his shoulders to be the long term mainstay in the national team midfield. Rafa DiSantos has secured a starting position for the 53 Di Bradini Cup and is expected to be a leader for the team from his position in the midfield.

Playing for his lifelong Escuela Nacíonal DCPF, Rafa DiSantos has always been the standout player on the pitch. Off the pitch however? His agent, his father and former professional footballer Pietro DiSantos, keeps him hidden away from the public eye.

Rating: B- – Team Relationship: C – Morale: C+ – Form: A+
Caps: 0 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 - [u]Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78 [/i]


Left Wingers:
7- Ibai Acosta-Vargas
Height: 5'8 - Weight: 147lbs – Age: 27 - Team: Alameda Desperados

Bringing elite level speed and acceleration to the starting lineup, Ibai Acosta-Vargas will be expected to stretch the play and use his physical gifts to race onto through balls and sending in a pass to Juanma Saez in the middle. Ibai has a delightful array of first-encounter dribbling moves that let him dance beyond a defender and burst into open space. Acosta-Vargas can't shoot unless he has a real real good shot on goal, but that isn't why he's been brought into the team, and he knows that. Which makes him an even better player! He had a very strong Baptism of Fire campaign, assisting the first ever Cardenian National Team goal and generally proving to be the most consistent offensive threat. All eyes will be on him at the World Cup.

Off the field, Acosta-Vargas isn't afraid to splash his money on visually imparting displays of his wealth; the freshest clothes, the nicest kicks, the various rented sports cars so he can spend that money hanging out with his Cardenian Basketball League friends out in town.

Rating: B – Team Relationship: A – Morale: A – Form: B[/color]
Caps: 3 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 1 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

22- [i]Graysão
Sandora
Height: 6'1 - Weight: 160lbs – Age: 20 - Team: Escuela Nacíonal DCPF

An interesting yet also somewhat stereotypical case, Graysão Sandora is an incredibly talented dribbler full of self-confidence but he is also quite a bit of a…well…selfish knob to put it bluntly. That being said, his ability to dribble combined with that same confidence and developing finishing and it’s sometimes the recipe for success. He’s a decent passer but that's about the 6th thing that comes to his mind, so head coach McNash will be hoping to get Graysão to embrace passing to broaden both of their attacking options. Unfortunately Graysão is prone to lashing out in unprofessional and dirty fouls in his young career, as he is a bit of a spoiled brat, so maturation will be needed to fulfill his development. He was selected to be a starter in the Di Bradini Cup and will be expected to be one of the better players on the squad.

Off the pitch Graysão drives exotic cars with the latest popular online model entertainer in the passenger seat, parties at late night clubs, and has been 'allegedly' spotted enjoying finer substances that can be plentifully found in Cardenao. Sports cars and college parties because he is (unfortunately) that guy.

Rating: B – Team Relationship: C – Morale: A+ – Form: B
Caps: 0 - Goals: 0 - Assists: 0 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

Strikers:
9- Juanma Saez
Height: 5'10 - Weight: 165lbs – Age: 26 years old - Team: Cardenia FC

A classic striker with exceptional shooting, Juanma loves moving into the open channel to use his decent dribbling and first touch to roll onto goal and shoot with his right foot into the keepers left sidenet. He's a great finisher and always stays alert to the game, using his off the ball ability to give his defender a fakeout and head into open space. Buildup play isn't Juanma's strong suit, so if his attack through the center is blocked off, then there's not really much he can contribute to the attack. But damn can he shoot the ball and that’s what you want from your starting striker. He scored Cardenao’s first international goal in the 78th Baptism of Fire and will be looking to increase his tally of two goals for the Blue and Golds.

Off the pitch he enjoys jetskiing and bird hunting, he also owns a minority stake in the popular tequila company Mejíto.

Rating: B+ – Team Relationship: B+ – Morale: A – Form: A+
Caps: 3 - Goals: 2 - Assists: 0 - Tournaments Played: Baptism of Fire 78

20- Yeison Mesa
Height: 6'6 - Weight:198lbs – Age: 23 - Team: Purellía Villa

When Yeison Mesa walks into the room, he commands attention. Standing at 6'6 and with a build that screams hunk, the tall and quick striker from his hometown Purellía Villais a slayer on and off the pitch. Yeison has a superbly delicate touch that his height wouldn't suggest while he has a fantastic ability to pull off the right simple move to get into lethal shooting territory. With those skills and his ability to weasel free off the ball, to foreign observer's it might be surprising Yeison isn't starting but the truth is for every incredible game he has there are three where he is hit or miss with his abilities.

The nature of the Baptism of Fire campaign meant Yeison Mesa didn’t see the pitch for as much as a second. Some argue he should trade off the starting role with Juanma Saez, that would be sacrificing supreme finishing for incredible athletic and dribbling abilities. We’ll see how that all plays out.

Rating: B+ – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B+ – Form: A
Ca[s: 0 - Goals: 0 - Assists:[u] 0 - [u]Tournaments Played Baptism of Fire 78

23- Chímo Ventura
Height:5'10 - Weight:153lbs – Age: 17 - Team: Escuela Nacíonal DCPF

Chímoooooo! So goes the popular chant from the Escuela Nacíonal DCPF faithful who have watched this particular talent blaze through the youth teams scoring goals for absolute laughs before participating in friendly matches for the senior Escuela Nacíonal DCPF team where his first few goals were attributed for beginners luck in being in the right place at the right time but it quickly became clear that there was more of a natural ability to find the veins of play. Chímo exploits every defensive error before him and used his creative dribbling and shooting talents to work his way into the right position.

Chímo has long been hyped up and here he is, the youngest player on the national team and a lovable meme due to the fun ease of yelling "Chíiiiiiimooooooooooooo" and it sent the country into a frenzy when he scored within a minute of his National Team debut off the bench. It's too early to tell what his private life is all about, a strong family structure sees Chímo avoid the limelight and hone his game at the Escuela Nacíonal training complex.

Rating: B – Team Relationship: B- – Morale: B+ – Form: A-
Caps: 1 - Goals: 1 - Assists:[u] 0 - [u]Tournaments Played Baptism of Fire 78

Right Wingers:
11- Chevaughn Williams
Height:6'4 - Weight: 207lbs – Age: 28 - Team: Escuela Nacíonal DCPF

Chevaugn fills a unique role in the Cardenian attack as a hulking 6'4 presence who takes advantage of his size to bully his defender. The big man still boasts a strong back to goal passing game which is certainly helpful with building up to a situation where his height, strong off the ball ability, and decent physical ability help him bludgeon his defender and create opportunities for Chevaughn to score. That's all he wants to do so it's a good match that the point of football is to score more goals than the other team, it's science.

Chevaughn Williams had a decent Baptism of Fire, scoring once against Kuraita before failing to really make an impact for the rest of the tournament. He definitely has a role to play in the team, does it involve him starting? That remains to be seen.

Rating: B – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B+ – Form: B
Caps: 3 - Goals: 1 - Assists:[u] 0 - [u]Tournaments Played Baptism of Fire 78

18- Fabrizio Viscarra
Height:5'9 - Weight: 153lbs – Age: 27 - Team: Conchara Marítima

A very quick, flashy dribbler, Fabrizio Viscarra loves bombing up the right flank using his inventive, unpredictable dribbling to slice through opposing defenses before sliding a fairly accurate pass or cross into the middle. He can't shoot to save his life but considering that's not why he was brought to the national team. He's here to be a pest, a menace, a mosquito turboing around the pitch creating opportunities for other players.

Viscarra made a sole appearance at the Baptism of Fire but used it well, registering 5 completed dribbles, most of his passes, and a pair of accurate shots on goal. Much more to come from him hopefully during the long campaign ahead. Off the field the man is an absolute menace at dancing clubs, taking every good opportunity to hit the floor and dance the night away. His hips do not lie.
Rating: B- – Team Relationship: B – Morale: B+ – Form: B
Caps: 1 - Goals: 0 - Assists:[u] 0 - [u]Tournaments Played Baptism of Fire 78





PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES





Captain: Dylan Mathers
Vice-Captain: Diego Valenzuela
Third Captain: Robert Rojas

Kick Takers (in order of ability)
Free kicks: Harritz Larrainzar
Right corners: Harritz Larrainzar
Left corners: Giampietro Vera
Penalties: Juanma Saez





Head Coach: Scooter McNash
Height: 6'1 – Weight: 178lbs – Age 48 years old – Team:

A striking legend in his younger days, the eccentric Scooter McNash is taking the reigns of the Cardenian national team during our maiden outing. Surprising team selections, exotic formations, outlandish and entertaining media appearances, Scooter McNash is sure to bring his legendary passion and unique personality to the dugout.

Rating: A - Team Relationship: A - Morale: B - Confidence:A
Tourn. Coached: Baptism of Fire 78




PRIMARY FORMATION





-------HOLLAND-------

---MATHERS(c)--ROJAS--GRANDILLON--HENDRIX---

-----VERA---VALENZUELA(vc)-----

-------LARRAINZAR-------

----CHEVAUGHN---JUANMA---ACOSTA-VARGAS----


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Choose my goal scorers: Yes
Injury to my players: No.
Hand out Yellow cards to my players: No
Hand out Red cards to my players: No
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Postby The 14 Stars » Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:57 am

Starsian Football Team

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Choose my scorers: Y
Give yellow cards to my players: Y
Give red cards to my players: Y (max 2 per match)
RP injuries to my players: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
Godmod injuries to my players: N
Godmod other events: Y (let me know beforehand)

Style modifier: +2


The Storm Wolves

Team Management
Coach: James Landry Eshialand (43)
Assistant Coach: Steven Young Eshialand (39)
Coach Attack: Victor Demonio (41)
Coach Defense: Rose Daley (35)
Coach Goalkeepers: Muhammad Arash (44)

Team Medic: Allyiah El then (42)
Physio: Gianna Zaratti (51)
Scout: Zeyan Chardan (45)

The team

Goalkeepers
GK - Tom Feeney (28) Greenville (7 caps)
GK - Muhammad Khalifa (27) Desert Lions
GK - Calvin Princeton (24) Omega (17 caps)

Defenders
LB - Bryan Steeler (26) Port Vale FC
LB - Dereck Yale (29) Omega (23 caps)
LB - Charlie Neville (30) Amazona (7 caps)
CB - Alan White (34) Blizzard Academy (43 caps)
CB - Klara Jenssen (30) Blizzard Academy (1 cap)
CB - Jenna Wilson (27) Greenville FC
CB - Federico Zaratti (21) Phoenix United
CB - Victor Rodriguez (28) Red Bison (13 caps)
CB - Daisy Moreno (25) Red Bison (1 cap)
RB - Olivia Salisbury (28) Port Vale FC (22 caps)
RB - Xavier Esscher (29) Orion (4 caps)
RB - Sam Hollow (27) Haunted FC (3 caps)

Midfielders
LM - Brittany Storm (26) Amazona United
LM - Dylan Diam (29) Orion (41 caps 2 goals)
LM - Bertha Bernard (23) Phoenix United (6 caps)
CM - Hannah Wellington (25) Phoenix United (1 cap)
CM - Stefano Garcia (30) Red Bison (28 caps 1 goal)
CM - Zeyna Chardan (21) abroad
RM - Hirata Hanashira (29) Port Vale FC
RM - Becky Ray (28) Universal FC (22 caps 1 goal)
RM - Amanda Forsberg (27) Almighty Faith (4 caps)

Strikers
LW - Joyce Villegas (22) Prominence FC
LW - Jude Redwood (28) Omega (22 caps)
LW - Thyr Sodorsund (24) Almighty Faith (4 caps)
ST - Holly Moonlight (23) Blizzard Academy (12 caps 15 goals)
ST - Wendy Turner (26) Amazona United
ST - Christian Fourseasons (22) Mount Olympus
RW - Kira Blade (23) Omega (39 caps 4 goals)
RW - Jill Swyndon (29) Greenville FC (2 caps 1 goal)
RW - Jocelyn Pineda (27) Polestar Academy

Team Information

Player Noted here below are regular starters, if under any cirucumstances they can't play any name can be filled in as long as its the same postion as the player who is missing.
If you are unsure on what to do you can always TG me.
Standard Line-up: (expected starters) if there is any diffrence in the line up i will let you know beforehand either through DM on discord or by TG on Nationstates.

GK - Calvin Princeton
LB - Dereck Yale
CB - Alan White (captain)
CB - Victor Rodriguez
RB - Olivia Salisbury
LM - Dylan Diam
CM - Stefano Garcia
RM - Becky Ray
LW - Jude Redwood
ST - Holly Moonlight
RW - Kira Blade (vice captain)

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The Starsian National Football Team is The 14 Stars's national squad in association soccer competitions for national associations across the entire multiverse world of soccer.
There have been alot of changes since their last appearance in the World Cup 88 qualifiers, the sole governing body of the Starsian soccer industry had been disbanded.
With new transfer and new management Starsian soccer started to come back to its old form and in IAC 14 and WCQ90 our team has shown that they can deliver great matches.

With everyone of the old generation gone exept Alan White there is less experience but alot of new talent with the hopes of getting a good international result for their country.
Furthermore Landry and Young have proven to be an excellent coaching duo that has proven itself to be able to build a team from the ground and elevate it to great heights we never could have dreamt of in a such a short time.
With IAC 15 now coming they hope to use this new talent combined with a few more experienced members to bring the Starsian squad their best international result in their short history on the international stage.

Tactical Set-Up

The Starsian side is a very skilled team with a very high team chemistry and morale combining it with their quick paced game they are an opponent for all teams to watch out for due to their offensive style.
They play in a 4-3-3 which through the match can be changed to various other formations suiting the game that they play however they are an offensive team loving to have possesion of the ball.
It is know the Starsian team loves game control, taking the initiative and play their best, they are more willing to play a great game of soccer rather then simply getting a good result.

Left Corner Taker: Dylan Diam
Right Corner Taker: Becky Ray
Penalties: Holly Moonlight
Direct FK Taker: Kira Blade
Indirect FK Taker: Kira Blade
Most likely to foul/be booked: Jude Redwood
Most likely to shoot: Holly Moonlight
Most likely to score from close-range: Kira Blade
Most likely to score from long-range: Dylan Diam
Most likely to be fouled: Holly Moonlight
Most likely to attempt the spectacular: Becky Ray

Star players

Calvin Princeton
Its hard to be a goalkeeper and a star player at the same time, however this individual Calvin Princeton shows that it is more then possible with his spirit and motivational character.
He is a reliable pillar of support for the team both on and off the field who knows his teammates and what drives them, combined with some incredible goalkeeping talent hes is the number 1 goalie of the country now.
Others describe him as a sort of big brother to them, he can listen to others very well although he is not really talkative when he isn't in goal or doing anything soccer related.
He is the mark of a new generation of goalies that play more daring and play with the team instead of leading them.


Alan White
It is hard to be a veteran in a team with young players all around you, Nicolay Moon has retired from the national team and their captain Valerian has been gone too.
With those friends going away and Maximillian also retiring in not too long he remains as only veteran in a team full of newbies and younger players he has nothing in common with.
However this doesn't stop him from trying, he was one of the youngest of the old team and now he is one of the oldest and aims to give a good example for the youth so they can get the best out of themselves.
He also has a leading role now in the team, one he rather didn't had but in the light of current events he feels it as his responsibility both to himself and to Valerian to make happen what he started.
His defensive skill is unmatched though, his experience and his great judgement of an opponent is what makes his moves on point and rarely failing although he always plays on safe.

Holly Moonlight
After Maximillian Flare left there was a gap in the team and there is only one person good enough to fill that gap, she is known as the ''Ice Queen'' due to her ice cold finishing skill.
Everything she touches nearly hits the net, she is younger, faster and technically more advanced then her predecessor Flare ever could be and its all thanks to new age training methods.
Ever since she was young she was proclaimed as the next ace, she is along with Kira Blade one of those talents that the new generation of starsian soccer players brings here.
She made her debut in WCQ90 as a substitute and has been turned into a starter now with great future potential with many years to come for this young girl.


Kira Blade
The woman that everyone is looking out for, the next generation's leading light and the daughter of national hero and Phoenix academy coach Marcus Blade is the new up and coming star of the team.
While very young her skill is unmatched, Kira is able to read the flow of the game, adapt to her opponents and keep evolving herself even within a match she will always keep getting better which each time she plays.
Inherting her father insane scoring ability and spead she is more of a technical player and gets easily fouled on because she is known as the best player of the team and quickest, however her team play is very strong with the older members aswell and she shares a good friendship with Maximillian Flare.

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Stadium Information

All Starsian home matches will be played in the brand new, Starset stadium created for the national team only with the purpose on training, playing games and living at the complex.
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Postby Forbidden Territories » Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:01 am



FORBIDDEN TERRITORIES NATIONAL TEAM

Trigramme : FTS
Coach: Matt Ress
Sponsors: Motorade
Nickname: Forthers
Species:Homo Sapiens
Region: The South Pacific
KIT
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Home Stadium:
1.Motorad Glass Bowl, Calicut
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2.Vezcoritherium, North Vezcoria
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3.Watersport Sphere, Tigres
(Under renovation due to Schiel Bombings)
First Match:Forbidden Territories 3–1 Quintessence of Dust
Biggest Margin of Victory:Forbidden Territories 5 - 0 Macbon
Biggest Margin if Defeat:Forbidden Territories 0 - 1 Squidroidia,Forbidden Territories 0 - 1 Omerica,Forbidden Territories 0 - 1 Gortolekua
Style : - 3.50 ( defensive )





GK
1 Shane Rodriguez ( 25)
4 Shaun Mansey ( 31)
7 Kim tae hoo ( 29)


Defense
CB 12 Alan Shephard ( 32)
CB 14 Klein Harowitz ( 29)
CB 18 Kael Molluwac ( 28)
CB 29 Chris Brayden (31)
LB 25 Rory Stones ( 27)
LB 34 Livac Ibrahimovic ( 34)
LB 35 Chen Huefang ( 33)
RB 21 Mandrake Manson ( 29)
RB 26 Robert Pattinson ( 31)


Midfield
CM 38 Herman Miller ( 27)
CM 39 Marcus Cross ( 23)
CM 32 Larry Stevens (20)
CM 41 Albert hendrickson (25)
LM 40 David Cross ( 22)
LM 49 Tim Marshworth ( 30)
LM 31 Xi Laofing ( 29)
RM 55 Marcelinho ( 31)
RM Hauĺo Mendez


Attacking
CF 54 Alex Knott ( 33)
CF 56 Alberto Sanchez (24)
CF 57 Olbert Scheilz ( 24)
LW 44 Sun Yun Teoun ( 29)
LW 43 Marc Rushinburg ( 27)
RW 62 Jonathan Wood ( 34)
RW 60 Mohammed Rafique ( 28)


* Bold are in Starting Lineup 4 - 4 - 2





Formation : 4 - 4 - 2 ( default) or 4 - 2 - 3 - 1
Perfected during the Golden Age of Football, this technique is best known for gritty defending, and is perfect for excellent counter attacking measures.It was seen in measure by coach Matt Ress during the games against Quintessence of Dust, Muralos where the team won thanks to their good defensive display. However, it is also disadvantageous against teams using similar strategy , and teams playing possesive football. Due to their being two strikers, it is much more difficult to create scoring chances from aggressive gameplay as one gets outnumbered and flanked in the midfield . It was seen during the match against Strayaroos Barrier where after half time, Forthers were trailing by 2. It was due to a miraculous hat- trick by Alberto Sanchez that the game was won. After the failure agajnst Muralos and Squidroidia, Matt Ress switched to a much more modern 4 - 2 - 3 - 1 formation, but as it was never attempted before (FTS was a much more orthodox footballing nation), there were various issues that propped out such as overfatigue,exertion and discoordination from the players who had little chemistry among them. After that match, The Forthers have tried experimenting with various different formations alongside the de facto and the new one. The best lineups found were

1.4- 4 - 2

2.4 - 2 - 3 - 1

3.4 - 3 - 3

4.3 - 4 - 2 -1

Fans: The fans are known to don the usual black and green neon jersey, and the less popular ultramarine which has recently been used less in match due to a pay dispute with sponsor proivider. Forther' have a huge fanbase across the nation, from the Economic hub of Calicut, to the desert city of Alb Ashin, and the two Vezcorian Metropolises, the forthers have enjpyed unrivalled fame across the entire natipn including smaller provincial cities and settlements. It has been growing ever since their exploits in IAC and the recently created League. The fanfare was at it's peak in the Pre Isolationist age, however after the Korpskii scandal, it began to die down. Fans however have regained confidence in the team after the new election, in which it was explicitly stated that football would be back after hiatus. Forther fans are generally known for supporting their team throughout the game whetehr they win or lose. However they will be vitriolic if the team loses by a wide margin. They aren't aggressive but will chant and cheer the team when they are in possesion. They are known to celebrate when their team wins with fireworks wherever they go, and this might have resulted in some stray fires, which were put down after some time. Of course, there are some rowdy elements within the fandom, certain people who would hunt down others if they supported an opposing faction, sort of like a cult, this wa sprevalent in the pre Isolationist era, and has dipped since the Scandal, however one off instances have been noted due to which no metallic items excluding smart watches and phones are allowed.

Starting Lineups

4 - 4 - 2

1.GK 1 Shane Rodriguez ( 25)
2.CB 12 Alan Shephard ( 32)
3.CB 14 Klein Harowitz ( 29)
4.LB 35 Chen Huefang ( 33)
5.RB 26 Robert Pattinson ( 31)
6.CM 38 Herman Miller ( 27)
7.CM 39 Marcus Cross ( 30)
8.LM 40 David Cross ( 32)
9.RM 55 Marcelinho ( 31)
10.CF 54 Alex Knott ( 23)
11.CF 56 Alberto Sanchez (24)[/box]

4 - 2 - 3 - 1
1.GK 1 Shane Rodriguez ( 25)
2.CB 12 Alan Shephard ( 32)
3.LB 35 Chen Huefang ( 33)
4.RB 21 Mandrake Manson ( 29)
5.CM 32 Larry Stevens (20)
6.CM 38 Herman Miller ( 27)
7.CM 39 Marcus Cross ( 30)
8.RW 60 Mohammed Rafique ( 28)
9.LW 43 Marc Rushinburg ( 27)
10.CF 54 Alex Knott ( 23)
11.CF 56 Alberto Sanchez (24)

Captain: Alex Knott
Top Goalscorer: Alberto Sanchez
Most likely to get a foul:Herman Miller
Corner Taker:Alan Shephard
Penalty Taker: Marcelinho





RP PERMISSIONS
If my opponent roleplays first, they may:
Choose my starting lineup: Y
Choose my goalscorers: Y
Godmod scoring events: Y
RP injuries to my players: Y ( minor, not severe or career threatening)
Godmod injuries to my players: Y ( same as above)
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Y
Hand out red cards to my players: Y ( 2 atmost in a match)
Godmod other events: Y
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Ceni
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Posts: 3959
Founded: Jun 26, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Ceni » Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:46 am

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Goalkeepers
Juan Pablo MORALES - 29 - GK
Ryan NAVIR - 32 - GK
Joshua KOSOKHAN - 25 - GK
Leo GLASVYRN - 18 - GK

Defenders
Liam LORECHIAN - 30 - CB
Ariana GURI-MONTAGUE - 25 - CB
Miri WINDTIDE - 28 - CB
Evan TURICH-ALBERTSON - 33 - LB
Justin MORROGHANY - 33 - RB
Zarel SONTEBREN - 21 - CB
Felix FARTHEN - 21 - CB

Midfielders
Allison SWAN - 31 - CM
Jasper VALARAN - 30 - CM
Avi RENNING - 21 - CM
Nova KYMERI - 25 - DM
Sofia FALCÓN - 27 - CM
Zane KIRCHNER - 17 - CM
Petro VALLES - 31 - DM

Attacking Midfielders
Adrián del TORO - 29 - (R)AM
Marc-André ONASI - 27
Asher KOROMIN - 23 - (L)AM
Marco SANTA ORIA - (R)AM

Strikers
Andrew ARROWSWORD - 28 - ST
Ben LORENNION - 28 - ST
Iain CYN-PENZAG - 23 - ST
Sascha FALKENRATH - 23 - ST
Cesár CORVALÁN - 26 - ST

Coaching Staff
Head Manager - Image Luke Longstar
Assistant Manager - Image Aran Xibalma
Defensive Coach - Image Coben Jerfel
Offensive Coach - Image Megara Keler
Goalkeeping Coach - Image Sam Koresjor

Style & RP Permissions
Style: +3
RP Permissions: I'm usually OK with anything, except NO KILLING (of players or fans or Cenian citizens in my country) or career-ending injuries. I decide severity of injuries. Please pay attention to my RP series for context.

Starting Lineup
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Home Stadium

Cenial Halcyon National Stadium, Cenial, capacity 85,000
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Newly built to host a tournament like the Baptism of Fire several years ago, the Cenial Halcyon National Stadium hosts most of the Cenian national team's home matches. With a capacity of 85,000, the stadium has an unique roof which is retractable in case of inclement weather, preserving the optimal climate for spectators inside the stadium. The stadium also has won plaudits from national team players who say the stadium is one of the best grass pitches they have played on. Cenial United also hosts its home matches in this stadium. The stadium is currently the biggest in all of Ceni at this point and is fairly close to both of the major airports in Ceni, easily accessible by subway to those areas as well as most other areas of Cenial. It was built by the renowned Sky High Architecture in a southern area of Ceni, near the sea.

When elected as the host of the Baptism of Fire, the Cenian FA decided to upgrade some of the facilities at the stadium, including the press box and VIP box, as well as installing WiFi access for all seats, following the example of the Alexander I National Stadium. Notably in the history of the Cenial Halcyon Stadium, Ceni has never lost at this stadium when it was first used during qualifying for World Cup 73, and the Cenian national team defeated Gregoryisgodistan on penalty kicks to qualify for its first ever World Cup. The Halcyon National Stadium counts itself as one of the greenest buildings in Ceni, making use of solar panels wherever possible, recycling water and heat through its system (so that water used to water the pitch can be used in the toilets, etc.), making use of recycled materials in constructions, and other eco-friendly measures to reduce its energy footprint.

Cenial
Cenial is Ceni’s capital city; as such, the Cenian executive, legislative, and judicial branches are all located in Cenial. The Prime Minister has his home and offices here; office buildings for executive departments are also located in Cenial. The capitol building of Ceni, the meeting place for the Cenian Assembly, was recently redesigned and sits at the head of a park stretching to the President’s home. Judicially, the highest court in Ceni, the Supreme Court, meets here, as well as one of Ceni’s eight appellate courts. In elections, Cenial’s citizens are very active, with more than 85% turnout in national elections and 75% turnout in local elections.

Cenial attracts people from all over the region and the world with its world-class universities—the University of Ceni and the University of Cenial its two most prominent. The University of Ceni is renowned for its instruction in architecture, business, the humanities and history, politics, and law, while the University of Cenial focuses its academic investments in the science section. In fact, the University of Cenial is a leading research university in the fields of biotechnology and engineering.

A large part of Cenial consists of parks and greenery. One of the largest parks in the nation, Lake Cenial Park, stretches along the coast of Lake Cenial and provides opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking, Frisbee golf, and just plain old fun with friends and family. In the spring, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, Lake Cenial Park is a very pretty sight, and its beautiful fountains are available year-round for all to enjoy. Another major park in Cenial is the Capitol Mall, a park stretching from the Capitol to the President’s House, with its memorial reflecting pool. Other green attractions in Cenial include the Japanese garden, in that section of the city, with its beautiful ponds, pagoda, and rock garden section for peaceful meditation, and the National Botanical Garden, with specimens from all over the world and exhibits of most major climates in the region. Not only is Cenial renowned for its green spaces, it is also renowned for its green attitude. Cenial is among the world’s leading cities in the proliferation of green technology, with a large number of buildings with energy saving measures. Many homes have solar panels, and the government has invested money into increasing the amount of renewable energy in the city; around 35% of the city’s electricity comes from renewable sources.

Cenial has a tolerant attitude and welcomes people from all over the world. As a result, Cenial has an incredibly diverse population. People from all over the world—from Asia, Africa, the Social Liberal Union, and all other regions of the world—have chosen to make Cenial their home. Because Cenial is very welcoming to all people, including refugees, Cenial supports a large population from Ciqi and Coconutstan, two countries ravaged by war. Because of its ethnic diversity, Cenial also has religious and language diversity. Hundreds of languages are spoken in different parts of Cenial, although English is mainly used in day-to-day communication. Religiously, no single religion makes up a majority of the population of Cenial. Atheism is the major religion in Cenial, with around 30% of people, although Christianity (almost equally split between Catholics and Protestants) (25%) and Islam (15%) both make up significant fractions of the population. Cenial has one of the world’s largest and most significant Chinatowns, while Little Saigon and Little Lyndainium are also significant ethnic enclaves. Ethnically, Cenians, Avaerilonians, Eurans, Electrumites, and Spanish make up a total of 75% of Cenial’s population, and there is a large diversity in the remaining 25%.

Cenial, as the cultural center of Ceni, is Ceni’s hub for performing arts. Cenial has the largest number of theatres, concert halls, and exhibition centers in all of Ceni. Cenial’s Royal Shakespearian Theatre Company is well renowned for its performances of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as other plays of Victorian English authors. Because of its diversity, Cenial has a large variety of ethnic restaurants of all kinds—from Westerheimian and Avaerilonian to Persian and Vietnamese, which are found mostly in ethnic sections of the city. Homemade Chinese noodles can be found in Chinatown, while Vietnamese culture is prevalent in Little Saigon. There are a number of excellent Avaerilonian restaurants in Little Lyndainium. Popular street foods in Cenial include Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. In the city centre, there are a large number of upscale restaurants catering to legislators, lobbyists, and richer tourists, while small cafes serving Cenian cuisine dot corner sides. Because of Ceni’s proximity to, and reliance on, the sea, Cenian cuisine places a large emphasis on fish and seafood. Popular Cenian dishes include Cenial Clam Chowder, widely regarded as one of the world’s best, various fish stews, and fish & chips. Other significant Cenian dishes contain crab, lobster, sea scallop, and cod. Alcoholic beverages are fairly common in Ceni, and there are a fair number of pubs, including some chain and local pubs. Cavalier Brewpubs and Machu Picchu Pubs, two famous chains, both originated out of Cenial. At night, a fair number of nightclubs serve alcoholic drinks and provide the citizen or tourist with the opportunity to party.


About Ceni


Ceni is a small island country of around 5500 km2 located in the eastern parts of the Rushmori region of Terranea. Although it has no land borders, the nearest countries are Electrum, from which it is separated in the west by a narrow strait, and the Isles of Avon, a small republic located to the east in the same island chain. With a population of just over 13 million, this makes Ceni one of the densest countries in Rushmore, at around 2360 people per sq km. Ceni is also one of the most urbanized countries in Rushmore, with the three major cities, Cenial, the capital, City Centre, and New Oxford, forming one large urban agglomeration, with the city petering out around the edges of the metropolis. Climate-wise, Ceni has a temperate oceanic climate, with the influence of the ocean helping to moderate both the summers and the winters - temperatures are almost never extreme either way, cold or hot.

Historically, Ceni was first settled by a group of people, ancestors of the Fererldan, who spoke a language, Ancient Cenian, that is almost extinct except for a few speakers (but it survives in many Cenian names, both surnames and given names), which is related to modern day Avaerilonian (the prevailing theory suggests that these people migrated from an area in New Gelderland, across a land bridge to Ceni, and then across to Avaerilon, where they settled later in time). The name Ceni itself comes from a corruption of an Ancient Cenian word for 'White Cliffs', which described the cliffs near the present day Dover. These people stayed in the area around Cenial for a while until a group of settlers from Eura arrived and settled in the southern half of Ceni, displacing some of these populations. A Spanish population from Valladares arrived and set up a colony in the north of Ceni, hoping to set up a port for the growing nation, but when the city of Junin was settled, these settlers were disappointed, nonetheless deciding to stay and send seafood to the Valladar communities as well as lobbying the government to set up a port in the north. These communities formed the backbone of a thriving Hispanic population in Ceni.

In the face of a rising Euran threat, these various colonies - the Fereldic population, the Spanish in the North, and Euran/Cenian mix in the South - decided to unify their solitary island in order to coordinate their defenses and reduce infighting. As the Euran threat died down, the Cenian government retooled its economy to provide services and goods to the growing Euran industrial economy while still remaining a bit on edge. As the economy bloomed, a group of Avaerilonian refugees settled in Ceni after escaping one of that country's long wars, establishing a Cenian tradition. These refugees contributed to Ceni's rising high-tech and service economy as the country moved into the 21st century.

Ceni's government is a parliamentary system with a one-chambered parliament, the Cenian Assembly, which has 225 representatives in it; the Prime Minister is the head of government, while a ceremonial President is the head of state. More locally, Ceni is divided into 14 districts, which serve to administer most of the government's services to the people and giving them local control, with a Chief Minister heading the government in each district; most districts have a District Council of either 7 or 9 councilpersons, headed by the Chief Minister. The Cenian people love their elections, with more than 80% turnout most times. Economically, Ceni has a large financial sector along with large pharmaceutical, high-tech, education, real estate sectors, and renewable energy sector. Ceni has a large GDP due to its proximity to Eura and the Euran economy and also a large GDP per capita, one of the largest in the region. Cenians enjoy a high standard of living as well as a large social welfare net and free education, courtesy of a Scandinavian-style liberal government.
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<+SJG> Rustler by nature | <Schottia> I always think of Ceni as what it would be like if Long Island was its own nation, ran by Bernie Sanders lol.

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United Adaikes
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Posts: 240
Founded: Feb 11, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby United Adaikes » Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:45 pm

Four years after participating in their first World Cup Qualifiers, the United Adaikes Football Association grouped the starters of the men's and women's national football teams into one team to represent the country, despite a quiet international sports participation from the country in the last four years, in the Qualifiers of the 91st edition of the World Cup!

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Head Coach	Dylan Burke		M	46	Gasple Dynamic	
Asst Head Coach Star Marquez F 59 Bridlo Riddles
Asst Coach Bridgette Moss F 43 Bridlo Riddles
Teri Kersey F 39 Gasple Dynamic
GK Coach Edweena Hathway F 44 Gasple Dynamic
Position Name Nr Age Team Remarks
GK Abby Kidd 1 39 Bridlo Riddles Vice-captain
DF Elaina Braddock 2 35 Gasple Dynamic
DF Peter Knight 3 33 Gasple Dynamic
DF Lorainne Kennard 4 29 East Fairdesshields Eagles
DF Van Burgess 5 31 Gasple Dynamic
MF Cameron Ross 17 28 Steskia Kings
MF Billy Jordan 7 34 Gasple Dynamic Captain
MF Charmaine Maldonado 8 35 North Shil Silent Vipers
MF Joanne Lane 9 27 Wrarnerbadshot Watchers
FW Kolton Dale 19 29 Steskia Kings
FW Collin Maddox 11 30 Steskia Kings
GK Lora Barnet 23 30 North Shil Silent Vipers
FW Raelyn Weston 20 27 North Shil Silent Vipers
DF Aidan Fisher 15 32 Bridlo Riddles
MF Vincenzo Sweeney 6 27 Bridlo Riddles
DF Leta Delgado 13 26 Bridlo Riddles
FW Sonya Kynaston 22 29 Wrarnerbadshot Watchers
DF Nova Fields 16 29 Gasple Dynamic
MF Lorie Marsh 21 32 Perthdoches Hyenas
MF Jake Gaines 10 26 North Shil Silent Vipers
MF Alexina Willoughby 24 35 Fort Bloom Crocodiles
DF Mimi Yoxall 14 23 Perthdoches Hyenas
GK Mikki Walters 12 30 Wrarnerbadshot Watchers


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Kits with the United Adaikes National Football Team logo on the white sleeve of the uniform


Preferred Formation: 4-1-2-1-2
Style Modifier: +1.7

The Federal Republic of the United Adaikes is divided administratively in 8 regions: Adaikes (the national capital region), Ludsport, the Mille-mer islands-regions (East Mille-mer and West Mille-mer), the Ngadabrigg islands-region, Saymacrell, Thraproy, and Thurhope. The islands-regions do not have cities and are managed by the regional government. After an investment by the federal and regional government a few years ago, they have designated Thraproy as the Sports Capital of the United Adaikes.

The region of Thraproy has five (5) cities: Fort Bloom, Neojunc, Perthdoches, Steskia (the regional capital), and Wrarnerbadshot. Sportstown is found in the greater and central Steskia, and to uphold the name of the Sports Capital in the country, stadiums, courts and other playing venues of every known sport can be seen around the whole region.

With the latest funding of both the federal and regional government, Steskia has the New Thraproy Sports Complex, where all main stadiums and venues for sports (both outdoor and indoor) are found, including the Steskia Coliseum (25, 138 seating capacity; used in home games of the United Adaikes in the IBC 33 & 34), the Millenium Stadium (56, 000 seating capacity; used in IBS XVI), and the Main Football Stadium (used in home games for the United Adaikes national men's and mixed football teams).

The Main Football Stadium has a seating capacity of 70,000, including multiple press boxes, and three VIP boxes.


RP Permissions:
If my opponent RPs our match first, they may:
Choose my scorers: Yes.
RP injuries to my players: TG me here in NS/DM me in Discord first.
Suspend my players: TG me here in NS/DM me in Discord first.
Godmod scoring events: No.
Godmod injuries to my players: No.
Godmod suspension events: No.
Godmod other events: Yes, but TG me here in NS/DM me in Discord first.
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Gardelrya
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Gardelrya » Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:52 pm

Gardelryan Mens National Football Team
Gardelryn Herrlandslaget i futball


After the teams loss in the Baptism of Fire quarterfinals, they immediately began preparing for their next challenge: The NS World Cup. Many Gardelryans were proud of the Kingdom's efforts, with rivalries temporarily ending as sports fans across the nation come together. With goalkeeper Gunny Kristoffersan being injured in the BoF Round of 16, duties are expected to be split between young star Anton Mertz, and experienced backup Frederik Voll. Kristoffersan has a broken ankle, and isn't expected to play for at least the nest 3 months, which have many Rega Oskargard fans worried about how the team will perform for the rest of the season.

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Kits made by Gardelryan supplier Lurrev

Style Mod: +2.45

Home Stadium: Harald Kistner Memorial Stadium, Oskargard (cap. 82,000)

Other Stadiums:
Giese Park, Oskargard (cap. 55,000)
Crimson Yard, Othlesse (cap. 72,000)
Vennesberg United Stadium, Vennesberg (cap. 65,700)
Lurrev Stadium, Oskargard (cap. 61,000)

Roster
4-3-3

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(Starting 11 is underlined)

CF 11- Kristian Tennefjord (21) (Relv Sisse)
13- Alv Holgersan (35) (Egerheim Kyst)

LW 8-Soren Danielsan (29) (Egerheim Kyst)
25- Svend Naess (26) (Rega Oskargard)

RW 9- Sig Halvorsan (35) (De Vursen FK) [C]

CM 7-Kasper Hall (27) (Lorrana City [Lorrana])

5-Aki Hagen (28) (Limmiera FC)

12- Anders Fredriksan (29) (Othlesse-Surlin United)
15- Verner Ostberg (34) (International Team)
21- Roger Van der Lippe (31) (Helager FK)
18- Axel Landvik (24) (Rega Oskargard)

DM 6-Johan Lund (24) (Othlesse-Surlin United)
26- Martin Espensan (24) (Relv Sisse)

CB 4-Tim Lang (23) (De Vursen FK)
2- Tomas Henriksan (24) (Relv Sisse)


LB 3- Rikard Storstand (29) (Egerheim Kyst)
27- Sune Martinsan (25) (Helgar FK)

RB 16- Kennet Goldschmidt (28) (Helager FK)
14- Tobias Akselsan (25) (Abelvorden Wolves)

GK 19- Anton Mertz (20) (Limmiera FC)
22- Frederik Voll (25) (International Team)

48- Anders Thorn (28) (Vennesberg United)

Head Coach: Otto Castelberg

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes with reason (tg for any clarification)
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes with reason (tg for clarification)
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Tyskerlund
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Posts: 21
Founded: Feb 11, 2022
Ex-Nation

Postby Tyskerlund » Sun May 01, 2022 12:58 am

Tyskerlund National Team
Tyskerlund had a somewhat underwhelming yet somewhat expected performance in the Baptism of Fire, crashing out dead last in the group with a total of zero points. Even so, there wasn't any time to rest as Das Gefrorene Bataillon must prepare for the World Cup! The largest sporting event there is. With the players having become more and more solid with their training received, how would they all fare in the largest competition there is possible? Just wait and we will see how it all goes down. What should we hope for? Nothing much, an above dead last in qualifying group finish would even be satisfactory enough.

The Team

NATION INFORMATION
Nation Name The Holy Kingdom of Tyskerlund
Shortened Tyskerlund
Trigramme TYK
Team Name Das Gefrorene Bataillon / The Frozen Batallion
Fanbase Name Das Ehrenamt / The Honorary

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
Manager Artur Bohlen (38)
Assistant Manager Roman Palotás (38)
Formation 4 - 3 - 1 - 2 / 4 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2
Style Modifier +2
Offensive Play Quick Passing, Forward Attacking Possession
Defensive Play Counter Pressing

PLAYER INFORMATION
- - - Name Age Club
CF Aayden Schönfinkel 19 VS Iderliebe
CF Eugen Kisling 20 1. FC Handersea
CF Theo Surmann 23 Gehesch SC
CF Dominik Grassl 20 Halfasten VF

AC Henry Nesselrode 23 Halfasten VF
AC Raphael Katzmann 20 VdF Handersea
AC/CF Flori Sperber 22 FC Trutzen

LM Emil Korsch 23 VS Iderliebe
LM Konrad Haberlin 23 1. FC Handersea
LM/CM Marco Poland 22 VdF Handersea

RM/RB Michael Segert 20 FC Trutzen
RM Kaspar Gerstäcker 19 VdF Handersea
RM/CM Rob Möhring 17 None

DM Timon Bergler 21 FC Trutzen
DM Karsten Blaustein 23 VdF Handersea
DM Reiner Schiele 21 Halfasten VF
DM/RM Marc Oehlenschläger 18 None

LB Lennard Gottfried 19 VdF Handersea
LB Achim Gräbner 16 None

CB Oliver Slesinger 22 Halfasten VF
CB Abraham Bruckmann 24 Gehesch SC

CB Fynn Wittke 22 VdF Handersea
CB Marcus Schaumann 18 None
CB August Fleming 17 None

RB Linus Seiler 21 1. FC Handersea
RB Rolf Creuzburg 19 VS Iderliebe

GK Kilian Dinter 21 VdF Handersea
GK Kuno Feit 17 None
GK Marc Reder 19 Halfasten VF

The Tactics

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Tyskerlund Starting Eleven


Quick Passing, Forward Attacking Possession (Offensive)
The general idea of this offensive set-up is as goes: Tyskerlund relies on quick, rapid passing among their players to quickly move the ball upfield, and generate spaces for their players to push forward through, relying on possession. However, unlike usually waiting for the enemy to give space, Tyskerlund pushes the ball forward with their passing, space generated or not. This means that Tyskerlund will rely on their players dribbling ability, technique, and finesse with the ball at their feet. This is where forward attacking comes in.

Counter Pressing (Defensive)
The general idea of this defensive set-up is as goes: Tyskerlund will, when possession is lost, and as quickly as possible, press the opponent to quickly earn possession of the ball back. This also involves cutting off possible passing routes, and attacking the player who holds the ball with tackles and challenges. What makes it interesting is that Tyskerlund's players will constantly inter-change their positions. From pressing the opponent to guarding passing routes, to attacking the opponent. This helps Tyskerlund keep momentum in case breakthroughs happen against them.

Other Information

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Großes Stadium of Handersea (56.300)

My opponent, if they RP first, may:
Go absolutely ham. But keep it within boundaries that i expect you would have.
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Capri Isla
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Founded: Apr 25, 2022
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Capri Isla » Sun May 01, 2022 5:44 am

Capri Isla National Football Team

For the first time we participate at some worl wide sport cups. Also, for the first time, a complete national selection has occured, making the best football team of Capri's history. We hope that fairplay will dominate and that we can rise up to the top of the competition.

Stadium :
Stadium Armandi Cesar, in the city of Furia. 24 000 sits (1 500 for opponent's supporters). Ultras's terrace is the East one (tribuna Petrignanu), reputed to be the loudest of our region

Team manager, trainer and selector :
Claudius Cahuzacu


Team Composition :

Goalkeepers :
Ghjuvanu Leca, 28yo
Miccelu Boucher, 34yo
Vincentu Vincensini, 22yo

Defenders :
Sebasto Squilaci, 34yo
Petru Cardinal, 27yo
Amine Ba, 26yo
Pascale Pastore, 23yo
Florient Modesto, 36yo
Dumè Guidi, 29yo
Casio Uropu, 30yo
Juljus Cyrnos, 25yo

Midfielders :
Ghjorgiu Vincent, 27yo
Yanu Cahuzacu, 31yo
Lisandru Romaric, 27yo
Batistu Budabu, 24yo
Amine Talale, 23yo

Wingers :
Fiorentu Palmieri, 28yo
Orsu-Pè Khazri, 26yo
Dannu Aventi, 25yo
Jean Viccieli, 19yo

Forwards :
Cludu Papi, 27yo
Benjamin Senteli, 23yo
Ors'Antò Angeli, 18yo
Lisandru Tesecopu, 27yo

Usual tactic : 4-1-2-1-2 expended, with a lot of wing plays and very offensive. Also a lot of games played in a defensive 4-2-3-1.

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Bollonich
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Founded: Mar 20, 2021
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bollonich » Sun May 01, 2022 8:58 am

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The Bollonischian National Football Team

The Bollonischian Football Federation


Football is by far the most popular sport in Bollonich and it’s that sport which along with a die hard fanbase also has a good number of casual fans. The attention football on a whole gets in Bollonich is simply unreal as the TPL pulls some of the largest viewership for any TV programme on a whole. Football has not always had this status of high regard in Bollonich. During the medieval ages, the Empire in fact was very critical of football viewing it as an insult to bourgeoisie, pushing for more ‘civilised’ sports such as cricket and tennis. The Empirical rule managed to largely suppress football as a sport, by introducing bans on professional teams and disbanding local leagues. This led to the majority of the working class to partake in other time passes, and sportsmen and women moved onto to other well funded sports.
After the founding of the Republic and inevitable overthrowing of the ruling class, the sporting hierarchy was at its most polarising. Football was largely at the bottom with being a professional footballer being a pipe dream. This however was to change over the decades as foreign motivation in a largely football dominated area meant that Bollonischian slowly started integrating football back into their lives as an essential part. This process despite being slow has resulted in the current following for football which is the largest in the history of the sport in the country.

The Bollonischian National Football Team represents the nation of Bollonich at international footballing events such as the World Cup, Cup of Harmony and Copa Rushmori. The Bollonischian National Team made their official debut at World Cup Qualifying 88 against Al Qurija. The National Team had a very successful campaign in WCQ 88 finishing 5th in Group 6 ahead of teams like Sannyamathland, Rangers FC and North Japan. We also defeated the pot 1 seed in our group, Zwangzug 1-0 away and held them to a 0-0 draw at home. After a very successful World Cup Qualifying our side travelled to Græntfjall to participate in the Even Frostier Cup where we were paired into Group P with Baggieland, Barunia and hosts Græntfjall. In our first game we defeated Baggieland 2-1 however two consecutive defeats in the next matches sent us straight out of the Even Frostier Cup. After taking part in the 80th Cup of Harmony the Bollonischian footballers made their way to Mytanija to participate in the Copa Rushmori. Starting the tournament in style with a 4-4 draw against Darmen the rest of the tournament went downhill we suffered defeats to both San Ortelio and Sargossa failing to qualify for the Round of 16. The National Football Team returned to international foray with the 89th World Cup Qualifiers aiming to repeat our heroics from the 88th edition. And repeat our heroics we did, as we had a fabulous World Cup Qualifying campaign which was of a very crazy nature. We not only improved on our performance two year ago, we also caused major upsets defeating group winners on the last matchday. The team showed its metal in our meteoric rise in international football finishing fourth in our qualification group making important improvements. Heading into the end of the WC cycle, we travelled to Sylestone to take part in the 81st Cup of Harmony. Having been drawn into a rather difficult group with WC88 participants Jeruselem, WC22 winners Sarzonia, Trolleborg who would go on to win this Cup of Harmony and Hapilopper. We had our work very much cut out in this group, however we failed to deliver on the expectations of the fans and board. It was a catastrophic display for a nation eager to be battling at the front. Losses to Jeruselem, Sarzonia and Trolleborg weren’t exactly the best results too. The impact of this set of bad results and very slow progress would be very deep in the team. Bollonischians are an impatient bunch and this is clearly visible in the Football Federation, which embodies a very pragmatic approach to the managerial staff of the National Team. Opting to replace the entire the managerial staff would’ve come as a surprise for most fans however the appointment of a more experienced manager could definitely massively benefit the team. Or those were the expectations going into Moteudi’s very first tournament the Copa Rushmori to be held in Hispinas. Expectations were fairly high for the national team going into this Copa Rushmori, we knew we had the quality to reach deep into the tournament and with the guidance of new manager Moteudi fan’s were excited to see what was to come. The bad luck for us, possibly begun at the point we were drawn with heavyweights in the form of the hosts Hispinas and also Astograth. The group was rounded up by Isle Noire a team many fans considered to be a punching bag for the rest of us. These cocky Bollonischian fans however were soon to be proven wrong. We suffered from an absolutely humiliating group stage losing all of our matches. The most embarrassing game was our 6-3 defeat against Isle Noire, which once again raised eyebrows over the managerial choice. The Football Federation however were quick to dismiss any rumours regarding the future of Moteudi claiming that the Copa Rushmori is only a start to the journey of the national team and that the players will require time to get settled into this new unit. Moteudi's efforts to rejuvenate the team mainly failed in the Qualifying campaign despite some bright sparks and therefore will be important to see whether the team can bounce back in the Copa Rushmori. That however was not to be the case as the team's lack of regional success continued with all eyes once again turning to the upcoming World Cup cycle.

General Facts
Rank : 85
Best Rank : 75
Longest Unbeaten Streak : 6 (3 wins, 3 draws)
Debut : vs Al Qurija @ Petro Mohammed Stadium, WCQ 88
Biggest win: 5 - 0 vs Ardelark; WCQ 89
Biggest Loss : 7 - 2 vs Vdara; Friendly


Squad

Goalkeepers
#1 Sean Halliday (35) SC Lagos
Halliday is the outright starter for the national team, receiving tough competition from the younger keepers however the coaching and technical staff is always ready to back him with his hunger for victory and impressive skill. Halliday’s debut competition for Bollonich in the Copa Rushmori didn’t go as he would’ve hoped, however still being new to the outfit with a completely new technical staff, time needed to settled down is well earned.

#33 Sirigu (25) Vreton United
Sirigu is a talented young goalkeeper who’s often referred to as the future great keeper from the nation, this used to be a present however with Halliday’s decision to represent Bollonich this situation quickly turned around. With a top tier keeper like Halliday still very much in his prime, game time has gotten difficult to get for Sirigu. However such a natural beast between the poles combined with his will to win and succeed there’s no doubt that he’ll be getting a good chunk of game time.

#41 Frederico Valvi (23) Pythora Mariners FC
Valvi is a young prospect for the future for the Bollonischian national team who’s been closely matched with Sirigu in terms of qualitative skill, however the earlier technical staff seemed to prefer Sirigu. That has not appeared to be the case with Moteudi’s team however he will need to consistently put up top notch performances when given the opportunity. He’s also made headlines with his move from Avondale to Pythora Mariners FC in Tikariot a nation very closely situated to Bollonich, where he could maybe get more support.

#99 Tamni Aubrey Earl (24) Vreton City FC
Dawning the famous 99 shirt will be Vreton City’s Tamni Aubrey Earl who’s position in the national team remains one of question, however he’ll be eager to assert himself. Earl is a successful young goalkeeper with his childhood club Vreton City having lead them to a TPL title. Aubrey however has tough competition on the national level having to contend with quality young keepers such as Sirigu and Valvi.

Defenders
#18 Bobby Burns LB (27) SC Lagos
Burns is a rather aggressive minded fullback ready to put his skills towards the front of the field to test as well. He might not be the most solid defensively however that’s easily balanced with his capabilities and contributions to attacking play. Bobby has been an important part of SC Lagos’s outfit who’ll be as focused as ever to have the best qualifying season possible.

#24 Hadden Goodman LB (25) Vreton United
Goodman is the more reliable player than Bobby by some distance, he’s solid defensively and does what he needs to going forward. This variety of styles between the two players allows the management to switch them around based on the opposition to see what works. Goodman has always been a reliable member of the national team squad despite not possessing that sharpness in his game that Burns possesses.

#17 Winnifred Dallas LB (23) Blich
Dallas is a young, promising player who’s already shown glimpses of his talent at Blich. Despite his promise, his inclusion in the shortlist for Qualifying is quite risky given he didn’t make the cut for any youth tournaments in his time. Moteudi’s technical staff along with Bollonischian scouts however trust him and this young prospect shall be very eager to prove his skill in whatever opportunity is given to him.

#2 Gerard Ingit (C) CB (35) Vreton City FC
The 33 year old captain Ingit is a solid centre back who despite his lack of pace makes it up with his experience due to which he knows exactly where to be when. The current management not only believes in Ingit and also trusts him to lead this team of more young players than experienced one. Ingit still has the desire to win which will definitely keep him going to do his best for the national team.

#3 Mitchell Stevenson CB (27) Fermont United
Stevenson despite being a relatively new member of the national team has managed to find a home in Bollonich. He’s a tall, capable defender who’s very solid at the back and rarely makes mistakes. His transfer to Fermont United could be seen as a move building up a very wrong and capable Fermont side to compete in the TPL. Despite a disastrous Copa Rushmori, he and his teammates will be hoping for a better Qualifying season.

#19 Jeremy Ploy CB (31) Vreton United
Ploy is a driven, stoic character often described as a man of few words who does his talking on the pitch. Being a player at his peak, he will not be enjoying the place outside the usual starting XI. He’ll be even more determined to regain that top spot to make the most of his time at the top of his game. The coaching staff will be looking to switch around the defensive structure to not only keep players fit but also give others and more importantly some of the younger players some opportunities where we could see Ploy shine.

#37 Pierce Patrick CB (24) Vreton City FC
Patrick was first introduced to the national team setup with his surprising inclusion in the Copa Rushmori squad as a backup centre back. He is young, and good with the ball at his feet however lacking in physicality and game awareness which should be something he makes up over the years. Being a player straight from Bollonich’s youth teams as well, it’s no surprise that he’s made such quick progress and could be competing for major game time.

#55 Stephen Powell CB (23) Maihar United
Powell is one year younger than Patrick with both of them being very good friends. Powell has not had the spotlight on his that Patrick has however he’s managed to create a name for himself with his performance in the TPL which seems to be especially noteworthy. Powell is a solid centre back, who unlike Patrick excels most in difficult situations as he can bring out his inner defensive mindset to do whatever to prevent the opposition from scoring a goal.

#63 Klingto CB (32) Fermont United
The inclusion of Klingto could be seen as a step backwards by the management however it could be rightfully argued that this is in fact a good step backwards. Klingto doesn’t only bring a calm and experienced head to the table but also provides necessary depth in the situation a leader or experienced defender is required. Klingto is a very capable centre back who’s experience and physical style of play is by far his biggest assets.

#4 Sylvester Lindsey RB (32) East Akusha CF
Lindsey serves a crucial role in the team, he doesn’t shy away from opportunities to go forward however he’ll also rarely overextend the defense or make an error. He’s a very reliable player in most positions and his experience makes him one of the most important players in the team. He has also displayed this skill in the TPL with East Akusha bringing them lots of success.

#22 Lexie Rimmer RB (23) Real Pablo FC
Rimmer is a player produced by Real Pablo FC’s competitive academy, which is trying to maintain footing with some of the better funded academies such as City’s. Rimmer has shown good promise in the Di Bradini Cup and the Copa Rushmori. She’ll be given a much more important role for the Qualifying season and she’ll be hoping to make full use of it.

#47 Wade Moreno RB (34) Fermont United
Similarly to the decision made in terms of bringing back Klingto, the same has taken place for Wade Moreno who has found a place once again in the national team shortlist. He is past his peak however is still a very capable right back who can have a very good impact on the side. He’s an experienced right back who’s defensively very solid.

Midfielders
#5 Domenic Law CDM (24) FC Maihar
Law is a young, agile midfielder who likes to focus on his defensive duties and provides the side with a much needed anchor in midfield to hold it together. His presence in the team is often seen as a breath of fresh air as he is very capable in making things happen. Despite his position in the team not under much competition, players like Fleming and Burns will be looking to get some game time too.

#12 Alexis Fleming CDM (24) Fermont United
Fleming retains her position in the national team following her call up to the squad for the Copa Rushmori. She is a talented, defensive midfielder who is capable of bringing some very new, interesting ideas to the table. She however needs to improve on her solidity in defense, if she is to challenge Law’s position in the team. Her position in Fermont United does not necessarily assist in her development as in a challenging squad as Fermont she lacks in game time.

#29 Ted Burns CDM (21) West Akusha CF
Burns is a youth prospect straight out of the squad for Bollonich’s U18 team, who’s shown great promise in his displays for West Akusha CF and the national team. Being a player cultivated by West Akusha’s academy he follows a fixed style of play being very solid defensively and focusing on possession and accurate passing. He’s a very disciplined player who could be the next top tier player in the position for the Bollonischian national team.

#37 Naoki Kondo CM (30) Haligonian
Kondo’s rise to the level of a national team level player seems to have solely taken place after he left Bollonich for Haligonian. Having travelled to Quebec and Shingoryeo the previous management basically forgot about him. With the current management in place, his success in Quebec and Shingoryeo was quickly picked up and his inclusion in the national team was basically a no brainer. Despite having not been involved with the national team for as long as the others, he hopes to have a good impact on the team.

#8 Ed Douglas CM (23) SC Lagos
Douglas’s position in the side has quickly risen in stature, from being a young prospect he’s gone to a confirmed starter and shown great growth. He’s a dominant midfielder who can absolutely control the game on a good day. He also possesses a very agile stature making him a very important piece in Moteudi’s puzzle. His contributions with Lagos also makes him particularly noteworthy as a player.

#6 Miles Hum CM (25) Vreton City FC
Hum can be best described as resourceful having a brilliant understanding of the game who can make the best of the place at which the game stands. His position in the team however seems to be under threat with the introduction of a much experienced player in Hondo. Hum will need to fight hard to show the management that he deserves to have Hondo’s place and he’ll be determined to put up his best performances when given the opportunity.

#20 Archer Wheelock CM (21) Alnio
Wheelock has been a member developing under the reins of East Akusha and the national team for some time having been with the team for one cycle now. Wheelock however recently made an important career decision deciding to head to Chromatik club Alnio to continue his journey in football and only time will tell if he will have the success he desires. He’s a young midfielder who can at times be slightly overeager in terms of shooting.

#36 Luana Derricks CM (21) West Akusha CF
Luana Derricks is another talented 19 year old in this team filled with talented youth players. She’s a more defensive player than Wheelock however manages to make a good impact on the team when brought on. Being of the West Akushan style she too has been brought up in a very possession focused system and tries to find the perfect passes instead of going for outlandish ones.

#29 Kelly Johnson CM (22) Maihar United
The 20 year old player from Maihar’s inclusion in the shortlist has come as a surprise to many. She’s a capable midfielder however the question of whether she would be national team quality has struck many critics and casual fans of the team. The management however has decided to take a gamble by taking her own and they’ll certainly be hoping that this gamble pays off.

#10 Bryant Marshall CAM (24) Hagejoki
The 22 year old star decided to make a surprising move from San Ortelio, moving to Hagejoki a Græntfjaller club closer to home. After announcing his decision to leave he was rendered without a contract for some time before finally signing for the Græntfjaller club. Marshall is a very skilled attacking midfielder who has very good contributions going forward having the capabilities to orchestrate entire attacking sequences. He is also very good and accurate in terms of shooting and is not shy of making long ranged efforts.

#26 Tad Rios CAM (31) Vreton City FC
Rios is an experienced midfielder crucial and known for his cameos and small displays of immense skill. Rios has been the backup for Marshall for some time now and he has always been able to fill the role very well. Rios is a more possession based and does not tend to shoot or attempt shots as much as Marshall.

#82 Lynda Botterill CAM (21) Vreton United
Lynda is an immensely talented attacking midfielder with good ball control and fair overall play. Her inclusion in the team is no surprise as it was clear from ever since she took part in the U18 World Cup proving her massive talent. The management will be looking keenly at her growth over this Qualifying campaign.

Forwards
#9 Dennis Perry (VC) ST (33) Fermont United
Perry is a skilful and ruthless striker in front of goal who barely lets an opportunity slip through his fingers. He has been a huge reason for the national team’s recent success in international competitions. Perry has successfully become one of the leaders of the side dawning the role of vice captain and with rising young forwards, he will surely have a huge hand in guiding them.

#21 Linden Hayes ST (23) Signal Danin
Hayes is a young Bollonischian striker who has the ability to make it big like his mentor Perry. Playing under the new setup and system he’s not only found himself getting more game time but his performances have also taken an uptick. He has grown to be more composed in front of goal and can handle the pressure of big matches. The management will have high hopes for this young promising player over the period of Qualifying.

#13 Gia Knott ST (30) FC Maihar
Former Grearish and FC Maihar striker, Gia Knott’s place in the team is once she’ll be happy to retain. Her performances with FC Maihar have not only kept her side in the TPL but also taken them to the mulitversal level by qualifying for the Challengers Cup. She’s a resourceful striker who can be used as a good backup in case of the absence of a player.

#41 Linnie Huxley ST (31) Macarthur City
Linnie Huxley as a player’s success on a club level is solely in the Tumbran League as her signing for Macarthur City from Fermonto allowed her to make a mark on the national team. With her very competitive and promising displays for Macarthur the management were absolutely sure that they wanted to call her up for the national team to serve as a super substitute of sorts. She is very versatile in relation to her role and can play the roles of the finisher as well as a provider.

#73 Hazel Andrews ST (23) Vreton United
Hazel is a fresh face to the national team having gotten called up like a lot of other Maihar United’s players. Hazel Andrews is a young, 21 year old, striker who has really good knowledge on where to be in which positions however needs some refinement in the shooting department. The management similarly to other young players will be closing monitoring her development over Qualifying.

#7 Stuart Schmit LW (25) Vreton City FC
Schmit is an experienced player of the squad despite having a number of years in front of him. He however has struggled somewhat under Moteudi’s new system which utilises two strikers instead of one and two wingers. Despite this alternative setup from the new management, Schmit is still a very capable player who is very skilled in terms of crossing and passing and can do fairly well in terms of shooting.

#32 Luvenia Brandon LW (28) Chenoworth Rovers
Luvenia Brandon is a player who has spent time overseas developing her game and the results are stunning. Her time in Chenoworth Rovers has not only helped her move further in her career but she’s also developed her game a lot. She will be required to adapt to a more aggressive position of Left wing at the national team level though which she should be able to achieve quite easily. She’s an agile, and skilled left winger very capable with the ball at her feet.

#11 Buck Moreno RW (21) Fermont United
Buck Moreno is a fast, rapid winger who’s dribbling skills are pretty much incomparable to anyone else in the team. He’s very often shown how rapidly he can make his way around defenders with little to no effort. His role on the right hand side of the field has been huge as he now finds himself in a tough spot with a requirement to adapt is he’s to stay relevant. He is more than capable of adapting given his still very young age to make it into the first team.

#38 Zeph Doctor RW (22) East Akusha CF
Doctor is a young, talented right winger who has a very similar game to that of Moreno. Being an East Akushan player he is a strict disciple of the playing style where he’s required to take every opportunity to put a ball into the box. Being a young player, Zeph will have major opportunity to grow into a better player which is certainly what the management is hoping for.

#	Names	            Age	  Pos.	  Club
1 Sean Halliday 35 GK SC Lagos
33 Sirigu 25 GK Vreton United
41 Frederico Valvi 23 GK Pythora Mariners FC
99 Tamni Aubrey Earl 24 GK Vreton City FC

18 Bobby Burns 27 LB SC Lagos
24 Hadden Goodman 25 LB Vreton United
17 Winnifred Dallas 23 LB Blich
2 Gerard Ingit 35 CB Vreton City FC
3 Mitchell Stevenson 27 CB Fermont United
19 Jeremy Ploy 31 CB Vreton United
37 Pierce Patrick 24 CB Vreton City FC
55 Stephen Powell 23 CB Maihar United
63 Klingto 32 CB Fermont United
4 Sylvester Lindsey 32 RB East Akusha CF
22 Lexie Rimmer 23 RB Real Pablo FC
47 Wade Moreno 34 RB Fermont United

5 Domenic Law 24 CDM FC Maihar
12 Alexis Fleming 24 CDM Fermont United
29 Ted Burns 21 CDM West Akusha CF
37 Naoki Hondo 30 CM Haligonian
8 Ed Douglas 23 CM SC Lagos
6 Miles Hum 25 CM Vreton City FC
20 Archer Wheelock 21 CM Alnio
36 Luana Derricks 21 CM West Akusha CF
29 Kelly Johnson 22 CM Maihar United
10 Bryant Marshall 24 CAM Hagejoki
26 Tad Rios 31 CAM Vreton City FC
82 Lynda Botterill 21 CAM Vreton United

9 Dennis Perry 33 ST Fermont Unites
21 Linden Hayes 23 ST Signal Danin
13 Gia Knott 30 ST FC Maihar
41 Linnie Huxley 31 ST Macarthur City
73 Hazel Andrews 23 ST Vreton United
7 Stuart Schmit 25 LW Vreton City FC
32 Luvenia Brandon 28 LW Chenoworth Rovers
11 Buck Moreno 21 RW Fermont United
38 Zeph Doctor 21 RW East Akusha CF


Playing Style
The team has evolved massively from Likhijo’s balanced style of offensive play. With sweeping changes in the formation and the roles of individual players, strategy has taken a huge turn. Moteudi the new manager hasn’t hesitated in completely resetting the team’s ethos. He’s modified the formation into a suitable 4-1-2-1-2 narrow formation. This works on the idea and basis of greater midfield control which he prides in his team having. Moteudi has also made significant changes to the attack up front, shifting to two strikers replacing the wingers used by Likhijo. This lack of players up front on the wings brings the abilities of Burns and Lindsey to the forefront in moving the ball forward and putting in some crosses. This also is the main justification for picking Burns over Goodman as we’ve seen how both are very similarly matched in terms of performance. The defensive structure has also hence seen some change as Doenic Law the player in the defensive midfielder position will have to play a more important role at the back of the field to provide the solidity needed. In the midfield, Douglas and Kondo’s main and basically only task is to give us the strong hold in midfield so as to control possession and outplay our opponents. Marshall will act as the link between the midfield and attack looking to feed some balls into the strong forward line. Marshall will also see his roles changed as he will take upon the role of the provider than the second hand man of Perry in front. The role of this second hand man has now been taken up by Hayes who’ll be eager to have a good start in the team, cementing his position.

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Coaching Staff
Name                  Age      Position
Joseph Moteudi 55 Manager
Maple Gibb 51 Head Coach
Goeffrey Parks 35 Fitness Coach
Bart Foster 63 Attacking Coach
Robert McLelland 53 Midfield Coach
Doreen Dexter 38 Defensive Coach
Zoe Green 56 Goalkeeping Coach


Medical Team
Name                     Age     Position             Speciality
Dr. Rajob Falser 36 Head Physio Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physician
Dr. Hwang Jeong-Nam 32 Physio Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physician
Dr. Nikogohi Machuni 51 Team Surgeon Orthopaedic Surgeon and Consultant
Timothy Risuro 40 Assistant Physio Sports Medicine Nurse


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Postby Hapilopper » Sun May 01, 2022 11:11 am

TEAM HAPILOPPER ROSTER, THE TL;DR VERSION:
Typical starters:
#1 - Billy Solomon - GK - Kicks Left
#2 - Lewis Pryor - DEF - Kicks Right
#3 - Ace Boone - DEF - Kicks Right
#4 - Jerold Dickman - DEF - Kicks Left
#5 - Nathan Ellis - DEF/Team Captain - Kicks Right
#6 - Maverick King - MID - Kicks Left
#7 - James Huddleston - MID - Kicks Right
#8 - Parker Mathis - MID - Kicks Left
#9 - Herb Northrop - MID - Kicks Left
#10 - Peter Robson - FWD - Kicks Right
#11 - Toby Bryson - FWD - Kicks Left

Most Likely to:
Score Goals: Bryson, Robson, Northrop
Take Set-Pieces: Robson, Mathis, Huddleston
Get into Card Trouble: Dickman, Ellis, King, Mathis, Pryor
Cheap shot someone: Dickman, Ellis
Cause an International Incident: Ellis


TEAM HAPILOPPER
Full Nation Name: The Dominion of Hapilopper
Trigramme: HAP
Nickname: The Haps
Team Colors: Blue, Green and White

Info:
Well, they did it. Team Hapilopper, last season, finally qualified for their first World Cup proper, and the attitude amongst Hapiloppians has come back in a big way for the first time in several years. The team, however, bears very little resemblance to those first Hapiloppian teams. Yeah, Dom Probst still leads the HFA. Thom Perkins is the head coach. His assistants, the eccentric Xannerian Myrone Rhule and defenseman Nathan Ellis, the spiritual leader of the team, have helped guide the team from where they were - a lightly-regarded team known more for its personal frustrations, to where they are now, a team that wants nothing more than to make it again in the World Cup, and this time go a little further than they went last year, when they were eliminated in the group stage.

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COACHING STAFF:
HEAD COACH: Thom Perkins
ASSISTANT COACH: Nathan Ellis
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Myrone Rhule
GOALKEEPING COACH: Willy Stone
TRAINER: Marc James
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Jim McNeil
PHYSIO: Russ Oliver

Stadium:
Capital Stadium, Hapilopper City, Hapilopper
Built: 1970 | Seating Capacity: 66,025 | Open-Air | Artificial Turf
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(Pictured: Capital Stadium in gridiron configuration)
Capital Stadium, Hapilopper's de facto national stadium, is the last of Hapilopper's classic cookie-cutter venues, used for a variety of applications, including the Hapilopper City Nationals baseball team, the Hapilopper National Baseball Team and is the home of Team Hapilopper. As is custom with cookie-cutter stadiums, the park is completely symmetrical and is surrounded by multiple decks of stands, typically filled with screaming fans when the home team is doing well. Back in the 1970s, the HC Nationals, and their vaunted "National Machine" dominated Hapiloppian baseball, and brought over four million fans through the turnstiles on six occasions. Hapiloppian fans have vowed to come to Capital Stadium in force for Team Hapilopper games. Typically, Hapiloppian fans, including the members of the "Traveling Thrashers" supporters group are among the wildest fans in sport, and promise to be exactly that for the World Cup. Expect to see fans dancing along to 1970s funk music, slamming drums as loudly as possible, waving their flags, and throwing streamers for every Hapiloppian goal.

Uniforms:
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On the top row, on left, is Team Hapilopper's normal kit, to be worn at most matches. On the right is Team Hapilopper's alternate jersey, to be worn against opponents TBD.
On the bottom row is the kit to be worn by Team Hapilopper goalkeepers.


THE PLAYERS:
STARTING PLAYERS:
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#1 - BILLY SOLOMON | Goalkeeper | Age: 25 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @billy_solomon | Club: Hap City Highway Patrol
Style of Play: Sweeper Keeper | Speed: Slow | Physicality: Low | Attitude: Intense
The nerves are gone. Billy Solomon has gotten over those nerves of replacing Cooter Harris and has come into his own as one of the premier goalkeepers in Hapiloppian football. At 25 years old, he has a bright future ahead of him, especially given his newfound reputation as "the Hapiloppian goalkeeper that played in the World Cup." In domestic play for Highway Patrol, he's an efficient goalkeeper, averaging one goal per 120 minutes of play. Away from the pitch, he's the guy that shares those adorable cat pictures on social media. After all, he likes making people smile.





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#2 - LEWIS PRYOR | Defenseman/Left Wingback | Age: 24 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @pryor60 | Club: The Soldiers of Hap City
Style of Play: Zone Defense | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Heavy | Attitude: Professional
Depending on who you talk to, Lewis Pryor is either a dirty asshole or a wonderful human being. That's because of his defensive play with Soldiers, playing a style of ball that is seen as "physical without going too far," and someone more than willing to get himself into card trouble to stop an offensive effort. Last year, possibly due to his national team play, Pryor gained some confidence, and with that, gained physicality, racking up 15 yellow cards and four red cards - three due to card accumulation and one straight red. Pryor donates $5,000 for each yellow card and $10,000 for each red card to a local children's hospital, in an effort to give back to the community.





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#3 - ACE BOONE | Defenseman/Right Wingback | Age: 26 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: (none) | Club: Colonial Sile (Vilita)
Style of Play: Man-To-Man | Speed: Medium-Fast | Physicality: Moderate | Attitude: Antisocial
The insult king of Hapiloppian football, Ace Boone is hated amongst fellow Hapiloppian players for his ability to trash-talk and get under the skin of his opponents. More than a few people have likened him to one of those annoying jerks in high school that liked to get a rise out of people. Ace uses this to his advantage. He tries to get his opponents to do something stupid and get themselves in trouble. It nearly did in Ace's last game in the HFA - when a player for Garvinson threw a punch at him in anger. He got a red card. Ace did not.





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#4 - JEROLD DICKMAN | Defenseman/Defensive Sweeper | Age: 22 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @JerryDMan | Club: Hap City Highway Patrol
Style of Play: Zone Defense | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Oh Hell Yes | Attitude: Asshole
Considered a "younger Nathan Ellis," Jerold Dickman has always been known for a bad attitude and an even worse style of play. Whether or not he has cleaned up his act, people still remember that night in Taeshan, during a Sporting World Cup match against Xanneria, when Dickman caused a massive bench-clearing brawl, getting himself kicked off the Under-18 team at the time. But he's these days a crucial part of the Team Hapilopper defense and has proudly spoken of his times "sitting under the learning tree" of Nathan Ellis. He says that has helped him grow into a good ballplayer, first and foremost.





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#5 - NATHAN ELLIS | Defenseman/Centerback Stopper/Player-Coach | Age: 35 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @NateEllis | Club: (none)
Style of Play: Homicidal | Speed: Medium-Fast | Physicality: Oh Hell Yes | Attitude: A Father to his Men
The last player left from the legendary Baptism of Fire 70 squad, Nathan Ellis has evolved from being a homicidal maniac for the hell of it to a man that will stick up for his teammates - his kids, people say. Ellis has become a player-coach for the Hapiloppian squad and spends his time teaching them the ways of the game while advocating for each and every one of them. The old Nathan Ellis, who will just as soon kill you as he would go for the ball, is still there, but he's more measured. He's someone that'll take someone down if he feels like it's needed for the sake of the team and for the sake of winning.





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#6 - MAVERICK KING | Midfielder | Age: 24 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @MavKing | Club: United Hampton Cities
Style of Play: Defensive | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Heavy | Attitude: Professional
With a name like "Maverick King," you probably have to think he got a lot of attention when he was in school. He probably heard it all the time from his classmates. "You're the Maverick King?" kids would ask. "You look like a fat chump to me!" All the jokes. All the nastiness. And Maverick King wanted to get past it. And then one day he snapped, body-slamming a bully to the ground. A teacher, concerned about what could happen, told Maverick to consider getting into soccer. And so he did, channeling his anger and frustration into soccer, being a better player, and getting in shape. He takes the heckling in stride and channels it to become a better footballer.





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#7 - JAMES HUDDLESTON | Midfielder | Age: 25 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: (none) | Club: FC Buckridge
Style of Play: Defensive | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Moderate | Attitude: Determined
James Huddleston, known more as "Jimmy" these days, especially among his teammates, has developed himself into a prominent midfielder within the Hapiloppian system and with FC Buckridge. He can serve as a good dual threat either on offense or defense. But he's strangely known, more than anything else, for what he listens to in his spare time. You see, Huddleston is the son of Greg Huddleston, the long-time chief announcer for the HASCAR Radio Network, and Jimmy loves listening to old radio broadcasts of HASCAR and NSSCRA races. To each their own, I guess.





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#8 - PARKER MATHIS | Midfielder | Age: 21 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @HAPFirstDude | Club: Lakiska SC (Banija)
Style of Play: Defensive | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Heavy | Attitude: Intense
Want a good controversy with your morning coffee? How about Parker Mathis, the son of Hapiloppian President William Mathis, called up to a starting role on Team Hapilopper? It's one of the very, very few roster changes that Thom Perkins and his staff have made between the last AOCAF and this World Cup campaign. The move was spearheaded by player-coach Nathan Ellis, who insisted that Parker had shown him some things that other players hadn't, and that Parker had truly earned the spot. However, many wonder if this may have been a way to get William Mathis off their back after the Hapiloppian President protested his son playing elsewhere. We'll see if he truly earned his spot.





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#9 - HERB NORTHROP | Midfielder | Age: 24 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @herb_northrop | Club: FC Buckridge
Style of Play: Offensive | Speed: Medium-Fast | Physicality: Normal | Attitude: Professional
Herbert Northrop, one of many, many players from Hapilopper's infamous Sporting World Cup teams, is one of the most spiritual members of a Hapiloppian football team that has existed. A graduate of Southland Christian Academy in Buckridge, Northrop makes sure to say a prayer before he hits the pitch, and when he scores a goal, he drops to one knee and says a prayer to the Good Lord Above for allowing him to score a goal. You won't see Northrop pulling off cheap shots like Jerold Dickman, and you won't see him attempting to end someone's career (or life) like Nathan Ellis. That's not what he does. Instead, he tries to play as professionally as he can, as cleanly as he can, as effectively as he can. And his style is quite effective, leading the Hapiloppian League in midfielder goals last year with 12.





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#10 - PETER ROBSON | Forward | Age: 24 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @PeteRobson | Club: FC Surrey
Style of Play: Creative | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Low | Attitude: Professional
You know why coaches like Pete Robson so much? It's because he doesn't really care about the window dressing, the issues plaguing his teams or what's going on in sport in Surrey. He's even said that since it doesn't affect him, he doesn't worry about it. Instead, he goes out there, plays his role as forward very well - last year scoring 34 goals with FC Surrey - and then goes out and does his thing. And while he's a party animal - a member of the infamous Surrey party group "The Asskickers," he's not the kind of person to get in trouble with the law for something egregious. Sure, he was arrested a few weeks ago for vandalism after building a water slide in a hallway of a dormitory at Surrey Perimeter, but coaches don't mind that. He ain't hurting nobody.





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#11 - TOBY BRYSON | Forward | Age: 23 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @tobyb90 | Club: The Soldiers of Hapilopper City
Style of Play: Straightforward | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Low | Attitude: Relaxed
The man in the Ernie Stevenson role, Toby Bryson has adapted to the position quite well. He doesn't pull off the "hop-skip-holy shit" goals that his predecessor was able to perform, but that's not what Toby does. He doesn't go for style points, he goes for goals, and that's that. While there had been pressure at the start of the run over concerns that Toby wouldn't be able to match up to Ernie Stevenson, many pitsiders have agreed that Toby is his own man and he'll still get those goals scored, just in his own specific way and in his own style. He doesn't need to be Ernie, he contends. He needs to be himself. Away from the pitch, Toby has gained positive attention for his work helping out in the soup kitchens in the southside of Hapilopper City.





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#12 - MORRIS JAMISON | Forward | Age: 23 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @jamisonmo | Club: Hap City Highway Patrol
Style of Play: Scrappy | Speed: Fast | Physicality: High | Attitude: Antisocial
Morris Jamison is getting restless. The top reserve foward in Hapiloppian football, Jamison has grown tired of seeing Bryson and Robson in the starting roles - and in fact, he shows this on his twii.tur account, where he uses the user name "Morris the Benchwarmer". He doesn't like talking to the media, doesn't like signing autographs, and doesn't like doing anything but bettering his game. He prides himself on scrapping for everything he's had. He'll spend all-nighters on the field at Conrad Saylor High School, his alma mater, practicing moves and shots. All he wants to do is become a regular starter on the national team squad.





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#13 - ELIAS MOON | Forward | Age: 23 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @eliasmoon | Club: Rammsissil (Vilita)
Style of Play: Creative | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Low | Attitude: Creative
On the other hand, Elias Moon is just happy to be here. Since barely making the SWC squad a few years ago, Moon has made a living on trying out as many trick shots on goal as he can. He wants to be just like Ernie Stevenson, although without the other parts of Ernie Stevenson. In other words, he's a trick-shot artist and that's it. His videos of trick shots have gone viral on social media, like, most recently, a goal scored from the back of a moving minivan circling around the pitch of Capital Stadium, a stunt that impressed both Hapiloppian fans and angered the Hapilopper National Baseball Team after it led to some damage to the artificial turf at the stadium. His skill has led him to be signed by Rammsissil, a Vilitan squad. It'll be interesting to see how Elias does elsewhere.





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#20 - KERRY SPALDING | Midfielder | Age: 24 | Mental Age: 6 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @k-spalding | Club: Raceway FC
Style of Play: Offensive | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Rough | Attitude: Moron
Perpetuating the unfortunate stereotype that Hapiloppians in general are fun-loving morons with no ability to see that what they're doing is, well, stupid, Kerry Spalding plays for Team Hapilopper when he's not making headlines for doing really stupid things, like running down a lane of a bowling alley and trying to score a strike from point blank range, or accidentally electrocuting himself after punching a bug zapper. If TJUN-ia's controversial "MemeWatch" was a thing in international football, Kerry Spalding would pepper the list.





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#21 - PIERS ADCOCK | Midfielder | Age: 22 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: (none) | Club: Peoria FC
Style of Play: Defensive | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Yeah, it's there alright | Attitude: Asshole
Unfortunately, Piers Adcock is still a raging asshole. He likes to think he's been kept on the bench because the other players are jealous of him. Nathan Ellis says he's been kept on the bench because Piers is so full of his own shit, and he's seriously considered "laying him low" to take care of his attitude. How bad is it? Before a training session leading up to the start of World Cup 89, Piers marched into the locker room and declared "the future of Hapiloppian football has just arrived, and that future is me!" He's lucky Nate Ellis didn't go over and pop him in the mouth. He is not liked among his teammates due to his attitude, and eventually something's got to give.





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#22 - RUFUS HARTLEY | Midfielder | Age: 23 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @r-p-hartley | Club: Pinkerton City SC
Style of Play: Offensive | Speed: Fast | Physicality: He's named Rufus, what do you expect | Attitude: Brawler
Just so you know, Rufus Parnell Hartley is a nice guy. He'll be the first donating at church. He tips well at restaurants. He helps at the soup kitchen if needed. But on the field, he's one of those guys that will get into a brawl on the pitch if someone wrongs him. He'll drop a player with the kind of tackle that makes Nathan Ellis wish he had pulled that on Alexis Fotellis. But he'll also score goals if needed, scoring nine last year for Pinkerton. He'll be a dominating presence on the offensive side of the pitch, making other players bend to his will, by force if need be. Away from the pitch, Hartley's family owns dozens of Jane's Diner franchises all around the Pinkerton area, to the point where some have called Hartley "the heir to the all-night diner".





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#23 - ORAL ROUNDTREE | Midfielder | Age: 23 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @roundtree25 | Club: Mliona-Lpaka (Turori)
Style of Play: Hybrid | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Moderate | Attitude: Professional
So imagine going through life with the name "Oral." Poor Oral's parents had nine months and they came up with Oral. His classmates had a field day with that name. That was, until he started playing football. There's a story that goes around Michael Bell High in North Hampton about how a student in a physical education class had spent the entire day getting on Oral's case about his name, with all of THOSE jokes. Once they got onto the soccer pitch, that student stopped making those jokes. Oral had nutmegged him and made him look like a complete idiot. And that's what he does. He doesn't let the jokes bother him, he just gets the job done and turns the jokers into the jokes like he's always done. These days, he plays for Mliona-Lpaka, a side in Turori, and there he hopes the Turorians won't put two and two together with his name.





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#24 - WILLIAM ALTENBERRY | Midfielder | Age: 24 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @William_Altenberry | Club: Pinkerton City SC
Style of Play: Offensive | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Heavy | Attitude: Friendly
Poor William Altenberry. Last year, Altenberry was a solid starter on Team Hapilopper, being one of the prominent pieces in the team's midfield. But controversially, Altenberry was relegated to a bench role for this World Cup campaign in favor of Parker Mathis, the son of the President of Hapilopper. While Altenberry was understandably disappointed with it, he has taken the move in stride, refusing to badmouth the team or their coaches for the move. Instead, he has vowed to make them change their mind, and do that through his play. Very dedicated to the Pinkerton community, and is heavily involved with his church there.





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#30 - FABIAN TRELOAR | Defenseman | Age: 23 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @treloar | Club: Pinkerton City SC
Style of Play: Zone Defense | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Not enough | Attitude: Friendly
So, just for one second, close your eyes and picture in your mind the first thing that comes through your mind when we say "Fabian Treloar." What did he look like? The kind of pretty male that appears on the front of those weird-ass romance novels they sell in supermarkets? That would be incorrect. This guy's got a dingy dark mullet, he's a little chubby, and he's far from the kind of person that ladies dream of. He reads comic books and streams video games. On the pitch, though, Fabian can stop an offensive from the middle, and when he does, he does it very efficently. He's not a cheap bastard about it, he's just efficent. If he gets a card, it's by total accident. Many suggest he has a bright future ahead, but it wouldn't hurt him to get a little more physical, a little dirtier, and quite frankly, there's no shame in getting a card or two. In Hapilopper, it's to be expected.





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#31 - QUINTIN MONTAGUE | Defenseman | Age: 23 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @q-mont18 | Club: Garvinson Trojans
Style of Play: Man-To-Man | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Moderate | Attitude: Professional
Here's a reader. Quintin Montague is one of the biggest readers in Hapiloppian sport. He'll read anything. He'll read an offensive effort. He'll read the Garvinson Picayune. He'll read the lips of a fan in the 17th row. He'll read all the latest popular novels released in Hapilopper. He'll try to read a midfielder's mind as they're racing down the pitch. And he'll read the playbooks ad nauseam. That's a good attitude to have, and it's a good trait. But what Montague doesn't have is that killer instinct to be a regular starter, at least, not yet. He's been psyched out by opposing players a little too much for Team Hapilopper's liking. Members of the coaching staff are working on this, though. How they're working on it, well, watch this space. It might involve Nathan Ellis and some drill sergeant tactics, which sounds a little frightening on its face.





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#32 - ASHLEY STANFORD | Defenseman | Age: 24 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: @stanford-the-kicker | Club: Border City United
Style of Play: Zone Defense | Speed: Fast | Physicality: Oh Hell Yeah | Attitude: Ruthless
The second woman to make it to a Hapilopper national football team, Ashley Stanford is not here to look pretty, nor is she here to make friends with anyone. She's here to kick some ass, and with Border City United two years ago, she did exactly that, famously breaking the collarbone of UHC striker Shelley Linwood with a cheap shot clothesline as he was on his way to bring a goal into the back of the net. And she didn't give two shits. When asked after the game if she had any remorse for breaking his collarbone, her response was simple: "I'm not paid to think about that. He shouldn't have come up to goal. My job is to stop him." With that kind of attitude, it's wondered if she'll take the Nate Ellis role after he retires from play, whenever that is.





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#33 - LEVI BATESON | Defenseman | Age: 22 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @levi_bateson | Club: West Hampton Sports Club
Style of Play: Man-To-Man | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Sufficient | Attitude: Relaxed
Known more for his prowess on the saxophone than his prowess on the pitch, Levi Bateson nevertheless gets by with his play for the West Hampton Sports Club, which, before you get any ideas, is more than enough to stop an offensive effort if need be. Some suggest that Bateson's style of play is a throwback to the pre-World Cup days, when Hapiloppian footballers would play a more relaxed style of football. That's not a compliment. It's removed from the hair-on-fire, balls-to-the-wall style of play that has developed since Hapilopper started playing international football. Either way, he's still good at it, good enough to make the national team. As for his saxophone prowess, it's magnificent. Bateson plays for a band that tours across the Hampton Cities, and his saxophone solos are among the most popular parts of their concerts.





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#60 - KENNY SHELLEY | Goalkeeper | Age: 23 | Kicks: Right | twii.tur: (none) | Club: FC Surrey
Style of Play: Roving Keeper | Speed: Medium | Physicality: Low | Attitude: Excitable
Kenny Shelley will be the first to tell you that he's not expecting much in the way of playing time. He's a servicable keeper for FC Surrey, but good enough to get an assignment on the national team. He's averaged around 97 minutes per goal allowed, which is good, but not great. Many suggest that his best days are well ahead of him, as with most of the Hapiloppian team. Could he be another Cooter Harris? It's hard to say. At least he has the persona down pat. Shelley drives a 1986 Major pick-up truck, a truck he's had since high school. He's carried everything from lumber to dirt to his girlfriend in the back of that truck, and it's likely he loves that truck more than life itself.





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#90 - DUKE STAMP | Goalkeeper | Age: 22 | Kicks: Left | twii.tur: @stamperHAP | Club: Cednia Beach AFC (Turori)
Style of Play: Traditional | Speed: Slow | Physicality: Low | Attitude: Moron
By now, you've seen the videos by now, or at least, we hope you've seen the videos. Duke Stamp decided one day to try out the concept of automotive buoyancy. So he drove his car as fast as he could into the pool of one of his teammates. The car went right in the pool and proved the theory that automotive buoyancy, for the most part, is total bullshit. Worse, it was a $65,000 Preston Super Skychief that he had just bought off the dealership floor, a car that had 25 miles on it. So Duke Stamp wound up ruining a brand new, very nice car just to try out this idiotic theory that cars can float. On the pitch, Stamp is an efficient goalkeeper, averaging 125 minutes per goal allowed, but he's relegated to keeper no. 3 because of his idiotic behavior.




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Postby Savigliane » Sun May 01, 2022 3:36 pm

SAVIGLIANE NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
WORLD CUP 91

The Swans are back. I cigni don't quite look like the Tlanxball Swans that qualified for World Cups 87 and 88 - and a lot has changed in Savigliane as well during that time. But under the leadership of the legendary Ichi Tuzzio, now taking his record-shattering fourth senior side to the World Cup (after Buyan, Farfadillis, and Baker Park), they've found their way back nevertheless, surviving a difficult qualifying group and a stout challenge from Tikariot to do so. While they haven't been drawn into the easiest of groups, hopes are high in Savigliane. But the team and the nation it hails from have none of the naïvete of World Cups 87 and 88. Chastened by the past few years on and off the pitch, they know that they can't count on coming back to this tournament. If they want to win - and they desperately want to win - they'll have to start now. Some basic information about Savigliane can be found in my first WCQ RP or my BoF/WCQ RP line. Essentially, the nation has been teleported to the NS world from an IRL equivalent and is still working through the fallout of that event.

NICKNAME: The Swans / The Red and Blues
MANAGER: Ichi TUZZIO, 75 (Farfadillis)
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Friekder DANDALLEION, 75 (Farfadillis)
Thanks to Farfadillis for generously providing the below character description of Tuzzio and Dandalleion:
Ichi had a very successful football career: he plied his trade in Farfadillis playing for Ferdullaele FC, then in Turori playing for Cednia Beach, before moving to Makosile in Vilita. He was consistently a very solid player for over a decade in the V-League. On the national front, he started for Farfadillis as CAM for many years, playing a big part in their first World Cup qualification and their first AOCAF Cup win, notably scoring the winner against Vilita in the semifinal, in a 3-1 to 4-3 comeback. He was a CAM that could score incredibly frequently, and had a fearsome long shot. He loves helping develop players with characteristics similar to him, as he did with Faragó rue Cazade at Farfadillis. He could be criticized for turning Faragó into a bit of a vanity project, but his development under Tuzzio was unprecedented. Shortly after his retirement, during the celebrations of Farfadillis second AOCAF Cup win, Ichi Tuzzio was tragically shot in an attempt to mug him. He lost the ability to walk, but managed a miraculous recovery over the years which saw him able to walk with the help of a cane. This event motivated him to start his managerial career.

He started as assistant manager on the Farfadillis NT, helping out Tíbürçìó Çötàvíê. Tíbürçìó was not very good at listening, however, so at first his job was more about reigning in the players than anything relating to tactics. As Tíbürçìó started developing dementia, however, he slowly started having a bigger say on tactics, though this isn't something known to the public. Before Tíbürçìó completely slid into insanity, he moved on to the Buyanese national team, which he helped qualify to the World Cup despite them standing essentially no chance at the beginning of the cycle. From there he moved back to the Farfadillis NT once again, this time replacing Tíbürçìó instead of assisting him. He managed a fourth place finish in his first cycle, though in rather heartbreaking fashion after losing 6-3 to Turori in the semifinal. His AOCAF Cup performances were below par, and so was his World Cup 83 performance, as Farfadillis rather unceremoniously went out in the round of sixteen after a shaky group stage performance, despite having managed a perfect run in qualifiers. Coming into World Cup 84, Tuzzio's job was being heavily questioned due to both performances and style. He shut up his critics, however, by bringing the trophy to Farfadillis for the first time in its history, and not once deviating from his methods in the process. After resigning because of how stressful the job as Farfadillis manager is, he joined Baker Park's national team, where he led the Commonwealth to two knockout round appearances and a fourth-place finish in his time there.

As a manager, Tuzzio bucks the trend by being a reasonable manager despite his nationality. He still prefers heavily offensive tactics, but is willing to adapt to his players, going so far as to play merely offensively, or even a balanced playstyle when the situation calls for it. His strengths certainly lie in his man management - he wouldn't have lasted more than a few months managing Farfadillis otherwise - and in his ability to adapt. He also has very in-depth knowledge of every offensive Farf tactic in the book, which gives him a flexibility that's difficult to match. His weakness lies in his inexperience managing a good defense. He's still the manager that got the most out of a Farf defense in history, but it can't be denied that managing a Farf defense is completely different from managing a standard defense. His other weakness is that he can be temperamental, though he never showed signs of this when managing Buyan.

His assistant manager will be Friekder Dandalleion, one of the biggest Farf legends of the game and his best friend. He played for Jungle Strike for almost his entire career, and is probably one of the club's top three biggest legends. For Farfadillis, he, like Tuzzio, was instrumental in their first World Cup appearances, as well as in their first AOCAF Cup win. He also won a second AOCAF Cup, scoring the winning goal in the final against Osarius before retiring from football altogether. He's a consummate professional who will help out Tuzzio with whatever he needs, also giving him suggestions whenever he sees fit. He's not as knowledgeable as Tuzzio, but could probably make it as manager if he so desired.

STYLE MOD: +4.1
FORMATION: 3-4-3
Captain - Chiara Blanco
Vice-Captains - Adrian Toscani, Anne-Marie Roux
Penalty Takers (in order of preference) - Adrian Toscani, Thea Squarciafichi, Chiara Blanco, Federico Arnaudo, Anne-Marie Roux
Free Kick Taker - Adrian Toscani
Corner-Kick Taker - Anne-Marie Roux (L), Adrian Toscani (R)
RP PERMISSIONS:
Preferred Goalscorers: None preferred, feel free to consult the below guide for help
Godmod scoring events: TG/DM before doing so
RP injuries to my players: Yes (I determine severity)
Godmod injuries to my players: TG/DM before doing so
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, TG/DM if more than one
Godmod other events: TG/DM before doing so
Other: If you plan to RP the match extensively, please mention by players by name (as opposed to “the Savigliano striker…” or similar). Please consult me before using images meant to represent my players. All permissions are set to "N" if you explicitly send a sub-age team.

Kits: Made with love by uni·q · for the game that’s more than a game.
(OOC: thanks to Qusmo for making these!)
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TACTICS

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There's more than a shade of Tlanxball in Ichi Tuzzio's tactics - the Farfish manager has opted not to rock the boat too much in terms of system, opting to focus more on installing new players in certain positions. The focus remains on retaining possession and rapidly moving the ball forwards vertically - although Tuzzio emphasizes verticality and lightning-quick transition much more than his Qusmi predecessor. In build-up, Dutto will stay back and use his passing range to search for opportunities to immediately advance to midfield, while both Garcia and Blanco will be given the green light to run forwards with the ball at their feet. Chastain will be given more of a box-to-box role, focusing on making late runs into dangerous areas and pushing the pace, while Arnaudo will be deployed as more of a playmaker. The wingbacks, especially Sauvageon, essentially have free reign to turn into wingers, and will be providing the bulk of the width in this setup. The aim while in possession will be to rapidly shift the ball forward before using quick interchanges and dynamic movement in the attacking third of the pitch. To aid this, the forwards will often drift wide and into the half-spaces to stretch the opposition defense before playing back through the center or switching play to the now-exposed opposite flank. Toscani and Roux will both cut inside frequently to make plays, while Squarciafichi is more of a pure goalscorer who will have more than enough playmakers feeding her in the box.

On defense, Ichi Tuzzio has opted for a surprisingly sane approach - but he was always the sanest one of the great Farfadillis managers. Defensively, Savigliane will play a relatively high line, aiming to compress the opposition's build-up toward the sidelines and pressing immediately after losing the ball. The Swans will rely on the pace and tactical instincts of their back 3-4 to cover what is a pretty attack-minded setup, especially since both Palomer and Sauvageon, the most attacking fullback pairing in Swans history, will both be pushing forward if necessary to maintain dynamism in possession. The aggression of the fullbacks, as well as the on-ball ability of Toscani and Roux, make this an even more attack-minded setup than usual, and one that thrives on exploiting weaknesses in the flanks. They might not be elite or polished, but they'll at least be fun to watch.

Score a Goal - Thea Squarciafichi, Adrian Toscani, Anne-Marie Roux
Score from Distance - Adrian Toscani, Anne-Marie Roux, Óceane Chastain
Assist a Goal - Adrian Toscani, Óceane Chastain, Anne-Marie Roux
Score off a Header - Thea Squarciafichi, Chiara Blanco, Federico Arnaudo
Win a Free Kick/Penalty - Adrian Toscani, Thea Squarciafichi, Anne-Marie Roux
Get Sent Off - Chiara Blanco, Óceane Chastain, Nathaniel Auvergne
Get a Yellow Card - Óceane Chastain, Chiara Blanco, Nathaniel Auvergne
Come Through in the Clutch - Adrian Toscani, Thea Squarciafichi, Chiara Blanco


Note: below, bolded players represent starters (Savigliane's full-strength starting eleven) while italicized players represent substitutes.

GOALKEEPERS
#01 - Nicodemo D’AMBROSIO - 31 - Unioneers (EUR)
#23 - Narcisa ROUSSEAU - 26 - Felswyr (CMT)
#12 - Nicolas DuCASSE - 31 - Kingston FC (QUE)


D’Ambrosio has been one of the breakout stars of post-Event Savigliane, going from backup to Golden Glove winner to Mayville starter and NT star. He’s still inexperienced, but an incredibly athletic shot-stopper with inconsistent but strong distribution. Rousseau came out of nowhere to anchor Nazionale's title-winning defense and is a dominant presence in the box with strong athleticism but a bit of an ego. Her ascendence with Nazionale has earned her a transfer to the Red League and status as the first backup over DuCasse. DuCasse is a much stronger and more consistent distributor, although his highs aren’t quite as high as D’Ambrosio, and he’s a relatively weak shot-stopper at this level.


DEFENDERS
#25 - LCB - Valérien TIBÈRE - 23 - 1830 Cathair (AUD)
#14 - CB/CDM - Gianmarco DUTTO - 30 - FK Metropola Borograd (STL)
#03 - CB - Chiara BLANCO - 28 - Brinemouth (NPH)

#02 - CB - Adélaïde GARCIA - 32 - KT Moreazerua (AUD)
#15 - CB - Alexandre ONIO - 26 - 1896 Ebor (MYT)
#13 - CB/RB - Rémy LeCLERC - 29 - Stade-Ferre Trinité


The young Tibère has grown from simply being touted as the next great Savigliano youth product to a starter for his country and for champions 1830 Cathair. A versatile defender capable of spelling left-backs in a four-at-the-back system, he's a tall, quick, and rangy defender with a bit of shithousing streak and preternatural athleticism. While Tuzzio planned to work him in more slowly, his dominant performances during qualifying have earned him more and more of the nation's trust. Dutto is a strong but slow-footed center-back whose biggest strength is his ability to distribute from the back - he was viewed as a potential successor to ball-playing center-back Pietro Giraudo. Blanco, replacing the aging fan favorite Efisio Moreau, is quick, aerially adept, and hard-working, one of Lega 2's best-kept secrets until her move abroad and a positive surprise at every step in her career.

While still occasionally prone to mistakes while on the ball, and starting to lose her legendary pace, Adélaïde Garcia is the quickest of the back three, and the one in the highest demand last transfer window before a big-money move to Mozi. Her athleticism and man-marking capabilities make her a valuable, versatile asset to the national team, even if Valerién Tibère has stolen her thunder a bit domestically and internationally. Onio was one of the best defenders in the Mytanar Top League last season, catching the eye of contenders 1896 Ebor with his passing abilities and calmness and off the ball. LeClerc is sharp, athletic, and versatile (serving as both a center-back and right-back for Trinité), but not polished enough with the ball to earn a starting spot yet, and a recent string of injuries have seen others surpass him in the race for a starting spot.

Laurent is a pacy, energetic fullback who was one of Castiglione's brighter spots before moving to Tumbra, where she excelled under Conan Estelline and earned a number of honors. Her ability to drive with the ball and her defensive versatility have led to Tuzzio deploying her as a left-sided center back. Celina Blanco has all the determination and athleticism of a Blanco, but isn’t quite as skilled as her older sister, although she was a key part of Nazionale's title-winning defense. Acosta was an absolute rock for Nazionale en route to their league title, and is known for his aerial ability and deceptive quickness and strength.


MIDFIELDERS
#04 - LWB - Roman PALOMER - 26 - Urbizania Wanderers (ASG)
#06 - CM - Óceane CHASTAIN - 27 - La Nueva Avenida (FFD)
#08 - CM - Federico ARNAUDO - 23 - Falourr (EUR)
#55 - RWB - Nicoletta SAUVAGEON - 27 - Tikariot City FC (TKT)

#26 - LWB/LB - Serena LAMONTAGNE - 29 - Chatswood (NPH)
#05 - CDM - Gabriel BUVALELLI - 26 - Shamrock Cathair (AUD)
#29 - CM/AM - Alessandro BELLA - 28 - Mazinaw Vanorian (KSK)
#16 - RB/RWB - Luca CAMBIASO - 25 - Couno Rangers (TMB)


Palomer is a tricky, energetic, attack-minded fullback whose greatest strength is his incisive overlapping runs. A bit one-dimensional, but young enough to round out his game, and surprisingly good in Astograth. Arnaudo is an energetic, pacy box-to-box type who excelled during San Ludovico's "Miracle Run" to the LBCT semifinals, earning him a big transfer this window. He's also weirdly good at set pieces, both delivering and receiving. A confusing heir to Bianca Fiore's #8, considering he plays in the second division, but gambling on him is something both Tlanx and Tuzzio have opted to do, and the latter reportedly sees a bit of takilante in him. Chastain is unpolished, often lacks focus, and is prone to fouling, but genuinely one of Savigliane's best when she's on, with the kind of passing vision, defensive positioning, and aggressive athleticism that make us reach for the Bianca Fiore comparisons. La Nueva Avenida was a challenge slightly beyond her in her debut season, but she's steadily grown into her expanded roles for club and country and is approaching genuine stardom. Finally, Nicoletta Sauvageon, somewhat similarly to Giovanna Vitale, is a high-flying, aggressive fullback who needs to work on her defensive discipline in Chromatika Tikariot - but serves as a useful “break in case of emergency” if Savigliane is trailing.

Lamontagne, who helped Chatswood to promotion to the Zenith this past season, is known for her deceptive athleticism, coolness under pressure, tactical intelligence, and versatility. Buvalelli unexpectedly broke into Alessandro Juliana’s first team in Audioslavia’s National League and rose to stardom for both club and country before a big-money move to Shamrock this window, and although temperamental, his deep-lying playmaking makes him Pietro Giraudo’s heir apparent at the senior level. Bella, the young player of the year in Savigliane, is known for his creativity and flair with the ball, and surprisingly high workrate (somewhat compensating for his lack of athleticism) without it. Cambiaso is a strong, composed fullback who's surprisingly good at set-piece delivery, having scored four free-kicks in his last season with Nazionale. Nazionale thought he reached his limit, but he's fit in well into Giuliani's Couno side, and has proven himself as talented enough to start for i cigni, albeit not the right tactical fit.


FORWARDS
#07 - LW/ST - Anne-Marie ROUX - 28 - Crisisbless (NPH)
#18 - ST - Thea SQUARCIAFICHI - 29 - 1830 Cathair (AUD)
#10 - CM/AM - Adrian TOSCANI - 30 - Cazadores Cathair (AUD)

#21 - LW/ST/RW - Bonagiunta ROSSI - 24 - Alnio (CMT)
#09 - ST - Paolo RINALDI - 28 - Gunzlach (GRÆ)
#22 - LW/RW - Zoë BARTHELEMY - 32 - Crossroads (CMT)


Roux is an incredible dribbler with sometimes inaccurate but sometimes incredible passing ability and a left foot that produces magical free-kicks and long-range shots. Squarciafichi is a predatory finisher and absolutely lethal in the penalty box. Although a solid dribbler, her best runs are off the ball, and her passing is still a work in progress, although slightly improved. Toscani is a technically gifted young midfielder who, despite not being particularly athletic, has already impressed in his short time at Porto Vecchio, earning himself a transfer to Caza in the process. He’s capable of playing as a center-midfielder, an attacking-midfielder, or, thanks to his surprisingly good crossing ability, on the wing. With three strong players at premier clubs, this is undoubtedly a position of strength for Tlanx-Nulzk Hal.

Rossi came out of nowhere with ACAB (replacing Rinaldi, who left for Græntfjall) to score an incredible twenty goals - one for each year of his life - in 29 SavigLega appearances. He's kept up the pace with first Alnio and then Tor in the Red League, although his star is dimmed somewhat by his teams' middling performance (in his mind). His best asset is his absolutely lethal pace and skill, although he’s a bit skinny and a legendarily bad teammate who forced his way out of ACAB. Rinaldi, although injury-prone, became one of AC Acqui Bollente’s most important players before his move abroad - not an easy feat on a team with three national team starters - due to his aerial prowess and consistently confident finishing in the penalty box. Barthelemy, whose resurgence after a recent transfer helped her new (at the time) club to the CL Round of 16, is more of a natural winger, although she’s ambidextrous and versatile enough to play on either wing. Her greatest assets are her energy, pace, and dribbling, but she’s a little lacking in end product.

Mercanti is a highlight factory whose pace and skill allows her to blow by defenders. She likes to drift centrally and cut inside, but is weak defensively. New Player of the Year in Cassadaigua. Rovira, the younger brother of former star Raphaël and who the FA has un-retired Raphaël's #20 for, is a bombastic personality off the field but someone with a surprisingly meticulous, patient style of play on it. A deadly passer and crosser who uses her speed to hug the touchline and burst past defenders, Gastaldo was Porto Vecchio's best player in a relegation campaign and has continued to shine abroad en route to a league title with Glenmount.


SAVIGLIANE NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS 91

It's official - Tlanx-Nulzk Hal has gotten the Swans as far as they can. The two-time Galactico Manager of the Year agreed not to renew their contract after failing to qualify for a second consecutive World Cup, and while the legacy they'll leave on Savigliano football is enormous, it's universally agreed that they left at the right time. Now, another legendary manager has come to deliver Savigliane to the World Cup - and hopefully pick up some silverware at the Cup of Harmony and the CAFA along the way. Ichi Tuzzio hopes to break Ramsey's record by taking Savigliane where he took Buyan, Farfadillis, and Baker Park. The legendary Farfish champion has brought his own attacking style and an injection of confidence to the team. But the immediate results haven't come, with back-to-back second-round exits in the CoH and the CAFA. And with Tuzzio getting on in years, there's no guarantees that the legendary manager will even stick around if the Swans fail to qualify - meaning more turmoil could be in the horizon. Some basic information about Savigliane can be found in my first WCQ RP or my BoF/WCQ RP line. Essentially, the nation has been teleported to the NS world from an IRL equivalent and is still working through the fallout of that event.

NICKNAME: The Swans / The Red and Blues
MANAGER: Ichi TUZZIO, 74 (Farfadillis)
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Friekder DANDALLEION, 74 (Farfadillis)
Thanks to Farfadillis for generously providing the below character description of Tuzzio and Dandalleion:

Ichi had a very successful football career: he plied his trade in Farfadillis playing for Ferdullaele FC, then in Turori playing for Cednia Beach, before moving to Makosile in Vilita. He was consistently a very solid player for over a decade in the V-League. On the national front, he started for Farfadillis as CAM for many years, playing a big part in their first World Cup qualification and their first AOCAF Cup win, notably scoring the winner against Vilita in the semifinal, in a 3-1 to 4-3 comeback. He was a CAM that could score incredibly frequently, and had a fearsome long shot. He loves helping develop players with characteristics similar to him, as he did with Faragó rue Cazade at Farfadillis. He could be criticized for turning Faragó into a bit of a vanity project, but his development under Tuzzio was unprecedented. Shortly after his retirement, during the celebrations of Farfadillis second AOCAF Cup win, Ichi Tuzzio was tragically shot in an attempt to mug him. He lost the ability to walk, but managed a miraculous recovery over the years which saw him able to walk with the help of a cane. This event motivated him to start his managerial career.

He started as assistant manager on the Farfadillis NT, helping out Tíbürçìó Çötàvíê. Tíbürçìó was not very good at listening, however, so at first his job was more about reigning in the players than anything relating to tactics. As Tíbürçìó started developing dementia, however, he slowly started having a bigger say on tactics, though this isn't something known to the public. Before Tíbürçìó completely slid into insanity, he moved on to the Buyanese national team, which he helped qualify to the World Cup despite them standing essentially no chance at the beginning of the cycle. From there he moved back to the Farfadillis NT once again, this time replacing Tíbürçìó instead of assisting him. He managed a fourth place finish in his first cycle, though in rather heartbreaking fashion after losing 6-3 to Turori in the semifinal. His AOCAF Cup performances were below par, and so was his World Cup 83 performance, as Farfadillis rather unceremoniously went out in the round of sixteen after a shaky group stage performance, despite having managed a perfect run in qualifiers. Coming into World Cup 84, Tuzzio's job was being heavily questioned due to both performances and style. He shut up his critics, however, by bringing the trophy to Farfadillis for the first time in its history, and not once deviating from his methods in the process. After resigning because of how stressful the job as Farfadillis manager is, he joined Baker Park's national team, where he led the Commonwealth to two knockout round appearances and a fourth-place finish in his time there.

As a manager, Tuzzio bucks the trend by being a reasonable manager despite his nationality. He still prefers heavily offensive tactics, but is willing to adapt to his players, going so far as to play merely offensively, or even a balanced playstyle when the situation calls for it. His strengths certainly lie in his man management - he wouldn't have lasted more than a few months managing Farfadillis otherwise - and in his ability to adapt. He also has very in-depth knowledge of every offensive Farf tactic in the book, which gives him a flexibility that's difficult to match. His weakness lies in his inexperience managing a good defense. He's still the manager that got the most out of a Farf defense in history, but it can't be denied that managing a Farf defense is completely different from managing a standard defense. His other weakness is that he can be temperamental, though he never showed signs of this when managing Buyan.

His assistant manager will be Friekder Dandalleion, one of the biggest Farf legends of the game and his best friend. He played for Jungle Strike for almost his entire career, and is probably one of the club's top three biggest legends. For Farfadillis, he, like Tuzzio, was instrumental in their first World Cup appearances, as well as in their first AOCAF Cup win. He also won a second AOCAF Cup, scoring the winning goal in the final against Osarius before retiring from football altogether. He's a consummate professional who will help out Tuzzio with whatever he needs, also giving him suggestions whenever he sees fit. He's not as knowledgeable as Tuzzio, but could probably make it as manager if he so desired.
STYLE MOD: +4.1
FORMATION: 3-4-3
Captain - Chiara Blanco
Vice-Captains - Adrian Toscani, Anne-Marie Roux
Penalty Takers (in order of preference) - Adrian Toscani, Thea Squarciafichi, Chiara Blanco, Federico Arnaudo, Anne-Marie Roux
Free Kick Taker - Adrian Toscani
Corner-Kick Taker - Anne-Marie Roux (L), Adrian Toscani (R)
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Preferred Goalscorers: None preferred, feel free to consult the below guide for help
Godmod scoring events: TG/DM before doing so
RP injuries to my players: Yes (I determine severity)
Godmod injuries to my players: TG/DM before doing so
Hand out yellow cards to my players: Yes
Hand out red cards to my players: Yes, TG/DM if more than one
Godmod other events: TG/DM before doing so
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There's more than a shade of Tlanxball in Ichi Tuzzio's tactics - with a relatively short preparation window between the ill-fated WCQ campaign and the Cup of Harmony, the Farfish manager has opted not to rock the boat too much in terms of system, opting to focus more on installing new players in certain positions. The focus remains on retaining possession and rapidly moving the ball forwards vertically - although Tuzzio emphasizes verticality and lightning-quick transition much more than his Qusmi predecessor. In build-up, Dutto will stay back and use his passing range to search for opportunities to immediately advance to midfield, while both Garcia and Blanco will be given the green light to run forwards with the ball at their feet. Chastain will be given more of a box-to-box role, focusing on making late runs into dangerous areas and pushing the pace, while Arnaudo will be deployed as more of a playmaker. The wingbacks, especially Palomer, essentially have free reign to turn into wingers, and will be providing the bulk of the width in this setup. The aim while in possession will be to rapidly shift the ball forward before using quick interchanges and dynamic movement in the attacking third of the pitch. To aid this, the forwards will often drift wide and into the half-spaces to stretch the opposition defense before playing back through the center or switching play to the now-exposed opposite flank. Toscani and Roux will both cut inside frequently to make plays, while Squarciafichi is more of a pure goalscorer who will have more than enough playmakers feeding her in the box.

On defense, Ichi Tuzzio has opted for a surprisingly sane approach - but he was always the sanest one of the great Farfadillis managers. Defensively, Savigliane will play a relatively high line, aiming to compress the opposition's build-up toward the sidelines and pressing immediately after losing the ball. The Swans will rely on the pace and tactical instincts of their back four to cover what is a pretty attack-minded "front six", especially since both Palomer and Vitale, the most attacking fullback pairing in Swans history, will both be pushing forward if necessary to maintain dynamism in possession. The aggression of the fullbacks, as well as the on-ball ability of Toscani and Roux, make this an even more attack-minded setup than usual, and one that thrives on exploiting weaknesses in the flanks. They might not actually be elite immediately, but they'll at least be fun to watch.

Most Likely To...
Score a Goal - Thea Squarciafichi, Adrian Toscani, Anne-Marie Roux
Score from Distance - Adrian Toscani, Anne-Marie Roux, Óceane Chastain
Assist a Goal - Adrian Toscani, Óceane Chastain, Anne-Marie Roux
Score off a Header - Thea Squarciafichi, Chiara Blanco, Federico Arnaudo
Win a Free Kick/Penalty - Adrian Toscani, Thea Squarciafichi, Anne-Marie Roux
Get Sent Off - Chiara Blanco, Óceane Chastain, Nathaniel Auvergne
Get a Yellow Card - Óceane Chastain, Chiara Blanco, Nathaniel Auvergne
Come Through in the Clutch - Adrian Toscani, Thea Squarciafichi, Chiara Blanco

Note: below, bolded players represent starters (Savigliane's full-strength starting eleven), italicized players represent backups (players who would be on the 23-man World Cup squad if the World Cup started today), and underlined players represent reserves (eleven players who will be named to the matchday squad in event of injury or planned rotation).

GOALKEEPERS
#01 - Nicodemo D’AMBROSIO - 30 - Unioneers (EUR)
#23 - Narcisa ROUSSEAU - 25 - Felswyr (CMT)
#12 - Nicolas DuCASSE - 30 - Kingston FC (QUE)

#34 - Charlotte FASANO - 31 - Gallant Cross (BRE)


D’Ambrosio has been one of the breakout stars of post-Event Savigliane, going from backup to Golden Glove winner to Mayville starter and NT star. He’s still inexperienced, but an incredibly athletic shot-stopper with inconsistent but strong distribution. Rousseau came out of nowhere to anchor Nazionale's title-winning defense and is a dominant presence in the box with strong athleticism but a bit of an ego. Her ascendence with Nazionale has earned her a transfer to the Red League and status as the first backup over DuCasse. DuCasse is a much stronger and more consistent distributor, although his highs aren’t quite as high as D’Ambrosio, and he’s a relatively weak shot-stopper at this level. Finally, Fasano is a strong aerial presence and shot-stopper whose main strength is her agility, although she's not much of a distributor.

DEFENDERS
#02 - CB - Adélaïde GARCIA - 31 - KT Moreazerua (AUD)
#14 - CB/CDM - Gianmarco DUTTO - 29 - FK Metropola Borograd (STL)
#03 - CB - Chiara BLANCO - 27 - Brinemouth (NPH)

#25 - LCB - Valérien TIBÈRE - 22 - 1830 Cathair (AUD)
#15 - CB - Alexandre ONIO - 25 - 1896 Ebor (MYT)
#13 - CB/RB - Rémy LeCLERC - 28 - Stade-Ferre Trinité

#24 - LB/CB - Aimée LAURENT - 27 - FC Inter Nantwich (TMB)
#36 - CB - Celina BLANCO - 24 - Nazionale Acqui Bollente
#43 - CB - Alessandro ACOSTA - 29 - Nazionale Acqui Bollente


Garcia is the quickest of the back three, and the one in the highest demand last transfer window before a big-money move to Mozi - while still occasionally prone to mistakes while on the ball, her athleticism and man-marking capabilities make her a valuable, versatile asset to the national team. Dutto is a strong but slow-footed center-back whose biggest strength is his ability to distribute from the back - he was viewed as a potential successor to ball-playing center-back Pietro Giraudo. Blanco, replacing the aging fan favorite Efisio Moreau, is quick, aerially adept, and hard-working, one of Lega 2's best-kept secrets until her move abroad, and a positive surprise at every step in her career.

The young Tibère is being touted in some circles as the next great Savigliano youth product. A versatile defender capable of spelling left-backs in a four-at-the-back system, he's a tall, quick, and rangy defender with a bit of shithousing streak and preternatural athleticism. Onio was one of the best defenders in the Mytanar Top League last season, catching the eye of contenders 1896 Ebor with his passing abilities and calmness and off the ball. LeClerc is sharp, athletic, and versatile (serving as both a center-back and right-back for Trinité), but not polished enough with the ball to earn a starting spot yet, and a recent string of injuries have seen others surpass him in the race for a starting spot.

Laurent is a pacy, energetic fullback who was one of Castiglione's brighter spots before moving to Tumbra, where she excelled under Conan Estelline and earned a number of honors. Her ability to drive with the ball and her defensive versatility have led to Tuzzio deploying her as a left-sided center back. Celina Blanco has all the determination and athleticism of a Blanco, but isn’t quite as skilled as her older sister, although she was a key part of Nazionale's title-winning defense. Acosta was an absolute rock for Nazionale en route to their league title, and is known for his aerial ability and deceptive quickness and strength.

MIDFIELDERS
#04 - LWB - Roman PALOMER - 25 - Urbizania Wanderers (ASG)
#06 - CM - Óceane CHASTAIN - 26 - La Nueva Avenida (FFD)
#08 - CM - Federico ARNAUDO - 22 - Falourr (EUR)
#11 - RWB/RM - Giovanna VITALE - 32 - Dynamo Sjoedrhavn (SVJ)

#26 - LWB/LB - Serena LAMONTAGNE - 28 - Chatswood (NPH)
#05 - CDM - Gabriel BUVALELLI - 25 - Shamrock Cathair (AUD)
#29 - CM/AM - Alessandro BELLA - 27 - Mazinaw Vanorian (KSK)
#55 - RWB - Nicoletta SAUVAGEON - 26 - Tikariot City FC (TKT)

#37 - LWB - Nicolas DuBOIS - 21 - Admiral Storevik (SVJ)
#17 - CM - Nathaniel AUVERGNE - 28 - Miradela GD (KOR)
#16 - CM - Leo CASTAGNE - 28 - Bastion Lions (EUR)
#61 - RB/RWB - Luca CAMBIASO - 24 - Couno Rangers (TMB)


Palomer is a tricky, energetic, attack-minded fullback whose greatest strength is his incisive overlapping runs. A bit one-dimensional, but young enough to round out his game, and surprisingly good in Astograth. Arnaudo is an energetic, pacy box-to-box type who excelled during San Ludovico's "Miracle Run" to the LBCT semifinals, earning him a big transfer this window. He's also weirdly good at set pieces, both delivering and receiving. A confusing heir to Bianca Fiore's #8, considering he plays in the second division, but gambling on him is something both Tlanx and Tuzzio have opted to do, and the latter reportedly sees a bit of takilante in him. Chastain is unpolished, often lacks focus, and is prone to fouling, but genuinely one of Savigliane's best when she's on, with the kind of passing vision, defensive positioning, and aggressive athleticism that make us reach for the Bianca Fiore comparisons. La Nueva Avenida was a challenge slightly beyond her in her debut season, but she's steadily grown into her expanded roles for club and country and is approaching genuine stardom. Finally, Vitale is more explosive than the rest of the fullbacks, and her crossing and shooting ability make her more of a direct threat when attacking. A converted winger, she’s not particularly good tracking back, although her athleticism gets her some of the way there. She's capable of playing in a number of different positions on the right flank, and will be more at home in this newly attack-minded formation.

Lamontagne, who helped Chatswood to promotion to the Zenith this past season, is known for her deceptive athleticism, coolness under pressure, tactical intelligence, and versatility. Buvalelli unexpectedly broke into Alessandro Juliana’s first team in Audioslavia’s National League and rose to stardom for both club and country before a big-money move to Shamrock this window, and although temperamental, his deep-lying playmaking makes him Pietro Giraudo’s heir apparent at the senior level. Bella, the young player of the year in Savigliane, is known for his creativity and flair with the ball, and surprisingly high workrate (somewhat compensating for his lack of athleticism) without it. Sauvageon, somewhat similarly to Giovanna Vitale, is a high-flying, aggressive fullback who needs to work on her defensive discipline in Chromatika Tikariot - but serves as a useful “break in case of emergency” if Savigliane is trailing.

DuBois is a pacy, tricky fullback who can serve as a spark-plug offensively but isn't as solid of a defender yet. A recent move to the Savojar champions has elevated his profile, and Tuzzio has decided to give the youngster a shot. Auvergne, who’s excelled at Hofvinger this season, is a talented player whose creativity and physicality make him an incredible prospect despite his lack of speed. Castagne’s breakout season was one reason why Stade-Ferre won their first league title in decades, as the hometown hero impressed with his intelligence, physicality, tactical versatility, and leadership ability that belied his young age before taking the next step to Eura. Cambiaso is a strong, composed fullback who's surprisingly good at set-piece delivery, having scored four free-kicks in his last season with Nazionale. Nazionale thought he reached his limit, but he's fitted in well into Giuliani's Couno side, and might be the next starter after Vitale depending on the tactical fit.

FORWARDS
#07 - LW/ST - Anne-Marie ROUX - 27 - Crisisbless (NPH)
#18 - ST - Thea SQUARCIAFICHI - 28 - 1830 Cathair (AUD)
#10 - CM/AM - Adrian TOSCANI - 29 - Cazadores Cathair (AUD)

#21 - LW/ST/RW - Bonagiunta ROSSI - 23 - Alnio (CMT)
#09 - ST - Paolo RINALDI - 27 - Gunzlach (GRÆ)
#22 - LW/RW - Zoë BARTHELEMY - 31 - Crossroads (CMT)

#33 - LW - Sofia MERCANTI - 24 - Grande Mountain (CDG)
#20 - ST - Rocco ROVIRA - 28 - Mipojoseon (QUE)
#31 - LW - Valentina GASTALDO - 25 - Glenmount Town (TLI)


Roux is an incredible dribbler with sometimes inaccurate but sometimes incredible passing ability and a left foot that produces magical free-kicks and long-range shots. Squarciafichi is a predatory finisher and absolutely lethal in the penalty box. Although a solid dribbler, her best runs are off the ball, and her passing is still a work in progress, although slightly improved. Toscani is a technically gifted young midfielder who, despite not being particularly athletic, has already impressed in his short time at Porto Vecchio, earning himself a transfer to Caza in the process. He’s capable of playing as a center-midfielder, an attacking-midfielder, or, thanks to his surprisingly good crossing ability, on the wing. With three strong players at premier clubs, this is undoubtedly a position of strength for Tlanx-Nulzk Hal.

Rossi came out of nowhere with ACAB (replacing Rinaldi, who left for Græntfjall) to score an incredible twenty goals - one for each year of his life - in 29 SavigLega appearances. He's kept up the pace with first Alnio and then Tor in the Red League, although his star is dimmed somewhat by his teams' middling performance (in his mind). His best asset is his absolutely lethal pace and skill, although he’s a bit skinny and a legendarily bad teammate who forced his way out of ACAB. Rinaldi, although injury-prone, became one of AC Acqui Bollente’s most important players before his move abroad - not an easy feat on a team with three national team starters - due to his aerial prowess and consistently confident finishing in the penalty box. Barthelemy, whose resurgence after a recent transfer helped her new (at the time) club to the CL Round of 16, is more of a natural winger, although she’s ambidextrous and versatile enough to play on either wing. Her greatest assets are her energy, pace, and dribbling, but she’s a little lacking in end product.

Mercanti is a highlight factory whose pace and skill allows her to blow by defenders. She likes to drift centrally and cut inside, but is weak defensively. New Player of the Year in Cassadaigua. Rovira, the younger brother of former star Raphaël and who the FA has un-retired Raphaël's #20 for, is a bombastic personality off the field but someone with a surprisingly meticulous, patient style of play on it. A deadly passer and crosser who uses her speed to hug the touchline and burst past defenders, Gastaldo was Porto Vecchio's best player in a relegation campaign and has continued to shine abroad en route to a league title with Glenmount.
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月州联合共和国 - 国际足球队
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When the first foreign manager of Yuezhou in decades shook things up with his high-flying, possession football and media savvy, it's safe to say that many expected disaster or unqualified success - so to get incredibly Whelming results is a little bit of a disappointment. The first tournament of the Hayabusa Era, World Cup 90 Qualifiers, went about as well as expected. The Kandorese manager generally managed to win all the points he should've been winning with this Dragons squad, and made up for his slip-ups with some suprisingly positive results against South Newlandia and Zwangzug. The second tournament of the Hayabusa Era, Cup of Harmony 82, was also...fine. The Dragons managed to win their group after defeating Savigliane, then knocked out Estorvipa and Estorpiva before falling to Trolleborg in the Round of 16. And the third tournament? Strong group stage, Ro16 exit at the hands of a better team. Will a new cycle bring more familiarity with the system and a stronger run? Only time will tell.

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Manager: Ken Hayabusa, 49

Ken Hayabusa made his name in Kandorith with Higaku Antlers, earning promotion to the First Divison, and with Imakazawa Ravens, where he won four leagues and two cups in a legendary tenure. But it was his time with Kandorith's national team, where he took an ailing Lotus Warriors organization to a historic Cup of Harmony title and a return to World Cup qualification, where he really staked his claim to be one of the world's best managers. A huge enjoyer of life and football, he's usually cheerful and passionate, but can be calm and strict when needed. Taking a paternalistic approach to management, he believes wholly in team synergy and in his players' ability to play together, as well as in stylish attacking football. He's shown time and time again that his approach will work in Kandorith - how will it translate to Yuezhou?

Assistant Manager: None [left vacant since the Alba and Cymru Incident]
Nickname: The Red Dragons
Formation: 4-3-3 (!)
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Tactics:

Ken Hayabusa believes in controlling and attacking football, something that puts him at odds with virtually every other national team manager in Yue history. The priority is winning first and foremost, and Hayabusa is tactically flexible, but with a bevy of attacking talents to choose from, he's confident that the right eleven exists that can play beautiful football and win in a nation desperately in need of both. There may be a learning curve from the counterattacking football that Yuezhou is known for, but this is still a surprisingly skilled team with representatives from some of Rushmore's finest leagues, and this could really be a team to watch after a few matches.

With the ball, the team will play quickly and creatively, focusing on controlling the ball and dynamically exploiting weaknesses in the opponent's defense. Jiawei maintains some defensive coverage on the left flank, but if the game is under control Reeve will float forwards to provide width in the attack, forming a sort of 3-2-5 (Wen will also join the attackers) shape. Liu Huiying plays as a creative false-nine type, who will serve as a sort of offensive hub while dropping into midfield. Huang Shedong, formerly a striker, will play as a right inside-forward, using his speed to make runs in behind the shoulder of the defense and his technique to create and convert chances once in the box, while Jiang provides width and support from the left-hand side. Wen Xiaohui and Li Jing, the two non-holding midfielders, will both be aggressively moving forward to join the attack and set up chances, with Wen often interchanging with Liu. Jiawei and Yuan are relatively uninvolved in the attack, although Li's ball-carrying and long-range passes often helps progress the ball in Yuezhou's third of the pitch, serving a key bridge between the defense and midfield.

Without the ball, the team defends from the front, relying on the pace and industry of the front three to harry opposing defenses and force mistakes. There sometimes is a sense of there being "attacking" and "defensive" blocks, the latter being comprised of the defense, Wan, and sometimes the versatile Li, and the former being everyone else. While this may feel somewhat disjointed in the early days, the idea is that successive lines can react quickly to the press being broken and move up to compensate and close off space. The fullbacks also tend to play very conservatively without the ball and in transitions, although Reeve will sometimes push up to counterattack, giving the team a solid defensive base without the ball to work from.

Score a Goal - Liu Huiying, Huang Shedong, Luo Dan
Score from Distance - Li Jing, Wan Sheping, Liu Huiying
Assist a Goal - Wen Xiaohui, Liu Huiying, Luo Dan
Score off a Header - Wan Sheping, Yuan Mingrong, Luo Dan
Win a Free Kick/Penalty - Liu Huiying, Luo Dan, Huang Shedong
Get Sent Off - Wan Sheping, Wen Xiaohui, Guo Xiawei
Get a Yellow Card - Wan Sheping, Zhu Aiguo, Guo Xiawei
Come Through in the Clutch - Li Jing, Liu Huiying, Yuan Mingrong


STARTERS

#01 - GK - ZHAO Deliang (赵德亮) - 22 - Atletik Thessia (MYT)
An absolute goalkeeping phenom who won a historic Golden Ball (both in terms of position and age) en route to Jiangdong's first league title in years. A cool, confident, and physically imposing general on the pitch, albeit a bit traditionalist in playstyle.
#14 - LB - JIAWEI Chuan (f) (佳薇川) - 30 - Tihon (CMT)
A quick, crafty full-back (or wing-back, or even winger if Yuezhou is really parking the bus) whose biggest weakness is a propensity to get forced off the ball. Will likely play more defensively than Reeve on the right-hand side.
#27 - CB - LI Jianguo (李建国) - 25 - Tihon (CMT)
Despite his young age, Li is incredible on the ball, at his best in a three-man defense where he can make surging runs and spray accurate long-range passes with either foot. The physicality isn't quite there for a grueling qualifying campaign, although he’s working on it, but his vision and composure on the ball are just too good for Hayabusa to pass up in this system. Could this be his breakout?
#05 - CB - YUAN Mingrong (袁明荣) - 28 - Ararat (MYT)
An intelligent, cultured young center-back who's solid but still a bit raw with the ball. Showed enough promise in Mytanija as the best defender in an admittedly underwhelming Ararat defense to earn a shot, and has rapidly developed to a strong all-around center back who was the Top League's player of the season.
#13 - RB - Diadora REEVE (f) (利朵拉) - 30 - Coret Hawks (NPH)
Diadora Reeve is an athletic, relatively attack-minded fullback who provides an interesting tactical option for Yuezhou in place of Zhu Aiguo. We think she had a Yue grandfather or something, which is why she's turned up on the Yue national team despite everyone previously thinking she was Nepharim.
#08 (C) - CM/CAM - LI Jing (李精) - 33 - Steinaux (GRÆ)
Li Jing is very quick and excels on the counterattack as a creative or goalscoring threat. Has enjoyed increased praise lately for his exploits in Græntfjall due to the beginning of normalization in relations between the two countries.
#19 - CDM/CM - WAN Sheping (万射平) - 26 - Wirr Tsi (CMT)
An old-school, defensive-minded midfielder who's surprisingly good in the air despite being 5'8". Earned a move to countryman Zhaxi Nanlei’s Wirr Tsi squad a few seasons ago, and is rapidly becoming one of the best young players in Chromatika and a key figure in the newly-minted Red League juggernauts.
#18 - CAM - WEN Xiaohui (f) (文小辉) - 30 - Libertas Bergheim (SVJ)
Wen Xiaohui, the niece of controversial star midfielder Wen Xiaoli, has rapidly developed from Yuezhou’s next big thing to a star in her own right. She wasn't a great tactical fit for Yuan Zilai's or Lu Jialan’s style, but her pace and playmaking more than merit her inclusion in the first-choice starting eleven, and her breakout WCQ87 was a rare bright spot in an otherwise miserable qualifying campaign. Has stagnated a bit lately, even becoming a substitute under Kang Guilin, but has been rejuvenated creatively in Hayabusa's system.
#77 - LAM/RAM - JIANG Jieren (江杰任) - 26 - Osarese Marcadia (AUD)
An incredibly quick winger, albeit one slightly out of place on the left, Jiang’s ball-retention skills need to work and he tends to play with too much ambition. Still, he’s absolutely electric when on, with a combination of scoring and playmaking on the counterattack that could really make an impact.
#10 - AM/SS - LIU Huiying (f) (刘辉映) - 30 - Sabrefell Moths (NPH)
Liu’s speed and devastating passing ability make her one to watch with every counterattack. Her high workrate, even on the defensive end, should theoretically make her a good candidate to slot into a false nine-esque offensive hub position, as she's now an attacking midfielder at the club level as well in the Zenith.
#09 - RAM/ST - HUANG Shedong (黄舍东) - 33 - Coret Hawks (NPH)
While not particularly good at hold-up play or in the air, Huang's blazing speed and technique mean he excels at exploiting gaps in the opponents' defense with his dribbling and short passes. A strong finisher, but relatively unproven leading a line by himself - maybe playing as an inside-forward will actually be better for him?

RESERVES
#12 - GK - ZHAO Yong - 33 - East Railway (ASG)
Not the most athletic of shot-stoppers, but a cool, commanding leader of defenses who can grab anything out of the air.
#23 - GK - GUO Yanhong - 31 - Dhun Lagarr FC (TKT)
A modern sweeper-keeper and competent shot-stopper who is aggressive to a fault, but who had a strong enough season in Tikariot to earn a call-up.
#24 - LB - LU Lanying (f) - 24 - Rutland Dockside (CDG)
A quick, athletic left-back, Lu is strong when driving forwards and tracking back but could work on her crossing.
#16 - CB - ZHU Mingxia - 28 - Parrhesia United (NPH)
A strong, aerially imposing center-back who generally struggles to get rid of the ball without hoofing it clear. However, some time in Tequilo has helped round his game out better, and he surprisingly held his own in the Zenith.
#06 - CB/CDM - GUO Xiawei - 32 - Urrheddiao (CMT)
Formerly a makeshift libero in a back three, Guo Xiawei has often been redeployed as a defensive midfielder. One of the first of his generation of Yue players to sign abroad, for since-relegated Tanques AOE of the Ko-orenite Top League, Guo has flashes of brilliance with the ball and is very good at reading and intercepting passes, but tends to make unforced errors on defense worryingly often. Thrown into the fire by Hayabusa, who hoped that his much-improved passing and dribbling touch will allow him to flourish in a back four, but is still a shade too error-prone compared to Yuan, Zhu, and Li.
#15 - CB/RB - ZHU Aiguo - 32 - Iturributa United (ASG)
An aggressive, versatile defender who likes to win balls and push forward with them. A center-back by trade, Zhu unexpectedly became Yuezhou's starting right-back under Lu Jialan - his emergence at the position earned him a transfer to Astograth as well as his starting spot, but he's now back to his natural position.
#25 - RB - DONG Xiaowang - 24 - Megabrantid (SRS)
A pacy, strong fullback well-suited to the modern game, although his rawness on the defensive end will make him more of a long-term project for new club Megabrantid. Could be creatively deployed as a winger in a pinch.
#07 - CDM - YANG Tao - 33 - Ephesian FC (ZWZ)
Energetic but not particularly skilled, Yang will be tasked with pressing aggressively, winning balls back before passing them to someone more creative, and kicking opponents to stop attacks.
#15 - CM - FANG Yuhui (f) - 26 - North Granby (CDG)
Not the most physically imposing, but seemingly endless stamina and excellent positioning mean she shows up almost everywhere on the pitch when needed to make a tackle. Not great offensively, but improving.
#11 - AM - TAO Beiliang - 31 - Korsbach (GRÆ)
A relentless source of energy, aggression, and creativity, Tao is still pretty inconsistent at times, but is a great student of the game. Originally outshone even Li Jing when the pair went abroad together, but his career has stalled a bit with Korsbach.
#33 - SS/CAM - LUO Chuan (f) - 25 - Spenson Suburbia (ZWZ)
An agile, technically adept attacking midfielder at her best when distributing to others. Tends to get bullied off the ball, though.
#22 - LW/RW - LUO Dan - 30 - Coquitlam United (KSK)
A more mobile forward who can deputize capably on either wing or as an attacking midfielder, Luo is a dangerous scorer known for his quick-burst runs behind the defense, although he can be a little selfish at times. Will be playing as more traditional winger for the national team, but is also capable of playing as an inside-forward on the right or dropping back into a wide midfield position.
#36 - AM/ST - ZHENG Yuanjun (f) - 26 - Fiskadaha (PFA)
An intelligent, versatile attacker, Zheng is much more skilled as a playmaker than as a scorer, although her ability to find space with her runs has still gotten her a decent scoring record. Has become one of the Apex's premier attackers, but has yet to surpass the generation before her.
#21 - ST - JI Weibo - 26 - Brantisvogan (SRS)
While selfish to a fault and not the easiest personality to work with, Ji Weibo has laid waste to South Newlandia to the tune of 17 goals in 22 matches. A pure poacher who’s posed an increased long-range threat as of lately, Ji isn’t much of a team player but can arguably lead a line by himself better than the less physical Huang can, and could be a real option off the bench.
#30 - RW - LUO Nanwei - 23 - Leichhardt (NPH)
An extraordinarily athletic player who worked his way onto Guodui's senior team as a teenager; despite some injuries during his youth career, his pace and dynamic creativity make him a terror with the ball, although he can be erratic and inconsistent. Has impressed in the Zenith despite suffering relegation with Gaelic Club.
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Eleanorian national team roster for the 91st World Cup

Postby Saint Eleanor » Sun May 01, 2022 4:47 pm

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Notes
1. Shirts are visualised to your right.
2. Pazorzal [ethnically Sochean], taFrexala and weMexala [ethnically Gladom Newion] are black. All others are white [and ethnically Tinhamptonian].
3. Jamie Rodgers will be writing more personal, more historical, somewhat less professional pen-portraits of the players and staff throughout this World Cup.
4. This roster was ICly issued on 6th January 1999, one week before the first qualification game. All data is accurate as of that date.


Roleplay Permissions: Yes, but...
  • No wholesale changes of the Eleanorian squad ("wholesale" being whatever I define as wholesale - but please don't be afraid to start or bring on a few listed subs)
  • No more than two red cards or other form of suspension per match, unless I send you a telegram (via Saint Eleanor) or Discord message (via Tinhampton#7402) to the contrary
  • No injuries longer than two games, again unless I say otherwise
  • Please no other violations of bodily autonomy. Yes, that means no deaths too, here or elsewhere in Saint Eleanor :P
  • No trying to remove the manager, her assistant, or Eleanorian government officials from office
  • Absolutely no destruction of Saint Eleanor or significant areas thereof
  • The Eleanorian media - especially SESB and The Reporter - reserves the right to fact-check obviously false claims about Evans, Mitcham junior, and their players
  • Eleanorians do not take part in anthem protests, taking the knee or other similar political gestures in or around matches - but can, and sometimes do, speak their minds off the pitch

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THE SAINT ELEANOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

ROSTER FOR THE 91ST WORLD CUP
To be held in Græntfjall and Farfadillis

Saint Eleanor vs Kandorith will be played at the Celestial Stadium in Broadlands district, capacity 36,645
All other home qualifiers will be played at the National Liberation Arena in Central district, capacity 68,184


Home kit: All black
Away kit: Pink shirts with a white sash from the bottom-left to the top-right, pink shorts, white socks
Goalkeeper kit: All green


UP THE WHITE STARS!

Short list of players

    Typical starting lineup (4-3-1-2):
  1. .GK. John Bailey (he/him; Independence 1975; born 31st July 1968)
  2. .LB. Cathy Winchester (she/her; Independence 1975; born 29th August 1978)
  3. .RB. Exandra Davies (she/her; Occidental Olympic; born 18th June 1974)
  4. .CB. Sam Newbridge (he/him; Grand Beach; born 20th October 1974)
  5. .CB. .CPT. Liam West (he/him; Independence 1975; born 1st March 1967)
  6. .CM. .VCPT. Harriet Williams (she/her; Athletic Saint Eleanor; born 3rd August 1969; takes setpieces)
  7. .LM. David Newcastle (he/him; Independence 1975; born 22nd April 1974)
  8. .CAM. Steve Pilchard (he/him; Occidental Olympic; born 8th September 1977)
  9. .ST. Katie O'Donnell (she/her; Kitara AA [Banija]; born 17th February 1970)
  10. .ST. Dekamela weMexala (she/her; Occidental Olympic; born 5th May 1975)
  11. .RM. Jessica Martin (she/her; Sword and Shield; born 14th March 1971)


    Substitutes (depth chart):
  12. .RM. LCpl. Darren Batchelor (he/him; Army and Navy; born 22nd June 1972)
  13. .GK. Georgia Wood (she/her; Golden Unicorn; born 15th April 1972)
  14. .LM. Hugh Roanoke (he/him; Sword and Shield; born 23rd June 1975)
  15. .CM. Alice Christopher (she/her; Independence 1975; born 13th January 1970)
  16. .CB. Laura Brown (she/her; Good Hope Club; born 13th May 1971)
  17. .ST. Adam Denby (he/him; Occidental Olympic; born 13th April 1974)
  18. .CB. Luke Elliott (he/him; Independence 1975; born 26th January 1968)
  19. .CDM. Bridget Coombe (she/her; Occidental Olympic; born 2nd November 1975)
  20. .RB. Naresmet taFrexala (he/him; Athletic Saint Eleanor; born 11th December 1976)
  21. .LB. LCpl. Alan Eldridge (he/him; Army and Navy; born 26th September 1973)
  22. .ST. Melcheta Pazorzal (he/him; Golden Unicorn; born 18th August 1972)
  23. .GK. Pte. Brian Tarrant (he/him; Army and Navy; born 7th January 1972)


    Members of staff:
    .MG. Priscilla Evans (she/her; Tinhamptonian national; age 41)
    .AMG. Ltn. Stephen Mitcham (he/him; age 32)

Biographies (written by Jamie Rodgers, chief football correspondent of Saint Eleanor State Broadcasting)

1: John Bailey --- position: goalkeeper --- age: 30 (born 31/07/1968) --- club: Independence 1975 [EXT] --- height: 6ft1in (185cm)
coffee preference: "coffee" --- appearance: neat, short black hair; blue eyes; facial hair all over, but only a little bit --- parental occupations: died fighting for Eleanorian independence (father); primary school teacher (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: an astonishingly tenured Army man

Possibly the greatest goalkeeper in Indy's history, having been a consistent presence during the club's recent spell of three league titles in a row and a few good seasons before that, the secret to Bailey's success is that he's actually a goalkeeper. He seldom ventures off his line when it isn't necessary, partially in keeping with the Eleanorian tradition that the people most readily capable of dealing with problems should do so and partially out of fear of being unnecessarily lobbed or rounded from Margaret knows how many yards out. When it is, he does, with great success. Nothing else needs to be said.

2: Cathy Winchester --- position: leftback --- age: 20 (born 29/08/1978) --- club: Independence 1975 [EXT] --- height: 5ft3in (160cm)
coffee preference: milk and one sugar --- appearance: short blonde hair, but not really that short; blue eyes --- parental occupations: real estate agent (father); housewife (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: working a variety of temp jobs and internships while waiting to inherit the family business

Winchester is only twenty and, despite that penalty miss against Marine Coast United last year, arguably even better than Gregory and Johnson ever were. Having been a consistent starter for the nation's best club over the past two years, Winchester - who actually took up football as a hobby aged nine - has proven herself to be strong in making passes, cutting them out, and, of course, stopping them from ever happening. These might look like the fundamentals, but to misquote Derek Pittam, she is "a midfielder in completely the wrong place" - which is a compliment, not an insult. Ignore the fact he tried to change her mind about positions to no avail.

3: Exandra Davies --- position: rightback --- age: 24 (born 18/06/1974) --- club: Occidental Olympic [EXT] --- height: 5ft8in (173cm)
coffee preference: milk and two sugars --- appearance: long, super-curly, obviously-dyed-peroxide-blonde hair; brown eyes --- parental occupations: fuel station attendant (father); supermarket cashier (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: the guitarist-slash-frontwoman of a punk rock band that's completely unknown beyond south-east Saint Eleanor city

Some footballers are sensible enough to be all-rounders. Davies is crazy enough to be an all-rounder. Despite keeping to rightback, she is unquestionably competent at just about everything that could be expected, and unexpected, of her: man-marking, woman-marking, person-marking, tackling, dribbling, passing, shooting... okay, so her idea of some of those concepts might be different to yours. She has her superstitions - most infamously among them the pre-match half-satsuma - but claims "it doesn't matter if I forget about them for whatever reason," and insists that long-time girlfriend Charlotte Bryant is "the sensible one in the relationship."

4: Sam Newbridge --- position: centreback --- age: 24 (born 20/10/1974) --- club: Grand Beach [EXT] --- height: 5ft10in (178cm)
coffee preference: standard-issue black --- appearance: very short black hair; brown eyes; more than a bit of stubble --- parental occupations: kitchen staff at Grand Beach's Willis fried chicken shack (father); bank teller (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: voted one of the top twenty-five most unemployable bouncers in Anaia

Calm, refined, more distributive than anything... not a chance. Despite inexplicably avoiding any major trouble in the 1998 season, Newbridge has otherwise proven to be Grand Beach's enforcer for much of the past five years, with his simple-minded physicality, somewhat more complex-minded ball-winning skills, and very occasional outbursts proving to be a furiously relaxing break from the typically mellow pace of Eleanorian defending. It's not quite Enigma Armageddon or Alex Keane levels of "what the fuck?", but it gets the job done - and it's worse than Paul Ferry would have ever considered.

5: Liam West [captain] --- position: centreback --- age: 31 (born 01/03/1967) --- club: Independence 1975 [EXT] --- height: 6ft0in (183cm)
coffee preference: milk and no sugar --- appearance: mildly scruffy blonde hair; blue eyes; reasonably-sized beard --- parental occupations: garden equipment store worker (father); hotel receptionist (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: the full-time manager of that little shop back home in Carpentersville

After Evans purged a third of the squad for rebelling against her management, West is the oldest player in the squad as well as being a survivor from the nation's Baptism of Fire; his captaincy both of his club team and the White Stars is extremely well-deserved. As against Newbridge's direct approach, he prefers to keep the opposition on edge for as long as possible, then either see what happens (the results, from League experience, are not pretty) or try and steal the ball when they're distracted. He's never clocked Maddie Gordon in the face, either, which is always a big plus.

6: Harriet Williams [vice-captain; takes penalties and free-kicks] --- position: central midfielder; true neutral --- age: 29 (born 03/08/1969) --- club: Athletic Saint Eleanor [EXT] --- height: 5ft7in (170cm)
coffee preference: milk and one sugar --- appearance: big, dirty blonde topknot; blue eyes --- parental occupations: bus driver (father); supermarket shelf stacker (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: running a small business in the heart of the infamous Marketplace district; she likes her beer too much to drive anything

Athletic's last home-grown big name, Williams has always been more a creator than a destroyer, with a particular fondness for passing forwards (although in any direction), not sideways, pitching free kicks similarly, having a go from twelve yards out and sometimes further afield in open play (with some degree of success). There could and arguably should be competition between her and Pilchard for the attacking midfield spot - Evans realises that having two with no obvious cover would be irresponsible - but he's all about banging them in while she's expressed a reluctant willingness to serve as the third-last line of defence for the reds from Whitehammer, so into the hole she goes.

7: David Newcastle --- position: left midfielder --- age: 24 (born 22/04/1974) --- club: Independence 1975 [EXT] --- height: 5ft9in (175cm)
coffee preference: milk and no sugar --- appearance: normal, short black hair; brown eyes; clean-shaven --- parental occupations: garage mechanic (father); cleaner (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: carrying out unauthorised third-party repairs on really big and fancy electronics

Newcastle has asserted at multiple press conferences that "my parents taught me attention to detail," but it's definitely there no matter who put it in him. His ability to swing the ball into the box, swipe it across the other end, slide it across the floor a few yards, run with the ball for a few seconds, or even just try his luck from a distance is strong; so strong, in fact, that most people barely even notice them. Those who pay attention might - and do - call him "boring," but his big moments are either too inadvertently entertaining or far too nerve-wracking for that label to be merited in any way.

8: Steve Pilchard --- position: attacking midfielder; would be mostly okay played as a regular CM --- age: 21 (born 08/09/1977) --- club: Occidental Olympic [EXT] --- height: 5ft6in (168cm)
coffee preference: milk and one sugar --- appearance: short but slightly unkempt blonde hair; brown eyes; almost clean-shaven --- parental occupations: groundskeeper at the Liberators' Park (father); housewife (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: part of the front-of-house staff at a trendy independent café

At this point Occidental Olympic and the National Autism Autonomy Campaign's biggest asset, Pilchard has near-miraculously lived up to the hype that surrounded him in 1994's Charles Trump Shield and then the Olympic reserves, and is finally rewarded with a place in the starting lineup. More of a shadow striker than a bona-fide playmaker, look out for him to attempt open-play efforts from reasonable distances that might somehow be worthy of an eyeroll (with more success than Williams) and try to find the killer pass from reasonable distances that actually are reasonable by international standards. It's the only way he gets to evade his marker!

9: Katie O'Donnell --- position: striker --- age: 28 (born 17/02/1970) --- club: Kitara AA [BNJ] --- height: 5ft9in (175cm)
coffee preference: no milk, one sugar --- appearance: strawberry blonde ponytail; green eyes --- parental occupations: Head of Years 13 and 14 at Whitehammer Community School (father); hairdresser (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: a glamour model, occasional actress, and the most bookish socialite you're ever likely to meet

A healthier, somewhat fitter version of Priscilla Evans by Evans' own admission, O'Donnell has always been a rather prolific striker. It is almost by necessity so, with her willingness to throw herself around (for good reason only), get into anything that looks like green space, and generally sense out opportunities that hardly anyone else notices - witness her infamous bicycle kick from five yards out on the penultimate day of the 1995 season. It's entirely plausible that the Athletic faithful will miss her, being the first and only woman in club history to score 100 league goals, although more than a few will question why she's been moved onto a fairly big team that will probably only need her as a substitute. She'll take regular starts for the nationals anyway.

10: Dekamela weMexala --- position: striker --- age: 23 (born 05/05/1975) --- club: Occidental Olympic [EXT] --- height: 6ft0in (183cm)
coffee preference: milk and one sugar --- appearance: long, braided black hair; brown eyes --- parental occupations: barista at Parkside's Premium Coffee shop (father); forklift driver (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: the single most productive logistics worker in Eleanorian history

Much like Corporal Aidan Harris, her predecessor in this role, weMexala is fairly slow, astonishingly strong but fair, the kind of person who'd rather get on with the job than talk about it - and one of very few starters who can even dream about winning in a one-on-one header situation. Unlike Harris, she has a potentially bright few years ahead of her, isn't inexplicably injury-prone, likes setting up her fellow attackers when necessary (being at Manuta's Olympic, she has to), and actually takes her shots. In short, a good old-fashioned goal poacher - a splendid counterpart to O'Donnell's semi-surprising flexibility, and probably much needed in the current setup too.

11: Jessica Martin --- position: right midfielder --- age: 27 (born 14/03/1971) --- club: Sword and Shield [EXT] --- height: 5ft7in (170cm)
coffee preference: milk and two sugars --- appearance: short but inch-perfect chestnut brown hair; brown eyes --- parental occupations: retired Army corporal (father); accountant (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: the executive director of a social-justice-focused charity... just like Vice-President Charlotte Morgan was

Eleanorian football's greatest campaigner, Martin has an opinion on everything from zero rates of VAT to computing education to wheelchair-accessible public transport. Despite some concerning noises from Straw's predecessors as Sword and Shield manager, she hasn't exactly let that put her off football. Her ball control, already okay as it was, has been improving with age - and with it her ability to confuse and anger leftbacks in equal measure. Being her club's resident setpiece taker and the first person to score a goal in national team history, she isn't too bad at going forward, either: all in all, a bit more chaotic than Newcastle but no less valued.

12: Darren Batchelor [Army rank: Lance-Corporal] --- position: right midfielder --- age: 26 (born 22/06/1972) --- club: Army and Navy [EXT] --- height: 5ft8in (173cm)
coffee preference: "coffee" --- appearance: black hair; blue eyes; shorter-cut than you'd expect and clean-shaven, as an Army man should be --- parental occupations: butcher (father); retired Army sergeant (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: helping to plan the operations of a private mercenary company somewhere else in the multiverse

Mysteriously promoted from Private during his year away from Army and Navy (the result of a major admin error that got the person who did it dishonourably discharged), Batchelor is good enough for the national team but not quite good enough for the actual national team. His status in the Army in no way makes up for his relative lack of physical strength, even in relation to Martin, and he is often forced to resort to trickery rather than simple physicality in order to make things come together. Add to that the fact that his crosses aren't exactly the most accurate you've ever seen and Evans has no choice but to treat him as a reserve winger in perpetuity.

13: Georgia Wood --- position: goalkeeper --- age: 26 (born 15/04/1972) --- club: Golden Unicorn [EXT] --- height: 5ft11in (180cm)
coffee preference: a lot of milk and no sugar --- appearance: short brown hair; blue eyes --- parental occupations: senior manager at Broadlands' Hiyashi factory (father); local newspaper editor-in-chief (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: an accountant, because of course

Having your dad work for the people who own your club's future-and-supposed rivals is definitely one way to tone down the volume on the derby. It's not as if Wood hasn't been doing that for her entire playing career, anyway, as one of the quietest members of perhaps the quietest team in the Saint Eleanor League. Although very slightly error-prone (witness her red card against Independence 1975 last season) and a smidgen under six foot, she is still somehow heads and shoulders above most of the nation's other goalkeepers by virtue of not getting herself into too much trouble - her reputation as a teetotaller who always happens to go to sleep by 11:30pm is the stuff of legend in certain Brightway circles.

14: Hugh Roanoke --- position: left midfielder --- age: 23 (born 23/06/1975) --- club: Sword and Shield [EXT] --- height: 5ft5in (165cm)
coffee preference: milk and no sugar --- appearance: short, curly black hair; brown eyes; what feels like a small perma-beard --- parental occupations: serving Army colonel (father); mathematics professor at the University (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: a somewhat less tenured Army man

If ever there was one, Roanoke would be an unlikely Eleanorian hero. Born three hours after the National Liberation Front announced the country's independence from Tinhampton and sired by one of the men who helped out in the war effort, he spent his childhood around the Collegiate district (he had to), was good enough for Sword and Shield's full roster first thing after graduating community school, but decided to improve himself after consistently being cold-shouldered from the first team - before being given his chance after John Parkinson tried to overthrow Evans and generally suffered an inexplicable degradation in play. And as we all know, most Eleanorians are deferential, consistent, hard-working sorts. Put Roanoke in that bin - and don't underestimate his inch-perfect dribbling and just-better-than-decent sense of attack.

15: Alice Christopher --- position: central midfielder; true(?) neutral --- age: 28 (born 13/01/1970) --- club: Independence 1975 [EXT] --- height: 5ft8in (173cm)
coffee preference: standard-issue black --- appearance: short brown hair; brown eyes (sometimes on the verge of being rolled) --- parental occupations: human resources manager (father); trustworthy local solicitor (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: running the books and generally working behind the scenes at Richards' small business

Alice Christopher is good friends with Harriet Williams... perhaps too good. They have a similar style of play and will likely be fielded in similar positions, although Christopher very much does not trust herself with setpieces and is surprisingly happy to track back and defend early in return. Not even the exile of James Trott from Saint Eleanor could stop her from overlapping her way out of usurping somebody or other to the spare central midfield spot. Many believe that Princess Sylvia of Atoccia is coming into the squad at the next World Cup; almost as many believe she's going to be Evans' sacrificial lamb.

16: Laura Brown --- position: centreback --- age: 27 (born 13/05/1971) --- club: Good Hope Club [EXT] --- height: 5ft10in (178cm)
coffee preference: milk and no sugar --- appearance: jet-black bun, neater than Williams' attempt; blue eyes --- parental occupations: dockworker (father); general practitioner (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: that one worker at the Port of Saint Eleanor who's somehow friendly with everyone else

Although not part of the anti-Evans crowd from the last World Cup, Brown appears to be safe in the knowledge that her time with the national team is coming to an end as gradual as it can possibly be made for someone who never started regularly, with Samuel Walcott and Aaron Francis the early bookmakers' favourites to take up her spot on the bench. The Good Hope captain is, much like Elliott - and unlike the starting centrebacks - fond of recycling possession rather than getting too aggressive, an approach that even committed Seasiders have questioned given the team's recent defensive performances. She can take such desperate measures, but (for whatever reason) would rather not, thank you very much.

17: Adam Denby --- position: striker --- age: 24 (born 13/04/1974) --- club: Occidental Olympic [EXT] --- height: 5ft9in (175cm)
coffee preference: milk and one sugar --- appearance: neatly-trimmed dark-blonde hair; blue eyes; a bit of a moustache --- parental occupations: died fighting for Eleanorian independence (father); painter and decorator (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: an electrician for hire roaming the streets of western Saint Eleanor

Yet another beneficiary of an excellent season by Olympic, Denby's style is closer to midfield pivot Pilchard than strike partner weMexala: as deceptive as an Eleanorian can possibly be with the ball before being ruled out of national team consideration, happy to wield short passes of any description if it means letting the big target woman next to him get a slice of the action, good for the a-goal-is-a-goal goals as much as for the stunners when he wants to make his own mark. Denby is very much intended to be a backup for Katie O'Donnell - to provide some needful clarity, a good backup.

18: Luke Elliott --- position: centreback --- age: 30 (born 26/01/1968) --- club: Independence 1975 [EXT] --- height: 6ft1in (185cm)
coffee preference: no milk, one sugar --- appearance: just-about-non-short brown hair; brown eyes; clean-shaven --- parental occupations: the President's speechwriter (father); office receptionist (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: a barrister who only ever appears interested in fighting against evictions and utility cutoffs

To be perfectly clear, Luke Elliott is not a midfielder who happens to be good at tackling. Layla Grover, the Tikariotian teenager at Indy, can do that job at club level; Harriet Williams, despite playing for long-time rivals Athletic, is more than happy to support the national team's back four in times of desperation; even Cathy Winchester would be more convincing. Yet, for some reason, he still insists on going forward and playing the ball where there is no need to - although he is by no means an irresponsible defender and will still be sensible enough to clean up after his own mess on most occasions. The fact he is still in the national team setup is an indictment of the fact that Saint Eleanor's third-best centreback, Bridget Coombe, is a defensive midfielder more than anything else.

19: Bridget Coombe --- position: defensive midfielder; actually wouldn't be that bad as a centreback --- age: 23 (born 02/11/1975) --- club: Occidental Olympic [EXT] --- height: 5ft11in (180cm)
coffee preference: green tea with a drop of honey --- appearance: brown ponytail; brown eyes; unshakable glow of positivity --- parental occupations: retired Army sergeant (father); secondary school philosophy teacher (mother)
if she wasn't a footballer, she'd probably be: a trainee science teacher at the Parkside Community School

Upon being called up for the national team a few days before time of writing, Jim Paterson of The News Letter, eastern Saint Eleanor city's local newspaper, likened Coombe to "a liberal arts student stranded in an advanced calculus class." This is unfair - she has a 2:1 in physics from the University - but also inaccurate. The Parksider, a regular for her home district's club in recent years, came into her own in 1998's Olympic, with her physical strength, defensive solidity, creative proficiency - and the small matter of a 98th-minute equaliser on the final day against Indy - came in clutch to secure a first-ever title. Coombe is quite possibly good enough to make the starting eleven in her own right, but the responsibility of providing emergency cover in central midfield (and, if needs must, defence) would suit her right down to the ground too.

20: Naresmet taFrexala --- position: rightback --- age: 22 (born 11/12/1976) --- club: Athletic Saint Eleanor [EXT] --- height: 5ft9in (175cm)
coffee preference: "coffee" --- appearance: fairly short black hair; brown eyes; somewhat notable beard --- parental occupations: senior masseur (father); kitchen staff at Whitehammer's Torch burger bar (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: a fairly nondescript ambulance driver (and paramedic in training)

Yet another solid and reliable player who hardly anyone seems to notice, taFrexala was acclaimed the national team's second-choice rightback for various reasons. One of them is his bona fide desire to overlap, cross, get back and hope for the best (which is at least less scattergun than anything Exandra Davies could ever come up with). Another might be the consistency with which he seems to be able to win tackles, stop dribbles, and whatever the hell lies inbetween those two things without too much mess. And he is, of course, better than Evan Kilkenny, who is better than almost every other Eleanorian rightback.

21: Alan Eldridge [Army rank: Lance-Corporal] --- position: leftback --- age: 25 (born 26/09/1973) --- club: Army and Navy [EXT] --- height: 5ft8in (173cm)
coffee preference: standard-issue black --- appearance: ultra-short, DIYed blonde hair (and clean shave); blue eyes --- parental occupations: carpenter (father); delivery driver (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: serving the pints at a National Liberation Front Club somewhere in the big city

Eldridge has a couple of things (only) going for him. He is in his mid-twenties, but so are a couple of other Eleanorians who could play his position just as well. But he alone is playing for a still-somewhat-good, definitely well-established Eleanorian club where he's still very much learning how to enhance his defensive capabilities. That is not to suggest his footballing IQ is too low to merit a callup - far from it - but he might well be needed in case Winchester loses her head yet again like she did against Grand Beach a few months ago. Will he do any good if that happens? We'll see, which is at least a stronger answer than his competition can provide.

22: Melcheta Pazorzal --- position: striker --- age: 26 (born 18/08/1972) --- club: Golden Unicorn [EXT] --- height: 6ft3in (191cm)
coffee preference: no milk, one sugar --- appearance: clean-shaven head, clean-shaven face; brown eyes --- parental occupations: road management worker (father); manager of the oldest newsagents on Dignity Cross (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: following his dad into the highway maintenance business

The fourth-best striker in Saint Eleanor? He's so consistently generic that you'd better believe it. Pazorzal has practically held the Unicorn's attacking setup together since it started tailing off from its peak in the 1992 season: although hardly a creator, he should perhaps be thankful to be regularly receiving chances from his second striker and the midfield - and he always tries his best to take them, too. It's no wonder he's their local pace-and-power, goal-every-other-game man, and nobody would be surprised to see him receive similar opportunities when he comes on for the White Stars.

23: Brian Tarrant [Army rank: Private] --- position: goalkeeper --- age: 26 (born 07/01/1972) --- club: Army and Navy [EXT] --- height: 6ft2in (188cm)
coffee preference: no milk, one sugar --- appearance: bald head, compensated with a hefty moustache; brown eyes --- parental occupations: taxi driver (father); barista at the Army headquarters' Premium Coffee shop (mother)
if he wasn't a footballer, he'd probably be: getting somewhere in the Eleanorian Army

How the Eleanorian national team picks its goalkeepers is one of the worst examples of correlation and causation you are ever likely to see - although for good reason. This is why Tarrant, goalkeeper of an Army and Navy side that has hardly been impressive in recent years but still manages to concede a competitive number of goals in the Saint Eleanor League (perhaps due to being defensively-minded already), has gotten a callup for a second consecutive World Cup. Although hardly likely to win any caps or plaudits this time, again, his style is typically conservative, rarely venturing outside the box and handing responsibility for just about everything beyond that to his defenders.

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Manager: Priscilla Evans --- former position: striker --- age: 41 --- clubs of note: Crystal Fair HC [CRY] --- height: 5ft7in (170cm) --- nationality: Tinhamptonian
coffee preference: milk and no sugar; likes her tea the same way --- appearance: no-nonsense brown ponytail; blue eyes --- parental occupations: semi-comfortably retired
Despite having a dodgy back for a good part of her playing career (and ADHD), nobody really knows how Priscilla Evans managed to become Tinhampton's greatest ever footballer, lead her home country to the 73rd Cup of Harmony, and then enjoy ten presumably-good seasons and a few deep IFCF runs at Crystal Fair of the United League while aging at a surprisingly Equestrian pace. Other than whoever at Tinhampton City FC organised that prize draw. Her typically Eleanorian management style - quiet but outspoken, relatively hands-off, very much forced to mediate the kinds of combating cliques that just aren't supposed to form in this environment, but with clear expectations of players nonetheless - has led the national team to a Baptism of Fire quarterfinal and precious little else. Some believe it's too soft, but then she cleared them all out and drafted in a few more promising sorts. Hopefully they'll listen to her.

Assistant Manager: Stephen Mitcham [Army rank: Lieutenant] --- former position: none --- age: 32 --- clubs of note: none --- height: 6ft1in (185cm) --- nationality: Eleanorian
coffee preference: milk and no sugar --- appearance: black hair, short back and sides; inappropriately ginormous beard --- parental occupations: President (father); First Lady (mother)
It might not have looked like it in recent times, but being Priscilla Evans' assistant is not a fun job, not even if you're the son of the most important man in Eleanorian history. You have to consult with her on matters of great importance, collaborate on tactical issues (and, very rarely, team selection), be ready to step in should anything earth-shattering happen, pretend to be the official team psychologist, and generally keep everything in its place. Has Mitcham done that? More than competently. And where Evans has largely lacked a managerial philosophy, he appears to have played to their strengths by requesting a relatively defensive approach: one that should pay off but hasn't yet.
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****** The Grand Republic of Saint Eleanor - area 2,863mi2, population 489,816, 1.6 cups of coffee/Eleanorian/day - it's 2000 (OOC: obvious Tinhampton puppet)
BoF76 quarterfinalists --- WC91 participants

Why? George Mitcham, General then and now, cofounded the National Liberation Front in 1971 to demand a free Saint Eleanor. He got his wish in '75 after a 15-month war: becoming President, appointing notable NLF friends and some charity's executive director as VPs and calling them legislators. He has retained power through oil money; zero income tax; free healthcare, schooling, public transport - and markets; tolerating dissent on apolitical matters; allowing private gun ownership (with plenty of training) to protect against future invasions; high-quality PR; and football.

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