association football

  1. What if the UEFA European Football Championship (Euros) Never Expanded Past Eight Teams?

    The first official competition for European football (soccer) teams was played in 1960, with four participating teams. This format remained unchanged for 20 years until the 1980 Euros, where twice as many nations played. This lasted for 12 additional years, but from 1996 onward, 16 and later 24...
  2. An Alternate History of FIFA, the World Cup, and International Football.
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    The year is 2018. The World Cup has been underway for the past few weeks, and it's been a very exciting tournament for all involved. Hosts Sweden are entering their home field, the Friends Arena, to face off against first-time finalists Wallonia. During the first few minutes of the match...
  3. The Free World Cup: What if the World Cup began in 1906?
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Imagine a world where Australia and the United States are formidable powers in international football. Imagine a world where the United Kingdom isn’t the only country with multiple teams in FIFA. Imagine a world where football is the dominant sport in India, Canada and the Caribbean. Imagine a...
  4. List of Alternative UEFA Champions League Winners (Mark 2)

    After reading an earlier "List of Alternative UEFA Champions League Winners" Thread* yesterday, it gave me a few ideas of my own. Enough to decide to create a new version of that thread. Now when it comes to creating such lists all I can say is that they can cover any time period up to the...
  5. Edward_Elric

    soccer WI: original North American Soccer League doesn't dissolve

    From the late 60s to the early 80s, the North American Soccer league was an attempt to bring top-flight soccer into the American sports mainstream. While there were a few success stories like the New York Cosmos (which had Pele on their roster in his last years of playing the game), a combo of...
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