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  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. Alternate football (Soccer) documentaries
    Threadmarks: Introduction and presentation of concept

    Hello to any Soccer fans on this board. A while ago, i did a Soccer/Rugby TL called The Gentleman's game as a collaboration with alternatehistory.com user @Neoteros. While i did have a lot of fun writing this TL, i've gotten a bit too ambitious with it, talking and changing many things about...
  3. WI: Russia Joins the EU

    Okay, let's say Russia somehow stays more stable after the fall of the Soviet Union and doesn't become a dictatorship, doesn't make threatening moves on its neighbors, and eventually applies for membership of the EU and gets it. What happens next? How does this impact Russia? How does it impact...
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    WI Euro '92 had 16 teams, not 8?

    Something that has got me thinking while doing my ATL football topic is of a different kind of Euro '92. As we all know, Sweden '92 would be the last tournament that would have 8 teams before it would be expanded to 16 teams for England '96, but what if it was to happen four years earlier for...
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    WI Scotland Got Out Of The Group Stage At Euro 96?

    When it comes to international football tournaments, it is no secret that Scotland hold a terrible and unwanted record of failing to get out of the group stage and becoming something of a joke. But back at Euro 96 for just 16 minutes, with a little help from England, Scotland came close to...
  6. WI: OPEC accepts currencies other than US dollar

    What would have been the ramifications had OPEC starting 1974 accepted currencies aside from US dollar like Deutsche mark/Euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Swiss franc, and Chinese yuan as a mode of paying crude oil?
  7. Roger Milford butterflies Brexit away - or is this ASB?

    This is very much a modern version of the "Permanent Butskellism" counterfactual in the Nick Hancock/Chris England book based around Gordon Banks playing in the 1970 quarter-final, as opposed to the much bleaker, Powellian version that many will be familiar with. As in that case, there are a...
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