football (soccer)

  1. Football (Soccer) What Ifs

    "Sports What Ifs" is one of my favorite threads on this website. However, there are a lot of sports in it that I don't really care about, so I decided to make this thread for what-if questions that exclusively concern football. No offense to other sports, I enjoy some tennis, table tennis and...
  2. QTXAdsy

    WI Aberdeen FC Won the Scottish Premiership in 2016?

    As we all know in football, the 2015/16 season is one that many will know that Leicester stunned the world to win the Premier League and is seen as one of the greatest football stories ever told. However what some won't know is that north of the border in Scotland, Aberdeen were (at least until...
  3. AHC/WI the FIFA World Cup Began Much Earlier (1800s)

    @Atzyn has a superb TL that examines how the history of the World Cup would have been if it began back in 1906 instead of 1930. Highly recommended. However, after reading it I couldn't help but ponder: What if it had begun even earlier? After all, the first international association football...
  4. Kid Charlemagne

    DBWI: MLS doesn't implement promotion and regulation

    Major League Soccer (and by extension, the United States Soccer Federation) has been one of the biggest success stories in worldwide sports over the past few decades. The momentum from hosting the 1994 World Cup carried on to the new upstart league in the United States, with the last few games...
  5. QTXAdsy

    AHC/WI England and Germany swapped groups at the 2002 FIFA World Cup

    Well then, been thinking about this for a wee while regarding the 2002 World Cup. It involves the seeding of the seeding of two teams being England and Germany who were ranked 12th and 11th in the rankings at the time however for those who remember how both teams were going into this tournament...
  6. A Solution to Dissolution: If the UEFA Nations League Began in 1998
    Threadmarks: Part 0 - Timeline Introduction

    A SOLUTION TO DISSOLUTION If the UEFA Nations League Began in 1998 By NTF aka Seb Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, UEFA sees the need to launch another international tournament to “meet the increased demands of this expanded European national team...
  7. Fully Seeded: A (Men's Football) World Cup Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Fully Seeded: A (Men's Football) World Cup Timelime Prologue In 2018, Michel Platini gave an interview in which he admitted that the draw for the World Cup of twenty years earlier had been slightly rigged. The disgraced ex-UEFA president admitted that ‘a little trickery’ had been employed to...
  8. 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...
  9. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI – FIFA World Cup plunged into chaos due to multiple diplomatically sensitive/problematic matches

    What if a FIFA World Cup ended up consisting of teams that normally have to be kept apart in World Cup qualifiers for political reasons? In Asia the 'problem team' is Israel. In Europe its Armenia, Azerbajian, Georgia, and Kosovo. Fifa are lucky that these smaller nations don't normally...
  10. AHC: Turn China into a Football/Soccer world power

    Football/Soccer is one of the most popular sports in China and despite their massive population of 1.4 billion people, they have had no success (on the men's side atleast, women use to be good). Even compared to other Asian countries that have significantly less people (Japan/South Korea) they...
  11. PakistaniGuyUK

    USSR lifts the Fifa World Cup in 1990: Could this massive sporting triumph potentially butterfly or forestall the nation's collapse in 1991?

    Don’t wanna include this in the 'alternative World Cups thread' or 'Sporting What Ifs' as its more about an event that could potentially have impacted international politics timelines. The World Cup is the single most prestigious sporting tournament on the globe, even more watched than the...
  12. Ferguson Makes It Three: A Scottish Football Timeline
    Threadmarks: 2002 World Cup Qualifying

    Ferguson Makes It Three: A Scottish Football Timeline 2002 World Cup UEFA Qualfiers Group 6 – 24th March 2001 Scotland 3 Belgium 2 Having begun their World Cup qualifying campaign with routine, albeit low scoring, wins over Latvia and San Marino and a 1-all draw with Croatia in Zagreb, Craig...
  13. 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...
  14. QTXAdsy

    What If...Scotland qualified for 2002 FIFA World Cup?

    Somewhat a sequel idea to this one I did sometime ago regarding had Scotland won that Euro Play-off match with England. Nice to have have a football question prior before the Euros coming up! :p After that tie until now, Scotland have never made back to a major tournament and the first WC to...
  15. QTXAdsy

    WI British Home Football Championship carries on to present day?

    Not long ago I made this ALT Wiki box regarding the Home Championship had it not ended in 1984 and carried on into the present day. For those who don't know about this, between 1884 and 1984, the United Kingdom's four Home Nations football team would play for six matches in the attempt of...
  16. QTXAdsy

    All To Play For - A Very British Football Redux TL
    Threadmarks: The Beginning: Early History and the 1950 World Cup Qualification

    Written by QTXAdsy The Beginning: Early History and the 1950 World Cup Qualification Situated across a set of islands north of the European continent there lie a race of different nationalities known as either English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish though if you check their passports, most...
  17. WI Scotland had qualified for Euro 2008 instead of France?

    Scotland came very close to pipping France to second place in their Euro 2008 qualifying group, but ultimately fell short after losing their last two games 2-0 to Georgia and 2-1 to Italy. What would've happened if they'd won one/both of those games and reached the Euros at Les Bleus' expense...
  18. 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...
  19. QTXAdsy

    What If...Scotland beat England in that Euro 2000 Play-Off?

    As some of us who know British football will remember for the play offs for Euro 2000 that England and Scotland drew with each other in which England won the first leg 2-0 though Billy Dodds had a brilliant chance to get a goal for Scotland had it not hit the crossbar. And we know the second...
  20. 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...
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