AHFA European Championship 2020

AHFA Euro 2020 - Opening Post
Modified from @Baconheimer 's opening post of the AHFA 2020 World Cup:

With social distancing still the best option, and the OTL Euro 2020 postponed to the summer of 2021, let's play and experience Euro 2020 in an alternate universe!

This is a game in the spirit of the 2012 AH Euro Football Championship, the AHFA Euro 2016, and the diverse AH World Cups - among them AHFA World Cup 2020, which has just concluded.

Basically, we will create a bunch of fictional nations and teams and then simulate soccer matches between these teams.

Some rules:
  • 24 teams will participate.
  • Reservations must be made in the public thread (not just in a conversation/PM). They should be honoured, and if you want to use reserved territory for your nation, you should contact the person who has reserved it.
  • All teams shall be at least recognisably different from teams in the 2020 AHFA World Cup.

If you are interested, you can submit a team in this thread using the template form included below. After that, we will figure out the host nation for the tournament via a poll, and then simulate the matches.

Use this form to submit a team - you are absolutely free to provide more information:


Team:
Nickname:
Home Stadium, City:
Home Kit:
Either a description or a drawing
Away Kit:
Coach:

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:

Defenders:

Midfielders:

Forwards:
 
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Kingdom of Finland
That time again, eh?


Kingdom of Finland
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Capital: Helsinki

Type: Constitutional monarchy

Head of state: King Fredrik II

Head of government: Prime Minister Jussi Halla-aho

Language(s): Finnish, Suoami (official); Swedish, Russian, Estonian (recognized)

Currency: Finnish markka (mk)


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Flag of the Kingdom of Finland

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Football team crest

Team: Finland National Football Team

Nickname: Valkoiset Leijonat ("White Lions")

Home Stadium, City: Kruunu Stadium, Helsinki

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Coach: Markku Kanerva
Team (organized by number of caps)

Goalkeepers:

Lukáš Hrádecký (vc)
Jesse Joronen
Anssi Jaakkola

Defensers:
Joona Toivio
Jukka Raitala
Paulus Arajuuri
Thomas Lam
Albin Granlund
Juha Pirinen
Sauli Väisänen
Daniel O'Shaughnessy
Leo Väisänen

Midfielders:
Tim Sparv (c)
Rasmus Schüller
Robin Lod
Pyry Soiri
Glen Kamara
Joni Kauko
Simon Skrabb
Fredrik Jensen
Robert Taylor

Forwards:
Teemu Pukki (star goaler)
Jasse Tuominen
Rasmus Karjalainen

 
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Team: Republic of Provence
Nickname: The Yellow Lys
Home Stadium, City: Allianz Riviera, Nice
Home Kit: White with a shade of yellow and blue
Away Kit: Blue with a shade of white and yellow
Coach: Patrick Vieira

Roster (23 players) - Bold for projected starters
Goalkeepers:

Yoan Cardinale (Nice)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) (C)
Salvador Sirigu (Cagliari FC)
Defenders:
Wesley Fofana (Saint-Etienne)

Oussama Haddadi (Dijon)
Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid)
Theo Hernandez (Milan AC)

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco)
Yassine Meriah (Olympiakos)
Malang Sarr (Nice)
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Rome)
Midfielders:
Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Tunis FC)
Benjamin Andre (Lille)
Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
Jordan Ferri (Manchester City)
Ferjani Sassi (Metz)
Stefano Sturaro (Genes CFC)
Forwards:
Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg)

Bilal Boutobba (FC Sevilla)
Valere Germain (Monaco)
Franck Honorat (Nice)
Wahbi Khazri (Marseille)
Youssef Msakni (ES Tunis)
 
Kingdom of Denmark

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Kongeriget Danmark
Denmark
Nickname: De rød-hvide
Territory:
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Home Stadium, City: Idrætsparken, Copenhagen. 55,779
Home and away kits:
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Coach:
Jon Dahl Tomasson

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Jon Hougård

Alexander Müller
Kevin Friis

Defenders:
Viktor Aronsson
Alex Aftenvind
Jón Benediktsson
Poul Iversen

Frederik Severinsen
Christian Jensen
Peter Gregersen
Markus Frost

Midfielders:
Max Meyer
Rókur Djurhuus
Malik Nielsen
Karl Persson

Emil Ravn
Simon Søgård
Leon Hoffmann

Forwards:
Niklas Krogh
Felix Schmidt

Patrick Holst
Jørgen Jensen
Anders Toft
 
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French Commonwealth
French Commonwealth
République française [1]



Basic Information
Capital: Paris
Major Cities: Lyon, Toulouse, Algiers, Turin, Marseille, Barcelone, Bourdeaux, La Rochelle, Gand, Nantes, Oran, Constantine
Population: 132,090,842
Official Language: French
Regional Languages: 21 regional languages
  • Arabic
  • Arpitan
  • Alsatian
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • Bourguignon
  • Catalan
  • Corsican
  • Flemish
  • Gallo
  • Luxembourgish
  • Maltese
  • Malagasy
  • Norman
  • Occitan
  • Picard
  • Piedmontese
  • Poitevin-Saintongeais
  • Shimaore
  • Tamazight
  • Walloon
Major Religions: Christianity (predominantly Roman Catholic and Reformed), Islam, Judaism, etc.

Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional republic
Captain-Regent: Alain Juppé
Lord President: Nicolas Dupont-Aignan

GDP per Capita (PPP in US$): $47,223
Currency: French livre (FR£; £sd)

Anthem: Cantique des Français

Provincial Map

((OOC: @lotrian - just imagine that this excludes Ibiza and the western Sahara because I don't have the time to remake the map))
1) Free City of Paris (Ville libre de Paris)
2) Île-de-France
3) Picardy (Picardie)
4) Artois (Artoé)
5) Flanders (Flandre, Vlaanderen)
6) Hainaut (Hénau, Hinnot)
7) Namur (Nameur)
8) Liège (Lîdje)
9) Champagne
10) Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg, Luxemburg)
11) Lorraine (Lothringen)
a) Metz​
b) Verdun (Wirten)​
c) Toul (Tull)​
d) Bar​
12) Alsace (Elsass)
13) Montbéliard
14) Normandy (Normandie, Normaundie)
15) Brittany (Bretagne, Breizh, Bertègn)
16) Maine
a) Perche​
17) Anjou
18) Poitou (Poetou)
19) Aunis
20) Saintonge (Séntunjhe)
21) Angoumois (Engoumoes, Engolmés)
22) Touraine
23) Orleanais
24) Berry
25) Bourbonnais
26) Nivernais
27) Burgundy (Bourgogne, Bregogne, Borgogne)
28) Franche-Comté (Franche-Comtât)
29) la Marche (la Marcha)
30) Limousin (Lemosin)
31) Auvergne (Auvèrnhe)
32) Lyonnais (Liyonês)
33) Aquitaine (Aquitània, Akitania)
a) Guyenne (Guiana)​
b) Gascony (Gasconha, Gaskoinia)​
34) Béarn (Bearn, Bearno)
35) Foix (Fois)
36) Languedoc (Lengadòc)
37) Catalonia (Catalogne, Catalunya)
38) Balearic Islands (Îles-Baléares, Illes Balears)
39) Dauphiné (Daufinat, Dôfenât)
40) Venaissin (Venaicin)
41) Provence (Provença)
42) Savoy (Savoie, Savouè)
a) Aosta (Aoste, Aoûta)​
43) Nice (Niça)
44) Piedmont (Piemont, Piemonte)
45) Corsica (Corse)
46) Malta (Malte)
47) West Algeria (Algérie-Ouest, الجزائر الغربية, Lezzayer-Tutrimt)
a) Oran (وَهران, Wehran)​
b) Tlemcen (تلمسان, Tlemsan)​
c) Saïda (سعيدة, Sɛida)​
d) Mostaganem (مستغانم, Mestɣanem)​
e) Tiaret (تيارت, Tyaret)​
48) Central Algeria (Algérie-Centrale, الجزائر الوسط, Lezzayer-Talemmast)
a) Algiers (Alger, الجزائر, Lezzayer)​
b) Bugeaudville [3] (الشلف, Cclef)​
c) Médéa (المدية, Lemdiyyet)​
d) Tizi Ouzou (تيزي وزو, Tizi Wezzu)​
49) East Algeria (Algérie-Est, الجزائر الشرقية‎, Lezzayer-Tasamrant)
a) Constantine (قسنطينة, Qsenṭina)​
b) Béjaïa (بجاية, Bgayet)​
c) Sétif (سطيف, Sṭif)​
d) Batna (باتنة, Tabatent)​
e) Bône (عنابة, Ɛennaba)​
50) Sahara (الصحراء, Aneẓruf)
a) Djelfa-Ghardaïa (غرداية-الجلفة, Ǧelfa-Taɣerdayt)​
b) Béchar (بشار, Beccar)​
c) Touggourt (تقرت, Tugurt)​
d) Tamanrasset (تمنراست, Tamenɣast)​
51) Guyana (la Guyane)
52) Guadeloupe
53) Martinique
54) Mayotte (Maore, Mahori)
55) Réunion

Team Information


Football Federation: Fédération Française de Football
National Stadium: Stade de France, Paris
Nickname: Les Bleus (The Blues)

Football Kits:

Primary Kit (Home)


Secondary Kit (Away)​

Current Roster:
(bold indicates starting roster, * and † indicates both Captain and Vice-Captain respectively)


Manager: Didier Deschamps (Bayonne, Aquitaine)

Goalkeepers:

12 - Hugo Lloris* (Nice, Nice - Tottenham Hotspur)
14 - Alexandre Oukidja (Nevers, Nivernais - FC Metz)
23 - Mike Maignan (Cayenne, Guiana - Lille)

Defense:

2 - Benjamin Pavard (Maubeuge, Hainaut - Bayern Munich)
4 -
Raphaël Varane (Lille, Flanders - Real Madrid)
9 - Aymeric Laporte (Agen, Aquitaine - Manchester City)
21 - Kurt Zouma (Lyon, Lyonnais - Chelsea)
22 - Lucas Digne (Meaux, Champagne- Everton)
25 - Aïssa Mandi (Châlons-sur-Marne, Champagne - Real Betis)
26 - Jan Vertonghen (St.-Nicolas-Waes, Flanders - Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders:

6 - Axel Witsel (Liège, Liège - Borussia Dortmund)
7 - Kevin De Bruyne (Gand, Flanders - Manchester City)
8 - Riyad Mahrez (Sarcelles, Île-de-France - Manchester City)
13 - N'Golo Kanté (Free City of Paris - Chelsea)
15 - Blaise Matuidi (Agen, Aquitaine - Juventus)
17 - Paul Pogba (Lagny-sur-Marne, Champagne - Manchester United)
24 - Thomas Meunier (Ste.-Ode, Luxembourg - Borussia Dortmund)
28 - Yacine Brahimi (Free City of Paris - Al Rayyan)

Forwards:

5 - Antoine Griezmann (Mâcon, Burgundy - FC Barcelona)
10 -
Kylian Mbappé (Free City of Paris - PSG)
11 -
Eden Hazard† (La Louvière, Hainaut - Real Madrid)
16 - Thorgan Hazard (La Louvière, Hainaut - Borussia Dortmund)
18 - Olivier Giroud (Chambéry, Savoy - Chelsea)
19 - Gerard (Ste.-Perpétue-de-Mogode, Catalonia - Villareal)
20 - Nabil Fekir (Lyon, Lyonnais - Betis)​

Typical Formation: 1-2-2-2-1-2-1


[1] The term comes directly from the Latin res publica
[2] The FFF's remit also includes both Monaco and the French overseas territories (similar to OTL)
[3] OTL Chlef/Orléansville
 
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I kind of want to do an Arab Sicily. What do people think of that?
Great.

Double-pointers if you do a Christian Arab Sicily (or Maltese Sicily*)

EDIT: *This is without Malta itself because (you guessed it) I also reserved that as well.
 
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Socialist Republic of Al-Andalus
Socialist Republic of Al-Andalus

Nickname: The Lions of the Atlas, The Red Moors
Home Stadium, City: Stadium of the 2nd of October (85.000 seats), Isbiliya
Home Kit: Mainly red, secondary white
Away Kit: Mainly white, secondary red

Population : 70 million
Ethnicity :
Religion:

WORK IN PROGRESS
Flag of Al-Andalus

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Logo of the Andalusian Football Association
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Map of Al-Andalus

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Main cities by somewhat decreasing importance (OTL names) : Isbiliya (Sevilla), Lishbona (Lisbon), Tingi (Tangiers), Qurtoba (Cordoba), Tulaytu (Toledo), Tetwin (Tetuan), Fes (Fez), Rbat (Rabat), Qartagina (Cartagena), Malaqa (Malaga), Meqnas (Meknes), Aljazirat (Algesiras), Batalyaws (Badajoz), Murraqish (Marrakesh), Garnata (Grenada), Alqantara (Alcantara), Timbuqtu (Timbuktu)


Coach:

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Riad Bin Badri , 31, Wolverhampton (GB)
(Rui Patricio)
Sarji Riqu , 25, Paris SG (FRA) (Sergio Rico)
Munir Mohamedi, 30, Malaqa

Defenders:
Yahia Qanshil , 25, Manchester City (GB)
(Joao Cancelo)
Achraf Hakimi, 20, Internazionale (PAD)
Sarji Rami (C), 33, FC Isbiliya
(Sergio Ramos)
Mehdi Benatia, 32, Ittihad Riadi Tingi
Ruben Bin Yaqub, 22, Mufid Lishbona (Ruben Dias)
Zuhair Feddal, 30, Betis Isbiliya
Nasir Semej, 25, FC Barcelone (FRA) (Nelson Semedo)
Abderahman Murin, 26, Qartagina (Alberto Moreno)

Midfielders:
Yahia Mutinyia, 32, Wolverhampton (GB)
(Joao Moutinho)
Marwan Fellaini, 31, Ittihad Riadi Tingi (Marouane Fellaini)
Adel Taarabt, 30, Mufid Lishbona
Fransisqo Swarez "Isqo", 27, FC Isbiliya
Hakim Ziyach, 26, Chelsea (GB)

Forwards:
Benasir Silwa, 24, Manchester City (GB)
(Bernardo Silva)
Issa Albaraj, 25, FC Isbiliya (Suso)
Usman Dembele, 22, FC Barcelone (FRA) (Ousmane Dembélé)
Muntansir Bin Butros, 29, Athletic Tulaytu (Vitolo)
Islam Runalj, 34, Juventus (PAD) (Cristiano Ronaldo)
Munir El Haddadi, 23, FC Isbiliya
Ghafur Gedesh, 22, Qartagina (Gonçalo Guedes)
 

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Great Britain
Team: Great Britain - (England, Scotland and Wales)
Nickname: The Lions
Home Stadium, City: Wembley Stadium - 90,000, London
Home Kit:
What England currently wear as home kit
Away Kit: What England currently wear as away kit
Coach: Gareth Southgate

Roster (23 players) (Bold is for starting 11)
Goalkeepers:
Wayne Hennessey - Crystal Palace

Jordan Pickford - Everton
David Marshall - Wigan

Defenders:
John Stones - Manchester City

Danny Rose - Newcastle United
Harry Maguire - Manchester United
Andrew Robertson - Liverpool
Charlie Mulgrew - Blackburn Rovers
Chris Gunter - Reading
Ashley Williams - Bristol City

Ben Davies - Tottenham Hotspur

Midfielders:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Liverpool
Michael Keane - Everton
Jordan Henderson - Liverpool
John McGinn - Aston Villa

Stuart Armstrong - Southampton
Callum McGregor - Celtic
Aaron Ramsey - Juventus
Joe Allen - Stoke
Jonathan Williams - Charlton Athletic

Forwards:
Raheem Sterling - Manchester City
Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur (Captain)

Steven Naismith - Heart of Midlothian (Hearts)
James Forrest - Celtic
Gareth Bale - Real Madrid
Sam Vokes - Stoke City

Flag:
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Logo:
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Map: Not needed yet, will be in the bid reply for Great Britain
 
Team: Republic of Provence
Nickname: The Yellow Lys
Home Stadium, City: Allianz Riviera, Nice
Home Kit: White with a shade of yellow and blue
Away Kit: Blue with a shade of white and yellow
Coach: Patrick Vieira

Roster (23 players) - Bold for projected starters
Goalkeepers:

Yoan Cardinale (Nice)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) (C)
Salvador Sirigu (Cagliari FC)
Defenders:
Wesley Fofana (Saint-Etienne)

Oussama Haddadi (Dijon)
Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid)
Theo Hernandez (Milan AC)

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco)
Yassine Meriah (Olympiakos)
Malang Sarr (Nice)
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Rome)
Midfielders:
Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Tunis FC)
Benjamin Andre (Lille)
Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
Jordan Ferri (Manchester City)
Ferjani Sassi (Metz)
Stefano Sturaro (Genes CFC)
Forwards:
Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg)

Bilal Boutobba (FC Sevilla)
Valere Germain (Monaco)
Franck Honorat (Nice)
Wahbi Khazri (Marseille)
Youssef Msakni (ES Tunis)
I mentioned this several times but I have reserved much of Provence's territory (including Provence itself) for my nation long before the thread was up. I'll post the map since I'm out right now, but safe to say Provence is no good
 
I mentioned this several times but I have reserved much of Provence's territory (including Provence itself) for my nation long before the thread was up. I'll post the map since I'm out right now, but safe to say Provence is no good
Reserving before the thread is even up? Mate that’s straight unfair. No I won’t be removing my country, I came first and you didn’t post anything here.
 
Reserving before the thread is even up? Mate that’s straight unfair. No I won’t be removing my country, I came first and you didn’t post anything here.
Well, I specifically wrote a post saying which said was reserved for my nation in the very thread. Obviously this was done so that I can fill it in once I got back to it.

And if you're not removing your country, fine then let's put to a vote by everyone then (But only after I've put in my nation WITH PROVENCE.
 

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So here's a map for now. I've only added Denmark and Finland as the other countries don't have a clear territorial definition for QBAM.

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Sultanate of Siqilliya
Team: Sultanate of Siqilliya (includes Sicily proper and minor outlying islands) - the Sultanate is 90% Muslim but has a small Christian and Jewish minority. Most Sicilian Muslims are Sunnis but it is notably tolerant and has a decently-sized population of Sufis and Alevis. In recent years, Sicily has received a wave of immigrants from the comparatively poorer Muslim states of North Africa.
Nickname: The Pirates
Home Stadium, City: Sultan Ali VI Stadium, Bal'Harm
Home Kit: Vertical green stripes on the shirt with black shorts that have a small white crescent and star on the leg.
Away Kit:
A primarily white shirt with two green vertical stripes up the center. Same shorts.
Coach:
Farouk al-Rivah (from Reggio Calabria)

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:

Muhammad Sultan (Sunni)
Tariq al-Ifriqiya (Shia)
Jamal Corleone (Sunni)

Defenders:
Joseph Abd al-Ilah (Christian)
Abdul Abulbul Amir (Alevi)
John al-Hakim (Christian)
Muhammad al-Balarm (Sunni)
Yuhwda Mustafa (Christian)
Besnik Bektashi (Sunni, Albanian)
Khalid Hussein (Sunni)
Aziz al-Qalataljarar (Christian)

Midfielders:
Kemal Mustafa (Sunni, Egyptian)
Aaron al-Qaṣr Yānih (Jewish)
Tariq al-Licata (Sunni)
Yahya Hamid (Christian)
Khalid Abdallah (Sunni)
Omar al-Farouq (Sunni)
Adam Cavataio (Sunni)
Hamza al-Ifriqiya (Sunni)

Forwards:
Abdulaziz Hakim (Sunni)
Ahmad al-Balarm (Sunni, cousin of defender)
Yusuf Sultani (Sunni)
Bulus Atiyeh (Christian)


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United Commonwealth (German-Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)
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United Commonwealth
(rarely: German-Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)

Territory: It includes Eastern Germany west to the Elbe up to OTL Lenzen an der Elbe, without Mecklenburg. It includes all of Pomerania, Poland in its 1920 borders, Lithuania, East Prussia, and Bukovina. Also, it includes the Free Cities of Hamburg, Lübeck and Rostock - though de jure independent, the three (united in the "International Hanse Association") treated locally and internationally as if it were its own Voivodeship.

Head of State: King Stanisław VII.
Head of Government: Antanas Szyżemczak

National stadium: Ojczyzna Stadium, Warsaw - capacity: 97,630 people

Nickname: The Eagles, the Free Eagles, the Red Eagles

Home Kit: all-red with only a few white applications

Away kit: White, with black shorts and white socks.

Third kit: Yellow with green applications, with black shorts and socks

Coach: Davor Šuker
Assistant coach: Robert Prosinecki
Goalkeeping coach: Andrzej Kopczki

Roster:

Goalkeepers:

Kamil Czapiewski (Lech Gdansk)

Miłosz Kocyła (Lech Gdansk)
Ireneusz Niedziela (Manchester United)

Defenders:

CB - Grodzisław Koltun (Hapoel Warszawa)
CB - Idriss Thiaw (Lech Gdansk)
CB - Oskaras Svirskis (Germania Berlin)

CB/RB - Wacław Szpak (ZS Pogon Lwow)
LB/CB - Pafnucy Gaba (ŻZ Polonia Tczew)
LB - Apoloniusz Kor (Górnik Zabrze)

Midfielders:

CDM - Ryszard Trojan (KKS Królewiec)
CM - Zayit Lachman (Hapoel Warszawa)
CM/CAM - Kevin Roth (Hamburger SV Hansa)
CAM - Zenobiusz Lazarz (Al-Ettifaq Isbiliya)

CDM - Isaak Feig (JSV Maccabi Berlin)
CM/CDM - Abdullah N’Ait (Arensburg BK)
CM - Mirosław Zmijewski (ŻZ Polonia Tczew)
CAM/CM - Krzysztof Czyz (ŻZ Warszawa)

Forwards:

CF - Nguyễn Ái Quốc (PZ Szczecin)
ST - Zbigniew Pyszka (ZS Lech Pozńan)
ST - Szymon Sójka (KS Orly Warszawa)

CF/ST - Chwalimir Nejman (Maccabi Krakówia)
LF/ST - Darius Cilcius (ŻZ Polonia Tczew)
RW/ST - Pranciškus Maceika (Žalgiris Klaipéda)

Lineup:

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