AHFA European Championship 2020

French Kingdom of Cyprus
Team: Kingdom of Cyprus (Royaume Franc de Chypre)
Nickname: The Chypriotes, the goats (pejorative)
Home Stadium, City: Stade du Roi Amaury IV, Nicosie (24.000 seats)
Territory : whole island of Cyprus
Flag : WIP based on https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Armoiries_Lusignan_Chypre.svg
Population : 3.5 millions
Languages : French (official), Greek (official), Italian (minority), Arabic (minority)
Religions: Roman Catholicism (92%), Orthodoxy (6%), Islam (2%), Judaism (>1%)
Home Kit: Horizontal blue and white stripes, red shorts, blue socks
Away Kit: Plain red shirt, blue shorts, white socks
Coach: Jean-Guy Wallemme (FRA)

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Anasthase Kissas, 32, GK, Nouvelle Salamine de Famagouste
Constantin Panagi, 25, GK, Royal Club Nicosie
Néophyte Michel, 26, GK, Olympique de Nicosie

Defenders: Olivier Rudas (c), 28, CD, Wisła Kraków (PLC)
Jérôme Démétriou, 32, CD, Southend United (GB)
Jehan Kousoulos, 24, LB, Royal Club Nicosie
Nicolas Ioannou, 24, RB, APOEL Nicosie

Charalambos Kyriakou, 25, CB, Apollon Limassol
André Caro, 23, RB, Salernitana (NAP*)
Christophe Routier, 23, LB, AEL Limassol

Midfielders: George Éphraïm, 31, CM, APOEL Nicosie
André Abraham, 33, CM, AEL Limassol
Grégory Castagne, 22, RM, Delfino Pescara (NAP*)
Matija Špoljarić, 23, LM, AEK Larnaka

Constantin Artymatas, 27, CM, APOEL Nicosie
George Économidès, 30, LM, Anorthosis Famagouste
Jehan Coste, 20, RM, Nouvelle Salamine de Famagouste
Michel Ioannou, 20, CM, Anorthosis Famagouste
Antoine Georgiou, 23, LM, Racing Club de Lens (FRA)

Forwards: Sébastien Jacommo, 30, ST, Wisła Kraków (PLC)
Pierre Sotiriou, 28, ST, Olympique de Marseille (FRA)

Toussaint Zachariou, 24, ST, Olympique de Nicosie
Guilhem Soulas, 23, ST, Athletic Club Jaffa (JER)

*I suppose what's left of southern Italy is a Napolitan country
 
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Ancient Federation of the Rus
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Background/POD:
In circa 1235AD, the Mongol siege of Kaifeng sees the Chinese Jin Army using "Thunder Crash Bombs" (new gunpowder based weapon) against the invading Mongols. During a Jin attack on the Mongol camp with these weapons, Subutai is killed - Subutai is Genghis Khans' chief strategist and commander. With the loss of Subutai, a succession of inferior generals and strategists are promoted and then "disgarded". The Jin Army starts pushing back against the Mongols in China, inflicting heavy losses in the Mongol armies. With a weakened army, Genghis Khan decides to consolidate the Central Asian territory he controls (almost ASBs there!)

With no invasion of the Mongol armies into Eastern Europe from 1236 onwards, the individual trading posts of the Rus' expand and later band together as a Confederation of nominally separate states. This mirrored the approach taken earlier in Scandinavia. Over time, control of the Svarthaf (Black Sea) and the Dunalodda (River Danube) strengthens the influence exerted over the Eurasia by the Rus'. These trade routes, together with the land being extremely fertile, indeed the Confederacy is known as the "Breadbasket of Europe" made it a relatively wealthy country, with stable elected governments and an elected "Kongugr" (King) serving in a presidential role.



Team: "The Ancient Confederacy of the Rus' Peoples", known as the "Rus' Confederacy"
Nickname: The Raiders or the Farmers
Home Stadium, City: Valhallahollen, Kyiv
Home Kit: Away Kit:
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Coach: Anders Skorkarison

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Squad Lines (23 players)
Goalkeepers
1. Erik Ragnarsson
12. Gorm Akerman
21. Harald Bjornsson

Defenders:
2. Torsten Eriksson
3. Ulf EInarsson
5. Bjorn Hrafnkellsson
6. Erik Grimmson
13. Leif Askasmithr
14. Trygve Mostrarskegg
15. Bjorn Persson
16. Iegor Jonsson

Midfielders:
4. Baldur Grikkfarasson ©
7. Hrothleifr Saxa
8. Frode Styrimathr
10. Harald Svithings
11. Arvid Jonsson
17. Brynjar Thangotha
20. Fjydor Thorkellson
22. Valeyrie Bjarnason

Forwards:
9. Gudmund Kjettillson
18. Olek Thorbjarnarson
19. Kjettel Hroerekrson
23. Bjorn Kristiansen

Starting XI:
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Independent Team of the United Workers' League
A national team without a nation?
Yes, such a thing exists - even twice. And one of them has, once again, qualified for EURO 2020!

But what is this recognised national team without a nation? And how did it come to be?

Some people believe that the Free City of Frankfurt, a small, but densely populated (over two million inhabitants) city-state in Central Europe, has three national teams, but this is not the case.
Of course, Frankfurt itself has a national team, but the other two teams are not national ones - they are just based in Frankfurt as their parent organisations are, too. One of these teams is the Unabhängige Mannschaft des Weltarbeiterverband, the "Independent Team of the United Workers' League". After the surge of republican nationalism in the early 19th century, followed by once again absolute monarchism, the late nineteenth century saw not only the rise of industrialisation and liberalism, but also a more radical form of democracy, of workers' democracy. Some still call it Tierneyism after its ideological founder Kyle Tierney.
All workers' democracies (except for a few like the oft-criticised Liga dos Trabajadores Tejanos - LTT - or the totalitarian "Complete Democracy" in Tiernai Nakaram) are members of the United Workers' League, an organisation of international cooperation.
And over time, cooperation was intensified. But one of the first projects of the United Workers' League was its own sports team - originally meant to be for persecuted Tierneyists who were boycotted, sanctioned, exiled or even deported by their nations and clubs and thus unable to play professional football.

By now, the Independent Team of the United Workers' League has become a permanent institution, and quite a few groups of players can declare for the Independent Workers' Team, as it is by now often called:​
  • the original group: refugees - mostly Tierneyist, but no longer exclusively - who are unable to play professionally​
  • but also people from the United Workers' League members who would rather play for the Independent Workers' Team than their homeland.​
  • this also applies to migrants who have immigrated to a UWL member state and have played less than twenty (AHFA is not as strict as OTL) senior games for their homeland, none of which were at a previous World Cup or European Championship.​

Some nations, mainly in the French sphere (including France itself), have - under the penalty of forfeiting citizenship and the right of abode - banned their players from applying for the IWT, but in modern days, even the harshest liberal nations mostly accept it.

Independent Team of the United Workers' League
Unabhängige Mannschaft des Weltarbeiterverbandes

often called Independent Workers' Team/Unabhängige Arbeitermannschaft

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Headquarters: Free City of Frankfurt (Freie Stadt Frankfurt)
Home Stadium: de facto Arbeiterstadion, Frankfurt - 104,700 capacity
Home kit: All red, with a few yellow applications, notably - instead of a badge - the symbol of Tierneyism: two crossed arms, one holding a hammer and the other a pen.
Away kit: Black and red vertical stripes with yellow applications (including the symbol of Tierneyism), shorts and socks.
Third kit: Red fading into yellow, with the symbol of Tierneyism fading the other way. Yellow shorts and socks.

Coach: Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala
Assistant coach: Juanma Lillo
Goalkeeping coach: Manuel Neuer


Roster/Lineup:

Goalkeepers:

1 - Heiner Dedekind (Obreros Madrid)

26 - Leon Myers (Freier Frankfurter FK)
99 - Francesco Melegoni (SLS Fiorentina)

Defenders:

4 - LB/RB - Khin Sothear (Obreros Madrid)
3 - CB - Borja Alvaro Novarruíz (SDO Sevilla)
5 - CB - Olufemi Oluwaseyi (Çiçekdaǧı Işçıspor Külübü)
18 - RB - Giacomo De La Vecchia (ALC Milan)

22 - LB/RB - Ažuolas Žvinakevicius (RKS Śląsk Wrocław)
19 - CB/RB/LB - Mkhuseli Ngxanga (Sheffield Union Club)
33 - CB - Ksaverijs Zālītis (ZZK Klaipeda)

Midfielders:

6 - CM/CDM - Sidnei Gomes Medeiras (ZZK Szczezin)
8 - CM - Moushegh Chilingirian (Işçı Spor Külübu)
28 - CAM/CF - Vulindlela Gcabwe (Obreros Madrid)

18 - CDM/CM/CAM - Szymon Solarz (RKS Śląsk Wrocław)
20 - RM - Soukias Mkhmeljian (Işçı Spor Külübü)
2 - LM - Mũtũng’Ũ Gĩtaũ (Frankfurter AV)
15 - CM - Youssef Guennoun (SDO Sevilla)
60 - CDM/CM - Vratislav Nedved (Sparta Praha)

Strikers:

10 - LW/CAM - Cadinho (Carlos Adilson dos Santos Gomes) (1. Leipziger FV)
9 - ST - Úlfljótur Þórlaugsson (KBK Umeå)
14 - RW/CAM - Ante Delać (CSVA Königsberg)

29 - LW/RW - Efstathios Chatzidimitoglou (KKS Lech Berlin)
11 - ST - Idriþa Þisseh (KBK Umeå)
47 - RW/LW - Ben Price (Manchester United)
70 - RW/ST - Samuel Lieblein (Frankfurter AV)


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We're now accepting proposals for venue cities.

We need 13 in total, with one venue per country max. The hosts for the five final matches shall be decided via voting. Should we receive more than 13 submissions, it will also be resolved via voting.

First proposal:
Kruunu Stadium, Helsinki (Kingdom of Finland)
 
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We're now accepting proposals for venue cities.

We need 13 in total, with one venue per country max. The hosts for the five final matches shall be decided via voting. Should be receive more than 13 submissions, it will also be resolved via voting.

First proposal:
Kruunu Stadium, Helsinki (Kingdom of Finland)
I've just pitched in the Stade de France, Paris
 
Kruunu Stadium, Helsinki (Kingdom of Finland)
Stade de France, Paris (French Commonwealth)
Sultan Ali VI Stadium, Bal'Harm (Sultanate of Siqilliya)
Giacomo Carducci Stadium, Città della Monade (Padanian Technate)
 
Kruunu Stadium, Helsinki (Kingdom of Finland)
Stade de France, Paris (French Commonwealth)
Sultan Ali VI Stadium, Bal'Harm (Sultanate of Siqilliya)
Giacomo Carducci Stadium, Città della Monade (Padanian Technate)
Arbeiterstadion, Frankfurt (Free City of Frankfurt)
Ojczyzna Stadium, Warszawa (German-Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen (Denmark)


That's halfway through already
 
Republic of the Rhineland
Republic of the Rhine


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BASIC INFORMATION:

Full Name: The Republic of the Rhineland.

Die Republik Rheinland.


Capital: Cologne.
Population: 33,0671,34 (EST)
Official Language: German
Major Religion: Protestant Christianity, Catholicism Christianity (Offical)
Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional republic

Home Stadium: Cologne.
Nickname: The Green Moose.
Homekit: Green and White
Away Kit: Red and Green.
Best European Cup results: Finalist in 1955 and 1984.


Roster: 23 Players
Coaches: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Goalkeeper: Alfons Heidemann
Bernhart Gessner
Bernd Leno

Defenders: Kevin Winzer
Joshua Kimmich
Robin Koch
Erwin Rehder
Ole Börner

Manuel Neuer
Arnold Schöpfer
Denis Kuhn

Midfielders: Serge Gnabry
Sebastian Rudy
Matthias Käutner
Leon Goretzka
Paul Cocceji

Forwards: Luca Waldschmidt
Leroy Sané
Otto Reinhardt
Louis Hennig
Meik Hessel
Daniel Grün
Arthur Scheurer
 
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Both the Sacred City Stadium in Jerusalem and the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam are candidates to host games.
 
Here are the proposed host cities, The Puskás Aréna in Budapest also would like to host. That brings the total tally to 12. Not pictured on the map is the Sacred Heart Stadium in Jerusalem

 
Host cities and stadia - AHFA Euro 2020
Kruunu Stadium, Helsinki (Kingdom of Finland)
Stade de France, Paris (French Commonwealth)
Sultan Ali VI Stadium, Bal'Harm (Sultanate of Siqilliya)
Giacomo Carducci Stadium, Città della Monade (Padanian Technate)
Arbeiterstadion, Frankfurt (Free City of Frankfurt)
Ojczyzna Stadium, Warszawa (German-Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)
Idrætsparken, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Puskás Arena, Budapest (Kingdom of Hungary)
Sacred City Stadium, Jerusalem (Kingdom of of Jerusalem)
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (Batavian Republic)
Vallhallahollen, Kyiv (Ancient Federation of the Rus)
Wembley Stadium, London (Great Britain)
Letná Stadium, Prague (Czech Confederation)


That brings the total to 13. We officially have the host cities for the AHFA Euro Championship
 
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