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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    Kingdom of Denmark
  • Uebeltank

    Donor
    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
  • Gian

    Banned
    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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    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
     
    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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    Kingdom of Illyria
  • Kingdom of Illyria (Kraljevina Ilirija)

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    Capital: Zagreb
    Other Cities: Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Banja Luka, Maribor, Split, Rijeka , Osijek, Podgorica
    Languages: Serbo-Croatian, Slovene
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Monarch: Charles V (in Austria known as Charles II)


    FA: Ilirski Nogometni Savez (Illyrian Football Assocation)
    Nickname: Plavi (The Blues)
    Headcoach: Zlatko Dalić

    Home Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
    Best Ever European Cup Result: Finalists in 1960 & 1968
    Squad Ranking: 4 stars out of 5
    Rival Teams: Austro-Bavaria , Hungary, Serbia
    Domestic Competition: Prva Liga (First Football League)
    Notable Clubs: Građanski Zabreb, Hajduk Split, SK Ilirija, FK Sarajevo, FK Budućnost

    Crest

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    Kits
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    Roster
    Starting XII

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    Full Squad

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    Papal States
  • Team: Papal States
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    Nickname:
    Home Stadium, City:
    Saint Peter Stadium, Rome
    Home Kit: TBA
    Away Kit: TBA
    Coach: Francesco Franchini

    Roster (23 players)
    Goalkeepers:

    Sergio Sebastiani
    Pietro Parolin
    Camillo Ruini

    Defenders:
    Giovanni Battista Re
    Angelo Bagnasco
    Tarciso Bertone
    Fernando Filoni
    Angelo Scola
    Raffaele Farina
    Giuseppe Betori

    Midfielders:
    Crescenzio Sepe
    Angelo Sodano
    Ennio Antonelli
    Giovanni Lajolo
    Severino Poletto
    Edoardo Menichelli
    Agostino Vallini
    Paolo Romeo

    Forwards:
    Angelo Comastri
    Gualterio Bassetti
    Beniamino Stella
    Salvatore De Giorgi
    Agostino Cacciavillan
     
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    Kingdom of Scotland in exile
  • The Jacobean Kingdom of Scotland.jpg


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    Team: Kingdom of Scotland (In Exile)
    Nickname: The Exiles, The Jacobites
    Home Stadium, City: The National Stadium, New Glasgow (Cap: 18,000)
    Home Kit: Navy shirt with white sleeves, white shorts and Navy Socks
    Away Kit: White Shirt with Navy Sleeves, Navy Shorts and White Socks
    Coach: Laird Alexander Ferguson of Nether Govan

    Finals Squad
    Goalkeepers:

    1. Alexander Macfarlane
    12. Blair Macdonald
    45. Charlie Stewart

    Defenders:
    2. Jamie Wallace
    3. Innes Maclaughlin
    5. Teddy Downie
    6. Jackie Douglas (Vice-Skipper)
    13. Finlay Inglis
    14. Denis Vyacheslavovich
    15. Archie Stewart

    Midfielders:
    4. Cammy McCann (Skipper)
    7. Danny Currie
    8. Connell Macnicol
    10. Fran MacRitchie
    11. Archie Armstrong
    16. Joe Buchanan
    17. Josh Maclean
    18. Diarmid McGill
    19. Sorley McMenamin

    Forwards:
    9. Kenny Romanov
    20. Callan Duff
    22. Huisdean MacSorley
    99. Cormac MacDougall


    POD:
    After the failure of the Jacobite rebellion on Culloden field in 1745, “Bonnie” Prince Charlie and his followers, known as Jacobites, fled their ancestral homeland of Scotland after the Hanoverian British Government issued a decree that all followers of the beaten “Young Pretender” should be treated as traitors to the British Crown and shall be summarily executed upon capture. The victorious Government also took steps to dismantle the traditional crofting lifestyle of the Highlands of Scotland as absent land owners (mainly residing in London) found that sheep are more profitable than sheep. (This more or less happened in OTL – the next section didn’t!).

    The beaten Jacobites had to leave Scotland en masse or be killed, so with a deal was brokered between the Jacobites and the Russian Empire for the fleeing Scots could settle (temporarily!) on the northern island chain known as Spitzbergen. The deal was brokered by a veteran of the first Jacobite rebellion in 1715; James Francis Edward Keith. Keith had become disillusioned with life in Great Britain after the first rebellions failure, that he left his homeland, fled to France, Spain and finally Russia. In Russia, he entered the military and rose through the ranks to become de-facto ruler of Finland in the aftermath of the Russo-Swedish War. This granted him great influence and power in the Russian Empire, which was sufficient for the Russian Empire to press Denmark-Norway to allow the Scots to occupy the previously little used Arctic archipelago.

    The remarkable achievement of the Kingdom of Scotland qualifying for Euro2020, is akin to OTL Iceland and their recent exploits. The Kingdom only has 5 real grass parks in the country, all of which are indoor arenas – including the National Stadium in New Glasgow. The Royal Scots Fitba' League is a purely amateur affair, with all national team players playing for teams abroad – namely in the British or Scandinavian Leagues.
     
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    Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • Team: Kingdom of Jerusalem

    Nickname:
    The Crusaders
    Home Stadium, City:
    Sacred City Stadium, Jerusalem (71,000)
    Home Kit:
    White with a shade of yellow
    Away Kit: Yellow with a shade of white
    Coach:
    John Francis Stuart (Britain)

    Roster (23 players) - Bolds for Starters
    Goalkeepers:

    Micah Shoevanestra (Ascalon FC)
    Jean d'Artois (Paris Saint-Germain)
    Pieter van Himst (Torpedo Moscow)

    Defenders:
    Rohan Starling (Manchester City)

    Arnaud Perichon (Marseille)
    Rosh Sholzkara (Malaga)
    Nicholas Stormberg (AS Roma)

    Nikita Tisilos (Beyrouth FC)
    Amaury Bardet (Panathinaikos)
    Nils Shauermatt (Athletic Club Jaffa)
    Stephen d'Ambray (Fiorentina)

    Midfielders:

    Romain Pinot (Athletic Club Jaffa)
    Guy Stepniak (Paris Saint-Germain)
    Ash Azidra (Fiorentina)
    Jesper Yrran (Arsenal)
    Muhammad El-Tlyr (AS Nancy)
    Alberto Stuyven (Cesaree FC)

    Forwards:
    Philip Meskert (Lyon)
    Gregory Alba (Real Madrid)

    Lance Botero (Atheltic Club Jaffa)
    Simeon von Bard (Cesaree FC)
    Clement Demare (Acre White Knights)
    Guillaume Moray (AS Sidon)
     
    Roman Republic
  • Map:
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    Flag:
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    Crest:
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    Team
    : Ρωμαϊκή Δημοκρατία (Roman Republic)
    Nickname: The Eagles, Legionnaires
    Home Stadium, City: Neo Hippodrome, Constantinople
    Kit:
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    Coach: Dimitrios Rodilis

    Roster (Bold for starters)
    Goalkeepers:
    Vasilis Angelilis (Olympiakos)
    Karolos Rodiadis (Constantinople Athletic)
    Alekos Siskiadis (Golden Horn)

    Defenders:
    Markos Adamos (C) (Smyrna FC)
    Dimitrios Antonopoulos (Olympiakos)
    Loukas Gabrilis (Manchester City)
    Leonidas Gerakis (Golden Horn)
    Eftichis Kappou (Golden Horn)
    Zaharias Laskarotis (Patras)
    Mihalis Mutoulis (Constantinople Athletic)
    Prokopis Scafakos (Constantinople Athletic)


    Midfielders:
    Paraskevas Apostolallis (Golden Horn)
    Nikolaos Gabratos (Panathinaikos)
    Efstathios Hondrou (Constantinople Athletic)
    Vlasis Mastrolis (Smyrna FC)
    Socrates Maneas (Lille)
    Vissarion Minides (Olympiakos)
    Markos Politatos (Constantinople Athletic)
    Nikolaos Sallopoulos (Golden Horn)

    Forwards:
    Anthimos Tassas (Prusa)
    Achilleas Manallis (Constantinople Athletic)
    Thanos Romaniadis (Golden Horn)
    Daniil Zervilis (Smyrna FC)

    Further Commentary:

    The Roman Empire is gone. After over two millennia the monarchy was once again abolished, this time via referendum. In 1995 the new Roman Republic entered the world. Without the unifying presence of the emperor, the new state leans heavily on Greek nationalism, with not Greek Orthodox players being conspicuously absent from the roster.

    The question is not whether the Romans have a strong lineup. As always, the team is made up of some of the best players in the world. The question is whether or not the team can go the distance without tearing itself apart at the seams. The Roman Republic is home to perhaps the most violent rivalry in the world. It has many names, the Battle of Constantinople, the Straits Derby, the Imperial Derby, the Day of Blood. Twice a year Constantinople Athletic (clad in Green) and Golden Horn FC (wearing Blue) clash, often deciding the winner of the Roman Football League as well. Like many rivalries there are deeper political and socioeconomic issues at stake. Athletic are traditionally opponents of the monarchy and supporters of Greek nationalism, while Golden Horn supported the Emperors, and were friendlier to ethnic minorities. The rivalry is fierce and often violent on and off the field. The last meeting saw 3 red cards, and twenty seven killed in the ensuing rioting. It was a quiet year. No one has crossed the line in the Derby since Titos Simakis’s untimely demise in 1989.

    This naturally makes assembling a national team for the Romans difficult, as most players are drawn from these two clubs. At times they have come together, such as 1990, other times it has been disastrous see 2004. Former Paris Coach Dimitrios Rodilis has a difficult road ahead, although his choice of Captain has been lauded. Markos Adamos of Smyrna FC is the defending Defender of the Year in the Roman Football League, and has one the fair play award 5 years running as well. It is hoped that his calming influence can unite the two factions, including the infamously hotheaded duo of Achilleas Manallis and Thanos Romaniadis, who nearly came to blows in the last Straits Derby.
     
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    Austro-Bavarian Federation


  • Austro-Bavarian Federation
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    Capital: Vienna

    Type: Federal republic

    Head of state: President Pieter von Helmuth

    Head of government: Prime Minister Wilhelm Brauer

    Language(s): German

    Currency: Deutsche mark (DM)


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    Flag of the Austro-Bavarian Federation

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    Football team crest

    Team: Austro-Bavaria National Football Team

    Nickname: Goldene Adler ("Golden Eagles")

    Home Stadium, City: Nationales Verbandsstadion, Munich


    Kit:
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    Lineup:
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    Backup players:

    GK Pavao Pervan
    GK Alexander Schlager

    DF Stefan Posch
    DF Philipp Lienhart
    DF William Ullmann

    MF Florian Schaub
    MF Thomas Goiginer
    MF Reinhold Ranftl
    MF Thomas Müller

    FW Karim Onisiwo
    FW Marcel Sabitzer
    FW Mario Götze
    FW Kevin Volland

     

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    Batavian Republic
  • Team: Batavian Republic

    Territory:
    OTL Netherlands and dependencies plus Flanders, Suriname, Baleshwar and Malacca
    Nickname: The Oranje
    Home Stadium, City:
    Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (55,000)
    Home Kit:


    Away Kit:

    Coach: Marco van Basten

    Roster (23 players), Bolds for starters
    Goalkeepers:
    Dylan Van Baarle (Real Madrid)

    Cees Bol (FC Groningen)
    Wilco Kelderman (AZ Alkmaar)

    Defenders:
    Fabio Jakobsen (Ajax Amsterdam)
    Dylan Groenewegen (AC Milan)
    Mike Teunissen (Manchester United)

    Piotr Havik (AS Roma)
    Jos Van Emden (Paris Saint-Germain)
    Danny Van Poppel (Southampton)
    Antwan Tolhoek (Newcastle United)
    Arvin De Kleijn (Sporting Antwerp)

    Midfielders:
    Mathieu Van der Poel (Liverpool)
    Niki Terpstra (Marseille)

    Tom-Jelte Slagter (PSV Eindhoven)
    Sebastian Langeveld (Liverpool)
    Timo Roosen (Napoli)

    Forwards:

    Bauke Mollema (Ajax Amsterdam)
    Tom Dumoulin (Lyon)
    Steven Kruijswijk (Ajax Amsterdam)

    Wout Poels (Sporting Antwerp)
    Jeroen Meijers (Ajax Amsterdam)
    Boy Van Poppel (Feyenoord)
    Martijn Budding (Arsenal)
     
    Kingdom of Hungary
  • Well, I think I'm going to enter a second team after all

    Kingdom of Hungary (Magyar Királyság /Regatul Ungariei /Uhorské kráľovstvo )

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    Capital: Budapest
    Other Cities: Szeged, Szabadka, Debreczen, Pozsony, Temesvár, Arad

    Languages: Hungarian (Official), Romanian, Slovak, German, Serbian (Recognized but not official.)
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Monarch: V. Károly (in Austria known as Charles II)

    FA: Transzleitán Labdarúgó Szövetség (Transleithanian Football Association)
    Nickname: The Saints (a Szentek)
    Headcoach: Marco Rossi
    Home Stadium: Puskás Aréna, Budapest
    Best Ever European Cup Result: Third place in 1964
    Squad Ranking: TBD
    Rival Teams: Austro-Bavaria, Illyria, Romania
    Domestic Competition: Nemzeti Bajnokság I (National Championship)
    Notable Clubs: Ferencváros, MTK Budapest, Debreceni VSC, I.SŠK Prešporok, TTS Trenčín, Kolozsvári VSC, Chinezul Timișoara

    Crest

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    Kits

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    Roster

    Starting XI
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    Full Squad

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    Czech Confederation
  • Gian

    Banned
    Here's my second team.

    (WIP)
    Czech Confederation
    Český spříseženstvo
    Confoederatio Bohemica



    Capital:
    • none (de jure)
    • Prague/Praha (de facto as the Federal City/Federální město)
    Major Cities: Brno, Plzeň, Olomouc, Ostrava, Kutná Hora, Tábor, Liberec, Budějovice
    Population: 10,693,939
    Official Language: Czech
    Major Religions:
    • Christianity: 75.9%
      • Unified Church of Czech Brethren [1] - 36.8%
      • Czech Reformed Church [2] -28.4%
      • Roman Catholicism [3] - 8.6%
      • Evangelical Protestant churches - 1.1%
      • Other Christian churches - 1.0%
    • Irreligion: 20.3%
    • Judaism: 2.2%
    • Other religions: 1.6%
    Government: Federal semi-direct democracy under a multi-party parliamentary directorial republic
    Members of the Federal Council (Spokolvá rada):
    GDP per Capita (PPP in US$): $40,585
    Currency: Czech dolu (CZD)

    Anthem: Kde domov můj

    Territorial Map: (territorial map unnecessary as the country is effectively coterminous with OTL's Czech Republic)
    Cantonal Map:

    Team Information


    Football Federation: Fotbalová asociace České spříseženstva
    National Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague [4]
    Nickname: Stříbrné Kalichy (the Silver Chalices; unofficial)

    Football Kits:

    Left: Primary Kit (Home)
    Right: Secondary Kit (Away)​

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

    Goalkeepers:

    1 - Tomáš Vaclík (Sevilla)
    23 - Jiří Pavlenka (Werder Bremen)
    16 - Ondřej Kolář (Slavia Prague)

    Defense:



    Midfielders:



    Forwards:



    Typical Formation:

    [1] Essentially comprised of the more moderate Hussite forces (mainly Praguers, nobles, and the few Catholics and Ultraquists in Bohemia
    [2] Basically, the more radical branches of the broader Hussite movement (mostly Taborites and some Orebites) that gravitated towards Calvinism, eventually becoming a Hussite-flavored version of it.
    [3] Mostly from the country's German minority
    [4] Typically the main stadium
     
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    Padanian Technate
  • Padanian Technate
    (Technato Padano)


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    Team: Padanian Technate
    Nickname: The Technos.
    Home Stadium, City: Giacomo Carducci Stadium, Città della Monade (Milan)
    Home Kit: A green shirt with an inverted color Padanian monad in the center. Black shorts with a Padanian monad in the corner.
    Away Kit: White shirt and shorts with a Padanian monad in the center of the Jersey and on the bottom of the shorts.
    Coach:
    Umberto Angelis

    Roster (23 players)
    Goalkeepers:

    Zenebio Fioravanti
    Enrico Lamberti
    Giacomo Chiarella

    Defenders:
    Howard d'Antonio
    Alessandro Ventura
    Antonio de Lenucci
    Olimpio Sandri
    Hubbert De Pascale
    Scott Sandronio
    Carlino Regina
    Massimiliano Aveni


    Midfielders:
    Alessandro Barbagallo
    Michael Salucci
    Gianfranco Ducci
    Gonerio Ventura
    Giacomo Rossi
    Fausto de Nunzio
    Howard Procopio
    Giacomo Grillo

    Forwards:
    Paulo Amelia
    Benito Bozzo
    Bruto Giovanno
    Enrico Abela

    Form of Government: Single-party technate
    Head of State/Government: Controller Vittirino Allesi (Padanian Division of Technocracy Inc.)

    History: Lombardy had been an industrialized country since the 19th century, but it was never a prosperous one with an equitable division of wealth. In the aftermath of the First World War, in which Lombard soldiers died for minimal gain, a number of radical ideologies gained traction including fascism, communism, and syndicalism. The 1920s were years of streetfighting and bomb-throwing, and Lombardy was in turmoil. Enter Giacomo Carducci. A middle-class journalist, Carducci had fought with the Lombard Army in the First World War and later gone on to study in English-speaking countries. While in the Western hemisphere, he travelled in the same circles as Howard Scott, an enigmatic man who devised the concept of Technocracy. Carducci was enamoured and returned to Lombardy, where he set up the Lombard Division of Technocracy Inc., a group that both agitated for technocracy and was involved in electoral politics.


    Giacomo Carducci

    The Lombard Technocrats took the country by storm. Technocratic streetfighters (members of the Society of the Monad, an oath-bound fraternal organization) patrolled the streets and brawled with socialists. Adopting socially conservative policies, they made inroads in working class neighborhoods that mistrusted the communists. When the Depression hit, Carducci was catapulted to celebrity status and made speeches before thousands. In the 1934 elections, Technocracy Inc. won a majority in parliament and set about to reform the country along techcnocratic lines. The monarchy was abolished and Giacomo Carducci was installed as Controller of the Padanian Technate. Carducci was, unfortunately, gunned down in 1937 by monarchists, and succeeded by Filippo Carboni. The Technate has survived to the present day and has moderated somewhat. It is not wholly free and can be classified as a single-party democracy.

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    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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