Alternate Football Scores

Group A - Second round - Barcelona (Nou Camp), the luck smiled to soviets, who achieved the tie they needed after a serious mistake of scottish last line...

In group B, all the good luck was west german...all the misfortune and poor game was to the host national team, Spain

Michel Platini vs Netherlands, Group C - Sarria Stadium, 1982

After initial french victory over Netherlands, the final match of Group C saw the victory of Argentina and perhaps the best reason was the no personal mark over Diego Maradona by Michel Hidalgo pupils...

In Group D in Madrid, there was a tie, but it was a pleasant surprise and a call of attention for the near future that Brazil didn't take notice...(taken from the UK broadcasting...videograph provided by the local transmission in Great Britain)

For the welsh team it was the match of their lives...and despite the final result, it was seen as the "revenge" of 1958 WC match between both teams...
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Horst Hrubesch scores the decisive penalty against Brazil in Sevile, 1982 World Cup Semifinals...Brazil, only knew how to attack...and against a mechanized team, had nothing to do. West Germany will be Brazil's black beast thoughout the in semifinals in Colombia '86 as well.

Maradona and Stielike...

image 4 cannot be seen...after GK Schumacher couldn't catch Calderon's shot, Mario Alberto Kempes -who had a forgettable World Cup until this moment - hit the rebound and put 2-1 to Argentina. After being denied to organize FIFA World Cup in 1978, Argentina had its first crowning in World Football...

This image will be controversial...after Argentina's captain Daniel Passarella received the cup, he delivered to the rest of his partners...but Maradona didn't return it for a long while, catching all the lights and attention, generating tensions with the captain, which would never be resolved and increased. When Menotti resigned in January 1983, and Carlos Salvador Bilardo assumes, he decides to give the captaincy to Maradona, and from there, the relationship between Passarella and Maradona would not be recomposed.

Argentina would just organize the FIFA World Cup in 2014, and would not lose 7-1...

By the way, those were FIFA WORLD CUP ARGENTINA 2014 venues...

Next and final mini chapter...FIFA WORLD CUP COLOMBIA 1986
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Israel 1-0 England
24 March 2007
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying Group E

Steve McClaren's desperate England saw their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign thrown into turmoil with a shock defeat in Israel.

England were poor throughout and while Frank Lampard forced a couple of good saves from home keeper Dudu Aouate, and Jamie Carragher hit the bar, they failed to seriously turn their dominance of possession and territory into a goalscoring threat.

And they were punished for their profligacy just before the hour when Benayoun's ball through was collected by Balili, who beat Paul Robinson with a low shot into the bottom corner.

England spent much of the final 30 minutes camped inside Israeli territory, but their expected dominance never materialised. John Terry came closest to dragging the visitors level, meeting a Lampard corner with a header into the ground and over the bar.

The beleaguered McClaren rolled the dice by sending on Jermain Defoe with ten minutes to go, and thought he had rescued a point when the striker headed home deep into added time, only to be denied by the offside flag.

Despite this result, and subsequent calls for McClaren's head in the English press, England produced a rally, of sorts, and went into the final round of qualifying in second place, thus:

1. Croatia (26 / +19)
2. England (22 / +16)
3. Israel (22 / +8)
4. Russia (21 / +10)
5. Macedonia (14 / +1)
6. Estonia (7 / -16)
7. Andorra (0 / -39)

Beating Croatia would send England through to the finals, but on a day of reckoning for McClaren, Scott Carson's generosity aided Croatia to a 3-2 victory at a rain-drenched Wembley. The result, coupled with Israel's 1-0 win over Macedonia, saw Israel qualify for their first European Championship finals.
Germany 3-1 Netherlands
29 June 2008
Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
UEFA Euro 2008 Final

Debutants Israel failed to make a splash in their inaugural European Championship appearance, being swept aside 5-0 by Spain in their opening game. A 1-1 draw against Greece restored some pride, and kept alive some faint hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals, but Sweden secured second spot instead with a 3-1 victory, consigning Israel to the bottom of the group. (1)

A young and hungry Russia side missed out on the tournament, denying players such as Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko their chance to make an impression on the international stage. The Netherlands, who breezed through the group stages in outstanding form, battled past Sweden (2-0) in their quarter-final before seeing off Spain on penalties to reach the showpiece occasion in Vienna.

Germany, the pre-tournament favourites, had been forced to fight for their place in the final, beating both Portugal and Turkey by the same 3-2 scoreline, but imposed themselves on the final right from the first whistle; Joachim Löw's side were dominant from the start and the game was only six minutes old when Lukas Podolski flashed a low shot past Edwin van der Sar in the Dutch goal.

Germany missed a few golden opportunities to increase their lead in the first half, most notably through Schweinsteiger, and the Dutch were indebted to van der Sar for keeping them in with a fighting chance as the half time whistle blew. The Netherlands stepped up their game in the second period but failed to really threaten, with their most notable chance a thumping shot from Kuyt that stung Lehmann's palms.

And the Dutch were forced to pay for their tame approach midway through the second half, when a defensive mix-up between Ooijer and Bouma allowed Klose through to double Germany's advantage.

The game was put beyond the Oranje on 81 minutes when Klose claimed his third from an exquisite free-kick. Ruud van Nistlerooy's fine driven effort with a minute left of normal time was scant consolation, and Germany claimed their fourth European Championship title in the most clinical of fashions.

(1) Conveniently, Israel would have occupied the same seed rank (last) as Russia in OTL, who they displaced, so we can just swap Russia out for Israel.
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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Manchester United

Mark Robins' second half header is scuffed by the 20-year old forward, and Forest go straight down the other end and score.

Alex Ferguson offers his resignation as Manchester United following the result, to be replaced by FA Cup winning manager Steve Coppell, who attempts to a promising side around young players like Russell Beardsmore, Lee Sharpe, Lee Martin and Giuliano Maiorana, who each fail to live up to their potential as Manchester United drop to a lower-mid table position by 1994, at which point Manchester United legend Bryan Robson rejects a player-manager job at Middlesbrough to take charge at his old job.

He like Coppell attempts to build a side around young players like Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, and secures United's first trophy in 12 years in the 1997 FA Cup Final, and even puts up United's first serious title challenge in years in the unsuccessful 1998/99 season, but comes up short as "Bryan's Babes" go their separate ways following the result.

Failure to win major trophies leads to Robson losing his job during the 2000/01 season, with his namesake Sir Bobby Robson taking charge, and building a side around foreign exports such as Laurent Robert and Carlos Tevez. Although United challenge in European competitions and even win the Champions League at a now 75,000 capacity Anfield in 2003, they still lack an elusive league medal, 52 years on from Matt Busby's 1967 triumph. Bobby Robson is replaced by a catalogue of managers, including Brian Kidd, Sam Allardyce, Harry Redknapp and even ex-Liverpool legend Alan Hansen, but each fail to replicate his success. United are now viewed in the same way that OTL Spurs were in the early 2000s, a sleeping giant in midtable.
Based on a comment I saw on a Youtube video:

2010/11 Season
Everton 1-0 Chelsea
Despite a disappointing end to the campaign which saw Chelsea finish 2nd in the league, Abramovich decided against sacking Carlo Ancelotti, realising that an injury crisis in November had played a major factor. Therefore, Ancelotti remained at Stamford Bridge.

The summer transfer window saw several signings. The main one was Juan Mata, but a few eyebrows were raised at the acquisition of Gary Cahill from Bolton and Andrea Pirlo from Milan. There was also the signing of a young Belgian winger called Eden Hazard from French champions Lille.

The 2011/12 season saw Chelsea make a strong title challenge. Hazard turned out to be the signing of the season, fully endearing himself to Chelsea supporters with a fifteen-minute hat trick at Loftus Road which saw him pocket the entire QPR back four, before hitting a brace in a 4-2 win over Arsenal. In the closest title race since 1998/99, Chelsea ended up finishing third, four points behind the two Manchester clubs. It wasn't a trophyless season, however, as Chelsea collected another FA Cup - which included both QPR and Tottenham being put to the sword - and the ultimate prize, a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

The 2012/13 season saw Chelsea again finish third, but they did a domestic cup double and reached the quarter finals of the Champions League before losing to Bayern Munich. They also won the Club World Championship.

Ancelotti eventually left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2015, having won two more titles, with Pirlo and Lampard leaving for the MLS. He would be replaced by the former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.

Mourinho, meanwhile, left Real Madrid in 2013 for PSG, winning every domestic trophy plus the Champions League in his first season there (knocking out Ancelotti's Chelsea in the quarter finals).

Honours 2012-today:
Premier League:
2011-12: Manchester City
2012-13: Manchester United
2013-14: Chelsea
2014-15: Chelsea
2015-16: Leicester City
2016-17: Chelsea
2017-18: Manchester United [1]
2018-19: Chelsea

FA Cup Finals:
2011/12: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
2012/13: Chelsea 3-0 Wigan Athletic
2013/14: Hull City 3-1 Arsenal [2]
2014/15: Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa
2015/16: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace
2016/17: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
2017/18: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
2018/19: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City

League Cup Finals:
2011/12: Liverpool 1-1 Cardiff City (Liverpool win 5-4 on penalties)
2012/13: Chelsea 5-0 Bradford City
2013/14: Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea
2014/15: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
2015/16: Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool
2016/17: Southampton 2-1 Manchester United [2]
2017/18: Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
2018/19: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

Champions League Finals:
2011/12: Chelsea 2-1 Bayern Munich [3]
2012/13: Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2013/14: PSG 2-0 Bayern Munich
2014/15: Barcelona 3-1 Juventus
2015/16: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Real Madrid win 5-3 on penalties)
2016/17: Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid [4]
2017/18: Chelsea 2-1 Real Madrid [5]
2018/19: Chelsea 3-2 Ajax [6]

[1] With only one league title to their name, Manchester City are unable to acquire the services of Pep Guardiola, who goes to Old Trafford instead.
[2] Because why not?
[3] Hazard opens the scoring for Chelsea midway through the first half. Muller equalises with eight minutes to go, Drogba heads the winner home late on.
[4] Sergio Ramos is sent off early on.
[5] With a better goalkeeper than Karius at his disposal, Klopp is able to come out on top here with an side including Hazard, Salah, De Bruyne and Virgil Van Dijk.
[6] Ajax are able to go 3-0 up early in the second half of the semi final against Tottenham, with Lucas Moura only able to grab a consolation.
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Bit random and not much to add, but here is a little something of a little preview of a potential new TL of mine that revolves around the 1930 World Cup with me not giving any content...

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So what is happening other than the fact that here the 1930 World Cup does get a full house of 16 teams other than 13 as what we got? If you are interested as to what is going and note the flag colour, I might end up showing you more of a very different history of the World Cup that isn't Home Nation related as such...;)
2009-10 Primeira Liga
Nacional 1-2 Braga
Despite a disappointing europa league journey been knocked out of elfsborg too early which saw braga went from failure in europa league to champions of primeira liga for first time and they became second midtable team to win the league after boavista, Antonio Salvador made a promise if braga win the league on last matchday they will take a walk and a bath in braga wish braga did it and they celebre like party rock on roll with bathing everywhere include the players and coach domingos paciencia and they take the primeira liga title at house of braga with party and dancing,meanwhile before this party domingos paciencia annouce that he will leave to take Porto job after Jesualdo Ferreira left the club due to over having bad season and domingos paciencia have rumored that he will take players for his former club include Luis Aguiar,Mossoró,And Alan
Benfica 0-1 Rio Ave
Benfica have lose the title after braga won 2-1 to nacional in away on last title matchday and despite this benfica fans have attacked to benfica bus after disappointing losing to rio ave and LFV was not so happy about losing this title and decide to sacked jorge jesus after disappointing season and some rumored who will replace jesus,andre villas boas,luiz felipe scolari and michael landrup are in linked to replace jorge jesus at benfica,but benfica chose andre villas boas as his replacement after sucess debut season at academica and andre villas boas have hopes he will rebuild benfica after disappointing last season
Bumping this with a question based on one of our earlier what ifs? If Nottingham Forest does win the 1991 FA Cup, and Clough decides that he's achieved everything in English football and retires, who replaces him two seasons early than OTL?
Little something I thought of in which after watching the Euro 2000 play-off with Scotland and England and how Scotland could've won the tie not by that header in the second leg which Seaman saved, but by rather Billy Dodds' shot which hit the bar, if only it was a few inches shorter...


One Night at Wembley

Despite going 2-0 down near the end of the first half, Billy Dodds' volley manged to get a goal back for Scotland near the end of the first half. However it wouldn't be enough to muster a comeback in the first leg however it would be crucial in the second leg in which Scotland outclassed England at Wembley in which they were awarded a goal by Don Hutchinson which put the score at 2-2 on aggerate though Scotland, as it stood, would go through on goal difference.

In the end, Scotland would humiliate England in their own backyard which would win them a place at Euro 2000 with manager Craig Brown being vindicated after getting abuse in the press. For England, it was a dark day and Kevin Keegan resigned as England manager for their failure to qualify and for a side that had made the last four in their own backyard, this was a dramatic fall from grace.

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The Scots would end up in a group with Romania, Portugal and holders Germany, though they would get off to a bad start by end up on the losing end of a 3-1 bashing to Portugal with much criticism levelled at Craig Brown for using an aged squad. However he would rebuild his squad for the game with Germany and would stun many by getting a 1-0 victory in a game no one thought they had a chance, however it was a rather lacklustre German side.

Finally came Romania which Scotland needed just a draw to go through and they would by getting a 2-2 draw which saw them go through to the second round for the first time and the Tartan Army were left celebrating well into the night when that happened. However their brave run would come to end in the Quarter-finals at the hands of Italy who would rip them apart 3-0, nonetheless this Scotland team had gone further than what others had been able to do before. Craig Brown would step down as Scotland manager saying that he had done enough with the team and would hand the team over to Kenny Dalglish who would bask in the glory for being the manager that helped Scotland qualify for the World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea while in time Craig Brown would sadly be looked on as nothing more than a mere footnote in Scottish football history.

Things would get better for Scotland after that, though many point out that is was all thanks to that day at Hampden Park...

Coulsdon Eagle

Monthly Donor
At least England will not stink up the tournament (although Germany even worse!), and the tournament as a whole will be far better off without their supporters. The Tartan Army will provide a similar challenge but without the violence, and I am sure Belgium's breweries are fully up to the task.

I was travelling between France & Belgium of the day of the Charleroi riot; only time in years I'd seen that border manned, but by a lot of heavily armed (carbines / SMGs) police. I could not apologise enough that evening to my hosts in Tournai about my fellow countrymen.
Working on something for the TL in the Sig. Involves me rigging the draw process, and then for the (wouldn’t want to spoil it) second round I let a One in a Million Option play out.