world cup

  1. Looper

    A Brave New World: Football after the Bosman Ruling (An Alternate TL)
    Threadmarks: So it begins

    With the strike of a gavel, football changed forever. The European Court Of Justice had just ruled that any footballer could now move freely at the end of a contract, and clubs could no longer hoard players and control their freedom of movement. How football would change, and what this meant for...
  2. "The Highlands Tournament: The 1930 World Cup in Scotland"
    Threadmarks: The Football Revolution: The 1930 World Cup in Scotland and its Historical Legacy

    This timeline will deal with a world in which the British Football Associations do not break away from FIFA during the first World Cups, beginning with the first one held in Scotland in 1930. This timeline will have many other vital differences that will become blurred over the years, creating a...
  3. A Sports Collab TL: Chaos Ignited By A Brotherhood: Partizan beats Real Madrid in the '66 European Cup Final
    Threadmarks: The Flame of the Brotherhood

    The day was the 11th of May, 1966. The clubs Partizan Belgrade and Real Madrid were about to compete in the final of the European Cup, arguably the biggest competition between professional teams in the world. The teams were representing countries that were marred with controversy due to...
  4. ArupinumMaivista

    Delaunay's dream: A World Football Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Delaunay's dream A World Football Timeline Henri Delaunay, who lived from 13th of June 1883 to November 9th 1955, is a relatively forgotten figure in the World of Football. And Perhaps for a good reason. He was a player, and later a referee, but not a manager. However, Henri was also a part of...
  5. Mildtryth

    The World Is A Ball: A World Cup Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Football was one of the attractions of the second edition of the modern Olympic Games, disputed in 1900 at Paris. Football was one amidst a slew of new events of dubious Olympic status at these games, and didn't even distribute any medals. At the opening match, an English amateur team, Upton...
  6. ArupinumMaivista

    Alternate Football Wikis
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Greetings dear readers, speculators and fellow football fans. As of writing this introduction, I am still in the process of working on the 2002 World Cup knockout stage in my Brotherhood and Unity timeline, but lately I have been thinking of introducing a thread that gives anyone who reads this...
  7. If World War II Never Happened: A FIFA World Cup Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    If World War II Never Happened: A FIFA World Cup Timeline By NTF aka Seb The 1942 and 1946 FIFA World Cups were cancelled because of World War II, leaving football fans left to ponder who would have won those tournaments. Myself included, hence why I am making this timeline. There are some...
  8. Taunay

    WI: South Africa hosts 2006 FIFA World Cup

    IOTL, the selection process for which country would host the 2006 FIFA World Cup was very close, with a 12-11 vote in favor of Germany. There were 24 electors, with Charlie Dempsey abstaining from voting (which he would for South Africa). Had the vote tied 12-12, the deciding vote would be given...
  9. Looper

    An MLB Collaborative TL: Piece of Cake: The Cubs win Game 6 in '03
    Threadmarks: Go Cubs Go!

    It was a controversy. It was pandemonium. A foul ball down the left field by Luis Castillo was hit down the left field line. and almost caught by Moises Alou, was batted by a Cubs fan, a fan whose name was lost to history, and the play was ruled a foul ball. The Cubs seem to be floundering...
  10. phil03

    AHC/WI: Wank Your Association Football Men's National Team (and Broader Football/Soccer Scene)

    Obviously inspired by current events and put in post-1900 since most of the scenarios would probably have a PODs in the 20th century, this is a what is says in the title: come up with PODs that would make your country better at men's Football/Soccer. Without further ado, allow me to start the...
  11. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI Israel emerges as a cricketing nation 1970s onwards?

    OTL Israel isn’t really a ‘sporting nation’ as such, neither its teams nor its players particularly well-known internationally. But what if in some ATL cricket had somehow managed to establish itself as the main (default) sport that Israel became relatively good at? OTL Israel Cricket Cricket...
  12. Sarthak

    The Ladies Game: A Cricket (Sport) Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Change in the Air

    A Few Sentences before beginning……… Very few women walked the streets and sat on the balconies of their home in late 2018 without the excited murmurs of ‘World Cup’ being passed from their lips. The centennial anniversary of the Women’s Cricket World Cup (WCWC) was set to be a great...
  13. AHFA World Cup 2022
    Threadmarks: 2022 AHFA World Cup: OP and rules

    Hereby, I invite you to AHFA World Cup 2022! I hope for a tournament that is better than the one to be held in Qatar, in every aspect. Maybe even including the human rights record of AHFA and the hosts, but we don't know that yet. Here is the OP by @Baconheimer for AHFA World Cup 2020: And...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. The SMITE World Cup: An Esports Timeline

    THE SMITE WORLD CUP: AN ESPORTS TIMELINE Following the positive reception of the inaugural 2016 Overwatch World Cup, Hi-Rez Studios [1] decides to create their own such tournament with their most popular game, SMITE, in an attempt to emulate that success. This was announced on 8 January 2017...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...