world cup

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. The Free World Cup: What if the World Cup began in 1906?
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Imagine a world where Australia and the United States are formidable powers in international football. Imagine a world where the United Kingdom isn’t the only country with multiple teams in FIFA. Imagine a world where football is the dominant sport in India, Canada and the Caribbean. Imagine a...
  12. Alternate football (Soccer) documentaries
    Threadmarks: Introduction and presentation of concept

    Hello to any Soccer fans on this board. A while ago, i did a Soccer/Rugby TL called The Gentleman's game as a collaboration with user @Neoteros. While i did have a lot of fun writing this TL, i've gotten a bit too ambitious with it, talking and changing many things about...
  13. Rewritten Alternative Championship Games

    Hello, some of you fine folks of this website might recognize me as that sports TL guy who can’t finish about half of them. Due to real life activities, especially nowadays, lack of interest or just my creative ADHD making me begin the shiny new idea as soon as it pops in my head, but getting...
  14. QTXAdsy

    A True World Cup: 24 teams at England '66
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Preventing a Boycott and the Expansion for the 1966 FIFA World Cup

    A TRUE WORLD CUP An Early World Cup Expansion By QTXAdsy Prior to qualification for the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, FIFA found itself in the middle of a controversy and a headache. In 1964, 31 African nations threatened to boycotted the tournament to protest a 1964 FIFA ruling that required...
  15. The Gentleman's Games: An alternate History of Rugby and Football

    THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONALISM IN RUGBY Part 1: The only sane choice... At the end of the 19th century, the sport of rugby was on the brink of a civil war. Founded by 22 influential clubs from Southern England on 26 January...
  16. Perch? What Perch? - An Alternate History of Modern Football (1990 - present)

    Match of the Day - FA Cup Special 7th January 1990 Des Lynam: Good evening, and welcome to Match of the Day on one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the footballing calendar - the day of the FA Cup 3rd Round. We have highlights from three key games in the FA Cup today, and there...
  17. Wings

    Alternate WC : Continental Cups are Qualifiers (1962-?). A Football TL

    Immediately after the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, many teams rushed to complain to FIFA due to the immensely short time to prepare between games at the World Cup, before and during the WC. However, FIFA couldn't come to a solution. The qualifiers would take a good year to complete, and then the WC...
  18. Calcaterra

    Make England A Powerhouse In Football Post-1974

    Like the tin says, find a way to make the English National Football team an international powerhouse with an after 1974 (the year they didn't qualify for the World Cup) date.
  19. QTXAdsy

    AHC/WI Scotland Qualified For 1994 World Cup?

    I've seen a few topics regarding WI TL's regarding England making it to the 1994 World Cup and the odd topic too of Wales making it as well, but oddly I haven't seen one regarding What if Scotland actually making it to the USA in 1994. I am making a similar idea for my TL, but it would be...
  20. What would have happened if Roberto Baggio didn't have a ACL injury?

    Would it have been possible for him to become like Pelè, go to the 1986 world cup and perhaps retire at 43 years old at the 2010 world cup? Would it have been possible?