2014 FIFA WORLD CUP
Part 1

For the first time in the history of the World Cup, the tournament was to be hosted Down Under and with the fact that Australia had experience in hosting a Rugby World Cup just over a decade ago, Australia was wanting to show the world that it could put on a excellent performance hosting the FIFA World Cup. With the World Cup being hosted far away from the Americas or Europe, it would see games broadcast in the evening which often saw many over in Europe watch the games in the morning much like what happened when the tournament was hosted in Japan [1].

Despite this situation, many were happy to travel out to a new corner of the World that was wanting to show the world what football meant to it ever since Australia first went to a World Cup in 1966 [2] and a lot had happened to the sport Down Under in the near fifty years since then which has seen the sport increase it's appeal to rival that of either cricket or rugby. Now here was the moment for the nation to show the world what football meant for them.

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Seeding and teams for the 2014 World Cup
One of the interesting bits of history made was that Australia had, as benefits of being the host nation, was that they would be a seeded team for the first time and with Ghana also having to be there thanks to a heroic run to the last four of the last World Cup [3], it was the first time that four continents would be represented among the seeded teams which in FIFA's hopes of having a true World Cup showed that things were all on the up.

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Australia as the host nation would open the tournament against a backdrop of a huge Melbourne crowd with a 2-1 victory over Yugoslavia, though it must be said that Australia's second goal came from a late penalty and it was a game that came close for the hosts to start off on the wrong foot with a draw. This though would come back to haunt the hosts as they drew with the Swiss in their second game with a victory over Cameroon needed to make things absolutely sure to go through. Thanks to a nip and tuck victory over the Africans, Australia won the group though their performances hadn't set the world alight.

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Australian players huddle before their opening match


Joining the hosts would be Switzerland who had merited much praise for being an unlikely team to be a possible one to look out for while Yugoslavia just missed out on going through, that said there were many felt that they were cheated of a winning goal in their final group game with Switzerland which was marked offside though replays showed that it was just onside and many felt that they were cheated out in favour of the Swiss [4]. It wouldn't be only incident for sure...

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Final results of Group A

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Group B was quite a unique one as it featured three of the largest countries in the world, Brazil, USA and Russia all competing with little New Zealand being the odd one out and sadly their Australian adventure would be cut short by only getting a draw with Russia for their troubles. Brazil were expecting to win the group and with a easy 3-0 victory over Russia, things would take a shocking turn in which in a match with the Americans, Brazil underestimated them as thanks a penalty for the USA shortly before the break, they defended for most of the second half to record a huge victory over Brazil and many would call it 'the third miracle on grass', the first being the United States beating England in 1950 and the later being that famous game against the Soviet Union in 1990 [5].

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American players celebrate in their victory over Brazil

While Brazil's performance raised a few eyebrows, the group saw the United States and Russia playing each other in a group for the first time since 1990 (on that occasion the latter was the Soviet Union). The two would play each other in their final group game and following the controversial annexation of Crimea some months prior [6] there was a lot of tension at that point in Russo - American relations. What happened would be one of the greatest World Cup games ever in which the United States won in a 4-3 thriller in which the Russians went 2-0 up at first, only for them to blow that fall 3-2 down but not before getting another goal but ultimately lost to a late goal to give the United States a victory over the Russians. After the madness of the aftermath of the Brazil victory, this one with all the tension going into it felt all that more sweeter. Who knows what the Americans could do now?

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Final results of Group B

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Group C would be tough group to decide on as all the teams had the ability to think who could go through, though many felt that the World Champions Spain would be going through. How very wrong everyone was to be. Spain would get off to a shocker losing 5-1 to the Dutch [7] and from then things went from bad to worse as another defeat followed at the hands of Chile which pretty much, despite a victory in their final game with South Korea, the World Champions had fallen at the first round [8].

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Chile celebrates their victory over Spain

Perhaps the most surprising was of the Netherlands' impressive performance in the group and some felt that with this team could do something special and with this being on the 40th anniversary of the Netherlands' only World Cup victory [8], who was to say that this might be their year?

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Final results of Group C

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For many, Group D was fairly easy to decide upon in which Belgium would win the group which was what happened as never lost a single game. With that the question was who would finish in second place which is a bit more harder to call by, in the end it would be Greece who would sneak through thanks to a nervy victory over Ecuador in their final group game. For Japan, a sense of frustration followed in which had they managed to get a victory over the Greeks in their second game then they would have gone through.

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Belgian players celebrate winning the group after victory over Japan
All in all it was a fairly weak group which was one that not many gave much thought about it though many were left impressed by Belgium and with the hype around them going into the tournament, some felt that they might of had something to say in this World Cup and who knows what might happen the further they could go in this World Cup?

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Final results of Group D

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In what was madcap group of death between Columbia, Italy, Nigeria and Iran, the stand out team from the group would be Columbia who's great style of football would win them many admirers who would go one to not only win all their games but win the group by a mile and looked to be a dark horse for the World Cup. Joining them in the next round would be Italy [9] though not until after tense victory over Nigeria in a game in which was a winner-takes-all decider.

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Columbian players celebrate with a winning goal over Italy
While the less said the better for Iran, Nigeria felt frustrated that had they managed to get a draw with Italy in their final group game then they would have made it into the knockout stages. That said, when Italy would be drawn in the next round, Nigeria might have felt that they might have dodged a bullet...

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Final results of Group E

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Group F was to be the star studded group as it would feature Argentina and Portugal and by that logic, Messi vs Ronaldo. Both teams would face each other in the opening match and both players would end up scoring though it would all lead to a victory for Argentina. For the South American giants, Argentina would go on to win the group and look the part in their hopes to win the World Cup.

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Messi meets Ronaldo in their opening group match

Portugal would also join Argentina in the next round [10] though not the skin of their own teeth as they finished on level points and matching goals for with Ivory Coast, however the Africans had the bad luck of having one goal against them which proved to be fatal as it saw them make an early exit from the World Cup. Once again, another hard luck story for an African team.

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Final results of Group F

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Group G would end up seeing the exciting draw which had England and Scotland in the group, though there was the addition of Ghana and Costa Rica which the latter would stun England when they held them to a 0-0 draw [11] and caused much embarrassment back home. There was also the shock that Scotland managed to beat Ghana and this was to be the beginning of a disastrous World Cup campaign with them losing all their games to England and Costa Rica and finishing rock bottom without a single point. A far cry from their heroic run last time.

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England after scoring the winning goal over Scotland
The two Home Nations would both end up going through to the next round and Scotland felt they had a chance to get the better of the English having won their last two games though it must be said they nearly suffered a loss to Costa Rica in which they were 2-1 down before rescuing it with two penalties. Ultimately it would be England that would win the group with a 3-1 victory over the Scots. How far would either go?

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Final results of Group G

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The final group would be said by many as the group of death and for good reason as it featured Germany, France, Mexico and Algeria. It would be a hard game to decide upon but what was certain was Germany winning the group though not without a surprise result draw with Algeria [12]. Funnily enough despite not getting a single victory, Algeria would draw all their games and sneak through into the next round though this was thanks to both France and Mexico suffering defeats both to Germany.

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France vs Germany in the group stage

France much like in 2010 would suffer another embarrassing early exit with the blame being that France had the terrible luck of being stuck in a tough group and Mexico would bemoan the same fate and wondered if Algeria deserved to go through despite not winning a single game. Algeria would have pressure on them as now they were the sole African team left to play in the knockout stage. No pressure indeed...

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Final results of Group H
With that, the group stage was compete and the knockout stage would bring up a few head turning ties. Who was going to go all the way Down Under...?

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  • [1] As with OTL and TTL.
  • [2] In TTL at least.
  • [3] Ditto.
  • [4] Can't have a World Cup without controversy!
  • [5] Remember that ITTL?
  • [6] Real world events still happen as OTL.
  • [7] As per OTL.
  • [8] As with TTL.
  • [9] Who IOTL failed to get out of the group.
  • [10] Portugal IOTL failed in the group stage.
  • [11] As with OTL.
  • [12] Same result as Last 16 game though no extra time here.
So there we are, the long awaited update for this TL! What has been your favourite group of these so far and what results made you raise a few eyebrows? Anyway as always, the last 16 fixtures:
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Australia vs Brazil

Netherlands vs Greece

Columbia vs Portugal

England vs Algeria

United States vs Switzerland

Belgium vs Chile

Argentina vs Italy

Germany vs Scotland
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So as always, who will go all the way here? Until then, stay safe and catch you all later!
Sorry, but I think there's a mistake in Ivory Coast's goal amount. The scores show they actually have 6 goals, not 7.
 
Yep, North Macedonia defeated them in injury time. Italy just got too arrogant following winning Euro 2020 after a poor qualifying group stage and got what they deserved, would be hilarious if North Macedonia end up qualifying by beating Portugal to prevent the two sides from making to the World Cup!
The funniest thing is, you kinda pre-empted it in the original ATPF, where Germany failed to qualify for the 2002 WC after losing to Wales in near identical fashion!
 
I came up with some predictions for teams that will qualify for 2022 ITTL World Cup

2022 World Cup ITTL Predicted Teams

AFC
Australia
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Oman
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
United Arab Emirates

CAF
Algeria
Cameroon
DR Congo
Egypt
Ghana
Mali
Morocco (Hosts)
Senegal
Tunisia

CONCACAF
Canada
Costa Rica
Jamaica
Mexico
Panama
United States

CONMEBOL
Argentina
Brazil
Colombia
Chile
Ecuador
Peru
Uruguay

OFC
New Zealand

UEFA
Belgium
Croatia
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Poland
Portugal
Scotland
Serbia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Wales
 
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I based it off the structure used for the 2026 World Cup.

Obviously Russia has been banned and Italy isn't making it into the tournament.
 
I thought I'd write up the list of managers for England and Scotland ITTL. Let me know if I got any of them wrong.

England Managers
1930 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1934 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1938 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1950 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
1954 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
1958 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
Euro 1960 (DNE) - Walter Winterbottom
1962 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
Euro 1964 (DNQ) - Alf Ramsey
1966 World Cup - Alf Ramsey
Euro 1968 (DNQ) - Alf Ramsey
1970 World Cup - Alf Ramsey
Euro 1972 (DNQ) - Alf Ramsey
1974 World Cup - Alf Ramsey
Euro 1976 (DNQ) - Don Revie
1978 World Cup - Ron Greenwood
Euro 1980 - Ron Greenwood
1982 World Cup - Ron Greenwood
Euro 1984 - Bobby Robson
1986 World Cup - Bobby Robson
Euro 1988 - Bobby Robson
1990 World Cup - Bobby Robson
Euro 1992 - Graham Taylor
1994 World Cup - Graham Taylor
Euro 1996 - Terry Venables
1998 World Cup - Terry Venables
Euro 2000 - Kevin Keegan
2002 World Cup - Sven-Goran Eriksson
Euro 2004 - Sven-Goran Eriksson
2006 World Cup - Sven-Goran Eriksson
Euro 2008 - Steve McClaren
2010 World Cup - Fabio Capello
Euro 2012 - Fabio Capello
2014 World Cup - Roy Hodgson
Euro 2016 - Roy Hodgson
2018 World Cup - Gareth Southgate
Euro 2020 - Gareth Southgate
2022 World Cup - Gareth Southgate

Scotland Managers
1930 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1934 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1938 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1950 World Cup (Withdrew) - Selection Committee
1954 World Cup - Andy Beattie
1958 World Cup - Dawson Walker (Acting Manager)
Euro 1960 (DNE) - Andy Beattie
1962 World Cup (DNQ) - Ian McColl
Euro 1964 (DNE) - Ian McColl
1966 World Cup - Jock Stein
Euro 1968 - Jock Stein
1970 World Cup - Bobby Brown
Euro 1972 (DNQ) - Tommy Docherty
1974 World Cup - Willie Ormond
Euro 1976 (DNQ) - Willie Ormond
1978 World Cup - Ally MacLeod
Euro 1980 - Jock Stein
1982 World Cup - Jock Stein
Euro 1984 - Jock Stein
1986 World Cup - Alex Ferguson
Euro 1988 - Andy Roxburgh
1990 World Cup - Andy Roxburgh
Euro 1992 - Andy Roxburgh
1994 World Cup - Andy Roxburgh
Euro 1996 - Craig Brown
1998 World Cup - Craig Brown
Euro 2000 - Craig Brown
2002 World Cup - Craig Brown
Euro 2004 - Berti Vogts
2006 World Cup - Walter Smith
Euro 2008 - Alex McLeish
2010 World Cup - George Burley
Euro 2012 - Craig Levein
2014 World Cup - Gordon Strachan
Euro 2016 - Gordon Strachan
2018 World Cup - Gordon Strachan
Euro 2020 - Steve Clarke
2022 World Cup - Steve Clarke
 
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Following Anubis' posts, I thought I could make a list of Copa America winners since the start of the timeline. Let me know if get anything wrong or is too unrealistic. If anyone is interested, I could even make it in a Wikipedia format.

Copa America 1967:
Host: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Paraguay


Copa America 1975:
Host: Various
Final Match: Peru-Brazil 3-0/2-1
Winner: Peru
Runners-up: Brazil
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 1979:
Host: Various
Final Match: Paraguay-Colombia 2-0/1-1
Winner: Paraguay
Runners-up: Colombia
Third-place: Argentina


Copa America 1983:
Host: Various
Final Match: Uruguay-Argentina 2-0/1-2
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Brazil


Copa America 1987:
Host: Argentina
Final Match: Argentina-Colombia 2-0
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Colombia
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 1989:
Host: Brazil
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Uruguay
Third-place: Peru


Copa America 1991
Host: Uruguay
Final Match: Argentina-Brazil 2-2 (6-5)
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Brazil
Third-place: Colombia


Copa America 1993
Host: Chile
Final Match: Colombia-Chile 2-0
Winner: Colombia
Runners-up: Chile
Third-place: Mexico


Copa America 1995:
Host: Paraguay
Final Match: Uruguay-Paraguay 3-1
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Paraguay
Third-place: Argentina


Copa America 1997
Host: Bolivia
Final Match: Bolivia-Argentina 4-0
Winner: Bolivia
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Brazil


Copa America 1999:
Host: Ecuador
Final Match: Brazil-Mexico 3-0
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 2001:
Host: Peru
Final Match: Argentina-Mexico 4-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: Honduras(


Copa America 2004:
Host: Colombia
Final Match: Mexico-Argentina 2-1
Winner: Mexico
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 2007:
Host: Venezuela
Final Match: Brazil-Mexico 4-0
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: Argentina


Copa Argentina 2011:
Host: Argentina
Final Match: Uruguay-Argentina 2-2 (4-1)
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Paraguay


Copa America 2013:
Host: Brazil
Final Match: Argentina-Costa Rica 1-1 (4-2)
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Costa Rica
Third-place: Brazil


Copa America 2015:
Host: Chile
Final Match: Argentina-Chile 1-0
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Chile
Third-place: Paraguay


Copa America 2016:
Host: United States -Mexico
Final Match: Chile-United States 5-0
Winner: Chile
Runners-up: United States
Third-place: Argentina


Copa America 2019:
Host: Uruguay
Final Match: Brazil-Argentina 3-1
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Peru


Copa America 2021:
Host: Peru-Ecuador
Final Match: Peru-Ecuador 3-2
Winner: Peru
Runners-up: Ecuador
Third-place: Argentina
 
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This one is for Confederation Cup winners.


1992 King Fahd Cup
Host: Saudi Arabia
Final Match: Argentina- United States 4-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: United States
Third-place: Saudi Arabia


1995 King Fahd Cup
Host: Saudi Arabia
Final Match: Yugoslavia-Colombia 2-2 (4-2)
Winner: Yugoslavia
Runners-up: Colombia
Third-place: Mexico


1997 Confederation Cup:
Host: Saudi Arabia
Final Match: England-Mexico 3-0
Winner: England
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: South Africa


1999 Confederation Cup:
Host: Mexico
Final Match: Brazil -England 3-2
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: England
Third-place: Mexico


2001 Confederation Cup:
Host: Japan
Final Match: Argentina-Italy 2-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Italy
Third-place: France


2003 Confederation Cup:
Host: France
Final Match: France-Argentina 3-1
Winner: France
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Brazil


2005 Confederation Cup:
Host: Germany
Final Match: Brazil-Germany 3-2
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Germany
Third-place: Argentina


2009 Confederation Cup:
Host: England
Final Match: United States-England 1-1 (4-3)
Winner: United States
Runners-up: England
Third-place: Brazil


2013 Confederation Cup:
Host: Australia
Final Match: Argentina-Spain 4-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Spain
Third-place: Uruguay


2017 Confederation Cup:
Host: Russia
Final Match: Chile-Argentina 0-0 (4-1)
Winner: Chile
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Russia


2021 Confederation Cup:
Host: Morroco
Final Match: England-Peru 5-1
Winner: England
Runners-up: Peru
Third-place: Egypt
 
I thought I'd write up the list of managers for England and Scotland ITTL. Let me know if I got any of them wrong.

England Managers
1930 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1934 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1938 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1950 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
1954 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
1958 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
Euro 1960 (DNE) - Walter Winterbottom
1962 World Cup - Walter Winterbottom
Euro 1964 (DNQ) - Alf Ramsey
1966 World Cup - Alf Ramsey
Euro 1968 (DNQ) - Alf Ramsey
1970 World Cup - Alf Ramsey
Euro 1972 (DNQ) - Alf Ramsey
1974 World Cup - Alf Ramsey
Euro 1976 (DNQ) - Don Revie
1978 World Cup - Ron Greenwood
Euro 1980 - Ron Greenwood
1982 World Cup - Ron Greenwood
Euro 1984 - Bobby Robson
1986 World Cup - Bobby Robson
Euro 1988 - Bobby Robson
1990 World Cup - Bobby Robson
Euro 1992 - Graham Taylor
1994 World Cup - Graham Taylor
Euro 1996 - Terry Venables
1998 World Cup - Terry Venables
Euro 2000 - Kevin Keegan
2002 World Cup - Sven-Goran Eriksson
Euro 2004 - Sven-Goran Eriksson
2006 World Cup - Sven-Goran Eriksson
Euro 2008 - Steve McClaren
2010 World Cup - Fabio Capello
Euro 2012 - Fabio Capello
2014 World Cup - Roy Hodgson
Euro 2016 - Roy Hodgson
2018 World Cup - Gareth Southgate
Euro 2020 - Gareth Southgate
2022 World Cup - Gareth Southgate

Scotland Managers
1930 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1934 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1938 World Cup (DNE) - Selection Committee
1950 World Cup (Withdrew) - Selection Committee
1954 World Cup - Andy Beattie
1958 World Cup - Dawson Walker (Acting Manager)
Euro 1960 (DNE) - Andy Beattie
1962 World Cup (DNQ) - Ian McColl
Euro 1964 (DNE) - Ian McColl
1966 World Cup - Jock Stein
Euro 1968 - Jock Stein
1970 World Cup - Bobby Brown
Euro 1972 (DNQ) - Tommy Docherty
1974 World Cup - Willie Ormond
Euro 1976 (DNQ) - Willie Ormond
1978 World Cup - Ally MacLeod
Euro 1980 - Jock Stein
1982 World Cup - Jock Stein
Euro 1984 - Jock Stein
1986 World Cup - Alex Ferguson
Euro 1988 - Andy Roxburgh
1990 World Cup - Andy Roxburgh
Euro 1992 - Andy Roxburgh
1994 World Cup - Andy Roxburgh
Euro 1996 - Craig Brown
1998 World Cup - Craig Brown
Euro 2000 - Craig Brown
2002 World Cup - Craig Brown
Euro 2004 - Berti Vogts
2006 World Cup - Walter Smith
Euro 2008 - Alex McLeish
2010 World Cup - George Burley
Euro 2012 - Craig Levein
2014 World Cup - Gordon Strachan
Euro 2016 - Gordon Strachan
2018 World Cup - Gordon Strachan
Euro 2020 - Steve Clarke
2022 World Cup - Steve Clarke
OK...lot to get through and I must confess I didn't think about who the managers would be but yeah, guess that seems about right for TTL.
Following Anubis' posts, I thought I could make a list of Copa America winners since the start of the timeline. Let me know if get anything wrong or is too unrealistic. If anyone is interested, I could even make it in a Wikipedia format.

Copa America 1967:
Host: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Paraguay


Copa America 1975:
Host: Various
Final Match: Peru 3-0/1-2 Brasil
Winner: Peru
Runners-up: Brasil
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 1975:
Host: Various
Final Match: Peru 3-0/1-2 Brasil
Winner: Peru
Runners-up: Brasil
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 1975:
Host: Various
Final Match: Peru-Brazil 3-0/2-1
Winner: Peru
Runners-up: Brazil
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 1979:
Host: Various
Final Match: Paraguay-Colombia 2-0/1-1
Winner: Paraguay
Runners-up: Colombia
Third-place: Argentina




Copa America 1983:
Host: Various
Final Match: Uruguay-Argentina 2-0/1-2
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Brazil


Copa America 1987:
Host: Argentina
Final Match: Argentina-Colombia 2-0
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Colombia
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 1989:
Host: Brazil
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Uruguay
Third-place: Peru


Copa America 1991
Host: Uruguay
Final Match: Argentina-Brazil 2-2 (6-5)
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Brazil
Third-place: Colombia


Copa America 1993
Host: Chile
Final Match: Colombia-Chile 2-0
Winner: Colombia
Runners-up: Chile
Third-place: Mexico


Copa America 1995:
Host: Paraguay
Final Match: Uruguay-Paraguay 3-1
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Paraguay
Third-place: Argentina


Copa America 1997
Host: Bolivia
Final Match: Bolivia-Argentina 4-0
Winner: Bolivia
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Brazil


Copa America 1999:
Host: Ecuador
Final Match: Brazil-Mexico 3-0
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 2001:
Host: Peru
Final Match: Argentina-Mexico 4-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: Honduras(


Copa America 2004:
Host: Colombia
Final Match: Mexico-Argentina 2-1
Winner: Mexico
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Uruguay


Copa America 2007:
Host: Venezuela
Final Match: Brazil-Mexico 4-0
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: Argentina


Copa Argentina 2011:
Host: Argentina
Final Match: Uruguay-Argentina 2-2 (4-1)
Winner: Uruguay
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Paraguay


Copa America 2013:
Host: Brazil
Final Match: Argentina-Costa Rica 1-1 (4-2)
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Costa Rica
Third-place: Brazil


Copa America 2015:
Host: Chile
Final Match: Argentina-Chile 1-0
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Chile
Third-place: Paraguay


Copa America 2016:
Host: United States -Mexico
Final Match: Chile-United States 5-0
Winner: Chile
Runners-up: United States
Third-place: Argentina


Copa America 2019:
Host: Uruguay
Final Match: Brazil-Argentina 3-1
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Peru


Copa America 2021:
Host: Peru-Ecuador
Final Match: Peru-Ecuador 3-2
Winner: Peru
Runners-up: Ecuador
Third-place: Argentina
This one is for Confederation Cup winners.


1992 King Fahd Cup
Host: Saudi Arabia
Final Match: Argentina- United States 4-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: United States
Third-place: Saudi Arabia


1995 King Fahd Cup
Host: Saudi Arabia
Final Match: Yugoslavia-Colombia 2-2 (4-2)
Winner: Yugoslavia
Runners-up: Colombia
Third-place: Mexico


1997 Confederation Cup:
Host: Saudi Arabia
Final Match: England-Mexico 3-0
Winner: England
Runners-up: Mexico
Third-place: South Africa


1999 Confederation Cup:
Host: Mexico
Final Match: Brazil -England 3-2
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: England
Third-place: Mexico


2001 Confederation Cup:
Host: Japan
Final Match: Argentina-Italy 2-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Italy
Third-place: France


2003 Confederation Cup:
Host: France
Final Match: France-Argentina 3-1
Winner: France
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Brazil


2005 Confederation Cup:
Host: Germany
Final Match: Brazil-Germany 3-2
Winner: Brazil
Runners-up: Germany
Third-place: Argentina


2009 Confederation Cup:
Host: England
Final Match: United States-England 1-1 (4-3)
Winner: United States
Runners-up: England
Third-place: Brazil


2013 Confederation Cup:
Host: Australia
Final Match: Argentina-Spain 4-1
Winner: Argentina
Runners-up: Spain
Third-place: Uruguay


2017 Confederation Cup:
Host: Russia
Final Match: Chile-Argentina 0-0 (4-1)
Winner: Chile
Runners-up: Argentina
Third-place: Russia


2021 Confederation Cup:
Host: Morroco
Final Match: England-Peru 5-1
Winner: England
Runners-up: Peru
Third-place: Egypt
Haven't really gotten round to look at either here but I suppose I could go with either of those two points.
 
I'm predicting that England win Euro 2020 in this timeline. I say they end Denmark's Cinderella run in the final instead of semifinal. I also see them beating Scotland on penalties in the Round of 16
 
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I've written a prediction for what Euro 2020 will be like ITTL (also maybe similar to All To Play For)
Hosts - Pan-European
Teams
Azerbaijan
Georgia
England
Scotland
Wales
Iceland
Denmark
Northern Ireland
France
Germany
Italy
Belgium
Ukraine
Poland
Netherlands
Portugal
Switzerland
Russia
Austria
Sweden
Croatia
Turkey
Czechoslovakia
Finland

Knockout Teams
England
Denmark
Scotland
Wales
Spain
Belgium
Italy
Ukraine
Germany
Czechoslovakia
France
Switzerland
Croatia
Finland
Portugal
Netherlands
Part 2 will be how I see the knockout rounds playing out.
Lemme know what you think by replying!
 
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I've written a prediction for what Euro 2020 will be like ITTL (also maybe similar to All To Play For)
Hosts - Georgia-Azerbaijan
Teams
Azerbaijan
Georgia
England
Scotland
Wales
Iceland
Denmark
Northern Ireland
France
Germany
Italy
Belgium
Ukraine
Poland
Netherlands
Portugal
Switzerland
Russia
Austria
Sweden
Croatia
Turkey
Czech Republic
Finland

Knockout Teams
England
Denmark
Scotland
Wales
Spain
Belgium
Italy
Ukraine
Germany
Czechoslovakia
France
Switzerland
Croatia
Finland
Portugal
Part 2 will be how I see the knockout rounds playing out.
Lemme know what you think by replying!
I feel that Euro 2020 ITTL will be be hosted across the continent like with OTL though several results will be ofc different.

I'll be bringing this TL back to life later on in the year following the start of the WC though TTL 2022 WC will be hosted in Morocco.
 
I feel that Euro 2020 ITTL will be be hosted across the continent like with OTL though several results will be ofc different.

I'll be bringing this TL back to life later on in the year following the start of the WC though TTL 2022 WC will be hosted in Morocco.
Thanks for the info
 
Here is part 2 of the prediction for Euro 2020 (Pan-European).

Round of 16
England vs Scotland
Wales vs Switzerland
Spain vs Croatia
Netherlands vs Germany
Denmark vs France
Czechoslovakia vs Ukraine
Italy vs Finland
Belgium vs Portugal

Quarterfinals
England vs Wales
Spain vs Netherlands
Denmark vs Czechoslovakia
Italy vs Belgium

Semifinals
England vs Spain
Denmark vs Italy

Final
England vs Denmark

Fun fact: I believe that when England beat Scotland on penalties, it's the opposite of what happens in the OTL Final. Rashford, Sancho, and Saka are the ones that score, while Kane and Maguire miss. Instead of the players facing racist abuse, there are jokes about how "White Players can't shoot."
 
I decided to revamp my 2022 prediction and change it to 32 teams instead of 48

Eliminated at Group Stage
Algeria
Scotland
United States
Egypt
Peru
Chile
Iraq
Ghana
Wales
South Korea
Japan
Sweden
Saudi Arabia
Mexico
Turkey
Cameroon

Round of 16
Brazil vs Spain
Belgium vs Netherlands
France vs England
Croatia vs Denmark
Portugal vs Germany
Poland vs Uruguay
Costa Rica vs Mexico
Argentina vs Switzerland

Quarterfinals
Brazil vs Belgium
France vs Croatia
Poland vs Portugal
Argentina vs Costa Rica

Semifinals
Brazil vs France
Argentina vs Poland

Third Place Game
France vs Poland

Final
Brazil vs Argentina

Let me know what you think
 
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OK, so, I've been thinking about how Argentina might be able to host a 24 team WC in 78 without the previous political butterlies that Ruperto Pesto did in his TL, and I think I've come up with an idea.

What you said in your TL stands previously, but someone at FIFA comes up with an alternative solution: have Uruguay co-host the tournament with Argentina (like in the planned 2030 bid), which would also make some sense as 78 would be the de facto 50th anniversary tournament. Argentina aren't keen, but with the only choices co-hosting with Uruguay or being stripped of the tournament, they reluctantly agree, on the grounds that this is a one-off and no further tournaments are co-hosted. UEFA agree, and this thus rules out the possibilty of 48 teams ever being a thing further down the line.
 
OK, so, I've been thinking about how Argentina might be able to host a 24 team WC in 78 without the previous political butterlies that Ruperto Pesto did in his TL, and I think I've come up with an idea.

What you said in your TL stands previously, but someone at FIFA comes up with an alternative solution: have Uruguay co-host the tournament with Argentina (like in the planned 2030 bid), which would also make some sense as 78 would be the de facto 50th anniversary tournament. Argentina aren't keen, but with the only choices co-hosting with Uruguay or being stripped of the tournament, they reluctantly agree, on the grounds that this is a one-off and no further tournaments are co-hosted. UEFA agree, and this thus rules out the possibilty of 48 teams ever being a thing further down the line.
Well...it was near, in the fantastic book "78 - Historia Oral del Mundial" by Matias Bauso, which analysed several myths, forgotten stories, common places which are proved that are wrong, etc,there was one mentioned that one of the rumours for not take Argentina away to host the World cup, was in 1975, that Argentina could organize the 1978 world cup along with Uruguay and sourhern Brazil, it means Rio Grande do sul.

I was inspired in that book to do "Brazil '78" in Alternate football scores section.
 
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