AHFA 2020 World Cup

So, I admit this has no OTL analogue, but with everyone stuck in their homes, why don't we try this! This is a game in the spirit of the 2012 AH Euro Football Championship and AH World Cup.

Basically, we will create a bunch of fictional nations and teams and then simulate soccer matches between these teams. We will aim for 32 teams.

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 and then simulate the matches (I actually have no idea how to do this, so if anyone does, please let me know)

Team:
Nickname:
Home Stadium, City:
Home Kit: Either a description or a drawing
Away Kit:
Coach:

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Defenders:
Midfielders:
Forwards:
 
There's the 2020 Euro though, and it's actually been postponed to 2021, so maybe that could be our OTL equivalent. :p
 
Team: Confederate States of America
Team: Confederate States of America
Nickname: "The Rebs"
Home Stadium, City: Scientific Atlanta Superdome, New Orleans
Home Kit: White with gray stripes and the "stars and bars" flag on the front.
Away Kit: Gray with white stripes and the "stars and bars" flag on the front.
Coach:
Pierre Gustave Toulant Beauregard Dominique Valle
Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Shaun Martinez
Brian Wilson
Robert Lee V
Defenders:
JEB Stuart V
Tom Joad
Henry James
Midfielders:
John Samuelson
Peter Hayward
Robert Gracie
Samuel Lee
Charles Lee
Forwards:
Don Johnson, Jr.

Thomas Gracie
Robert Edwards
Walter Houston
Peter Jackson
Samuel Wilson
Howard Roscoe Russell IV
Peter Mayhew
John Carter IV
Marsh Rice IV
Thomas Carter
Robert Ross
 
So, I admit this has no OTL analogue, but with everyone stuck in their homes, why don't we try this! This is a game in the spirit of the 2012 AH Euro Football Championship and AH World Cup.

Basically, we will create a bunch of fictional nations and teams and then simulate soccer matches between these teams. We will aim for 32 teams.

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 and then simulate the matches (I actually have no idea how to do this, so if anyone does, please let me know)

Team:
Nickname:
Home Stadium, City:
Home Kit:
Either a description or a drawing
Away Kit:
Coach:

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Defenders:
Midfielders:
Forwards:
Hey there, I'm a footballing fan, could I help out if you need to? I have Microsoft Excel
 
Team: Mexican Empire
Team: Mexican Empire Football Team
Nickname: "The Plumed Serpents"
Home Stadium, City: Maximilian I National Stadium, Mexico City
Home Kit: Green jersey with gold detailing, stylized gold eagle in the back
Away Kit: Same as home kit, only colors are reversed. Replace eagle with "MEXICO" in green, white, and red
Coach: Miguel Herrera

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Memo Ochoa, Hugo González, Jonathan Orozco
Defenders: Jesús Gallardo, César Montes, Hiram Mier, Carlos Salcedo, Gerardo Arteaga, Miguel Layún, Rafa Márquez
Midfielders: Jonathan dos Santos, Giovani dos Santos, Rodolfo Pizarro, Edson Álvarez, Érick Aguirre, Jesús Dueñas, Jesús Molina, Isaác Brizuela
Forwards: Javier Hernández, Hirving Lozano, Raúl Jiménez, Oribe Peralta, Carlos Cisneros

All-Mexico team. Looking forward to this.
 
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I think it would be cool if the people also made a map and flag for the countries they are submitting like in 2018 . That would add a bit more flavor and make this more than just a spreadsheet simulator.
 
Team: Philippine Republic
Since I'm rather busy, might as well (re-)submit the Philippines (from my Spanish Formosa "series") again:

Philippine Republic
República Filipina




Basic Information
Capital: Manila
Major Cities: Cebú, Davao, Sandacán, Santa María [1], Tacao [2]
Population: 96,569,000
Languages: Spanish and Filipino [3] (both official languages and linguae francae), Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Amis, Atayal, Hiligaynon, Waray, Chamorro, etc.
Government: Unitary semi-presidential Constitutional Republic
President:
Prime Minister:

GDP per Capita (PPP in US$):
$39,344
Currency: Philippine peso (PH$)

Regional/Provincial Map
I. Alfonsina
Trinidad
Alfonsina Norte
Alfonsina Sur

II. Formosa Septentrional
Salvador
Quetagalán
Nueva Guipúzcoa
Tecán

III. Formosa Central
Pali
Middag
Puasua
Ramtao
Pescadores

IV. Formosa Meridional
Nueva Almería
Macatao
Espíritu Santo

V. Ilocos
Ilocos Norte
Abra
Ilocos Sur
La Unión
Pangasinán

VI. Luzón Septentrional
Babuyanes
Cagayán
Isabela
Bontoc
Lepanto
Benguet
Nueva Vizcaya
Príncipe

VII. Luzón Central
Zambales
Tárlac
Nueva Écija
Infanta
Polillo
Bulacán
Pampanga
Bataán

VIII. Ámbito metropolitano de Manila

IX. Luzón Meridional

Mórong
Cavite
Laguna
Batangas
Tayabas

X. Bícol
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Albay
Sorsogón
Masbate

XI. Visayas Occidental
Magallanes
Paragua
Mindoro Occidental
Mindoro Oriental
Marinduque
Romblón
Antique
Cápiz
Concepción
Ilo-Ilo

XII. Visayas Central
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Cebú
Bohol

XIII. Visayas Oriental
Samar Septentrional
Samar Occidental
Samar Oriental
Leyte Occidental
Leyte Oriental

XIV. Mindanao Septentrional
Misamis Occidental
Misamis Oriental
Buquidnón
Agusán
Surigao

XV. Mindanao Morisco
Zamboanga
Sulú
Lanao
Cotabato
Maguidanao

XVI. Mindanao Oriental
Davao Occidental
Davao Septentrional
Valle de Compostela
Davao Oriental

XVII. Borneo del Norte
Rizal
Sandacán
Tawao

XVIII. Gran-Carolinas
Palaos
Marianas
Yap
Truque
Ponapé
Cosráe

Team Information

Football Federation: Federación Filipina de Fútbol (FFF)
National Stadium: Estadio Conmemorativo Rizal, Manila
Nickname: los Azcals (the Street Dogs), las Seis Estrellas (the Six Stars)

Football Kits:
Primary Jersey:


Secondary Jersey:


Current Roster
(bold indicates starting lineup, *indicates player born in foreign country)

Current Manager: Stephan Schröck-Cabizares

Goalkeepers:
16. Patricio Deyto (Manila, Á.M.M.)
15. Nicolás Montoya* (Barcelona, Spain)
3. Arturo Palalin (Quiray, Alfonsina Norte [4])

Defense:
3. Manuel Leandro Galura (La Trinidad, Benguet)
21. Óscar Canellas (Cebú, Cebú)
9. Iñigo Gadu (Acao, Espíritu Santo [5])
2. Rafael Vidal Zuñíga (Tacloban, Leyte Oriental)
14. Zulficar Ali Dimasangca (Cotabato, Cotabato)


Midfielders:
5. José Francisco Suárez (Ilo-Ilo, Ilo-Ilo)
17. Augusto Siluco (Culusia, Nueva Guipúzcoa [6])
1. Miguel Tañag (Davao, Davao Septentrional)
20. Ulio "Juli" Yalonglong (San Fernando, Alfonsina Sur [7])
5. Alfredo José Ibáñez (Legazpi, Albay)
11. Omar Abubacar Minandang-Cader (Isabela, Sulú)
18. Alejandro Lim (Santisima Trinidad, Salvador [8])


Offense:
20. Javier Patiño* (San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain)
13. Jesús Melliza (Manila, Á.M.M.)
6. Arturo Malingenán (Tacao, Macatao [2])
19. Francisco Duana-Duarte (Santa María, Quetagalán [1])
23. Felipe Younghusband-Placer* (Ashford, England)

Typical Formation:
1-3-2-2-1-2



[1] Our world's Taipei, Taiwan
[2] Our world's Kaohsiung, Taiwan
[3] In this world, a Spanish creole, based on the various dialects of our world's Chavacano (with the variant in Ermita being the basis for the standard language) and written using a simplified orthography very similar to that of Haitian Creole and the abakada system.
[4] Our world's Hualien, Taiwan
[5] Our world's Pingtung, Taiwan
[6] Our world's Taoyuan, Taiwan
[7] Our world's Taitung, Taiwan
[8] Our world's Keelung, Taiwan
 
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While I lack the football/soccer knowledge to contribute to this thread, I just want to say that this is an amazing idea and I love it.
 
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Association crest of the Mexican Empire Football Team

Motto:
"Honor, orgullo, pasión" (Honor, pride, and passion)
Colors: Green and Gold
Established: 1903 (as the Imperial Association Football Club of Mexico)
Professional soccer league: Liga MX
Top team: Imperial Anáhuac FC (16 titles)
Top player: Javier Hernández (154 goals in regular season)
Last season winner: Coronados FC (7th title)

Just an addition to my previous post.
 
Team: Commonwealth of New England
submitted with the blessings of @Kanan........

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Team: Commonwealth of New England
Nickname: Yankees
Home Stadium, City: New England National Stadium (Boston)
Home Kit: red with white lettering and blue detailing
Away Kit: white with blue lettering and red detailing
Coach: Rick Osbourne

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:
Conan O’Gorman, Arsenio Estevez, Rory Wynne
Defenders: Cole Connell, Tom MacDonald, Jean-Claude Girard, Chester McGill, Chris Neville (captain), Mike Pellegrino, Osvaldo Mendes
Midfielders: Colin Tracey, Jesse Beavis, Kane Passerini, Alex Gardener, Mark Gladwyn, Toby Carlisle, Matthew Daniels, Placido Santos
Forwards: Donny Lamon, Leandro Berne, Eliot Briscoe, François Arnaud, Curtis Gray
 
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Team: United States of Freedonia
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Team: United States of Freedonia
Nickname: Freedonian Federals
Home Stadium, City: Harper, Maryland, United States of Freedonia
Kit: (shown below)
Coach: Marcus Welch

Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers:

8. Gerald Beauvoir
7. John McCarthy
1. Theophilus Freeman


Defenders:
5. Washington Mahoi
6. Judah Soro
15. Francis Tubman
18. Rodney White
21. William Davis

Midfielders:
19. Martinus Hamilton
20. Jefferson Mahoi
4. Benjamin Gilead Hamilton (captain)
3. Ptolemy Harris
16. Bob McDonald

11. Nahshon St. Clair
13. Henry Clay Lahai

Forwards:
2. William Harper Coleman
17. Sekou Sanders
14. Chris Patrick

12. Varus Doctor
22. Elijah Houphouet

(Substitutes shown in a lighter color)

There is one set of brothers on the team: Washington Mahoi and his younger brother Jefferson Mahoi. The second-born son of Washington Mahoi Sr. took up cricket and currently resides in England. Martinus and Benjamin Gilead Hamilton are not related.

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Team: United Neutral Team
"Football shall unite us and unity shall lead us to our first World Championship" - the decisive joint announcement by the General Secretary of DASV Gerald Asamoah, President of the SBVDR-F Kurt Haidmann, ÖFB President Hans Krankl, and the Presidents of the eastern German football associations (FBS - Victor Hochberg, SdFB - Ralf Voigt, SFV - Miroslav Klose, and PVfL - Dietmar Pfaff)

The borders are inspired and taken from different sources, the basemap being from "Die Alte Welt hat überlebt". I made most of the maps myself, however, credit does go to @Hindustani Person, @KaiserEmu , @Augenis , @mikroraptor et al. for the TL and several of the ideas.

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Vereinigte Neutrale Mannschaft
United Neutral Team

Nickname: Die Vereinigung ("The Unity"
Home Stadium: none official, de facto Rosa-Luxemburg-Stadion Hamburg (capacity 74,500) and Mainstadion Frankfurt (capacity 82,000)


Home Kit:
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Away Kit:
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Coach:
Jürgen Klopp


The standard lineup is a 3-4-3 formation, with the left and right midfielders expected to assist in defending when not in possession of the ball. Created via fantastic11.com

Goalkeepers:

Miłosz Kocyła (FC Hansa Danzig)

Phillip Ziegler (1. FC Kaiserslautern)
Manfred Simons (WSG Schiffbau Hamburg)

Defenders:

CB - Abdelali Hachadi (D.C.F.C.)
CB - Florian Sulzberger (Lakers' Union FC)
CB - Marco D'Egidio (SSS Liverpool)

LB - Sönke Frommann (Bavaria München)
CB - Gaël Germany (AS International de Strasbourg)
CB - Karel Post (Dresdner SC)
RB - Bright Mohammad (Anker Bremerhaven)

Midfielders:

DM - Peter Wolff (Fortschritt Düsseldorf)
LM - Eligiusz Grynszpan (KS Lech Warszawa)
CAM - Kevin Roth (Anchor Everton)
RM - Florian Mohr (Anker Bremerhaven)

DM - Carsten Hoffmann (Eintracht Frankfurt)
CAM - Alex Küchler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
LM/RM - Berthold Frucht (Chemie Dessau)

Attackers:

ST - Szymon Sójka (SV Badensia Mannheim)
LW/ST - Nguyễn Tất Thành (SSS Liverpool)
RW/ST - Ibrahima Sarr (SV Badensia Mannheim)

ST - Łukasz Piątek (KS Lech Warszawa)
ST - Korbinian Reimann (Real Barcelona)
LW/RW - Tomáš Šindelář (Vorwärts Dortmund)
 
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Team: Tibetan Empire
Team: Empire of Tibet - Flag
Nickname: The Snow Lions
Home Stadium, City: Lhasa Stadium, Lhasa
Home Kit: Grey shirt with pink stripes, grey shorts with pink trim
Away Kit: Green shirt with yellow stripes, green shorts with yellow trim
Coach: Lhamo Dhondup (84 years old)

Main Squad:

1 Dawa Wangchuk (Goalkeeper, 35 years old, playing for Lhasa F.C.) (C)

2 Dechen Wangchuk (Defender, 25 years old, playing for Lhasa F.C.)
3 Jamyang Gyatso (Defender, 25 years old, playing for VfB Königsberg)
4 Kunzang Gyatso (Defender, 35 years old, playing for U.S. Fiumana)
5 Ngawang Dorji (Defender, 20 years old, playing for Thimphu F.C.)

6 Norbu Dorji (Midfielder, 20 years old, playing for Thimphu F.C.)
7 Arthur Tshering (Midfielder, 30 years old, playing for Wimbledon F.C.)
8 Roland Tshering (Midfielder, 30 years old, playing for Wimbledon F.C.)
9 Passang Gyeltshen (Midfielder, 25 years old, playing for Kham F.C.)

10 Tenzin Gyeltshen (Forward, 25 years old, playing for Kham F.C.)
11 Adolf Topgyal (Forward, 15 years old, playing for Preußen Danzig)

Squad Reserves:

12 Tashi Topgyal (Goalkeeper, 20 years old, playing for Potala F.C.)
23 Choki Lhundup (Goalkeeper, 20 years old, playing for Potala F.C.)

13 Thupten Lhundup (Defender, 25 years old, playing for New York Cosmos)
14 Ruden Thardoe (Defender, 25 years old, playing for Los Angeles Aztecs)
15 Karma Thardoe (Defender, 18 years old, playing for Drapchi F.C.)
16 Nima Choepak (Defender, 18 years old, playing for Drapchi F.C.)

17 Chimi Gelek (Midfielder, 30 years old, playing for SV Austria Salzburg)
18 Pema Gelek (Midfielder, 30 years old, playing for SG SS Straßburg)
19 Vasily von Ungern-Sternberg (Midfielder, 25 years old, playing for KFS Moscow)
20 Fyodor Blavatsky (Midfielder, 25 years old, playing for Nadezhda St. Petersburg)

21 Phurba Dhondhen (Forward, 20 years old, playing for U.S. Milanese)
22 Kencho Dhondhen (Forward, 20 years old, playing for A.C. Dalmazia)

Notes:

Only Arthur and Roland are related, Tibetan seems to suffer from the same dearth of surnames that inflicts its related languages as well;
The Empire of Tibet is basically Bhutan, except the Raj gave the whole plateau to the Wangchuk dynasty after a successful invasion, as a buffer against China and Russia;
Football is the most popular foreign sport in the Empire, but it comes in second place overall after archery;
They've got a whole lot of stamina, due to playing and training in the Himalayas, but they're far from being a top team - they're basically OTL Iceland;
Longest hair in the World Cup by far - their other claim to fame, is Vasily von Ungern-Sternberg being association football's answer to New Jack of the ECW, dude's insane.
 
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