IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

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IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:38 am

With the conclusion of the planning phase of the tournament, I would like to announce that the official start date for the tournament will be on Saturday, June 13th 2020. Thank you all who have registered to participate as well as those who will be following the tournament.

Please note that this thread is the only place where official results will be posted.

As stated earlier, this thread will also be reserved for posting of IC stuff such as articles, press conferences(pre as well as post match) and reactions from national leaders or just fans outside of the stadium.

Right folks, we now wait for Saturday.
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:50 am

(Article from the Aunistrian Times)
IDUFC 2019: THE COMPLETE STADIUM GUIDE
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All you need to know about the venues for the tournament, ahead of kick-off tomorrow
After much consternation about the cost and construction of Legionas' IDUFC host stadiums, this summer's Football Championship venues are well underway in playing host to the tournament's games . Here is a brief, comprehensive lowdown on each of the grounds and the locations that are hosting the most prestigious event in IDU football.

1. Martin T. Bradshaw Arena
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The brand new Martin T. Bradshaw Arena, a few kilometres south of the city center, will be the host stadium of the final as well as the closing ceremony, Previously only used once, as the host of the Royal Cup Final where the atmosphere was exhilarating thanks to the ground's impressive acoustics, the stadium is expected to be an interesting location to watch. Fans will not be able to miss the tiger statue outside the grounds, a subtle reminder to visiting spectators of where they are. Getting away via public transport can be tricky due to congestion. but the national as well as regional governments have ensured that transport be as streamlined as possible. Viewing grounds have been placed outside the grounds with the planners utilizing a set distance between viewing platforms.

Matches Hosted: IDUFC Grand Final

2. Mara X Arena
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The legendary Sherfield North Stadium, recently acquired by the Mara Group, was one of the first stadiums to be considered to host the IDUFC spectacle. With arguably one of the best atmospheres as well as guaranteed attendance by Sherfieldian Ultras, this stadium may be the one to watch, with matches expected to be absolute thrillers. The Home of Legionite Premier League champions is no stranger to important fixtures, with this years iteration of the LPL being won on this very ground. Sherfield United, Transport is not expected to be a problem, with the city implementing major improvements to its transport system.

Matches Hosted: Group A Matches, Quarter Final

3. Sherfield Central Stadium
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The Mara X Arena's smaller yet still hectic neighbor, the historic Sherfield Central stadium built in the 1960's is home to Sherfield City, Sherfield United's noisy neighbors. The atmosphere is expected to be as, if not more, enthralling than the Mara X Arena. Recent renovations and expansions have been a cause of concern though, with exorbitant funds being splashed for the stadium. The government though insists the renovations were necessary. One thing is true though, the brand new facade is a definite improvement, with the designers opting for an almost extra-terrestrial look. Spectators lucky enough to get a ticket will be sure to enjoy the matches hosted in this stadium.

Matches Hosted: Group A Matches, Quarter Finals

4. Rhodes Park
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A classic Legionite stadium, Rhodes Park stands tall as one of the newest stadiums in the nation. Home to AFC Moense, the ground is already used to tense matches, with AFC Moense narrowly beating the drop on the final day of the season. Moensians are generally more apathetic fans as compared to other Legionites, so the stadium's atmosphere will definitely depend on traveling fans. It is 18 miles from the city center though, so many fans will have to base themselves at one of the many fan parks near the stadium. And only have the one pint, of course.

Matches Hosted: Group B Matches, Quarter Finals

5. LegionAir Arena

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Built jointly by the Ministry of Sport as well as National Carrier, LegionAir, this ground will host matches as well as become the new home for Moense Athletic FC. Many hitches were experienced during construction, with the marshy land it is built on leading to delays as it had to be reinforced. The riverside location is picturesque, as well as convenient with the stadium being only a river crossing away from the City Center. The transport links and wait time to enter the stadium although are untested so give yourself plenty of time to get there if you are lucky enough to have a ticket.

Matches Hosted: Group B Matches, Quarter Finals

6. Millennium Stadium
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The former home of the Winter Tigers, the Millennium Stadium is still the largest stadium in the nation. Logistics will not be an issue for the stadium, with the stadium having previously hosted several iterations of the Catican Nations Cup. The stadium has been renovated with steel girders have replaced slabs of concrete, allowing natural light onto the pitch as well as the removal of the stadium's roof, as per regulations. The stadium's greatest feature though is its outdoor high definition screen - the biggest of it's type in the world allowing an extra few thousand fans to enjoy matches right within the stadiums grounds.

Matches Hosted: Group C Matches, Semi Finals

7. King William II Stadium
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The relatively aging stadium was a controversial choice to host matches, coming on top over the smaller yet more modern Tulip Road Stadium. The stadium was redeveloped especially for this summer's IDUFC. A fire although, delayed and increased the price of redeveloping the stadium, with final preparations only concluded a mere week before the tournament's start. Fans will be sure to enjoy matches in the stadium, and transport to and from the stadium have been streamlined.

Matches Hosted: Group C Matches, Third Place Playoffs

8. King Rumius I Arena
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The King Rumius Arena was renovated a total of two three times, with contractual disagreements being the main issue. As such the stadium incorporates three different designs, forming a quality yet Frankensteinian facade. Affectionately known as Imperium, thanks to its proximity to Verdesia Palace. The stadium is also known for owning the famous 'Yellow Wall', the largest free-standing grandstand in the IDU with a capacity of 21,000 .Formerly without a tenant for the first few years, Verdesia FC will be moving in after the tournament after signing a contract with the Ministry of Sport for a decade long lease. New training facilities have also been erected for visiting teams as well as viewing zones to allow extra fans to watch the games.

Matches Hosted: Group D Matches, Semi Finals
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9. Erickson Stadium
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A unique choice as host stadium, Erickson Stadium is the smallest stadium that will host matches with a capacity of around 40,000 spectators. The stadium will have its capacity reduced to around 27,500 spectators pending reoccupation by second tier Tyrian Sharks FC. Transport is expected to be congested although the government has tried its best to streamline transport to and from the stadium.

Matches Hosted: Group D Matches, Semi Finals
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:56 pm

Game week 1 Schedule

Group A
Lauchenoiria vs Serriel
New Lusitania and the Algarves vs Cape Auria

Group B
Mansilla vs Milintica
Gnejs vs Gonhog

Group C
Zerphique vs Trive
Eiria vs Legionas

Group D
Assamland vs Libertas Omnium Maximus
Laeral vs Xiomera
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:40 am

GAME WEEK 1 RESULTS


Group A
Lauchenoiria vs Serriel
Lauchenoiria managed to defeat Serriel in a 2-0 match at Sherfield Central Stadium, the first to kick off in the tournament. Action immediately started, with Serriel's Çelik Sadak driving a shot only marginally wide in the 2nd minute. The match cooled down for most the first half, with glimpses of Lauchenoirian and Serrilian brilliance displayed. Serriel's Kalen Hegazy was sent off for a rash two-footed tackle on Lauchenoiria's Augusto Soler. In the 44th minute, a series of passes stringed together by the Lauchenoirian midfield opened up gaps in the Serrielian defence, with Augusto Soler managing to take advantage, running in between Hincal Basar and Aram Hafe to latch onto a low cross, controlling it deftly and sending the ball into the top left corner of the net with a majestically placed shot.

The torment did not end for the Serrielian defence, with the Lauchenoirians peppering shot after shot, demanding the attention of the experienced Tevrat Okyar. In the 60th minute, an alleged handball incident in the Lauchenoirian penalty box by Adam Macey forced the use of VAR, with the VAR handlers determining that there was no handball, much to the dismay of the Serrielians. Another break finally opened up for the Lauchenoirians, with a devastating counter attack resulting from a squandered Serrielian corner being fully utilized. The defence was caught completely off guard with Joey Gorbold and Caelan Potter bursting through the lines at blistering pace. The pair proceeded with a series of one-two passes up to the Serrielian Penalty box. Tevrat Okyar, panicking at the situation, rushed out of his line, with Potter fully utilizing the situation by chipping he ball over the keeper's head to make it 2-0 for the Lauchenoirians.

New Lusitania and the Algarves vs Cape Auria
Cape Auria's defence managed to shut out New Lusitania's famed attack, with the score ending 0-0 at the Mara X Arena. The game started off slowly, with the New Lusitanian midfield struggling to disorient the Cape Aurian defence. An opportunity showed itself for the New Lusitanians, with the Cape Aurians conceding a freekick in a dangerous position. Pedro Santos, the New Lusitanian Free-kick merchant, was unable to convert the freekick; with his shot being parried out for a corner. The two teams continued to spar fiercely, with both managers reinforcing their midfield with fresh reinforcements.

The second half resembled the first although with increased boldness being shown by the Cape Aurian Attack. Fatigue seemed to be a problem for the New Lusitanians, with their fullbacks continuously being exploited by the Cape Aurian wingers. In the 75th Minute Rui Patríce shoved Cameron Carter in the box during a Cape Aurian corner. The referee pointed to the point, ignoring protests from the New Lusitanian team. Gerald Rutherford stood, one on one with Rui Patríce, who braced for the shot. The referee blew his whistle, and Gerald ran up, unleashing a wonder-bolt of a strike which devastatingly hit the crossbar, leaving Rui bewildered in the center of the goal. The remainder of the game was slow, with both teams settling in for a draw.

Standings
1. Lauchenoiria - 3pts
2. New Lusitania and the Algarves - 1pt
3. Cape Auria - 1pt
4. Serriel - 0pts


Group B
Mansilla vs Millintica
Millintica came on top in this battle of Rhodes Park, managing to grab two goals with no reply versus Mansilla. The deadlock was soon broken, with Hori Haare capitalizing on a blunder by the Mansillan keeper, slotting home from close range. The Millinticans soon grabbed another in the 36th minute, with Hori Haare scoring a brace with a viscous knuckle-ball free-kick, leaving Camillo Palmiotto completely bewildered. The remainder of the match, as well as the rest of the game was a desperate attempt by the Millinticans to avoid conceding, managing to do so, as there were no decisive chances made by the Mansillans for the remainder of the match.

Gonhog Vs Gnejs
The fierce Gonhogian-Gnejsian continued as the Gonogians came on top in a 1-0 win at LegionAir Arena. The Gnejsians soon bean to dominate with chance after chance being created by the Gnejsian midfield. In the 37th Minute Omar Lillestrøm managed to head one home, but VAR decided otherwise, with indications that the target man was offside, much to the protest of the Gnejsians.

The second half saw a change in fortunes for the Gonhogians, with the Gnejsian defence succumbing to Gonhogian pressure on more than one occasion. In the 70th minute the deadlock was broken with Carl Bristow scoring from 25 yards out with a wonder strike, leaving the Gnejsian keeper stranded. The remainder of the match was slow, yet calculated sparring by both teams, with the Gnejsians failing to equalize y the game's end.

Standings
1. Millintica - 3pts
2. Gonhog - 3prs
3. Gnejs - 0pts
4. Mansilla - 0pts

Group C
Zerphique vs Trive
The Trivians managed to defeat the Zerphiqueans in a drab 1-0 win at the Millennium Stadium. The match was quickly dominated by the Trivians, with the Zerphiquean defenders being forced to perform dangerous tackles within their own box. Markus Fedorov stood out as the main man for the Trivians, as he spearheaded several attacking moves which were sadly parried away by the keeper or halted on time by the defenders. The Zerphiqueans tried to muster up one or two chances but were ultimately unsuccessful, with the Zerhiquean Strikers completely outclassed by their opposing defenders.

The second half continued in a similar fashion, with the Zerphiqueans on the ropes, being hit with continuous volleys by the Trivian attackers. A decisive breakthrough was finally achieved by the Trivians, with Dmitri Konev placing a beautiful through pass which landed at the feet of Roberto Ivanov, who weaved through the Zerpiquean defence, even managing to nutmeg Samuel Musembi on his way on goal. A viscous driven low shot was enough for Ivanov, who wheeled away in celebration, the Trivian supporters erupting in celebration. The rest of the match saw an increase in Zerphiquean attacks, with Lazaro Khayyam managing to grab two shots demanding the keeper's attention.

Eiria vs Legionas
The Argonauts stood firm against the Winter Tigers, with the end result of this spectacle of a game ending 1-1 at the King William II stadium. The Match started off hot, with Christian Kowalski managing to put Marcus Zervas in on goal, with Marcus unfortunately being dispossessed by Grayson Rollins outside the box. The Argonauts soon went into attack, with Luc De Leroy and Tyler Frenya-Sulet initiating a counter attack in the 21st minute which led to a wonderful goal by Argonaut Talisman, Henry Felenat, which was ruled offside by VAR. The match continued with the Argonauts beginning to dominate possession, creating chance after chance against the Legionite Defense.

The second half saw a change of tactics by the Winter Tigers, with Sir William Stevenson changing formations to a more attacking 4-3-3 formation. The Argonauts, undeterred, managed to capitalize on a devastating miss-kick by Ryan Westnall. Grayson Rollins, picked up the loose ball and sent a fiery strike into the top right corner. The Eirian fans erupted in celebratory chants and taunts against the Legionites. They were soon forced to eat their own words with the Winter Tigers equalizing only ten minutes later. The Legionite Midfield threw together a string of wonderful passes, with the attack soon falling to Christian Kowalski, who latched nto a lobbed pass to acrobatically strike the airborne ball, sending it into the bottom right corner of the net. Overwhelmed by emotion, the talisman took off his shirt during celebration, of which he received a booking. the match ended with both teams vehemently defending their halves, content with a draw.

Standings
1. Trive - 3pts
2. Eiria - 1pt
3. Legionas - 1pt
4. Zerphique - 0pts


Group D
Assamland vs Libertas Omnium Maximus
Assamland dominated the Maximusians in a 2-1 victory at the King Rumius I Arena. The Maximusian attack initially began strong, with Braden Van Allen hitting the post in the 7th minute. They were soon outclassed by the Assamlandians who rallied together after Van Allen's scare. The deadlock was soon broken in the 26th Minute, with Sjaak Driessen driving a fierce shot from thirty yards out, catching the Maximusian keeper off guard. The match soon simmered down, with no major plays made for the remaining minutes of the first half as well as the first few minutes of the second half.

The match picked up again in the 70th minute with a classic tiki-taka move initiated by the Assamlandians left the entire Maximusian team stranded allowing Martien Nijland to slot home from close range. The Maximusians rallied together and managed to initiate a few attacking moves which paid off when in the 84th minute when they managed to capitalize from a squandered Assamlandian attacking move, overwhelming the over-extended Assamlandian defence with Luke Brookshire receiving a whipped low cross of which he back-heeled into the net. The rest of the match was a series of futile attempts by the Maximusian attackers to equalize, with the Assamlandians parking the bus for the remainder of the match.

Laeral vs Xiomera
The Huenyan Jaguars, while being able to maul the Laeralite defence, were unable to grab the decisive goal, with the game ending 1-1 at the Erickson Stadium. The first half was quiet, with no major chances being created apart from a wild shot by Ahuatlatl, which hit the cross-bar, almost catching Benjamin Germain off his line.

The second half was far more lively, with the Huenyan Jaguars creating three total clear cut chances within the first few minutes of the half. Surprisingly though, it was the Laeralites who broke the deadlock in the 56th minute, with the Laeralite midfield creating a beautiful round of play, stringing together a series of passes opening up the Xiomeran defence. Alejandro de Armas unleashed a placed shot outside the box which came in off the crossbar, stunning Argozcatl. The Xiomerans regrouped and attacked harder at the Laeralite lines which stood firm until the 72nd minute when Moon Cheng-han fouled Matzina, creating a free kick of which the Jaguars pounced on decisively. A lobbed cross from Matzina landed at the feet of Tonocui who placed a shot towards the center of the net, passing through Germain's legs as it went in. The remainder of the match was effectively a battle of the midfield, with the ball not even entering any penalty box for the reminder of the game.

Standings
1. Assamland - 3pts
2. Laeral - 1pt
3. Xiomera - 1pt
4. Libertas Omnium Maximus - 0pts



MATCH OF THE WEEK: ASSAMLAND VS LIBERTAS OMNIUM MAXIMUS

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hori Haare (Millintica)
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Off the coast of Segeltorp, Berg, Northwestern Gnejs

“Good omen, that,” shouted Svein, nodding towards the crashing waves as he was cleaning the bowl of his pipe and spitting tobacco flakes on the flooring of the small smack. “Ye, remember last year?” his friend Karl replied over the wind. The ship was reeling violently, but Karl was maneuvering with ease as he made his way by the cutter rig. “Almost had us one with the drowned men she did, and sure enough, the boys pulled through.”

After the two men eventually managed to get the smack more upright, and on a course towards their home port, Karl brought out his old radio. While fiddling with antenna and knobs, he said “It was that Omar boy, down Briskeby-way, who did’em in. Never knew what hit’em New Englanders did.” As voices engaged in pre-game commentary faintly began breaking through the static, Svein had his eyes on the tempest while he sat down and said “The sea was angry that day.” Karl nodded in agreement.

Karl started preparing his own pipe while they were listening to the GPR IDUFC-broadcast, and before lighting it he said “Southron cup this one, places you nearly couldn’t place on the map like.” Svein spat on the floor once again and answered “Gonhog is North though.” Karl nodded in agreement once more as the referee blew the whistle to start the first game of group B.

...

The two men sat in silence as the final whistle blew and the game came to a close. Summer hail had begun falling and was hammering into the flooring as the ship slowly made it into the port of Segeltorp. “Fool’s errand playing Gonhog on a tempestuous sea, anybody with half their wits could’ve told you,” muttered Svein. Karl nodded in agreement.

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Post by The Federation of Legionas » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:17 pm

William Stevenson: With our squad and mentality, we have the chance to go all the way and win the entire championship

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With the International Democratic Union's Football Championship well underway, L-Sport.com sat down with the affable Legionite Manager following the first matchweek

L-Sport.com: This is Legionas' first time hosting such a prestigious tournament, how do you think the nation as a whole is coping with the tournament.
William Stevenson: I believe the public is really enjoying the tournament and, as it is our first time hosting, the bragging rights will definitely be a bonus.

L-Sport.com: The Winter Tigers over the years have been known to be a feared side, but during the last tournament the national team crashed out at the group stage. Do you believe that the side can redeem itself this time round?
William Stevenson: Well, what type of manager would I be if I didn't believe in my team (laughs). Although we did disappoint last time round, my predecessor laid a strong foundation for the side, and with our squad and mentality, we have the chance to go all the way and win the championship.

L-Sport.com: Which teams look to be the ones to watch?
William Stevenson: Well, the New Lusitanians are always a team to watch, having far more experience as a cohesive unit with star players all across the team. The Xiomerans as well look to be an intimidating team, as they have shown with their first match against the Laeralites, being only unable to grab that decisive goal. These two teams I believe to be the ones to watch, although I will also be keeping an eye on the others.

L-Sport.com: What is your reaction following your team's draw to the Eirians during the first match-week?
William Stevenson: I'm proud of the boys, really. They fought hard, had the right mentality and aggression seen in dominant sides. What I could see from the match was that the two sides were very evenly matched, the concept of one winning the match would've been unfair. And that beauty from Kowalski is a definite contender for the Goal of the Tournament.

L-Sport.com: What aspect of your team's mentality do you think need to be worked on the most?
William Stevenson: It may be too early to say, but I was worried about the attacking mentality of the team. The chances were few and far between in the first half of the match, forcing me to reinforce the attack with Richard (Carter-Briggs) and Michael (Williamson). The change was definitely evident in the second half, so I think it may have been a single occurrence. Again, it's too early too say, so maybe later in the tournament I will have a more concrete answer

L-Sport.com: Which player do you think might make the difference in your team during the tournament?
William Stevenson: I was really impressed by Marcus (Zervas) during many training sessions, the friendlies ans well as the first match. He's really gelled into the team, under the tutelage of (Harry) Charles, with many of his tendencies being smoothed over and polished over the past few months. He's really shown he has the mental grit needed in this tier of international football, even at the young age of 20. He's definitely a player to watch and, in my opinion, a player that can make a huge difference for us.


L-Sport.com: Well, thank you for taking your time for attending this short interview, we will be rooting for you in the studio, as always.
William Stevenson: Definitely, thank you for hosting this interview. I'm sure we'll make you proud (shakes hand). Thank you once again, see you all soon!
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by Democratic Republic Of Eiria » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 am

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King William II Stadium, Legionas

The King William II Stadium, despite being an older stadium compared to others in the tournament, still was impressive, especially when viewed from the field. And as both the Eirian and Legionite Teams filed of the field in a wave of light blue and white, the Eirian's head coach couldn't help but smile. Even though the game ended in a tie, the game was well fought on both sides, and he was proud of his boys. He patted a few of them on the back, and went over to shake hands with the Winter Tiger's coach, for good sportsmanship.

William Stevenson grinned with excitement while walking towards the tunnel, his mind deliberating on the spectacular game he just witnessed. He thought proudly of his side, which showed glimpses of the tactical brilliance he was instilling into them. He saw their mentality, once being almost non-existent, now even comparable to the great teams of old. He also deliberated on the tactics of his opposition, the argonauts, who showed great skill and cohesion on and off the ball. His thoughts were soon interrupted by Haymitch Telleau, who had put out his hand in a friendly gesture. He grasped it firmly and began,


"That was quite the match, wasn't it, Mr Telleau."

Coach Telleau shook hands firmly. "Indeed. Well, as a show of good faith, we would like to invite you out to a few drinks, to give thanks to our hosts. Do you think you could make it?".

"A round of drinks with you guys, definitely. Do you have a place in mind or would you like us to choose a place?"

"Well, We don't know any good local places here. Do you?".

"I think I know just the place. A nice bar frequented by many of the lads, I'll give you the directions so that we can use our own team buses to get there".

Telleau nodded. "Thank you! We'll meet you there!".

Christian Kowalski, the Legionite Captain, sat in the middle of the pitch, trying to catch his breath. He had given his all on the pitch, never letting up even when his body screamed for him to ease his determination. His shirt, drenched in sweat, clung onto him uncomfortably. The wind, in its brutality, punished him, blowing incessantly onto his drenched back. The Centre Forward lay down, the sounds of the crowds fading from him. He began to whistle his favorite tune, a lullaby taught to him by his long dead grandmother when he was still a child. His mind raced, analyzing all the chances he had missed, the lapses in concentration and the simple errors he had made throughout the match. He knew he shouldn't beat himself about the result, hell, he may have even scored the goal of the tournament with that scissor kick, but he couldn't resist blaming himself for a few missed chances. He opened his eyes to see a strange yet familiar face gaze down at him, smiling. It was Kevin Taylor, the Argonaut Keeper, smiling down at him.

Kevin smiled at the Legionite Captain, offering a hand to help him up. He was drenched in sweat, like Kowalski, and had a few sore spots he had intercepted balls in. "Good Game. And Nice shot, by the way. I wasn't expecting it".

"Thanks Kevin," Kowalski said while grasping the shot stopper's burly hands, his gloves moist. "You should take those gloves off before your hands bake in them," Kowalski laughed, "And yeah, good game. I have to say you were quite the adversary, but at least I got one over you."

Kevin Chuckled. "That's true. And yes, I probably should get rid of these gloves. To be fair, your shirt is as soaked as my gloves". He patted him on the back. "Coach Telleau is asking your coach if we could take both teams out for drinks. It's an Eirian Tradition. Shall we join them?"

"I think we should, it'd be fun to hang out with the so called *Argonauts*, and I'm sure the lads will be itching for a few rounds of drinks. I think Stevenson is telling your coach about the clubhouse, actually I hope he is. That's my favorite spot, right by the beach. Right shall we head off to the tunnel? I'm sure the press would be itching to grab a picture of us two."

"Gotta make a good impression for the press. And the clubhouse sounds nice. Our clubhouse back in Geminus is right on the River, and Sunsets are beautiful." He walked with Christian to the tunnel, waving to the fans and press with an ear-splitting grin.

As the two walked a flurry of reporters and photographers swarmed them, the incessant flash of the cameras almost nauseating them. Reporters overwhelmed them with questions of which they could only answer with short statements before being escorted by stewards to the tunnels. Right before the two entered, Kowalski had an idea that was sure to make the press go wild. "Hey Kevin, how about we exchange shirts, to celebrate going against each other today"

Kevin nodded, taking off his shirt revealing a ripped physique and a few bruises on his shoulders and arms. He flashed a wink at a group of shouting fans and handed his shirt over to Kowalski. "They'll love it".

The tunnel immediately filled with flashing lights from the cameras, the cameramen realizing what the two stars were doing. Christian took off his shirt, his glistening ripped body laid bare for all to gaze at in awe. Many turned towards the two, who were grinning uncontrollably as they shook hands, more as a mere formality for the press to eat up, and exchanged shirts. "I knew that would happen," Kowalski said, "see you in a few, Kevin!"

"See you then!". He said, putting on the Legionite's shirt on and heading into the tunnel, giving one last wave to the crowd.

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As Kevin Taylor entered the Eirian locker room, his traded Legionite jersey caught the attention of his teammates. Thomas Salze, one of his defenders, playfully smacked his back. "Getting friendly with the competition, are we?". He asked while changing his shirt. "And that means you would have had to switch in front of the press. They probably adored it. But showing off your muscles in front of the crowds is probably going to make a lot of people jealous".

Coach Telleau caught everyone's attention as he stepped into the room. "Speaking of getting friendly with the competition, I invited the Legionite team out for drinks. We're heading to a local clubhouse to blow off some steam. Hurry up and shower, let's have some fun!".

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William Stevenson rounded up his boys together in the dressing room, most of them having already had a chance to hop in the showers. His captain, Kowalski, and deputy captain, Westnall, stood by him. The manager scanned the room, registering the upbeat mood of the players. "Having a party planned today lads?" the gaffer asked playfully. The players, already aware of the deal the manager had made with coach Telleau, answered in the affirmative. "I know most of you have already heard through the grapevine, we've been invited by the Eirians for drinks at the Orion Clubhouse over by the beach. Everyone get readied up, we'll talk about the match tomorrow!" The players cheered with excitement as they returned to freshening up. As Kowalski was folding his newly acquired Eirian Goalkeeper Jersey, Marcus Zervas, a keen central midfielder, caught eye of it. "Nice catch there Chris, it'll fit well in your collection." he said while smacking Kowalski's back playfully. "I'm hearing a lot of chitchat from you two!" Stevenson commented at the two stars, "You'll talk about the kit later"

The two team buses arrive at the Orion Clubhouse, both teams in high spirits.

The Eirians headed to the bar, handing out the drink menus among themselves and the Legionites. "How adventurous are you all?" Coach Telleau asked the Legionites next to him.

Mr Stevenson chuckled at Coach Telleau's question, "Well, we'll find out by the night's end. Don't worry, none of the lads are lightweights." He looked at his players and laughed, he knew he could give them this night to go crazy.

"Alright then. Let's go crazy!" Telleay read the menu and got a shot of strong Eirian Spēce to start off the night. "To fair games!" He said before taking the shot.

"To fair games!" Mr Stevenson said and downed the first shot with his new friend. Kowalski immediately found his way to Kevin Taylor, who was chatting with some of his teammates. they soon assembled at the pool table, drinks in hand. The job of DJ was soon taken by Marcus, an experienced part time disc jockey, who immediately began playing a mix of Eirian and Legionite songs as per request. The two gaffers, as well as some players were soon positioned at the darts board, with Telleau immediately dominating the others, even managing to capture a bullseye within no time

Kevin Taylor placed his drink on the nearby table and lined his shot up with his cue, bouncing a ball into the corner pocket. "Hey, Welcome!". He said, High-fiving Kowalski and sipping his drink. "You wanna join me in pool? Fair warning: I am as good as pool as I am at soccer". He laughed as one of his teammates, Devin Porter, put a dart into the wall instead of the dart board. "That's why you're a defender, Devin. Your aim sucks!". He shouted, earning a laugh from his teammates and the White Tigers.

Kowalski took a spare cue and joined the group, soon being introduced to the other players at the table. Although he wasn't as good as he'd liked at pool, Kowalski had a wicked curve shot that would often get him out of precarious situations. He chalked up and waited patiently for his turn, while cracking jokes with the boys and sipping his Mountain-Breeze Cocktail.
Stevenson soon got the hang of the game as well as the weight of the darts, and began to get some decent throws in, even hitting a double-20 soon enough, garnering praise from the others.

Telleau laughed and clapped. "Nice shot. He examined the position his opponent landed. "Impressive". Meanwhile, Taylor and Kowalski continued playing pool, Taylor buying his new friend a refill when his drink ran down. "Dang, I really needed this". Kevin said, putting some more chalk on the tip of his cue. "This is so much fun after an exhausting game".

"You're right, it feels great to unwind after the game. I can't believe that only a few hours ago we were drenched in sweat in front of 60,000+ spectators." Kowalski said while leaning on his cue, ever so slightly. He took a nice sip of his drink, Eirian Spēce which he had never tried before. The drink travelled down his throat, leaving a warm and relaxing sensation behind. He looked at Taylor then at the drink, "My goodness, this Spēce is amazing! How have I never tried it before?"

Taylor Smiled. "Eirians like to keep the good stuff hidden. That way, it's more rewarding when you find it for yourself". He chuckled. "I'm just kidding. I'm not sure why they don't market it much outside Eiria. Eiria has a talent for alcohol". He took another sip of his drink and shrugged. "Though, I gotta say, this is pretty good as well. Thanks for the Jersey, by the way".

Kowalski chuckled, "No problem, I always try and get an opposition player's jersey when I play so that I can add it to my collection. I don't think I've seen Spēce in the clubhouse before, the owners must've stocked up on multinational drinks for the IDUFC." Kowalski began to inspect his cue, rolling it on his hand and feeling its smooth veneer on his palm. "I'll definitely go to Eiria on vacation this year, and bring back a crateful of Spēce."

"If you can get it past border control, that is. And that's a big if". He twirled his cue in his hand like a baton or staff. "I'm gonna regret all of this tomorrow. I'll need a boatload of coffee to get myself up. But it's worth it".

"I have my ways". Kowalski said while grinning smugly, "And I have quite the story about the last time I was here, when I had just won the Legionite Premier League with Real Verdesia, only a few weeks ago. Myself and the boys began drinking right after we got off the pitch, I even had to attend an interview while slightly wasted. So we get here and we just get completely hammered, we literally drank half of the clubhouse's stock. The next day I wake up, in the bed of a pickup truck in the parking lot and my head is pounding aggressively. I get up and immediately throw up into an adjacent bush and begin to move towards the clubhouse. I get in and the place is trashed, like even that chandelier over there was already on the floor. I see the silhouette of a man at the end of that hall over there, so I whistled because I have quite the loud whistle, and I noticed the silhouette slow down and turn towards me. I realize that it's Carl Morrison." Morrison, as if summoned, joined the conversation. "Hey Carl, how about you finish the story?" Kowalski said, laughing almost uncontrollably "Sure, why not, so Chris and I make eye contact, and I immediately realize that Chris is only in his boxers. We decided to try and hitch a ride to my house. We flag down this Rhandi fella who's transporting animals in a pickup. There's only room for one though in the cab, so we play rock-paper-scissors and Chris loses!! So the entire way to my house, Chris had to sit with a bunch of sheep and goats while in his boxers." The room bursts into laughter, with even the DJ pausing the song to allow everyone to react to the story.
"So, I hope we don't end up like that, coffee's much better" Christian said, in between laughter.

"Wow. That does not sound fun!". He said, laughing. Well, we had one where we were Partying after beating Serenity FC, and we had invited the Serenity Team, and some close friends and relatives of players. We had a good time, everyone was Very Drunk. The next morning, I wake up to screaming from upstairs. Turns out, Jack Kelley, over there..." he pointed at an Eirian sitting at the bar. "Turns out Jack had slept with our coach's sister, who had attended the party. That was an absolute mess, and we got the hell out of there fast".

The room soon turned its attention to Jack, with laughter as well as sympathy being directed at the Argonaut defender. "Hey Jack, come over and play some pool with us, we have a spare cue," Christian said happily.

Jack obliged, laughing about the story. "Man, your coach was fuming. I nearly launched myself out the window to escape. That was a couple years ago, and I can still hear his shouting". Kevin patted him on the back. "It's cool. Now you're playing for the national team. I don't recommend making it a repeat experience, however". They laughed and Jack nervously glanced at Coach Stevenson, wondering how the Legionite would react.

Coach Stevenson, amused by the story, hid his expression under a façade of anger, sensing an opportunity to prank the slightly intoxicated players. He strode over towards the pool table and placed his hand on Kelley's shoulder. The manager, although determined was also slightly drunk could not maintain a straight face. The room reignited with laughter.

Taylor accidentally inhaled his drink, coughing and sputtering while laughing in between. Kelley's face went totally white and he seized up, causing everyone to have another round of laughter. "Oh boy, you're in for it now!" Thomas Salze shouted while laughing. While coughing and laughing, Taylor tripped and spilled the remainder of his drink on Kowalski. "Oh, Shoot! Damn it! Sorry!".

Kowalski offered his hand to Taylor while laughing, "No worries Kev, I'll get you another glass from the bar"

"Thanks". He took his and and stumbled to the bar, as the shots of Spēce seemed to be kicking in. "Sorry again. God, I'm going to regret this many drinks so much tomorrow. How well are you fairing?".

I'm still kicking, fortunately. I'll probably be wasted within the hour though," Kowalski said, while stumbling into the bar. Mustering up the best Eirian accent he could, he asked "Sir, what shall we be having today?"

He laughed. "Ow, My stomach is hurting from laughing". He replied in a Legionite Accent of the same quality "I don't know, my good sir. What's the best you have?".

Kowalski laughed and looked around, "From the looks of it sir, I can make you the IDU special."

"Sounds Excellent. Will you be drinking as well, my good sir?".

"Ah yes, sir. I can't let you enjoy it by yourself!".

"Why thank you good sir. Here". Taylor gestured to the seat next to him. "This spot is opened once you are finished, good sir".

"Thank you, sir." Kowalski begun his masterpiece, finding all the ingredients he required with ease. Soon the specials were ready. Kowalski slid a glass towards Taylor and another towards the spot where he would sit. He disappeared under the counter and re-emerged behind Taylor, scaring him and almost causing him to fall his drink. Taylor playfully smacked his back and waited as the high flyer took his seat.

"I'm actually about to get married, in September. I also have a son and a daughter is on the way. I'm heavily involved in humanitarian work across the IDU but especially in in Zerphique. I learnt how to fly recently and I sometimes hunt deer when go to my winter house. How about you?"

"Oh, Congrats! I have a teaching degree, and plan to teach when I retire from football. I spend my extra time volunteering at charities to help the homeless, and I started my own charity program to raise money for food for the homeless. I'm also an avid Swimmer, and hopefully when I start teaching the school has an opening for a swim coach.".

"Woah, that's interesting. I see we're both into helping the less fortunate, that's quite the coincidence. What subject did you train to teach?".

"Global Studies, actually. I have always been fascinated by the Global Stage".

"Global Studies is quite the fun subject to learn, one of my favorites back when I was a nerdy kid in school. And being a coach as well as a teacher is automatically much cooler. I once wished to be a teacher, like most other kids, but fate took me otherwise".

"That's too bad. But hey, it's never too late". Taylor took another sip of his drink. "Or you could be a bartender. This is quite good!".

"I guess it never is, really. Man, I really outdid myself with this cocktail".

"Yeah". Taylor Yawned. "Well, I'm crashing hard. I may head to the hotel soon". He looked around and saw a few of the guys shared his sentiment, and one was passed out in the bar. "We should set up a betting pool for the tournament!".

Kowalski looked at Zervas, who had passed out at the DJ both and his Manager who had curled up in a corner, snoring away."Yeah, it looks like we'll definitely have to head out soon. We should definitely make a betting pool, I'm sure we can set that up easily." He looked around the room again. "I hope our designated drivers can drive though." Kowalski said.

"Me too". He wrote a number on the back of a knapkin. "Here's my phone number so we can coordinate the pool if we are in different places. If you're ever in Geminus, feel free to drop by! I think I'm going to head in". He finished his drink. "Thanks so much for the fun time though!".

"Definitely dude, tonight was awesome, I'll call you tomorrow morning to check if you're holding up well." Kowalski finished his drink and arranged the two glasses on the counter. "can you walk," Kowalski asked, laughing.

"Well, I can try. Can you?".

"Barely, although I can manage. So what are we gonna do about the guys passed out around the room?".

"Well, we get the conscious guys to help us. Although...." He counted the Unconscious guys, Including both Eirian Managers, Lee Seul-ki and Janus Jansons, and all four Eirian strikers. "We may have to make a few trips from the bus to the bar to get them all".

"Let's get to work then. We should also call the drivers". Kowalski stumbled out of the clubhouse, leaving Taylor and the others to start.

The Other two Eirian Goalies grabbed the Managers and took them outside to the bus. Taylor grabbed Janis and guided a half-conscious Lee into the bus as the rest of the Eirian team filed out, sleeping teammates in tow.

Within only a few minutes, Kowalski, Taylor and co. managed to move all of their teammates into their respective buses, ready to head to their respective hotels.

Taylor came over to Kowalski before boarding the Eirian bus, patting him on the back. "Thanks for an awesome evening! You got everyone on board?".

"Yeah, how about you guys?".

"Yep, Fully Locked and Loaded".

Kowalski embraced his new friend, "We should definitely do this again. Godspeed to you guys, sleep tight!"

"You too!".

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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:09 pm

Game Week 2 Schedule

Group A
Cape Auria vs Lauchenoiria
Serriel vs New Lusitania and the Algarves

Group B
Millintica vs Gnejs
Gonhog vs Mansilla

Group C
Legionas vs Zerphique
Trive vs Eiria

Group D
Libertas Omnium Maximus vs Laeral
Xiomera vs Assamland
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:02 am

GAME WEEK 2 RESULTS


Group A
Cape Auria vs Lauchenoiria
The Cape Aurians have continued to impress, with a hard fought 0-0 draw with the Lauchenoirians at the Mara X Arena. The action started almost immediately with Lauchenoiria's Adrií Mendoza dribbling through the Cape Aurian Midfield and unleashing a forty yard screamer that the Cape Aurian Shot Stopper managed to parry onto the crossbar. The Lauchenoirians dominated the midfield, with chance after chance being created by the Lauchenoirians. Astonishingly, by the 35th minute, the Cape Aurians only had around 27% of total possession. In the 44th minute, capitalizing on a wasted corner, the Cape Aurians burst forward in an almost devastating counter attack, almost demolishing the Lauchenoirian defence but thanks to a last gasp tackle by Joey Gorbold, the Lauchenoirian defence managed to keep its clean sheet.

The second half saw a change in tactics by the Cape Aurians, with the side capitalizing on the glaring Lauchenoirian defensive woes. In the 59th minute, Adam Deschamps lined up to take a free-kick at a dangerous position just outside the box. He opted to place his shot in the top left corner which was miraculously saved by the Lauchenoirian Keeper. The remainder of the game was a battle of the midfield, with neither side being able to break through, the game ending 0-0.

Serriel vs New Lusitania and the Algarves
The New Lusitanians managed to redeem themselves when they came up against the Serrielians, with the game ending in a 1-2 victory for the New Lusitanians at the Sherfield Central Stadium. The game got off to a flying start when Ivo Cavalariça controlled a floated pass in the box from Domingos Armilar, catching it on his chest flicking it higher and acrobatically converting it in the 10th minute, much to the despair of the Serrielian defence. Tensions soon emerged when Tevrat Okyar was sent off in the 32nd minute for a dangerous tackle in the box, rushing in and taking out Cavalariça, who unfortunately was stretchered off. This forced the Serrielian coach to sacrifice Khalid Burki, who was subbed off for Civan Arica.

The second half saw more chances being created by both teams, with the Lusitanians doubling their lead in the 58th minute, with Daniel Jota tapping in from close range following a low cross from André Silveira. The Serrielians however were not undeterred, with the side fighting even harder regardless of the score. In the 78th minute they brought one back, with Kalen Hegazy striking the ball from 25 yards out, blazing past the New Lusitanian shot stopper and into the top right corner. the Serrielians continued to attack for the remainder of the game but were unable to equalize.

Group B
Gonhog vs Mansilla
The Mansillan defence managed to contain the Gonhogian onslaught in a fierce 0-0 draw at LegionAir Arena. The action quickly took off in the 3rd minute, with Camillo Palmiotto conceding a free-kick by accidentally handling the ball outside the box, which was almost converted by Ashok Gronchi , who's shot rattled off the post. The Gonhogians soon went on a dominant series of attacks, with Palmiotto being forced to make breathtaking save after breathtaking save. Fans from both sides soon began to chant about the Mansillan shot stopper's prowess against the Gonhogians.

The second half was much of the same, with the Gonhogians maintaining not less than 70 percent of possession. Palmiotto continued his man-of-the-match performance, being able to perform 17 total saves at the match's end.

Millintica vs Gnejs
The Gnejsians managed to slaughter the Millinticans in a 3-0 rout at Rhodes Park. The scoring charts were soon opened by Jack Wiijk who curled a 30 yard free-kick into the top right corner. The Gnejsians soon doubled their lead minutes later with Wiijk scoring his brace with a delightful solo goal following a wasted Millintican attacking move, slotting it in the bottom left hand corner to the delight of the Gnejsian fans. The Gnejsians were about to add another goal to their tally, but a foul by Irirangi Topeora ground the move to a halt.

The second half saw Wiijk grab his hat-trick with a thumping volley from 16 yards out, following a lobbed pass from Charles Trent who managed to dribble through the Millintican midfield before dispatching the pass. The rest of the game was a series of attacks by the Gnejsians which unfortunately did not result in another goal.

Group C
Legionas vs Zerphique
The Legionites dominated the Zerphiqueans in a 2-0 victory at the Millennial Stadium. The game started off with the Zerphiqueans going on the attack in the first minute, forcing Ryan Wesntall to commit to a brilliant save, following a short range belter of a shot from Lazaro Khayyam. The Legionites were the ones to open the scoring, with Christian Kowalski slotting home following a brilliant solo run from the halfway line, taking on the entire Zerphiquean defence. The Legionites were at it again with Marcus Zervas blasting the ball from the edge of the box, rattling off the crossbar to the relief of Hugo Masamba. The Zerphiqueans got another major chance when Lazaro Khayyam latched onto a cross from Chike Folami, with the ball moving just wide from the goal.

The second half was an almost carbon-copy of the first with both teams trying their best to score. In the 50th minute, Alexander Markovic latched onto a pass from Kowalski, feinting both Zerphiquean Center-Halves and unleashing a shot from 30 yards out, just about being able to squeeze past the keeper, who managed to get a hold of it but could not keep it out. The rest of the game saw the Zerphiqueans increasing the tempo of their attacks with Khayyam scoring in the 89th minute,the oal being ruled out for an alleged handball incident just before Khayyam slotted it home.

Trive vs Eiria
The Trivians and the Eirians battled hard for a one-all draw at the King William II Stadium. The Trivians almost immediately opened the scoring charts with Markus Fedoro, as early as the fourth minute, drawing a foul from Jack Kelley following a delightful stepover to win a penalty. The target man got up to convert emphatically past Kevin Taylor from the spot. The Eirians responded well to the goal, with them immediately beginning to put on the pressure on the Trivian defense. An error from Yuri Ulianov in the 43rd minute almost handed Eiria a goal, but quick thinking from Dmitri Konev saved the experienced keeper.

The second half saw both sides joust in the middle of the pitch, with the Argonauts finally grabbing an equalizer in the 63rd minute through Declan Simmons who created a yard for himself ahead of Konev before firing past Ulianov and into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area, wheeling away in ecstatic celebration. The remainder of the match was slow paced, with both sides settling in for a draw


Group D
Xiomera vs Assamland
The Assamlandians continued their impressive debut in the IDUFC by managing to stave off the Huenyan Jaguars in a close and tense 0-0 draw at the Erickson Stadium. The game took off slowly, with both sides feeling each other out before the Xiomerans struck first in the 23rd minute with a quick counter attack following a wasted free-kick by the Assamlandians. The Xiomerans overwhelmed the Assamlandians, whose defense broke due to the pressure. Tonocui latched onto the end of a lobbed through ball to drive the ball towards the goal, being saved by Jeroen Zoet. The Xiomerans again struck with Matthijs de Ligt conceding a penalty in the 32nd minute. Jeroen Zoet was, though, able to parry the spot-kick by Ahuatlatl, saving his team's defence once again.

The Second half saw the Xiomerans continue their incessant attacks on the Assamlandian defence. Early on, in the 49th minute, Tlintotoa managed to head the ball into the top right corner following a corner, but the goal was disallowed by the referee due to a foul by Cochtzina in the box. The Assamlandians, soon realizing the stamina levels in the Xiomeran Midfield were deteriorating, soon ramped up their own attacks. in the 63rd, 75th and 83rd minute, the Assamlandians came close to breaking the deadlock, with bad luck, as well as heroic defending from the Xiomerans standing in their way. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Libertas Omnium Maximus vs Laeral
The Laeralites came out on top versus the Maximusians in a drab 0-1 victory at the King Rumius I Arena. The game was very slow paced with both teams defending well from the onset. No chances were made in the entire first half, with both teams being unable to penetrate each other's defenses. Many wild pile-driver shots were attempted though, with most of them ending up in the stands, claimed by lucky spectators.

The second half was a bit more fast paced, with both teams' defenses being worn out. The Laeralite midfield began to dominate in the early stages of the half, with the Maximusians barely being able to get a hold of the ball. The Laeralites continued to wear out the Maximusian midfield, prioritizing on passing the ball around the pitch, avoiding attack. The Maximusians, being forced to chase for the ball, began to lose morale, as well as stamina. The Laeralites, sensing the perfect chance to strike, went on all out attack, with the entire team, save for the goalkeeper and the two center halves, moving in, the Maximusian goal as the target. Quick passes dominated the move, with the ball eventually landing at the feet of Aurélien Launay at the right wing. He cut inside with his left foot, isolating his marker, allowing him free reign over the defensive line of the Maximusians. He ribbed past three other Maximusians and slotted home, much to the delight of the Laeralite fans, who erupted in wild glee at the brilliance of their man. The rest of the match was a series of attacks by the Laeralites who, while overwhelming the Maximusian defense, were unable to grab another goal.

Game of the Week
Millintica vs Gnejs

Team of the Week
Goalkeeper
Camillo Palmiotto- Mansilla

Defenders
Joey Gorbold- Lauchenoiria
Dmitri Konev- Trive
Andrea Fanucci- MAnsilla
Fabiano Jilani- Mansilla

Midfielders
Jack Wiijk- Gnejs
Marcus Zervas- Legionas
Tlintotoa- Xiomera

Strikers
Aurélien Launay- Laeral
Christian Kowalski- Legionas
Ivo Cavalariça- New Lusitania

Goal of the Week
Ivo Cavalariça vs Serriel
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:52 am

Group Standings Following Game Week 2


Group A
1. Lauchenoiria - 4pts
2. New Lusitania - 4pts
3. Cape Auria - 2pts
4. Serriel - 0pts

Group B
1. Gonhog - 4pts
2. Gnejs - 3pts
3. Millintica - 3pts
4. Mansilla - 1pt

Group C
1. Legionas - 4pts
2. Trive - 4pts
3. Eiria - 2pts
4. Zerphique - 0pts

Group D
1. Assamland - 4pts
2. Laeral - 4pts
3. Xiomera - 2pts
4. Libertas Omium Maxumus - 0pts

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Golden Ball Contenders
1. Jack Wiijk (Gnejs) Avg Rating- 8.2
2. Hori Haare (Millintica) Avg Rating- 8.0
3. Camillo Palmiotto (Mansilla) Avg Rating- 7.9

Golden Boot Contenders
1. Jack Wiijk (Gnejs) - 3 Goals
2. Christian Kowalski (Legionas) - 2 Goals
3. Hori Haare (Millintica) - 2 Goals

Play-maker of the Tournament Contenders
1. Joey Gorbold (Lauchenoiria)- 2 Assists
2. Dmitri Konev (Trive)- 1 Assist
3. Matzina (Xiomera)- 1 Assist

Goal of the Tournament Contenders
1. Ivo Cavalariça vs Serriel
2. Christian Kowalski vs Eiria
3. Aurélien Launay vs Libertas Omnium Maximus

Suspended
Tevrat Okyar (Serriel)

Injured
Ivo Cavalariça (New Lusitania)
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:18 am

GAME WEEK 3 RESULTS


Group A
Serriel vs Cape Auria
The Cape Aurians managed to dominate the Serrielian defence in a 0-2 victory at the Mara X Arena.

Goals
66th Minute- Cape Auria. Scored by Gerald Rutherford
84th Minute- Cape Auria. Scored by Gerald Rutherford

Lauchenoiria vs New Lusitania
The Lauchenoirians managed to annihilate the New Lusitanian defence at the Sherfield Central Stadium in a 3-1 victory.

Goals
10th Minute- Lauchenoiria. Scored by Caelan Potter
20th Minute- Lauchenoiria. Scored by Augusto Soler
58th Minute- New Lusitania. Scored by Domingos Armilar
80th Minute- Lauchenoiria. Scored by Caelan Potter

Group B
Millintica vs Gonhog
The Millinticans came on top versus the Gonhogians in a shocking 1-0 victory at the LegionAir Arena

Goals
88th Minute- Millintica. Scored by Temetoa

Mansilla vs Gnejs
The Gnejsinas were held to a one-all draw at Rhodes Park by the impressive Mansillan Defense

Goals
78th Minute- Mansilla. Scored by Alberto Zettici
88th Minute- Gnejs. Scored by Jack Wiijk

Group C
Trive vs Legionas
The Trivians managed to beat the Winter Tigers in a gruelling battle for qualification in a 1-0 victory at the King William II Stadium.

Goals
86th Minute- Trive. Scored by Kim Yeong Park

Zerphique vs Eiria
The Eirians managed to get three past the Zerphiqueans with only one reply in a 1-3 win at the Millennium Stadium.

Goals
38th Minute- Eiria. Scored by Luc de Leroy
62nd Minute- Zerphique. Scored by Lazaro Khayyam
76th Minute- Eiria. Scored by Declan Simmons
86th Minute- Eiria. Scored by Luc de Leroy

Group D
Libertas Omnium Maximus vs Xiomera
The Maximusians, while being assured of not qualifying for the next round, still managed to come up over the Huenyan Jaguars at the King Rumius I Arena.

Goals
10th Minute- L.O.M. Scored by Luke Brookshire
28th Minute- L.O.M. Scored by Brian Mueller
76th Minute- Xiomera. Scored by Ahuatlatl

Assamland vs Laeral
The Assamlandians and the Laeralites settled for a 2-2 draw in a fiercely fought contest at the Erickson Stadium.

Goals
12th Minute- Laeral. Scored by Jules Song
38th Minute- Laeral. Scored by Hao Jiang
66th Minute- Assamland. Scored by Eren van Rijst
84th Minute- Assamland. Scored by Martien Nijland

Game of the Week
Lauchenoiria vs New Lusitania

Team of the Week
Goalkeeper
Yuri Ulianov- Trive

Defenders
Gustaf Bjørneboe- Gnejs
Liam Nashorn- Legionas
Temetoa- Millintica
Tilmecoyo- Millintica

Midfielders
Jules Song- Laeral
Gerald Rutherford- Cape Auria
Brian Mueller- Libertas Omnium Maximus

Strikers
Luc de Leroy- Eiria
Caelan Potter- Lauchenoiria
Eren van Rijst- Assamland

Goal of the Week
Brian Mueller vs Xiomera
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Re: IDU Football Championship 2019 (Results Thread)

Post by The Federation of Legionas » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:38 pm

GAME WEEK 4 RESULTS
IDUFC QUARTER FINALS


Lauchenoiria vs Eiria
The Eirians managed to demolish the Lauchenoirians in a magnificent 1-3 Victory at the Mara X Arena. The game got off to a slow start with both teams feeling each other out. A shot in the 32nd Minute from Caelan Potter just grazed the post, forcing the keeper to go into an alert state. The deadlock was broken in the 42nd Minute when Gutierre Antúnez went on a brilliant solo run, capitalizing on his speed to weave through the Argonaut defence, slotting home magnificently into the bottom right corner.

The second half saw the Argonauts moving further forward, quickly realizing the fragility of the Lauchenoirian defence. The Eirians, while being completely dominant during the second half, could only manage an equalizer in the 82nd Minute, when Luc De Leroy managed to slot home a placed shot having beaten his man, leaving him with enough space.

The game moved into extra time with both teams exhausting their substitutions. Calamity struck for the Lauchenoirians when Lino Chavarría clumsily tackled Luc De Leroy in the box, getting sent off in the process and conceding a penalty which was soon capitalized by Jack Kelley. The Lauchenoirians, having used up all their substitutions, were forced to stick Joey Gorbold in goal. The Eirians soon added their lead with a free-kick from Luc De Leroy ending up in the net. The rest of the game saw both teams sit back and play out the rest of the game.


Laeral vs Gnejs
The Gnejsians managed to come on top against the Laeralites in a tense 0-1 victory at the LegionAir Arena. The match got off to a fierce battle in the middle of the park with both teams sparring in the midfield. The deadlock was broken in the 20th minute with Jack Wiijk blasting the ball into the top left corner of the net after capitalizing on a loose ball 25 yards out. The two teams continued their fierce contest, with brilliant teamwork being shown on both sides.

The second half saw the Laeralites, wary of defeat, going all out attack. The Gnejsian defence displayed a collective man of the match performance, with Kjetil Åkervik in particular being sensational between the sticks. By the 80th minute it became increasingly clear that the Dandelions would not be broken. The Laeralites resorted to trying to force fouls in dangerous positions. In the 93rd minute the prayers of the Laeralites were answered when a handball foul from Stefan Kjeller granted them a penalty. The man who stepped up was Aurélien Launay, an experienced spot kick technician. He ran up for the shot, but a horrific slip led to his shot flying metres wide. The Laeralites were distraught, having seen their chance of potentially moving the game to extra time broken. The game soon ended, with the Dandelions erupting in cheers at the expense of the Laeralites.

Trive vs Cape Auria
The Cape Aurians managed to stun the on form Trivians in a controversial 1-2 victory at Rhodes Park. The Cape Aurians soon broke the deadlock with a 22nd minute free-kick from Justin Donner rifling in past the keeper. The Trivians came close to equalizing soon after, but a shot from Markus Fedorov ricocheted off the crossbar. The two teams at that point seemed evenly matched, with no more clear-cut chances being created within the rest of the second half, thanks mostly to the efforts of both team defenses.

The second half saw much of the same from both sides, with play being mostly concentrated in the middle of the park. In the 62nd minute a foul in the Cape Aurian box led to Aleksandr Kusnetzov slotting home a panenka penalty, much to the celebration of the Trivan Fans. The rest of the second half saw both teams push harder, creating chance after chance, but to no avail.

Extra Time saw one of the most controversial moments of the day, with The Trivian side being denied a goal due to VAR. A scuffle ensued, with Reese Sykan and Mikhail Volkov being sent off for an altercation. The referee's control of the game became even less when in the 107th Minute, a counter attack from the Cape Aurians led to a beautiful strike from Mohammed Said. The two teams clashed again, with the referee being forced to dish out a total of six yellow cards and a further three warnings. The rest of the game was a tense affair, with even the opposing fans jeering at each other in the stands as the Trivians desperately tried to score.


Milintica vs Assamland
The Assamlandians managed to demolish the Millinticans in a 3-0 victory at the Sherfield Central Stadium. The action too off quickly, with the Assamlandians beginning to pummel the Milintican defence within mere seconds of the game's start. In the third Minute, Assamlandian Target Man, Marten Nijland, managed to latch onto a delightful threaded through pass but his effort went just wide from the target. The deadlock was broken soon though by the Assamlandians, when a foul by Tlacampan was penalized with a free-kick for the Assamlandians. Henk-jan van’t Oude stood thirty yards out from the goal, hovering around the ball. The referee blew his whistle and he unleashed a lightning strike of a shot. The keeper stood rooted in his spot as he watched the ball rocket into the top right corner of the net. The Assamlandians continued to dominate the game, with the Milintican defence working hard to shield their keeper from the onslaught. Sadly though, another goal was scored a mere ten minutes later when Marten Nijland latched onto a ball from Henk-jan van’t Oude to direct a header goal-wards, the keeper only managing to get his fingertips on it as it went in.

The Second-half saw more domination for the Assamlandians and more humiliation. Even the crowd got into chanting about the humiliating performance, with the commentators commenting that the Milintican team celebrated too hard when they proceeded from the group stage, unlike the relatively calm and disciplined Assamlandians. In the 78th Minute a beautiful run of play from Marten Nijland and Henk-jan van’t Oude saw the keeper being forced to come off his line, only to be lobbed by Nijland, the ball rolling into the net while the two wheeled away in celebration. The Assamlandians had broken the Milinticans, with three beautiful goals being scored. The rest of the game saw the Assamlandians sit deep and maintain their clean sheet.


Game of the Week
Trive vs Cape Auria

Team of the Week
Goalkeeper
Kjetil Åkervik (Gnejs)

Defenders
Justin Donner (Cape Auria)
Jack Kelley (Eiria)
Jebediah Pemberton (Gnejs)

Midfielders
Aleksandr Kusnetzov (Trive)
Alejandro de Armas (Laeral)
Henk-jan van’t Oude (Assamland)
Didrik Solstad (Gnejs)
Gutierre Antúnez (Lauchenoiria)

Strikers
Martien Nijland (Assamland)
Luc De Leroy (Eiria)

Goal of the Week
Gutierre Antúnez vs Eiria
In Varietate Concordia

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