Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 100 of 322

Thread: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default FM 09 Official International Management Guide






    Welcome to the home of international management.

    The aim of this forum is to give people a chance to discuss their national team saves and advise people of saves that they could potentially enjoy.

    The main aim of every international team is naturally to win the world cup. However there are many other challenges within international management (some big and some small) which people may not actually be aware of.

    My personal purpose of this guide is to try and prise people away from the top teams on the international scene and try and make the smaller nations great.

    First of all, some important points about international management:

    *When you first take the job, getting in staff can be quite important. There is no training but coaches which good scouting ability may be useful for scouting your players. However the lesser known the country the less likely world class staff will be interested.

    *Always use the player search to make sure (especially with lesser known nations) that you arent missing any key players who havent been added to the team.

    *Friendlies are the best place to try new things or perhaps against extremely lesser opposition. There are a lot less matches so the wrong tactic or wrong team picking can cost points and possibly a place in that competition.


    Some of you more experienced international managers will probably be more aware of the challenges that lie waiting, but for those who are not so experienced, here are a list of teams which can provide both a very fun game and possible success:

    #1 - Mexico - Mexico are a veru interesting team. They have some top class players but rarely perform irl. They have some good youngsters in dos Santos and Vela and experience through the likes of Pardo and their goalkeeper Sanchez.
    I reccomend you select the Belarusian league and set the game start date to Feb 2008 as their world cup qualifying starts early. They have a relatively easy qualifying stage consisting of a qualifying knockout round and then two league rounds, the only main rival is USA. In 2009 they take place in the Gold Cup, which is the equilvalent of the Asian Cup and consists of North American countries. This is definately a competition you should be looking to win.

    #2 - Montenegro - If i am honest probably one of my most enjoyable saves ever. Due to the fact they have only been recognised as a country recently, they have a very low world ranking down in 135th and therefore have very low expectations. However they have some top quality players in Mirko Vuicinic and Steve Jovetic (who is also only 18), another to watch out for is Ivan Fatic. They have some solid lesser known players who do a good job and after the first couple of seasons some very good regens came through.
    Starting in June or July 2008 is recommended for this team as they start their world cup qualifying in september. Their qualifying group consists of Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgie and Rep. Ireland. Italy are the strongest team and losses are inevitable however the other teams are very beatable as i have found so qualification for the world cup is a possibility, despite the fact the expectations at the start are just to not embarass yourself.

    #3 - Chile - Not a team i have actually had the experience of managing but a team i noticed due to the fact the managed to climb to 5th in the world rankings in my Montenegro save. They have the makings of a good squad, the highlight of which being Alexis Sanchez, a pacy forward who can play up front or on either wing. Along with players like Mark Gonzalez and Aruro Vidal.
    Chile take part in the South American world cup qualifying, they have the likes of Brazil and Argentina to contend with however the real points can be gained from the other teams scrapping for places after 1st and 2nd such as Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador etc. They also take part in the Copa America, the next of these will take place in 2011 and although they have to contend with favourites Brazil and Argentina, there is still a possibility of a win.

    There are many other challenges than this on the international scene, many of which still undiscovered by me. The Asian, African and Oceanic countries look interesting and could also provide some good saves.


    There we go, there is my start to this guide. I hope many people will gain useful ideas from this thread and it will give them lots of happy gaining. Any other feedback would be most welcome.
    Last edited by tcoleman1; 17-02-2009 at 19:57.

  2. #2
    International Squad
    Join Date
    20th October 2006
    Location
    Rhône-Alpes
    Posts
    31,578

    Default Re: FM 09 International Management Guide

    I'll add this to the links thread, interesting opening picture.

    Good job, very nice opener.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 International Management Guide

    I will try and get this rolling. My greatest international experience as i have already said was with Montenegro. I first arranged a friendly with Monserrat, just to try and get the team flowing with a couple of goals, beat them 5-0, but not too convincing. This was followed by surprising victories against Bulgaria 5-2 and Ireland 4-2 before an expected lost 2-1 against Italy.
    In 2009, i lost again to Italy 2-1 followed by a 1-1 draw with georgia. 3 straight wins against cyprus, bulgaria and georgia put me in a surprisng position to qualify. I lost the final match 2-0 to Ireland but still managed to come second, thinking i had qualified for the world cup. however i came bottom of the second placed teams group by one goal, so that was very annoying. And i am yet to carry on the save.

  4. #4
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    18th December 2007
    Location
    Huddersfield Town and Liversedge FC
    Posts
    4,342

    Default Re: FM 09 International Management Guide

    thinking about international after my Cherbourg save. Don't know who to manage though? Don't really fancy any of the ones suggested. Great opener btw

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    thanks very much. i have to admit Mexico are quite easy. But Montenegro are a great challeneg. but other than that do you have an idea what continent you would like to manage? and would you prefer a team with immediate success or a longer challenge?

  6. #6
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    18th December 2007
    Location
    Huddersfield Town and Liversedge FC
    Posts
    4,342

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    would like to stick to Europe, not venture to far away

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    europe is a good choice. two good main competitions. well the obvious choices are spain, italy, germany, france, england or holland. england and holland are probably the most challenging of all them. then you have croatia and russia, who are the slightly smaller but still very competent teams. i mean you could take the challenge of the weakest teams in europe such as lictenstein, san marino, andorra and try and get them to win something. another idea is serbia or ukraine, good teams with potential to win things? what you reckon/

  8. #8
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    18th December 2007
    Location
    Huddersfield Town and Liversedge FC
    Posts
    4,342

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Russia could be good. Arshavin, Akinfeev etc. I will update to tell you how I am going on if that's ok

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Yeah Russia are a great team. The etc been Zhirkov, Pobregnyak, Pavlyuchenko, Ignashevich and a good youngster is Dzagoev. I also forgot to mention Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and Switzerland.

  10. #10
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    18th December 2007
    Location
    Huddersfield Town and Liversedge FC
    Posts
    4,342

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I'm going to start my Russia save now. Is it ok if I post to say how I am going on? Hope more people will start an international save

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Location
    Somewhere in Argentina!
    Posts
    500

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Good opener

  12. #12
    International Squad
    Join Date
    20th October 2006
    Location
    Rhône-Alpes
    Posts
    31,578

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by m1234566778 View Post
    I'm going to start my Russia save now. Is it ok if I post to say how I am going on? Hope more people will start an international save
    Yes, it’s a thread for all International managers to post about there International saves.

  13. #13
    Moderator
    Join Date
    7th November 2006
    Location
    Pureperv it seems!!
    Posts
    31,152

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Nice OP, very well done.

    Now if you can say who are the best players of the teams you have played with, best starting eleven ... and say what you have done with them, would also be very interesting and probably helpfull to other members.

  14. #14
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    18th December 2007
    Location
    Huddersfield Town and Liversedge FC
    Posts
    4,342

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    ok I will post after my first match.

  15. #15
    Amateur
    Join Date
    6th December 2007
    Location
    Up north where it's cold.
    Posts
    143

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Just about to start a game with scotland.

  16. #16
    Amateur
    Join Date
    23rd November 2008
    Posts
    595

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Accepted the England job while managing Liverpool

    The english FA eased me into the job with 'the nations hopes are squarely resting on your shoulders', strong shoulders as they are I cant help but feeling the pressure

    Playing a flat back four, two centre midfielders, two wingers and two forwards.

    Having a massive 'selection headache' for upfront! Ashton is currently playing... it is that bad.

    Won the first two qualifiers... Dominated but only scored a couple! I will keep you posted...

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Okay well my starting lineup for Mexico was a basic 4-4-2 formation:

    Ochoa
    Osorio Marquez Araujo/Magallon Salcido


    Dos Santos Pardo Villaluz Guardado

    Vela Bautista/Iniguez

    If you load all Mexican players or load the league you will find Iniguez, he has a pace of 20 and proved very useful to me. There are many of centre mids and strikers you can swap with any of the ones i have used. Pardo has a beast of a shot on him as well.
    With this team i won the gold cup and qualified for the world cup getting knocked out in the first knockout round to a 119th minute offside goal against Brazil.


    My team with montenegro was (4-4-2):

    M.Bozovic
    Lakic/Pavicevic Batak Tanasijevic/Fatic Pejovic

    Drincic Vukcevic Boskovic\Novakovic Jovetic

    Vucinic Purovic/Djalovic

    With this team i got within a whisker of the world cup finals. i came second in my group (of which my expectations were not to be embarassed in the matches) and came bottom of the second placed teams table by 1 goal.
    Mirko Vucinic was unbelievable, he scored hatfuls of goals, drincic was a useful right mid despite not being his favoured position. fatic becomes an awesome centre back. jovetic also becomes awesome. they also get some quality regens. i advise everyone to at least try with montenegro, the expections are low if things dont go to plan but there is potential to have a very good team.

  18. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    well done JOSEPH!, and good luck. what year did you accept the job in?

  19. #19
    Reserves
    Join Date
    27th June 2007
    Location
    www.footballmanagerwiki.co.uk - the ultimate Football Manager Resource!
    Posts
    14,017

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Good thread mate, hopefully a lot of people will post in here.

    I've been trying for an International job in my Arsenal game, but Brazil, Italy and Germany all turned me down

  20. #20
    Amateur
    Join Date
    3rd February 2009
    Posts
    82

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I was in Manchester United, and won the treble in the first season, and yet another treble in the second season (the second season was a bunch of lucky breaks, rather than my managerial skills). At the start of the third season, my debut international job appeared. Suddenly, I realized Nigeria had a vacancy after "some ****** manager that is unknown" managed to screw them up so badly that they are not able to qualify for the World Cup. I decided to apply for it, thinking that it will be funny. I got the job, and was completely flustered because I have no clue what to do.

    I did help them qualify for the African nations cup, using the same 4-1-3-2 approach I used in Manchester United. Then, at the start of the fourth season, a dream job appeared. I mean it, it's my dream job. The Argentinian FA decided to invite me as a replacement for Diego Simeone for the Argentina job. Now, if you know how cool Argentina players are, is there ANY REASON to reject it. Now, I am the proud manager of Argentina, at least until I screw up and got sacked

  21. #21
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    if anybody wants a good challenge with an african team (that isnt one of the most well known) you could try DR Congo. they have some decent players e.g. lua lua, mbokani, illunga. it would be an interesting save to try and break the dominance of the other big african nations. start in feb 2008 to get all the qualifying matches to be playable.
    anybody wanting an oceanic challenge, they could try with new zealand, they have one notable and very good player in ryan nelsen (CB). they have a relatively easy qualifying group for the world cup but then they will have to face an asian nation in a playoff to get into the world cup. they do take part in the oce nations cup which is quite easily winnable with the quality of competetion they are up against.
    another good european idea is belgium. they are quite low ranked for a team with a good bunch of players. they have a tough qualification group with spain and turkey been the main threats and bosnia, estonia and armenia making up the rest, so there is a possiblity of qualifying. they have some good players in kompany, vanden borre, defour, witsel and fellaini who all happen to be young as well.
    Happy gaming.

  22. #22
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I became Serbia manager and here are the results so far:

  23. #23
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    football master 94 - those are some pretty damn good results. so you managed to win the world cup and on course to qualify quite easily for the euros, not bad. you must have a pretty good team? very good tactics? or great squad cohesion?

  24. #24
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide


    Note: Ivan Radasinovic is a 17 yr old regen with very very good stats

  25. #25
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    looks like a very good solid team. would you reccomend a save with serbia? and have you got a screenshot of that regen?
    Last edited by tcoleman1; 18-02-2009 at 11:42.

  26. #26
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Yes, although i didnt become serbia boss straight away. The save is enjoyable as your trying to recapture the golden generation of Serbia. Serbia have a great footballing history while they were Yugoslavia ( producing players like Savicevic, Mijatovic and Dejan Stojkovic) and since becoming an independent country they have slowly been rising in the FIFA Rankings. Now as manager you have to make the best possible team with Serbia. They have talent with the likes of Stankovic, Vidic, Ivanovic, Kuzmanovic, Jankovic etc.

  27. #27
    Amateur
    Join Date
    4th February 2009
    Location
    Eldwick, W.Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    62

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Beggining of my 4th season with barcelona and got offered England job,

    Doing well so far won all 5 games all againt lesser opposition tho but pretty easy to be hones.
    Manager before had won 10 and drawn 1 so had a lot to live up to but so far so good.

    Top of world cup qualifying group easyily so things are looking promising.

    England are a good team to manage, great youth prospects such as wilshire rodwell young etc. only problem is up top, strikers not the best, rooney not really performing, might try giving him a free role, so far owen has been best striker, absolut goal machine. Ashton all th irl wouldnt get in my england team in fm 09 he seems a very good target man.

    My team

    Almunia (english citizen)

    Richards - Terry - Rio - Cole

    Lampard - Gerrard

    Walcott joe Cole

    Owen - Rooney

    Rest of squad include
    Foster
    Rodwell
    Curtis Davies (amazing)
    Beckham
    Barry
    Hargreaves
    Carrick
    Young
    Downing
    Ashton
    Defoe
    Crouch

    Hoping to go all the way with this group of players, fingers crossed

  28. #28
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    you must be getting some decent regens through as well hardy6? walcott was a beast for me on my recent england save, not too good at shooting though. hows he doing for you?

  29. #29
    Amateur
    Join Date
    4th February 2009
    Location
    Eldwick, W.Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    62

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by tcoleman1 View Post
    you must be getting some decent regens through as well hardy6? walcott was a beast for me on my recent england save, not too good at shooting though. hows he doing for you?
    Yeah got some good regens coming though in the under 21's not quite ready for the step up yet tho. walcott is a legend i absolutley love him, saving to but him for baca, shooting isnt the best to be honest but play him in AMR and he just dominates the LB all the time. he chips in with a goal every now and again but his assists are always high.

  30. #30
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    18th December 2007
    Location
    Huddersfield Town and Liversedge FC
    Posts
    4,342

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Just won my first game in charge of Russia. 2-1 in a friendly against holland. Arshavin scored a 30 yard wonder goal!

  31. #31
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy6 View Post
    Beggining of my 4th season with barcelona and got offered England job,

    Doing well so far won all 5 games all againt lesser opposition tho but pretty easy to be hones.
    Manager before had won 10 and drawn 1 so had a lot to live up to but so far so good.

    Top of world cup qualifying group easyily so things are looking promising.

    England are a good team to manage, great youth prospects such as wilshire rodwell young etc. only problem is up top, strikers not the best, rooney not really performing, might try giving him a free role, so far owen has been best striker, absolut goal machine. Ashton all th irl wouldnt get in my england team in fm 09 he seems a very good target man.

    My team

    Almunia (english citizen)

    Richards - Terry - Rio - Cole

    Lampard - Gerrard

    Walcott joe Cole

    Owen - Rooney

    Rest of squad include
    Foster
    Rodwell
    Curtis Davies (amazing)
    Beckham
    Barry
    Hargreaves
    Carrick
    Young
    Downing
    Ashton
    Defoe
    Crouch

    Hoping to go all the way with this group of players, fingers crossed
    How did you get Almunia in the squad, i know he's an English citizen but what did you do to get him into the England team?

  32. #32
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    i am guessing, you try to call almunia up to the england squad like you would do to any other player. if you cant do it or dont have the option to then he might not have done the paperwork yet. has anybody had mikel arteta being available for england?

  33. #33
    Amateur
    Join Date
    23rd November 2008
    Posts
    595

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Thanks Coleman...

    Erm start of third season! Just getting into my third qualifier...

    Hopeful I can win euro's with them

    Almunia is in my England squad... Just try to get him before Spain do! Obviously you have a while due to Spain having two of the best keepers in the world. He will come easily!
    Last edited by JOSEPH!; 19-02-2009 at 00:09.

  34. #34
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    i am going to start a new international game today. going to be either serbia or romania because they both look very interesting. will keep everyone posted.

  35. #35
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Nice opening post. I am ready to start a international management game but I don't know which team to chose...

  36. #36
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    well harryseaess, in europe you could be montenegro (awesome), serbia, or romania. unless you fancy one of the big nations. in africa go for ghana, ivory coast, egypt, nigeria etc or for a challenge DR congo. otherwise try chile, mexico, new zealand, south korea, iran or bahrain. take your pick?
    Last edited by tcoleman1; 20-02-2009 at 00:09.

  37. #37
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Harryseaess -

    I would look at one of the following;

    Mexico - As already mentioned, some very good experienced players like Pardo (who has nearly 150 caps at the age of 31), and Rafael Marquez of Barcelona who, iirc, is Barcelona's captain. Also Mexico has some exceptionally talented younger players such as Guardado of Deportivo, who is one of the best left midfielders in the game, Ochoa the goalkeeper of America (Mex), and Arajuo of Chivas. Finally, Mexico has an extremely talented future ahead. Players like Gio Dos Santos of Spurs can become World Class, and although his time at Tottenham has not been great, the potential is still there. Also, Carlos Vela, the talented Arsenal youngster who Arsene Wenger rates extremely highly is almost certain to become world class in the future.

    Russia - Russia has an extremely talented squad that has only really come to light in the past few years. Andrei Arshavin has gone from a relatively unknown player, to one of the world's most famous players after an extremely successful Euro 2008. He is easily Russia's best player, and you should look to build your team around him. Other exciting Russians include Zhirkov of CSKA, who Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in; he is an extremely quick left back or left winger who can beat players, Igor Akinfeev; a former FM favourite who has seemed to have lost a few fans in recent editons of FM, but is still very good, and finally Pobregnyak of Zenit, who is probably the best cheapish striker on the game. For the future the most exciting player is Dzagoev of CSKA like Zhirkov; he is an AMC who is very big in Russia, expect to hear alot about him in the next few years.

    Holland - Holland were once the Arsenal of International football, and were the team that invented total football with the likes of Bergkamp and Cruyff exciting fans and people throughout the planet, but now they're squad is not the same. They still have some very good players though, Sneijder of Real Madrid being probably the best; he is an extremely good set-piece taker, and is doing very well in Spain. Also, Arjen Robben is an exceptional talent, although a bit injury prone. If you manage to keep him fit, you will see on of the best wingers in the world, as his dribbling is immense. The best young players Holland have include - Royston Drenthe, who is again at Real Madrid (noticing a pattern here ); he is an attacking left back who was bought too hopefully one day fill Roberto Carlos' shoes, and although he is yet to do that, he is still a very good prospect. Finally we have Wijnaldum (spelling) of Feyernood. He is an attacking minded central midfielder who can become very good due to his high potential.

    I hope this helps as it took me ages.

  38. #38
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Seems a waste of time if ya just go with another team now.

  39. #39
    Third Team
    Join Date
    29th March 2007
    Location
    FMS Prediction League 2011-12 Champion
    Posts
    9,260

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Very interesting.

    If I were to put in my own (patroitic) recommendation:

    Singapore

    They have a semi-decent team, more if you load the Singapore league. Among the best in South East Asia and probably one of the rising, young nations in Asia, they unfortunately have not qualified for many major tournaments other than those in their own backyard.

    They don't start proper international games until 2009 in the game, due to the fact that the Asean Football Championship is omitted from FM2009 (shame). But they are actually in a decent qualifying group for the 2011 Asian Cup, of which they have only played in once (back in 1984 as hosts).

    In their group, Iran are definitely the favourites, but Jordan and Thailand are beatable opponents. With two teams qualifying from each group this will probably the easiest chance of Singapore qualifying for a major tournament in years.

    There will be long spells in between those six games in two years, but you can use that time to scout for upcoming talents to add to the squad.

    I would say that they are absolutely a team with potential.
    Last edited by BenArsenal; 20-02-2009 at 03:16.

  40. #40
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Teezy. View Post
    Harryseaess -

    I would look at one of the following;

    Mexico - As already mentioned, some very good experienced players like Pardo (who has nearly 150 caps at the age of 31), and Rafael Marquez of Barcelona who, iirc, is Barcelona's captain. Also Mexico has some exceptionally talented younger players such as Guardado of Deportivo, who is one of the best left midfielders in the game, Ochoa the goalkeeper of America (Mex), and Arajuo of Chivas. Finally, Mexico has an extremely talented future ahead. Players like Gio Dos Santos of Spurs can become World Class, and although his time at Tottenham has not been great, the potential is still there. Also, Carlos Vela, the talented Arsenal youngster who Arsene Wenger rates extremely highly is almost certain to become world class in the future.

    Russia - Russia has an extremely talented squad that has only really come to light in the past few years. Andrei Arshavin has gone from a relatively unknown player, to one of the world's most famous players after an extremely successful Euro 2008. He is easily Russia's best player, and you should look to build your team around him. Other exciting Russians include Zhirkov of CSKA, who Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in; he is an extremely quick left back or left winger who can beat players, Igor Akinfeev; a former FM favourite who has seemed to have lost a few fans in recent editons of FM, but is still very good, and finally Pobregnyak of Zenit, who is probably the best cheapish striker on the game. For the future the most exciting player is Dzagoev of CSKA like Zhirkov; he is an AMC who is very big in Russia, expect to hear alot about him in the next few years.

    Holland - Holland were once the Arsenal of International football, and were the team that invented total football with the likes of Bergkamp and Cruyff exciting fans and people throughout the planet, but now they're squad is not the same. They still have some very good players though, Sneijder of Real Madrid being probably the best; he is an extremely good set-piece taker, and is doing very well in Spain. Also, Arjen Robben is an exceptional talent, although a bit injury prone. If you manage to keep him fit, you will see on of the best wingers in the world, as his dribbling is immense. The best young players Holland have include - Royston Drenthe, who is again at Real Madrid (noticing a pattern here ); he is an attacking left back who was bought too hopefully one day fill Roberto Carlos' shoes, and although he is yet to do that, he is still a very good prospect. Finally we have Wijnaldum (spelling) of Feyernood. He is an attacking minded central midfielder who can become very good due to his high potential.

    I hope this helps as it took me ages.
    I'm waiting for hiddink to get sacked in my CSKA Moscow save. when i get the job, i'll keep everone posted
    Last edited by football_master_94; 20-02-2009 at 11:52. Reason: spelling

  41. #41
    Youth Team
    Join Date
    23rd November 2008
    Location
    OTF2. Better forum than this forum.
    Posts
    5,271

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    i had a game as montanegro and it was brill i was always near the top of the group and qualified for the 2014 WC but a poor showing there dissilusioned me and when brazil offered there job a accepted failing there and then getting the spain job

    it wasnt any good when i left montenegro

  42. #42
    Amateur
    Join Date
    11th July 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    491

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Great post im manager of Argentina in my Liverpool save doing the world cup Qualifiers now

  43. #43
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Thanks for the advice Teezy. I'm going to start a Mexico save . It looks very promising and exciting, I will keep you posted.

  44. #44
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    I'm waiting for hiddink to get sacked in my CSKA Moscow save. when i get the job, i'll keep everone posted
    From my experiences, he won't be sacked unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harryseaess View Post
    Thanks for the advice Teezy. I'm going to start a Mexico save . It looks very promising and exciting, I will keep you posted.
    No problem, I'm glad it helped.

  45. #45
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Teezy. View Post
    From my experiences, he won't be sacked unfortunately.



    No problem, I'm glad it helped.
    Damn it, even if they do poorly in the WC 2010?

  46. #46
    Amateur
    Join Date
    12th November 2007
    Posts
    539

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    International Management is something i've never done in my FM careers. I've tried to get several international jobs during my club careers but always got dismissed due to low my low reputation. Now I think of starting a game as an international manager. But there's one thing: If you manage a nation you're not really familiar with how do you know which players are good? Do you scout a lot of matches? Use the search engine? Use scouts?

  47. #47
    Amateur
    Join Date
    4th February 2009
    Location
    Eldwick, W.Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    62

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    How did you get Almunia in the squad, i know he's an English citizen but what did you do to get him into the England team?
    just called him up. searched all players elligable to play for england and he was there.

  48. #48
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    Damn it, even if they do poorly in the WC 2010?
    Well in most of my games they've exceeded expectations so I expect them to do that in your game too.

  49. #49
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    jaaaws in answer to your questions. if you dont know any of the players when first starting the game then open up the team report this will tel you your strongest squad, and even players in the under 21s, 19s etc are included if they are good enough. once you have done that, go on the player search, i tend to find that seraching by their price tag often can be a good indication of how good they are. appoint coaches who have decent scouting stats and get them to watch the leagues in which your players play most. i personally dont really scout the matches because if you have scouts already watching them and they give better reports. do you have an idea of who you want to be?

  50. #50
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Teezy. View Post
    Well in most of my games they've exceeded expectations so I expect them to do that in your game too.
    Lets hope not, as i want that job!!

  51. #51
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Does anyone else find a severe lack of players and quality for some nations?

    I am playing as Portugal and by 2015 the only keepers i have are Ricardo who is 39 and some crap guy i have never heard of, no regens close to being even slightly decent either, its the same for the RB position too.

  52. #52
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Who is currently your RB

  53. #53
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    Who is currently your RB
    Bosingwa who is playing at Leicester in the Championship, then a 35 year old Miguel, then the next best is a 16 year old regen.

  54. #54
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    wow, thats pretty bad. Could you look for player with a second nationality of Portuguese is eligble for citizenship and then scout them and if there are any good ones call them up

  55. #55
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    wow, thats pretty bad. Could you look for player with a second nationality of Portuguese is eligble for citizenship and then scout them and if there are any good ones call them up
    Whs, as there should be alot of Brazilians eligible for Portugal iirc.

  56. #56
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    wow, thats pretty bad. Could you look for player with a second nationality of Portuguese is eligble for citizenship and then scout them and if there are any good ones call them up
    Whats the best way to search for them?

  57. #57
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by reillyg View Post
    Whats the best way to search for them?
    If you go to player search, I believe you can search players that are eligible for your country.

  58. #58
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Look around the Portuguese league finding Portuguese talent and the Brazilian players who are uncapped and are legible for citizenship first then go around brazilian teams and find uncapped player with a 2nd nationality of Portuguese

  59. #59
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I found one who is 16, i will keep looking.

  60. #60
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by reillyg View Post
    I found one who is 16, i will keep looking.
    Portuguese? Brazilian?

  61. #61
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    Portuguese? Brazilian?
    He is Brazilian but has Portugese as second nationality so i will put him on for 1 minute in a friendly so Brazil cant steal him.

  62. #62
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Hehe. What do you do to call him up? Did you right click and find an option for national team option?

  63. #63
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by football_master_94 View Post
    Hehe. What do you do to call him up? Did you right click and find an option for national team option?
    Actually i looked and it says he can play for both Portugal and Brazil and then in his International happiness it says he would prefer to opt for Brazil. So i cant call him up as he wants to see i Brazil want him, so i have started to praise him to see if he changes his mind.

  64. #64
    Part-Timer
    Join Date
    7th April 2007
    Location
    Vienna, Austria
    Posts
    1,210

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    What leagues should I load for Montenegro? Obviously Serbia and Croatia but what else?

    It sounds like a really fun game!

  65. #65
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Mainly the balkans, as thats where most of the Montenegrins play

  66. #66
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Just applied for the Ukraine job will keep updating

  67. #67
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    for montenegro - like footballmaster and yourself said. the main one is serbia, maybe croatia. other than that italy for vucinic and jovetic. montenegro is an amazing save you will love it. i am gonna start a new save tonight. either new zealand or an asian nation. will also keep updating.

  68. #68
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Ukraine job unsuccessful but Joachim Low got sacked..so i applied for the German job

    EDIT:...Schuster got the job/
    Last edited by football_master_94; 21-02-2009 at 22:41.

  69. #69
    Amateur
    Join Date
    12th November 2007
    Posts
    539

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    tcoleman1: Could you give a brief review on how an international game works. Do you attend league games in different nations and actually watch the games. Or do you just name your squad, look after players using scouts and the search engine and play your matches? What i mean is,is there a lot to do between matches or do you haste from match to match? I'm asking because i tried an international game yesterday and took England for testing purposes. Bit right after the start I was a bit clueless. The 1st match was in like 50 days and I had no idea what to do until then.

  70. #70
    Amateur
    Join Date
    16th November 2008
    Posts
    83

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Trying this with Slovenia will keep u all updated.
    Last edited by matt m; 21-02-2009 at 22:57.

  71. #71
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    jaaaws - to be honest what you do in the time leading upto games is completely upto you. your assistant should tell you of the fixtures the players in your squad are playing in that week and you can choose to watch them. if you dont do that, then assign coaches to leagues in the scouting menu and they will bring you back reports on players in your squad and who arent in your squad. other than that, i tend to just get through the days quickly and get to the matches. once you have played a couple of games you get into the flow of it. does that help at all?

  72. #72
    Amateur
    Join Date
    12th November 2007
    Posts
    539

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Thanks, I think i have just get used to the fact that there is lot less to do compared to managing a club. Guess I will give it a go with a bigger nation i am familiar with (maybe my home country Germany) to get a feeling for the game. Will post my updates later.

  73. #73
    Amateur
    Join Date
    17th December 2007
    Posts
    334

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Hi, I'm the manager of Blackburn Rovers but i also took the job of Ivory Coast manager. In World Cup 2010 my group was

    Ivory Coast
    Mexico
    Paraguy
    Sweden

    I came top of this group winning against Paraguy and Sweden and drawing with Mexico. I then won the second round against Spain. Then i won the Quarter Final against Italy. Amazingly i won the Semi Final against Brazil but in the last minute Drogba got injured. He had scored 7 goals in the tournament before then. Lost 1-0 to Argentina in the Final. Fans and players both love me. Im off to get the France job now.

  74. #74
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I have just finished my matches for 2008 with Mexico and it was a rather good year on the whole. Here are my results:

    Surinam (A) - Won 2-1
    Canada (A) - Won 1-0
    Guatemala (H) - Won 6-1
    Canada (H) - Won 3-1
    Guatemala (A) - Won 2-1
    Surinam (H) - Won 2-0

    As you can see, I won all of my games which I am very happy about. I qualified from the World Cup Quals (NAM) Second Phase Group 1 in first place and now am in the World Cup Quals (NAM) Third Phase.

    The squad is largely unchanged from when I took over from the squad, apart from the addition of Federico Vilar as my new number one keeper, due to him gaining Mexican citenship.

    I am playing a 4-1-1-2-2 formation which seems to be working quite well. Here is my starting line-up:

    GK: Federico Vilar

    DR: Israel Castro
    DL: Fausto Pinto
    DC: Jonny Magallon/Maza Rodriguez
    DC: Rafael Marquez (Vice Captain)

    DMC: Pavel Pardo (Captain)

    MC: Juan Pablo Rodriguez (Playmaker)

    AMR: Bofo Bautista
    AML: Andres Guardado

    ST: Carlos Vela
    ST: Kikin Fonseca (TM)

    If anyone can reccomend any better players for these positions then please feel free.

    I will update once I have advanced through a few more games .

  75. #75
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Another update:

    I have just played my first 5 games of the World Cup Quals (NAM) Third Phase. Here are my results:

    Costa Rica (H) - Won 7-2
    Surinam (H) - Won 3-0
    Trinidad & Tobago (A) - Won 3-2
    USA (A) - Won 1-0
    Honduras (A) - Drew 1-1

    The toughest game was definetly Trinidad & Tobago, I had to fight back twice from being a goal down and the winner only game in the 88th minute.

    I was a bit dissapointed with the Honduras result, which brought an end to my 100% winning streak as manager of Mexico, but it had to end somewhere. I should have won the game really, having most of the possession.

    The formation and team hasn't changed really, the only exception is the inclusion of Leandro Augusto in central midfield due to Juan Pablo Rodriguez being injured, he should be back for the next game though.

    I have got the Gold Cup coming up now, where I have been drawn in Group A along with Panama, Guatemala and Canada, I will update once the Gold Cup has finished.

  76. #76
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I applied for the Georgia job and i got it will keep updating on how the season goes

  77. #77
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    harryseaess - have you tried villaluz? can be a good right winger. also a player called iniguez, not the greatest stats but pace of 20 made me put him in the team and he has scored quite a few. maybe ochoa in goal?

  78. #78
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I have just finished the Gold Cup, I had a very successful competition. Here are my results:

    Group Stages

    Panama - Won 2-0
    Guatemala - Drew 1-1
    Canada - Won 3-1

    Qualified in first place

    Quarter Final

    Trinidad & Tobago - Won 3-1

    Semi Final

    USA - Won 2-1

    Final

    Canada - Won 2-0

    My first trophy as Mexico boss, and I still havnt lost a game.

    Tcoleman1 - I have had a look at the players you mentioned and have included Villaluz in my squad now. I don't think iniguez is good enough and Vilar is better than Ochoa at the moment so he is my number one keeper.

  79. #79
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    yeah iniguez probably wasnt good enough for my squad either, but have you ever had one of those players you just like? i put him in the team and he kept scoring lol. i am going to have a save with chile starting tonight i will keep everyone posted.

  80. #80
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Yeah, actually, I love Kikin Fonseca upfront for my Mexico team, he is a goal machine!

    Okay, sounds fun, I will be interested to hear how you get on .

  81. #81
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    well i had a look at chile but it puts me off because you cant start at the beginning of their qualifying. do you have any countries you could reccomend harryseaess, i have already had saves with mexico, belgium, montenegro, england?

  82. #82
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I am new to international management tbh with you. Alot of people say Serbia is a good nation to manage though? Also Russia looks like it could be a very exciting and enjoyable game?

  83. #83
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    yeah russia does look a good team. i have done a little bit of a serbia game but not that interested. will try either russia or holland? saying that i will end up not picking either of them lol.

    EDIT: harryseaess, just had a look at my mexico save, have a look at aldrete and razo for left back. and how come no dos santos for rw, he was on fire for me? try salcido or araujo cb as well.
    Last edited by tcoleman1; 22-02-2009 at 11:52.

  84. #84
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I would go for Russia. I played a few games with Holland and I didn't really like it, it just felt like something was missing...

  85. #85
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    just in case you didnt see my edit. harryseaess, just had a look at my mexico save, have a look at aldrete and razo for left back. and how come no dos santos for rw, he was on fire for me? try salcido or araujo cb as well.

    well done on the gold cup win. you should easily qualify for the world cup. i only got to the second round, i got knocked out to a 119th mintue julio baptista offside goal.

  86. #86
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Yeh, I missed you edit. Thanks, I will have a look at them, dos Santos is not good enough to be involved in my team yet, Bofo Bautista is putting in some sensational performances.

    Thanks mate. I seem to be on track to qualify for the World Cup quite easily. Thats unfortunate mate .

    I have now got Mexico to be ranked the 7th best national team in the world, they were 30th when I took over, so I am pretty happy about that.

    EDIT: It has just been confirmed that I have qualified for the 2010 World Cup . I will post an update of my matches at the end of 2009.

  87. #87
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    i will start with russia tonight. hopefully should get a few games done and i will post later.

  88. #88
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I'd reccomend Russia and Serbia

  89. #89
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Is it just me or am I the only one playing an International Management game...?

    Anyway on to the update for the end of 2009.

    After the Gold Cup I didnt have the best of runs, I drew 2 of my 6 games. Here are my results:

    Surinam (A) - Won 4-0
    Costa Rica (A) - Drew 0-0
    USA (H) - Drew 1-1
    Trinidad & Tobago (H) - Won 3-2
    Honduras (H) - Won 2-0

    I am still undefeated as Mexico manager which I am still very proud about, a run that now stretches to 22 games.

    I finished first in the World Cup Quals (NAM) Third Phase on 24 points, Usa were my closest challengers on 21 points.

    In 2010, I am looking to get to atleast the Quarter Finals of the World Cup and also try and keep Vela and Fonseca banging them in like they are doint atm.

  90. #90
    Banned
    Join Date
    1st September 2008
    Location
    i kick it like Adidas
    Posts
    9,432

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    well your not going to be the only international manager for long lol. i am starting my russia save in about 20 mins lol. will update later tonight or tomorrow morning.

  91. #91
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Cool . I hope you get on well.

  92. #92
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Got off to a good start with Georgia. First match vs Cyprus, i was 2-0 down at half time :O but the Georgians turned it around and went on to win 4-2

  93. #93
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    I had an amazing World Cup and pretty much an easy route to the Semi Finals. Here are the results:

    Group Stage

    Sweden - Won 5-3
    Argentina - Drew 2-2
    Australia - Lost 1-0

    Second Round

    Chile - Won 1-0

    Quarter Final

    South Korea - Won 1-0

    Semi Final

    France - Won 3-1

    Final

    Portugal - Drew 1-1 - Won 5-3 on pens

    Beating France was an amazing achievment and my best victory in charge of Mexico to date. I was a bit dissapointed about losing to Australia, but it didn't matter too much. There wasn't really a challenge until I got in to the Semi Finals and that is why I was able to progress so far.

    In the Final it was 0-0 at full time but then in the 6th minute of extra time Ronaldo scored a close range tap in to shatter my dreams. But Fonseca pulled back the equaliser in the 22nd minute of extra time so the match went to penalties. We scored all of our penalties and Portugal scored 3 out of 4 (they didn't take their 5th due to me going first), with Simoa missing the crucial kick.

    Andres Guardado won the competitions Best Player and Kikin Fonesca won the competitions Golden Boot, scoring 7 goals.

    I honestly can't believe that I managed to win it, I only expected to get to the Quarters. The stupid thing is this is the only time I have ever won the World Cup on any version of FM/CM and I have played with Brazil, England, Italy etc. before.

    If you would like any screenshots then please ask and I will be happy to upload them .

    Mexico have now got a new all-time leading goalscorer who is Kikin Fonseca who has now scored 42 goals.
    Last edited by Harryseaess; 22-02-2009 at 20:43.

  94. #94
    Semi Pro
    Join Date
    9th August 2008
    Location
    Lil' Wayne \o/
    Posts
    2,151

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Congratulations mate.

  95. #95
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Thanks mate . I still can't believe it!

  96. #96
    Amateur
    Join Date
    25th December 2008
    Posts
    893

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Just started a Monetnegro save with the league you suggested loaded, any tips on players to look out for, or any general tips

    Thanks

  97. #97
    Amateur
    Join Date
    12th November 2007
    Posts
    539

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Tried to get into a international career this afternoon but somehow i couldn't get into the game. For me there was much less to do compared to managing a club and I got bored before i played two games. But i'll be definitely looking to get an international job on one of my club savegames.

  98. #98
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    2nd with Georgia and beat Montenegro 2-0
    Next up, a friendly with Estonia. Btw is anyone else managing club + country

  99. #99
    Subs Bench
    Join Date
    3rd April 2007
    Location
    Serps lives on, in the hearts and minds of all of us.
    Posts
    21,502

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Nope, I am just managing nation (Mexico) on this save, I was offered the Vasco job but turned it down so I can stay focused on Mexico . On previous saves I have managed club and country.

  100. #100
    First Team Squad Member
    Join Date
    10th March 2008
    Location
    'They say the Germans don't lose on penalties' ... 'They do now'
    Posts
    15,109

    Default Re: FM 09 Official International Management Guide

    Oh, ok, i was asking as i'm managing CSKA Moscow + Georgia

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •