I wanted to create in the game the Italian Under 18 Youth League.
By default Italian teams start the game with 2 youth teams: Under 20 / Under 18. In the real life, Under 20 does not exist and the youth championships are normally 2: Under 19 (Primavera) and Under 17. Basically, I modified the rules so that Under 20 championship became U19 (teams are still named U20) - and U18 league is an - de facto - Under 17 (despite teams keep U18 name).
Recently in real life, Italian football government decided to create an experimental league, for U18 teams, only 11 clubs partecipate into it. I wanted to create in the game this league. Easy? No. You do all the necessary - you go in this screen (advanced rules) - reserve leagues. And you basically say: create U20, U19, U18 (keep in mind that U19 is meant to be the U18 - as U20 is U19 and U18 is an U17),
Then you create the league...You add U19 teams to it..and problems appear. Why? Because Juventus has an U23 team: apparenttly the game decides that you can have max 3 youth teams. So for Juventus you have U23, U20 (U19) and U19 (meant to be U18). No U18(17) team.
The U18(17) teams so creates a conflict in game as U18(17) league requires 40 teams and Juve Under18(17) does not exist. The other idea I had is to do not choose to create U19(18) teams for all Italian clubs. So I left in "Reserve team" (Advanced Rules) selected only U20(19) and U18(17). In such a way you have Juventus U23, U20(19) and U18(17). In real life Juventus U19(18) does not exist as they dont partecipate to the experimental league so it is not necessary to create it. I recalled that there is a way to create only specific clubs in this way. You create the league, then you go in the section: "registered teams" (in Italian squadre registrate)
and you thick the button "create if it does not exist". So basically I asked to create the U19(18) teams only for the 11 partecipating clubs.
When you validate the rules there is no conflict but then in the game the league does not appear. Why?? Please help.
I made an extra check: if I create U19 as in the first screenshot, and reduce to 39 the partecipating clubs in the U17 league, the league appears in the game, so it means rules are OK. But I would like to have a perfect simulation...so I really wonder why the "create if not exist" does not work.....