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  1. It’s better to post this in the Asian thread as they are the ones editing him now (I can only edit players who are at Brazilian clubs, which doesn’t include players loaned to foreign clubs): EDIT: I have passed this info to the Asian researchers.
  2. I never said this is not the right place to post about this. Anyway, I’ll see if anything can be done about it.
  3. What I meant is that in the database it’s not easy to add extinct competitions (like Copa União) if they are not playable as any new tournament that is added in the database needs to be translated into other languages, meaning lots of extra work in something that has a relatively tiny impact in the game. Nobody is disputing that Sport is legally recognized as the champions of that year.
  4. Ideally we should add a separate Copa União entry for the history, but due to translations it’s usually not advisable to add competitions that are not playable.
  5. I think they are mostly fine in the database, perhaps only slight changes, especially Matheus Nascimento. Yes, I have now adjusted his career plans, but his natural fitness didn’t look level 20 at São Paulo…
  6. Yes, I don't know what went wrong in FM2021 but I am glad this is working this time.
  7. I am not sure why Jair is transfer listed in the game, his ratings and reputation are fairly high. I'll check the rest.
  8. Yes, ideally shouldn’t play friendlies at all.
  9. China was going to host the first expanded FIFA Club World Cup: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/24/football/china-to-host-club-world-cup-2021-spt-intl/index.html
  10. Globo Esporte’s best eleven is very Anglo-Italian:
  11. Should have had a format like 1991: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Copa_América
  12. We should make a Copa América with 32 teams.
  13. And coincidentally Argentina is a very Italian country, with so many people there that are of Italian descent.
  14. I can't wait to see the news when he gets 'saked'. But poor kid, he was placed in a very difficult situation.
  15. At least Brazilians Jorginho, Emerson and Rafael Tolói managed to be champions this weekend.
  16. UEFA explores expanding European Championship to 32 teams LONDON (AP) — Buoyed by the success of this year’s European Championship, UEFA is exploring whether to expand the event again to create a 32-team tournament. The review of the format comes as the bidding process is being put in place for Euro 2028 with a decision on the hosting set to come by the end of 2023. It was only in 2016 that the tournament jumped from 16 to 24 teams. But UEFA is starting to analyze the feasibility of 32 of its 55 member nations contesting the European Championship from 2028, people with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private discussions. There would be a knock-on effect for qualifying if UEFA went ahead with adding eight teams. The format would have to be overhauled or scrapped since more than half of the countries making the final cut would further diminish the value and interest in the existing structure where the continent’s teams are split into 10 groups. Even with 24 teams now reaching the final tournament, the current pathway creates lopsided games that lack appeal to elite sides whose qualification would be a near-certainty and are less attractive commercially and to fans. Euro 2020 finalist England scored 12 goals and conceded only one in two qualifiers against Montenegro. Italy, England’s opponent in Sunday’s final, played Liechtenstein in qualifying and won 6-0 and 5-0. The option of pre-qualifying tournaments to weed out weaker nations has been floated, as is used in Asia and North America for their continental competitions. UEFA could build on the early popularity of the new Nations League competition that splits teams into sections based on their rankings, ensuring more tightly-contested games that would be more appealing to broadcasters. Ultimately, it could replace the European Championship qualifying system while configured to ensure leading nations still have a clear route to the finals. A reason to expand from 24 to 32 teams is also to smooth out the format at the final tournament. With 16 teams from 1996-2012, the top two from the four groups advanced to the quarterfinals. The insertion of a round of 16 from Euro 2016 featured the top two from the six groups and the four best third-place teams. That has meant Switzerland, for example, having to wait around after its final group games at Euro 2016 to discover if it has advanced. A 32-team European Championship would reduce that jeopardy further in the group stage. It would be unlikely France, Germany and Portugal would be drawn together like at Euro 2020 — they still all advanced. Expanding the competition would see UEFA follow the path of FIFA, which is enlarging the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams from 2026. A review of the qualification process for tournaments comes as FIFA oversees the configuration of a new international match calendar for men’s soccer after 2024, featuring the slots when domestic clubs have to release players. While there are sporting reasons to make tournaments bigger, it also helps the governing body leaders appeal to the nations who vote them into office and would see their chances of qualifying increase. There is no clear timeline of when UEFA could decide on expanding the European Championship. Italy, which last hosted a major tournament in 1990 when the World Cup was there, has been considered a potential Euro 2028 bidder but its stadiums would require significant investment to be upgraded to cope with even a 24-team event. Russia has the infrastructure in place after investing vast amounts ahead of hosting the 2018 World Cup. Turkey could return with another bid after missing out on 2012 and 2016, and proving accommodating with UEFA’s need to take the Champions League final away from Istanbul in 2020 and again this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. https://apnews.com/article/euro-2020-sports-soccer-international-soccer-world-cup-3e329fdaaf5d6817443e5beeec8639ab -- Way too many teams but 32 teams at least make a better format than 24.
  17. Congratulations on finally reaching a big final again! Should be a great final against Italy.
  18. They really love extra times in this competition. Seven times in 14 knockout games.
  19. Third place playoffs are nice to watch but are really pointless.
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