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Acknowledgements This save is inspired by a few posters on here, namely @PaulHartman71, who has a save currently running where he aims to win the Champions League in every playable European nation; @Makoto Nakamura, who had a save where he attempted the same but with every Asian country, and @ManUtd1, whose very popular Nearly Men saves attempt to take teams who have lost the final of the Champions League one step further to taste the success only European glory can bring. The editor data files downloaded are courtesy of @Timo61 and his Leagues Megapack (which can be found in the Editor's Hideaway on this forum), @claassen and his San Marino league file, and to the SI official Gibraltar league file. The Challenge I've tried to put my own spin on this, and in doing so may have set myself up for a very long (and very frustrating) journey. I will attempt to win the UEFA Champions League in every nation previously unavailable in the original version of the game. In turn, I am hoping to turn all of the minor nations into European and global powerhouses, and change the roles of the traditional strong nations around so the 'unplayables' get a chance to rule the roost, albeit temporarily. If the national team job comes up I will take that too. If and when I win the UCL in a nation, the next nation will be made playable and the current one will be deactivated the next season. Rules There are no real rules to this save, other than to try and win the UCL as quickly as possible. Obviously I would like to max out the facilities of the club I'm managing, so that when I leave there's still some talent being pumped out to keep the nation's success up. Home grown players are a priority, especially to comply with the competitions rules, but foreign players will be brought in to supplement when possible. One rule I will also add is that if a team from any of the 34 original European nations comes in with a bid for one of my players, they're gone. But not before I can get a sell-on fee negotiated. Leagues Loaded Every European nation that comes with the original game is activated as view-only, to provide some difficulty and realism to assist with buying and selling of players. Current European international players, players from top European Leagues,and players from clubs in continental competitions are loaded to give a database total of 26k players. Not many players, but enough to keep the game flowing. The playable leagues I will start with are the first 4 not available in game: Cyprus (starting nation), Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Macedonia. The Manager I start as a 23 year old Australian with no qualifications whatsoever, thrown in the deep end. I'm looking forward to all the languages I'll be learning The Team I'm starting with the only team entering the Champions League from Cyprus this year, APOEL Nicosia. Coincidentally they are also the most successful club in the country, and have some of the best facilities. So perhaps it's a relatively easy start to life in this save, but we will see how it goes. I like the U23 signing club vision, but the expectations are quite high already, which is understandable given the stature of the team. The next post will be that of the squad.