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The Liechtenstein Challenge - FC Balzers & Liechtenstein NT I have decided to take on the Liechtenstein challenge. It is similar to the San Marino challenge but with Liechtenstein (obvs). What's the deal? Basically, I start off as manager of FC Balzers and the Liechtenstein NT. Balzers are a semi-professional team that play in the fourth tier of Switzerland and so I am using a database that unlocks the Swiss leagues down to that level. The aim is to achieve European domination with club and world domination with country. The first important thing to note here is that a Liechtenstein team cannot qualify for Europe by winning the Swiss Super League, nor are they eligible to enter the Swiss Cup. The only route to Europe for a Liechtenstein team is by winning the Liechtenstein Cup. The competition isn't particularly fierce (apart from FC Vaduz who are in the second tier of Swiss football) and winning that will gain you entry into the first qualifying round of the Europa League. But what about the Champions League? You can't call yourself the best team in Europe if you don't compete in the Champions League. Well, there is one way into the Champions League for a club from Liechtenstein... you have to win the Europa League. Those with a keen eye will note that Champions League football cannot be played two years in a row, unless you win it. For example if you won the Europa League in 2018, and then in 2019 got knocked out of the Champions League group stage for example, unless you finished third in your group to get back to the Europa League, in 2020 you would be back in the Europa League due to winning the Liechtenstein Cup or winning a European competition being the only route you can take. Ok Ok, I understand, but why should I follow this thread, it all sounds a bit like the San Marino Challenge. It absolutely is similar to the San Marino challenge but the difference is the San Marino club side can get entry into Europe by their league position once in Serie A. Another point to make is that the San Marino club side play in Italy so once you reach Serie A and start to do well, attracting good players is easier because the stature of the league is top 5 in Europe. The Swiss league is a lower reputation and so toppling Basel will be difficult but the real challenge will be growing a team based in the Swiss league into world beaters and persuading the next Messi or Ronaldo to come and play against Basel, Grasshoppers and Young Boys every week. So what's the plan gangsta? Get FC Balzers up to the Super League as soon as is possible. If I could somehow manage to win the Liechtenstein Cup early on then a qualifying round or two of the Europa League would really help me to kick on financially and should also grow the reputation of the club. Once I am in the Super League I can start getting those youth facilities upgraded. By the time I start to get good regens, the strong Liechtenstein NT players will likely be long gone so I just want to keep them ticking over for the time being. Aims and Objectives FC Balzers - Win promotion from 1 Liga to the Promotion League (COMPLETED SEASON 1) - Win promotion from the Promotion league to the Challenge League - Win promotion from Challenge League to the Super League - Turn professional - Win the Liechtenstein Cup (COMPLETED SEASON 3) - Win Swiss Super league - Win Europa League - Win Champions League - Win World Club Cup - Become the number 1 club side in the world Liechtenstein NT - Win a competitive match (COMPLETED SEASON 3) - Qualify for European Championship - Qualify for World Cup - Win European Championship - Win World Cup - Become number 1 ranked in the world Season 1: 1.Liga (1st (Promoted)), Liechtenstein Cup (Runners-up) Season 2: Promotion League (6th), Liechtenstein Cup (Runners-up) Season 3: Promotion League (3rd), Liechtenstein Cup (Winners)
from wiki: I'll attempt to make Vaduz to make European champions league winners using only the clubs youth players. I've already played out the first two seasons, since, well, I suck on fm18, I've already been fired 5 times witihn the first year during my first few saves, wanted to see if I could last a bit longer before commiting to this project..
Please let SI see this, this is about Fc Vaduz a club from Liechtenstein who is a "guest" club in the top division in Switzerland ( Just as swansea, Cardiff etc is a guest club in England.) In real life Vaduz and 6 other clubs (there are 7 clubs in Liechtenstein) are playing in the swiss leagues and every year they play Liechsteiner Cup witch decides what club will be playing in the Europa league, winner makes it to 1 qualifying round in the EL. Since Liechtenstein dont have they're own league the only way they can reach Champion league is by winning europe league or the Swiss/Suiss top division. BUT on FM16 if you win the Europe league/ or the Swiss league the only thing that happens is that you enter 1 round of qualifying for europe league....Please fix this for FM17. I tweeted Miles Jacobson and he asked me to post this on the forum, please let them know, thank you. Sorry for my english. Here is some more info: The difference between Vaduz and the aforementioned clubs is that its status is as a 'guest club' in Switzerland, and as such does not participate in the Swiss Cup and can not represent Switzerland internationally, which makes Champions League qualification from league football impossible by other means than winning Europa League or Champions League itself.