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FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.5

A throwback to UEFA competitions of old with some customized formats (feat. the AFC) and nation rankings added as well. A database for Football Manager 2018.

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FM 2018 Fantasy Scenarios - FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.5
Hi all! Back for another season with my UEFA Revival project, with quite a list of updates from where I left off in Football Manager 2017.

INTRODUCTION

This is a project that I've been plugging away at, on and off, dating back to Football Manager 2013. It originally started out as a throwback to the 1999-2003 format of the UEFA Champions League which contained 2 group stages, and has since progressed into a full structure where I've managed to find room to bring back the UEFA Intertoto Cup & the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. New from the 6 options available last year, there are now 25 separate UEFA files so you can choose whether you'd like to use the UEFA Europa League, revert back to the UEFA Cup, reinstate the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, play a knockout-only version of the tournaments, or choose between 1 or 2 group stages in the UEFA Champions League. Plenty of choice for all.

Additionally, the AFC Champions League has been added as a separate option, and uses the same 2 group stage format as the UEFA Champions League. The AFC Cup also mirrors the UEFA Cup format of 5 teams playing 1 round of matches in the group stage.



**UPDATES**


13/05/2018

- Quick update to one file. Fixed a fate error which prevented the Champions League scheduling in the 2018/19 season
*UEFA Revival - Winners Recalled - Champions League & Europa League (1 Group)*

22/04/2018

- New files galore! 8 new files added to the project
- 2 files are a retro version of the UEFA Champions League (featuring domestic league champions only). 1 is a straight knockout format from the last 32, while the other contains a group stage for the final 8 teams (2 group winners face off in final)
NOTE: These 2 files contain qualifying rounds, one of which consists of a group stage, in order to accommodate all 54 nations in the competition rather than just the top 32 nations
- Additionally there are 6 new files which now allow for competition winners to automatically qualify for the Champions League & UEFA Cup/Europa League in the following season
NOTE: Champions League winners and UEFA Cup/Europa League winners qualify for the Champions League (differing stages), while the Cup Winners' Cup winner qualifies for the UEFA Cup/Europa League
- Amended the disciplinary rules for all files. Yellow card suspensions now occur after 5 bookings (and every 2 thereafter), as opposed to 2/3/4
- Corrected a fate error with the final 16 of the AFC Cup

04/01/2018

- Fixed a fate error in the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League
*UEFA Cup & Champions League (Knockouts & Dropouts)*
- Added 7 new UEFA files to the project with a tweaked UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The new CWC format features 2 qualifying rounds throughout July/August, in order to accommodate nations 33-54

11/12/2017

- Added a new format option to the project, which contains a knockout-only tournament for both the UEFA Cup & UEFA Champions League
NOTE: This still includes seeded rounds, teams dropping in to the UEFA Cup, and also includes the Intertoto Cup winner getting a UEFA Cup place
- Fixed the issue 100% where the UEFA Champions League won't progress any further than the Group Stage
*Europa League (1 Group Stage) & Champions League (1 Group Stage)*

07/12/2017

- Fixed the Team conditions so stage 4 of the UEFA Champions League will now grab the winners/runners-up of the Group Stage for the Round of 16
*Europa League (1 Group Stage) & Champions League (1 Group Stage)*
*Europa League (2 Group Stages) & Champions League (1 Group Stage)*

18/11/2017

- Added Kosovo to the UEFA rankings, taking the total up to 54 nations
- Added 3 new files, which allow for a 1 Group Stage version of the UEFA Champions League (These all contain the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup)
- Adjusted the UEFA Intertoto Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-June
- Adjusted UEFA Champions League fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted UEFA Europa League fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted UEFA Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted UEFA Cup Winners' Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted AFC Champions League fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March
- Adjusted AFC Cup fixture dates to avoid international matches in mid-November and late March



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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT (1 GROUP STAGE)

- 3 qualifying rounds, each containing 32 teams

- 16 teams enter at the Third Qualifying Round, those being 2 teams from nations 1-6, and 1 team from nations 7-10

- The 16 losing teams in the Third Qualifying Round will drop into the First Round of the UEFA Cup, or the Qualification Playoff Round of the Europa League

- 16 league winners and runners up enter at the Group Stage, along with the 16 winners of the Third Qualifying Round

- The Group Stage contains 32 teams

- Depending on the file, 8 third-placed teams will drop out of the Group Stage and into the Round of 32 (UEFA Cup), First Knockout Round or Second Group Phase (Europa League)

- 16 teams progress to the Knockout Rounds

- Knockout Rounds begin at the Round of 16, with 2 legs in each round leading to the Final

- Matches divided equally between Tuesdays and Wednesdays

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team


UEFA / AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT (2 GROUP STAGES)

- 3 qualifying rounds, each containing 32 teams

- 16 teams enter at the Third Qualifying Round, those being 2 teams from nations 1-6, and 1 team from nations 7-10

- The 16 losing teams in the Third Qualifying Round will drop into the First Round of the UEFA Cup, or the Qualification Playoff Round of the Europa League

- 16 league winners and runners up enter at the First Group Phase, along with the 16 winners of the Third Qualifying Round

- The First Group Phase contains 32 teams

- Depending on the file, 8 third-placed teams will drop out of the First Group Phase and into the Round of 32 (UEFA Cup), First Knockout Round or Second Group Phase (Europa League)

- 16 teams progress to the Second Group Phase

- Knockout Rounds begin at the Quarter Finals, with 2 legs in the Quarters and Semi Finals

- Matches divided equally between Tuesdays and Wednesdays

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team


UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FORMAT (2 GROUP STAGES)

- 3 qualifying rounds, with the first 2 containing 24 teams, and the Qualification Playoff Round containing 64 teams

- The Second Qualifying Round adds the most recent winner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup

- Highest seeds enter at the Qualification Playoff Round, with 32 winners progressing to the First Group Phase

- 16 of these teams will be the losing teams from the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League

- The First Group Phase contains 32 teams

- 8 teams progress to the Second Group Phase, where they will be joined by 8 third-placed teams from the First Group Phase of the UEFA Champions League

- Knockout Rounds begin at the Quarter Finals, with 2 legs in the Quarters and Semi Finals

- All matches take place on Thursdays at the same time

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team



UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FORMAT (1 GROUP STAGE)

- 3 qualifying rounds, with the first 2 containing 24 teams, and the Qualification Playoff Round containing 96 teams

- The Second Qualifying Round adds the most recent winner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup

- Highest seeds enter at the Qualification Playoff Round, with 48 winners progressing to the Group Stage

- 16 of these teams will be the losing teams from the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League

- The Group Stage contains 48 teams, which are thrown into 12 groups of 4

- 24 teams progress to the First Knockout Round, where they will be joined by 8 third-placed teams from the First Group Phase of the UEFA Champions League

- 32 teams will then compete in 2-legged ties for the First Knockout Round, followed by the Second Knockout Round for the final 16, Quarter Final, Semi- Final, and the Final

- All matches take place on Thursdays at the same time

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Golden Boot & Dream Team


UEFA / AFC CUP FORMAT

- 2 qualifying rounds, with both containing 24 teams

- The Second Qualifying Round adds the most recent winner of the UEFA Intertoto Cup

- Highest seeds enter at the First Round, which contains 80 teams. 40 winners progress to the Group Stage

- The Group Stage contains 40 teams, which are thrown into 8 groups of 5 with 1 round of games played

- 24 teams progress to the Round of 32, where they will be joined by the 8 third-placed teams from the First Group Phase of the Champions League

- The winning teams will then progress to the Round of 16, and following that, the Quarter Finals through to the Final

- All matches take place on Thursdays at the same time

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Top Goalscorer & Dream Team


UEFA INTERTOTO CUP FORMAT

- Competition begins in mid-June

- 64 teams will start out in the First Round, which contains 2 legs

- 32 winning teams will progress to a Group Stage, which has 1 round of matches

- From there it is a straight knockout (1 match per round, Extra Time & Penalties if needed) from the Quarter Finals through to the Final

- The UEFA Intertoto Cup (singular) winner will then qualify for the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Cup / Europa League

- Matches take place on Thursdays and Sundays

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Top Goalscorer & Dream Team


UEFA CUP WINNERS' CUP FORMAT

- There are 5 rounds in the tournament (no qualifiers). Therefore 32 teams from the top 32 nations begin in the First Round and are drawn against each other at random

- The tournament is a straight two-legged knockout for each round all the way until the final

- If the cup winner for that Nation is in the Champions League or Europa League, then the runner-up will replace them. Failing that, the spot will then go to the next highest placed team in the league

- Matches take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays

- Just like I have set it in every other competition, the winner is not automatically entered to defend their crown for the following year

- Competition awards include Goal of the Tournament, Player of the Tournament, Top Goalscorer & Dream Team


UEFA / AFC SUPER CUP

- This remains unchanged


**NOTES**


- If you are starting a new game and controlling a team that is competing in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, you will have to add France as a playable nation, as it allows you to start the game at June 12th.


- The nation rankings are slightly customized to allocate qualification spots, so a couple of teams have been moved up/down in the rankings for personal preference. You can always change the order in your editor ahead of starting a new game if you wish.


- *AVOID* activating Northern Ireland as a playable nation, unless you have a custom league structure for it. Their domestic playoffs have an issue when calling the correct teams and their season doesn't finish. As a result, no teams qualify for the UEFA competitions when the nation is activated and playable.


- If your game is displaying the default names for the competitions (i.e. Champions Cup or EURO VASE etc), try downloading the 'FM18 Real Names License Fix'.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS


Drop the files into the corresponding locations:

Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > editor data
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > pictures > trophies
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > pictures > logos > competitions > normal
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > pictures > logos > competitions > small
Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > graphics > backgrounds > competitions


CREDITS

I'd like to give thanks to those who have helped me out when it came to getting this file off the ground, such as KingRobbo, Freddie Sands, krlenjushka and KUBI, as well as anyone else who was kind enough to chip in along the way. Your help is much appreciated, and I couldn't have gotten this project completed without all of you.

Additionally I'd like to give a big thank you, with all credits going to the original creators for the following items which have been provided with this download:

Background Images = UEFA/AFC, and all other original creators
UEFA & AFC Metallic Competition Logos = kremmen, and all other contributors from Sortitoutsi
UEFA & AFC Trophies = DAZS8, and anyone else that may have contributed



Hope this will run without any major hiccups. Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read and download. Enjoy!

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Discussion: FM 2018 Competitions of Old: UEFA Revival 1.5

121 comments have been posted so far.

  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: The file you're looking for is UEFA Revival - UEFA Cup & Champions League (Knockouts & Dropouts) - Custom CWC
  • legendof88's avatar
    Sounds Good! Can you remind me in the new files which on to use for knockout for all three Uefa competitions, preferably the 54 team structure.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Thanks man.

    I haven't got any separate projects planned but I am considering expanding this one in a future update to create a merger between the CONCACAF & CONMEBOL using the UEFA structure.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Fantastic! It's a great concept, you got any other databases in the works?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: Got that fixed and uploaded for new update. Enjoy.
  • legendof88's avatar
    Any progress on fixing the Champions League Third Qualifying Round issue?
  • betley32N's avatar
    Thank you love this btw!!
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  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @betley32N: This is a bug that was in the game last year but got patched. The same bug has popped up again this year.

    Don't worry though, you can still play your UEFA matches. Simply pick your squad for each game and it will automatically register them without any hassle.
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  • betley32N's avatar
    Cant seem to register players for european any sugestions?
  • legendof88's avatar
    great thanks, ill keep an eye out for it!
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: Thanks for the heads up on that. Turns out there's an error in the fate for the Third Qualifying Round of the Champions League which I've overlooked (doh!).

    I'll get that sorted for the new update which should be up by tomorrow at the very latest.
  • legendof88's avatar
    I have had trouble, I selected UEFA Revival - UEFA Cup & Champions League (Knockouts & Dropouts) and started a game with Scottish, English, French and Italian leagues. I started as PSG, and entered the champions league at third qualyfing round and won that tie. However, I don't seem to have progressed, while Man City who lost the third qualyfing round to Celtic seem to have progressed and been entered into the Uefa Cup, while Celtic, like myself have not gone any further. Anyone know what gone wrong and how this can be fixed?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @legendof88: You only need to select one UEFA file when starting your game up, otherwise they will clash if you select more than one.

    For the file you're wanting to use, it's called UEFA Revival - UEFA Cup & Champions League (Knockouts & Dropouts)
  • legendof88's avatar
    I am bit confused on which files to add to my editor data to get the following: I want Cup winners cup, with Uefa cup and Champions League, all straight knock out. Which files do I add to get that?
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @OriAr: Lol I was gonna list them as an example to swap out as well :P

    It just dawned on me that that avenue might not work due to my rules being custom and overwriting the whole thing.

    Instead try this: Search for Man Utd in the editor, click on the General tab under Competitions, and swap their last league position with Liverpool. It'll then call Man Utd up into the Third Qualifying Round as England's 4th placed team.

    @MICASYT: Cleared that up for you on SI :)
  • OriAr's avatar
    @Carlito_85 I tried to do this but for some reason United is still in the EL (And like a good United fan I tried to put Liverpool in the EL, with no success).
  • MICASYT's avatar
    Hey , using the Uefa Cup and champions league (1 group stage) file and i cant register players on the uefa cup or the champions league and i have to go on a holiday so the game is played , what can i do? @Carlito_85
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    Hi OriAr. Thanks for the feedback.

    You can choose which teams you want to take part in the competition in the first season by searching for the competition in the editor database, and replacing an existing team with the one you want to add. Then you can put the replaced team into the Europa League.
  • OriAr's avatar
    @Carlito_85 Hey, I love the idea of this, however I want United to be in the CL (And not EL) Do you know how to do it? because I didn't succeed while messing around with the Editor.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    I will consider adding that to the project further down the line though along with a few others.
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @Farmerfrank32: That's not part of the file I'm afraid. There isn't enough fixture room to include it if it's not in the game already.
  • Farmerfrank32's avatar
    What about Royal League, top four from Denmark, Sweden and Norway

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_League
  • MICASYT's avatar
    And can we talk by pm , so i can send you my game? @Carlito_85
  • MICASYT's avatar
    Unfornately it still doesnt work , my champions league get stuck on the group stage @Carlito_85
  • Carlito_85's avatar
    @MICASYT: Yeah, that's the issue I corrected. The same issue was also in the Europa League (2 group stages) file

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