This file gives every national team in Football Manager 2017 complete histories from various tournaments. With the help of Wikipedia and RSSSF, I have added data for all the qualifying and final stages of World Cups and continental championships, plus other in-game competitions such as the Confederations Cup. My update is designed to be as CORRECT, COMPLETE, and CONSISTENT as possible.
For the second public release of ITCH, I completely erased all national team histories from the database and inserted my own data for every country from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. This means that my file will be compatible with the original FM17 database, as well as any future updated databases.
I created ITCH after becoming appalled at the standard of national team history data in the original database. While the histories for some countries like England were fairly accurate, the histories for other countries like Spain were badly lacking, while many did not have any history at all. For example, some nations that had previously qualified for World Cups were not listed as having done so. This update rectifies such errors and omissions.
I hope you enjoy using this file as much as I enjoyed creating it.
How to install FMUpdates ITCH in FM 2017
- Move the downloaded .fmf file to:
\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\editor data\
Create folder "editor data" if it doesn't exist already.
- Run Football Manager 2017 and start new save with this database enabled.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSQ. How many changes have you made to the database?
A. Over 45,000 in total.
Q. Why is there no data for the Olympic Games?
A. The Olympic Games is not a senior international tournament, meaning that national team histories will not be updated with results from future Olympic Games that take place in the game. The same is true of other age-group tournaments such as the U20 World Cup. Only a small number of national teams had histories for such tournaments, and I decided to remove those histories because adding complete histories for all nations would be time-consuming and pointless.
Q. Will this be compatible with other files?
A. I am confident that this file will be compatible with all other files that DO NOT also edit national team data.
Q. I've noticed a mistake or a discrepancy in your file. What should I do?
A. You can either leave a reply in this thread or contact me via PM. If I have made any errors, I will look to rectify them and bring out a new version as soon as possible.