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Fix fake Germany & Japan national teams on FM21

How to make the German and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2021. This fix for FM 2021 will unlock Germany and Japan with real players. Instructions for Steam & Epic Games.

By Updated on May 19, 2020   94613 views   4 comments
FM Tutorials - Fix fake Germany & Japan national teams on FM21
The national teams of Germany and Japan have fake players in Football Manager 2021 due to licensing issues that remain unresolved.

As a result there are certain files within the FM 2021 installation folders that prevent you from managing the aforementioned national teams and also exclude real players showing up in their rosters.

Fixing this problem is as simple as deleting a few files, but you will have to start a new save-game for the fix to take immediate effect. It may work in games you've already created, it just doesn't happen instantly; you have to wait until the next international squads are announced.


Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2021 \ data \ database \ db \ 2140 \ lnc \ all
Program Files \ Epic Games \ FootballManager2021 \ data \ database \ db \ 2140 \ inc \ all

[username] > library > Application Support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2021 > data > database > db > 2140 > lnc > all
Users > Shared > Epic Games > FootballManager2021 > database > data > db > 2140 > lnc > all

Here you will find 8 files:
  • canada.lnc
  • chinese team names.lnc
  • fake.lnc
  • greek name change.lnc
  • greek team names.lnc
  • korean name change.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • nleague.lnc
Delete the 2 in bold.

Once you're done deleting the license files, start a new save game.

List of Corrections

Here is the complete list of what gets unlocked:
  • National teams of Germany and Japan become playable.
  • Enable player pics for national teams of The Netherlands and France.
  • Restore real players for the team Albirex Niigata (Singapore).
  • Fix colors and names for various clubs, stadiums, cities in Asian countries.

Enjoy :)

Tip: You might need to apply the same process for the 2101 and 2110 folders.

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Discussion: Fix fake Germany & Japan national teams on FM21

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • golflfc's avatar
    What dowload
  • Stam's avatar
    Updated instructions to reflect the latest and final db folder. Basically, for new saves you need to remove files from the "2140" folder.
  • Tobbeluren's avatar

    I've done all the steps above, and it still doesnt work
  • SonnySL's avatar
    SonnySL1 year ago
    Oh gods, it worked, finally! I am grateful)
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