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FM24 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams

How to unlock Germany and Japan national teams & make them playable in Football Manager 2024. This fix adds real players to these teams.

By on Oct 26, 2023   12890 views   1 comments
FM Tutorials - FM24 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams
The national teams of Germany and Japan have fake players in Football Manager 2024 due to licensing issues that Sports Interactive and SEGA have been unable to resolve through the years despite getting a license to have the top 3 tiers of each nation as playable.

As a result there are certain files within the FM24 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 these files, but you will have to start a new save-game for the fix to take effect.


Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2024 \ data \ db \ 2400 \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application Support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2024 > data > db > 2400 > lnc > all

Here you will find 10 files:
  • carpi.lnc
  • chinese comps.lnc
  • chinese team names.lnc
  • euro and vanarama names.lnc
  • fake.lnc
  • greek name change.lnc
  • greek team names.lnc
  • korean name change.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • stage names.lnc
It's safe to delete all of them, but particularly 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.
  • Fix real name of Oliver Kahn (he's with nickname Jens Mustermann).
  • Fix names for various Danish, Swedish and French competitions.
  • Restore real players for the team Albirex Niigata (Singapore).
  • Fix colors and names for various clubs, stadiums, cities in Asian countries.

Enjoy :)

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