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Fifa World Cup (Real Format and more)

Real format of the FIFA World Cup and others competitions

By on Apr 17, 2023   9895 views   6 comments
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Football Manager 2023 League Updates - Fifa World Cup (Real Format and more)
Hello everybody. I bring you another work done with many hours of dedication in the editor.

This is the actual format of the World Cup announced by FiFa.

There are 48 teams divided into 12 groups of 4. The first two places and the 8 best third places qualify for the next phase. I also tweaked all the World Cup qualifiers to be as close as possible to what will happen in reality.

I also adjusted the Copa América and Asian Nations Cup to their current format.

Note: I made Russia available after 2026, however, playing in neutro stadiums, as this is configured in the game code.

Compatible with 23.4.0

How to install this file

Move the downloaded .fmf file to your "editor data" folder, which is by default located at:

Windows: Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2023 >
Mac: User > YOUR Mac USERNAME > Library > Application Support > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2023 > editor data
Gamepass: Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2023 > Gamepass > editor data

Start a new career game with this database enabled.

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Discussion: Fifa World Cup (Real Format and more)

6 comments have been posted so far.

  • maxthelion79's avatar
    Just so people know, I found after installing this that the Dutch leagues would not start the 2023/24 season (the playoff semi-final didn't have a date so the game isn't played - so it gets stuck) I don't know if any other league has the same problem but after deleting this once again the Dutch leagues worked.
  • CieWolf1970's avatar
    Thank you for responding.
    Will you add The Nations League and European Championship in the near future or later?
    So the World Cup is endless? I mean also a World Cup in 2030, 2034 and so on? And who decides who hosts the World Cup everytime?
    Last Question: When i start a new career with your mod, France is the last WC Champion in 2018 and not Argentina. Did i do something wrong?
    Sorry for so many questions
  • Adriano Roberto's avatar
    @Vakama This file is about national teams only.

    @CieWolf1970 1:The competitions I adjusted are in the description of this post.
    2: Does not yet include The Nations League and the European Championship. I can do this in the future.
    3: Yes, every 4 years.
    4: No, as the competition ended with Argentina champion. History has also been added.
  • CieWolf1970's avatar
    Sorry for another question, but is there no Fifa World Cup 2022?
  • CieWolf1970's avatar
    What other competitions?
    Does it include The Nations League and the European Championship?
    Final question: a World Cup every 4 years untill?
    Thank You
  • Vakama2619's avatar
    Are Russia also avaliable for club competitions in Europe?
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