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Eleven In A Billion - A National Team Story Against All Odds

TRYING to play as the Indian National Team
Started on 22 April 2014 by AS4
Latest Reply on 22 April 2014 by MaxTheGreat
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I have decided to have my second running story alongwith the Borussia Dortmund one.

A little intro

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Nickname(s): Blue Tigers
Association: All India Football Federation
Sub-confederation: SAFF (South Asia)
Confederation: AFC (Asia)
Head coach: Wim Koevermans
Asst coach: Savio Medeira
FIFA code: IND
FIFA ranking: 145 Increase 7
Highest FIFA ranking: 94 (February 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking: 169 (September 2012, November 2012)


Well, let me just tell you that this save is a result of frustration, if anything else :P
Frustration at having the beautiful sport of soccer be overshadowed by cricket in my country. And it is equally appalling for me to see that a country of 1.241 billion people cannot produce 11 decent players that can give their all on the field. I can harp on about how the cricket crazy country neglects soccer, how the government doesn't really care about it, about x, y and z. But what I have decided to do, is try to achieve the impossible. Take the Indian National Team to the World Cup. I know this might take possibly 100 years, but hey I think I can stick with the game until FM15 comes out. And with Dortmund being my only other save, I think I can manage this.

So, essentially, for this 'challenge' (can't be described any other way), I will change the youth and training facilites at Indian clubs to 'Top' by having my friend edit the database (since I dont have the editor :( ) - Not really sure if this will really have an effect or not. But apart from that, I will be just the manager of the national team, and hope, that the game system somehow breaks down and the country produces a gem of a player. Sorry for boring all of you with so much blabber, but let's get started. Won'tr really write a lot - just some updates and stuff. Maybe match reports.

So, essentially, this save will:
1. Look for 11 decent (not great, I am satisfied with just decent) players from the massive 1.24 billion people India has.
2. Hope to reach the World Cup - in the (very) distant future.
3. Give people a chance to laugh at me and my managerial skills
4. Give the Indian clubs 'top' youth facilities.
5. Exist against all odds.

I will do this save as myself.

On field mediocrity, Here I Come.

Good luck man. You have a few good players like Chhetri, Pal and Singh. Should be a really interesting save

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