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Unlock Germany and Japan national teams in FM20

How to make the German and Japanese national teams playable in Football Manager 2020.
Started on 28 October 2019 by Stam
Latest Reply on 12 January 2020 by PCM95
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As with previously installments of Football Manager, FM20 should have certain files that will prevent you from managing certain national teams and from current real players showing up in their rosters due to licensing issues.

The national teams with the problem:
  • Germany
  • Japan

How to fix

Fixing this is relatively simple.

Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ Football Manager 2020 \ data \ database \ db \ 20XX \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application support > Steam > steamapps >common > Football Manager 2020 > data > database > db > 20XX > lnc > all

Here you will find a few files. Look for 2 files in particular:
  • fake.lnc
  • nleague.lnc.
Simply delete those 2 files and create a new savegame, or wait until the next time international squads are announced on your current savegame.

Here is the complete list of what is unlocked by deleting them:
  • 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 Japan.

Enjoy :)

Note: We will update these instructions if needed when the FM20 Beta drops.

Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix

Our exclusive FM 2020 Real Names License Fix updates competitions, clubs and awards with their real names, but also fixes the problems with the aforementioned national teams.
New patch 20.1.0 is out now, so if you start a new save after updating, you need to go through the instructions for the new folder 2010 as well.

wich one should i change?
All of them
The international squads were announced on my current saved game but I still cant use them.
It works if I start a new game only.
Any solution to get Germany on a current game?

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