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Players Missing Champions League Final

My key players are away on international duty when I'm supposed to play the Champions League final.
Started on 20 December 2012 by joeyraptor
Latest Reply on 21 December 2012 by joeyraptor
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I have a problem with players being called up for international duty. The same situation has happened to me a few times in FM13, and it really gets on my nerves, as it has a big impact on my team.

The problem goes like this: two of my strikers at Manchester United, Javier Hernández and Carlos Fierro, have been called up to play in the Gold Cup for Mexico. The first game is due to be played on 7/6/2015, and they are both already away on international duty on 30/5/2015 - the day United play against Manchester City in the Champions League final.

It's made even worse by the fact that Hernández and Fierro are my two best strikers, and that I only have three strikers in my first team because of the formations I prefer. You'd think that players would be given a bit of extra time off when they're due to play in arguably the biggest game of the season, right?

Am I the only one with this problem? Is there any way to solve it? Hopefully it can be fixed in an update, but for now I'll just have to risk losing to the evil half of Manchester! :P
I do think this is a bug but you can always change the dates of the Gold Cup in the Official Editor.
Yeah, it's a bit too late for that now though! Any ideas if it's possible to change it after you've started a save?
I would think using FMRTE would solve that problem but I'm not a fan of editors or Genie Scout usage.
Evil half of Manchester :)) who's the 'Red Devil' and who's the 'Citizen'? :P

Chicharito and Fierro, your best strikers? What happened to Rooney?
2012-12-21 14:49#73206 The FM Rookie : I would think using FMRTE would solve that problem but I'm not a fan of editors or Genie Scout usage.

Mm I doubt it, I don't think you can really edit the format of competitions, though if someone could confirm that then I'd actually consider it. After all it'd stop this from happening without me having to start a new game.

2012-12-21 14:51#73208 Glenn T : Evil half of Manchester :)) who's the 'Red Devil' and who's the 'Citizen'? :P

Chicharito and Fierro, your best strikers? What happened to Rooney?
Haha devils aren't as bad as they're cracked up to be ;)

Yup, I play Rooney as a CM, it's an easy way to fill the hole in the squad to begin with, and he's done pretty well there, plus I prefer poachers as my strikers. I actually completely forgot that he can play there if I'm honest, since I just don't consider him for it. :/
Put Rooney as a poacher, right now with me, in Jan 2013, he played 28 games, scored over 30 goals,
Mm but then I'd have a lower quality midfield, and Rooney also lost a bit of pace and a lot of technique after being injured a couple of times. Fierro is better than him already anyway even though he's only 20.

Fierro's stats for me in both all competitions and in the league are awesome (first season he was backup to Chico and RVP, since then he's been first choice):
2012-13: 19 goals in 21(7) appearances overall, 12 goals in 14(6) league appearances.
2013-14: 49 goals in 42(5) appearances overall, 33 goals in 26(4) league appearances.
2014-15: 48 goals in 42(2) appearances overall, 36 goals in 30(2) league appearances.

I doubt Rooney could do much better!

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