This story is going to be focused on the San Marino National Team and taking them to World Cup Glory. My current save is a joint San Marino club and national team save and I'm currently in pre-season of the 2019/20 campaign. Although this story is going to focus on the national team, I believe it's important to set the scene with the achievements and development of the club team, which of course are the reason that I am able to compete on an international level.
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As you can see I have won all the honours available at club level and I have developed the club into the most reputable club in the world behind El Classico. We're currently on a 99 match unbeaten run in all competitions. I have developed the facilities as high as they can go and improved the recruitment & junior coaching. The training is all at 4.5/5 stars and I have the best coaches/scouts for recruitment. Overall I have all the foundations in place to develop the Sammarinese youngsters needed to take the National team from the worst to best in the world.
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San Marino National Team HistoryHere is a brief year by year of screen shots showing the development of the national team from 2012 to 2019.
National Team - The Present
First off all I'm going to post a few screen shots of the best re-gens that have come through on my game. All of them have come through my own club team's youth ranks, except Emanuele Bugli who was produced at Padova. The rate of development of these players has been incredible, I've given them the best tutoring and training available and of course plenty of game time!
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The future is looking very bright for San Marino - Andreini, Hirsch and Gasperoni are star players for the national team and Crescentini / Martino are rising stars. Pedini will do as first team keeper for now as he can competently play in Serie B, whilst Bugli is a good striker to have around the squad. Though I may have to sign him to help his development, 2 seasons ago him and Hirsch had similar attributes! Had a set-back in the season just gone where we produced not a single Sammarinese player above one star potential, as well as 3 players still rejecting the call ups (though they would be nothing more than squad players anyway). Our first 11 is pretty good, but original players provide the weak links with Biordi, Palazzi and Vitaioli/Cibelli still being regular starters. With a couple of injuries to key players the team is greatly hindered! Need to get some more quality regens through the ranks asap.
Here's how it stands at the moment in our Euro 2020 qualifying:
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We have a great chance of getting through to the Euro's! I reckon two wins will do it, so we must beat Kazakhstan and pick up a win against one of Wales/Poland/Croatia.
I'm going to give game-by-game updates on the national team as well as player updates. My aim is to win the World Cup by 2030. We've already been handed a tough qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup, we'll be facing France, Greece, Belarus & Latvia.