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Challenges Badge of Honour #5 - World Cup Winner!


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Intro:
This is the fifth badge in this year's 'Badges of Honour' series. The concept is explained in @Titjes inspirational post <here>.

Breaking News:
Two similar ‘international management’ badges are being released at the same time - this badge plus a 'Golden Boot' badge. You can choose to attempt both badges in one save, or in different save games. You can see the other badge <here>.

Challenge:
With 32 nations competing in the 2022 World Cup - some are performing well, some not, but only one nation (+ one manager) can become the ‘Winner!’.

This is an ‘international management’ challenge, lasting for a half-season until the end of the 2022 World Cup. Your challenge is simple - to WIN the World Cup with any nation. The worse the nation you select, the more difficult it will be, and the higher your leaderboard ranking.

This should be a fun challenge - to manage a nation (not a club!) in the biggest matches on a global stage.

Note:
To start an ‘international management’ save, you need to either (a) unlock / achieve the ‘national hero’ challenge in-game or (b) recommended - sign up for Sports Interactive’s FM FC community - there’s a link in-game upon starting the game. It’s super easy + quick (it’s what I did). Then you can start a new save managing a nation from day one 👍 

Scoring:
To earn your "World Cup Winner!" badge, you need to - unsurprisingly - WIN the 2022 World Cup.

  • Results - you should submit screenshots of your 'World Cup Final' match result + a news item (which states you won the world cup), then you will be added to the leaderboard.
  • Rank - the worse ranked your nation, the higher your position on the leaderboard. As it’s more difficult to win the World Cup with Qatar (worth 31 points), than it is with Brazil (worth 1 point). See ‘badge rankings’ list below.
  • Tie Breaker - if there is a tie (e.g. two Vibe players win the World Cup with Brazil), then the primary tie-breaker is how many goals your nation scored in the final (the more the better), then if needed the number of shots, then possession, in the final.

Nation Rankings
(for this badge's leaderboard)

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  1. Brazil (i.e. 1 point)
  2. Belgium (i.e. 2 points)
  3. Argentina (i.e. 3 points)
  4. France 
  5. Germany
  6. Spain
  7. England
  8. Holland
  9. Portugal
  10. Croatia
  11. Mexico
  12. Denmark
  13. Uruguay
  14. USA
  15. Switzerland
  16. Senegal
  17. Serbia
  18. Morocco
  19. Wales
  20. Iran
  21. Japan
  22. Poland
  23. South Korea
  24. Costa Rica
  25. Tunisia
  26. Cameroon
  27. Australia
  28. Ecuador
  29. Canada
  30. Ghana
  31. Qatar
  32. Saudi Arabia (i.e. 32 points)

Note - these rankings are based on the in-game nation rankings, with some adjustments (e.g. Germany + Ghana are ranked slightly higher in this list, vs in-game)
 

 

Rules:
The same as last year - with one addition:

  •  no club mgmt - you must only manage a nation, you can NOT manage a club at any point before/during the World Cup.
  • No unlockables (inc. no editor)
  • No cheating (inc. no reloading)
  • Own formations (that also means don’t steal a tactic and change one instruction)
  • Any badge and reputation;
  • Any database (if you want to attempt this after the winter 2022/23 data update)
  • You can attempt the challenge multiple times, but only your top score will be on the leaderboard;

Note - we now know whether someone has cheated via reloading from your screenshots. We probably won't publicly shame you, so you will still be added to the leaderboard, but be warned - we will know.

Good luck!
 

Leaderboard:

  1. @Dai_ - Ghana / 30 points 🔥🔥🔥 (previously won with Serbia / 17 points)
  2. @Legend288 - USA / 14 points (previously won with Portugal / 9 points)
  3. @Savelieff - Uruguay/ 13 points
  4. @FuddledFox - Holland / 8 points
  5. @DoneHisCruciate - England / 7 points (previously won with France / 4 points)
  6. @Aortic - England / 7 points
  7. @Savelieff - France / 4 points
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I thought I’d take a break from a long career and give some international management a go. It took me a bit longer than I thought as I needed a few goes to win Euro 2024 to unlock national hero! 🤪

But it did mean I got to know the French squad well and we won a final that could still happen in the real world (although both goal scorers aren’t in the real squad and we met Portugal in the semi-final instead of Morocco).

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Lots of fun though!

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@DoneHisCruciate - congrats! Have added you to the TOP of the leaderboard.

One question - did your top scorer get at least 6 goals + did they get the golden boot award? If yes, then you may have also achieved the next badge #6 at the same time!

Also - you reminded me that you don’t have to unlock ‘national hero’ - if you’re willing to spend 1-2 mins signing up for SI’s FMFC then you can start a save with a nation immediately! Just added that into the badge post above.

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True and I was tempted but I’m enjoying this version so much that I want to bag all the achievements.

No, sadly no golden boot. Mbappé never got going this time. On my previous attempt he had 4 or 5 goals by the end of the group stage and then I got FMM’d in the second round. 🤦‍♂️ 🤣

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Not sure if this is normal for international management, but you don't get notice that your players are injured? 

I scheduled two friendlies before the group stage, finished them with no incidents, and then 3 days later Hakimi, Amrabat, and Ounahi are all injured with no notice.

 

Also I forgot Belgium are not garbage in game so winning with Morocco will be much harder than in real life!

 

Update: No Hakimi no problem apparently 

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Refs are very card happy compared to the real one as well, suspensions abound.

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1 hour ago, hhooo said:

Not sure if this is normal for international management, but you don't get notice that your players are injured?

Yeah it’s sucks doesn’t it 😞 plus in international mgmt:

  • the player’s ability / potential  (edit: ‘stars’) are awfully misleading / incorrect,
  • you can’t see the player’s coach / scout report page,
  • there‘a no shortlist function, for you to check in case your star player has returned from injury / suspension, do you can call them up again.
1 hour ago, hhooo said:

winning with Morocco will be much harder than in real life!

That is a tough challenge 👍 

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2 minutes ago, DanEnglish said:

Yeah it’s sucks doesn’t it 😞 plus in international mgmt:

  • the player’s ability / potential stats are awfully misleading / incorrect,
  • you can’t see the player’s coach / scout report page,
  • there‘a no shortlist function, for you to check in case your star player has returned from injury / suspension, do you can call them up again.

That is a tough challenge 👍 

What do you mean about the stats? I've never really done international before.

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I kind of had an itch to win the World Cup with England after doing the Golden Boot challenge. (I do not want to go into how many times I lost the final with this team…🙈)

Anyway success (finally**) :

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Bobby gets the trophy at last:

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Golden Boot:

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DCL does it again..

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**pun intended 😜

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Decent pre-tournament result... Let's see how we go during the tournament!

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Using a more realistic tactic for this one, not my tried and trusted crazy one...

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On 24/12/2022 at 15:09, Scratch said:

Decent pre-tournament result... Let's see how we go during the tournament!

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Using a more realistic tactic for this one, not my tried and trusted crazy one...

Welp, that didn't go so well... 

Totally outplayed by Brazil, but held out for a draw:

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Unexpectedly 2-0 against Cameroon, but a late rescue for a draw:

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Which actually left us top of the group, with all teams on 2 points. Meaning we'd be through if we could get a draw with Switzerland.

Then our best player gets sent off in the 10th minute:

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We struggled with only 10 men, but held on to the draw, well, almost:

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Lost in the 95 minute and finished bottom of the group instead of going through....

I think I hate this challenge! 😀

EDIT: Forgot to mention that neither Messi or Ronaldo were picked by their nations. Didn't seem injured or anything, just considered... past it...

 

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The ghost of Johan Cruyff has returned and looking to lead 🇳🇱 to 🌍 🏆 glory.

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🇸🇳 made us work for it in the opening game but then 🇶🇦 and 🇪🇨 were smashed to pieces.

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We got quite lucky with the draw for the 2nd round and quarters and took full advantage.

The 🇧🇷 game turned on a :red: for Casemiro just after halftime when they were 1 up from a Neymar goal.


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A repeat of the 78 final but thanks to late goals from de Ligt and Berghuis the 🏆 was heading to the land of tulips, windmills and dykes.

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18 hours ago, Legend288 said:

Why you dont add me in leaderboard?( 

Was ill. Am catching up on the forum messages now 👍 leaderboard updated. 

On 26/12/2022 at 14:54, Legend288 said:

I was on holiday before world cup.

You won the World Cup - without playing any friendlies / Euro League / preparation games?!

No need to build up your team’s morale nor fitness. No need to test out any backup squad players? No need to test / tailor your tactic + backup tactic? No need to tweak set pieces … ?! 😮 

You just go straight into the world cup with a 3-0 win over South Korea?! Wow. That’s outstanding. And a huge surprise … why / how did you do that ?! 🙂 

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1 hour ago, DanEnglish said:

Was ill. Am catching up on the forum messages now 👍 leaderboard updated. 

You won the World Cup - without playing any friendlies / Euro League / preparation games?!

No need to build up your team’s morale nor fitness. No need to test out any backup squad players? No need to test / tailor your tactic + backup tactic? No need to tweak set pieces … ?! 😮 

You just go straight into the world cup with a 3-0 win over South Korea?! Wow. That’s outstanding. And a huge surprise … why / how did you do that ?! 🙂 

I dont think that 3-4 games will add reletionships beetwen players. 

I used 1 tactic only in game changes waste time or change shape. It was very easy with portugal but then i play 100 times with croatia morocco urugua but  in 1/8 are loosing all time (

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Literally came here to say I tip my cap to anyone that can go lower in the list and win it, and find that someone has already managed it! 😂

Good work @Legend288

 

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Do I get any extra points for completing the challenge without conceding a goal?

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Just now, DanEnglish said:

@Dai_ updated both leaderboards 👍 great job!

I tried this with Ghana (very low down on the list) - I think it’s doable but I couldn’t manage it 

Cheers man. 

Is that a challenge? I can't resist a challenge. Just ask @Rob... 🤣🙈

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1 minute ago, Dai_ said:

Cheers man. 

Is that a challenge? I can't resist a challenge. Just ask @Rob... 🤣🙈

Yes it is 👍 

Upon release, Ghana actually had the lowest (in-game) national ranking of these 32 world cup teams - worse than Qatar + Saudi Arabia!

Yet the Ghana team are pretty good - they’ve got some classy players - so I manually bumped them up above Qatar + Saudi (but no further).

Winning the World Cup with Ghana is worth a huge 30 points and is basically unbeatable. It’s the world cup equivalent of a 3k challenge - but only takes a half-season.

I couldn’t do it, but i think someone exceptional may have a chance 🙂 

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Just now, DanEnglish said:

Yes it is 👍 

Upon release, Ghana actually had the lowest (in-game) national ranking of these 32 world cup teams - worse than Qatar + Saudi Arabia!

Yet the Ghana team are pretty good - they’ve got some classy players - so I manually bumped them up above Qatar + Saudi (but no further).

Winning the World Cup with Ghana is worth a huge 30 points and is basically unbeatable. It’s the world cup equivalent of a 3k challenge - but only takes a half-season.

I couldn’t do it, but i think someone exceptional may have a chance 🙂 

Oh, man!!! 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

You went and did it.

It took me 4 attempts with Serbia. Got out of the group every time. QF twice and Semi twice before eventually winning it. All about the tactic to suit the better players. Same as every team that doesn't have excellence everywhere, obviously. 

I'll have a wee go with Ghana. 

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2 minutes ago, DanEnglish said:

It may take you … er … more than 4 attempts !!!

First friendly is encouraging.... I can work with them. 👍

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44 minutes ago, Dai_ said:

First friendly is encouraging.... I can work with them. 👍

It’s a pretty good squad right? Especially if you call up (+ cap!) Salisu, Lamptey, Williams and co asap.

I’m not saying this is my tactic - BUT these were my preferred starters + subs bench. @Dai_ Are you picking anyone different? 🙂 

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PS. Have you seen your world cup group (ouch!)

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