The year is 2028 and the European Championships are here! England come into the tournament on a national record of 19 consecutive wins and 20 unbeaten. But can they rule Europe for the first time?
Ahead of a big summer international tournament, which is my first on Football Manager 2020, I thought it'd be a good idea to provide a brief rundown of the squad. There'll be some familiar names and some players I've probably mentioned by name and you're thinking "who's that guy then?"
England had made the perfect start to the Euro 2028 qualifiers, with two wins from their first two matches. But things were about to get very special indeed in what was, admittedly, a relatively weak group.
Sporting moved into 2022 on a good run of form but trailing the even more impressive SL Benfica and unbeaten FC Porto.
After securing their place in the Nations League Finals in the summer of 2027, the England staff and players had plenty of time out to prepare for future exploits.
Our first matches as England manager began with a draw in Italy and a win over the World Champions, which set us up nicely for the conclusion of the Nations League group.
I'm not sure I've ever managed England on Football Manager, I can't remember doing so on recent versions that's for sure. In fact I've rarely done international management, and it's obviously very different.
When I said that the next post in this 24 hours of Football Manager challenge would reveal where we've ended up after holidaying while on a Zoom call, I most definitely did not expect this to be the end result.
This Atalanta team is utterly dreadful, and I don't have the patience, the interest nor the inclination to try and rebuild it.