With Euro 2020 finally kicking off today, I ran an experiment to see how Football Manager 2021 sees the tournament playing out. To warn you, there are some pretty drastic results...
With Euro 2020 less than a week away, I thought it'd be prudent to have a look at current in-game wonderkids who could be set to make their mark on the international game this summer
English football has long-maligned players that ply their trade abroad. For whatever reason, we're more than happy for leading players from other countries to come to the Premier League, but if our players do the reverse then they're immediately treated with scepticism.
World Champions England had made their way to the European Championships of 2036 in fine style, again winning every game during qualification.
World Champions England. Those are three words you'll never tire of reading and we'd just achieved that feat for the second time in English football history at South Korea 2034.
Excitement was high all across England as the 2034 World Cup was upon us. I think we have a massive chance of a first World Cup win since 1966 and firmly believe we have the best team at the tournament.
As a newly club-free manager, I had international honours to fall back on as we England began the qualification process for the 2034 World Cup. We had been drawn in a group alongside Switzerland, Slovakia, Israel and Azerbaijan, which gave us a pretty decent chance of qualifying.
After spells leading the United States of America and Denmark, my international management expertise has clearly done me wonders as my home country of England came calling after Euro 2032.
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?