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Georgeland's men's 'national football team' have met with limited international success, despite some high-profile players and a solid supporter base.

Confederation[]

Much of Georgeland's lack of success can be attributed to its 'floating' status among the FIFA confederations - Georgeland was considered by FIFA as part of Africa until 1972, then part of Asia from 1972-1987, and then Oceania from 1987-1997. From 1997 to 2013, Georgeland's national team competed as part of the Asian confederation, with associate membership only. Attempts to relocate Georgeland once more, back into the African confederation, were unsuccessful and formally abandoned in 2012. The following year, FIFA announced Georgeland would henceforth receive full membership in the Asian Confederation and be formally competing as an Asian team.

World Cup appearances[]

Georgeland have appeared in the World Cup six times - in 1938 (France), 1954 (Switzerland), 1966 (England), 1970 (Mexico), 1978 (Argentina), 1990 (Italy) and 2018 (Russia).

In 1938 and 1966 Georgeland made it to the semi-finals; it has not progressed beyond the group stage in any other World Cup, although in 2018 it failed to progress against Portugal only on penalties.

In 2015, following pressure from supporters and activists, the Georgeland Football Association announced it would boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in protest against the process of awarding the competition and corruption within FIFA. It committed to continue to participate in Asian Confederation matches and the World Cup beyond 2022. 

World Cup Host nation Placement Notes
1930 Uruguay Did not qualify
1934 Italy Did not qualify
1938 France Semi-final Defeated by Hungary 3-1
1950 Brazil Did not qualify
1954 Switzerland Group stage Finished 3rd in Group 2
1958 Sweden Did not qualify
1962 Chile Did not qualify
1966 England Semi-final Defeated by England 4-2
1970 Mexico Did not qualify
1974 West Germany Did not qualify
1978 Argentina 2nd round Finished 3rd in Group A
1982 Spain Did not qualify
1986 Mexico Did not qualify
1990 Italy Group stage Finished 4th in Group F
1994 United States Did not qualify
1998 France Did not qualify
2002 Japan/South Korea Did not qualify
2006 Germany Did not qualify
2010 South Africa Did not qualify
2014 Brazil Did not qualify
2018 Russia Group stage Finished 3rd in Group B
2022 Qatar Boycotting
2026 Canada/Mexico/USA To be determined


Confederation cup appearances[]

African Cup of Nations[]

Georgeland's first African Cup of Nations appearance was in 1962, although it failed to qualify. It came 3rd in the 1970 competition, its final appearance as part of the African Confederation. 

Year Host Placement
1957 Sudan Did not participate
1959 United Arab Republic Did not participate
1962 Ethiopia Did not qualify
1963 Ghana Did not qualify
1965 Tunisia Group stage
1968 Ethiopia Group stage
1970 Sudan 3rd place

Asian Cup (1972-)[]

From 1972 to 1984, Georgeland participated in the Asian Cup, failing to qualify in 1972 and reaching the semi-finals in 1984, where it lost to Saudi Arabia. From 1987 to 1997, Georgeland was part of the Oceania confederation which did not have its own cup of nations. From 1997, Georgeland once again participated in the Asian Cup, with associate membership of the AFC until 2013.

Georgeland won the 2004 Asian Cup, defeating Japan 2-1. This win remains Georgeland's only victory in any international competition. In 2015, the team lost to Australia 3-2 in extra time in the AFC Cup final, reaching their second-highest position in international play. 

Georgeland will host the 2023 Asian Cup. This will be the first time an international competition has been held in Georgeland. 

Year Host Placement
1972 Thailand Did not qualify
1976 Iran Group stage
1980 Kuwait Group stage
1984 Singapore Semi-finalists
1988 Qatar Did not participate
1992 Japan Did not participate
1996 United Arab Emirates Did not qualify
2000 Lebanon Quarter-finals
2004 China Winners
2007 Indonesia

Malaysia Thailand Vietnam

Group stage
2011 Qatar Quater-finals
2015 Australia Runners-up
2019 United Arab Emirates Quarter-finals
2023 Georgeland To be determined

Management[]

The current manager/coach of the national team is Anthony Quested, who captained the team from 2006 to 2011. He is the first former national player to also coach the national team. 

Team managers 1906-[]

Manager Period
John Hunter Smith 1906-1919
James Price 1919-1938
Alexander Duncan 1938-1943
Kenneth Boswell 1943-1963
Eric Slick 1963-1975
Wayne Gooley 1975-1997
David Berkowitz 1997-2004
Douglas Marrick 2004-2008
Larry Benedict 2008-2018
Anthony Quested 2018-

Squad[]

Current squad[]

The following players have been called to the national team in the last 12 months.

No. Pos Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Mark Hathaway 14 October 1984 (35) 74 0

Manchester City

11 GK Rick London 17 May 1990 (29) 15 0 Chipwich FC
21 GK Matthew Gatti 12 June 1996 (23) 6 0 Weston FC
2 DF Vince Palladino 9 September 1994 (25) 64 3 Rangers FC
3 DF Tommy Gatti 1 March 1998 (21) 32 0 Zigit City FC
4 DF Daniel Strickler 15 August 1996 (23) 19 0 Topstad Tigers
6 DF Peter Ross 9 June 1987 (32) 32 2 Santa Christina United
7 DF Troy Baxter 13 May 1990 (29) 12 0 Juventus
10 DF Mark Lennon 17 December 1991 (28) 3 1 Los Angeles Galaxy
12 DF Andrew Roy 11 October 1992 (27) 46 0 Chicago Fire
19 DF Milo Szukar 1 May 1988 (31) 32 0 Lazio
25 DF Mitch Houlios 17 November 1986 (33) 21 0 Borussia Dortmund
5 MF Craig Coynes 11 September 1987 (32) 47 3 Arsenal FC
13 MF Scott Grass 14 March 1994 (25) 32 2 Gamba Osaka
14 MF Duncan McKinnon 18 October 1995 (24) 45 0 Emilypolis FC
15 MF Eric Jones 16 June 1989 (30) 11 2 Melbourne Victory
17 MF Rhys Evans 12 May 1985 (34) 4 1 Doubledance City FC
18 MF Angelo Batistini 18 September 1997 (22) 21 2 Lylecity FC
20 MF Rick Cooper 13 May 1996 (23) 21 0 Seongnam FC
8 FW James Fielding 25 April 1991 (28) 53 5 Santa Christina United
9 FW Garrett Musa 13 May 1994 (25) 38 4 Brighton & Hove Albion
16 FW Alex Bashir 17 December 1998 (21) 21 3 Perth Glory
22 FW Tommy Scott 4 August 1993 (25) 26 2 FC Tokyo
23 FW Liam King 30 May 1990 (29) 12 0 Usk City FC
24 FW Chris Rooney 17 February 1998 (21) 7 1 Dannyburg FC

Recent call-ups[]

Player records[]

Most caps[]

Top goalscorers[]

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