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In the 2010 AH World Cup
In AH Euro 2012
In the 2014 AH World Cup
This fictional tournament provides examples of:
- Alternate History: The setting of the whole thing has its own universe created by the contributors.
- Butt-Monkey: Ethiopia, who were routed twice in their first two matches.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Though they managed to draw their last match.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Happens in some matches, the biggest one is West Indies' 7-0 victory over Ethiopia.
- Depending on the Writer: Given that it is actually various people who made the write-ups, the reactions of the teams involved tend to vary.
- Every Year They Fizzle Out: Byzantium is set up as this, with the in-story history having them to be favorites to be champions but had never actually won it all.
- Famous-Named Foreigner: This is sometimes used regarding the names of the players.
- Literary Agent Hypothesis: We didn't actually get to see the matches itself but actually a point of view of someone who sees the matches.
- In some occasions, the bias for a certain team are made quite obvious.
- Opposing Sports Team: Texas seems to be set up this way, it is even explicitly stated that they tend to play rough and dirty and drew many cards.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Brazil defeated the Khmer Republic and advanced to the quarterfinals. But at the cost of their two main strikers, one through yellow-card accumulation and the other through injury.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: A very similar thing happened at the actual World Cup in 2014, to the same team no less.
- Red Baron: Some players had their own nicknames:
- British North America's Murray Humperdinck: Bloody Murder
- Timurid Empire's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The Armored Dinner Jacket (which is a reference to the nickname of the Real Life Ahmadinejad)
- Riddle for the Ages: How the world itself got into the way it is with the alternate nations, it is generally left to the imaginations of the readers.
- Ripped from the Headlines: One of the write-up stories is about the controversy of the World Cup ball, a similar controversy to the 2010 World Cup's ball.
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