Tellia national football team
|Head coach||Angelo Perrotta|
|Most caps||Pasquale di Montezemolo|
|Top scorer||Andrea Luca Peruzzi|
|Home stadium||Stadio di Romero|
|First FMF intermicronational|
|Gaia 0–0 Tokidoki|
|Incontinentia 1–7 Tellia|
|Greenuk 9–1 Tellia|
|FMF World Cup|
|Appearances||6 (First in 2006)|
|Appearances||1 (First in 2012)|
The Tellia national football team is the football team which currently represents the Ashkenatzi autonomous region of Tellia, and previously represented the independent kingdom of the same name. The team is the official successor of Gaia, which was a founding member of the FMF, and as such retains its records. It is currently a member of the WMFA, after previously being affiliated to the AEFA, and is run by the FGGC.
The team is seen as one of the strongest national sides on Micras, having appeared in six FMF World Cups, winning the 2012 edition and reaching the final in the inaugural tournament as Gaia, and also winning the 2012 Benacia Cup.
The Tellian national team was created upon the foundation of Tellia in late 2007 as the successor state to the CIS constituent nation of Gaia. Under the name of Gaia, the team was one of the founding members of the FMF when the organisation was created in October 2006 prior to the first FMF World Cup. The national team competed in the tournament, reaching the final before being beaten by Beaugium 1–0 to finish second.
Due to Beaugium's revocation of its Micrasian land claims, Gaia were granted the automatic holders' place in the 2007 FMF World Cup as 2006 runners-up. After advancing from their group, and beating Riponia on penalties in the quarter-finals, the team was well-beaten by co-hosts Tokidoki in the semi-finals and then lost the third-place play-off to Passas.
Prior to the 2008 FMF World Cup qualification tournaments, Gaia was succeeded by Tellia. After resigning their WMFA membership in favour of that of the AEFA, forfeiting their games 5–0 in the process, Tellia were beaten 9–1 by Greenuk in their first AEFA match. Due to the controversial nature of this match, the Tellians withdrew from qualifying and the result was downgraded to a friendly match.
The following year, Tellia returned to the WMFA, and competed in a qualifying group alongside their now-ruling nation, Ashkenatza. The team topped the qualifying group with relative ease, advanced from their finals group in second place, but were beaten 3–2 by Beaugium in the quarter-finals.
The team yet again qualified comfortably from the WMFA confederation in 2011. In the finals, Tellia topped their group, beating holders Craitland in the process, but crashed-out to hosts, and underdogs, Shireroth in the quarter-finals.
The Tellians once again won their qualification group in 2012, ahead of Batavia by a point, to reach the 2012 FMF World Cup and also the first Benacia Cup. In the World Cup, the team dominated their group, winning all three matches 2–0, before beating Shireroth in the quarter-finals and Hamland in the semi-finals. After drawing the final 0–0 against Alexandria, Tellia eventually won 5–4 on penalties to seal their first ever title. The Tellians' success continued later in the year as the team topped their Benacia Cup group before beating Batavia 1–0 in the final.
Chronological competitive participation
- 2006 FMF World Cup (as Gaia)
- 2007 FMF World Cup (as Gaia)
- 2009 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2009 FMF World Cup
- 2010 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2010 FMF World Cup
- 2011 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2011 FMF World Cup
- 2012 FMF World Cup qualification
- 2012 FMF World Cup
- 2012 Benacia Cup
- 2013 Benacia Cup
- 2013 FMF World Cup
Tellian Hall of Fame
GK: Fabrizio Daniello (2006–2010)
DF: Roberto Vincenzo (2006 – also Manager 2008–2010)
DF: Giorgio Rosso (2006–2010)
FW: Giorgio Menti (2006–2009)
MF: Franz Menzola (2006–2010)
MF: François Germaine (2006–2009)
Tellia has used the following flag during the entirety of its FMF affiliation: