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Calbion national football team

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Calbion Calbion
Logo of the Calbion national football team
Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association CFA
FMF member 2013, 2014–18, 2020–
Confederation CTFA
Home stadium Caerdragon Stadium
FMF code CAL
FMF ranking 12th (June 2021)
First FMF intermicronational
Calbion Calbion 2–1 Elwynn Elwynn
Biggest win
Calbion Calbion 11–0 Brettish Orient Brettish Orient
Biggest defeat
Alexandria Alexandria 4–1 Calbion Calbion
FMF World Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 2017)
Best result Quarter-finals
CiboTap Championships
Appearances 2 (first in 2016)
Best result Third place

The Calbion national football team is the football team which currently represents the micronation of Calbion, and previously represented the Brettish and Jingdaoese autonomous territories of the same name. It is a member of the CTFA, and is run by the CFA. The team is the official predecessor and successor of New Calbion.

The team has existed three times in the FMF's history; firstly in 2013 as an autonomous territory of Jingdao, secondly between early 2014 and mid-2018 as an independent nation and autonomous territories of the Brettish Isles and Jingdao, and thirdly since mid-2020 again independently.

History

Calbion applied successfully to join the FMF after the territory was founded by Jingdao in early 2013. Calbion was dissolved later in the year and the national team was integrated into the Jingdaoese side. Calbion was reëstablished as an autonomous territory of the Brettish Isles in early 2014 and the team rejoined the FMF.

In their first qualifiers, the team finished second in their five-team group with twelve points, behind North Antarctica and missing-out on qualifying on goal difference. Later in the year, the team competed in the inaugural Lions Cup, which they won after winning all six of their group games comfortably. Soon afterwards, Calbion gained independence after seceding from the Brettish Isles.

In 2016, Calbion successfully bid to host the year's CiboTap, qualifying automatically as a result, and instead competed in the inaugural FMF Confederations Cup, where they advanced from their group with eight points before losing to Mercury and Hamland to place fourth. In CiboTap 2016, Calbion advanced from their group with two wins before being well-beaten by Alexandria 4–1 in the semi-finals. However, the team overcame Zandarijn 2–1 in the third-place play-off to finish third in their first finals.

In 2017, prior to the completion of the year's qualifying rounds, Calbion was annexed by Jingdao. In the qualifiers, the team finished top of their five-team group without losing a game and advanced to their first World Cup finals, where they gained four points as they finished fourth in their group.

The team competed in the 2018 CiboTap Championships qualification rounds, where they topped their four-team group with 13 points to qualify for the finals. At CiboTap 2018, the team finished third in their four-team group with four points and failed to advance before Calbion left Micras once again after Jingdao reduced its land claims.

Calbion once again returned to Micras in mid-2020. The team's first post-hiatus appearance was in the 2021 FMF World Cup qualification rounds, where they finished top of their six-team group unbeaten with 28 points to qualify for a second World Cup finals. In the finals, the team advanced from their group by virtue of goal difference in third place with five points before overcoming Talenore 1–0 in the play-off round, but were narrowly eliminated by Senya in the quarter-finals.

Chronological competitive participation

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Age Club
1 1GK Aluc Jones 31 Calbion Arwyn Llysthur
2 3DF Pete Howard 21 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
3 3DF Abdul Shakir 30 Senya Kateki Blavisen FK
4 3DF Tom Wight 25 Craitland Biulya äqi Jedu FC
5 3DF Adam Moriarty 31 Calbion Celtic Lloran
6 3DF Edward Faletau 31 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
7 3DF George Farell 32 Floria Westlake Albion
8 5MF Cedric Ross 31 Floria Ostville Wednesday
9 7FW Jeff Wood 34 Chryse Chryste Miners FC
10 7FW Llewelyn Wyn-Jones 30 Floria Ostville Wednesday
11 7FW Owen Baine 23 Craitland Xäiville Teflons FC
12 5MF Sior ab Howard 25 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
13 5MF Liam Morgan 26 Craitland Cherry Trees FC
14 5MF Andrew Lycett 27 Floria Ostville Wednesday
15 7FW Artyr Falk 20 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
16 3DF Llew Davies 24 Calbion Arwyn Llysthur
17 1GK Evyn Jacobs 21 Calbion Celtic Lloran
18 3DF Hyremiah Strait 23 Calbion St. Edward FC
19 7FW Josh Huw 20 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
20 5MF Ronald Pritchard 20 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
21 1GK Evan Dexter 27 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
22 5MF Miles Moreland 18 Calbion Pentyre Dragons
23 5MF Alun Cardogan 27 Calbion Aberford Town

Kit

Honours

Flag

Calbion has used the following flags during its three FMF affiliations:

2013 2014–18
2020
2020–
Calbion
Calbion
Calbion