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My experience of coronavirus lockdown perked up considerably when the computer game Football Manager suddenly became available for free. I'm never one to miss a bargain and the chance to sit in a virtual dugout seemed like a good way to spend the increased amount of spare time that had come my way. My wife disagreed with this assessment and described my fascination with the pixelated footballers running across the screen as "sad".

I tried to claim that I was an "esports athlete" preparing for an elite competition but this didn't seem to get me anywhere, and I remain obliged to sneak in my playing time around other "more worthwhile" pursuits. Deciding what team to manage is always a tricky question as there are literally hundreds of options from leagues across the world.

In the end I plumped for FC Triesenberg, a small side plying its trade in the seventh tier of Swiss football. My choice was made after I fell down a YouTube Any women older in Liechtenstein now hole one afternoon and stumbled across a video devoted to the game called "The Liechtenstein Challenge". Triesenberg, you see, is not located in Switzerland but in the tiny neighbouring principality of Liechtenstein, which is nestled in between the Swiss and Austrian borders. As well as a bargain I also like a challenge and the YouTuber had set himself an intimidating one by opting for another Liechtenstein club in FC Balzers.

A common Football Manager challenge involves picking a side from an obscure nation and trying to make them the best in the world, but with Liechtenstein there is an added element of difficulty thanks to a rather unfair rule. No clubs from the country are allowed to qualify for European competitions through the Swiss league system, with the Liechtenstein Cup the only route to UEFA events.

The Champions League is not out of reach for Liechtenstein clubs but it is essentially impossible to get there. They would then need to win the Europa League at the first time of asking to earn the Champions League place that this offers. There is zero margin for error in this barmy route, never mind the fact that the Liechtenstein clubs fall well short of the standard required to pull it off.

If Vaduz somehow got to the Europa League final and lost, for example, they would have to start all over again in the Conference League the next season, providing they had won the Liechtenstein Cup to earn their place. The ultimate goal of the Liechtenstein Challenge on Football Manager is not just to reach the Champions League but to win it. Can I achieve this with Triesenberg?

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Probably not - even at the best of times the players good enough to do this won't want to play in the Swiss leagues - but I am going to have a crack all the same. When I start a save I invariably become interested in what is happening at the club and in the country in real life. I am not one of those nutters who puts a suit on when playing a cup final or anything like that, but I do like to learn and see what interesting nuggets of information I can glean.

I'll take a look at where the opposition clubs are located and what happened to various players in their actual careers. Google becomes a close ally and it is very easy to fall down a labyrinth of rabbit holes. On one such dissent I learnt that the Olympic history of Liechtenstein is very much a family affair. I was surprised to learn that this microstate of just 62 square miles and around 39, people has won an impressive 10 Olympic medals, all at the Winter Games and all in Alpine skiing. Four of these have been brought home by Hanni Wenzel, including golds in the women's slalom and giant slalom at Lake Placid She also won downhill silver at the same Games, as well as a slalom bronze at Innsbruck which was Liechtenstein's first-ever Olympic medal.

Hanni's brother Andreas won giant slalom silver in Lake Placid and then bronze in the same discipline at Sarajevobut the Wenzels are not the only Liechtensteiner siblings to have shone on the grandest sporting stage. Step forward Willi and Paul Frommelt, who both won medals of the same colour in exactly the same event. Willi took home slalom bronze in Innsbruck before Paul followed suit at Calgary12 years on. Ursula Konzett also won a bronze medal in the women's slalom at Sarajevo but, disappointingly, appears to have no family links to the others.

The same cannot be said about Tina Weirather, who won women's super-G bronze at Pyeongchang There are other family members we can throw into the mix. Moritz in cross-country skiing. A family affair indeed. When learning all of this, I found myself nodding along approvingly. Another marvellous anecdote concerning Liechtenstein at the Olympics involves the country's flag. The story goes that the nation's team pitched up at the Berlin Games and discovered their flag was Any women older in Liechtenstein now the same as Haiti's.

Officials dutifully reported back that this would not do at all and Liechtenstein responded the very next year, adding a crown at the top of the horizontal strips of blue and red.

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In football, Vaduz are the dominant force. They have won the Liechtenstein Cup 47 times, which is apparently a world record for a national competition. Their past European adventures include a tie with French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup inwhich they lost on aggregate. When last season's edition of the trophy was cancelled due to coronavirus, Vaduz were simply handed the European spot as their stature is so much greater than any of their local rivals.

The national team, unsurprisingly, have done little of note, although that may change thanks to the creation of the UEFA Nations League which pits teams of similar standard against each other more often. Liechtenstein did earn a credible victory over World Cup hosts Qatar in Doha three years ago, while their largest win is a success over Luxembourg from They play at the wonderfully sounding Sportanlage Leitawies which I am getting Any women older in Liechtenstein now know particularly well.

Liechtenstein is also one of only two double landlocked countries in the world - the other being Uzbekistan but you don't need me to tell you that. It is the world's largest producer of false teeth. Ina referendum asking citizens to increase the powers of the Prince, including giving him the right to dismiss the Government, passed handsomely. Another vote inwhich hoped to remove the Prince's veto powers, was overwhelmingly rejected although presumably he could have used his veto had it gone the other way. A strange incident occurred in when Switzerland accidentally "invaded" the country.

Around soldiers strayed across the border but nobody seemed to mind and life in the mountainous tax haven carried on as usual. I could go on with more facts, but it is now one of those rare moments when a more worthwhile pursuit does not need to be pursued. Osaka lights Cauldron as delayed Tokyo Olympic Games opens. But in a Colorado referendum in Novembervoters rejected funding for the event. It is the only time a city has been awarded the Olympics but pulled out.

Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still reeling from the Denver rejection, declined and selected Innsbruck, the host city, as a replacement. The position is based in Lausanne and is available immediately. Brisbane, a thriving state capital with an "irresistible" candidacy is set to be formally awarded the Olympics at this week's IOC Session.

Philip Barker profiles the city due to be confirmed as hosts, and also looks at the changing nature of the host city selection process. We use cookies to collect and analyse information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customise content and advertisements. To find out more visit the cookies section of our privacy policy. Tokyo - now Lucerne - days Beijing - days Birmingham - days. Can't see the service that you're looking for?

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