Kelssek national football team

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Association Football Kelssek
Manager Kelssek Kirk McDonagh
Captain Ruslan Demetriev
Honours Cup of Harmony 43
Highest KPB ranking 10 (WC50 cycle)
First international
Kelssek Kelssek 0-0 Starblaydia Starblaydia
(1-1 aet, 5-4 pens)
(Kaze Progressa, Kaza 2008 first round)

The Kelssek national football team represents Kelssek in international football competitions. The national football association, Football Kelssek, is responsible for the administration of the national team.

The team has participated in the World Cup since World Cup 33. It first qualified for the finals at World Cup 41, where the team were eliminated in the group stage. The team has also participated in the Coupe de la Francophonie; in a match at the Haven-Port-Nouveau Stadium widely viewed as a defining point in Kelssekian football, Kelssek drew 2-2 against an Ariddian team playing at home who at the time were defending World Cup champions.

Kelssek recorded its first World Cup finals win at World Cup 44 in a 3-1 group stage win against Jaseuyeon. Its biggest defeat was a 5-0 group stage loss to Septentrionia in World Cup 45. Kelssek advanced to the knockout stage for the first time on home ground at World Cup 46, when they were defeated in the second round by Dancougar. The furthest Kelssek have advanced in the World Cup is to the quarter-finals.

Kelssek achieved its highest KPB world ranking in January 2010 when they were ranked 10th. The team's biggest achievement, and only major international title, came in June 2010 when they won the 43rd Cup of Harmony while winning every match in the tournament, after being the highest-ranked team to fail to qualify for the finals of World Cup 51.

Stadiums

Around one-third of home matches are played at Exhibition Place in Kirkenes, with other matches rotated around the country. Currently, Football Kelssek's policy is to select two venues outside Kirkenes each cycle that will also host World Cup qualifying matches and friendlies. The following records begin with the World Cup 81 cycle.

Stadium Location Matches Last match
Exhibition Place Provinces of Kelssek Kirkenes 18 1-0 Five Cities, WC84Q
Stadium Konoha Provinces of Kelssek Burnaby 8 3-1  Bears Armed, WC84Q
Commonwealth Stadium Provinces of Kelssek Vickery 5 2-4  Kita-Hinode, WC82Q
Macquarie Docklands Provinces of Kelssek Latrobe 3 2-1 Tobria, WC81Q
Kingswharf Provinces of Kelssek Breton 1 7-1  Lisander, WC84Q
Stade de la Pacifique Provinces of Kelssek Langlois 1 2-3 New Saria, WC83Q

Tournament records

World Cup

Qualification Main tournament Manager(s) KPB rank
(pre-WC)
Cycle Pld W D L GF GA Comp Result Pld W D L GF GA
33 BoF 20 R16 6 5 1 0 20 3
10 8 5 5 29 48 did not qualify Mathieu de Jenken UR
37 14 2 4 8 8 28 did not qualify Gregory Babcock UR
38 14 2 5 7 14 35 did not qualify Gregory Babcock
39 14 6 1 7 20 19 did not qualify Jeffrey Pruitt 58
40 10 3 0 7 13 20 did not qualify Nicolas Manchet 48
41 10 4 4 2 15 10 WC 41 Group 3 0 2 1 1 3 Mark Tupper 48
42 12 7 4 1 22 10 WC 42 4th in group 3 0 0 3 3 8 Mark Tupper 36
43 14 6 4 4 25 19 did not qualify Mark Tupper 33
44 14 6 3 5 20 19 WC 44 3rd in group 3 1 0 2 3 5 Mark Tupper 35
45 14 9 3 2 26 18 WC 45 4th in group 3 0 0 3 1 12 Mark Tupper 30
46 qualified as hosts WC 46 R16 4 2 1 1 4 3 Mark Tupper 30
47 14 9 2 2 39 17 WC 47 R16 4 2 0 2 6 2 Mark Tupper 15
48 14 9 3 2 27 13 WC 48 R16 4 2 0 2 4 5 Mark Tupper 14
49 16 10 4 2 36 14 WC 49 QF 5 2 1 2 8 9 Mark Tupper 13
50 18 12 3 3 37 18 WC 50 QF 5 2 1 2 8 9 G. Mark Tupper 10
51 18 10 5 3 47 31 CoH 43 Champions 8 8 0 0 26 6 G. Mark Tupper 11
52 22 16 3 3 59 17 WC 52 4th in group 3 0 1 2 3 8 G. Mark Tupper 18
53 18 3 2 3 35 14 WC 53 R16 4 3 0 1 8 2 G. Mark Tupper 21
54 14 10 2 2 26 9 WC 54 R16 4 1 1 2 4 5 G. Mark Tupper 11
55 20 16 3 1 46 15 WC 55 R16 4 1 1 2 2 6 G. Mark Tupper 14
57 16 4 6 6 21 18 did not qualify G. Mark Tupper
81 18 8 3 7 34 34 CoH 73 QF 5 3 0 2 8 6 Kirk McDonagh UR
82 18 7 6 5 43 40 did not qualify Kirk McDonagh 86
83 15 9 3 3 31 24 WC 83 4th in group 3 0 0 3 3 10 Kirk McDonagh 65
84 20 13 1 6 55 38 CoH 76 QF 7 4 1 2 25 22 Andrea Crowe 47
Interim manager
     Hosted

Olympic Games

Kelssek first competed in the 2nd Summer Olympics, but did not compete in the Olympic tournament from the 5th to 7th Olympics. A senior women's team competes in the Olympics, while under-23 age group teams with a maximum of three over-age players are sent to the men's competition.

  Women's Men's
Games Result Pld W D L GF GA Result Pld W D L GF GA
II Group stage 5 0 0 5 2 14 Group stage 5 1 0 4 4 9
III Group stage 3 0 1 2 3 5 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 10
IV Group stage 3 0 1 2 5 7 R16 3 2 0 1 6 5
VIII Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 4 did not enter
IX R16 5 3 1 1 7 3 did not enter
X Group stage 3 1 1 1 1 3 did not enter
XI QF 4 1 1 2 5 5 did not qualify
XII QF 4 0 1 3 5 9 Group stage 4 1 1 2 5 10
XIII R16 7 4 2 2 10 7 R32 6 3 1 2 17 16
     Hosted

Other competitions

Competition Result Pld W D L GF GA WC cycle
Coupe de la Francophonie 6th of 8 9 3 3 3 12 18
3rd Valhala Invitational 5th of 8 7 2 1 4 9 11
Independents Cup 8 QF 7 4 1 2 12 9 pre-84
Independents Cup 9 QF 5 3 1 1 13 8 pre-85

Players

Current squad

This list includes players who appeared in at least one match during qualification or finals of World Cup 83, World Cup 84, or Cup of Harmony 76

Pos. Player Age Caps Goals Club
GK Kai Poirier 33 55 0 Cosumar Treftadeth Alliance
GK Marc-Henri Normand 30 15 0 Kelssek Langlois Océanic
GK Cathal Gallagher 23 26 0 Siovanija and Teusland FK Vlaikograd 1896

DF Thamior Liadon 119 63 8 Kelssek Burnaby SC
DF Damien Halliger 22 56 3 Eura Holdenburg City
DF Kassel Pokorný 28 49 4 Kelssek Coquitlam United
DF Tim Bowler 23 59 3 Taeshan Bayern Phoenix
DF Christian Arbour 30 32 1 Kelssek Latrobe AFC
DF Gabriel Farahani 26 31 1 Kelssek ASC Arvika
DF Mason Curtin 30 25 0 Kelssek Kirkenes FC
DF Ryan Dumont 29 12 0 Kelssek Strathcona Internationals
DF Ashley Douglass 27 21 4 Kelssek CF Outineau

MF Ruslan Demetriev 30 78 8 Eura Workers Union
MF Adrian Tremblay-Fillon 25 55 4 Siovanija and Teusland 1912 Stellburg
MF Blake McDonagh 32 58 17 Equestria Everfree Forest
MF Rémy Dionne 26 44 3 Nephara South Laithland
MF Victor Clinton 34 35 3 Savojarna FK Novograd
MF Rory Canning-Meagher 32 44 4 Kelssek NGSA Ulyanof
MF Gabriel Lapierre 23 67 12 Taeshan 1093 Club de Atlantea
MF Patrice Champetier 24 33 9 Darmen MTK Kingsville
MF Matts Bogdanor 22 24 2 Eura Marketville
MF Colm Ó Tuathail 23 41 9 Audioslavia Shamrock Cathair
MF Cory Greenwood 28 14 1 Eura Ulsa Rovers
MF Adam Corvin 30 10 2 Kelssek CF Outineau

FW Brayden Custworth 27 72 39 Apox Oldem Mechanical
FW Patrice Langelier 31 45 15 Kelssek Latrobe AFC
FW Matthew Lister 28 54 21 Mercedini Blue Strike Zoloroni
FW Shaheen Taleb 22 46 24 Taeshan Sleepy Hollow
FW Louis Kuelvic 25 19 6 Ethane Birdingstone United
FW Arjan Singh 24 7 0 Kelssek Coquitlam United

Honours