The future of football in Utania
So, if this is football in Utania now, what does the future hold?
The UFA is absolutely dedicated to the goal of keeping football infused in
the Utanian culture. This does not mean pushing all other sports out, but that
football will retain its dominance.
It is the peoples' game, easy to learn, easy to play, good exercise and
inspirational for the people.
So, given it is so infused already, how will the UFA maintain this dominance?
Concentrating on bringing International competitions to Utania, and improving
the quality of the domestic competition.
The goal: the Vexcup
Utanians are under no misconceptions about what they desire for their beloved
game on the national level: victory in the Vexcup.
Survey upon survey reports strong disappointment at the Crusader's performance
at the recent 301 Vexcup and at each of the Vexgames. Most believe Utania should be
equal to the top 8 teams in Vexillium, and are determined to press on until that
vision is a reality.
The UFA fully supports both their desire and fervent belief that we have one
of the strongest teams in the world. It is the aim of the UFA to provide the
frame work in which every player in the Crusaders can perform to his very, very best
come game time.
As such, the UFA has spent several million punds on providing training
facilities and flying players to and from their clubs to make this happen.
The UFA is also actively pursuing the idea of an "Utanian Invitational",
where the UFA invites the best teams from around the world to play the Crusaders
on their own turf.
At the very least, the UFA will be making sure the Crusaders
play in as many international competitions as possible, including the upcoming
Empire Cup (in Zartania) and Old Continent competition.
Nor should this goal of winning the Vexcup be understood to be the only sign
of success for Utanian football. The Crusaders shall be clearly focused on winning
each competition as it comes around, starting with the Empire Cup.
Hosting the Vexcup
The next step after hosting invitational tournaments is to host the greatest prize
of them all, the Vexcup itself.
The UFA is confident that hosting the cup should be possible for 303 or 304ap,
and will be pressing ahead with plans on those lines.
To that end, plans to build a national-size stadium in the nation's capital
will be progressing forthwith, with a capacity to hold in excess of 120,000 fans.
These are some of the things in the future for Utanian football.