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Hi! I'm Joshua, the creator of Match Simulator.

This website was made as a hobby project in March of 2019. Since then, it has gotten a lot of interest from people all over the world. In December 2020 I found out that around 30K matches had been simulated, so I decided to take on the project again and try to make it even better.

If you like this project and want to contribute financially, that would be much appreciated! Any contribution helps me a lot and allows me to spend more time working on this project.



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I have long wanted to incorporate real-life football more into this website, and with this new version I found a way to do so. In the events, you will now find current leagues and competitions, along with up-to-date standings, fixtures, and similar to the World Cup page, you can easily start the cup from this page. 

In the future, more leagues and cups will be added such as Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, etc. 

And there's a lot more to come with regards to integration of real-life football, so keep an eye out!

Look forward to your reactions and as always, let me know if you encounter any problems.

Quick links: (also added FK Crvena Zvezda to the base game, based on Larsson's mod)


Update: just included that the schedule of events that are a league (Premier League, Eredivisie) is now also correctly generated when you start a cup from the event page.

I have a few propositions to be added. Can you consider these.

  1. Players’ match ratings
  2. Possibility of injuries (would make simulations more realistic)
  3. View of the players’ fitness in the simulation (and also stamina ratings for players)
  4. Possibility to make substations yourself

I appreciate your work and that you have made this nice website. 

On idea 4: i think subs should be made after a player is injured and isn't able to continue, tired, performed poorly or tactical ones, also time-wasting ones. Injuries are already planned.

And subs after a player is booked are also common.

Yes when reworking substitutions I will take those things into account

Also, im against manual subs because of the hypothetical scenario where an user would make all substitutions in completely arbitrary minutes, and making manual substitutions would have to be in-game, but i will still Dislike that idea because in-game injury time would have to be affected in some cases because the formula will be different in the future.

I wrote that idea because teams in the simulation makes usually so random subs example attacker is swithed to defender or something else.

Attacker to defender happens when a team is winning by a narrow margin and wants to hold their lead. The opposite happens when it's losing by a narrow margin, though for that to happen both teams must have not used all the sub windows. Also happens after a red in real life, even a late booking by an attacker 

It’s not quite like that because also when match is a draw teams make random subs.

And sometimes if team is losing they sub attacker off and defender comes in place of attacker. And also in the opposite way when team is winning they sub defender off and attacker comes in.

This is true indeed, but it's a bit randomized. So when a team is behind they are more likely to replace a defender by an attacker and vice versa if they are ahead. When it's a draw it is most likely to substitute equaly, but there is chance that a midfielder comes on for an attacker etc.

I meant that injury time would be lower with less subs and that manual subs  would make it possible for subs to happen between the 1th to 6th minutes

Or does the in-game formation change when that like sub happens. Because otherwise that kind of random subs doesn’t make sense.

You'd have to imagine that, yes. For ths standard engine it doesn't really matter, but it does for the beta engine. I am aware of the problem and will try to solve it in a rework of the match engine

  1. Player ratings are high on the planned list
  2. Injuries even higher ;)
  3. Also planned
  4. Also planned

Thanks for the kind words :)

Out of curiousity and if you can tell, what's highest on the list?

To be honest, I only have a timeline up until about February. 

The next updates will include more events, match of the day (i.e. real-life matches being featured on homepage and maybe other parts of the website).

Then there will be changes in the cup creation. Where you would now use cup presets, all available leagues will be getting official presets that you can use to quickly create leagues. Same for cups such as FA Cup, Champions League etc.

After that, there will be a complete redesign of the website, which is scheduled to release between Christmas and the end of January.

From then, I will focus again on the match engine and stuff like player ratings, stamina, substitutions, etc. will be tackled. 

Hello I have an idea to make it more refined. Would it be possible to simulate a whole matchday, or even a whole season with a button. It was fun to start, but later on, I could not be asked to simulate hundreds of games to see who will win the league.

It has been asked quitely alot, that idea is known for a while, just wait. 

i agree but you have to wait. i think this should be in faq

Great Idea, It's a pain deciding who won the league with a 32 Team Round Robin indeed

I have long wanted to incorporate real-life football more into this website, and with this new version I found a way to do so. In the events, you will now find current leagues and competitions, along with up-to-date standings, fixtures, and similar to the World Cup page, you can easily start the cup from this page. 

In the future, more leagues and cups will be added such as Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, etc. 

And there's a lot more to come with regards to integration of real-life football, so keep an eye out!

Look forward to your reactions and as always, let me know if you encounter any problems.

Quick links: (also added FK Crvena Zvezda to the base game, based on Larsson's mod)


Update: just included that the schedule of events that are a league (Premier League, Eredivisie) is now also correctly generated when you start a cup from the event page.

in the world cup page, it says there are 43 comments even though there are 30

Thanks, probably counting deleted comments as well

Erm why is eredivisie there before the Europa or Serie a lmao

Unsurprising because joshua is dutch

Hi Joshua! First I would like to thank you for all your work and say I really love what you do with it. It is really great!

I have some suggestions that I think will improve the experience using the simulator:

1. Substitutes: Right now the simulator takes random 3 players from the bench and bring them into the field, regardless their rating or position (except a GK). There should be an option to set up the 3 substitues while making the line-up (choosing the player who going out and the one who replace him). If that option is a bit comlex to create, at least the simulator should pick the best 3 players from the bench, the same way it picks the best 10 outfield players for the national teams. (I had a match when I put Mbappe on the bench for 'realism' and he didn't come in all the match).

2. Shirt Numbers: I think it will be cool and will improve the experience if each player will have a shirt/squad number. It won't affect the match, it will only be displayed on the line-up menu next to the players' position and in the match screen when the player do something in the game. In the national teams I guess it's more complicated so it can be automotic like the England national team thing when the starting 11 are always numbers 1-11.

(I know it can be really hard to go over every player and now add a number so if you want- my friends and I will be able to make an Excel/Google-Sheets file with the needed database of shirt numbers.)

3. Custom Nation's Flag: There is a bug for a couple of years by now that you can't see a custom nation's logo (with no difference if it's your mod or someone else's), and you just see the gray default badge. So it made me think- when fixing that, there should be no option while creating a new nation in the mod creator, and the nation's logo can be only rectangle that you can change its colors so it will represent the nation flag.

Again I will say that I love all of your work and and hopefully the simulator will be better and better. (And sorry if it is hard to understand me, English isn't my natural language)

I like your 3rd idea;

However, I would be against your 2nd idea. As someone who makes lots of mods, I would be against having to add more and more data. It will slow down the progress.

I use your mods and I understand what you say, but you can think about it like the fact you set the nationality to a player that his nation doesn't exist in the database (For example:  Kangwa from Crvena Zvezda who is from Zambia) so you already getting slow by adding a lot of data that doesn't affect the game. This data is there for fun and realism (:

really like your mods by the way 

Thank you!


On idea 1, i would also like substitution for goalkeepers especially for serious injuries (planned) and them being sent off. If all 3 subs are used or no sub gk is available then there should be an outfield player in goal with their name mentioned.

Thanks for the suggestions!

  1. There will be a way to deterimine your bench sizes + amount of substitutions later on. The idea of presetting who comes on for who, is interesting. Further down the line I would also like users to be able to make manual substitutions during the game.
  2. I was actually thinking about shirt numbers some time ago. I do have them available in my dataset, so that could work. And as for Larsson's concern, we could also just randomly generate shirt numbers
  3. Forgot about it a bit and you're right, I do want to add a flag editor, just haven't gotten to it yet.

Thanks for the kind words :)

Randomly generate? But why? They should be the real-life ones if implemented but change every season (e.g. bellingham 5 in madrid and 10 in england) and shirt numbers in national teams change over the season. I am against shirt numbers for that.

I'd just like to appreciate Larsson and Joshua for this 2023-24 version as it's very enjoyable with all the mods by Larsson and Joshua has done a good job with the new commentary system as it's more interesting to watch then earlier.

As an expert on soccer (football) clubs, I appreciate that Joshua made the website possible! I mean the events tab is an excellent addition to Match Simulator but some areas need to improve the National Teams need flags on the Public Mods though. but still, I like the website.

I won't make any more mods.

I've made 270 teams with at least 20 players so far. It's fine for now... Haha

Can't you make a last mod with japanese teams ?

Sorry, no.

I won't use them myself, so that's why I only make UEFA-related mods.

Well if you only make UEFA related mods can you please do Northern Ireland. Considering Crusaders put up a decent fight against Rosenborg, Linfield and Larne almost qualified. They have some interesting teams and deserve some recognition.

I respect that you have made a lot of mods already so even if you have any spare time you could make a mod on Northern Ireland.

I've already made Linfield, Larne, Crusaders and Cliftonville.

It's in my mod Northern-Ireland!

I've made at least 4 teams for every UEFA country, so that everyone can simulate the UCL, ECL and UECL including the realistic qualifications.

For N.-Ireland:

Thanks for all that you do mate, appreciate it.

How do you know the overall and the statistics of the mod's teams players?

It's mostly based on the player's value on

1. Value, 2) Statistics (goals, assists), 3) does he play in the starting XI, 4) is he a captain, 5) age 6) if he was featured on earlier Fifa games, I make his rating based on his previous ones

It's very interesting, do you have a specific formula based on those parameters or you just "feel" what the rating should be?

I just 'feel' it, Haha

But players worth 100.000 mostly have a reating between 60-62;

200.000 --> 61-63

300.000 --> 62-64 etc

I respect your decision tbh, i tried to make mods and i realized how much time it actually takes, the community is definetly grateful for what have you produced 

Thank you very much!

Yes it took lots of time!

Joshua created best website : )


I finished my UEFA-project. All UEFA countries now have at least 4 teams! 

Enjoy simulating! (I'll still add more and more teams)

Nice! Will feature them all

This is what MatchSim predicts for Euro 2024: 

Group A:
Group B:
Group C:
Group D:
Group E:
Group F:
For the 3 playoff paths, i picked the favorites. 

Would sign for that ;)

for playoff paths you couldve just simulated the matches 

I did multiple times, and these 3 got a high percentage of winning. Plus they are most likely to advance. 

Poland most likely to advance? yeah.. 

This mod deserves to be on 'Featured'. That's a huge one, W TheWorldCupMan. 

Countries remaining to make full, based of the ranking. 
(31 AFC, 23 CAF, 13 CONCACAF, 6 OFC, 7 UEFA)

127/207 available in MatchSim (including mods)

I definitely expect people will praise your work. Calculating values isn't an easy task.

did anyone think of putting the FIFA world cup qualifers

hell yeah


I'm a Man U fan. And after watching that cracker, it put a idea in my mind when you have time.


Symbols for bicycle kicks, sideways, trivelas and all other types of skill goals


me also thinking about that. i am also a man united FAN.(mostly support for real madrid)

I made a mod that has Liga MX players because EA Sports did not put them in the game if you want to download the mod download it here

Made my first public mod with my favourite team from the 2nd division of Denmark :D

Hey Joshua! Do you possibly have plans of making this a kind of "career mode" thing where it carries across multiple seasons, possibly with growth and shrinking of player ratings?

it's on the works, you have to wait. this has been suggested a lot of times.

I see, thanks a lot for letting me know!

minor issue: spelling mistake in notifications: "1 unread notifications" when it should be "1 unread notification".

Does someone experience problems during match simulations with the fast forward/skip to score-button? It pauses the simulation for me

Yeah I have the same problem too

Please share a match where this happens, I just made an update

It pauses when you hit the skip to end button, and when it starts again the home team scores on and on

Now it works again, thank you!

Thanks for reporting! Had to do with caching issues, thought I fixed all of that but apparently forgot about this one line... 

it happens for me but often does

Hello, I want to thank you for all the work you have done on this website!

Will you add the possibility to create a 24-teams tournament like the Euros or the AFCON for example? Second, is it possible, when you create a competition, to give a home advantage to just one team (the host)? I think it would be even more realistic

These two things will be very useful when people will simulate the Euros before, during and after the real one

theres alot of good suggestions going on honestly, im surprised

24-team cups will be introduced at one point, same as the new Champions League format and the much requested MLS format

Thanks! And take your time, we will wait to all the time you need to do the best you can!

bug : squads tab alyways give an error tab 

Thanks for letting me know, will fix asap!

just wanted to ask a small question aswell, is custom pfps coming out soon? 

For now: no. It is really difficult to make it secure and also comes with a lot of other technical challenges such as scaling, storage et cetera. Maybe one day, but it's more likely that you will be able to pick an avatar from a set that is provided by me

And to add to that: before that you will at least be able to pick your own color.

yea i get it, fair point

Brother, love ur simulation system❤️❤️❤️❤️????????????????????????????????

Plz make a cricket simulator for cricket lovers like us❤️ love u

This site is about football. There won't be cricket

Sadly, I have to agree with Larsson for now. Maybe sometime in the future the website might be extended with other sports but for now there is still a lot of other features we have to focus on first.

Sadly no cricket, but a simulation of different sports. Very useful. 

who tf watches cricket bro????????????????????????☠

I suggest adding the missing formations in FC 24 from the fifplay website. E.g. 5-1-2-2. Most of the (none of the FUT-only) formations in FC are in the simulator.

I caught a rare bug (the chances are like 1/500)


DID WE....... ASK

ahop chill 

Hi, can you make an option where the custom line-up would be default line-up so for example when I am creating a 64 team tournament I don't have to click 64 times to change them?
Also, maybe a tournament option where it automatically pairs the knockout stage like A1-B2, B1-A2...or any other way, just separating the group winners from the second-placed.
And another idea is making pots before the draw, I know you can manually change the draw but it would help a lot anyway.
Keep up the good work, cheers :)

you can find a 'setting' option at the banner of your cup. You can set a default there. Enjoy simulating!

Just added a new mod for the MLS

somebody needs to create a national team mod for 23/24 fr

With flags

which teams?

san marino.

El Salvador,Honduras, Guatemala pretty much the entire National teams

san marino, liechtenstein, baltic countries and more concacaf and afc teams

i wanted to ask one question. I dont know is it possible, but if it is I think it will make this website more interesting. My question is can you and do you want to make option to simulate whole tournament not just match by match?

I think it's planned

You're not the first who's asking for it.

thanks for replying hope it will be soon

i was also thinking the same.FINALLY someone gets IT

Hello, I'm very thankful for this site, but I think the addition of match ratings will make it much better)

Already planned.

Ok. Thanks for your work

Joshua can you please add qualifier format?

What do you mean with that?

he meant like a playoff format i think
example : playing knockout games to play in the actual tournament
like in CAF champions league they have to play playoffs to play in the CAF champions league groupstage if he meant it that way

I would just suggest to make a separate Qualification cup and then once that's settled create the main cup based on the results there. When I out it like that, it would be nice of we could link cups to each other, that is something I'll add to my list!

honestly it would be exhausting to set the lineups again, but im fine with it

I use quick matches for the play-offs

I think when you costumize the squad, you could also choose who is the the penalty kicker and the free-kicker.

Agree and planned


Is there a way to duplicate one of our own mod ? I would like to have it twice so I can run some tests without making it unavaliable.

Or alternatively, to import modded teams and players in a new mode?

Also (maybe it's the same thing) - have the opportunity to edit an imported mod. For example I would take one of Larsson's mods and improve/fix/transfer just one player.

Not possible at the moment, but I agree that it would be really useful. I am going to focus on these issues later

A feature of the Swiss system, league vs league, and other tournament formats customized the number of teams that'll make the next round.

Groups of more than 4 teams aswell

Oh, how can i change muy squad? I mean change not tactics, but players, simulate a transfer. Thanks

1. if you want to apply a mod and u already got one, press on mods tab and then press on my mods and press on the square and mark sure its a correct mark
2. if you want to make ur own mod, scroll down and theres a place called create your mod (something like that) create your mod and edit your players then after ur done do 1.
3. if you want to add a mod made by other people, press on mods tab then public mods then search for the type of the mod you want aswell with the season and apply it then do 1.
hope this helps. (copied this from another message cause im lazy to explain it in another way)


Perhaps a function where, in a cup, you can click on to each team and see their squad, how many goals/assists each player has, etc. could be useful?

Will be in the redesign!

Why can I change the overall separately to the other attributes? What is the effect? Usually in things like this the overall is dependant on the other stats. Thanks for any replies! :)

Interesting question, the overall is the main value that is taken into account when deciding the team's strength. In the standard match engine, this is the core value while the other stats only determine who participates in game events (i.e. who scored). In the beta match engine, overall is one of the three values that determines the strength, next to defending and attacking strength.



A unbelievable match, I never thought I'd see this scoreline! Lower league but this matches the most goals in a PL match

the same scoreline has also happened to me: brazil 4-7 germany. at one point germany were 7-1 up, and that scoreline was in 90 minutes+injury time.

Dam that's crazy! Hope to see this scoreline in higher level matches. Didn't freak out because it's literally Reading.

Actually, i tried to remake this match and in 15 matches simulated no match had less than 3 goals

That's just rather luck tbh, I simmed a few right now and 0-0 and 1-1. The quick match is also way more predictable tbh and cups go off the head sometimes so

Actually, there is no difference between quick match and a match in a cup, so that is also just coincidence!

What you've been waiting for.

I know this is for ideas but this game is the craziest I ever had. On my alt, @Matchsimguy2 I was doing A FA Super Cup. So it came Newcastle and Leicester and the craziest thing happened. 5-4 to Leicester, but there's a twist.


Newcastle were up 4-0 AT THE 70th MINUTE.  Then in 20 MINUTES LEICESTER WOULD SCORE 5 TO KNOCK THEM OUT! genuinely one of the craziest games ever. I'll send a photo soon to show proof. 

you can send a link instead of the image. 

Agree, please save it and send the link!


Hello Joshua, I'm begging you please don't make a premium edition. This is all wonderful as it is. 

No need to worry, the core functionality will remain free!

he meant to a premium thing to remove ads & add more features for the premium

Hi is it possible one day to pay say £3 to do away with the ads on the site as they are very annoying when trying to do a screenshot of leagues ive finished so to speak or is there an option in the future of saving results, tables etc to an excel file etc.   Thanks for any assistance in this matter and keep up the good work

Hi Martin, there will definitely be a Premium version one day which would remove ads and give you additional features and options.

Saving results and tables to an excel file is an interesting idea, could you tell me what data exactly you would like to see?

features and options like which

To start, no ads. But other features I am still thinking about, can't say for now.

Use adblockers, they get rid of all the ads, they're totally free and the site still looks clean.

Joshua created my mod (name of mod: teams south America logo 2023/24)


Lie, just brazil

only south America teams less Brazil l have another mod only Brazilian teams





Is the mod still private? It doesn't show for me.

Also, please refrain from using the enter-key when it's not needed.

l will send the Link of my mod

clearly private, it redirects to mods/dashboard

click on the link again now ls public

minor issues: 404 page is outdated (no event page, mods say "dashboard" and "community" and no squads). privacy policy is mentioned twice.

1. Is Club vs National Team a good option to sim? Great idea from that video:

2. Apparently i can't see the ranking in profile (the last time i saw was #96 for me)

  1. Definitely, I am planning on changing this
  2. Correct, I removed it temporarily as it caused long loading time for the profile page. But it will come back, along with leaderboards.

suggestion: promotion and relegation play-offs in leagues, head-to-head, away goal (if there is home advantage) and champion/relegation (future) play-offs if h2h record and away goals between the teams (e.g. 1-2 and 17-18th placed) are tied (e.g. 0-0 and 0 away goals). another tiebreakers i suggest are fair play points (yellow -1, second yellow -3, direct red -4 and yellow and direct red -5) and drawing of lots (in fifa competitions, so i suggest an option to choose whether or not have these two)


does anybody know why isnt besiktas above galatsaray even tho they have more GD?

Huh, never seen that happen before. Do you have a link to the cup?

 my god

i think H2H goes first not GD but i dont know

besiktas beat galatsaray 3-0 and 2-0 not sure if its about h2h

Not too sure if wins are the priority, but there should be list of priorities incase of the tie. 

Beşiktaş win 3-0 first match and 2nd match Galatasaray win 2-0 so here first look for H2H results thats why. But i think H2H better come later like;

sorted on points > goal difference > goals for > H2H

Well, I never implemented Head to head actually, I do want to add a cup setting where you can choose the tiebreaker. But I really don't understand how this could go wrong, as it just makes a simple calculation points > gd > goals scored > alphabetical

H2H must be there dude other wise my clients gonna kill me if the stuation ended up like that :P

Can you try to allow us to choose H2H or GD as the tiebreaker like with European tournaments, Serie A or La Liga?

Hello Joshua, would it perhaps be an idea to create a Trello board or something similar so we can see what you've got planned for the website?

There already is a Trello board.

Maybe Joshua can give you the link.

however its outdated

best website 

I had a Trello board indeed, but since I use another tracking board for my personal tracking it is difficult to keep it all up to date simultaenously. I will think about it

Is it a public tracking board?

the trello board he had is, but the one he uses rn is private

Hey Joshua, could you make it possible to add your own pngs/jpgs/imgs as custom logos for teams and even modded teams. It would be very helpful. Thanks!

Maybe one day, but allowing image uploads poses a huge security risk so first I'd have to make sure that is all good. Besides, the technical aspects of cropping/resizing/showing the image are also quite difficult so for now I am focusing on other functionality

Hey Joshua,

Some of my friends who playing in my hosted tournament asked if we can put a ''play'' button instead of click on results to watch games. coz it spoils the final result and you know it kills the fun to watch. Can we have it?

Im not joshua but im against it tbh. The final result is already spoiled. Its also unpredictable to know if a match will end 5-3 without spoiling the final result.

i am talking about here. i didnt get what you are talking about?

complete rewording: use the fast forward button, shows only important commentary.

why you are talking about far away things from main object here :D

context: if you want to see the fun while not spoiling the final result, you can click the skip forward button to see how the match progresses while wasting fewer time.

Why you cant understand the issue here? :D i am talking about the results are open to see for others who doesnt want to see. I am hosting a tournament with 23 friends take place. Do you get it now? when they navigate to the tournament they see their result before watching it which is killing their fun.


I understand, might be a cool idea. Added to my backlog

Thanks a lot ;)

And Joshua while we are there, anychance we can put in options like '' save all games for this tournament'' coz its critical to do 1 by 1 for big tournaments as i am hosting now. and last match day i forgat to click few matches and ppl cant see what has happened there :D so it would be very very nice. Thanks.


here it should be perfect i think. with a check box Save All Match Details.



Hmm, I see the problem. But adding this option means that most users would just select it and that would lead to huge storage issues... I will have to think about it

Plan B: Can we add at least save all current matchday with 1 click :D this would work too.

Should it be added, it should only be present in public cups because only the cup's creator can see results in private ones.

You say so? check this then this is my private cup ;)

oh, i didnt know. thats a loophole

Hello brothers, can anyone make a Qatari Stars League mod with teams like Al Rayyan, Al Duhail, Al Sadd, Al Arabi SC?

You can make by yourself, there's too many suggestions regarding leagues. 

I am thinking of adding something like a forum, where you can make your own topics and comment whatever you'd like. You could make topics to discuss real-life football, request mods, discuss cups/matches et cetera. How would you feel about this? And is there functionality for forums that I should not forget about?

And is there functionality for forums that I should not forget about?


Forum moderators :D coz it will be a mess without and you cant handle all those.

Messi is now the 2023 Ballon d'Or, 8th time !

The contact page is meant to be used for discussions related to Match Simulator.

Thank you

So I can't say real life football now ?

No, sorry, I will probably add a forum/discussion page for that soon

In the Event page, talking about real life football is fine, and I understand that that is not up to date at the moment but I am also hoping to update that too soon!

@RUDY_2011 just dont announce here, there are barely peoples watching the comments. Also, we can find all infos other than here. 

@RUDY_2011 Just incase you haven't saw my reply, please remove those unnecessary messages, it's not a chat party.

I did what you said, I deleted the unnecessary messages(1 message)

Hey, would it be possible to integrate the most important Russian clubs in the game (like Zenit, ZSKA, Krasnodar or Rostow)? I'd like to put them in my Champions League :D Thanks!

You can use Larsson's mod:

Thanks, didn't see that one

Lecco (Italian Serie B) is missing.

And why is Ascoli always bugged, Haha

I fixed it in my Italy-mod

In what way is it bugged? For me it works..

Ascoli is filled with Lecco's players, and Ascoli's players are at Vicenza, a team that isn't even in EAFC.

Last seaon Ascoli's players were in Vicenza too, while that team wasn't even in Fifa 23, and the team Ascoli was somehow not in MatchSim.

Oh, that is really weird indeed... Means that either the sofifa data is wrong or that my teams database is incorrect, will look into it

Hey Joshua, I firstly want to thank you!

Secondly, I have a big idea that would level up the gameplay. Custom logos and existing logos for teams. It would be very nice if it would be possible to do it. 

about existing logos, he cant use that because of the copyright system or something like that, about the custom logos not sure about that

This isn't a bug or anything, but when you make a squad, the AI will automatically chose formations and put the players on that you dont wont on the squad, and its kinda annoying because I have to change it before the match.

I am not entirely sure if this would help, but in a cup you can set a default formation (in Team Management) so that you don't have to change it before each match


joshua i have a question, if a subsititon happened, does the formation change or the player plays in the same position as the other player he got subbed in his place? and does out of position players impact on chances of scoring,etc

That's a really good point actually.. The formation doesn't change and I think that when an attacker is brought in for a defender, it doesn't really matter for the standard match engine but for the beta engine it does affect the strength of the team... Put it on my backlog, thanks.

I created a Group + knockout tournament. i would like to see all group fixtures but seems like i cant. why? i need to know who i will play next for a better strategy :)


Edit: dont know if its too much but i ned to roll back the simulated match. i ve click sim before edit lineups and all gone eternity :) the losing friend now asking a re-roll but i cant. I need this please...

Noted, upcoming schedule will be added.

lovely. thanks

Is that Woodwork stats cosmetic kind or not? coz almost every sim i see at least 1 :) its far from reality if it effect the gameplay.

No, it's a reflection of real life football. I can look the percentage up for you, but if you look at the Premier League for last season, the woodwork was hit 272 times in 380 matches ~ 72% chance per match.

Wow! it means i mostly watch those %28 side :P

can these stuff be added in the tournaments? sounds like useless information but it will be fun i think

Agree, more stats will be coming :)

Just did a quick lookup in the database; in the last 5 million matches, the home team hit the woodwork 0.3807 times per match, the away team 0.3280 (in total: 0.7087 times per match, so that is also likely to be the chance of hitting the post)

I feel like goalies being booked is more common than in reality. Besides excessive time-wasting (a bookable punishment not yet in the simulator that happens usually very late in the game), you should refer to law 12 - dogso.

Probably it suggested before but do you think of adding player's match ratings and Man of the match feature? Match stats are awesome but plain player stats are not looking good i would like to see who played how at the end :)

Can we run all matchday at once instead of 1 by 1? i didnt find something like that and it would be nice to add aswell ;)

one more thing, i think this game deserve more management options in tactic menu. Not only pick a tactik and fill players in.

-Press intensity/type ( Contain- defending half- full court etc.)

-Pass style( long, to the wings, direct, etc.)

-Playing style ( Attacking, defensive, keep ball, counter attack etc.)


-Match ratings are planned

-More tactics are also planned for the match engine update. This will also be an important step towards a career mode and multiplayer modes

Cool thanks. How about simulating at once? a match day or a full tournament?

What the "randomize other attributes" button works for ? (in mod editing)

Ahh, that shouldn't be in there. I started working on it but abandoned it, but it accidentally went through with last update. Thanks for letting me know, will fix that asap.

Thank you

I was thinking, during cup tournaments, there should be Injuries, what I was thinking how it'd work is when a player starts on a team to many times without being subbed, their risk of being injured increases, and the maximum percentage would be around 50%, and when it's reached it would spin for a random injury, if they were to play another game without resting.

Injuries are planned.

Any options for unmark all notifications would be nice, now i need to click 1 by 1 for 30 notifications :D

Agree! Will add this

Is their a spreadsheet or database available with players base stats?

Well, the data is now based on so you could go there

Hi, thanks for letting me know, any chance you could let me know how attacking is calculated? And which sofifa update was used?

Attacking is the value for 'ST' in the real overall rating.

The update was September 26.

Yo Joshua, when would the custom players different year thing be possible. You promised me a few years ago that you could change the mod years if it is for custom players? Many friends have been asking to use the Classic mod for this year.



I am currently working on a redesign that is set to release this winter. This will also include a rework of squads and mods, which would also have this functionality. So hopefully in a few months!


Hey, I doubt you'll see this, but Ill still mention my idea. I think you should make more stats for the character editor, like physical and speed. and add a goal tally for custom characters (all time, not in cups)

Hi Bruvinnit, I really like the idea of seeing stats for your custom player! I will add that to the backlog. 

As for more stats, I agree to some extent. However, adding more stats also means I have to update the game engine. Since this is the core of the simulation I first want to completely figure out which player stats I want to use and how they affect the match. For example, I would also like to add stats for Free Kicks. 

There will be a big revamp of the match engine later on, but I will first focus on releasing a new version of Match Simulator that is more user-friendly and includes dark mode :) 

Got it

cool new comment system i guess



On injuries (planned): Some don't require treatment and time lost is lower in these (just seconds).

bug: away goals rule doesn't apply in rematched matches.

match: barca-bayern (2nd match).

first leg was goalless and the second one was 1-1 but barca won on penalties when they should have won on away goals. 

also, league matches between the same teams are two-legged for some reason should you be logged in.


league matches not just for the same teams, but for every team.

Oh, that is intended by the way. If you accidentally forget to select double match you can still go to the return match, but it is optional.

Got a 12 goal win for the first time!

One of my highest score lines

5-0 wow what a mach incredible crazy scenes limbs

What's the most yellow and red cards given out in one of your matches

how to do transfers 

You can add a Mosd where you can switch players to different teams

Как делать трансферы? 

respectfuly stfu

My only suggestion is in League Sim, can you add a feature where you can simulate the whole entire match week rather than a single match. It's will save me a lot of clicking because I have custom 4 league divisions and takes days to simulate through the whole thing. Thx

its planned, gonna come out one day

I know it's based of most popular sim games, but...
Why Zimbabwe vs Argentina... what made u pick Zimbabwe

zimbabwe v who?

Also Can you add saves on stats for goal keepers in match

check the shot on target and do it like this : goals - shot on target = saves
2 goals - 5 shot on target = 3 saves

Thank you

Poland 5-0 Spain is crazy tho

So what custom tournament should I do?

Bundesliga teams vs Lalita teams or you can do any league teams against each other to see who really is the better league

not realistic matches

for example Poland Have Won 5-0 against Spain in my simulation

That's a pretty unique result! 

id say thats pretty accurate honestly

yea i also think real life is so unrealistic because liverpool beat man u 7 - 0 how can that happen eh

That's normal

Can you add minutes played for cups for each player?

That's planned.

When var. ????????????

It's planned.

var is shit

Rather the refs

refs are more shit

I simulated the champions league & it logged me out WAY too many times, It also intefered with what version the match was playing on. It was way too annoying. Do you know what might've caused this?

Nope, I've heard the complaint from multiple users now... I don't know what causes it, do you notice it happen on particular moments?

Unfortunately not. But usually there's no big breaks after it occured. For example:If the problem occured, around 4-10 matches later the problem would occur again.

At this point i guess it should be added in faq

Same issue here. I have deleted many cups and cleared my cache because I thought the problem might come from me but it didn't change anything. Also it is occuring way more now. It used to happen twice during a season but now it's once every 5 games, and when it is during a game when a modded team is involved, all the players from that team disappears and it automatically gets smashed as a result so it's affecting the final rankings. However, I have tried to play from my phone and nothing wrong, the problem seems to be occuring only from the laptop. At least for me. I am sure you are very busy and spend a lot of time perfecting the game, but if you could have a look into that, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks a lot!

What is the biggest draw you ever had? Mine was 6-6.

Match Simulator | Blackburn Rovers - Middlesbrough

i had a milan 5-5 spurs once

Serbia 5-5 korea (aet, korea won on penalties iirc)

once I had Spain 7 England 7

There was 2 own goals ???? wrong net bud

This comment was deleted.

Do u even know this place? Who invited u for some random cringe stuff. 

Im acoustic

seems like it

whys bruv so mad 

how does commenting "seems like it" makes me mad...

Well, you can think of mods where you can add that.

But... that hype is kinda cringe, isn't it? ;)

i made this comment as a joke and now theyre attacking me

I've told them. It's okay.


Brussels is misspelled as Brussel.

Belgian cup is just called cup. Probably the same with others

Brussels is how you spell it in English.

True, the reason is that Joshua uses an extern site for the real life matches.

I know about the spelling of brussels but the last s is missing

Oh, sorry.

It's Brussels in English, Brussel in Dutch and Bruxelles in French.

Thanks For help

When i create my own team (mod) The how i can add there players be cause when i create player. I select club there isn't my mod team? Can you say how i add players to my mod team. Pls

First you create the team and submit it, (you should refresh the page), and when you create a player in the same mod the created team should be an option, looking like this:

Team Name (custom team)

Then submit the player and refresh again

You don't need to refresh it. At least I don't. 

quick mod i made, probably wont be updating it

How do I simulate all games without having to do it one by one

you cant

It's planned.

Süper lig türkiye

dusty league

FC Barcelona clapped Santa Tecla 5-0 (you must have my mod for further matches and tournaments)

For people who want to create a very big tournament using clubs:

Create 7 cups (group stage and knockout), Group A are clubs from UK and Ireland, Group B are clubs from France and Spain, Group C is Italy and Germany, Group D is Western Europe (from Switzerland to Portugal and Iceland), Group E is the rest of Europe, Group F is the American clubs (north and south) and Group G is the rest of the world.

Afterwards, make a league containing the top 2 clubs of each cup and then take the top 4 of the league and finally create one last cup with 4 clubs in a knockout round.

This is just a fun thing I do when I run out of tournaments to simulate.

Here's my Concept

For people who want to create a Giant FIFA Club World Cup

(use the 2022-23 version)

Group A (the UK)

Group B (Italy, Monaco & France)

Group C (Germany, Belgium and Netherlands)

Group D (Iberia)

Group E (Rest of Europe)

Group F (USA/Canada/Mexico)

Group G (Central and South America)

Group H (Rest of the World)

The final Tournament is 64 Teams plus 4 best-ranked teams for the play-in

That's a good one. Might try it for myself.

I'm currently doing a mod for Central American Teams

I see. Can't wait to use it :)

It's in the works, The mod will feature clubs from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize

Oh, cool. I am doing one huge mod containing clubs from Asia, Europe and Africa. I tried doing Mexico but someone else did it alr.

The mods from Asia are just national teams so that's your chance and I'm doing a global tournament so you can do that (use the 2022-23 version) And Africa as well it had one mod but it only had Al Ahly >:(

I see thanks 

I just finished the mod.

There's no players

Match Simulator | Dinamo Tbilisi - Partizan Belgrado

So many penalties at the end, they kept missing them, Lol

Qatar is garman



Qatar world cup simulation's winner is garman. I'm south I can't write english well.sorry.

Ohh okay; it's okay ;)


Will there be more customization to the profiles? Maybe a profile picture, or a bio

joshua told me about the profile picture that its hard to code or something like that and he said if it will be added it will be atleast added to change the colour,about bios i dont know about that

I'll be recording my custom matches from my mods here.

---------- Canadian League Season 1-----------------

Matchday 1

Calgary Blaze 1-1 Halifax Rangers

Toronto FC 5-0 Saskatchewan Olympic FC

Ottawa AFC 0-3 CF Montreal

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-0 Winnipeg City Athletic 

*Forge FC gets a bye*

You are obviously canadian right

Correction: Salvadoran - American

Is there any way to delete old mods? And Does anyone know how can I see the overall of a team I creatd in a mod? Thanks!

If the old mod is imported you can just disactivate it, and if it is created you can delete it where you edit it.

I agree that seeing the overall of a created team will be great, but for now what you can is using a calculator/an Excel sheet and find the average rating of the players in the team. (Sum all the ratings and divide by the number of players)

Make the subs less weird, cus im getting nacho fernandez subbed off for Joselu

Were Real Madrid (probably) losing by a narrow margin? If so then its justified, they're chasing an equaliser. Some substitutions are weird though

hi, would it be possible that we could play cups with 6 groups (like the UEFA Euros)?

It's on the planned-list

i want to make the 2024 euro but how can i make my own groups

  1. Pick the favourites for the play-offs (wales or poland/ukraine/greece)
  2. Make 6 separate groups and draw like in the actual euro draw (e.g. group a: germany, scotland, hungary, switzerland)
  3. Make the knockout stage separately, with 4 teams being the four best third-placed ones.

He doesn't have to pick the favourites can just sim the playoffs

They need to use an updated mod because some countries like kazakhstan arent there

When 5 substitutions?