Common Questions, Clear Answers

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Discover answers to common queries about Match Simulator and soccer match simulation. Whether you're new to our platform or a seasoned user, you'll find valuable information here. Simplify your experience with Match Simulator by exploring our FAQ.


Match Simulator is a free-to-use tool that brings the excitement of soccer to your fingertips. With an extensive player and team database, it lets you simulate any soccer match you can imagine. You also have the power to create your own players and teams or customize existing ones.

But that's not all! Match Simulator takes your soccer passion to the next level. You can simulate entire leagues, tournaments, or even dive into the world of fantasy leagues. The possibilities are truly endless.

What makes it even more exciting is the ability to create mods, share them with others, and import mods created by the community. Plus, you can assemble squads, defining the default formation and starting XI of your dream team.

So, whether you're a soccer enthusiast or just curious to explore the world of soccer simulation, Match Simulator is your go-to platform. Don't wait – start your soccer journey with Match Simulator today!

Account and Registration

To register for an account, follow these steps:

1. Click the 'Sign Up' button.
-On mobile, you can find it by expanding the menu.
-On desktop, it's located at the top right of the screen.

2. On the sign-up page, provide your:
-Password (and repeat it)

Once you've filled in this information correctly, you'll be registered for Match Simulator and automatically logged in.
Creating an account on Match Simulator opens up a world of soccer possibilities:

1. Create Your Soccer Reality: Perhaps the most exciting feature is the ability to design your own soccer cups. Whether you dream of simulating the Premier League, orchestrating a Champions League showdown, or even staging a World Cup, it's all within your grasp. And if that's not enough, you can venture into crafting your very own fantasy leagues and cups. Who would emerge victorious in a Super League? You can find out by simply creating an account.

2. Unleash the Power of Mods: With an account, you can dive into the world of mods, where you become the master of customization. Modify the game to your heart's content by creating and editing players, transferring them between teams, or even giving them a new nationality. Ever wondered what it would be like if Messi and Ronaldo played together on the same team? Wonder no more – it's all possible with your Match Simulator account.

3. Tailor-Made Squads: Take control of the game by customizing squads. Define the formation and starting XI for any team and deploy them quickly in your matches.
If you've forgotten your password, don't worry – we've got you covered! Follow these simple steps to recover your Match Simulator account:

1. Visit the login page by going to our website.
2. Look for the 'Forgot password?' link and click it. You can also access it directly here (opens in a new tab).
3. On the password recovery page, enter your username.
4. We'll send you a recovery email with detailed instructions on how to regain access to your account.
5. Open your email and find the recovery message. Click the link provided in the email, or you can copy and paste it into your browser.
6. Once you've followed the link, you'll be prompted to set a new password for your account.

That's it! Your account will be successfully recovered, and you'll be back in action on Match Simulator. If you encounter any issues during this process, don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance: joshua@matchsimulator.com

Simulating matches

Simulating a match on Match Simulator is a straightforward process that involves two main steps: setting up your match and configuring match settings.

Setting up your match
1. Access 'Quick Match': Start by navigating to the 'Quick Match' option, which you can find in the menu or by clicking here (opens in new tab).
2. Choose Your Teams: You'll encounter two blank team crests along with home and away input fields. To select your teams, begin typing the name of the team you wish to use. As you type, the website will suggest teams. Once you spot the team you want, click on it, and it will automatically fill in. Repeat this process for the other team, and you're all set.

Match Settings
Now, let's delve into the options you can explore in the 'Match Settings' section:

1. International Matches: If you're looking to simulate a match between national teams, ensure you select 'National teams' in the match settings. Please note that you might be prompted to search for the teams again.
2. Choose the Season: You have the flexibility to pick the season for which you want to simulate the match.
3. Home Advantage: Decide whether you want to apply the concept of home advantage to your match. This will give a slight advantage to the team playing at home.
4. Match Types: Select the type of match you'd like to simulate – whether it's a league match, a cup match, or even a double match.
5. Custom Line-Ups: If you want to take complete control of your team's line-up, opt for 'Custom' under Line-ups.
6. Match Engine: When it comes to the match engine, you have two options to choose from:
a) Standard: This is the default match engine option, providing a solid and reliable simulation experience.
b) Beta: The 'Beta' option represents the advanced match engine. If you're looking for more intricate controls that take into account positions, formation, and the nuanced strengths of attack and defence, this is the choice for you.
Please note that the this option only shows if you opt for custom line-ups.

Once you've completed the setup, it's time to move on to the next step. You'll notice a prominent button – either 'Start Match' or 'Edit Line-ups,' depending on your selections.

If you opted for 'Custom Line-ups,' you'll be directed to the 'Edit Line-ups' screen. Here, you can fine-tune your team's formation and starting XI before proceeding to the match.

If you're all set and didn't select custom line-ups, simply click the big 'Start Match' button, and you'll dive right into the match simulation.

It's as simple as that! Get ready to experience the excitement of soccer simulation on Match Simulator.
When you simulate a match on Match Simulator, you'll embark on an exciting minute-by-minute journey through the game. Here's what each button does, from left to right:

-Arrow Left Button: This button lets you restart the match if you want to experience it from the beginning once more.
-Bookmark (Logged-In Users): If you're logged in, you'll spot a bookmark icon. Clicking on it allows you to save your match for later viewing. Matches that aren't saved will be automatically deleted after 24 hours, with the exception of the result. Saving ensures you can revisit and replay the match anytime.
-Pause/Play Button: This button toggles between pausing and playing the match, giving you control over the pace of the simulation.
-Step-Forward Button: By clicking this button, you enter 'Highlight-mode,' which focuses on showing key events that are relevant and game-changing.
-Straight-Forward Button: This button allows you to skip straight to the match's result if you're eager to see the outcome without the play-by-play commentary.
-Share Button: Use the share button to easily share the match with others. Alternatively, you can copy the URL to share it. Remember to save the match if you want others to access it beyond the initial 24-hour period.
-Enjoy your match simulation journey on Match Simulator, complete with these intuitive controls!


Creating a cup comes with a lot of options, so let's dive into it.

To begin, visit the menu of the website and look for the menu-item 'Cups'. Click on it, a submenu will pop up. Select 'Create cup'. Alternatively (if you're already logged in), you can also go to 'My cups' and click the 'Create cup' button.

If you are not logged in, you will see a warning that you need an account to create cups. Go ahead and create an account or log in. Then repeat the steps above.

You'll be directed to a page with three tabs, the first of which is 'Custom'.

Custom cup
This tab allows you to tailor the cup to your specific preferences.
-Cup Name: Give your cup a name.
-Version: Select the season for which you want to create the cup.
-Clubs or National Teams: Choose whether you want to use clubs or national teams in your cup.
-Cup Type: Decide on the cup format, including options like round-robin (league), knockout elimination, or a combination of group and knockout stages.
-Match Engine: Select either the standard or beta match engine.
-Apply Home Advantage: Check this box if you want home advantage to apply to all home teams throughout the cup (except for the final).
-Private Cup: If you mark the cup as private, others will need a private URL to access it. You can obtain this URL by clicking the share button when you're in the cup. Public cups can be accessed directly through the URL, but only the owner can manage them.
-Additional Options (Dependent on Cup Type):
a) Round Robin: Specify the number of matches each team plays against each other.
b) Knockout Elimination: Define the number of matches in knockout rounds.
c) Group and Knockout (this format includes several options):
1. Number of matches each team plays in the group stage.
2. Number of matches in knockout rounds.
3. Group size (3 or 4).
4. Teams that advance from each group to the knockout stage.

Please note that if you select an incompatible number of teams for the cup, a knockout qualification round will be added before the group stage to reach a compatible team count.

Other Tabs
Public Presets: This tab allows you to discover and use presets for cups created by other users. You can search and filter to find specific presets.

Private Presets: Here, you can find presets you've created and set as private. This feature is useful if you frequently create the same type of cup, allowing you to quickly set up cups with your preferred settings.

That's it! You're all set to create your custom cup on Match Simulator, complete with your preferred settings and options
An account is necessary to ensure your cup creation data is securely saved. With an account, you have the convenience of returning to Match Simulator whenever you like, picking up right where you left off, or revisiting your cup simulations at any time.