Ad’ihan national football team - World Cup 42 campaign
The World Cup 42 campaign is the Ad’ihan national football team's seventh World Cup or World Cup qualifying campaign, and tenth international tournament.
Ad’ihan were coming off another round-of-16 finish in the World Cup, having gone out on penalties to Vephrall on home soil in World Cup 41. Manager Luke Evans extended his contract to run to the end of World Cup 43 qualification shortly before leaving for the Third Summer Olympics as Ad’ihan's chef-de-mission.
Ad’ihan play in light green and blue at home, after the regional colours of Grand Island (blue) and City of Ad’ihan (light green). When away from home, the team play in a striped kit with alternating maroon (signifying the blood spilled during the pro-independence insurgency) and aqua, the regional colour of Barrier Island. The goalkeeper plays in a white shirt, with the same shorts as the outfield team, for both home and away games.
The home kit is on the left, while the away kit on the right.
The goalkeeper's kit is not displayed.
In a surprise move by Evans and his coaching staff, many of the starters during World Cup 41 were dropped to the bench in favour of younger players. Kenneth Quinn, Justin Stenstrom and Jeff Dustin were all dropped from defence, resulting in a whole new back line. Evans' nephew Philip Brennan-Evans, who was first called up during World Cup 38, was also dropped to the bench, and up front George Bryson made way.
Ad’ihan are playing in their standard 3-1-2-1-3 formation which has been in use since World Cup 38.
- Starters listed in bold; substitutes are not bolded. Where a flag is indicated next to a player's number, it means he has dual citizenship with the country whose flag is shown, but has chosen to represent Ad’ihan. Although many of the team were still born during the time when Ad’ihan was part of Liverpool England, and some still retain Liventian citizenship, most people in the islands chose to give it up after independence.
Qualifying Group 5