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About Cristina

  • Birthday March 17

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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    History, RPG, Brazilian soccer, baking.

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    Free Port of Cristina
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    Cristina
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    Queen Nova Maxima Korvini
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    Adriana Monadic

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  1. Cristina

    A Great Europan Collapse

    A large scale war in the region would destroy Cristina, which seeks to be a major international transport hub in the continent and the main gate to Central Europa. The Free Port probably would remain neutral and align with whoever that would work for stabilization of the region, but it would also align with Adaptus since Cristina would not want to see Europa dominated by western nations too. My little city-state would be located just in the middle of the chaos and there will be the fear that it would be the next one to be annexed. Although the proposed scenarios presented here would lead to a great RP, I fear for the final results on map. I would not like to see, for instance, those old nations (that would be played as NPCs by the region administrators) being replaced for more empty no named lands or turned into colonies, provinces or overseas territories of far away nations. In my opinion it would be a waste of potential interesting NPCs.
  2. Cristina

    Reteua Cristina de Novas - RCN

    Ex-Minister of Public Administration Accused of Corruption; Arrest Ordered July 09, 2018 1:07 PM CITY OF CRISTINA - Prosecutor Caio Valacci says arrest warrants have been issued Monday for former Ex-Minister of Public Administration Julio Pozzi and 12 others from his inner circle on a host of corruption charges for allegedly siphoning $300 million from public coffers, the Royal Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. Julio Pozzi: Accused of siphoning $300 million from public coffers from 2012 to 2014 The 13 arrest orders include Pozzi’ private secretary, his long-time partner Silvia Daneza, his ex-wife Regina Sandre and three of Pozzi’ sons. “In the administration of Julio Pozzi there were serious and outrageous cases of corruption in which they extracted $300 million from public accounts,” said Royal Prosecutor Caio Valacci. Pozzi immediately mounted a defense via social media, taking on charges one by one and asking “where was the crime?” and “what does that have to do with me?” “It stands out that the (Royal Attorney General’s Office) has only made incriminations without presenting a single piece of evidence against me,” Pozzi wrote. Valacci said that Pozzi stole $230 million from Cristina’s mortgage bank alone, including millions carried out as cash in plastic handbags. Horatio Minori, head of the Royal Attorney General’s financial investigation unit, said that Pozzi’ partner, Silvia Daneza used some of the diverted funds for cosmetic surgery in @Variota. Silvia Daneza: funds diverted for cosmetic surgery. Pozzi held office from 2010 to 2014 under the government of former Minister of State Paolo Canavari as a high-member for the leftist Union for Cristina party, and has been living in @Magnaeus since 2016. He has alleged that the government of conservative Rally for Cristina party Minister of State Adriana Monadic is trying to settle political scores in pursuing him. Valacci said prosecutors had alerted international policies that Pozzi was “a person of interest” and the government would seek his extradition from Magnaeus. Valacci also declined to respond to Pozzi’ assertions that the moves against him were a political vendetta. “Former minister Pozzi is a suspect, accused of corruption crimes, a fugitive from justice,” he said. “Everything proven with technical, witness and other evidence.” Authorities said they captured Giorgi Jalecci, a public engineering empresario and former president of Cristinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCFC). Prosecutors allege he was one of the principal organizers of the diversion of funds. “It is a sophisticated structure that was created by Mr. Pozzi and Mr. Jalecci, to extract public funds from the government and later distribute them to key people, front men and shell companies,” Valacci said. Scientists of the Royal University built a nanomachine out of DNA CITY OF CRISTINA - Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. “The individual control of molecular composition and placement is often cited as a goal of nanotechnology. To date, many nanotechnology efforts have been content to achieve nanoscale—but not atomic—precision, or to build large quantities of small identical molecules. However, there are some technologies worldwide that are on the verge of achieving the goal”, explained Dr Paolo Salvatore, molecular engineer and physicist of the Royal University of Cristina. Salvatore and coworkers have built a nanomachine out of DNA that can guide the construction of any of several different strands of DNA; the product sequence can be chosen by “programming” the machine with other DNA strands. “This is a demonstration of programmable molecular fabrication. A planned extension to the machine would allow it to build longer and more interesting strands”, said Salvatore in an interview for The Science Channel last sunday. Paolo Salvatore: “The new nanomachine is a demonstration of programmable molecular fabrication” Salvatore also explained that “although this machine does not select from among multiple sites for the reaction, it does select from among multiple potential reactants”, and that “its product has a precise and programmable molecular structure”. The research team developed the ability to transport individual silicon atoms from one place to another in a covalent crystal, and was even able to automate this to make two-dimensional patterns. Several other researchers have also used electricity (fields and/or currents) with scanning probe microscopes to implement reactions at sites chosen with atomic precision. They have removed single selected hydrogen atoms from silicon at room temperature and removed and replaced single silicon atoms with purely mechanical force, but has not yet reported the ability to build multi-atom patterns. “The team’ strategy for easier atomically precise positioning is to separate the possible deposition sites. For example, a self-assembled repetitive grid could be used to create widely separated sites that might even be individually assessed optically for higher throughput. A related strategy is to deposit large molecules into large receptors that are designed not to bond if misaligned”, explained Dr. Savannah Malacchi, Salvatore's chief assistant, to RCN. Researchers around the world have proven that are several possible ways to increase the throughput of molecular manufacturing without requiring it to build its own tools. If the manufacturing operation is done with a scanning probe microscope, then an array of MEMS microscopes could be used. “If it is done with molecular tools similar to that of Salvatore and team, many tools could be created and used in parallel”, said Malacchi. The ability to use molecular manufacturing systems to build additional usable molecular manufacturing systems, making it possible to produce large quantities of product. Minister of Science and Technology Barbie Tartani in a recent debate on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted. On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the same issues as any new technology, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various doomsday scenarios. “These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and the Cristinese government, leading to initial works towards a special regulation of nanotechnology”, said new Minister of Science and Technology Barbie Tartani.
  3. Cristina

    2018 UENA World Cup

    GAZZETTA SPORTIVA World Cup: Variota break Cristinese hearts, eliminating the Golden Squad on penalties Meda, ORIONI — Variota broke Cristinese hearts by dumping the Golden Squad out of the World Cup, winning a tense quarterfinal on penalties. It looked as though another upset could be on the cards when Adriano Concetto's stunning strike gave Cristina a lead on the second-half. @Variota hit back just twelve minutes later through Jan fan'es Linkefoet. After a tense Extra Time which the goalkeepers were kings, the two teams took the tie to penalties. Concetto's hero status lasted all of 30 minutes as he missed a decisive penalty in the shootout, allowing Koen Dekkerburg to step up and slot home the winner. Variota will now face @Gallambria in the last four for a place in the final. Cristina bows out with pride "Doomed to fail" read the front page of a Cristina national newspaper weeks ago, just days before the start of the World Cup. This Cristina team -- the lowest-ranked side in the tournament in the world rankings -- wasn't supposed to be in the MedPharm Dome in Meda, competing in a quarterfinal against Variota. It wasn't supposed to have made it out of the group D. Such was the pessimism surrounding the national team coming into this World Cup, many thought it would be a humiliation. But this side has captured the imagination. Yet, in Variota, the Golden Squad was facing a team which had created its own history in @Orioni. But the chances were good for Cristina, too. With Cristina's coach Rafaelle Gardeni acting as a conductor for the crowd, his side started the better of the two, brilliantly stifling Variota's talented midfield duo of Franciscus Lantboer and Wilm fan Frau. The match looked set to follow much the same pattern as Cristina's backs-to-the-wall performance against @Prymont, before a moment of stunning individual brilliance gave the Golden Squad a shock lead on 77 minutes. Striker Rocco Albani was diligent in his role as lone striker and brilliant hold-up play saw him lay the ball into Concetto's path. He took one exquisite touch to get the ball out of his feet and evaded two challenges before unleashing an unstoppable, curling strike into the top corner. For all of Cristina’s hard running, it was unable to prevent the equalizer twelve minutes later. Variota forwards powerful run down the left was followed by a deft chip into the box, which the onrushing fan'es Linkefoet diverted past Baldi Grotto. After the break Cristina was content to play on the counter while Variota attacked but both teams would have to play extra time. Good news for Gallambria, if nobody else. Cristina's hopes came to an end as Concetto missed penalty, along with Valerio Marciano's saved effort, proved costly in the shootout. An exhausted Cristinese team had given its all. It wasn't enough, but they bow out with pride restored after the defeat before the @Sunset Sea Islands not as the failures many had predicted they would be.
  4. Cristina

    Trilateral trade proposal

    Nova had just tried a small piece of the Charollais when Charles Mécra passed copies of an essay to her and to president Sophie Gerber of @Magnaeus. Surprised, Nova looks at the Président du Conseil de @Fleur de Lys with an half smile naturally drawn on her lips as she takes the essay passed by the Lysian. A bit curious, she reads on the front page… “Trattato Trilaterale di Cooperazione Europea”. The Queen opens the document and briefly browses it. She then gently passes it to Rosana and look again at Mécra. “Grazie! I am sure the Cristinese is written just fine. Besides, I like the way you think, Signore Mécra”. Rosana Giannini, in her turn, takes a little longer on the words of the document. After reading it she looks at her queen and softly nods. Finishing wuth the delicious cheese, Nova properly rests the cutlery. “Signora Gerber, Signore Mécra and the good people around this table, although I am enjoying the company and the meal, I may call it a night. I am truly satisfied for this night”, she looks at Mécra, thanking him for the presented menu with a soft nod. “But now I am in need of some sleep. It was such a day, isn’t it? Tomorrow will be even better, that I know for sure. For now, if you excuse me, I will leave to my suite”, the Queen says politely, expecting the others to respect her decision to leave. Ambassador Carlo Montalto, who was still savoring a generous slice of the Pouligny-Saint-Pierre suddenly stands up, leaving the cheese on the plate to take Nova's left hand, helping her to stand. She thanks the young men and turns back to the others on the table with her characteristic smile. “Have a good night, signoras and signores. Please, don't let my leaving be the end of this great night for yourselves” Rosana passes the essay to Montalto while Nova shake hands with Charles Mécra and Sophie Herber and their ambassadors. She knows her queen will read those pages with more regard when alone in her room. The other Cristineses politely excuse themselves and stand up, each at his or her own time, leaving the dinner room after some formal last words with their counterparts. Rosana is to stay at the table for final considerations and last talks with Lysians and Magneans. In her suite, Queen Nova dresses a soft and more comfortable silk dress and seats on a chair by a beautiful wooden writing desk and opens again the document passed by Mécra. She reads each line with attention . “Very good. It seems we have a good starting point here”. She sends digital copies of the essay to each members of her delegation and to Minister of State Adriana Monadic back in Cristina, for their consideration. Quickly, a video conference is set up using an official app developed exclusively for the government of Cristina. Some time later, the essay gets the approval of the majority of them, Minister of Public Administration Signore Nico Salano still seeing little gain for the people of Free Port of Cristina in such trilateral agreement, for much of the others consternation.
  5. Cristina

    2018 UENA World Cup

    GAZZETTA SPORTIVA Sunset Sea Island beat Cristina 3-1 in Meda to secure top spot in Group D and end the Golden Squad perfect start to the World Cup. Meda, Orioni - Kevin Thu opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a low free-kick and Valerio Marciano deflected a Hoang Nam shot into his own net (19) before Luigi Sandre was sent off for a second yellow card five minutes before half-time. Cristina had already qualified for the last 8 after comprehensive wins over @Morheim and @Prymont, Cristina will face @Variota here in Meda next Friday after Rafaelle Gardeni’s side held onto second place in their group. The opening goal came when Kevin Thu, on the edge of the area, stroked a low free-kick into the bottom corner beyond the despairing left hand of Baldi Grotto, who had denied Thu six minutes before. Cristina did not have a moment to recompose itself before @Sunset Sea Islands scored a fortunate second. Luca Sabini headed clear a corner to the feet of Hoang Nam on the edge of the area and his shot took a wicked deflection off Marciano, completely wrong-footing Grotto, and nestling in the corner. Cristina went on the attack and got a series of chances given to Andreas Orcini and Rocco Albani, but could not get to score until the second half, mostly denied by Aron Bahir. Savio Ponzio justifying his selection as the midfield anchor. On a sweltering afternoon in Meda, Cristina's hopes diminished further when Sandre was shown a second yellow card in the 40th minute. The full-back, already on a booking for a foul on Thu, recklessly took down the rampaging Nam on the left wing to become the first Cristina player sent off at this World Cup. “What can I say? Sandre knew it, everybody knows it. It’s a shame in a game like this and after a season like this. I really feel for him; he’s a fantastic boy. I think the second mistake is because of the first one. It’s really difficult to get rid of the bad thoughts in your mind”, said forward Albani. Cristina's better start in second-half was crowned when Savio Ponzio left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adriano Concetto with a through ball. But Kevin Thu did add the third goal when Nam's powerful header after a corner forced another sprawling stop from the Cristina goalkeeper and the SSI midfield was alert to prod home. “How couldn’t I feel for the players? There isn’t a lot to say: we started well and played exactly as we wanted to play. The situation with Sandre – that looks really bad, and it was a shock for the team. We lost our positive momentum. Half-time, came in, and then what can I say about the goals. We scored one, they scored three, that’s the result”, said Gardeni In truth, there was not an outstanding performer on Cristina side in a game which had a testimonial feel to it in the second half, but Concetto was effective in midfield. He boasted the best pass completion of any Cristina player and also made the joint-most interceptions (3), to help his team control the game for long spells. His perfect assistance led to the Ponzio own goal which ultimately secured top spot in the group. “Ponzio’s goal was unbelievable. We did what we could, the boys tried everything. It was not the best script for us today. I know [we have a great campaign] but I can’t feel it. You go to a game to win it, and if you don’t you feel like you failed. It was not a good game for us today, we simply didn’t get it. There’s nothing else to say”, said Concetto. Cristina will face Group A winner Variota, in Meda Friday morning, while SSI face the group A runner-up Derthalen (July 7 in Sirius Savings Stadium, Sirius).
  6. Cristina

    EurthVision Song Contest 2018

    Kingdom of Cristina Insanguinata - Vendetta And now it is time for Insanguinata on stage. One would be hard-pressed to find a better show lineup than this night. For many here it will be their first Heavy metal show and your first heavy metal show is important – it makes an impression on what “a great show” means to you. True, some more contemporary groups would be a good idea too, but for a high-level view of what metal’s about, it’s good to start off with the old vanguard, if possible. This was especially evident with Insanguinata frontman Tuio Radani recent health issues. Minutes before Radani said he was expecting this might be the best Insanguinata performance you have ever seen. And it was. Solo guitar player Radani put on a rousing performance, working the crowd like a true showman, and singing within his limits but unafraid to push them when he knew he could hit the notes. Nico Belladonna, Paolo Sadi and Carlo Minardi look as if they’ve barely aged a day. Bass player Paolo Sadi played as expertly as ever, though he did look a little bored at times and was the only member of Insanguinata who didn’t smile the entire time, but maybe there’s some personal reason for that. Had you kept your eyes closed, this performance could have easily taken place in 1995 or 2005, as Radani’s voice held up just fine through his singing parts, and his bandmates Sadi, Belladonna, and Minardi put on their own fantastic performances (the later giving an awesome drum solo). Radani looked to be in good spirits, but he was noticeably thinner than in 2012, and he had a weariness to his voice as he addressed the crowd between songs. Still, there will always be something magical about hearing the legendary man begin and end a set with: “We are Insanguinata, and we play rock n’ roll!” All of this before of the Cristinese flag, displayed in all its glory on the giant background video wall as the lights above and around the stage flashed constantly. This naturally elicited applause from the Cristineses who had traveled all the way to to here to support their band. Insanguinata was incredibly loud. Even with earplugs on you could feel Sadi's bass blow against you like the wind of a hurricane and the crowd immediately went wild as Belladonna strummed that iconic guitar riff to lead them all into chaos. The song stopped rather abruptly; there was no fade-out. The video wall turned black, the flag of Cristina disappeared from the stage floor leaving it clothed in dark blue, and the lights dimmed somewhat amid the cheers. At the end of the show, the members of Insanguinata all came up to the front of the stage to toss out drumsticks and guitar picks and wave “thank you” to the crowd. Oh, quando vedremo la terra dei liberi C'è una guerra non via Ma proprio qui tra noi Un tempo di divisione E l'odio dei fratelli Le vite innocenti che i maestri hanno preso Non sarà abbandonato La giustizia è servita Ci rifiutiamo di dormire Oh, la necessità di venire insieme E combatti per Cristina Questa deve essere la terra dei coraggiosi Non la terra dei deboli Siamo schiavi che rompono le catene Non possiamo più sopportare Quindi, a Dio, preghiamo Che la terra promessa è vicina Corri - corri più veloce che puoi! Corri - prima che la lama tagli la tua mano! Corri - il sangue scarlatto gocciola sul pavimento ... Corri - desiderando di poter avere di più ... Gioco - la giornata inizia tranquillamente con un aereo Gioco: quando scompare, la nazione impazzisce Gioco - cos'è questo il gioco dei maestri? Gioco - dove le persone sono le pedine, tutte uguali Checkmate - si verifica quando gli aerei sono abbattuti Checkmate - lasciare che tutti gli interessati siano annegati Checkmate - quando i maestri affermano di aver vinto Checkmate - un gioco tutto per il paese sembrare forte Libertà!
  7. Cristina

    2018 UENA World Cup

    GAZZETTA SPORTIVA Oris, Orioni - Cristina beat Prymont, 2-1, in Oris, Orioni, on Thursday on two goals by Andreas Orcini, It advances early to the quarterfinals. Cristinagot on the board in a hurry with a spectacular sequence in the seventh minute. Andreas Orcini crossed the ball completely across the field to his attacking counterpart, Rocco Albani. He collected it, stutter-stepped a couple of times, then whipped the ball back to Orcini, who had raced to the goal working his way past Prymont's defence. He finished the job with a header.“ There was a cross to the left, then a cross to the right — there is no scheme against that,” said Rafaelle Gardeni, Cristina’s coach. “Our strikers were very strong; one was there, the other one came from behind. That was an incredible play; they have never scored like that before. Spectacular!” That left Prymont in a tough spot but it went on the attack and got a series of chances given to Ollie Sæther, but could not get the equalizer until the second half. Itcame in the 61th minute. Fillip Roth sends a fast ball way past Cristina's defenders, and Ollie get past them, reach the ball before Baldi Grotto, work around him and take it to the net. Buttwenty minutes later, Cristina was back on top. A misdirected header by Prymont's defense gifted Cristina a three-on-three break, and Orcini was left too open. He one-timed a pass from Savio Ponzio into the goal. Cristina, the smallest nation of the world, is now advancing to be among the last eight of the World Cup for the first time. And Nojus Fauskanger and team will have a last opportunity against Morheim to stay longer in Orioni. ------- OOC: I know I am late for the RP bonus modifier but I just wanted to post that. Besides, the Golden Squad can beat SSI anytime.
  8. Cristina

    Trilateral trade proposal

    The Queen’s eyes follow each Mecra’s gestures and facials as he tastes the Chassagne Montrachet. She knows one thing and another of Lysian whites, having learned from her uncle. But she is now enchanted to observe how Mecra takes it to another level. The Lysian then approved the fine drink and makes the final recommendations on how it must be served. “Be careful, dear one, that man knows how to handle a dinner and if he comes to apply such skills on politics you will be singing Lysian motto while dancing on the table before that summit ends”, said her smiling mother back in Cristina. It is clear for Nova that for Mecra there is no difference between one thing and the other… he knows how to get you perfectly involved in it. But she is already amused and entertained and want to see and experience more. Care with traditions always fascinated her. Cristineses tends to think and act as they are the only ones in the whole world who care for the old things and traditions, despite the advanced modernization of their city. “The Président du Conseil excels in it, at least when it comes to fine meals and beverage”, she thinks with a softy smile. Some time later, when they all were enjoying the dinner, a more clear political aspect of the night comes to the table. The Queen hears each of Mécra’s words with attention. It is good to hear directly from the Lysian representative that his country interests matches with what Cristina is already doing towards the expected agreements between the three nations. Nova waits until he makes his initial statement before she starts. “Cristina thinks that would be very interesting for we all and is already acting in that way. One can see it in our very recent history that when my people want something they go for it, and they go hard. Too bad it led to a sad armed conflict”, she says. “Now we wish to ensure that such things will never happen again in this region and what would be the best way to construct this if not by strengthening our economic ties? Others may follow us in that way”, she compliments. When the Chef Sommelier shows her the fine Mantellan Gaja she decides to taste and approves it, not only because she appreciates it or because she was at that point wishing to taste something more of her usage, but hoping that her gesture displays a bit of political message too.”Perfetto!” She softly exclaimed and smiled at the Chef. As the discussions go on, the Cristinese Queen feels herself immersed in the ambient. Between Mécra's smiles and the expectations for the results of the important summit, between the various frivolity and anecdotes being told and the incredible degustation, Nova knows the importance of this moment. Tomorrow the conference with the Lysian and Magnean representatives may result in achieving goals she has been pursuing for more than a decade. The realisation of a dream of King Rober II, her deceased husband. The Lysian was conducting everything right in the dinner. It was enjoyable moment of relaxation and fine experimentation of senses, as the Queen expected. Everything is setting the ground for tomorrow but without letting the attendants concern to much for now. For now, Nova amuses herself while observing the Président du Conseil trying the Cristinese bread. With a smile she nods to him and try one herself. She continues to talk to the two leaders, one time asking president Sophie Gerber more about Venège’s last fares and fashion and on another time wondering to president Mecra when he will accept to play a tennis match against her in Lyrie. She also go back to politics and economics when she judges that is the right moment for that, telling them that agreements between the Cristinese government, the Monetary Authority of Cristina, which regulates the country offshore finance and the Cristinese Trade Organization, which determines taxation rules are already in advanced stage so Lysian and Magnean Companies would be taxed even more lightly. Moments later she also let out that improvement and upgrades are fast being developed on the Cristinese infrastructure using the most advanced technology and human resource to encourage economic activity. Nova noted that the other Cristinese were also involved in healthy political debate with their counterparts but also enjoying the dinner, letting the details for tomorrow. The Queen was right to rely on the young ambassadors from the start as they were being very able to handle the moment despite their apparent inexperience. Just when Nova decides she I already satisfied with the meal they brought that elegant carts of cheese. It was in her last visited to Lyrie, fifteen years ago, when she last saw this. The Queen is once more drawn to Mécra words as he interrupts a talk to announce the new event and make an analogy between politics and cheese, much for her amusement. Laughing and smiling she thanked Mécra for that lesson and cheers with him, raising her glass following the Lysian gesture. “To Peace!”
  9. Cristina

    2018 UENA World Cup

    GAZZETTA SPORTIVA Cristina won their first match at a World Cup finals by beating Morheim, 2-1 Andro, Orioni - Cristina gained a precious victory in their opening Group D fixture against a dangerous and organised @Morheim. It mattered in terms of perception as well as points. These were the team’s first tournament goals and Cristina starts it up and running in their debut in a World Cup. There are issues. Defensively Cristina seemed to be far from assured with Valerio Marciano - whose place will be under threat from Luca Segna who replaced him in the second-half - and Andreas Sabini making some wrong decisions and the 5-4-1 under question while last year debate will re-open over the full effectiveness of Giuseppe Nazzara who appeared shorn of confidence after a woeful early miss and lasted barely an hour before being replaced while there was rich food for thought in the positive contribution of Luigi Sandre who appears to have that bit of subtilty to unpick a packed defence. There were positives also with Adriano Concetto outstandingly creative down the left flank, Rocco Albani predatory and Savio Ponzio fully justifying his selection as the midfield anchor. In terms of attacking intent, in terms of chances created the first-half was among Cristina's less impressive 45 minute periods in the current season - eventually let down by defensive frailty and weak finishing. Cristina will rage about the goal they conceded but, even before then, they should have been out of sight. Morheim missed chance after chance after chance and scored just once, shooting on goal many times with Baldi Grotto making a great save on 15’. They had to be more ruthless and it seemed they would be just that as they scored on 21 minutes as their forward met a corner with a superb leap, an even more superb header and goalkeeper Grotto somehow clawed it out. Unfortunately for him it dropped to Morheimian 6 who side-foot volleyed into the net from close-range. After that Grotto had kept Cristina in it as he did well to divert two Morheimian deflected shot away for a corner. On 34 minutes Sandre scored for Cristina with a perfect volley right into the Morheimian netting, the first Cristinese goal in World Cup history. Morheim had to score again on 37’ but they scuffed wide the goal beckoning while after conceding Grotto could not carry on. The goalkeeper had also denied another Morheim shot, clawing away a header. On the first minutes of he second-half, it seemed focus had been lost by Morheim. But they summoned a response with a header headed out from on the goal-line and onto the bar. The rebound fell to their forward that tried to flicked his shot past goalkeeper Grotto who clawed it out. Cristina were inexperienced of course, with their players making their World Cup debuts, and maybe it began to show as Morheim attacked ever deeper and were determined to press by any means they could. Time was running out but that was until Albani intervened on 79 minutes. Yesterday he said he fancied vying for 'The Golden Boot' as the World Cup top-scorer. Good for him. Good for Cristina. That was until injury-time when Adriano Concetto, who was also being regularly man-handled, finally found some space to meet a corner and flick the ball towards the back-post where Albani had drifted free and headed home. Except it was not as simple as that. The forward could easily have sent the chance over the bar but he twisted his body, strained his neck and whipped it into the net in the tight space between goalkeeper and goal-frame. Albani had another chance to score on 83’ when Concetto cleverly set him through and although Albani flicked his shot past Morheimian goalkeeper it struck the outside of the post. What a finish and what a finish to this match. In a city where history hangs heavy, Cristina had felt their own footballing history beginning to burden after such a luminous start. Stay calm under pressure. Find a solution. They had been key messages from manager Rafaelle Gardeni. And once more Cristina eventually did just that. Gardeni had urged Cristina to attack the tournament, attack the World Cup. They did that also until adversity and errors struck. But they overcame them. They, hopefully, removed a mental block in doing so. How wonderful would that be? This result means that, for the first time in a major tournament Cristina have won a game. Next up it is @Prymont and then @Sunset Sea Islands and a last-8 place should now be in their grasp. The 1,000 Cristina fans inside Andro Arena sang and sang at the final whistle. What a game.
  10. Cristina

    KAP World Grand Prix Series

    COUNTRY: Free Port of Cristina NATIONAL RACING COLOURS: Dark blue-gray, black and white TEAM NAME: Scuderia Fiorini TEAM PRINCIPAL: Francesca Fiorini NATIONAL CIRCUIT: The Central Street Circuit (rl: Marina Bay Street Circuit) Constructing the temporary Central Street Circuit is all about perfecting the fine details in big numbers. Despite a five-month build process, maximum care is taken by the organisers to minimise disruption to traffic and businesses in and around the 5.065km circuit – with all work done in phases, on a zone-by-zone basis. It all begins when all race-related infrastructure (barriers, fences, cables, track lighting and more) is steadily removed from a 38,130sqm storage facility in the central part of Cristina. The first port of call is the pit straight, the circuit’s only permanent section, with contractors installing concrete barriers, debris fencing and lighting projectors – establishing one of the event’s key nerve centres. As the race infrastructure continues to be installed around the circuit across the next few months, so do the nine grandstands and corporate hospitality facilities that will accommodate the 86,000 daily spectators. Of course, one of the most impressive aspects of the CRISTINA GRAND PRIX is the racing under lights – with the state-of-the-art system from Cristinese lighting specialists CT Engineering delivering optimal visibility for night race conditions. Featuring around 1600 lighting projectors strategically positioned around the track, the bespoke system ensures the world’s best drivers can focus on what they do best, racing wheel-to-wheel, with minimal glare and reflections from a wet surface or spray from other cars. As the weeks count down to the race weekend, the entertainment stages, tents for merchandise, and food and beverage outlets are installed. While on the pit straight, temporary Sky and Club suites are all being fitted out ready for the caterers to deliver a five-star experience. And, as the race weekend begins, the CRISTINA GRAND PRIX organisers are planning the pack-down, and dismantle of the circuit – for its return to city streets with minimal disruption to traffic and businesses.
  11. Cristina

    Andallan Foreign Relations

    For a country to have a foreigner relation with Cristina means that it already recognized Cristinese independence and sovereignty. This could have happened sometime in the last fifteen years.
  12. Cristina

    2018 UENA World Cup

    GAZZETTA SPORTIVA Albani and Concetto hope to take Cristina further in 2018 Andro, Orioni - Cristina's World Cup hopes are the best after the return the team's biggest star, Rocco Albani from an injury. Today, there are no major concerns about the squad that will try to repeat the unforgettable qualification campaign. Near the start of their 2018 World Cup campaign, Cristina has all its players fit and ready. Rafaelle Gardeni didn’t face any obstacles when it came to choosing the group of players that will carry the flag for the growth of Cristinese soccer. It is true that their performance in the final rounds of qualifying left more doubts than certainties, but it is also true that this group of players already knows what it is like to play under pressure against the best in the world. It is easy to say that in terms of individual players, Cristina are better now than they were four years ago. They have a young but seasoned center-back, a strong personality and a great future ahead. They have full-backs with continuity and ability to attack and defend, midfielders who know their roles and exactly what their coach wants from them, and forwards on a positive run of form. Individually, there are no concerns but most of their recent struggles have been collective in nature. So that It was the staff's task during these last months: building the team's identity. There are very few days for the last preparations left before the World Cup first match, against Morheim. It's safe to say that Gardeni has already picked his final roster. The March games represented the final test for those who have booked their tickets to Orioni. Captains Adriano Concetto and Rocco Albani already know they'll be relied upon to make the difference in tight games. The pair are capable of turning an average side into a team capable of many things. Albani, the star from Razzi FC, has already proved that he can be one of the best players in Europa, while Concetto is eager to finally play in the tournament of his dreams. Rocco Albani. The arrival of Rafaelle Gardeni was vital for Albani to regain his confidence. Now he is one of the best players of a Razzi side aiming for their third consecutive national title, and his national team will be energized by his renewed sense of motivation. Concetto, for his part, is FC Azure leader and he's managed to become one of the top scorers in Cristina despite that his team is no longer able to create as many chances as they did last season. This week they've both suffered physical setbacks but will definitely be present in the Cup first match next week. What Gardeni needed to do is assemble a squad capable of supporting Concetto's creativity and enhancing Albani's scoring threat, and he got plenty of players to do it. Giordano Valdi (FC Azure) and Valerio Marciano (Korvi FC) are the Gardeni’s favorite center-back tandem. These prodigious young players only differ in the number of matches played this year: the Azure man is a regular starter while the Korvi center-back has yet to win Cristinese supporters trust. Outside-back Andreas Sabini has practically secured his spot on the right by featuring regularly as a key player at Central FC. Luca Angioli was chosen to man the left after his excellent performances with Razzi FS. Sabini is a better defensive player, while Angioli is tireless in attacking his area of the field. Savio Ponzio (Central FC) and Luigi Sandre (FC Azure) are multi-functional men capable of defending and playing in midfield roles. Giuseppe Nazzara (Marinai SC)' great match against Razzi for the Cristinese Championship is one of the best pieces of news Gardeni has received of late. "La Roca" is one of Cristinese fans' favorite players and if he keeps this form up, he'll definitely start against @Morheim. Further ahead, Albani' natural partner is Andreas Orcini (Korvi FC), but he has yet to play full time following groin surgery. Baldi Grotto (Korvi FC)’s excellent presence should give the staff some peace of mind. A few days from its first match in Orioni 2018, Cristina are calm and confident because they know what they are capable of. They have players who are capable of excellent performances. They just needed to build a reliable team that knows what they want and how they want it. Rafaelle Gardeni came to be the right man for the job. The hope is alive.
  13. Cristina

    Greetings

    Olá! Welcome to Europa!
  14. Cristina

    Salutations from the Aluxian Empire

    Greetings from the Free Port of Cristina! We are glad to have you in our community. Be welcome!
  15. Cristina

    Salutations

    Seja bem-vindo!
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