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FC Schalke 04 Season 18/19[edit]

Hello S.A. Julio,

could you please open the FC Schalke 04 Season 2018/2019 so I can start editing it (transfers, friendlies etc.).

This would be very nice from you :)

kind regards,


@Nico s04 94: I believe the article exists, correct? See 2018–19 FC Schalke 04 season. Let me know if anything is needed, good luck this season! S.A. Julio (talk) 13:55, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Oh my bad sorry. I just looked at the 17/18 season an there is no link to the new season. Thank you I hope the guys can be so successful as last season :)

2018 FIFA World Cup squads - Player representation by club confederation[edit]

Hi, about a week ago an IP pointed out in talk page that our table there is wrong. From its numbers, there is a total of 737 players, but it should be 736 (32 x 23). Hopefully you can take care of it, because I have been quite busy for the last few days. Thanks :) Centaur271188 (talk) 09:47, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@Centaur271188: One extra was added to the AFC, now fixed. Looking forward to the final? Should be interesting, maybe Croatia have one last trick up their sleeve. Thanks for all your work during the tournament, I think I'm now ready for the return of club football... S.A. Julio (talk) 10:20, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your swift reply, and also your commendation. Well, I think many editors here have contributed more than I have, in this tournament as well as other football articles :) I have mostly been confining myself to some notable events (Premiership, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga; Champions League, Europa League; Euro, World Cup) and pages involving teams that I am interested in (actually I am a Manucian, but Manchester United's pages are popular enough already, so I spend much time on Athletic Bilbao, and my national team's official tournaments). About the final, my favourite is France. Croatian midfielders and forwards are quite comparable to French, but France's defenders are considerably superior. France are also better physically (1 more rest day after the semi-finals, did not have to play any extra times), just not psychologically (not many people expected Croatia to go this far, so their mind would be quite relaxed). After World Cup, I think I will take a short wikibreak, take care of some non-wiki things, then return next month :) Centaur271188 (talk) 11:23, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
@Centaur271188: I agree, France should have the upper hand, but I also thought the same for the Euro final. But who knows with this tournament, never sure what to expect. Hopefully will be entertaining, would care for a bit more excitement than France's last match. And it's definitely quite a lot with the attention attracted to the articles, enjoy the break :) Cheers, S.A. Julio (talk) 05:57, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Final kits[edit]

What was the base to restore the kits for the final? The shorts and socks are not confirmed yet by FIFA. If so, I want a source. Thanks. – Flix11 10:27, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@Flix11: The article mentioned does seem to include information on the kits (with shorts and socks) from FIFA, I believe it is a screenshot from their internal/press information system. Other articles confirm this. And hopefully you can update FT for the final? Thanks again for all your work during the tournament. S.A. Julio (talk) 05:28, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
@S.A. Julio: Well it is believable but yeah fine. Of course I will. Thank you too. – Flix11 02:31, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
@S.A. Julio: Hey I want to ask. A user insisted to use lowercase "fourth place" instead of "Fourth Place" on Template:England squad 2018 FIFA World Cup. The capital each word version used everywhere, including Template:England squad 1990 FIFA World Cup. What should I do? Thanks. – Flix11 16:44, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

FR Yugoslavia[edit]

Hi, I see you reverted my edits, by saying just "unnecessary" based on what ? the country competed under the name of Yugoslavia, and I know this is a different Yugoslavia but we also don't use the name of SFR Yugoslavia for before 1998 tournaments. so why here ? Mohsen1248 (talk) 05:05, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Well, the article on the previous Yugoslavia team is at Yugoslavia national football team. In order to avoid ambiguity, FR Yugoslavia should be used as it is clearer to readers (it doesn't hurt, does it?). If Wikipedia existed in 1998, prior to the name change, I think the article would be located at FR Yugoslavia national football team. If you look at Serbia and Montenegro national football team, "FR Yugoslavia" is used consistently. This is a unique situation, but if it benefits our readers (not all may be familiar), I think there is no reason to remove the clarification. S.A. Julio (talk) 23:56, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi again, I got busy with other things and just forgot to continue this discussion, I also think there is no reason to have this "FR" thing. I already explained my reasons, there should be consistency between all wiki pages and they don't use "FR" for other sports (see volleyball, basketball etc) or also in these articles regarding the Olympics, Yugoslavia at the Olympics. if we are still in disagreement I will take this to the football project and let them decide because I really don't think that FR thing should be there. Mohsen1248 (talk) 14:28, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
WP:OTHERCONTENT applies, though it may be used elsewhere does not make it correct/need to be used here (I also suspect the template system plays a role, as when calling 'FR Yugoslavia', the default display name is only Yugoslavia). There's no reason not to be clear to our readers with no ambiguity, and it doesn't detract from the articles. The Olympics is different, for football we recognise FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro as the same, separate from the Yugoslavia to 1992, hence the reason to be clear to readers who may not be familiar. S.A. Julio (talk) 09:55, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Werner Bickelhaupt[edit]

 Done GiantSnowman 07:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Euro 2020[edit]

I have twice made minor wording edits to the venues table/section because I found some confusion in the given table, with included explanation of how I found it confusing in the edit note. Now twice you've later gone back later and changed it back to the original wording without any discussion as to why. You may really like your word choice more, but as I explained how it may (and did for me) lead to confusion, I'd think that'd be the primary concern. At least to me (predominantly American English, some British English interaction), the word "rejected" in such a case is ambiguous, given it a) doesn't indicate who rejected... whether the city rejected an offer or UEFA did, and b) is a full synonym for eliminated. It also gives no help for users wondering why they were rejected as opposed to eliminated. It's the type of thing I do believe a user can work out/guess at the intended meaning of, but might often requiring notable effort. So I figured a small change could clear up potential issues... and tried first a few clarifying words in the text, and then altering "rejected standard package" to "invalid standard package" to be much more direct and specific on why they those cities weren't selected (without any change in article length). But with your unexplained reversions, it comes across almost dismissive, as if you only want to have the article exactly as you like it, and maybe can't envision the challenges others might face in it? And also comes across almost as if you don't put much value to the well-intentioned good faith edits of others. It would seem an unnecessary degree of commotion, but if you're really set on your opinion against such edits, it could be opened to discussion with others to determine if I'm isolated in seeing confusion or to get further options. Or maybe such edits were really unintentional, perhaps due to data still on your system or keeping harmony with the Bids article (I just realized it has the same table)? Or just done quickly without significant intention regarding the wording? I realize you certainly work very hard on tons of articles, and often must stave off vandalism and harmful edits. And it looks like your work is of great value to all. So I certainly don't mean be any trouble, but would think it best to find a solution that might work well for all? Thanks JeopardyTempest (talk) 00:11, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

@JeopardyTempest: Sorry, there were a lot of disruptive edits on the page, so I decided to restore to an older, stable version. I didn't intend to revert the change, I've now restored the wording to "invalid". S.A. Julio (talk) 23:49, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Very much appreciated, I'd figured that probably was the case, but became unsure! Thanks for all your good work and for putting up with my complaint!
JeopardyTempest (talk) 16:48, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Jochen Figge[edit]

No evidence of any playing career, I've removed him from the category. GiantSnowman 19:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)


Bot request filed Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/RonBot 7. Category has been renamed to Category:Association football player non-biographical articles. User:Ronhjones/Sandbox5 is now down to 43737 entries. Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:21, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

If you are adding that cat to lots of page. Do you need a macro? If so add the contents of User:Ronhjones/anp.js to you <skin>.js (e.g if you use monobook, then edit monobook.js. You will find a link marked anp (on monobook - a new tab) - click that on any page and it will go into edit mode, add the cat and save. Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:41, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Alright, though I think most of the non-biographies should be categorised. I've just fixed some improper categorisation (i.e. manager categories under the player tree), could the sandbox be updated to get the new count? Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 23:10, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
OK, It takes a good 2 hours, so will run when I go to bed (about 1-2am UK) - and then post in the morning. Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:17, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
44649 results Ronhjones  (Talk) 08:49, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Trial was approved, and has been run. All OK so far. Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:34, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Great, I've been working on adjusting some of the categories/pages that shouldn't be in the tree, almost complete. However, with the bot I noticed some of the excluded non-biographical pages were categorised as missing positions, for example 2008 WPS General Draft. S.A. Julio (talk) 20:05, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Just make sure they are in Category:Association football player non-biographical articles and the bot will remove the category next time. Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:12, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @Ronhjones: Alright, and my latest count now is 43,523 articles matching to be categorised. Also, how was 1885–86 St. Mary's Y.M.A. season categorised here? I didn't see it on the sandbox list. And once everything is set, I can leave a message at WT:FOOTY to give a bit of an explanation of the task, and explain the "non-biographical articles" category if anyone comes across non-players in the uncategorised list. S.A. Julio (talk) 06:26, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

The joys, or not, of python vs. Windoze ( - python wins every time). If I write the page name in plain text, and I get a "UnicodeEncodeError", then I print the uft-8 string. If there is something else wrong, it will probably skip writing that item - possibly the dash, maybe the apostrophe (they always cause havoc - I think Windows wants a two together, like 1885–86 St. Mary''s Y.M.A. season to give the right answer). That page need to be in the exclude cat, so I've added that. Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:21, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Thanks, though how does the page show up in the category tree? I've done quite a few searches under Category:Association football players using AWB, and have never come across that article. The page is only in Category:Southampton F.C. seasons and Category:English football clubs 1885–86 season, neither should be under the player category tree. S.A. Julio (talk) 15:06, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
There are so many categories. Who knows. I'll see if I can work it out, but there are so many cats having more cats...! Ronhjones  (Talk) 16:13, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Took a while - see Should a redirect have a category? Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:28, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Ah yes thanks, I should've realised, had the same issue with categorised redirects earlier. For redirects I don't see a need for a player category. Also, do you know of any quick way to find all the redirected pages in a list of articles? Would be useful to know if there are more in order to avoid the same issue. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:25, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
There should be a way... I'll have a read up on the Api query calls. Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
I found that when one gets the wikitext of a page, there is an automatic seamless follow of redirects as default. We can adjust the call not to follow redirects, and we can make sure we don't add the category to a redirect page. I think that will stop any more issues. When we do the main run, I can make sure any redirects with cats are listed. Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:56, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @Ronhjones: Alright great. I'm also using AWB to (albeit slowly) scan pages and stop on any redirects, so I'll try to fix any that I find. S.A. Julio (talk) 00:47, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Just waiting for bot approval now. This bit can take a while. One is only supposed to "poke" after 7 days with no answer (the bot group do like to have one person to approve the trial and a different one to final approve). Anyway, let's assume we get permission this week. I would like to plan a Friday night start (my broadband total is limited in peak times - editing that many pages might push it over the edge). Looking at the trial, I got about 25 pages a minute, which is great (if it keeps up) - for 44000 edits we can then be looking at about a 30 hour run - it will be nice if it works - been here before, a big run can sometimes fall over for no apparent reason. I would probably do a quick small trial to test the flagging of re-directs first.Ronhjones  (Talk) 18:27, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Did another dummy run - forgot to alter code for the changed the cat name, all OK now - in User:Ronhjones/Sandbox5 - 43498 titles. P.S. I can see two "List of..." in the list Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:02, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Thanks, I added them as non-biographical. Still glancing through the list to make sure nothing was missed (as well as the category structure), but everything seems to be good. Let me know if anything else needs to be done. Also, with this edit by the bot, could the category be added above stub tags? Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 09:46, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
It would be a major change to pick a place to add the category - typically what is done is to get the entire text as a variable and concatenate the category - thus "pagetext" is the whole page "\n" is a new line, and then we add the cat thus...
       pagetext = pagetext+"\n"+"[[Category:Association footballers not categorized by position]]"
I would have to scan the text to find the number of instances of "stub", then find the first one that is within a template and find the insertion point before that template - not easy, more likely to get some error. Trying to get intelligence into a bot is always tricky - you have to try and guess of ll the supid things that editors can do to cause a problem. We would need to go through more trials to get approval for such a change. What we can do without any issues is to add a line (or two) of code to make a new list of articles (having the cat added) that have "stub", and that list of stubs can then be put into some user sub-page. P.S. As 7 days is up on the bot application, I'v added a poke for action. Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:10, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Alright, it is only a minor wikitext detail so it's no issue. Let me know when all is set to go, I can then give an overview to the FOOTY project, and hopefully the category can start to be reduced. Cheers, S.A. Julio (talk) 21:12, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Approved with a ramp-up - see Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/RonBot 7. My plan is therefore...
  1. Thursday 01:00 UTC (i.e tonight)- run and do 1000 edits
  2. Friday 01:00 UTC - Next 2000 edits
  3. Saturday 01:00 UTC - Next 3000 edits
  4. Sunday 01:00 UTC - Full run, should finish before my Broadband goes into peak time at 07:00 UTC Monday.
Is that time schedule OK for you, or do you need it slower? Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:56, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Sounds great, thanks! S.A. Julio (talk) 19:42, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Great - All set up for he first wave. Takes about 2h to get all the pages and complete the comparisons to get list of pages to add the category to, so should start the 1000 edits at about 03:00 UTC - best estimate is 25 per minute, so should finish first wave 40 minutes later (all being well...). If wiki servers are too loaded they put in 120 sec timeouts, hopefully that won't be an issue. Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:01, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────── 1000 pages edited. 46 minutes to load, edit and save the 1000 pages = 21.7 per minute (plus the initial searching overhead) I looked at a few, all looks OK to me. Onwards and Upwards... Ronhjones  (Talk) 10:49, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Great, seems to have gone well, and the category is already being reduced. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:05, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Spoke too soon. :-) PC/Network/Modem went a little sick last night. RonBot1 was doing 1 page every 5 minutes, rather than 5 pages a minute. Not a chance that RonBot7 would even get through the first part! Re-boot PC, Re-boot Modem. Try tonight... Ronhjones  (Talk) 13:04, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Started this evening - just so I can check - running at full tilt again (>20 pages a minute) Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:01, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, great! S.A. Julio (talk) 04:40, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
2000 wave went fine, will do the 3000 this evening, that leaves 37466 to do, then (to avoid my peak ISP), I'll do 13000 each night, and in 3 nights we are complete (fingers crossed). No redirects found so far. Ronhjones  (Talk) 13:53, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Had an idea about stubs - worked out a nice routine to scan characters, one by one, from end of article going backwards, until it found the newline before the {{ (there is a "stub"), and using that as the insertion point. Seems to be working OK Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:51, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
3000 wave OK, as I said above now placed just before any stub template. All looking fine. Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:04, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Seems great! And once the initial run is over, how often will the bot scan to update the category? S.A. Julio (talk) 14:18, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

The first 13000 went in OK and nicely finished at 7am UK (1h before my peak time starts). You have plenty to pick from now. Next 13000 tonight, and then final amount the next night. Then it's been set to run on the 7th of each month. Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Found one re-direct with cats - I'll let you decide what to do - Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:40, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, perfect. The redirect seems to have been added due to an incorrect change to Category:Cristiano Ronaldo, now fixed. S.A. Julio (talk) 20:12, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Also, are you able to use AWB to list more than 25,000 items? As I can't use the NoLimits plugin, could you possibly do a search using the list comparer tool? Once the bot has fully populated 'not categorized by position', I was hoping to compare the articles in that category vs. the articles which transclude {{Infobox football biography}}, and get a list of which articles are unique to 'not categorized by position' (i.e. players missing a position category and a football infobox). Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 22:41, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Admins and Bots both have the "apihighlimits" permission. I'll have a look tomorrow Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:31, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
See User talk:S.A. Julio/No Infobox Ronhjones  (Talk) 10:38, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Perfect! Thanks again for all the help. Also, I've created four new position categories (Category:Women's association football central defenders, Category:Women's association football fullbacks, Category:Women's association football wingers, Category:Women's association football utility players), could these be added to the list as well for the next run, like the utility category? Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 21:41, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
No problem, I'll put them in tonight, in readiness. Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:47, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────All done - 4 categories added to list 2 Special:Diff/854385523 Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:36, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

2018 ICC[edit]

I noticed that you at once got the wrong score of the penalties. You should not be too hurried. Penalties are fast-moving content. Besides I think only you and me who updated it. Anyway thank you for updating it. I was the only one updating MCI-LIV earlier. – Flix11 (talk) 05:38, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Ah well only a small typo. S.A. Julio (talk) 09:55, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Can you add the referee's name on MUN-LIV and attendance on Chelsea-Inter, if you log in to the ICC site? Thanks. – Flix11 (talk) 23:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Added the referee, though I can't find the attendance. S.A. Julio (talk) 23:44, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Soccerway/World Football[edit]

Soccerway] doesn't distiguish between MLS playoffs and MLS regular season games. World Football does distinguish between the two. Calling my change "unnecessary changes" isn't really accurate. Kingjeff (talk) 20:49, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

@Kingjeff: More in the sense that since Soccerway and Worldfootball are the two sources used, the references can just be added by the 'updated' template, reducing the table width. The removal of Worldfootball was unintentional, I've added it next to the Soccerway source. S.A. Julio (talk) 20:58, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

New articles[edit]

Hey, great work creating new articles for tootballers. I just think that should not be on there, it's the same as transfermarkt. Any given user can edit matches and stats. I did it myself for me and my team. So, not reliable for me. Kante4 (talk) 19:03, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

@Kante4: Ah I didn't realise, too bad. They always seemed to have the most detailed stats for the lower leagues, I'll discontinue it now though. S.A. Julio (talk) 19:41, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, no worries. I like it aswell but you can edit a club if you login. Kante4 (talk) 19:46, 28 July 2018 (UTC)


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Explained revert on Talk[edit]

Hi Julio,

I re-added the sort option. The reason is explained on Talk:2018_International_Champions_Cup. It really is necessary in order to read many types of data from the table. Great floors (talk) 16:22, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

I've responded to the thread. S.A. Julio (talk) 16:34, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
By reverting twice :-) Wikipedia has gotten so friendly these past years. Great floors (talk) 16:38, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
It would be best for there to be a consensus before changing the table. S.A. Julio (talk) 16:41, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Reverting isn’t productive at all[edit]

S.A. Julio, please stop reverting my edits. I’m just trying to be friendly and I’m a fan of football. I don’t add the flags just for them to be there. Also, if you don’t like the flags, then change all of the Wiki pages for the AFC Asian Cup. I’m not trying to be rude. I understand. I’m just telling

Neil :) Hispanicfilmmaker (talk) 21:38, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@Hispanicfilmmaker: Please see MOS:INFOBOXFLAG, as I have explained flags should not be used in the infobox for decoration, any articles which do use this should have it removed. Now you've moved to outright vandalism with some of your edits like this, please stop. Also, I'd recommend not reverting/disruptively editing while logged out, that is WP:SOCKPUPPETRY. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:44, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

I apologize and I’m sorry[edit]

S.A. Julio. I understand and I’m sorry. Thank you. And I have not been doing anything logged out. I’m very confused when you say that I’m editing while logged out. That may be someone else, but that is not me.

Cheers, Neil :) Hispanicfilmmaker (talk) 22:46, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@Hispanicfilmmaker: Alright, though I'd say WP:DUCK applies with (talk · contribs), the same type of edits have been made, all within the last day. Either way, as you've just registered, welcome and hopefully things can be more productive in the future (there's lots of work to be done in your area of interest!). I hope the reverts weren't taken the wrong way, but our policies exist for a reason :) S.A. Julio (talk) 04:17, 30 July 2018 (UTC)


could you please give feedback for:
Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop#Chinese Taipei FIFA flag
--Mrmw (talk) 12:31, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Tactical line up French Super Cup[edit]

Fix the image. See this video.-- (talk) 14:51, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Graphics for football line-ups[edit]

Dear S.A. Julio,

I'd like to learn to create graphics for football games to publish on Wikipedia.

I saw you created the Line-ups graphic for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final.

Please let me know if you could teach me how to create one of those graphics from scratch.

Kind regards,


Association football categories[edit]

Hello. Looks like you missed Category:Association football utility players off the list. Please see User talk:Ronhjones#Association football positions task. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 20:09, 6 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Could you please change the logo at Serie A to the new logo at it:Serie A? Thanks. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 14:07, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

"A heading should not contain links"[edit]


At some of those pages, the headers used to consist of the {{fb}} template, so not only did they contain links, but they also displayed the flag, which made it more difficult to link to the particular sections. You had to check if the specific page did or didn't use the template, and if it did, you had to insert an extra space between the # and the country name, like this: [[1982_FIFA_World_Cup_squads#_Argentina]].

First I did replace the templates with plain unlinked country names, but then I realized it would be odd if a page listing entire detailed national team squads never actually linked to the national team articles. And I could think of no better place for such links than the headers, so I added them. Do you have any other ideas? --Theurgist (talk) 11:37, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

@Theurgist: Yes, thanks for removing the fb template from the headings. The best solution is to include the link in prose, such as UEFA Euro 2016 squads. However, it's difficult as prose is only included on squad pages for the last World Cups, though all the countries are linked in the "finalist" templates at the bottom. I've now added links for the 2018 squad article. S.A. Julio (talk) 02:36, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
There's the Goalscorers article also. The rule, as stated at MOS:HEADING, implies that such links are not absolutely banned but just undesirable, and then less so if the entire heading, rather than only part of it, is linked. With a regular pattern where every second-level heading consists of just a country name and links to that country's national team, I don't think the linked headings would be that much of a problem, at least no more than artificially and sometimes redundantly making up prose so as to mention the country name once again and link it. And even if a template somewhere at the bottom contains the links, it's only natural that the sections discussing the squads should contain them too. --Theurgist (talk) 14:56, 21 August 2018 (UTC)


Hello I am Abrahim from arwiki I have seen a number of projects ,and I like it. I have a question How do I create a field diagram showing the starting lineups For a football match thank you. إبراهيم الشعيبي (talk) 05:56, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Felix Götze[edit]

I suggest that we don't add columns to the career statistics table until there is actually an appearance in the appropriate competition. Kingjeff (talk) 19:40, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

I'd say since he was in the first team and included in the Champions League squad that it is still valid to include the column and first team row. S.A. Julio (talk) 03:27, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Toronto - Tigres[edit]

Hola Julio, disculpa por hablarte en español pero ví en tus userbox que lo hablas bien. Quería saber si podrías modificar la formación de Tigres en este partido, en todos lados salió que el planteamiento fue un 4-3-3 pero claramente es un 5-2-1-2 con Nahuel Guzmán de portero; Jesús Dueñas, Jorge Torres Nilo, Juninho, Hugo Ayala y Luis Rodríguez de defensas; Guido Pizarro y Rafael Carioca como medios defensivos; Lucas Zelarayán como medio ofensivo; André-Pierre Gignac y Eduardo Vargas como delatneros (todos de izquierda a derecha viendo al portero abajo y delanteros arriba). La de Toronto es correcta a excepción de que los tres medios serían Osorio, Delgado y Chapman (igual de izquierda a derecha viendo al portero abajo y delanteros arriba). Muchas gracias y te mando un saludo. --Mauricio C. (talk) 01:59, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

@Mauricio C.: Gracias, arreglé la alineación. ¿Es correcto ahora? S.A. Julio (talk) 02:57, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Quedó perfecto amigo. Gracias y saludos. --Mauricio C. (talk) 03:02, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Testes em Commerzbank-Arena[edit]

Olá meu amigo, o nome commerzbank-arena é mais usado em outras wikipédias, já Waldstadion é o apelido e já foi usado anteriormente, por favor não reverta desnecessáriamente essas edições. --Rodinelson Nivaeldo da Silva (talk) 01:38, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

@Rodinelson Nivaeldo da Silva: There is a long-standing consensus on WT:FOOTY to not use sponsored stadium names when the stadium is known by another commonly used name. A move discussion should be opened if you wish to move the page. S.A. Julio (talk) 03:39, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

About the recent edit on the page 2013 UEFA SUPER CUP[edit]

Hello sir,I saw you recently reverted my edit in the page 2013 UEFA SUPER CUP FINAL summary,can you please help me how to add more sources and improve formatting? Malignant Cell (talk) 16:19, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

@Malignant Cell: I think 2018 UEFA Champions League Final#Summary is a good example for a match summary, the section is not too long and has many inline sources. The section you added seems to be missing punctuation (lacking spaces following full stops), as well as the diacritics in players' names, and needs further copyediting. I'd also avoid WP:PEACOCK phrases, such as "beautifully saved" and "incredible header". S.A. Julio (talk) 16:32, 30 September 2018 (UTC)


Thank you sir for your kind suggestions, I am trying my best to build it up as per your suggestions. 😊 Malignant Cell (talk) 16:41, 30 September 2018 (UTC)


Hey I saw you do some biographies of players Can you do a biography for Kamy Ntankeu Daniel as well If you need some information write me He play for inter Turku in Finland It’s a new talent Uchiwamadara96 (talk) 13:30, 2 October 2018 (UTC)


Died in the night half way through run. May have lost connection. I noticed this evening and re-run. Quite a few added to list (almost 300) - see Special:Contributions/RonBot from 22:16, 7 October 2018 to 22:30, 7 October 2018. If once a month is too far apart - let me know, could make it bi-weekly. Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:33, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

@Ronhjones: Alright, maybe there was an issue with last month too, hence the number of articles (for example Nadezhda Ulyanovskaya was created in August). And bi-weekly sounds good if possible. Also, if you have any time would you mind helping with another search using the AWB list comparer tool? I was hoping to compare the list of articles at User:S.A. Julio/sandbox vs. the articles which transclude {{Infobox football biography}}, and get a list of which articles are unique to only the sandbox page, would be very much appreciated. Also, I'm not as familiar with AWB's more advanced functions. I've been trying to categorise players by the position listed in their infobox, using a regex to skip pages that don't contain the position I'm categorising (i.e. goalkeeper). However this is a slow process, would you know if there is a way to have AWB generate a list of the articles which are not skipped (with something like external processing)? Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 02:39, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
It's quite a run, so one is always at the mercy of BT. Windows schedule does not have a bi-weekly, I just found, so changed to run on 7th and 21st. I'll have a look at the AWB query. Ronhjones  (Talk) 10:50, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Results (using "No Limits" plugin):
  1. What transcludes "template:Infobox football biography" = 155710 pages (I always forget to add the word "template" and get zero hits...!)
  2. Links on sandbox = 10592 pages
  3. Unique to (1) = 145237 pages
  4. Common to (1) and (2) = 10473 pages
  5. Unique to (2) = 119 pages - User:S.A. Julio/Compare
The other problem, I'll have a think about and get back to you. Ronhjones  (Talk) 11:15, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
When you use AWB, there is an option "Use pre-parse mode". When that is selected, then when you hit start, it will run non-stop through the list of files (no pages are saved in this mode), files that are designated as "skipped" are removed from the list. When it gets to the end of the list, you are left with a short list of the un-skipped pages. Is that what you are after? Ronhjones  (Talk) 01:07, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Brilliant, surprised I never noticed that option before. Thanks for the help with this and the query! S.A. Julio (talk) 14:51, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

@Ronhjones and S.A. Julio: - another possible bot run, is to cross-reference all articles in position-specific stub categories (eg Category:English football goalkeeper stubs) with those in Category:Association footballers not categorized by position and get a bot to move them from 'Association footballers not categorized by position' to the appropriate position category? GiantSnowman 15:26, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman: Was planning on doing that soon, currently working on categorising by position in the infobox. The only issue is sometimes the stub tag is incorrect, for example here on Yasuto Wakizaka, a midfielder that had a goalkeeper stub tag. So a semi-automatic run allows for a quick check to verify the category is appropriate. S.A. Julio (talk) 16:32, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Wonderful - I'd noted your current task as my Watchlist is full of your edits! On that note, strange request - could you please hold off making these kind of edits over the weekend please? I'm away Friday to Monday this week and fear that I'll come back and be unable to check pages, because you'll have 'swamped' the watchlist... GiantSnowman 17:14, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
@GiantSnowman: Sorry, I too am familiar with the occasional sudden influx of AWB edits in my own watchlist! Seems as though they should've added a way to filter out these edits with the implementation of the new watchlist... At least bots edits can be hidden, but this task didn't seem ideal for a bot given it's a one-time run. And sure, I'll avoid large runs over the weekend. S.A. Julio (talk) 06:06, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Much obliged! GiantSnowman 07:56, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
FYI - I'm away again from tomorrow morning until Tuesday/Wednesday - if you could again kindly hold off any AWB position tasks/bot runs so as to save my watchlist... GiantSnowman 09:48, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Status letters on UEFA Nations League[edit]

I like the change you made on the League D page, changing eliminated to cannot promote. It fits a lot better with the rest of the nations league pages. LarryJeff (talk) 13:29, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

1977 Intercontinental[edit]

The "unexplained" removal of Boca Juniors squad numbers (according to your edit) refers to some numbers that were wrong and therefore I fixed them. I based on this video on youtube and some Argentine sports magazines published in those times.

I don't know if Borussia M. numbers are right, but in the case of Boca Juniors, most of them were wrong so the team wore the same numbers that in Copa Libertadores, p.e.: Zanabria (18), Salinas (17), Pavón (21) (players wearing those numbers can be seen in the video cited above). - Fma12 (talk) 23:10, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

2018 AFC Cup Final[edit]

The top name on the stats report shows the name of the player who got the man of the match. In this case you can see Hammadi Ahmad's name.--Anbans 585 (talk) 13:07, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

@Anbans 585: Alright thanks, didn't see that. I've added a reference to make it a bit clearer. Also, I've seen some conflicting sources, do you know whether #24 Gurbangeldi Batyrow or #25 Bagtyyar Gurgenov played in the match? Originally AFC said Gurgenov, but now list Batyrow? S.A. Julio (talk) 13:19, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Try this link. Freeze frame at 0:12, I am able to see a white (Altyn Asyr) no. 24 on the field, so I suppose that it was Gurbangeldi. Maybe AFC did a mistake earlier and rectified it later.--Anbans 585 (talk) 13:33, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

FIFA World cup 1998[edit]

Hi, You reverted my change because you follow "FIFA report". It is a wrong way. The so-called official FIFA reports gives too often mistakes. The reason is very simple: FIFA reports followed the "live commentaries" of game and corrections (about goalscorers, cards as double yellow or direct red,...) didn't appeared on it. The "FIFA official reports" are published (on line) soon after the game. Video footages of concerned games are very better sources. Friendly. SHANON11

@Shanon11: Also see FIFA's technical report (page 113) published in late 2002. Most other reliable sources such as Soccerway, RSSSF and kicker credit Teboho Mokoena with the goal. S.A. Julio (talk) 13:59, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

League position[edit]

Can you please assist talks about league position, whether should mention the one right after the match or after the whole matchday? PeeJay kept saying should be the former since August while the others (including me) the latter. Thanks before. – Flix11 (talk) 10:59, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Bernd Jakubowski[edit]

If you are going to have such a stupidly named category and going to take the time to revert edits, how about you take the time to just add what you feel is the required infobox? --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 21:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

@Zackmann08: Well the name followed Category:Sports and games work group articles needing infoboxes, though it can be renamed... The idea is to empty the category, but with over 100 pages it takes a while, but I've gone ahead and finished Bernd Jakubowski. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:38, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Navseasoncats error[edit]

Hi SA Julio

Please can you tell me on which page you saw the Lua error which led you to this[1] revert on Module:Navseasoncats/navyear?

If I know where it happened, I can diagnose and fix it.

Thanks. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:09, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

@BrownHairedGirl: I believe it was Category:UEFA Women's Euro 2017. S.A. Julio (talk) 20:15, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks. That allowed me to track it and fix[2] it. It was just one stupid typo by me, but broke everything Face-sad.svg ---BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:29, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the fix! S.A. Julio (talk) 20:38, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

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Alik Arakelyan[edit]

 Done GiantSnowman 08:58, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


See [3]. If you revert it, please also open a discussion in talk page, thanks Hhkohh (talk) 11:43, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:2018–19 UEFA Europa League#Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:2018–19 UEFA Europa League#Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded. Hhkohh (talk) 11:08, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2011–12 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2011–12 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round. This discussion is focused on whether we should merge content or not. Hhkohh (talk) 14:24, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

2018 CAF Confederation Cup final[edit]

Can you create the match lineup image for the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup Final second leg?--Anbans 585 (talk) 19:34, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

2027 FIFA Women's World Cup listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. Since you had some involvement with the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 15:38, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Josh Sargent[edit]

why are you reverting my edits on the josh sargent page? - (talk) 21:13, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

There is a consensus on WP:FOOTY to not update statistics while matches are in progress. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:18, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

is there? the last entry in that discussion specifically says that there isn't a consensus. (talk) 21:19, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Subsequent discussions on WT:FOOTY have created a clear consensus that no live scores or statistics are permitted. Information should only be updated after the match finishes. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:27, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Oh? I still am not seeing it (talk) 21:37, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

That page isn't exhaustive. The topic has been brought up numerous times, here's the most recent, the outcome is clear. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:47, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Footy bot played up today![edit]

Something amiss with connection, so it never finished (normally 3 hours is enough on my connection - roll on FTTH - next year I hope). After a router re-boot, ran OK late this evening, and added 91 players to Category:Association footballers not categorized by position Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:16, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@Ronhjones: Great, thanks! Also, I was curious about the possibility of a similar task for nationality (which is the only other category all footballer biographies should have). As Category:Association football players by position can now acts as a convenient "index" of all footballers on Wikipedia, could this be used to see which are missing nationality categories? (Currently there are 384 categories in Category:Association football players by nationality and Category:Women's association football players by nationality, excluding those sorted under * and +. Only the top level of the nationality categories would need to be checked, no subcats). I'd be curious how many articles currently don't include a nationality category. S.A. Julio (talk) 02:31, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
OK, I'll have a look and see what we can rake out. As I am not writing to the articles with the bot, it becomes a WP:BOTUSERSPACE action, and needs no approval, so long as I write to a page in User:RonBot's user space. Ronhjones  (Talk) 02:46, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Alright thanks! Not a huge priority, but would be interesting to look into, I wouldn't know if it's in the hundreds or thousands. If it isn't extremely large maybe I'll see about properly categorising them in one go. S.A. Julio (talk) 03:12, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
I've been playing with some new ideas in python - looking at speeding up the original task7. I've found a way of a fast list compare, so I thought I would try it for this task and see how well it works - it does away with hundred of thousands of "if" statements, which are usually quick, but the sheer number starts to make an impact. Anyway I made two lists...
  1. Category:Association football players by position
  2. Category:Association football players by nationality plus Category:Women's association football players by nationality
Then basically ListD=List1-List2 gives ListD of everything in List1 that is not in List2
This list has been placed at User:RonBot/Football players missing nationality, and I've made then all clickable links. Have a look and see if this looks like the data you want (743 items) Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks, exactly the list I was looking for. Also, I was reviewing a few of the articles listed, and noticed Bob Geary (baseball). It seems as though he was mistakenly included in Category:San Francisco Seals (soccer) players before, which was corrected in October to Category:San Francisco Seals (baseball) players. None of the remaining categories are in the footballer category tree, shouldn't the article have been removed from Category:Association footballers not categorized by position by the bot? S.A. Julio (talk) 07:28, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Err...No. Because he's not in any of the 21 "footballers who have a position" lists, then Task7 won't remove him as he has not a position. I'm going to rewrite Task7 based on the success of this run (which is Task15), and I'll look and see if there is any easy way finding such anomalies. Also do you want Task15 run at (weekly?) intervals, there's bound to be some extra ones coming along with no nationality, and it's a fairly quick run with the better coding. Ronhjones  (Talk) 04:08, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Ah I must have misremembered with the category removal, but I'd be interested to see how many anomalies there are. And sure, weekly sounds good for Task15. Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 04:18, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Windows Schedule Task set for noon Saturday. Ronhjones  (Talk) 16:43, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @Ronhjones: Great, also I forgot about Category:Association football player non-biographical articles, could these pages be kept out of User:RonBot/Football players missing nationality as well? Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 19:43, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

That old chestnut. Starting with the list1 (above) I did not think any would creep in as if they have a position, then they won't be in Category:Association football player non-biographical articles - then I saw Best European Goalkeeper (sigh). Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:19, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Removed the non-bios - Special:Diff/874247702 Ronhjones  (Talk) 01:46, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry missed this at first, looks great thanks! S.A. Julio (talk) 04:17, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: The bot seems to be categorising players which already have a position? Example here. S.A. Julio (talk) 05:52, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

────────── @Ronhjones: So what's the status of the bot, has the miscategorisation been resolved? Also, would it be possible to get a list of articles which are in Category:Association footballers not categorized by position but are no longer in any other subcategory of Category:Association football players? S.A. Julio (talk) 17:22, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Still having it's moments, running a dummy trial now. It might have to wait for the version 2 (re-write = half done). The main problem seems to be that sometimes it fails (or wiki fails) to send a block of names (all bots can only get 5000 results per Api call), thus the constructed list of names to add (or remove) templates from is not correct. Since there are (I think) only 22 position categories, it makes sense to check each proposed page for one of the 22 categories before adding/removing the template - I will do that in the version 2 (V1 is already too slow to add so much extra). Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:03, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Dummy run looking to remove a lot of templates. I traced that back to this edit - - it makes the "position known" list much bigger - I assume that is an OK situation? My guess at 22 position categories, sadly had now jumped to 271 as that edit was not the only block of sub cats added - see User:Ronhjones/Sandbox5. I'll do some more checks of the dummy run log file, and wait for your response before doing a live run. Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:57, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Could the bot ignore these footballer 'stubs by position' cats and only check the previous number? As a stub category (via a template) should't count as "position known" for a player. Also, you mentioned 22, but I think it's only the below 20 which should have to be checked. Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 23:18, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
*Category:Association football defenders
Works for me - it will make the Version 2 final check much easier - seeing if one of 20 cats is in a page is way quicker than seeing if one of 271 cats is on the page. I'll will fix the "Position Known" list to just these 20 cats and no recursion. I looked at an old log file - it was 22 - derrived from the original 15 given at Wikipedia:Bot_requests/Archive_76#Association_footballers_not_categorized_by_position - the missing 2 are Category:Association football goalkeepers who have scored and Category:Women's association football goalkeepers who have scored - let me know if you want to add those in. Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:47, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: I believe those two don't need to be included as they are non-diffusing subcategories, so all articles in them should also be in Category:Association football goalkeepers or Category:Women's association football goalkeepers. Maybe the bot could copy any missing articles it finds which are in the 'who have scored' categories to the respective main position category? Also, regarding "articles which are in Category:Association footballers not categorized by position but are no longer in any other subcategory of Category:Association football players", could the bot eventually update a list periodically with these articles, similar to User:RonBot/Football players missing nationality? Thanks, S.A. Julio (talk) 02:20, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
OK, I'll set it for the fixed set of 20 "position categories", and see how it goes. Probably a dummy run tonight, and if it looks good, then a full run tomorrow. Then I'll think about the other questions. Ronhjones  (Talk) 17:43, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Good bot run with just the 20 categories completed. 1463 players put back into Category:Association footballers not categorized by position Ping GiantSnowman as well Ronhjones  (Talk) 17:33, 19 January 2019 (UTC).
@Ronhjones: Looks good. I was curious, I have a (long) list of articles and was hoping to see which ones are not in Category:Living people. However, given the size of the category, even PetScan is unable to retrieve the contents. Would you have a suggestion for retrieving this or maybe using NoLimits in AWB? S.A. Julio (talk) 18:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
That's a BIG category, wiki always limits to 5000 names per call, so that's almost 180 large Api calls just to get all the names. AWB might work, but it might fall over as well.
Try this - go to Special:Search and enter "Carol Klein" incategory: "Living people", and click Search - result is you find her page. Do the same "Dianne Oxberry" incategory: "Living people" and her page does not come up (she died recently), you need to change it to "Dianne Oxberry" -incategory: "Living people" to get the result (note the minus before the "incategory"). I think that's the better way, the amount of data to and from wiki is then minimal (a simple search, and a few page names returned). I see that as an easy bot task. I would suggest you put your list into a new sub-page of User:RonBot - the bot can then read it and write back the answers to the same page (and no bot approval needed). Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:31, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, The knockout stages[edit]


pag. 16 and 17: [4] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:07, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Which is exactly what I thought, until I saw this correction by FIFA and the revised match schedule. S.A. Julio (talk) 16:38, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 10 December 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 22:23, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

Since DATETIES only applies to English-speaking nations (and the US military) we have to fall back on DATERET, and the first editors elected to use MDY format. That's the case in a number of players from Mexico do Argentina. Walter Görlitz (talk) 06:54, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Walter Görlitz: Ah, must have missed the "English-speaking" part. Though, as football originated from England, I suggest that all football biographies be converted to DMY per DATETIES Face-smile.svg S.A. Julio (talk) 07:11, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Absolutely agree on the origin of the sport which is why I go with DMY for football articles when there there is any uncertainty. Walter Görlitz (talk) 15:52, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

User:RonBot/Football players missing nationality[edit]

Thanks, I'll get stuck in when I have time. GiantSnowman 19:24, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Fb overview2[edit]

Template:Fb overview2 has been nominated for merging with Template:Fb overview. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. A.Caseiro (talk) 20:53, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Category:Frauen-Bundesliga players[edit]

Can you point me to the articles that need to be populated in Category:Frauen-Bundesliga players and I will do it. Note that the {{popcat}} template is not a request for NEW articles to be created. Thanks. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 00:35, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Well there are likely a decent number of articles still missing, more of a way to remember to eventually work on further population of the category. S.A. Julio (talk) 12:14, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

A little help required.[edit]

Hi, I have a poster at OTRS who has an issue with Harry Kane. It says (5th paragraph) "Kane featured and scored at UEFA Euro 2016". He says Harry never scored at UEFA Euro 2016 (seems he only scored in the qualifiers). I'm sure you would know where to check! Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:38, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ronhjones: Correct, he never did score at the final tournament, only in the qualifiers. Seems to be the result of a recent lede rewriting. S.A. Julio (talk) 04:15, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Ronhjones  (Talk) 15:52, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Syria vs. Palestine[edit]

Hello, Thank you for you recent edit in the Syria vs. Palestine AFC Asian Cup Group B match. Can you please wait until the match has officially finished before submitting your edits as anything can still happen even in the last second. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skyblueshaun (talkcontribs) 17:53, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Hmm, maybe a slight mistake from an API feed I checked. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:59, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Thai names[edit]

Hi. Could you change the names of the Thai players shown at File:THA-IND 2019-01-06.svg, from their surnames to their given names? It has been the practice in all football competitions' articles where Thailand is competing to use the given name instead of the surname. This file seems the only exception so changing the names would make it consistent. An explanation regarding this is explained User_talk:Molecule_Extraction#Thai_names here by a Wikipedian in Thailand. Thank you very much.

Here is an example: File:MAS-THA AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 (1st Leg Semi Final).svg Babymissfortune 13:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

@Babymissfortune:  Done. S.A. Julio (talk) 13:39, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Starting line-ups[edit]

Hello. First of all, I want say that I'm really impressed with your consistent work on teams' kits and starting line-ups. It has inspired me to do the same for Egyptian clubs! I just wanted to ask you something: Which program do you use to create those line-ups? Adobe Illustrator or something else? Thanks in advance! Ben5218 (talk) 17:01, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Vietnamese name[edit]

For a tournament where a 23 man squad is announced, it is better to probably use only their first name as they are unnecessarily long. You may notice that how in the previous years only the first names are used in all the competitions including the age group ones. In the qualifiers the full name may be used because lot of their names tend to be the same, for example there are 2 Bùi Tiến Dũng's in the Vietnamese squad. If it is to be written as other East Asian names then other long names like Japanese names should also probably be given similar style.--Anbans 585 (talk) 18:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Qatar v Lebanon starting lineup[edit]

Hi! First of all, thanks for your work on the starting lineup pictures for the 2019 Asian Cup. Just wanted to point out that some of the Lebanese players' positions are slightly incorrect for the Qatar - Lebanon match in your picture. Is it possible to change them to this? (Don't worry about the fullbacks' positions, it's not a problem to keep them as LWB/RWB as you did). Thanks again, Nehme1499 (talk) 13:53, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Final[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Final, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Al-Ain was the first Emirati team to qualify for a Club World Cup final? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2018 FIFA Club World Cup Final. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Final), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Hello. I'm User. You are from Germany. I'm from Kosovo. That PSG kits of the league are not in the Champions League. Can you show me the PSG kits of the UEFA Champions League. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:49, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Hello S.A. Julio. This is User. Can you do the Kosovo national team logo. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:55, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Care to elaborate? S.A. Julio (talk) 17:09, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Stop your vandalism[edit]

Stop reverting my correct edits. You could wait some seconds. Vietnam defeated Yemen 2-0. Nothing will change.--Sakiv (talk) 17:52, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Live updating is not permitted, wait until matches are finished. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
You had no right to undo my edit on the tables even if there was still some seconds. I see that another user updated the tables immediately after you reverted my edit and you didn't do anything. You are not the master here.--Sakiv (talk) 18:21, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Sakiv: In no way have I implied that. Either team could have yet scored, hence why there is a consensus on WP:FOOTY to wait until full time. More importantly, you incorrectly added that Vietnam qualified in the standings and knockout article, and twice reverted my valid edits for no reason... S.A. Julio (talk) 18:33, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Live updates[edit]

Are you trying to be the smart or over smart!! We are watching it live an deverywhere there is live updates!! If you living in ancient times I don't know mate. I am getting live updates everywhere. Stop harassing people from doing edits!! Dey subrata (talk) 13:38, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@Dey subrata: Please do not update statistics or scores while a match is in progress. Instead, wait until the match has finished before updating. At WikiProject Football there is a consensus not to add live scores and not to update any statistics while a match is in progress. Without live updates it is easier to avoid duplicate information and errors being published on the article. This includes updating match statistics prior to the completion of the penalty shoot-out. S.A. Julio (talk) 13:46, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
@Dey subrata: please also see WP:SHOUT you may be clarify a bit with emphasis but shouting like this, is inappropriate. Thanks. 2401:4900:180A:952A:1:1:AEE6:38FE (talk) 14:59, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Look the short names of Vietnamese at the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Usainnguyen (talkcontribs) 14:05, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@Usainnguyen: Please discuss this first, this was previously discussed at Talk:2019 AFC Asian Cup Group D. Also see 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round, 2018 AFF Championship, 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round, etc. S.A. Julio (talk) 14:07, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@Usainnguyen: Regarding Bùi Tiến Dũng, the AFC seems to use 'I' for the outfield player, the same with Soccerway. S.A. Julio (talk) 14:40, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying group tables[edit]

Did the game not start

March 2020 — Preceding unsigned comment added by ROCCPBLLEE (talkcontribs) 23:59, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

@ROCCPBLLEE: Their Nations League group wins guarantee a spot in the playoffs should they fail to qualify directly. S.A. Julio (talk) 00:03, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Don't understand the relationship — Preceding unsigned comment added by ROCCPBLLEE (talkcontribs) 00:12, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

@ROCCPBLLEE: See 2018–19 UEFA Nations League#UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying and UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs. For winning their Nations League group, the 16 teams are assured of a Euro play-off spot (in case they don't qualify directly), no matter their Euro qualifying group results. S.A. Julio (talk) 00:18, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Just...........Look at the results! ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by ROCCPBLLEE (talkcontribs) 03:18, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Cat:Association footballers from Northern Ireland[edit]

Hello. Noticed this being added to a couple of footballers on my watchlist, and wondered whether playing for its national team at some level is enough to qualify for being "from" Northern Ireland? E.g. Lee Camp has a grandparent born in NI, which qualifies him for their international team, but he (and his parents) are "from" somewhere in England. What I suppose I'm asking is what the "from" means. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 19:52, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

@Struway2: I agree the category name is a bit misleading. Though, I'd think international players should also have the "parent" nationality category of their team(s)? For example, a player such as Luis Monti should also be in Category:Italian footballers? Also note the top of Category:Northern Ireland international footballers, which states: Players in this category should also be included in Category:Association footballers from Northern Ireland. Looking at the history, Category:Association footballers from Northern Ireland was moved back in 2009 because of the disputed use of the term "Northern Irish". However, I'd think a better title of the category would be Category:Northern Ireland association footballers, similar to other categories such as Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo footballers. Maybe this naming issue should be brought up at WP:FOOTY? S.A. Julio (talk) 20:23, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
It probably is just the name that I have a problem with. Category:Republic of Ireland association footballers, so named, explicitly "includes players who were born in what is now the Republic of Ireland or who have played for the Republic of Ireland national football team at senior level, junior level or both". If that's the scope of the corresponding NI category, Category:Northern Ireland association footballers would seem appropriate. But it's more than a football issue, and sensitive: the suggestion of "Northern Ireland people by occupation" certainly didn't go down well in 2009... cheers, Struway2 (talk) 21:57, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
@Struway2: Yeah, a bit of a strange situation. Using the word "from" seems to add unnecessary ambiguity, with a similar mention back in 2010 of a category move (though met with no response). The overall Irish category structure seems complicated (e.g. Category:Republic of Ireland association footballers is not connected to Category:Sportspeople from the Republic of Ireland) and has gone through many discussions, so I'm unsure of whether it would be worth the effort. Cheers, S.A. Julio (talk) 23:32, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of 2018 FIFA World Cup statistics for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2018 FIFA World Cup statistics is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2002 FIFA World Cup statistics until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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2018/1019 Schalke v Wolfsburg wrong colour[edit]

Hello S.A. Julio,

the colour of the Schalke v Wolfsburg match in the season 18/19 is red but it have to be green. Could you please change this? I don´t know how to fix this. Thank you.

Sorry for the mistake, Fixed. S.A. Julio (talk) 12:24, 8 February 2019 (UTC)


Hey, i know football is your priority but can you help me with this 2019 Men's FIH Pro League. Teams are ranked by points percentage, not points. Is there a way to have that shown instead of points? I looked for it but maybe it's not there or i am just too stupid. Kante4 (talk) 15:42, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

@Kante4: You're right, the module didn't support the points percentage before. I've now added it, the percent can be displayed with |ranking_style=percentage. I believe everything should be correct? Let me know if there is anything incorrect, or if the numbers/decimal should be formatted differently. S.A. Julio (talk) 18:33, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Wow awesome, thanks. FIH displays it like this (83 instead of .833) but i'm fine with how it is. Not sure what is better... Kante4 (talk) 18:35, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@Kante4: Alright, if you prefer the percentage out of 100, then |percentage_format=hundred 1 decimal or |percentage_format=hundred 2 decimals works. S.A. Julio (talk) 19:14, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks sgain, great job. :) Kante4 (talk) 20:31, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

South Africa[edit]

As far as I'm aware there's no consensus anywhere about whether to use 'football' or 'soccer' - it probably needs an RFC and then pages to be moved following that? GiantSnowman 09:59, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


Your words are not based on facts. Even CEST Time for October matches had been shown in those pages for years, but it is anyway false because DST during October came in act in EU in 1996 only. If an error and/or unsourced difference between Germany and UK was in act, it must be removed. If you have sources to make differences between DFV and FA please show them, but stop your unsourced edits.--Ballistiq (talk) 14:19, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

YOU said this. Please add sources justifying differences between German reunification and the Act of Union or your edits will be considered disruptive.--Ballistiq (talk) 14:21, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


Sorry about that, I honestly wasn't even aware these individual iterations met notability. Clearly wasn't thinking when removing the categories. Jay eyem (talk) 23:32, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Numbers on Forward Madison FC player pages[edit]

Hey, I added the numbers of a couple players whose numbers were visible in pictures on their Instagram/Twitter, and you removed my edits for them being unsourced. Something as small as that makes it seem like it would be a waste of space to source, for something which would be removed whenever they move clubs next, anyway. Is it really necessary? Tknauff23 (talk) 06:10, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

@Tknauff23: I'd take shirt numbers used during preseason with a grain of salt, they could very well change in the future. I'd wait for some official roster/team list published by the team which has all the numbers. To address your question though, in general an inline reference isn't necessary, but maybe in the edit summary leave a URL for the information, or add a source on the main team/season article. S.A. Julio (talk) 06:18, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Israeli footballers[edit]

I've restored them in main space, I'll let you move them to your userspace if you want if that's OK? GiantSnowman 09:54, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Michael Crowe (footballer)[edit]

 Done GiantSnowman 16:25, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League[edit]

HI S.A Julio The Concacaf Nations League, specifically at the moment the Qualifying Stage, uses an IP protected format, created by Leandro Shara and known as the Pots System (c). We have tried twice, using different phrasing this by-law information and twice you have deleted it completely. Please advise on the best way to phrase it but it must contain this information as per legal advice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Itay.ingber (talkcontribs) 17:25, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@Itay.ingber: Wikipedia isn't the place to defend your intellectual property rights, nor to serve as an advertisement. The format section is meant to simply explain how the competition works given the information provided by CONCACAF. The sources given don't seem to be reliable, which is also an issue. S.A. Julio (talk) 19:55, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Mostafa Matar[edit]

I accepted Draft:Mostafa Matar because I thought he passed Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Notability He has played for a fully professional club at a national level of the league structure. Am I mistaken? Theroadislong (talk) 18:51, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@Theroadislong: The page does seem a bit misleading, I too missed the note at first (The player section of this notability guidance has been superseded by WP:Notability (sports), and is included below for information only as a record of the previous guidance that the Footy project came up with.). The current guideline is located at WP:NFOOTY, which requires players to have played in a fully pro league or senior international. A list of leagues is kept at WP:FPL, in which Lebanon is listed under "top level leagues which are not fully professional". S.A. Julio (talk) 19:17, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Ahaa OK understood. Thank you. It doesn't help that I know nothing about football! Theroadislong (talk) 19:40, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Felix Götze[edit]

According to an interview on OVB online, here is a quote from Felix Gotze :"The market value (200 000 Euro) will soon be revised upwards, and maybe there is also a correct entry on Wikipedia and Felix Götze: "There is birthplace Memmingen. But I was born in Dortmund. " You may look it up yourself. Google "the Götze brothers" or Mario and Felix Götze. Ady111 (talk) 17:02, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ady111: Thanks for the source, in the future it might be helpful to add a reference with the link to the article. S.A. Julio (talk) 18:39, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

See also in Maurice Banach article[edit]

Hi Julio, I saw that you removed the link to Heinz Baumann from the See Also section in the Maurice Banach article [5] for not being related closely enough. Well, I added the link because I think Baumann was quite closely related. He supported the team members, family and friends in the struggles after Banach's death, which is documented in many sources, including some published decades after the event, indicating that those involved back then still remember Baumann for his support even now. I think these kinds of associations are exactly what WP:SEEALSO is about. Some sources state that this support is what actually established his role as "FC pastor" in the decades afterwards, while I also found one source stating that he was already engaged in the role for quite some while before that event - either case, it was an important piece in his history as FC pastor - and vice versa. Therefore I think the link would be justified and in the interest of the readers. What do you think? --Matthiaspaul (talk) 20:56, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

@Matthiaspaul: Ah alright, I guess I didn't see Baumann's direct role afterward, I've now restored the link. S.A. Julio (talk) 00:54, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Miroslav Votava[edit]

Hello there, from Portugal,

I was only striving for coherence when I did my arrangements, and now I elaborate on them even tough part of my reasons are already in the edit summary: 1 - all the reference fields in the same order (URL/title/trans-title/publisher/language/date/access-date); 2 - removed overlinking in that new Kicker source you added, #1 already has the magazine linked, no need for it more than once; 3 - Kicker should be treated a publisher, not a newspaper (hence, "web" at the start of ref and not "news").

Out of respect for you and your work, I changed "accessdate" to "access-date" in all the refs, even though I do not understand the difference. If you choose to revert me again no worries it stays how you want, was only aiming for coherence in display.

Attentively --Quite A Character (talk) 14:08, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

That's seems fine, my main focus was the wording adjustment. S.A. Julio (talk) 00:57, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Forward Madison kit images[edit]

Hey S.A. Julio, I'm wondering if you can provide me with the images you used to add the home jerseys to the Forward Madison FC page. I'm trying to create something for the team and these little digitized versions of the jersey would be perfect and help me a lot! If you want to send me the images I can give you my email, otherwise just uploading them to imgur and providing a link would be fine. Thanks for the help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:16, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

@ The images are available on Commons, see c:Category:Football kit templates/Forward Madison FC. Hope that should help, if there's anything else let me know. S.A. Julio (talk) 00:51, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Need help in creating lineup[edit]

Hey, can you share the tool or website you use to generate lineups, such as this. I want to generate for this. Thanks. Coderzombie (talk) 13:01, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, this was helpful. Done. Coderzombie (talk) 04:48, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Disciplinary records for Euro Qualifiers[edit]

Hi, long time no see :) I have been quite busy in real life after World Cup, so I have not edited much (except Athletic Bilbao's season page). It seems that we have no players serving suspensions from Nations League. I hope you could confirm that information. Thanks in advance :) By the way, this time UEFA statistics page is worthless, I can no longer use it to track disciplinary records, like I did in World Cup qualification :( Centaur271188 (talk) 11:11, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Centaur271188: Hello! I've meant to add the suspension info but procrastinated, UEFA publishes a list prior to each matchday. Currently ten players are listed, though all the suspensions except for Dejan Lovren come from youth competitions. For carry-over suspensions, I'd think only players receiving a senior call-up (i.e. Croatia national football team#Current squad) should be listed? S.A. Julio (talk) 13:03, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks again. I agree that we should mention Lovren only, however I would also like to add a note (like 2016 qualifiers) or some words (like 2018 qualification) to clarify his case better. After last night's results I think we could now add Russia's Golovin and Latvia's Ciganiks. Centaur271188 (talk) 14:15, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Centaur271188: I added wording similar to 2018 qualification as "carried over" is a bit misleading as the suspension was given in January. Also hopefully the scorer module isn't too confusing, it's extremely useful in tallying all the players. It automatically sorts by number of goals (in the group/playoffs/overall), nationality, and surname (diacritics are also sorted correctly). If there are two or more parts to the surname, &nbsp; can be used to 'connect' the surname for sorting purposes, e.g. [[Jón&nbsp;Daði Böðvarsson]]. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:24, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I saw your edit about Lovren's suspension. By the way, thanks for correcting and advising. About the module, I just love it. With it we now have a centralised information storage which can be extracted and used in many articles, that is far better than wandering through 'Goalscorers' sections and updating one by one. Hopefully I will get used to it soon. :) Centaur271188 (talk) 20:26, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:GoalsPerMatch[edit]

Template:GoalsPerMatch has been nominated for merging with Template:Goalscorers. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Hhkohh (talk) 14:13, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Euro 2020 Qualification play-off positions[edit]


I added a new section to the play-off page last night showing the 16 teams who are currently in the play-off positions for each of the 4 play-offs. You deleted it leaving a comment saying that there was no such thing as "current" play-off teams. I therefore renamed it "Provisional" but you deleted it again today.

I do believe that there is value in showing this information as it is a very dynamic and non-trivial situation and is not immediately obvious which teams are currently in line to end up in the play-off spots. It's similar to why we show the group tables throughout the competition even though the only table that matters is the one after all of the games have been completed.

If you are not happy with having this information on this particular page can you suggest an alternative location for it? I tried to add it directly to the main Euro 2020 page instead but I realised that that was just a link back to the play-offs page which is why I updated it here.

Sperick (talk) 14:19, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

@Sperick: This table is not necessary, there already is a table showing the teams which have priority. Teams should only be added once they have guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. This would be similar to listing England and Luxembourg as "provisional participants" at UEFA Euro 2020 since they are first in their groups, which makes little sense. S.A. Julio (talk) 14:50, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

The issue with the existing priority list is that there is no connection between that and the current state of the qualification groups. Now for League D this is unlikely to be a problem since we expect the 4 teams at the top of the priority list to be the 4 teams that will ultimately end up in that play-off. However for the higher leagues this is probably not going to be the case. In League A, especially the situation is likely to get quite complex.

"This would be similar to listing England and Luxembourg as "provisional participants" at UEFA Euro 2020 since they are first in their groups, which makes little sense."

And yet on the main qualification page they currently are marked as the provisional qualifiers (by way of them being highlighted in light green).

If you are dead set against the section that I added then as a compromise I suggest that an additional column can be added to the priority list table showing the current group positions of each team so that people can more readily work out who are currently in the play-off spots. Alternatively, a new high-light colour could added to show which teams are currently in the play-off spots.

Sperick (talk) 15:48, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

@Sperick: Yes the standings have a green highlight, but the teams are not listed separately as having 'provisionally' qualified. At this point, with the qualifiers just begun, I see little benefit from this provisional list, and it may add to the confusion for readers of an already complex process. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:27, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Krestovsky Stadium[edit]

Hey there, S.A. Julio

Page name for Gazprom Arena has beed reverted to Krestovsky Stadium but it never has been an official name for the stadium, so I'm little bit confused.

I think that the article name should reflect the name that currently used.

--Venuelab (talk) 16:57, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

@Venuelab: There is a consensus on WP:FOOTY to use non-sponsored names when possible (i.e. Westfalenstadion, not Signal Iduna Park). I'm unaware if this stadium was referred to as "Krestovsky Stadium" during construction, maybe opening a WP:Requested move discussion would be the best option in order to gain consensus. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:07, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@S.A. Julio: I have requested a move and it was approved without any discussion :-( In our case, there is no official non-sponsored name, just a "Saint Petersburg Stadium" that was used on the FIFA World Cup. Anyway, "Krestovsky Stadium" is the completely incorrect name. Could you please explain my further actions? I'm pretty newbie wiki user. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Venuelab (talkcontribs) 17:18, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Venuelab: Ah correct, I moved the page back because no one participated in the discussion, as not many people likely noticed it. However, some recent articles (here and here) seem to imply the name Saint Petersburg Stadium/Arena was the official name beforehand. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:50, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@S.A. Julio: That's right, the name "Saint Peterburg Stadium" was used during FIFA Confederation Cup and FIFA World Cup 2018. But "Krestovsky Stadium" has never been used and it's completely wrong :-) Should I request a move again? --Venuelab (talk) 19:03, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Fiorin Durmishaj → Fiorin Ntourmisai[edit]

Fiorin Durmishaj has changed the name from Albanian language into Greek language (Fiorin Ntourmisai), he in the protocol of the Greek Football Federation and UEFA, it is named in its new Greek name (Fiorin Ntourmisai).[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by DoktorDashi (talkcontribs) 19:30, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

@DoktorDashi: See WP:COMMONNAME, article titles are based on how reliable English-language sources refer to the article's subject. There are no English sources that use the name "Fiorin Ntourmisai" other than UEFA, virtually all English sources use "Fiorin Durmishaj". S.A. Julio (talk) 20:04, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@S.A. Julio: Sorry! DoktorDashi (talk) 21:26, 26 March 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Fiorin Ntourmisai". UEFA. Retrieved 26 March 2019.


Hi, i am new to wikipedia and as i get familiar with the rules here i find something confused me. When i look up the 2019 AFC Champions League, i find Hhkohh explained in the edit summary that 'although still in progress but unless JSS kick 2 more goals and SHE kick 3 more goals' on 7 November 2018. Here is my question: i know that we can't make live edits. But under the circumstance above, can we make live edits? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2408:8207:C43:B3F0:FDFD:83F0:B02D:A50D (talk) 11:48, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

I would wait until results are finalised before making these types of supplementary edits, even if the outcome is already clear. S.A. Julio (talk) 13:46, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

1962 FIFA World Cup Final tactical line-up scheme[edit]

Hello! I found your name under the tactical line-up scheme for the 1962 WC final, so I assume you are the creator. I wonder what was the basic source for determining players' positions on the pitch? I've been searching for 1962 WC tactical line-ups in many sources and also I've watched the games which I could find online including the final. Judging by what I have found I can say that the Czech line-up in fact was a bit different. Czech TV broadcasters give such tactics of their team (fisrt two minutes of the video): Defenders (from R to L): 12 - Tichý, 5 - Pluskal, 3 - Popluhár, 4 - Novák (c), Midfielders: 19 - Kvašňák, 6 - Masopust, Forwards: 17 - Pospíchal, 8 - Scherer, 18 - Kadraba, 11 - Jelínek. Actually the video of the final match shows that the Czechs played according to this scheme and Jelínek surely occupied the left wing in attack. The same way he did in other Czechoslovakia games, e.g. against Spain. To sum it all up I suggest that we discuss it and possibly find some more sources to prove what the real line-up for the Czechs was. Can you make some more tactical schemes for the same tournament? Algorus (talk) 13:23, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

@Algorus: Not sure of the original source, I believe I used the formation which already listed in the line-up table of the article. I can update the line-up per the video, should I also adjust the lineup of Brazil as seen in the video? And sure, let me know what other matches to add tactical schemes for. S.A. Julio (talk) 19:09, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Great! I'm glad you support my idea. The Brazilian formation for the final game is almost correct. The only thing to be changed are the names of Zito and Didi - Didi was playing in midfield closer to the right side, Zito to the left. Now I'm trying to get right all the formations of the teams which played in Group 3. I take it quite seriously and double-check each team line-up using articles online and videos. I will let you know as soon as I finish. It would be nice if we could add the line-ups to this page. If you also make kits design this page will surely help you with this. Algorus (talk) 20:26, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello again! I've finally finished checking out the formations of the Group 3 teams of the 1962 FIFA World Cup. Everything seems to be in order now though some slight discrepancies between the text sources and commentators' words exist. I'd like to point out that Brazil played 4-2-4 attacking and 4-3-3 defending in most matches of the tournament. That means that Zagallo was placed a little bit behind the other Brazilian forwards and often helped in the midfield. The Czechs also used 4-2-4 through the first three games keeping basically the same people on the pitch. Mexican formation looked like 4-2-4 as well and the Spanish played 3-2-5 according to the Spanish source I found. As I could judge by the videos outside right and left along with the centre forward Puskas were the main attacking force getting some help from inside forwards placed slightly backwards. Thus they formed a big W of the Spanish attack. If you could make tactical schemes for all the group matches using these notes that would be just perfect for the article. Algorus (talk) 20:45, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

2018 FIFA World Cup standings[edit]

I am trying to add standings to the 2018 FIFA World Cup page because I think it makes the page better, but you keep removing the standings. I am just asking why are you removing the standings Subaryan (talk) 15:47, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Adding an unsourced ranking is WP:OR, please see Talk:2018 FIFA World Cup#Final standings. S.A. Julio (talk) 15:52, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

But I think standings should be added and I want to add them, and maybe you could help me find a source or something to add them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Subaryan (talkcontribs) 15:57, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

African Cup of Nations 2019 groups[edit]

How did you managed to edit the groups of the AFCON at 20:35 UTC when the draw has been finished until 20:47 ? Thankyou — Preceding unsigned comment added by M'hammed123 (talkcontribs) 23:44, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

@M'hammed123: Not sure what time the draw finished, but the groups were updated at the time of the draw. S.A. Julio (talk) 15:56, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Unused substitutes in 1986 world cup[edit]


I have made an edit to the knockout stages of the 1986 World cup. Between 1970 and 1990 all the teams were allowed to name a squad of 16 for every world cup match out of the full squad of 22 - 11 in the starting team and 5 substitutes. In the pages 1982 and 1990 for every of the 52 matches are listed the 5 substitutes, including those that were no used during the match. In the 1986 world cup that same piece of information is missing. And I do believe it is important for everyone interested in the career of a particular player at least. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krivolak (talkcontribs) 07:44, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Krivolak: Then the other articles should have the players removed. See 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stage as an example, only used substitutes should be included for international tournaments. S.A. Julio (talk) 17:29, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Rules for using the substitute players were changed before the 1994 world cup. From then on all 22, later 23 players were available for every world cup match. Before that - between 1970 and 1990 that was not the case. Your example with the 2018 world cup is completely irrelevant. It is an important piece of historical information if a player was selected for a particular world cup match or not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krivolak (talkcontribs) 18:48, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

WNBA rosters[edit]

Hi. I wonder if you can weigh in on this proposal. Recent discussion started here. Thank you either way. -SusanLesch (talk) 13:58, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:UEFA Nations League Finals.svg[edit]


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Non-free svg files[edit]

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Valter Poghosyan unprotected[edit]

Hi S.A. Julio, and thanks for your message. I've un-protected that page.
For those who might be watching, it appears that latin script w and v transliterations of the Armenian alphabet Վ appears to indicate they are allophones in the Armenian language, so Valter Poghosyan -> Walter Poghosyan is OK.
Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 10:44, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@Shirt58: Great, thanks! S.A. Julio (talk) 11:30, 5 May 2019 (UTC)


Hey man, I saw that you've made the image for the formations of the OFC Champions League final. Cheers for that! It makes Wikipedia look more professional to have that sort of thing included on articles.

However, will all praise, there's a request for help (typically, of course!). Would you have the time (or will) to make them for the FFA Cup finals pages? I would, but I have no idea what I'm doing and would end out making it so badly, that the internet would probably catch fire somehow.

Anyway, cheers heaps dude. Appreciate the effort! - J man708 (talk) 11:00, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

@J man708: Sure, glad to help, I should have time in the next few days. S.A. Julio (talk) 20:07, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! - J man708 (talk) 06:39, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Countries at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

Hi, I saw you removed empty categories from this type from the group pages. I restored them saying I'll create them, but then saw it is more work than I have time for rn, so removed again. Seems weird that only about 11 nations have this kind of categories (looking at previous World Cups), while others don't. Is there a reason for that or were they just not created and should be? --SuperJew (talk) 06:38, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

@S.A. Julio: I'm pinging you in case you missed my question. --SuperJew (talk) 11:20, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@SuperJew: Sorry got lost in a few projects. I think most often the categories were created by editors interested in the relevant country's football. A similar half-filled category can be seen at Category:Countries at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However for 2018 I created categories for all the countries, so similarly we can create the remaining 13 categories for this tournament. S.A. Julio (talk) 11:38, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
No worries, I wasn't judging and totally understand :) Ok, if I have time I'll work on it. If you do you can :) --SuperJew (talk) 11:54, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Some questions about goalscorer module[edit]

Hi, S.A. Julio :) Firstly, the 2022 World Cup qualification is beginning next month, have you planned to use a module for the tournament, or already made one? As far as I know, we only have modules for Euro qualifying.
Secondly, while doing 2018 campaign, we had a discussion about shortening goalscorers lists: [6]. Many editors (including me) supported the idea. I think we should do the same to 2020 Euro qualifying's main article as well, but I do not know if we are able to do this using the module. Hopefully you can tell me. Thanks in advance :) Centaur271188 (talk) 05:59, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Centaur271188: Hey! I was thinking about it, the only issue is that I'm unsure if I will have enough time to keep it up to date. Would you be interested in helping to update/watch it? Not as many people are familiar with modules, so mistakes/errors could arise if not updated carefully. I could also add some documentation to the module page for clarification. Regarding shortening the list, the module supports this, so it can be done for the World Cup qualifying articles. However for the Euros I don't see it as much of an issue, the 2016 cycle also has the full list, which is helpful in seeing the tally of lower players. S.A. Julio (talk) 10:03, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I will do my best to keep it up-to-date :) My early Lua edits were troublesome too, and those modules do not allow preview, so I will have to visit the Euro 2020 module sandbox a lot (thankfully you made that). Centaur271188 (talk) 12:14, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Centaur271188: Alright sounds good, I can help start the data page, I was thinking one for each confederation? I think the top scorers on the main article, 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, might have to be manually done for now as the module currently only supports two levels (i.e. UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying --> Group A, B, C...), not three (i.e. Worldwide --> Confederation --> Round). However I'll soon try and find out if there could be a way to combine it for the main article. And for the AFC data page, I'd think after round 2 the page could be copied to a new data page for 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification? Also, the module automatically sorts players from the following countries by exactly how the name is written (doesn't convert to LAST, FIRST): China, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos (are there any similar countries missing?). Also, one benefit of the module is that special characters are "cleaned" when sorting. I added all the special characters I found from the entire history of Euro goalscorers, however more will need to be added for the rest of the world. If you need to add any, the list is at Module:Goalscorers, line 380 ("specialChars"). S.A. Julio (talk) 20:01, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, if these modules cannot include more than 2 levels, then it would be difficult to apply them in AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and OFC campaigns, which usually have more than 2 rounds; so plainlist seems to be the only way here. While CONMEBOL and UEFA have no problem using Lua modules, I think we should not use 2 different methods in this whole qualification. Please let me know if I misunderstand anything :) Centaur271188 (talk) 20:42, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Centaur271188: Sorry if it wasn't clear, the module can handle any number of rounds/groups, the only issue is that World Cup qualifying has three levels of goalscorer lists: main level (i.e. 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification#Top goalscorers), confederation level (i.e. 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)#Top goalscorers, and group/round level (i.e. 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Second Round#Goalscorers). Currently the module can only handle two levels, so the top 15 or so worldwide goalscorers on the main article (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification#Top goalscorers) would have to be done manually. However the module can handle every other page. S.A. Julio (talk) 21:11, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────Thanks for explaining, I understand now. I agree that we are doing the main article list manually, maybe the inter-confederal playoffs as well, they are a separate section & article with just 4 matches and perhaps 10-20 goals. About Asian sortnames, I think you can leave out Thailand and Laos. Thai/Lao names are similar to Indo-European ones: the given name comes first, then the family name (they usually do not have the middle part). Hongkong and Macau are the most complicated cases: their names are mainly in Chinese order, but some use Western way; I think a Lua module cannot be programmed to 'understand' this, so we should find a way to manually sort them. And yes, the first 2 rounds also act as Asian Cup qualifiers, it is good to copy the data. :) Centaur271188 (talk) 21:57, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Centaur271188: Alright, I'll remove Thailand and Laos, I guess for Thailand the shortened wikilink uses the given name for match summaries (i.e. 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round#Group F), while they are still sorted "LAST, FIRST"? I'm not sure if this is the same case for Laos, for example 2018 AFF Championship shortens to given names for match summaries, while 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round#Group G and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Play-off Round shortens to surnames. I'll leave an explanation in the documentation for manually adjusting the sortname for different scenarios. Also, regarding the inter-confederation play-offs, should these goalscorer statistics be counted on the confederation articles too? For example, the infobox at 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) has the end date as 10 October 2017, and doesn't include statistics for the inter-confederation play-offs. But the "Top goalscorers" section at the bottom of the page includes Mile Jedinak with 10 goals, therefore counting the match against Honduras. The inter-confederation play-offs are seperate, so I don't think they should be "double counted", thoughts? S.A. Julio (talk) 22:34, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
I think it is because Thai people are referred mainly by their given name [7], domestically as well as internationally. While spoken Thai and Lao languages are mutually intelligible, I do not know if the same rule applies to Lao names. About Mile Jedinak, I have moved him to '7 goals' section, some editor placed him in '10 goals' one in February 2018 and we just overlooked it. Inter-confederal playoffs should be counted separately. Centaur271188 (talk) 05:55, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────Hi again :) Can the module's update note support some kind of clarification? For example, "As of 1/2/... matches played on..." or "As of OFC, AFC and... matches played on...". Thanks. Centaur271188 (talk) 07:36, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

@Centaur271188: This can be done, I'll look into adding it. Also, now that teams have begun to be eliminated, should we add the note "players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition"? S.A. Julio (talk) 11:13, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah yes, I forgot to mention it. We should have that note as well. Thanks for reminding me :) Centaur271188 (talk) 11:41, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Centaur271188: Alright, now added. The bolding is controlled in the module with "data.active_countries", just remove the country code for teams which have been eliminated. The actual note itself is added through a parameter on the page like here. And once the goalscorer list needs to be shortened for World Cup qualifying, you can put the value of the least number of goals you wish to display using the 'minimum' parameter on those pages. S.A. Julio (talk) 12:17, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
The bold feature works well for AFC and world articles, however it stays bold even in AFC 1st round page. I tried |bold=no and failed. It looks not that simple. Hopefully you can do something about this. Thanks :) Centaur271188 (talk) 03:01, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Centaur271188: Sorry, now Fixed. Once a round is completed, the date can be changed to 'complete'. Only issue is that because we are "between" rounds, this puts the AFC and world articles into past tense and removes the 'as of' date, so a little workaround is to move first round updated to the second round such as here, if that makes any sense. Cheers, S.A. Julio (talk) 17:02, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────Thanks, but I think this is not about whether a round is complete. For example, when doing 2018 campaign, only confederal and world lists had bold feature; rounds/groups lists did not, goalscorers there were listed normally. It makes sense because all teams participating in a particular round can be considered equally active. By the way, AFC 1st round is not complete yet, we are waiting for AFC/FIFA decision about Sri Lanka vs Macau match. Centaur271188 (talk) 03:38, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Template editing[edit]

Hi, would the WP:TPE user right be useful to you? I haven't checked yet if you meet all the criteria but you've been around long enough and seem to be trustworthy :) — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:10, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@MSGJ: Thanks =) I think it would be, I try to help fix the mistakes which I come across, and I'm familiar with templates and careful in my editing. S.A. Julio (talk) 10:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
You seem to meet all the criteria so ...
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Canadian soccer player date formats[edit]

I noticed that you modified the date format for two Canadian soccer player articles recently. Unlike other countries that have MOS:DATETIES, Canada is a special case when it comes to date formats. Apparently, "articles related to Canada or Israel may use either format with (as always) consistency within each article." It then points to MOS:DATERET. Walter Görlitz (talk) 06:25, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

@Walter Görlitz: Ah alright thanks, I was just trying to go through some squads of players to do some quick tidying, I'll keep that in mind for the future. S.A. Julio (talk) 06:28, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

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Luo Guiping[edit]

Hello, according to the news, Luo Guiping has never made a senior appearance for the national team. She has never been called up until this April and she didn't play in two matches in April according to the match reports published on the CFA website. [8] [9] Qby (talk) 14:12, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Sebastián Soto move[edit]

My apologies for the Sebastian Soto/Sebastián Soto page move. I was semi-aware of WP:SMALLDETAILS but wasn't sure if it covered accents, my bad! Appreciate the heads up. However, a small thing: could you notify the mover in the future. I only say this as I almost didn't see the move back from Sebastian Soto (soccer) and was midway through changing articles to use Sebastian Soto (soccer), which has left everything in a bit of a mess - of my doing, will fix that shortly. Anyway, if I had finished changing it to (soccer) before your move back I most likely would've gone on to edit other articles and not realised the mess I had left. R96Skinner (talk) 18:40, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

@R96Skinner: Sure no problem, I see now it could've been easy to miss. S.A. Julio (talk) 18:55, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2019 UEFA Champions League Final[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 1 June 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

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Law5 blog[edit]

Hey, just a heads up. This blog is reliable. Some admins there have direct connections to the UEFA (and so on) and more often than not they do have appointments online before other publish them, always correct in my 5 years i know them. Kante4 (talk) 06:04, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Number 2: You are taking over the women tournament with lineups and stuff? Just so i know to not getting into doing that. Kante4 (talk) 06:05, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
@Kante4: Alright, I'm typically hesitant to use information from these types of sources, but I do agree the site is always reliable. And I am planning on helping to update with the Women's World Cup, hopefully should be a good tournament :) S.A. Julio (talk) 06:15, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Luo Guiping[edit]

Hello Julio. She's listed as having a cap on the FIFA website, and this says she was selected for the national team in 2013 (which follows from the FIFA article, which says she was called up the year after the 2012 U20 World Cup). If she really is uncapped, this is also wrong. Cheers, Number 57 13:00, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

@Number 57: Hmm, this article seems to say she did not actually make an appearance? (And Football at the 2013 East Asian Games lists China's team as U23.) Also, the caps/goals from FIFA are not always reliable (I believe this info is provided by the national FAs), I recall last year noticing a few mistakes with the World Cup (i.e. Samúel Friðjónsson listed having scored a goal here and here, which is incorrect). S.A. Julio (talk) 13:27, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
@Number 57: Never mind, she actually made two appearances at the 2013 Valais Women's Cup! Took a bit of work to find, but she appeared in the semi-final ([10]) and final ([11], [12]). S.A. Julio (talk) 13:40, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 8 June 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your work on the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup! --- Coffeeandcrumbs 05:17, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Will you go away haha. You always seem to submit your edits before me. Good work man. --Skyblueshaun (talk) 21:00, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Another update-sharing[edit]

Greetings. Do you remember our agreement in the Men's WC? I want to do it again. On MD 3, may I update the entire early matches (kits, stats, tables, you can take POTM though if I missed it) and kits for later matches? PS: I might not be able to do kits and line-ups quick tomorrow due to my thesis. Can you wait for about 15 minutes? Thank you and cheers. – Flix11 (talk) 15:27, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

@Flix11: Alright sounds good, I'll only add the lineups if they are missing 30 minutes before kickoff. S.A. Julio (talk) 15:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Flix11: Also, do you know if there is a matching file for South Africa's socks? S.A. Julio (talk) 18:42, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
I have added it. Enjoy. – Flix11 (talk) 18:55, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@S.A. Julio: Since today and tomorrow's matches will only be held at nights, how about we split? You got the Italy-Brazil and I the Jamaica-Australia. For the Wednesday, you Scotland-Argentina and I Japan-England. This will cover from kits down to attendance source in match report. How about that? – Flix11 (talk) 03:46, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Flix11: Okay sounds good. S.A. Julio (talk) 16:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC)