In jeder Woche der laufenden Saison gibt es zwei feste Ligaspieltage und solange man noch nicht ausgeschieden ist - einen Spieltag um den Ligapokal. Zusätzlich werden noch die International Masters ausgespielt. Weiterhin besteht die Möglichkeit, ein Freundschafts- und ein Trainingsspiel zu bestreiten. (Da das Freundschaftsspiel am gleichen Tag wie die Pokalspiele stattfindet, kannst Du erst Freundschaftsspiele bestreiten, wenn Du nicht mehr im Pokal vertreten bist.)
What is a friendly match/practice match?
Friendly and Training matches are played just like competitive matches. They are a great way for your players to gain extra experience (0.25 points per 120 minutes), improve their endurance, and for you to try out different strategies. It is also a great way to play against friends or to play against teams from other countries.
Careful: Your players will lose just as much energy as in any other match. So it is advised to set the effort level to the lowest setting. This will also keep them from getting injured easily.
You will also receive income from your stadium complex (The ticket income is always split between both teams.) There will be less spectators, but it is still good additional income.
Friendly matches take place every Monday, of course only when you don’t play the league cup anymore. (Friendly match times differ from country to country. If you play an away match against a team from another country, you will play at their time slot.)
Training matches take place every week on Fridays, no matter if you are in the league cup or not. You have to pay 150 GU STARS to challenge another team to a practice match. You can also win a coupon to play a free practice match at the goal wall. You don’t have to pay a fee for accepting a challenge.
A challenge must be accepted until midnight of the day before the challenge matchday (e.g. if the friendly match day is on Monday the challenge must be accepted until Sunday night)! If a match is set after that, the match will be scheduled for the next week.
Challenging another team
There are a few different ways to challenge another team. If you know exactly which team you want to challenge, you can do so from the club's contact page. Just use the challenge button right when you open the contact page (friendly match only).
It is always a good idea to challenge several teams, as not every team will accept. The easiest way to do that is to go to Matches -> Challenges. Then, on the right, either select friendly or pratice match. You will then get a search menu to find other teams to challenge.
Here you can either search for a team in there or get suggestions using the suggestions button. You will then get a list of teams (with somewhat similar strengths) to challenge. You will see the teams activity level and league. To challenge a team, simply click the handshake button. You can set a filter to limit the teams location.
Only teams that do not already have any kind of match (including cup matches) fixed on the upcoming friendly match day will be suggested.
You can challenge as many clubs at the same time as you want (If you challenge many clubs at the same time for a practice match you only have to pay 150 Stars or one coupon of course). You can see all challenges on the left side in the tap own. If no clubs accept your practice match invitation, your Stars or Coupon is refunded.
Automatic Assignment of friendly matches
Premium Account owners have the opportunity to let the system allocate an opponent for a friendly match automatically. They only need to check the Automatic Assignment box and confirm by pressing the save button. The assigned teams are from random countries.
As long as your team does still participate in the national cup no friendly matches will be allocated of course.
How to accept a challenge
On the left side in the tab incoming you can see all open challenges to you. You can accept them right there, which automatically fixes the match on the next possible date.
Challenges made by other teams also appear in your inbox. Just click on the link within the message to accept the challenge. You can change your Settings (in you messaging settings), so challenges may not appear in your inbox.
As soon as a challenge is accepted, a new fixture will appear in the Overall Fixtures list. You may change your formation in there as usual.