"Let's make a soccer team" near release by Sega

Let's Make a Soccer Team is the title of the European version of a Japanese football management game being released for PS2 by Sega. The game allows players to create their own football club from scratch and pit it against real-life football teams and players, managing every element of its progress in the process. A fabulous career in the managerial hotseat can begin in England, France, Holland, Italy, Germany or Spain where you've just three matches in a vital season left to play.

"Much of the management side of Let's Make a Soccer Team will be more than familiar to fans of this type of game, wannabe Alex Fergusons buying and selling footballers, dealing with the media and player concerns, establishing training sessions, fiddling with match tactics and ensuring the cash continues to flow in while catapulting your club to stardom," critiqued Stuart Bishop in Computer & Video Games. "In addition, Let's Make a Soccer Team features an 'advanced' 3D match engine via which players can monitor team progress and observe tactics in action."