On the first week of the season users can run as candidates for positions of National teams' managers. If user wants to run as candidate later, it costs more credits.
On the second week of the season users vote for the candidates. Voting is available for country's users that have paper or higher rank. Users can vote for one candidate only.
If National team wins one of the awards, all users that pariticipated in the voting receive prizes.
** - users that are candidates to positions in several countries. If the same user is voted to be the manager of few countries' National teams, he will manage the team that is higher in strength ranking. Second place winners will manage the other teams (where the first manager was also elected). Mouse over the asterisks will display a list of countries where user is a candidate.
More information about the National teams may be found in help.
I don’t have a big experience, but anyway during the last 4 seasons I managed 8 national teams overall.
Besides, a person in my family played this game for a long time, so he can give me suggestions...