When football fans and pundits alike look for fixable flaws in their respective national teams, one of the first topics to be brought up is their country's youth system.
Countries that do well are credited with a healthy, productive youth system; countries that don't are not.
As we'll see in the coming slides, often there is a direct correlation, but there are times when such a correlation does not exist or only weakly exists.
Ahead, we'll look at the top 10 talent-producing countries in the world and justify their place on the list by the talent they've produced and are producing.
You'll see that many decently impressive footballing countries are not included on this list, but we've decided that such countries simply don't rank among the top 10. You, of course, are free to disagree (and hopefully explain) in the comment box below, or by reaching me via Twitter.