7 Unappreciated Countries Loaded with Footballing Talent

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7 Unappreciated Countries Loaded with Footballing Talent
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Throughout its history, the game of football has expanded into new areas and regions with little pause for thought. Its simplicity and the passion it generates make it a wonderfully transferable sport across cultural, linguistic and even political divides.

It is an ever-shifting landscape. There are traditional powers who seemingly always manage to produce a team capable of challenging at the top level, others who have risen to the top of the game and, of course, those who have fallen.

This article, then, looks at some of those outside of the footballing elite. "Unappreciated" is a difficult word to define, but for the purposes of this piece, we will take it to mean those countries not regularly challenging in the latter stages of competitions.

The focus is on defining, of these nations, which seven are building sides with the potential to greatly improve upon recent performances.

Let's, then, look at seven sides who currently possess an unexpected quantity of elite footballing talent.

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