In world football, casual fans tend to concentrate on the countries traditionally associated with great players.
Countries like England, Spain, Germany, Holland, Argentina and Brazil would all be at the top of their list of places that have produced some of the finest players the world has ever seen.
It's easy to forget that other countries across the globe have all produced world-class talents that sometimes go under the radar.
LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan is a prime example of that.
Donovan has plied his trade at home and in Europe, and he is widely regarded as one of the best U.S. players ever.
There are other players across the globe like him, though.
Join me as we take a look at five countries, in no particular order, teeming with footballing talent that people often forget about.
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