Global Soccer: Top 8 Nations on the Rise in the World of Soccer

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Global Soccer: Top 8 Nations on the Rise in the World of Soccer
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Can you name the top eight soccer nations in the world today? Even if you don't follow the global game on a regular basis, you should still be able to label the popular powerhouses from around the world with ease.

Many of the top teams have reigned the footy world since the beginning of time, but a few have worked their way up from the basement and into the ballroom. In the world of soccer, there is always room for previously non prestigious teams (such as Spain) to rise up and stamp their brand on the global game. With that in mind, here are the next eight non-historic nations that are most likely to rise to prominence in the near future. 

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