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Old 06-08-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: NC
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Rank (May 18th, 2011) Country (Population) - Area (sq mile)

1.Spain (46 million) - 195,365
2.Netherlands (17 m) - 14,422
3.Brazil (191 m) - 3,287,612
4.Germany (82 m) - 137,882
5.Argentina (40 m) - 1,073,500
6.England (52 m) - 93,800

Netherlands has always been a top 4 country since the 70's!
It's also the most dens country in the top 50 after South Korea (31st).
Hup Holland Hup!
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Belgium
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Netherlands has always been a top 4 country since the 70's! It's also the most dens country in the top 50 after South Korea (31st).
It never ceases to amaze me that such a small country can be such a football giant. Tons of respect for Oranje .
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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yep gotta give respect where it is due, produced and still produce great teams and players
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: London, England
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I think the quality is down to when players move from 7 a side to 11 a side. In England, when aged 10 you move onto full size pitches whereas Spain plays until something like aged 14. Not sure what the other countries are but i remember seeing it on Sky Sports News and England the transition came at the youngest age in Europe.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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yeah its too competitive when your young in britain, instead of having fun and learning skills etc you are playing in a full sized 11 a side pitch in an 11 a side team at 8/9/10 years old, with some fat middle aged man who calls himself a manager shouting at you if you dare try to do something, it's concentrated to much on success here, should be about fun and technique at that age
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:30 AM
 
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Oh yeah, Spain is still ranked first, Real Madrid always so good, C Ronaldo and Messi they played very well, playing a highly skilled, they are the best players,I will always support them.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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real madrid always so good? they have not won la liga for 4 years, they just won the copa del ray for the first time since 1992 (not that important a cup anyway for barcelona and real madrid in the grand scheme of things) they haven't won the champions league since 2001! hardly 'always so good' as you put it! there's a few teams in europe i would say are better than them in this moment in time and theres been a few better than them for years, and you don't 'support' a team because you watch them on tv and they play good football you support a team usually a local one or at least in your own country by at least going to some games every season, you 'follow' a team that you enjoy watching, anyway you can't support both barca AND REAL MADRID!
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: London, England
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How can you support possibly the two biggest rival in world football? Glory hunter to the extreme i think.

Real Madrid has been a big name but recently they have not had much success. Look at their recent Champions League record.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:43 AM
 
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I am not saying support both barca AND REAL MADRID, but I think they are great, and nothing more, though recently they have not had much success, but we can not deny that they are not good,I believe they will have a breakthrough
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Beirut, Lebanon
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I found it hard to believe that Jamaica are apparently better than Scotland. I'm not sure how they work it out but some of the rankings just don't make sense.
Why is that hard to believe? Both countries haven't qualified for the World Cup since 1998 (France) and Jamaica performed better than Scotland finishing 3rd in their group (3pts) and Scotland finishing last (1pt)

The two countries also met in an International Friendly (FIFA sanctioned) in 2009 and Jamaica won 1-0.

In addition Jamaica has players in the Scottish Premier League performing amazingly. Like Simon Ford and Chris Humphrey who chose to represent The Jamaican National Team over Scotland where he also holds citizenship. He is being scouted by Liverpool this transfer window as well and is expected to be in the English Premiership the coming season.

If Jamaican secures commitments from many of the English Premiership players they are scouting, they will widen the gap between them and Scotland.

Plus if you are following the CONCACAF Gold Cup this year Jamaica is one of the favorites to advance to the Finals, their performance under Tappa Whitmore has them currently looking like the favorite to qualify for the precious 3rd slot (after assumed USA and Mexico) in the CONCACAF for the World Cup in Brazil.
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