Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
From what I can gather, this team has a very unique and highly effective defensive system. It must be very frustrating for opponents to face this disciplined side. - Ned964
Oh my. I just heard last night that Italia failed to qualify for the World Cup 2018! The entire European Continent must be in shock... - Ned964
2 San Marino
San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.
When they won the Cup in 2010, I remember them being very talented across the entire roster. And I remember they had been considered very formidable in prior Cups, but had fizzled out in the elimination round. I was happy that they finally had gotten a Championship. - Ned964
4 Vatican City
Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.
Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.
Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.
Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.
My personal favorite. I am biased, I have a friend from Germany, and I am half German. I'm American, but unlike many around me, I appreciate the beauty of the game. I absolutely love the World Cup, it is the premiere event in sports, in my opinion... Just seeing how my German friend enjoyed the last Cup makes me want to become more knowledgeable about the sport. I can't wait for the next Cup to start. - Ned964
I have researched the history of the World Cup, and this team is very formidable, both historically and presently. - Ned964
France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
There's just something in the way my German friend views this side gives me pause. Still, I can't deny the team that won it in 1998 has to be considered among the most talented ever. I understand they are very good now as well. - Ned964
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
I'm curious, is there something in the title to this list that excludes South American sides? I will take a chance and add a couple teams I admire. - Ned964
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.
Wow! The star players this team has had in its history. - Ned964
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north .
Poland have lewndowski
Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.
Ireland is in eupore but they whare the best team in group d