7 Footballers Who Could Have Represented Better National Teams

  • Publisert 20 dager siden

    HITC Sevens

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    From USMNT international Christian Pulisic, who could have represented Croatia, to Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, who could have played for the England national team, but represents Norway, HITC Sevens takes a look at a number of football / soccer players who were both good enough and eligible to represent better national teams.
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Cosmic Summers
Cosmic Summers

Dont forget Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken part in an international tournament with Gabon. The 2012 Olympics in London

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Yessir
Yessir

Haha i started laughing when i seen the thumbnail team USA is a big joke

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Luis
Luis

You could put all of the USMNT on this list

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Amj 2Wavy
Amj 2Wavy

Imagine Pulisic playing for Croatia

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Double A Duracell Batteries
Double A Duracell Batteries

All the English players...

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The Groundhopper
The Groundhopper

Haaland has as much chance of winning a world cup with England as he does with Norway

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Cássio Zambotto
Cássio Zambotto

Man that Messi/Aguero example was pretty shitty, you have no idea how proud of their football and history argentines are. No player would ever miss a chance to play for a very traditional country in football like Argentina to join Spain "just because", Spain won 2010 for the first time in their history, Argentina was in the wc final 5 times since 1930 into 2014 that Spain fell in the group stage, seems like you need to do some homework about Argentina's football.

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Hivanberg
Hivanberg

Messi would never join spain spain had like a couple of good years besides that they are pretty shit Argentina is one of the most consistent international teams in history and imo the most passionate football contry to have every existed RIP Maradona

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Stephen Trout
Stephen Trout

Carl Jenkinson could have played for Finland, a much better team.

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Roko Markov
Roko Markov

Pulisic 😔

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PG trojka
PG trojka

And Ibrahimović, who is literally one of THE very best football players EVER could have represented Yugoslavia if the country survived. Don't forget it.

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xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx
xxxxxJAYMILLZxxxxxxx

Couldn’t of said Croatia was in the top 5 and not the 10 ten eh... big difference especially when you’re dwindling down to a handful of teams

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iagovital
iagovital

Like if England was an actually good national team wtf lmao

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Matt Kerr
Matt Kerr

Before he is even mentioned I will say Ryan Giggs is the best example I can immediately think of who fits the mould of choosing a lesser national team to play for, he chose to represent Wales when he played as an England schoolboy. Post edit. He wasn’t mentioned.

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KarlPåTak64
KarlPåTak64

Just wait some years and Norway may be even better than England

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Tomasz Sarzyński
Tomasz Sarzyński

Pjanić is so indecisive that he still can't figure out would he rather play for Bosna or Hercegovina. (Stupid joke, I know.)

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BONUS MEME
BONUS MEME

Ibrahimovic could have played for Croatia also...

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Dusty Brah
Dusty Brah

Should do this video in reverse except avoid all the French players of African decent and try to find more unknown ones, like Ben Chilwell and Heung-Min Son could’ve both represented New Zealand

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Folakemi Martins
Folakemi Martins

If all continents had an xi tournament

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Max Cream
Max Cream

Mark Lawrenson

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Carbonated Milk
Carbonated Milk

People say pulisic’s name like pulisik but I still stay pulisić

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andrew19
andrew19

England could of had haaland fs. Tbf the English media would have ruined him

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Kevin
Kevin

I hate when Players don't play for their own countries like France players almost half of them are Africans but they don't want to play there cause they feel they are not from Africa

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romelu lukaku
romelu lukaku

7:04 I thought Alphonso Davies might have been more expensive

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Vicente Parkinson
Vicente Parkinson

“Better” should be replaced with “different”.

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Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Pulisic was born in and spent his whole life in US... No chance he would play for Croatia.

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Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Spain is not better than Argentina. They are equals. There have been times Spain was better and time Argentina was better.

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Sixtyfps Gaming
Sixtyfps Gaming

National teams is all corrupted now

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Red Pill knowledge
Red Pill knowledge

But Jamaica is 48 bruh?🙄

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Eugene Justin
Eugene Justin

Rumours said that I could play for England or USA since I knew how to speak English. 😅

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Rob B
Rob B

Name is Pull is SICK! Not sich. God why doesn’t anyone get this. He said it himself in interviews. He is an American. Nothing to do with Croatia except his grandfather. His parents both American. Never once ever had any idea of playing for anyone else. He has a huge eagle with flag tattooed on his arm ffs

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pints and pints vodka
pints and pints vodka

Why would you play for England they are incredibly shit

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Fresh Soda
Fresh Soda

How is england a better national team? All they are is nothing but a overrated team, with overhyped young players & swear that "this year will be our year" but havent won anything in decades lol just cause they have a good league doesnt mean their national team is a big team cause they arent🤦‍♂️

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Fresh Soda
Fresh Soda

@HITC Sevens oh nah, i didnt mean it towards you bro, i was just stating it based off the rankings as to why are they up there in the first place you know. Nothing against you my guy

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HITC Sevens
HITC Sevens

Entire video is based on FIFA World Rankings, Fresh Soda, not my opinion.

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Kevin TenEyck
Kevin TenEyck

Croatia gave Pulisic an option to play for them but he declined the opportunity and wanted to play for the US

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FUNKTUBE GH
FUNKTUBE GH

80% of the French team is for Africa 😏

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Eugene Justin
Eugene Justin

No, it's 99.9%

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FUNKTUBE GH
FUNKTUBE GH

Alphonso Davies chose Canada over Ghana the disrespect i dont even know a single canadian player apart from Davies.

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Rouskey Carpel
Rouskey Carpel

Well I get that.Davies isn’t even ethnically Ghanaian(he was just born in a refugee camp there) he’s ethnically Liberian and he’s been living in Canada since he was 5.

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Thales87 G
Thales87 G

I fell bad for ziyech, not being able to represent the country you were born and raised in because you didnt think you would ever be able to play for them.... although he may be fine with it, but it just seems a shame not to be able to anymore

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caua
caua

Fun fact: Mbappe and his father wanted him to play for Cameroon but they were asked to pay a huge fee so he ended up playing in the french national team.

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TOXIC DRACO
TOXIC DRACO

Nobody France after poaching another african talent: Whoops I did it again

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Ben Onyido
Ben Onyido

It's the story of many African countries, corruption getting in the way of progress

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Mamah Victor
Mamah Victor

You're missing the whole point of international football. It's about representing the country you love the most.

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Stehuntimari -
Stehuntimari -

Wrong. Should be were you were born let the actual natives play for their own countries instead of taking chances away from actual natives. Every shade of wrong

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toro toro
toro toro

Better national team? In the last world cup? Which better, brazil or croatia? And whos at the final in the end? Such an arrogant title

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Maxim Ilushenkov
Maxim Ilushenkov

When Aguero and Messi chose to represent the Argentine team, the Spanish team was considered less good and with less potential. Also, considering the fact Messi has a "thing" in big games, sometimes, we can't be certain if Spain would've achieved what it achieved if Messi had played for them.

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Yme Ypma
Yme Ypma

Norway > England

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Andrew Barrett
Andrew Barrett

England are not that much better Norway

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Róbert Bozeník
Róbert Bozeník

Usa team > hrvatska

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cexuuus
cexuuus

lmao

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rhents24
rhents24

how about thiago alcantara who should have played for brazil

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TheHesK9
TheHesK9

Yeah it's weird that his brother chose Brazil and him Spain

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Jeevz Rap
Jeevz Rap

Why cant you pronounce ziyech

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TeamMat69 69
TeamMat69 69

Hypothetically if I was a professional sportsman I could represent England as my grandfather was born in England ( I am welsh)

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Halo Invasion
Halo Invasion

Spain have a higher ranking than Argentina right now but at the time when Messi and Aguero were choosing what national team to play for Spain only had 1 euro cup and Argentina had and still has 2 world cups 14 copa America’s and 1 confederations cup

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razofdead
razofdead

Bobo Vieri should be choose Australia... destiny angry attack him because that choice xD Gabon follow his heart for me is hero.

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Abdul-Aziz Sesay
Abdul-Aziz Sesay

Wes Morgan would be an honourable mention. We was born in England he plays for Jamaica. He he known he would be a Premier League winner during the that season with Leicester I'm sure would have thought twice about declaring who to play for

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FAZI - فَائِزْ
FAZI - فَائِزْ

England is ranked fourth ! LOL ... Englend is SHITE , FiFa is tripping.

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Andre Tucker
Andre Tucker

How about Raheem Sterling?

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Ainteni Facey
Ainteni Facey

Q

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Abhinav Sumeet K
Abhinav Sumeet K

But representing your own country is what u should do, You were raised in that particular country, If i become an footballer, i would play for India

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Brecon Cameron
Brecon Cameron

Cacace for Italy is another interesting one, he's still quite young but Italy don't really have any great left backs

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Pete S
Pete S

Haaland wouldnt even get in the England 1st team, despite him being one of the top strikers in Europe with that bellend Southgate managing. The useless twat

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Ivan Escalante
Ivan Escalante

Pulisic at Croatia what bunch of garbage!

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Cedric Coe
Cedric Coe

If I was any good at football, which I'm not, I could represent England, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or Canada

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Jay A
Jay A

Norwary>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>England

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Daniel Reichert
Daniel Reichert

I think, you missed to mention Turkish players, especially Hakan Calhanoglu who was asked once to represent Germany, where he was born and raised.

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Mr Swose
Mr Swose

Ziyech said that if he was given the chance to choose again, he will choose Morocco.

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Mr Swose
Mr Swose

@Joris The reason why he said that in the first place is because at that time he was going through some problems with the Moroccan national team manager that lead him to not receive an invitation to participate in the ACOF. So the NL media and the fans who were pissed at him for not choosing the NL team used this against him to tell him 'oh look you choose them but they abandoned you' as a way of revenge. The point behind my first comment is to tell that Ziyech was planning to play for Morocco regardless of everything and that his statement above is just but a confirmation of that.

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Joris
Joris

thats extremely easy to say in hindsight. would he have said that he would have chose NL there would be an uproar no doubt.

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InstagramLikes
InstagramLikes

My man definitely supports Spurs its pretty obvious 👏👏

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Dusan Stanisic
Dusan Stanisic

He's a hull fan you muppet

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alistair lee
alistair lee

He supports Hull City

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Alfred Sena
Alfred Sena

Hazard was approached by the France football federation but he chose Belgium as he said to them “I have lined in France for very long but I’m my mind that makes me 2% french and 98% Belgian

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Chris
Chris

Alfie, you included Three players from France, not two. Aubamayang. Mahrez and Pjanic. How did you forget one of your own list?

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Barnaby Kariuki
Barnaby Kariuki

Trent Alexander-Arnold could arguably been on this list. He's also eligible to represent USMNT and probably should have because there is just way too many fully backs in the England set up

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James Atlas
James Atlas

now the only thing holland need is a RW

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Zetashi Kulifma
Zetashi Kulifma

Playing for your country is a privilege, it comes from the heart and you out here saying they would played for "better" countries as if its club level. No matter where you come from, you play for that country because you love it, its where your memories and relationships grew up no matter how hard it is to win with them, they are proud of wear the colours of their nation. I suggest you change "better" into "other" cause disrespecting a club is one thing but a country is definitely unnaceptable.

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maxb829
maxb829

How about a video on father and sons that represented different national teams? Examples include Timothy and George Weah (also probably the only time in history where the dad is president of a country and his son plays for a different country), Mazinho and Thiago Alcantara, and Peter and Roman Neustadter.

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Billy Walendom
Billy Walendom

Kevin prince germany

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david lykkegård winkler
david lykkegård winkler

The rules for national teams are so stupid.. You should only be able to play for your ethnicity country!

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Spit_it_out
Spit_it_out

Would he get in French team right now?Erm after the Finland result I could get in the French team and I am Scottish.

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firstname lastname
firstname lastname

Were you trying to insinuate Thuram could've played for another national team? Because Guadeloupe is part of France. France was his national team. Although Guadeloupe has a "national" team, it is an overseas department of France and not eligible to participate in any fifa competitions. Also with the Davies entry, his situation could've potentially been tricky. Being born in a refugee camp will likely not guarantee you citizenship of the country the camp is located in, not to mention ghana favors jus sanguinis over jus soli, and without Ghanaian background, being born in a refugee camp, and then ghana saying the refugee camp davies was born in was no longer necessary, one shouldn't assume he would've easily been eligible for Ghanaian citizenship.

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SergioSkywalker _
SergioSkywalker _

It’s Pu-li-sick.

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SMSB888
SMSB888

Correct would be Pu-li-shich. Pulišić

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James 225
James 225

Christ imagine that spain 2008-2012 team with Messi in. May as well have just cancelled international football

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Rathnakumar Baratheswaran
Rathnakumar Baratheswaran

Yeah fa cup and community sheild... One more than spurs in the same time... 😂

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Daniel Martinez
Daniel Martinez

England a better national team? Haha sure

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[REDACTED]

*"Pierre Emerick Abuaymeng was born in the town of Lmao"* uh

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Joseph H
Joseph H

7 players who have better stats then better players in their position e.g Darren Bent having more PL goals then Drogba

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G M
G M

Guessed before watching but Aubameyang for sure and maybe some Australian players who could have played for Italy or Croatia Viduka springs to mind. Mctominay could make an England friendly squad I reckon and I'm sure Tierney is eligible for any of the home nations because he was born in the isle of man, probably more talented than any English LB since Ashley Cole.

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RM Man
RM Man

International football is becoming like club football. Just a bunch of mercenaries picking the "best" career/financial choice instead of picking the nation that represents their identity the most.

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C M
C M

Not a fan of birth citizenship but at the very least you should be born in the country to play for it.

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Joseph Phillips
Joseph Phillips

Me seeing BeTtEr NaTiOnAl TeAmS as an american for Christan

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Harvey Holmes
Harvey Holmes

So Haaland only moved back to Norway when he was so young because Roy Keane ended his dads career. If it wasn’t for Roy Keane, he would likely have stayed living in England for many more years and might have chosen to play for England. Thanks a lot Roy.

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manohar reddy
manohar reddy

He was so happy to not play for chokers team

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Harvey Holmes
Harvey Holmes

I know Keane didn’t really end his career but it makes for a better story

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Chtholly
Chtholly

Imagine thinking England is a better national team option when Southgate literally can't tell the difference between his 'best players, definitely put them on the team' list and his 'This list has Harry Maguire on it, do not play these players ever' list.

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BARZ TOWN
BARZ TOWN

Do great players you forgot played for lower teams or p layers you forgot played for these teams

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Lavar Ball
Lavar Ball

I think it’s safe to say pulisic chose the right nation because it looks like Croatia is coming towards the end of their golden generation while the US is just now gaining traction in Europe with US born players and securing dual nationals such as Dest and hopefully Yunus Musah

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Lavar Ball
Lavar Ball

I wouldn’t say this is the US golden generation, I believe this is the beginning of the US becoming one of best nations in the world as soccer continues to grow in popularity in the country

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MemoFromEssex
MemoFromEssex

Please do a Barbarian XI (best players from teams that couldn't qualify) for the last World Cup? 🙂

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AlexRunsRed
AlexRunsRed

its so sad to think that haaland could've represented England but sadly he chose Norway and im pretty sure its to late to switch

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Sarmatian
Sarmatian

No mention of Sergej Milinkovic Savic?

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ishimwe sabin
ishimwe sabin

10:15 muhaahahaaa legendary stuff

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ishimwe sabin
ishimwe sabin

watch out for African teams in 2022 world cup ivory coast with zaha pepe gervinho sangare boga amad traore kouame aurier bailly and many others algeria mahrez bennacer atal

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1personiam
1personiam

Won't be long until USA is better than Croatia. Lot of young talent and the sport keeps gaining popularity in the USA

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jon jones
jon jones

Ive been hearing the same crap for 20 years. USA aint doing shit with this current bunch. Overrated players like their English cousins.

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AppleXTaku
AppleXTaku

Meanwhile Mo Salad at Egypt

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bjehulk
bjehulk

Lionel could’ve represented the Philippines but he chose to play for Argentina despite them being much worse

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Paul Miller
Paul Miller

That Arsenal burn was just sick. Laughed my ass off over that one.

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Sebastiao Camarinhas
Sebastiao Camarinhas

Oh I can hear the Americans frothing at the mouth with that Pulisic thumbnail

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Sebastiao Camarinhas
Sebastiao Camarinhas

@lestat Americans take pride in him, hell he is the second most popular football player there (second to Messi). And they absolutely should. I'm just suggesting that just the sight of him wearing the jersey of another nation would send them in a frenzy (which judging by the comment section it did).

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lestat
lestat

He is american tho

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Rusty Trombone
Rusty Trombone

Seems youre the only one who noticed

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hamza bo
hamza bo

0:18 I stopped my work thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

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Ian Smith
Ian Smith

The arsenal slander will not be tolerated 😤

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sbonga dlamini
sbonga dlamini

Imagine this scenario You were born in Brazil to an Argentine father and French mother, you grew up in Spain and had your football Development in Germany Who would you play for🤔

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L Maz
L Maz

England

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Alex Kanyima
Alex Kanyima

Spain

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Jack Kelesoglu
Jack Kelesoglu

The Croatian national team’s current golden age is beginning to retire now while the US’s is between the ages of 17 and 22. I think the US will be much better than Croatia in 4 or 5 years. Another reason Pulisic chose to represent the US.

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Seoski mi
Seoski mi

Croatia was 3rd in France 98', reached euro quarter finals three times (was arguably one of the best teams in the tournament) and played in the world cup finals once. All that in 30 years. They were at par with USA for maybe 2-3 years, biggest crisis in nations independent footballing history. Football culture is a thing in Croatia, USA has a lot of work to do...

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