Holland is falling behind other countries when it comes to unearthing fresh talent. A solution may be at hand, but it is one that many are reluctant to embrace.
Kyle Rote Jr. was American soccer's first homegrown superstar.
Jan Zwartkruis was the man who moulded the unruly elements of Holland's 1978 World Cup campaign.
Belenenses are back from the brink of extinction.
Manchester City's takeover of Melbourne Heart could help establish the Australian club as one of the super powers of the A-League.
Ludogorets have been blazing a trail across Europe this season.
Success in the AFC U-22 finals has brought hoper for Iraq.
Over a century ago, Finland was exporting football talent and the best among the first wave of exports was a little known striker named Bror Wiberg.
Eight years before England's Wembley humiliation by Hungary, another Eastern European side sent shockwaves through the insular British game.
Much has been made of the heat the players will encounter in Manaus, but more of a factor may well be the rain, and for one team in particular, a…