Too bad for Andorra
Fast forward to August, and we have a new team in the bottom four with, sadly, zero points in the rankings.
Welcome to the bottom, Andorra.
For those of you who can't dominate Sporcle geography like I (sadly) can, allow me to throw some knowledge at you. Andorra is a tiny landlocked nation tucked into the Pyrenees mountains surrounded by Spain and France. It's a little more than twice the size of Cleveland.
It's a beautiful country, but it's just not particularly good at soccer (although their stadium looks awesome).
Andorra's all-time record is 3-86-9. Their goal differential is minus-242. Their last win was in 2006. They have scored 31 goals in their history and have been shut out all-time by Belgium, China, Croatia, England, Faroe Islands (Faroe Islands?!?), Finland, France, Gabon, Iceland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine.
A lot of those teams are really good. A lot of those teams are really not.
Things have been looking up a little lately, though. In two Euro 2012 qualifying matches this year against Slovakia, a top-30 squad, both were 1-0 losses.
And more young players seem to be working their way to other leagues in Europe, including a few in Spain.
Hey, it's a start.
- Chris Lillstrung