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Behind Qatar's football success

Updated: December 23, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

GUATEMALA CITY -- A mild breeze ruffles the trees surrounding the field at Cementos Progreso Stadium, as some of the country's brightest young soccer stars run through drills under a deep blue sky. It's a perfect day for soccer, the kind that would make anyone want to linger in Central America. But on this afternoon, each of these 50 young men would like nothing better than to earn a one-way ticket to a country halfway around the world.

After a nationwide search, this select ...

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