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Can Belgium become a world-beater?

Updated: September 5, 2011, 1:24 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

Charles de Gaulle once called Belgium, a country essentially made up of leftover scraps from other countries, an "aberration of history." Within that aberration, there's another, even more unlikely anomaly unfurling these days. Despite numbering only 11 million, living in a nation roughly the size of Maryland and not having a particularly noteworthy track record in producing world-class soccer players, the Belgians have somehow produced what amounts to a near monopoly on tomorrow's superstars. ...

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