... what the other South American countries don't have ?
The reason for Brazil and Argentina producing so many quality players that i often heared is that football is so important in those countries and due to poverty many players are playing football every day and work very hard since it's their only chance to escape from poverty.
If that's true i don't understand why other countries from South America have less "superstars" than Argentina and Brazil do since i always thought the situation was pretty much the same there and the fascination in Colombia or elsewhere for football is enormous.
In Europe the NTs of the bigger countries are, although there are differences of course, basically at a similar level (Italy, Spain, France, UK, Germany) and there are no teams who are that outstand as Argentina and Brazil are.
Is it because Argentina and Brazil have bigger leagues ? Do they have better youth systems ? Are the european scouts keen on Brazil and Argentina and neglect the other south american countries where the same amount of talent is just overlooked ? Or is there a different mentality and the importance of football is nowhere that high as in Brazil and Argentina ?
I'd like to know the secret of success of those 2 countries, so what do you think ?