(I have been playing soccer and futsal every week, pic=Sense Soccer)
While I am playing soccer, I realized many things. I would like to share learning points seeing people who are very good at playing soccer. Although Korea is small country, there are so many people good at soccer. I would like to analyze two viewpoints. The one thing is in small country, it's possible to have many competitive people. The other is how awesome pro players are.
I have played soccer and futsal every week. Sometimes I played futsal through Plabfootball which is matching sharing service for people who want to play futsal alone due to they have no friends can play together at that time. Every time I was playing soccer, I realized so many people could play soccer better than I could. I want to be best player in the world.
Korean population is about 50 million. Among this, I want to guess 10-40 generation can play soccer well in amateur scene. In addition, except women. They are not mainstream about soccer normally in Korea. Also, if I select only Seoul residents, a population playing soccer is decreased. I am not sure exact population but even though amateur, there are many people who are great at soccer.
Actually, we can guess countries of EU, Brazil, Mexico, etc population are higher than Korea so there are more people can soccer well. From Oct. 2015, I was in Germany as an international student. I had played with my German friends, French and Mexican. I had thought EU and other continents are better than Korea. However, Korean can play and be competitive like other countries playing soccer together.
(Although Iceland has a small population, they expanded to quarter final of 2016 UEFA EURO, pic=Yonhap News)