Former Yugoslavia vs former Soviet Union

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Former Yugoslavia vs former Soviet Union 

Post#1 » by Damkac » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:12 pm

Imagine teams created with countries that once was parts of Yugoslavia (Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia etc.) and Soviet Union (Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine etc.). They would contain 5 of 10 European countries in 2014 World Cup.
Which one would be better? How could their roster looks like? Would they have a chance against team USA?
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Re: Former yugoslavia vs former Soviet Union 

Post#2 » by icelander » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Yugoslavia

PG:
Milos Teodosic
Goran Dragic
Nemanja Nedovic

SG-SF:
Bojan Bogdanovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Zoran Dragic
Damjan Rudez

PF-C:
Dario Saric
Nemanja Bjelica
Mirza Teletovic
Ante Tomic
Nikola Pekovic

I haven't used any Americans who have acclaimed a european passport.
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Re: Former Yugoslavia vs former Soviet Union 

Post#3 » by Genjuro » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:31 pm

The Soviet Union fantasy team was super-strong during the mid 00s, but right now I think it would be one of the worst teams in decades for them.
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Re: Former Yugoslavia vs former Soviet Union 

Post#4 » by Jstock12 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:28 pm

The only legit basketball countries left from Soviet Union are Lithuania & Russia. Latvia too I guess. And the latter 2 are in decline in terms of level of play. If you went ahead and tried to form a Soviet Union team, it would be an almost all-Lithuanian team with a few Russians and Latvians playing as backup role-players. The talent pool just isn't there to compete with a bunch of former Yugoslavian countries.

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