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National teams to manage in Football Manager 2021

FMInside May 25, 2021 Last modified: 28 Oct 4,471 views

A list with nations you should be managing in Football Manager 2021.

Managing a national team is very different from managing a club. At a club you work daily with your players to train and improve their skills. You also use the Transfer Market to find missing links for your team.

As national team manager your tasks are completely different. You don't have to make any transfers and developing players is the least of your problems. Most of the times you will only spend a couple of days or weeks with the players and within that short period of time you will have one goal: perform.

Vital is the current form of your pl ayers as well as their current morale. In-form and happy players will often perform at their best and it is your task to make sure your squad is performing at their best during the major tournaments. There are several examples of teams that, based on mentality and team spirit, managed to perform great at a final tournament such as the Euros, Copa America or even the World Cup.

Top 5 national teams

In this article we discuss five countries that you can manage in Football Manager 2021. To top it all off, we also list the top 5 best players in that country.

1. USA

No-one can look past the United States these days. The number of young and talented players is rapidly growing and we already see some of them playing for some of Europe's biggest teams. When you take control of the USMNT you will have a young and talented group at your disposal. With this team you will be able to compete for the trophies in the near future. The 2022 World Cup might be a bit too soon, but the 2026 World Cup is definitely possible if the youngsters keep on developing themselves at their clubs.

Top 5 USA players in FM21

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • value
  • POT
  • 66
  • Sergiño DestDR, DL, WBR, WBL, MRDR, WBR
  • 19
  • € 11,000,000€ 400,000,000
  • 65
  • Tyler AdamsDR, DM, WBR, MCDM, MC
  • 21
  • € 2,800,000
  • 77

2. Norway

The Scandinavians missed out on Euro 2020 (2021) but much is expected from them in the 2022 World Cup qualification. They have some awesome talent with Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard, who both could develop into leading players in Europe. Take control and create a team that will not only qualify for the tournament in Qatar, but also one that is able to compete for the silverware.

Top 5 Norwegian players in FM21

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • value
  • POT

Also check-out our Norwegian wonderkids shortlist.

3. Belgium

Many consider the 2020/21 Euros and 2022 World Cup to be the last chance for the Belgian Golden generation to win silverware. They were considered favourites in 2016 and 2018, but failed to reach the final. With players like Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld already in their thirties and stars like Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard approaching the latter stages of their career, this might be the ideal time to take over at the Red Devils. Despite the team lacking a bit of young talent, the current squad is mind-blowingly good.

Top 5 Belgian players in FM21

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • value
  • POT
  • 88
  • Eden HazardAMR, AML, AMCAML, AMC
  • 29
  • € 73,000,000€ 183,000,000
  • 93

4. Senegal

Senegal is considered to be one of the best countries in African football, but Les Lions are yet to win a major trophy on both on and outside of their continent. However, they now have a very talented squad of players which is lead by Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly. A great challenge lies ahead to help Senegal win their first Africa Cup of Nations but also become the first African team to go past the quarter finals at the World Cup.

Top 5 Senegal players in FM21

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • value
  • POT
  • 65
  • Moussa WaguéDR, WBRDR, WBR
  • 21
  • € 1,000,000€ 100,000,000
  • 80
  • 90
  • Sadio ManéAMR, AML, STAMR, AML
  • 28
  • € 84,000,000
  • 92

Related article: Best African wonderkids in FM21.

5. Argentina

We couldn't leave out Argentina of this article right! Lionel Messi is approaching the final years of his and he has one left major goal: winning a trophy with Argentina. Three times he was close to win silverware, but every final he has played with the South Americans was lost. Will you help him to complete the biggest achievement of his career by winning the Copa America in 2020(21) or the World Cup in 2022?

Top 5 Argentinian players in FM21

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • value
  • POT
  • 98
  • Lionel MessiAMR, AMC, STAMR, AMC, ST
  • 33
  • € 53,000,000€ 700,000,000
  • 100

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