Countries that are surprisingly good at these sports

Their success defies belief.

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Germany's Liam Hages (L) and Spain's Pedro Gil fight for the ball during the semifinal match of the 2015 Rink Hockey World championships. Germany's Liam Hages (L) and Spain's Pedro Gil fight for the ball during the semifinal match of the 2015 Rink Hockey World championships. (Photo: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

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Spain: Roller hockey

The success of Spain's men's soccer team over the last decade is well documented: Since 2008 the team has won two European Championships and a World Cup. That, however, pales in comparison to their roller hockey counterparts during the same time period.

Since 2007 the team has won four world championships and four European Championships. They currently sit at the top of the world rankings.

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