It's because some time ago we talked about the new AcidFC shirt of Europe, it's because this is the weekend of the European elections, it's because today's politicians often confront each other on the meaning and future of the concept of 'Europe', it's because in the world of football we hear more often talk of European Super League that will take place of the traditional national leagues, it's because on Instagram a few days ago we came across a post that made us think so much: which players would be part of a hypothetical 100% European starting eleven?

The truth is that's a question of those utopian and somewhat fantasy reasonings that have been forced to circulate in our mind many years ago when we spent our days playing PlayStation (at FIFA or PES, it's the same) and there were always some friends trying to beat us using the All-Star team, willing to do anything to prevail. The format of putting together all the stars of the UEFA confederation, however, is anything but uncertain and distant, which in the recent past had already been endorsed also by the famous Spanish dailypaper Marca and also by Romelu Lukaku, who was inspired by the NBA All-Star game concept. One of those things that are said to be a little joking and a bit seriously, also because the Belgian striker would not be at all sure of ending up in the Top 11. In the past, in reality, we also remember some friendly matches, which have become increasingly rare years go by also because often really incompatible assemblies.

Just the time to gather ideas and we, nss sports staff, have decided to create three imaginary line-ups, employing only footballers born in the countries of the European Union (the EU member states actually are 28). And so no, we're sorry for the Anglo-Saxons in the smell of Brexit, but we haven't included Sterling, Sancho, Kane, Alexander-Arnold and so on, as well as Serbs, Swiss and Ukrainians.

The first line-up is the classic one, full of champions that it is impossible to keep out:

Who would play in the European football national team? Three imaginary line-ups of 100% European football players ready to challenge the other Confederations | Image 2

Then we decided to joke a little bit, completing a mixed (not serious at all) line-up of pupils, idols and players that we would gladly give a second chance to explode:

Who would play in the European football national team? Three imaginary line-ups of 100% European football players ready to challenge the other Confederations | Image 0

Finally we decided to look to the future, and hypothesize the XI made up of the better Under-21s that theoretically would give law everywhere in the following years:

Who would play in the European football national team? Three imaginary line-ups of 100% European football players ready to challenge the other Confederations | Image 1