Vitoria Guimaraes field Europa League XI with no Europeans in it

Vitoria Guimaraes

The entire Vitoria lineup was compiled (by Portuguese boss Pedro Martins) of players either from South America or Africa – the first time in history that a team has started a European match without a European player. 

More specifically, the XI contained four Brazilians, two Colombians, a Venezuelan, a Uruguayan, a Peruvian, a Ghanaian and an Ivorian.

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