10 Small World Cup Teams Whose Countries Are Well Worth Visiting
The World Cup officially kicks off today, and the Travel Lane office is buzzing with excitement, but for many of our readers, (namely our American ones), we can imagine that 64 matches of live soccer isn't the most appealing thing in the world.
But fear not unconverted soccer fans, we come in peace. While we aren't in the business of preaching the Beautiful Game to the uninitiated, we do want to spread the word about some of the lesser-known countries competing in Russia.
From Panama's golden beaches to Senegal's bombastic, coastal nightlife, here are 10 lesser-known countries competing at the World Cup that are well worth visiting.