I have followed international football for many years and usually find it interesting to watch matches involving national teams that are not considered powerhouses. I have read many posts from people who have played the sport at a high level and the consensus is clear that there is an enormous gulf in ability between a professional football player and a strong amateur footballer. In this regard, I actually find the case of the Andorra national team to be quite interesting. According to Wikipedia, 15 out of the 20 footballers who were called up for the November 2019 Euro 2020 qualifier against Turkey play in the top division of Andorra (Primera Divisió), which is non-professional. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra_national_football_team#Current_squad Looking at their recent results, they finished their participation in the first UEFA Nations League with four draws and two defeats. In addition, they obtained four points during the Euro 2020 qualification campaign (courtesy of a home win against Moldova and an away draw with Albania), also losing narrowly in their visits to Moldova and Turkey. I also remember some of their games from the 1990s and 2000s when on rare occasions they seemed to give even teams like France a run for their money. Heavy defeats such as the 0:7 loss against Croatia in 2006 seem to be the exception rather than the rule. This 87th minute penalty kick scored by Frank Leboeuf gave France a 1:0 win over Andorra, with the three points ultimately proving crucial in securing qualification for Euro 2000, as the Frenchmen would have otherwise likely ended up in third position in their group, behind Ukraine and Russia. Highlights from the match on French soil can be found here: Andorra managed to keep a clean-sheet during the first half and judging by the French players’ body language (e.g. Zidane was getting quite frustrated), it’s clear that they were taking the game quite seriously. In the last match of the Euro 2008 qualifiers Russia won against them by a score of 1:0 to pip England to the second place in the group, and there was a nervy ending to the game with Arshavin sent off. Do you agree with the premise that it's quite surprising that a team with so few professionals in its ranks (for most of the Andorrans football is a secondary occupation) can be surprisingly dangerous against elite national sides that feature only professionals in their squads? If yes, what could be the reasons for that?