Which team are we talking about?

The following is from Rediff.com. Can you guess which national team are they reffering to…?

To me it sounded like Indian Cricket team wt World Cup T20 and the premier league sounded like IPL.

The clubs and their players have grown so rich that XXX’s national team and the structure that surrounds it could be in danger of becoming almost a symbol of decadence, at the heart of which is a fateful mix of celebrity, big money, player power and media manipulation.

The perceived arrogance that gave XXX a self-affirmed justification for running news conferences only for hand-picked television reporters, while ignoring questions from up to 250 accredited international journalists, was just one symptom of deeper problems.

The players, cocooned in a luxurious world of their own, failed on the pitch because of rigid tactics and bad preparation — clearly YYY’s area of responsibility — but also perhaps because of a lack of identity.

As individuals, each player seemed more synonymous with his club team than with XXX.

But the whole XXX hierarchy was responsible for the squad’s apparent air of conceit and disdain towards the wider spirit of the tournament.

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