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Approx population (2009): 6.8 million
National side: Laos Elephants (defacto)
Governing body: Lao Elephants F.C. (defacto)
Primary contact / link: Lao Elephants
WFN Census (2004): N/A
WFN World Ranking (2008): N/A
History: 2008 saw the establishment of the Lao Elephants, a predominantly expat side competing against other similar clubs throughout Asia.
In 2009 the country held its first official domestic match, with the Northerners defeating Sepon.
Outlook (2009): The ‘phants have already played matches against Vietnam and Thailand in 2010. Due to their playing squad being located in different parts of the country, regular fixtures remain a challenge.
Other points of interest: Possibly the only men's footy club in the world wearing pink!