Every team sport has its countries that dominate and are expected to win best on best competitions regularly (Olympics, World Cups, World Championships, etc.), but which national team is under the most pressure from its people to win the biggest tournaments in any sport? Basically silver unacceptable, and the team is a national disappointment is what I'm getting at here. My guess is Canada in hockey, and the U.S.A and basketball are both demanded to win every best on best competition they enter so one of them. The All Blacks of New Zealand might have the same amount of pressure in rugby, but I don't know enough about the sport to really judge. Since there are a few soccer (football) nations that could win any tournament I don't think there is the same expectation to win as with the other teams mentioned, even for Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, etc. because none can truly dominate their sport to that level, and soccer is a more random game than say basketball is.