"If somebody asked you (today it's me) to tell how does your country do in sports, what would you say?" - How does you country do in sports. It's obviously present tense. He doesn't have to explicitly say "RECENT TIMES" it's called implying from what he said. Also, the rankings he gives as an example are current rankings.
Denmark are definitely > Brazil no argument. More majors, more relevant teams and has been around for longer, thus consistency. What SK did, Astralis did too but better
Again, stop trying to milk past achievements no one cares about. The last time you were properly no.1 in football was nearly two decades ago