Why is the soccer international break good and bad?


Different countries have different soccer championships that relatively start and finish at the same time in the calendar year. What relates all championships is the fact that 4–5 times during the year there are international breaks and the best players from the each club are chosen by their countries to represent and play for it. This week was the latest example of how this international break works for club teams. There is a World Cup Qualifications and all countries have two international games for one week. In this period of time everything can happen to the player and their club teams are always worried. The only positive part for a club team in such a week is that not all players are selected to play for their countries and they can have a small break that will be helpful for their physical condition, just because the seasons are really long. Everything else happening can be described as negative. The players that are selected usually have to travel a lot, have to play games that bring physical tiredness and mental fatigue, and at the same time injuries can occur. Club teams and owners compare this week with gambling. They are paying a player in order to have him in their teams, but when this time comes there is nothing that can be done and the players are required to go to international duty. The results are almost the same every time. Players come back to their club teams either tired or injured and that plays a bad role for the club. The last viewpoint is that the team chemistry withing the club can be lost if the players are separated for such a long time. Nothing really can be done in this situation and owner, club coaches and club teams representatives can only pray that nothing bad will happen to their best players while on international duty.

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