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World Cup Qualifying In Midseason
GreatScot (Rangers)(Footytube Staff) 4 years ago
Loss of form could be a real worry as well!

You can't do much about the qualifying for major tournaments, they have to be played at some point and if your club buys the top players knowing they will be internationals and that's the way it is.

But playing meaningless friendlies at stupid points throughout the season is something we can do without, having International friendlies a week before the new EPL season kicked off was just crazy and that is something they can definitely look at sorting.

Taking players away from their clubs for games that include qualifying for major tournaments, that's fine, that's all part of having great players at your club and your lucky to have them, organise friendlies in the off season or introduce a winter break and have a friendly or 2 in there
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 4 years ago
Clubs should put aside two or three weeks in a season (probably twice) and let qualifiers and the odd friendlies play out so that it doesn't take momentum from the club season. This will also help keep players fresh as well as a 2 week break is a great time for recovery
Lifeguard (FootyTube Moderator) 4 years ago
Well with this past weeks recent string of world cup qualifying, many are worried their teams form may be battered or bruised by injuries or other reasons. For me as a Bayern fan, glass-bones Robben is injured again, but claims he will be back for this weekend's upcoming game. Tony Kroos is out with a more serious injury however. From a national perspective, my Team Canada lost their main striker in De Rosario for 10-12 weeks, putting him not only out of the next set of WCQ games, but also the MLS where he plays currently. Is this format a good one for the teams? In what ways does it benefit or hinder clubs to have their players on international duty? And is there a better alternative to the current scheme of things? Share your ideas

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