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5 reasons why we hate the international break

Sinjan Ballav
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Modified 03 Sep 2016
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#2 The conflict between club and country 

Xavi Iniesta Spain national team
Being a Real Madrid as well as Spanish fan would have been tough on anyone

There cannot be anything more frustrating that having to support players you don’t like. During the international breaks, you’re forced to cheer for a certain player you hate (read Diego Costa) just because you support a country (read Spain).

These international matches cause a tremendous amount of conflict in the minds of football fans. The very players we root for during the international matches are the ones we despise for the rest of the year, cheering at every foul they make or every card they accumulate.

And that’s not all. It often happens that the national team one supports plays a total opposite style of football to what you’re club’s philosophy is. There always comes the conflict of club versus country, and more often than not, club wins and, that too, by a fair margin.

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Published 03 Sep 2016, 18:03 IST
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