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  1. Villa to end Spain career after finals

    PA Sport

    Spain striker David Villa has announced he plans to retire from international football after the World Cup. The 32-year-old, a Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup winner with La Roja, is his country's all-time leading scorer with 56 goals but will call it ...

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
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  3. World Cup weak links

    Michael Cox

    One of the interesting things about international football is the way sides can encounter a severe weakness in one particular position. At club level, a manager would simply purchase an adequate player to plug the gap, but at international level that...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Gerrard retirement talk should be shelved for now

    Peter Thorne

    The news that Steven Gerrard is to consider his international football career after the World Cup is the type of headline Roy Hodgson did not need in his build-up to Brazil. Media frenzy over decisions that haven't yet been made are the type of th...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  5. Distin quits France after winning zero caps

    After suffering the heartbreak of once again missing out on France's World Cup squad, veteran Everton centre-half Sylvain Distin has taken the decision to retire from international football all together in a bid to focus on his club duties. With h...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  6. Euro 2016 -- Platini's farcical attempt to fix international foot...

    John Brewin

    The once thrilling novelty of a Euro or World Cup has been reduced by exposure. Globalisation, through both a freer movement of players and TV access to leagues from far-flung countries, has damaged international football, perhaps terminally. Worl...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. The setbacks of sin bins

    Gabriele Marcotti

    On March 1, when FIFA's International Football Association Board -- the body that tweaks and preserves the Laws of the Game -- reconvenes, one of the items on the agenda will be "sin bins" or "penalty boxes." It's the idea that, for an infraction lyi...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
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  9. What can the World Cup do for United?

    Mark Payne

    Supporters of Manchester United have always had an edgy relationship with the national team. With a World Cup in Brazil looming at the end of the season, the influence of international football on United's players is bigger than ever. Can United use ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  10. International bumps and bruises for Blancos

    Nicholas Rigg

    A potential season-ending injury, a not-so-serious ankle knock, a 1-up in the superstar-going-to-Brazil stakes, a wacky transfer story and a Finnish beating. Oh for a return to the bread and butter of La Liga, and the international football's not eve...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  11. Platini's push to change the face of international football

    Kevin Palmer

    To reverse a well-worn adage: When something is broke, try to fix it. With that in mind, it is no coincidence that European football's leading figures are weighing a series of radical proposals designed to transform international football. With de...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  12. Maxwell deserving of both PSG and Brazil success

    Jonathan Johnson

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil could witness the conclusion of one of the most unlikely, but thoroughly deserved success stories of recent international football. Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell, at 32 years of age, is currently playing his ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  13. Maxwell deserving of success

    Jonathan Johnson

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil could witness the conclusion of one of the most unlikely, but thoroughly deserved success stories of recent international football. Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell, at 32 years of age, is currently playing his ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. Toon feel Les Bleus

    Lee Ryder

    Newcastle United fans usually make it clear that when it comes to international football it's a case of club before country. But there won't many members of the Toon Army who aren't keeping an eye on how things unfold for France during the internatio...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  15. The biggest problems facing World Cup contenders

    Michael Cox

    The fascinating thing about international football is that managers must cope with a very definite group of players. Whereas at club level, weaknesses can be solved by signing new players, at international level it's not unusual for a top-class side ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  16. Club vs. country

    Marc Duffy

    It's an international football week. Big games on a Friday night and the following Tuesday with a massive no-football void in between that lasts all the way through until the following weekend. This is when supporters of all clubs across the Prem...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  17. International break ideal for Everton

    Luke O'Farrell

    Supporters can often view international breaks as a hindrance halting the flow of the season capable of disrupting the form of players at club level. On this occasion, however, international football arrives with a sense of opportune timing for Evert...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  18. Italy's Prandelli will be a tough act to follow

    James Horncastle

    The end of the transfer window coincided with the beginning of a fortnight of international football. Unsurprisingly the spending habits of clubs was a topic of discussion for those in charge of the countries in which they were based. - Highlights...

    Blog | September 08, 2013