Monday May 25, 2020

At least it’s an improvement

The UEFA Nations League isn’t exactly a saviour, but it will at least make international breaks without qualifiers more tolerable, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

13th October, 2017
Nations League games unlikely to match Cardiff drama. Pic: Getty

International friendlies hold all the appeal of pre-season in any sport. They are painfully irrelevant to the viewer, despite holding some use to the coaching staff, and everyone just wants actual football to come back.

Adding to the awful is the small matter of international friendlies not just happening in one boxed off time of year, but popping up at multiple points throughout the season to ensure maximum frustration for football fans.

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