Football Language: The International Break

international breakToday’s football phrase is ‘the international break’.

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The International Break

Today’s football phrase is ‘the international break‘ which is used to describe the period during a season when clubs do not play regular league games as many of their players go and represent their countries. League games are suspended – clubs take a break – for a weekend as European Championship or World Cup qualifiers take place. The International Break.

  • Example: The international break came at a good time for Tottenham as they needed to organise their team a little more.
  • Example: The international break and the transfer window in September mean that clubs find it difficult to find any rhythm.

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