Why are International games so boring ?

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Post by LeBéninois Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:50 am

Imo outside of the competitions themselves the international games are boring, for instance France-Portugal today was a borefest despite the presence of good/great players on the pitch. Players had nothing to lose but the quality displayed war not great. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a friendly game.
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Post by RealGunner Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:24 am

Obviously this is an unpopular opinion but Internationals feels like 'filler' more than anything.

Players couldn't care less unless it's a small nation where they badly want to make themselves proud.

Saw 10 minutes of france-portugal where literally every player wanted to go off and it was about 9th minute.

Competitions are amazing. Always look forward to the WC, Euros and sometimes lesser events like copa america. Reason for that is because friendlies and qualification happens between club season where everyone is invested and no one likes the momentum to break.

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Post by VivaStPauli Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:22 am

Germany-Poland was not boring. One of the better matches I saw recently, even.
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Post by Art Morte Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:43 am

You shouldn't use a friendly as an example. A mid-season international friendly, of course no one's going to give a ****.

Actual qualifiers are not boring. Not as exciting as club football, no, but not boring, either. And we all like the WC and the Euros and you can't have them without the qualifiers.
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Post by urbaNRoots Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:44 am

It was a friendly, what did you expect.

If you want to get entertained watch competitive games, Denmark vs Albania despite not having great names in it, no goals or even a history between them was highly competitive and anything but boring.
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Post by Jay29 Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:37 am

Basically, no matter what players might say, nobody can motivate themselves for a friendly game in mid-season unless it's a really big game simply because there's nothing at stake and they don't want to injure themselves in the middle of the club season.

Qualifiers are a lot better since there are points and qualification at stake. I've watched all of England's qualifiers, as well as Wales', and some of Germany and Spain, and haven't been bored at all. There's been some real tension in some of those games.

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Post by BusterLfc Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:38 pm

It's a friendly plus players in the NT play together only a couple of times per year so there's often no chemistry in the team. WC and Euros is another thing though.
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