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Are England fans fed up with international football?

England struggle to fill Wembley during qualifiers. (©GettyImages)
England struggle to fill Wembley during qualifiers. (©GettyImages).

 With only one weekend left of the Premier League left to play, fans will have only the transfer window and a few pre season friendlies to satisfy their football cravings before the opening weekend of the 2013/14 season. 

Well, that and a couple of England games. But do fans really take much interest in International matches?

Apart from the major international tournaments like the World Cup and the European Championships, there is little to get excited about when following your country. 

During the season, qualifiers and friendlies seem to be more of a necessary chore than something that unites fans across England. The focus being on whether their club team's star players make it through the dull two weeks unscathed.

The players themselves seem to be much more motivated when playing for their respective club sides. Carrick even took himself out of the selection process rather than playing even a small part in his countries quest for glory. And that's only one example of this happening. 

The defeat to Italy during the Euro's was obviously a disappointment, but that was the extent of the emotions felt by fans. But when their club loses in a quarter final in a club competition the negative emotions felt are much more severe. 

The top managerial job has always been the England Job, but now the top job is of course the managerial role at Manchester United. The FA and FIFA need to find a way of bringing back the romance of the international fixtures. 

Some of the greatest moments in football have come during World Cup's and European Championship's. And yet the last two major tournaments were utterly forgettable. 

How would one rekindle their interest in International football? Would you rather see your club triumph in Europe or see your country win the World Cup? Do you care about international qualifiers? Leave your thoughts below.


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