History of Football – For Club and Country
The first topic of focus in this episode is the French and how they have recently become a force in world football, since their memorable win on home soil in the 1998 World Cup. They currently house some of the biggest names in football with players such as Zidane, Henry and Pires to name but a few. Also covered in this episode is the World Club Championships, Juventus, Manchester United, how playing for a club can sometimes conflict with international duty as clubs have tried for many years to restrict their players participating in international matches through fear of injury. You could say we are more than aware of this scenario with constant speculation about Australian players Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell constantly stating their desire to play for the Socceroos, yet having to battle their club’s wishes.