Football Fever Podcast: International football has been devalued

Former Manchester United player, Paul Parker, feels that players take more pride in playing in the Champions League than for their country.
England caps are now being handed out like a stable hand feeding sugar cubes to a racehorse, devaluing the currency of international football. That’s the opinion of former England fullback Paul Parker on the Football Fever Podcast. He says his 19 caps in the 1980s and 1990s equates to more than 50 in today’s terms. The ex-Manchester United star added that most of the Premier League’s top players give lesser priority to representing their country compared to playing in elite club competitions like the Champions League.

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Paul Parker: Former Manchester United & England fullback (appeared in 1990 World Cup)

Uday Joshi: Southeast Asian TV broadcaster & media analyst (Singapore)

Ashley Morrison: Football Commentator & Football Documentary Maker (‘Standing At The Touchlines’)

Jason Dasey: Premier League Host & Executive Producer, Astro SuperSport  (Malaysia)

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