International Break Roundup Part 2 – Travel and Fatigue

Here is a round up of  some Fantasy League players who may have been affected by the just concluded international break.

TRAVEL WOES

Uruguay’s World Cup playoff match against Jordan on Wednesday evening meant that Luis Suarez would have flown over 17,000 miles during the international break. Despite his reputation for being able to overcome jet lag, Liverpool are taking no chances and have hired a private jet to get the player back to Anfield as soon as possible.

Similarly, Spain’s players jetted off to Johannesburgh, South Africa on Tuesday for a friendly international that featured the likes of Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas, Santi Cazorla, Nacho Monreal and Juan Mata.

Argentina’s friendly match versus Bosnia-Herzegovenia was held comparatively closer to home in Miami and featured the likes of Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Erik Lamela.

Staying even closer to home was Brazil who tackled Chile in Toronto with the likes of Oscar, David Luiz, Paulinho, Ramires and Willian among their contingent.

FATIGUE

Several players participated in gruelling back to back knockout games over the international break.

France’s crucial and taxing double header against Ukraine featured performances from the likes of Hugo Lloris, Patrice Evra, Mathieu Debuchy, Mamadou Sakho and Yohan Cabaye. There were also shorter appearances by Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud.

Portugal’s playoff game against Sweden featured exertions over the two legs by the likes of Martin Olsson, Sebastien Larsson, Alexander Kacaniklic and Johan Elmander for Sweden. For Portugal, Nani was the lone EPL player that featured.

Further afield, Samuel Eto’o, Benoit Assou Ekotto, Papiss Cisse, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure and Jon Obi Mikel all featured for their respective teams in World Cup playoffs in Africa.

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