Modern football's link between club and national teams wields immense influence, yielding diverse impacts, and molding the sport's landscape positively and negatively.
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National teams face time constraints, adapting tactics to align with players' club systems due to limited practice and play opportunities during the season.
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Italy, Europe's reigning champions, mirror Serie A's defensive three-at-the-back approach in their national team, contributing to their European success.
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England, the birthplace of football, struggles to replicate 1966 World Cup glory. Despite clubs like Manchester City dominating, the national team relies on non-English players. Recent Italian encounters dashed their hopes of success.
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A decade ago, Barcelona players' mastery of tiki-taka shaped Spain's success. Yet, with Barcelona's decline, the national team encountered setbacks despite club football's positive influence.
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Italy clinched their second European Championship after a 50-year wait. Earlier struggles in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers mirrored Serie A's decline, worsened by Juventus' loss of dominance.
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Bayern Munich's Bundesliga dominance harmed Germany's national team, resulting in early exits from recent World Cups/Euros. Ending Bayern's reign might spark the national team's revival.
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