A month after Rio Ferdinand withdrew from the squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro citing his "intricate and pre-planned" training regime, then subsequently jetted to Doha to mix some warm weather training at the Aspire clinic with a stint as a pundit for Al Jazeera, Hodgson has expressed a fear that clubs are now treating international breaks as recovery time.
Video: Football needs international game - Roy Hodgson
- Video: Worker killed as London building collapses
- Video: Kate, William and Prince George arrive in Australia
- Prince Phillip asks 'Are potatoes still the currency of Eire?' in spoof Irish state...
- Video: Bill Oddie reveals moment he realised he was going deaf
- Video: CBeebies Land set to open at Alton Towers Resort
- Video: Priest in Ireland sings Hallelujah in wedding ceremony
- Video: Dane DeHaan excited for Spider-Man 3
- Video: Johammer releases futuristic electric motorbike
- Video: Caravan flips over on M1 in Leicestershire
- Video: Helium leak sees SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch postponed
Are you voting for the wrong party?
Out & About - social events, dinners, soirees
The top 50 things we hate most about modern life
The Troubles gallery - John Hume detained in 1971
Favourite Ulster beauty spots - send us your pics
Man executed for killing family
A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend,...
Sub completes full search for plane
A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-...
Rapper Andre Johnson cuts off penis and jumps from Los Angeles building
Rapper Andre Johnson,...
City held by plucky Black Cats
Manchester City saw their title hopes effectively ended after being held to a...
Everton 2 - 3 Crystal Palace: Top-four hope for Toffees suffers blow after surprise...
Everton's top-four hopes...
Toffees come unstuck
Everton's top-four hopes suffered a blow as they crashed to a surprise 3-2...
Welsh stars in Dylan Thomas venture
Welsh stars including Sir Tom Jones, Katherine Jenkins...
Hardy in demand at Locke premiere
Hollywood star Tom Hardy has been greeting fans on...
McCarthy and Wahlberg engaged
Jenny McCarthy has announced that she is...