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FormalChicken t1_j2xylxj wrote

Yeah same as olympics vs pro leagues (NHL is a big one, but NBA and MLS/worldwide soccer too).

This happens every 2 years in soccer (olympics offset from the world cup), and sports media talks about it like it’s a huge deal every time, but every time it is inconsequential and everyone just keeps playing the game.


bigchickendipper t1_j2y1443 wrote

Nobody cares about the Olympics in football...


FormalChicken t1_j2y9p03 wrote

Sure, that doesn't mean that you don't have players from the same team competing against each other for a few weeks then going back to being teammates though.

Even if you discount the Olympics, the point still stands that this happens every 4 years with the world cup.


James2603 t1_j2zo00g wrote

Continental tournaments; Euros etc. are a much better example.