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Former England boss Eriksson lobbies for winter break

Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson feels the Premier League must introduce a winter break if the national side are to be successful at major tournaments. Current incumbent Fabio Capello spoke of the need for a break in his final press conference before England departed South Africa on Monday.

Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on Radio Five Live, Eriksson said: "I don't think there is anything wrong with English football. The only thing I was fighting for (when I was in charge) was a winter break, but because of money the Premier League never accepted that.

"England is the only country in Europe without a break and when it comes to these big tournaments they are suffering for it."

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