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West Ham captain Rice slams football calendar

West Ham United star Declan Rice has hit out at football's schedule in recent years.

The England international, who is going to the World Cup with his country in November and December, believes there are far too many matches.

Rice states that he played 68 games between June 2021 and 2022, admitting that he is extremely fatigued.

He stated to reporters: “I worked out last year from June (2021) to June (2022) I played 68 games.

“That is an obscene amount of games.'

Rice added: “I don't go into a game and don't give 100 per cent. Every game I walk off and I am knackered.

“There are big games for West Ham and England. I don't want to get injured or do anything silly."

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