England is one of the few nations that does not have a winter break and it is affecting the international team according to manager Roy Hodgson. There have been several calls for a winter break to be introduced for quite a while now, but in the Premier league has been resistant to the calls so far.
Teams in England have to compete on four fronts due to the presence of a competition called the League Cup. This, in turn, puts a lot of strain on the players at the end of the season according to Hodgson. International tournaments are usually held in the summer from June to July.