Djibril Cisse broke his leg when France played China in a World Cup warm-up friendly, causing his move to Marseille to fall apart. Michael Owen screwed his knee up and is out for 5 months; he has not played a full match for Newcastle this year, I believe.
Clubs pay the wages of the players and, I am quite sure, the medical fees. So, should they be compensated?
I personally think they should. It is no question that playing for one's country is a very big honour but, while it may not matter to the player, his club are crying if he got injured.
From our personal experience, Adriano was involved in several late flights with Brazil in the past and we were quite irate of those 'dramas'. Just imagine had he been injured!
I personally think that the amount compensated should be half of the medical fee and a per match fee based on how many official match does the player miss.
So, what do you think?