The international football community needs to look at creating a global insurance pool to cover injuries sustained by players on international duty, according to a senior official at the Football Association (FA).

Alan Hodson, head of sports medicine and exercise science at the FA, told underwriters at the Lloyd's Old Library that it was "understandable that clubs are demanding compensation" when their prized assets were injured.

Hodson added: "Maybe people are going to have to a look at [an international insurance pool]... particularly if the G14 starts to gain more control".

The powerful G14 group of clubs this week came out in support of Newcastle's claim for £20m compensation from the FA for losses stemming from the injury to Michael Owen's anterior cruciate ligament in the World Cup.