full international

What is full international?

full international meaning A match with NATIONAL SIDE that is COMPETITIVE, i.e. not a FRIENDLY. This expression is often used to show that a player has reached the top level of the game, e.g. “Roberts never expected to play his first full international at the age of 34”

 

reference: Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com: World Cup 2010 Glossary of Football Words and Expressions