26 Dec FSI Football Science Update
Perspectives on Postmatch Fatigue From 300 Elite European Soccer Players.
Di Salvo V(1)(2), Bonanno D(3), Modonutti M(2), Scanavino A(2), Donatelli C(2), Pigozzi F(1), Lolli L(4).
Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2022 Dec 15:1-6. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2022-0200. Online ahead of print
This study used a short survey on post-match fatigue answered by 300 football players from top-division European clubs. Two-thirds of respondents (67%) indicated higher post-match fatigue perceived 2 days (48 h) after an official competition. Approximately two-thirds of respondents (63%) indicated more than usual and much more than usual perceived post-match fatigue following away matches, indicating the need for dedicated recovery protocols within 48 hours post-match and differential strategies addressing the additional burden of away matches and travel.
The effect of exercise-induced fatigue and heat exposure on soccer-specific decision-making during high-intensity intermittent exercise.
Donnan KJ(1), Williams EL(2), Stanger N(2).
PLoS One. 2022 Dec 15;17(12):e0279109. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279109. eCollection 2022
In this study, 9 well-trained male soccer players completed a 92-min cycling intermittent sprint protocol (CISP), whilst simultaneously responding to a series of soccer-specific decision-making trials at various time points, in two temperature conditions: hot (32°C, 50%rh) and temperate (18°C, 50%rh). Results showed that in the hot compared to the temperate condition decision-making score was impaired, the workload in the second half was reduced, more unpleasant feelings were experienced, plasma normetanephrine (NMET) was higher at half-time, and plasma metanephrine (MET) was higher post-intervention. These findings highlight the need for practitioners to consider the detrimental effects heat exposure can have on both physical and decision-making performance when looking to facilitate performance in hot conditions.
Epidemiology of Upper Limb Injuries in two major Brazilian Soccer Championships from 2016 to 2019.
de Souza Lima EB(1), de Godoy GP(2), Osés GL(2), Lara PHS(2), Ribeiro LM(2), Andreoli CV(2), de Castro Pochini A(2), Belangero PS(2), Arliani GG(2), Ejnisman B(2), Cohen M(2).
J Exp Orthop. 2022 Dec 14;9(1):120. doi: 10.1186/s40634-022-00560-1
A survey of organizational structure and operational practices of elite youth football academies and national federations from around the world: A performance and medical perspective.
Gregson W(1)(2), Carling C(3)(4), Gualtieri A(5)(6), O’Brien J(7), Reilly P(8), Tavares F(9), Bonanno D(1), Lopez E(1), Marques J(10)(11), Lolli L(1)(2), Salvo VD(1)(12).
Front Sports Act Living. 2022 Nov 23;4:1031721. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2022.1031721. eCollection 2022
Muscle Architecture, Morphology, and Mechanical and Functional Properties of Biceps Femoris Long Head in Professional Soccer Players with a Prior Healed Injured Hamstring.
Nuñez FJ(1), Ritzmann R(2), Hernandez-Abad F(3), Martinez JC(4), Suarez-Arrones L(1)(5).
J Clin Med. 2022 Dec 5;11(23):7222. doi: 10.3390/jcm11237222
Using the Conceptual Framework for Examining Sport Teams to Understand Group Dynamics in Professional Soccer.
González-Ponce I(1), Díaz-García J(2), Ponce-Bordón JC(2), Jiménez-Castuera R(2), López-Gajardo MA(2).
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Nov 27;19(23):15782. doi: 10.3390/ijerph192315782
The keys of pressing to gain the ball – Characteristics of defensive pressure in elite soccer using tracking data.
Forcher L(1), Forcher L(1)(2), Altmann S(1)(3), Jekauc D(1), Kempe M(4).
Sci Med Footb. 2022 Dec 10. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2022.2158213. Online ahead of print