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The objectives of Footballscience.net are:

  • to scientifically question statements, trends and opinions in football
  • to update coaches on scientific knowledge and its application in football
  • to help coaches in their development and finally for the good of the game

 

Thu

14

Jan

2021

Latest research in football - week 44 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

14

Jan

2021

Differentiating African Teams from European Teams: Identifying the Key Performance Indicators in the FIFA World Cup 2018

The aim of this study was to examine the performance indicators that differentiated between African and European teams in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Wed

13

Jan

2021

An Extensive Comparative Analysis of Successful and Unsuccessful Football Teams in LaLiga

The aim of this study was to analyze in-game match statistics on the top-3 and bottom-3 teams ranked in LaLiga.

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Sun

10

Jan

2021

Latest research in football - week 43 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Sat

09

Jan

2021

Strategic rule breaking: Time wasting to win soccer games

The aim was to examine strategic time-wasting, a behavior that help teams win games or tie games against superior opponents.

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Thu

07

Jan

2021

The Association Between Training Load Indices and Injuries in Elite Soccer Players

The aim was to investigate the association between  injuries and training load indices in elite footballers.

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Wed

06

Jan

2021

Latest research in football - week 42 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

31

Dec

2020

Does slow motion impact on the perception of foul play in football?

 

The aim was to investigate the impact of video speed on the decision making process of association football referees and how this interacts with expertise.

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Thu

24

Dec

2020

Latest research in football - week 41 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Wed

23

Dec

2020

Heart rate, technical performance, and session-RPE in elite youth soccer small-sided games played with goalkeepers

The aim was to compare heart rate, rating of perceived exertion and technical-tactical actions during SSGs played with and without goalkeepers.

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Tue

22

Dec

2020

School-based soccer practice is an effective strategy to improve cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children

The study investigated the effects of a 6-month school-based soccer program on cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children.

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Fri

18

Dec

2020

Latest research in football - week 40 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Fri

18

Dec

2020

Relationships between Training Loads and Selected Blood Parameters in Professional Soccer Players during a 12-Day Sports Camp

The main purpose was to assess the relations between training loads and selected blood parameters in professional players during a preseason sports camp.

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Thu

17

Dec

2020

Heart rate, technical performance, and session-RPE in elite youth soccer small-sided games played with wildcard players

The aim was to compare physiological parameters and technica-tactical actions during SSGs with and without wildcard players.

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Wed

16

Dec

2020

Latest research in football - week 39 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Tue

15

Dec

2020

Relationship between Procedural Tactical Knowledge and Specific Motor Skills in Young Soccer Players

 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between offensive tactical knowledge and the soccer-specific motor skills performance.

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Mon

14

Dec

2020

Predicting the defensive performance of individual players in one vs. one soccer games

 

Predicting the defensive performance of individual players in one vs. one soccer games.

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Fri

11

Dec

2020

Latest research in football - 38 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

10

Dec

2020

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Soccer Skills

The aim was to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on soccer skills.

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Wed

09

Dec

2020

Longitudinal motor performance development in early adolescence and its relationship to adult success

The aim was to investigate the relationship between motor development in adolescence and future adult performance. 

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Fri

04

Dec

2020

Latest research in football - week 37 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Fri

04

Dec

2020

Psychological talent predictors in youth soccer: A systematic review

 

The aim was to systematically review the predictive value of psychological talent predictors.

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Thu

03

Dec

2020

Differences in Technical Performance of Players From ‘The Big Five’ European Football Leagues in the UEFA Champions League

The study aimed to identify the differences in technical performance between players from clubs in UEFA Champions League matches.

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Tue

01

Dec

2020

Latest research in football - week 36 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Tue

01

Dec

2020

Fundamental Motor Skills Mediate the Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Soccer-Specific Motor Skills in Young Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to determine the role of FMS in the process of acquiring soccer-specific motor skills.

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