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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

 

Fri

26

Nov

2021

Latest research in football - week 36 - 2021

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

25

Nov

2021

Win, Draw, or Lose? GPS-Based Variables’ Effect on the Match Outcome: A Full-Season Study on an Iranian Professional Soccer Team

The aim of the study was to determine the between-match and between-halves match variability of various Global Positioning System (GPS) variables and metabolic power average (MPA) in competitions, based on the match results obtained by professional soccer players over a full season.

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Tue

23

Nov

2021

Match-related physical performance in professional soccer: Position or player specific?

The purpose of this study was to examine to what extent the physical match performance of professional soccer players is both position and player specific.

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Fri

29

Oct

2021

Latest research in football - week 35 - 2021

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

27

Oct

2021

Effects of Match Location, Opposition and Match Outcome on Running Performance in a Portuguese Professional Football Team

The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of match location, quality of opposition and match outcome on match running performance according to playing position in a Portuguese professional football team.

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Tue

26

Oct

2021

Quantifying Accelerations and Decelerations in Elite Women Soccer Players during Regular In-Season Training as a Training Load Index

Accelerations (ACC) and decelerations (DEC) are important actions in soccer. We aimed to investigate whether ACC and DEC were good indicators of the variation of training loads. Changes in the training load were monitored during two different selected weeks (considered a “low week” and a “heavy week”) during the in-season.

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Fri

22

Oct

2021

Latest research in football - week 34 - 2021

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

21

Oct

2021

The Influence of the Coach’s Autonomy Support and Controlling Behaviours on Motivation and Sport Commitment of Youth Footballers

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to analyse the influence of young soccer players’ perception of their coach’s autonomy-supportive and controlling behaviours on the satisfaction and frustration of their basic psychological needs (BPN) and sport commitment.

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Wed

20

Oct

2021

The Role of Parental Involvement in Youth Sport Experience: Perceived and Desired Behaviour by Male Soccer Players

The aims of this cross-sectional study were to assess the perceived and desired parental involvement by children and to examine their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with any specific behaviour.

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Tue

19

Oct

2021

Latest research in football - week 33 - 2021

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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Mon

18

Oct

2021

Comparison of Three Eccentric Overload Training Strategies on Power Output and Interlimb Asymmetry in Youth Soccer Players

The present study compared the effects of performing the lateral squat exercise in three different formats from eccentric overload training on concentric/eccentric peak/mean power and inter-limb asymmetries in young soccer players.

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Thu

14

Oct

2021

Intra-Season Variations in Workload Parameters in Europe’s Elite Young Soccer Players

The main purpose of the current study was to compare the within-season variations of workload, training duration, acute/chronic workload ratio (ACWR), training monotony and training strain (TS) through session rating perceived exertion (s-RPE) between starters and non-starters.

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Wed

13

Oct

2021

Latest research in football - week 32 - 2021

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

12

Oct

2021

Fascial therapy, strength exercises and taping in soccer players with recurrent ankle sprains: A randomized controlled trial

The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a fascial therapy and strength training program, combined with kinesiotaping, in improving ankle range of motion, pain, strength and stability in footballers with recurrent sprains.

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Mon

11

Oct

2021

The Influence of Menstrual Cycle on Bioimpedance Vector Patterns, Performance, and Flexibility in Elite Soccer Players

This study aimed to examine whether menstrual cycle affects body composition and bioimpedance vector analysis (BIVA) patterns, jumping and sprinting ability and flexibility in elite soccer players.

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Fri

08

Oct

2021

UEFA Champions League Pre-Match Warm-Up Sevilla FC

Thanks to a friend I was able to attend the UEFA Champions League match Wolfsburg vs. Sevilla and I recorded the warm-ups of the teams.

 

Below are parts from Sevilla FC.

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Thu

07

Oct

2021

Neuromuscular Performance and Training Workload Over an In-Season Mesocycle in Elite Young Soccer Players

The purpose of this study was to assess neuromuscular performance capabilities over an in-season mesocycle in early career professional soccer players and examine the relationship with training workload.

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Wed

06

Oct

2021

The effect of core stability-based corrective exercises on gait parameters in elite footballers with Middle Crossed Syndrome

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of eight weeks of core stability based corrective exercises, on gait parameters in elite soccer players diagnosed with middle crossed syndrome.

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Tue

05

Oct

2021

Latest research in football - week 31 - 2021

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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Mon

04

Oct

2021

Match running performance in Brazilian professional soccer players: comparisons between successful and unsuccessful teams

This study aimed to compare the match running performance between bottom (BR)- and top-ranked (TopR) teams (4 each) in professional soccer players over the 2020 season of the Brazilian National 2nd Division League. This study verified the independent and interactive effects of playing position and contextual factors on running outputs between these teams.

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Fri

01

Oct

2021

Match running performance in Brazilian professional soccer players: comparisons between successful and unsuccessful teams

This study aimed to compare the match running performance between bottom- and top-ranked teams (4 each) in  professional soccer players over the 2020 season of the Brazilian National 2nd Division League. This study verified the independent and interactive effects of playing position and contextual factors on running outputs between these teams.

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Wed

22

Sep

2021

Latest research in football - week 30 - 2021

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

17

Sep

2021

The Coaches’ Efficacy Expectations of Youth Soccer Players with Different Maturity Status and Physical Performance

This study aimed to report possible anthropometrical and physical performance differences between youth soccer players with different maturity status and to report the coaches’ expectations, hypothesizing that coaches would expect more from players with advanced maturity.

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Wed

15

Sep

2021

Coach Encouragement During Soccer Practices Can Influence Players’ Mental and Physical Loads

This study analyzed the influence of the coaches’ encouragement on the mental and physical load in soccer practices.

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Tue

14

Sep

2021

Latest research in football - week 29 - 2021

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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