Are soccer players going the extra mile in extra-time?

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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    Interestingly, the effects of extra-time may persist until long after the final whistle. It has previously been reported that matches requiring extra-time hinder performance in tests that are typically used to monitor the readiness to train of players for at least 48 h. Indeed, a case report also highlights that when 64 h separated consecutive matches, there may be a detrimental effect of a match requiring extra-time on performance in the next 90 minute match; although the consequences for teams, as opposed to individual players, remains to be determined when squad rotations may occur.

    Nevertheless, it appears that extra-time has negative consequences for soccer players; findings that make the success of Portugal in the 2016 UEFA European Championships (Euro2016) even more impressive as three out of their four matches in the knockout stages, including the final, required 120 minutes of match-play.

     

    Period3 Jul 2018 → 12 Jul 2018

    Media coverage

    4

    Media coverage

    • TitleHow World Cup Athletes Gain A Leg Up In Extra-Time
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletTUN The University Network
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited States
      Date12/07/18
      DescriptionPlayers are less likely to be involved in build-up play during extra-time and are less precise with passes and dribbles.

      Small case studies have suggested that playing extra-time can affect recovery time and performance in subsequent matches, though more expansive studies are required to draw concrete conclusions.
      URLhttps://www.tun.com/blog/world-cup-athletes-gain-a-leg-up-in-extra-time/
      PersonsLiam Harper
    • TitleThe Tricks To Playing Extra Time In The World Cup
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outleteurasiareview.com
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/07/18
      DescriptionWe have looked at a lot of the physiological responses to explain this and the main one is a change in energy substrate use. Typically, towards the end of a 90-minute game you start to reduce the amount of muscle glycogen (stored carbohydrate). So it is likely this reduces further during extra time. Muscle glycogen stores are the source that contributes most to high-intensity running and sprinting, which is crucial to successful performance in football.
      URLwww.eurasiareview.com/06072018-the-tricks-to-playing-extra-time-in-the-world-cup/
      PersonsLiam Harper
    • TitleThe tricks to playing extra time in the World Cup
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletBioPortfolio
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/07/18
      DescriptionWith England's latest thriller going to extra time, what can teams do to overcome the increased fatigue and stress of that extra 30 minutes and be able to play again in just four days?
      URLhttps://www.bioportfolio.com/news/article/3677316/The-tricks-to-playing-extra-time-in-the-World-Cup.html
      PersonsLiam Harper
    • TitleThe tricks to playing extra time in the World Cup
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletEurekAlert!
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/07/18
      DescriptionCarbohydrate gels and caffeine-infused chewing gum are possible solutions. The five-minute window before extra time begins is crucial, but teams might also have to develop better nutritional strategies that cover the period before kick-off and the half-time break.
      URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoh-ttt070518.php
      PersonsLiam Harper

    Media contributions

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    Media contributions

    • TitleSecret of extra time is in the gel, says expert
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletYorkshirepost.co.uk
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date5/07/18
      DescriptionFor the consequences of extra time only “intervention strategies” were likely to be able to combat the fatigue that set in after the first 90 minutes.

      URLhttps://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/secret-of-extra-time-is-in-the-gel-says-expert-1-9235193
      PersonsLiam Harper
    • TitleAre soccer players going the extra mile in extra-time?
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletbjsm.bmj.com
      Media typeWeb
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date3/07/18
      DescriptionInterestingly, the effects of extra-time may persist until long after the final whistle. It has previously been reported that matches requiring extra-time hinder performance in tests that are typically used to monitor the readiness to train of players for at least 48 h. Indeed, a case report also highlights that when 64 h separated consecutive matches, there may be a detrimental effect of a match requiring extra-time on performance in the next 90 minute match; although the consequences for teams, as opposed to individual players, remains to be determined when squad rotations may occur. Nevertheless, it appears that extra-time has negative consequences for soccer players; findings that make the success of Portugal in the 2016 UEFA European Championships (Euro2016) even more impressive as three out of their four matches in the knockout stages, including the final, required 120 minutes of match-play.

      So, are players going the extra mile in extra-time?

      No, actually, it’s more like an extra two miles (ie, 3 km)!!
      URLhttps://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2018/07/03/are-soccer-players-going-the-extra-mile-in-extra-time/
      PersonsLiam Harper