Footballers call for limit on back-to-back matches.

Written by on May 27, 2022

Players and coaches are calling for a limit to the number of ‘back-to-back’ matches to protect them from exhaustion, stress and tiredness.

Almost nine in ten players who took part in a survey for global footballers’ union Fifpro believe that the limit should be six matches or fewer.

According to Fifpro’s chief medical officer Prof Vincent Gouttebarge, players should be involved in no more than fifty-five matches in a season.

Also speaking, Fifpro’s America’s representative, Inter Milan and Chile midfielder, Arturo Vidal, said he fears the accumulated exposure puts players at risk, can reduce performance and may also shorten careers.

Kevin Madu  

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