Players union says football calendar is harming star players | Sunday Observer

Players union says football calendar is harming star players

PARIS AFP: Top players are being put at risk by an increasingly crowded international calendar that gives them no chance to recover from matches and travel, said their union, FIFPRO, in a report published Thursday. “The international match calendar has become denser. The game is faster, more physical and more global than ever,” says the report.

“Although the demands on players are increasing, their physical and psychological capacity has natural limits.”

The report argues that science backs up its recommendations, without going into details. It also offers quotes top managers and players.

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