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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

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ASPETAR’s mission is to assist athletes in achieving their maximum performance and full potential. From its inception, ASPETAR’s primary focus has been on football. Our early achievements in the delivery of football medicine services and applied research led to the accreditation as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in April 2009. Since then, ASPETAR has continuously expanded on its commitment to football.

Currently, we are establishing our football institute, which will redefine our concept of excellence in football medicine and incorporate performance aspects in our quest to protect players’ health. Our carefully selected senior football medicine staff have vast experience at international, national and elite club level. They care for all Qatari national teams and first and second division football clubs in Qatar. Systematic, standardised injury recording has been implemented in a prospective cohort study design in 2007 and has been consistently pursued since then, providing an exact picture of the injury epidemiology in our players. Ongoing education of all players on hydration, nutrition, injury prevention and anti-doping completes the approach. At the request of the national football associations, ASPETAR has provided medical care to three foreign national teams during FIFA World Cups™.

Changing the game

Our internationally renowned clinicians have consistently built ASPETAR’s specific areas of expertise that contribute to the world of football and protecting players’ health: pre-participation screening (consistent application of the FIFA Pre-Competition Medical Assessment since 2011 with more comprehensive musculoskeletal exam), the ASPETAR Sports Cardiology Project, the Groin Pain and Cartilage Centres of Excellence and the rehabilitation of hamstring injuries. Within our concept, only research that impacts on daily practice and delivers concrete measurable benefits for players is successful research. Our studies on training and playing during Ramadan, in the heat and at altitude and our randomised controlled trial on platelet-rich plasma as a common practice have closed gaps in knowledge affecting the worldwide football family. Our prevention research as exemplified by ASPREV is strictly based on creating an adequate evidence base for future implementation of programmes. The continuous data collection enabled by the National Sports Medicine Programme is a unique strength difficult to achieve elsewhere.

Dr Mohamed Ghaith Alkuwari, Acting Director General and Director of the ASPETAR FMCE, describes his vision: “Excellent player care implies proving superior results in rehabilitation and a reduction in injury occurrence and recurrence. To this end, we are collaborating with other FMCEs to continuously extend our injury surveillance geographically. ASPETAR is all set for the 2022 FIFA World CupTM.”

Fact sheet

Qatar

Accredited FMCE since 2009

Around 32,000 patients per year benefit from a cohesive multidisciplinary approach to sports medicine

www.aspetar.com

Administration

Qatar

Name
Dr Mohamed Alkuwari

Title
Director / Head of FMCE
Acting Director General

Email
MohamedGhaith.alkuwari@aspetar.com

Phone number:
+974 4413 2085

Mobile number
+974 555 14 962

Postal address
Aspire Zone, Sports City Street, 29222 Doha, State of Qatar

Name
Dr Scott Gillogly, MD

Title
Chief Medical Officer

Email
scott.gillogly@aspetar.com

Phone number:
+974 4413 2266

Mobile number
+974 5072 5570

Postal address
Aspire Zone, Sports City Street, 29222 Doha, State of Qatar

Name
Nawaf Al Awajan

Title
Acting Director of Marketing

Email
nawaf.alawajan@aspetar.com

Phone number:
+974 4413 2200

Mobile number

Postal address
Aspire Zone, Sports City Street, 29222 Doha, State of Qatar

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

  1. Jacobsen P, Witvrouw E, Muxart P, Tol JL, Whiteley R. A combination of initial and follow-up physiotherapist examination predicts physician-determined time to return to play after hamstring injury, with no added value of MRI. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 Apr;50(7):431–9.
  2. Bakken A, Targett S, Bere T, Adamuz M-C, Tol JL, Whiteley R, et al. Health conditions detected in a comprehensive periodic health evaluation of 558 professional football players. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Mar 24; pii: bjsports-2015-095829. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095829. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Schuermans J, Van Tiggelen D, Danneels L, Witvrouw E. Susceptibility to Hamstring Injuries in Soccer: A Prospective Study Using Muscle Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb 24; pii: 0363546515626538. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Van Dyk N, Bahr R, Whiteley R, Tol JL, Kumar BD, Hamilton B, et al. Hamstring and Quadriceps Isokinetic Strength Deficits Are Weak Risk Factors for Hamstring Strain Injuries: A 4-Year Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med [Internet]. 2016 Mar 21 [cited 2016 Apr 7]; Available from: http://ajs.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1177/0363546516632526
  5. Serner A, Tol JL, Jomaah N, Weir A, Whiteley R, Thorborg K, et al. Diagnosis of Acute Groin Injuries: A Prospective Study of 110 Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2015 2015 Aug;43(8):1857-64. doi: 10.1177/0363546515585123. Epub 2015 May 14.
  6. Mosler AB, Agricola R, Weir A, Hölmich P, Crossley KM. Which factors differentiate athletes with hip/groin pain from those without? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;49(12):810.
  7. Serner A, van Eijck CH, Beumer BR, Hölmich P, Weir A, de Vos R-J. Study quality on groin injury management remains low: a systematic review on treatment of groin pain in athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;49(12):813. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094256. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
  8. Pas HI, Reurink G, Tol JL, Weir A, Winters M, Moen MH. Efficacy of rehabilitation (lengthening) exercises, platelet-rich plasma injections, and other conservative interventions in acute hamstring injuries: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;49(18):1197-205. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094879. Epub 2015 Jul 21.
  9. Riding N, Sharma S, Salah O, Carré F, George K, Hamilton B, Chalabi H, Whyte GP, Wilson MG. Systematic echocardiography is not cost effective when screening an ethnically diverse cohort of athletes in West Asia. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015 Feb;22(2):263-70. doi: 10.1177/2047487313506549. Epub 2013 Sep 20.
  10. Reurink G, Goudswaard GJ, Moen MH, Weir A, Verhaar JA, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, et al. Platelet-rich plasma injections in acute muscle injury. NEJM. 2014;370(26):2546–2547.
  11. Riding N, Salah O, Sharma S, Carré F, George KP, Farooq A, Hamilton B, Chalabi H, Whyte GP, Wilson M. ECG and morphologic adaptations in Arabic athletes: are the European Society of Cardiology’s recommendations for the interpretation of the 12-lead ECG appropriate for this ethnicity? Br J Sports Med. 2014 Aug;48(15):1138-43. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091871. Epub 2013 Apr 5.
  12. Girard O, Amann M, Aughey R, Billaut F, Bishop F, Bourdon P, Buchheit M, Chapman R, D’Hooghe M, Garvican-Lewis LA, Gore CJ, Millet GP, Roach GD, Sargent C, Saunders PU, Schmidt W, Schumacher YO. Position statement – altitude training for improving team-sport players’ performance: current knowledge and unresolved issues. Br J Sports Med. 2013;47(1):8-16.
  13. Drezner J, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, Cannon BC, Corrado D, DiFiori J, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vetter VL, Wilson MG. Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: the “Seattle Criteria”. Br J Sports Med. 2013; 47:122-124.
  14. Drezner J, Ashley E, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, Corrado D, Owens DS, Patel A, Pelliccia A, Vetter VL, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Asplund CA, Cannon BC, DiFiori J, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Paul S, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied       CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Wilson MG. Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognizing changes suggestive of cardiomyopathy. Br J Sports Med. 2013; 47:137-152.
  15. Drezner J, Ackerman MJ, Cannon BC, Corrado D, Heidbuchel H, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, DiFiori J, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vetter VL, Wilson MG. Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognizing changes suggestive of primary electrical disease. Br J Sports Med. 2013; 47:153-167.
  16. Eirale C, Tol JL, Smiley F, Farooq A, Chalabi H. Does Ramadan Affect the Risk of Injury in Professional Football? Clin J Sports Med. 2013;23(4):261-266.
  17. Eirale CE, Farooq A, Smiley F, Tol JL, Chalabi H. Epidemiology of football injuries in Asia: A prospective study in Qatar. J Sci Med Sport.  2013;16(2):113-117.
  18. Wilson MG, Chatard JC, Carre F, Hamilton B, Whyte GP, Sharma S, et al. Prevalence of electrocardiographic abnormalities in West-Asian and African male athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2012;46(5):341-347.
  19. Wilson MG, Hamilton B, Sandridge AL, Salah O, Chalabi H. Differences in markers of cardiovascular disease between professional football players of West-Asian and Black African descent. J Sci Med Sport. 2012;15(3):266-271.
  20. Mohr M, Nybo L, Grantham J, Racinais S. Physiological responses and physical performance during football in the heat. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(6): e39202.
  21. Eirale C, Hamilton B, Bisciotti G, Grantham J, Chalabi H. Injury epidemiology in a national football team of the Middle East. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2012;22:323-329.
  22. Grantham J, Cheung SS, Connes P, Febbraio MA, Gaoua N, Gonzalez-Alonso J, et al. Current knowledge on playing football in hot environments. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010;20 Suppl 3:161-167.
  23. Shimakawa T, Shimakawa Y, Kawasoe Y, Yoshimura K, Chinen Y, Eimon K, et al. Beach Soccer Injuries During the Japanese National Championships. Orthop J Sports Med [Internet]. 2016 Jan 29 [cited 2016 Feb 16];4(1). Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4735506/
  24. Grassi A, Ardern CL, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Neri MP, Marcacci M, Zaffagnini S. Does revision ACL reconstruction measure up to primary surgery? A meta-analysis comparing patient-reported and clinician-reported outcomes, and radiographic results. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Jan 25. pii: bjsports-2015-094948. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094948. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
  25. Ortega-Cebrian S, Luchini N, Whiteley R. Dry needling: effects on activation and passive mechanical properties of the quadriceps, pain and range during late stage rehabilitation of ACL reconstructed patients. Physical Therapy in Sport [Internet]. 2016 Feb [cited 2016 Apr 10]; Available from: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1466853X16000067
  26. Fessi MS, Zarrouk N, Di Salvo V, Filetti C, Barker AR, Moalla W. Effects of tapering on physical match activities in professional soccer players. J Sports Sci. 2016 Apr 11;1–6.
  27. Akenhead R, Harley J, Tweddle S. Examining the external training load of an English Premier League football team with special reference to acceleration. J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  28. Van Dyk N, Bahr R, Whiteley R, Tol JL, Kumar BD, Hamilton B, et al. Hamstring and Quadriceps Isokinetic Strength Deficits Are Weak Risk Factors for Hamstring Strain Injuries: A 4-Year Cohort Study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine [Internet]. 2016 Mar 21 [cited 2016 Apr 7]; Available from: http://ajs.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1177/0363546516632526
  29. Aldous JWF, Chrismas BCR, Akubat I, Dascombe B, Abt G, Taylor L. Hot and Hypoxic Environments Inhibit Simulated Soccer Performance and Exacerbate Performance Decrements When Combined. Front Physiol [Internet]. 2016 Jan 12 [cited 2016 Feb 8];6. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4709924/
  30. Nassis GP, Gabbett TJ. Is workload associated with injuries and performance in elite football? A call for action. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Mar 3. pii: bjsports-2016-095988. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-095988. [Epub ahead of print]
  31. Hader K, Mendez-Villanueva A, Palazzi D, Ahmaidi S, Buchheit M. Metabolic Power Requirement of Change of Direction Speed in Young Soccer Players: Not All Is What It Seems. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(3):e0149839.
  32. Crema MD, Guermazi A, Tol JL, Niu J, Hamilton B, Roemer FW. Acute hamstring injury in football players: Association between anatomical location and extent of injury-A large single-center MRI report. J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Apr;19(4):317-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 15.
  33. Paul DJ, Gabbett TJ, Nassis GP. Agility in Team Sports: Testing, Training and Factors Affecting Performance. Sports Med. 2016 Mar;46(3):421-42. doi: 10.1007/s40279-015-0428-2.
  34. Brito J, Hertzog M, Nassis GP. Do match-related contextual variables influence training load in highly trained soccer players? J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Feb;30(2):393-9. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001113.
  35. Mohr M, Thomassen M, Girard O, Racinais S, Nybo L. Muscle variables of importance for physiological performance in competitive football. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2016 Feb;116(2):251-62. doi: 10.1007/s00421-015-3274-x. Epub 2015 Oct 8.
  36. Silva JR, Brito J, Akenhead R, Nassis GP. The Transition Period in Soccer: A Window of Opportunity. Sports Med. 2016 Mar;46(3):305-13. doi: 10.1007/s40279-015-0419-3.
  37. Scherer JE, Moen MH, Weir A, Schmikli SL, Tamminga R, van der Hoeven H. Factors associated with a more rapid recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using multivariate analysis. Knee. 2016 Jan;23(1):121-6. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2015.06.009. Epub 2015 Aug 8.
  38. Valente-Dos-Santos J, Coelho-E-Silva MJ, Tavares ÓM, Brito J, Seabra A, Rebelo A, et al. Allometric modelling of peak oxygen uptake in male soccer players of 8-18 years of age. Ann Hum Biol. 2015 Mar;42(2):125–33.
  39. Galy O, Zongo P, Chamari K, Chaouachi A, Michalak E, Dellal A, et al. Anthropometric and physiological characteristics of Melanesian futsal players: a first approach to talent identification in Oceania. Biol Sport. 2015 Jun;32(2):135–41.
  40. Dellal A, Casamichana D, Castellano J, Haddad M, Moalla W, Chamari K. Cardiac Parasympathetic Reactivation in Elite Soccer Players During Different Types of Traditional High-Intensity Training Exercise Modes and Specific Tests: Interests and Limits. Asian J Sports Med. 2015 Dec;6(4):e25723.
  41. Hader K, Palazzi D, Buchheit M. Change of direction speed in soccer: how much braking is enough? Kineziologija. 2015;47(1):67–74.
  42. Eirale C, Tol JL, Targett S, Holmich P, Chalabi H. Concussion surveillance: do low concussion rates in the qatar professional football league reflect a true difference or emphasize challenges in knowledge translation? Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Jan;25(1):73–4.
  43. Rouissi M, Chtara M, Owen A, Chaalali A, Chaouachi A, Gabbett T, et al. Effect of leg dominance on change of direction ability amongst young elite soccer players. J Sports Sci. 2015 Dec 29;1–7.
  44. Fowler P, Duffield R, Howle K, Waterson A, Vaile J. Effects of Northbound Long-Haul International Air Travel on Sleep Quantity and Subjective Jet Lag and Wellness in Professional Australian Soccer Players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2015 Jul 1;10(5):648–54.
  45. Fowler P, Duffield R, Waterson A, Vaile J. Effects of Regular Away Travel on Training Loads, Recovery, and Injury Rates in Professional Australian Soccer Players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2015 Jul 1;10(5):546–52.
  46. Guinoubi C, Sahli H, Mekni R, Abedelmalek S, Chamari K. Effects of Two Warm-Up Modalities on Short-Term Maximal Performance in Soccer Players: Didactic Modeling. Advances in Physical Education. 2015;5(1):70–6.
  47. Bahr R, Thorborg K, Ekstrand J. Evidence-based hamstring injury prevention is not adopted by the majority of Champions League or Norwegian Premier League football teams: the Nordic hamstring survey. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;49(22):1466-71. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094826. Epub 2015 May 20.
  48. Paul DJ, Bradley PS, Nassis GP. Factors affecting match running performance of elite soccer players: shedding some light on the complexity. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2015 May;10(4):516–9.
  49. Owen AL, Forsyth JJ, Wong DP, Dellal A, Connelly SP, Chamari K. Heart Rate-Based Training Intensity and Its Impact on Injury Incidence Among Elite-Level Professional Soccer Players. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Jun;29(6):1705–12.
  50. Thomson A, Whiteley R, Bleakley C. Higher shoe-surface interaction is associated with doubling of lower extremity injury risk in football codes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;49(19):1245-52. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094478. Epub 2015 Jun 2.
  51. Padulo J, Haddad M, Ardigò LP, Chamari K, Pizzolato F. High frequency performance analysis of professional soccer goalkeepers: a pilot study. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2015 Jun;55(6):557–62.
  52. Brocherie F, Girard O, Farooq A, Millet GP. Influence of Weather, Rank, and Home Advantage on Football Outcomes in the Gulf Region: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2015 Feb;47(2):401–10.
  53. Ishøi L, Sørensen CN, Kaae NM, Jørgensen LB, Hölmich P, Serner A. Large eccentric strength increase using the Copenhagen Adduction exercise in football: A randomized controlled trial. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Nov 21. doi: 10.1111/sms.12585. [Epub ahead of print]
  54. Reurink G, Brilman EG, de Vos R-J, Maas M, Moen MH, Weir A, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging in acute hamstring injury: can we provide a return to play prognosis? Sports Med. 2015 Jan;45(1):133–46.
  55. Delahunt E, Thorborg K, Khan KM, Robinson P, Hölmich P, Weir A. Minimum reporting standards for clinical research on groin pain in athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;49(12):775–81.
  56. Wangensteen A, Almusa E, Boukarroum S, Farooq A, Hamilton B, Whiteley R, et al. MRI does not add value over and above patient history and clinical examination in predicting time to return to sport after acute hamstring injuries: a prospective cohort of 180 male athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Dec;49(24):1579-87. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094892. Epub 2015 Aug 24.
  57. Reurink G, Almusa E, Goudswaard GJ, Tol JL, Hamilton B, Moen MH, et al. No Association Between Fibrosis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Return to Play and Hamstring Reinjury Risk. Am J Sports Med. 2015 May;43(5):1228-34. doi: 10.1177/0363546515572603. Epub 2015 Mar 6.
  58. Paul DJ, Nassis GP. Physical Fitness Testing in Youth Soccer: Issues and Considerations Regarding Reliability, Validity and Sensitivity. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2015 Aug;27(3):301–13.
  59. Girard O, Nybo L, Mohr M, Racinais S. Plantar flexor neuromuscular adjustments following match-play football in hot and cool conditions. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Jun;25 Suppl 1:154–63.
  60. Hamilton B, Tol JL, Almusa E, Boukarroum S, Eirale C, Farooq A, et al. Platelet-rich plasma does not enhance return to play in hamstring injuries: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015 Jul;49(14):943–50.
  61. Reurink G, Goudswaard GJ, Moen MH, Weir A, Verhaar JAN, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, et al. Rationale, secondary outcome scores and 1-year follow-up of a randomised trial of platelet-rich plasma injections in acute hamstring muscle injury: the Dutch Hamstring Injection Therapy study. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;49(18):1206-12. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094250. Epub 2015 May 4.
  62. Serner A, van Eijck CH, Beumer BR, Hölmich P, Weir A, de Vos R-J. Study quality on groin injury management remains low: a systematic review on treatment of groin pain in athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;49(12):813. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094256. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
  63. Nassis GP, Brito J, Dvorak J, Chalabi H, Racinais S. The association of environmental heat stress with performance: analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Br J Sports Med. 2015 May;49(9):609-13. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094449. Epub 2015 Feb 17.
  64. Rumpf MC, Lockie RG, Cronin JB, Jalilvand F. The effect of different sprint training methods on sprint performance over various distances: a brief review. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Oct 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  65. Rumpf MC, Cronin JB, Mohamad IN, Mohamad S, Oliver JL, Hughes MG. The effect of resisted sprint training on maximum sprint kinetics and kinematics in youth. European Journal of Sport Science. 2015 Jul 4;15(5):374–81.
  66. Padulo J, Tabben M, Attene G, Ardigò LP, Dhahbi W, Chamari K. The Impact of Jumping during Recovery on Repeated Sprint Ability in Young Soccer Players. Research in Sports Medicine. 2015 Jul 3;23(3):240–52.
  67. Akenhead R, French D, Thompson KG, Hayes PR. The physiological consequences of acceleration during shuttle running. Int J Sports Med. 2015 Apr;36(4):302–7.
  68. Tak I, Weir A, Langhout R, Waarsing JH, Stubbe J, Kerkhoffs G, et al. The relationship between the frequency of football practice during skeletal growth and the presence of a cam deformity in adult elite football players. Br J Sports Med. 2015 May;49(9):630-4. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094130. Epub 2015 Jan 7.
  69. Akenhead R, Nassis GP. Training Load and Player Monitoring in High-Level Football: Current Practice and Perceptions. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2015 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  70. Mosler AB, Agricola R, Weir A, Hölmich P, Crossley KM. Which factors differentiate athletes with hip/groin pain from those without? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;49(12):810.
  71. Fernandes L, Krustrup P, Silva G, Rebelo A, Oliveira J, Brito J. Yo-Yo Intermittent Endurance Test-Level 1 to monitor changes in aerobic fitness in pre-pubertal boys. Eur J Sport Sci. 2015 Jan 22;1–6.
  72. Branci S, Thorborg K, Bech BH, Boesen M, Nielsen MB, Hölmich P. MRI findings in soccer players with long-standing adductor-related groin pain and asymptomatic controls. Br J Sports Med. 2015 May;49(10):681-91. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093710. Epub 2014 Dec 15.
  73. Vriend I, Valkenberg H, Schoots W, Goudswaard GJ, van der Meulen WJ, Backx FJG. Shinguards effective in preventing lower leg injuries in football: Population-based trend analyses over 25 years. J Sci Med Sport. 2015 Sep;18(5):518-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Jul 11.
  74. Loures JP, Chamari K, Ferreira EC, Campos EZ, Zagatto AM, Milioni F, et al. Specific determination of maximal lactate steady state in soccer players. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Jan;29(1):101-6. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000621.
  75. Paul DJ, Nassis GP. Testing Strength and Power in soccer players: The application of conventional and traditional methods of assessment. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Jun;29(6):1748-58. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000807. Review.
  76. Paul DJ, Nassis GP, Whiteley R, Marques JB, Kenneally D, Chalabi H. Acute responses of soccer match play on hip strength and flexibility measures: potential measure of injury risk. J Sports Sci. 2014;32(13):1318–23.
  77. Tol JL, Hamilton B, Eirale C, Muxart P, Jacobsen P, Whiteley R. At return to play following hamstring injury the majority of professional football players have residual isokinetic deficits. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(18):1364–9.
  78. Schuermans J, Van Tiggelen D, Danneels L, Witvrouw E. Biceps femoris and semitendinosus – teammates or competitors? New insights into hamstring injury mechanisms in male football players: a muscle functional MRI study. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Dec;48(22):1599–606.
  79. Silva JR, Rebelo A, Marques F, Pereira L, Seabra A, Ascensão A, et al. Biochemical impact of soccer: an analysis of hormonal, muscle damage, and redox markers during the season. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Apr;39(4):432–8.
  80. De Vos R-J, Reurink G, Goudswaard G-J, Moen MH, Weir A, Tol JL. Clinical findings just after return to play predict hamstring re-injury, but baseline MRI findings do not. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(18):1377–84.
  81. Thorborg K, Branci S, Stensbirk F, Jensen J, Holmich P. Copenhagen hip and groin outcome score (HAGOS) in male soccer: reference values for hip and groin injury-free players. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 Apr 1;48(7):557–9.
  82. Eirale C, Tol JL, Whiteley R, Chalabi H, Hölmich P. Different injury pattern in goalkeepers compared to field players: a three-year epidemiological study of professional football. J Sci Med Sport. 2014 Jan;17(1):34–8.
  83. Serner A, Jakobsen MD, Andersen LL, Hölmich P, Sundstrup E, Thorborg K. EMG evaluation of hip adduction exercises for soccer players: implications for exercise selection in prevention and treatment of groin injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Jul;48(14):1108–14.
  84. Hamilton B, Whiteley R, Almusa E, Roger B, Geertsema C, Tol JL. Excellent reliability for MRI grading and prognostic parameters in acute hamstring injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(18):1385–7.
  85. Hölmich P, Thorborg K, Dehlendorff C, Krogsgaard K, Gluud C. Incidence and clinical presentation of groin injuries in sub-elite male soccer. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Aug;48(16):1245–50.
  86. Reurink G, Goudswaard GJ, Tol JL, Almusa E, Moen MH, Weir A, et al. MRI observations at return to play of clinically recovered hamstring injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(18):1370–6.
  87. Reurink G, Goudswaard GJ, Moen MH, Weir A, Verhaar JAN, Tol JL. Myotoxicity of injections for acute muscle injuries: a systematic review. Sports Med. 2014 Jul;44(7):943–56.
  88. Owen AL, Wong DP, Paul D, Dellal A. Physical and technical comparisons between various-sided games within professional soccer. Int J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;35(4):286–92.
  89. Reurink G, Goudswaard GJ, Moen MH, Weir A, Verhaar JA, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, et al. Platelet-rich plasma injections in acute muscle injury. NEJM. 2014;370(26):2546–2547.
  90. Moen MH, Reurink G, Weir A, Tol JL, Maas M, Goudswaard GJ. Predicting return to play after hamstring injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(18):1358–63.
  91. Brocherie F, Girard O, Forchino F, Al Haddad H, Dos Santos GA, Millet GP. Relationships between anthropometric measures and athletic performance, with special reference to repeated-sprint ability, in the Qatar national soccer team. J Sports Sci. 2014;32(13):1243–54.
  92. Brito J, Vasconcellos F, Oliveira J, Krustrup P, Rebelo A. Short-term performance effects of three different low-volume strength-training programmes in college male soccer players. J Hum Kinet. 2014 Mar 27;40:121–8.
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