Dehydration of football referees during a match.

@article{Silva2003DehydrationOF,
  title={Dehydration of football referees during a match.},
  author={A.B.T. da Silva and Rayne Fernandez},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={
          502-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To study hydration status in referees (main) and assistant referees (linesmen) during official football matches. METHODS Twelve male football referees were evaluated; all were volunteers. Before and after each match, the referee and one of the assistants were weighed without clothes and a blood sample was taken. Total water loss was determined for each subject from the change in body weight. The main haematological variables were analysed in the blood samples. Total plasma protein… CONTINUE READING

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