Increased risk of injury following red and yellow cards, injuries and goals in FIFA World Cups

  title={Increased risk of injury following red and yellow cards, injuries and goals in FIFA World Cups},
  author={Jaakko Ryyn{\"a}nen and Jiř{\'i} Dvoř{\'a}k and Lars Peterson and Hannu Kautiainen and Jon Karlsson and Astrid Junge and Mats B{\"o}rjesson},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={970 - 973}
Objective To study the relationship between potentially game-disrupting incidents (PGDIs; red and yellow cards, goals and injuries) and the injury incidence in football. Design Prospective injury surveillance during three FIFA World Cups in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Official match statistics were obtained for all the matches played in the three tournaments. Setting 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Participants Team physicians at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Main outcome measures… 

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