Physiological aspects of soccer refereeing performance and training.

  title={Physiological aspects of soccer refereeing performance and training.},
  author={C Castagna and Grant Abt and S D'ottavio},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={37 7},
The role of the referee is far from minimal in the economy of soccer, as very often, particularly in professional soccer, a wrong judgment may have profound implications on the outcome of the game. In this regard, a better knowledge of soccer refereeing can obviously benefit the game. Recent studies have shown that during a competitive match, an elite soccer referee may cover 9-13 km attaining approximately 85-90% and approximately 70-80% of maximal heart rate and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max… CONTINUE READING
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