Recovery in soccer: part I - post-match fatigue and time course of recovery.

  title={Recovery in soccer: part I - post-match fatigue and time course of recovery.},
  author={Mathieu N{\'e}d{\'e}lec and Alan McCall and Christopher Carling and Franck Legall and Serge Berthoin and Gregory Dupont},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={42 12},
In elite soccer, players are frequently required to play consecutive matches interspersed by 3 days and complete physical performance recovery may not be achieved. Incomplete recovery might result in underperformance and injury. During congested schedules, recovery strategies are therefore required to alleviate post-match fatigue, regain performance faster and reduce the risk of injury. This article is Part I of a subsequent companion review and deals with post-match fatigue mechanisms and… 

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