Table 4

Injury incidence data: tournament football

Study detailsMedical attention (injury definition) dataTime-loss (injury definition) data
StudyCountryTournamentTeamsPlayersMatchesInjury TallyTotal injuries/1000 hours (95% CI)Injuries/1000 hours (with expected time loss)
(95% CI
Injuries/1000 hours (with expected time loss/match)
(95% CI)
Total injuries 1000 hours (95% CI)Match injuries 1000 hours (95% CI)Training injuries
1000 hours (95% CI)
Junge and Dvorak28USAWC, 199916176*324239 (15 to 53)
USAWC, 200316176*325452 (38 to 66)27 (17 to 37)0.9 (0.6 to 1.2)
AustraliaOG, 2000888*163465 (43 to 87)24 (10 to 38)0.8 (0.3 to 1.3
GreeceOG, 200410110*204570 (50 to 90)30 (16 to 43)1.0 (0.5 to 1.4)
Waldén et al29EnglandEC, 2005208160151811.6±11.4
(9.8 to 13.4)†
36±39
(30 to 42)†
2.5±3.6
(1.9 to 3.1)†
  • *Sample based on authors incidence calculation; 11 players/team.

  • †95% CI calculated by the authors of this review based on injury data and the SD presented in individual studies.

  • EC, European Championship; OG, Olympic Games; WC, Women’s World Cup.