The sport of soccer requires players to be in peak physical condition. Learn about the physical demands of the game and you'll be able to perform better tactically as well as technically.
The game of soccer has transformed. A player's position means close to nothing. Most defenders are required to attack down the wing, while forwards always check back to link up with the halfbacks. Due to this, an average field player runs about 6 miles per match. Some midfielders cover up to 8 miles!
This section on fitness provides articles on all physical aspects of the game.