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Infographic. UEFA expert group 2020 statement on nutrition in elite football
  1. James Collins1,2,
  2. Ronald John Maughan3,
  3. Mike Gleeson4,
  4. Johann Bilsborough5,6,
  5. Asker Jeukendrup4,7,
  6. James P Morton8,
  7. S M Phillips9,
  8. Lawrence E Armstrong10,
  9. Louise M Burke11,
  10. Graeme L Close8,
  11. Rob Duffield5,12,
  12. Enette Larson-Meyer13,
  13. Julien Louis8,
  14. Daniel Medina14,
  15. Flavia Meyer15,
  16. Ian Rollo4,16,
  17. Jorunn Kaiander Sundgot-Borgen17,
  18. Benjamin Wall18,
  19. Beatriz Boullosa19,
  20. Gregory Dupont8,20,
  21. Antonia Lizarraga21,
  22. Peter Res22,
  23. Mario Bizzini23,
  24. Carlo Castagna24,25,26,
  25. Charlotte M Cowie27,28,
  26. Michel D'Hooghe28,29,
  27. Hans Geyer30,
  28. Tim Meyer28,31,
  29. Niki Papadimitiou32,
  30. Marc Vouillamoz32,
  31. Alan McCall2,12,33
  1. 1Intra Performance Group, London, UK
  2. 2Performance and Research Team, Arsenal Football Club, London, UK
  3. 3School of Medicine, St Andrews University, St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
  4. 4School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  5. 5Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  6. 6New England Patriots, Foxboro, MA, USA
  7. 7MySport Science, Birmingham, UK
  8. 8Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
  9. 9Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  10. 10Human Performance Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  11. 11Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, VA, Australia
  12. 12Medical Department, Football Federation Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  13. 13Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburgh, VA, USA
  14. 14Athlete Care and Performance, Monumental Basketball, Washington, DC, USA
  15. 15Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  16. 16PepsiCo Life Sciences, Global R&D, Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Birmingham, UK
  17. 17Department of Sports Medici8ne, The Norwegian School of Sports Science, Oslo, Norway
  18. 18Department of School of Sport and Health Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
  19. 19Mexican Sports Nutrition Federation, Mexico City, Mexico
  20. 20Federation Francaise de Football, Paris, France
  21. 21FC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  22. 22Dutch Olympic Team, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  23. 23Research and Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
  24. 24University of Rome Tor Vergata, Ancona, Italy
  25. 25Technical Department, Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Florence, Italy
  26. 26Italian Football Referees Association, Bologna, Italy
  27. 27Technical Directorate, Football Association, Burton upon Trent, UK
  28. 28Medical Committee, UEFA, Nyon, Switzerland
  29. 29Medical Centre of Excelence, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
  30. 30Center for Preventive Doping Research, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  31. 31Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
  32. 32Medical & Anti-doping, UEFA, Nyon, Switzerland
  33. 33Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alan McCall, Arsenal Performance and Research Team, Arsenal Football Club, London, UK; amccall{at}

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Infographic 1: UEFA 2020 expert group statement in elite football: Training day.

Infographic 2: UEFA 2020 expert group statement in elite football: match-day.

Infographic 3: UEFA 2020 expert group statement in elite football: Best of the rest—8 other key take-home messages.

UEFA commissioned an expert group statement on nutrition in elite football.1 Gathering 32 global experts in football and nutrition research …

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  • Contributors AM wrote the short infographic introduction. AM and JC prepared the first draft infographics with Yann Le Meur. All authors contributed to and agreed the final versions.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests See COI document linked to the main paper (too large to copy paste in here).

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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