TableĀ 2

Top five most importantly perceived intrinsic and extrinsic non-contact injury risk factors according to physicians of 32 national teams

RankIntrinsic Risk FactorAccumulated points of importance
1stPrevious Injury85
2ndAccumulated fatigue (i.e. throughout season / congested fixtures)77
3rdMuscle imbalance (Agonist:Antagonist)76
4thPhysical fitness70
5thBalance / coordination69
RankExtrinsic Risk FactorAccumulated points of importance
1stReduced recovery time between matches76
2ndTraining load in clubs prior to the World Cup73
Joint 3rdTraining load during World Cup
Congested match schedule
Joint 4thNumber of matches played during club season
Poor pitch quality
5thRecovery facilities64