TableĀ 4

Main challenges faced in regards to preventing injuries at the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Main challenges faced in preventing injuriesPercentage of responding national teams stating this as a main challenge (%)
Optimising the individualisation of player programmes47
Compliance of and between staff35
Limited time to obtain adaptation from a prevention programme29
Frequent travel24
Frequent climate change and acclimatisation18
Congested match fixtures and limited recovery time12
Acceptance of players to use different methods12
Coach realisation that he is integral to preventing injuries6
Psychological repercussions of poor results6