Table 3

Groin injury frequency in prospective studies of international tournaments in men's and women's football

StudyPublication yearCountrySexTournament(s)Teams (n)Players (n)Injury definitionTotal injuries (n)Number of groin injuries (%)
Dvorak et al372007GermanyMaleWorld Cup, 200632736Medical attention
Expected time-loss
145*
97*
7 (5)
5 (5)
Dvorak et al382011South AfricaMaleWorld Cup, 201032736Medical attention
Expected time-loss
229
144
7 (3)
7 (5)
Junge et al392004Korea and JapanMaleWorld Cup, 200232704Medical attention
Expected time-loss
171*
107*
11 (6)
10 (9)
Junge et al402006GreeceMale
Female
Olympic Games, 2004
Olympic Games, 2004
16
10
288
180
Medical attention
Medical attention
77
45
4 (5)
1 (2)
Waldén et al412007Portugal
UK
Male
Female
European Championship, 2004
European Championship, 2005
16
8
368
160
Time-loss
Time-loss
45
18
5 (11)
0
  • *Only match injuries.