Overload risks footballers’ health, study finds, as Salah and Mané face game 70

Fifpro survey raises concerns over volume of games and restSalah and Mané have travelled almost 200,000km this seasonA culture of overload in elite men’s football is putting players’ health at risk, a new study has found, days before Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mané each play their 70th match of the season in the Champions League final.The international players union Fifpro has released results of a survey on workload of more than 1,000 professional players and high-performance coaches. More tellingly, it has also surveyed the activity of 265 players – calculating minutes played, miles travelled and days of rest between fixtures.