FIFA World Cup 2022: The Player Workload Journey
On the eve of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, FIFPRO has published a report analysing the intense schedule of the 32 national teams before the tournament and the challenging conditions facing players in the coming weeks.
The report titled World Cup 2022: The Player Workload Journey examines players’ accumulated workload from matches, including back-to-back games; it also compares this year’s highly congested calendar to previous World Cup years. There are chapters dedicated to the workload comparison of all squads and to the individual analysis of selected elite players, as well. The report, which was prepared in cooperation with Football Benchmark, reviews the period from 12 July 2021 to 24 October 2022, covering the full 2021/22 season and the early, very congested part of the 2022/23 season.