Liz and LauraEllen dig into what the research says about the safety of playing soccer during a pandemic. An article by Tim Meyer published in 2020 dives into the German Bundesliga’s attempt to safely play soccer during a pandemic in early 2020. Liz and LauraEllen discuss if it’s really possible.
Link to article: Successful return to professional men’s football (soccer) competition after the COVID-19 shutdown: a cohort study in the German Bundesliga (Meyer et al., 2020)
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Welcome to Soccer Better– Season 3. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. Liz is a lawyer and LauraEllen is a scientist. We’ve decided to put our education to use by digging into the analytical side of all things soccer. Each episode we discuss a piece of soccer or sports research. Join us as we discover how we can all, Soccer Better.
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