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The effects of high environmental temperature on physical, physiological, and anticipatory judgments of female soccer players during a prolonged intermittent exercise

Analisar o efeito da elevada temperatura ambiente nas capacidades físicas, fisiológicas e antecipatórias em futebolistas femininas, durante um protocolo específico de futebol.

Funding type

Under approval


3/31/2021 - 3/31/2024

Principal Investigator

Alberto Pompeo (PhD Student)

Other Investigators

  • Filipe Casanova-ULHT
  • Andrew Mark Williams- University of Utah, EUA
  • Júlio Costa- Portugal Football School


  • University of Utah, EUA.
  • Portugal Football School.


During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the scientific community recognized the importance of climate change and environmental diversity on players anticipatory and physical performance. The same concern exists in female soccer, since it was highlighted to physicians and scientific researchers the necessity to collaborate in obtaining data of (elite) athletes playing in challenging environments. However, there is still limited research on female athletes compared to male, especially related to physical, physiological and anticipatory performance in different environmental constraints. This project aims to analyse the impact of high environmental temperature, using non-invasive and time-efficient equipment to assess physical and physiological demands, and the anticipatory judgments of elite female soccer players during a soccer-specific protocol. It will enhance understanding of: how to adjust load in physical and physiological responses to exercise performed in the heat; how players make anticipation judgements in different environments; and how to adjust the competition schedule.