Many women’s football clubs are short of backroom staff, Fifpro survey says

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  • ‘Physios, doctors, masseurs and assistant coaches are lacking’
  • Elite players cite similar problems with national teams

More than half of the world’s top female footballers believe their clubs do not have enough backroom staff to support them, according to the 2020 women’s football report by the global players’ union, Fifpro.

Having targeted players from the 24 nations at the 2019 World Cup and the biggest leagues, the four positions that senior internationals have highlighted as woefully lacking at their clubs were physiotherapists, team doctors, massage therapists and assistant coaches.

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