World Cup Soccer Refs Run More Than the Players

by Suzanne Hiscock

World Cup soccer refs run 5 miles more than the players per game and have strict fitness tests to take to qualify as a ref… But they usually have a job and no access to the trainers and other specialists the soccer players use—and the refs are usually twice the age as the players! An interesting read, with details on the fitness tests they have to do.

So, what’s our excuse for being too busy to exercise?? ;-)

Calories Burned Playing Non-Competitive Soccer Calories Burned Playing Competitive Soccer

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About the Author

Suzanne Hiscock is a PN L2 Certified Master Coach, ACE-certified Health Coach, as well as an ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. For over 20 years, she's been helping people lose weight and get fit through her website,

And she’s really TRULY SORRY ABOUT THAT. You see, she didn’t realize she was contributing to diet culture; she just wanted to help people feel better. But losing weight isn’t the way to do it. She’s on a mission to change all that with an anti-diet approach. So, pardon the dust on the floor as the website gets revamped.