My fitness analysis is based on an 11 point criteria + 4 undisclosed ones including strength, strength endurance, body composition, cardio, flexibility, stamina, speed, agility, coordination, power, and balance. Many sports teams underestimate the tremendous importance of physical fitness and are using outdated training methodology.
As promised, here is my analysis of the teams one day before their matches in order to see if I can correctly predict the fittest team. Again, I do not follow football/soccer regularly nor am I an expert.
An average football/soccer player runs, on average, 7-9 miles a game. An average referee runs as much as 12 miles per game. Just being able to do this is not enough!
- Sweden vs. England: Like I said in my previous predictions, England’s players have dominated in strength, strength endurance, stamina, and power. 51%-49% advantage England even though both teams are very close in my fitness criteria, I still give a small advantage to England.
- Croatia vs. Russia: 55%-45% advantage Croatia based on Croatia dominating in 8 of the 15 fitness criteria, 5 equal, and 2 advantage Russia just by a little.