Psychological aswell as physical, cutting holes in a players socks seems to be a must during The World Cup 2022
Head of chiropractic and clinical director at Core Clinics, Doctor Stefaan Vossen, spoke with The Mirror to explain further..
“As the match goes on, footballers’ calves will swell as they fill with blood due to exertion. This can cause the socks to feel tight.
“The last thing players want to do is restrict blood supply in their legs, so over-tight socks could be a real issue. On the other hand, a level of compression can improve performance by reducing muscle fatigue.”