Team USA betting on science to beat the heat at the World Cup
Considered an enemy of the teams to play in the north and north-east, the heat and humidity are two priority issues for the delegation of the USA national team.
The Americans have put together a committee of physiologists and fitness coaches to define the methods that will be used by the team at this year’s World Cup.
“Temperature and humidity are very important topics that are being taken into consideration as part of our preparation. We need to be ready to compete in these cities. We are consulting specialists and are carrying out research. We will use science in our favour,” Said Masa Sakihana, fitness coach of Team USA.
The Americans will play in Natal, Manaus and Recife and t’s the climate in the Amazonas capital Manaus that will worry them the most. Whilst preparation has not been finalised, it’s likely that the team will spend a period acclimatising to the heat in Miami before heading to Brazil where they will be based in São Paulo.