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“Make mine a pint of pure performance”

Scientists have found that a post-match beer can aid recovery – as long as it’s low on alcohol. We asked Tim Hampson, author of The Beer Book, what to order. And they’re not bad, either...

  • Feed your engine

    Feed your engine

    Barça and Spain’s tireless full-back, Jordi Alba, 
on optimising performance with the food 
on your plate

  • Get your season off to a flier

    Get your season off to a flier

    Make sure you're ready to hit the ground running with some cerebral training from West Brom's peak performance coach, Tom Bates

  • Fuel for 5-a-side

    Fuel for 5-a-side

    Use this diet plan to charge your body up for the small-sided game

  • The Brazilian buffet

    The Brazilian buffet

    Even if you can’t play like one, you can eat like a samba star thanks to this all-day feast laid on by PSG’s Lucas Moura

  • Your home, your fortress

    Your home, your fortress

    The game never changes – kick the ball in the opposition’s goal and stop them scoring in yours. So why are teams so much better when playing on their own patch? FFT investigates…

  • How heat and humidity affect the mind

    How heat and humidity affect the mind

    Stay mentally focused every time you feel the heat sucking energy out of your performance

  • Stay calm through any challenge

    Stay calm through any challenge

    Guangzhou Evergrande’s Italian international, Alessandro Diamanti on ignoring a wind-up merchant

  • Anger management

    Anger management

    Keep your emotions in check on the big occasion by focusing on the plan, says the Azzurri rock

  • Michael Ballack: My pre-match rituals

    Michael Ballack: My pre-match rituals

    The former Chelsea and Germany midfielder on how he used music to help him focus before a game

  • Thierry Henry: My pre-match rituals

    Thierry Henry: My pre-match rituals

    The legendary Arsenal and France striker on the important role music plays in his pre-match preparation