Performance on the soccer field linked to facial structure

According to a study of the 2010 World Cup, facial width to height ratio (FWHR) predicts a player's aggressiveness in soccer.


…midfielders, who play both offense and defense, and forwards, who lead the offense, with higher FWHRs were more likely to commit fouls. Forwards with higher FWHRs also were more likely to score goals or make assists.