FIFA 11 for Health programme arrives in Papua New Guinea

The “FIFA 11 for Health” programme, which improves children’s knowledge, attitudes and behavior with regard to disease and lifestyle, will be rolled out from 4 – 8 July 2016 in Port Moresby, the Host City of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The “FIFA 11 for Health” programme encompasses simple messages on prevention that are…

BJSM editorial publication

Small-sided football in schools and leisure-time sport clubs improves physical fitness, health profile, well-being and learning in children An important editorial publication in the BJSM (the number one sports medicine journal) has been published yesterday, clearly documenting the positive impact on health when playing football regularly. The editorial is based on 10 years of F-MARC…

Food fit for world champions

“You are what you eat.” German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach first coined the phrase over 150 years ago, but it still rings true today. We all love good food, and what we eat has a major bearing on how we perform in life. This is especially true for top-level athletes, and nowadays what an elite sportsman…

Medical staff start preparation for Russia 2018

As Russia prepares to host the FIFA World Cup™ and FIFA Confederations Cup, one of the key aspects of the preparations is to ensure the highest standard of medical services, including first aid and emergency support to participating teams, the FIFA delegation, guests and spectators during the competitions. The first FIFA workshop with the LOC…

Former Hearts midfielder Uriah Asante dies aged 24

Former Hearts of Oak offensive midfielder Uriah Asante has died after suffering a cardiac arrest. The tragic incident happened onMonday afternoon after he was rushed to the hospital. His cousin Adolf Gyimah confirmed the tragic news on Kumasi-based Ashh FM on Monday. The University of Ghana graduate had two seasons for the Phobians where he became one of…

Bangkok FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence visited the Home of FIFA

A large delegation from the Bangkok FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence visited the Home of FIFA in Zurich on Thursday 9 June 2016. The group of Thai medical experts, headed by AFC medical committee member Dr Paisal Chantarapitak, was welcomed by FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak and met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino….

The pain of a sprain

Injuries are part and parcel of sport – but they can still be prevented. Players need to ask themselves one question: when am I most at risk on the pitch? We take a look at the most common injuries in women’s football.

Football and fasting

An essential facet of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is that observers do not eat or drink anything between sunrise and sunset. FIFA supports fasting footballers by conducting scientific studies and providing forums to discuss how to manage the holy month as an athlete. An overview.

FMCE Meeting in London

On the occasion of the 25th International Conference of Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology titled ‘Return to Play’, which took place between 9 and 11 April 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in London, F-MARC took the opportunity in the presence of all bar one of the 49 Directors of the FIFA Medical Centres…

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