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Concussion rears its ugly head again

Concussion has become a big issue – perhaps THE big issue in sport. Everyone is talking about it, the media have regular news stories focusing on players suffering with it, and lawyers are making a killing from it. It is almost as though this is a new phenomenon… some recently discovered major health issue that […]

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Spanish footballer imprisoned for push

The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to four months’ imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game in Vigo, a city situated in north-west Spain. The offence was committed by the convicted football player who pushed his competitor against the advertising hoardings. As a consequence, the competitor […]

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US ‘Soccer moms’ sue FIFA over concussions

A group of young American footballers and their parents have sued FIFA and US football groups over the risks from concussions. The California class-action lawsuit accuses the sport’s governing bodies of acting “carelessly and negligently” and failing to protect young players. The filing also calls for new safety rules, including limiting the number of headers […]

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Spurs breached duty of care to youth player

A High Court judge has ruled Tottenham Hotspur breached its duties to a 17-year-old player who suffered cardiac arrest in his first game for the club and was left brain damaged. Radwan Hamed collapsed after only six minutes during the youth team game in Belgium in August 2006. In a screening before he signed to […]

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Player dies after goal celebration

Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala died from the injuries he suffered as he landed awkwardly while celebrating a goal. The 23-year-old damaged his spinal cord doing a somersault after scoring an equaliser for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FC in November last year. He was taken to hospital and had surgery, but passed away. The […]

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US soccer bans young players from heading

Players aged 10 and under are banned from headers by US Soccer after a lawsuit from parents. The governing body has introduced a number of safety measures to settle a lawsuit accusing it of negligence in treating and monitoring head injuries. The ban includes national team and Major League Soccer academies. Players aged between 11 […]

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Deadly blows to the head

Michael Favre, a 24-year-old footballer from Argentina, has died after two blows to the head during a match. The terrible scenes unfolded as Favre turned out for Club San Jorge de Villa Elisa against Defensores de Colón in a provincial match in Entre Rios. Favre fell to the turf while chasing a ball alongside opponent […]

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Flip stunt gone horribly wrong

A footballer has died after a goal celebration went tragically wrong in India’s Mizoram Premier League. Peter Biaksangzuala died in hospital after falling on his head while attempting a somersault after scoring for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC – a club based in the north east Indian province of Mizoram. The 23-year-old midfielder scored a 62nd-minute equaliser […]

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