FIFPRO takes note of the comments in and around the International Football Association Board’s annual general meeting over the weekend. While current proposals remain insufficient to adequately change the rules of the game to better protect players who have suffered a concussion, FIFPRO recognizes the intention to provide better protection as soon as possible.
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Concussion in football
Improved concussion management in European football
FIFPRO and 32 European Leagues have agreed on a framework to improve concussion management across domestic competitions.
UEFA European Championship: FIFPRO welcomes steps to protect players from concussion
FIFPRO welcomes the announcement by UEFA that the 24 national teams in the UEFA European Championship have signed a Concussion Charter that commits them to taking a series of measures to improve the care of players who suffer a suspected concussion on the pitch.
Concussion Protocol in Professional Football: Update
FIFPRO remains committed to improving professional football’s medical protocol to better protect players after a concussion, an injury that can lead to long-term health issues and result in a fatality.
How a concussion changed Erin’s life
An Australian female football player advises the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to introduce a temporary substitute to provide medical staff with a 10-minute window to assess if a player has a concussion.
Concussion: why goalkeeper Joey Didulica had to retire early
Joey Didulica estimates that he has had more than 20 concussions in his professional football career. One of them changed his life.
European player unions and leagues take steps to improve concussion management
FIFPRO and European Leagues have hosted an online workshop of more than 50 representatives from player unions and leagues, along with medical experts from FIFA and Major League Soccer, with a view to drastically improving the management of concussion in football.
Concussion: footballer health more important than rule bending
FIFPRO is campaigning to give medical staff ten minutes to decide if a player has a concussion because this brain injury can be difficult to immediately diagnose.
Raising Our Game: 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Player Discussion
Have a look back on our FIFA Women’s World Cup player discussion.
FIFPRO doctor joins expert group on concussion
FIFPRO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vincent Gouttebarge has been appointed to an International Football Association Board (IFAB) expert group to study whether professional football rules should be changed to better protect players who suffer a concussion.