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FIFA authorizes substitutions for concussion in Club World Cup

One extra substitution per game will be authorized in the event of a possible concussion during the Club World Cup, which will be played from February 1 to 11 in Qatar, FIFA confirmed this Friday.

“FIFA confirmed today that the substitution system for concussion or suspected concussion will be tested during the FIFA Club World Cup. This is the first international competition in which the procedure will be applied, “the governing body of world football said in a statement.

“FIFA will apply a protocol that will allow teams to make one substitution for concussion per game, which can be made regardless of the number of substitutions made up to that point,” continues the instance based in Lausanne (Switzerland).

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The Club World Cup will be played by Bayern or Tigres de México, among others.

The International Board (Ifab), guarantor of the laws of the game, gave the green light to this experiment in December from January 2021.

While rugby authorizes season substitutions, Ifab opted for a permanent substitution to protect the player from a second hit, and have time to assess his damage.

Concussions can cause short-term symptoms, such as dizziness, headaches, confusion or nausea, but their recurrence can create serious neurological problems in the long term. EFE (HN)

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