FIFA World Cup Medical Press Conference

FIFA, the Brazil 2014 LOC and the Brazilian government will hold a press conference on Friday in Sao Paulo to discuss medical matters related to this summer’s tournament.

Topics on the agenda include: emergency services at the stadiums; health issues for fans, visitors and teams; climate and heat; the pre-competition medical assessment of players; anti-doping controls; and the FIFA 11 for Health programme which will be implemented in the 12 World Cup host cities.

The panel of speakers include FIFA’s chief medical officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak, LOC chief medical officer Luis Fernando Correia, and the deputy executive secretary of the Brazilian Ministry of Health Adail Rollo.

Continental Confederations Congresses

UEFA will meet on March 27 in Astana, Kazakhstan

The AFC, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, and OFC will hold congresses on June 6-10 in Sao Paulo.

FIFA will hold a congress on June 10-11 in Sao Paulo.


Asian Football Development Project Roundtable

A roundtable entitled “Football and Medicine – The Way Forward in Asia” will be held in Amman, Jordan on Feb. 22 as part of the Asian Football Development Project.

Dr. Andrew Deaner, who saved Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba’s life, will lead the discussion featuring many leading football doctors.

The roundtable will be chaired by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.

For more information on the roundtable click here


Soccerex 2014 Asian Forum

The Soccerex Asian Forum will take place in Jordan in May. The conference will take place on May 13-14 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center.

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson announced his participation in the Asian Forum. 

“I have witnessed the growth of football in Asia through numerous visits to the continent during my career and as a Manchester United and Soccerex ambassador,” Robson said in a statement.

“It will however be my first trip to Jordan and I’m excited to learn more about this historic country.”

Soccerex and the Asian Football Development Project are partnering to stage the event.

Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie and FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan recently inked the partnership in the Middle Eastern nation to create a new event for 2014.

“It is an honour to be bringing Soccerex to Jordan. The country is the gateway to Asia, an immensely populous region with a huge passion for football and huge potential for business,” Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said in a statement.

I am delighted Soccerex can play a part in that through the Soccerex Asian Forum.”


By INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer 

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