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Fifa to introduce concussion spotters in the stands at World Cup in Qatar – The Guardian

Experts sitting away from the team bench to identify concussion ‘red flags’ will be at a football World Cup for the first time



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Concussion spotters, whose job is to identify from the stands possible brain injuries, are to be introduced at the World Cup next year.
Spotters will work in conjunction with team doctors to help identify red flags of potential concussion that might have been missed, Fifas medical director, Andrew Massey, has said.
Whereas concussion spotters are standard in the NFL and rugby union, they have yet to be adopted across football and their use in Qatar will be a first at a major international tournament.

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