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FIFA bid to prevent further player deaths

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 16:46

All players involved in Germany 2006 will have to supply medical certificates
All players involved in Germany 2006 will have to supply medical certificates

FIFA have stated that it wants all teams in the 2006 World Cup to supply medical certificates in a bid to prevent a re-occurrence of the death of Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe exactly two years ago.

FIFA also wants the medical certificate to include details of cardiological examinations players have undergone and details of any specific problems.

The announcement comes after the latest death of an active player.

Hugo Cunha, a 28-year-old midfielder for Portuguese first division club Uniao Leiria, collapsed and died during a non-competitive match with friends near Lisbon at the weekend.

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