FIFA for health checks

Updated: 01 September 2007 16:39 IST

FIFA for health checks

Geneva:

FIFA wants top-level athletes, including soccer players, to undergo regular health assessments in a bid to reduce deaths due to cardiac arrest.

The call came two days after Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta died following his collapse on the field during a Spanish league match against Getafe on Saturday.

Topics : Football France Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland Federation Internationale de Football Association
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