Fifpro, the world players’ union, has accused Fifa of failing to protect players during the World Cup over its treatment of concussion and said football is in the dark ages regarding the issue. It warned of the potential for lawsuits worth hundreds of millions of dollars for those injured, following the final in which Germany’s Christoph Kramer was allowed to play on after a blow to the head, before being replaced. Fifpro claims the problem will become a “tidal wave that will engulf” the Champions League and the domestic leagues of Europe in the new season, citing the knock suffered by Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris when he collided with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League in November. The goalkeeper played on after protesting to the club doctor. Kramer suffered his injury in a collision with Argentina’s Ezequiel Garay in the 19th minute of Germany’s 1-0 win. The midfielder continued until the half-hour before being taken off when he appeared unsteady on his feet. “I can’t remember that much from the game,” Kramer said. “I don’t know anything from the first half. I thought later that I went straight off after the incident. How I got to the changing rooms… Read full this story
- Former ITFC and England players celebrate World Cup quarter-final win in Ipswich
- Maradona says England's World Cup victory over Colombia was 'theft'
- Croatia bars former player from World Cup over Ukraine video
- Several players make World Cup case as rusty Mexico rumbles to win
- Sochi says goodbye to World Cup as Russia and Croatia slug it out on Saturday
- Who wins the World Cup semi-finals and why
- World Cup 2018: England's End To Penalty Jinx Deserved, Says Gareth Southgate
- World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann Did Not Celebrate Goal Out Of 'Respect' For Uruguay
- World Cup 2018, Croatia vs England: Three Key Battles In Semi-Final
- Why the World Cup is a winner
Dangers of concussion are ignored, says players’ union after World Cup have 318 words, post on www.theguardian.com at July 14, 2014. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.