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FIFA and U.S. soccer organizations sued over concussion policies
FIFA and U.S. soccer organizations sued over concussion policies

FIFA, world soccer's governing body, and its affiliated organizations in the U.S. are being sued in a class-action lawsuit that alleges they have failed to adopt effective policies to evaluate and manage concussions. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California on behalf of a group of parents and players, also names U.S. Youth Soccer and American Youth Soccer. More than 3 million youth players compete in leagues managed by the two organizations. "The medical community called for change over a decade ago and despite simple, best-practice guidelines -- which have been updated three times since the initial international conference on concussions -- FIFA has failed...

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