FIFA is introducing concussion spotters at the 2022 Qatar World Cup to help with the treatment of head injuries and “to make the game a lot safer”.
Experts will monitor from seats in the stands to identify possible brain injuries that may have been missed, team doctors will also have instant access to video replays.
FIFA’s new medical director, Andrew Massey, confirmed the decision on Thursday during an interview with the in-house YouTube channel of world football’s governing body.
“You need to treat them acutely, first of all, to make sure that they’re safe and then you need to remove them,” said Massey.
“So all FIFA competitions will have these video replays, all FIFA competitions will have concussion spotters in the stand that will go through all of these, that can relay the information to the team benches if…