A medical assessment is an important method to screen
athletes for health risks prior to their participation in sport.
Medical history, physical characteristics and pathological findings might substantially influence the risk of future injuries as well as other health risks associated with active sport participation including sudden cardiac death.
Accordingly, F-MARC has developed a standardised pre-competition medical assessment for elite football players and tested its feasibility on all players participating in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™.
Based on the results of the analysis of these data, the assessment form has been amended and improved and will now be implemented in players of different age, gender and skill level at all FIFA competitions.