About FIFA

FIFA Medical

What we do

Protecting and improving the health of all who play football, from grassroots to elite levels worldwide.

Our aim is to provide top-level medical services at FIFA tournaments, keep football free from doping, and protect and improve the health of all who play football, from grassroots to elite level worldwide. We are committed to preventing on-field injuries and promoting football as a healthy activity. We work together with our Member Associations, the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence, and other external stakeholders.


FIFA Medical Network

The FIFA Medical Network enables users to connect, interact and share knowledge or experience, enabling them to seek help with a difficult case, keep up with current trends or debate a contentious treatment.

Education & Awareness
The popularity of football helps provide us with a platform to raise awareness about football medicine topics. Research, education and awareness are key elements in injury prevention, one of our key goals.
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FOOTBALL MEDICINE COURSES

Every year, FIFA conducts a number of medical courses and workshops at tournaments and with our member associations to fulfil FIFA’s commitment to improving the level of football medicine and ensuring the best level of care for all players everywhere...

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Education & Awareness
Education & Awareness

Every year, FIFA conducts a number of medical courses and workshops, including on emergency medicine, at tournaments and with our member associations.

DOHA, QATAR - FEBRUARY 04: Ulsan Hyundai FC staff carries a FIFA medical bag during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 Second Round match between Tigres UANL and Ulsan Hyundai FC at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on February 04, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. FIFA are allowing a limited number of spectators (12,000) to be in attendance as Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are eased. (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Centres of Excellence

FIFA accredits established centres that have demonstrated medical, educational and research expertise in the area of football.

Goalkeeper warm up programme
Injury prevention: Goalkeeper warm-up programme

Football has become a more demanding sport in recent years, and the demands placed on goalkeepers are no exception. Nowadays, goalkeepers are expected to do more than just save shots: they are regularly called upon to “sweep up” outside their penalty...

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 01: WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the FIFA-WHO #ACTogether campaign press conference at the WHO headquarters on February 1, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by FIFA)
Covid-19 Resource Centre

Recommendations and guidelines to address Covid-19 issues.