Concussion and player welfare in focus for Living Football

Welcome to the latest episode of Living Football, FIFA's football magazine show. In Episode 6, we hear from Andrew Massey about his journey from Anfield and Windsor Park to Zurich to work as the Director of FIFA’s Medical department.

Massey talks about FIFA’s work to protect players during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides an insight on how FIFA is tackling the topic of concussion and mental health in football. Joining him and host Jessica Libbertz are goalkeeping legend Petr Cech, live from Chelsea’s training ground, and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Christoph Kramer, who provide their own views on the subject.

Also in this episode, FIFA Legends Lindsay Tarpley and Ryan Nelsen speak with Samantha Johnson, looking ahead to the Olympic Football Tournaments, following the draw recently held in Zurich. They conclude their talk by looking ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.

We also check out how the FIFA Forward Programme is having a positive impact on the game at all levels in Honduras, one of the countries qualified for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at Tokyo 2020.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - JANUARY 08: Christoph Kramer of Moenchengladbach gestures during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Bayern Muenchen at Borussia-Park on January 08, 2021 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)