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The Football Association: We have notified the clubs to be satisfied with weekly swabs of players to rationalize expenses

Football Association officials revealed that the Egyptian clubs have been notified that they are satisfied with doing Corona smears for players every week instead of every 48 hours, in the Egyptian League, where the smear is valid for 7 days.

And Jabalia officials added, that this matter came after a decrease in cases of Corona virus among players in the recent period, in addition to reducing the expenses incurred by clubs due to the smears.

Jabalia officials added that the medical committee is following up with the medical devices of the clubs the medical protocol before the start of the matches, and there is interest from the clubs in the precautionary measures, which was positively reflected on the decrease in Corona cases among the players.

On the other hand, Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Chairman of the Medical Committee of the Football Association, confirmed that what happened to the player Eriksen, the star of the Danish national team, was a sudden cardiac arrest, and he spoke to one player out of every 100,000 athletes, due to a hypertrophic heart muscle disorder or due to the hot weather that takes place. in the match.

Sultan told "The Seventh Day", that what happened may be due to a severe effort from the player or for genetic reasons related to the heart, pointing out that there is a comprehensive medical file that is supposed to be done for each player before these tournaments.

Sultan advised players not to drink energy drink because of its risks and side effects that may cause problems for players.

Sultan explained that in the African Nations Championship organized by Egypt, the matches were held with ambulances and a special bag for first aid, and courses were held for the sub-medical committees in the governorates at the time to deal with such cases.

The head of the medical committee confirmed that the Football Association is currently coordinating the establishment of training courses for medical devices for teams in all clubs, to deal professionally and accurately with cases of sudden cardiac arrest.

Sultan indicated that the clubs will be stressed by making a comprehensive medical file for each player, including details of the heart condition, with great physical effort due to the strong training of the players with the aim of discovering any heart defect in any player.

Sultan warned players against taking any medications or drugs without referring to the medical system for fear of their consequences or the possibility of them being considered stimulants, calling for a diet for players and athletes.