Premier League temporary concussion substitute trial rejected at Ifab meeting | Concussion in sport

A temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season has been rejected by the game’s lawmakers. The International Football Association Board met at Wembley on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of a trial after a request from the world players’ union, Fifpro, and the World Leagues Forum to test the protocol in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and Major League Soccer.

However, the Football Association’s chief executive, Mark Bullingham, who supported the idea of a trial, said no consensus could be reached. “There were very strong and very different views in the room…

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