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Soccer Moms Sue FIFA for Not Doing Enough on Concussions

FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, was sued by soccer moms and players who claim the organization failed to adopt effective guidelines for dealing with concussions as more evidence links brain injuries to hitting the ball with the head.

In their lawsuit, filed today in San Francisco federal court, the parents and players demanded changes to policies and rules to protect players from what they called an “epidemic” of head injuries. U.S.-based adult and youth soccer groups are also named as defendants. No monetary damages are being sought.