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Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

Posted On: Jun 21, 2018   |   Posted By: Yahoo Sports

The impact to his head was so violent that Noureddine Amrabat can't remember the World Cup match at all, even though he was playing in it. Totally gone,'' the Morocco midfielder said of the concussion sustained in his team's opening match against Iran. Five days after a clash of heads sent him to hospital for a brain scan and 24 hours of medical supervision, the 31-year-old was back in the Moroccan lineup Wednesday and played the entire match in a 1-0 loss to Portugal, in defiance of FIFA guidelines and his team doctor.

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