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World Sports Advocate

Volume: 7 Issue: 12
(December 2009)

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age verification reliability mri scans determining player age fif recently introduced magnetic resonance imaging (mri scans help prevent fielding over-age

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Age Verification: Reliability of MRI scans in determining player age

FIFA recently introduced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans to help prevent the fielding of over-age players competing in the 2009 U17 World Cup. Adam Wilkes, a Solicitor with Field Seymour Parkes, examines why FIFA took the decision to use MRI, its reliability in determining age to the accuracy required for tournament eligibility, and the potential for its adoption by other sports.

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