This site would like to set some non-essential temporary cookies. Some cookies we use are essential to make our site work.
Others such as Google Analytics help us to improve the site or provide additional but non-essential features to you.
No behavioural or tracking cookies are used.
To change your consent settings, read about the cookies we set and your privacy, please see our Privacy Policy

World Sports Advocate

Volume: 7 Issue: 12
(December 2009)

View Contents

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


Share This Page

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.

Sign up for a free trial for a week’s access to the entire latest issue of the journal
You must be logged in and have an active full subscription to view full articles.
Log in now
If you are not already a subscriber, take a subscription for full access to our entire online archives.

Search Publication Archives

Our publication archives contain all of our articles, dating back to 2003.
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Try an Advanced Search

Log in to world sports advocate
Subscribe to world sports advocate
Register for a Free Trial to world sports advocate
world sports advocate Pricing

Social Media

Follow us on TwitterView our LinkedIn Profileworld sports advocate RSS Feed