Iceland defender Kari Arnason, England striker Harry Kane and Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason go up for a header during a Uefa Nations League group A2 match. Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions. Photo: AFP Iceland defender Kari Arnason, England striker Harry Kane and Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason go up for a header during a Uefa Nations League group A2 match. Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions. Photo: AFP
Iceland defender Kari Arnason, England striker Harry Kane and Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason go up for a header during a Uefa Nations League group A2 match. Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions. Photo: AFP

Dementia risk sparks call by England players’ union for ‘urgent intervention’ into heading the ball

  • A reduction of heading in training is ‘a practical and straightforward step’ after assessment of research into dementia and neurodegenerative diseases
  • England star Wayne Rooney also says children should be banned from heading the ball, following the example of the United States

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Iceland defender Kari Arnason, England striker Harry Kane and Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason go up for a header during a Uefa Nations League group A2 match. Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions. Photo: AFP Iceland defender Kari Arnason, England striker Harry Kane and Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason go up for a header during a Uefa Nations League group A2 match. Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions. Photo: AFP
Iceland defender Kari Arnason, England striker Harry Kane and Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason go up for a header during a Uefa Nations League group A2 match. Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions. Photo: AFP
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