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Dushanbe: A three-day Sports Medicine Workshop has been held under the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) League Development Programme in the Tajik capital city.

The workshop covered various areas of sports medicine such as the FIFA 11+ injury prevention programme, age determination, gender verification, return-to-play decisions, use and abuse of biological therapies, on-field management of concussion, sudden cardiac arrest and more.

AFC Medical Committee Chairman Dato' Dr. Gurcharan Singh (Malaysia) and AFC Medical Committee Member Dr. Zohreh Haratian (Islamic Republic of Iran) delivered the workshop which encompassed both theoretical and practical sessions.

"In requirement of the recently introduced Club Licensing Regulations in Tajikistan, every National League Participating Club needs to appoint a doctor or a physiotherapist. All the clubs have made the necessary appointments," Tajikistan Football Federation’s League Director Alisher Urunov said.

"However, most of the club doctors lack the necessary knowledge and expertise of sports medicine. So, the Tajikistan Football Federation had requested AFC to conduct this Sports Medicine Workshop under the League Development Programme.

"The workshop was beneficial for the club doctors to get the latest knowledge on sports medicine from the experts in the field. The topics covered were very useful for the club doctors and would help them in providing the best possible medical support to the players."