FIFA bone tests

Bone tests to show soccer players within age limit

August 31, 2009
ZURICH -- Bone tests will be performed on soccer players at the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria to catch teams with over-age players.

Soccer's governing body said Monday the MRI tests will "protect the integrity of the tournament" and serve "the spirit of fair play."

The decision follows reports from Nigeria that the host nation intended to select older players for the Oct. 24-Nov. 15 tournament. Nigeria, the defending champion, has a tradition of success at international age-group ...

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