All football tournaments, like the FIFA World Cup™, require a large amount of planning and preparation. In addition to the hundreds of elite athletes involved in these events, there are also hundreds of support staff and thousands of supporters. Each of these groups present unique challenges regarding the effective and efficient provision of medical services.
In this module we will explore some of the general principles relating to planning for a football match or tournament, with special reference to a FIFA Football Tournament as the prime example. This will include planning for the needs of the players, tournament organisers and the supporters. These range from basic pastoral care to planning for a mass casualty incident.