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Three minute-rest in the 30th، 75th minutes to be applied in AFCON matches

Wednesday 19/June/2019 - 07:08 PM
Cairo Stadium
Cairo Stadium
Translated by Hassnein Tayea
The medical Committee of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) issued an official statement to warn the teams participating in the African tournament about the heat over the next month as players face the possibility of playing in extreme temperatures.

The Committee ordered three minute rest-and-refreshing breaks in the 30th and 75th minutes to be applied in all AFCON matches.


A statement from the Confederation of African Football says the average temperature over the next month is expected to be between 35-38 degrees Celsius with an average humidity of 40-60%.


"It is certain that most teams will be aware of this and will train accordingly،" said CAF.

"These breaks must require the provision of cold containers on wheels to put crushed ice، drinks for referees and small towels cold and wet to place around the neck for 26 people (four referees and 22 players)."

"It will also be necessary to prepare for any eventuality of emergencies،" CAF added.

"It will be important to be able to diagnose and treat heat-related illnesses، if they occur on site."

Egypt was chosen above South Africa to be the hosts of 2019 final when Cameroon were stripped of the right to host the event late last year.


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