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Russia to use ‘Made in Pakistan’ footballs in FIFA World Cup 2018

SIALKOT: Pakistan may not be a participant in the world’s grand sporting event – FIFA World Cup 2018 – but Pakistanis still have some reason to rejoice. Almost 200 million Pakistanis will feel their presence in the mega event after Pakistan's famous footballs will be used in the World Cup matches. It was also confirmed by Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Dedov that his country was going to use Pakistan-made footballs for the World Cup matches. Pakistan is currently ranked 198th nation in the international…

Heading footballs ‘affects memory’

LONDON: Heading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory up to a day, a study by researchers at Scotland's Stirling University has said. Memory performance was reduced by between 41 percent to 67 percent following heading practice, according to the research, with the effects wearing off after 24 hours The significance of the study, published in EBioMedicine, is that it is believed to be the first detecting immediate changes in the brain after players were exposed to everyday head impacts, as…