Malmö, Sweden, is to host the seventh football world championships for doctors – the World Medical Football Championships in July this year.
About 15 national teams from all over the world are expected to compete, including Sweden’s national medical football team.
Despite Swedish doctor and footballer Christian Höglund scoring six goals in the latest championships, the Swedish team came a rather inconspicuous ninth out of twelve teams. But the Swedish team did consistently win the Fair Play Cup!
The soccer doctors have their own federation – the World Medical Football Federation - the championships of which are staged more often than larger football world competitions. The latest winners were the Catalan national team who beat Great Britain 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out.
Together with the world championships, the Global Congress on Health & Medicine in Sport – a congress covering a broad range of sport medicine content – will be organised for the eighteenth time.
The arrangement is expected to attract many visitors to Malmö, and set the city on the event map. It is expected to bring around 2,000 overnights.
Pic caption: Soccer doctors go toe-to-toe