"--IANS/EFE"
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS/EFE) FIFA has to give the players water breaks during the World Cup in Brazil that takes place in high temperatures, a Brazilian labour court judge said.

The ruling on Friday will force the referees to halt matches in the 30th minute of each half, allowing the players to drink fluids and water, reports EFE.

FIFA will have to pay a fine of 200 thousand BRL ($90,910) in case it does not comply with the decision when the temperature exceeds 32 degrees as the players' health could be harmed.

The World Cup kicked off June 12 and will end July 13. During this time of the year temperatures soar in various parts of Brazil.

--IANS/EFE

ss/bg


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002382903
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Americas


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.