The chances of transmission of Covid-19 during professional sports events are very low, a British doctor researching the impact of the disease told Reuters.

A study of more than a thousand former professional soccer players has uncovered significantly more deaths from brain disease than among non-players.

For soccer players, regularly “heading” the ball may have a bigger effect on everyday cognitive functioning than occasional accidental head impacts, a U.S. study suggests.

Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.