Germany’s Christoph Kramer lies on the pitch after a collision during the 2014 World Cup  Final against  Argentina at the Maracana  in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Head collisions experienced by footballers during the 2014 World Cup were not tackled according to Fifa’s own standards, research has revealed. A tea(...)

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot during the  Champions league Group C  match against  Borussia Mönchengladbach at Borussia-Park. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 Celtic 1 Moussa Dembele’s second-half penalty gave Celtic a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday and kept the H(...)

  André Schürrle out of tonight’s game against Ireland. Photograph: Joern Pollex/Getty Images

Chelsea midfielder André Schürrle has been ruled out of this evening’s qualifying game in Gelsenkirchen after coming down with a bout of flu. The 23 (...)

 Christoph Kramer (front) of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group D qualifying match against Poland. He misses the game against the Republic of Ireland with a stomach bug.   Bartlomiej Zborowski/EPA

Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer is out of tomorrow night’s European Championship qualifier against Ireland with the 23 year-old s(...)

  Christoph Kramer of Germany challenges Ikechi Anya of Scotland during the EURO 2016 Group D qualifying match between Germany and Scotland at Signal Iduna Park on September 7, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

A proposal allowing for a three-minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion will be discussed this week by Fifa’s Executive Committee.(...)

Christoph Kramer of Germany lies injured during the 2014 Fifa World Cup B final against Argentina at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

Heading the ball in soccer has never been such a contentious issue with a legal case in the US threatening to change the way the game is coached an(...)

Spurs’ Hugo Lloris lies unconscious after a collision against Everton last season – he persuaded physios to allow him to continue in the game. Photograph Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Players who lose consciousness in English top-flight matches next season will not be allowed to return to the field of play under new rules introduce(...)

 Christoph Kramer of Germany lies dazed on the pitch during the  World Cup final but got up and continued to play for a further 13 minutes before finally coming off. Photograph: EPA.

Fifpro, the world players’ union, has accused Fifa of failing to protect players during the World Cup over its treatment of concussion and said footb(...)

Philipp Lahm lifts the World Cup trophy with team-mates after final win over Argentina at the  Maracana. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Manuel Neuer hailed an “unbelievable” moment as Germany won the World Cup thanks to Mario Götze’s extra-time winner over Argentina in the final at the(...)

Germany’s Mario Götze scores the winner past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as  Ezequiel Garay looks on at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: David Gray / Reuters

Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra-time) It came later, much later, than the one that decided the final they fought out in Rome’s Olympic stadi(...)