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The family of England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles said Friday they were among a group of families planning to sue the Football Association over their failure to protect players from brain injuries.

Lawyers representing the Stiles family have accused several football authorities, including England’s governing FA, of taking insufficient action to reduce heading the ball in training and during matches.

They also claim on-pitch assessments of players showing symptoms of concussion are “not fit for purpose”.

Stiles died in October 2020 aged 78 having suffered from dementia.

He was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain condition caused by repeated blows to the head.

His son, John Stiles, said Friday: “Since dad died, I have been part of a campaign to address the ongoing scandal of dementia in football in all its various aspects.

“This potential lawsuit is part of this overall campaign for justice for the victims, like dad, and for fundamental…

Source: Guardian Newspaper