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What to do when a player’s tongue obstructs their airway 

Airway obstruction poster.

Would you know what to do if a player “swallowed their tongue”? Indeed, can a player actually swallow their tongue? Find out more with the new poster created by FIFA Medical on “what to do when a player’s tongue obstructs their airway”.

A similar poster on sudden cardiac arrests was launched during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Addressing key aspects of football emergency medicine and featuring the same look and feel, both posters serve as quick and easy, step-by-step guides on how to react and potentially save a life.

The posters are available to download at in the four FIFA languages: English, French, German and Spanish. Guidance on dealing with airway obstructions can be found on this poster.

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