FIFA to rule on Peru’s astro-turf pitches

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 FIFA will evaluate the astro-turf pitches that have caused much debate in Peru due to the physical injuries that players have sustained, says a source at Notimex.

A spokesperson for the Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD) told press that an expert sent by FIFA will visit Peru in mid-April in order to examine the pitches in question, located in the cities of Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo and Piura.

Before that visit, another FIFA expert will hold a course on maintenance of artificial pitches, offering training to representatives of the football federations of South American countries.

Peru is currently the only country in the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) that possesses astro-turf pitches, installed in stadiums in Lima and in the North for the under-17’s World Cup that took place here in 2005.

Adapted from RPP Noticias

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