(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Aspetar held a signing ceremony with the Ivory Coast Football Association in Doha.
The agreement aims to provide medical support on and off the field for preparation and during FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil this June
The agreement was signed by Aspetar Director General Dr Khalifa AlKuwari, and the Ivory Coast Football Association President Sidi Augustin DIALLO.
The partnership was finalised during the visit of a senior delegation from the Ivory Coast Football Association led Mr Diallo, accompanied by their national coach Sabri LAMOUCHI and Dr Cyrille DAH, national team physician and Executive Committee Member of the Football Association
Through this agreement Ivory Coast national team is expected to be accompanied by a team of medical experts during their preparation and participation in the World Cup finals in Brazil
Aspetar will provide medical services and care to support the team in its preparation with comprehensive medical screening and physiological evaluation of the players.
Additionally a dedicated team of experts from Aspetar will be on hand to offer guidance and treatment during the world cup matches
Under this agreement, 'The Elephants' will be accompanied by a team of medical experts from Aspetar not only during their preparation but also throughout their participation in the FIFA World Cup finals
Ivory Coast has one of the five strongest squads in African football who have booked their places to the World Cup finals in Brazil
They also participated in the previous World Cup in South Africa in 2010
The team includes several international stars including the Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and 2013 African player of the year, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, along with his brother Liverpool defender Kolo Toure
Aspetar has also taken care of the Algerian national team since their preparation for the World Cup in 2010 when a medical staff of experts accompanied the 'Fennecs' to South Africa, led by Dr Hakim Chalabi, Acting Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of the National Sports Medicine Programme