The move in which Goossens and Pavard participated, in the duel between France and Germany (1 x 0), still causes some controversy due to the fact that the French defense allegedly fainted and the cerebral disturbance card was not applied. Now, UEFA has decided to comment on what happened, defending the performance of the Welsh medical team and even confronting the player himself, who claimed to have passed out.
“The team doctor found no reason to suspect a concussion, neither on the pitch nor in the overall assessments made by an expert in the field, in the subsequent assessment,” he began by telling UEFA.
“The decision of the team doctor must always be respected, even if the player or coach realizes that the athlete is in a position to continue,” adds the same note from the body that governs European football.
Pavard’s plane crashed on the field in the 59th minute of the match against Germany after a clash with Ruben Goossens. At the end of the game, the same player claimed to have passed out for 10 or 15 seconds and this led to this Complaints from the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), because in these types of situations the player should have been prevented from continuing to play.