Western experts available to speak on the FIFA World Cup 2022

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One of the biggest global sporting events, the FIFA World Cup 2022 begins Nov. 20, and expectations are high for Canada’s national men’s team after their historic qualification.

The following experts are available to comment on a wide range of topics related to the World Cup:

Martin Painter
Head Coach, Mustangs men’s and women’s soccer

Areas of Expertise: Soccer Canada, Success of Men’s and Women’s national teams, Canada’s run to the World Cup.

MacIntosh Ross

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Areas of Expertise: Human rights and Qatar, critical analysis of FIFA, sport and race, sport and gender, history of sport.

Angela Schneider

Professor, Kinesiology

Areas of Expertise: Athletes’ rights, women and sport and embodiment, philosophy of sport, sport medicine ethics, genetic doping in sport.

Dr. Jane Thornton

Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health; and Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of Expertise: Sports medicine, athlete mental health, injury and illness prevention in sport, long term athlete health.

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Zadorsky, Media Relations Officer, Western University, 226.377.1673 (mobile), jzadorsk@uwo.ca.