18/04/2023 01:08 PM
Brazilian football club SC Internacional and Aspetar, a renowned orthopedic and sports medicine hospital in Qatar, are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking international agreement that aims to foster knowledge exchange and promote research and innovation in the field of Sports Medicine. Aspetar, accredited by FIFA, IOC, and numerous other health and sports entities, is widely recognised as a global reference in preventing and treating injuries, as well as rehabilitating injured athletes.
Aspetar Director General, Mr Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, said:
We are excited to collaborate with SC Internacional one of the most prestigious Brazilian clubs and bring our world-class medical expertise to their team. Our mission at Aspetar is to ensure the health and well-being of athletes, and we look forward to working closely with this club to help them achieve their goals on and off the field.
This unprecedented collaboration reaffirms our unwavering commitment to excellence and underscores our firm belief in the power of cross-border partnerships to drive progress and innovation. Aspetar has been instrumental in delivering world-class Sports Medicine services to a range of elite athletes and clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain (France), Tottenham Hotspur, and the Algeria national team, among others.
Mr Alessandro Pires Barcellos, President, SC Internacional, Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil,said :
We are excited to leverage Aspetar's expertise and vast experience to develop innovative strategies that optimise the health and performance of our players, while also contributing to the advancement of the sports medicine community in South America. This partnership marks a significant milestone in our quest for excellence and sets the stage for a fruitful and long-lasting collaboration between SC Internacional and Aspetar.
Sport Club Internacional is a top football club in Brazil and South America, known as the "Champion of Everything" for winning all competitions it participated in, including the FIFA World Club Championship against Barcelona in 2006. Founded in 1909, it has always been inclusive and associated with popular origins. The club has won several prestigious trophies, and Its home stadium, the Beira-Rio, hosted games from the FIFA World Cup in 2014. With over 6.8 million fans, Internacional is one of the most popular clubs in Brazil and has an outstanding record at home.
Aspetar is a world-leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.
In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “The IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.
In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved obtained-on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”.
Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.