Still a chance at World Cup football success!
Today one of our surgeons flies out to Brazil with the British
Medical Football Team to represent the country in the Medics World
Mr Bilal Alkhaffaf a Consultant in General and Oesophago-Gastric
Surgery at the Manchester Royal Infirmary has been part of the team
He says: "I had heard about the British Medical Football
Team after they won the World Medical Cup in South Korea in 2009.
I got in touch and attended the trials in 2010 and have been
playing with them ever since.
"We've been to Austria (2010), Manchester (2011), Sweden (2012)
and Hungary (2013) where we have either finished second or third
overall. This year is special for us all as the competition
is in Brazil.
"We are all excited to play there at the same time as the World
Cup and have been working especially hard in terms of fitness and
playing together regularly. This is a once in a lifetime
opportunity for players in all the teams, but we want to make the
most of it, particularly as we are our country's only chance of
world cup glory this year!"
For more information - http://www.britishmedicalfootballteam.co.uk