On the eve of the Europa League final, the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in Russia and footballers are being urged to take care not to get pregnant on the pitch.
FIFA is looking at new rules that will allow pregnant players to play against pregnant players in their respective matches.
The tournament kicks off on Sunday with the first group game in Russia, which is set to be a friendly.
The tournament is set for an early kick-off at 5.00pm local time (1300 GMT) and the winner will play in the semi-finals.
The game will be played at the Rizin Stadium, home of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where the tournament is being held.
The FIFA Women in Football Committee has been looking at the matter for a while and they are confident that the rule will be introduced before the final matches of the tournament, which will take place in Moscow on December 31.
The rules for the tournament have been announced recently, but FIFA is yet to finalise them.
A spokesperson for FIFA told FIFA.com that the tournament’s rules for pregnant players will be unveiled on November 15.
The new rules will come into force on January 1, 2018.
If you or anyone you know are pregnant, you can ask your doctor or a friend or family member to check your symptoms, including pregnancy, before you go to a match.
If you are feeling well enough to play, you should do so but keep a close eye on your body.