Debunked: the myth about video games and sports

Debunked: the myth about video games and sports

A study of 1,000 Fifa video game players shows that avid users also play the most football in real life

There remains a perception that video games are detrimental to sport, causing children to sit in front of screens for hours on end, thereby taking away precious hours that could be spent playing or practising sport. You’ve probably heard it multiple times – the conversation along the lines of “Fifa should really be encouraging kids to play football rather than endorsing and promoting a video game which makes them sit in front of a screen all day”.

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