The University of Bedfordshire has been given £12,000 in funding from FIFA to look into the impact of heat and altitude on footballers.
The University will report back to FIFA in May on its findings, which could help players prepare for matches in Brazil and Quatar.
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Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.