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Call for emergency pitch kits

Every football pitch around the globe should have emergency care equipment on hand to treat injuries or conditions such as cardiac arrest, experts have said.

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Fifa emergency care kit can create 'global standard'

A consistent standard in care should be available to players who need urgent medical attention on the pitch for injuries or conditions such as cardiac arrest, experts have said.

An international panel said Fifa's emergency medical bag and "11 steps to prevent sudden cardiac death", create a "global standard for emergency preparedness".

Fabrice Muamba had to retire after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch Credit: PA

Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the researchers said that the kits contain a comprehensive inventory of essential but generic equipment which can be used anywhere in the world at amateur or professional levels.

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