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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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What is in the Fifa Medical Emergency Bag?

In June, the Fifa Medical Emergency Bag was sent to all of the 209 member associations

It contains an automated external defibrillator which can detect suspected heart problems, as well as an instructional video and a medical emergency kit.

The bags were also introduced pitch-side at all the stadiums hosting matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup in June 2013.

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