All football matches must have a mandatory defibrillator available in future, according Michel D'Hooghe, physician and chairman of world football union FIFA's medical committee. If a defibrillator is handy, situations like Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri sustaining brain damage may be prevented, he believes, according to NOS.
The United States' Food and Drug Administration FDA recalled 47,362 Philips defibrillators because they may pose serious risks that may result in injury or even death, Financieele Dagblad reported on Wednesday. This is not actually a recall, only a warning of a minor problem with two defibrilators, a spokesperson for Philips said to the Telegraaf.
Philips is at loggerheads with American authorities over the production of defibrillators - FDA inspections revealed a number of shortcomings, according to ANP. The company is in talks with the U.S. department of Justice, acting on behalf of the FDA, on the matter. The company's value dropped by 4 percent after this was revealed on Tuesday morning.