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Shirt microchips 'could avert health risks'

February 14, 2013
By ESPN staff
Potentially serious health issues such as the heart problem which led to Fabrice Muamba's collapse last season could be averted in future by an electronic chip in footballers' shirts.

The International FA Board, which makes football's laws, has been asked by the Scottish FA to consider the technology.

Its use would involve changing a rule prohibiting electronic communication between players on the field and staff in the technical area.

A chip in the collar of a player's ...

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