FIFA organizes the first ever official football match to raise funds for the fight against COVID-19.
The President of FIFA , Gianni Infantino said: “We must demonstrate solidarity and continue to make every effort to participate and support the efforts in the fight against the pandemic. We actively participated in awareness-raising through several other campaigns. FIFA has also made a financial contribution to the solution of this problem, but now we commit to organize a global event to raise funds, when the situation will allow, even if it happens only a few months.”
FIFA intends to use the opportunity to organize such a match to expand the sphere of influence of football and to support efforts to combat coronavirus.
General Director of the Foundation FIFA Yuri Djorkaeff said: “More information about this unique event, including the place, date, participants, and format, will be announced by the Foundation of FIFA in a short time. Now consider various scenarios and plans, each of which meets the requirements of health and other relevant guidelines of the respective governments and international organizations”.