Published on : 05/18/2020 – 21:51Modified : 05/18/2020 – 21:51
As the resumption of football takes shape in various parts of the globe, Fifa wants to set up a charity match intended to raise funds for the fight against the Covid-19. A meeting which however has no fixed date.
After having already made a contribution of 10 million dollars (9.2 billion euros) to the World Health Organization (WHO), Fifa announced, Monday, May 18, that it wanted to organize, via its foundation , a match to raise funds for “Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT). This global initiative aims to accelerate development, production and equitable international access to essential health technologies to fight coronavirus (diagnosis, treatment, vaccine) “, said the body in a press release.
The meeting will be held “as soon as the health situation allows,” said Fifa.
In fact, neither the date nor the place of this meeting have been specified, while the coronavirus pandemic which has already killed more than 300,000 and paralyzed world sport, still imposes numerous travel restrictions.
A global fundraiser
“We are committed to organizing a global event to raise funds as soon as the health situation allows, even if we still have to wait a few months,” said Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa, quoted in the statement.
“Several scenarios and projects are currently under study,” added former French international Youri Djorkaeff, president of the Fifa Foundation.