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FIFA Foundation announces charity match to raise funds for fight against Covid-19

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The FIFA Foundation is set to organise official charity football match to obtain money for the fight against Covid-19. The money will be used for Access to Coronavirus Tools (ACT), health technologies, including diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.

This is the first time, that the FIFA Foundation is putting together charity game.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: “It is our responsibility to demonstrate solidarity and continue to do everything we can to participate and support the efforts in the combat against the pandemic. We have been active in raising awareness via several other campaigns, and FIFA has also contributed financially to this cause, but now we commit ourselves to organise this global fundraising event when the health situation permits, even if this is only in some months’ time.”

FIFA Foundation CEO, former World Cup winner and VBET ambassador Youri Djorkaeff, said that the further information about the match will be announced in the future.

“Further details of this unique event, including the location, date, participants and format will be announced by the FIFA Foundation in due course,” added Djorkaeff.

“Various scenarios and plans are currently under consideration, all of which are in line with health and other relevant guidelines from respective governments and international organisations.”

Source: FIFA

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