Tuesday, 17 March 2020

FIFA supports UEFA Euro 2020 postponement as Infantino suggests $10m WHO donation

FIFA supports the decisions to move Euro 2020 and the Copa America to next year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA and CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday that the tournaments will be postponed until 2021 to make it possible for the 2019-20 club seasons to be completed once local suspensions on league football have been lifted.

FIFA will have a conference call with Council members on Wednesday where the president will call for the revised Euro and Copa America dates to be accepted.

Infantino is also suggesting FIFA contribute funds towards the global fight against COVID-19.

In a statement, Infantino said he will encourage FIFA to ratify a direct $10 million (£8m/$9m) contribution to the World Health Organisation Solidarity Response Fund and establish a 'Global Football Assistance Fund' to "help members of the football community affected by this crisis."

FIFA will also consult with football stakeholders over any necessary changes to rules regarding transfers, so as to "protect contracts for both players and clubs."

source: https://www.goal.com/en/news/fifa-backs-uefa-euro-2020-postponement-as-president/1wioxfvejou4f10fevdia2qfvj

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