FIFA President Gianni Infantino and FIFA Foundation Executive Chairman Mauriciomacri explain ‘A match to help the world, As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim lives across the planet . Now around 315,000 deaths and more than 4.7 million people infected), FIFA said in a statement on Monday that its foundation would organize a football match to raise funds that will benefit Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT), “a global initiative to accelerate development, production and equitable international access to essential health technologies to fight coronavirus ( diagnosis, treatment, vaccine) “
In the statement, Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, warned that he was ready to “wait several months” but that the governing body of world football was committed to the organization of “a world event for raise funds as soon as the health situation allows ”. And to the head of the International Federation adding: “It is our responsibility to show solidarity and continue to do everything we can to participate and support efforts to fight the pandemic”. Last March, FIFA made a donation of $ 10M (around € 9.2M) to the WHO to help fight the Covid-19.