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President Infantino Wishes Haller a Full and Speedy Recovery

FIFA Director Member Associations Africa Gelson Fernandes added some words of support of his own to President Infantino’s message

Côte d’Ivoire forward Sebastien Haller was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July. After announcing the sad news, the 28-year-old forward received many messages of sympathy and encouragement from around the world, including a letter from FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino, enclosed with a shirt and ball. “On behalf of both…

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FIFA to Support Launch of Sport for Mental Health and Social Cohesion Programme

The focus will be on the following topics: mental health, well-being and social cohesion, and the projects will be deployed over a maximum duration of six months starting in January 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (www.FIFA.com) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are launching the Sport for Mental Health and Social Cohesion (SMHSC) programme. Through the SMHSC programme, AFD, FIFA and GIZ are joining…

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FIFA and World Health Organization mark two-year anniversary of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

FIFA and WHO have joined forces on several occasions to spread essential messages and advice on how to remain healthy during - and beyond – the COVID-19 pandemic at FIFA events

During the most challenging period for global health in living memory, FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today mark the two-year anniversary of a strategic collaboration aimed at promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of people worldwide. The signing of a four-year Memorandum of Understanding (https://fifa.fans/3l8ZXCJ)…

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com) recently partnered with FIFPRO to sign a three-year cooperation agreement to provide health support to hundreds of recently retired professional footballers facing the challenges that come with career transition. More information can be found here (https://fifa.fans/2Vfzx8j). The ASEAN-FIFA Joint Awareness Raising Campaign on COVID-19, endorsed by the ASEAN…

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com) recently partnered with FIFPRO to sign a three-year cooperation agreement to provide health support to hundreds of recently retired professional footballers facing the challenges that come with career transition. More information can be found here (https://fifa.fans/2Vfzx8j). The ASEAN-FIFA Joint Awareness Raising Campaign on COVID-19, endorsed by the ASEAN…

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FIFA launches #ReachOut campaign for better mental health

The campaign hears from FIFA Legends Aline, Vero Boquete, Cafu, Laura Georges, Luis García, Shabani Nonda, Patrizia Panico, Fara Williams and Walter Zenga

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) has launched #ReachOut, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of mental health conditions, encourage people to seek help when they need it, and take actions every day for better mental health. With the support of past and current football players, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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African Union and FIFA commit to build on positive results and to accelerate collaboration

Two years to the day of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, African Union (AU) Chairperson Félix Tshisekedi and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (www.FIFA.com) have discussed an action plan that will accelerate several aspects of the agreement aimed at contributing for the benefit of African society, and,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Bureau of the FIFA Council approves FIFA COVID‑19 Relief Plan regulations

Each member association to benefit from USD 1 million grant to protect and restart football, and an additional USD 500,000 specifically for women’s football during third phase

USD 1.5 billion available to football community, including men’s and women’s professional, youth and grassroots football, through a system of combined grants and loans under strict compliance requirements  - Each member association to benefit from USD 1 million grant to protect and restart football, and an additional USD 500,000 specifically…

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Coronavirus: A match to help the world

First-ever official football match to raise funds for Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT)

The FIFA Foundation will organise its first-ever official football match to raise funds for Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT), a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable global access to new coronavirus essential health technologies, including diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. “It is our responsibility to demonstrate solidarity and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Bureau of the FIFA Council decisions on FIFA events

To hold the 70th FIFA Congress, which was originally due to take place in Addis Ababa, as an online event on 18 September 2020

Following a thorough assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recommendations made by the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken the following decisions in relation to FIFA events: - to confirm the following proposed new tournament dates, subject to further monitoring:…