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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:…

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Samuel Eto’o brings health promotion messages to West Africa

A FIFA delegation led by FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák and supported by Cameroonian superstar Samuel Eto’o has just completed a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana to experience first-hand the progress of FIFA’s health campaigns. One year after the emergency campaign “11 against Ebola” was launched in…