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IPC publish its 2019-2020 Annual Report

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The IPC has published its 2019/2020 Annual Report. With the theme of ‘Change Starts With Sport’, the publication reflects on the IPC’s progress to date in delivering its five-year Strategic Plan that launched in 2019.

Bureau of the FIFA Council approves FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan regulations

  • 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 for women’s football during the third phase
  • Interest-free loans of up to USD 5 million available to member associations

CAF initiates financial entitlement payments to clubs

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In light of growing concerns and evolving nature of COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the suspension of football activities across the continent, CAF has resolved to accelerate the payment of final tranche of financial rewards to participating clubs in CAF Interclub competitions for the 2019/20 season.

Malawian FA offers support to clubs

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The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has moved in to help cushion clubs and players who have been hit hard financially after the effects of the Coronavirus put a halt to sporting activities in the country for the last one month.

Dedicated COVID-19 working group proposes recommendations after first meeting


Olli Rehn confirmed COVID-19 steering committee chairman


In his address to the Finland Football Association (SPL-FBF) Congress over the weekend, Olli Rehn, who was confirmed recently to lead the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan steering committee, outlined FIFA’s response to the pandemic and stressed the major reforms implemented by the organisation in the field of financial management, ethics and good governance.

FIFA Council unanimously approves COVID-19 Relief Plan

  • FIFA to make a total of USD 1.5 billion available to football
  • In the face of the pandemic, Council endorses changes to the International Match Calendar
  • Council also approves a revised budget for the 2019-2022 cycle

FIFA guidelines to address legal consequences of COVID-19


Following the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 at all levels of football, FIFA has worked on a series of recommendations and guidelines to address some of the key practical issues arising from the pandemic, especially with regard to player contracts and the transfer system generally.

Bureau of the FIFA Council decisions concerning impact of COVID-19


The Bureau of the FIFA Council chaired by FIFA President Gianni Infantino convened by conference call today to address the exceptional circumstances created by the COVID-19 virus outbreak and decided unanimously:

  • To include the new dates of the CONMEBOL Copa América and the UEFA EURO (11 June to 11 July 2021) in the International Match Calendar and to decide at a later stage when to schedule the new FIFA Club World Cup which was due to take place in June/July 2021;
  • To create a FIFA-Confederations working group, monitoring the evolving situation, working closely together and agreeing on a coordinated approach addressing the consequences of this pandemic:

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