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Rehn: FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan achieving right impact

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  • Olli Rehn is FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan Steering Committee chairman
  • FIFA’s COVID-19 Relief Plan will see FIFA making up to USD 1.5 billion available to the international football community
  • Process is ongoing, applications received from over 150 FIFA member associations

FIFA, WHO and football stakeholders draft medical considerations and risk assessment tool

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FIFA is sharing a football risk assessment tool with its 211 member associations, the six continental confederations and other stakeholders in order to facilitate the planning of the resumption of football activities by competition and match organisers, as soon as health authorities and governments consider it safe. It has been developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), UEFA, the European Club Association (ECA), FIFPRO, the World Leagues Forum and European Leagues, includes a list of mitigation measures that aim to reduce the overall risk of mass gatherings contributing to the spread of COVID-19, as well as indications for individual and group training by football teams.

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2019/20 T0TAL CAF Champions League Semi-final between Zamalek SC and Raja CA will be played on November 1st, 2020

ECA reiterates need for player and club protection in upcoming international matches

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The decisions made on 1 October by the Bureau of the FIFA Council, which will see emergency measures relating to the release of players for upcoming national team matches extended, provide comfort to players and releasing clubs but reiterate the need for heightened stakeholder awareness and further considerations in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

President Infantino speaks at Swiss Economic Forum

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Gianni Infantino appeared as a surprise on-stage guest at the Swiss Economic Forum in Montreux, and in an interview that touched on a range of topics, the FIFA President looked back on the institutional and cultural overhaul he has led since taking over an organisation mired in crisis in 2016.

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