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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.

IPC Board discusses impact of COVID-19 pandemic

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During four days of meetings that were held virtually and concluded on Wednesday (8 July), the IPC Governing Board discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the Paralympic Movement, including the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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.

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

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


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