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COVID-19 adjourns FIFA 2019-20

The unfortunate outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has not only affected a million lives but has also taken an unprecedented toll on sports events all across the globe. Following the scare caused by COVID-19 majority

The unfortunate outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has not only affected a million lives but has also taken an unprecedented toll on sports events all across the globe. Following the scare caused by COVID-19 majority of the sporting events have been called off or pushed behind. A couple of the significant sporting events like the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and FIFA 19-20 have been postponed to ensure the complete safety of the players as well as the patrons. 

Current Scenario

Much to the disappointment of its fans, FIFA has confirmed an indefinite extension to the prestigious game for the 19-20 season. The expansion in all sports is due to the spread of the Corona outbreak all across the globe at the same time. The delay in FIFA is for maintaining flexibility for every country’s football in-charge to determine the end of the campaigns. 

The latest FIFA news reports that the governing body is looking for the transfer window period during summer. At the same time, the authority is extending contracts for the players whose agreements run out by June 30, 2020. 

The latest FIFA sneak-peak is the collaboration of the football body with the World Health Organization (WHO).  The step is initiated to combat the deadly virus by facilitating awareness campaigns as football enthusiasts all around the world vouch for them. 

It is a simple five-step procedure to stop the disease, and it is overwhelming to see the efforts put in by both the bodies together. Furthermore, the FIFA world cup president, Gianni Infantino pledged a considerable contribution of $10M. It will add to the WHO solidarity response Fund, winning hearts all over the world. 

Meanwhile, for the fans who are a tad bit disappointed, Infantino urged co-operation, as all the decisions taken by the board are to protect the interests of not only the stakeholders but also competition organisers, at national and international levels. The Bureau of the council conference will hopefully progress with the decisions, as and when the situations get better. 

Depending upon the urgency with which every country is dealing with COVID-19, maximum flexibility is ensured by the board of FIFA world cup. It is done to try and finish all the pending games by August 3. 

Belgium became the first country to cancel their seasons altogether; there are still no confirmations from other clubs yet while there are rumours of the world cup getting cancelled entirely.

However, we are still hopeful and wish things get back in order, and all the fans across the globe can witness this sensation of the FIFA world cup. 

In a Nutshell:

Trying and challenging times like these offer an excellent opportunity for people from all across the world to come together.  Taking the initiatives together display the collective spirit, emerge stronger and turn up way more prepared for whatever is in store for the future.  For all the fight against COVID-19, the FIFA world cup is up and kicking. Hang in there guys, FIFA 19-20 will resume with a bang! 

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