The Football world extends a helping hand to battle Coronavirus
When the whole world has been appalled by the deadly Coronavirus, footballers and clubs have extended a helping hand
Footballers and other sportsperson around the globe have committed to battle the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis has resulted in increasing demand for better health facilities all over the world. Our favourite heroes on the field have come out in full support to tackle this.
The Bayern Munich forward along with his wife Anna Lewandowska have made a huge donation of €1 million to fight Coronavirus. His teammates Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have set up a fund called “We kick Corona” for which they made a joint donation of €1 million
F.C Barcelona star Lionel Messi has made a €1 million contribution. It will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical centre in Argentina. Alley Sport
“Thank you very much Leo, for your commitment and your support,” the hospital said.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his manager Jorge Mendes have made a joint contribution of €1 million. The €1 million will fund two intensive care units for Lisbon’s Hospital de Santa Maria as it tussles with the COVID-19 outbreak. Those two units can cater for up to 20 patients at one time and will be named after Ronaldo and Mendes, the hospital told CNN Sport.
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho
Man city manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly donated €1 million to hospitals and research centre in Spain. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been helping the local community in England. He has been delivering useful items to the needy and old in his neighbourhood.
FIFA pledges €10 million
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for teamwork with the WHO to help tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. FIFA has also pledged €10 million to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. Alley Sport
Football Clubs join together to help the needy
Premier League clubs Manchester City, United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have come out and donated to various food banks to feed the community. Many clubs across Italy, Spain and England have given their facilities to convert them into treatment centres for the sick.