Gianni Infantino is on Monday 50 years old. He spends his birthday at the world health organization WHO (see Box below), to announce a co-operation.

To weigh his he also gives an Interview in the “Gazzetta dello Sport”. The content: The Fifa wants to be modest, he look at the corona crisis as an opportunity for a Reform of the global football. His recipe: “Less tournaments, but more interesting, less clubs to be balanced. Less games for the protection of the footballer-health, but fought harder.”

And further: “together We can save the game of football in front of a crisis, which seems to be irreversible,” says Infantino. Infantino has deleted the Confederations Cup, held every four years before the world Cup, and wants to replace this by the club world Cup. But it is only every four years. Due to the shift of EM in 2021, the first sweep is placed, however, on a different year. When, is still open.

“follow the recommendations of the WHO”

Infantino says to the Corona-crisis: “We will play again, if you can do this without endangering the public health. Associations and leagues are willing to follow the recommendations of the governments and the world health organization.”

The Fifa Boss also announced, due to delays in the game, the transfer operation to check the window and other periods during the summer. “It takes hard measures. But we have no choice. We all have to sacrifice.” The choice of when Transfer can take place, lies with the National associations.

Fifa is biased with the WHO

The Fifa and the world health organization (WHO) is launching to combat the Coronavirus, a common information campaign, in the case of the well-known footballer in the world to call, to follow five steps to prevent the further spread of the Virus.

The campaign against the Virus consists of five important steps, which can be used in accordance with the requirements of the WHO to protect: wash hands, with cough, right behavior, face, touch, physical distance, and to stay at the malaise house.

“Fifa and its President Gianni Infantino have spread the message against this pandemic from the beginning,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “I am very happy that in the world of football supports WHO in the fight against the Virus. So we are going to win this fight.”

the President of Fifa, Gianni Infantino: “FIFA supports the WHO because the health is a top priority. I call on the football community around the world, this campaign to connect and the message will be even stronger in the world. Some of the greatest players of football get involved with the campaign to get this message together against COVID-19 to contend with.”

28 Stars, among other things, Alisson Becker, Gigi Buffon, Philipp Lahm, Gary Lineker, Lionel Messi or Carles Puyol, have supported in 13 languages, the Fifa video campaign.

The FIFA also donates 10 million dollars to the Coronavirus solidarity Fund of the WHO. (abö)

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