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FIFA funds for Women’s Football won’t be affected despite Coronavirus

FIFA funds for Women’s Football won’t be affected despite Coronavirus

World Football governing body FIFA says Women’s football will still benefit from investment worth $1bn (£804m) despite the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding for Women’s football which covers 2019/2020 will not be cut despite the many financial meltdowns caused by Covid-19.

The Coronavirus pandemic has halted all football across the globe with millions of people losing their daily income due to massive layoffs.

A spokesperson for football’s world governing body said: “This funding has already been committed by Fifa and will not be impacted by the current crisis.”

“This funding will be invested into a range of areas in the women’s game including competitions, capacity building, development programmes, governance and leadership, professionalisation and technical programmes.”

FIFA announced in 2019 a new financial package to double it’s investments including the development of Women’s Football.

Women’s Football is gaining popularity around the world with FIFA committing it’s funds to develop capacity among member Associations.

Fifa also reassred that the Women’s Football will be part of any package to help the member Associations cope with losses incurred due to coronavirus.

“Women’s football is being fully considered as part of this process in order to understand the various needs and impact on stakeholders within the women’s game,” the spokesperson added.

“Fifa is currently working on possibilities to provide assistance to the football community around the world, including women’s football. The exact format and details of this assistance are currently being discussed in consultation with Fifa’s member associations, the confederations and other stakeholders.

“As part of these discussions, Fifa is in close contact with key women’s football stakeholders via the Professional Women’s Football Task Force and the Fifa-Confederations sub-working group on the impacts of Covid-19.”

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