There are a lot of Football Stars in the world who are aiding the COVID-19 fight. Some of them are world cup heavyweights as following:
Russia 2018 finalists France and Croatia are helping their people
Germany’s coaches are using their time in a novel way
Brazil has not overlooked its women’s or lower-league clubs
“Usually you stand behind us and encourage us,” Didier Deschamps began a cordial video that the French Football Association (FFF) put together to raise and thank health workers across the country.
“We will sing and applaud you,” said Kylian Mbappe. Paul Pogba added: “You will win – we are sure of that,” before the last of the 22 players and coaches introduced, Olivier Giroud, signed: “They will bring home the win against this virus.”
The FFF has also made a follow-up donation to the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris or the AP-HP Foundation, the largest hospital system in Europe, to help health care and research fight COVID-19.
Croatia, which defeated France in an exciting final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™, not only had to deal with the pandemic mentioned above, but also with a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that devastated Zagreb at the end of last month.
The national team’s players and staff, including Croatian Football Association (HNS) President Davor Suker, coach Zlatko Dalic and captain Luka Modric, immediately teamed up to raise 4.2 million Croatian kuna (around $ 600,000) for two government campaigns : “Croatia against Coronavirus”. and ‘Together for Zagreb’. The money is used to rehabilitate hospitals, buy medical care and cover treatment.
A joint statement by players and employees states: “With this campaign we want to show that we are committed to supporting our employees and our capital and that we will, as always, master these major challenges together.
“We stand wholeheartedly for the people who showed great courage, skill, and strength in this crisis, from doctors and nurses. through firefighters, police officers, soldiers and members of the civil protection staff to the people who work for us every day to live relatively normally. We’ll win that together. “
In Germany, Football Stars who conquered Brazil in 2014, Stefan Kuntz, Manuel Baum, and Guido Streichsbier should have prepared the national youth teams for the year 2021 in which the UEFA U-21 Championship, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and the FIFA U- 17 World Cup are planned. As we know, COVID-19 tore up their plans.
The respected trio, however, used their time to teach amateur coaches across Germany how to keep in touch with players and maintain their mood, set up online training programs, and even use coaching techniques through video conferencing across Germany. Today is the second part of the joint initiative of the German Football Association (DFB), the kicker magazine and Fussball.de.
“Our national coaches share their advice, knowledge and experience with many coaches from the grassroots,” said Meikel Schonweitz, head of the DFB youth national teams. “We are pleased that many amateur trainers come to us with questions and participate in our video sessions.”
Brazil, which has hosted two World Cups and won a record five, has done everything to ensure that its unprecedented number of professional clubs – not just its elite Football Stars – and its thriving women’s teams have the resources to draw on. The President of the Brazilian Football Association (CBF), Rogerio Caboclo, announced an investment of more than 19 million reais, just under $ 4 million, which will support, among other things, the 68 Series D outfits.
“We are experiencing an unprecedented moment, a global crisis, the magnitude and consequences of which cannot yet be estimated,” said Caboclo. “It is, therefore, necessary to act with principles and responsibility. Our aim with these new measures is to provide immediate help. “
A CBF destinará R$ 19 milhões para a base da pirâmide do futebol coordenado pela entidade, em função das dificuldades causadas pelo novo coronavírus.— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) April 6, 2020
Serão contemplados clubes das séries C e D, além de times do futebol feminino das séries A1 e A2
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