Gareth Bale and Premier League stars are set to play in a FIFA tournament to help raise funds for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The deadly disease has infected more than 250,000 people worldwide, with the death toll exceeding 10,000.
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Gareth Bale is one of many big names taking part in the FIFA 20 tournament
All English football has been suspended until April 30 as people in the country have been advised by the government to implement social distancing.
On Friday, a Twitter account called ‘#CombatCorona’ announced a Fifa 20 competition will take place soon involving Real Madrid superstar Bale.
Premier League players such as Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Daniel James (Manchester United), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton and Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) have all signed up to play.
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Luke Shaw will compete in the FIFA 20 tournament
Each player will be streaming their FIFA 20 match on a charity stream with dates to be announced in the near future.
#CombatCorona tweeted: “Let’s beat #Coronavirus!
“We will be hosting a FIFA 20 charity stream to raise funds for those in need.
So far,@garethbale11 @lukeshaw23 @Daniel_James_97 @jpickford1 @masonmount_10 @rubey_lcheek @billygilmourrr @calvertlewin14 @kierantierney are involved. Who else?”
This is not the first FIFA 20 initiative that has been set up in the wake of the coronavirus.
Leyton Orient are staging a 128-team FIFA tournament, UltimateQuaranTeam, in a bid to raise money for EFL clubs.
Each club has chosen a FIFA player to represent them in the competition, which started on Wednesday.
A JustGiving page has been created with a £50,000 target as the O’s say 75 per cent of money raised will be given to all EFL clubs within 28 days.
And the remaining 25 per cent will be split between mental health charity MIND and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser, which has been set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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