FIFA on Friday announced it will distribute around $150 million among member associations to help overcome the financial strains due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the world governing body for football said in a statement.

It said that a total of 211 national football governing bodies around the world will benefit from the payment.

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