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Thursday 19 Mar 2020
Video reveals five-step game plan aimed at defeating Covid-19

FIFA has reiterated its support for the World Health Organisation in fighting the coronavirus by launching an awareness campaign.

The campaign by the global governing body of football is led by six world-renowned coaches who request everyone across the world to follow five key tactics that tackle the spread of the disease.

With tactics playing such a key role in football success, the coaches are united behind the five-step game plan to defeat the virus – hands, elbow, face, distance and feel – in line with the WHO’s basic protective measures against Covid-19.

“We all know the situation with the coronavirus is a serious one, and we need to put health first,” said FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger. “These are the five key tactics to tackle the coronavirus, and I urge you to follow with discipline at all times these five key tactics.”

The ex-Arsenal manager is supported by former Argentina international and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, while Manchester United Women coach Casey Stoney also lends her voice to a video which is the main plank of the campaign.

Aliou Cisse, Senegal’s national team coach, appears on the video as well along with current Spurs boss Jose Mourinho and Jill Ellis, coach of the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning USA teams.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino makes an appearance, too. He says: “Please keep yourselves informed at all times. Follow these recommendations and support the WHO in their efforts to tackle the coronavirus. Together we will win this difficult match.”

The FIFA video can be viewed by clicking on the image above