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70th FIFA Congress to take place online amid COVID-19 impact

Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has announced that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 70th FIFA Congress will be an online event on September 18th, 2020.

“The 70th FIFA Congress which originally due to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as an online event,” said FIFA on Tuesday.

The world Football body said the decision was made following a thorough assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recommendations made by the FIFA Confederations COVID-19 working Group and Bureau of the FIFA Council.

FIFA also made it clear that details on FIFA’s events in 2020 will be communicated in due course.

FIFA’s membership comprises 211 national associations and Africa contributes 54 members.