COVID-19 Relief Fund & Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Match

About COVID-19 Relief Fund

FIFA has decided to provide financial support to its 211 member associations amid pandemic crises. The decision was taken in a FIFA council on June 25. The governing body of world football formed a “COVID-19 Relief Fund” in this regard.  FIFA must issue circulars to inform its decision to member associations. Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) hasn’t received any circulars yet. The federation will obviously provide monetary assistance to all the needy players, trainers, referees, organizers, clubs and district football associations after getting the official letter from FIFA. But some former players, officials have been misinterpreting and irresponsibly remarking about this issue. It is a request to them not to misinterpret it.     

BFF chooses Sylhet Stadium as venue for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan game 

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) selected Sylhet District Stadium as the venue for the second-leg match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan of the joint qualifiers round 2 for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023. The game is scheduled to be held on Oct 8 this year. According to the FIFA Stadium Regulations, the venue must have an Individual Seating Arrangement (Chair) for hosting any FIFA International matches. There are not enough chairs for spectators at Bangabandhu National Stadium. The Ministry for Youth and Sports informed BFF that they would end the installation of chairs at Sylhet District Stadium within time. 

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