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Barça and Madrid leave backwards the rivalry to join in a campaign of the FIFA

Published:7/04/2020 - 08:48h

Updated:7/04/2020 - 08:48h

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are some of the teams that, beside others, participate in a special campaign of the FIFA to help in the fight against the coronavirus

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In the frame of the International Day of the Sport, the FIFA has promoted a campaign that does to forget the rivalries between the big clubs of Europe to join in a common fight: the one who is ridding each day against the coronavirus. Between the teams that collaborate are FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United, asking to his fans through the social networks that leave backwards his rencillas and disputes.

The initiative calls "Be Activate" (Are Active), and in her the FIFA has twinned with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Organisation of the United Nations (UN), with the aim to "encourage to that the people remain home and take care , today and every day, in a moment in which the world is joined in the fight against the COVID-19".

Emblematic players like Gerard Hammered and Sergio Bouquets, by Barça and Madrid, transmit these days through the social networks and the official channels of the FIFA messages like east: "In these moments, even the rivals have to be joined. We have to save the distances, but do not go to lose the concentration. We can show our solidarity keeping us active, and this means to follow the guidelines of the WHO".

In addition to the clubs mentioned, also will participate in the next days other teams of the international football as they are Club America, CD Guadalajara, Beijing Guoan FC, Shanghai Shenhua FC, Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, Melbourne City, Sydney FC, Auckland City FC, Team Wellington FC, CA River Plate, Olympique of Marseille, TP Mazembe, CR Flamengo and Palmeiras, among others.

Win to the coronavirus is possible if we are together

The main aim of the campaign "Be Activate" is the one to facilitate the additional location of the message and spread it even more between the population for concienciarla, using for this to faces known of the field futbolístico. The president of the FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has desvelado in the last hours that the organisation "has asked to the community of the football, from the federations members to the clubs, going through his footballers and fans, that give his backrest, that leave the rivalry to a side and show a new solidarity so that we can bend to the coronavirus".

"It is an important lesson no only for today, but for every day. Now more than ever there is something that all the world has to have clear: the health is the first", insists the maximum mandator of the FIFA, that will work elbow with elbow with the WHO and the UN to boost the massive diffusion of the message and leave clear to the citizenship that is in his hands, largely, overthrow to the coronavirus. Only it does fault that each one put his granite of sand.

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