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Women’s football faced with ‘existential threat’ from coronavirus pandemic

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  • Fifpro says women’s clubs will go under without assistance
  • ‘Many female players at great risk of losing livelihoods’

Fifpro, the global players’ union, has warned that women’s football is faced with an “existential threat” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In a new report it calls on governing bodies and the game’s stakeholders from across the world to step up, protect players and aspire “to build a more solid foundation”.

“Unless there is a clear commitment to stabilise competitions and provide financial assistance to keep leagues, clubs and players in business, the economic standstill will ultimately result in insolvencies of otherwise profitable and stable clubs across many markets,” it said.

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