One euro “for every ticket sold”. This is the promise of the French Football Association to help children affected by the war in Ukraine, it announced on Wednesday, March 23. The operation will take place during two Blues friendlies. The first against Ivory Coast, next Friday, March 25, and the second against South Africa, Tuesday, March 29, the FFF specifies in a press release.
According to CNews, the two stadiums where the matches will take place (the Vélodrome stadium in Marseille and the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille) are said to be sold out. They will accommodate 65,000 and 50,000 people respectively.
The money raised will go directly to UNICEF to help children affected by the conflict and their families as well. In order to increase the number of donations, the FFF is also planning an auction of the jerseys worn by the players of the French team during these two meetings.
Donations to help those affected by the war in Ukraine are endless. This unparalleled wave of solidarity in our history is reflected in many areas. Recently, players of the well-known online game Fortnite collected more than 33 million euros for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
Beautiful gestures of solidarity.