In these times of grief, the Asturian footballer Juan Mata could not miss his appointment with solidarity. Its Common Goal project, for which footballers give up one percent of their income to charitable casuas, has created a health crisis response fund to “combat the immediate effects of the pandemic and ensure continued support, beyond initial initiatives “, hoping to have the support of the world of football.
Players, institutions, other soccer players and the general public may contribute to the Common Goal initiative, consisting of a pandemic response fund. “The focus will be on providing support to young people from vulnerable and conflict situations,” explained the organization.
In addition, Common Goal has announced the creation of the “Live Match” event, in which players will use the 90 minutes of a game to inspire and support collective solutions to the crisis. Mata will start these meetings today at 8:00 pm through his Instagram account. The Oviedo will connect with fans, with the German Serge Gnabry, with a local NGO that supports through Common Goal and with health authorities for information about the coronavirus.
Juan Mata has described the responses of the players as encouraging: “Together we will make football play a key role in overcoming the greatest challenges that we suffer as humanity. Together we will achieve it,” he said.