‘It’s a huge number’: Fifa believes football has lost £11.1bn to Covid

  • Figure ‘covers the football economy in its entirety’
  • European clubs have lost most but Latin America badly affected

Football across the world lost $14.4bn (£11.1bn) during the coronavirus crisis, analysis conducted by Fifa suggests.

The governing body of the global game has revealed that 150 of its 211 member associations have applied for emergency Covid grants, with one executive describing the situation as “impossible” for Fifa to mitigate alone.

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