Following in the footsteps of F1 and NASCAR, the English Football Association (FA) has unveiled its own all-pro FIFA20 tournament featuring the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.
The competition is part of the FA’s #FootballsStayingHome initiative, providing fans with online entertainment to encourage self-isolation during the UK government lockdown protocol.
A host of footballers have been chosen to participate in the 16-person tournament with representatives from England’s men’s, women’s and Under 21’s teams.
The competition will also highlight the National Communities Trust through its broadcasts on the English National team’s twitter and youtube channels.
A FA spokesperson stated: “As well as providing an opportunity to reiterate important Government advice to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives, the tournament will shine a spotlight on the National Emergencies Trust.
“Working with a network of 50 community foundations across the UK, the National Emergencies Trust raises and distributes money to charities providing support to those most in need at a local level. It provides the public with reassurances that the funds will only be channelled through trusted and reputable organisations in a fair and effective manner.”
The players involved in the competition are as follows:
The first round is set to be underway on Friday April 10 with commentary from FIFA esports casters Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley. Throughout the broadcast viewers can donate to the National Communities Trust via dowhatyoucan.net.