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FFF and FICG create eight-figure relief funds for lower-leagues and women’s football

The home stadium of Italian Serie B side Venice FC. The club stands to receive additional support as part of the FIGC's "Save Football Fund" (Photo by Giacomo Cosua/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The French and Italian football federations (FFF and FICG) have both announced the creation of financial support packages intended to support lower-league, women’s and amateur football in their respective countries. 

Following a meeting yesterday (Thursday), the executive committee of the FFF has announced that €30m ($34m/£26.7m) will be distributed among the 14,000 amateur football clubs based in France, in addition to the €86m they have already received as part of this year’s agreed annual budget. Each club will receive  €10 per registered player out of the pandemic relief fund. 

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