FIFA Donate USD6m to Aid Japanese Soccer Recovery

June 17, 2011

World soccer’s governing body FIFA is to donate US$6m in aid to the Japan Football Association (JFA) following March’s horrific earthquake and tsunami in the nation.

J-League clubs in areas affected by the natural disaster will receive $4.5m of the total fund for repairs to stadiums and training facilities.

In a visit to Japan earlier this year, FIFA president Sepp Blatter pledged to provide the aid, which will see the remaining figure used to repair existing stadiums and build new training centres in the worst hit Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures.

In partnership with global sportswear supplier Adidas, FIFA will also donate balls, boots, jerseys and other equipment worth $500,000 to children in disaster affected areas.