FIFA Statement on the Ebola epidemic

By International Federation of Football Association (
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GENEVA, Switzerland, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Since the beginning of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, FIFA has been in regular contact with the World Health Organisation (WHO) reviewing the impact of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on global public health, mass gatherings and in particular its potential effects on football. The FIFA Medical Committee will continue to assess the evolution of the disease and take the appropriate measures for the communities and athletes.

Following concerns and questions raised in the football community about the epidemic and its impact on our game worldwide, FIFA would like to provide the following recommendations available on in different languages