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FIFA names Sunil Chhetri along with Lionel Messi in its campaign against COVID-19

PTI
Published : Mar 24, 2020, 1:43 pm IST
Updated : Mar 24, 2020, 1:43 pm IST

FIFA and WHO have teamed up to combat the coronavirus by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers

PRESTIGIOUS TASK: India football captain Sunil Chhetri. PTI Photo
 PRESTIGIOUS TASK: India football captain Sunil Chhetri. PTI Photo

New Delhi: Talismanic India football captain Sunil Chhetri has been picked by FIFA along with 28 past and present stars for world governing body's awareness campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling on all people around the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease.

The 'Pass the message to kick out coronavirus' campaign promotes five key steps for people to follow to protect their health in line with WHO guidance, focused on hand washing, coughing etiquette, not touching your face, physical distance and staying home if feeling unwell.

The 28 players, who will be involved in the video campaign to be published in 13 languages, include some of the best known players like Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and World Cup winners like Philip Lahm, Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol.

The Players: Sami Al Jaber (KSA), Alisson Becker (BRA), Emre Bel�zoglu (TUR), Jared Borgetti (MEX), Gianluigi Buffon (ITA), Iker Casillas (ESP), Sunil Chhetri (IND),  Youri Djorkaeff (FRA), Han Duan (CHN), Samuel Eto'o (CMR), Radamel Falcao (COL),  Laura Georges (FRA), Valeri Karpin (RUS), Miroslav Klose (GER), Philipp Lahm (GER),   Gary Lineker (ENG), Carli Lloyd (USA), Lionel Messi (ARG), Mido (EGY), Michael Owen (ENG), Park Ji-sung (KOR), Carles Puyol (ESP), Celia Sasic (GER), Asako Takakura (JPN), Yaya Toure (CIV), Juan Sebastian Veron (ARG), Sun Wen (CHN), Xavi Hernandez (ESP).

Tags: #fifa, lionel messi, sunil chhetri, covid 19
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi
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