In an official update, FIFA has announced that it has decided to cancel the FIFAe World Cup 2021™ and the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021™.
We are heartbroken to bring you the news that the upcoming FIFAe World Cup and FIFAe Nations Cup have been cancelled.— FIFAe (@FIFAe) July 26, 2021
We are committed to protecting the integrity of our competitions and maintaining a health and safety-first approach to events.
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This comes "in light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on travel and events beyond FIFA’s control", FIFA said. It also said "Unfortunately, the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021™ and FIFAe World Cup 2021™ have been subject to the disruptive effect of the ongoing pandemic and subsequent global travel restrictions currently in place for qualified teams and players from around the world. Various stakeholders also raised concerns during discussions about the hosting of the tournaments in relation to the dynamic global situation. The latest developments would not guarantee the integrity of the competitions as well as the safety and health of all involved parties, which continues to be a priority for us."
The FIFAe World Cup 2021™ was scheduled to be hosted in London, England from 6-8 August, whereas the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021™ was scheduled for Copenhagen in Denmark from 20-22 August.
FIFA has decided to equally distribute the full amount of prize money for each event between all qualified players and member associations. The qualified players at the FIFAe World Cup™ will receive their share individually, whereas the member associations will receive their share for the FIFAe Nations Cup™.
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