Premier League FIFA 20 tournament to raise money for NHS

Premier League FIFA 20 tournament to raise money for NHS

22nd April 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

The Premier League – England’s top flight division for football – is hosting a FIFA 20 tournament to raise money for the NHS.

The world is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many countries are currently in a lock down phase to halt the spread of the virus.

This led to most of Europe’s top football leagues postponing the season until further notice.

With a distinct lack of live competition, the Premier League is hosting a tournament on Electronic Art’s (EA) FIFA 20.

The #PlayersTogether initiative was created by the professional athletes as a way to help raise money for the NHS during this crisis.

Each of England’s top flight teams will be pick a player to represent their club in the competition.

There will be a total of four games played per day. It began on April 21 and will run until April 25, 2020.

The ‘Last 16’ rounds will commence today and on Thursday. The semi-final and final are set to be televised live on Sky Sports.

Like traditional FIFA 20 rules, each match will comprise of two six-minute halves. Should competitors draw, the winner will be decided using the golden goal rule.

Some big names are attached to the tournament, as Raheem Sterling is set to perform for Manchester City while Trent Alexander-Arnold will represent Liverpool.

The current rounds will be broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube through Sky Sports’ respective social media channels.

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