England stars to launch FIFA 20 tournament called ‘Footballs Staying Home Cup’ to build awareness for the National Emergencies Trust during the coronavirus pandemic
- Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Co will take part from the men’s senior team
- Lionesses trio Lucy Bronze, Jordan Nobbs and Ellie Roebuck will also participate
- And Under 21 stars like Reiss Nelson and Ryan Sessegnon will play their part
- The FIFA 20 tournament is set to get underway on Good Friday at 5pm GMT
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Footballers across England are continuing to help out in the fight against the coronavirus crisis – with it being announced on Wednesday that Premier League stars have united to form a #playerstogether initiative to raise vital charitable funds.
And now the Three Lions are playing their part by launching a FIFA 20 tournament – which has been named the #FootballsStayingHome Cup – to help the National Emergencies Trust.
England stars Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford will be competing in the FIFA 20 tournament
Lionesses trio Lucy Bronze, Jordan Nobbs and Ellie Roebuck will also be taking part
The competition is set to get underway on Good Friday at 5pm GMT and will be broadcast live on England’s official Twitter and Youtube Channels.
There are 16 players expected to take part in the tournament that will finish next week, including Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, James Maddison and Callum Wilson.
Lionesses trio Lucy Bronze, Jordan Nobbs and Ellie Roebuck are also getting involved in the FIFA tournament.
Finally, England U21 stars like Reiss Nelson will play their part in the charitable tournament
Furthermore, Under 21 stars Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Ryan Sessegnon, Todd Cantwell and Max Aaarons make up the rest of the names participating.
The Football Association announced that viewers of the gaming tournament will be able to donate to and support the National Emergencies Trust.
The National Emergencies Trust works with charities to raise and distribute funds and supports victims during the time of a domestic disaster.