Football matches throughout the world next weekend (September 20/21) will be united under the single banner of Fair Play as associations, leagues, clubs and players all join together to celebrate FIFA World FIFA Fair Play Day.
Earlier this year, FIFA chose the coming weekend as the first-ever World Fair Play day, as it fell in the busiest period of football worldwide and also coincided with the final of the FIFA Under-17 World Championship for the JVC Cup, in Egypt.
FIFA’s guest of honor in Cairo will be Sir Bobby Charlton, who will walk out with the teams in the Cairo National Stadium and send messages of Fair Play to viewers throughout the world.
But Fair Play will also be at the center of football attention in dozens of other countries, big and small. For example:
Many other countries will be running a variety of Fair Play projects, including messages on scoreboards and loudspeakers, articles in match programs, features in newspapers and magazines and TV and radio programs. FIFA has also distributed a special Fair Play video clip to TV stations in some 100 countries.