“Our sport faces an unprecedented challenge brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. UEFA wants to help its members respond appropriately to their specific circumstances. That is why we have agreed up to € 4.3 million per federation member, paid for the rest of this season and the next, and can be used as our members consider appropriate to rebuild the soccer community, “he said. Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA.“I think it is a responsible decision to help in any way we can, and I am proud of the unity that football is showing throughout this crisis. Football will undoubtedly be at the heart of life when it returns to normal. When that time comes, football must be ready to answer that call. “Note to editorsUEFA’s HatTrick assistance program is one of the solidarity and development programs UEFA has taken on the plight of the coronaviurs epidemic. The highest body in European football is aware of the difficulties that its member federations are going through and has implemented a plan to help them financially in a season where many competitions are at serious risk of suspension. “UEFA has earmarked € 236.5 million to help its 55 member federations meet the challenges of COVID-19 in their respective countries,” The governing body explains in a statement.The amount will be divided among the national federations, to 4.3 million each, “to cover operating expenses and to help specific developments and areas aimed at national football.” The distribution criteria, however, They will be decreed by each federation according to their priorities, once the priorities of each country at the soccer level are identified.