FIFA pledges $1M typhoon aid for Philippines

The Philippine Football Federation says FIFA has offered up to

$1 million in funding to repair football projects damaged by

Typhoon Haiyan.

The federation says FIFA pledged the money this week after

approving grants in meetings held on the sidelines of the World Cup

draw in Brazil.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said after the typhoon struck last

month that ”we are at your disposal if special assistance is

needed for the football family.”

Philippine football officials will send FIFA details in the

coming weeks of projects that need financial support.