FIFA pledges $3 million to aid Haiti soccer

FIFA has pledged $3 million to help Haiti rebuild its soccer


The sport’s governing body created a special fund Thursday in

addition to the $250,000 in emergency aid it provided after the

Jan. 12 earthquake.

FIFA promised to help rebuild Haiti’s soccer federation

headquarters, coaching centers and playing fields. FIFA also will

provide equipment for leagues and youth competitions.

The ruling body is acting on a report from executive Jack

Warner, who visited the country to assess what help was needed.