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FIFA, UEFA to Stage Charity Football Match for Tsunami Victims


The International Football Federation (FIFA) and the European Football Union (UEFA) have agreed to stage a charity match with the proceeds going to victims of last month's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami.

In a statement released Friday, FIFA said the two associations decided to organize the match "on a grand scale" in a major European stadium in February.

Several national football associations -- including England, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, India, and Malaysia -- have said they want to arrange charity matches.

FIFA did not say who would play in the match, or where it would be held. Earlier this week, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation called for famous players to help with aid distribution.

FIFA and the Asian confederation also agreed to deliver football equipment to national associations in nations struck by the tsunami.

Some information for this story provided by AP.

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