Marcello Dias / Estadão ContentsFlamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco call on fans to collect donations

Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco, the four giants of Rio de Janeiro football launched a campaign to raise funds for Fiocruz, which is at the forefront of fighting and treating the new coronavirus in Brazil.

Named ‘Football x Covid-19’, the initiative invites fans to be an ally in coping with the disease. “Right now, it doesn't matter what color the shirt or the shield we carry on the chest. The great rival of all of us is one: Covid-19 ”, says the website.

To donate, just go to www.futebolxcovid19.com.br, click on your club's shield and make a small registration. The platform also provides information about the new virus and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which will be 120 years old in 2020.

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