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The Japanese professional footballers’ association JPFA and the Japanese players want to raise funds for the benefit of the disaster areas in Japan.


Last Friday, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Until now, more than 13,000 people have been killed.


The JPFA is trying to organize a special charity match to raise funds for the victims, as well as to give the country a little bit of joy and hope after these difficult and challenging times. The players’ association hopes to have the match scheduled at the end of May.


Besides the charity match, the JPFA will also be collecting donations among its members. The association discussed this matter with its members, and the Japanese professional footballers support the idea and will participate.


Japanese players abroad have also shown their compassion and support for the victims in their country. Many of them are trying to raise money. 


One minute of silence ahead of Chelsea-FC Copenhagen




Picture above: Tomoaki Makino, player from 1. FC Köln, shows a message of support