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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has delivered a video message with the intention of raising a “Green Card for the Planet” to highlight awareness on the protection of the environment ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The initiative is linked to World Environment Day which is celebrated on 5th June annually. It is the United Nations’ principal way of encouraging awareness and action on this crucial subject.

“As FIFA President, and today, on World Environment Day, I’m asking everyone who loves football and who cares about the environment, to raise FIFA’s Green Card for the Planet,” says Gianni Infantino in his video message.

“FIFA is playing its’ part, with our aim to make the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 carbon neutral. So, I call on all of you to raise the FIFA Green Card for the Planet and to record a short message, telling us what you will do to preserve the environment and save our world, and post this message on social media. Let’s engage on this!” he added.

The FIFA President has encouraged everyone to be a part of the campaign by preparing their own message where they mention an action they will undertake to protect the environment.

Brazilian legend Pele, Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger and popular Senegalese-born content creator Khaby Lame among others joined the “Green Card for the planet” campaign.