The city of Montpellier will donate to 12 amateur football clubs the 30,000 euros originally planned for the giant screen broadcast of World Cup matches in Qatar, it announced in a press release on Friday.
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In order to be alongside football in our neighborhoods (...) the City has undertaken to donate the equivalent of the cost of installing a giant screen to twelve Montpellier clubs affiliated to the French Football Federation (FFF) and with more than 50 licensees, i.e. 2,500 euros per club and an amount of 30,000 euros in total
, ”said the town hall.
This contribution will allow clubs to buy sports equipment, support team travel, help organize Christmas or end-of-season parties for children, all to "
promote educational, popular and of proximity
", affirmed the municipality of this city of 300,000 inhabitants.
In France, Paris, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Saint-Etienne have also announced that they will give up the festivities in protest against the conditions under which the World Cup is organized in the gas emirate, regardless of the performance of The french team.
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