Leyton Orient have now organised the fixtures for their #UltimateQuaranTeam FIFA 20 tournament, amid the suspension of football due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The O’s are attempting to bring football fans together at a time of uncertainty, by hosting a tournament for fun on the popular video game that any team across the world could request to enter, raising money for various causes in the process.
128 teams have signed up meaning 64 ties will soon take place, with one player from each team representing.
The #UltimateQuaranTeam draw in full
— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) March 17, 2020
There is participation from everywhere in the world, from Premier League champions Manchester City, to teams from the likes of Australia and Africa.
Scotland has some representation too, and Tuesday’s official draw has handed them their opponents for the first round.
Hibs have a home time against English Championship side Milwall, while Ross County take on Ireland’s Cork City away.
Motherwell have been drawn away from home against Grimbsy Town of League Two, with St Mirren also drawn away to the Championship’s Brentford.
Finally, Hamilton are away to League Two Morecambe.
Hats off to Leyton Orient
It’s an excellent idea from the Leyton Orient social media team, who have also set up a donations page.
Funds will be split between going to the EFL, MIND charity and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by WHO.
At one of the most challenging times in living memory, it is important for people to pull together and Leyton Orient’s idea is hopefully going to help some quarantined fans cope with being unable to watch their team.