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Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich Set up Coronavirus Programme

Joshua Kimmich (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Joshua Kimmich (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich are appealing for donations to feed a fund for help around coronavirus.

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  • Last Updated: March 20, 2020, 11:09 PM IST
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Berlin: Bayern Munich players Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich on Friday announced that they had launched a programme to help fight the coronavirus and had put in the first 1 million euro.

"Germany is a at a standstill," the two 25-year-olds wrote on their platform "WeKickCorona.com".

"As professional footballers we lead a healthy and privileged life. In these difficult times, we feel it is our duty to take responsibility."

They are appealing for donations to feed a fund, which can be called upon by charitable or medical institutions involved in the fight against the pandemic.

"We are aware," the German international midfielders add, "that our commitment is only a small contribution. The two men are also part of the initiative launched on Wednesday by the German national team, after a suggestion from their 'players' council', with a donation of 2.5 million euros or $2.69 million.

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