Sports playing a major role in raising funds for the Earthquake and Tsunami victims

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Sports playing a major role in raising funds for the Earthquake and Tsunami victims

Cesare Polenghi from Goal.com is observing the sports activities in Japan. These activities are being held in order to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the earthquake and the resulting tsunami affected areas of Japan. The natural calamity has washed away towns, ruined cultivated land and affected the lives of millions of Japanese.

Futsal matches are being held in order to raise funds for the victims of the calamity. There were two charity matches held at Osaka, Japan. The matches were contested among the four professional Kansai Futsal clubs over the weekend.

The first match was played amongst Kyoto Sanga club and Cerezo Osaka. In the second match, clubs from Gamba Osaka and Vissel Kobe met. These matches were attended by a total of 20,000 spectators. All the revenue collected from the two matches was donated to the disaster hit areas.

Besides this, there were renowned players of Futsal and football outside the stadium to collect donations for the victims.  The spectators commented after the match “we have friends in Yamagata prefecture who at the moment are forced to live in a shelter, they're not doing so good, you know."

There are thousands of people who have migrated from the area where there is a radiation leakage after the earthquake. The earthquake destroyed the nuclear reactors cooling core due to which there were high levels of radiation around the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

There are hundreds of football and Futsal fans in Japan who have perished, without leaving a single mark behind of their existence. A football match is also going to be held on 29 March, 2011 to raise donations at Kobe.

There will be another charity Futsal match where the supporters of all four Kansai team get a chance to support their favourite teams. The match is scheduled to be held on 9 April, 2011 at Kobe, Japan.

It is a difficult condition for the Japanese people but the strong willpower of the Japanese was expressed in the words of Gama Hayto Sasaki words after the first two matches were held over the weekend. "I have a big favor to ask you," he addressed the supporters on the stands and those who watched the game on TV. "Believe in Japan, believe in the future."