Ultimate QuaranTeam draw confirmed: Leyton Orient staging 128-team FIFA tournament to raise funds for EFL clubs amid coronavirus pandemic

Leyton Orient are staging a 128-team FIFA tournament in a bid to raise money for EFL clubs and the draw for the special event has been confirmed.

The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people worldwide including over 7,000 deaths, has forced the Premier League and EFL to suspend all matches until at least April 3.

There will be no football in England until next month at the earliest
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It is likely to result in League One and League Two clubs taking a financial hit with zero income for home matchdays until next month.

In response, League Two side Leyton Orient have created ‘UltimateQuaranTeam’ which will see 128 clubs competing on FIFA for bragging rights.

Teams from around the world such as Man City, Ajax, Sydney FC, Roma and Sparta Rotterdam have all entered the tournament.

Each club will choose a FIFA player to represent them in the competition.

The #UltimateQuaranTeam draw in full

👇🏼https://t.co/yEwGqZjnLK

— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) March 17, 2020

Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend will be flying the flag for his club.

In total, 16 different countries will be represented and the draw has now been confirmed for the first-round ties.

A JustGiving page has been set up with a £50,000 target as Leyton Orient say 75 per cent of money raised will be given to all EFL clubs within 28 days.

And the remaining 25 per cent will be split between mental health charity MIND and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser, which has been set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

ULTIMATE QUARANTEAM: FULL DRAW

1 Accrington Stanley vs Wycombe Wanderers

2 Leyton Orient vs Lokomotiv Moscow

3 Reading vs Crystal Palace

4 DC United vs Celta Vigo

5 Stevenage vs Blackpool

6 Norwich City vs Fleetwood Town

7 Standard Liege vs Bolton Wanderers

8 AS Fiorentina vs Nottingham Forest

9 Walsall vs AS Roma

10 Huddersfield vs Middlesbrough

11 Central Coast Mariners vs Shamrock Rovers

12 Plymouth Argyle vs ESTAC Troyes

13 Aston Villa vs VVV-Venlo

14 Hibernian vs Millwall

15 Sheffield United vs Carlisle United

16 Peterborough United vs Exeter City

17 AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United

18 Manchester City vs KV Kortrijk

19 Cork City vs Ross County

20 Djugarden Fotboll vs PSV Eindhoven

21 Benfica vs Swindon Town

22 Newcastle United vs Gillingham

23 Bristol Rovers vs Southend United

24 Orlando Pirates vs FC Sion

25 West Bromwich Albion vs AFC Ajax

26 Mansfield Town vs KAA Gent

27 Colchester United vs Rotherham United

28 Preston North End vs Doncaster Rovers

29 Sydney vs Barnsley

30 Grimsby Town vs Motherwell

31 Burton Albion vs Sligo Rovers

32 Adelaide United vs Wolves

33 Oxford United vs FC Nordsjaelland

34 Lorient vs KV Mechelen

35 Crawley Town vs RKC Waalwijk

36 RB Salzburg vs Derby County

37 Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers

38 Forest Green Rovers vs Northampton Town 

39 Brentford vs St Mirren

40 Oldham Athletic vs Finn Harps

41 Waterford vs Angers SCO

42 Melbourne Victory vs Ipswich Town

43 Scunthorpe United vs Charlton Athletic

44 FC Emmen vs Port Vale

45 Vitesse vs Atalanta

46 MK Dons vs Heracles Almelo

47 Sheffield Wednesday vs Cambridge United 

48 PEC Zwolle vs FC Groningen

49 ADO Den Haag vs Willem II

50 KRC Genk vs Luton Town

51 Rochdale vs Coventry City

52 Derry City vs QPR

53 Fortuna Sittard vs Newport County

54 Birmingham City vs Sunderland

55 Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sparta Rotterdam

56 Orlando City vs Feyenoord

57 Amiens vs Watford

58 Olympique Marseille vs Istanbul Basaksehir 

59 Cheltenham Town vs Salford City

60 Portsmouth vs Dundalk

61 AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht

62 Morecambe vs Hamilton Academical

63 Burnley vs Shrewsbury Town

64 PAOK vs FC Midtjylland 

Leyon Orient chief executive Danny Macklin said: “This is very much the brainchild of our innovative Media Team – Luke and Dan.

“This provides a fantastic opportunity to play a small part in providing some engaging content with football fans at this very difficult time.

“Furthermore and perhaps even more importantly it’s a chance to raise much needed funds for EFL clubs and two phenomenal causes.

“On behalf of Leyton Orient FC we want to thank everyone for their support and we very much wish everyone well.”

Leyton Orient are staging a 128-team FIFA tournament in a bid to raise money for EFL clubs and the draw for the special event has been confirmed. The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people worldwide including over 7,000 deaths, has forced the Premier League and EFL to suspend all matches until at […]

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