Juan Mata gets more support for charity

Updated: Sep 07, 2017, 16:17 IST | PA Sport

A dozen internationals have joined Juan Mata's Common Goal project by pledging one per cent of their wages to charity and the Spaniard wants the entire football industry to follow suit

Juan Mata
Juan Mata

A dozen internationals have joined Juan Mata's Common Goal project by pledging one per cent of their wages to charity and the Spaniard wants the entire football industry to follow suit.

The Manchester United star launched the idea last month, having been inspired to use his fame and wealth to help the under-privileged during a charity visit to India. The Common Goal fund is run by the Berlin-based organisation streetfootballworld, which invests in more than 120 football-based charities in 80 countries. Two weeks after Mata revealed his plan he was contacted by Bayern Munich and Germany defender Mats Hummels, asking him how he could get involved. Eleven other players have signed up.

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