The national midfielder Arturo Vidal, from FC Barcelona’s records, said present in a tribute made by FIFA in honor of the «heroes of humanity» fighting the coronavirus. The governing body of football published this Saturday a video in which several stars of world football both active and retired decided to give a dedicated applause for all the health personnel fighting COVID-19. In the audiovisual register appears the two-time champion of America with the ‘Red’, in addition to legendary figures such as Pelé, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Nazario, Marco van Basten, Iker Casillas and Javier Zanetti, among others. On the side of the active players highlighted the presence of Gianluigi Buffon, James Rodríguez, Gerard Piqué, Marta, among others. Another striking fact is that neither the Argentine Lionel Messi nor the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, the highest references of world football in these times, appear. «Some of the greatest footballers of yesterday and today have wanted to unite and express their admiration for the heroes of humanity, that is, for all those who are focused on saving our society and ensuring its functioning despite the threat of the coronavirus,» FIFA said. To all these heroes: football thanks you, it’s with you and it will always remember you,» said the Zurich, Switzerland-based body.