Since September 2015, Marianno “Nanno” Lugo (El Niño Caso FIFA) has been battling with the self-proclaimed governing body of global football (soccer) FIFA to bring a change to Article 19. During the last week of March, a television film crew and reporter from Spanish TVE met with Nanno to discuss his challenge against the football giant. The child will be featured in an upcoming TVE Repor show.
FIFA Article 19 is keeping thousands of children from playing in official matches. Kids are still allowed to practice and be part of clubs. However, they are not approved for FIFA player licenses if they don’t meet the Article 19 requirements. Nanno is trying to get FIFA to change this rule.