FIFA president Sepp Blatter is considering creating a permanent memorial to honour Marc-Vivien Foe, the Cameroon international who collapsed on the pitch and died during the Confederations Cup competition in France two years ago.
Foe died almost exactly two years ago and Blatter told a news conference that FIFA’s Ethics Committee would be considering the matter on Tuesday.
Blatter said it was possible FIFA would name a trophy after him to be awarded to the outstanding player in the Confederations Cup.
“There was a suggestion to name the Confederations Cup competition after him, but in the end the African confederation thought it was better for the competition to have a neutral name.
“Now one of the things the Ethics Committee will discuss is a trophy for the best player of the tournament named after him.
“It is right that we should never forget what happened and maintain the memory of this player.
“Many people linked to football die all the time but his death was a very emotional one. We have already established a foundation of one million Swiss francs ($789,900) to provide for his family and for the education of his three young children.”
Foe fell to the ground during Cameroon’s semi-final with Colombia in Lyon on June 26, 2003 and never regained consciousness.