A FIFA 20 organised by Leyton Orient will now be raising money for financially-struggling teams as well as charity.

The club, who went viral over the weekend after their Football Manager simulation of the scheduled fixture against Bradford City went down a treat, are taking things one step further by inviting other clubs to select a representative for a 128-team tournament on the latest instalment of the FIFA franchise.

Clubs from Europe, North America, Australia and Africa all responded to Orient's plea to join the Ultimate Quaran-Team competition, and it could now see the O's come up against their almost namesakes Lorient, the current leaders of France's second division, while there could be a cross-continent derby between MLS' Orlando City and South African club Orlando Pirates.

What started as some fun to do during the fixture suspension owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, though, has now become a force for good given the exposure the idea has had.

The O's have set up a JustGiving page for people to donate to throughout the tournament. Seventy-five per cent of the money raised will be going to the EFL to help support struggling clubs that will have no matchday income throughout the suspension of the league. This will be given to the EFL within 28 days.

The remaining 25 per cent will be split between two charities - the first being the EFL's chosen charity MIND, and the second is the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by WHO.

Orient's chief executive Danny Macklin told the club website: “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.”