FOREST GREEN’S Chris Stokes faces a difficult home tie against Northampton Town in the first round of the FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team esports competition.

As a result of the ongoing global health pandemic cancelling the majority of professional sport worldwide, Rovers’ League Two rivals Leyton Orient came up with the idea of creating an online tournament where each football club has one representative in a one-off knock-out Club World Cup.

A hashtag was created on Twitter, and soon the initial 64-team tournament was doubled in size with further teams wishing to enter as well.

An incredible 128 teams are taking part in the competition from the Premier League down to League Two, as well as clubs from America, Australia, Europe and Africa.

Teams – who have the option to stream their games live online – must enter as themselves, and choose one person to represent the club throughout.

Orient is asking fans around the world to donate to a JustGiving page in order to support EFL clubs that will struggle throughout the fixture absence.

Orient say 75 per cent of the received funds will be given to the EFL within 28 days.

The remaining 25 per cent will be split evenly between the EFL’s chosen charity MIND and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by the World Health Organisation.