Football

Malatyaspor hit the headlines after they stepped out wearing t-shirts bearing the image of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil on the front. The shirts also had the message: “We are all you, say no to racism.”   Malatyaspor were taking part in a pre-season...
06/08/2018
FIFPro is aware of at least 15 footballers who have played in UEFA competitions two to four weeks after participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, leaving them without a sufficient offseason break.   While FIFPro understands the financial...
03/08/2018
Kylian Mbappé, one of the young soccer players on team France who took home the 2018 World Cup trophy will celebrate in a special way.   According to USA Today, the French forward will donate his earnings from the tournament to Premier de Cordée,...
30/07/2018
Iniesta started on the bench on Sunday, coming on midway through the second half as Spain attempted to retake the lead cancelled out by Artem Dzyuba's spot-kick, but could not inspire a victory.   The 34-year-old, who will now join Vissel Kobe...
02/07/2018
Ten refugee footballers from Eritrea who sought asylum after a 2015 World Cup qualifier were back on the pitch last week in a tournament arranged by the Botswana player association to show solidarity with their situation.   Footballers Union...
29/06/2018
Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) will grant its highest individual honour, the Alex Tobin Medal, to former Socceroos captain Paul Okon at the 2018 PFA Players’ Awards and 25th Anniversary Gala dinner in Sydney on Tuesday 3 July 2018.  ...
25/06/2018
Nearly half of national team footballers who play in 50 or more matches per season are being too stretched by their current schedule, according to FIFPro research published ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.   In answering a FIFPro survey, 46...
21/06/2018
Fourteen African player unions have met at the FIFPro Africa general assembly in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls to discuss the working conditions of professional footballers on the continent.   The agenda included the official introduction of Stacey...
17/06/2018
FIFPro is concerned about the reported detention of one of China’s most promising young footballers.   Erfan Hezim was reportedly taken to a "political re-education camp" in February for “visiting foreign countries” when he returned home from a...
14/06/2018
Born in the town of Nagrig just outside Cairo, Salah started of his footballing career with El Mokawloon. He would trek for four and a half hours just to train and reach his dreams of representing his country.   It started with Swiss club, FC...
08/06/2018
Many Israelis were angry Wednesday after Argentina suddenly cancelled plans to send players to a sporting event.   The Israeli national football team and Argentina’s team were to have played Saturday night in Jerusalem. The football match was to...
07/06/2018
FIFPro is delighted that Paolo Guerrero has been successful in his legal battle to play for Peru in the 2018 World Cup.   Along with many professional footballers around the world, FIFPro strongly believe that Guerrero's 14-month sanction for...
05/06/2018