Voice of the Players

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
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
Alex Valvo is a collegiate hockey referee who happens to be gay. He sees a link between his on-ice life, where referees exist to ensure fair play, and his off-ice life. “All that referees want is a fair game between two teams,” he says. “And that’s...
16/05/2018
A survey of the Swiss Super League and Swiss Challenge players showed the following results:   Super League championship games on artificial turf: Only 13% of professional players are in favor of hosting Super League championship...
08/05/2018
Arsenal look increasingly likely to miss out on Champions League football again as they languish in sixth place.   Arsenal could rescue their season by winning the Europa League, although Aubameyang is cup-tied in the competition. The Gabon star...
11/04/2018
Carmen Thalmann (born 11 September 1989) from Austria, has surprised everyone. Via her Instagram page she announced her retirement from alpine ski racing at the age of 28. Here is what she said in her own words:   "It was a wonderful chapter in my...
09/04/2018
Fernando Alonso yesterday led calls for "closer" racing to be at the heart of Formula One's blueprint for the future.   "I think it could be a closer battle, that will be always welcome, but it has been always like that in Formula One," said the...
06/04/2018
In a season she dedicated to her late grandfather who died in November, Lindsey Vonn crashed in the season’s first downhill four weeks later, irritating her surgically repaired right knee. Two days later she crashed again in super-G. She’s still...
29/03/2018
More than 4,100 female first-division women footballers in 45 countries voted for their best team based on 2017 performances. It is the third straight year FIFPro has organized this poll; footballers selected one goalkeeper, four defenders, three...
16/03/2018
Bryce Bennett began skiing as a toddler and was put into a ski training programme at a young age. He began racing as he went through school, and by the time he was eight he had decided that he wanted to race professionally.   2016 brought Bennett...
06/03/2018
Hamilton and Mercedes underwent pre-season practice on the Circuit de Catalunya, however Hamilton spent the first three days indoors due to the snow and adverse weather conditions.   However, after recording just 25 laps from the first few...
03/03/2018