Football

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
The England striker has drawn criticism for getting an assault rifle tattoo, but the Football Association is standing by the player   The Football Association has expressed its support for Raheem Sterling after he offered an "honest and heartfelt...
30/05/2018
Premier League footballer Chris Wood has helped broker a new deal that treats New Zealand’s male and female national-team footballers equally in terms of pay, prize money, image rights and travel conditions – an unprecedented arrangement in world...
28/05/2018
FIFPro is very concerned about a recent decision by a Venezuelan football tribunal that a club had the right to dismiss a player because she became pregnant.   The tribunal ruled that the club, Flor de Patria, legally ended its contractual...
24/05/2018
The following is a FIFPro statement on the case of Paolo Guerrero:   FIFPro is calling for an urgent meeting with FIFA after football player Paolo Guerrero was suspended for 14 months for accidentally ingesting a banned substance, preventing him...
21/05/2018