Manchester United midfielder and England international Lucy Staniforth is part of FIFPRO’s Mental Health Taskforce. I never understood the concept of mental health until two years ago when I lost my stepdad during the summer I joined Manchester United. I had suffered losses when I was younger and there were underlying feelings that I hadn’t dealt with. That summer was a real pivotal moment for me, where I first understood how strong and weak you can be mentally. It was the moment where I really started to struggle with my mental health. It’s hard to explain those feelings...


Russian ice hockey squad members should definitely take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, despite the fact that they will have to compete under the neutral flag, national team member Ilya Kovalchuk said on Tuesday.   "We should definitely go to the Olympics, if we refuse it means that we have given up. We all understand perfectly well that the IOC decision was purely political, and we understand whom those measures target. In fact, it was clear that the decision will be like that. But if athletes go there, it will draw the country together," Kovalchuk said. All clear...



South Korea Launch Player Union

FIFPro welcomes the official launch of the first South Korean football player association.


The association was unveiled at the world player body’s Asian congress in Seoul, which was attended by Theo van Seggelen, FIFPro’s general secretary, and Frederique Winia, FIFPro Asia general secretary. The new association’s general secretary is Hoon-ki Kim and board members include Han-sup Kim, a former Daejon Citizens player, and Hee-ju Kwak who has played for Suwon Samsung and the Korean national team.



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