Football

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
Sporting Lisbon will play in Sunday's Portuguese Cup final despite a horrific ordeal that saw a 50-strong gang of masked and hooded men brutally attack players and officials at training. Wearing t-shirts bearing the club's emblem the mob invaded...
17/05/2018
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
Messages of support poured in for Alex Ferguson after the legendary former Manchester United manager was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. “Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a...
06/05/2018
The 25-year-old was rewarded for his top notch performances this term by his colleagues and his gaffer has applauded the ‘fantastic achievement’. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Mohamed Salah after winning the PFA Players' Player of the...
24/04/2018