Vittsjo GIK and Scotland goalkeeper Shannon Lynn is a member of FIFPRO’s Mental Health Taskforce. I was 22 years old when my partner passed away from meningitis in a quick, tragic way. Though when I look back now, it is clear I was struggling long before. I struggled with self-doubt. I struggled with body image. I went through eating disorders. I was abusing alcohol. I was trying to self-medicate because I didn't know where to go. You don't need to have a big, traumatic moment to have mental health issues. Everybody at one point in life will experience something difficult....


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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