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UPDATE (Vancouver, July 2, 2015): FIFPro has the pleasure of announcing Canadian veteran Karina LeBlanc as the latest confirmed participant for tomorrow's important media event in Vancouver outlining a new global outreach initiative for female footballers.

Media are cordially invited to join FIFPro on Friday, July 3, at 10:30am (local time), at The Westin Grand Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

LeBlanc completes a formidable FIFPro line-up, joining Spanish star Veronica Boquete, Australia's World Cup goalkeeper Lydia Williams, Nigerian international Sone Aluko, FIFPro Secretary-General Theo van Seggelen, the Head of FIFPro's Women's Football Committee Caroline Jonsson and EA SPORTS.

FIFPro is set to unveil its plan to create a new global standard in the representation of female footballers, just two days before the last two national teams standing fight it out for World Cup glory, in the final on July 5.


  • Veronica Boquete (Bayern Munich, Spain)
  • Karina LeBlanc (Canada)
  • Lydia Williams (Australia)
  • Sone Aluko  (Hull City, Nigeria)
  • Theo van Seggelen  (Secretary General, FIFPro)
  • Caroline Jonsson  (FIFPro Women’s Committee Head, 2003 World Cup Finalist)
  • Matt Bilbey  (EA SPORTS, SVP and Group GM, Electronic Arts)


  • Friday, July 3, 2015. 10:30 AM (Pacific Standard Time).

(TV crews requested to arrive at 10:00 AM for equipment set-up)


  • The Westin Grand: 433 Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada - Symphony Room, Lobby Level

(Parking available on site)

More special guests, including players who participated in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will be announced as the event draws near.

Plus, EA SPORTS, the makers of FIFA 16, set to be released later this year, will join FIFPro and provide a demonstration of the video game’s next iteration involving female national teams for the first time.

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