FIFPRO is worried about hundreds of players in Iraq who are not being paid even if they have won their arbitration cases.
Women in Football’s #WhatIf campaign is expanding and international football stakeholders are already signing up. The group held it first event outside the U.K. as it continues to accelerate the opportunities for women in football through hundreds of pledges from businesses, clubs and fans.
FIFPRO has assisted and continue to help multiple players who have suffered sexual abuse in professional football.
FIFPRO welcomes the positive step that UEFA has made in announcing its plans to restructure the Women’s Champions League with a new format for the 2021/22 season.
FIFPRO is deeply disappointed to learn of CAS’s decision to reverse the lifetime ban of former Haitian Football Federation President Yves Jean-Bart following extensive allegations of serious sexual abuse.
Regarding the sexual abuse and harassment accusation of five professional football players against the coach Diego Guacci entertained by FIFA’s Ethics Committee: FIFPRO would like to rectify the incorrect, misleading and damaging information that Mr. Guacci, his lawyer and his circle are actively providing to the press in Argentina.
FIFPRO has grave concerns about contradictory decisions that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is rendering in cases regarding so-called sporting succession – when a football club shuts down and returns as a new legal entity.
FIFPRO presented its Global Policy Compass to its member unions during various online workshops. The 100-plus page document provides an overview of all the beliefs and values that drive FIFPRO. It is a live document that will guide FIFPRO and its member unions on all themes that relate to the world of work of professional footballers.
FIFPRO notes the accumulated workload for players in the first quarter of European football’s 2020-2021 season and the mental and physical burden they are facing until 2022. The current handling of the match calendar during this emergency period lacks sufficient considerations for their health, well-being and performance and requires an urgent and ongoing revision by competition organisers.
FIFPRO welcomes steps taken towards the recovery of professional football in both national and continental competitions. However, we are concerned that stakeholders have so far failed to introduce safeguards to protect player health during what will be a highly-congested schedule.