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The election of a new FIFPro President is among the leading items on next week’s three-day agenda at the annual FIFPro Congress, to held between October 22-24, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

Phillip Piat is set to stand for the Presidency unopposed, with Leonardo Grosso stepping aside after three years at the helm of the the World Footballers’Association.

 

Six new members will join the FIFPro family. In addition, there are three new candidate members and one special member among the estimated 175 guests who will convene at the Grand Hotel Union Executive, in Ljubjana.

 

Some of the biggest issues in professional football will be covered, including match-fixing, third party ownership and FIFPro’s policy on playing in extreme heat. Particular attention will be paid to the potential impact at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil following a new study.

 

Special guests include Slovenia’s Prime Minister, Alenka Bratusek, investigative journalist Declan Hill and the 2013 Merit Award recognizes a recently-retired professional footballer who has fought back from the brink in his battle with cancer.

 

Click here for the agenda.