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The football world’s leading player association representatives, from more than 60 countries, will gather for three days (October 28-30) in Tokyo, Japan, at the FIFPro Annual General Assembly.

The AGM opens on Tuesday, October 28, with a plenary session that will see three new members join the FIFPro family, as the World Footballers’ Association takes another significant step to support the needs of all professional footballers across the globe.

Representatives from FIFPro and other key stakeholders will make an announcement on a new joint campaign to address the perils of match-fixing. Former Korea Republic international, Choi Sung-Kuk, will offer his own experience on the subject in a rare public appearance. He is serving a worldwide lifetime ban after being implicated in a match-fixing scandal that engulfed the K-League in 2011.

FIFPro will also unveil plans that are set to give female professionals renewed impetus and a unique platform to voice their concerns to a worldwide audience, while this year's FIFPro Merit Award recognises one footballer’s role in creating possibilities to help improve the lives of children in South America.

Over 150 guests will attend the AGM at the end of what has been a challenging year in which FIFPro tabled a wide range of proposals to reform FIFA’s player transfer system and FIFPro helped to make a critical breakthrough in the push to ban the damaging practice of third-party ownership (TPO).

The occasion in Tokyo will also feature details of what will be an important period for the organisation, which is based near Amsterdam and represents more than 65 thousand professional footballers worldwide, as FIFPro looks ahead to December 15, 2015, with reverence in the countdown to its 50th Anniversary celebrations.