Players want Maltese transfer system abolished
The Maltese Football Players Association (MFPA) and its members urge the country's football authorities to abolish the Maltese transfer system. On Malta, clubs still need to pay a transfer fee to sign an out of contract player.
That’s three: Andrea Pirlo best player in Italy
Andrea Pirlo has completed his hat-trick. For the third consecutive year, the midfielder has been chosen by his peers as the best player in Italy and celebrated during the fourth edition of the Gran Galà del Calcio Aic.
FIFPro advises players not to go to Serbia
FIFPro and the Serbian professional footballers association Nezavisnost (SPFN) advise all professional footballers not to come to Serbia, as there is a huge risk that the players will not get paid their salaries.
FIFPro questions Rabat pitch conditions
FIFPro calls for an investigation into the decision not to reschedule or abandon Saturday's FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final match between Cruz Azul and Western Sydney Wanderers, which was plagued by serious weather conditions.
No mercy for systematic doping practice
FIFPro is astonished by the report about systematic doping in Russia. FIFPro – the world's professional footballers association – expects that all authorities concerned (among others World Anti-Doping Agency WADA and the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF) will thoroughly investigate the serious allegations put forward in the documentary "Top-secret Doping: How Russia makes its Winners" by German national television station ARD, aired last Wednesday December 3rd.
Human rights mandatory in bidding procedures
FIFPro urges the IOC, FIFA and all other football confederations to ensure that human rights, labor rights, the environment and anti-corruption requirements are respected while bidding and deciding on the host of the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup or any other mega-sporting-event (MSE).