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FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL launch joint campaign

A joint FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL global campaign to fight match manipulation has today been launched at the FIFPro Congress in Tokyo. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the dangers of match manipulation, to provide positive role models for players, and to educate them – and all other members of the football family – on how to recognise, resist and report any attempts to manipulate matches.

A new global standard for female footballers

FIFPro has today unveiled a new initiative that is set to unite female footballers from around the world like never before, in a bid to amplify their collective voice and ultimately protect their rights in the workplace at both club and international level.

Merit Award to special Chilean football school

Héctor Santibáñez is the winner of the 2014 FIFPro Merit Award. On behalf of all professional footballers worldwide, FIFPro donates $25,000 to the football school for children with Down syndrome established and run by the former Chilean player.

Player union movement growing worldwide

FIFPro's mission to reach all corners of the globe and protect the welfare of professional footballers has received another important boost with the addition of three new player associations from Guatemala (AFG: Asociación de Futbolistas Gualtemaltecos), Malta (MFPA: Malta Football Players Association) and Venezuela (AUFPV: Asociación Única de Futbolistas Profesionales de Venezuela).

FIFPro Congress to be held in Tokyo

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.

No to Discrimination and Yes to Diversity

During the past fifteen days (from 9 to 23 October), FARE coordinated the Football People action weeks. All around Europe, players, clubs, football associations, national teams and player unions paid attention to the fight against racism, by sending out firm messages against discrimination and for social inclusion.