- FIFPro responds to governance concerns
FIFPro has severe concerns about allegations linking the administration of football to a culture of impropriety. While concurrent investigations are ongoing, the claims involved are deeply troubling and a responsible stakeholder cannot idly sit still and accept what has seemingly become standard operating procedure within the world’s most popular sport.
- “Goals for Scholas is a match-winner"
Following an initiative originally proposed by the Argentine Footballers' Association, FAA, the "Goals for Scholas" campaign was embodied in a historic agreement — announced by Pope Francis at the Vatican — by which football will be directly involved with "Scholas Occurrentes", the transformation programme promoted by the Pope to build a world in which no one is excluded, aimed at encouraging social integration and fostering peace among peoples through education, with the aid of art, technology and sport.
- Chilean players honour Paredes and Bravo
Esteban Paredes collected the most prestigious award during the awards gala organised by the Chilean professional footballers' association, Sifup. The fifth edition of this special event, was "an example that employees and employers can harmonise, agree on issues and can also respect their diversity".
- Greek footballers close in on guarantee fund
The Greek professional footballers' association PSAP is closing in on the implementation of a guarantee fund. The player union has one final hurdle to overcome, though it knows it can count on the massive support of its players, who have contributed with applying intense pressure towards the realisation of this fund.
- Hungarian Union celebrates 25 years with stars
Twenty five years after its foundation, the Hivatásos Labdarúgók Szervezete (HLSZ) celebrated both its present, and its past, while looking toward the future. Under the bright lights of the gala held at Budapest's Millenáris Park, the Hungarian players' union gave away honours which highlighted the travails of the past quarter century.
- Portugal: players Beira-Mar announce strike
The players of Portuguese Beira-Mar announced to go on strike next Saturday 23 May should they not receive their salaries by Friday 22 May. The players, supported by player union SJPF, are still waiting for three months of salaries to be paid.