Cristiano Ronaldo launches the World XI vote
The vote for the 2014 FIFA FIFPro World XI has officially been launched. On Monday, September 29th, Cristiano Ronaldo gave his thumbs up and filled in the first ballot for this year's players' vote. By doing this, the reigning World Footballer of the Year also initiated a new debate: which eleven players will be on stage when FIFA and FIFPro jointly announce the 2014 World XI?
Anti-racism: Samba ban is wrong signal
Dynamo Moscow defender Christopher Samba has been banned for two matches by the Russian Football Union after responding to racist abuse in a match against Torpedo Moscow. FIFPro believes this is the wrong signal to the world of football. The Congolese defender, who has played for Blackburn Rovers and QPR made a hand gesture to Torpedo fans during the match on September 22nd.
FIFPro hosts European football stakeholders
FIFPro, the international trade union for professional footballers, will host a two-day seminar, organised by the European Social Dialogue Committee (October 1-2), in a joint initiative involving the continent's key stakeholders UEFA (European football's governing body), ECA (European Clubs' Association) and the EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues).
FIFPro Legal Conference on footballers' rights
The legal rights of professional footballers will be discussed thoroughly next week during the FIFPro Legal Conference, which will be held at FIFPro House in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
FIFPro warns TPO ban only the first step
FIFPro, the World Footballers' Association, has warned that today's announced ban on third-party ownership (TPO) is only the first step and that much work still lies ahead to rid the game of this extremely harmful practice.
Minister praises Greek footballer for fair-play
Some actions speak louder than words. They certainly do in the case of Yannis Chloros. The Greek professional footballer showed the entire football world what fair play is really about.