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FIFPro: Exclude debtors from Copa Libertadores

During a visit to Quito, Ecuador, FIFPro Division America Secretary General David Paniagua has announced that FIFPro will ask Conmebol to exclude clubs that are in debt to their players from its competitions, such as the Copa Libertadores de América.

France: “Let’s be proud of our differences!”

The French National Union of Professional Football Players (UNFP) is inviting all professional footballers in France to wear multicoloured bootlaces when they play this weekend—Ligue 1 match day 10, and Ligue 2 match day 11—"in order to say yes to diversity".

Ecuador: FIFPro America completes full agenda

A delegation from FIFPro Division America consisting of Fernando Revilla, David Paniagua and Carlos Gonzales worked very hard to get through an agenda organized by the management of the Association of Ecuadorian Football Players (AFE). They began at 10 a.m. when they were received by the working committee calling for a change in the Law on Football Players, chaired by the well known former football player and Ecuadorean idol, Agustín Delgado, together with a group of assembly members who support this project.

The optimal recovery period between seasons

This upcoming weekend the football agenda is dominated by international matches. In Africa, countries are competing for a place at next year's Cup of Nations, in Europe, countries are preparing for EURO 2016, and Asian and American countries are preparing for their showcase events, the 2015 Asia Cup and the 2015 Copa América.

Wellington: “I am not a monkey”

"I want everybody to know about what happened", says Wellington Carlos da Silva. Last Friday, October 3rd, the Brazilian professional footballer was the victim of racist abuse in Romania. He tells his story to FIFPro.

Wellington case: referee ignored protocol

FIFPro and Romanian players union AFAN urge the Romanian football federation (FRF) to thoroughly investigate the actions by the referee during the match between Concordia Chiajna and Rapid Bucharest on October 3rd, when apparently he ignored the three-step anti-racism protocol.