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'Dead in its tracks': FIFPro chief convinced of biennial FIFA World Cups not happening
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'Dead in its tracks': FIFPro chief convinced of biennial FIFA World Cups not happening

FIFA will hold a summit in December with president Gianni Infantino still hoping to find consensus on plans to stage the men's tournament more often than the current four-year cycle.

FIFPro, European Leagues call for reform in wake of Super League threat
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FIFPro, European Leagues call for reform in wake of Super League threat

FIFPro, European Leagues announced a joint manifesto calling for greater influence over decisions affecting the future of the sport

Football players' union deplores 'lack of vision' with biennial World Cup
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Football players' union deplores 'lack of vision' with biennial World Cup

Speaking by videoconference on the sidelines of the presentation Tuesday of a report on the playing demands of professional players, Jonas Baer-Hoffmann called for a "reasonable and effective reform" to lighten the burden on footballers and reduce the chance of injury.

FIFA poll claims majority of fans want World Cups to be held 'more frequently'
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FIFA poll claims majority of fans want World Cups to be held 'more frequently'

According to the IRIS/YouGov study carried out among 15,000 people "with an interest in football", 55 percent of respondents want to see the top international competition more often than every four years, says FIFA.

Afghanistan women’s national team footballers among group evacuated from Kabul
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Afghanistan women’s national team footballers among group evacuated from Kabul

Global football players’ union FIFPRO thanked the Australian government for making the evacuation of players, team officials and family members possible, with work continuing to help more leave Afghanistan.

FIFA 'working with' FIFPro to help evacuate Afghan players, says Fatma Samoura
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FIFA 'working with' FIFPro to help evacuate Afghan players, says Fatma Samoura

On Thursday, the player's body paid tribute to young Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari, who reportedly died falling from a US plane last week at Kabul airport.

FIFPRO liaising with governments to evacuate football players from Afghanistan
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FIFPRO liaising with governments to evacuate football players from Afghanistan

Concerns have been raised about the safety of female players who have spoken up for women's rights and against the Taliban.

Euro 2020: FIFPro asks UEFA why Benjamin Pavard played on after being 'knocked out'
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Euro 2020: FIFPro asks UEFA why Benjamin Pavard played on after being 'knocked out'

Pavard revealed he briefly lost consciousness during the world champions' 1-0 victory on Tuesday, but still managed to finish the game.

Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen emergency follows FIFPRO's warning of too many games
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Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen emergency follows FIFPRO's warning of too many games

Though it is still unclear what caused Eriksen’s health scare, the relentless schedule resulting from the pandemic has been far from ideal.

European Super League is not dead, the ideology remains, says LaLiga chief Javier Tebas
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European Super League is not dead, the ideology remains, says LaLiga chief Javier Tebas

LaLiga chief Javier Tebas attacked Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus presidents for their role in the European Super League.

FIFA details USD 5M handed to football players claiming unpaid salaries
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FIFA details USD 5M handed to football players claiming unpaid salaries

The FIFA Fund for Football Players especially targeted cases where clubs went out of business, then restarted without paying old debts.

Trials of permanent concussion substitutes in English football 'fall short' of objective, say FIFPRO, PFA
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Trials of permanent concussion substitutes in English football 'fall short' of objective, say FIFPRO, PFA

In a joint letter sent to the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which determines the laws of the game, FIFPRO and the PFA said existing trials using permanent concussion substitutes should be extended to test parallel temporary concussion replacements "as soon as possible".

Global players' union FIFPro says more needs to be done to tackle 'significant problem' of racism in football
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Global players' union FIFPro says more needs to be done to tackle 'significant problem' of racism in football

Baer-Hoffmann, whose union represents over 65,000 players, also believes the careers of many risk being cut short because of the ongoing physical demands of a packed calendar.

Premier League to trial concussion substitutes from February as concerns rise over head injuries in football
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Premier League to trial concussion substitutes from February as concerns rise over head injuries in football

Premier League and FA chiefs have agreed that teams will be able to make two permanent concussion substitutes even if they have made all their permitted changes.

FIFA ban Haiti football chief Yves Jean-Bart for life after sex abuse investigation
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FIFA ban Haiti football chief Yves Jean-Bart for life after sex abuse investigation

The 73-year-old Jean-Bart was found guilty by FIFA of having abused his position and having sexually harassed and abused various female players, including minors, the independent Ethics Committee of world football's governing body ruled.

Global footballers union FIFPRO says players concerned over Qatar trip for Asian Champions League
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Global footballers union FIFPRO says players concerned over Qatar trip for Asian Champions League

FIFPRO said it was "disappointed and concerned" about the lack of consultation, adding that players had complained about the risks of travelling and about quarantine periods that will interfere with family life, games and training.

Coronavirus failings could set back Asian football, warns FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann
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Coronavirus failings could set back Asian football, warns FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann

Talent pools will dwindle and foreign imports will dry up if players continue to face pay cuts and instability, FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann told AFP.

FIFA endorses smartphone app to report match-fixing approaches
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FIFA endorses smartphone app to report match-fixing approaches

The 'Red Button' whistleblower app ensures anonymity to protect players who otherwise may fear consequences to their career or personal safety, FIFPro said in a statement.

Footballers have lived up to their social responsibilities during COVID-19 pandemic, says FIFPRO report
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Footballers have lived up to their social responsibilities during COVID-19 pandemic, says FIFPRO report

FIFPRO has noted that professional football players and athletes across sports have developed incredible initiatives around the world to help their communities, their clubs and teams and often their teammates

'I am with all of you': Nemanja Matic sends message of support for football players on hunger strike in Serbia
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'I am with all of you': Nemanja Matic sends message of support for football players on hunger strike in Serbia

The strike involves around 25 players, according to Serbian media, from the club FC Borac, which was disbanded owing unpaid wages before its owners bought another local club and renamed it FC Borac 1926.