(WFI) World football’s governing body does not want to deny U.S. territories the right to vote on June 13.
FIFA and FIFPro have today concluded a wide-ranging six-year cooperation agreement to strengthen relationships between the two organisations and improve the governance of professional football worldwide. Additionally, an accord has been reached between FIFA, FIFPro, the European Club Association and the World Leagues Forum under the umbrella of FIFA’s newly formed Football Stakeholders Committee, which
FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the final 55-player shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015.
May 22 – FIFA says it has no plans to change the start times for some World Cup matches amid concerns about the effects of heat and humidity on players. Cooling breaks will be considered on a match-by-match basis. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 26 – A delegation from the world footballers’ union heads to Qatar on Thursday for urgent talks with the country’s football authorities and 2022 World Cup organisers about the plight of Zahir Belounis, the French-Algerian stranded in the Gulf state over a contractual dispute. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
November 14 – FIFPro writes to Sepp Blatter in a “desperate bid” to secure release of Zahir Belounis who has been trapped in Qatar for two years following a pay dispute… FIFA says it can’t intervene because of the legal channels pursued by the footballer. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
October 21 – European play-off draw for the World Cup… Sepp Blatter addresses CONCACAF Sports Summit… Debate around winter move for Qatar World Cup set to dominate annual meetings of FIFPro and European Professional Football Leagues. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
October 17 – Controversial FIFA executive Worawi Makudi has won a fourth term as Thai FA chief… Players’ union expresses Qatar World Cup concerns… Aldo Rebelo stepping down in Brazil.
June 27 – Celtic F.C. teams with Cisco to deliver high-density wireless network … FIFPro asks players to “push the red button” on match-fixing … More inside this week’s edition of Football Technology Weekly …
Nov. 12 – Secretary general Theo van Seggelen says it’s FIFPro’s “duty” to protect players against midday match times in the hottest host cities of the Brazil 2014 World Cup.