‘The federations must take players problems serious’
FIFPro is furious about the criminal behavior toward César Castro, the professional footballer who was abused and threatened with a gun. 'We need the other stakeholders in football to clean up football.'
Cyprus: club threatens player with pulled gun
César Castro, a Venezuelan professional footballer, was assaulted last Friday and threatened with a gun to both make him terminate his contract with the Cypriot club Olympiakos Nicosia and give up his claim for unpaid salary.
Respect of contract not a genuine principle on Cyprus
The César Castro incident is a confirmation that a lot of things are wrong in Cypriot professional football. For many years, FIFPro has been agitated by the often anti-social behavior of club directors, who refuse to respect players’ rights.
Costa Rica: union opposes playing in intense heat
The professional footballers’ association of Costa Rica (Asojupro) displayed its dissatisfaction with matches and training sessions that are scheduled at times when temperatures reach their highest levels.
Phantom goals stress need for goal-line technology
FIFA promised to make a definite decision on goal-line technology in July. Two incidents from the past weekend illustrate that, in the opinion of FIFPro, there is an urgent need for the introduction of goal-line technology.
World football news feeds
Latest news items from BBC Football
Fri, 06 Dec 2013
Latest news items from CNNSI