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FIFPro is delighted to hear Zahir Belounis’ ordeal will soon be over. Having finally received his exit visa, on Wednesday (November 27), the French-Algerian footballer is now free to leave Qatar.

Zahir Belounis is scheduled to leave Doha for Paris, on Thursday (November 28).

As the worldwide representative for professional footballers, FIFPro will be able to welcome back a long-lost family member.

The World Footballers’ Association would also like to express its gratitude to all who joined together with FIFPro to ensure a successful outcome.

FIFPro heads to Qatar on Thursday (November 28) to start a four-day visit to engage local authorities in a bid to help prevent future misery for those who find themselves powerless under the working conditions of Qatar’s kafala sponsorship system.


For more information and media enquiries, please contact:
FIFPro Communications Department
+31 235546970 or +31 613 645 946








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