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FIFA offers help to players with unpaid wages

World football administrators on Tuesday unveiled plans to help players left in difficulty by clubs who fail to pay their wages.
English Premier League

Premier League expected to trial concussion subs from next season

In fact, when I was a kid growing up, I remember it being a regular joke among supporters if a player was down with a head injury. ‘Don’t worry,’ someone would inevitably say. ‘It’s only his head,’ relieved and only half-joking that it wasn’t a knee or ankle problem.
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr fears Lesotho’s artificial pitch may injure Eagles’ players

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is saddened by the fact that his players would be playing on an artificial pitch in Lesotho in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which he says puts his players at the risk of getting injured.
The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.

English Premier League players dominate FIFPro World XI nominations

The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.
Former Nigeria Super Eagles Captian, Nwakwo Kanu, on Monday said he was embittered by the illegal takeover of one of his properties, “Hardly Apartment’’, located in Victoria Island, Lagos, which was under litigation.

Nwankwo Kanu backs Super Eagles for 2019 AFCON glory

Former Arsenal and Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has sensationally backed the Super Eagles to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Kalidou Koulibaly

UEFA says anti-racism protocol not followed in Kalidou Koulibaly case

European football governing body UEFA said Friday that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the Italian league game between Inter Milan and Napoli midweek amid repeated abuse of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday.

Inter Milan sanctioned for racist chants against Kalidou Koulibaly

Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday.

FIFPro demands inquiry as players in Cyprus quit with heart issues

World footballers' union FIFPro has called for an urgent inquiry into medical treatment given to players at several top-tier clubs in Cyprus.

CAF unveils categories for 2018 awards

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled 11 categories for the 2018 CAF Awards.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

FIFA doubles prize money for 2019 Women’s World Cup

FIFA will raise the prize money for the Women’s World Cup from 15 million dollars to 30 million dollars.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Javier Tebas: La Liga doesn’t miss Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s €100 million (£88m/$116m) move from Real Madrid to Juventus has not impacted La Liga as much as it would have done four years ago, says Javier Tebas.

FIFA to reintroduce agent licences

FIFA are set to reintroduce licences for player agents and has adopted, in principle, a limit on player loans.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

FIFPro World XI: Sadio Mane, Mo Salah only Africans among nominees

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are the African representatives among the 55 players nominated for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro World XI.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi top FIFPro World XI shortlist

FIFPro and its affiliated player associations asked professional footballers to pick a team from the best players in world football last season. It will include one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers who were the best at their position in 2017-18.

David De Gea, Virgil van Dijk among contenders in FIFPro World XI

Manchester United's David De Gea and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk are among the contenders in the reckoning to feature in FIFPro and FIFA's World XI.

FIFPro calls for longer recovery times between games

Professional footballers' union FIFPro on Friday called for longer recovery times for top players between matches and when taking long-haul flights, saying current schedules failed to "adequately safeguard health and performance capacity."

Belgian court promises verdict on FIFA player rules

The legal action over player contracts pitting Belgian third-tier club Seraing against world football’s governing body FIFA was heard on Thursday in Brussels and the court could deliver a verdict in a month.

Rival World Cup captains ask FIFA to lift Peru’s Paolo Guerrero suspension

The captains of Australia, Denmark and France have asked Fifa to lift the ban on Paolo Guerrero - the skipper of group rivals Peru - so he can play at this summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

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Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

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