FIFA and FIFPRO Join Forces To Grow Women’s Football

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Forward Alex Morgan of the United States Women's National Team kicks the ball in the game against the Belgium Women's National Team at Banc of California Stadium Photo courtesy of: Nielson Sports

FIFA and FIFPRO are working together to assist in the growth of women’s football. The organisations released the Raising Our Game report that outlines their plans.

Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer, said, “At this difficult time for football and many industries around the world, these discussions with FIFPRO are a positive step towards ensuring that the right support and assistance is available to professional players at all levels of women’s football. And to continue ongoing efforts to further grow and develop the women’s game around the world.”

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FIFPRO held a conference call where they shared the Raising Our Game report which highlights what the women’s game has achieved. In addition, the report also outlines the plans to improve the women’s game.

FIFPRO General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said, “We are conscious that we are releasing this report during an extremely uncertain and worrying time. However, we have a responsibility to the professional footballers we represent to chart the way forward for them and their industry.

The statement released on the FIFA website articulated how the report serves to assist the women’s game.

“Raising Our Game seeks a sustainable path for female players all over the world to benefit from improved standards, allowing them to reach their full potential and play at a competitive level for their club or national team.”

Both organisations have agreed to do their part to help the women’s game during the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been discussions surrounding player conditions, competitions, and the international match calendar.

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“The coronavirus presents new challenges for women’s football, and [for] the players themselves, and the best way to confront these is with a strong and united vision,” added Vandervort

“Together with key stakeholders across football, including confederations and member associations, we look forward to continuing discussions with FIFPRO in order to overcome the current challenges women’s football faces,” continued Bareman.

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