England captain Steph Houghton is backing FIFPro’s campaign to raise awareness about concussion in football. The Manchester City star and her England teammates attended an education meeting about the potentially-fatal head injury during a training camp as they prepare for the Women’s World Cup. “We need to protect each other,” Houghton, 31, said. “Winning is important, but our health is far more important.”



Giorgio Chiellini: "At 35 your career is more or less over"
Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is supporting the 'Mind the Gap' campaign to inspire footballers to prepare for a second career and guard against financial woes and mental health problems in later life. Only 13% of active footballers in Europe have higher education qualifications -- compared to 53% of men in the European Union, according to FIFPro research.