Roy Vermeer, the head of FIFPRO’s legal department, told Reuters that the players — often from Africa or South America — struggled to find new clubs and had to make their own way back to their own country.”The players are left with nothing and they then have to go out and find a new club, which is not easy because in these cases they are usually not top level players, they are always going from contract to contract,” he said.”In some cases, they will have been to three clubs in a row where they haven’t been paid.”Vermeer said it was relatively easy for a club to declare itself bankrupt, start afresh in an amateur league and quickly work its way back up to the top flight.”You have cases where the club goes to an amateur league for one season, they win it comfortably, they are promoted to the second division the next year, and then first league again,” he said.FIFA said that, since last year, it has clamped down on the practice of new clubs being formed “with the prime aim of avoiding players their overdue salaries.””We are also here to reach out to those in need, especially within the football community, and that starts with the players, who are the key figures in our game,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.Topics : A fund has been set up to help footballers who are left without wages when their clubs fall into financial difficulties or go out of business, global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday.The world players’ union FIFPRO estimates that around 50 clubs in 20 countries — mainly in Eastern Europe and Asia — have shut in the last five years, leaving hundreds of players without pay.In many cases, FIFPRO says, the clubs have been quickly re-established with only a slight tweak to the name. FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with FIFPRO to set aside $16 million for the fund up to 2022.”While these grants will not cover the full amount of salaries owed to players, this fund will provide an important safety net,” it said.FIFPRO president Philippe Piat said players were “plunged into uncertainty and hardship” when their clubs closed down.”Many of these clubs have shut to avoid paying outstanding wages, immediately re-forming as so-called new clubs,” he said in the statement, describing the practice as unscrupulous.
BOONE, Iowa – Super might not be adjective enough to describe the purse shares and contingency awards drivers competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will earn over the course of the 34th annual event.When 800-plus drivers from coast to coast and border to border exit Boone Speedway, they’ll have earned shares of an approximate $285,000. Add in another $60,000 or so in contingency awards and it’s clear that Super Nationals will continue to be the most prestigious, top-paying event for grassroots racers.“Our goal has always been to maintain reasonable entry fees and admission prices while still providing the best possible purse structure at Super Nationals and we accomplish that in conjunction with a lot of great contingencies,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “The addition of Southern SportMods to Super Nationals and pre-registration numbers for all divisions has been very positive.”Saturday’s Modified main event pays a minimum of $2,000 to win and $1,000 to start. The champion earns a $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made previously to Super Nationals, making for a possible $7,000 payday.Two qualifying features for Modifieds will be held each night Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with a payout totaling $11,260.The Stock Car main event pays a minimum of $1,000 to win and $300 to start. The champion’s bonus is a potential $2,500, $50 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts.Modified drivers are guaranteed $300 providing they race each night Wednesday through Saturday. Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they race Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Northern SportMods race for a minimum of $1,000 to win and $100 to start, Southern SportMods for $750 to win and $100 to start, and Hobby Stocks for a minimum of $600 to win and $100 to start.There’s a $25 per start up to 50 starts bonus for both divisions, which could add up to $1,250 to each champion’s share.Saturday champions’ engines will be claimed and sold at public auction in the infield at Boone following the conclusion of that night’s program. Proceeds will be divided among all other drivers in the respective main events.The Deery Brothers Summer Series event boasts the regular Late Model tour $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start purse, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500 based on $30 for each of as many as 50 starts.Tuesday’s Sport Compact champion can double his or her $250 winnings with a $5 bonus for each of up to 50 starts. Taking the green flag in that main event pays a minimum of $50.All seven Super Nationals champions receive posted payouts before leaving the speedway. Bonuses will be presented during the national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in November. read more
‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. Submit Related Articles RankTipsterRace WinsPoints StumbleUpon For Conor White, Marketing Communications Manager at BetBright, it was a case of the wrong horses coming up trumps in the Tipster Challenge at Sedgefield.Both White and the experts from Timeform collected 3.62 points from a trio of short price winners in Hint of Grey (13/8), Whitsundays (11/8) and Bordeaux Bill (8/13).Meanwhile, bettingexpert horse racing guru Stephen Harris picked up 5.00 points from Onwiththeparty in the opening race, his only success of the seven-race meet.This has been something of a trend in this year’s challenge, sponsored by Betting Gods, as bettingexpert sit 10 places higher than Timeform, and with a weekly average of 1.27 points greater, despite recording six race wins fewer over 23 weeks of action.Race Winners at Sedgefield:Onwiththeparty – 5/1Hint Of Grey – 13/8Boric – 10/1Mr Clarkson – 6/1Whitsundays – 11/8Bordeaux Bill – 8/13Pikarnia – 5/1Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard Share Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.614.63 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Conor White – BetBright33.62 14Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 15Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 16Timeform1.873.36 17Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 18Paddy Power13.00 19Russell Yershon11.88 20Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 21Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 22Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 23John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 24Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 25Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Share read more