The top technicians of African football are gathering today in Cairo for a two-day conference to analyse the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Following similar events held recently in Panama and Saint-Petersburg for the member associations of the Americas and Europe, head coaches and technical directors of all African national teams were invited by FIFA and CAF to analyse football’s flagship event from a technical perspective. Among those confirmed as attending are the likes of Volker Finke (Cameroon), Claude Le Roy (Congo) and George Leekens (Tunisia).
The aim of this cycle of conferences is to learn from the World Cup and channel its success into football development at all levels around the world. Alongside experts from FIFA’s Technical Study Group as well as FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca and a representative from IFAB, the participants will discuss the latest trends observed in Brazil 2014 as well as review different technical aspects of the game such as medical matters and the introduction of GLT and the vanishing spray.
These conferences are key platforms to complement and further develop the report on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil recently published by FIFA’s Technical Study Group, with the aim of providing an educational tool for the development of football to FIFA’s 209 member associations.